James Walter Medders, Jr., 62, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Medders was born Aug. 18, 1950 in Bacon County to the late James Walter Medders, Sr. and the late Valdese Medders Gettys. He was a member of Big Oaks Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Gail Medders of Baxley; one daughter, Amy (Steve) Wood of Baxley; one sister, Margrett (Danny) Bruner of Alma; four brothers, Craig (Sharon) Medders, Neil (Debra) Medders, Timmy (Kelly) Medders, all of Alma and Gary (Linda) Medders of Auburn; three grandchildren, Bryan (Riley) Carter, Taylor (Amanda) Wood and Morgan Wood; one great-grand child, Brooklyn Wood and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Big Oaks Church of God with the Reverends Tommy Daniels, Virginia Herrington and Mark Grimes officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Scott Medders, Joey Yawn, Ryan Medders, Christopher Medders, Stacy Medders, Al Medders, Jonathon Medders and David Barber.
Honorary pallbearers were Big Oaks Sanctuary Class, Merell Miles, Keith Miles, Dr. Orlando Fernando, Julius Errett, Carol Turner, Tyrone Paulk, Moses Cruz and Alvin Aycock.
Musical selections were rendered by the Rev. Virginia Herrington, Gary Williams and Debbie Taylor.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.