WEILAND, Myrtle B.
Mrs. Weiland, age 93, went home to be with her Lord on January 7, 2014. Wife, mother, and grandmother were all titles she proudly held. “Memaw” performed all her roles with great passion, love and delight. Myrtle was born in Covington, TN to Marshall N. Baxter and Mary Sue Woodbury Baxter and into a family of two older sisters and a younger brother. The family later moved to Memphis, TN when Myrtle was age 2 where she grew up and graduated from Humes High School. In April 1943, she married James R. Weiland, son of Otto and Edith Kuehn Weiland of Charleston, IL. Myrtle and Jim had two children, James, Jr. of Charlotte, NC and Susan W. Fortenberry of Canton, GA. “Memaw” was blessed with seven grandchildren, James, III (Trey) of Charlotte, NC, Hillary W. Cameron of Weddington, NC, Thomas M. of Blythewood, SC, Ward B. of Charlotte, NC, Mary W. Cooper of Cedar Rapids, IA, David M. Fortenberry of Atlanta, GA, and C. Warren Fortenberry of Canton, GA. “Memaw” also was very proud of and worshipped her 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Anne B. Covington and a brother, Marshall (Nat) Baxter, Jr., both of Memphis, TN. Myrtle was a member of the Builders Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. One of her fondest pursuits was being part of the Powers Ferry United Methodist Church’s Susanna Wesley Circle where she held a leading role for many years. Her last projects were sewing prayer blankets and making angels for the blanket and angel ministries. Graveside Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, 740 Fletcher Street, Cedartown, GA 30125. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta will be handling the arrangements. 770-428-1511. www.mayeswarddobbins.com