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Obituaries - March 6, 2008

Madeline Piper Upchurch

Mrs. Madeline Piper Upchurch, 78, of McDonough, passed away March 3, 2008. Mrs. Upchurch was born in Henry County, the daughter of the late Pearlie Lee Moss and Otho Clarence Piper.

She was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was a devoted homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed her family and friends. She enjoyed flowers, reading, collecting rocks, salt- and-pepper shakers, and owls. She was preceded in death by several siblings.

Survivors are her husband, Tyre Upchurch, of McDonough; children, Dayna Mahaffey (Melvin), of Ellijay, Ken Upchurch (Wanda), of Marietta, Dennis Upchurch (Debbie), of Tampa, Fla., and Robyn Ryan (Stewart), of Cumming; nine grandchildren; sister, Eunice McCart, of McDonough, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Upchurch will be Friday, March 7, at 2p.m., at Bethany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Al O'Quinn, the Rev. Chuck Shepherd and the Rev. David Ricks officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.