Loreen Overstreet

Wed, 01/30/2008 - 10:13am
By: The Citizen

Dr. Loreen ‘Phyl’ Overstreet, 82, formerly of Fayetteville, died Jan. 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dan Overstreet, and son, Marcus Overstreet. She was a professor emeritus with the University System of Georgia. She attended Ouachita College in Arkansas, the University of Georgia, Southwestern Theological Seminary in Texas, and Emory University where she received her master's degree. At the University of South Carolina she received her doctorate of education degree. She also received her nursing degree from the Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She began her career as a registered nurse as a world War II army cadet. She taught in several colleges and schools of nursing. She was honored with medals and awards for her work including the Individual Service Award by the Georgia Rural Health Association in 1988.

Graveside services were at the Inman United Methodist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Ralph Devereaux and the Rev. Royeese Stowe officiating. Survivors include her daughter, Sara Jane Overstreet, Griffin; grandchildren, Graceann Rogers, Alexander Rogers, Courtney Marie Overstreet, and Raymond DeVan Overstreet; and a sister, Sallie Bostwick, Coyle, Okla. Memorial donations may be made to Inman United Methodist Church, 151 Hillsbridge Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30215. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

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