Sarah Vernell Chappelear Carson age 90 of the Red Hill Community, Carnesville, passed away Monday evening, July 18, 2022. She was a resident at The Veranda, Carnesville, GA.
Born November 1
, 1931, in a little house in Hart County, she was the daughter of Corbett Henry Chappelear and Nannie Broome Chappelear. Sarah was the second child with an older brother, two younger sisters, and one younger brother. Sarah was a graduate of Lavonia High School, class of 1948. Sarah met Joe Burns Carson at the Old Lavonia Theater in 1947 and they were married on August 13, 1949. They were married for 69 years. They had four children – Mike, Randy, Kathy and Lisa.
Sarah worked at Coats and Clark for twenty years. She decided to change careers and worked as a nursing assistant before attending North Georgia Tech. At North Georgia Technical College, she obtained a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Sarah also raised and exhibited African Violets for over a decade, winning many awards. Sarah’s passion and favorite part of her home was her kitchen. She loved trying new recipes and making her old favorites. She was always well known for her cooking in the community and spent many countless hours in her kitchen cooking for Joe and her family. Joe and Sarah had a gift for gardening and spent many hours together tending their vegetables and preserving them for winters to come. Sarah sent love to family and friends through her delicious food and well known “fried apple pies.” In 2010, Sarah compiled her favorite recipes and created a cookbook. The cookbook was Sarah’s gift to her family and friends, and was a tribute to her son, Randy. Randy was tragically taken from this world in 1970. She wanted his legacy to never be forgotten. She was a member of Allens Methodist Church and was one of the oldest living members. She served on numerous church committees over the years sharing much love and compassion with her community. Sarah was the true definition of southern women who raised her family to work hard, eat well, and love even harder!
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, her son Randy Carson, brother Stewart Chappelear, and sister Evelyn Weaver. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Ellen Carson, Carnesville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Steve McFarlin, Carnesville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Beasley, Lavonia. Her family continues with 7 grandchildren, Michelle Carson, Megan Cheek, Christy Burgess, Stephen McFarlin, Katie South, Camilla Correia, Kelsey Marchant; 18 great-grandchildren, Jaden, Carson, Cullen, Alex Mcleroy, Baylee Anderson, Presley, Jacob, Isabella, Carolina, Adler, Maudy, Manning, Bellamy, Payton, Gavon, Emma, Katherine, Travis; 5 great great-grandchildren, Hiatt, River, Indiana, Rowan, Ralph; siblings Charles Chappelear and Melvin Beck Gay; sister-in-law, Betty Carson. Her biggest smiles were when her grandchildren came to visit. Services will be Thursday afternoon at 1 pm at the Allens United Methodist Church with Joe Green. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The families are at their homes and will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com. Flowers are welcome or make donations to the Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund; 15817 Georgia Hwy 106, Martin, Georgia 30557.