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Lister, Elvin Jackson

Mr. Elvin Jackson Lister, 84, of Stockbridge, passed away March 15, 2011. He served in WWII in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was a devoted Christian and a member of First Christian Church of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, and a son, David Lister. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Elvin (Kimberly) Lister, of Jonesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann (Scott A.) Holt, of Stockbridge; brother and sister-in-law, William J. Jr. (Lillian) Lister, of Florida; grandchildren, Stacey Merritt, Amanda Martin, Laura Avent-Holt, Stefanie Lora Ann Lister; great-grandchildren, Cameron Merritt, Isabel Merritt, Sophia Martin, Phoebe Avent-Holt, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Pastor Wade Hall will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, TODAY (Thursday, March 17), from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to: First Christian Church of Jonesboro, Benevolence Fund, 2272 Walt Stephens Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.