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Former GFB state director Phil Redding dies

Phil Redding, who served on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1985 to 2011, died on Jan. 20. He was 87.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the Vincent United Methodist Church in Bluffton. A memorial service will be held at Vincent United Methodist Church on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.

Redding was born on Aug. 22, 1933, in Ft. Gaines to the late Buster Brown Redding and Edna Hayes Redding. He was a retired farmer and a member of Vincent United Methodist Church. He served on the Clay County Board of Education and was president of Clay County Farm Bureau from 1980 to 2014. 

Redding was preceded in death by his wife Deloris, who died in April 2017. Survivors include two daughters; Jo Del Perryman and her husband Bill, and Debbie Ingram all of Coleman; a sister, Faye Holliday of Alexander City, Alabama; brother, John Redding and sister-in-law, Levon, of Monroe. Redding had three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.