TUCKER Merle Avery Merle Elizabeth Samples Avery, age 88, of Tucker, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 9, 2014 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Rev. Bill Terry and Mrs. Susan Rumble officiating. Interment services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. A native of Cumming, Mrs. Avery was retired from C&S Bank, was a homemaker and was a member of Lilburn First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Allen Avery of Tucker; daughters and son-in-law, Linda Avery Carter of Carrollton and Vickie Avery Cannon and Ken of Lawrenceville; grandsons and their wives, Jim and Erica Carter, Jr. of Dallas, Blake and Cara Cannon of Athens and Collin and Courtney Cannon of Dacula; 5 great grandchildren; special care-givers, Barbara Daughtery and Marquitte Gikineh and staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Embracing Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.billheadfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:004:00 and 6:008:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.