Tifton Gazette


April 22, 2014

Bernardo Avalos (Slim) Jr.

TIFTON — Bernardo Avalos (Slim) Jr., 65, of Tifton died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pinehill Baptist Church. The Rev. Donnie Wright will officiate with burial to follow at Pinehill Baptist Church Cemetery. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m today in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mr. Avalos was born April 7, 1949 in Laredo, Texas and was the son of Bernardo “Slim” Avalos Sr., who preceded him in death and his mother, Andrea De Leon Avalos of Omega. Mr. Avalos was a carpenter.  

Mr. Avalos is survived by his wife, Bonnie Avalos of Tifton; one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kaylee Avalos of Tifton; two brothers and one sister-in-law, David and Francis Avalos of Tifton and Louis Avalos of Omega; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Gonzalo Gonzalez of Tifton, Hilda and Santos Gonzales of Moultrie, Diana and Andrew Mendieta of Omega, Andrea and Ricky Dean of Tifton; and one granddaughter, Baylee Faye Avalos.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave. Suite 100, Albany, GA 31701.

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

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

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