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Mrs. Jo Coleman McElveen

WARRENTON, Ga.- Mrs. Jo Coleman McElveen, age 82, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lane S. McElveen of Warrenton, died Oct. 11, 2011, at the University Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.14, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Warrenton with the Rev. Mike Dann officiating. Burial followed in the Sallie Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McElveen, a native of Rentz, Ga., was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Elsie Daniel Coleman. She was a retired school teacher having taught in Hephzibah and Warrenton. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Warrenton and the Laura Lee Sunday School Class. Mrs. McElveen will be remembered as being a Prayer Warrior for her family, church, friends, area schools, and the community. She was loved by many and was a special MIMI. Survivors include her daughter, Fran McElveen Coxwell and husband, Dennis, of Warrenton; her son, Chris McElveen and wife, Faith, of Crawfordville; one sister, Myrtiline Coleman Neidlinger, Savannah; six grandchildren, Jennifer Coxwell (Chad) Mosley, Rhett Coxwell, Christopher McElveen, Laney Coxwell (Wayne) Cheely, Joelle McElveen, and Matthew McElveen; and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. McElveen was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Coleman Overman. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center and to her caregivers, Mrs. Eva Mae Rhodes and Mrs. Mildred Howard. Pallbearers were Chad Mosley, Wayne Cheely, Rhett Coxwell, Christopher McElveen, Matthew McElveen, Conner Cheely, and Taylor Coxwell. Honorary Pallbearers were deacons and members of the Laura Lee Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Warrenton. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Warrenton, 201 S. Norwood Street Warrenton, GA 30828. Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011

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