Johnny Florence Dolvin

Born: Fri., May 20, 1921
Died: Sun., Apr. 20, 2008

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Johnny Florence Dolvin, 86, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Siloam, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dolvin was born in Greene County on May 20 1921 to the late Frank Florence Dolvin and Fannie Matilda Jackson Dolvin. He grew up in Siloam at his family homeplace and his father, Frank F. Dolvin''s Store. As a child he attended school in Siloam and in 1938 graduated from Greensboro High School. He went on to graduate from Draughn Business College in Atlanta, GA in 1939. For three and a half years he served his country in the United States Army in the Finance Department traveling throughout the European and Pacific Theaters. He was co-owner and operator of McCart-Dolvin Tire Company on Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta and retired in 1983 after selling his interest in the business. He came out of retirement and worked another ten years in the tire industry until 1993. At the age of thirteen he joined Siloam Baptist Church where he continued to be a member until his death. He had recently made his home at Willow Run Retirement Home.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Dolvin; his second wife, Margaret Dolvin; and a son, John Dolvin. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Susan Wilson of Gainesville, GA and a stepson, Thomas "Turk" McKinnon and wife Connie of Doraville, GA; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. James Bowen officiating. Interment will follow in the Siloam Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Charles Gheesling, Melvin McCart, Clay Martin, Maurie Shields, Justin Bradshaw, Andy Kite and Dan Miller. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time for the service on Wednesday at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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