Carmoleta Holtzclaw

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    Carmoleta Pearl Holtzclaw, 87, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Decatur, Ind.  
    She was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Murphy to the late Lenice and Verlin (Burl) Poteet.
    She was employed by the Georgia Department of Revenue for 37 years as a division director for the income tax division.
    Carmoleta greatly enjoyed gardening. As a hobby, she crocheted hats, blankets, booties and afghans, and donated them to the local maternity resource center.  Her favorite book to read was the Bible, and she read it five times.
    Carmoleta was a loving mama, grandma, great-grandma and friend.  
    Carmoleta was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Holtzclaw Sr.; brother, Vernon Poteet; two sisters, Lona Cordell and Lucille McDonald; and son-in-law, Jack Curry.
    She is survived by her daughters, Betty Joe Curry of Fayetteville, Ga., and Laura “Renee” (Allan) Hayes of Sharpsburg, Ga.; her sons, Frank “Frankie” (Kay) Holtzclaw Jr. of Forest Park, Ga., Roger (Michele) Holtzclaw of Griffin, Ga.,  and Jeffrey “Jeff” (Loide) Holtzclaw Sr. of Decatur, Ind.; her sister, Maggie Abernathy of Murphy; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Cline, Laura Holcombe, Leslie Patterson, Jeffrey “J.J.” Holtzclaw Jr., Frank “William” Holtzclaw III, Lacey Petry, Chad Holtzclaw and Kathryn Holtzclaw; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  
    The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Jonathan Hannah. Interment will be at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville, following the service.
    The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
    Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service –


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