Timothy Mark “Tim” McLaughlin

Published 12:48 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Timothy Mark “Tim” McLaughlin, 46, of Brinson, Ga., passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Bainbridge Church of God will host a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 with Pastors Ryan Carnes, Waylon Day and Clyde Roberts officiating. A private graveside funeral service will be held at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Bainbridge Church of God Soup Kitchen, 205 Independent Street, Bainbridge, Ga. 39817.

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Timothy Mark McLaughlin was born December 23, 1973 in Homerville, Ga., the son of James Allen McLaughlin and Dorothy Elois Cox McLaughlin. Tim lived in Montezuma and Waycross before making his way to Decatur County in 1988. He owned Tim’s Custom Cabinets and was an active member of Bainbridge Church of God where he served on the Church Council.

Priorities for Tim were God, family, and friends. He loved doing for others and was known for his big heart. Tim was a peacekeeper and often paid the price on behalf of others in order to do so. He was quite an artist in the cabinetry world and spent hours listening to homeowners and bringing their ideas to fruition. Tim enjoyed tractor work at the farm, hunting and fishing. His cows, Krystal and Bella, were a fun distraction at the end of the day for both Tim and his neighbors.

Survivors include his wife of almost 13 years, Christine McLauglin; his children, Celeste Elois McLaughlin, Morgan Blair Long (Codie), Timothy Brett McLaughlin, Holden Lee White, and Jacob Brandon McLaughlin, all of Bainbridge; his father, James McLaughlin of Bainbridge; his siblings, Cindy (James) Strickland of Waycross, Ga., Darrin (Lisa) McLaughlin of Bainbridge, Victor McLaughlin of Waycross, Cathy (Jamie) McAnelly of Bainbridge, Becky (Chris) Williams of Alma, Ga., and Bruce Gibbs of Florida; and his grandchildren, Mia, Jax, Gabe, Izzy, and Jayden. Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Dot Dixon; his sister, Donna Gibbs; and his granddaughter, Zoe.