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Sgt. Marvin L. Hutchins

January 5, 1945 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Sgt. Marvin Hutchins Obituary

Marvin’s Journey

A Life Well Traveled


God saw the road was getting rough, the hills hard to climb, and the pain was too much to bear.  He softly, called Marvin’s name and gently closed his eyes and whispered sweet child of mine take your rest. Marvin Lee Hutchins was born January 5, 1945 to the late Charlie and Pinkie Mae Hutchins in Blakely, Ga.  Marvin accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove AME Church and served faithfully until his health failed.

Marvin attended Early County Public School in Blakely, Ga.

After high school, Marvin enlisted in the United States Army , while serving, he received his Sargeant ranking and served during the Vietnam War, where he received his honorable discharge.

After military,  Marvin returned to Blakely.  He often enjoyed fishing, planting a garden, and sitting at McDonald’s every morning drinking coffee with the fellows. 

Sgt. Hutchins was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Pinkie Mae Hutchins, three sisters: Charlie Mae Hutchins, Margaret Hutchins, Gladys Lee, and one brother Jimmie Hutchins.

Marvin leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Jawanis Thomas and Jawalski Thomas, one sister who loves him dearly,  Annie Willie Hutchins, One brother –in- law, Freddie Lee, and two grand sons, Jailyn Taylor and Jakarhi Thomas, along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Marvin leaves behind a special friendship to Mary Peterson, Betty Sue Gamble, and Alvin Johnson, Jim Holton and Eddie Hudspedth and the Hudspedth Family.

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December 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
1242 N. Church St
Blakely, GA 39823

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Mt. Olive MB
Freeman Road
Blakely,, GA 39823


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