Cecil E. Dunlap, age 82, of Nicholls passed away at his residence Sunday evening February 25, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born in Ware County on April 29, 1935 to the late Fletcher Dunlap and Adel Hicks Dunlap; three brothers, Bobby, Billy and J.E. Dunlap and four sisters, Orene Lawson, Madell Folsom, Carrie Baker and Louise Lee preceded him in death. Mr. Cecil was retired from CSX Railroad, served in the US Army and was a Member of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Douglas Dunlap of Nicholls, two sons, Tony Dunlap and wife Cathy of Roswell, GA. and Allen Dunlap and wife Pamela of Alma, a sister, Tiny Tillman of Adel, GA., two grandchildren, Anna Margaret and Cecily Dunlap; and three great-grandchildren, Richard Williams, III, Cheyenne Durrance and Liam Grant.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 28th at 2:00 PM at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Delk and Rev. Mike Lee officiating. The body will be carried to the church at 1:00 PM to lie in state. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 PM.
Active pallbearers will be; Jay Graham, Tony Lee, Larry Lewis, Chad Lee, Johnnie King and Steven Lee. All others in attendance will be considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.