|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1900|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1990|
Rachel Hertz Hermann was born on November 5, 1900 in Sandersville, Georgia, to Emanuel H. Hermann and Katie Watkins Roughton Hermann. She was named for her paternal grandmother. She attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. After college she gave private lessons in piano, voice, and elocution. On September 3, 1925 she married Warren Ashby Caughran, originally from Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Scotland, Georgia. The couple resided initially in Ashburn, Georgia, and later in Scotland, Georgia, where their only child, William Hermann Caughran, was born on October 8, 1928. In 1930 the Caughran family moved to Athens, Alabama, where Mr. Caughran became the local distributor for Gulf Oil Company. In 1935 they built a home at 305 North Houston Street which is now part of a historic district in Athens. Mrs. Caughran resided in Athens until her death on December 31, 1990 at the age of 90.
Mrs. Caughran was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Athens where she served as choir director for 24 years. In addition, she was one of the first American Red Cross volunteers in Athens and spent many hours visiting nursing home residents.
A funeral service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Athens, Alabama, on January 2, 1991 with Dr. Bill Morgan officiating.
Mrs. Caughran was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel H. Hermann and Katie Watkins Roughton Hermann, her sister, Katie Arie Hermann, her brothers, Hardy C. Roughton and S. Warren Roughton, and her husband of 41 years, Warren Ashby Caughran. She was survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William Hermann Caughran and Barbara Ferguson Caughran, grandson, William Hermann Caughran, Jr., great-grandson, David Warren Caughran, and niece, Rachel Roughton Horton.
Emanuel H. Hermann (1871 - 1932)
Katie Watkins Hermann (1870 - 1954)
Warren Ashby Caughran (1899 - 1966)
William Hermann Caughran (1928 - 1997)*
Katie Arie Hermann*
Hardy C Roughton (1890 - 1935)**
S Warren Roughton (1893 - 1950)**
Rachel Hertz Hermann Caughran (1900 - 1990)
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 29796939
Added: Dec. 29, 2011
Added: Dec. 9, 2010