Athens - Derrell R. Addis Sr., 75, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2009.
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A native of Seneca, S.C., he was preceded in death by his mother, Fredda Scott Addis; his wife, Linda Cole Addis; son, Sam Addis; and son-in-law, Jeff Jerkins. Mr. Addis served in the National Guard and was a member of Post 20 and Post 185 of the American Legion. He retired, after 47 years, from Winn Dixie. He was a mason and a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple and the Athens Shrine Club. Mr. Addis attended Oconee Presbyterian Church and was a member of West End Baptist Church. Mr. Addis loved college football, NASCAR races and Braves baseball.
Survivors include daughter, Susie Jerkins of Watkinsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Joe Clark of Maryville, Tenn., and Sandy and Bob Young Jr. of Dunwoody; grandchildren, Rachel Jerkins, Jake Jerkins, Anna Clark, Daniel Clark, Elizabeth Young and Allyson Young; special friend, Hazel Durden; several aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews cousins and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 28, at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Finger officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at Bernstein on Thursday, August 27, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Georgia, 3525 Piedmont Road, Building 6, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 27, 2009