Born in Rabun County on April 20, 1933, he was a son of the late John Lovell Jr. and Belle Martin Lovell. Mr. Lovell was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was retired from Lockheed. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having been stationed in Sallsburg, Germany. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lovell was also preceded in death by brothers, Buck and Claude Lovell, and sisters, Ethel McMahan and Beulah Lovell.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Shirley Lovell of Clarkesville; sons, Stephen E. Lovell and John Douglass Lovell (Lynn) all of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Jonathan Lovell and Ashley Cobb, both of Clarkesville; sister, Hazel Palmer of Loganville; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart, with Pastor Donnie Balenger and Pastor Oliver Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.
The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia 706-778-8668 is in charge of arrangements.
The Clayton Tribune, July 31, 2014