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Lula ‘Faye’ Jenkins, 69

Lula Faye Cromer Jenkins, age 69, of Montrose, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her home, with her son and daughter by her side. Diagnosed with lung cancer Nov. 18, 2013, she fought a short, but courageous battle.

Faye was born Nov. 23, 1944, in Royston, Franklin County, GA, the daughter of Thomas Seaborn Cromer and Sarah Ammie Bonds.

She graduated from Madison County High School in 1962.

Faye was united in marriage to Harry Thomas Jenkins Jr. of Sardis, GA, Oct. 8, 1966.

She retired from Baker and Taylor in 2010. Some of her fondest memories were of her coworkers from Baker and Taylor, as well as Arcade Apparel.

Music was Faye’s life, and she often performed at benefits and with local groups. She loved singing with Charles and Enise Reese, her brother Doyle Cromer, nephew Jimmy Cromer, Freddie Smith, and Clarke Kesler.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents; and a sister, Mary Francis Cromer Carter.

She is survived by two children, Tammy Denise Jenkins Emon (spouse Timothy Emon), and Timothy Brian Jenkins (significant other Alisa Nelson); five brothers, James William Cromer, Doyle Lee Cromer, Philip Carson Cromer, Seaborn Mitchell Cromer, and JC Cromer; a special niece who she held dear to her heart, Debra Kaye Carter Brock; one grandchild; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Danielsville, GA with Douglas Duncan officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Jackson Memorial Cemetery, with Charles Reese officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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