Helen Margaret Carr Saulsberry, 93, of White Rock, S.C., formerly of LaFollette, died Sept. 30, at the Heritage Lowman Lutheran Homes, of South Carolina, where she had resided since June 2011. She had been a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of LaFollette since 1933, where she had served in many capacities including teaching Sunday school from 1951 Ð 1996, first woman trustee, WMU director and choir member. She loved her church.
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She also held leadership positions in earlier years in community organizations including the Democratic Women's Club, the LaFollette Garden Club and the West LaFollette PTO.
She was a 1939 graduate of the University of Tennessee and a loyal sports fan of UT. She became a member of the Order of the Shield of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority in 1986 as a 50 year member and was recognized in 2011 as a 75 year member.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred W. Saulsberry, in 1965; her parents, Edwin and Mabel Wynn Carr; brother, Edwin A. 'Sonny' Carr; granddaughter, Laura Lane Charton; great-grandson Luke Charton.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Sylvia Charton and husband, Pete, of Irmo, S.C.; much loved grandchildren, Ross Charton, of Mountain Top, Penn., Katie Manning and husband, Eric, of Columbia, S.C., and Kristi Turner and husband, Josh, of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Natalie Charton and William and Henry Manning; loving sister-in-law, Mary Pat Carr; nieces, Mary Dodge, Sarah Kirkpatrick, and Nancy Worthen; nephew, Alvis Carr.
Published in LaFollette Press on Oct. 4, 2012