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William L. Stewart: Jan. 6, 2018

AMERICUS — Mr. William L. “Bunky” Stewart, age 82, passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2018, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, from the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Ellaville, he was a son of the late Eugene Stewart and the late Elizabeth Smith Stewart. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from the grocery industry, having worked in management positions at Winn Dixie and Glover Wholesale. Mr. Stewart was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a true family man who dearly loved his family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gladys Jordan Sutton Stewart, of Americus; his children: William L. “Bill” Stewart Jr. (Cindy Tallman) of Albertville, Ala., and Sherry Stewart Baker (Thomas) of Jonesboro; his stepchildren: Charles Standridge of Americus, and Kathy Sutton Vann (Larry) of Columbus; grandchildren: Ray Allen Weeks Jr. (Melissa) of Jenkinsburg, Ga., Patricia Holcomb (Brandon) of Albertville, Ala., and Vicky Vann Paul (Keith) of Midland, Ga.; great-grandchildren: Kaedin and Riley Weeks, Carson Holcomb, Luke and Libby Paul, and Maggie, Abby and Cailee Standridge; sisters-in-law, Pat Stewart of Starke, Fla., and Faye McCrary (Nelson) of Americus; brothers-in-law, Robert Jordan of Albany, and Gene Jordan (Gwen) of Americus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by one brother, Bowman Eugene Stewart; and by two stepdaughters: Susan Sutton Standridge and Peggy Sutton Davies.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus GA 31709.

To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences to the family, please visit www.hancockfuneralhomeinc.com

Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. William L. “Bunky” Stewart.