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Obituaries - Sept. 12, 2008

Margrit Broder Scruggs

Margrit Broder Scruggs, 59, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday Sept. 7 at her residence, after a courageous four-year battle with kidney cancer.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday Sept. 13, at the South Campus building of Whitesburg Baptist Church at noon, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., in the chapel.

She is survived by a devoted family, including her husband of nearly forty years, Kirk Scruggs; two daughters, Lisa Fitzgerald and Amy Scruggs; two grandchildren, Jay and Drew Fitzgerald; and her father, Hans Broder, of Stockbridge; and siblings and their spouses, Hans and Lyndy Broder, Joe and Diane Broder, Pat and Sandra Broder, Charlie and Sue Broder, Peter and Maggie Broder, of Georgia; Mike and Jacqueline Broder, of Florence, Ala., Angela and Peter Nemeth, now residing in Kuwait.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margrit Ackermann Broder.

Margi was born Sept. 17, 1948 in St. Gallen, Switzerland,emigrating to Stockbridge, Ga., with her parents at the age of three. Growing up in Stockbridge, she graduated from the first class of Stockbridge High School. She graduated from nursing school at St. Joseph Infirmary in Atlanta, where she was a nurse until moving with her spouse to Huntsville, Ala., in 1982.

Margi was an honored and loyal employee of Huntsville Hospital, primarily in the Behavioral Health Department, for 25 years, where she lastly was Coordinator of Psychiatric Screening.

Margrit Scruggs will be remembered as being a gracious and humble wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. The strength and attitude that Margi showed was inspiring in her battle with this disease. Although her life grew increasingly difficult, Margi never wavered from the normal energy in the activities she cherished, including her church, family, friends, travel, and work, where she was awarded Employee of the Month while in a treatment period.

Margi won her battle with cancer because she refused to allow it to steal her joy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Kidney Cancer Association, : 1988 Momentum Place, Chicago, Ill., 60689-5310, or give online at http://www.kidneycancer.org/

Joey Daniel Wright

Mr. Joey Daniel Wright, 37, of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. He was born in DeKalb County, to John William and Kitty Ann Webb Wright.

Joey was formerly a carpenter who enjoyed music, computers, his car and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Kitty Wright, of Atlanta; father, John Wright, of Locust Grove; sister, Christy (Erick) Rodriguez, of Locust Grove; nieces and nephews, Camellia Rodriguez, Jordan Goolsby, Andrew Goolsby, and Alyssa Rodriguez; special cousin, Billy Sweeten; aunts, uncles, and other cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11a.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home.Cremation will follow the services.Friends may visit the family Friday evening, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Tracey McCoy Strickland

Mrs. Tracey McCoy Strickland, 45, of Locust Grove, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. Tracey was born in Atlanta to Tim D. and Alice V. Puckett McCoy.

She attended New Hope United Methodist Church and was employed with In Health Medical Billing. She recently became a representative with Primerica Financial Services. Tracey enjoyed the outdoors, was an animal lover and enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Olin and Della Puckett.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Alan Strickland, of Locust Grove; parents, Alice and Tim McCoy, of Rex; father-in-law, Harold Strickland, of Hampton.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Sheffield will officiate. Friends may visit the family Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center in memory of Tracey. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Oliver Jolly

Oliver Jolly, 83, of Hampton, died Sept. 10, 2008. He was a WWII veteran with the U.S. Army. Mr. Jolly was a long-time meat cutter at A & T Supermarket in Fayetteville and spent time teaching Henry County Middle School students about the dangers of smoking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Jolly, son, Donnie Jolly, great-grandchild, Logan Lovins, and special friend, Edna Rosser.

He is survived by son, Ronnie and Teresa Jolly, of Locust Grove; daughter, Deborah and Glynn Lovins, of Hampton; grandchildren, Kayce, Brandi, Brittany, and Dakotah Lovins, Brian and Jama Jolly, Shannon and James Oberst, and Amanda Jolly; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Lester Jolly, of Texas; and faithful dog, Ginger.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., at C.J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro. The family will receive friends Friday, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com.