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Michael Claude

November 12, 1949 – February 10, 2019

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Obituary for Michael Claude Colston

Michael Claude Colston, age 69 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 12, 1949 to the late Claude and Estelle Dixon Colston.
Mr. Colston proudly served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Sicily, Italy during the Vietnam Era. He was employed for many years with Patterson Pump and also taught welding at North Georgia Technical College. Mr. Colston was also an electrician and a brick mason. He was an aviation mechanic for the Blue Angels. Mr. Colston coached basketball for the Habersham Rec. Department and enjoyed riding motorcycles and hunting. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for almost 40 years.

Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle & Ritch Wilbanks of Clarkesville and Misty & Jason Bull of Lula; brother & sister-in-law, Jim & Dianne Colston of Demorest; sister and brother-in-law, Carol & Roger Willis of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Cole, Jess & Cannon Wilbanks and Caroline & AliJay Bull; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Pastor Shane Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Victory Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Navy and the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, Habersham American Legion Post #84, & the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15.
The family will receive friends from 1 pm until the service hour on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1094 Hwy. 17, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

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When Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 Vfw Post Road
Cornelia, GA 30531

Service Information

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 4:00pm
Pastor Shane Jenkins
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
175 VFW Post Rd
Cornelia, GA 30531

Interment Information

Victory Baptist Church
1094 Georgia 17
Clarkesville, GA 30523