William (Warren) Harvey, 79, of Baxley, and Wayne County, died Friday, December 2, 2011 at his residence, after an extended illness. The Glynn County native and former resident of Odum, had resided in Appling County for the past 49 years and was a retired State Supervisor with the Board of Corrections and the Department of Labor for 20 years. He was formerly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was known for writing, playing, and recording country music. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and was an avid fisherman and gardener.
Survivors are his wife of 55 years: Alberta Ogden Harvey of Baxley; four daughters: Sharon (Rev. Daniel) Tomberlin of Vidalia, Karen (Jerry) Lowther, Sonya (Brian) Snow and Melody (Lee) Lewis, all of Baxley; two sons: Marland (Brenda) Harvey of Baxley and Alan (Melinda) Harvey of Odum; two sisters: Iris Scott and Emily (Harry) Lacy, both of Orlando; a brother: Charles Mann (Sylvia) Harvey of Odum, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 5, from the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Ogden, the Rev. R. M. Warren and the Rev. Daniel Tomberlin officiating with the American Flag presentation by the American Legion Post #311. Interment was in Moody-Tillman Cemetery in Appling County. Active pallbearers were grandsons.
Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
The Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, was in charge of the arrangements.