GAINESVILLE – Marion Horace Godfrey, 86, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at BJC Medical Center in Commerce following a sudden illness.
Born on September 7, 1923, in Gainesville, he was the son of the late William Horace and Lena Manus Godfrey. He was retired from Milliken Mills with 60 years of service and served four years in the United States Army Air Force as an airplane mechanic. Mr. Godfrey was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Adams Godfrey; brother, John Godfrey; and sisters, Theo Black, Catherine Elliott, Sarah Gilmer, Willie Mae Philyaw and Ethelene Godfrey. He was a member of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, where he was also a member of the Brotherhood. He was a deacon and song leader at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who cared deeply for his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. He brought his children up in a Christian home, carrying them to church every opportunity he could, loved ones stated.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Hillyer and Polly Godfrey, Maysville; daughters and son-in-law, Hilda and Jimmy Stanford, Clermont, Cathy Cornett and Emily Abernathy, both of Gainesville; grandchildren, Christopher Satterfield, Michelle Madden, Carla Cornett, Melissa Dowdy, Marie Godfrey, Mandy Howard and Megan Abernathy; great-grandchildren, Laci, Ethan and Evan Satterfield, Patrick Madden and Nathan Howard; special friends, Jeff and Kathy Lee and T.J. and Grace Kemp; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 25, from Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. Darryl Womack, Terry Rice and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brighter Mornings at the Shoals, 7456 Hwy. 82 Spur, Maysville, GA 30558 or Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church Music Ministries, 56 Dunlap St., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, North Riverside Chapel, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.