George Barron Stabler, 76, of Thomasville died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1935 in Franklin.
Rev. Stabler was reared in Vredenburgh and Buena Vista. He attended elementary school in Vredenburgh and graduated from Beatrice High School. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. While attending Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville, God called him into the ministry. He preached for 28 years serving four churches, Yellow Bluff Baptist Church and County Line Baptist Church in Wilcox County and Shiloh Baptist Church and Wayne Baptist Church in Marengo County. He also filled in at Southside Baptist Church in Thomasville when needed. He had to retire from preaching and his cabinet making company in 2001 after open-heart surgery. He also worked at Dozier Hardware Company.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 12, at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ty Parten, Dr. James Best, and Rev. Jeffrey Copeland officiating. Internment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Pine Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Riley Stabler and Sarah Cornelia Stabler; son, Mike Edward Stabler; sister, Carlie Pearl Stabler Kelly.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Stabler of Thomasville; son George Barron Stabler, Jr. of Thomasville; brother, William Cleveland Stabler of Franklin; sister, Helen Francis Stabler Turberville of Franklin; grandchild, Barron Lee Stabler of Thomasville.
Pallbearers were Barron Stabler, Lee Stabler, Rev. Allen Hicks, Rev. Lister Hill, Rev. Marvin Smith, Jr. and Freddie Kelly.
Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Smith, Sr., Leonard Kelly, Troy Strickland, Richard Hill, Eugene Etheridge, Jake Hill, Frank Criswell, Ben Pugh, Steve Green, Claude Agee and Roy Maness.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.