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175 VFW Post Rd / PO Box 725
CORNELIA, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-8668
Fax: 706-776-9257
Michael Colston

Michael Claude Colston

Saturday, November 12th, 1949 - Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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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.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com

MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    Address
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Shane Jenkins
  • Interment

    Location
    Victory Baptist Church
    Address
    1094 Georgia 17
    CLARKESVILLE, GA 30523
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Wade Moody

Posted at 10:36pm
Mike and carol I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you guys Wade
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Wade Moody

Posted at 10:21pm
mike is my first cousin and a wonderful human being. when I read his obituary I wasn’t surprised at all of his many accomplishments. a life to be proud of.
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