The Rev. Julius Mack, a long-time employee of Mainstreet Newspapers and a local minister, died Aug. 25 from complications of COVID-19.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 30, at 2 p.m. from the Galilee Christian Church with the Revs. Terrell Shields, Tommy Sewell, Steve Jackson, Fred Wilson, Frank Roebuck and Mitchell Appleby officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Memorial Park with the Rev. Ava Duckett officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 29, from 4-7 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those attending visitation and funeral services will be required to wear a mask.

The Rev. Mack, 63, of Jefferson, had worked at Mainstreet Newspapers since his early teenage years and recently celebrated his 50-year anniversary at the firm. He was shop foreman where he oversaw printing operations of Mainstreet's newspapers and commercial printing operations.

He also delivered newspapers throughout the four counties served by Mainstreet and was a well-known fixture in many stores and businesses across the area.

The Rev. Mack was also minister of Bush River Baptist Church on Grove Level Rd. in Banks County for 29 years.

The Rev. Mack was born in Jefferson, a son of the late Jesse Mack McCluskey and the late Virginia Lee Jackson Mack. Survivors include his wife, Laverne Wilson Mack of Jefferson; two sons, Theron Brown and his wife Erica of Jefferson, Corey Mack and his wife Chiquita of Jefferson; daughter, Julia Teasley and her husband Anthony of Jefferson; four brothers, Bennie Mack and his wife Hazel of Jefferson, Jackie McCluskey and his wife Gloria, of Jefferson, Willie Howard McCluskey and his wife Jackie of Fayetteville, N.C. and Wallace McCluskey and his wife Sue of Hoschton. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.

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