Rabun Gene Way Sr.

Born: Tue., Feb. 12, 1935
Died: Fri., Dec. 11, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Location: Vidalia Chapel

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Mr. Rabun G. Way, age 80, of Reidsville died Friday morning December 11, 2015 at Meadows Park Health and Rehab of Vidalia after a brief illness.

Mr. Way was a native of Treutlen County, lived most of his life in Mt. Vernon and had resided in Reidsville since 2010.  He was the Owner and President of Way Acceptance Company Inc. of Vidalia and a Veteran of the United States Army.  He was a charter member of College Hill Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon where he served many years as a deacon.

Mr. Way is preceded in death by two children, Luci Currie Way and Ray Way; and his wife Sandra Harbin Way.

Rabun is survived by his wife, Faye B. Way of Reidsville; four daughters, Taryn Way Washinger and husband Toby of Vidalia, Gina Way Kennedy and husband Bill of Swainsboro, Roxanne Durrence and husband Brent of Reidsville, and Charla Nail and husband Dewey of Reidsville; his son, Robert Balkcom and wife Nicole of Reidsville; and ten grandchildren, Anna Currie Washinger of Statesboro, Avery Allan Washinger of Vidalia, Daniel Luke Kennedy of Watkinsville, Landon Way Kennedy of Swainsboro, Dylan Durrence, Destiny Durrence, Raegan Nail, Rachel Nail, Bradley Balkcom and Nicholas Balkcom, all of Reidsville.

Funeral services for Mr. Rabun G. Way will be held Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel with Reverend Bill Lee, Reverend Wayne Durden and Reverend Randall Gibbs officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Marc Foster officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to College Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Clete Sanders
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Deepest sympathy, Clete

Debra Coleman O'Connor
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
You have my deepest condolences and you will be in my prayers that the Lord may comfort you in this dark time. Mr. Way was always a true southern gentleman.

Nicki Eason
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Way was always a pleasure to work with and always made me laugh. I will truly miss him.

Wayne and Kathy Davis
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
So sorry to hear about Rabun passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by our family.

Greg and Mary James
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Haskell and Faye Bearden
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015

We're so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May the Lord be with you all during these trying times.

Toby O'Neal
   Posted Fri December 11, 2015
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Murray and Cheryl
   Posted Sat December 12, 2015
Taryn, thinking of you and your family with prayers and much love. I know you will miss his daily presence, but what a legacy of faith, hope, and love he's left you to carry on! Cheryl and Murray

Dr. Jackie Castleman
   Posted Sat December 12, 2015
Dear Taryn, Gina and Families,

Due to certain health considerations, I am unable to attend Rabun's visitation or memorial service. Please know that you are in my prayers as you cope with yet another loss in your family. God bless and keep you during this time and the months of adjustment to come. Love to you all!

Angelia Teague
   Posted Sat December 12, 2015
Taryn and Gina my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you comfort in knowing your Father is in heaven. What a beautiful reunion it will be when you all are reunited again. Keep the wonderful memories in your hearts.

Charles and Janeth Coleman
   Posted Sat December 12, 2015
Gina and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. We both shared conversations about our school years while at Meadows Park. You all are in our prayers.

   Posted Sun December 13, 2015



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