George Duncan Echols, 92, of Lula, died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the Bell Minor Home in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
He was born on October 6, 1915, in Hall County, the son of the late Timothy D. and Cordelia Duncan Echols. He was a member and a deacon of the Enon Baptist Church and was a farmer and self-employed carpenter. Mr. Echols was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Vernie Smith Echols; brothers, James Echols and Talmadge Echols; and sisters, Beulah Tribble and Lois Sims.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Marvin Brock, Lula, and Janice and Lloyd Wilson, Alto; Jimmy and Valvoreth Echols, Alto; brother and sister-in-law, William Clyde “Bill” and Glenda Echols, Alto; 12 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 23, at 2 p.m., at the Enon Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Morris, Dean Bryant, Loyd Martin and Loyd Free officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Chris Anderson officiating at the graveside.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, September 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Echols will be placed at the church at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday to lie in state until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International Bible Program, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511, or to the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 945, Lula, Ga. 30554.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.