Jo Nell (Ryan) Taylor

Born: Tue., Feb. 24, 1931
Died: Sat., Jun. 17, 2017

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Jo Nell Ryan Taylor

Jo Nell Ryan Taylor, of Crawfordville, GA, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the age of 86 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Jo as her friends called her and “Dot” as she was called by her grandchildren was born in Somerville, AL on February 24, 1931, to the late Marcus Wilson Ryan and Mary Lou Johnson Ryan. She was the youngest of nine children.  She grew up on the family farm in Alabama and graduated from Priceville High School in 1949. She moved to Crawford, GA to help take care of her sister, Kitty and worked in a salon in Crawford.  Mutual friends introduced her to Ralph Brown Taylor who she  married in November of 1952 and they made their home in Crawfordville.  For many years she was the owner and operator of Jo Taylor Beauty Shop in Crawfordville where she made many friends. She was a longtime member of Sharon United Methodist Church in Sharon, GA. She will be remembered best for her steadfast dedication to family. Family was most important to her and she enjoyed participating in family activities and gatherings. She also enjoyed being with her friends and love to shop, cook, and garden. She spent a lot of time volunteering at the Sunshine House.  She will be missed.

In addition to her husband, Ralph Taylor she was preceded in death by her siblings, Truman Ryan, Talmadge Ryan, Leo Ryan, Jessie Eddy and Alice Keyes.  She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Ryan Baugh of Greensboro, GA; E. B. Baugh of Greensboro, GA; granddaughters, Kati Burnette and husband Jason of Atlanta, GA and Ali McCommons and husband Billy of Greensboro, GA; five grandchildren, Julia Baugh Burnette, Margaret Berry Burnette, William Joseph “Will” McCommons, Jr., McDonald Taylor “Mac” McCommons and Mary Claire McCommons; siblings, Kitty Johnson of Huntsville, AL, Faye Williams of Somerville, AL and Huie Ryan of Cullman, AL.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20 2017, at Sharon United Methodist Church, Sharon, GA 30664 with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Billy McCommons, Will McCommons, Mac McCommons, Jason Burnette, Tommy Johnson and Joe B. Taylor. The family will receive friends Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Jane Cobb
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
I was looking forward to seeing Miss Jo at Savannah Court Sunday AM for devotion. She is one of my most faithful attenders. Will miss her. Love to the family, Jane Cobb

Melinda & Kent Walker
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all the family during this difficult time.

   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
Cindy & Family you are in our prayers. What a reunion heaven must be having!
With family and friends who have gone before, it just must be a very, very special
time. Life does go on and remembering the happy times of days gone by seems to help. We have so many good memories! Know that we all love you and will continue to have you in our prayers.

Linda Bone
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
Cindy and family,
So sorry to hear about Miss Jo. She was always in the lobby of Savannah Court and greeted me with such a friendly attitude when I visited my mother when she was there. I'm sure she brightened many people's visits as she always did mine.

Johnnie & Jane Satterfield
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
Johnnie & I were so sorry to hear about Miss Jo 's passing. Johnnie missed seeing her &talking with her after he couldn't carry the newspapers. She was always so nice.Our prayers are with the family.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. The special bond shared with your mom and grandmother will always be with you. She was blessed with a wonderful and loving family. With her friendly personality, she brought joy and laughter to others. She was kind and considerate.
May the treasured memories be of comfort. God bless you.

Joe Monachello
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Cindy and Family,

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... my thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.


Margaret Patrick
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. May our Lord refresh your memories and provide comfort for all of you.

Margaret Patrick

Geneva H. Taylor
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your mom. It was so pleasant to spend time with her when I lived there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vicki Swann
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
We are so sad to know Ms. Jo passed away. I don't think there was ever a time that I talked with her that she didn't have the biggest smile on her face. Even at the grocery store, she was grinning and telling a joke. When she did mama's hair, there were always plenty laughs to go around! Our thoughts and prayers are for you Cindy and the entire family at this sad time.

Vicki and Fannie

Louise McClearen
   Posted Thu June 22, 2017
Hi Cindy,
So sorry for your you know, your Mom was very special to so many people. She was so thoughtful of my Mom. She loved you and your kids so much. Louise (Partain) McClearen