Donald Lee Avery

Born: Sat., Jun. 18, 1938
Died: Thu., Jul. 20, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Vidalia Chapel


Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jul. 23, 2017
Location: Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church


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Mr. Donald L. Avery, age 79, of Mt. Vernon died Thursday, July 20, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was the son of George “Chip” Avery and Ellen Scarborough Rogers, and was born in Wheeler County. Don was a Veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the Lions Club. He worked with Georgia Power Company for 34 years, retiring several years ago, and was a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon for many years.

Don loved his family, his church family, people, gardening, and working outside. He never met a stranger and loved music.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darlene Avery of Mt. Vernon; his son, Donald Avery (Stacie) of Swainsboro; three grandchildren, Austin Proctor, Caleb Avery, and Jacob Avery all of Swainsboro: three brothers, Hershel Rogers, Bobby Rogers, and Jerry Avery: and his sister, Teeny Gay.

Funeral Services for Mr. Donald L. Avery will be held Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church with Reverend Karl Hay officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel Saturday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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

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Mike Rountree
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Donald,
I'm very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Mike

Debra Coleman O'Connor
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Darlene, you and your family have my deepest sympathy and condolences. I held Don in the highest regard and he will be greatly missed! I will be praying for you, asking God to hold you tight, giving you strength and comfort each day. With love, Debra

Annelle Herrington
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Donald,

So sorry to hear about the death of your Dad. Our prayers are with you, Stacie and the boys.

With love & sympathy,
Nick & Annelle

Ellen Barrett Rowland
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Mike did not know this was Donald's dad, he worked with him some in Vidalia when Mike was over there on the line crew with GA Power. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, GOD bless and be with each of you!
Mike and Ellen [Barrett] Rowland
Swainsboro, GA

Diane Scarborough Streetman
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Sending sympathetic thoughts and prayers to the family of first cousin, Don Avery. Family reunion memories from our youth will never fade.
Love, Diane

Shelvy and Gary Neal
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Darlene and family. We are so sorry to hear about Don's death. Prayers for you and the family.

Nell Blackburn-Moore
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Mrs. Darlene and family,

I am so sorry for your lost. Mr. Don was such a friendly helpful person. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nell Blackburn-Moore

Jenny McDaniel McCurdy
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all members of Don's family.
Don was a special person and I have happy memories of our high school days together.

Bubba and Connie Richardson
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene so sorry for your lost. Don was a very special person and will be greatly missed. You and Donald are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nita Moate
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene, I am so very sorry for your loss of Don so suddenly. My prayers are with you.

Alegra (Al) Day
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene and Don: I am heartbroken. I don't know what to say except that you have lost the best friend you will ever had. Loved Don and love all of you. God Bless.

Janis F Gilder
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene, I am at a loss for words. I said a little prayer for you today that God will hold you up through this loss. I always admired you and Don and how you two glowed with such an inner joy. God be with you and your family.

Debbie Baskin
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Don and are praying for you and your family.
Love, Debbie

Linda D Fowler & Boys
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy.. May GOD grant you peace and comfort during this very hard time ..

BJ and Jimmy Davis
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Darlene, so sorry to hear about Don. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don was such a good person and I enjoyed working with him at Georgia Power. He was so kind to everyone and he will be missed terribly. We are out of state for another week and so sorry to miss the service. Take care ❤️

Charles and Janeth Coleman
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Donald and family, sorry to hear about Mr Don's passing. I always thought highly of him, he was one of the most friendly men I've ever known. Hold on to your memories. We are praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days to come.

Mack & Suzanne Smith Willard & Helen O'Quinn
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
"Aunt Doll" & Donald:

We just found out after church this morning about Uncle Don's passing. We were truly shocked to receive such sad news. Uncle Don was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. We deeply regret that we were unable to be with you during this difficult time, but will be by to see you later on. You are in our prayers! We love you dearly!

Nancy Joann Lindner Rhoades
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
He was truly a southern gentleman and we are happy to have known him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours cousin Darlene. The Downing Sunday breakfast clan Nancy Joann, Bob, Tim and Gene.

James Hooks
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Sorry to hear about Mr. Avery's passing. What time I had the pleasure of knowing him, he was always good to me and my family. Truly a good man. Sorry for your loss.
Deepest Sympathy,
James Hooks

April Day
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Mrs. Darlene, Donald, and family: I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Don. He had a spirit that brightened me up every time I saw him. He and Daddy shared some great memories, as both our families did. He will be missed by many , but he I'll always remember his wit , smile, and LOVE for his family! I love you all and prayers for comfort......

Mayor Sydney Clifton
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
Only learned of Don's passing yesterday, Enjoyed working with him at Georgia Power. Our old Vidalia group is becoming smaller.

Danny Hirsch
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear cousin Darlene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Donald's passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, and we send all our love to you.

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