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Spence, George Edward Jr.

Mr. George Edward Spence, Jr., 86, of McDonough, Ga., passed away Jan. 1, 2012. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., to the late George F. and Carrie Goode Spence.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and retired from General Motors. He was a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, JoAnn Mimbs Spence; children, George Spence, Jr., of Atlanta; Linda (Michael) Robinson, of McDonough; Jan Garner of Magnolia, Tex.; Robin Spence, of Birmingham, Ala.; Cindy Spence, of Birmingham, Ala.; Peggy (Art) Johnsa, of Locust Grove, Ga.; Cathy Youngblood, of Forest Park, Ga.; Eddie Rowland, of Forest Park, Ga.; David Rowland, of McDonough, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and sister VidaNelle Carney of Ashland, Tenn.

Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., from Glen Haven Baptist Church. Pastor Stan Berrong and Pastor Ralph Easterwood will officiate. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, haistenfunerals.com.