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PERSONS, Jr., Abner Thaddeus THAD PERSONS Abner Thaddeus Persons, Jr. (Thad) of Snellville, GA, age 85, went home to be with the Lord on April 12, 2013. He was born in Barnesville, GA on August 20, 1927 and was the son of Rev. Abner Thaddeus and Esther Dumas Persons. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Georgia in 1949. His business career was with General Motors Acceptance Corporation for 37 years in several management positions throughout the southeast. His favorite hobby was distance running over many years, including 17 marathons (2 Boston and 1 New York). Thad's life was centered around his love for God, family, and country. He was an ordained Deacon and member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Ann; a son, Michael (Dana); daughter, Cynthia Caradine (Rev. Tom), granddaughters: Katie McNeil (Dr. Chris), Holly Worsham (Wesley), and Cameron Caradine; grandsons: Preston, Parker, and Callan Persons; great grandsons: Jack and Carter; one great granddaughter, Mollie Mac; brothers, Virgil and Oscar (Virginia); sister-in-law, Leah Persons (widow of brother, Grady); numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service to Honor the Life of Abner Thaddeus Persons, Jr. will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11AM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, with Dr. Jeff Gongwer and Rev. Tom Caradine officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday beginning at 10AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Praise Mountain Ministries, Inc. 7858 Park County Rd. 98, Florissant, CO 80816, www.praisemountain.org. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 14, 2013
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