M. Collier Westmoreland

M. Collier Westmoreland, 64, of Norcross, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at VistaCare Hospice after a brief illness. Mr. Westmoreland was a native of Stephens County. He was preceded in death by his father, W. Marvin Westmoreland of Toccoa, Georgia. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Westmoreland of Norcross, daughters Kelley and husband Jason Aurelia, and Erin and husband John Uesseler; three grandchildren, Emma , Morgan and Sam, all of Atlanta; mother, Maida Westmoreland of Toccoa, Georgia; sister, Judy Whitworth of Toccoa, Georgia; brothers, Al Westmoreland of Calhoun Georgia, and Tim Westmoreland of Toccoa, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Westmoreland was a member of Norcross First United Methodist Church in Norcross, Georgia for 40 years where he served on the Administrative Board, was very active in the Youth Ministry, and participated in local as well as national and international church missions. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities. Mr. Westmoreland was a retired educator and coach of various sports at Norcross and Meadowcreek High Schools in the Gwinnett County School System for 38 years. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Norcross First United Methodist Church, Norcross, Georgia. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Norcross First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jim. Lowry, Rev. Terri Hoye, and Rev. Len Walker officiating. Interment will be at Peachtree Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norcross First United Methodist Church, Faith Promise Fund, 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd., Norcross, GA 30071, 770-448-4142 or to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Boulevard, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-816-7800 or www.americancancersociety.org. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092, 770-448-5757. Online condolences may be made at www.crowellbrothers.com.