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W.C. Cawthon

Obituary Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

W. C. Cawthon, age 91, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. 

Born on May 11, 1930, in Martin, Georgia, he was a son of the late Jefferson P. Cawthon and Evie Mae Wright Cawthon. Mr. Cawthon was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Habersham Mills after 38 years as a machinist. Mr. Cawthon was a member of Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church where he served as a Deacon for multiple terms. He read the entire Bible 114 times and loved to sing gospel music. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Hendrix Cawthon; brothers, Jeff, John Henry, James, Lynn, Glynn, and Willie Cawthon; sisters, Ruth Smith, Inez Cawthon, Carol Bray, Betty Pierce, Ann, and Naomi Ellard. 

He is survived by son, Wesley C. Cawthon of Demorest; daughter, Becky Jean Robinson (Rev. Phillip) of Cleveland; grandchildren, Rev. Casey Robinson, Alicia Robinson, and Megan Robinson; and great grandchildren, Cameron Robinson and Luke Caudell; sister, Velma Gettys of Toccoa. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, March 18, 2022 at Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Edward Hood, Bishop Ronald Wilson, Rev. Phillip Robinson, and Rev. Casey Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided. 

The family will receive friends from 3 -5 pm and 7 – 9 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at McGahee – Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home. 

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Date
03/18/2022 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531