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Elsie Nell (Yeager) Laurens 

August 20, 1926 -- December 31, 2010

Mother, Grandmother, Great
Grandmother, Teacher and
Friend. She will be missed by
her GA Golden Girl friends
and colleagues

We were all saddened to learn of  the passing of our friend and fellow teacher Elsie Laurens on December 31, 2010.  Her cheerful personality and smiling face will be missed by many.

Following is information which is on the website of Horis A. Ward Stone Mountain Chapel - 1355 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087 |

Elsie Yeager Hardy Tomlinson Laurens, 84, of Duluth, Georgia, was welcomed
with celebration into her Lord's presence on December 31, 2010. She was an Atlanta native who graduated from Commercial High School. She received her bachelors and masters degrees in business education from Georgia State University and taught at Columbia High School in DeKalb County. She was a long time resident of High Point, NC, and Skylake in Sautee, GA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Hardy, her daughter Julie Beth Hardy, and her second husband Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Jr. She is survived by her present husband, the Reverend Richard G. "Dick" Laurens; two daughters Lisa H. Bachelor (Gerald) and Lynne C. Hardy (Paula Musselman); two granddaughters Ansley B. Acuff (Jeremy) and Allison B. Snell (Travis). two great grandsons; one niece; three nephews; cousins; and the Laurens family. The family will receive visitors on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Horis A. Ward Stone Mountain Chapel from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon The funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 noon in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Elsie's memory to Crossroads Hospice, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084 Express condolences at www.horisawardstonemountainchapel.com Sign Guest Book on line.
Horis A. Ward - Stone Mountain Chapel

1355 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087 (770) 381-5722 horisawardstonemountainchapel.com

This was one of the most beautiful remembrance services that I have ever witnessed.  There
was a big crowd of friends and family present. In fact, the Chapel looked totally filled -- around 150 people or more. Elsie would have approved.

I did have an opportunity to speak briefly with Elsie's daughters Lisa and Lynne as well as Elsie's husband, Dick Laurens. If you remember, Dick spoke at Margaret Gregory's funeral in 1996.

Bettye Chambers
Buford, GA

Below: Remembrance from Horis Ward - Stone Mountain Chapel


Stairway to Paradise by Thomas Kinkade

Elsie at Golden Girls Christmas Luncheon in 2002

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