Mr. Cyrus L. “Buddy” Giles Jr., 71, of Milledgeville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, after a 14-year-long battle against cancer. Buddy was born in Sandersville, a son to the late Cyrus L. Giles Sr. and the late Georgia Marie Franks Giles. Buddy was the maintenance supervisor for Lapp Insulators in Sandersville. He was preceded in death by his children, Brandy Ruth Giles and Cyrus L. Giles III; sister, Irma Giles Estes; and brother, John Giles.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Joyce Newsome Giles of Milledgeville; daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Jeff Hardin of West Alexandria, Ohio, Donna and Mitch Blinn of Jefferson, Lori and Perry Giles, of Athens; son, Cyrus L. “B.J.” Giles IV of Milledgeville; sisters, Sarah (Jimmy) Josey, Valeria (Dorsey) Hardage, brother, Jim Giles, all of Milledgeville; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; in-laws, Joan McCullar, Beverley (Phil) Costin, Bill (Kay) Newsome; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Kitchen officiating. The burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.