Catherine Perkins Hawthorne Naylor

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, July 13, 2017

Catherine Perkins Hawthorne Naylor

July 12, 2017

Catherine Perkins Hawthorne Naylor, 95, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

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The graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Dr. Ron McCaskill officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 155, Bainbridge, GA 39818 or Kindred Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Catherine Ethel Perkins was born January 12, 1922, in Decatur County, the daughter of Lemuel Melton Perkins and Mary Ethel McRae Perkins. She was a graduate of Climax High School and a member of First Baptist Church. Catherine retired as Vice President of County Line National Bank in Miami, Fla. and moved back to her hometown in the early 80s.

Miss Catherine had a sweet spirit and loved to serve others. She was active in the Women’s Auxiliary at Memorial Hospital for 30 or so years where she never failed to share a smile and kind word. Miss Catherine read her Bible faithfully and became the hands and feet of Christ through her work with her Sunday School Class. She relaxed by spending time gardening or cooking.

Catherine is survived by her sister, Mildred P. Jones of Climax, Ga.. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Aaron Hawthorne and John L. Naylor, Jr.; her children, Judy Elaine Hawthorne, Ronnie Aaron Hawthorne and Larry Melton Hawthorne; and her siblings, Ella P. Jones, Roma P. Mills, Lloyd J. Perkins and Melton L. Perkins.

Mrs. Naylor’s family would like to extend a word of appreciation to Bainbridge Health Care Staff, Kindred Hospice, Dr. Sydney Cochran and Dr. Charles Walker for their care and compassion.