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Obituaries

Welcome to our Obituaries where you can discover what community members have passed and who in your neighborhood could use spiritual and moral support in their time of loss.

January 4-- Mr. Buddy “Pops” Portwood, age 55, of Vidalia died Monday December 31, 2018. Buddy was a native of Swainsboro having lived for many years in Ft. Worth TX, and previously returned to Vidalia 15 years ago. Buddy was a carpenter and worked for Ross Kelly at Lovins Realty and was Southern Baptist by Faith.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Earline Portwood; his sisters, Pam and Barbara Portwood; his grandson, Andrew Portwood, and his brother-in-law, Otis Moore.

Buddy is survived by two sons, Patrick Portwood (Lorraine) of Vidalia and Lance Portwood of Weatherford TX; two daughters, Lacey Faircloth (Royce Pierce) of Vidalia and Brittany Portwood (Jeremy Copeland) of Swainsboro; two sisters, Vicki McRae (Charles) of Swainsboro, and Cathy Vaughn of Ft. Worth TX; eleven grandchildren, Cody, Kaitlyn, Anna, Amber, Hunter, Jason, Kay-leigh, Christian, Savannah, Jace, and Parker; his special friends Charlie Leach and Ross Kelly; and his significant other Robbie Taylor of Vidalia.

Funeral Services for Mr. Buddy “Pops” Portwood will be held Saturday January 5, 2019 at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel at 5:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Saturday at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.


Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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