Douglas L. Carithers

Passed 06/23/2020

Obituary for Douglas L. Carithers

Douglas L. Carithers, age 87, of Covington, GA, formerly of Athens, GA, passed June 23, 2020.

He was a retired educator and entrepreneur in Athens, most notably known as the Owner of Carithers BBQ.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 29, 2020 on the grounds of Cedar Shoals High School, 1300 Cedar Shoals Drive, Athens, GA 30605.

Survivors include: his wife, Eleanor Houston Carithers; three daughters, Keisha (Leroy) Ryals, Sherri (Wiliam) Boney and Tangela Jones; grandchildren, Donetta Hanks, TaQuesha Ryals, Myles Ware, Elease Ryals, Aliyah Ryals, Chantel Boney and Jasmyne Boney; two great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations for a memorial scholarship fund in honor of Douglas Carithers can be made to the Athens Area Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1543, Athens, GA 30603 or on the website at

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook and stream online at

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Prayers for the family. May God continue to give you strength each day. Jackie Kelsey
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Sending love and sympathy to Eleanor and family. We met years ago at Tuskegee Unversity. My husband, Willie, was a high school student of Doug's as well as his brothers. It appears he made a strong impact on my husband's choice to go to a higher institution of learning and simply as a man. Please know my prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. Linda Rogers Powers
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I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Carithers taught me at Southside High school. He was a very good and kind teacher. I will always remember him, I knew him as DC.
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Death is very painful and i will keep all the family in prayer. We hope you will find comfort amongst family, friends and thru jehovah our heavenly father. Isaiah 41 verse 13...i jehovah your god am grasping your right hand.take comfort knowing that this is an invitation from god to well and Rachel M.
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With sincere condolences and To the Family. Annie Harris
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Sorry for your loss. We will keep you guys in our prayers. (Neighbors from Old Lexington Trace)
- Leroy Banks
Such a Kind hearted man. Always encouraged me whenever we talked. RIP Mr. Carrithers. Reginald Willis
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Please accept my condolences in your loss. Know that my family and I will be praying for your family during this difficult time. Cherish all your memories. Love Donna Ward Perry & Family
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To Doug and family, I will miss the good bar-b-que and conversation. It is hard to find that combination intoday' s world. Rest in peace. You deserve it. Asa
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Family, Sorry for your loss. Praying God comfort you in your time of bereavement. Margerie Sue Browning
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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
- Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home

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