OBITUARY

Rev. Milton Dwelle

January 23, 1920July 31, 2018
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Rev. Milton Dwelle, 98 of Douglasville, GA went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2018, surrounded by family at WellStar Douglas Hospital. He was born in Scarborough, GA in 1920 to Eugene Bates and Jennie Joyner Dwelle and was a native of Millen GA.

After graduating from Rocky Ford High School, he drove a gasoline delivery truck. Later, he joined the US Army and served as a Staff Sergeant for the Battery A 133rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in World War II.

After the war ended, he graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA where he met his future wife, Irene. After marrying in 1949, they moved to Texas where he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was the pastor for Eastside Baptist Church in Moultrie, GA, Tennille Baptist Church in Tennille, GA and the First Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA. He later served as interim pastor at several area churches and taught classes for Mercer Extension School. He later served as Funeral Assistant and Staff Chaplain for Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid gardener, golfer and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Julia Proctor (Jesse), Mildred Davis (Fred), Elsie Sullivan (Fran) and Marian Reeves (Hoke), and brothers George (Helen), Gene (Marie), Harry (Rosalie) and Bobby (Elsie).

He is survived by his wife Irene, son, David (Sally), grandsons Stephen and William, son Timothy, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 4, 3018 from 11 o’clock am until 1 o’clock pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1 o’clock pm in the Rose Haven Chapel. Pastor Gene Fields of Heritage Baptist Church of Douglasville will be officiating. The service will also feature Pastors Tim Akin and Michael Kimberly of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville, words from long-time friend Will Adams and music by Carol Emerson. Interment will take place in the Rose Haven Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Rev. Dwelle’s memory to your favorite charity.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, August 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rev. Milton Dwelle

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Betty Deadwyler

September 18, 2018

Milton and my late husband George Deadwyler were good friends in the late fifties and early sixties when they both served churches in the Washington Association. I am certain that they are sharing memories of those days now in the presence of the Savior! May God bless your family in the loss of your husband and Father and Grandfather and rejoice that you will see each other again.

Frances West

August 4, 2018

Irene, today we learned of your loss and wanted send our most heartfelt sympathy. My mother, Frances West Morris, is your first cousin. She is living in Louisville Ga. She would love to hear from you. Her phone number is 478-206-9379.

Kelly Cohea

August 3, 2018

Pastor Dewelle was my pastor when I was a young kid. My fondest memory was when we were at kids camp in St Simons and were on a boat ride to Cumberland Island and he took his time on that boat to talk to me about following Jesus and it got my wheels turning! After a few more conversations with him and my parents I recognized my need to follow Jesus and began to follow Jesus. Pastor Dewelle baptized mea few days later. I am forever grateful for the life and ministry of Milton Dewelle!

Judy Bush

August 3, 2018

I had the privilege of caring for Dr. Dwelle some of his final days. He was always a joy who just needed a little extra TLC. I wish I could have met the man of such vigor and strength. I know we will meet again in paradise as God promised at Acts 24:15. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Irene and Tim as well. You and your family are in my prayers daily. May Jehovah grant you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Psalms 83:18 ❤

Lonnellrose Smith

August 2, 2018

I have had the pleasure of visiting Milton and Irene 1-2 days a week this past year, caregiving and helping out around the house.
Milton enjoyed bursting out with hymnals and hallelujahs, which always put a smile on my face. Sometimes I'd sing along with him. This I'll remember most.
He was a funny, strong, kind man. Praising with the Angels now.
Dwelle Family, Please know my loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.

Whitney Raley

August 2, 2018

I first meet Brother Dwelle after our pastor had to step down due to health reasons, he drove from Douglasville to Sandersville every weekend. My fiancé and I were looking and trying to decide who we would get for our wedding we asked brother Dwelle, and he said he would be honored to marry us!!! We had several long conversations about marriage and children before, and we have been married 27 years! It was such an honor to know this kind, caring and loving man.. I am glad God put him our path.

P.S. Brother Dwelle also married my parents.

Whitney Raley

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Biography

Rev. Milton Dwelle, 98 of Douglasville, GA went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2018, surrounded by family at WellStar Douglas Hospital. He was born in Scarborough, GA in 1920 to Eugene Bates and Jennie Joyner Dwelle and was a native of Millen GA.

After graduating from Rocky Ford High School, he drove a gasoline delivery truck. Later, he joined the US Army and served as a Staff Sergeant for the Battery A 133rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in World War II.

After the war ended, he graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA where he met his future wife, Irene. After marrying in 1949, they moved to Texas where he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was the pastor for Eastside Baptist Church in Moultrie, GA, Tennille Baptist Church in Tennille, GA and the First Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA. He later served as interim pastor at several area churches and taught classes for Mercer Extension School. He later served as Funeral Assistant and Staff Chaplain for Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid gardener, golfer and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Julia Proctor (Jesse), Mildred Davis (Fred), Elsie Sullivan (Fran) and Marian Reeves (Hoke), and brothers George (Helen), Gene (Marie), Harry (Rosalie) and Bobby (Elsie).

He is survived by his wife Irene, son David (Sally), grandsons Stephen and William, son Timothy, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 4, 3018 from 11 o’clock am until 1 o’clock pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1 o’clock pm in the Rose Haven Chapel. Pastor Gene Fields of Heritage Baptist Church of Douglasville will be officiating. The service will also feature Pastors Tim Akin and Michael Kimberly of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville, words from long-time friend Will Adams and music by Carol Emerson. Interment will take place in the Rose Haven Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Rev. Dwelle’s memory to your favorite charity.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246