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Mr. Merritt
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IRWIN COUNTY: Wendell Merritt, 76, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton. The family received friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 at Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home chapel, with the Revs. Dan Hayes and David Ash officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Merritt was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Nashville, to the late Clayton and Ada Paulk Merritt. He lived in the community most of his life and was a former office and plant manager for Elixir Industries in Fitzgerald. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and grew up in Brushy Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Merritt of Irwin County; three sons, Mark Merritt of Milledgeville, Mike Merritt of Fitzgerald, and Mell and Tonya Merritt of Gray; grandchildren, Montana, Oliver, Katie, Callie, Rylea, Courtney and Carson; one great-granddaughter, Lacey; brother, Gerald and Nell Merritt of Irwin County; sister, Joyce Merritt Carter of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Merritt of Brunswick and Bertice Merritt of Gainesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters, Don Merritt, Bob Merritt, Ralph Merritt, Winston Merritt, Carroll Merritt, Myrtle Merritt, Dona Merritt and Georgeann Winslow.

Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at paulkfuneralhome.com.
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