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2013-09-19 / Obituaries


Richard L. "Tiny" Drinkard, 77, of Thomasville died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital East in Trussville. He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Thomasville and was a retired driver with UPS and member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene J. Drinkard of Thomasville; two daughters, Twila (Todd) Blackburn of Thomasville and Shan (Ken) Higginbotham of Jackson; mother, Eunice Drinkard of Thomasville; brother, Jerry (Brenda) Drinkard of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Kathryn Blackburn of Thomasville and Jessica Higginbotham and Lara Higginbotham, both of Jackson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 12 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Warren Huggins and Rev. Benny Harrison officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Dwain Drinkard, Harvey Steadham, Derry Steadham, Nicholas Steadham, Daryl Drinkard, Dennis Drinkard and Ricky Steadham. Honorary pallbearers were The Centurions, The Revelators and The Glory Road Quartet.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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