Marshall Drake

Born: Wed., May 18, 1927
Died: Sat., Jan. 4, 2014

Interment following funeral service

Wed., Jan. 08, 2014
Location: Greenlawn Cemetery


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 08, 2014
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 08, 2014
Location: Callaway Funeral Home Chapel

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Marshall Drake, age 86, of Union Point, GA died Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA. A lifelong resident of Union Point, Marshall was born May 18, 1927, the son of  the late Wade and Velva Mae Eberhart Drake.  He grew up in Union Point and graduated from Union Point High School.  On February 29, 2008, he married Susan Juanita “Nita” Allen.  During his working career he worked for J. W. Ivey in Greensboro, GA and Bickers and Goodwin in Greensboro, GA. Then he went to work for Rhodes and Kilgore Drug Company in Union Point as a clerk, where he retired after thirty-seven years.  He had a smile and kind word to say to everyone who came by.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Union Point, but more recently had been attending Union Point Worship Center.

Marshall is survived by his wife, Nita Allen Drake of Union Point, GA; step-daughters, Laura A. Moody and husband Donald of Maxeys, GA, Pam A. Vaughn and husband Brian of Union Point, GA and Michelle A. Brooks and husband Mark of Union Point, GA; step-son, Gary Allen and wife Lowella of Union Point, GA; ten step-grandchildren; one step great grandson; a number of cousins and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with  Rev. Johnny Barrett and Rev. Brenda Vandiver officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at Callaway Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are step-grandsons: Ryan Moody, Jonathan Moody, Matthew Brooks, Joshua Brooks, Justin Vaughn and Andrew Allen.  Honorary pallbearers are Brad Vaughn, Carol Sisson, Henry Sisson, Lanier Rhodes, Dr. W. H. Rhodes, Jimmy Lee Sellers and Leonard McElhannon. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Paige Hubbard
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Mr. Marshall was a very special person he was always smiling and loved going go UPWC where he would take up the offering and say the prayer over the offering. He loved talking to everyone and greeting them with a handshake and a smile. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My father in law and Marshall were first cousins and he would always tell me and my sons that all the time. He will be missed at the church and his pew will not me the same without him. With deepest sympathy, Paige Hubbard and family.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to each family member in the passing of Mr. Drake.
Mr. Marshall was always pleasant and thoughtful. He had a friendly manner, kind words and a bright smile for everyone.

Allen Hill
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
I knew Marshal from 1953 and later. I worked with at Bickers and Goodwin those years. He and Mr Hamp McGibony taught me many things things that would take me through life. He was always a good friend that I seldom saw but though of often. RIP

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
Nita, we were so sorry to hear of Marshall's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Everette Duvall
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
our pray are with his family

Linda (Yearwood) Barrington
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Nita & family I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Marshall will be missed by all of us & may God give you comfort in the days ahead.

Joan Bostwick Carpenter
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Nita and family, I am praying for God to comfort you at this time, Marshall was so friendly to everyone. I regret that a doctor's appointment will prevent me from coming to the visitation or service .My sympathy to you all. Joan

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr Marshall was a good man and made the best cherry cokes! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Sherrie Willoughby Sparger
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
My sister, Janet, and I have fond memories of Mr. Drake from visiting the drug store in Union Point. Our father was Albert Willoughby (Jack Willoughby was his brother) and their parents were Milton and Maude Willoughby. Janet and I would come visit our grandparents, the Willoughbys, every summer and we truly loved Mr. Marshall Drake! He was always so friendly to us, just as everyone who knew our family, was. What a treat it was to come to Union Point! So sorry for your loss.

   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Nita and family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Marshall a few times when I went to the Union Point Worship Center. He was always so nice and I could tell by his prayers that he really loved the Lord.
Please know that I will be praying for the entire family during this sad time.
In deepest sympathy,
Carlene Noggle

Jessica Boivin
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Praying for you Ms Nita amd family. We will all miss him.