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                           HUNT Sr.                        CANDLER HUNT

Lowry Weyman Hunt, Sr. prominent Madison business-man and civic leader, died early Thursday, December 12, at Morgan Memorial Hospital following a heart attack.  Mr. Hunt was president of Godfrey’s Warehouse, a business he had managed since 1942.

Mr. Hunt was born July 29, 1917, in Cedartown, GA, the son of the late P. W. and Ellen Lowry Hunt. He attended school in Cedartown and then went to Oxford College of Emory University for two years.  After he left school he returned to Cedartown where he was manager and paymaster at Cedartown Yarn Mill. 

He married the former Caroline Candler on March 28, 1939, and moved with her to Madison in 1942 when he assumed active management of Godfrey’s Warehouse with her father, the late S. Charles Candler.  Following WWII he organized, in association with his cousin, Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr. of Atlanta, Hunt and Company, a wholesale printing business.  He also owned a Kaiser-Fraser auto-mobile dealership and a Jeep dealership with the late Chan Horne. Later the two opened a local appliance dealership.

Mr. Hunt was a member of the Board of Directors of Trust Company Bank of Northeast Georgia in Madison.  He served for ten years on the Madison City Council as chairman of the City gas department.  He was a member of the Official Board, the Board of Trustees and a member of the Pastor and Parish Committee at the First United Methodist Church of Madison.

A very well liked man, Mr. Hunt was popular with old and young.  He was a sports enthusiast and was extremely proud of the athletic achievements of his sons and grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Candler Hunt, Madison; sons, Mr. Charles Candler Hunt and Mr. Lowry Weyman Hunt, Jr., Madison; daughter, Ms. .Suellen Hunt Hendrix, Covington; brother, Mr. Van G. Hunt, Cedartown; grandchildren Mrs. Steve Cavanaugh, Orlando, Florida; Miss Frannie Hunt, New York City; Charles Candler Hunt, Jr., Madison; Weyman and Robbs Hunt, Madison; and a great-granddaughter, little Sarah Ellen Cavanaugh, Orlando, Florida.  Two grandchildren, Jimmy Hendrix, Jr. and Ellen Hendrix died several years ago. 

Funeral Services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at First United Methodist Church in Madison.  The reverend W.H. Ruff, former Presiding Elder of Athens, and the Reverend Hoyt Allen, pastor, officiated. 

Active pallbearers were Dr. Bob Bennett, Mr. Robert Mason, Mr. Russell Carter, Mr. Wayne Tamplin, Mr. Doug Ewing and Mr. Bruce Gilbert.  Members of the Administrative and Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church and directors of the Trust Company Bank and Mr. Glenn Dix served as honorary pallbearers.  Interment was in Madison Cemetery.

Pritchett Chapel Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Georgia, 1899 Stewart Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30308 or to First United Methodist Church of Madison.


From: The Madisonian December 19, 1991

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Funeral Services for Caroline Hardee Candler Hunt, 81 of Madison were held September 6 at first Methodist Church of Madison with Tom Kerr officiating.  Interment was in Madison City Cemetery. 

Mrs. Hunt died at her home in Madison September 5, 2000.

The daughter of the late Samuel Charles and the late Frances Godfrey Candler, she was born February 4, 1919, in Fulton County and was raised in Covington.  A housewife, she moved to Madison in 1942 and lived at her home at 568 Academy Street for 48 years.

Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by her husband, Lowry Weyman Hunt.

She is survived by two sons L. W. Hunt, Jr. and Candler Hunt, both of Madison; one daughter, Suellen Hunt Sheppard of Covington; one sister, Frances Candler Shumway of Madison; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Friends who would like to make donations in lieu of flowers may contribute to the American Cancer Society, Madison Methodist Church Choir Loft Fund, Alzheimer’s Association or St. Mary’s Hospice.

Simmons Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements.

From: The Madisonian September 7, 2000

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