Earnest James Charles
September 15, 1921 ~ January 18, 2020 | 98
A Home-Going Celebration for Mr. Earnest James Charles will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at
1:00 P. M. in the Rice Hill Baptist Church, 2706 Moore’s Station Road. The Rev. James Robert Trawick
will officiate and interment will follow in the Moore’s Station Cemetery.
Mr. Earnest James Charles passed away peacefully at the Fairview Park Hospital, Saturday morning,
January 18, 2020 at the age of 98.
Mr. Charles was born in Laurens County, Georgia on September 15, 1921 to the late Buster and Alberta-
Jackson Charles. He attended the Montford Church School up to the ninth grade and years later obtained
his G. E. D. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 where he served as a truck driver and finished at
the rank of E-5 after over three and one-half years of service. He was awarded the World War II Victory
Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal with a Bronze Star.
He toured one and one half years in the Continental United States and over one and one half years in
wartime in the Pacific’s
Mr. Charles heeded his Christian calling and served humbly and dutifully at Montford Grove Baptist
Church for many decades in many capacities. He served on the Usher’s Board, taught Sunday School,
served as Sunday School Superintendent, served on Deacon’s Board and acted as Chairman of the
Deacon’s Board for many years. He was employed by the Carl Vinson Medical Center and later retired from
Mr. Charles was predeceased by his late wife Eudine Thomas Charles, two daughters, Ernestine Charles Hooker, and Geraldine Charles Williams Holliman, two sons, Reverend Calvin Charles and Shelton Charles, a sister, Robbie Lee Charles Thomas,
three brothers, Theotis Charles, Emory Charles and Hugo Charles Sr., a granddaughter, Sheridan Monique Hooker Scruggs, and a grandson, Nicolas Derrick McCloud.
Mr. Charles leaves to cherish and treasure his memories, four daughters, Robbie Mae Charles-Gardner, Augusta,
Ga., Marie Charles-Spann, Macon, Ga., Ronelle Sharon (Donald) Charles-Stanley, East Dublin, Ga., and Felicia Lawanda Charles,
Dublin, Ga., two sons, Lewis James Charles, Atlanta Ga., and Kenny (Amy) Charles, Dublin, Ga., a sister, Carolyn Charles-Brown, Dublin, Ga. fourteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and five great- great grandchildren, and an innumerable nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors .
Mr. Charles will be placed in the church one hour prior to his services. Friends are being received at the home of
his sister, 502 Tennessee Street, Dublin, Ga.
Arrangements entrusted to Wyche’s Funeral Home. (www.wychesfuneralhomeinc.com)
Condolences for the Family of Earnest Charles
|241||Days until next birthday (9/15/2020 or 15/9/2020)|
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