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Mrs. Hazel Holmes “Patsy” Watlington Tyler, 85, of Heard Drive, Elberton, entered into rest peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital with her husband of 59 years, George B. Tyler, at her side.
Mrs. Tyler was born in Birmingham, AL on May 7, 1934, daughter of the late Harry Eugene Watlington, Jr. and Hazel Holmes Watlington. Patsy was a graduate of Auburn University where she received a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in English. During her time at Auburn, she was a Sister in the Phi Mu Sorority. Following graduation, Mrs. Tyler served as an educator in the Atlanta Public School System for three years and the Elbert County School System of two years. Patsy, along with her husband, owned and operated Century Granite Company where she served on the Board of Directors. She was a beloved friend to all who knew her, and her cooking abilities rivaled those of great chefs.
In addition to her husband, George, she is survived by her children and their spouses: Susan Tyler Haas and her husband Kenneth of Charlotte, NC, Johanna Tyler Anderson of Rockville, MD, and Louis Eugene Tyler and his wife Elizabeth of Elberton; grandchildren: Kali Milner, Kasey Haas, Hannah Haas, Lexi Haas, Tucker Haas, Sasha Anderson, Sintija Anderson, Habtamu Anderson, and Alex Anderson; great-grandchild: Ren Milner; and the past and present employees of Century Granite Company, whom she always held dear to her heart.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Phillip Wolfe Tyler; and siblings: Helen Jo Watlington and Harry Eugene Watlington, III.
There will be no formal visitation; however, Mrs. Tyler will lie in state at Berry Funeral Home from 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 until 3:00p.m. on Friday, October 4. Friends are encouraged to express their condolences by signing the guestbook during that time. She will be laid to rest at Forest Hills Memorial Park in a private ceremony.
In honor of Patsy’s love of flowers, those wishing to send floral arrangements may do so.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Hazel Holmes “Patsy” Watlington Tyler.