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Aaron Lovett, 98, of Albany, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Walker and Mr. Duren Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens with Military Honors.
We hoped when God called him home, he would be on his ‘back 40’ or ‘Gandy’s Back 40’ as we call it. We never knew a human who loved the land and nature more than him and who knew all about it than most everybody. For that matter, he seemed to know a lot about just about everything.
It all started when he was a dirt-poor kid in the depression, like many during that time. But even at a very young age he showed determination, resourcefulness, and perseverance. He roamed the woods and fished with homemade fishing poles and bait he either caught or dug up. From the time he was a small boy, he helped his family survive. If you knew him well it won’t surprise you to know that he was the one his Mama sent to the neighbors to beg when they had nothing to eat, and to sell the extra fish and game when they had too much, a true salesman from the start!! Of course, if neighbors could not afford something, he just gave it to them. He was Boykin, Georgia’s real-life “Huck Finn.”
It was in those woods that he sat on a log when he was 15 and asked God to guide him in life. He went on to serve his Country in WWII and was a true patriot throughout his life.
God was with him when he met Alene Williams. They married in 1947 and celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2022 before her passing. The blessings continued with the births of both of their daughters.
He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church where he was honored to serve as a deacon, along with many other roles. They raised their daughters to trust in the Lord and taught them many lessons in life.
He found his ‘calling’ as a career salesman, working in the mill supply/industrial supply industry. He was Vice President of Sales and part owner of Jim Horne Mill Supplies. Later he established Modern Machinery & HOWCO Supply. He was President of A Lovett Properties which he established with his wife, Alene.
When his grandchildren were born, he made sure he was a constant part of each of their lives in every way. They loved being at Mimi’s and Gandy’s house. He loved spending time with them, going to church every Sunday, swimming in the pool, trips to St. George Island or Blue Ridge, and so many other things; the most precious gift was just being with them. Of course, as the years flew by, ‘suddenly’ there were three ‘grandchildren-in-law’ or just simply three more grandchildren he loved. Then later in life he was thrilled to have two great-grandsons to teach to fish and to be a kid again with them.
In his retirement he lived out his true avocation, country farmer. For years his family enjoyed what he called ‘the horn of plenty’ with all the bounty of his 2-acre vegetable garden and his small fruit tree orchard. There were goats and chickens, a horse, geese, ducks and a pond full of fish and of course a dog and a cat. He never met a plant or tree he didn’t love and brought many cuttings home to see if they would grow.
He never lost his sense of humor and his childlike wonder and curiosity in the world around him. We hope we can always remember his laugh and we know he will always live in our hearts. We selfishly want him to stay with us but we rejoice in knowing that after 77 years together he only had to wait four months to hug his wife again in heaven.
Mr. Lovett was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alene Lovett, his parents, George Barney and Eva Lovett and his four siblings.
Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Lovett, Leesburg, GA, Sandra Cohen, Albany, GA, Albany, GA, his grandchildren, Brad Cohen (Ellen), Albany, GA, Jill Dominguez (Brian), Southlake, TX, Jeffery Cohen (Amanda), Albany, GA, and great-grandchildren, Landon Cohen and Sam Dominguez.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Mr. Lovett to First Freewill Baptist Church, 420 N. Westover Blvd., Albany, GA, 31707.