Charles Olin Gresham, Sr.

Charles Olin Gresham, Sr., age 90, of Loganville, went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2006 after a short illness. At a young age, Olin received a ruler with the Golden Rule printed on it and from that day on, strived to live his life according to those words. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He retired from Marta in 1978 after 35 years of service, and was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union 732. Olin was preceded in death by his son, Charles Olin Gresham, Jr. He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Winnie Evelyn Watts Gresham and by daughters, Nancy Wilson of Phenix City, AL, Susan Pierson of Lilburn, Sparkle McFarland of Winder, Jill Frost of Madison, Ginger Stancil of Loganville, Melanie Fain of Loganville; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, Runelle Crawford of Thomaston. A memorial service will be held at Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Feb. 4 at 2:00 PM. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Snellville Inpatient Unit of Embracing Care Hospice, 3180 Presidential Dr., Suite E, Atlanta, GA 30340. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.