Herbert Paul Ristow III 

Published 11:05 am Monday, April 5, 2021

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Herbert Paul Ristow III

April 3, 2021


Herbert Paul Ristow III, 67, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.

Herbert Paul Ristow III was born April 26, 1953 in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Herbert Paul, Jr. and Sarah Durham Ristow. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and Georgia Southwestern with a Bachelor of Science in music. He retired from Department of Family & Children Services as a case manager but also worked at Department of Labor for a number of years. Paul was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.

Known to family and friends as passionate and stubborn, Paul was also a tightwad. He had a need to know every single detail and how those details worked together. He enjoyed music (Chicago was his favorite band) and shared his own talent playing the piano, singing, and playing the trumpet in the Bainbridge British Brass Band. Paul loved Star Trek, golf, and working on his “little” farm and “knocking around.”

Survivors include his life partner, Vickie Harrell; his daughter, Allyson Houston and her husband, Creig, of Georgetown, Ga.; and his siblings, Mark & Terry Ward, Bill & Lisa Ward, and Jackie Cooper. Paul was preceded in death by his parents.