Dewey Otis Lindsay, Jr

December 1, 1925 ~ April 17, 2011 (age 85)
U.S. Veteran

Dewey Otis Lindsay, Jr. age 85, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed into eternity on Sunday, April 17, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Athens, Georgia on December 1, 1925, Dewey was the son of the late Dewey Otis Lindsay and Lillie Brooks Lindsay of Athens, Georgia. Dewey grew up in the Boulevard and Five Points areas of Athens. He delivered newspapers on his bike in that area many of which were dirt roads. At age 17 in October of 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy to serve in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He served on board USS White Marsh (LSD-8) which earned four battlestars for participation in major island invasions in Pebliu, the Marianas, the Philippines and Okinawa. At the end of the war he was stationed in occupied Japan until November of 1946 when he was honorably discharged.

He returned to Athens to work at Bell''s Grocery, then American Brands. During this time he met and married the love of his life, Carolyn Lambeth. They were married for 56 years. Together in 1973 they bought the Athens Mayflower Moving Company which they operated until 1987 when they retired and passed the reins to their son Duke Lindsay and his wife Tammy. Shortly after his retirement he and Carolyn bought a house at Lake Oconee where Dewey very much enjoyed his boat. It wasn''t long before they moved full time to the house at the lake where he enjoyed golf with his new golf partners. They were joined there by their beloved dog Pugsey.

Dewey was a huge sports fan and loved his Georgia Bulldogs. As a young boy he watched many football games from the railroad tracks outside Sanford Stadium. He was a loyal member of the Athens Touchdown Club. Dewey was active in the Athens and Lake Oconee areas as a member of the Athens Country Club, the Athens Lions Club of which he was president, Athens Civitan and Reynolds Plantation. He was a long time member of Young Harris United Methodist Church in Athens, Georgia and later Walker United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Georgia. He served in numerous leadership positions at both churches.

Dewey is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn; his sister, Jewel Hamby of Athens; daughter, Susan Webb (Jerry) of Bethlehem, Georgia; daughter, Paula Alexander (Matt) of Athens, Georgia; son, Dewey Otis (Duke) Lindsay III (Tammy) of Athens, Georgia; grandchildren, Kim (Dan) Baskerville, Diana (Dom) LaBarbera, Kaeti Lindsay, Lindsay Alexander, Hannah Alexander and Lake Lindsay; great grandchildren, Bryce, Owen and Jake. Dewey served as a great role model and was loved by all. He was a true southern gentleman.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. John Pike and Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park, 3655 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30605. Serving as pallbearers are Duke Lindsay, Lake Lindsay, Hannah Alexander, Ronnie Hamby, Jerry Webb, Hans Guenther, Maury Maher, Petey Manson and Dillard Davison. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Alexander, Cliff Hamby, Jr., Ed Lewis, Glenn Newton, and Walker United Methodist Men. Flowers are accepted and any memorials may be made to Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch , GA 30542, Young Harris Church and Walker Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home in the historic Hall-Thomas House. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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