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Obituaries - Feb. 13, 2008

Curtis "Lloyd" Tarpley

Curtis "Lloyd" Tarpley, of Stockbridge, passed away Feb. 11, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Tarpley, of Stockbridge; daughter, Diane and Joey Goodroe, of Austin, Texas; daughter-in-law, Nina Adair; grandchildren, Anna, Hunter, Seth, Katelyn, James, Andrew, John Michael, Grace. He was predeceased by his son, Joel Tarpley.

Lloyd Tarpley, retired Coordinator of Instrumental Music for the Clayton County School System in Georgia, received his professional education at the University of Miami, the University of Georgia, and Auburn University.

His professional experience includes teaching elementary, junior high, high school and college bands in Georgia at Statesboro, Forest Park, and in Atlanta, at Georgia Tech. He was the first Instrumental Music Coordinator for the Clayton County Schools and retired from that position in 1986. While teaching at Forest Park Senior High School, his bands had the honor of being selected to perform at state, regional, and national music educator's conferences.

In addition to serving as associate conductor for Tara Winds, Mr. Tarpley was conductor of the Jonesboro United Methodist Church Orchestra in Jonesboro. He was awarded the National Band Association Citation of Excellence in 1970, inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmaster's Hall of Fame in 1991, and in 1993, was recipient of the Legion of Honor administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and sponsored by Band World Magazine.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Robinson and the Rev. Kyle Smith officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to Jonesboro First United Methodist Church Orchestra or General Church fund.

Funeral arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, 6362 South Lee Street, Morrow, Ga., (770) 961-2828.

H. Wayne Colquitt

H. Wayne Colquitt, 60, of McDonough, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. A memorial service will held Friday at 2.30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro, on Main Street.

Wayne was born in Thomaston, Ga. His family soon moved and made their home in Smyrna, where he grew up with his two sisters. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smyrna and was a 1965 Campbell High School graduate. Wayne worked along his parents, the late Hubert and Frances Colquitt, in the family business, and in the early 1980s, became the owner and operator of Wayne's 5 & 10 store in Jonesboro. As a concerned and vibrant member of the Jonesboro community, he served as president of the Jonersboro Kiwanis Club and enjoyed several years of service with them. Wayne was later employed with Ace Hardware as a visual merchandiser.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Tilly Colquitt; two sons, Gavin Colquitt and Bryce Colquitt, both of McDonough; two sisters, Gayle Ruddell, of Smyrna, and Claire Curtis, of Wookstock; and one grandson.