Joel Travis Kennedy

Mr. Joel Travis Kennedy, age 66 of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008. Mr. Kennedy was a member of Freedom Tabernacle. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Optimist Club for 40 years where he had held various positions. He had served as a deacon for many years, taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. He graduated North Gwinnett High School in 1959 and graduated Mercer University Southern College of Pharmacy in 1963. He was currently employed at Ingles Pharmacy. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Olivia Kennedy. Survivors include his wife of 45 years Mary Kennedy of Cumming; children, Joy and Todd Rambo of South Carolina, Jan and Raleigh Phillips, Jon and Candy Kennedy, Jill and Robbie Mathis all of Cumming; 10 grandchildren, Nathan, Marci and Jacob Phillips, Abbey and Andrew Rambo, Makayla and Mariah Kennedy, Bennett, Malachi and Kara Mathis; sisters Karen Sherley and Donna and Larry Cash all of Lawrenceville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Blake and Bonnie Bagwell, Kenneth and Jean Bagwell, Miriam and Melvin Puckett, Trent and Gail Bagwell all of Buford, Phyllis and Bill Stamps of Hartwell and Phillip and Holly Bagwell of Buford; mother-in-law, Rose "Mama" Bagwell of Buford; and several other relatives also survive. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:00 am at Freedom Tabernacle with Rev. Robbie Mathis and Dr. Bob Jolly officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and 4:00 until 9:00 pm. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to The Miracle League Association, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 105, Conyers, GA 30094, 770-483-1223. Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.