2017-09-21 / Obituaries


Claudie Gerald Champion, 81, of Thomasville died Sept. 16, 2017 at his residence.

He was born July 30, 1936 in Clarke County to Thomas Vivian Champion and Pauline Henrietta Champion. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired lineman with Alabama Power Company.

Survivors include two sons, Claudie Gerald Champion Jr., Jeffrey Thomas Champion; one brother, Don Champion and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Gaytha Champion.

The service was Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Barry Vittor, Bruce Justin Etheridge, Bruce Etheridge, Randy Gates, Thomas Coxwell and Tommy Hudson.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

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