|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2011|
Andrew J. Boatwright, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Boatwright was born on January 23, 1924, in Schuyler, Virginia. He was a son of the late Samuel and Dorothy Allen Boatwright. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Norma Jean Boatwright and Vera Boatwright; daughter, Linda Jean Christian; and sister, Frances Bockis. Mr. Boatwright was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for 30 years and 7 months during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Boatwright was a Charter Member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Morris Harrison Boatwright, of the home; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Fred Beauchamp, Palmyra, VA and Sonona and Doug Fairfax, San Diego, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel J. and Peggy Boatwright, Keene, VA; three grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia with Rev. Donald Grizzle and Rev. Shannon Irvin officiating.
Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, Georgia 30511 or to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550-2725.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Boatwright family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia. (706) 778-1700
Yonah Memorial Gardens
Created by: Jerry Hood
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
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