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John "J W" William Raburn

October 3, 1957 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

John "J W" Raburn Obituary

McDuffie  County

John “J W” William Raburn, 65, Thomson, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on September 12, 2023.

He was born in Augusta, Georgia on October 3, 1957, and made his life in McDuffie County most of his life.  When J W was younger, he started working at Piggly Wiggly, later worked in the lab at J. M. Huber and retired from the City of Thomson.  He was currently employed with Demand Medical Equipment and was a valued team member. He used his many talents which included cleaning, warehousing, decorating at Christmas, and maintaining seasonal flowerpots to keep the business looking nice. Patrons commented on the beauty of the indoor plants he nurtured, and many locals have taken pieces to root in their own homes.  His personality and uplifting spirit were valued by the employees and the patients he encouraged daily. 

J W was preceded in death by his parents, John Wilson Raburn and Annie Hobbs Raburn.  His survivors include his son, Ben Raburn (Melissa); his daughters, Samantha “Sam” Raburn and Tabatha Raburn Ewest (Cody); his sisters Tina Louise Moody (Randy) and Bettie Ann Thigpen (David); two grandchildren, Wyatt Raburn and Boone Ewest; his very dear and beloved friend, Lib Beasley and other extended family.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Georgia with his Funeral Service following at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel and the Interment following at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.  Rev. Larron Pilgrim will be officiating the services.  Please visit to sign the family’s personal guestbook.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of John “J W” William Raburn.

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September 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Beggs Funeral Home
799 Cobbham Rd.
Thomson, Georgia 30824

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Beggs Funeral Home Chapel
799 Cobbham Rd.
Thomson, Georgia 30824

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2023

Savannah Valley Memorial Garden
2235 Washington Rd.
Thomson, GA 30824


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