Brian Hirsch, age 43, of McDonough, Ga., died Monday, June 19, 2006. He was born in Tampa, Fla., to Vern and Marian Herron Hirsch. Brian fought a long and courageous faith led battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s)/Lyme disease for seven years. His faith in Christ never diminished and his smile never faded. His motto was “I can choose to laugh or I can choose to cry. I choose to laugh.” His life verse was Proverbs 3:5-6. ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.’ Brian was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the Encourager’s Sunday school class. He was a Nascar fan and an avid sportsman who enjoyed playing and coaching. He was the owner of Eagle Electric and was known in the community as a colleague not a competitor. Most important to him was his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother and son. Mr. Hirsch is survived by his wife, Kay Hirsch of McDonough, Ga.; children, Justin Hirsch of McDonough, Ga., Kalina Hirsch of McDonough, Ga.; parents, Vern and Marian Hirsch of Stockbridge, Ga.; siblings, Michael Lyle of McDonough, Ga., Richard Lyle of Forsyth, Ga., Kathy Holt of Stockbridge, Ga., Deann Oliver of Jackson, Ga., Thomas Hirsch of Stockbridge, Ga., Rhonda LaTourette of Jackson, Ga.; wife’s parents, Clark and Gwen James of McDonough, Ga.; sisters-in-laws, Regina Hammock of Canton, Ga., and Heather Graham of Acworth, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Statham and the Rev. Dan McKay officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, Phase I-Recreation Department, 1724 Georgia Highway 155 N, McDonough, Ga., 30252. Those who wish may sign the on-line registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors 770-914-1414.