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Roy "Spoon" Prather
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Roy "Spoon" Prather, 76, of Cumming, died Aug. 5, 2011.

He retired from the A&P Tea Company after 34 years of service as a forklift operator.

His parents, Dewey and Grace Prather; brothers, Eugene Prather, Lamar Prather and his special granddaughter, Bobbie McClure, preceded him in death.

Spoon’s favorite pastime was sitting on his back porch and attending cattle auctions.

Survivors include his children, Michael Prather of Cumming, Phyllis and Michael Jackson of Douglasville, Susan and Craig O’Neal of Dallas, Ron and Renee Prather of Gainesville; grandchildren, Scott, Heather, Ashley, Dusten; great-grandchildren, Madelynn, Asher, Allen, Joshua; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Prather of Dalton, E.C. Prather of Dawsonville, Jerry and Leola Prather of Ranger; sisters, Geraldine (Weldon) Payne, Joan Hubbard, all of Cumming; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Bennett officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.