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Mr. Ollie Foskey

Mr. Ollie Joe Foskey, age 77, of the Meeks Community, died on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Mr. Foskey was born in Laurens County and attended school in Scott and Adrian. He lived and worked as a private painting contractor in Central Florida for a number of years before returning to Laurens County. He lived in East Dublin and worked for Zeigler Painting in Dublin before starting his own company, Pro Kote Painting, which he ran until 2002. He was a motor grader operator for Johnson County and retired in 2019. He was a founding member and the last living member of the Dixie Caravan, a Gospel Bluegrass band that traveled and played in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama. He played lead guitar, the mandolin and was the lead singer. He was a member of the Emanuel Assembly of God before becoming the Garden of Prayer Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Mattie Belle Flanders Foskey; 1 brother, Danny Foskey; and 1 sister, LaRay Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Vivian Phillips Foskey, Meeks Community; his children, Rhonda Foskey (Mike Tanner), Meeks Community, Janilene Clark, Lothair, and Jessica Durden (Jason), Soperton; his grandchildren, Hunter, Allissia, Havin, Maddison, DaLanie and Tenley; greatgrandchildren, Ashton and Carson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in the Williams Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, with Rev. L.T. Logue and Thurman Foskey officiating. Interment followed in Carter’s Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County.

Pallbearers were Jason Durden, Travis Beasley, Matthew Tereul, Hugh Foskey, Christopher Jordan and Montana Foskey.

Sammons Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

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