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Obituaries

February 20, 2013

Milton Avant obit, February 20, 2013

Milton Avant obit

MILLEDGEVILLE — Mr. Milton Dewitt Avant, 87, of 289 Power Point Road in Milledgeville died Monday February 18 in Oconee regional Medical Center in Milledgeville.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 21 in  the Island Creek Baptist Church with burial  to follow at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Snow Hill Church Cemetery in Wilkinson County.  The Rev. Arthur Gunn and the Rev. Billy Hargrove will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Marc Sack, Ben Salter, Roy Avant, Charlie Johnson, Eric Lindsey and Barry Hill.

Mr. Avant was a native of Washington County, the son of the late Carl Avant and the l ate Sallie Wheeler Avant.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Willoughby Avant.  He was a graduate of Sandersville High School and had worked for Millers Food Store and had worked as the manager of Tennille Red and White Food Store.  Mr. Avant worked for Burgess Pigment Company for more than 37 years and was a councilman for the City of Sandersville for a number of years and served as a volunteer fireman for the City of Sandersville.   

He was a coach for a Little League baseball team and the men's softball league. He was a member of the Sandersville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of Twin City Country Club.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Fountain Avant of Milledgeville; a daughter, Debbie Avant Atkinson of Sandersville; a step-daughter, Cassie Fountain Hargrove and her husband Thomas of Milledgeville; two step-sons, Conn Fountain and his wife Judy of Macon and Matt Fountain of Gordon; 10 grandchildren, Chris (Michelle) Durden, Kristy (Kelly) Wallace, Mike (Angie) Fountain, David (Sara) Rowan, Steven (Kelly) Rowan, Mitch Fountain, Skylar Fountain, T. J. (Jaimie) Hargrove, Carlie Hargrove Williamson and Catie Hargrove; eight great-grandchildren, Kristen Durden, Josh Fountain, Allison Rowan, Eve Rowan, Ellie Hargrove, Brooklyn Williamson, Jack Wallace and Ariel Rowan.

The family will receive friends at May and Smith Funeral Home in Sandersville from 4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggest donations be made to the Island Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1108, Milledgeville, Ga. 31059.

May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville is in charge of the arrangements.

www.mayandsmithfuneraldirectors.com

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