Cecil "Pete" Booth
Cecil "Pete" Booth, 89, of Clarkesville, formerly of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends.
Mr. Booth was born on Jan. 31, 1928, in Mio, Michigan, the son of the late John S. and Florence Richardson Booth.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Dwight Booth; brothers, John, George, Frank, and Cyril Booth; and sisters, Alice Ellis and Edna Pierce.
Mr. Booth was a very active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Glennie, Michigan. He humbly served as an elder in the SDA Church for many years, as well as serving as chairman of Lay Advisory for three years. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Booth graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College in Michigan. After graduation, he taught at the Charlotte SDA Elementary School for six years.
He then became a self-employed building contractor, specializing in masonry and brick laying. Mr. Booth did a lot of volunteer building and construction on missionary trips. He then went into business with his brother, and later bought the business, Booth, Inc.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eva M. Richards Booth of Clarkesville; and daughters: Renee (Richard) Peters of Jessup, Maryland, Lenee Booth of Mio, Michigan, Denise (Frank) Starr of Locust Grove, Virginia, and Melissa (Rob) Zubke of Davison, Michigan. Mr. Booth had a very special love for his 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cleveland, with Pastor Richard Pinero officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, MD 20904, or by calling 1-800-424-2372.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory of Demorest.
White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
April 27, 2017