John Edward Feathers

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

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A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville for John Edward Feathers, 82, of Greenville, who died on Friday, Sept. 14. Visitation was held at 10 a.m. in the church parish hall.


John was born on Feb. 6, 1936, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Robert Thorpe Feathers and Ernestine Mathis Feathers.  He moved to Alabama at age four and grew up in Demopolis. He graduated from Auburn University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama.

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John served as an officer in the United States Army and later in the United States Army Reserve. John pursued a career as a banker and an educator. At retirement, he was serving as the dean of the School of Business at Clayton State, a division of the University System of Georgia.


A lifelong Episcopalian, John was an acolyte, lay-reader, vestry member, junior warden and senior warden at several parishes.


His sister, Rose Feathers Smith, and her husband, Carey Charles Smith, and nephew, Patrick Charles Smith, preceded John in death.


Survivors include his wife, Anne Herbert Feathers; niece, Laurie Smith Sikorowski; nephews, Robert Carey Smith and David Wayne Smith; brother- and sister-in-law, Curtis Burke Herbert IV and Mary Lou Herbert and their children, Sarah Elizabeth Herbert and Curtis Burke Herbert V.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 210 Church St., Greenville, AL 36037, or to the Butler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 264, Greenville, AL 36037.


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