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“I was ten years old when we became neighbors of the Chaplins. Carolyn was such a special presence, full of fun and energy. We played piano duets...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jomary Hilliard Bolles - CA

“So sorry to hear about your mother,she was a wonderful person ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Vickie Whitwell - Fortson, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. My mother lived to 91 and Paul's to 95 so we know you have been blessed. But you tend to think you will...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jill Paul Harman - Manchester, GA

“My mother Marge Rhyner was great friends with your mother Carolyn. We are so sad that she passed away.My mom would love to send a card to one of...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marge Rhyner - Atlanta, GA

“Sorry to hear this.Love to all you girls and your family..Love ya Jules... ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Tankersley - Powder Springs, GA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy McDaniel-Storey - Midland, GA

“My condolences to the family. I am pleased to learn from the obituary that Mr. Chaplin served in the Royal Air Force ; as it is my duty to place...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Roger Murphy - Winder, GA

“I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jackie Abel Justice - GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Chaplin's death. I will always remember her sweet disposition. She was a wonderful mother and I was blessed to be a...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Claire Manley - Carrollton, GA

“Ms Carolyn Chaplin, was a ray of sunshine when you are down she sure could brighten your day she was such a lovely person such good heart.will be...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sellena Vassell - Douglasville, GA

“Carolyn was a bright light in our community and was loved by all residents and staff. She will be missed. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Bearden - Atlanta, GA


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Carolyn Maynard Chaplin, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018 at her residence in Atlanta. Born in Barrow County, Carolyn was the daughter of Paul and Mary Maynard. She was an honor student at the University of Georgia receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and subsequently employed with IBM. After training in Endicott, New York, Carolyn was assigned to the Atlanta office as a Systems Service Representative and would later become the first married woman to work for IBM in a non-clerical role.

In 1947, Carolyn married Robert Frank (Bob) Chaplin, formerly of England and a Royal Air Force bomber pilot in World War II. Following Bob's graduation from Emory's Candler School of Theology, Carolyn supported him in his ministry in several Methodist churches and as hospital chaplain at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, now known as the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

Bob and Carolyn were joyfully married for 22 years and raised three daughters, Barbara Elliot (John), Brenda Warren (John) and Julie Muckenfuss (Brad). Following Bob's death in 1969, Carolyn began working with the Meriwether County Department of Family and Children Service as a caseworker, supervisor, and ultimately Director of the agency. Numerous children benefited from her tireless efforts.

Carolyn was an active member of Winder First United Methodist Church, Winder Pilot Club, Winder Historical Preservation Commission and the Fannie Tapp UMW Circle of Chamblee First United Methodist Church.

Carolyn is survived by her three daughters and her six grandchildren: Scott, Sara, Katherine, Brian, Emma and Eric.

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, there will be a 2 PM family graveside service at Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery.The family will receive friends at a reception celebrating Carolyn's life. It will be from 3:30 - 6 pm at Braselton Event Center, 5257 Highway 53, Braselton , GA.

Donations in her memory may be made to Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 N. Broad Street, Winder 30680 or Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta 30341.