Mrs. Lorena N. Cherry, age 86, of Suwanee, GA passed away peacefully at Canton Nursing Center after a brief illness Monday, March 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by: her husband Ret. Lt. Col. Charles Cherry; and son-in-law, Mark Helms. She is survived by: daughter, Judy Helms, Canton, GA; grandson, Christopher Helms, Missoula, MT; brother, Kenneth Swann, Ortonville, MI; and other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cherry was born to Lora Cline Swann and Raymond Carbon Swann in Proctor, NC, one of seven siblings. She was the widow of Charles (Ches) Cherry who died in October 1999 at age 83. Mr. & Mrs. Cherry were residents of Suwanee since the 1960's after he retired from the U. S. Army. In addition to worldwide traveling, Mrs. Cherry enjoyed reading and the friendship of her neighbors and Sunday school group. She was a member of Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Friends may visit on Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,