Deryck Laverne Pyles

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Mr. Deryck Laverne Pyles, age 68, of Ochlocknee, Georgia, died July 13, 2021, at the home of his sister, Katherine.  He was born December 28, 1952, in Cairo, Georgia, to Laverne and Juanita Pyles.

Deryck attended Whigham High School and served in the U.S. Army.  Deryck worked many years in construction and was a skilled carpenter.  He was an accomplished artist and enjoyed working on cars as well as drawing them.

Mr. Pyles is survived by his son, D. J. Pyles (Tiffany); siblings, Katherine Elliott (Bruce), Deveni Jacobs, James Pyles (Joyce), and Patricia McElhaney (Elwood); and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Laverne Pyles and Juanita Rehberg Pyles.

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A special thanks to Melissa Edwards and Rasheka Turner of Hospice of Southwest Georgia for their exceptional care and kindness.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Georgia, P. O. Box 1114-A, Thomasville, Ga. 31792 or the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

Graveside services have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On-line condolences may be sent at  Cox Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.