James Alton Fry, Sr., age 82 of Clarkesville went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 24, 2021.
Alton was born in the Macedonia area of Clarkesville on June 29, 1938 to the late Calvo and Margie Smith Fry.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter Teresa Lynn Fry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Elrod Fry; daughter, Leigh Craven and husband Doug; son, Alton Fry, Jr. and wife Devon; Grandchildren: Amanda Craven Moon and husband Dennis; Allison Craven; and Taylor Fry; Great-Grandchildren George Alton “G.A.” Moon and FloraMae Moon; Brothers: Sherril Fry (Rosalie), Bruce Fry; Sisters: Myrle Maloy Rodriquez (Charlie), Shelby Harris (Sammy), and Linda Sue Skelton (Paul); Special brothers/sisters-in law: Gene & Doris Strange; JR & Joan Elrod; also numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Alton proudly served in the United States Army and was an active part of the Honor Guard until declining health the past couple of years. Owning Fry Masonry for years, he was able to brick hundreds of homes and buildings in the North Georgia area. He was also a proud chicken farmer for 35 years before he retired at the young age of 80. He also enjoyed gardening, riding his tractor, and was an avid Nascar fan but his family was his greatest love. As he said, “My family is everything.” Alton was a member of Oakey Mountain Baptist Church and has served as a deacon for almost 30 years.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. JR Elrod & Rev. Tony Elrod officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattahoochee Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Brion Williams officiating.
Military honors will be provided by the Grant Reeves Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Oakey Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 187, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines in regards to Covid-19.
An online guest registry is available for the Fry family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256
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