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William Barron Luke

January 20, 1959 — July 10, 2023

Mr. William "Bill" Barron Luke, age 64 years old of Axson, Ga. passed away, Monday, July 10, 2023, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga.  He was born on January 20, 1959, in Nashville, Ga., the son of Kenneth and Dora Jones Luke.  Mr. Luke lived most of his life in and around the Axson area, where he worked with Guthrie Motors as a wrecker driver.  He enjoyed fast cars, and all wildlife, especially fishing. Mr. Luke was a U.S. Army Veteran and was proud to be a part of the Big Red One First Infantry Forward position.  He attended Axson Evangelistic Church and was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his grandparents; O.B. Luke and Adel and John Luke.

Survivors include:

Companion:  Leslie Mowitt of Pearson, Ga.

Son:  Kane Benjamin Luke of San Diego, Cal.

Daughter:  Destiny Van of San Diego, Cal.

3 Brothers:  Ken Luke of Callahan, Fla.

                  David Luke of Melbourne, Fla.

                  James Luke of Gordonsville, Tenn.

3 Sisters:  Jean Potray and husband Mark of Callahan, Fl.

            Pam Ring of Lawtey, Fl.

            Ann Pickell of Palatka, Fl.

Special Aunts:  Doris Guthrie & husband, Sammy; Linda Gail Stephens, Martha Nell Vasquez, & Neta O'Berry

Special Cousins:  Jerry Guthrie and wife, Tammy of Axson, Ga.

                          Randall Luke and his daughter, Randi of Pearson, Ga.

                          Phillip Guthrie and wife, Nikki of Broxton, Ga.

                          Tommy Guthrie and wife, Mary of Pearson, Ga.

                          Paul Guthrie and wife, Stacey of Wray, Ga.

                          Wesley Luke and wife, Rosa of Pearson, Ga.

                          Janet Guthrie Bailey-Mancil and husband, Mickey of Pearson, Ga.

                          Tammy Guthrie Altman and husband, Jamey of Douglas, Ga.

                          Herman Dillingham and wife, Linda of Jacksonville, Fl. 

                          Carrie O'Berry of Titusville, Fl.

                          Greg O’Berry and wife Iris of Cochran, Ga.

                          Glenda Hewlett and husband Mark of Jacksonville, Fl. 

Funeral services for Mr. Luke were held, Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Westside Holiness Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Gentry and Bro. Ashley Guthrie officiating.  Musical selections included, “He Whispered Sweet Peace to Me” and “Amazing Grace” rendered by Allison Lowry, with Sarah Gentry accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude was rendered by Sarah Gentry, pianist.  

The interment followed in Axson Cemetery with special song, “Sheltered in the Arms” by soloist, Allison Lowry, accompanied by David Eldridge on the guitar, followed by Military Honors rendered by a US Army Guard Contingent, out of Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Serving as active pallbearers were:  Anthony Graves, Christopher Lee Luke, Christian Lee Luke, Yancey Guthrie, Hunter Guthrie, and Ansley Guthrie.

Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

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