Nina LaRose Gunn, 83


Mrs. Nina LaRose Gunn, age 83, of Swainsboro, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Retirement Inn in Swainsboro. Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Elder Sam Adkins officiating, assisted by Reverend Casey Shaw. Interment was in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers were Beau Gunn, Justin Tucker, Tucker Graham, Lee Harris, Michael Gunn, Jerry Lawson, Bill Edenfield and Al Lawson.

Mrs. Gunn was born September 9, 1940, in Dublin, to the late Lamar Claxton and Lucille Fields Claxton. LaRose was a graduate of Swainsboro High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. During their wonderful years together, Herbert and LaRose lived in Swainsboro, Augusta and Kemp, and while Kemp was ultimately home, her time in Augusta always held a special place in her heart. LaRose loved being one of four sisters and the “Claxton girls” maintain a special bond. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loved making memories with her family. LaRose has been known to spoil a grand/great-grandkid or two (and even pets)! She loved traveling to the Smoky Mountains most of all, but really enjoyed seeing new places whenever she had the chance. LaRose had a playful soul and was able to win many board games and putt-putt golf rounds while making memories with her family and friends. Mrs. Gunn is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Herbert Gunn.

Mrs. Gunn is survived by her son, Bobby Gunn (Dora) of Swainsboro; daughters, Sonya Harris (David) of Statesboro and Carmen Graham (Stephen) of Swainsboro; sisters, Martha Jane Lawson, Diane Lawson and Charlotte Edenfield (Billy), all of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Beau Gunn (Rachel), Alison Tucker (Justin), Bethany Graham, Tucker Graham, Lee Harris and Mia Harris; great- grandchildren, Elyce Gunn and Juliet Gunn; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or First Baptist Church, 240 West Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Retirement Inn, PruittHealth Hospice and caregivers, Lessie and Deborah.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements,