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Tom Overton

August 14, 1941 December 4, 2018
Tom Overton
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Obituary for Tom Overton

Thomas "Tom" Jackson Overton Jr., age 77 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Tom was born in Columbia, South Carolina on August 14, 1941, the son of the late Thomas Jackson Overton, Sr. and Margaret Davis Overton. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Enterprise and USS Independence and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He was a retired newspaper publisher with Paxton Media Group. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Idys F. Overton; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Mia Overton, III of Kissimmee, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Abbie and Scott Cooper of Corinth, Mississippi; grandchildren, Thomas J. Overton IV, Mason Overton, James Overton, Elizabeth (Drew) Garrett and Jackson Blaine Mitchell. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Overton.

The family will receive friends at Almon Funeral Home on Thursday, December 6 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Patton, Rev. Tommy Greer and Rev. Ken Stephens officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Rotary Club of Carrollton, golf buddies and neighbors of Melrose Park.

American Legion Post 143 will present the flag.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, 206 Newnan Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117, Alice's House, P.O. Box 1596, Carrollton, Georgia 30112, C.A.S.A., P.O. Box 310, Carrollton, Georgia 30112 or the School of Business, USC Office of Gift Processing, 1027 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.

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5:00 PM 12/6/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Almon Funeral Home

548 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Almon Funeral Home
548 Newnan Street Carrollton 30117 GA
United States

Memorial Service




2:00 PM 12/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

206 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GEORGIA 30117

First United Methodist Church
206 Newnan Street Carrollton 30117 GEORGIA
United States

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