Rev. Russell Garrett Mahaffey, age 69 of Fleetwood, NC, passed away Wednesday morning at his home.

Garrett, as he was known, was born May 25, 1950 in Ashe County, NC to Russ and Blanche Wyatt Mahaffey. He was a minister and spent his life serving his Lord and Savior.

He is survived by his wife; Joyce Kimberlin Mahaffey, one sister; Phyllis Eldreth of Jefferson and his father and mother-in-law; Winford and Mary June Kimberlin of Fleetwood.

Due to travel and gathering restrictions a Memorial Service for Garrett will be held at a later date.

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