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Jeannette Coleman Ham Huxford

January 20, 1917 — June 20, 2009

Jeannette Coleman Ham Huxford A beautiful and elegant southern lady passed away early Sunday morning in Avondale Estates, GA, at the home of her eldest daughter, Emily H. Pritchett. Born in Elba, Alabama, January 20, 1917, she enjoyed 92 ½ years. She moved to Clinch County with her parents, Mary and Lawrence Ham in 1937 and met and married Iverson Harris Huxford, whose genealogy dates to the beginnings of Clinch County. She served as assistant to her husband, who was the owner, editor and publisher of the Clinch County News until his death in 1994. She was a friend to all who entered the news office. She lived a quiet and unassuming life and was a wonderful mother and friend to her three surviving daughters, Emily H. Pritchett of Avondale Estates, GA, Julia H. Smith, of Savannah, GA, and Janet K. (Sissy) Thompson of Thomasville, GA. She was loved and honored by her three sons-in-law, James A. Pritchett, William B. Thompson and Gordon A. Smith. Her surviving grandchildren are Walter Raymond McCollum of Peachtree City, GA, Kimberly Jeanette Galan of Roswell, GA, Gordon Iverson (Ivan) Smith of Savannah, GA, Coleman S. Morris of Atlanta, GA, and James Huxford (Jamey) Snook of Thomasville, GA. Four great grandchildren complete her legacy. She is also survived by her older sister, Marylene H. Strain of Waynesville, NC, her sister-in-law, Ann Huxford of Valdosta, GA, and five nieces and nephews. She was a long-time member of the Homerville First Baptist Church, the WMU Circle, the DAR, the Homerville Women’s Club, and she traveled many miles of Clinch County road as a substitute rural route U.S. postal carrier for her father and others. Her body will be laid to rest beside her beloved Iverson in the family plot in Pine Forrest Cemetery in Homerville. Her interment is a private family event of Wednesday June 24, 2009, conducted by Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville with Rev. Ken Jones & Rev. Wes Fowler officiating. Any remembrances should be made to your local hospice. Roundtree Funeral Home is serving the Huxford family.
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