Carl Howard Hadden

Born: Sat., Aug. 6, 1938
Died: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
Location: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery

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Carl Howard Hadden

Carl Howard Hadden, age 78, of Greensboro, GA, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home with his family.  Born August 6, 1938 he was the son of Lula Mae Hollifield Hadden of Greensboro, GA and the late Marshall Floyd Hadden. His family moved from Hiawassee, GA to Greensboro, GA in 1945.  Howard graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1957. On October 12, 1960 he married the former Barbara Griffin and most recently they celebrated their fifty sixth wedding anniversary. Howard worked as an EMT under Omer Cook and was the first paramedic in Greene County. He also served his community as a volunteer fireman for the Greensboro Fire Department for over thirty years. For more than twenty years he worked for Novelis Corp in Greensboro as a casting operator. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville.  Howard always enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his mother, Lula Hadden of Greensboro, GA, survivors include his wife Barbara Hadden of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Rhonda Tollison and her husband Robert of Milledgeville, GA; grandsons, Bradley Towe and his wife Allison and children Kayla, Peyton and R.J. of Toomsboro, GA and Brandon Towe and and his girlfriend, Jacqueline and children, Elizabeth, Abel and Aubrey of Milledgeville, GA; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Mildred Elsie.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Bradley Towe, Brandon Towe, Jon Dyar, Danny Duvall, Charles Crumbley, and Richard Curtis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Dowdy, Fred Cook, Bobby Duvall, members of the Greensboro Fire Department, and the deacons of the New Hope Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 or the Greensboro Fire Department, 1110 Siloam Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. 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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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
Barbara, Mrs. Lula and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that our Lord and Savior will wrap His loving arms around each of you during this difficult time, giving peace, comfort and courage.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Barney&Connie McCullough
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
Ms.Bobbie I'm so sorry to hear about Mr.Howard you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Helen Hadden
   Posted Sat February 18, 2017
Rhonda, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad. I've been trying to remember the last time I saw him. Steve and I were already married when you precious grandfather, Doc, passed away and we came to his funeral. I pray that God gives you and your family the strength that you need. I know how hard it can be to lose a parent.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
Hadden Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
weeks and months to come.

Susan Dyar
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
Howard was a faithful member of New Hope. He was so kind to offer his time and talent in publishing our first two Church Directories.

Kathy & Bill Stephens
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
Rhonda, we are sorry for you and yours loss. We are praying for you and yours. We are asking God to Comfort and Strengthen you and yours at this time.

   Posted Mon February 20, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. May the love of Family, the support of close friends and the vast amount of fond memories that you shared over the years bring warmth and comfort to your hearts. Many find inner peace in the trust worthy promises of God. Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28,29; Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
You are in our thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathy.

Ann Wilson
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.