Charles Mitchell Marshall

Born: Mon., Oct. 17, 1927
Died: Wed., Dec. 21, 2016

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Location: Grace Fellowship

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Charles Mitchell “Charlie” Marshall of Union Point, GA, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA. He was 89. Mr. Marshall was born on October 17, 1927 in Albany Georgia, the son of the late Sam Hawkins Marshall and Edwina Gardner Davis Marshall. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Forestry and Wildlife at the University of Georgia.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Charlie married the former Shirley Dean Gibbs on February 6, 1949 and lived in Albany until 1950. They moved to Athens living there until 1969. For 14 years they lived in Tifton, GA and moved back to Albany for 9 years . In the fall of 1994 they moved to Union Point. Charlie was a Professor for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a Wildlife Biologist.  All of his life he was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening. He was also great at making knives, woodworking and cooking. Charlie and his wife Shirley were founding members of Grace Fellowship Church where he continued to be an active member until his death.

Survivors include three sons, Sam Marshall and wife Meg of Greensboro, GA, William Mitchell Marshall and wife Marilynne of Tifton, GA and Arthur Gibbs and wife Beth of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Deanna Marshall, Lucy Marshall, Andrew Marshall, Mitch Marshall, Ben Marshall, Emily Gibbs Rollins and Evelyn Gibbs; great grandchildren, Landen Marshall, Carah Marshall, Tylar Marshall, Ella Rollins, Claire Rollins and Annie Rollins; and a number of other relatives and many friends. In addition to his wife, Shirley Marshall, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kim Marshall; and two sisters, Alline Marshall and Ann Hicks.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Long officiating. FISH Grace Group will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Winslette, Donnie Chapman, Mallory Granitz, James Moore, Earl Porche and David Torbert.  Graveside Services will be at Riverside Cemetery, 200 Cotton, Albany, GA 31705, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the graveside after the service. 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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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Sam & Meg,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Tommy & Marsha Swann
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Sam & Meg,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the love of God comfort you.
Tommy & Marsha

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
What a fine gentleman!!!! He will be missed.

Moye Walker
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Mr. Marshall ran a very close second to my dad for having the most impact on my life. When together with fellow ABAC students we always tell "Charlie Marshall" stories. He was truly a saint to us.

To Mr. Marshall's family I pray God's love brings peace to your heart. We will miss Charlie greatly with you.

John & Millie England
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Sam, Meg & family, Our heart goes out to you. We are praying for your comfort and God's grace for all the things you need. May He be close to you during this sad time.

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Dear Marshall family,

We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Charlie passing away. He will be greatly missed. I remember him and Sam coming to the Veterans program at UPE with Justin and Deanna. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

Brian, Paige, Justin, and Phillip

debbie scouras
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016

TABLE BASKET was sent by Deb, Victoria, .

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences. Love, Deb, Victoria, & Carla

Rev. Lee Smollar
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Mr. Marshall was my professor in 1973-75 at ABAC. No question, he was the best teacher I had ever had. I spent many hours with him taking in his knowledge of the outdoors. I'm so sad to hear of his passing but so thrilled he is with his Lord. I will see him again in heaven. Charlie Marshall will always be remembered in mine and many others heart. What an awesome man he was. Mr. Marshall, you will be greatly missed.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Fri December 23, 2016
I am so thankful I had Charlie Marshall as my friend. I was amazed at all the things he had done as he shared his stories. He served at Grace Fellowship just as long as possible. We will all miss him. I am praying for the Lord to give the family lots of happy memories. Love and sympathy, Jane Cobb

Dan Marshall
   Posted Fri December 23, 2016
Charlie and I were co-workers at UTA and I have the fondest memories of those times.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Mon December 26, 2016

I am shocked. Mr Marshall was a wonderful person and college professor. I am so glad to have gotten to know him at ABAC and even after he moved back to Greene County. The last visit (this year) with him I will cherish. He and his students have some great memories.....thanks to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janet & David Hallman, Josh and Robert
(former student)

Leslie Cole
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
He was my favorite professor when I attended ABAC from 1975 to 1977. I majored in Wildlife Mgt. He was a wonderful person and teacher. Never a dull moment in his classes. He kept my constant attention. I finally looked him up to see if he was still around and though it is a year later, I am saddened and very sorry for his passing.
Leslie Cole

Connie Pinkston
   Posted Thu October 19, 2017
Sam I am shacked that your Dad has passed away. He called me a few months before this and I saw something on FB about the Davis house in Albany and tried to call him and found this out.I am so sorry. He was our best man at our wedding and he and my late Husband were good friends all through school. I know how much he and your Mom wereloved by all of you and what a great Mother and Father they were to you. Please accept my condlences.
Connie Pinkston