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Obituary for Clara "Odelle" Smith McGukin

Mrs. Clara Odelle McGukin, age 93 of Carrollton, GA passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. Mrs. McGukin was born October 12, 1923 in Cleburne County, AL, daughter of Nancy Jane and Silas Perryman Oliver Smith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bernard McGukin; infant daughter, Vickie Bernadette; oldest daughter, Nancy Mahone; sisters, Laura Lambert, Lila Lambert, Ruby Nixon and Maybelle Smith; and brothers, Lamar Smith, Alter Smith and Henry Smith.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Gene Wallis of Carrollton, GA, Jennifer and Mike Ratliff of Perry, GA, Melissa and Brad Cole of Carrollton, GA, and Marshal Mahone of Dahlonega, GA; grandchildren, Gina Ratliff, Tommy (Amanda) Wallis, Matthew Ratliff, CB Cole, Kelly (David) Sprangler and Melina (Wade) Douthit; nine grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Odelle was a faithful loving wife, mother and Nana. She loved gardening and loved making beautiful arrangements with flowers. She served as an auxillian at Tanner Medical Center Carrollton, GA from 1966 to 2016 when she retired. She served on the Auxillary Board as Flower Chairman.
Odelle loved her church, singing in the adult choir and with the Praise Singers. She devoted herself faithfully to whatever task she was asked to do. She was a master of her sewing machine, creating beautiful and classic clothes for her children and others.
Services will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Gannt and Rev. Stephen Allen officiating. Music will be rendered by Mark Witham. Interment will follow in Carrollton City Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Roy Long, Tommy Wallis, CB Cole, Wade Douthit, Matt Ratliff, Dave Spangler, and C.J. Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School Class and the Tanner Hospital Auxillary. The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Flowers are welcome, but those desiring to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Music Program. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation

Monday

3

Apr

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Service

Tuesday

4

Apr

11:00 AM
Tabernacle Baptist Church

150 Tabernacle Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117

Cemetery Details

Location

Carrollton Cit y Cemetery

Carrollton, GA 30117

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