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Mr. Joel Bennett Avera

May 01, 2017
Joel Bennett Avera, 56, entered into eternal rest, joining his heavenly father on Monday April 17, 2017.

A celebration of Joel’s life was held Thursday April 20, 2017, at Corinth United Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Wesley Croley, Wally Croley, Wade Croley, Ric Croley, D.J. Croley, and Jonathan Wright.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Bennett and Shirley Avera of Wrens, Ga., Joel was an engineer draftsman for over 40 years. His love for the Lord fueled his desire to serve in ministry as a deacon, R.A. director, Sunday school teacher, choir member, praise band guitarist, and pastor spouse. He was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Donna Croley Avera, daughters and son-in-law Renia (Casey) Hullander and Rachel Clements, granddaughters Kinsey, Kaitlynn, and Clair Clements; brother and sister-in-law Stephen (Catherine) Avera; uncle Lester Avera; and cousin Betsy (Charles) Milburn.

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