The Rev. Steve Toler, 64, of Hazlehurst died May 30 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.
Rev. Toler was born Aug. 11, 1956, in Jeff Davis County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland Randolph Toler and Lucy Jane Taylor Toler, and brother, Glenn Toler.
Rev. Toler’s heart was being a God called preacher and pastor, but his trade was being a mechanic at his shop known as Tolers Garage. He also served as County Commissioner for two terms, was a Jeff Davis firefighter, first responder and an avid coon hunter. He was the founder and pastor of New Beginnings Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Knight Toler of Hazlehurst; daughter Jodie Marie Toler of Hazlehurst; brothers, Johnny Toler (Elaine) of Hazlehurst; Jimmy Toler (Emily) of Hazlehurst; sisters, Clara Allagood of Hazlehurst and Dorothy Deen of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Austin Hayes, Brice Hayes and John Caleb Hayes; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held June 2 at Zoar Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Williamson and the Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. Interment followed in Satilla Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ricky Allagood, Randy Partin, Tim Partin, Johnny Toler Jr., Jamie Toler and Chad Toler.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.