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Mr. Tony Marlin Nevil Sr.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Tony Marlin Nevil Sr.
REGISTER, Ga. -- Mr. Tony Marlin Nevil Sr., age 79, died on Monday, September 24, 2018, from injuries sustained in a farming accident.
    He completed grades 1-10 at the Old Register School and was a 1956 honor graduate of Statesboro High School. He enrolled at Georgia Teachers College and graduated in 1961 from Georgia Southern College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Tony then began his teaching career at Sardis Girard Alexander High School in Sardis from January 1961-June 1965 for 4 1/2 years, where he also coached baseball and basketball, taking the girls' team to the State Championship in 1964 and winning second place. He taught at Upson County Area Vocational Technical School from August 1965-August 1966, ending his teaching career serving Metter High School from 1966-1970.
    "Students and faculty alike have known the friendliness, the cooperativeness, charm and leadership shown by you as a teacher at Metter High School. Your capacity to teach well, to guide well, to minister to the needs of others continues to be appreciated."
    Because of his service to the school and students, The 1970 Metter High School yearbook was dedicated to him.
    His love and dedication to his family brought him back to the family farm, where he has been farming for over 50 years.
    In 1990, he was named Man of the Year in Soil Conservation for Bulloch County and Farm Family of the Year in 2003.
    He was a founding member of the past National Farmers Organization;, founding member of the Sinkhole Hunting Club, a past member of Thompson Pasture Hunting Club and a member of the Thompson Pasture Supper Club.
    Tony was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, where he served as an ordained deacon.
    He had a passion for farming, but a love for fishing and hunting. Tony cooked fish every Friday for lunch.
    He was known for his large garden and enjoyed sharing and helping others in need. He enjoyed GSU football and basketball.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, C.M. Nevil and Antonette Nevil Deloach; a brother, Charles Mack Nevil; and his son, James M. Nevil.
    Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lynn Forbes Nevil of Register; a son and daughter-in-law, Marlin Nevil and Cindy of Register; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Nevil Crowe and Barry of Register; and son, Brent Nevil of Statesboro; grandchildren, James and Hannah Nevil of Register, Janna Nevil of Nashville, Tenn.; Katie Nevil of Register, and her fiancé, Justin Abercrombie of Statesboro; Ashley Crowe of Register, Cierra Crowe of Uganda, Africa; Colt Nevil of Statesboro and Coley Nevil of Statesboro; and his sister, Ida Jane Nevil Tidwell of Tifton. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
    The visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The graveside service and burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Byron Twigg officiating, assisted by the Rev. Eddie Potts and the Rev. Gene Currin.
    Pallbearers will be Robert Rushing, Garrett Nevil, Tracy Akins, Jim Ackerman, Sammie Neville and Dennis Driggers.
    Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sinkhole Hunting Club and Thompson Pasture Supper Club.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church or charity of the donor’s choice.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, September 26, 2018

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