Visitation Information:

December 5th, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

December 5th, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Mrs. Donna Irene Failyer, 96

Donna Irene Failyer, 96, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at New Horizons following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Father Tim Hepburn and Pastor Bryan Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m.  until the service hour.

Born on August 16, 1922 in Ottumwa, Iowa she was the daughter of the late Ray and Grace Davis.  She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. In addition to her family, she was a volunteer at Bright Spot Café (Hall County Hospital now Northeast Georgia Medical Center) where she was instrumental in fund raising efforts to purchase the first infant incubator. Shortly thereafter her twins Danny and Randy born prematurely were put in the incubator for several weeks until their release from the hospital. She was a member of American Legion Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary for 66 years. She was an avid volunteer serving in several different roles during her membership.  She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Failyer was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Failyer; son, Danny Failyer and brother, Ray Davis, Jr.

Mrs. Failyer is survived by her son and daughter in law, Randy and Lorna Failyer of Gainesville; son and daughter in law, Philip and Linda Failyer; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ellen Fligg of W. Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Ronald Davis of Ottumwa, Iowa; sister in law, Cecelia Durflinger of Ottumwa, Iowa and a number of other relatives.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Teresa Thomas Akexsnder 2018-12-03 18:48:16
My mom, Lucy Thomas, absolutely adored Donna when they worked together at River Bend Elementary. What a special lady! She brought much happiness to the staff and students at RB. My prayers are with you during this season of life. Living to be 96 is amazing! But it always hurts beyond measure to let a precious one go. May God give you comfort as only He can. With love, Teresa Thomas Alexander
Steve Fligg 2018-12-03 19:49:51
I will miss Donna. She was part of family and loved by all of us. I had some good times with her when I would come down to visit from Iowa.
Nancy Gilstrap 2018-12-04 08:29:18
My deepest sympathy to your family. May your memories sustain you.
Monica Daniels 2018-12-04 10:48:17
My sincere condolences to the Family for your loss of a loved one.
Bill & Phyllis Sams 2018-12-04 12:05:33
Phillip and Randy: So sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers are with you and the family
Cathy Ginn 2018-12-04 18:54:57
Phil, I send you and your family my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts.
Martha Askew 2018-12-04 21:29:41
My deepest sympathy to your family. Donna was a Post 7 Auxiliary for many years. She would always give her service when we had Projects . Martha Askew
Donna Johnson 2018-12-05 11:07:30
Dear Philip and Randy, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are so blessed to have her until she was 96. Your Mom was always so sweet and gracious. She was always dressed so beautifully, always so welcoming. I know you will miss her but what a grand reunion she, your Dad, and Danny will have. May God wrap his arms around you as you moved forward in the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
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