Merle Beckworth Medders, 86, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Mrs. Medders was born March 17, 1926 in Appling County to the late Charlie Marvin Beckworth and the late Virginia Soonie Swinson Beckworth. She was a member of Satilla Baptist Church.
Merle was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Marion “Bussie” Medders, a son, Lonnie Edward Medders and a grandson, Rodney Clifton Mincey.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Clifton Mincey of Baxley; one brother, Ernest Beckworth of Baxley; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of niece and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Satilla Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Davis officiated. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Del Akins, Jason Carter, Jerry Johnson, Bill Williams, Will Williams, Chase Johnson and Eric Mincey.
Honorary pallbearers were Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Musical selections were rendered by Tammy Nix and Kim Powers.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.