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Rev. Alton Burrell

August 6, 1947 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 71)

Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Rev. Burrell passed away Monday, October 8, 2018.  

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 6, 1947, Rev. Burrell was the son of the late Howard and Mattie Lou Dover Burrell. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the South Carolina and Georgia National Guards.  He started preaching on the West Point Methodist Circuit in 1976, then in the Jenkinsburg Methodist Circuit. Rev Burrell was ordained by the Clarkesville Baptist Church in 1980.  In the following years, Rev. Burrell preached at Hollywood Baptist Church in Clarkesville, Crossroads Baptist Church in Carnesville, and Ball Ground First Baptist Church in Ball Ground, GA.  He was an interim pastor at Carnesville Baptist Church and last preached at Shiloh Baptist Church in Toccoa, GA.  Rev. Burrell served Chaplain and Firefighter at Deep Creek-Habersham County Fire Department and Carnesville Fire Department and was a Chaplain for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.  He was a Boy Scout in Clarkesville Troop 5, as well as a Cub Scout Master and a Scout Master.  He was also an assistant Scout Master in Ball Ground Troop 130.  Rev. Burrell was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish, boat and camp with his family, as well as travel to the beach.  He adored spending time with his grandchildren.  Rev. Burrell’s heart was in missions, and one of the most rewarding times in ministry was a mission trip to Brazil.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Howard Burrell and two infant sons.

Survivors include wife Florrie Gail Carter Burrell of Carnesville, daughter and son in law Leigh and Reverend Joey Whitlock of Carnesville, son and daughter in law Jason and Amber Burrell of Demorest and grandchildren Maley, Anna, Abigail, Drew and Maggie Whitock, and Noah and Cooper Burrell. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lift Worship Church Local Missions, P.O. Box 361, Carnesville, GA 30521.  

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.

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