Adelyn "Lyn" Gloria Mays, age 85, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
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Born June 15, 1928, in Rockaway, N.J., to Otto Seifert of Odrau, Austria, and Maria Kungle of Budapest, Hungary. She married Albert Papp Sr. after graduating high school and went to work as a phone operator for Bell Telephone Co. and enjoyed her job as a receptionist for Westinghouse.
Lyn being quite the hazel-eyed beauty was chosen to appear in several commercials for Westinghouse where she was quickly offered steady work in the modeling industry. Lyn happily chose to start a family instead of a career in New York City.
Lyn and her late husband, Al Papp Sr., struck out in true entrepreneurial spirit, establishing a grocery business in Wharton, N.J., before eventually retiring to Gainesville. She is preceded in death by her second husband, Arnold Mays.
Survivors include her two sons, Mark and Rusty Papp, both of Hall County and their spouses, Michea and Christine. Lyn will be especially missed by her two grandsons, Robby and Cody Papp.
Lyn was an avid gardener, gourmet cook and devoted grandmother. Her warm presence and the bountiful meals she so lovingly prepared will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 29, 2014, from 6-8 p.m.
Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 30, 2014
Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest Gainesville, GA 30501