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Steven Bryan Warnell passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
He was born May 12, 1981. A native of Bryan County, he made his home in Blitchton. He graduated high school from Trident Academy in Mount Pleasant, S.C. He was employed by Warnell Logging. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an expert horseman and competed in many NCHA cutting horse competitions. In 1996, he won the $50,000 Amateur Any Age making him the youngest winner in show history. In 1999, he achieved a record-setting victory in the Area 18 Youth Scholarship Cutting at the Augusta Futurity. He was also a devoted fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn H. Warnell; his brother, Harold Brooks Warnell III; his grandparents, Harold Brooks and Frances Warnell; and grandfather, Bert Hampton.
He is survived by his father, Harold Brooks Warnell Jr. of Blitchton; two sons, Hunter Brooks Warnell and Steven Austin Warnell; grandmother, Estelle Hampton of Savannah; brother, Kenneth Hampton Warnell of Maryville, Tenn.; fiancée, Jamie Bragg of Blitchton; uncle, Herbert (Karen) Warnell of Blitchton; cousins, Fran (Corey) Parker of Pembroke and Sarah Warnell of Blitchton; and extended family and many friends.
A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Groveland Cemetery in Groveland.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke.
Remembrances may be made to Area 18 Youth Scholarship Cutting Fund, Atlantic Coast Cutting Horse Assoc., P.O. Box 936, Augusta, GA. 30903.
Arrangements are by Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke www.flandersmorrisonfuneralhome.com.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home
197 South College Street
Pembroke, GA 31321
Published in BryanCountyNews from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2012