|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1899|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1966|
Warren Ashby Caughran was born on January 16, 1899 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, to William Hamilton Caughran and Hasseltine Ashby Caughran. Following his service in the United States Army during World War I, Mr. Caughran moved to Ashburn, Georgia, where he was a co-founder of the Mitchell-Caughran Hardware Co. On September 3, 1925 he married Rachel Hertz Hermann, originally from Sandersville, Georgia, 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. Mr. Caughran resided in Athens until his death on October 3, 1966 at the age of 67.
Mr. Caughran was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Athens and also served as president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Athens. Mr. Caughran devoted much of his time to rehabilitation work for crippled children.
A funeral service was held on October 4, 1966 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Alabama, with Rev. James Harris, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Athens, officiating.
Mr. Caughran was preceded in death by his parents, William Hamilton Caughran and Hasseltine Ashby Caughran of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and his brother, William Forrest Caughran of Tupelo, Mississippi. He was survived by his wife of 41 years, Rachel Hermann Caughran, his son and daughter-in-law, William Hermann Caughran and Barbara Ferguson Caughran, and grandson, William Hermann Caughran, Jr., all of Athens, Alabama, and his brother, Bernice Howard Caughran of Indianapolis, Indiana.
William Hamilton Caughran (1850 - 1931)
Ann Hasseltine Ashby Caughran (1860 - 1954)
Rachel Hertz Hermann Caughran (1900 - 1990)*
William Hermann Caughran (1928 - 1997)*
Lillie May Caughran Galloway (1873 - 1946)**
Archie Lee Caughran (1879 - 1947)**
Addie Elizabeth Caughran Wiley (1881 - 1945)**
Sarah Davis Caughran McFerrin (1888 - 1939)**
B. Howard Caughran (1891 - 1973)*
William Forrest Caughran (1895 - 1965)*
Warren Ashby Caughran (1899 - 1966)
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# 29796942
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