2017-02-16 / Obituaries

June Denard Baston

Memorial services for June Denard Baston, 74, of Cloverhurst Drive in Washington, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Washington First United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. She died Monday morning, February 6, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Baston was a native of Tignall, born in Washington, and was the daughter of the late Odian Adolph Denard and Amanda May Matthews Denard. She was the wife of James Addison Baston Jr. They had been married for 55 years. She was a retired Executive Vice President of First Union Bank in Washington, and then became office manager at Paper Pak in Washington for a number of years. She was a sister of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, ETA Omicron Chapter. She was a member of the Washington First United Methodist Church, and was known for her fierce love of family, as well as friends.

Survivors include her husband, James A. Baston Jr. of Washington; a daughter, MeLisa B. Clay (Greg) of Macon; a son, James A. Baston III (Heather) of Washington; three brothers, O.A. Denard Jr. (Jerry) of Washington, Darden Denard (Louise) of Tignall, and Robert Ray Denard of Gray; three sisters, Sybil D. Walton of Hoschton, Barbara D. Kesler of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Katrina D. Weber (Carl) of Washington; four grandchildren, Ashley Clay Smith (Tanner), Abby Clay, Addison Baston, and Avery Baston; and a number of nieces and nephews, and her many special and loyal friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington First United Methodist Church, 102 W. Liberty St., Washington, GA 30673, or to the Beta Sigma Phi Cancer Fund, c/o Jessica Eubank, 410 Spring St., Washington, GA 30673.

Hopkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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