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March 8, 2013

Warren H. Marchant Sr.

TIFTON — Warren Harding Marchant Sr., 94, of Tifton, died March 7, 2013, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the memorial chapel of  Tifton’s First Baptist Church with Dr. W. Wayne Roe officiating. The family will receive friends in the memorial chapel immediately following the service.

Born October 20, 1918, in Tifton to the late John Alexander Marchant and Elizabeth Daniels Marchant, Mr. Marchant was also preceded in death by three daughters, Linda LaRue Marchant, Donna Marchant Nix, Dora Marchant Arnsdorff; four brothers; and four sisters.

Mr. Marchant earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy from the University of Georgia and retired as an agronomist with the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. Earlier, he was a teacher at the Arabi School. Mr. Marchant piloted B-24’s in WWII and was wounded on mission over Italy, for which injury he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was transferred to hospitals in Europe, then to Cochran Field, Cochran, Ga., where he received treatment for his injuries and met his wife, “Dottie,” an Army nurse.  He was very active in the American Legion Post 21, including Post Commander several times and district finance officer for many years.  Mr. Marchant was a past president of the Tifton Kiwanis Club where he held numerous offices, served on the Board of Directors, and was chairman of many projects. He was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Tifton and traveled to Africa on church-sponsored missionary trips. Mr. Marchant enjoyed playing cards with his wife and their friends.

Mr. Marchant is survived by his wife, Dottie M. Marchant of Tifton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Warren H. “Chip” Marchant Jr. and Karla Marchant of Tifton, and Lennon L. Marchant of Marietta; one sister-in-law, Alice Roysden of Peachtree City; his grandchildren, Warren H. “Trae” Marchant III, Jenna Lynn Marchant Wisham, Drew J. Marchant, Darla and Mack Arnsdorff, Scott Lee Marchant and Hope Nix; his great-grandchildren, Emily Anne Marchant and Kane Ethan Wisham; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tifton, North American Missions Offering, 404 Love Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794.     

You may sign the guest registry at www.albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com.

Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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