Betty Tanner Walton, of Newborn, passed away November 28, 2014, at the age of 79. Born in Tifton, she grew up in Payne City Community in Macon, where she attended Miller High School, an all-girls’ school. After graduating, she married and moved to Newborn, where she still lived. As a very active member of Newborn United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years, served as UMW Treasurer, sang in the choir and served on several different church boards. She finished her bookkeeping career at NEPCO. In addition she was a poll worker for many years. Mrs. Walton raised two daughters, and enjoyed eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Walton was preceded in death by her parents, David and Maggie (McMillan) Tanner, as well as a sister, Wilma Fussell.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Sam B. Walton of Newborn; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Frank Castallana of Newborn, Ann and Larry Laseter of Atlanta; grandchildren, Courtney and Chris Trost, Lauryn and Casey Wells, Cristina and Joe Franklin, Lindsay and Robby Loew, Phillip Castallana, Sydney Laseter, Levi Laseter, Zachary Laseter; great-grandchildren, Mariah Trost, Mclane Franklin, Kennedy Trost, Jayleigh Trost, Stella Franklin, Martha Jean Trost; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Betty Tanner of Dublin, GA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Walton will be held Sunday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m., at Newborn United Methodist Church, 118 Church Street, in Newborn, with Rev. CeCe Nickolich, Rev. Frank Bernatt, and Rev. John Donaldson officiating. Interment will follow in Newborn Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Saturday, Nov. 29, from 4– 7 p.m. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Newborn United Methodist Church, 118 Church Street, Newborn, GA 30056.
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