Edna T. Averett

February 19, 1939 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 82)

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Mrs. Edna T. Averett, 82, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro following an extended illness.     


Mrs. Averett was born February 19, 1939, in Kite, GA to Champ Tapley and Pauline Horton Tapley. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Robert Averett; grandsons, Shannon Averett; Chad McCoy; brother, Hubert Tapley; sisters, Doris Barrow, Jacqueline Johnson.  Mrs. Averett loved talking to friends, shopping, and eating out with family. She loved her family and was always concerned about others.  She enjoyed buying and collecting pocketbooks.  Mrs. Averett worked at Sportswear and Allied Department Store as assistant manager for a number of years.  She was a member of Kite Church of God and attended Twin City First Baptist Church for 8 years.


Survivors include her son, Edward (Carolyn) Averett of Swainsboro; daughter, Ann Johnson of Swainsboro; brother, Richard Tapley of Oak Park; sister JoAnn Godfrey of Kite; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.


Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2021, at Kite Church of God with Reverend Allen Meeks and Dr. Bill Perry officiating.  Mrs. Averett will lie in state 1 hour prior to service.  


Interment will follow in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery.


Pallbearers are Bryan Akridge, Jeremy Averett, Champ Averett, Shane Averett, Wes Averett, and Jeremiah Johnson.


There will be an open visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Home.  No family will be present during this time due to Covid precautions.  


Condolences may be expressed at


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Edna T. Averett, 82, of  Swainsboro.

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September 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
September 3, 2021

4:00 PM
Kite Church Of God
309 College St.
Kite, Georgia 31049

September 3, 2021

5:00 PM
Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy 57 West
Kited, Ga 31049

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