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Carleton Sanborn Guptill

August 5, 1929 — March 12, 2020

Carleton Sanborn Guptill died Thursday March 12, 2020 of heart complications.

Born in Maine, Carleton grew up in Atlanta and received his BA and Masters degrees from Emory. After receiving his PhD from Duke, he taught Sociology for several years at the University of Maine, later moving into the field of health planning.

In addition to his life as an academic, Carleton played French horn for 15 years as a founding member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His love of music continued his entire life; he played in various bands and sang in church choirs.

The son of a Methodist minister, Carleton was a man of deep faith who believed in giving to his community. He served as a board member for the Wesley Community Center for 23 years.
He was extremely active in his retirement at Lenbrook.

Carleton is survived by his wife, Fay Guptill; daughter, Beth Potter (Lee); son, Miles Guptill; step-daughter, Cindy Lacey; step-son, Keith Lacey (Roxanne); Also surviving are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 


A memorial service will be held for both Carleton and Fay at on April 27th, 2024 at 11:30, at Lenbrook, 3747 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319.

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