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Laura Barker McCorkle

September 5, 1926 — April 2, 2022

Laura Barker McCorkle, age 95, of Moultrie passed away peacefully on April 2, 2022.

Laura was born September 5, 1926, in Colquitt County to George Sidney Barker and Lillian Harwood Barker. 

She graduated from Moultrie High School and began her career at C.O. Smith. She later retired from the Colquitt County School System after 20 years. 

She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Walter Thomas McCorkle, and eight siblings: Margaret Barker Ditmars, Fannie Barker Smith, Ina Barker Ellis, Louise Barker Green Whipple, Edith Barker Rentz Key, George Leo Barker, Samuel Hudson Barker, and Paul Leroy Barker.   

She is survived by her children Walter Thomas McCorkle, Jr. (Ellen) of Peachtree Corners, GA; Anna McCorkle Kiss (Tommy) of Lake Mary, FL, and Linda McCorkle Ferrante (Phil) of Columbia, SC.

Also surviving are her grandchildren James MiIler (Amanda) of Stone Mountain, GA; Ruth McCorkle Nore (Erik) of Gainesville, GA.; Laura McCorkle Walsh (Justin) of Dacula, GA.; Kaitlyn Kiss Dunbar (Ryan) of Lake Mary, FL, and Allison Rebecca Kiss of Charlotte, NC.  She also has seven great-grandchildren: Miller Lopez, Edie Miller, Bella Nore, Astrid Nore, Kaeleb Walsh, Amanda Walsh, and Evelyn Walsh.

At the age of 18, Laura believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a revival service at Oak Dale Baptist Church and was a faithful member there for the rest of her life. She dedicated her life to her family, the Lord, and led with a servant's heart. She voluntarily served as the Treasurer of Oak Dale Baptist Church for 60 years retiring in 2018. Additionally, she was Principal of Vacation Bible School, active in Women's Missionary Union, led GA's and Acteens. She donated her time to the volunteer fire department, helped with bingo at local nursing homes and spent her Saturdays visiting relatives, the elderly and sick.

On Friday, April 8th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the family will receive visitors at Cobb Funeral Chapel, 2441 Camilla Highway, Moultrie, GA 31768.

Family and friends are invited to honor her on Saturday, April 9th, at 11:00am at Oak Dale Baptist Church, 2110 Sumner Rd, Moultrie, GA 31768.
Interment will follow the funeral service at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Oak Dale Baptist Church.


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Saturday, April 9, 2022

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