|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1997|
William Hermann Caughran was born on October 8, 1928 in Scotland, Georgia, to Warren Ashby Caughran and Rachel Hermann Caughran. In 1930 the Caughran family moved to Athens, Alabama. Mr. Caughran, a graduate of Athens High School and Athens College, served in the United States Air Force and then succeeded his father as the local distributor for Gulf Oil Company. On November 14, 1955 he married Barbara June Ferguson of Shreveport, Louisiana. The couple settled in Athens, and on October 10, 1956 their only child, William Hermann Caughran, Jr., was born.
Mr. Caughran received a Master's Degree from the George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1967 he sold the oil distributorship and shortly thereafter became a counselor for the State of Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, helping people with handicaps transition into the workforce. Mr. Caughran worked in the Auburn-Opelika area for many years and was then transferred to the Vocational Rehabilitation headquarters in Montgomery. He retired in 1990 and passed away on December 2, 1997 at the age of 69.
Mr. Caughran was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a lay preacher. A graveside service was held on December 5, 1997 at the Athens City Cemetery in Athens, Alabama.
Mr. Caughran was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Ashby Caughran and Rachel Hermann Caughran. He was survived by his ex-wife, Barbara Ferguson Caughran, his son and daughter-in-law, William Hermann Caughran, Jr. and Mary Ellen Alcorn Caughran, and grandson, David Warren Caughran.
Warren Ashby Caughran (1899 - 1966)
Rachel Hertz Hermann Caughran (1900 - 1990)
U.S. Air Force
Note: The Caughran and Hermann names are on opposite sides of the same monument.
Athens City Cemetery
Maintained by: Bill
Originally Created by: Mary Jo
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
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