JEFFERSON - Carolyn Bagwell Mitton, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, February 21, 2013.
She was born in Downsville, La., the daughter of the late Vollie Jack and Eunice Rush Bagwell. Mrs. Mitton is preceded in death by grandchildren, Alex Mitton, Holly Fouche, and Tiffany Pullman; and a sister, Gloria Jane Bagwell.
Mrs. Mitton along with her husband, began ministering at Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson in 1961, where she taught Sunday School for 40 plus years, served as a Missionary for the Virgin Islands, and was Dean of Women at Tennessee Temple University. Mrs. Mitton obtained her Master's in Science and Divinity, and was a lifelong educator having taught school in the Jefferson City Schools, Athens Christian School, and retiring with the Jackson County School System. She loved her family and loved her Church. "Your walk talks, and your talk talks, but let your walk talk louder than your talk talks."
Survivors include husband, Dr. Gerald Mitton, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Miriam and Roger Taylor, Morgantown, Ky., and Susan and David Fouche, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Mitton, Jasper; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, in the Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson with the Revs. Terry Wofford and Bill Carpenter officiating. The burial was in the Woodbine Cemetery.
Memorials made to the Jefferson City School System Foundation, 575 Washington St., Jefferson, GA 30549, or a charity of your choice.
Evans Funeral Home Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com