Alfred McGrady Hoyle, Sr

August 23, 1924 ~ March 13, 1928 (age 3)
U.S. Veteran

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 the 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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