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Rev. Lewis Wallace Strickland

October 01, 2018
Rev. Lewis Wallace Strickland, age 86, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away September 17, 2018. Rev. Strickland was born in Taylors Creek, Ga., the son of the late Bessie Ashmore Strickland and Thaddeus Olin Strickland. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Leonora Mizelle. He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years and the Army Reserves for seven. He attended Georgia Teachers College which is now Georgia Southern College and received his teaching certificate before going on to Candler School of Theology in 1963 and becoming a United Methodist Minister in the South Georgia and North Georgia Conference for 47 plus years. He was an active member of the McDonough Lions Club and other previous clubs for a total of 46 years. Rev. Strickland never met a stranger and enjoyed working on the parade and Geranium Festival for the Lions Club with the City of McDonough.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Sally Strickland of Locust Grove; children, Michael Strickland (Kim) of Acworth and Sheryl King (Wes) of McDonough; grandchildren, Challaghan, Rory, and Skyler Strickland, Tristan Thomas and Dawson Babischkin; siblings, Ilene Bond, Mary Payne, Jean Shapland and Thad Strickland; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in McDonough. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cochran, GA. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McDonough First United Methodist Church in McDonough or American Cancer/ Prostate Cancer Foundation Research (

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