ALBANY - Thomas Edward "Tommy" Mercer, 81, of Albany passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023, in the Memorial Chapel of Tifton's First Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Hall officiating. Mr. Mercer will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Tifton, Georgia. Born January 1, 1942, in Zolfo Springs, Florida, Mr. Mercer was welcomed as the First Baby of the New Year. He was a fourth generation Floridian, a grandson of the late Samuel Mercer and Adna Bates Mercer and first son of the late TL and Margarite Faye Lewis Mercer. Both his paternal and maternal families were pioneer...