JEFFERSON - John Austin Gunnels, 49, entered into rest, Friday, June 13, 2014.
Mr. Gunnels was born in Anderson, S.C., the son of Dan Kirkland Gunnels and Helen Hamilton McConnell Gunnels of Jefferson. Mr. Gunnels was a graduate of Gainesville College and the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture, was a member of the Jefferson First Baptist Church, and regularly attended the Bethany United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Sandy and Laura Gunnels and Lt. Col. F.M. and Vivian McConnell.
Survivors in addition to his parents include brothers, Thomas K. (Tommy) Gunnels and Pam Keefe, Commerce, and Mac and Dawn Gunnels, Raleigh, N.C.; and niece and nephew, Vivian and Brantley Gunnels.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16, at 11 a.m., in the Jefferson First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms and the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Richland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Richland, S.C.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 395, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com