Rev. George Barron Stabler, 76, of Thomasville died July 10, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 14, 1935 in Franklin. Rev. Stabler was reared in Vredenburgh and Buena Vista, Ala. He attended elementary school in Vredenburgh and graduated from Beatrice High School in Beatrice. He was a member of the 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, 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.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Stabler, Thomasville; one son, George Barron Stabler Jr., Thomasville; one brother, William Cleveland Stabler and a sister, Helen Francis Stabler Turberville, both of Franklin; a grandchild, Barron Lee Stabler, Thomasville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Riley Stabler and Sarah Cornelia Stabler, a son, Mike Edward Stabler and a sister, Carlie Pearl Stabler Kelly.
The service was July 12 at 10 a.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. James Best and Revs. Ty Parten and Jeffrey Copeland officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Pine Hill.
Active 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 of Thomasville directed.