Funeral services for Columbus Jay Carson, age 93 of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Craig Ward and Pastor Tim Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 4;00 pm until 7:00 PM.
Mr. Carson passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at his residence.
Jay was born on May 18, 1926 and lived his entire life in Habersham County. After he graduated from Clarkesville High School, Jay joined the Army in 1944 and served his country until the end of World War II when he returned to Habersham and married his wife, Lucille, and began working at Habersham Mills. In the early 1970s, Jay began a part time job at the Clarkesville Post Office where he later became the full time Postmaster. After his retirement from the Postal Service, Jay was able to spend more time on his hobbies which included camping, gardening, building furniture, but most of all, playing his guitar. Jay attended Bethlehem Baptist Church his entire life where during those years he served as a deacon, song leader, Sunday School leader, Training Union Director, choir member, and welcome center greeter. Jay was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Roberts Carson, parents Frenchman and Addie Nicholson Carson, infant daughter Sherry Rebecca Carson, brother Vaughn Carson and sisters Stella Carson Pardue, Beulah Carson, Hazel Carson Loggins and Hassie Carson.
Survivors include daughter Carol Carson of Clarkesville, son James Carson of Clarkesville, and granddaughter Caitlyn Carson of Clarkesville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International - Habersham North Camp, P.O. Box 1855, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
An online guest book is available at HillsideMemorialChapel.com.
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.
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Gideons International - Habersham North Camp
P.O. Box 1855, Clarkesville GA 30523