(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Charlie Andrew Barsh Sr., 90, of LaGrange, Ga., passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2021, at his home.

A graveside service with military honors will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. EDT in Southview Cemetery with the Rev. Morrissey Whitfield officiating.

Public chapel viewing will be Friday from 5 to 7 p. m. EDT at Mackey-Wilson-Jennings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 908 Mason St.

Mr. Barsh, the son of the late Roy and Roxie Kimble Barsh, was born in Randolph County, Ala. Charlie graduated from Wedowee High School and later entered the U.S. Army and served as a corporal. He retired after 40 years at Callaway Mills (Milliken) and was one of the first African-American supervisors. Charlie served as a deacon at Stephen Mission UMC in Wedowee and later joined Ward Chapel CME Church.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Julia Ruth Barsh; three sons, Rev. Charlie Barsh Jr. (Janice) and Prophet Israel Barsh (Resa), both of LaGrange, and Marshall Bonner of Newnan, Ga.; three daughters, Ruth Barsh of LaGrange, Margaret Pringle (Jonathan) of Lithonia, Ga., and Novellette Collins of Welch, Ala.; host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Dr. Dennis Bonner, three sisters and three brothers.

Mackey-Wilson-Jennings Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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