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John Lamar Upchurch
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A memorial service for John Lamar Upchurch, 44, of Cumming, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Clarkesville, where John was a fifth generation member. A reception will follow the service.

Mr. Upchurch died July 13, 2012.

John was born June 27, 1968, in Demorest, and grew up in Athens, where he was on his high school tennis team and a ranked state player. He attended and graduated from the University of Georgia. John loved history, hiking, sports and any outdoor activities. He especially enjoyed camping with his family, friends and neighbors. John was an investment advisor.

John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Lill Courson of Clarkesville.

John is survived by his wife, Carey Rich Upchurch of Cumming; his much loved children, Courson Earl Upchurch and Caitlin Elizabeth Upchurch; his mother, Tina (Tom) Evans; his aunt, Beth (Kent) Kraps; his stepsister, Beth (Tom) Tedrow of Snellville; his stepbrothers, Tom Jr. (Valerie) Evans of Elberton, Bill (Holly) Evans of Atlanta; his parents-in-law, Harry and Freda Rich of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters-in -law, Lisa (Mark) Haden of Ridgefield, Conn., Ashley (Doug) Rodwick of San Francisco, Calif.; nieces, Jessie, Kate and Libby Evans and Hannah Haden; and nephews, Thomas Evans, Blake Haden and Evan Tedrow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the John Upchurch Memorial Fund, set up for his children, Courson and Caitlin, at Community Bank and Trust. Checks need to be made out to John Upchurch Memorial Fund and sent either to First Presbyterian Church, c/o John Upchurch Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 354, Clarkesville, GA 30523; or to Community Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 5, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

The Northeast Georgian

July 27, 2012