I am attaching the obituary for Marcus Daws.  Mr. Daws was an outstanding agriculture teacher in Northwest Georgia for a number of years.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Marcus Daws

Family-Placed Death Notice

DAWS, Marcus MARCUS T. DAWS Mr. Marcus Thomas Daws, age 82, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009. He was born April 14, 1926 in Social Circle, GA son of the late Alvin and Louise Daws. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howell Daws. He graduated from Social Circle High School in Walton County, was a graduate of the University of Georgia, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater, a member of the Rockmart Kiwanis Club, where he served as President for many years and a member of the John W. Akin #537 Masonic Lodge of Taylorsville, GA. Marcus's career as an educator spanned over 30 years. He worked for 20 years as a teacher in the Polk County School System, then moved to Douglas County in 1971 to open the Vocational School at Douglas County Comprehensive High School. He later retired as the Director of Vocational Education for the Douglas County School System, and then continued for 13 years with the Georgia State Department of Education. He was a member of the District IV Retired Vocational Agriculture Educators and the Douglas County Retired Educators Association. Marcus was a dedicated servant of our Lord serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for 47 years and a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA, where he was a member of the Fellowship Men's Class. In his retirement years, he enjoyed travel with his Sam's RV Travel Club, golfing, car racing, reading, gardening and spending time with his beloved family and friends. Marcus is survived by his wife, Hazel Daws; children, Tommy Daws, Sandra and Zack Fisher, and Wanda Smith; grandson, Alex Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Ruth Daws; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Don Garner; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Reverend Doug Harris and Reverend Cecil Clegg officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA 30134. Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory of Marcus may do so online at Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

John K. Wilkinson
Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA  30334
Phone:  404.657.8311
Fax:  404.656.5911
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