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Army Vet Joe Wayne Mashburn, 66, Dies

Celebration of Life will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. from Roopville Road Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Peeples and Russell Butler officiating.

Joe Wayne Mashburn, 66 of Roopville, passed away Monday, Jan. 13. He was born July 7, 1947 in Carroll County, to the late G.W. Mashburn and Mrs. Frances Eason Mashburn Jones. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in 1966-1968 and was a member of Masonic Lodge #71.

He was a self employed poultry producer and Goldkist named him Top Producer in 1982-1992. In 1982, he was awarded by the Jaycees for Outstanding Young Farmer. He was a former director of Carroll County Farm Bureau and in 1983 president of the Carroll County Poultry Association. He also worked as a salesman for Southwire Co. He was a charter member of Roopville Road Baptist Church and was the Friendship II Sunday school outreach director since 2003. He is preceded in death by both his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nadine Walls Mashburn of Roopville; sons, Brian and Melissa Mashburn, and Chet and Julie Mashburn both of Roopville; sisters, Gayle and Phillip Denney of Carrollton, and B arbara Garrison of Atlanta; brothers, Gary Mashburn, and Ray and Jan Mashburn both of Roopville; four grandchildren, Kyle and Ashley Mashburn, Taylor Mashburn, Chase and Kelsey Mashburn and Joseph Mashburn; three great grandchildren, Presley Mashburn, Parker Mashburn, and Alexis Mashburn; and his caregivers, Judy Johnson and Janice McCormick.

Celebration of Life will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. from Roopville Road Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Peeples and Russell Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Pallbearers will be Russell Butler, Terry Gibbs, Bobby Dyer, Jimmy Shirey, Barry Harper, and Richard Stallings. Friendship II Sunday school class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends today from 4 until 8 p.m. at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel. Special thanks goes out to Bristol H ospice Group for their services and care given to Mr. Mashburn and his family. Flowers are welcome but donations can be made to the Roopville Road Baptist Church Building fund.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements. 

View the online memorial here

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