Mr. Paul Durwood Anthony, Jr., 78, of Buena Vista, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev. David Chapman officiating. Burial will folllow the service at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time beginning at 12:00 PM. Active pallbearers will be Matt Jones, Mark Jones, Bill Ogden, Frank Hendricks, Rudy Killingsworth, and Chris Anthony. Donald Anthony will be an Honorary Pallbearer.
Mr. Anthony was born in Columbus, GA, on June 1, 1939, to Paul Durwood Anthony, Sr. and Ruth Mae Teele Anthony. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and he loved the Lord. Mr. Anthony was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he had worked as a conductor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was known for having the ability to fix anything. Mr. Anthony loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Perry Jason Anthony and by siblings, Martha Anthony Horton, Edith Anthony Hammond, and Roger Timothy Anthony.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Anthony of Buena Vista, GA; by a son, Chris Anthony of Box Springs, GA; a daughter, Debra Anthony Spann (Chris) of Box Springs, GA; a step-son, Steve Hudson (Beverly) of Colorado; three sisters, Laverne Powell of Buena Vista, GA, Linda Miller (Thomas) of Buena Vista, GA, and Annette Fielder of Columbus, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Anthony, Lacey Allmond (George), and Jeremiah Johnson (Jessica), and great-grandchildren, Jaelah Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Noah Allmond, and Luke Allmond. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.