Originally created 07/30/05

Mr. John W. Poythress (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)



SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Poythress, 51, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at The Medical College of Georgia from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Poythress was born on January 21, 1954. He was the owner of Swainsboro Auto Machine Shop, was a Master Knife Craftsman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. He was also a member of the North Carolina Custom Knife makers Guild, founding President of the Georgia Custom Knife Makers Guild and Probationary Member of the National Knife Makers Guild. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Poythress, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Ruby Brinson Poythress of Swainsboro; his wife, Joan Horne Poythress of Swainsboro; one daughter, Melanie Bowen of Midville, GA and one brother, Robert "Bobby" Poythress, Jr. of Swainsboro. Two grandchildren, Peter Avery Parker and Emmie E. Bowen, also survive. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Beck and Rev. Emory Fenell officiating. Burial will follow in The Eastbrooke Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Micha Flemming Fund at the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro, 121 North Main Street. The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers: Alfred Johnson, Ken Simmons, Jessie Bright, Jeff Horne, Vance Adams, David Caudill and Brint Fisher. Arrangements are being respectfully conducted by Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 427 North Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401, (478) 237-3800. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle July 30, 2005