Thomas M. “Tom” Kenerly, 69, of Hoschton, Georgia, went to be with our Lord on Saturday August 19, 2006, surrounded by his family and friends at his home. Tom lived in Gwinnett County all his live until he retired to Jackson County in 2003. He was the owner of Kenerly's General Merchandise of Lilburn which he and his family owned for 77 years. He was of the Baptist faith and was the son of the late Plennie and Mamie Kenerly. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann Kenerly; daughters, Theresa Kenerly and Kay Kenerly; grandchildren, Angie (BJ) Bragg, Christie (Taylor) Landers and Tommy (Lisa) Boyd and 6 great grandchildren, all of Hoschton; two close cousins, Dan Kenerly and Jack (Becky) Kenerly; niece, Dee Ann (Eddie) Brown; nephews, Keith (Margaret) Kenerly, Kevin (Beth) Kenerly, Kenneth (Jen) Kenerly, Ked (Aimee) Kenerly; two aunts, Utrah McDaniel of Lawrenceville and Gerry (Harold) Johnson of Grayson; one uncle, John T. Kenerly of Hoschton; four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. He was a very loving and outgoing person, loved and respected by all, and he will be missed by many. We will celebrate his life at Luxomni Baptist Church on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with the body placed in state at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom's name to the Luxomni Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Dale McGinnis, 1805 Woodberry Run Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00-8:00 P.M. at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.