John Ellis Cathey, Jr.


John Ellis Cathey, Jr., 82, resident of Saddle Hill, husband of Bernice Addis Cathey, passed away August 24, 2020, at his home.

Born January 25, 1938, in Mountain City, Ga., he was a son of the late John Ellis, Sr. and Kate Love Cathey. He was a graduate of Rabun County High School and a 1962 graduate of the University of Georgia. John retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service as the District Ranger of the Long Cane District after more than 38 years of service.

He was a member of South Main Baptist Church and the Greenwood Lions Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 58 years, are two daughters, Pennie C. and husband Daniel "Ernie" Peagler of Lexington and Janna and husband Tom Vaughan of Greenwood; a brother, Dennis and wife Vicki Cathey of Cornelia, GA; five grandchildren, John Thomas Peagler, Zachary Peagler, London Peagler, Jacob Cathey and Katelyn Cathey.

He was predeceased by a son, Kevin Ellis Cathey; a sister, Karan Cathey and a brother, James Frank Cathey.
Private graveside services: Friday at Oakbrook Memorial Park in Hodges.

Memorials may be made to the Special Class of South Main Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1097, Greenwood, SC 29648, or to the Greenwood Lions Club, c/o Jerry Chastain, 112 Limerick Road, Greenwood, SC 29649.

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