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Funeral services for Mr. Albert L. Tanner, 83, will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Glover and the Rev. Clint Raburn officiating.
Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory in Milledgeville Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m.
Mr. Tanner was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille Crawford Tanner and Clyde Buron Tanner Sr.; brothers, Clyde B. Tanner Jr., Tommy Tanner and his beloved daughter, Allison Beth Tanner.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bessie Leverette Tanner; brothers, Tyree (Carol) Tanner, Bunion (Mildred) Tanner and Vunion (Mary Nell) Tanner, all of Milledgeville; special sisters-in-law and caregivers, Margaret (Robert) Ivey, Gladys (Carlton) Akins, Evelyn (Punch) Kelley and Ann Deal; Peabody Girls Class of '55, a host of loving nieces and nephews, and special great nieces and nephews.
Albert grew up walking to Olive Hill Baptist Church with his grandmother, Icie Crawford, and was a member and deacon of Harmony Baptist Church and later a member of First Baptist Church of Sandersville.
Albert made a career of work and helping people. He enjoyed his circle of friends and family. He was active in the Washington County Civitan Club and loved being a positive example by teaching and coaching young people in sports like football and baseball. After his handicap, he enjoyed fishing, growing beautiful flowers, and telling stories to family and friends.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net.
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
Published on August 21, 2017
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