Dewey Otis Lindsay, Jr

Born: Tue., Dec. 1, 1925
Died: Sun., Apr. 17, 2011

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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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Camilla Guest
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Dewey was always a happy man and so nice to us when we visited the lake. I know he will be missed. Mack, Camilla, Laura and Amanda Guest

Linda Taylor
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Paula and Family I am saddened by the news of your father. May God give you peace and comfort and may your lifelong, loving memories surround you in the coming days.

Jerry & Irma Milhous
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Dewey was a fine gentleman, and a joy to be with. His sense of humor was enjoyed by all. We feel honored to have been in his life, and to have shared many fine times with he and his darling wife.

Bill and Betty Haas
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Bill and I extend our deepest sympathy to Carolyn, and family. Dewey was a great guy---so friendly and fun loving. We always enjoyed being in his company. We will miss him. Betty and Bill Haas

Charles & Kelley Middleton
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Carolyn, we were so saddened to hear about the loss of Dewey. You and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will surely miss Dewey's sweet smile and can only hope your wonderful memories of him can bring some comfort at this difficult time. May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Please let us know if you need anything.

John and Kathryn Spratlin
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
We're thinking of all of you at this sad time. John and Kathryn Spratlin

Liz McMullan
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Paula, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Your neighbors, Liz, John, Parker and Miles McMullan

Marie Burden
   Posted Mon April 18, 2011
Ms. Carolyn.....I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Dewey. I am so glad that I got to know and love you both while working for the Tax Commissioners Office. He was a super sweet man with a GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Yvonne Wilkes
   Posted Tue April 19, 2011
I want to share my condolences even though I never met Mr. Lindsey and his family. I am a niece of "Ted" Lindsey by marriage, his first wife Alfreda was my aunt and "Ted" Jr. is a dear 1st cousin to me. I pray the good times that you all had together will be what you keep most in your heart. You are in my prayers in the coming days. Peace in our Lord.

Teddy & Sandy Lindsay
   Posted Tue April 19, 2011
We were so Sorry to hear of Dewey's passing away. Our love to you all.

Cathy Forehand
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
To my dear friend Paula and her family, I extend my deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers for you all.

Shirley Anderson
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
Paula and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Know that you and your family will be in my prayers in the days to come. Cherish your memories of your Dad knowing that you will see him again. God Bless you at this time of sorrow.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
Dear Carolyn, My love and prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am praying for the Lord to strengthen you during these hard days and give to you and your family happy memories as He has to us. Sincerely, Jane Cobb

Cathi Wilson Nix
   Posted Sat April 30, 2011
Paula, Duke and Mrs. Lindsay, I was saddened to hear of Mr. Lindsay’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends in the days ahead. Cathi Wilson Nix