Sonny Lamb

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LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Lifelong Louisville resident Cleveland Brinson Sonny Lamb III, 76, departed this life on March 29 while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, fishing, on a beautiful spring afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Louisville United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. Church pastor Rev. Dr. William Daniel will officiate and church Minister of Music Dwain Little will provide musical selections. Burial services will follow at the Louisville City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Barry Wren, Lawson Brown, Joel Lamb, Cliff Johnson, Roan Miller, and Jeff Partridge. Honorary pallbearers will be: William Hadden, Russell Manning, Olin Netherland, Bobby Livingston, J.E. Davis, Johnny Gearig, Ray Clements, Robert Clements, Quinton Farrer, Gene Oglesby, Wyatt Johnson, Jack Watson, Herschel Waites and all the members of the Louisville Lions Club. The son of the late Alice McClellan and Cleveland Brinson Lamb, Jr., he was born and reared on the family farm in Jefferson County. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Clarke Phillips Lamb, of Louisville. His survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia Fair Lamb, with whom he had a lifelong love story. They began first grade together and married when they both graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens. Other survivors are his four children: Cleveland Brinson Lamb IV, and his wife Machelle Phillips Lamb, of Louisville; Paige Lamb Toteno and her husband Jim, of Louisville; Gwen Lamb Stropoli and her husband Jeff, of Conyers; and Beth Lamb Clark and her husband Matt, of Louisville. Grandchildren surviving him are: Colby Brinson Lamb, Bethany Camille Lamb, Anna Grace Lamb, all of Louisville; Laine Amoret Brown and Hampton Haulbrook Brown, of Louisville; and Samuel Brinson Clark and Addison Fair Clark, of Louisville. He is also survived by his brother, William Joel Billy Lamb, of Louisville, and his brother-in-law Ret. Col. Roy Vaughn Fair and his wife, Elizabeth, of Snellville, and by a number of nieces and nephews. He attended Middle Georgia Junior College, in Cochran where he played football for the school. Following his graduation from the University of Georgia, in Athens, where he majored in Forestry and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho social fraternity, he entered business at Lamb Lumber Company, in Midville with his father. At his father's retirement, he purchased the company with his Uncle Tom, and they owned and operated Lamb and Lamb Lumber Company for a number of years. At Sonny's retirement, his son Cleve took over operation of the business, thus continuing three generations of operation of this family business. During his retirement he continued to assist his son in this business. A devoted and active member of his community, he served in the Jefferson County unit of the National Guard and spent a year on active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was a long-time member and officer of the Louisville Jaycees; for his unfailing contributions to that organization he was awarded a lifetime membership. Also active in the Louisville Lions Club for 36 years, he held many offices and was awarded a Governor's Association Hall of Fame recognition for outstanding service on both a local and district level. He was a former Shriner and member of the Ogeechee Valley Country Club board and a member of the Thomas Jefferson Academy board of directors. He was also an active supporter of Louisville's Green Acres Pool Association and an avid participant in its activities as well as supporting all of the school and sporting activities of his children and their friends. A lifetime sports enthusiast, he remained active in golf and tennis as a young man and continued fishing and hunting quail for the remainder of his life. He was devoted to his dogs whom he cared for and enjoyed all of his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 269, Louisville, GA 30434. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 3rd at the funeral home. You may sign the family's personal guestbook online at www.taylorfhlouisville.com. Taylor Funeral Home, 401 West 8th Street, Louisville, is in charge of arrangements.


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