Lucile Carlisle Sarrett
1900 - 1983
Clifford Connor Sarrett
1895 - 1949
Shady Grove Farm
Cliff and Lucile set up housekeeping at what is now Shady Grove Farm on White-Cassville Rd. in Bartow County, GA.
Eddie Lucile Carlisle, born Apr 12, 1900 in Bartow County, GA, was the fourth child of Emma Thompson and William Madison Carlisle. She married Clifford Connor Sarrett on May 5, 1920 when, according to the following newspaper announcement, they journeyed about 15 miles west of Cassville to Kingston, GA to exchange vows.
The Tribune News, Cartersville, GA, May 27, 1920
A marriage that occasioned wide and cordial interest among a large circle of their friends was that of Miss Lucille Carlisle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Carlisle, of Cass Station, and Mr. Clifford C. Sarrett, a well-known young farmer of the Grassdale community.
The happy event, which was solemnized at Kingston, was a surprise to all but the intimate friends of the contracting parties, and was witnessed by only a few relatives and friends. Rev. J.J.M. Mize, pastor of the Methodist church of Kingston, officiated at the ceremony, which took place at the parsonage.
Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Carrett (sic) repaired to the home of the groom's parents, where they will reside for the present.
Soon the couple set up housekeeping in their own place, renting the house now known as Shady Grove Farm on White Cassville Rd. in Bartow County, GA.
Clifford Connor Sarrett was the son of George Montgomery Sarrett and Elizabeth F. "Bettie" Pittard. He was born Mar 30, 1895, was a farmer, and later the maintenance superintendent at the C&S Bank Building in Atlanta.
Early in their marriage, Cliff and Lucile lived in Chicago where four of their six children were born. But in the waning days of the depression, they came back south and first rented then bought the home at 84 Rocky Ford Rd. in the Kirkwood Community of Atlanta.
Clifford Connor Sarrett died Oct 10, 1949. Lucile lived in the house on Rocky Ford Rd. until 1964 when she moved to Stone Mountain, then later to Smyrna where she lived with her daughter, Dianne. She died Oct 28, 1983.
The following eulogy was given at Nana's funeral.
Lucile Carlisle Sarrett
A history and Eulogy
Eddie Lucile Carlisle Sarrett was born April 12, 1900, in Bartow County, GA, to Will and Emma Carlisle. There were three older sisters and two other sisters and two brothers were born after her. As a young girl, she was called Eddie Lou, and it seem to fit this child with bright red hair and freckles.
Her father was a farmer and carpenter, and they lived on a farm between Cassville and White, GA. She felt it was a high calling to grow and raise food for the family.
Lucile was a good listener and could always recall the things she learned from her parents and teachers. Although elementary school was all that was offered in that area, she took lessons from anyone who could teach high school subjects. Later, she taught school in a one-room country school, and could recognize any of her former students she met in later life.
One of her talents was sewing which she learned as a girl by making her own doll clothes. She could play the piano although she never have a lesson. She could recite poetry and sing songs she learned as a girl to the delight of her children and grandchildren. She was an artist as many drawings and designs were made for her children, grandchildren, and friends - some were made into clothes, some were embroidered, and some were quilted.
She married a young farmer of Bartow County, Clifford Conner Sarrett, on May 5, 1920. Farming was hard, but Lucile worked right along in the fields with Cliff. Their first son, Carl, was born in 1921. Cliff felt the urge to move, and they lived in Alabama and later Chicago. While living in Illinois, Lucile gave birth to three more sons and one daughter; George, Ed, Bob, and Marlene. This was during the hard times of the depression.
In 1934, they moved back to Georgia, to Atlanta, where Cliff went to work as a night superintendent of the C&S bank building. Lucile wanted to settle in one place, and they moved to the Kirkwood Community of Atlanta. They rented and later bought their home at 84 Rockyford Road where they raised their family.
At the age of 44, Lucile gave birth to another daughter, Dianne. In 1949, Cliff died of cancer. Soon the sons were all out on their own. Lucile and daughter, Marlene, spent the next 12 years raising Dianne. In 1963, both Marlene and Dianne married, and Lucile sold her home and moved into an apartment. After recovering from a stroke, she decided she did want to live alone and moved to her daughter, Dianne's, home.
Lucile was a member of the Kirkwood Methodist Church and later St. Timothy United Methodist in Stone Mountain. She loved the church and the many friends she made there. She was always willing to pitch in and help out. The Men's Club at Kirkwood Church were fed many times by her cooking abilities.
Some people would say she had a good sense of humor and could express herself in a unique way. Others said she was an actress and could have been on the stage. As a matter of fact, she did several performances in church productions. But most of all, she was a mother; and to her, it was the most important job she had. She never refused to help whether it was making a wedding gown, sewing a Halloween costume for a grandchild, or taking care of a grand baby whose mother was in the hospital. During a conversation with her mother in the nursing home, Marlene mentioned that a skirt needed heming for granddaughter, Connie. Lucile told her that she might be able to hem it if she wanted to bring it to her.
Of the five sisters and two brothers, only one sister, Pearl, survives. But Lucile Carlisle Sarrett leaves four sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was extremely proud of every one of them as they were proud to call her Mother and Nana.
Obituary, The Atlanta Journal, Friday, Oct 28, 1983
Mrs. Lucile Sarrett
The funeral for Mrs. Lucile Carlisle Sarrett, 83, of Smyrna, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons, with burial in Peachtree Memorial Gardens in Norcross.
Mrs. Sarrett, widow of Clifford C. Sarrett, died Friday of complications following a stroke.
She was a homemaker and a self-employed seamstress, and was a member of the St. Timothy United Methodist Church, formally the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, for almost 50 years.
Surviving are sons, C.C. Sarrett of Gainesville, FL, George W. Sarrett of Smyrna, Ed F. Sarrett of Tucker and Bob L. Sarrett of Orlando, FL, daughters Mrs. W.N. O'Brien of Decatur and Mrs. Martin A. Ross of Smyrna, and sister, Mrs. Pearl Pratt of Marietta.
Children of Clifford Connor Sarrett and Eddie Lucile Carlisle:
1. Clifford Carlisle "Carl" Sarrett
2. George William Sarrett
3. Edward Frank Sarrett
4. Robert Louis Sarrett
5. Mary Aileen "Marlene" Sarrett
6. Dianne Elizabeth Sarrett