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David Eugene Cross, 68

Funeral services for David Eugene Cross, 68 of Swainsboro, will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Swainsboro City Auditorium. Interment will follow at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family’s will first receive friends from 12 to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, then receive friends later that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. Repass will be held at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Augusta following an extended illness.

Mr. David Eugene Cross was born July 9, 1953 in Garfield to Eugene Branch and Aslean Cross. He was affectionately called “Huggie Bear” and “Big Daddy Cross.” He served as a Navy veteran, a police officer, and secretary officer in Augusta. He had a bachelor’s degree in science and a doctorate degree in theology. Mr. Cross was a dedicated Sunday school superintendent, chairman of the deacon chair, served occasionally as a secretary, and was a layspeaker. He loved to sing and was known as an excellent teacher, counselor, and advisor. Mr. Cross was very knowledgeable about God’s word. After his love for God came his love for family. A member at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Leroy Cannady.

Survivors include his dearly beloved and dedicated wife, Melissa Cross of Swainsboro; one son, Larry (Anita) Cross of Augusta; two brothers, Charlie (Rose) Cannady of Dublin and Charles (Mary) Cannady of Swainsboro; four sisters, Annie Frazier of Twin City, Betty Lee (Tony) Smiley of Augusta, Lillie (Wallace) Turner of Twin City, and Emma Jean Cannady of Greer, South Carolina; one grandson, Aaron Cross; one granddaughter, Anniya Cross; two devoted uncles, Rollie (Rosie) Cross of Swainsboro and John Willie (Roxie) Cross of Vero Beach, Florida; special family members, Tyrone Hoover, Brunelle Hoover, Rollie James Clark, Mary Ann Daniels; and a special host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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