August 30, 2018
Mr. William Sledge, 77, of Sumner passed away on August 30, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on September 1, 2018 at Pine Forest Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Pine Forest Cemetery. Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Trey Brown will officiate. Mr. Sledge was born on May 18, 1941 in Tifton, GA, to the late James Milton and Sarah Elizabeth Chapman Sledge. He became a devout servant to God, devoted husband and father, a successful farmer, and stalwart member of the Worth County community. He was devoted to his faith and spent many years in service as a member of Gideons International, and as a Sunday school teacher and deacon at Pine Forest Baptist Church. Among many awards over his long career as a farmer, he received the 1962 American FFA Degree, the 1976 Dairy Production Award from Dairymen Incorporated, and the 2000 Worth County Senior Farmer of the Year Award. In contribution to the Worth County community, he served as county commissioner and as a member of the planning and road naming committees. He is survived by his wife, Helen Sledge of Sumner; children, Donna Sledge of Ty Ty, Gerald Sledge (Ginger Smith) of Sumner and Dodd Sledge of Lansing MI; brothers, Charles Sledge and Milton Sledge. The family is asking for donations to Gideons International (sendtheword.org), Pine Forest Baptist Church 601 Pine Forest Rd. Ty Ty, GA. 31795, and/or Hospice of Tift Area 618 Central Ave. Tifton, GA. 31794 in his name in lieu of flowers. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 Am until service hour at Pine Forest Baptist Church. Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.
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