Jane Carter Touchton, 75, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL following a brief illness. Jane was born in Baxley Nov. 1, 1936 to Cecil W. and Lois Beecher Carter. She went to be with her Lord and joined her father, the Rev. Cecil W. Carter (predeceased in 1980) and her son, Michael Howell, (predeceased in 1996), both of Baxley. Jane was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She had a deep and abiding love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was the pianist and organist at Faith Memorial Baptist Church for over 45 years. Ms. Touchton was also known to be a great cook. Her ‘yellow bowl’ of potato salad, chicken and dumplings, squash casseroles, pie and cakes were always the first to go at church socials. She was known for her devotion to her family, church and friends, her loving kindness and a life served for God.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Touchton, Sr.; twin daughters, Kathy (Joe) Politano and Karen (Bill) Miller; one son, Lloyd (Jeannie) Touchton, Jr.; her mother, Lois Beecher Carter; one sister, Joan (James) Branch; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Her big smile will be greatly missed, but her gentle spirit will live forever in our hearts.