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1935 Mara Gilmer 2007

Mara Gilmer Schwab

October 4, 1935 — August 13, 2007

Mara Gilmer Schwab of Glenville, NC, formerly of Tucker, GA, died on August 13, 2007 at her home in Glenville. A memorial service will be held at The First Christian Church, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 2 P.M. with visitation following. She and her husband David are presently members of Community Bible Church in Highlands, NC. Mara was the daughter of the late Floyd C. and Mary S. Gilmer. She was born in Crawfordville, GA on October 4, 1935. The family moved to Winder, GA then to Atlanta, GA where she graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. Upon graduation she moved to Miami, FL where Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph employed her. In 1957 she returned to Atlanta and married David C. Schwab on August 21, 1959. She spent 17 years as a housewife and mother after which she returned to Southern Bell, retiring in 1995. Her husband David Schwab, daughter Mary Schwab New and grandchildren Kathryn and Chandler New and daughter Elizabeth Schwab McGinnis and grandchildren Andrew, Jonathan and Michael McGinnis, and brother Fred C. Gilmer survive Mara. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Charles F. Schwab Scholarship Fund c/o The First Christian Church, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

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