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Larry Kitchens

January 26, 1945 — October 6, 2016

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Larry Dean Kitchens

Gibson, GA  – Larry Dean Kitchens, 71, entered into his eternal rest, Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday morning, October 10, 2016 at James Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Don Black and David Jones officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Stapleton Baptist Church.

Larry was one of three children born to the late S.M. Kitchens and the late Audrey Sheppard Kitchens. A native of Stapleton, he was a 1963 graduate of Wrens High School and had lived in Glascock County since 1976. He retired in 2000 after serving thirty four years as a computer operator with Fort Gordon Civil Service.

Larry was a loyal longtime member of the Gibson Masonic Lodge #257, The Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and The Thomson Shrine Club. He loved working in the yard, gardening, fishing and spending time with family.

Larry is survived by the love of his life and wife of 46 years, Joanne Black Stewart Kitchens; their children, Lewis Dean Kitchens, Jackie Lee Stewart (Lora), Larry Stewart (Linda), and Dwayne Stewart (Pam); seven grandchildren, Donny Stewart, Chad Stewart, Dakota Stewart, Dylan Stewart, Cynthia Denise Kitchens, Taylor Epps, and Kasyddie Browning; his sister, Linda Black (Don); loving in-laws, Melvin “Buck” Black (Margie), Vance Black, Jessie Black, Ronnie Black (Lisa), Noah Black (Elaine), Charlene Hadden, and Linda Buffington (James); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends,

Larry is also preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Kitchens; and a close first cousin, Harry Humphrey, Jr.

Pallbearers will be James Buffington, Bennett Clark, Roger Dye, Jeremy Kelley, Lansin Newsome, Charles Reese, James Sutton, James Willoughby and Bobby Williams. Serving as honorary pallbearers are members of the Masonic Lodge #257 and the Wrens High School Class of 1963.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children by visiting

The family will receive friends and loved ones at James Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 P.M., Sunday evening, October 9, 2016.


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 you 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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