Charles Marvin Mullinax, of the Hinton community and formerly of the Atco community, entered into Heaven’s gates on Dec. 24, 2013. After 83 years on this earth, he left behind a history of hard work, a love for nature and love for family, friends and neighbors.
Charles worked many jobs in his lifetime, but the one he loved most was that of golf course superintendent. He worked at Royal Oaks in Cartersville, the courses of Bent Tree and Big Canoe and finished his career at Arrowhead Country Club in Jasper. He created greens and shaped the course into what is seen there today. He had a love for this course and its members that few could equal.
Charles also worked to make his community a better place in which to live by donating many years of service to the Hinton Fire Department. He helped get the fire department started and assisted with the construction of the firehouse. He then followed with years of volunteer service to this organization as a volunteer fireman. He had such a bond to this group of gentlemen that he asked that they serve as his pallbearers.
He also was known for his love of gardening. He loved his many trips to the local farmer’s market with his prized tomatoes. He enjoyed many trips to the cannery and passing his heritage of preserving food for his family.
Mr. Mullinax is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Willie Mae; daughters, Patricia Cochran of Kingston and Traci (Rodney) Buckingham of Jasper; brothers, Frank B. Mullinax and Coy Mullinax of Jasper, and Billy Joe Mullinax of Monticello; grandchildren, Dawn (Payton) Silvers, Dustin (Adrienne) Cochran of Kingston, Crystal and Jeff Buckingham of Jasper; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Silvers of Kingston.
He was preceded in death by his two infant children, Sylvia Diane and Kenneth Mullinax; his parents, Milburn and Dale Mullinax; and brother, Harold Mullinax.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 27, at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper with the Rev. Jim Schlicht officiating, followed by graveside services at County Line Baptist with the Rev. Tommy Harris officiating. Full fire department honors were presented by Hinton Fire Department.
The family requests any memorial donations in his memory be made to Hinton Fire Department, 9273 Highway 53, Talking Rock, GA 30175.