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Harvey DeVane, Sr.

June 23, 1931 August 24, 2018
Harvey DeVane, Sr.
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Obituary for Harvey DeVane, Sr.

Howard DeVane of Marietta, GA passed away on August 24, 2018 at Kennesaw Tranquility House. Mr. DeVane attended Georgia Southwestern College where he was awarded the Carnegie Hero Medal and scholarship from the Carnegie Hero Foundation for saving a man from drowning. He studied pre-law at Emory University before joining the Marines during the Korean War. He graduated from Georgia Tech and spent many years as a mortgage broker here and in Savannah, GA before joining General Services Administration as a Real Estate Specialist auctioning real estate seized by the U.S. Marshalls from drug dealers as well as auctioning surplus government real estate. He served as a coach in little league baseball and basketball and was a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. An avid gardener, his garden was on the Cobb County Master Gardeners annual garden tour of which he was a lifetime member. His garden was also on the Georgia Native Plant Society garden tour, and he served as President. He was also a member of the Georgia Perennial Plant Society, going on their garden tours to Scotland and Italy. Preceding him in death were father and mother, Lorell and Edna Earl DeVane of Cuthbert, GA. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Woolbright DeVane; sons Harvey (Eve) and Brad (Lisa) and his beloved grandchildren, Greyson, Julia and Olivia, all of Marietta and sister Winona Johnson (Don) of Cuthbert, GA. The family will be receiving friends on Sept. 8 from 1:30 pm until the funeral service at 2 pm, at Carmichael Funeral Home, 1130 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA with reception to follow. Interment will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park, 1306 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Rd., Smyrna, GA 30080 or to the Alzheimer’s Care Givers Ministry at Due West United Methodist Church, Attn: Sheila Welch, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta, GA 30064.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Sep

1:30 PM 9/8/2018 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta
1130 Whitlock Avenue Marietta 30064 GA
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Sep

2:00 PM 9/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta

1130 Whitlock Avenue
Marietta, GA 30064

Carmichael Funeral Home Marietta
1130 Whitlock Avenue Marietta 30064 GA
United States
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