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Lou Woodard Gaylor
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Obituary for Lou Woodard Gaylor

Louis Woodard “Lou” Gaylor, 84, of Fayetteville passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was born in Kenly, North Carolina on September 10, 1933 to Eula Jeanette and Worth Bagley Gaylor. Lou was a retired Army Major, one of the original Green Berets, Special Forces. After retiring, he spent 28 years in heavy haul 18 wheelers in management as a Vice President. He loved this job. Lou joined the Masons in 1953 in Japan, became a member of Yaarab Shrine in 1972, working his way up to Potentate of Yaarab Shrine Temple in 2008.

Lou was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years and mother to his children, JoAnn Flemister Gaylor, who passed away in 1978; his daughter, LouAnn Gaylor; his brother, Worth Benjamin Gaylor; his sister, Frances Arlene Stuart; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Helms Gaylor; his children, Kathy Lynn Jones, Pamela Sue Dolden, Michael Louis Gaylor and Amanda Gail Mullins; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church, Fayetteville, with Dr. Randy Wood and Dr. J. W. Wallis officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park, with full military honors and Masonic gravesite rites. Lou will lie in state from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday evening, December 21, 2017 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA. Pallbearers include Jake Alvarado, Roger Darnell, Robert Tedisco, Lin Woodard, Mike Gaylor, Ricky Jackson and Adam Jones. For those desiring, flowers may be sent or donations may be made in Lou’s memory to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc.


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Visitation

Thursday

21

Dec

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Lie in State

Friday

22

Dec

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church

1077 Highway 314
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Celebration of Life

Friday

22

Dec

1:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church

1077 Highway 314
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Hills Memorial Gardens

722 Conley Road
Forest Park, Georgia 30349


Memorial Contribution

Shriner's Hospital

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