Faye Youmans Richards

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Beloved best friend, wife, mother and grandmother, Faye Youmans Richards of Cumming passed away Jan. 24, 2012, with family at her side. Faye was born Nov. 9, 1941, and was raised in Waycross. She was the daughter of Harry Franklin Youmans and Cora Gillis Youmans.
Faye graduated from Waycross High School, South Georgia College in Douglas, and the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor of science degree in education. Faye taught elementary school in Jacksonville, Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., and Lookout Mountain.
For the last 25 years, Faye taught in Gwinnett County at Brookwood Elementary School and was most recently employed as a reading specialist at Riverside Elementary School. She touched the lives of many children and families. Her uncanny ability to teach reading created a love of learning for her students. Faye acquired lifelong friends with many of her teaching associates.
Faye leaves behind her husband of 50 years, John R. Richards; daughter, Shay Brasher and her husband Jon Brasher; daughter, Ginger Breyo and her husband Jason; four grandsons whom she loved dearly, Brooks Brasher, Garrett Brasher, Harrison Breyo and Grant Breyo; cousins, Harvey, Betty Jean and Vicky Rawlins, Bill and Downing Bennett; and aunt, Lula Grover, also of Waycross and Jeannie and David Thompson of Lawrenceville; sister-in-law, Alice Oosterhoudt of Dalton; nephews, Jim Oosterhoudt of Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Geoff Oosterhoudt of Atlanta. Faye was very close to her cousins in Atlantic Beach, Fla., Adelaide Richards Tucker, Kenneth G. Richards, Jeane Richards, Kenneth J. Richards, Laura Richards Johnson and husband Kevin Johnson, and Jody Richards Oliveros.
Faye was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and a private family memorial service will be held.
Donations may be made to Riverside Elementary School for the establishment of a Literacy Fund in memory of Faye Richards.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, 2012
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