Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like John Smoltz and Ron White. He was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for his favorite charities. He was survived by his wife Val Newirth; father Raymond Newirth of Norcross; brother Stephen Newirth of Flowery Branch; and his very special pets Bearrr and Roxie. He is preceded in death by his mother Benta Newirth. A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at his home. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.