Carol Jane Fuller Hutchens, 76, of Statesboro GA joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on July 18, 2020, after a bout with cancer. Carol is survived by her husband (Eddie; MSG-retired, U.S. Army), three sons (Bob, Todd, Scott), three daughters-in-law (Allison, Sheila, Jennifer), six grandchildren and their families (including six great-grandchildren), her brother and sister-in-law (Rick and Barbara Fuller) and sister (Bev Cox) and their families, and many extended family. She was preceded to Heaven by her parents (Charles and Edna Fuller), parents-in-law (Robert and Mary Hutchens), and sister-in-law and brother-in-law (Suzanne and Bob Gallup).
Carol was born in Kosciusko, MS on September 5, 1943. She became a Christian at 8 years old and was baptized alongside her father. Carol attended Memphis State University where she met and later married her husband, Eddie, on February 7, 1964, and has spent the last 56 years loving him with her whole heart and raising an adoring family. She joyfully served God and blessed countless people via numerous ministries throughout her life, including continuously praying for her family and friends, singing in the choir, providing weekly sanctuary flower arrangements at Eastern Heights Baptist Church, and sending church members birthday cards. Carol also excelled as an elementary school physical education instructor, serving 29 years alongside Coach Tinsley Dozier in Albany, GA. They helped thousands of children mature into good citizens.
Carol supported her family in all endeavors, and even earned awards for her own personal service, including twice receiving the Georgia Army National Guard Commendation Medal for her tireless work helping families in Albany, GA during the deadly floods of 1994 and 1998. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveled throughout the U.S.A. (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Europe.
Family and friends are invited to a service at the Deal Funeral Directors, 22757 Hwy 80 East, Statesboro, GA at 11am, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, led by Pastor Julian Ward. There will be a family-only graveside service at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 U.S. Highway 301 North, Glennville, GA 30427. Carol’s pall bearers will be her sons and grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be offered to your local church, to the Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo St., Statesboro GA 30458, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
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