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James Newton Surratt

September 10, 1953August 25, 2021
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James and Carol Sue Surratt are both strolling over heaven together with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They were married on April 20, 1992. For 29 years, they loved and supported each other through the good times and the bad. Both James and Carol Sue exhibited a love not only for each other, but for their family, friends, and most importantly Jesus Christ.

James and Carol Sue were both active members of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Rydal, GA where they held important roles. James was the Adult Sunday School Teacher, Carol Sue was the Church Treasurer, and both assisted throughout the years with VBS. Both were faithful servants to the call that God had on their lives.

Carol Sue Surratt, age 64, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born on January 30, 1957 in Cherokee County to Dan and Evie Puckett. She was preceded in death by her parents and Brother Donald Puckett. She is survived by her husband James Surratt, Step-Daughter Brooke Surratt Wilson (Ethan), grandchildren Ashleigh Lance (Trevor Martin) and Jameson Wilson. Her Sister Kathy Sheffield (Stanley), Nephew Colin M. Sheffield (Magan), Three great-nieces, and several cousins also survive.

Carol Sue was a graduate of Cherokee High School. After graduation, she attended Reinhardt College. Carol Sue was employed for many years at Bagwell and Spears in Canton, GA. She later retired from the Bartow County Government where she worked in the Probate Office.

James N. Surratt, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. He was born on September 10, 1953 in Bartow County to the late C.N. Surratt and Ella Mae Surratt. He was preceded in death by his father and Spouse, Carol Sue Surratt. He is survived by his Daughter Brooke Surratt Wilson (Ethan), grandchildren Ashleigh Lance (Trevor Martin) and Jameson Wilson. His Mother, Ella Mae Surratt, Sister, Dian Day (Jimmy), Niece Lisa Strain (Greg), Two great- nieces, a Great-Great Niece, and several cousins also survive.

James was a graduate of Cass High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force Reserve where he was stationed in Texas. After returning home from the United States Air Force, he was employed by Dan River in White, GA, where he worked for many years. James later retired from the Cartersville City School System, where he served as the Director of Maintenance.

A visitation for James and Carol Sue Surratt will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.at Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 is honored to serve the family of Mr. and Mrs. Surratt during this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Will Robinson

October 2, 2021

James (AKA) know as “RAT” by us that served in the GAANG at Dobbins AFB.
There were a few of us that went through
Tech school at Sheppard AFB (Aircraft maint school) in 1971-72 then we serve together in the air national guard for about the next five years. James had many friends in the unit and some that are going to be shocked that he has passed away I hope that he went peacefully and I also know that his wife passed away shortly after he did. To those of you who are relatives or close friends who are reading this obituary I want to knowThe “RAT” was a good friend , One who I shared many good times with and I only wish I had known that I could’ve spoken to him before his passing.

REST IN PEACE my Friend!!

Louis Cypher

October 1, 2021

It fills me with joy knowing that Carol and James are together for eternity. I admire the depth of their faith. They shunned Godless vaccines, and put their trust in God’s plan for them.

Susan Hinesley

August 30, 2021

I will never forget James. He was such a cheerful, kind man, and he always made me laugh! We had so much fun comparing notes on the Dancing with the Stars contestants. We usually agreed on who should win, but not always! He and Carol Sue will be greatly missed in our community.

Tim Roten

August 30, 2021

I’m so saddened by the passing of James and Carol Sue I’ve had the honor of knowing them for over 20 years meeting at Pigeon Forge rod runs. Carol Sue both loved to read and often discussed the books we were reading and James and I talked about Jesus for many hours over the years. They will be very missed two of the best people I’ve ever known. May God bless and give you peace.

Jerry & Ruby Calhoun

August 29, 2021

Brooke, Ethan, Ashleigh and Jamison we are hurting so very much along with you for the loss of James and Carol Sue. They were such wonderful friends that we met in Pigeon Forge twice a year for over 20 years to see the rod run. We have so many wonderful memories of sitting and talking to them at the Valley Forge Motel. It was something we will remember for always. It will not be the same without them and going to miss them so much. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength that you need. We will always love your sweet sweet family.

Dennis Priest

August 29, 2021

A great guy, prayers for the family!

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