SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. John Henry Peavy of 320 Red Rock Road , Sylvester , GA , who departed this life on Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Mt. Early Baptist Church in Albany, GA with the Rev. Donnie Ray Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Worth County .

John Henry Peavy was born January 12, 1933 in Sylvester, GA .

He was educated in the Worth County Public School System. At an early age, John Henry joined Charity Grove Baptist Church; later in life, he moved his membership to Blue Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the Deacon Board. He last moved his membership to Mt. Early Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board.

He was a true entrepreneur, making his living off the land as a farmer.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Lillie Mae Peavy; two sons, Johnny (Jean) Peavy of Ocilla, GA, and Henry Peavy of Moultrie, GA; two grandchildren he raised as his daughters, Lakeshia Williams, Kathy Williams Harris, both of Sylvester, GA; stepson, Johnny (Princess) McGee of Newark, NY; stepdaughters, Dorothy (Calbert) Allen, Imogene McGee, both of Sylvester, GA; brother, Jesse D. (Valentina) Peavy of Sylvester, GA; sisters, Veola Boyd of Sylvester, GA, Bella Mae (Ray) Anderson of Amarillo, TX, Ella Mae (Robert) Tolbert of Thomas, GA, Rosa Lee (Al) Mitchell of River, MI; sister-in-law, Betty Lewis of Albany, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Jim (Sarah) Fowler of Sylvester, GA, J. C. Fowler of Tifton, GA; four grands, two great grands, sixteen step-grands, thirty-eight step-great grands, two step-great great grands.

The remains of Mr. Peavy will not be available for viewing.

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Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355