Calvin J. Sifford age 63 of McMinnville and a longtime resident of Douglasville, GA, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon July 9, 2020 at his home. He was born July 20, 1956 in Bristol, TN to his parents, the late Bro. Carl Lynn and Frances Carolyn Hester Sifford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Steven "Pete" Sifford; sister-in-law, Sue Sifford and cousin, Johnny Wycuff. Calvin was an Insurance Underwriter and affiliated with Calvary Church of God in Douglasville, GA and New Life UPC in Smithville. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 41 years, June Sifford of McMinnville; 2 daughters, Jeana (Matthew) Lowe of Temple, GA and Tracey (Chad) Russell of Apollo Beach, FL; 7 grandchildren, Kirsten Stone, Grant Stone, Jeremiah Lowe, Carter Russell, Bryce Russell, Lexi Lowe and Brystol Russell; 2 brothers, Carl Sifford and Ron (Patsy) Sifford both of Smithville; mother-in-law, Louise Manning of Land O' Lakes, FL; brother-in-law, Gary (Paula) Manning of Seffner, FL; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jimmy) Stephens of Wesley Chapel, FL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:AM Monday, July 13, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dwayne Cornelius officiating. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 2:PM until 5:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and 51 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks allowed in the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Life UPC, in memory of Calvin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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