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Bennie Dockery. Sr.

January 17, 1931 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 87)

Bennie Dockery, Sr., age 87, of Broxton, GA passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Dockery was born on January 17, 1931, in Douglas, Georgia to the late George W. Dockery and Phoebe Lott Dockery.

He was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church, Broxton, GA.

Mr. Dockery Sr was preceded in death by a brother, George (Dock) Dockery and sisters, Libba Burch and Mary Ellen Brooks.

He is survived by his wife: Waunell Luke Dockery of Broxton,GA.; son: Bennie Jr. and wife Lynn Dockery of Broxton, GA.; daughter , Marie and husband Henry Medders, Broxton, GA;  six grandchildren:Brent and wife Marnie Smith, Dana and  husband  Jason Dunn, Shay and husband Kyle Byrd, Stacey and husband Chris Hill, Bart Medders, Courtney and husband Josh Hersey;  ten great-grandchildren: Caroline Smith, Trent Smith, Jacob Dunn, Jenna Dunn,  Carter Luke Byrd, Charles Byrd, Ariel Hill, Abbie Grace Hill, Ethan Hersey and Jase Hersey. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chapel of Sims Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. The Dockery family will receive friends Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sims Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Brent Smith, Bart Medders, Chris Hill, Kyle Byrd, Josh Hersey, Jason Dunn, Trent Smith, Jacob Dunn, Carter Luke Byrd and Charles Byrd. Congregational songs were “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace” with pianist Barbara Rish.

Interment to follow at Luke Cemetery, Bridgetown, GA.

Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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