John Austin Gunnels
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Austin Gunnels, age 49, of Jefferson, who entered into rest, Friday, June 13, 2014. Mr. Gunnels was born in Anderson, South Carolina, a son to Dan Kirkland Gunnels and Helen Hamilton McConnell Gunnels of Jefferson. Mr. Gunnels was a graduate of Gainesville College and the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture, was a member of the Jefferson First Baptist Church and regularly attended Bethany United Methodist Church. Mr. Gunnels was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sandy and Laura Gunnels and Lt. Col. F.M. and Vivian McConnell.
Survivors include his parents, Dan and Helen Gunnels of Jefferson; brothers, Thomas K. (Tommy) Gunnels and Pam Keefe of Commerce, Mac and Dawn Gunnels, Raleigh, NC; and niece and nephew, Vivian and Brantley Gunnels.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Jefferson First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms and Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 P.M. in the Richland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Richland, South Carolina. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 1 - 4 P.M. at Evans Funeral home.
Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to the Jefferson First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 395, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia 30549. 706-367-5467.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway Jefferson, GA 30549
Published in Anderson Independent-Mail on June 15, 2014