2018-05-10 / Obituaries

Virgil Wade Palmer

VIRGIL WADE PALMER VIRGIL WADE PALMER Mr. Virgil Wade Palmer, 72, en­tered in rest on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his residence in Greensboro, Georgia.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at Phillips Mill Baptist Church. Interment fol­lowed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Palmer was born in Lincoln County and lived in Wilkes County most of his life. He was the former owner of Palmer Construction, a right of way clearing contractor for Alabama Electric.

For the past 30 years he has owned Palmer Equipment in Wash­ington. Mr. Palmer also pastored churches in Lincoln, Taliaferro and Wilkes County for many years until retiring recently.

He was a founding board mem­ber of Penfield Christian Home in Union Point, was very devoted to the Gideon Ministry, and he was a member of Raytown Baptist Church.

His parents, Cramer Palmer and Ida Ruth Whitener Palmer, pre­ceded him in death, along with his two brothers, Garnett Palmer and Phil Palmer, and a granddaughter, Bonnie.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Hardy Palmer; sons, Benjamin Edwards and wife, Donna, Andy Edwards and wife, Annie; daugh­ters, Sonya P. Roth and husband, Darrell, Carol E Finley and hus­band, John, Melissa Schneider and husband, Joe, and Cindy Nichols; brothers, Marvin Palmer and wife, Alma, Bruce Palmer and wife, Joyce, and Cornell Palmer; sisters, Linda P. Brown and Pam Higginbotham and husband, Ken. Mr. Palmer had 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Penfield Chris­tian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, GA, 30669 or to The Gideons International c/o Milton Broome, 1235 Tignall Rd., Wash­ington, GA 30673.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincoln­ton, was in charge of arrange­ments.

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