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Randall Lovely

September 25, 1946 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 71)

Randall Charles Lovely, 71, of McDonough, Georgia died on June 19th 2018. Randy was born on September 25, 1946 in Beaverton, Oregon to Charles Henry and Leora Mae Lovely.  Randy spent his early years in Florida and graduated from Ocala High School in 1964.  Upon finishing high school, Randy enlisted in the US Army and was dispatched to Germany, where he met his future wife, Haing Za Lee, a visiting South Korean nurse, in 1968.  After a whirlwind romance, the couple wed in Ocala, Florida in 1970 and Randy, after concluding his first tour of duty, continued his studies, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida in 1973.  The couple were soon blessed with two children: Lewis and Valery. Randy reenlisted in the military in 1974, rising in the ranks as a CID special agent trained in forensic photography by the US Department of Defense, while working in their crime labs at Ft. Gillem, Georgia and Frankfurt, Germany, respectively.  Retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1993—after nearly 30 years of service—Randy continued his career as a professional photographer by opening a thriving MotoPhoto franchise in Jonesboro, Georgia, and later developing it into his own privately held company, Southern Image Works, which operated in Stockbridge, Georgia until 2000.  In 2009, Randy retired after nine years spent as the air station photographer at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Those who knew Randy remember him best for the endless stories he shared—whether they involved a childhood pet chicken, go-kart racing, college days spent working in film/radio, crime scene investigations or his love of travel, soccer and flashy cars.  Randy never met a stranger, even if the best he could get out someone meant a few groans over the latest corny joke he’d heard.  He will be missed. Randy is survived by his wife Haing Za Lovely of McDonough, Georgia; his sister Rhonda Merrell of Fruitland Park, Florida; his son Lewis Lovely of Atlanta, Georgia; and his daughter and son-in-law Valery Lovely & Antonio Aguirre of Decatur, Georgia. The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take your own family out to a nice dinner instead.

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