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Carolyn Grantham Booth

November 11, 1948 — November 12, 2023

Carolyn Grantham Booth

Mrs. Carolyn Grantham Booth, of Norman Park, lost her hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, November, 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at First Baptist Church Norman Park with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Voyles and Rev. Jody Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Norman Park Cemetery. Cody Pezent, Austin Croft, Joseph Pezent, Caleb Pezent, Jim Horne, and Carl Wesley Horne, will all serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will include, Jerry Booth, Will Booth, Chris Booth, Colby Booth, Ricky Allegood, Gary Johnson, Michael Grantham, Joey Salter, and all of the members of the Hardee’s Bunch.
Carolyn was born on November 11, 1948, at Vereen Memorial Hospital, in Moultrie, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Norman Howell Grantham and Grady Lamar Grantham. Carolyn was a graduate of Norman Park High School and was a senior superlative and outstanding basketball player for Coach Herbert Houston’s Trojanette teams. She held the school scoring record of 54 points in a single game for a number of years. Also, at graduation, she received the Dr. John R. Lindsey award for being the best student athlete.
Carolyn grew up in a basketball / athletic family. She had three older brothers who played. One became a teacher and coach to encourage her. Upon graduation from high school, she had been contacted by coach Orwell Moore He was the owner/manager of the Arkansas Red Head Team. She decided to live out her passion for the game and signed her contact for a year to play professional basketball with the Arkansas Red Heads. She got paid to play and traveled the country playing all men teams. They were featured on TV several times on The Art Linkletter Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. The All-American Red Head Teams have been inducted into the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Carolyn was also inducted in the Colquitt Co. Sport’s Hall of Fame in 2000.
She returned home and dated Cody Booth for a period of time and later married on October 26th 1968, at the First Baptist Church of Norman Park. She and Cody were good family caregivers. Upon the death of her mother, she took on all of the family gatherings. Also, they enjoyed traveling to the mountains, the Florida beaches, fishing and staying at home. They enjoyed all the activities of the grandchildren- football, baseball, soccer and tennis. She was an avid Country Music fan. They were marred for 50 years when Cody died in August 2018.
The are the proud parents of two daughters and four grandsons who are the apple of their eyes. Carolyn said, “It’s been fun spoiling them!” Upon returning home form the Red Head Tour, Carolyn put her typing and bookkeeping skills learned from Mrs. Bobbie Houston at Norman Park High School to work. Her first job was with C.O. Smith and Company, then Bridgeport Brass, lastly Colquitt AG in Doerun. She was a workaholic and enjoyed each position. She expressed thanks to each and every employer.
Carolyn was the absolute best big sister to all of us and greatly devoted to family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cody Booth; niece, Connie Sue Grantham; nephew, Joey Grantham; brothers, Tommy Lamar Grantham, William Joe Grantham.
Those left to cherish her memory are, daughters, Angela B. Pezent (Lorin) of Adel Georgia and Jennifer Chambers of Moultrie; brother, Julian Grantham of Albany; grandsons, Cody Pezent, Austin Croft, Joseph Pezent, Caleb Pezent; nieces, Vickie Grantham of St. Petersburg, FL, and Susan Grantham of Ames, Iowa; nephews, Michael Grantham (Karen) of Bridgeboro, David Grantham (Stacie) of Columbus, Tom Grantham ( Tammy) of Blair, NE, Bob Grantham (Julie) of Omaha, NE, Scott Johnson of Denver, CO; and a host of cousins.
The family extends a very sincere thank you to the Doctors of Oncology at Edwards Cancer Center for their professionalism in treating Carolyn’s illness and appreciate the staff of Oncology. Also, a great big amount of gratitude to all the community friends who have called, sent cards, flowers, text messages, food, and prayer warriors, who have given encouragement to the family during these difficult times. A thank you to the Colquitt Regional Hospice Team, who worked with Carolyn and the family during the last few weeks of her life.
Memorials may be made and sent to the First Baptist Church Norman Park, or the First Baptist Church Norman Park Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 107 Norman Park, Georgia 31771 or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church Norman Park

113 East Broad Street, Norman Park, GA 31771

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church Norman Park

113 East Broad Street, Norman Park, GA 31771

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Interment

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Deep Bottom Cemetery

, Norman Park, GA 31771

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