Thursday June 4th, 2020 6:49AM

Longtime coach, educator Charles Musselwhite dies at age 87

By AccessWDUN Staff

Funeral services for longtime educator and coach Charles E. "Charlie" Musselwhite of Gainesville are schedule for Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Musselwhite, who was 87, died at his home Monday, July 8.

A native of Cordele, Georgia, Musselwhite was an athlete whose high school and college passion for team sports translated into a successful coaching and teaching career. 

Musselwhite began his football coaching career at Screven County High School and he also coached at Presbyterian College. He was a coach and an athletic director at several high schools in Georgia and South Carolina during the course of his career. 

Musselwhite and his family came to Gainesville in 1968 when he accepted a job as assistant principal at Gainesville High School. He stayed at GHS until 1976 and then he became the Executive Secretary of the Georgia High School Association for two years. Following his work with GHSA, Musselwhite became principal at Buford High School until his retirement from education administration in 1987. 

His many community contributions included membership at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, the Elks Club and the American Legion. He also served as a board member of Gainesville Parks & Recreation for 11 years.

Funeral services for Musselwhite are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Chapel, 355 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, Georgia. 

Follow this link to see the full obituary for Charles Musselwhite. 

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