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Luther Vernon “Pa Paw” Sykes

Luther Vernon “Pa Paw” Sykes, age 77 of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at his home.

Vernon was born in Thomaston, Georgia on January 9, 1944. He was a member of Barnesville First Assembly, and was retired from Snapper. 

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Father, William “Billy” Robert Sykes and Mother, Lucinda Glanton Sykes Barnes; Brother, Douglas Barnes; and his Daughter, Linda Gail Sykes.

Survivors include his Wife, Denise Sykes; Step Children, Deidra Donald and Husband, Steve, Darrell Cartin and Wife, Ashley; Grandchildren, Ashley Stansell and husband, Steve; Bailey Thompson and Wife, Kay; Austin O’Pry, Caleb Thompson, Collin Thompson, Carissa Thompson, Branden Cartin, Grayson Edwards, Luke Cartin, Adam Cartin; Great Grandchildren, Lindlee Stansell, Bentley Stansell, Luke Stansell, Hayden Thompson, Walker Thompson, Willa Thompson, and Landon O’Pry; Sisters, Claudette Dumas, Jeanette Pendley, Dorothy Ridgeway, and Barbara Wray; Brothers, Raymond Sykes and Wife, Patricia; Tommy Sykes and wife, Linda; David Barnes; and several Nieces and Nephews.

The family would like to say a special Thank You to lifelong friends, Brooks and Susan Johnson, Brightmoor Hospice, especially Nurses, Christie Bohensky and Emily McKinley; and Sherrie Stowe at Griffin Home Care.

Graveside funeral services will be on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery. Reverend Mick Savage and Reverend Andy King will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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