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Donita Jones Laughlin

April 11, 1929 — March 21, 2023

New Johnsonville


Donita Jones Laughlin, age 93, of New Johnsonville, TN, passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.  She was born in Terre Haute, IN, to parents Walter Jones and Fern Lowe Jones.  Donita received her Bachelor’s Degree and became a math teacher.  She and her late husband George were sweethearts for 76 years and married on June 10.  They were happily married for 69 years and raised 2 daughters and 2 sons together.  She enjoyed camping and playing the piano.  She was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church of New Johnsonville, TN. 

Left to cherish her memory are her 2 daughters; Christina Lewis (Ricky), Henry, TN, and Terri Crum (Terry), New Johnsonville, TN, 1 son; Don Laughlin, Waverly, TN, 9 Grandchildren; Toni Forbess (Ryan), Cliff DeBruce, Matt Lewis, James Patterson (Leslie), Jaclyn Baker (Michael), Jessica Mallard (Chase), Jenna Kilabrew (Josh), Josh Crum (Ashley), Nathan Crum, 13 Great Grandchildren; Reed Forbess, Knox Forbess, Scarlett Forbess, Rowan Patterson, Keegan Florence, Kayden Baker, Keylee Baker, Kaycee Baker, Preston Mallard, Mason Mallard, Addalynn Kilabrew, Ansley Kilabrew & Mongomery Crum, daughter-in-law; Connie Laughlin.

She is preceded in death by her husband George Walter Laughlin, son; Kevin Laughlin, parents; Walter and Fern Jones, sister; Carolyn Coon

There are no services scheduled at this time.  There will be a graveside service for Donita and her late husband George Laughlin scheduled at a later time.  We will update our obituary line and website when more information becomes available.

Services for Mrs. Donita Jones Laughlin have been entrusted to Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, TN.  Online condolences may be made at


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