Mrs. Dorothy Harlow Lunsford, age 88, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Reidsville, GA.  She was the daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Vanpelt Harlow.  Her husband, Everett P. Lunsford, Sr. preceded her in death.


Mrs. Lunsford was born in Chattooga County on May 20, 1921.  She is survived by a son, Everett P. Lunsford, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Miriam L. Lynn, son-in-law, Dr, Steve Lynn; granddaughter, Beth Lynn of Reidsville, GA; and sister and brother-in-law, Mr. Mrs. Melvin Brooks of Griffin, GA.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.


After graduating from Tift College in Forsyth, GA in 1942, Mrs. Lunsford taught school in the Rome City School System; Trion City School System and Chattooga County School System.  She retired after more than 30 years and became the director of the Adult Education Program at the Parent-Child Center and the Chattooga County Library.  She loved teaching and helping others in any way she could.  Her greatest delight was in helping students attain their GED.


Since 1932, she was an active member of the Summerville First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school in the children and adult departments.  She was a member of the Joy Club and Women’s Missionary Circle. Mrs. Lunsford was a former member of the Chattooga County Library Board; a trustee of Camp Juliet Low in Cloudland, GA; a trustee of the Summerville Cemetery Association, and a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association.


Visitation will be held at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, GA on Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 12noon until 2pm.  A graveside service and interment will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Reidsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 218, Reidsville, GA, 30453 or to the Summerville First Baptist Church, 125 Church Street, Summerville, GA.

 Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Harlow Lunsford.