(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Jerry Martin Wortham, 68, of Wedowee will be Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Iduma Congregational Methodist Church with Bro. Jonathan Hannah officiating. Burial will follow at Pineywoods Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Benefield Funeral Home. Mr. Wortham will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Mr. Wortham died Monday, Sept. 21, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Wortham was born May 6, 1952, the son of George Lowell and Jessie J. Nobbley Wortham. Mr. Wortham retired from the U.S. Army. He was Christian by faith and had been a member of Iduma Congregational Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Wenzel Wortham; daughter, Tanja Vowell (husband, Waylon) of Wedowee; three sons, Danny Morrow (wife, De) of Mexico Beach, Fla., Jeremy Wortham (wife, Jennifer) of Roanoke and Bryan Wortham (wife, Charla) of Wedowee; three sisters, Patsy Kitchens of Newell, Judy Thompson of Decauter, Ala., and Stephanie Sheppard of Wedowee; four brothers, Clyde Wortham of Oxford, Kenneth Wortham and Donnie Wortham, both of Newell, and Phillip Wortham of Wedowee. Mr. Wortham was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Waylon Vowell, Christopher Morris, Jakob Vowell, Dustin Wade, Gavin Wortham and Caleb Vowell.

Memorials may be floral. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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