Mary Lois (James) Woyar

Born: Sun., Apr. 13, 1924
Died: Wed., Oct. 15, 2014

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 27, 2014
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

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Mary Lois James Woyar

Mary Lois James Woyar of Greensboro, GA, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the age of 90. Born in Potter, NE on April 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Henry James and Laura Madden James. Mary Lois was a homemaker before going to work at Burke Marketing Research,  Rich’s Fine China Department at Lenox Square and a miniature doll and furniture store in Buckhead.  Mary Lois collected fine Persian rugs and beautiful antique dolls and doll houses. She was the president of the Atlanta Antique Doll Club, a member of the Atlanta Womens League and was on the board of the Florence Crittenton Home of Atlanta. She and her husband were founding members of Ascension Lutheran Church of Atlanta and Lake Oconee Lutheran Church. Mary Lois was a resident of Greensboro for 26 years moving from Atlanta, GA in 1988 as one of the early residents of Reynolds Plantation.  After moving to Greensboro, she along with Barbara McClure and Opal Logue, started the Christian Outreach Thrift Store (COTS).  She was an excellent seamstress, flower arranger, and loved to garden. Mary Lois enjoyed volunteering at the Christian Outreach Thrift Store and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Woyar in 2000 a son, Richard Woyar in 2008 and brother Gordon James 2006.  Mary Lois is survived by a daughter, Marianne (Frank) Botdorf of Greensboro, GA; a son, James (Mary) Woyar of Salida, CO; three grandchildren, Robert (Angie) Woyar of Denver, CO, Carolyn (Dan) Woyar Waldvogle of Salida, CO, and Brooke (Michael) Woyar Natali of Canton, GA; a daughter-in-law, Melody Woyar of Canton, GA;  a great-grandchild, Case Natali; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 27 at 11:00 am at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church with Rev. Schroeder officiating.  Internment will be in Potter, Nebraska.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Christian Outreach Thrift Store, Post Office Box 1312, Greensboro, GA  30642.  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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Jane Cobb
   Posted Thu October 16, 2014
Love, Prayers and deepest sympathy. I am so thankful I had the time to know Mary Lois. I pray the Lord will give you strength for these hard days and happy memories in the days ahead. Love, Jane

Jo Ann Stauffer
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
Just heard of your Mother's passing last night.Knew her along time ago from Newcomers and she was in my bible study group last year.

I am so sorry for you but she had a long life and is with the Lord now.

Love and God Bless, Jo Ann

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
Mary Lois was a lover and collector of dolls. My daughter and I enjoyed several visits in the early years of knowing Mary Lois. She was a special lady and she will be missed.

Debby and Ken Stefanini
   Posted Tue October 21, 2014
Its been years since we moved from Reynolds, but we are saddened to hear of Mary Lous' passing. She was the sweetest lady and made my husband a delicious cherry pie for years on his birthday after she heard it was his favorite. Prayers for the family.

kathy and Kermit Moody
   Posted Thu October 23, 2014
We want to express our sincere sympathy for your mother, and pray for God to give you and your family the comfort only He can give during your time of sorrow. We know the loss of a parent is difficult, but memories will always be something you can always hold and cherish forever. Kermit & Kathy