Published 10:57 am Thursday, August 3, 2017

NEWNAN — Funeral services for William A. “Bill” Fraser will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Bill was born in Vienna to the late Charlie Edward Fraser and the late Ila V. Cantrell Fraser. He retired from Harris Press and Shear as a master machinist. He was a member of Third Street Baptist Church. Bill leaves a legacy of love for his family, especially his grandchildren and fishing Lake Blackshear.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Dorris Fitzgerald Fraser of Cordele; his children: Ray (Angie) Houston of Dulbin, Patricia (Richard) Payne of Warwick, Ga., Brenda (Mark) Mitchell of Newnan, Ga. , Darlene (Jack) Zehran of Santa Barbara, Calf.; Donna (Pat) McKee of Newnan, Treser (Johnny) Purvis of Waco, Tex., his sister: Patsy (Jack) Etheridge of Statesboro, Ga., Louise (Bithon) Pilkerton of Hawkinsville and Brenda Potter, of Cordele; his grandchildren: Sheila Colston (Paul) Meshanko, Holly Mitchell, Kasey (Jamie) Colston, Rob (Cindy) Houston, Jessica McKee, Patrick KcKee, Charolette (JonFord) Kelly, Dalton (Brittani) Houston, Jonathan (Salma) Purvis, Crystal (Michael) Brannon, Christy (Eric)Bozeman and Kenny (Mary) Purvis; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

       Flowers are welcome or the family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011.

An online guestbook is available at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home is entrusted with these arrangements.