Obituaries: Rev. George Carver “Tootie” Bandy Sr.

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Reverend George Carver “Tootie”
Bandy, Sr.

Funeral services for George Bandy, 72, of Opelika, AL, were held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Jeter Avenue, Opelika, Alabama and interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Opelika. Reverend Clifford E. Jones, Pastor and Officiating, Reverend Dr. Steven Carson, Eulogist.
Reverend Bandy, who passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon, GA, was born February 7, 1945 in Lee County, Alabama.
Public viewing was held on Jan 22, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. The family received family and friends from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home. Reverend Bandy lay in repose at the church one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include: wife, Barbara Ann Smith Bandy of Opelika, Alabama; his children, Jennifer Mitchell of Opelika, Alabama, Eric Smith (Janice) of Tupelo, Mississippi and George Bandy, Jr. (Carmen) of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Jack Bandy, Sr. (Jacqueline) of Camp Hill, Alabama, and Whithi “Ben” Bandy of Opelika, Alabama; four sisters, Mary Jo Bandy, Diane Holloway of Opelika, Alabama, Denise Freeman of Bessemer, Alabama and Phyllis Thomas of Alexander City, Alabama; brother-in-law, Paul Smith (Charity) of Opelika, Alabama; sisters-in-law, Gloria Smith Jackson (William) of Opelika, Alabama and Helen Patrick of Chicago, Illinois; an uncle, Paul Gibson (Mary) of Opelika, Alabama; two special cousins, Horace Jackson of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Gloria Tucker of Queens, New York; 16 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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