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Ottis Luther Register

September 15, 1916 — September 18, 2009

Mr. Ottis L. Register age 93 of Pearson, Ga. passed away Friday, September 18, 2009 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. following an extended illness. Born September 15, 1916 in a part of Coffee County that is now Atkinson County, Mr. Register was the son of Ollie and Mamie Ricketson Register. Mr. Register was a retired farmer. He was a past President of the Atkinson County Farm Bureau, a member of American Legion Post #l73, Past Master of Satilla Lodge #163 F&AM where he had previously received his 50 year membership pin. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a longtime member and trustee of Sweetwater Methodist Church and at the time of his death was the oldest living member. He also was secretary and treasurer of Sweetwater Cemetery. Son In Law, Frank Beasley, preceded him in death. Survivors include: Wife: Mrs. Julia Oswalt Register of Pearson, Ga. 1 Daughter: Connie Beasley of Sylvania, Ga. 1 Son Cleveland Register and wife Ann of Douglas, Ga. 2 Grandchildren: April Beasley of Sylvania, G a. Cynthia Lee and husband Scott of Sylvania, Ga. 4 Great Grandchildren: Haley Mock, Braden Mock, Megan Lee and Jake Lee of Sylvania, Ga. 1 Step Grandson: Banner Waldron and wife Kelley of Douglas, Ga. 2 Step Granddaughters: April Roberson and husband Ralph of Douglas, Ga. Dottie Lott and husband Lawrence of Moultrie, Ga. 7 Step Great Grandchildren 1 Brother: Arthur Register of Hazlehurst, Ga. Special Friends: Julian and Lawanna Haskins of Pearson, Ga. D. Q. and Glenda Pittman of Pearson, Ga. Lynn Polk of Douglas, Ga. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Register were held at 3:00 P. M. Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Sweetwater Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Littleton, Rev. Lynn Polk and Mr. D. Q. Pittman officiating. Special musical selections included "Beulah Land" and "Amazing Grace" rendered by soloist John Lang who accompanied himself at the piano. John Lang pianist provided soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude. The interment followed in Sweetwater Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted at the gravesite. Serving as active pallbearers were: Cleveland Register, Terry Morris, Glenn Walker, Donnie Giddens, Roger Taft and James Joyce. Honorary pallbearers were Julian Haskins, Ronnie Metts and Arthur Register Memorials are encouraged to be made to Bethany Hospice of Douglas, Ga. or to Sweetwater Methodist Church. Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

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