- December 7, 1936 - April 17, 2017
- Stockbridge, Georgia
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Mrs. Merle Adams Manders, age 80 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away April 17, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Casey and Hazel Johnson Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Eugene James “Slick” Manders. Merle retired after 36 years with the City of Stockbridge and was a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, gardening, shopping and watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. Survivors include her children, Steve (Mindy) Manders of McDonough, Susan (Jeff) Dickey of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Merritt and Morgan Manders, Darryl and Devon Dickey; step sister, Carole (Van) Palmer of Sanford, FL; nieces and nephew, Cindy Paige, Kimberly Watchorn and Joe Palmer; beloved canine companions, Buck and Sammy. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Lewis will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Merle. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770.914.8833). To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.haistenfunerals.com.