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James Joel Poss

POSTED: October 23, 2013 4:00 a.m.

James Joel Poss, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 17, 2013.

He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a member of the Men's Bible Class.

Joel was a loving husband, father and grandfather; he loved his Lord, family and friends.

Joel was a past president of the Forsyth County Lions Club, as well as a past district officer. His club awarded him with the Melvin Jones Fellow in 1989 and he was named as a Life Member in 2008. As a member of the Lions Club, Joel had a passion for raising funds for the White Cane Project that supported the Lighthouse for the Blind.

In 2013, Joel received a 35 year service member chevron from the Lions Club.

Joel was an active member of the LaFayette Masonic Lodge. Additionally, Joel served four years in the United States Air Force.

He retired from Lockheed Martin after 38 years.

Joel enjoyed gardening, golf and other outdoor activities.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gloria Holland Poss of Cumming; children, Marjorie Poss, Joanne and Scott Tolleson and Suzanne and Russ Clark, all of Cumming; granddaughters, Catherine, Caroline and Allison Clark, all of Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, J.L. "Jake" and Tommy Ann Poss of Cumming; sister-in-law, Betty Orr Holland; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Cumming Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Williams, Tim Holland and the Drs. B.V. "Butch" Franklin and Barry Crocker officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Cumming Baptist Church Building Fund.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.



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