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May 10, 2014

Jerry Wayne Stinson Sr.

TIFTON — Jerry Wayne Stinson Sr., 70, of Tifton died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Tift Avenue Church of God. The Rev. Joseph L. Crumley and the Rev. Dan McEachin will officiate with burial to follow at Tift Memorial Gardens.

Ronnie Lawson, Troy Goff, Jerry Crumley, Henry Crumley, Bobby Weldon, David Sparks and Billy Spicer will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class at Tift Avenue Church of God.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Mr. Stinson will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Stinson was born on May 6, 1944 in Berrien County and was the son of Thomas Jackson "Jack" Stinson and Dorothy Margaret Bethune Stinson, both deceased. He was a retired truck driver with Scales Transport. He loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Tift Avenue Church of God. Mr. Stinson served in the United States Navy and the Army National Guard. He was a loving and caring husband and deeply loved his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Stinson is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Wetherington Stinson of Tifton, to whom he married on March 6, 1965; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Donna Stinson of Tifton; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Steve Suggs of Tifton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby Gene and Jan Lyle Stinson and Larry Joe and Gail Pitts Stinson, all of Tifton; four grandchildren, Jacob Stinson, Jessica Stinson, Kayla Suggs Germaine and husband William and Blake Suggs; and a great-grandson, Will Germaine.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Stinson family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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