Hughie Eugene Wilkerson

BLAKELY - Hughie Eugene Wilkerson, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2013 at his residence in Edison, Ga. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3 PM in the New Light Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Hall and Rev. Melvin Moody officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM.

Mr. Wilkerson was born June 9, 1933 in Morgan, Ga. to the late Hughie Earl Wilkerson and Ethel Hawke Wilkerson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the New Light Freewill Baptist Church. He also served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son Gregory Eugene Wilkerson.

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his wife Lucy Lane Wilkerson; son Donnie and wife Decarlo Wilkerson of Edison; 2 daughters;Jeanie W. Martin and husband Steve of Edison, Jan W. Strickland and husband Mike of Edison. Daughter-In-Law: Kimra (Kim) Kleckley Wilkerson of Edison. 2 sisters; Geraldine Shippey of Edison and Sally and Lester Brown of Dawson, Ga. 10 Grandchildren: Jennifer Cox(Jason), Adam Wilkerson (Jessica), Don Wilkerson, Brittany Sampley (D.J.), Al Martin (Brittany), Brandon Wilkerson, Danielle Wilkerson, Blake Martin, Lane Strickland and Shane Strickland. 5 Great-Grandchildren: Gacey Cox, Jada Cox, Jessie Sampley, Caleb Martin and Abigail Martin.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home

Blakely 229/723-3421