With saddened hearts the family of Lou Rita DeVault, of Grayson, announces her home going. Rita, age 79, born July 22, 1938, passed away on November 1, 2017 after a struggle with cancer. Rita was preceded in death by her mother Mrytle Withrow Norton and father Randolph Hurst Norton. She was born in Madison, Georgia, Morgan County and lived most of her life in the Atlanta area. Rita was married to James William DeVault on February 15, 1969. Rita and James had one daughter Mollye Lou DeVault of Grayson and one grandson Christopher Gary Taylor of Grayson. Rita graduated from Bass High in Atlanta and proudly graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Rita had many interest and hobbies like photography and gardening but her family was her heart. She loved her Lord and she loved her family. She was a member of Grayson United Methodist Church in Grayson. Rita was preceded in death by her brothers, Randy Norton, James Norton, Joe Norton, and Larry Norton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Joe Overton.
She is survived by Mollye & Gary and her sisters, Doris Norton Williams and Linda G. Norton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Brenda and Kenneth Duckett and Raymond and Linda DeVault; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
The Funeral Service to honor and celebrate the life of Lou Rita DeVault was held on Wednesday, November 8, at 1 p.m. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta. The family received friends on Tuesday, November 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 8, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.