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Earla Stewart

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2:00 PM PM

Douglasville First UMC



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Earla Poulnot Stewart, Age 90 Earla Stewart died February 28, 2017 under the care of Pruitt Health Hospice at Brookhaven. She was born on March 10, 1926 in Watkinsville, GA to the late Earle Monroe and Eunice Thornton Poulnot. She attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, studying Art and Education. Upon graduation, she was an elementary school teacher at McEachern School in Powder Springs. There, she met Roy Stewart (a high school science teacher) and they were married in the principal’s home located on the McEachern campus. A few years later, they moved to Athens, where Roy studied veterinary medicine and Earla taught elementary school to support them financially. When Roy received his DVM degree, they moved to Douglasville. With Earla’s help, they established and operated Douglasville Veterinary Hospital for close to 30 years. During some of this time, Earla also taught school in Douglas County and at Arlington Schools. Earla was very active in the Douglasville community. She was one of sixteen women who established the Hospital Auxiliary (“The Pink Ladies”) on March 5, 1975 for Douglas General Hospital, now known as WellStar Douglas Hospital. She served as vice-president and president—and was instrumental in establishing the hospital gift shop. It has been said, “If you needed something to be done and done extremely well, then you wanted Earla to be part of it.” Other community organizations that benefitted from her participation included, the Douglasville Town and Country Garden Club, the local historical society, the Douglasville Cultural Arts Center, the Gem and Mineral Society, and the Lively Sunday School Class at Douglasville First UMC. In addition, she was a creative and accomplished hostess, and along with Roy, they hosted a number of community events at their home, with the most memorable ones being held in the loft of their barn. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy, and her sister, Vivian Poulnot Adams. She is survived by her daughters, Mandy Stewart Reeve and Celia Stewart Lawton; sons-in-law, Brooke Reeve and Frank Lawton; grandchildren, Claire Reeve, Julia Reeve, Kirk Lawton, and Scott Lawton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Douglasville First UMC with a reception to follow. Flowers are welcome, but if desired, donations may be made to Douglasville First United Methodist Church.

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