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Marvin Kent Rhodes (01-26-2017)
Graveside services for Marvin Kent Rhodes, 68, of
Tucker, Ga., formerly of Spearsville, were held at 10 a.m.
on January 18, 2017, at New Hope Cemetery with Jimmie
Rhodes officiating, under the direction of Farrar Funeral
Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Rhodes, retired photography professor at Atlanta
College of Art and Southeastern Center for the Arts,
went to his heavenly home on January 12, 2017. He was
a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in
Vietnam. He was a graduate of Old Dominion University
and obtained a masterís degree from Georgia State University.
Marvin was active in the City of Atlanta Bureau
of Cultural Affairs, where he received many grants and
earned the Award of Excellence from the city of Atlanta
and Georgia State University Alumni Association.
Mr. Rhodes was known for being straightforward,
honest and having a very quick wit. He helped countless
homeless Veteranís with a selfless concern of never being
noticed. Some of his work still remains in the Brooklyn
Museum, High Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum
of Art and the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Minor Marvin
and Emma Hazel Brown Rhodes.
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife, Suzan Rhodes
of Tucker, Ga.; a daughter, Savannah Teague of Atlanta,
Ga.; two brothers Ė Billy Rhodes and wife Penny of Ruston
and Jim Rhodes and wife Betty of Spearsville; a sister,
Jayne Barnes and husband Danny of Spearsville; as
well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many