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Farris McGahee

February 3, 1926 — April 4, 2014

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Farris McGahee

Waynesboro, GA  – Farris McGahee, 88, loving husband of the late Annie Kate Gay McGahee, entered into rest Friday morning, April 4, 2014 at Brentwood Health & Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30PM Sunday,  April 6, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Farris was one of five children born to the late Annie Bell Sheppard McGahee and the late Samuel Dewey McGahee in Jefferson County.  He proudly served his country during WWII in the Army after which he also served in the National Guard. Upon his return home, he worked as the Service Manager for American Oil for 20 years.  He then served as the Fertilizer and Gin Manager for Bryant’s Inc. in Bartow for 25 years before retiring at age 67.  Farris faithfully served his Lord and Savior at Wadley Baptist Church where he was a former deacon.  He enjoyed woodworking, working in his vegetable garden, “fixing” things—he was a” jack of all trades”—and fishing.  A generous, kind, happy, contented man, he loved to help people in any way he could. Farris was also a dedicated, supportive, and devoted family man who loved his family above all else.

He is also preceded in death by all of his siblings, Rancey Edward McGahee, Gleman McGahee, Dorothy Bishop and Jeanette Emeigh. Survivors include his children, Kathy McGahee Bowles (David) and Michael Keith McGahee (Lynn); four grandchildren, Kristi Bowles Griffin (Michael), Kelly Bowles (Andy Vineyard), Brooke McGahee and Brandon McGahee; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Griffin and Aubrey Griffin; numerous cousins, nephews, and friends.. Pallbearers will be Harold Clements, Oliver Gay, Mickey McGahee, Michael Griffin, Larry Kitchens and Andy Vineyard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 563, Wrens GA 30833 or to Wadley Baptist Church, 225 N Main St, Wadley GA 30477.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM Saturday, April 5, 2014.
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Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, “Come with me”.

With tearful eyes, we watched your suffer
And saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you.
We miss you so each day,
Our lives aren’t the same
Since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,
We’ll meet again someday.”


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