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Bobby Merritt

February 6, 1941 ~ January 11, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and funeral services of Mr. Bobby Reese Merritt, age 81, of Mitchell who died Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Augusta University Medical Center. 

Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 3:00 pm at Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Hudson officiating.

Mr. Merritt was native of Mitchell and the son of the late Horace Allen Merritt and Bessie Mae Kitchens Merritt.  Mr. Merritt was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.  He was retired from Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Company in Sandersville as a heavy equipment operator and was a farmer.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, sisters Grace Powell, Jean Pike and Faye Daniels and a brother Billy Merritt and is survived by his son Jeff Merritt (Tammie) of Mitchell, grandchildren TJ, Ike and Dylan, and a sister Alice Swann of Nashville, Ga., several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service Mineral Springs Baptist Church


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Funeral Service
January 13, 2023

3:00 PM
Mineral Springs Baptist Church
7359 Hamburg State Park Rd
Mitchell, GA 30820

Visitation 1 Hour Prior To Service

Mineral Springs Baptist Church
7359 Hamburg State Park Rd
Mitchell, GA 30820


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