Mr. Calvin Ernest Lunsford, age 96 of Suches passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Mr. Lunsford was born and raised in Suches, Georgia on November 17, 1924 to the late Boss & Mamie Lunsford. As a young man, Calvin ventured to Detroit to work in automobile manufacturing. Shortly, later he returned to Suches and began to start his family. Mr.Lunsford was a farmer that grew cabbage and collards to sell at the farmer's market in Atlanta, but grew giant pumpkins just for fun. He would also grow a bountiful garden to sustain his family and share the excess produce with neighbors and friends to show how much he cared for them. He was always wanting to help people. Over the years, Mr. Lunsford also drove trucks with Colwell's and Bramlett's- he enjoyed being on the go. Mr. Lunsford was regimented with his schedule. Family was most important to him so he was dedicated to giving them as much time as possible.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory: loving wife of 36 years, Gladys Lunsford; daughter, Vickie Hemphill; daughter & son-in-law, Debra & Ricky Green; grandchildren, Megan (Joshua) Welshhans, Chase (Jennifer) Hemphill, and Jeremiah (Sherry) Green; and great grandchildren, Lexington Grace, Sutton Marie, and Finn Michael. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Lunsford was preceded in death by his first wife, June Lunsford; his parents; and 5 siblings: Conley Lunsford, Margie Edge, Marie Fortenberry, Mertre Bramlett and Alvie Watkins.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Rhoten and Rev. Wade Plott officiating. Gentlemen serving as pallbearers are Steve Bramlett, Keith Bramlett, Mason Bramlett, Josh Welshhans, Chase Hemphill, and Dennis Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will include Rex Hemphill, Jeremiah Green, and Ricky Green. Interment will be in "The Hill Church" Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 in Suches.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.