George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Carolyn Lane Norton Phillips

January 22, 1924September 4, 2019

Carolyn Norton Phillips, age 95 of Savannah, passed away on September 4, 2019 in Savannah, TN.

She was born in Gibson County, TN, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Max Lane. Her first husband, Dick Norton, died in 1982. They reared their three children in Jackson, TN.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Lewis Phillips and her son, Dick Norton, Jr.; and her sister, Margaret Lawhon.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Norton of Richmond, VA; son, Max Lane Norton (Debbie) of Pickwick Dam, TN; her daughter in law, Charlotte Calvert; six grandchildren, Paul Norton Pearce (Elizabeth), Courtney Norton Browder (Justin), Candice Norton Stang (Jason), Max Lane Norton II, Colton Norton, and Harrison Norton; seven great grandchildren, Sarah, Anne, and Catherine Pearce, Taylor, Gabby, and Charlotte Ann Stang, and Cole Browder; Two nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Ian Nimmo, Mrs. Martin Shott, and Reet Thomas Lawhon.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at a visitation to be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 12-1 p.m. at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. The funeral procession will leave the North Chapel after the visitation and proceed to Highland Memorial Gardens mausoleum for a cryptside committal service.

Active pallbearers to serve will be Paul Weaver, Charlie Weaver, Jay Wolfe, Greg Bain, Weston Bain, Brad Bain, Danny Wilson, and Boyce Bain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. and Mrs. Howard Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carpenter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robertson Chapel United Methodist Church, Clifton Rd., Savannah, TN or to Pickwick United Methodist Church, 10575 TN Hwy 57, Counce, TN 38326


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Monday, September 9, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Carolyn Lane Norton Phillips

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Edith Moten-Hudson

September 12, 2019

To the Norton-Phillips Family,
I was deeply saddened when I read of Mrs. Carolyn passing.
It has been over 40 years of seeing her but I will always
remember how wonderful she was to my family. My father (Harold Sr.) worked for her family over 40 years. I worked for her parents too. She treated us like family and was very giving. I pray to God that he will comfort the family during this time. Carolyn & Max, your mother was beautiful, caring and kind.
Edith Moten-Hudson
Antioch, TN

Jimmie Martin

September 10, 2019

Many memories of the family remain with me through the years. May God continue to bless you all. Jimmie Martin

Helen Bain

September 6, 2019

Miss Caroline was a dear friend to my mother in law and much loved by our entire family,
Such a fine fun lady❤️

dianne bell

September 6, 2019

Carolyn, we never got the chance to meet but I learned a lot about you through max and Debbie. what a sweet woman you are and how very much you were loved by your family. I am so very happy that max is my son in law. prayers and love to the family.

Peggy & Reggie Churchwell

September 5, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family. RIP dear friend.