ATHENS - John Griffin Tolbert, 89, died Sunday, February 2, 2014, at his residence.
He was born in Athens, the son of the late Charlie Young and Nell Swindle Tolbert. He was a United States Navy Veteran and was self-employed as a plastering contractor. Mr. Tolbert was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Mae Adams Tolbert.
Survivors include a son, John L. Tolbert; daughters, Denise Humphries and Deborah Chester; brother, Jerry Tolbert, all of Nicholson; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 6, at Jackson Memorial Gardens with Brother Bryan Tolbert officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside from 1 to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.