Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Obituaries

March 29, 2014

William W. Sawyer: March 26, 2014

AMERICUS — Mr. William Wayman “Buzz” Sawyer, 88, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Shiloh Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh Harbort officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The following served as pallbearers, James Harper, William Reid, Robbie Underwood, David Jordan, Hal Dunmon, Gary Cross and Sammy Adams. The family received friends at the church one hour before services and other times the family residence, 261 Memorial Mile, Americus.

Mr. Sawyer was born March 4, 1926, in Sylvester, Ga., son of the late Arthur Gilbert Sawyer and Ruby Glover Sawyer  He was a farmer and furniture salesman. Mr. Sawyer served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and served as a deacon.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by his beloved wife Liza Brock Sawyer of Americus; a daughter and son-in-law Susan Sawyer Moore (Philip) of Lyons, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Sawyer (Angela) of Ellaville, Ga., and Kenny Sawyer (Braunda) of Americus. Nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Sawyer was preceded in death by a son Thomas Daniel Sawyer and 11 brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, 961 Shiloh Road, Americus GA 31719 or a charity of choice.

Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book and express your condolences to the family go to www.aldridgefuneralservices.com

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