Charles A. Walls
Charles A. Walls, age 75, of Cumming passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 19, 1941, to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Mr. Walls attended Young Harris College and transferred to the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in Poultry Science. Charles worked a number of years in the poultry industry and for 25 years he owned and operated Silver City Industrial Service. He then taught at Lanier Technical College and currently served as the Facilities Director of the Forsyth and Dawson Campuses. He was a member of Matt Lodge #694 F & AM and was a member of Concord Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir. He was a deeply devoted husband, father and especially devoted to his grandchildren. Charles was also preceded in death by his brothers, Glyndon Walls, Luke Walls, Edmond "Doodle" Walls, and William Harley Walls. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Janice Westray Walls of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew Walls of Cumming, Mark and Lisa Walls of Butler, Myles and Jennifer Walls of Cumming; grandchildren, Chandler, Mary Margaret, Luke, Brooke, Cassie and Aaron, Chasity, Courtney, Hailee Kate, Carlee, Hollee; brothers and sister-in-law, Grady and Evelyn Walls of Gainesville, Rupert Walls of Cumming; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn Pylant of Marietta, Pat and Norman Miller of Cumming; sisters-in-law, Betty Walls of Cumming, Betty Wolfe of Dacula; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Judy Westray of Cumming; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in Concord Baptist Church. Dr. Scott Gilbert, the Revs. Rubin Smith and Stephen Gerrells will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Building Fund, 6905 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028. Bearden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com. Sign our online guestbook at forsythnews.com.
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