CAROL R RABUN
Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces the death and funeral services for Carol Rabun passed to her heavenly home on February 6, 2021 after a brief illness. She was 95 years young.
Carol was born July 18, 1925 to Guy and Grace Rinehart in Magnolia, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers, DeFord and Kenneth, and sister, Virginia R Heffner..
Also beloved husband, Harold M. Rabun; son, Gene Rabun; grandson, Mike Rabun; daughter-in-law, Betty Rabun; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Rabun.
She was a devoted mother to daughter, Linda McAfee (Jim) and son, Ron Rabun, as well as loving“Nanny” to grandchildren Kim Eidson (Joe), Britt McAfee (Jennifer), Brannon McAfee,
Laura Cada (Derek), Jennifer Dodge (Michael), and John Rabun (Becca); Great-grandchildren, Kevin, Paige, Avery, Jordan, Jemma, Lottie, John Wm, Edward, Mikey, Sebastian,
and Anne. Also, “Aunt Corky” to several nieces and nephews.
Carol grew up on her family's dairy farm in Magnolia, Ohio and graduated from Magnolia High School as Valedictorian. She began working in Canton, Ohio where she met her future
husband, Harold, and they married in November, 1943. They eventually moved to Marietta, Ga where she got a job at Darby & Maddox Printing Co, and worked.for some years.
The family then moved to Young Harris full time in 1958. Her husband had begun a second career as a Baptist Minister, and she was his faithful helpmate in ministry at several churches
in this area. In the fall of 1958, she began employment in the Business Office of Young Harris College where she worked tirelessly till retirement in 1989. After a trip to Europe, she
began a job with the Towns-Union Educators Credit Union where she worked for several more years. She was very fond of her associates at her various places of employment, but especially
loved interacting with the many students she met over the years at YHC. She enjoyed participating in church music and other programs, but really enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes at First
Baptist Church in Blairsville. Carol was truly a devoted Christian lady. She was a loving, independent woman who was cherished by family and her many friends. She will be sorely missed.
Due to Covid restrictions, only an outdoor graveside service is planned for Saturday, February 20 at 2:pm at Union Memory Gardens where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Harold.
Memorial donations may be made to your choice: WMU Foundation/ 100 Missionary Ridge/
Birmingham AL 35242 Tax Id EIN63-1138772; or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 521, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home-Blairsville, Ga. Please share your condolences and sign the online guest registry at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.