Gladys Carnes Walker

Born: Thu., Feb. 3, 1938
Died: Sun., Oct. 30, 2011

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Gladys Carnes Walker, 73, a native of Putnam County and a longtime resident of the Swords Community died on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at St. Mary''s Hospice in Bogart. Born on February 3, 1938 in Eatonton, she was the daughter of the late James Rufus Carnes and Merle Victoria Linch Carnes. She attended Union Chapel Church School and graduated from Putnam County High School. Gladys met George Luther Walker and they were married in August of 1958. George was the owner and operator of Walker Beef and Poultry Farm and she was a homemaker helping him on the farm. As long as health permitted, she was a faithful member of the Swords United Methodist Church. She loved being with family and friends, but especially loved her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing games, gardening and working in the yard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Walker in May of 1999; two brothers, Lanier Carnes and Harold Carnes; and a brother-in-law, Charles Dial. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Walker of Greensboro, GA; a son, Larry Lamar Walker and wife Sandy of Cumming, GA; two sisters, Lucy Walker and husband Edward of Greensboro, GA and Lois Dial of Watkinsville, GA; sister-in-law, Shirley Carnes of Milledgeville, GA; two grandchildren, Jennifer Marzen and Jeffrey Marzen; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Swords United Methodist Church,1401 Swords Road, Buckhead, GA 30625 with Rev. Dr. Anthony N. Gavalas, Rev. Tom Dial and Rev. Karon Compton officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jeffrey Marzen, Mark Walker, Steve Dial, Jim Alexander, Alan Ward and Josh Wheat. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests that memorials be made to Swords United Methodist Church, 1401 Swords Road, Buckhead, GA 30625. 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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Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Mon October 31, 2011
Deborah and Larry, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Rev. Dr. Anthony N. Gavalas
   Posted Mon October 31, 2011
I hold it a high honor to have served Gladys as her pastor. She was a good and faithful servant of our Christ and his church. May God bless you in this time of sorrow with the knowledge that as Gladys loved and served her Lord on this earth, so she loves and serves him now in his heavenly kingdom. God bless you. Tony Gavalas

Nell & Allen McDonald
   Posted Mon October 31, 2011
Gladys was one of the nicest people in the World and will be missed not only by her family by all of her friends! Our deepest sympathy to Debbie, Larry & family. Thanks to Carol & Lois for their kind & loving care which meant so much to Gladys. Love & prayers, Allen, Nell & Russel

terry and susan burgamy
   Posted Mon October 31, 2011
Our prayers are with yall. We loved Aunt Gladys. She was always the life of party. She reminded me of grandma. She is in heaven with all our love ones. One day we will see them together. Love always.

Melinda Patterson
   Posted Tue November 01, 2011
The entire family will be in my prayers at this sad time, especially Debbie, Larry and Sandy. Just know that she is in a better place and will look down on you and always be there for you. Love, Melinda Patterson

Melanie Burt
   Posted Tue November 01, 2011
With Deepest Sympathy Melanie Burt

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue November 01, 2011
deborah Deborah, Larry and family we were so sorry to hear about Gladys. She was a wonderful lady. She was always so friendly and happy. You have our deepest sympathy.

Jack Chandler
   Posted Tue November 01, 2011
LArry & family and Debbie, So saddened about Mrs. Gladys passing. I always enjoyed stopping by and saying hello years back. I was always able to share a good time with both she and Mr. George. I know God's grace will sustain you during this time and in the furure. If I was closer I would have come over. Love in Jesus, Jack Chandler

Dottie Elsner
   Posted Wed November 02, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Walker family and friends. When I joined Swords UMC it was a blessing to get to know Ms. Gladys. Her phone calls and sweet cheerful voice will be missed by all who had the priviledge to call her Friend. God bless you all, Love, Dottie Elsner

Sandra (Griffith) Bennett
   Posted Thu November 03, 2011
My prayers are with the family of Gladys. She was a wonderful person, always had a smile and could make you laugh. She will be missed.