Tifton Gazette


January 2, 2014

Pauline Cotney Underwood

TIFTON — Pauline Cotney Underwood, 94, of Tifton died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Southern Care Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Dr. Wayne Roe will officiate with a private family entombment to be held at Tift Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until the hour of service at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mrs. Underwood was born on January 30, 1919 in Tift County.  She was the daughter of the late John Cotney and Teresa Hand Cotney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Underwood; one son, Paul Underwood; and one sister, Lodis C. Lee. She was a member of Vanceville Congregational Christian Church. She retired from the Tift County Board of Education in 1981 as director of School Food Service, after 30 years of service in the school lunch program.

Mrs. Underwood is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Shirley Underwood of Chula; five grandchildren, Douglas Underwood of Florida, Russell Underwood of Blairsville, Linda Underwood Truman and husband Clint of Greensboro, N.C., Christina Rayburn of Ray City and Tim Underwood of Omega; and six great-grandchildren, Finn Queen, Colin Queen, Megan Rayburn, Blake Underwood, Caleb Underwood and Cavan Truman.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Georgia Regional Office, 225 East Second Street, Tifton, GA 31794.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Underwood family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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