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Mr. Eli Trivett, Jr.
Kingsley Mill retiree & volunteer firefighter

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Eli Trivett, Jr., 83, of Thomson, died Friday, February 13, 2009, at Doctors Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ruth Tester Trivett.

Mr. Trivett was a native of Washington County, Tenn., but lived in McDuffie County most of his life. He was the son of the late Eli Trivett, Sr., and the late Bertha Brumit Trivett.

Mr. Trivett served in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet during World War II and was retired as a textile worker from Kingsley Mill after 38 years of service. He served as a volunteer fireman for the McDuffie County Fire Department for more than 30 years and served as former Chief of the Washington Heights Fire Department. Mr. Trivett was also a charter member of Washington Heights Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Washington Heights Baptist Church, with Revs. Sonny Peevy and Reginald Blakewood officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were members of the McDuffie County Fire Department.

Survivors include: three daughters: Sherry Neal (Tommy), Evans, Nancy Trivett, Thomson, and Linda Josey (Chason), Waynesboro; two sisters: Margaret Smith, Tampa, Fla., and Patsy Yates, Winston-Salem, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great, great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Washington Heights Baptist Church or the Relay for Life.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009

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