The Newnan Times-Herald


Mary Louise Cummins

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Mary Louise Laubscher Cummins, 88, of Newnan passed away Sunday, January 7 , 2018 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Mary was born May 20, 1929 in Alma, Michigan to the late Fred and Josephine Laubscher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dan Cummins, and her siblings, Betty and Max.

Mary had a lifelong love of Boston Terriers that began while growing up in Alma, and continued throughout her life with Laddie, Sparkie, and Kodi.

In recent years, Mary also spent her days delighting at the sight of hummingbirds gathering at her feeders, and studying their annual comings and goings. She read books on hummingbirds and learned about their migration to and from Mexico and knew exactly when they would show up at her house, and how many months they would visit her until returning the following year.

She was a tall, thin, pretty, green-eyed redhead who excelled in high school basketball.

Mary was later known for her talents in bowling, and several scouts tried to recruit her to bowl professionally, but she was always dedicated to family. Her life was most fulfilled when she was caring for children, always making certain each child knew they were loved.

After her daughter, Cherie, had children, Mary moved to California so she could be a constant in the life of her grandchildren, and she was a loving caretaker for two families with children. Years later when her son, Scott, had a child, she moved to Georgia to be near her grandson during his formative years.

In recent months she planned to moved back to California to be with her great-granddaughters, and she will be with them in spirit. Babies and children were the joy of her life. She loved watching all of them grow and loved nurturing them. Her brightest smiles were when she talked about her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was a proud Mom, Grandma and Nana!

Mary' s surviving family includes daughter Cherie (Jim) Herold of Newport Beach, Calif.; son, D. Scott (Michelle) Cummins of Newnan; grandchildren, Mary Christen (Scott) Herold Sims, Daniel James Herold, John Cummins; great-granddaughters, Joselyn and Kate Sims; and devoted caregiver, Frances Amey.

The funeral is Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. The family will greet friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta, Georgia 30067 or

Condolences can be expressed online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, (770) 253-4580.