Mrs. Hilda Jones Rauton, age 79, of Pendergrass, died Friday, August 16, 2019, in New Horizon Health and Rehabilitation in Jefferson, after an extended illness. She was raised in Sebring, Florida and was a graduate of Sebring High School. Hilda lived in Lakeland, Florida for several years, before moving to Soperton in 1976 and lived there until making Pendergrass her home in 2012. She worked at Federal Pacific and Oxford Industries for several years. She attended Grove Level Baptist Church in Gainesville and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading and word puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Jones and Ruth Carolyn Peacock Jones; and a brother, Donald Jones.
Mrs. Rauton is survived by her husband, Daniel Rauton of Pendergrass; four children, Carol Ann King of Swainsboro, Sharol White and husband Rayford, of Pendergrass, Susan Stubbs and husband Cam of Sylvania, and Steven Rauton and wife Audra of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, Lucas Calhoun, Heather Hannah, Randy Fields, Jeremy Rauton, Perry Rauton and Carey Rauton; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 20th, at 2:00 p.m. in the South Thompson Baptist Church, 225 South Thompson Road, Vidalia, with Pastor B.L. Horne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001 or by visiting their website at alzfdn.org
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