Martha L. Cheney

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Martha L. Cheney, 68, of Cumming passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Born in Lowell, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Marjorie Hartman.
Martha and Martin recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, where for the first 20 years, she was a navy wife. Mrs. Cheney was a foster and adoptive mom for 10 children and she made a mission trip to Russia where she visited many orphanages. She attended Georgia Mountain Tres Dias #5, and was a member of Mountain Lake Church in Cumming.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Martin J. Cheney of Cumming; sons, Ted E. (Linda) Cheney of Roswell, Mark A. (Gail) Cheney of Dawsonville, Major Adam L. (Lenora) Cheney of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter, Sierra N. Cheney of Cumming; sister, Sheila A. (Kenneth) Emery of Columbus, N.M.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Thompson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Erin M. Cheney, Bailey L. Cheney, Lisa Bounds, Phillip Gagdon, Elizabeth Cheney, John W. Cheney, Seth M. Cheney; and great-grandchildren, Trevor Bounds, Amelia Bounds and Kamryn Cheney.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming with the Rev. Shawn Lovejoy officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Monday, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Abba House Inc., 6800 Dahlonega Hwy., Cumming, GA 30028 or
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McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2009