Floyd Earnest Perry

Floyd Earnest Perry

Sunday, December 13th, 1936 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Floyd Earnest Perry, 83, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 in the loving company of his family.

Born on December 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Floyd and Mae Bell Fry Perry of Mt. Airy. In 1957 Earnest married the love of his life, Lillian Mae Franklin Perry. Together they celebrated over 62 wondrous years of marriage. Mr. Perry was owner and operator of Earnest Perry Construction for 60 years. He was hard working and enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting and helping others. He loved his family and friends and was a member of Glade Creek Baptist Church. The highlight of his life was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His loving and caring spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers: Bert, BB and Phil Perry and sisters, Dorothy Perry and Bonnie Perry Nix.

Survived by his beloved wife, Lillian Mae Franklin Perry of Mt. Airy; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Walter Crowder of Decatur; son and daughter-in-law Ronnie and Gay Perry of Clarkesville; grandchildren and their spouses: Joshua and Leah Perry, Alex and Anna Bracewell Crowder and Cody Crowder and his finance, Hannah Stern; great grandchildren: Sawyer Perry, Blakely Perry, and Sara Beth Perry; brother and sister-in law, Eugene and Carolyn Perry of Mt. Airy; sisters and brothers-in law, Ovaline and Sidney Abernathy of Calhoun and Genevieve and Kirby Ward of Mt. Airy; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. A private interment will be held at Glade Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Justus officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glade Creek Baptist Church, 884 Toccoa Highway, Mt. Airy, Georgia 30563.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 11:00am
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Interment

    Glade Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    884 Toccoa Highway
    Mt Airy, GA 30563
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S. Janet Payne

Posted at 11:22pm
I am also a daughter of Sue and Franklin Payne. Mr. Ernest was a sincere and honorable man whose friendship was treasured by both my parents. One of my fondest memories is of hearing him laugh and talk with my Daddy while they were fixing the gingerbread on our front porch.

Sharon Payne Usher

Posted at 08:01pm
Dear Family, I am the daughter of Sue and Franklin Payne. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Ernest was such a fine man. He was such a blessing to my parents through his friendship and his willingness to help them whenever needed with his work skills. Continued prayers. In Christ, Sharon Payne Usher

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