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Alvin Lee Milby Sr. obituary

Mr. Alvin Lee Milby, Sr., of Meansville, died quietly at his home on July 22, 2012. He was born on Oct. 30, 1922, in Harlan, Ky. He was the son of the late Odin O. Milby and Mallie Duval Milby. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold R. Milby, and a sister, Odeania Milby Sicker. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hazel Langford Milby; a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin Lee Milby Jr. and Denise Anderson Milby of Meansville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Greg Vanderwall of Silverton, Ore.; a daughter, Janet Milby Minter of Thomaston; grandchildren and spouses, Matthew Vanderwall, Chad and Molly Minter, Jesse Milby, Sarah and Quy Gould, Erin Minter, Andy Vanderwall, Rebecca Milby, and Jacob Vanderwall; nieces and nephews, Charles and Jeanie Lee and family, Barbara and Jeff Dawson, Rhea and Missy Milby, Carolyn McDonald and family and Steve and Barbara Milby and family. Mr. Milby was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater during World War II and rising to the rank of technical sergeant. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He was a member and deacon of Meansville Baptist Church. He loved his family and his God. Mr. Milby was retired from the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services, where he served as director for the Pike County and Upson County departments. He was a councilman and former mayor of the city of Meansville. He was a longtime member and former president of the Pike County Lions Club. He served his community in many capacities, including serving as a Senator in the Silver-haired Legislature and on the boards of the Pike County Department of Family and Children’s Services, Palmetto Healthcare and the Council on Aging of the McIntosh Trail APDC. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Alvin L. Milby Sr., Medical Center in Zebulon, which is named in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at United Bank to the Alvin L. Milby Sr., Memorial Fund for benefit of the Alvin L. Milby Sr. Medical Center in Zebulon. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at Meansville Baptist Church with Pastor John Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery. Moody Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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