Rabun Lee Ginn Sr., 82, passed away April 25, 2012.
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Born in Anderson, S.C., he was the son of the late Gregor and Dicee Ginn. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1950 and was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872, in Athens.
After his enlistment in the Army was completed, he went on to work for 36 years as a maintenance technician at the Johnson & Johnson plant of Chicopee Mills.
Rabun was a member of Heritage Fellowship Church, in Bogart, and was a retired minister himself, serving for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mildred Duncan Ginn, of Athens; four sons and daughters-in-law: Rabun Lee Ginn Jr. and Pat, of Winterville, Michael and Sibyl, of Athens, Ray and Phyllis, of Athens, and Bobby and Jackie, of Jefferson; as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Rabun Ginn Jr., 188 Weatherly Woods Circle, Winterville. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2012 at the funeral home chapel, with the Revs. Raymond Duncan, Roland Arrowood, and Tim Vaughn officiating. Entombment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park. The pallbearers will be Mr. Ginn's grandsons: Scott, Allen, Ryan, and Nicholas Ginn, Kevin Burns, and D.J. Grosso. Members of VFW Post 2872 and AmVets Post 10 will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Heritage Fellowship Building Fund.
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Lord & Stephens Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Apr. 27, 2012