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Grace Watson Coker, 92

Passed Away: 01/20/2013

Grace Watson Coker, age 92 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.

A life-long native of Habersham County, Georgia, Grace was born on December 08, 1920, a daughter of the late William Orrie and Ora Lee Brookshire Watson. She was the co-owner & operator of Cokerís Upholstry for many years and also enjoyed traveling. Mrs. Coker was the oldest lifelong member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ford Coker; son-in-law, Jim Gunnels; sisters, Myrtis Allen and Alice Watson; brothers, Jesse Watson, Vermon Watson and Branson Watson.

Surviving are daughter, Gail Gunnels of Clarkesville; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon & Roy Stewart of Macon; grandchildren, Deloney (Melinda) Gunnels of Clarkesville, Kim (Lee) Staska of Tucker, Terry (Angela) Gunnels of Lawrenceville and Scott (Maria) Stewart of Locust Grove; great grandchildren, Krystal (Joseph) Hanke, Jami Staska, Ashlyn Gunnels, Mason Ford Stewart, Morgan Stewart and Vanessa Stewart.

Funeral services are 2:00 pm Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Burrell, Dr. Charles Holland and Rev. Russ Barker officiating. Interment will follow in Clarkesville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 pm on Friday.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Marietta, GA 30067.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706)778-8668 is in charge of arrangements.

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