Janet Faye Biven Cauthen, 87, of Moultrie, transitioned to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Legacy Village at Park Regency of Moultrie.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church Moultrie Chapel with Reverend Matt Peek officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service in the FBC chapel. The Joymakers’ Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church will serve in an honorary role.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 30, 2022, at First United Methodist Church of Chamblee, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341 with inurnment to follow.
Born November 10, 1934, Janet was the daughter of the late William Henry Biven and Wilma Lee Williams Biven. She was a talented musician, serving as an organist and choral director for more than thirty years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Philanthropic Organization, her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University, and Advanced Organ Study at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She was the choral director at Towers High School in Decatur, GA and served as musician at several churches through the years. In addition, she enjoyed volunteering and ministering to others at the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta. Janet was a very active lady who loved to cook, sew, paint, and spend time with her family. While living in Moultrie, she was an active member of First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Guess Cauthen, Sr. and sister, Joan Doris Biven.
Survivors include her sons, Clyde Guess Cauthen, Jr. and wife Sharon of Norcross, Georgia, Henry Nathan Cauthen and wife Robin of Moultrie, Timothy Andrew Cauthen and wife Sheila of St. Marys, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Cauthen and wife Lucy, Ben Cauthen and wife Lauren, Shelby Cauthen, Brentley Cauthen and wife Sarah, Zachary Cauthen, Rachel Redmon and husband Andrew, Elisha Cauthen, Jack Clemons; three great-grandchildren, Rosalyn Virginia Redmon, Caroline Evans Cauthen, and Rosemary Ann Cauthen; sister, Kitty Biven Hoffman of Fernandina Beach, Florida; eight nephews, and three nieces.
In honor of Janet’s lifelong legacy to music, the family requests memorial contributions made to the Organ Funds at First Baptist Church Moultrie, 400 South Main Street, Moultrie, Georgia 31768 or First United Methodist Church of Chamblee, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341.
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