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Mr. J.L. Rentz, 96

Mr. J.L. Rentz, 96, of Hazlehurst, died Jan. 11 at Community Hospice in Vidalia.
Mr. Rentz was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Jeff Davis County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Lott Rentz Sr. and Fodia Rain Cain Rentz, his wife, Lurene Summerlin Rentz, and his son, Mike Rentz.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, he was the last of the World War II Cavalry Unit, and also the last family member of the Joe Lott Rentz Sr. family. Years ago he started the Rentz family gospel group which later years evolved as the Pilgrims Quartet.
He loved his family dearly, enjoyed woodworking, and was the community fix-all man. His family said he was truly a Godly man and he told everyone, that he contributed his long life to good Godly living.
Survivors include his son, Tony Rentz (Brenda) of Waycross; daughters, Peggy Spell LeCours (Jim) of Hazlehurst, Debra Rentz of Hazlehurst, Kathy Jolley (Barry Duggan) of Macon; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Jan. 13 in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors, with the Rev. Bryan Taylor officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Active pallbearers were Jammie Carter, Garrett Spell, Gabe Spell, Jason Hughes, Blake Medders, and Ryan Sellers.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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