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William “Bill” McKinley Bivins, 65, of Bloomingdale, Georgia and husband of Tona Rimes Bivins, died Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.


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  1. Alden Bubba Hanvey says:

    Bill was a long time friend and I for one will surely miss him. We worked together for many years and I could always count on him.

  2. Cindy Edenfield says:

    So sorry to hear about Bill. Prayers to his family.

  3. Chuck and Susan Edenfield says:

    Tona and family,
    So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend. Thinking of you in the days ahead.

  4. Lynn Harrod says:

    Bill Bivins will be missed by so many! He was part of our great neighborhood when were growing up!! We all played outside together, rode bicycles, played flag football and just hung out a lot!! We all had such great times and made many memories!
    Tona, I am so very sorry of the loss of your Bill
    Another friend of mine told that Bill was the best whiffle ball player of all time!!
    RIP, my friend! You will remain in my heart forever!!

  5. Bubba (Leo) Lachapelle says:

    DAMN when my Dad Was gone off in the Marines Mom and the rest of
    Our family would move back to Savannah. We would live on the same street as Bill, and Tona lived at the end. My cousins the Lodges also lived on Lee street. We had a blast growing up. It was always ME, BILL AND TOMMY LODGE. Bill’s died when we were just young boys. His mom
    Was Essy Bivins. She was a Hoot. I remember we also hung out with
    Lynn and her Brother Walker Harrod. At least that’s what we called him.
    We played numerous days of whiffle ball and half rubber. Bill was a cool
    Dude and I will always miss him. BUBBA LACHAPELLE

  6. John McCarthy says:

    My memories of Bill Bivins are fleeting,yet long lasting just the same. His ability to hit or throw a wiffle ball was without parralel . I truly believe he was the greatest to ever play the game.
    Now that might or might not impress everyone, but anyone who has ever played the game knows how difficult it is. What’s more , he made it look easy.

    His demeanor was outgoing and friendly and he reminded me of someone who could have played a role in American Graffiti. He was that cool.

    I lost track of him as I got older, and I’m sorry that I never got that chance to tell him he was the best I ever saw in wiffle ball.
    I kind of think he’d have liked that.
    Rest In Peace my friend.

  7. Tommy East says:

    Dear Tona and family,

    It really grieved me to receive the news Sunday morning that Bill had left us. He was much too young. It reminds me that we should all be ready.

    I have great memories of times spent with Bill during our childhood days. He was quite the athlete. Everyone wanted him on their team. He was always a friend to me and I surely appreciated that.

    I can’t imagine how you all must be feeling. Please know that Vicki and I are praying for you. May God grant His grace to you!

    Tommy East

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