Jeanette Baxley passed away Thursday, March 6, at Appling Healthcare System.
Mrs. Baxley, 82, was a native of Appling County, the daughter of Olen J. and Nora Baxley. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wilton Baxley of Baxley; four children, Marian Spears of Baxley, Marlyn Phillips of Monroe, Marsha Massey of Decatur and Robert Baxley of Monroe, N.C.; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, M.H. Baxley, of Baxley; a sister, Lynda Womble, of Snellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Baxley retired from the United State Army Civil Service in 1988. Her church home is Spring Branch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a founding Board member of the Appling County Heritage Center. Mrs. Baxley played basketball for Baxley High School at the time the team won three back-to-back State Championships with an unprecedented 109 consecutive wins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. from Spring Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels, the Rev. Robert Wigley and the Rev. Bryan Gill officiating.
Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Andy Massey, Carey Phillips, Jason Massey, Matthew Baxley, Brett Massey and Dustin Cotner.
Music was rendered by Lawanda Medders,Spring Branch Baptist Church Choir,The Apostles, Glynda Reeves and Lorene Purcell.
Visitation was held Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.