HOMER – Kathleen Samples Lewallen, 96, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
A lifelong resident of Banks County, she was born on February 7, 1917. She was the daughter of the late E.E. and Lillie Chambers Samples. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Lewallen; and a son, William Jewell Lewallen. She was a member of Homer Baptist Church and was a graduate of Piedmont College. She was the last of her immediate family. Mrs. Lewallen was a retired elementary school teacher with Banks County School System with 38 dedicated years of service.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Philip Brooks, Cornelia; daughter-in-law, Diane Lewallen, Homer; four grandchildren, Philip W. Brooks and his wife Nora, John S. Brooks, Jessica Lewallen, and W. Justin Lewallen.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, at Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 25, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Restoration Fund for Nails Creek Baptist Church, 2743 Highway 51 North, Homer, Georgia 30547.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.