Mrs. Diane Grogan, 66, of McDonough, passed away Aug. 21, 2012. She was born in Trion, Ga., to the late John T. and Jewel Aileen Bethune Allmon. She was a graduate of the Georgia College at Milledgeville and retired after 30 years as a teacher for Clayton County Board of Education, having taught at Morrow Junior High and Lovejoy High Schools. Diane was a member of the Florida and Kansas City Barbecue Societies, where she won many competitions. She enjoyed cooking, barbecuing, reading, shopping, playing slots and having fun with her grandchildren. She was a member of the McDonough First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Sam Grogan; daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Deason, of Milledgeville, Jamie (Kevin) Steinmeyer, of Milledgeville, Stephanie (Iqbal) Garcha, of Atlanta; grandchildren, Josie and Allie Jewel Deason, Kylie B. And Presley Steinmeyer, Andrew and Alex Garcha; sister, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Pendergrass, of Lafayette.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at www.pancan.org in memory of Diane. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.