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Tommy F. Jernigan, Jr., age 72 of Rochelle, Owensboro Community, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Crisp Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 15th in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Reverend Eddie Wilcox officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Jernigan was born on February 19, 1945 in Valdosta, Ga. He was son of the late Thomas F. Jernigan and Frances Jones Jernigan. He was employed by Shaw Industries and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife-Mildred Jernigan of Rochelle, sons-John and Joe Jernigan both of Fitzgerald, Tyler Jernigan of Rochelle and Tommy Jernigan of Lakeland, daughters-Kylie Jernigan of Rochelle and Eva Jean Jernigan of Lakeland, brothers-Gene Jernigan of Greenville, SC, Charles and Robert Jernigan both of Valdosta, sisters-Linda Gail Ellis of Athens and Mary Schriver and Geneva Jernigan both of Valdosta, 4-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 6-8 PM Wednesday, June 14th in the funeral home.
Pallbearers were: Edwin Clark, Brad Carroll, Clark Gaines, Ronald Gibbs, Clay Oliver and Nick Worthy.
Rhonda Henderson played prelude and postlude and sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Is Our God".
Frazier and Son Funeral Home in Rochelle had charge of arrangements.
Please sign our online registry at www.fraziersonfuneralhome.com
Published on June 15, 2017
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