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May 14, 2014

Linda Joyce Sledge

TY TY — Linda Joyce Sledge, 70, of Ty Ty died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Duggan and the Rev. Ronnie Howell will officiate.

Mrs. Sledge was born on Dec. 20, 1943 in Albany to the late William “Bill” and Willene Williams Fowler.

She had lived in Ty Ty since 1975 and was a homemaker. She enjoyed bingo, traveling, golf and going to truck pull competitions. Mrs. Sledge was a member of First Baptist Church of Ty Ty.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Sledge of Ty Ty; daughters, Renee Dillard (Don Grant) of Bargersville, Ind. and Linda Edmondson (Herbert) of Ty Ty; sons, Johnny Dillard of Ty Ty, Shannon Sledge (Hope) of Ty Ty and Dennis Sledge (Tammy) of Ty Ty; a daughter-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Dillard of El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren; a sister, Betty Trowbridge (Larry) of Moultrie; several nieces and nephews; and her feline companion, Little Bit.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sledge was preceded in death by her son, Kendall Dillard, on March 9, 2013 and two daughters, Lorie Ann Dillard and Cindy Ann Dillard.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Banks Funeral Home.

Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

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