Cynthia “Cindy” Arnold Rabun
Wrens, GA – Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Arnold Rabun, 69, loving wife of 49 years to Johnny Rabun, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 11, 2021, at Augusta University Medical Center with her family at her bedside. Services to celebrate her life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon, February 14, 2021, with Rev. Chad Watkins officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
Because of the family’s respect and concern for public health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that social distancing and other safety precautions be followed. The wearing of face masks is strongly encouraged during this gathering.
Cindy was born on April 12, 1951 in Pensacola FL to the late Betty and Carl Arnold. She attended school in Gulf Breeze FL through the 10th grade. Her father’s job then took them to the Atlanta area, where she attended and graduated from Tucker High School. Cindy began her college career at University of Georgia and met her future husband while they were both working through college at Six Flags Over Georgia. They married June 11, 1971 and moved to Wrens two months later, where they have resided ever since. Cindy completed her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Augusta College. She then began teaching at Wrens High School where she taught high school mathematics for many years before taking on the role of assistant principal. Cindy completed her Master’s in Educational Administration and then went on to earn her Educational Specialist in Leadership. Cindy’s educational career then took her to the Jefferson County Board of Education office. In total, she spent 40 years with the Jefferson County School System before retiring as assistant superintendent. Cindy was an active member of Wrens United Methodist Church, where she served on numerous committees. In her younger years, Cindy enjoyed playing sports. She loved the outdoors—from camping in North Georgia with friends to the annual family beach trip to Pensacola Beach. Cindy also loved watching her sons and grandchildren play ball, as well as attending Georgia Tech football games every season with her family. She never missed a bridge game or Bunco with some of her best friends. There was nothing Cindy loved more than her family and friends.
Others left to cherish her memories include her sons, Heath Rabun (Ashley) of Jackson TN, Chris Rabun, and Bryan Rabun (Amy) of Evans; her eight grandchildren, Gehrig, Cole, Ethan, Maddux, Lilly, Madi, Baylor and Brynlee; three siblings, Tommy Arnold (Leslie) of Titusville FL, Brenda Bryant (Larry) of Montgomery TX, and Carla Ball (Dave) of Charleston SC; a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, innumerable extended family members, church family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to 'Wrens UMC Building Fund, 202 Russell Street, Wrens GA 30833.