2018-08-22 / Obituaries

Kathy Rabon


Katherine “Kathy” Edison Rabon, 68, of 9103 Highway 62 W, Blakely, Ga., died at her residence early Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2018.

Mrs. Rabon was born Sept. 6, 1949, in Blakely to the late Junior Lee Edison and Lena Bernice Williams Edison. She was a member of the former Emmanuel Baptist Church. She retired as a loan officer for Loan South Finance Company of Blakely after 14 years of employment.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Wesley Cherry; and a brother, Bobby Edison.

Survivors include her husband, Hiram Bruce “Butch” Rabon Jr.; two daughters, Tonya Brown Battles, and Anna Alecia Rabon; one son, Michael Frank Cherry; one step-son, Scott Rabon and Amanda; one sister, Virginia Edison Hampton and Keith; two brothers, Johnny Edison and Mary and Sammy Edison, all of Blakely; eight grandchildren, Magan, Jacob, and Alden Brown all of Birmingham, Ala.; five from Blakely, Wesley Rajpara, Eli Rabon, Dawn Norris and David, Ellie Rabon, Jason Rabon; and four greatgrandchildren from Blakely, Allison, Emily, Ethan and Austin Norris.

The funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Manry- Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Blakely Cemetery.

The family received friends for visitation on Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers were Travis Edison, Sam Edison, Jos Edison, Christopher Edison, Tyler Hampton and Johnny Swords. Honorary pallbearers were Perry King, Brooks Carter, Wade Bush and Sterling McCorkle.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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