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Deloris (Turner) Boatright

September 21, 1938 ~ January 8, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Mrs. Deloris Turner Boatright, 84, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday morning, January 8, 2023, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.

Born in Blackshear, GA on September 21, 1938, she had lived in Pierce County all her life.  Mrs. Boatright had been the secretary at Turner Supply for many years before going to work for and retiring from the Pierce County Board of Education where she had worked in the lunchroom at Blackshear Elementary.  She was very big on family and loved raising her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Mrs. Boatright loved to cook and bake and so enjoyed traveling especially to the mountains.  She was a member of Bridge Church where she had been very active in the Women of Ruth Group.   

She was a daughter of the late Roscoe & Blanche Rosella Strickland Turner.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. “Runt” Boatright; both of her sisters, Patsy Sherrod and Pearl Bailey; and two brothers, Lamar Turner and Wayne Turner.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy & Stanley Stone of Blackshear; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy Boatright of Pierce County and Stevie & Susan Boatright of Bristol; a brother, Carlton (Jackie) Turner of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Turner of Blackshear; 6 grandchildren, Chaz Boatright, Chandler Boatright, Leve (Dara) Boatright, Brandon (Michele) Stone, Dustin (Kindol) Stone, and Lori Beth Stone; 7 great grandchildren, Ava Kate “Ava”, Carter Leigh “Sister”, Chesli “Chez”, Karoline, Kennedy “Kenny”, Kady Rae “Puddy”, and Shane “Shane the Mane”; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Boatright will be held Wednesday morning, January 11, 2023, at 11 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Visitation for Mrs. Boatright will be held Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

The family kindly requests members of the Women of Ruth group to serve as honorary pallbearers.  Please meet at the funeral home by 10:30 Wednesday morning.

Memorials may be made to the Women of Ruth Group, Bridge Church, 419 Main St., Blackshear, GA  31516.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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January 10, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
January 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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