Rev. Charles Gibbs
The Rev. Charles Mitchell Gibbs, Jr., 81, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005.Born in Linden, N.C., on January 13, 1924, he
was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell Gibbs, Sr.He attended Davidson College from 1941-1943 and left college to serve in the Fourth Marine Division, ,The Fighting Fourth,, during World War II.
Prior to being wounded in the Battle of Iwo Jima, he
witnessed the raising of the first American flag on Mt. Suribachi.He
was a Purple Heart recipient.Mr. Gibbs returned to Davidson College and graduated in 1948 with an A.B. in English.He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur in 1957.He served as pastor in Presbyterian churches in Fork, S.C., Gainesville, and Clarkesville, as well as interim pastor in several other churches in Northeast Georgia.He also served as the Stated Clerk of the Athens Presbytery for many years.