Athens - Mr. Nathan (Biggon) W. Averett, Jr. age 74 of Athens, Georgia died July 6, 2003 in Anniston, Ala. as results of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel with Reverends Ralph Jones and David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemnae Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 PM Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Averett was born September 1, 1928 in Brent, Alabama son of the late Nathan Winford Averett, Sr. and Iona Mitchell Averett. He was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of Shelby County High School, was an all around athlete at the school in Columbiana, Ala., served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a sergeant and retired from Rhodes Furniture Company as a supervisor. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Miriam Jane Morgan Averett, was a devoted father to his three daughters, Patricia Mayberry and husband, John and Donna Burnette and husband Tommy, all of Indian Trail, NC and Lisa Averett of Athens, GA., a brother survives, John D. Averett of Columbiana, Alabama, ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Sue Jones of Clanton, Ala., a grandson, officer John T. Burnette, III of Charlotte. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Burnette, Blake Starnes, Kyle Burnette, Josh Miller, Jeff Mayberry and Larry Lamb. Mr. Averett was a dedicated number one Alabama football fan. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, N.C.
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Athens Banner-Herald, Friday, July 11, 2003
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 11, 2003