Maxine Sweat Carter McCullough, 85

by | December 7, 2017 1:00 pm

   Funeral services for Maxine Sweat Carter McCullough, 85, of Soperton were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Sweat officiating and Rev. Hal Wilson assisting. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Community Hospice in Vidalia.

   Mrs. Maxine Sweat Carter McCullough was born January 7, 1932, in Soperton, Treutlen County, to the late William Bascum and Annie Mae Kitchens Sweat. She lived most of her life in Swainsboro, and she was a member of Norristown Baptist Church. McCullough was also long-time member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church. She was librarian of Franklin Memorial Library for 20 years and, after retirement, was owner/operator of the Edenfield House Inn Bed and Breakfast. She was a past member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and also served as president a number of years. McCullough was preceded in death by her first husband, Brinson “Dick” Carter; sisters, Olene McDaniel and Barbara Jenkins; and brother, Rev. William “Billy” Sweat.

   Survivors include her husband, Jack J. McCullough of Soperton; two sons, Gary (Priscilla) Carter of Norristown and Wayne (Gail) Carter of Metter; one stepson, Terrell F. (Diane) Machaby of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; one sister, Marjorie Keen of East Dublin; four grandchildren, Shane Carter, Jordy (Jill) Carter, Brian (Christy) Carter, and Brent (Candace) Carter; seven step-grandchildren, Kenny (Brandi) Hester, Tiffany (Brandon) Holmes, Kim (Marty) Sherlton, Scott F. Machaby, T. J. Machaby, USN MC2 Alex (Laura) Wilkes, and Ben Wilkes; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and extended family.

   Pallbearers were Shane Carter, Jordy Carter, Brian Carter, Brent Carter, Landon Carter, Evan Carter, Jack Brinson Carter, and Jordan Carter. Honorary escorts were Johnny Sikes, Donald Pullen, Corbin Wiggins, Ernest Franklin, Louis Pearce, Ray Jenkins, the Agape Sunday school class, and the employees of Farmers Home Furniture Company.

   Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Norristown Baptist Church, 731 South Hwy 221, Adrian, GA 31002; Swainsboro First Baptist Church, PO Box 828, Swainsboro, GA, 30401; or The Sunshine House Regional Childrens Advocacy Center, 328 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA, 30401.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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