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DOERUN, Ga. -- George Frank Saunders Jr., 71, of Doerun, Ga., died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Doerun with Dr. David Benton officiating. Interment will follow in Doerun Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Mike Blair, Doyle Hancock, Brad Wheeler, Ken Tate, Jessie Pitts, Freddy Simon, Jerry Smith and Lamar Marshall. Honorary casketbearers will be members of the Doerun City Council.
Born September 22, 1945 in Moultrie, Ga., he was the son of the late George F. Saunders Sr. and Ruby Lee Pierce Saunders. Mr. Saunders has been the Mayor of Doerun since 2013 and served as a council member since 1999. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Doerun. He was a member of the Doerun Masonic Lodge, the local Shriners Chapter and the Young Farmers Association. He received the Tobacco Farmer of the Year and 2013 Soil and Water Conservationist of the Year award.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Sue Walden Saunders of Doerun, Ga.; five children, Melanie Patterson and Craig of Williamston, S.C., Kelly Yawn and Joey of Leesburg, Ga., Skipper Saunders and Angel of Moultrie, Ga., Lori Parker and Jody of Doerun, Ga., Wendy McGuirt and Michael of Doerun, Ga.; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Ray Saunders and Marie of Doerun, Ga.; sister, Betty Weeks and Charles of Greensboro, GA.
The family will receive friends from 5:00PM- 8:00PM Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Doerun, P.O. Box 156, Doerun, GA. 31744.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on June 21, 2017
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