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Bonny Fred Tawzer, 76, of Tifton passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Tift Regional Medical Center. His funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Marshall Kennedy officiating. Mr. Tawzer was laid to rest at Wayside Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
David Kyle Tawzer, Joshua Michael Barnes and Tony Tawzer were among those serving as pallbearers.
Born November 17, 1941 in Colquitt County, Mr. Tawzer was the son of the late Henry Tawzer and Geneva Graham Tawzer. He was also preceded in death by one brother. During his working career, he was employed at J. P. Stevens, which became Text Tech and then Queen Carpet, where he was a supervisor. He was then former owner of Tawzer Carpet and Tile Company and was currently employed with Mike Delk Flooring. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Tawzer is survived by his wife, Faye Parkerson Tawzer of Tifton; one son, Ricky Tawzer of Tifton one daughter, Denise Day of Tifton; two sisters, Jacqueline Turner of Heflin, Alabama and Sheila Joy Stone of Tifton; and four grandsons, Richard Anthony Tawzer, David Kyle Tawzer, Thomas Quitman Day and Joshua Michael Barnes.
Memorial gifts may be made to Saint Judes Childrens Research Hospital at stjude.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Tawzer family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on January 13, 2018
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