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E. Lee Southwell, Iii

April 15, 1950 — August 11, 2022

E. Lee Southwell III

April 15, 1950 – August 11, 2022


E. Lee Southwell III passed away at his home on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the

age of 72. Lee was a long-time resident of Atlanta, GA.

He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to Elmer Lee and Patricia Ann (Moon)

Southwell on April 15, 1950. Lee married Louisa Jane Winters Calvery in Atlanta,

Georgia, on June 13, 1992. Lee is survived by his wife, Louisa, his step-son, Kim

Calvery (Mandy), his mother, Pat Southwell, his sister Marymoon Allison

(Chuck), his brother, Jim Southwell (Kim), 8 nieces and nephews, several great

nieces and nephews, several cousins and many close friends. Lee is predeceased

by his father, E. Lee Southwell, Jr.

Lee spent most of his early life in Hamlet, NC, where he graduated from Hamlet

High School. Afterwards, he graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in

NC, and subsequently graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer

University in Macon, GA. Lee worked for many years as Chief Staff Attorney for

the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, where he served a very

distinguished career. He was from the old school, trained by former directors, Earl

Mallard and Don Knowles. He was an authority on Georgia workers’

compensation law and was frequently called on for his expertise by lawyers and

judges across the state. His practice manual was published annually by the State

Board and valued for its conciseness.

Lee will be remembered most for his keen sense of humor, his exceptional

intelligence, his warmth, and his impressive ability to remember case names,

holdings, citations, phone numbers, baseball statistics, and pretty much everything.

He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Atlanta Braves, and he dearly loved his

family and many friends, his guide dogs, and a good meal in the company of


Services will be held at A.S. Turner & Sons, 2773 North Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA

30033 on Saturday August 20, 2022, at 2:00 pm. A celebration of Lee’s life at

Manuel’s Tavern will follow on a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers,

the family requests donations in Lee’s memory to the Foundation Fighting

Blindness (, or to Leader Dogs for the Blind (,

or to Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. (

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons

2773 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033


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