Anne Edwards Carlton

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Anne Edwards Carlton, age 74, passed away peacefully in her home on September 2, 2019. The oldest of five children, Anne was born in Goldsboro, NC on April 14, 1945 to Ruby Lee Brogden and Joseph Paul Edwards. After marrying Robert M. "Monty" Carlton, Jr. in 1966, the couple moved to Monty's hometown of Moultrie, GA, where Anne proudly owned and operated Turner's dress shop for 40 years.
Known for her passion for public service and community betterment, Anne served as the first female president of the Chamber of Commerce, first chairperson of the Historical Preservation Commission, chaired the Judicial Foster Care Review Board for 17 years, served as a member of the Downtown Moultrie Development Authority and served as a member of the Colquitt County Hospital Authority for 13 years. Anne wasn't just dedicated to improving her local community of Colquitt County; her gift for service reached far and wide when she was instrumental in organizing the "Hay for Hungry Deer" campaign that resulted in shipping hay from farmers in Colquitt County to starving deer in Utah. She had a special gift with animals and was rarely seen at Turner's without one of her beloved dogs. She also had a love of gardening, which she proudly inherited from her mother, and could often be found "rescuing" bulbs from abandoned homes to be brought back and nourished in her own exquisite garden.
Anne was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby, and her father, Joseph. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Carlton, Jr., her son, Robert M. "Monty" Carlton, III (wife Chaltsy) and grandchildren, Robert M. "Mac" Carlton, IV and Eloise Belle Carlton.
A funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moultrie, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society at P.O. Box 2915, Moultrie, GA 31776.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published on September 5, 2019
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5 posts

Marvin King Kings Jewelry Downtown Moultrie
Sep 07, 2019
You were an asset to downtown. Sorry to learn of your Passing. You will be Missed by so many people.
Judy Smith
Sep 07, 2019
Such a beautiful lady. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Jenni Carter
Sep 06, 2019
Anne was a kind and beautiful person, and I am very sorry for your loss.
Mary Lynn O'Kelley Hayden
Sep 06, 2019
Mr. Monty and little Monty,
She was such an inspiration in my life. I loved her like another mother, and I enjoyed working for her. I will always remember her kindness, love, and warmth towards me. But most important the things she instilled in me about fashion and manners. May God be with you through this time, God bless.
Sidney Pickett
Sep 05, 2019
Monty, I am so sad to read the news of Ann.
She was a Beautiful peron and a Joy to know.
Prayers for you and your family.