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Lela [Wren] Maroney


November 1, 1894

Culman County, Alabama

December 15, 1988

Bremen, Harlason County, Georgia

William Earnest Maroney, Sr. m 1914

Elsie L. Willis Maroney            1915 - 1973   Spouse Harvey Willis
Louise Evelyn McGuire Maroney    1916 - 2003   Spouse Harold D. McGuire
Mary Ezma Tanquary Maroney       1922 - 2006   Spouse J.D. Tanquary
William Earnest Maroney Jr. (Billy) 1932 - 1956

Lela was a member of the Villa Rica First Baptist Church for over 40 years.
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Lela's obituary, as it appeared in the Times Georgian, Carrollton, Dec. 21, 1988

Mrs. Lela Wren Maroney, a resident of the Harlason County Nursing Home, Bremen, formerly of Villa Rica, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 1988, in Higgins General Hospital following an extended illness. She was 94.

She was born in Cullman County, Ala., Nov. 1, 1894, the daughter of the late Sim Wren and the late Addie Justice Wren. She lived most of her life in the Villa Rica and Carroll County areas. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Villa Rica for over 40 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ernest Maroney, a son, Billy Maroney, a daughter, Elsie Maroney Willis, four sisters, and three brothers.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. (Louise) McGuire of Villa Rica, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. (Ezma) Tanquary of Kennesaw, one sister, Mrs. Lonie Thomas of Decatur, a granddaughter, Mrs. Jan Reynolds, and a great-grandson, Andrew Reynolds, both of Marietta, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. J. B. Marlow and the Rev. Jessie Leonard officiating. Music was rendered by the Senior Citizens Choir of First Baptist Church under the direction of Ben Philgreen. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Villa Rica, with the following pallbearers: Grady Camp, Ray Wren, Charles Willis, Jimmy Hurston, Wilbur Broome, and D.S. Reynolds. The escort was furnished by the Villa Rica City Police Department. J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home of Villa Rica was in charge of arrangements.
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