HOSCHTON - Margaret M. Saunders, 69, of Hoschton.
“Welcome to Nana and Pa’s House … Where Cousins Go To Become Best Friends…”. A famous plaque posted in their living room, this message is the best to describe our family, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend. Without question Margaret Anne McCurdy “Georgia” Saunders was extraordinary. Of 11 grand children and 1 great grandchild, she centered herself with family first, cooking knee buckling corn bread, and demanding the best from all she loved. Closely followed was public service and volunteerism. Whilst suffering the final death of her beloved for 36 years (12/15/12), Ernest Ray Saunders, she held steadfast and taught us all how to deal and heal. Georgia was a giver. Active in Center United Methodist Church of Hoschton and a champion and local pioneer with Relay For Life cancer benefit organization, all who knew her were elevated. With a tremendous sense of humor, contagious laughter, uncanny intellect, and a firm resolute conviction in all she believed in, she taught and we all definitely learned. Margaret died on April 26, 2014 due to complications from cancer.
She was survived by her sister, Mary Jones of Powder Springs, GA, her brother William McCurdy of Daytona Beach, FL, three children, Kimberly Rose Baran and Steve Baran (husband) of Winder, GA, Dennis W. Smith, Jr. of Dallas, TX, and Shelly Dampier of Milan, MO.
Memorial Services will be held at the Center United Methodist Church on Jackson Trail Road in Hoschton on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Pastor Blane Spence officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Center United Methodist Church, 7641 Jackson Trail Road, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA. 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.