Alfred McGrady Hoyle, Sr

Born: Sat., Aug. 23, 1924
Died: Thu., Mar. 13, 2008

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Alfred McGrady Hoyle, Sr., age 83, of Eatonton, GA, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his home. Born August 23, 1924 in Henderson, NC, he was one of fifteen children born to the late Ernest Edward Hoyle and Mary Faulkner Hoyle. He graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, NC in 1943 and attended Morningside College and Elon College. During World War II he served his country in the European Theater in the United States Army. He worked as the Senior Staff of computer technology at AT&T formerly known as Lucent Technologies retiring in the spring of 1975 after twenty-six years. While living in Palm Coast, Florida he was a volunteer on the Fire Department and also served as the president. In Palm Coast, Florida he was the project coordinator for the sanctuary addition to Trinity Presbyterian Church and the sound engineer for the church. He was also President of the Palm Coast YMCA. Four years ago they moved to Eatonton, Georgia to be closer to their son and his family who live in Greensboro, GA. He was a member of Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church in Eatonton.

He is survived by his loving wife Catherine Gammon Hoyle of Eatonton, GA; a son, Alfred McGrady Hoyle, Jr. and his wife Connie of Greensboro, GA; siblings: Catherine Michael of Burlington, NC, Ruth Qualls of Burlington, NC, Pauline Tate of Elon, NC, Bertha Mullins of Cincinnati, OH, Bobby A. Hoyle of Virginia Beach, VA, Beacham H. Hoyle of Burlington, NC, Paul Hoyle of Elon, NC; sister-in-law, Ruth Dempsey Hoyle; two grandchildren, Scott Kevin Hoyle and wife Amy of Duluth, GA and Kelly Amanda Fuller and husband Mark of Eatonton, GA; great grandchildren, Matthew, 5 years old, Elijah, four years old and step grandson, Noah, nine years old; and scores of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Rosa Robinson, Edward A. Hoyle, Sr., Earl T. Hoyle, Robert B. Hoyle, Ernest W. Hoyle, Henry T. Hoyle and Vernon G. Hoyle.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church in Eatonton, GA with Rev. Dr. Joe King officiating. Inurnment will follow at Walker Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 or Hospice Care Options, 811 N. Cobb Street, Suite 3, Milledgeville, GA 31061. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Magallon Family
   Posted Fri March 14, 2008
Your loved one has left behind a thousand moments that will live in your heart forever... Please know, at this difficult time, that you are in so many thoughts and prayers. Remember, God will take care of you and will give you rainbows after the storms. May you always be in harmony with the beauty and wonders of Gods world, and may His peace surround you at this difficult time. All those sleeping in their graves will wake up and sing for joy. As the sparkling dew refreshes the earth, so the Lord will revive those who have long been dead."-Isa. 26:19.

Carolyn & Phil Spencer
   Posted Sat March 15, 2008
I am so glad I was able to visit you and Mr. Hoyle at the time of Kelly's baby shower. He was looking so well then, and we had a good visit. I enjoyed being with him whenever I saw him. He had an infectious sense of humor, great smile and love for life. I am sure he was extremely proud of both Connie & Al, Jr. They have had super careers, been so caring, welcoming and nurturing of everyone in their family. They also are really good hosts and enjoy having people to their home. I am sure that is something learned from both you, Cathy, and Al, Sr. It was wonderful how he helped Al, Jr. with many building projects, deck, etc. over the years. Al likes to work with wood and landscape, too, like his father. We are looking forward to seeing Kelly's new baby Mark later on this spring, and we know Mr. Hoyle expressed such gladness about Kelly and how Mark is so good for her. Mr. Hoyle will live on forever in the memories and personalities of his beloved family. Love, Carolyn Spencer

Eddie Lee
   Posted Sat March 15, 2008
We are so very sorry to hear of Al's passing. We have great memories of when we worked together back in the fifties at Western Electric in Burlington NC Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Eddie and Danielle Jones Lee.

Warren & Johanna Yap
   Posted Sat March 15, 2008
If we can help you at this time of sadness, we are here. Love & Strenght, Warren @ Johanna

Ross Marteney
   Posted Sat March 15, 2008
Dear Cathy and family, Please accept my condolences. Al was a great friend and we shared many things together. God Bless. Ross t

Norman Maloney
   Posted Sat March 29, 2008
Was sorry to loose my email buddy and my Western Electric friend. Cathy keep the faith. I can imagine life being hard now without Al. Hope you are well. Norm

linda hickey
   Posted Sun March 30, 2008
i just learned today of als passing. i am loosing a dear e-mail friend. he kept me going after i lost my son. he will be truly missed by me, and many others. i know, that one day we, will all be reunited.may the good lord bless and keep you. linda