Emily Ham Conger died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Forsyth with burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Dr. John Wyatt will officiate. The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel.
Emily was born September 8, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia, to Bill and Freida Ham. She spent her childhood years in Barnesville, where she attended Lamar County High School, graduating Valedictorian in 1975. She graduated with Honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in Accounting. Emily married Alan Conger of Barnesville in 1982 and they made Forsyth, Georgia their home for the last thirty-five years.
Emily was celebrated as the first female CPA in Monroe County in 1982. She was a partner in the Gibson and Conger Accounting Firm for twenty-two years. Most recently she practiced accounting with the firm of Buckley and Hopkins. Emily was an active member of the Forsyth Rotary Club, First Baptist Church, and served on the Board of Monroe County Bank for over twenty years.
Her family admired her unselfish, kind spirit, and the strength she showed throughout her illness. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, and sister who will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Emily is survived by her husband, Alan Conger of Forsyth; two daughters, Margarette Conger, of Griffin and Meredith Conger, of Forsyth; parents, William J. Ham, Jr. and Freida Speir Ham, of Barnesville; a brother, William Ham (Betty), of Bolingbroke; a sister, Melissa Ham Sellars (Ben), of Watkinsville; a sister-in-law, Sue Conger Caughman (Porter); a brother-in-law, Dennis Conger, of Jackson. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Forsyth Youth Choir, 95 West Morse Street, Forsyth, GA 31029.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.