Leon Eugene Pyles

Published 5:16 pm Monday, November 21, 2011

March 17, 1946

Nov. 18, 2011

The funeral service for Leon Eugene Pyles, 65, of Bainbridge, was held on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Dean, Rev. Donna Bevels and Rev. Tommy Willis officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Whigham, Ga., with Miles Donalson, Mike Cutchens, Gary Brown, Jerry Brown, J. R. Brown, and Harold Stewart serving as active pallbearers.

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Mr. Pyles was born March 17, 1946, in Whigham, the son of Charlie Jefferson Pyles and Alice Ponder Pyles. He died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at his residence. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1965 through 1967. Mr. Pyles was a mechanic at Kirksey Ford for 10 years and retired from Amoco Fabrics. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Brown Pyles of Bainbridge; his daughter, Diane P. Brown and her husband, Joe, of Bainbridge; his sons, Marvin E. Pyles and his wife, Charmaine, of Bainbridge, Harold Stewart of Bainbridge; and his four grandchildren, Jesse Brown, Ty Brown, Jonathan Pyles and Daniel Pyles.

Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.