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George H. Danforth

September 12, 1927 — October 19, 2022

Mr. George H. Danforth, age 95, of Taylorsville, GA passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.


Dad was born in Atlanta, GA, on September 12, 1927, a son of the late James Hampton Danforth and Leota McLarty Danforth. He was always a patriot, even in high school he led his ROTC unit with pride. After graduation, Dad joined the United States Navy and served during World War 2. Returning home from the war, he went to work or Southern Bell as a lineman. He met my mom, Lola, through his cousin, they were married on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1948, and spent 69 years together.


Dad spent more than 35 years at Southern Bell which ultimately became ATT. He and his crew were instrumental in setting up phone communications at the Atlanta Airport. He loved to tell the story of him being pulled aside by Presidential security to connect phone lines to President John F. Kennedy’s Airforce One. Dad was a highly respected manger with ATT. He was fortunate to retire at age 55 and from there he and mom set out to travel the US in their motor home. Dad loved meeting people and exploring new places, always looking for a place to fish, play golf or just talk to people.


Dad love teaching his grandkids how to fish and hunt and just have fun. He loved to tell stories to all the children, and they would be spellbound wanting to hear more.


Dad was a godly man with a booming base voice. He loved music and singing. He sang in a gospel group with his cousin and sister at his church New Hope Baptist in SW Atlanta. After moving to Taylorsville, he and mom joined Taylorsville Baptist Church. He cherished his new friends and his love for God. He always had a kind word and sweet smile for everyone.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Danforth was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lola Danforth, and his siblings, Felton, Rowena, John, Vena, Eunice, and Emmett.


Survivors include his daughter, Sherry Ross and her husband, Jimmy, of Taylorsville; grandson, Shane Garner and his wife Susan, of Taylorsville; granddaughter, Stacy Agan of Canton, GA; great-grandchildren, Jessica Maxwell, Cody Garner, George Garner (Erin), Nikki Cartagena (Alex), Jacie Agan; two great-great-grandchildren, Harper Grace Maxwell and Grady Bowman Garner.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Taylorsville Baptist Church with Rev. Farren Roper officiating. Interment will follow in Taylorsville Cemetery with Brown-Wright Post #12 American Legion Honor Guard in charge of military graveside rites.


Pallbearers will include Tom Danforth, Paul Danforth, Jimmy Robinson, Phillip Danforth, Cody Garner, and George Garner. Grady Garner will serve as an honorary pallbearer.


The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour at the Taylorsville Baptist Church.


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Visitation

Saturday, October 22, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Taylorsville Baptist Church

19 Church Street, Taylorsville, GA 30178

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Taylorsville Baptist Church

19 Church Street, Taylorsville, GA 30178

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