BETHLEHEM – Malhon Shoemake, 91, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013.
He was the son of the late George and Effie Shoemake and attended Morningside Baptist Church in Winder. He was a World War II United States Army veteran who earned three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. During his life, he worked in both Gwinnett and Barrow County as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Shoemake was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy and Edmond Shoemake; two sisters, Ora Lee Sloan and Johnnie McDaniel.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jenny M. Shoemake, Bethlehem; a son, Ricky (Deanna) Shoemake, Bethlehem; daughter, Ann Simmons, Bethlehem; two sisters, Ollie and Ossie Walls, both of Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Jerry (Tracy) Simmons and Mark and Megan Shoemake; three great-grandchildren, Faith, Justin, and Logan Simmons; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, September 24, from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home Wednesday, September 25, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Aaron officiating. Burial will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morningside Baptist church, 580 Miles Patrick Rd., Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.