2017-11-16 / Obituaries

Marvin R. McAvoy

Mr. Marvin R. McAvoy, 84, of Washington, Georgia, entered into rest Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his residence.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, at Clark’s Station Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating.

Charles Chafin, Frank Bentley, Pete Kopecky, Dr Gene Pollock, Buzzy Randall, Winfred Jones, Jeff Smith, David Dozier and David Garrard served as honorary pall­bearers.

Mr. McAvoy, son of the late Wil­liam Thomas and Florence Tucker McAvoy, was a lifelong resident of Wilkes County, a retired dairy farmer, and a member of First Baptist Church, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Oleta Echols McAvoy; his son, Bruce McAvoy; and brother, Mitchell McAvoy.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Swantner and husband, Michael of Corpus Christi, Texas; sons, Roger McAvoy, and wife, Jennifer and David McAvoy, sis­ter, Peggy McAvoy Vandiver, and brother, W.D. “Billy” McAvoy, all of Washington; grandchildren, Morgan McAvoy Lawson and husband, Tim of Tignall, Charles McAvoy of Washington, Ginger McAvoy DiMascio and husband, Brad of Greensboro, Laura Ellen McAvoy Christian and husband, Tom of Smyrna, Georgia, Abby McAvoy Webster and husband, Pat­rick of Eatonton, Georgia, Matthew Swantner and wife, Bess of San Antonio, Texas, Emily Swantner Cunningham and husband, Blake of Austin, Texas, Daniel Swantner and wife, Sarah of Houston, Texas; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clark’s Station Baptist Church, c/o Casey Jackson, 2924 Newtown Rd., Tignall, GA 30668.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.

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