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Mr. Billy Joe Medders Jr., 64

Mr. Billy Joe Medders Jr., 64, of Hazlehurst, died Dec. 20 at his residence.
Mr. Medders was born July 25, 1958, in Ware County, and is preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe Medders Sr. and Gwendolyn Chaney Morris, and sister, Deborah Taylor. He was formerly employed with Howard Graham Logging.
Billy Joe always had a strong work ethic, and in his spare time, he was quite the outdoorsman. He really enjoyed fishing and piddling. He had a sweet, and humble disposition, his mannerism was always pleasant, and he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Lee Beans Medders of Hazlehurst; daughters, Tina Renee Pompa (Jorge) of Lizella, and Jennifer Wood (Chris) of Hazlehurst; step-daughter, April McDonald of Hazlehurst; son, Zackary Medders of Hazlehurst; step-son, Michael Ellis (Helena Wells) of Hazlehurst; sister, Rose Steverson of Hazlehurst; brothers, David Medders (Jan) of Hazlehurst, Charlie Medders (Angel) of Hazlehurst, and Leonard Medders (Donna) of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Chelsey Waters, Hunter Crabb, Jose Torres, Jasmine Torres, and Caitlyn Via; great-grandchildren, Hunter Waters, Harper Waters, and Bradley Waters.
Services were held Dec. 22 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Chancey and the Rev. Joey Chancey officiating. Interment followed in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Justin Waters, Victor Cooper, Tyler Steverson, Gregory Taylor, Nathan Spivey, and Dennis Yawn.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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