Eugene 'Gene' Edward Unbehant

Graveside services for Eugene "Gene" Edward Unbehant, 80, of Mt. Airy, were held Tuesday, April 16, at the VFW Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Unbehant officiating with military honors provided by the Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84, Grant Reeves VFW Post No.7720, and Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15.

Mr. Unbehant passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, following a sudden illness.

Born March 30, 1939, in Banks County, he was the son of late Larkin and Emma Della Pitts Unbehant. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Otis, Elmo, Everett and Arthur Unbehant; and sister, Christine Elrod.

Mr. Unbehant was a veteran of the United States Navy and of the Christian faith. Gene was employed as service manager with Stovall Ford for many years and a licensed real estate broker. He opened Gene's Pawn Shop in 1990. Mr. Unbehant was a member of Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge No.141, a Clarkesville Royal Arch Mason Chapter No. 67 and Life Member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Faye Dill Unbehant of Mt. Airy; son, Kevin Unbehant of Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Bryan Andrews of Mt. Airy; brother, Glenn Unbehant of Demorest; grandchildren, Sandy Unbehant, Kyle Unbehant and Hillary Myers; and great-grandchildren, Heather Unbehant, Ian Unbehant and Hannah Unbehant.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 329, Palmetto, GA 30268.

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Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, Baldwin. 

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