R G Rabun
Wrens, GA – R G Rabun, 85, loving husband of 64 yrs to Carolyn Atwell Rabun, entered into rest Tuesday evening, February 19, 2013 at Gibson Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, February 23, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stan Littleton and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
The youngest of five children born to the late Addie Cato and Robert Rabun, R G was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He proudly served our country in the Army and was very active in the community, serving Wrens as a volunteer fireman for 25 yrs and as the Fire Chief for 7 yrs; being a charter member and serving for 29 yrs on the Board of Directors of First State Bank; serving on the Wrens City Council for 12 yrs; and being a member of Woodmen of the World Lodge 1851, American Legion Post 229 and Kiwanis Club. After 44 yrs of service, R G retired as Production Mgr from Atwell Pecan Co. He was an active member of Wrens United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Griswold Sunday School class and church choir, taught Intermediate SS class, and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee. R G was a quiet, unassuming man who enjoyed eating breakfast at Peggy’s with the guys, woodworking, building and fixing things, and cutting grass. He never met a stranger and was quick to help those in need. R G cherished his family and treasured his friends.
R G is also preceded in death by his siblings, Leon Rabun, Myrtice Holder and Marion Milburn. Other survivors include his children, Frances R. Williford (Everett), Virginia R. Garrett, and Edward Rabun (Amanda); a sister, Glenice R. Clark; 5 grandchildren, Christi Williford Kosel (Brad), Shelly Garrett Parker (Patrick), Addie Williford Holzman (Langdon), Jessica Rabun Johns (Andy) and Jamey Rabun; 8 great grandchildren, Tucker, Javan and Baylor Parker, Finley and Arden Holzman, Cash and Harley Kosel, and Braden Johns; many nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Greg Brooks, Wayne Davis, Jeff Gay, Jim Gay, Billy Lewis, Jimmy Prescott, Tony Reese and Brian Whitaker. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be American Legion Post 229.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St, Wrens GA 30833.
R G’s Favorite Song…...
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
Oh, beautiful Star of Bethlehem,
Shining afar through shadows dim,
Giving a light for those who long have gone,
And guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay.
Oh, beautiful Star, the hope of light,
Guiding the pilgrim through the night,
Over the mountain til the break of dawn,
And into the light of perfect day
It will give out a lovely ray.
Oh, beautiful Star, the hop of rest,
For the redeemed, the good and blest,
Yonder in glory when the crown is won;
For Jesus is now that Star divine,
Brighter and brighter He will shine.
Oh, beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Shine upon us until the glory dawn;
Oh, give us thy light to light the way
Into the land of perfect day
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, shine on!