Janet Dutton Pirkle, 78, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at her residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice and surrounded by her family. She was born October 16, 1941 to Mandell and Avis Bacon Dutton and has lived in this area all of her life. She was a 1959 Glennville High School graduate and was a member of the Bulldog’s basketball team. Janet was a devoted wife to Princeton Pirkle for 57 years. She held various jobs including being co-owner of The Floral Shop in Glennville for several years. Her yards are proof that she loved the outdoors and was a flower enthusiast. She loved her church and she loved her family. She found great joy in being a homemaker for her family and was most proud of helping raise her grandchildren as she kept them in her home for many years before they started school. She especially loved following her grandchildren’s many sporting events and was their biggest fan. Janet was a dedicated lifetime member of Harmony United Methodist Church, a member of the Sunshine Sunday School class, a member of the Ladies Circle, a member of the choir, and was the director of the choir for over 40 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Libby Dutton Davis.
She is survived by:
Husband, Princeton Pirkle of Glennville
Step-Mother, Sally Dutton of Glennville
Children, Keith (April) Pirkle of Glennville
Kay (Brian) Hagan of Glennville
Sister-in-law, Jackie Pirkle of Glennville
Siblings, Jerry Dutton of Glennville
Karen (Bill) Callaway of Claxton
Kevin (Nona) Dutton of Savannah
Grandchildren, Kaylyn, Brenley and Parks Hagan of Glennville
Delaney and Macy Pirkle of Glennville
Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Harmony United Methodist Church with Pastor Clay Loadman and Pastor Ramon Hernandez officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines of six feet will be enforced. Masks are not required but recommended.
Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville, Georgia.
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