Dorsey Peebles, 100
By Whitley Clifton | October 3, 2019 2:26 pm
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Dorsey Peebles, 100 of Adrian, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Augusta University Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Oliver officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday, September 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Pallbearers were Andy Webb, Jack Webb, Art Brantley, Brian Peebles, Bo Bo Peebles, James Brantley, and Tim Schaaf.
Honorary pallbearers were Owen Simmons, Bobby Simmons, David Moore, Eric Jeffers, Joseph Webb, Hinton Webb, Trey Webb, and Rowland Anderson.
Mr. Peebles was born October 18, 1918 in Adrian, Emanuel County, to the late Ebenezer and Bertie Moore Peebles. He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, landing on Omaha Beach, and fought with the 1st infantry (Big Red One) on D-Day at Normandy Beach. Mr. Peebles also fought in Sicily and North Africa. He retired from Continental Can after 26 years and was a member of the American Legion, CCC Camp, the Georgia Sheriffs Association, Youth Home, VFW. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Anderson and Nell King, and three brothers, James Peebles, Tommy Peebles, and Tony Durden.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lue Virsey Peebles of Adrian; one daughter, Linda Peebles Renfroe Hutcheson of Adrian; one son, Dorsey “Steve” Peebles (Sharon) of Adrian; one sister, JoAnn James (Joe) of Augusta; three grandchildren, Kriston R. Watkins (Robert), Lane Underwood (Jody), and Brian Peebles (Mary); five great-grandchildren, Gabby Watkins, Gavin Watkins, Raven Watkins, Judson Underwood, and Ava Underwood; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.