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Louise Leavell


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 12, 2023 - 2:26 PM

Louise Leavell

The Newnan Times-Herald

Long-time Coweta County School Bus Driver, Mrs. Louise Leavell died on January 1, 2023, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Leavell, as her many students called her over the years of driving, starting in 1967 was heralded as the first female and first Black female school bus driver for the county.

She was also known as the “Insurance Lady” as she worked around Newnan and Palmetto as an agent for Pilgrim Health & Life Insurance Co.

Mrs. Leavell was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Tommie Hugh Leavell as well as her son, Anthony Leavell. She is survived by her other five children, Cannesta L. Rollins, Jacquelyn L. Johnson, Bill Leavell, Sheveronne L. Robinson, and Wanda L. Williams. Mrs. Leavell will be eulogized, Saturday, January 14, 2023, 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Moreland, Georgia.

Viewing will be held at the funeral home Friday, January 13, 2023 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Newnan with viewing this Friday from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Express condolences online at www.sellerssmithfh.com 770-253-1607