Joan Marie Spragg, age 79 of Stone Mountain, GA went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gertrude Murtaugh, daughters, Christine M. and Mary E. Spragg; siblings, Joseph Murtaugh, John Murtaugh, William Murtaugh, Margaret Maxwell, Elizabeth Schotting and Katherine Amiano. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Spragg; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Dawn Spragg; daughters, Valerie Simpson, Laura Spragg, Julie Spragg; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Connie Murtaugh; grandchildren, Lauren Graham, Ryan and Davis Spragg, Erica McMillan, Alex, Will, and Jack Simpson; great grandchildren, Mason Spragg-Hollums and Ava Graham. Joan was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 11, 1932 to John and Gertrude Murtaugh. She graduated from St. Francis High School and married Robert on April 15, 1955. She was a devoted wife and mother of six children. At the age of 52, after successfully raising her family, she began her study at DeKalb College earning her degree as an LPN 2 years later. Joan served DeKalb Medical Center as a nurse for the next 18 1/2 years. A Service Celebrating the Life of Joan Spragg will be held on Tuesday, December 20 at 11 AM at Loganville United Methodist Church. Interment will be held at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 6 until 8pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, in memory of Joan Spragg. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.