2018-09-12 / Obituaries

Owen Fussell


Owen Lawrence Fussell, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

The funeral service will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Danny Brewer, Rev. Rick Smith and Rev. Yancey Ha r tma n officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery with Stanley Houston, Thomas Hart, Tyner Kilgore, David Wilson, Preston Holt and Jack Tedder serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Carimachel and P.J. Patel. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, Ga.

Mr. Fussell was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Jacksonville, Ga., to the late Otis Lord Fussell and Flora Cook Fussell. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and retired from Georgia Pacific as a pulp mill supervisor. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #86 in Blakely and served in the Navy Reserves.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ruth Sanders Fussell; and a son, Gene Fussell.

Survivors include a son, Larry Fussell and Lois of Monroe, Ga.; a sister, Montine Spillers of Fayetteville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Thomas and Traci Hart of Powder Springs, Ga., Staci and Brad Franklin of Lawrenceville, Ga., Lindsay Estep of Leesburg, Ga., and Blake Fussell of Longwood, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Cara and Emma-Kay Hart; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Southside Baptist Church, 22240 Lucile Road, Blakely, GA 39823 or to Blockhouse Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Jacksonville, GA 31544.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Return to top