Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.
Born Feb. 3, 1935 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Oren and Roberta "Bobbie" Lloyd, she lived in DeKalb County more than 45 years before moving to Dawson County.
She earned her Doctorate Degree in Secondary Education from Georgia State University and taught in the DeKalb County School System for many years. After leaving the classroom, she worked at the administrative level until her retirement.
Dr. Brown played string bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the 1970s and 1980s.
She was very active in the Atlanta Balalaika Society, was a very committed to and a staunch supporter of her faith, education and music.
Until her health prevented it, she was an avid traveler.
Survivors include her children, Mark and Kathy Brown of New York, Monica and Tom Powell of Marble Hill, Bethany and Fr. Luke Mihaly of Danbury, Conn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Marjorie Guezen of Detroit, Barbara and Brian Menlen of Kalamazoo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension, 5052 South Dixie Hwy., Resaca, GA 30721 with the Fr. Luke Mihaly officiating. Interment followed on the monastery grounds.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested made to The Atlanta Balalaika Society, 1762 Beacon Hill Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30329.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.