Stella Louise Merritt
Stella Louise Merritt, 64, passed away in Tulsa, Okla. early Sunday morning June 30, at the Cancer Treatment Center after a lengthy battle with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Stella was born December 26, 1948, and was a life-long resident of Cobb County. She was a graduate of Sprayberry High School and the University of Georgia. Stella is preceded in death by her father and mother, Wade Hampton and Lottie Merritt; brothers, Danny Merritt and David Merritt; and sister, Linda Merritt. Stella is survived by her son, Bradford Merritt Lawhon; brothers, Tommy (Rebecca) Merritt of Jasper, Ga., and Jerry (Faye) Merritt of Maysville, Ky.; sister, Margaret Ann Keheley of Marietta, Ga.; dear friend, Don Crawford as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Friday at Northside Chapel in Roswell, Ga., from 4 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.