Mary Slade Lail
1940 — 2023
Mary Slade Lail, 83, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Sandy Springs following a stroke in late August. Mrs. Lail was born September 8, 1940 in Griffin, GA to the late Mary Evelyn Dunlap Slade and Ira Hunt Slade. She graduated from Griffin High School in 1958 and went on to attend Valdosta State College. She wrote and published several books of prose and poetry. In the early 1980s she and her husband enjoyed performing with the Duluth Cloggers and even appeared on the Dinah Shore Show. She was involved with many community organizations including the Duluth Fall Festival committee as well as local and state education committees. Mrs. Lail was a true southern woman. To know Mary was...