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Barbara Southwell "Nanny" Justus

September 27, 1937 — June 23, 2018

Barbara Southwell "Nanny" Justus, age 80, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Mrs. Justus was born on September 27, 1937 in Gainesville, GA, daughter of the late Carl Southwell and Edith Hodges Southwell. After choosing a nursing scholarship over one for voice, Mrs. Justus graduated from Macon Hospital School of Nursing at Mercer University in 1958 as a Registered Nurse. She worked in this career for fifty years in many areas of Northwest GA. She was mostly in supervisory positions and for thirteeen of those years she was Director of Nursing. Mrs. Justus also belonged to the Georgia Nurses Association for twenty years. Her soft and gentle manner comforted all of those in her care. After meeting the love of her life, Lewis Justus, they were married in Dahlonega in July of 1958. In 1959, they moved to Cartersville where Lewis wrote a daily column "At Random" and affectionately referred to Mrs. Justus as "LWROH" The Lady Who Runs Our House. They joined Cartersville First Baptist Church in 1960, where she was a proud and active member and sang in the choir for thirty years. Mrs. Justus was also a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and WMU. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crocheting and being with her family. She never missed any of her children's or grandchildren's activities.

Mrs. Justus is preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Lewis "Honey" Justus; brother, Carlton Southwell.

She is survived by her children, Lynn (Joe) Traylor, Terri (Tony) Smith, Michael (Debbie) Justus and Barry (Suzi) Justus; grandchildren, Tyler McGlone, Emily (Patrick) Vande Lune, Morgan Justus, Sarah Justus, Reid Smith, Drew Traylor, Ben Justus, Connor (Sidni) Justus and Kate Justus; one great-granddaughter, Lyla McGlone; sister, Rita (Neal) Truelove; sister-in-law, Annette Southwell; a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at twelve o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 28th of June, 2018 at Cartersville First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Morton and Danny Barker officiating.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten o'clock in the morning until the hour of service at the church.

Ms. Justus had a love for flowers, the family will be accepting flowers in her memory Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home makes this local announcement on behalf of the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Southwell "Nanny" Justus, please visit our flower store.


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