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Melvin S. Fennell

September 11, 1960 — May 28, 2024

Melvin S. Fennell age 63, passed away on May 28th, 2024, in Rockmart, Georgia. He was born on September 11, 1960, in Dallas, Georgia, to the late Louis S and Martha Jane Fennell. Melvin leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and love for his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who had the opportunity to know and love him.  
 
Melvin spent his career in various maintenance operation positions for the convenient store industry. He built canopies for gas pumps and then into maintaining gas pumps, registers, etc. to keep the stores of George H Green Oil operational. His job took him all over Georgia and the southeast. Despite his busy schedule, he enjoyed and found time to be with his family, go fishing, and cheer on one of his favorite sports teams, especially the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and The University of Georgia Bulldogs or Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  
 
In addition to his parents Melvin in preceded in death by his brothers, Maverick Fennell, Bobby Fennell; sisters, Reba Hufsteteller, Inez Fennell, Imogene Fennell, Maxine Fennell, and Eyvone Fennell.  
 
Melvin is survived by his loving wife of more than 47 years, Diane Fennell; son, Nicholas (Shay) Fennell; daughter, Dana (Adam) Fennell Rakestraw; grandchildren, Jed Rakestraw, Kade Brown; brothers, Grady (Margaret) Fennell, Charles (Connie) Fennell, Manuel (Peggy) Fennell, Troy (Sherri) Fennell; sisters, Brenda (Randell) Shoemaker, Dale (Glendall) Stacey, Myra (John) Dudley, Teresa (Marty) Williams, Arnice Fennell, Tish Gulledge, Toni Callihan, Star Kilgore and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  
 
The Family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. A Funeral service for Melvin will be held at Clark Funeral Home on May 31st, 2024, at 4:00 PM With Adam Rakestraw Officiating. Melvin will be laid to rest immediately following the funeral at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Dallas, Georgia. 
 
The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in honor of Melvin. You may donate by visiting https://give.michaeljfox.org/ or by mail to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741. 
  
As we come together to celebrate Melvin's life, let us remember his kindness, work ethic, and love for his family. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the love and memories he cherished. 

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Visitation

Friday, May 31, 2024

11:00am - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Clark Funeral Home & Chapel

4373 Atlanta Hwy, Hiram, GA 30141

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 31, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Clark Funeral Home & Chapel

4373 Atlanta Hwy, Hiram, GA 30141

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Burial

Friday, May 31, 2024

5:15 - 6:15 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery

2958 Mt Olivet Rd, Dallas, GA 30132

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