Joan Leonard Vining, 69, of McDonough passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and loved her grandchildren dearly; she loved to cook, take cruises and especially loved her mountain hideaway in Hiawassee, Ga. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter and Christine Leonard; brother, Walter Leonard Jr. Joan is survived by her loving husband, Mike Vining Sr. of McDonough; daughter, Sharon and husband Steve McDonald of Stockbridge; son, Michael and wife Kimberly Vining of Locust Grove; sister, Tina Barron of Marietta; aunt, Lorene Lindsey of Locust Grove; five grandchildren, Trey and Kayla McDonald and Britt, Karlee and Ansley Vining; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 23, at noon in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Pastors Greg Meadows and James Moore will officiate. Interment in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions to Wesley Way United Methodist Church 150 John Wesley Way McDonough, Ga. 30252.