Mr. Worth Hartry Jr., of MIlledgeville, Georgia passed away on Friday May 24, 2019 at Navicent Health Macon, Georgia.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Coopers Hill Baptist Church, Gordon, Georgia. Interment followed in Scott's Chapel Church Cemetery, Gordon, Georgia.
Brother Worth Lenford Hartry, Jr. was born on January 14, 1954 in Milledgeville, Georgia to the parents of Worth, Sr. (deceased) and Julia B. Hartry. He was called to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 24, 2019, while hospitalized at Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.
At an early age, Worth demonstrated his athletic abilities while playing a variety of games with his brothers, family members, classmates and neighborhood children. It is through these interactions; he found his lifelong passion for playing and following the game of basketball. Playing basketball became his vehicle to be awarded collegiate scholarships and to become a basketball coach and mentor to his siblings and friends.
Worth continues to be recognized as a premier record setting basketball player as a forward for Baldwin High School, Piedmont College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). For his contributions to the university's athletic program, he was inducted in the ABAC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
While attending family gatherings or playing a game of chess, checkers or cards, Worth would always be the one to tell stories and to recall events, activities, people by name that some of the listeners had forgotten either by choice or faulty memories. Throughout his successes and missteps during life, he always maintained a “positive” attitude and never spoke negatively about others. His “gentle” spirit always led him to be supportive while helping his neighbors, friends and family members.
Worth was preceded in death by his father, Worth Lenford Hartry, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Julia Bell Hartry of Sparta, Ga, one daughter, Anitra (Terrance) McManus, Granddaughter, Maya McManus of Norfolk, Va., one sister, Brenda (Earl) Thornton of Sparta, Ga; four brothers, Richard Hartry of Milledgeville, Ga.; Winford (Geraldine) Hartry, Sr. of Oxford, Ga; James (Alva) Hartry, of Lithonia, Ga. and Donald Hartry of Lawrenceville, Ga; nieces, Donche Hartry, Shalavicia Lee, Adria Hartry, Jamie Hartry, Sczeny Hartry; god niece, Melanie Williams; nephews, Donald Hartry II, Kiko Harden, Winford Hartry, Jr., Wynton Hartry; grandnephew, TreDarius Brown; aunts, Lavata Woodard and Dorothy (Stembridge) Harper; Lucille Goddard, Cincarla (Sherman) Hardge, and Kimberly Ross of Milledgeville, Ga.; Izetta Goddard of Fayetteville, Ga.; Carol Goddard and Jackie Goddard of Amityville, New York and Tina (Ernest) Byner of Baltimore, Md.; Quay Fuller, Donna and Udy Hurt, Barbara Diane Adams and Barbara 'Pennie' (Willie) Hill of Milledgeville, Ga.; uncles, Robert (Joanne) Hartry; Aaron Hartry; Melvin (Linda) Hartry and Tommy (Leola) Hartry of Milledgeville, Ga; David (Shirlee) Goodard, Jr, of Hiram, Ga.; David Carl (Debra) Hurt of Milledgeville, Ga.; Berle (Janice) Hurt and Stan Hurt of Eatonton, Ga.; Foster Hurt and Sparrow (Carolyn) Hurt, Keith Goddard and Chad Goddard, James 'Bo-Dily' Pearson of Milledgeville, Ga. and a host of other devoted relatives and friends.
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