Mr. Church died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born June 8, 1941, in Gastonia, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry Grady Church and Eula Elrod Church, both formerly of Habersham Mills. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gartrell and Ruby Roberts of Clarkesville.
Mr. Church was a retired machinist and farmer. He was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church and a mason.
Mr. Church is survived by his wife, Carolyn Roberts Church of Demorest; son, Ricky Church and wife, Veronica, of Sylva, N.C.; daughters, Stacey Church Glaze and husband, Larry, of Lake Wiley, S.C., and Kelly Church Huffman and husband, Anthony, of Dallas, N.C.; sister, Betty Church Byrum and husband, Query, of Fort Mill, S.C.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews; as well as brother-in-law, Phillip Roberts and wife, Janice, of Demorest; and sister-in-law, Annette Roberts Fricks and husband, Tommy, of Mt. Airy.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to a church or a charity of one’s choice.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Church family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
July 12 2013