Marion Edgar Felts

Born: Mon., May 9, 1932
Died: Wed., Mar. 22, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 24, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 25, 2017
Location: Madison Christian Church

Graveside Service

2:30 PM Sat., Mar. 25, 2017
Location: Sherwood Memorial Park

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Marion Edgar Felts, Sr. of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence at the age of 84.  Born May 9, 1932 Marion was the only child of the late Wirt Marion Felts and Daisy Estelle Martin Felts.  He graduated from Russell High School in 1949 and later in life while raising his children, he graduated from Atlanta Christian College in 1974.  During the Korean War, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy for two years and the Navy Reserve for four more years.  He married the former Shirley Joyce Miller on August 8, 1952.  His working career consisted of being the minister for Union Ridge Christian Church, Union Christian Church, Oak Grove Christian Church, Tennille Christian Church, Leland Christian Church, Miller’s Academy and Friendship Christian Church. Other churches that he served in numerous positions such  as Bible School Teacher, song leader, choir director and other positions of leadership were Jefferson Park Christian Church, Mableton Christian Church and Madison Christian Church.  He was a member of Madison Christian Church and the Chaplain and Adjutant of the Sons of the Confederate 942 Greene Rifles.  For 15 years he worked for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and was a member and president of the Atlanta Typographical Union No. 48, and secretary and treasurer of the Printer’s Chapel of the Atlanta Newspapers, Inc.  He served as a missionary at Central Christian College in San Luis Potsi, Mexico.  Other positions he held were secretary and treasurer of the South Cobb Lions Club, secretary and treasurer of the American Legion in Lannett, AL, volunteer fireman of the Clifton Dale Community and also for the Greshamville Community after moving to Greene County.  He had a lifelong love of the Lord, trains and fishing and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many.
    In addition to his wife of sixty-four years, Shirley Felts of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by his children, Rhonda Felts Wigley and husband Phillip, Renee Felts Garrett and husband Barry and Marion “Eddie” Felts, Jr. and wife Ginger; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.  
    Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Madison Christian Church, 1871 Atlanta Highway, Madison, GA 30650 with Minister Cory Thomas, Brother Alan Thames and Minister Dale Hutchins officiating.  Graveside Service will follow Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park, 6841 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA 30236.  Serving as pallbearers are Keith Kidd, Allan Brown, Barry Brown, Cliff Evans, Shane Felts, Jason King, Nathan Felts and Shane Tallman.  Honorary pallbearers are the Elders and Deacons that Marion served with at his former churches.  The family will receive friends Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  Any memorials may be made to Madison Christian Church.  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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Lee Delbridge
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
May God give comfort and peace to the family.

   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
He's finally "Touring That City"! PTL!

Debbie and Gerald Bridges
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Sending our love and thoughts to your family. Brother Preacher was a wonderful friend!

Joyce Brown
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Our neighbor for many years. Neighbor we will miss you and love your family like my own.

Cheryl & Phil Hall
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
In the past few days this Bible verse came to mind when thinking about my "Mr. Felts" 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith". He will be waiting on that 'crown of righteousness'!! Sad to say goodbye for now, happy to know we will be reunited one day!

Greg Townsend
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Brother Marion touched my life in the ministry when I was just starting out. He was a Great Blessing. May the Lord Bless his family in this time.

Karen Curry
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017

STRUCTURED DESIGN IN RED AND WHITE was sent by Carey and Karen Curry ( Crystal and Jason King family).

Sorry for your loss. Heaven gain another ANGEL. Don't you know he was So HAPPY when he enter those pearly gates, street of gold and the LORD standing there saying come in my CHILD. AMEN Mr.Carey & Karen Curry (Crystal King family)

Brenda Padgett
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
To the family of Brother Marion. I want to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of such a wonderful man. He always would walk up to me and say oh sister I see that glory in your hair!! Funny to remember the little things.
Heaven gained a wonderful and loving man! What Victory! I loved him and wish comfort and peace to all of you.

Nicole Jarrett
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Sending you Scotty and Mine's loves and hugs, Mrs. Rhonda. Call me if you need me baby.

Ray Padgett
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Marion expressed the love, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus as well as anyone I have ever known. His influence is still felt in my life today...

Lori Eskew Winkler
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Everyone was a family member to Mr. Felts. I remember driving Eddie home from band practice at Westwood and I got to know and love the family. Mr. Felts made people feel at home, valued, and loved. The family holds a special place in my heart and I am so sad for this loss in that we can no longer talk to him and see his smiling face. While this is sad in one way, what a joyous reunion it will be. He is just arriving before us. My condolences to Mrs. Felts, Eddie, Renee, and Rhonda and I'm praying for your comfort during this time.

Daryl Harris
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Daryl .

Thinking Of ya"ll at this time Daryl & David Harris

Teri and Tom Bridenback
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017
Wish we could be there with you our hearts ,prayers and love are. Your husband,your father our precious brother minister and friend was one of a kind in every way such a beautiful blessing in my life and mentor In my first ministry and then took Tom right in always sharing that beautiful smile ,hugs,and love is going to be so missed so very much ,thankful He is on that glory train with no more suffering or pain preacher touched more lives always giving of himself and his beautiful wife Shirley Gods blessing and love around all of you you three kids are wonderful care givers what a blessing to your family🙏❤️✝️🚂