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Alton B. Churchwell

August 30, 2019
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Alton B. Churchwell, 76 of Cordele, passed away Friday evening, August 30, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side. Alton was born in Milledgeville and was the son of the late John Brackston and Pauline Veal Churchwell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Irwin Perry Churchwell Funeral services for Alton will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services. The committal service will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the hour of the service. Alton was the store manager for many years at Sherwin-Williams Paints. He served his God and his community all of his life. He was a very active member of Morningside Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and also served as church treasurer. He was the chairman of the Arts and Crafts committee of the Watermelon Festival in Cordele and was an active member of the Cordele Evening Lions Club for over 40 years. In the Lions Club he held positions of President, Vice President and secretary and treasurer. He was an outstanding athlete in high school and was the only young man to letter all four years of his high school career in track, football, baseball and basketball at Dooly County High School. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lana Weathers Churchwell; a son and his wife, Derek and Crissy Churchwell of Perry; a granddaughter, Samantha Churchwell of Perry; and his sister-in-love, Gail Helms of Cordele. Memorials to Morningside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 842, Cordele, GA 31015 would be appreciated by the family.


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Visitation

Sunday

1

Sep

3:00 PM 9/1/2019 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/1/2019 4:00:00 PM
Rainey Family Funeral Services

1415 E. 24th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

Rainey Family Funeral Services
1415 E. 24th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Service

Sunday

1

Sep

4:00 PM 9/1/2019 4:00:00 PM
Rainey Family Funeral Services

1415 E. 24th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

Rainey Family Funeral Services
1415 E. 24th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunnyside Cemetery Final Resting Place

East 8th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

East 8th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Morningside Baptist Church

P.O. Box 842
Cordele, GA 31010
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