Mrs. Sara Howe Chastain

  • DIED: August 19, 2017
  • LOCATION: Toccoa, Georgia

Mrs. Sara Jane Howe Chastain, age 87, of Toccoa passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville.

Born September 20, 1929 in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late William Samuel and Ella Voyles Howe.

She was a member of the Toccoa Christian Church for 38 years. Sara was a Military Wife and traveled the world with the husband Hoss. She was a beautician and loved fixing hair at the military bases where he was stationed. She was also a wonderful cook and loved to crochet.

Family members include her husband of 68 years, William Marshall "Hoss" Chastain; daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Donnie DeFoor and Sherry G. Segars all of Toccoa; grandchildren, Brandon DeFoor, Erik DeFoor, Hope Thompson, and Shannon Garner; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Gary Phillips and the Rev. George Secrest officiating.

Burial will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Brandon DeFoor, Erik DeFoor, Bryan Thompson, Dwain Chastain, Doug Chastain, and Dennis Chastain.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 6pm – 8pm Monday, August 21, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Toccoa Christian Church, 49 Ramsey Road, Toccoa, GA 30577.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


“ Hoss I have just found out about the passing of your wife, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am your neighbor Larry Brown from across the street. ”

Posted by: Larry Brown - TOCCOA, GA - Friend

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