Jeraldine Poythress Prather

jeraldine prather

July 31, 1932 ~ February 4, 2014

Resided in: Jackson, GA

PRATHER, Jeraldine
Jeraldine “Jerry” Poythress Prather, 81, of Jackson, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family the morning of February 4, 2014. She was born on July 13, 1932 in Effingham County Georgia to Jerry and Bessie Edwards Poythress.
She met her soul mate, Orrin Lee Prather, Jr., while in Atlanta for nurse’s training. On June 10, 1952, they were married. Though they moved several times throughout their 61 years of marriage, they settled on Jackson Lake in 1998.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Poythress, and son-in-law Michael Taylor.
She is survived by her husband, “Lee”; sister Jackie Miller Lester; brother James “Henry” Poythress Louisa; son David Lee Prather Susan; and daughter Vicki Prather Taylor. She was known affectionately as “Peaches” by her grandchildren Angela Marie Taylor, Amanda Prather Seaman Craig, Kevin Michael Taylor, Travis Lee Prather Lindsay, and Valerie Taylor Dalziel Ben and great-grandson Hendrix Lee Prather. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A private service was held at a lakeside pavilion with her family. Donations can be made in her memory to CurePSP Progessive Supranuclear Palsy at or by calling 1-800-457-4777.

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  1. Jean Ann Sewell Hartley says:

    Lee, the Russell High School Class of 1948, extends to you and your family our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Jeraldine.

    We were shocked and saddened to read her obituary today, March 3,2014,on the internet. We were not aware she was ill.

    Please know our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.

    Jean Ann Sewell Hartley, RHS 1948
    Bill McKibben, Chairman RHS 1948

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