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June 13, 2014

George Winiford Patterson

SUMNER — George Winiford Patterson, 60, of Sumner died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Earl Steffens officiated and burial followed at Sumner Cemetery. Brandon Sapp, Josh Williams, Chris Graddy, Travis Lane, Drew Cravey, Brett Cravey, Garrison Jones and Blake Slappey served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Eason, Mark McLean, Delbert Douglas, Hayward Douglas, Ray Sumner and Morris Sapp.

Mr. Patterson was born August 22, 1953 in Tifton and was the son of Mildred Bozeman Patterson of Omega and the late George Washington Patterson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Suggs Patterson, who died April 24, 2014. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Sumner.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Patterson is survived by one son, Clint Patterson of Sumner; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carly Patterson of Sumner, Kristie Patterson-Brown and husband Donovan of Gainesville, and Keli Patterson Walden of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mack and Jerri Patterson of Sumner and Charles and Rita Patterson of Omega; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Lonnie Canady of Omega, Linda and Mickey Whittington of Jesup and Faye and Edward Slappey of Sumner; one grandson, Alex Walden; numerous nieces and nephews; and a personal family friend, Jacob Drawdy of Sumner.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Patterson family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.


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