Mr. Cordy “Junior” Bellflower, Jr., age 89, of Montgomery County, died Monday, January 4, 2021, in Meadows Park Heath and Rehab in Vidalia after an extended illness. He was a native of the Zaidee Community in Treutlen County, living in Toombs County for a short time and in Montgomery County most of his life. He was a carpenter, working for several builders and was self-employed. He attended Corner Stone Baptist Church in Kibbee and Ailey Baptist Church. He liked his yards cleaned and loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, loved music. At the age of 12, he started playing lead guitar for local square dances and then with several bands during his adult years, he even played once with Bill Monroe. Until his admission to Meadows Park, he accompanied members of church to sing and play guitar at local nursing homes. He loved the Atlanta Braves and knew each player, their position, and how well they did, or did not play. He was a “jack of all trades”, carpenter, mechanic, electrician, plumber, musician and boss. He liked to be neat; shirt tucked in; belt and clean shaven. He loved people; teasing and “cutting up”, flirting with his nurses, never touched his hair or his cap after he was dressed and ready, and he could be feisty at times. If you wanted to call, make sure it wasn’t between 10-12 or 7-8 on weekdays. He didn’t like missing any or part of his game shows. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-four years, Mary Katherine Wood Bellflower; parents, Cordy Armstrong Bellflower and Nannie Lou Bealie Tapley Bellflower; three sisters, Dorothy Nell Bellflower Collins, Alberta Bellflower Collins Hutcheson and Joann Bellflower Edge; one brother, Robert Bellflower; nephew, Mitchell Bellflower; and niece, Margaret Collins.
Survivors include three children, Sharon McDonald, Jerry Bellflower and Glennis Blissett, six grandchildren, Brad McDonald, Derek McDonald, Nicholaus Bellflower, Brandon Bellflower, Jennifer Collins Young and husband Dusty, and Jason Collins and wife Beth; nine great-grandchildren, Kalea Bellflower, Alyssa Bellflower, Baileigh Lowery, Jaden Collins, Jacob Collins, Brayden Helms, Blayne Helms, Drake Young and Kelsi McDonald; special friend, J.H. Memory; special nieces, Tammy and Christy Smith; special nephew, James “Buddy” Collins; and several other nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 6th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hughes Family Cemetery with Pastor Gaynor Ridgdill and Pastor Joe Phillips officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 until 1:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Affinis Hospice, 806 Maple Drive, Vidalia, GA 30474.
Special appreciation and gratitude is given to Meadows Park and Affinis Hospice.
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