Valdosta Daily Times


May 1, 2014

George Lyman Carruthers, Jr.

VALDOSTA — George Lyman Carruthers, Jr.,  64, of Norman Park, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at his home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m.  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Parrish and Mr. Buddy Cauley officiating.  Interment, with Military Honors will follow in Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens.

Casketbearers will be Kip Carruthers, Cody Deep, Wesley Key, Blake Carruthers, Gary Adams and Anthony Pickels.

Born April 29, 1949 in Moultrie, he was the son of the late George Lyman Carruthers Sr. and Josephine Eddings Carruthers. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a self-employed truck driver and of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Swanner Carruthers  of Norman Park; three sons, Craig Carruthers of Valdosta, Chad Carruthers of Haddock, Ga., Dustin Carruthers and wife Sarah of Tallahassee, Fla.; one step-daughter, Tabetha Calloway and husband Brent of Norman Park;  three grandchildren, Cody Deep, Ashlyn Carruthers and Taylor Calloway; one brother, Ronald Carruthers and wife Bonnie of Moultrie; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. this evening, May 2, 2014 at Cobb Funeral Chapel. — Cobb Funeral Chapel, Moultrie has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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