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Mr. William V. ‘Bill’ Prince, 75

Mr. William V. “Bill” Prince, 75, passed away Feb. 2.
Mr. Prince was born Oct. 20, 1945, in Valdosta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Maurice Prince Sr. and Doris Townsend Ranew and a brother, Jack Maurice Prince Jr. He has made his home in Hazlehurst for the past eight years, having come from Walton County. He was a member of First Baptist Church-Hazlehurst and Mensa International, a High IQ Society and the Jeff Davis Veterans Association. Before becoming an ordained minister, he was an active and faithful member of The Gideons International. He formerly served as President of Council of Georgia Baptist Evangelist nd served on the Board of Directors of Council of Southern Baptist Evangelists. He served two terms on the Southern Baptist Executive Committee. He was an avid hunter and loved going fishing on the Georgia rivers, but his greatest love was his family, whom he adored.
He was survived by his wife, Jo Prince of Hazlehurst; children, Cheryl (Brad) Waters of Hazlehurst, Jan (Randy) Prickett of Evans and William Jack (Leah) Prince of Oxford; brothers, Rhett Prince of Snellville and Butch Ranew of Colona, Ill.; sister, Dotty DeFreest of Barnwell, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Feb. 5 at Palms Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Brad Waters and the Rev. Philip Worthington officiating.
Pallbearers were Matthew Waters, Willy Waters, John Wesley Waters, Cameron May, Logan May, Hunter Prince and Randy Prickett.
Music was rendered by grandsons, Matt Waters, Willy Waters and also Jim Perry.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions, in memory of Mr. Prince, be made to Jeff Davis Gideons, PO Box 1656, Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 or to First Baptist Church-Hazlehurst Building Fund, 30 Tallahassee Street, Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539
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Wainright Parlor Funeral Home has charge.

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