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Otis "Jay" Jackson Cliett, III

January 21, 2017
Otis "Jay" Jackson Cliett, III
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Obituary for Otis "Jay" Jackson Cliett, III

Dr. Jay Cliett, Professor Emeritus, age 72, of Americus, died at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany Saturday, January 21, 2017. Raised in Metter, he was born November 8, 1944, the son of the late O. J. and Marian Cliett. Dr. Cliett was a member of First United Methodist Church of Americus. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Hurricane Club and the Panther Club. He taught for 47 years at Georgia Southwestern State University as Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Cliett served on the Georgia Southwestern State University’s Foundation Board. He directed the Boy Scout Merit Badge Camp for 30 years, directed the Regional PAGE Academic Bowl, and founded the state-wide PAGE Academic Bowl for middle school students. He was a volunteer at Community Services Ministries, Harvest of Hope Food Pantry and the Homeless Shelter. He loved watching all sports especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Americus First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry Roe, Jr. and Rev. Bill Dupree officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Americus, 200 S. Lee St., Americus, Ga. 31709, The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, P.O. Box 6111, Americus, Ga. 31719 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Janice Cliett of Americus; two sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Jennifer Cliett of Newnan and Ryan and Barrie Cliett of Atlanta; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marian and Lanny Cawthon of Virginia and Beth and Raymond Kersey of Elberton; and four grandchildren.

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Visitation

Tuesday

24

Jan

5:00 PM 1/24/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/24/2017 7:00:00 PM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Wednesday

25

Jan

2:00 PM 1/25/2017 2:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

200 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

First United Methodist Church
200 S. Lee St. Americus 31709 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Charity of One's Choice

First United Methodist Church of Americus

200 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry

P O Box 6111
Americus, GA 31709
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