Don Gay Aaron, Sr.

July 23, 1948February 15, 2014

Don G. Aaron, Sr.

Sylvania - Don G. Aaron, Sr., age 65, of Sylvania, Georgia died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The Sylvania native was born July 23, 1948 to R.C. and Udell Aaron. A 1966 graduate of Screven County High School, he excelled in multiple sports including football and track. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern College in 1970. He married his high school sweetheart, Krista Lane, in 1969. He was very active in both his community and church. While a member of Sylvania First United Methodist Church he served as chairman of multiple committees including the Pastor Parrish Committee, Church Finance Committee, Church Council, Methodist Men’s Club, Adult Ministries and Sunday School teacher. He was a past member of the Sylvania Rotary Club and was a past President of the Sylvania Lions Club. As an avid supporter of local sports, he served as member and past president of both Screven County Booster Club and Georgia Southern Booster Club. He coached his children on numerous recreation teams and functioned as Youth Football Association President and DYL Baseball Commissioner. Professionally he was owner/President & CEO of Sylvania Yarn Systems, Inc. and served as chairman of the Industrial Development Authority.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Krista Lane Aaron; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Don and Lisa Aaron, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Leigh Aaron; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen Aaron and Kevin Harrison; and daughter and son-in-law, Emily Aaron and Dennis Dove, all of Statesboro. Grandchildren: Don Aaron, III, Will Aaron, Ben Aaron, Lane Aaron, Sydney Kate Aaron, Madeline Aaron, Davis Harrison, Brynn Harrison, and Riley Dove. Brother and sister-in-law: Rupert and Sarah Aaron. Mother-in-law: Helen Lane. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Pat and Marian F. Lane. Several nieces and nephews, many wonderful friends and his beloved pet, Buddy.

Funeral services: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Sylvania First United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Mike Benson officiating; Burial at Screven County Memorial Cemetery. Visitation preceding in the fellowship hall at 12:00 noon until 1:45 PM.

Pallbearers: Billy Stuart, Charles Hagan, Jack King, Don Jamerson, Bill Hawkins, Bernard Brown, Dewayne Forehand, Harry Batty, Charles Collins, Perry Beard, Chuck Conley, Avery Blalock, Frank Hook, Rusty Black, Dr. Bill Kent, Donald Toole, Chris Matheson, and Rip Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given to Screven County Athletic Booster Club, P O Box 55, Sylvania, GA 30467 and/or Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation, P O Box 8115-01, Statesboro, GA 30460.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.



  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 18, 2014


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elva mills

March 12, 2015

Love & prayers

Reta Ivey

March 23, 2014

Krista and family, we are keeping y'all in our thoughts and prayers during these times. Reta and Ricky Ivey

February 26, 2014

Sorry for your loss

February 25, 2014

I'm very sorry for your loss. May the "God of all comfort" bring you peace during this troubling time.

Reta & Ricky Ivey

February 25, 2014

Krista and family we are very sorry to hear about Don. Please know that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Reta and Ricky Ivey

February 24, 2014

My Heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Be assured that God will help you cope with your loss. Psalms 68:19 says that God daily carries our load.

February 21, 2014

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time of your life. I know you will miss Don. Almighty God will give you the strength to continue. He will really help you.

February 21, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
My heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. (1Corinthains 15:26) (Isaiah 61:1,2)
Please find peace in knowing that He understands your grief and He cares. 1 Peter 5:6, 7
I hope in time comfort can be found in reading Psalm 68:19,20.

Joanne Fischer

February 20, 2014

Love and Prayers

Denise Bath

February 20, 2014

Mr. Aaron was a customer of my shop as long as I can remember. Quick Stitch Emb. will truly miss him. My condolences to the family. You all are in my prayers.