Ernest Booth: Jan. 2, 2015

Published 1:23 pm Friday, January 2, 2015

Mr. Ernest Jackson “Jack” Booth, 85, passed away on Friday morning, January 2, at Perfect Care.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 5, at Williams Road Church of Christ, with Minister Keith Wishum officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Nephews serving as pallbearers included Billy Barrett, David Barrett, Tim Barrett, Peyton Hancock, Johnny Womack and Eddie Booth.

The family received friends on Sunday evening, January 4, between the hours of 5:00 & 7:00 PM at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., and at other times at the home of Mrs. Polly Hancock, 119 Cedar Ridge Drive.

Born June 15, 1929 in Lee County, he was a son of the late Oscar Edward Booth and Eva Clyde Hutchinson Booth. He worked at Davis Casket Company in Americus, and was retired after 33 years in the upholstery department at the Blue Bird Bus Company in Fort Valley.

Mr. Booth had been a very active member of Williams Road Church of Christ, where he was known as “The Candy Man”.

Survivors include two sisters, JoAnn Seawright of Americus,and Polly Hancock of Americus; one niece, Debra Womack (Johnny) of Americus; 5 nephews, Billy Barrett (Karen) of Americus, David Barrett of Columbus, Tim Barrett of Roswell, Eddie Booth of Americus, and Peyton Hancock (Angie) of Americus; great-nieces & nephews: Audrey Barrett Teate (John), Ty Barrett, Jade Hancock and Rolie Hancock, all of Americus, Leigh Anne Busby (Nick) of Augusta, and J. R. Booth (Kristie) of Dawson; and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Booth; and by a sister, Peggy Booth Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Boys’ Ranch, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281; or to the Youth Fund at Williams Road Church of Christ, 110 Williams Road, Americus, GA 31709.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. Ernest “Jack” Booth.