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Doris Elaine McEachern

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Doris Elaine McEachern, 63, died of lung cancer at home in Atlanta on June 28, 2018.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Doris and Willard McEachern Sr., long-time residents of Macon, Ga., where she grew up. Surviving her are her brother Willard McEachern Jr. (Patricia) of Irwinton and sister Louisa Bentley (James) of Dublin. Very special to her were her surviving nephew Everett (Gretchen) Camp of Yulee, Fla., niece Layn Camp Alderson (James) of Boca Raton, Fla., and nephew Wesley Camp of Jacksonville, Fla.

After graduating from Stratford Academy in Macon, she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.

She moved to Atlanta in 1980 to work in public relations and worked with several commercial real estate firms including Cardinal Industries, Cushman & Wakefield, MetLife Real Estate Investments and Industrial Developments International. In 1993 she launched her own business McEachern Communications continuing to serve commercial real estate, pool and spa chemical manufacturers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and various other clients.

After growing up in Christ Episcopal Church in Macon, she was a long-time member of the Cathedral of St. Philip. The foundation of her faith was built on participation in Disciples of Christ in Community, Alpha, Natural Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. Her service to the church included promoting the parish's annual Antiques Show.

She was active in the Public Relations Society of America where she earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and served for three years as an officer in the Georgia Chapter and as an assembly delegate for three years. Also, she served on the boards of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Georgia Hospital Association's PR Society and the DeFoors Place Homeowner's Association.

Elaine enjoyed dance aerobics, power walking, birding, baking and was an avid reader.

She was a member of the Atlanta Opera, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

A celebration of Elaine's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cathedral of St. Philip or the Atlanta Humane Society.

McEachern, Doris Elaine
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 1 to July 2, 2018
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