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STUBBS, Thomas, Jr. THOMAS MCALPIN STUBBS, JR. Thomas McAlpin Stubbs, Jr. died on Friday 14 September 2012 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Myra Stubbs, his son and daughter, and two grandchildren. A Memorial Eucharist will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Tuesday September 18th at 11am. followed by a reception in the library at All Saints. Tom was born in 1925 in Atlanta to Thomas McAlpin Stubbs and Beatrice Jefferson Stubbs, and was the eldest of three sons. He was raised in Ansley Park, graduating from Boys High School in 1943. After high school he joined the Navy and completed his pilot training at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi Texas during 1945, before studying Government at Harvard University on the GI bill, graduating in 1948. Tom also received a JD from the University of Georgia Lumpkin School of Law in 1952. For 10 years Tom practiced Law with the firm Rogers, Oxford, and Stubbs. From 1962 until 1965, Tom studied at The University of the South where he received a Masters in Divinity. He served the church full time until 1982 at St Mary's Church in Columbus, GA and St Augustine's, near Jonesboro. His first congregation was formed in 1965 when two small congregations, one black and one white, joined together. Tom returned to the practice of law from 1982 to 1994 and after retiring from law he continued to work at various churches around Atlanta until ill-health forced him to stop. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. To donate by phone, please call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325).
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 16, 2012
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