HOMER - Lizzie Myrlene Newsome Caudell, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born on December 2, 1923, in Banks County, the daughter of the late A.E. and Minnie Lee Brady Newsome. Mrs. Caudell was preceded in death by her husband, James Dewey Caudell; brothers, Arzo Newsome and Albert E. Newsome, Jr.; and sisters, Pat Berry, Monteen Lewallen, Laurene “Bob” Whitfield, and Lucille Payton. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. She loved gospel singing, working with flowers, and frying apple pies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Bobby Wilbanks, Homer; sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh D. and Carolyne Caudell, Carnesville, James A. and Becky Caudell, Cleveland, and Stevie M. and Regina Caudell, Homer; sister and brother-in-law, Faye N. and Vermon Wright, Cornelia; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Roy Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Payne officiating.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Damascus Cemetery Fund, 673 Hawkins Rd., Homer, GA 30547.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.