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Obituaries - March 3, 2009

Carl Shoemake, Jr.

Carl Shoemake, Jr., age 44, of Forest Park, passed away March 1, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Amber Shoemake; four children, Johnny Shoemake, Carl Shoemake III, Dawn Shoemake and Nichoals Shoemake; one granddaughter, Alexandria Kate Shoemake; four sisters, Ann Shoemake of Bloomfield, Iowa, Kathy and husband Frank Bennett of Grayson, Carol Hendrix of Toccoa, and Barbbie and husband Lee Franklin of Conley, several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 4, at 2 p.m., in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. The Rev. Ralph Atkinson will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 3. Please join the family by signing the online register book and viewing the memorial tribute at www.mem.com. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Ga., 30281 (770) 474-1231.

Kenneth Howard Schmidt

Kenneth Howard Schmidt, age 65, of Clayton County, died March 1, 2009. Services will be held on March 4, at Horis A. Ward's Tara Chapel at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Laurie Moeller officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Schmidt worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth Schmidt; sons, Andy (Susan) Schmidt, Mack (Karen) Schmidt; daughters, Susan (Lee) Davis and Fran Gregory, and 10 grandchildren, Michael (Amanda) Schmidt, Christina (Brad) Scarborough, Amanda (Ethan) Mease, Kenny Schmidt, Jonathan Demarco, Kimberly Demarco, Tabby Davis, Chelsea Davis, Grayson Davis, Jessica Gregory, Brandon Schmidt, Hailey Jenkins, Kara Hurd, Taylor Hurd, Allison Schmidt, McKenzie Mease, and Addisyn Mease.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Horis A. Ward, Tara Chapel (770) 471-7171.