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Louis Edward Moon

July 1, 1937 — September 23, 2010

Louis Edward Moon Sr., 73, of Buford, Ga., and formerly of La Grande, died, Sept. 23, at the Gwinett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga. Services and viewing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Flanigan Funeral Home, 4400 S. Lee St. in Buford.

A burial service will he held at his birth place in Guin, Ala., at the Beaver Creek Cemetery per his request.

He was born July 1, 1937, to Benjamin Warren Moon and Darnie Mae Crump Moon. He was a high school graduate of Tolleston High School in Gary, Ind., where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie "Dottie" Jeanette Towns Moon.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired railroad engineer. He commenced his railroad career in La Grande where he and his family lived for over 15 years.

As a minister, Louis shared and taught as one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 45 years.

His favorite hobbies were fishing, camping, farming, gardening, cooking specialty dishes and boating. He loved sports and spent a season playing minor league baseball while doing a tour in Japan as a young adult. He was a part of boxing and bowling leagues prior to becoming one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

While in post retirement employment with Publix Industries, he received the 2008 Metropolitan Atlanta Employees 60th Project Senior Achievement Award.

Those who knew say he was a friendly man and a hard worker - an industrious and talented craftsman, landscaper, gardener and carpenter. Those who knew him say he always had a funny story to tell, a ready smile and a contagious laugh.

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie Jeanette Towns Moon, of Buford, Ga.; five children, Deborah Joy Welch, Angela Moon-Meyer of Buford, Ga., Crystal Louise Stephens of Woodburn, Rebecca Anne Moon of Buford, Ga., and Louis Edward Moon Jr. of Kailua, Hawaii; brothers, Gene Moon of Peachtree City, Ga., Bejay Moon of Los Angeles and Benjamin Warren Moon of Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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