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Oswald Alton Best, Sr.

February 15, 1933 — April 18, 2021


Oswald Alton Best, Sr.

Oswald Alton Best, Sr., 88, of McRae, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 18, following a brief illness.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00P.M., Wednesday, April 21, at McRae Church of God with burial at Telfair Memorial Gardens.

A native and lifelong resident of Telfair County, Mr. Best was the son of the late John Wade Best and the late Madie McLeod Best.  A truck driver for nearly 60 years, he had driven for Georgia Highway/Transus, Griffin Warehouse and Charles Taylor Trucking.  Mr. Best, along with a few others, built the McRae Church of God where he has held membership since 1968 and was clerk/treasurer for 34 years.  He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Rozelle Patrick Best, and a son, Oswald Alton “Al” Best, Jr.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Jo Best of Carrollton; daughter-in-law, Anne Best Benedetti of McRae; brother and sister-in-law, Malette and Gwen Best of McRae and brother, Horace Best of Eastman; sister, Esther Brown of Milan sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Billy Ray Tanner of McRae; grandchildren, Melissa Best, William Best, both of McRae, Connor Best and Audrey Best, both of Carrollton; and long-time friend, Lois Towns of Milan.

Memorial contributions may be sent to McRae Church of God, 73 West Willow Creek Lane, McRae, GA 31055.


McRae Church of God
73 W. Willow Creek Ln., McRae GA 31055

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

McRae Church of God

Willow Creek Lane, GA 31055

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