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James Donald Avery

January 28, 1935 — March 17, 2022

James Donald Avery

Mr. James Donald “Don” Avery, 87, of Athens Highway, Elberton, husband of the late Linda Bishop Avery, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Manor Lake Assisted Living in Athens.

Mr. Avery was born in Ball Ground on January 28, 1935, son of the late Hope and Selma Avery Boston. He was a graduate of Cherokee County High School and furthered his education at Georgia Southern University where he earned a bachelors in education. Don served his country faithfully in the United States Marine Corp where he retired as a Major. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25.

Survivors include his sons: Clayton and Anita Avery of Elberton and Barry Avery of Hartwell; sister, Joy Biddy Avery of Kennesaw; grandchildren: Nathan Avery, Natalie Avery, Guy Avery, Alaina Avery, and Hollie Snow; and sister-in-law, Debbie and Wayne Bridges of Elberton.

Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hills Memorial Park at a later date.

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Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. James Donald “Don” Avery.

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