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Douglas McGaha

Douglas Dale McGaha

Thursday, March 5th, 1942 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Douglas Dale McGaha, age 77, of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Born in Lawrenceville on March 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Jack McGaha and Virginia Bailey Anglin. Mr. McGaha served in the United States National Guard, worked in management for General Motors, and was a Mason for 54 years. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, his faith was strong, and his heart for God continually grew until the end.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 38 years, Helen Tench McGaha and brother, Roger McGaha.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Jana and Jim Contardi of Atlanta and Jody and Jack Simmons of Marietta; stepdaughter and husband, Sandra Hogan Cochrane and Scott of Johns Creek; grandchildren: Noel Wallace, Sara-Meg Wallace, McGlaun Simmons, McCrae Simmons, Jack-Colton Simmons, Rachel Cochrane, Alex Cochrane, and Sarah Cochrane; brother, Kenneth Anglin of Lawrenceville; and sisters: Bobbie Downs of Bethlehem, Teresa Chadwick of Lawrenceville, Robin McDaniel of Auburn, Brenda Moulder of Monroe, and Glenda Dugger of Bethlehem.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Jordan and Rev. Robert Nix officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until the service hour on Monday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 3:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Tom Jordan
    Rev. Robert Nix
  • Interment

    New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
    5040 Pea Ridge Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531-5861
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Posted at 02:57am
Douglas and I graduated together from South Gwinnett in 1960. He was always nice and polite. Bobbie is also my Hairdresser. Prayers for all the Families during this time of sorrow.


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Posted at 12:45pm
One of my cousins that was always dear to my heart. Since your work here on this earth is done, may you now rest in peace.

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