Sidney Davis Baxter


Sidney Davis Baxter, age 88, of Rocky Face, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Eloise Knight Baxter; his parents, Sidney and Esther Wood Baxter; daughter, Gail Bonifacious; son-in-law, SGM Larry Kirkland; brother and sister-in-law, James (Sally) and Evelyn Baxter; brothers-in-law, Ivan Masters and Cecil Knight.
He was oldest living member of Rocky Face Baptist Church. He was the longest serving magistrate in the state of Georgia.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Angie Baxter of Villanow; his daughter, Gloria Baxter Kirkland of Rocky Face; sister, Doris Masters of Rocky Face; grandchildren, Hannah Michelle Isenhower, Warren and Trish Isenhower, Robby Chappell, Shelley Chappell Voyles and Shane Bonifacious; great-grandchildren, Asa, Kason and Josiah Isenhower and Gage Voyles. Cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Pleasant Valley Retirement Home and special caregiver, Connie Jones.
The funeral service to honor the life of Sidney Baxter will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Rocky Face Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Brinkley, Brother David Pangle and the Rev. Reagan Marsh officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, after 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Rocky Face Baptist Church Maintenance Fund, 1544 Railroad St., Rocky Face, GA 30740. You may leave the family a message or light a candle on the tribute wall at
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Rocky Face Chapel. For more information, call (706) 272-9777.
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