Charles C. Alexander

July 02, 1925 - February 23, 2017 

Charles C. Alexander

July 02, 1925 - February 23, 2017 

Obituary for Charles C. Alexander

Rev. Charles Crawford Alexander, age 88 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center.
Born in Barberton Ohio on July 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Roy Reed Alexander and Mary Roquemore Alexander. Rev Alexander graduated from Athens High School in 1946. He served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War and received the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). Rev. Alexander returned from Germany and graduated from Piedmont College and Columbia Seminary. He attended University of Edinburgh and University of Basel; was student pastor of Ila and Danielsville Presbyterian Churches, pastor of Homer and Mayesville, Ga. Presbyterian Churches and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly, N. C. He was a member of Kings Mountain Presbytery. Rev. Alexander was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ellen Garrison Alexander brothers, Billy, Peter, and Rev. Robert Alexander.
Fluent in Portuguese, Rev. Alexander and his wife Ellen were missionaries in Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil for 30 years from 1963 to 1993 where they focused on; evangelism in the slums, church building, church planting, agriculture, drought and hunger relief programs and teaching. They also affected many lives by providing surgeries for adults and children with birth defects.
Survivors include his daughter, Ruth Alexander of Baldwin, son and daughter-in-law, Shafe & Elaine Alexander of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, grandchildren, Reed Alexander, Savannah Alexander and Morgan Alexander and brother and sister-in-law George and Margaret Alexander of Ohio, sisters and brothers-in-law Sarah & Sydney Heindel of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Dr. Louis A. Leone of Northampton, MA.
Charles loved Christ and lived his life for Him.
A viewing will take place at Homer Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27th, followed by a graveside service officiated by Rev. Rebekah Maul at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart (706-778-8668) of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.

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