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James Conger Sr.: Dec. 7, 2017

PLAINS — Mr. James Conger Sr., a beloved father and grandfather, age 73, of Plains, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Plains United Methodist Church. The Rev. R.T. Beverly officiated. Interment followed in Lebanon cemetery in Plains. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Aldridge Funeral Services.

Mr. Conger was born Feb. 23, 1944, in Albany, Ga., son of the late Benjamin Dow Conger and the late Lillie Mae Barfield Conger. He was a lifetime self-employed contractor. Mr. Conger was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Chavers Conger; three sons and daughters-in-law, James Dow Conger Jr. (Polly) of Ellaville, Charles Douglas Stewart of Ellaville, and Benjamin D. Conger (Kathy) of Plains; seven grandchildren, Preston Stewart (Haley) of Ellaville, Hannah Robinson (Cody) of Ellaville, Chase Conger of Ellaville, Nicole Conger, Alyssa Conger, Micah Conger, all of Perry and Chloe Conger of Plains; one brother-in-law. Nelson Penn of Americus; sisters-in-law, Linda Pilcher of Americus and Sue Gilbert Bishop (Jack) of Panama City Beach, Fla. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Conger was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sidney Penn and Claudia Wade; and two brothers, Ben Sikes and Bill Sikes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plains Lions Club, P.O. Box 37, Plains GA 31780 or to the Plains Rabbit Branch, P.O. Box 215. Plains GA 31780.

To share your condolences with the family, go to www.aldridgefuneralservice.com. Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, is in charge of these arrangements.