GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Albert Harold Wren, age 80, of Gibson, entered into rest Sunday, May 9, 2004 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.
He was the devoted husband of Calene Rahn Wren for 57 years.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Warrenton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Miller and Dr. Gary Hadden officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery in Warrenton.
Mr. Wren was a native of Glascock County and the son of Honorable Charlie Ross Wren, a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Gertrude Hadden Wren of Gibson. He was a 1941 graduate of Warrenton High School and graduated from Georgia-Alabama Business College of Macon. He was employed by Buckeye Cotton Oil Company, Augusta, prior to service in the Army. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Patton's Third Army, 4th Armored Division, and was a participant in the famous Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of the Iron Hill Advent Christian Church of Dearing for a number of years where he served as Deacon and Treasurer. He attended Warrenton First United Methodist Church and was a member and former President of the Sarah G. Clary Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Warren County Farm Bureau, American Legion Post No. 96, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Thomson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Gertrude Wren; sister, Agnes Wren Lankster and brother, Charlie Roswald Wren.
Survivors include beloved wife, Calene Rahn Wren; son, Donald Ross Wren and his wife, Rhonda, of Gibson; five grandchildren, Johna Wilkes, Columbia S.C., Tara Wilkes Smith, Macon, Jay Wilkes, Athens Ga., Tara Searcy, Gibson and Travis Braswell, Thomson and three loving great-grandchildren, Taylor Wren Smith and Tanner Elizabeth Smith of Macon and Payton Searcy of Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Sarah G. Clary Sunday School Class. Active pallbearers were S. D. Pearson, Paul Searcy, Charles Lankster, Ralph Hadden, Wade Rabun, Lynwood Johnson, Jim Rivers and Joey Kaney.
Memorials may be made to the Warrenton First United Methodist Church, 303 E. Main St., Warrenton Ga. 30828.