Merle Kenney Cashwell
DAWSON - Merle Kenney Cashwell died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Dawson Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Chickasawhatchee Baptist Church in Dawson. Dr. Emil Askew will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in the Blakely City Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
Merle was born on January 25, 1918 to the late Thomas Benjamin Kenney and the late Ella Hatcher Kenney in Early County, Georgia and was raised in the Colomokee Community. Mrs. Cashwell graduated from Blakely City High School and studied at Albany Vocational-Technical School. She was a bookkeeper for many years.
Mrs. Cashwell was a member of Chickasawhatchee Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Cashwell; a daughter, Earline Christie Martin; and a grandson, John Christie Martin. Survivors include her sons, Ken Christie (Verna) and Tim Christie (Pat), both of Dawson; four grandchildren, Kevin Martin (Paula) of Ellaville, Lynn Jordan (David) of Americus, Kaye Bodrey (Bill) of Unadilla, and Tim Christie, Jr. of Dawson; great-grandchildren, Josh Jordan, Erin Brown, Luke Martin, Lacie Martin, Emily Keatley, and Brooke Keatley; and one great-great-grandchild, Grayson Charles Brown.
Memorials may be made to Chickasawhatchee Baptist Church, 9661 Leesburg Highway, Dawson, GA 39842. Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.harveyfuneralhome.com.
Harvey Funeral Home