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Mr. William E. "Eddie" Kretlow, 99, of Sparks, Georgia passed away January 12, 2018 at the Sparks Retirement Home. Mr. Kretlow was born September 9, 1918 in Sparks, Georgia to the late Harland Edgar Kretlow and Jessie Robins Kretlow. He had lived in Cook County all of his life and was a member of the Sparks United Methodist Church. Mr. Kretlow was in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He retired from the maintenance division of ITT Metal Products in Adel.

Mr. Kretlow is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas and Mary Ann Kretlow of Macon, Georgia, and Jerry and Ellen Kretlow of Adel, Georgia; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilean Pitts Kretlow; one brother, Harland Kretlow; and a sister, Sarah Kretlow.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Chapel of Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave.; Adel, Georgia with Rev. Roger Mays officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Kretlow Mausoleum at Sparks City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com. --Boone Funeral Home is serving the Kretlow family.
Published on January 13, 2018
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