John Benjamin Bottoms Sr., age 64, of Winder passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Rubie Stephens Bottoms; brother, Harry Royce Bottoms; and a niece, Jaime Furr.
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He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Hamrick Bottoms of Winder; three sons, John B. (Christine) Bottoms of Southside, Ala., Joshua C. Smith of Athens, Simon J. Smith of Canton; daughter, Raina (Eugene) Chavis of Athens; brother, Thomas Hugh Bottoms of Winder; sister, Anne Lee Furr of Douglasville; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two nephews, Christopher Bottoms of Suwanee, Emmet D. Furr of Winder; two nieces, Teresa Furr of Douglasville, Deborah Furr of Tampa, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Auburn Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Parkin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Smith Funeral Home in Winder is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2012