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Ira Eugene "Gene" Fennell

December 11, 1942 October 20, 2018
Ira  Eugene "Gene" Fennell
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Obituary for Ira Eugene "Gene" Fennell

Mr. Ira Eugene "Gene" Fennell, age 75, of Aragon, GA passed away suddenly Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in the Yorkville Community on December 11, 1942, a son of the late Samuel Clifton "Cliff" Fennell and the late Grace Elizabeth Holley Fennell. Mr. Fennell lived in the Yorkville Community until moving to Aragon in 1998. He was a member of the Springdale Baptist Church where he served as an active Deacon for 35 years. He loved to restore household antiques and electronics; enjoyed attending auctions and yard sales; was a past volunteer fireman with the Yorkville Fire Department; and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He was a retired employee of General Motors and also worked with Fennell Construction and Gas Incorporated.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Rev. S.C. Fennell and James Fennell; and three sisters: Mildred Weaver, Louise Forsyth and Vylee Chandler.

Mr. Fennell is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Barbara Ann Sprayberry Fennell of Aragon to whom he was married on July 5, 1964; daughter, Tammy Holley and her husband Jonathan of Rockmart; son Daniel Fennell of Rockmart; two grandsons: Jonathan Olin Adam Holley and Jacob Emery Aaron Holley; three brothers: Rev. Earnest Fennell of Dallas, Junior Fennell of Rockmart and Rev. Andy Fennell of Rockmart; two sisters: Ruby Alexander of Taylorsville and Doris Freeman of Rockmart; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby McDowell officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family has respectfully requested the flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to the fund that has been set up at SunTrust Bank in memory of Mr. Fennell.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Ira Eugene "Gene" Fennell.

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