Horace Gene PoitevientPublished 1:59am Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Horace Gene Poitevient, 74, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Archbold Hospital.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Milton Harrison and Rev. Tim Harrell officiating. Interment followed at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with James Pollock, Melton Pollock, Dan West, Tarrell Bennett, Stan Pollock, and Gary Welch serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Thursby, Dwain Sellars, Tom Burgess, Nathan Salter, Kenneth Godwin, and Kim Whitehead.
Memorial donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 2909 Vada Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817.
Mr. Poitevient was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Pelham, Ga., the son of Oscar Poitevient and Mamie Harvey Poitevient.
He was a life-long farmer and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Vergie M. Poitevient; his daughters, Rhonda Schiffner and her husband, Jim, of Bainbridge, and Wanda Duncan and her husband, Wayne, of Pelham; his sister, Earnestdean Carr of Camilla, Ga.; his grandchildren, Angel Webb and her husband, Billy, of Cairo, Ga., and Joseph Newsome and his wife Kristy of Brinson;
his great-grandchildren, Danielle Bradshaw, Kelan Newsome, Justin Webb, and Logan Webb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Poitevient and Mamie Harvey Poitevient; and his brother, Buddy Poitevient.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.