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Emily Faye Garmon Harrington of Fayetteville passed away on September 30, 2021, at the age of 71. She was born in Duluth, Georgia on December 12, 1949 to the late James T. (Red) Garmon and Willie C. Adams Garmon.
A graduate of Duluth High School and the University of Georgia, Faye served as a social worker for many years in different capacities including general intake for the State of South Carolina Department of Social Services, day care licensing, special needs adoption placement, Greenville County elementary and middle schools, day care management, and Director of Lawrenceville (GA) Cooperative Ministries before retiring as Case Management Supervisor for Cherokee County (GA) Senior Services in 2005. In retirement she served unselfishly, unpaid, and unheralded as a ministry helper as she followed her husband, Rev. Dr. Joe Harrington around North Georgia to serve at several different United Methodist Churches. Meanwhile, she raised her two children and served as guardian for her oldest granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her father, James T. Garmon; a sister, Wanda Gail Garmon; and a brother, Jimmy Clay Garmon. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 51 years, Young Joe Harrington III of Fayetteville; her mother, Willie C. Garmon of Pendergrass; sons Young Joe Harrington IV (Jay) of Jonesboro and James Garmon Harrington of Sautee-Nacoochee; grandchildren Amber Marie Harrington of McDonough, Alexander Mitchell Harrington of Jonesboro, Margaret Emily Harrington of Fayetteville, Jacob James Harrington (JJ) and Joseph Conner Harrington both of Cleveland; sisters Peggy (Carlton) Duren of Pendergrass and Freda (Wayne) Reynolds of Carnesville; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held as follows: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 11:AM, at Duluth First United Methodist Church, 3208 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096. And Saturday, October 23, 2021, 11AM, at North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214. The family will receive friends and visitors one hour prior to each service.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; www.cancer.org) or the ministry of your local church congregation.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville.
Gwen Bankovich says
Joe & Family:
My heart breaks for you Faye had to leave you, et al way sooner than anyone expected. However, i rejoice Faye is with Jesus & free from the pain & suffering she had to endure the last weeks of her life. More importantly you have the assurance of a wonderful reunion some day in Heaven.
I only knew Faye a short period of time (at your pastoral assignment at Manchester First United Methodist). But no doubt, even in the brief time of knowing ya’ll & serving as your secretary, I formed a close bond to this extraordinary woman God blessed you with for 51 years! Faye was one of the sweetest, caring women I’ve met. Her sweet spirit was calming & caring as a pastor’s wife. Faye loved you wholeheartedly & was not shy about loving you & her family.
My prayers for you & family as you celebrate the life of one awesome lady: your beloved wife Faye.
I will always remember your post on CaringBridge how Faye passed from your arms to the arms of God. What a beautiful, bittersweet moment to remember.
In His Love,
Cindy Couch Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez says
Jody and family, we are saddened to hear of Faye’s death and have shared fond memories of our visits over the years. Please know the years of happiness together will bring you comforting memories in the tough times ahead. Faye had a special way of comforting others and serving God in courageous diligence. Her life has blessed so many.