Wofford, John Hershel "Spank" (Dalton)

Friday, February 15, 2013

John Hershel "Spank" Wofford, 83, of Dalton, GA, died Wednesday evening, February 13, 2013 at the local hospital. 

Spank was born May 30, 1929 in Dalton, a son of the late Johnny and Jenny Mae Brock Wofford; and was also preceded in death by two sons, James and Ed Wofford; and a sister, Jenny Mae Cudd. 

He was the owner of Southeast Whitfield Carpets. He was a member and deacon of Tilton Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Elizabeth Lumpkin Wofford of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Dan Bohannon of Calhoun, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Robin Wofford and Earl and Devon Wofford; brother, Gene Wofford; sister, Rosa Stephens all of Dalton; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. John Hershel "Spank" Wofford will be held Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Marvin Brock officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Tilton Baptist Church Cemetery with Seth Bohannon, Jeffery Wofford, Joshua Wofford, Lamar Wofford, Ryan Stinson and Randall Green serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will Ron Stephens, Zach Bramblett, Chris Cloer, Austin Walden and Devin Walden. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 and after noon Sunday, February 17. 

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel.


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