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Margaret Ann Merritt

October 14, 1960 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 57)

Margaret Ann Merritt, age 57, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Merritt was born in Douglas, Georgia the daughter of the late William “Billy” Riggins and Lovie Ann Thomas Riggins.

She was a quality inspector for Pilgrim’s Pride and was a member of Saving Grace Ministries.

Mrs. Merritt was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Teresa Anderson.

Survivors include her daughter, Jessica Spivey and husband Roy of Douglas, GA; son, Joseph Merritt and wife Jana of Douglas, GA; sister, Sandra Chaney and husband Danny of Douglas, GA; life partner, John Merritt of Douglas, GA; six grandchildren, Sierra Spivey-Keppler, Devin Spivey, Joshua Spivey, Jayden Merritt, Jaycee Merritt and Johanna Merritt; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday August 3, 2018 at 11:00am at Saving Grace Ministries with Rev. Cliff Kirkland officiating and with Rev. David Smith officiating at the graveside. Interment to follow at New Hope Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home.

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Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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