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Linda Marlene Willis

July 25, 1957 — February 9, 2024


Linda Marlene Willis

Linda Marlene Willis, age 66 of Hartwell, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital on February 9, 2024. 

Linda Marlene Willis was born on July 23, 1957 to Earlene Oglesby and Tyrone “Butch” McCurdy, and special step father Buford (Sandra) Oglesby.  Marlene was married to Horice Willis, Jr. and to their union they had three children.  

Marlene was a 1976 graduate of Hart County High School and later went on to further her education at Athens Technical College.  She began her career at Hartwell Garments and worked at several manufacturing plants before completing her tenure at Tenneco Automotive where she worked for over 30 years.  

At an early age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at New Hope Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA.  She faithfully served as a member of the gospel choir.  She later joined Maple Springs Baptist Church where she also sang in the Adult Choir and served as the Director of the Children’s Choir.

On February 9, 2024 Marlene was called to her eternal rest.  She is survived by her children Horice Jamon (Jennifer) Willis, III of Monroe, GA; Jamall Willis of Elberton, GA; Mieashia (Ereon) Teasley of Hartwell GA; siblings; Ravonia Montgomery, Lenora Benson, Buford (Cheryl) Oglesby, Jr., Michael Oglesby, and Tyrone Oglesby; and preceded in death by sister Monica McCurdy and brother Tony (DeNeene) Scott.  She has four grandchildren; Jalen Willis, Jordan Willis, Caden Fortson, and Erin Teasley; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  

Marlene’s unwavering faith and dedication to her loved ones undoubtedly served as a source of strength and comfort throughout her challenges.  It is clear that her belief in God provided her with a sense of peace and solace, ultimately guiding her through her journey into heaven.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at One o'clock from Maple Spring Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Thankful Baptist Church Cemetery in Tignall.

She will lie in state on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 12-6 for those that wish to pay their respects at the funeral home.

On-line condolences and words of comfort may be left for the family by visiting

Services have been entrusted to Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643.

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