Malhon Shoemake, age 91, of Bethlehem passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Malhon attended Morningside Baptist Church. He was a WWII veteran who earned three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service to the United States Army. During his life, he worked in both Gwinnett and Barrow County as a heavy equipment operator. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Effie Shoemake; two brothers, Guy and Edmond Shoemake; and two sisters, Ora Lee Sloan and Johnnie McDaniel.
Survivors include: his wife of 67 years, Jenny M. Shoemake; son, Ricky (Deanna) Shoemake; daughter, Ann Simmons; and two sisters, Ollie and Ossie Walls, all of Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Jerry (Tracy) Simmons, and Mark and Megan Shoemake; three great grandchildren, Faith, Justin, and Logan Simmons; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at Smith Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Aaron officiating. Burial will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 580 Miles Patrick Rd., Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22, 2013