Susan Elliott Oakley, a resident of Haleburg, went to be with her husband of forty-seven years, Marion Lamar "Mark" Oakley, III, Friday afternoon, March 20, 2020. She was 67. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the Haleburg Cemetery with Reverend Matthew Quincey officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside services. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haleburg Cemetery Fund, c/o Donnie Teat, 1019 County Road 72, Columbia, AL 36319 or to the Haleburg Fire and Rescue, c/o Bob Blount, 13744 County Road 53, Columbia, AL 36319. Susan Oakley was a lifelong resident of Haleburg, daughter of the late John Elbert Elliott and Mary Martha Zorn Elliott. She was a 1970 graduate of the Houston County High School in Columbia. Susan furthered her education by receiving a B.S. Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Special Education in the area of Emotional Conflict from Troy University. She was retired as a Special Education teacher from the Houston County School System. In earlier years, Susan taught at Abbeville Christian Academy. She was a member of the Haleburg Baptist Church where she formerly served as pianist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Lamar "Mark" Oakley, III. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Susanna Oakley Hines (Richard), Haleburg; two grandchildren, Savanna Oakley and Madison Hines; a sister-in-law, Lynn Oakley, Kerrville, TX. Holman Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of funeral arrangements. Phone 334-693-3371. You may sign a guest register at www.holmanmortuaries.com.
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