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

Weldon Earnest "Doc" Colston

Friday, April 8th, 1932 - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Weldon Earnest “Doc” Colston, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Born on April 8, 1932, in Cornelia, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie Roy and Zelma Brewer Colston. Mr. Colston served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War Era and was a Supervisor for 33 years at Clarkesville Mill. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 46 years. Mr. Colston enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, growing watermelons to give to his church family, and gospel and bluegrass music. He especially loved rabbit hunting with his beagles and killed the first deer on the Lake Russell Refuge. Mr. Colston enjoyed his family above all and was a kind and gentle husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Colston, Vernon and Lucille Colston, Russell Colston, and Harold and Joyce Colston and sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Leo Forrester and Ruby and Claude Batson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Joyce Virginia Autry Colston of Cornelia; sons and daughter-in-law, Randy Weldon Colston and David Mark and Sandy Colston, all of Cornelia; daughters, Joye Colston Dodd and former son-in-law, Ricky Dodd and Dianne Colston Shaw, all of Cornelia; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Kenneth Alexander of Cornelia; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Colston of Mt. Airy and Frances Colston of Cornelia; grandchildren: Matthew Scroggs, Ashley Freeman, and Brooke Stanley; and great-grandchildren: Cara, Mya, T.J., and Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Nix and Rev. Chris York officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Anthony Shore officiating and military honors provided by Habersham County American Legion Post #84, Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, and Rabun County DAV Chapter #15.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 5040 Pea Ridge Road, Cornelia, Georgia 30531, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, Georgia 30501, or Bethesda Fellowship, Wild Game Supper, In Memory of Weldon Colston, 2555 Duncan Bridge Road, Cornelia, Georgia 30531.

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

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    Address
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Interment

    Location
    New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    5040 Pea Ridge Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531-5861
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JD

Joye Dodd

Posted at 10:38am
We will miss you Daddy, but cling to this verse - Romans 8:18 - The pain that you been feeling, can't compare to the Joy that's coming.
RC

RANDY COLSTON

Posted at 04:41pm
HELLO DAD-
THIS IS HARD TO DO. YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND AND GOOD DADDY ALL IN ONE. I MISS YOU EVERYDAY AND MISS IT BAD WHEN I NEED ADVICE ON WHAT I NEED TO DO. I WENT AND BUSH HOGGED THEM OLE ROADBEDS ON THE RIVER TODAY. USUALLY YOU CAME TO HELP TRIM THEM LIMBS ON THE SIDES OF THE ROADS. YOU KNOW ITS DEER HUNTING TIME AGAIN. YOU WENT WITH ME ONE TIME LAST YEAR. I KILLED A DEER WITH A BOW AND AND I KNEW YOU WE'RN'T ABLE TO HELP DRAG IT, SO I CALLED IN JOYE AND MYA. IT WAS A NIGHT I'LL NEVER FORGET. JOYE TOOK A PICTURE OF YOU THAT NIGHT AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE A TREASURE TO ME--OUR LAST HUNT TOGETHER.
DAD YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS THE 'WATERMELON MAN' AND EVERYBODY AT CHURCH WILL MISS THEM BIG DELICIOUS MELONS YOU GROWED. YOU AND I PLANTED SEVERAL HILLS OF THEM AND PUMPKINS THIS YEAR AS YOU WE''RE SOMETIMES NOT ABLE TO HOLD OUT. WE DONE IT DAD!! HAD BEST PATCH OF MELONS AND PUMPKINS EVER. I KNOW WHILE YOU'RE IN HEAVEN NOW, YOU'RE TELLING ME ITS ABOUT TIME TO GET THEM PUMPKINS OUT SOON..
I KNOW YOU'RE BREATHING THAT HEAVENLY AIR NOW AND MEETING YOU'RE FAMILY AND FRIENDS UP THERE. NO MORE SHORT BREATHS AND PUFFERS TO WORRY ABOUT. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND REMEMBER ALL MY LIFE WITH YOU. I'M TAKING GOOD CARE OF MAMA NOW AS YOU CALLED HER GRANNY AND WE'RE GETTING THROUGH THIS TOUGH TIME WITH MEMORIES, PRAYERS, AND GOOD FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO HELP ON OUR TOUGH DAYS.
DAD -ME AND MAMMA WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AND I CAN'T WAIT TO CATCH UP AGAIN ON WHAT I MOST MISSED OUT ON--YOU'RE BEST FRIEND AND BOY RANDY AND MAMMA.
DC

Dorothy cutshall

Posted at 07:41pm
Remember Mr Weldon bringing watermelon to church sharing them church
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