Carl Robert Colston

April 05, 1948 - August 08, 2019 

Carl Robert Colston

April 05, 1948 - August 08, 2019 

Obituary for Carl Robert Colston

Carl Robert Colston, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Born on April 5, 1948, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie and Zelma Brewer Colston. Mr. Colston was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church and loved the outdoors, sports, his grandchildren, and helping neighbors. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and son. Carl was a kind and gentle man to all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Vernon L. and Addie Colston, Harold R. and Joyce Colston, and Russell L. Colston and sisters and brothers-in-law, Rubye and Claud F. Batson and Ruth and Leo Forester.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Colston of Mt. Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Kristy Colston of McEwen, TN and Terry and Michelle Colston of Mt. Airy; daughter-in-law, Lisa Tench Colston of Mt. Airy; brother and sister-in-law, Weldon and Betty Colston of Cornelia; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Kenneth Alexander of Demorest; sister-in-law, Frances Colston of Cornelia; grandchildren: Erika Eichhorn, Logan Tummins, Carrie Coker, Hayden Colston, Dawson Colston, Faith Colston, Drew Colston, Cory Colston, and Tate Colston; and great-grandchildren, Layne Tummins and Harper Eichhorn.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Shore and Pastor David Terrell officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Charles Chapman officiating.

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

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