Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as Youth Director, Sunday School teacher, church pianist and choir member. In her later years, Ethel enjoyed playing the piano while entertaining the residents of Westbrook Nursing Home and Oxton Manor in Social Circle, where she resided for a short time. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her daughter, Betsy Davenport.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Glennis Jolley, Richard and Diane Jolley; son-in-law, Steve Davenport; foster son, John Cowan and his wife, Ann; grandchildren, Heather and Matt Kirby, Jennifer and Travis Breedlove, Jason and Brooke Jolley, Rachael Jolley, Matthew Davenport, John Mark and Jessie Davenport; great-grandchildren, Jacob Kirby, Sarah Katherine Kirby, Anna Grace Kirby, Lily Claire Kirby, Emma Breedlove, Landon Breedlove, Jackson Jolley, Chandler Jolley, Matthew Jolley and Lincoln Davenport.
Funeral Services for Ethel was held Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Lawrence Lockett officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, 6752 Highway 212, Covington, GA 30016.
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