November 25, 2020

Mr. Guy ‘Sonny’ Echols

Guy Larry “Sonny” Echols, age 75, of Bowdon, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Tanner Medical Center. He was born April 7, 1940, in Forest Park, Georgia, the son of the late Guy Lumpkin Echols and the late Lizzie Bell Owens Echols.

He formerly worked as a self-employed paving contractor and was Baptist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Jackson Echols of Bowdon; children, Mike and Stacie Echols of McDonough, Scott Echols of Villa Rica, Rhonda and Tom Turman of Stockbridge, Kim and Tom Burgess of Carrollton, Sonya and Nathan Quattlebaum of Whitesburg, Bryan and Mystie Echols of Douglasville, Jennifer and Brandon Taylor of Franklin, and Mike and Tammie Newell of Athens; numerous siblings; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015, from Martin & Hightower Funeral Home with Rev. Talmadge Chandler and Rev. Mark Williams officiating. Music will be rendered by Judy Hunnicutt.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. In keeping with the family’s wishes, the body will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30342.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton is in charge of the arrangements.

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