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Donnie Elmer Price

May 31, 1950 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Donnie Price Obituary

Mr. Donnie Elmer Price, 73, of Swainsboro passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Scott Health and Rehab in Adrian following an extended illness.

Mr. Price was born May 31, 1950, to the late Elmer Tom Price and Mary Evelyn Peebles.  He always enjoyed family time at the barn where he kept his antiques.  Mr. Price loved the Georgia Bulldogs, fishing, and cooking.  He was well known for his crab stew and tartar sauce. Mr. Price worked at the Georgia Forestry Commission.  He retired from there after 30+ years of service. He was an active member of Canoochee Baptist Church.  He was the Sr. Chief Ranger at Georgia Forestry Commission from 1973-2006 where he retired. He earned a Public Service Award from Swainsboro Jaycees in 1982, a Public service Award from Swainsboro Exchange Club in 1993, Appreciation Award from Kiwanis Club 1995. He was a member of Future Farmers of America  where he was named Honorary Chapter Farmer in 1981. He was also a member of the National FFA Organization and Georgia Peace Officers Association. He was a Reserved Deputy for the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Department. He received a certificate of appreciation for Forestry Field Day in 1994 from the District Georgia Forestry Commission.  Mr. Price was also a member of the Gideons for many years.  

Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Gail Price of Swainsboro; sons, Joel Price of Metter, Mack (Liz) Price of Swainsboro; daughter, Christy (Todd) Ellington of Swainsboro; brother, Johnny Price of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Trey, Colton, Cora, Bryer, Anna, Charleigh, Jack; and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, February 24, 2024, in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverends Louis Pearce and Mark Wiggins officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. prior to service.

Interment will follow at Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Lawrence, Seneca Lawrence, Jamie Henry, Tal Henry, Mike Henry, Ricky Winfrey. 

Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Gentlemen's Hunting Club. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA   22116-7023.

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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Donnie Price, 73, of Swainsboro.

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February 24, 2024

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

3:00 PM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Interment following funeral service
February 24, 2024

Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery


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