Jackie Youmans Drake, 91

by | August 8, 2019 9:56 am

   Mrs. Jackie Youmans Drake, 91, lifelong resident of Emanuel County, died Saturday morning, August 3, 2019 at Meadows Regional Medical Center. Jackie was the daughter of the late Sheriff  Peyton L. Youmans and Effie Wilkes Youmans. She attended school in Swainsboro and graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1945. She attended GSCW in Milledgeville and graduated from Drayhons Business School in Savannah. Jackie returned home and married Charles Drake on May 14, 1948. She worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly, then worked at First Methodist Church. Jackie also taught dancing for three years. She worked at the Citizens Bank for 13 years and worked for a while for Dr. Carter Meadows. She retired from Frank Rich Insurance Agency. She was the first president of the Swainsboro Jaycettes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Youmans Drake were held Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. from the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Reverend David Unkles and Reverend Wayne DeFore officiating. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were grandsons of Drake. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Simmons, Henry Terwilliger, Billy Rich, Denny Key, Jim Dekle, Lanier Griswold, Sid Shepherd, Bill Simmons, and members of The Citizens Bank Coffee Club and the Monday Morning Veterans Group at Franklin Memorial Library. The family received friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Drake of Nunez; two sons, Phil Drake of Jasper and Alan Drake of Swainsboro; sister, Charlotte Sowell of Savannah; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Tomlinson Funeral Home and Crematory of Swainsboro.

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  1. Comment by Rosalyn Applegate Thomas

    August 9, 2019 at 10:57 am

    My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of Jackie.

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