Mr. Robert B. Bazemore Sr., age 67, passed away on Friday, March 28, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The Screven County native was a member of Sylvania First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and member of the Joy Sunday School Class. Mr. Bazemore was a U.S. Army veteran and a custom home builder with membership in the Association of Home Builders. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Helen Blackburn Bazemore, and two brothers, Earnest Bazemore Jr. and Johnny Bazemore.
Mr. Bazemore is survived by his wife, Vera Powell Bazemore of Sylvania; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon B. and Bryan Sowell of Lawrenceville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. Jr. and Alena B. Bazemore of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra B. and Curtis Brannen of Sylvania and Terri B. and Robert Chadwick of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; three grandchildren, Aidan Sowell of Lawrenceville and Seth and Emily Bazemore of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Bazemore will be Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Sylvania First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Screven County Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Roger Brannen, Rick Chadwick, Matthew Chadwick, Justin Brannen, David Smit, Arnold Rhodes and Rusty Hadaway.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacon of First Baptist Church along with Don and Kay Baksdale, Mark and Jean Sowell, Wallace Taylor, Tommy Banks, Jim Head, Karen Anderson, Norman Hill, Wendell and Rachel Hagan, Lowell and Sharon Hagan, Natilie Hagan and Robbie Arnett.
Visitation will be held at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mr. Robert B. Bazemore Sr.
Statesboro Herald, March 30, 2008
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