CARNESVILLE - Cosette Miller Lewallen, 97, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012, surrounded by her family at St. Mary's Hospital.
A daughter of the late James and Nina Franks Miller, she was born April 4, 1915, in Franklin County, having lived most of her life in Banks County. She was the oldest member of the Prospect United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated member of the Nails Creek Community. She enjoyed her family, friends and helping others. She always boasted, "I've never earned a paycheck, but I've worked every day of my life." Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her husband, Golden Lewallen in 1972; and two sons, Edwin and Max Lewallen.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Wilton Bellamy, Carnesville; daughters-in-law, Avis Lewallen and Jeannette Lewallen, both of Carnesville; grandchildren, Nancy and Freddie Dalton, Susan and Steve Collins, Tim Lewallen, Toni Lewallen, Traci and David Dulaney, Michelle and Keith Curcio and Kristie and Carlton Speed; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Kami Dalton, Jennifer Dalton, Ashley Bending, Richard Bending, Nora Dulaney, Gabriel Curcio, Conner Speed, Taylor Speed, Shelby Speed and Lauren Speed; and one great-great-grandchild, Wade Dalton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2 p.m. at the Prospect United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dennis Wilkes and Duane Eller officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Lewallen, Freddie Dalton, Thomas Dalton, Carlton Speed, Conner Speed and Richard Bending.
The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Bellamy, Carnesville, and will receive friends at Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Monday, August 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Interment will follow in Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, 5064 Prospect Rd., Toccoa, GA 30577, or Nails Creek Baptist Church Restoration Fund, 2743 Highway 51, North, Homer, GA 30547, in memory of Mrs. Cosette Miller Lewallen.
Online condolences can be made by visiting the website at www.acree-davisfh.com
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of arrangements.