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Mrs. Sara Whitaker Chafin

HARTWELL, Ga.- Mrs. Sara Whitaker Chafin, 95, of Hartwell, Ga., died Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at her home.

Born June 7, 1908, in Harlem, she was the daughter of the late Toombs Alexander Whitaker and Mary Anna Hatcher Whitaker. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women, a 1929 Graduate from the University of Georgia and she attended the first game in the Stanford Stadium. She was retired with 24 years of service from Hart County School System as a Home Economics Teacher and a total of 30 years in teaching. She was the three-time President and Charter President of the Pilot Club of Hartwell, Past Regionant for the D.A.R., a member of the Retired Teachers of Hart County, Hartwell Women's Club and Madora Garden Club. She was also a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church, Live Wire Sunday School Class, Lessie K. Page Circle and the UMW.

Her survivors include son, William V. 'Bill' Chafin, Jr. and his wife, Kaye of Hartwell, Ga., Thomas L. 'Tom' Chafin CDR U.S. Navy ret. and his wife, Pat of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Sally LeSage, Mary K. Woods, Will Chafin, Lee Chafin and James Chafin; 10 great-grandchildren, Leanne Chafin, Sara Lynn LeSage, Annie LeSage, John Henry Woods, Lydia Woods, Mary Helen Woods, Emily Chafin, Reid Chafin and Anna Grace Chafin; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Z. Whitaker of Norcross, Ga., Velma Chafin of Norwood, Ga. and Nina C. Jones of Thomson.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, William Vernon Chafin, Sr.; grandchild;, Jamie Chafin; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 16, 2004 at Hartwell First United Methodist Church. Rev R. Allen Stewart, Rev. Jim Winn and Rev. David Sargent will officiate. Burial was in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.

Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to Hartwell First United Methodist Church Capital Fund, 200 E. Howell Street, Hartwell, Ga. 30643.

Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004

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