Mr. Henry Morris Willard

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Mr. Henry Morris Willard, age 77, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. Mr. Willard was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He retired from Gulf-Chevron Oil Corp. after 34 years of dedicated service and then retired from the City of Cumming Water Department after 10 years of service. He was an active "Charter Member" of Cumming Baptist Church, past president of the Men's Bible class, past member of Forsyth County Planning and Zoning Board, past president and "2008 Shriner of the Year" of the Cumming Shrine Club, member of Lafayette Lodge #44, past president of Forsyth County Jaycees, and loved hosting all of the famous country entertainers at the annual Cumming Country Fair for the past 13 years.
Mr. Willard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mrs. Dorothy Long Willard; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and John Reid of Marietta, Nancy and Gary Carter of Cumming, Susan and Lee Williams of Dawsonville; daughter, Sandra Willard Smith of Roswell; grandson, Blake Carter and wife Jana; granddaughter, Crystal Penland and husband Joe; grandsons, Dustin Cheek, Kristopher Repka; granddaughters, Danielle Cheek, Hannah Williams, Morgan Williams; great-grandson, Camden Rariden; sister, Mattie Ruth Stone of Cumming; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marie Martin of Cumming, Laura Long of San Francisco, Chuck and Mary Long of Atlanta, Melvin Long of Woodstock; nephew, Steve Long of Greenville; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Cumming Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Wood, the Rev. Blake Carter and the Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at McDonald Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, from 6-9 p.m., on Tuesday, March 10, from 1-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 11, from 11 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Willard be made to Cumming Baptist Church, P.O. Box 155, Cumming, GA 30028, (770)205-6699, or Mount Olive Baptist Church, c/o Blake Carter - MOB Youth, 190 Mount Olive Church Road, Commerce, GA 30539, (706)335-4405.
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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