Carolyn Lewis McCorvey

Born: Sat., Dec. 30, 1939
Died: Wed., May 18, 2011

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Carolyn Lewis McCorvey, 71, of McDonough, GA, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at her lake residence in White Plains, GA surrounded by her loving family and caregiver. Born on December 30, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Howard Tally Lewis and and Austell Johnson Lewis. She graduated from Sparta High School, attended Reinhart College, and later graduated from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in Atlanta, then married in 1959 and became a homemaker raising her two daughters. Later she went back to work as a school nurse in Sparta, the nursing home in Sparta, and area hospitals until 1971. In addition to caring for her family, loved ones and pets, she loved fishing, hunting, crafting, sewing, reading, sports, music and especially travelling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Benton McCorvey on January 11, 2001. She is survived by two daughters, Sheri Corriher and husband Michael Corriher of White Plains, GA and Lisa Shaffer and husband Lee Shaffer, Sr. of McDonough, GA; stepson Todd McCorvey and wife Eileen of Augusta, GA; stepdaughter Tracey and husband Mike Hauversburk of Panama City Beach, FL grandchildren, Venus Corriher, Crystal Corriher, Amanda Corriher, Candace Shaffer, Richard Lee Shaffer Jr, Brenton McCorvey, Devon McCorvey, Grace McCorvey, Jake Hauversburk; a great granddaughter, Caitlyn Rebecca Young; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Edward A. Swehla officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Lee Shaffer Sr., Lee Shaffer Jr., Mike Corriher, Dennis Corriher, Ben Harwell and Rod Ayers. The family requests that memorials be made to Noah''s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children''s Care Home, 712 L G Griffin Road, Locust Grove, GA 30248, (770) 957-0888, 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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Karen Wallace
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.- It was a blessing to take care of such a special person. I am happy knowing that she is in Heaven watching over me. Rest in Peace and in my heart forever you will be. Love, Karen

Jan Hallman
   Posted Wed May 18, 2011
Sheri, Venus, Crystal, Amanda and family, So sorry to hear about Miss Carolyn. Just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert Holliday

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
Prayers for your family.

Cheri Beall
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sonja Schutte
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
Thank you for all your care, love and motivation. It is a very sad day for me, but you are happy and you are where you would like to be. I will treasure the memories that still surround me.

Timothy S New
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
My Heart goes out to you, Lisa and Sherry you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll see you Saturday-Love Tim

Elana Schutte
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
Ur always in our hearts. Thyank you for everything. Love ya heaps.

Kathy Bray
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.She was a beautiful, sweet lady and we loved her, too. Our love to each of you. Mike, Kathy, Brett, Casey, Brandy, Brianna, Chris, & Elizabeth

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri May 20, 2011
Sheri and family we were so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a nice lady. I know you will miss her,but I'm sure you have wonderful memories to comfort you. Annette & Robert Dowdy

teresa churchwell
   Posted Sun May 22, 2011
Sheri and family, I send you deepest sympathy in the passing of your loving and wonderful mother. May the cherished memories shared of happy times help to comfort you.

   Posted Sat May 28, 2011