Longtime local multitalented achiever Joyce Brooks Haire died June 10 at the age of 83. An Air Force veteran, she graduated from both Gordon Junior College and Tift College magna cum laude.
She did graduate work in Journalism at UGA and was alumni and public relations director at Tift during the period 1979-1984. During that same span, she wrote highly-popular profiles of local people that were featured on the front page weekly in the Barnesville Herald and subsequently The Herald Gazette. She moved on to work for the Hometown Journal in Thomaston and later opened her own print shop in downtown Barnesville.
She is survived by one daughter and two sons and a multitude of others.