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Georgia Grocery Veteran Slocum Passes Away

Carlton Slocum

Mr. Carlton Slocum, a former Georgia Food Industry Association board member and former owner of Giant Foods in Warner Robins, Ga., passed away Saturday at the age of 76.

Mr. Slocum was born in Ararat Township, Pa., on Dec. 27, 1936, to Harold and Vera Slocum. He was member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he served as finance chairman. He also was a Mason and Shriner, a 29-year perfect attendance member of the Warner Robins Rotary Club and a member of the Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Eudora Potter.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia Slocum; children, Denise Fortenberry (Bill) and Diane Ryan (Pat); grandchildren, Billy and Brett Fortenberry; great-grandchildren, James and David Fortenberry; and siblings, Marilyn Laurer (George) and Gary Slocum.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church with burial following in Magnolia Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund, 511 Russell Pkwy., Warner Robins, GA 31088; or the American Diabetes Association, One Corporate Square, Atlanta, GA 30329.


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