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Oct. 30-- Mr. Joe C. Underwood II, age 72, of Mt. Vernon passed away late October 28 at his second residence in Sunbury after a brief illness. A native of Liberty County, living most of his life in Mt. Vernon, Joe was owner of Mt. Vernon Insurance Agency for 24 years. He then worked with several insurance agencies, companies, and the Georgia State Insurance Department. Joe was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where he served on several committees.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Emily Underwood, and a sister, Gene Zeigler.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Underwood of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Terri Paulk (Schel) of Guyton, and a son, Joe “Jody” Underwood (Kristin) of Boston, Massachusetts. He adored his 11 grandchildren: Danielle (Timmy Peavy), Scheldon, Adrianna, Shawn, Melissa, Darcey, Shane, Stacey, and Abbigail Paulk and Emily and Jonathan Underwood as well as his great-granddaughter, Hannah, a brother, Johnny Underwood, and 4 nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 1, at 11:00AM at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends for visitation at Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in his name to American Heart Association.

Ronnie L Stewart Funeral Service Vidalia office is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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