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George B Massey, Jr.

January 14, 1928 — December 6, 2018

George Boston Massey, Jr. entered Heaven’s Gates at his home on 115 Hubbard Road, Newnan, Georgia on December 6, 2018. He was born in Aragon, Georgia on January 14, 1928 to the late George Boston Massey, Sr. and his wife Margie Johnson Massey and was raised in Polk County. After graduating from Rockmart High School he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines and later attended UGA night school while working full-time with Atlanta Gas Light Company. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company with more than 41 years of service in different capacities in Cedartown, Rome, and Newnan and was the Newnan District Superintendent at the time of his retirement.

He was saved at Second Baptist Church of Cedartown, Georgia on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 1955. On Easter Sunday of 1956 Mr. Massey was immersed in Believer’s Baptism by Rev. Clifford Chandler who was both a friend and mentor.

Mr. Massey is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, and childhood sweetheart, the former Catherine Louise Whitehead of Cedartown, Georgia. His older daughter Dianne, of Panama City Beach, FL, is married to Leroy Jackson both formerly of Rome, Georgia. His younger daughter Patti, of Newnan and formerly of Rome, is married to Buddy Powers also of Newnan. He is also survived by 3 grandsons: David Jackson and George Jackson and his wife Meghan of Villa Rica, and Steven Powers and wife Alex of Carrollton both formerly from Newnan. Mr. Massey’s sisters are Betty Ann Doyal of Newnan and Myrtle Hunt of Cedartown. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as several cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Powers, an infant daughter Salli Massey, and 6 brothers and sisters.

During his 48 years in the Newnan community he was active in the Lions Club and served as its president for several years. During his tenure as President the club consistently earned the distinction of selling more brooms that any other club in Georgia. He was also a long time member of the Antique Car Club of Newnan and enjoyed driving his 1948 Nash Ambassador that he lovingly restored about town and to car shows throughout the state. Mr. Massey also participated in the Relay for Life and helped the Cancer Support Ministry of Newnan First Baptist Church where he was a member, and he was ordained as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Rome. He also enjoyed gardening and carpentry and over the years he and Catherine built and remodeled several houses including their current home of 20 years on Hubbard Road.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at The deceased asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 33 West Washington Street, Newnan, GA 30263

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA who has charge of the arrangements on, Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:00 AM.
A private family interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to make this local announcement for the family of George B. Massey, Jr.

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