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In Memory Of Our Poets

Marjorie Furlong (Oswalt) (1924-2013) - Class Of 1941

Marjorie Oswalt

Oswalt, Marjorie Furlong, 89, longtime Montgomery, AL resident and recently of Sweetwater, TN, entered Heavenly rest Saturday, April 27, 2013. A business school and Lanier HS graduate, she worked at Maxwell Field during WWII, served as a Red Cross volunteer, and was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles R. Oswalt, Jr. of Hardaway, AL, a 3 ½ year WWII veteran in 340th Group Communications, US Army Air Corps. Mr. Oswalt retired after 39 years with International Minerals and Chemicals as a general manager. Both were members of the Church of Christ and loved the Lord. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Nathan Earl and Herbert E. Furlong; brothers-in-law, John Thomas Oswalt (Mary Nell) and George Oswalt (Chiyo).

Survivors include daughters, Joyce Hancock (Garry) and Debra Ann Palmer (Glen), grandchildren, Monica Fricks (Donnie) and Suzanne Farmer; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Justin Farmer; brother, Hubert Furlong (Ellie Mae) and brother in-law, William Luther Oswalt (Wanda); sisters in-law, Doris Furlong and Colleen Furlong. Donations may be made to Faulkner University Adopt-A-Student Program. Funeral services 1:00 PM Wednesday, Leak-Memory Chapel with Mr. Martel Pace and Mr. Sam Wallace officiating. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Leak-Memory Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com.


Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on April 30, 2013