We respectfully announce the passing of Mr. Clarence McGinty on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Doctors Hospice in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:00 noon at First Newnan Seven Day Adventist Church located at 265 Yeager Road, Newnan, Georgia. Pastor Dante C. Tobias, Officiating. Pastor Stanley McGinty, Eulogist. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery.
Clarence McGinty was born August 21, 1936, in Moreland Georgia to Jake McGinty and Lou Dora Rhodes McGinty. His parents and six brothers George McGinty, Bug Mcginty, James McGinty, Glen McGinty, Premon McGinty, and two sisters Mozzelle McGinty Mary McGinty Rachel, preceded him in death. He was joined in marriage to Kate Jean Lay for over five decades. They were blessed with eight children two the Lord retained at birth and six were given; Clarence McGinty Jr., Stanley McGinty, Sylvia Ann McGinty Milton, Gregory Bernard McGinty, Priscilla Luvinia McGinty Johnson, and Reginald McGinty.
Clarence McGinty was a devoted member of the First Newnan Seventhday Adventist Church where he served on the Deacon Board for many years. He was also a devoted provider for his family. He was firm of mind and had a strong conviction to his family. He was always there when his family found its self in need, even after many had families of their own. After leaving school for over two decades to support his family, Clarence returned to school and received his High School Diploma. He retired as a foreman for the American Can Company of Newnan Georgia after thirty years of loyal service. He also was a truck driver for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Newnan Georgia for over a decade. When Clarence was not providing for his family he spent his time playing on his keyboard or his guitar. He especially enjoyed the times when he and his lovely wife Katie sang gospel songs on the local radio station “WNEA” many years ago. His neighbors and family enjoyed many evenings of musical pleasure as Clarence would play old hymns and songs; some of his neighbor who were also musicians would stop by and join in. Clarence also enjoys riding and restoring bicycles, many of which he shared with the children in our community.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Kate Jean Lay McGinty, six children and their spouses, Clarence McGinty Jr., Stanley (Lavinia) McGinty, Sylvia McGinty Milton, Greg (Tracie) McGinty, (William) Priscilla Johnson, and Reginald (Sandra) Mcginty. During his life time he was blessed to enjoy Thirteen Grand Children; Sonja M, McGinty Johnson, Stan Demond McGinty, Durand McGinty, Shantel Smith Furlow, Latoya McGinty, Sierra Brown, Janaisha Smith, Leah S McGinty, Kayla McGinty, September McGinty, Avaris McGinty, Adelia Smith, and Reginald McGinty Jr., and great grandchildren, Step Grandchildren, and one brother-in-law, Melvin Lay, and one sister-in-law Arrie Lee Lay Green, close family and friends, who all were blessed to share in the gift of the life of Clarence McGinty.
Clarence Mcginty will undoubtedly leave us with cherished memories that made up his life. He stands in the minds of his family and friends as a man who understood the challenges, joys, faith, and strength necessary to raise a family. If we had to choose one bible verse that accurately captures my father’s attitude regarding family, it would be……….
“Jos 24:15 KJV (15) … as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”