Marvin E. Linton, 87

December 26, 2010
  • Marvin E. Linton
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-DEC. 24, 2010

ATHENS, Ga. — Marvin E. Linton, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospice House.

A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert E. and Lillian Keyton Linton.

Mr. Linton is survived by his wife, Margaret Linton; stepdaughter, Donna Whitmore and husband, Samuel, of Athens; stepdaughter, Nita McCormick and husband, Joseph, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Russell Penner; brothers, Wesley and Brooke Linton; sister, Edith Linton; and grandson, Cris Penner.  

A graduate of Martinsburg High School, he was employed by the J.J. Newberry Co. in Hagerstown, Md., and Lexington, Va., and later employed by Kmart in Charlottesville, Va., where he retired after 17 years.
Upon retirement, he moved to Athens, where he was property manager for Baldwin Village Apartments for 22 years.

Mr. Linton was an active member and past elder of Campus View Church of Christ.


His favorite times were shared with his wife and three stepchildren, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His love of God and family were first in his life.     

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Campus View Church of Christ with Pastor Steve Watson officiating.  

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour at the church.

Those wishing may make donations to Campus View Church of Christ, 1360 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30605; or St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622.

Online condolences may be made at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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