Mrs. Margarette Claxton Chavis, 82, of Hazlehurst, died Jan. 19 at her residence.
Mrs. Chavis was born May 12, 1936, in Toombs County to the late James Elry (Jack) Claxton and the late Janie McNair Claxton. She was a retired executive secretary with Hamlet and Rockingham Housing in North Carolina. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her grandson, Damon J. Jarrell II and siblings, Melba C. Boutwell, Carolyn Claxton and Lafiecie Claxton.
Survivors include daughters, Daryl C. Smith of Hazlehurst and Doana C. Dixon of Hazlehurst; son, Garrison R. Chavis II (Georgia) of Rockingham, N.C.; sister, Dorothy C. Hill of Hazlehurst; brother, Colon Claxton of Hazlehurst; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grands; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Jan. 22 at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Deek Dubberly officiating.
Interment followed in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Steve Hill, Lonnie Brewer, Dennis Thornton, Jelon Dixon, Johnthan Lee and Keith Hill.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home.