Mr. Vincent Jesse Studdard, 91, of Centre, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Ga.
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Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvyn Salter, the Rev. Eddie Nation, MSgt (Ret) Claude Hooper and the Rev. Jim Griffin officiating. Entombment will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens with full military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 this evening.
Pallbearers include Dave Holmes, Jarrett Holmes, Matt Miller, Will Miller, Brandon Betterton and Lamar Williams.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Holmes of Centre and Renee (Lamar) Williams of Centre; grandchildren, Dave (Christina) Holmes, Jarrett (Christy) Holmes, Jonna (Brandon) Betterton, Matt (Jaima) Miller and Will Miller; great-grandchildren, Madilyn Miller, Vince Holmes, Zell Miller, Jace Betterton, Sage Holmes and Bailey Betterton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnie Bailey Studdard.
Mr. Studdard was a native of Cherokee County. He was the son of the late Oscar Vincent and Lillian L. Johnson Studdard. He was a retired Army veteran, having served in the Korean War and World War II.
He was a member of Centre First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and was active in the Carpenters for Christ and a volunteer at the ROC. He was a former member of the Centre Lions Club, where he was named a Melvyn Jones Fellow.
A special thank you from the family goes to Wellstar Community Hospice Center Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain.
Memorials may be made to the Centre First Baptist Church ROC, or the family will accept flowers.
Perry Funeral Home directing.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Mar. 18, 2013