Rev. Sherman "Kenny" Stokes, age 68 of Athens, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Starr Regional Health and Rehabilitation Center in Etowah. A native of Decatur and a resident of Athens, he was the son of the late James Russell and Mable Grace Harmon Stokes. He was a minister for 48 years, and a member of Primitive Church of God. He was retired from Shaw Industries after 41 years of service. He was preceded in death by five brothers and 3 sisters.
One son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Mishea Stokes of Athens; One daughter, Darlene Stokes of Athens; Two sisters and brother-in-law, Becky and Jimmy Morgan of Decatur, Sharon Snyder of Athens; Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. The graveside service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Decatur Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00pm Tuesday before the service. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Sherman-Stokes Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.