Obituaries for January 18, 2018

Margaret Estelle Greeson Sellers
September 3, 1924 - January 7, 2018
Margaret Estelle Greeson Sellers, age 93 of the Greshamville Community in Greene County died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Fork Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison with Rev. Dr. Tony Gavalas and Rev. Guy Roberts officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were The Eatonton Police Department Honor Guard.
Estelle was born in Greshamville September 3, 1924 to the late Isaac Hugh Greeson and Flora Roxanne Attaway Greeson. She grew up and graduated from the school in Greshamville. Estelle married John Able Sellers October 6, 1940. During her working career, she worked for Morgan Sportswear and Golden Pantry in Madison. She was also a homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, flowers, gardening and cutting grass. She never met a stranger, enjoyed talking to everybody and had an infectious laugh. She was a member of Fork Chapel United Methodist Church and also attended New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Able Sellers; a daughter, Kathy Denise Sellers; a son, John Larry Sellers; great grandson, Dylan Matthew Jones; and her siblings, Alpha Brown Peppers, Hugh Dorsey Greeson, Mattie Lou Jackson, Charles Gaillard Greeson, Edward William Greeson and Geneva Nora Sellers.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Ann Gillespie (Robert) of Baldwin, Brenda Thompson (Jimmy) of Rutledge and Lynn Thomas (Byron) of Eatonton; two sons, Jerry Sellers of Greshamville and Tommy Sellers (Geraldine) of Sarasota, FL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706)453-2626, had charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

Jean Yawn
July 3, 1929 - January 12, 2018
Jean Gardner Yawn, age 88 joined her Lord and Savior in heaven late on the evening of Friday, January 12, 2018.
Funeral services celebrating her life was held Monday, January 15, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins with Dr. Bob Dilks and Rev. Paul Gardner officiating. Following the service, Mrs. Yawn was laid to rest next to her husband in Parkway Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Yawn was born July 3, 1929 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Callie Whitman Fuller. She married Leon Howard Yawn August 10, 1956, and together they reared two sons to know and love Jesus Christ. She retired from Robins Air Force Base as an inventory manager. The Yawns were faithful members of Central Baptist Church, having joined the fellowship in 1961. Mrs. Yawn willingly served as a children's Sunday School teacher and a Girls in Action Leader. She also enjoyed devoting time to the International Ministry and Homebound Ministry of the church. In the early 1970s, the Yawns also volunteered to help start Sandy Valley Baptist Church for six years before returning to Central Baptist. But above all, her priority in life was caring for her family and her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 61 years, Leon Yawn; her grandson, Craig Gardner; and her siblings, Theodore Fuller, Terry Fuller, Charles Fuller, F. Dee Fuller, and Rev. Grady Fuller.
Her memory will forever be treasured by her beloved sons, Steven Paul Gardner (Lee) of Pelham, Alabama and Samuel Grady Gardner (Barbara) of Kathleen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Rebecca Barge of Lizella, Millie Fowler of Conyers, Fran Trent of Fairburn, and Nina Edwards of McDonough and many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088.
Friends may go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign an online registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with Mrs. Yawn's arrangements.

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