Muriel Priscilla (Holland) MacConnell

Born: Tue., May 4, 1926
Died: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: Arlington Memorial Park


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Muriel Priscilla Holland MacConnell of Covington, TN, formely of Atlanta, GA, was called to be with her Heavenly Father on the 5th of August and to be reunited with her husband, Elgin Fleming MacConnell who died in 2012. 

The only child of Gordon and Edith Holland, Muriel was born on May 4, 1926, in China while her parents were serving there as missionaries. A retired educator, Muriel, a member of Alpha Chi Omega, graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She taught elementary students in Indianapolis, and later taught in the Education Department of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After moving to Atlanta she worked for the DeKalb County School District as a supervisor of teachers. After retiring from DCSD she worked for the DeKalb County Library System for several years. 

Muriel and Elgin were married on August 1, 1970, and resided their entire 42-year marriage in Atlanta. While they never had children of their own, they were loving parents to 13 boxers over the years. Muriel leaves her neice Kyle Witherington and Nan Witherington Lindsey (Rickey) of Covington, TN; Jill Witherington Stanley (Irby) of Winder, GA; Katie Witherington Cooley (Wayne) of Alexandria, LA; nephew, Lee M. Wilson (Anne) of Northbrook, IL, and long-time friend, Ellen McKinnis of Atlanta. 

Graveside services will be held on August 11, 2017, at 11AM at the Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW Sandy Springs, GA. Those desiring to make memorial contributions are asked to consider C. A. R. E. (Covington Animal Rescue Effort), P.O. Box 415 Covington, TN 38019. 

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Margery (Moby) Macey
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Fred and I send our sympathy to all the family. I shall remember Muriel (Holly), my Education professor at DePauw University, for her giant eyes, especially when she spoke of the fabulous illustrations of Tasha Tudor. I also remember her for her love for her wonderful husband, Elgin, and for her love of their darling boxers. She had an endearing way of engaging with people and dogs. In education classes she shared her passion for children and made us eager to get started as public school teachers.

Dreaming BearakaBarbara T Newell
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
I graduated from DePauw where I was an Alpha Chi Omega in '64 and moved to Atlanta where I roomed with Moby Macey. Later there was Ellen and Holly and with that many memories of good times. I can see Muriel and Elgin and their dogs in my mind's eye today as I fondly remember.

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