James Lewallen

James Regis Lewallen

Saturday, May 23rd, 1942 - Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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James Regis Lewallen, age 78 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Born on May 23, 1942 in the Hollingsworth Community of Banks County, Georgia he was a son of the late James Floyd Lewallen and Nora Lawrence Lewallen. Mr. Lewallen was a poultry farmer. He enjoyed gardening and carving especially dough bowls. Mr. Lewallen was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 44 years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Brenda Smith Lewallen of Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Jamie & Rhonda Lewallen of Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda & Stacey Rowland of Baldwin; grandchildren, Carl Lewallen, Cory Rowland, Dillin Rowland, Emily Lewallen and Jessi Lewallen; great-grandchildren, Greigh Rowland and Charleston Rowland; brother and sister-in-law, Edward & Shirley Lewallen of Shady Dale; sister, Averene Rigsby of Texas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Terrell Simmons and Elder Charles Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Elder Chris Segars officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 747 Union Hill Road, Homer, Georgia 30547.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 2:00pm
    Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
    747 Union Hill Road
    HOMER, GA 30547
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Elder Terrell Simmons
    Elder Charles Chapman
    Elder Chris Segars
  • Interment

    Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
    747 Union Hill Road
    HOMER, GA 30547
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Private Condolence

Areta Morgan

Posted at 10:15am
Prayers for you Brenda and all of the family. I have sweet memories of visiting your home when daddy was the pastor @ Union Hill. May God Bless & Comfort you. Love you much. Regis was a good man.

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