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Carolyn Joanne Laxson, 76
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Carolyn Joanne Laxson, 76, of McMinnville passed from this life peacefully Friday, Nov. 24, at her home with her loved ones.

 Carolyn was born Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1941 in Altamont. She was the daughter of the late Millard Hobbs and Georgia Whitwell Hobbs. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband H. Gwen “Red” Laxson, and two brothers Richard B. Hobbs and Bill Hobbs.

 She was a graduate of Motlow and MTSU, and a retired social worker.

 Carolyn is survived by six children, Michael L. Laxson and wife Mary Beth of McMinnville, Debbie Laxson Higgins of McMinnville, Teresa L. Laxson of McMinnville, Jessie Laxson and wife Bunny of Cookeville, John D. Laxson of McMinnville and Tracy Laxson Martin of McMinnville, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Edward C. “Pete” Hobbs and wife Janice of Dallas, Texas, Clarence “Duce” Hobbs and wife Dorothy of Alabama, sister, Donna Hobbs Holton of McMinnville, seven nieces and nephews, special cousin Elsie “Tiny” Whitwell Johnson, special friends Mike Hayes, Carolyn Comer Womack, and Shirley Dodd. Many other family members and friends also survive.

 A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Mt. Sinai Cemetery located at Wildwood Road with Harry Green officiating. A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at Matt and Kristin Laxson’s home at 280 Highland Park Circle, McMinnville. Everyone is welcome. Please everything is to be informal. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.