ALBANY -- Mr. Bobby J. Connell, 74, of Albany died Monday, January 21, 2013 at Carl Vinson Medical Center in Dublin.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday January 24, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Barrett and Rev. Larry Connell officiating.

Mr. Connell was born on June 19, 1938 in Dougherty County to the late Lora Delmer and Mattie Mae Layfield Connell. He had lived in Worth County since 1984. Mr. Connell served in the United States Navy and was a charter member of the Pensacola Moose Lodge # 557, the Legion of North West Florida # 182 and William F. Sikes Post # 4825 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a diesel mechanic and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Potts Connell of Albany; son, Larry Connell, Sr. of Valdosta; daughters, Susan J. Flowers (Kim) of New Broxton, AL; and Belinda D. Blalock (Keith) of Albany; step son, David Connell (Felicia) of Nashville; step daughter, Pamela A. Torrence (Logan) of Leesburg; sisters, Bernice Newell of Albany; Betty Connell of Albany; and Basalyn Helwig (Dale) of Leighton, PA; brother, Buford Connell (Joanne) of Nashville; 9 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren and a special friend, Wayne Powell, 4 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Mr. Connell was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Powell.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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