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Ottis C. Boatwright

September 15, 1935 — June 21, 2018

Hortense – Ottis C. Boatwright, 82, of Hortense passed away Thursday evening (June 21, 2018) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Pierce Co, his parents were Thomas Moses Boatwright and Evener M. Adams Boatwright. He is also preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Richard Boatwright, Larry Boatwright, and Burrell Boatwright; and 3 sisters, Bernice Boatwright, Muriel Boatwright, and Essie Rodrigues.

Ottis was a welder for B & W and a member of Hortense Church of God of Prophecy. He also was a minister for the Church of God of Prophecy and loved fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Boatwright of Hortense; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Dean & Jerri Ann Boatwright of Hortense, Dale & Lynn Boatwright of Hortense, Timmy & Lisa Boatwright of Brunswick, and Tony Boatwright of Hortense; 6 grandchildren, Jason Boatwright, Ethan Boatwright, Austin Boatwright, Cole Boatwright, Tyler Boatwright, and Courtney Sarver; 4 great grandchildren, Nolan Boatwright, Logan Boatwright, Chloe Boatwright, and Bryson Sarver; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Harry Boatwright of Hortense and Thomas & Rose Boatwright of Cox, GA; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Bessie & Butch Anderson of Kansas and Alice Lane of Greenville, SC; and also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held Saturday evening (June 23, 2018) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon (June 24, 2018) at 2PM at Hortense Church of God of Prophecy with Bishop Rob Hutto, Rev. Ricky Knox and Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Satilla Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Boatwright, Austin Boatwright, Tyler Boatwright, Cole Boatwright, Jason Boatwright, and Terry Boatwright.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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