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Clayton Carlton "Carl" Courson

August 19, 1948 ~ January 24, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Mr. Clayton Carlton “Carl” Courson, 74, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2023, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.

Born in Blackshear, GA on August 19, 1948, he had lived in Pierce County all his life.  Mr. Courson was a graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to retire from CSX Transportation where he had been a supervisor.  He enjoyed farming and working in his yard – especially mowing grass.  Mr. Courson was a member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge #270 and the Hasan Shriners -Albany.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a son of the late Henry Clayton Courson and Dorothy Inez Altman Courson Cason.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Elaine Peacock Courson; a great grandson, Mason Bagley; a sister, Faye Boker; and both of his brothers, Billy Courson and Dan Cason.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton Charles “Charley” & Teresa Courson and Tony & Sabrina Courson all of Blackshear; a sister, Dorothy Brazel Brooks of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Cassie Howard, Taylor Bagley, Breanna Luke, Avery Courson, and Travis Courson; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service for Mr. Courson will be held Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2023, at 4 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Visitation for Mr. Courson will be held in the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.

The family kindly requests members of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge to serve as honorary pallbearers.  Please meet at the funeral home by 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, GA  31501.

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January 31, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

Memorial Service
January 31, 2023

4:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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