Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens

3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA


James Mark McGough

November 30, 1955August 30, 2020

James Mark McGough, age 64, peacefully passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, in Lawrenceville, GA.

Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 30, 1955 to Mary and Jesse McGough. The family moved to the Lilburn area in 1971. Mark attended South Gwinnett High School where he enjoyed playing basketball. He attended The University of Georgia, majoring in Food Science. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He married Donna Woods McGough in 1981 and they raised 3 beautiful children initially in the Stone Mountain area, then moved to the Grayson area.

Mark attended Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville and enjoyed serving in the youth ministry for many years.

Mark enjoyed many sports including basketball and UGA football. He loved outdoor activities, and trips to the mountains or the beach.

Mark is survived by 1 son, Justin McGough of Grayson, GA; daughter in law Vanita Riddle McGough of Albertville, AL; 2 daughters, Chelsea McGough, Nashville, TN; and Camryn McGough, Grayson, GA.

Mark was a loving grandfather to 2 granddaughters, Kaylee McGough, 5, and Kinsley McGough, 2.

He is also survived by 2 brothers, Lance Solfa, and Scott McGough, and 1 sister, Maria Goocher, and their families.

The family expresses appreciation to members of Grace Fellowship, hospice staff and the many physicians that participated in his care since Mark’s first stroke-related illness in 2019.

A memorial service has been planned for Thursday, September 3, at 6:30 pm at Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, GA. Social distancing will be observed.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 before the service.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, September 3, 2020


James Mark McGough

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Jim Mallory

September 10, 2020

Mark and I pledged together in 1977 and became close friends. He was, as others have stated, a truly gentle soul. We stayed in touch over the years and shared a lot of fun memories. He will be missed but I know he is absolutely blown away by what he is experiencing now. I am truly sorry for your loss but I do long to join him one day soon. Better one day in His court than a thousand elsewhere.

Bernie Peiffer

September 7, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss! Mark was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Great memories from Edson Park all those years ago! We are thinking of all of you!
Bernie and Gary Peiffer

Barbara Wojtczak

September 2, 2020

McGough family, Joe and I extend our greatest sympathy to you all. May God sustain you during this time. We love you.

Doug Spencer

September 1, 2020

To my friend, Mark, I was always affectionately known as “Dougy Doug”. Mark and I were part of a Mens’ group at Grace Fellowship Church. We shared many memories over the last 8 or 9 years, and we always referenced our “band of brothers” when we were referring to the group. We had shared experiences in unemployment and many other more positive memories. Mark was always one of the most positive individuals that I have ever known. Greeting people as an usher and giving of himself in a leadership and mentorship role with middle school students, are just a couple of ways Mark involved himself at Grace Fellowship in service to The Lord. I will miss my friend - such a special person - a life whose impact for God will never be forgotten.

Brian Booth

August 31, 2020

I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Total shock has come over me. Mark was such a great man and friend. We were not only fraternity brothers but pledge brothers who shared so much. Though we spoke infrequently, when getting together at alumni functions , we picked up right where we left off.. Mark will be missed but never forgotten.

Billy Williams

August 31, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. I was a fraternity brother of Marks at UGA. He was always a man of great integrity..everyone respected Mark. He was a gentleman in every way.


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