Anna Pearl McClung Fouts, age 79, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, died on December 23, 2017. She was born on March 31, 1938 in the city of East Point to Ottis Lacester McClung and Ina Pearl Hemperley McClung. Her love of God, family and friends was unsurpassed. In 1956, she graduated from Sebring High School in Sebring, Florida. Upon graduation, Anna met James Ray Fouts whom she married on September 23, 1956. While raising their family, she had many jobs which included being a School Crossing Guard, a United States Postal Carrier and a Kindergarten Teacher; however, she was most proud of being the Director of the Clarkston Baptist Church Preschool, from which she retired. Anna led scout troops for many years. She was a Den Mother in the Cub Scouts and led troops in various age levels in the Girl Scouts. Loving to sing, she led the music each summer at Girl Scout Day Camp, which is how she acquired the nickname, “Bird”. She was deeply honored to receive the Thanks Badge, which is the highest award given by the Girl Scouts of America. This award recognizes exceptional commitment, leadership and service that have had a measurable impact on the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement. Scouting is where she made friendships that lasted throughout her adult life. She dearly loved her sisters in the Adult Scout Club. In August 2004, she founded Stone Mountain Red Hatters (Not Taken for Granite!), a chapter of the Red Hat Society, and more sisters were added to her family. She loved being Queen in all her finery! Anna is survived by her children: Bonnie Fouts Annis and husband Philip of Newnan, Georgia; Valerie Fouts NaLampoon and husband Tinakorn of Clarkston, Georgia; James Walter Fouts and wife Susie of Loganville, Georgia; and Joy Fouts Pace and husband Damon of Brooklyn, New York. Grandchildren: David Michael LaCroix, Jr. and wife Lauren; Crystal Brianne NaLampoon; Corey Brandon NaLampoon and wife Cristy; Erin Shannon Garrison and husband Caleb; Laura Shannon West and husband David; Jamie Lynne Shannon; Hilary NaLampoon Mills and husband Shawn; Anna Catherine Fouts; Tristan James Fouts and Daniel Oliver Pace. Great-Grandchildren: Michael Alexander LaCroix; Marc Andrew LaCroix; Matthew Austin LaCroix; Gavin Robert Garrison; Kaitlyn Riley Garrison; Caden Banner Garrison; Heather Lynne West; Braeden Ray Garrison; Garrett Reegan Garrison; Charlotte Wynn NaLampoon and Dakota Catherine Fouts. Brothers: Joseph McClung; Carl McClung. Sister: Bonnie McClung Barksdale. Brother-in-law: Jerry Fouts. Sisters-in-law: Jane McClung; Nancy Hamilton and Annette Fouts. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ottis and Pearl McClung; her beloved husband of 55 years, James Ray Fouts; Brothers-in-law: Richard Barksdale; Donald Fouts and Billy Fouts. Sister-in-law: Geneva Fouts. Anna leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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  1. Bonnie: Standing with you and your whole family in this time of loss. May the Lord grant you the strength you need for this journey.

  2. Aunt Ann, Sorry that we can’t be at your funeral But as you know our Dad will be following you soon, so we have to be here for him right now. Thanks so much for stepping in after our Mom died and sending cards and gifts to Ginnie through the years. I do hope that you and Uncle Buddy have a great reunion! Thanks for being a big part of our family and all of the happy times and memories. We were all real close growing up with nothing but good times. Love you!

  3. Anna’s passing grieves me inexpressibly. We never met, but she exemplified in her writings to me that she was a thoughtful and caring person. May her family find some small measure of consolation in the words of the poet, Walt Whitman:
    She is not gone. She is just away,
    With a cheery smile and the wave of the hand,
    She has wandered into an unknown land,
    And left us wondering how very fair that land
    May be, since she tarries there.
    Deloris Sharpe Lawson, Member
    Stone Mountain Red Hatters

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