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Funeral services for Mr. George Washington, 78, of 375 Spruce Street Allendale will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Latimer officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. George Washington, was born to the late Rufus and Essie Mae Washington on July 6, 1939 in Allendale, South Carolina. George gained his wings on October 24, 2017. George attended the public schools of Allendale County in Allendale, South Carolina.  Shortly after high school, George began his career singing traveling to different cities with the Swanee Quintette, Tommy Ellison and the Singing Stars, The Starlight Supremes and the Dixie Jubilee.  George sang background at one point for James Brown.  After traveling on the Gospel Circuit, George decided to settle down and was joined in Holy Matrimony to Josephine Williams for 47 years.  
 
Over the next 30 years, George had several occupations driving trucks and school buses. He owned his own truck logging business and was a devoted church member until his health began to fail.
 
He was preceded in death by his eight siblings: Henry Washington, Brooks Washington, Charles Washington, Willie Washington, Essie McGraw, Laura Lee Cave, Annie Ruth Allen, and Martha Washington.
 
George leaves to cherish his fond memories: his loving wife, Josephine Washington; his eight children: Vearner Washington and Debra Thomas both of Savannah, GA, Ruth Givens of Girard, GA, George Washington, Jr. of Tampa, FL, Stacey Washington of Clifton, NJ, Valessa Washington of Memphis, TN, Danielle Washington and Leon Washington both of Atlanta, GA; two sisters: Rosa Mae (Archie) Williams and Geneva (Raymond) Rae both of Winter Haven, FL; one brother, Tommy Washington of Albany, GA; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4 -7 pm at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence of his wife, Josephine Washington at 375 Spruce Street Allendale and at the funeral home.
 

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  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Allendale Community Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    My heart goes out to you and your family in time of bereavement
    ~ Cornelius Fields   Allendale, SC
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Milko Padilla
    ~ Milko Padilla   Lithia, FL
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Washington family. God Bless!
    ~ Christopher Harper   Villa Rica, GA
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Washington family. God Bless!
    ~ Christopher Harper   Villa Rica, GA
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    You have my deepest Sympathy Dorothy Barnes n Family .
    ~ Dorothy Barnes   Fairfax'' S.C
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Sorry to hear about your loss Cousin Sarah Kate n Dorothy Barnes
    ~ Sarah Kate Grimes   MetterGa
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the words of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    May your soul be at rest! You are at Peace now!
    ~ Velessa Washington   Memphis, TN
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    GW, Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers. Calvin Russell
    ~ Calvin & Debarah Russell   Valrico, FL
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    My deepest condolences goes out to your family for your lost. I will continue to keep you lifted up in pray. Stay Blessed
    ~ Cindy Jackson   Alexandria, VA
  • Monday, December 04, 2017
    Josephine, we’re so sorry to hear about the recent loss of George. It surely is a very difficult time; but we both hope you can find some comfort in the words of Nahum 1:7 which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes, you can rely completely on our Loving God. He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29, Isaiah 55:11). Then death will be gone forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4) Going online at JW.ORG, We have found great articles as well as videos about this resurrection. Your can find out for yourself.
    ~ R&R Lopez