Tifton Gazette


September 25, 2012

Larry Wayne Kitchens

TIFTON — Larry Wayne Kitchens, 62 died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bowen Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Sam Maves officiating. Burial will follow at Turner Cemetery. Lunch will be provided by the family immediately following the service at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Larry was born Jan. 9, 1950 in Moultrie to Roy Huey Kitchens and Veda Alexander Kitchens. Larry grew up in Tifton and lived in South Georgia most of his life. He lived in Nebraska and Iowa the last several years. Larry was loved by many who enjoyed his good humor and nature, he will be missed by family and friends.

Larry is survived by his brother, Roy Kitchens of Doerun; and a sister, Irma K. Chriscoe of Chapel Hill, N.C. Also surviving him are his aunts, Reba A. Moncus of Leesville, Edna A. Schell of Duluth, Bernice A. Harrell of Snellville, Rosaline Alexander of Forest Park, Mary Lou Kitchens of Thomaston, Anna Laura Kitchens of Omega and Billie Hood of Kite; his uncle, Colin Kitchens of Vidalia; nieces and nephews, Gina Lee of Knoxville, Tenn., Kyle Stembridge of Apex, N.C., Wade Kitchens of Culberson, Brett Kitchens of Funston and Ashley Roberson of Raleigh, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa Epilepsy Foundation, 1111 9th Street, Suite 275, Des Moines, Iowa 50314.

The family wishes to thank all his friends in Council Bluff for their many acts of kindness.

You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.  Services for the Miller family are being provided by Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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