Clarke County Democrat


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Maynard Aaron Overstreet Sr., age 90, died March 14, 2024. Maynard was born Oct. 22, 1933 to Pickens Aaron Overstreet and Vera Mae Finney Overstreet. He was a member of Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church as well as being a member of Masonic Lodge No. 226 for more than 50 years. He was also a founding member of Overstreet Hunting Club LLC. After working at CIBA for 25 years, Maynard owned and operated Overstreet Grocery for more than 40 years in the Gainestown community; a beloved location for locals to shop and socialize.

Maynard loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter who especially enjoyed tracking turkey. He was a builder having made repairs and renovations to his home as well as the homes of friends and loved ones, churches in his community, and other structures. An avid gardener, having kept a garden for many decades, he had planted several rows just prior to his hospitalization. Maynard was also an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing his favorite dishes with others including his family, friends and hunting club members.

He was a hard worker, a strong man both physically and mentally, a brilliant man who learned much from a classroom and even more from the impressive and iconic life he lived. He was always willing to share his knowledge with those who were willing to listen and put in the work needed to better themselves. Maynard was a legend to his family, friends and community and will forever be missed.

Maynard is survived by his loving wife, Louise Helveston Overstreet; daughters, Sandra Overstreet Karr (Paul), Brenda Overstreet Lambard, and Meadria Overstreet McIntyre (Charles); sisters, Helen Overstreet Sanborn, Ella Mae Overstreet Jones and Inez Wagoner; 12 grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandsons; wtih a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Maynard Aaron Overstreet Jr.; sisters, Elsie Overstreet Jones and Iveline Overstreet; and brother, T.J. Overstreet.

Services were held Friday, March 22, at Lathan Funeral Home, Jackson. Visitation was from 12 until the 2 p.m. funeral service with the Rev. Benny Crawford officiating. Interment followed in Perry’s Chapel Community Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Joshua A. Andrews, J.D. Barnes, Dalton McIntyre, Dakota McIntyre, Davin Rooks and Evan Stewart. Honorary pallbearers included Louie Overstreet, Bonnie Ray Overstreet, Rose Mary Whitehead Colvin, Spencer Smith, Andrew Keith, Jamie Rone, John Henry James, Charlie Taylor, Michael Hunt, Beatty Pearson, Michael Chambers, Beau Favret, Ronnie McDonough, Steve Giblin, Dan Reimer, Roger Tart, Bill Dumas, Mathew McIntyre, Skip Stewart, Boyd Miller, Alice Jackson, Amos Jackson, Willie Lewis Jackson and Bart McCrory.


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