Everette L. Chambliss Sr.: March 6, 2017

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MACON — Mr. Everette Lunsford Chambliss Sr., of Magnolia Manor, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Navicent Health in Macon, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, from the grave side at Lebanon Cemetery in Plains. The Rev. Ron Perry and the Rev. James Aycock will officiate. The family will receive friends between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St.

Everette was born in Webster County, Georgia, a son of the late Mark Arrington Chambliss and Melba Chambliss. At a young age he moved to Plains, and stayed there until his graduation from high school. He then began a career in construction, mining, and heavy equipment. He lived in Kentucky, Minnesota, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, and Birmingham, Ala. Upon completion of his career, he returned to Plains and Southwest Georgia where he pursued his true passion — horses.

He loved to ride, train, and generally talk about horses and mules. He especially enjoyed the opportunities he had to take kids for rides on his various carts and wagons, and to drive Santa in various parades. He would go on quail hunts, but his pleasure there was not the hunting, but driving the mules.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Wynelle Hinson Chambliss. He is survived by his children: John Chambliss (Fletcher), Mark Chambliss (Kaye), and Everette Lunsford Chambliss Jr. (Maha); his grandchildren: T. Everette Lunsford Chambliss (Ashley), Mary Elizabeth Chambliss, Carr Chambliss, and Mark Chambliss.

To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences to the family, please visit  www.hancockfuneralhomeinc.com

Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. Everette Lunsford Chambliss Sr.