2013-07-10 / Obituaries

Donald E. Godbee

Mr. Donald E. Godbee, 68, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at Optim Medical Center after a long illness.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Dry Branch Baptist Church with Revs. Brad Boynton and Emory Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born in Jenkins County and was a dairy farmer and a Baptist. Don was a member of the Georgia Milk Producers Association and the American Jersey Cattle Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emory Godbee, and brother, Thomas Godbee.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Waters Godbee; three daughters, Kimberly Bennett, and Ashley Godbee, both of Millen, and Hayley Greene of Statesboro; two sons, Wesley (Shana) Godbee of Millen and Craig (Susan) Godbee of Perry; two sisters, Jan (Ed) Wilson of Millen and Leigh Ann (Ken) Diffenderfer of Thousand Oaks, CA; his mother, Lottie Alice Godbee of Millen; and 10 grandchildren, Alisha Godbee, Sheridan Godbee, Meredith Greene, Grant Greene, Joshua Greene, Devan Godbee, Weston Godbee, Reagan Godbee, Judson Godbee, and Jaylee Bennett.

Active pallbearers were John Cleve Newton, Perry Mitchell, Norman Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Junior Joyner, Glynn Bassett Jr., and Kenny Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Jenkins County High School Class of 1963. Memorials may be made to the Don Godbee FFA Scholarship Fund, c/o Southern Bank, Sardis, GA.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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