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Mrs. Carole Griffin Garbutt, age 83, of Hampton, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 31, 1940, the daughter of the late William Bryant Griffin and Evelyne Bowden Griffin. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Griffin Gibson.

Carole was a devoted wife, sharing 64 years of love and companionship with her husband. Their bond was a testament to the strength of commitment and the enduring power of love.

One of Carole's greatest passions was music, and her life was adorned with the sweet melodies of her beautiful soprano voice. She graced the hearts of many as a proud member of the women's group, Sweet Adelines. Her vocal talents were a source of inspiration and joy for those fortunate enough to hear her sing.

Her devotion to the Lord was evident in her longstanding membership at Bible Baptist Church in Hampton, GA. For over 25 years, Carole was a faithful member, actively participating in various aspects of church life. She lent her voice to the church choir and shared her musical gifts through special selections. Carole also dedicated her time to teaching Sunday school for children and volunteering in the Awana program, leaving a lasting impact on the next generation.

Beyond her musical talents and commitment to her faith, Carole was known for her love of flowers, her sharp culinary skills, and homemaking abilities. She brought warmth and comfort to her family and friends through delicious meals, a welcoming home, and an unwavering spirit of love.

As a mother and grandmother, Carole embraced these roles with grace and tenderness. Her nurturing presence created a loving and supportive family environment that will be cherished for generations to come. Her legacy lives on through the lessons of love, faith, and family that she instilled in the hearts of those who knew her.

She leaves behind her spouse, Thomas Wright Garbutt III; children, Nan (Larry) Hamann, Alan (Debbie) Garbutt, and Norma (Steve) Bradshaw; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and several extended family members.

A service to honor Carole's life will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024, beginning at 2:00 PM at Bible Baptist Church, 2780 Mt Carmel Rd, Hampton, GA 30228. Interment will take place at Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough, GA following the service. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the missions program of Bible Baptist Church.  Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

July 31, 1940 - January 14, 2024


Carole Griffin Garbutt