Michael Upchurch, 32, of Duluth, GA, died March 12, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 14th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home. Mr. Upchurch was a recent graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in premed and had plans to enter graduate school to pursue his masters in respiratory therapy. Preceded in death by his father, John E. Upchurch; grandparents, Mary and Bill Brooks of Atlanta, and Vera and Edgar Upchurch of Raleigh, NC, he is survived by his mother, Mary Upchurch of Duluth; sister, Connie Van Schoiack; brother, John Upchurch Jr.; aunts and uncles, Mike and Susan Brooks of Atlanta, Ernest and Peggy Upchurch, and Homer and Betty Upchurch of Raleigh, NC; nephews, Victor and Sean Van Schoaick and John Upchurch III; niece, Jessica Upchurch; special cousins, Kellie, Kevin, Hunter and Bailey Guffin, Will Brooks and other cousins in Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Saint Joseph's Mercy Foundation, 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Ste 650, Atlanta, GA 30342, 678-843-5718. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com . Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA (770) 448-5757.