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 09/24/2011         

Mr. Reuben W. Price, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away after a long courageous battle on Saturday, September 24, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cabot and Grace S. Price; brother, David Price; father-in-law, Junior Blankenship; mother-in-law, Ruby Dean Blankenship; brothers-in-law, Danny Blankenship and Harold Blankenship; and son-in-law, Tony Everett. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Betty Jo Blankenship Price, Buford, GA; son, Brad Price, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Kim Price Everett-Saunders and husband, David, Suwanee, GA; grandson, Nick Everett, Suwanee, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Bill Sosebee, Sugar Hill, GA and Barbara Price Williams, Chamblee, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gaines and Ruth Jane Price, Buford, GA and Doug and Audrey Price, Rutledge, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Phil Plunkett, Suwanee, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry and Gail Blankenship, Buford, GA and Billy and Ann Blankenship, Buford, GA; special cousin/brother, Jerry and Viola Pealock, Sugar Hill, GA; and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Price was born July 13, 1950 in Buford, GA. He was a 1968 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was retired from Habasit Belting, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and garden. “The family would like to say a special thank you to Compassionate Care Hospice for all the wonderful care given to Reuben and his family.” Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Linkous officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Clinic, 121 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6930, Shadowbrook Baptist Church, 4187 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 or to your favorite charity in memory of Reuben W. Price.

 09/24/2011         

Mr. Dwayne Turner, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Sai Qiu Zhang; parents, Robert L. and Era Roebuck Turner, Flowery Branch, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Vicki Turner Kilgore, Flowery Branch, GA, Katie Turner Fulcher, Loganville, GA and Rita and Kevin Baird, Braselton, GA; brothers, Daniel Turner, Buford, GA and Travis Turner, Braselton, GA; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Turner was born June 21, 1959 in Buford, GA. He was a 1977 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was a truck driver for Industrial Supplies Solutions, Inc. and a former mail carrier from Gainesville Post Office. He was of the Methodist Faith. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Walls officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502 in memory of Dwayne Turner.

 09/24/2011         

Mr. Danny L. Hughes, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Brenda Chambers Hughes, Sugar Hill, GA; sons, Ken Ray Hughes, Flowery Branch, GA and Timmy Lamar Hughes, Flowery Branch, GA; grandchildren, Brooke Hughes, Kailyn Hughes, Ally Hughes, Randall Forehand, Timothy Simonton, Hunter Ramsey and Jeremy Ramsey; sister and brother-in-law, Dot and Aubrey Martin, Flowery Branch, GA; sister-in-law, Lillie Hughes, Oakwood, GA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Hughes was born January 31, 1947. He worked for the City of Sugar Hill in Sugar Hill, GA for over twenty years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Shadburn and Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 09/23/2011         

Mr. Robert E. “Bobby” Fowler, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewie and Bessie Roberts Fowler; brother, Allen Fowler; and sister, Dorothy L. Fowler. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Beulah P. Fowler, Sugar Hill, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Rusty Whitt, Sugar Hill, GA and Sandy and Bob Hurt, Gainesville, GA; grandchildren, Dustin and Ester Whitt, Gainesville, GA and Eddie Whitt, Sugar Hill, GA; two great grandchildren, Anderson Whitt and Grason Whitt; sister and brother-in-law, Annelle and Johnny Stripland, Sugar Hill, GA; brother, Fred K. Fowler, Dahlonega, GA; sister-in-law, Jessie Tinsley, Atlanta, GA; two nieces; one nephew; and cousins. Mr. Fowler was born September 28, 1931 in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a 1949 graduate of Sugar Hill High School in Sugar Hill, GA. He was a veteran on the U. S. Army having served in the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors Assemble Plant after thirty years of service and was a member of the U. A. W. Local 10. He was a former Sugar Hill City Councilman and an original member of the Volunteer Fire Department for the City of Sugar Hill. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill where he was also a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, Marion Skelton teacher. He enjoyed traveling and camping. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill with Rev. Charles Pirkle, Rev. Chuck Allen and Rev. Ron Davidson officiating and with remain placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill in memory of Bobby Fowler.

09/22/2011         

Mr. Kevin Sineath, age 33, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas “Tommy” Sineath; and brother, Jason Siddons. He is survived by his daughter, Kylie Sineath, Buford, GA; son, Gavin Sineath, Buford, GA; mother, Shirley Sineath, Buford, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Tricia and Mark A. Kloberdanz, Arizona; brother, Michael Sineath, Kennesaw, GA; sister, Cyndi Sineath, Jonesboro, GA; several aunts and uncles; two nieces; and six nephews. Mr. Sineath was born January 18, 1978 in Atlanta, GA. He was a 1996 graduate of Morrow Senior High School in Morrow, GA. He was employed with Southeastern Freight Lines in Suwanee, GA. He was a member of Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Benefield and Rev. Charles Sineath officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church, 4903 Chestnut Mountain Circle, Flowery Branch, GA 30507 in memory of Kevin Sineath.

 09/21/2011         

Miss Jewel Blanton, age 91, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Blanton; sisters, Helen Blanton, Ruth Glaze, Jeanne Williams; brothers, Wallace Blanton, Jennings Blanton, Glenn Blanton, Dwight Blanton, and Dan Blanton. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Edgar Baldwin, Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law, Louise Blanton, East Point, GA; and her beloved fourteen nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Miss Blanton was born July 11, 1920 in Caroleen, NC and lived in Atlanta, GA since 1928. She was a retired payroll clerk from the Atlanta Board of Education with thirty years of service. She was a former member of Macon Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. She remained single to care for her mother. She was an avid gardener and loved her pets. She was very generous to the Lord’s work and had time to share her Faith with others. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr. Scott Weber and Rev. Brad Blanton officiating. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Calvary Children’s Home, 1430 Lost Mountain Rd., Powder Springs, GA 30327-1069, 770-794-1500.

09/19/2011         

Mrs. Maggie Ruth Ramsey, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ramsey; sons, Cecil Ramsey and Earl Herman Ramsey; and daughter, Evelyn Ramsey Earls. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, James Ramsey, Buford, GA and Eddie Fred and Josephine Ramsey, Buford, GA; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Norma Nell and E. J. Moore, Jamaica, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Ramsey was born October 14, 1914 and was a life-long resident of Buford, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Poplar Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Brown, Pastor Betty Sue Earls and Pastor Avery Headd officiating and with remains placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 09/18/2011         

Mr. Tim W. Arnold, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Homer Bush, Buford, GA and Tanya and Vidal Gonzalez, Buford, GA; and five grandchildren, Cody Bush, Dylan Bush, J. C. Vega, Madison Gonzalez and Mason Gonzalez. Mr. Arnold was born March 26, 1952 in Lawrenceville, GA. He received his education from Berkmar High School. He was an electrician. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 09/16/2011         

Mr. Randell “Randy” Welborn, age 54, of Doraville, GA passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Campbell Welborn. He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Ann Cooper Welborn, Doraville, GA; children, Stephanie and Jason Heupel, Hoschton, GA, Noah Jake and Carrie Welborn, Auburn, GA, Evan and Tonya Romines, Flowery Branch, GA and Ryan and Allison Romines, Homer, GA; five grandchildren; father, Randall and Glenda Welborn, Anderson, SC; sister, Andrea Welborn; grandmother, Thelma Campbell, Lawrenceville, GA; mother-in-law, Martha Cooper, Doraville, GA and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at University Baptist Church, Dresden Drive, Brookhaven, GA with Rev. Gary Ledford officiating.

09/16/2011         

Mrs. Jade Doster Christensen, age 39, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles W. Doster; brothers, Danny Doster and David Doster. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Todd R. Christensen, Buford, GA; son, Derek Chapman, Buford, GA; daughter, Madeleine Christensen, Buford, GA; mother, Eleanor Smith Doster, Winterville, GA; sisters, Jennifer Doster, Athens, GA; and Jerri Thompson, Athens, GA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronald and Ann Christensen, Omaha, NE; sister-in-law, Kim and Gary Clark, NC; brothers-in-law, Scott and Regina Christensen, Omaha, NE, and Kevin and Kim Christensen, Sioux City, IA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Christensen was born August 12, 1972 in Athens, GA. She was a 1988 graduate of the Americas Academy in Athens, GA. She was a systems developer for the First National Bank of Omaha for sixteen years. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

09/15/2011         

Mrs. Barbara Maddox Stephens, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Avery Stephens, Buford, GA; parents, Jones and Annie Mae Higgins Maddox; sisters, Ollie Mae Maddox Bailey, Lois Russell Cole; brothers, Vollie Maddox, Guy Maddox, Byrd Maddox, and Hoyt Maddox. She is survived by her nieces, Freda Ann Breedlove, Sugar Hill, GA, Hazel Bailey Chesser, Buford, GA, and Vera Mae Bailey, Buford, GA.; nephews, J. W. and Nell Bailey, Buford, GA, Larry and Doris Bailey, Cleveland, GA, Ray and Lucy Maddox, Norcross, GA, and other nieces and nephews; special great-nephew, Cole Breedlove, Sugar Hill, GA; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Stephens was a native of Buford, GA. She was born on August 16, 1916 and a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church. She was retired from Lumite Chicopee in Buford, GA. A graveside service will be Monday, September 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA with Rev. Charles Pirkle and Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday September 18, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

09/15/2011         

Mrs. Ruth Davis Wills, age 93, of Buford, GA and formerly from Leesburg, GA passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Frank and Tessa Weathersby Davis, Dawson, GA; sisters, Mildred Hunter, Columbus, GA, Mary Hislit, Buford GA, and Pearl Perkins, Newnan, GA; and brothers, Raymond Davis, Dawson, GA, William Davis, Albany, GA, and Marvin Davis, Dawson, GA. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Wiley M. “Bud” Wills, Buford, GA; daughter, Marion and Vic Hanners, Buford, GA; son, Terry M. and Sue Wills, Leesburg, GA; grandchildren, Vickie and John Ladshaw, Flowery Branch, GA, Marilyn and Kevin Owen, Flowery Branch, GA, Terry Wills, Jr. and Alicia Wills, Leesburg, GA, Andrea Wills, Morganton, NC, Kelly and Renee Wills, Standfield, NC, Kristie and Matt Elliott, Leesburg, GA, and Scott and Stacy Wills, Albany, GA; twenty three great grandchildren and six great- great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Jack Ramsey, Columbus, GA, Julia Weatherly, Augusta, GA, Ruby Culpepper, Opelika, AL, Martha Sherman, Columbus, GA, and Dorothy and Jarman Fussell, Jacksonville, FL; brother, Charles Davis, Jacksonville, FL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Wills was born December 10, 1917 in Dawson, GA. She graduated from Bronwood High School. She is retired from Tom’s Food in Columbus, GA. She was a member of Wynton United Methodist Church in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Miller and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Bronwood Cemetery in Bronwood, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 18, 2011 form 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

09/14/2011         

Mr. Lonnie R. Cross IV, age 36, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Gwenn Cranston Cross, Hoschton, GA; son, Lonnie R. Cross V, Hoschton, GA; daughter, McKinley Anne Cross, Hoschton, GA; parents, Lonnie R. Cross III and Walda L. Cross, Panama, South America; sisters and brother-in-law, Kimberly and Terrel Buchan, LaGrange, GA and Meredith Cross, Sharpsburg, GA; and mother-in-law, Shelba Webb, Warm Springs, GA. Mr. Cross was born March 12, 1976 in Pennsylvania. He was employed by DISH Network in Suwanee, GA. He was a member of the Lake Lanier Crappie Club. He was an avid fisherman and noted as the “world’s greatest fisherman.” A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lonnie R. Cross IV family in his memory.

09/14/2011         

Mrs. Christine Browning Mundy, age 99, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ebb Mundy; daughters, Judy Mundy Cook and Jerre Mundy Bloom; and grandson, Daniel Mundy. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gwendolyn and L. C. Crane, Tulsa, OK and Linda and Don Monroe, Alpharetta, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Kathy Mundy, Buford, GA and Rev. Danny and Donna Mundy, Gray, GA; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Mundy was born June 27, 1912 and was a life-long resident of Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Mundy and Rev. Tom Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

09/14/2011         

Cornell Mattox, Jr., age 64, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Mattox, Stone Mountain, GA; son, Cornell Mattox III; two grandchildren, Cornell and Courtney Mattox; sisters, Wilma Smith and Carole Jamison; brothers, William Mattox and Ronald Mattox, all of Chicago, IL; and step children, James Michael Threatt, Los Angeles, CA and Robert Vincent Threatt, Atlanta, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

09/11/2011         

Mr. James D. “Bill” McGowan, age 77, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Kim McGowan, Sugar Hill, GA and Mechelle McGowan Cheng, Seattle, WA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and brother, Johnny McGowan, Jacksonville, FL. The remains have been cremated and there are no services planned.

09/10/2011         

Mrs. Geraleen “Gerri” Polhamus, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth G. Keyton, York, PA and David B. Keyton, Lawrenceville, GA; daughters, Debra L. Cheyene, Dover, PA and Beth Annee’ Frutz, Seaford, VA; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Linda Moose, Gettysburg, PA. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Harris of Lawrenceville Church of God officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

09/06/2011         

Mr. Clyde T. Tatum, age, 84 of Buford passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Katherine Whited Tatum, parents Hugh and Arvie Tatum, 8 brothers, and 5 sisters. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Sue Ellen and Robert Walls, Buford, GA; Gwendolyn Fountain, Buford, GA; Lisa and Steve Pirkle, Buford, GA; Son and daughter-in-law Steve and Janice Tatum, Flowery Branch, GA; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren Sisters and Brothers-in-law Doris and Quinton Whited, Buford, GA; Barbara Kozell, Flowery Branch, GA; Donna Jean and Walter Puckett, Buford, GA; Brother and sister-in-law Cleo and Joann Tatum, Buford, GA; Sisters-in-law Lorine Tatum, Buford, GA; Eva Tatum, Atlanta, GA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Tatum was born on December 5, 1926 in Buford GA, he was a WWII Army Veteran, a graduate of Sugar Hill High School. Mr. Tatum had a Associate Degree under the GI bill. He retired from Lucent Technology after 27 years of service, Mr. Tatum worked as an Insurance agent for Southland Life Insurance Company and a member of Flowery Branch Church of God for 37 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday September 8, 2011 at 3:00P.M. at the Buford Church of God with Rev. Edward Davenport, Rev. Fred Sylvester, and Rev. Jason Walls interment will follow at Broadlawn memorial Gardens Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:P.M until 9:P.M

09/02/2011         

Mr. Florin Parfene, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Genoveva Parfene, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Laura Petcu, Lawrenceville, GA; sons Ion Parfene, Lawrenceville, GA and Christian Parfene, Atlanta, GA; two grandchildren; one sister; and three brothers. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Father Nicolae Campos officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

09/01/2011         

Isaac Richard Boeckman, age 8, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Keith and Angela Boeckman, Buford, GA; sisters, Hannah and Sarah Kate Boeckman, Buford, GA; brothers, Benjamin, Elijah, and Zach Boeckman, Buford, GA; grandparents, Mark and Florence Boeckman, Buford, GA, Ed and Laura Wheeler, Franklin, TN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Isaac was born April 25, 2003 in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a student at Buford Academy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford, GA where he was also a member of the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School Class. The funeral will be held on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buford, GA with Rev. Matt Stacy officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Buford, 4550 Hamilton Mill Rd., Buford, GA 30518,. 770-945-9705 in memory of Isaac Boeckman.

09/01/2011         

Mrs. Eleanor Mae Johnson, age 90, of Duluth, GA passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Harvey J. Johnson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Alan H. Nix, Duluth, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Roger Johnson and Dr. Dona Lee Andrew, Jackson, MS; three grandchildren, Stacy and Gibbs Knotts, Melissa and Sean Harrington and Leslie Nix; and three great grandchildren, Chase Harrington. Eva Harrington and Whitney Knotts. Mrs. Johnson was born February 10, 1921 in Harvey, ND. She was a 1939 graduate of Central High School in Grand Forks, ND, a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor’s Degree and a graduate of Northwestern University where she received her Medical Technology Degree. She was a retired Medical Technologist from Northwestern Hospital. She was a member of the Eastern Star, a member of the P.E.O., a member of the Tri Delta Sorority, a member of the Sons of Norway and a member of the United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks in North Dakota. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Sondra R. Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 110, Alpharetta, GA 30022-5988 in memory of Eleanor Mae Johnson.

08/31/2011         

Mr. Bobby Edwin Kerlin, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Velma Kerlin; and grandson, Justin Cates. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Kerlin, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and Jeff Patton, Dacula, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jeannette Kerlin, Scottsville, VA; grandchildren, Kady Cates, Bethlehem, GA and Joseph Kolback, Jr., Scottsville, VA; sisters-in-law, Grace Thompson, Newnan, GA, Lucy Bryson, Jonesboro, GA, Belle Ivie, Thompson, GA and Pearl Fowler, Crawfordville, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Kerlin was born September 16, 1933 in Buford, GA. He was a 1950 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA, a graduate of Southern Tech in Chamblee, GA, a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master’s Degree. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He taught and coached at Buford High School. He was a retired city manager with the City of Buford. He was a Mason and member of the Buford Masonic Lodge 292 F. & A.M. and he was also a Shriner and member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, GA. He served on the Board of the Buford Housing Authority. He was a former little league baseball and football coach. He was an avid Buford Wolves Fan. He was member of the Sherwood Coffee Club. He was a member of the Buford First United Methodist Church in Buford, GA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Davis, Rev. Wayne Johnson and Rev. Jimmy Dunn officiating. Graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, GA with Rev. Sondra R. Jones officiating and with military honors. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Buddy Ehlert, Dale Brown, Jeff Pruitt, Ricky Etheridge, John Barbonis, Lamar Sudderth, Chris Burge, Phillip Beard, Gentry Wade, Andy Howard, Walt Britt, and Jimmy Willard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 pm. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, 770-967-8500.

08/30/2011         

Mr. Joseph Earley, age 72, of Homer, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. He is survived by his former wife, Bernice Earley, Buford, GA; caregiver, Sandra Walden, Buford, GA. A private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

08/27/2011         

Ronald BART Gardin, 38, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Bone Marrow Tower in the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, surrounded by his parents, following his courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born January 28, 1973 in Asheville, NC. He graduated in 1991 from Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, FL and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 1995 graduate from Florida State University. He was employed by DJO, Inc. in Vista, CA. Bart was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents Rev. Gary and Hester Sales; paternal grandfather, Roy Gardin; maternal grandfather, Pat Wright; Uncle and Aunt, Johann and Irene Johnson and paternal grandmother, Edith Gardin. Survivors include his wife Leslie Garcia Gardin, daughter, Aubrey Garcia Gardin, son, Ronald Brett Gardin, of Hixson, TN; parents, Roger B. Gardin of Cumming, GA and Patsy Wright Gardin of Asheville, NC; brother Roger Brad and wife Michelle of Sugar Hill, GA; grandmothers, Mildred Sales Wright and Ruth Jarvis Gardin of Asheville, NC; uncle Ron Wright and wife Sue of York, SC; nephews Ryder and Jonah and niece, Everett Gardin; cousins, Patrick Wright, Frank Wright and wife Tracy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Lin Garcia of Clearwater, FL; sister-in-law Kristi Garcia Harris; nephews Gavin and Trey and niece, Kara Harris; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; his faithful companions, Spotty, Cody, Bowden, Legolas, Janey, Horton and Gertrude; his faithful “buddies” Marcus Filipek and Tony Keeler; and loyal friend Carol Court. Bart’s family expresses sincere appreciation to Dr. Ji-Lian Cai, Dr. Leonardo Farol, Dr. Scott Godfrey, Dr. Paul Cheng, Dr. Lawrence Morris, Dr. Scott Solomon, staff and employees of City of Hope, San Diego Medical Center and Northside Hospital, for their care, wisdom, kindness and dedication. A memorial service will be held at Sugar Hill Church located at 5091 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard (Highway 20) in Sugar Hill, GA 30518, on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11:00am with Rev. Chuck Allen officiating. A reception will be held following the service in the Fellowship Hall. A memorial service will be held in Asheville, NC at a later date. Memorials in Bart’s name may be made to the City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Boulevard, Duarte, CA 91010.

08/25/2011         

Donna Kay Billups, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She is survived by her companion, Maynard Blackmon, Lawrenceville, GA; son, Joe Billups, Abbeville, GA; brother, Roger Wood, Chicago, IL; sister, Peggy McCollum, Beaufort, SC; aunts, Dorothy Evans, Chicago Heights, IL and Raurice McCollum, Harvey, IL; four nephews; one niece; and a host of cousins and other relatives. Donna was a resident of Gwinnett County since 1998. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

08/25/2011         

Adam B. Maracz, 31, unexpectedly entered into eternal peace (rest) August 25, 2011, currently of Sugar Hill, Georgia. Adam formerly lived in Strongsville, OH. He is survived by beloved parents, Michael and Patricia and loving sister Sarah Grebe (Tyler), favorite uncle of Alex and Gabrielle. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be private.

08/25/2011         

Mrs. Peggy W. Young, age 72, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Gothard, Elizabeth City, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Michelle Young, Duluth, GA; and grandchildren, Michael Gothard and Sean Gothard. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

08/23/2011         

Mr. Kenneth “Rooter” Bailey, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Sue Martin Bailey, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Dick Berger, Sugar Hill, GA and Connie and Rev. Jimmy Dunn, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Mitchel and Valerie Berger, Kevin and Stefanie Berger, Emily Dunn, and Jenny Dunn; five great grandchildren; sister, Virginia Bailey Ramey, Buford, GA; sisters-in-law, Frances Martin Doster, Buford, GA, Mrs. Ruby Martin, Buford, GA and Mrs. Jack Martin, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Bailey was born May 13, 1928 and was a native of Buford, GA. He was a retired superintendent from City of Lawrenceville Gas Dept. He was a deacon and member of Gravel Springs Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Frankie Southerland and Rev. Winfred Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Gravel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/22/2011         

Mr. Blake Allen Thornhill, age 46, of Franklin, NC and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary W. Thornhill; and mother, Nan Pirkle Thornhill Painter. He is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Chasdidy Holloway Thornhill, Franklin, NC; daughter, Emily Thornhill; brother, Rhett Thornhill, Buford, GA; aunt, Hazel Pirkle, Buford, GA; and several cousins. Mr. Thornhill was born July 21, 1965 and was a native of Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

08/17/2011         

Mr. James M. “Jim” Baker, Jr., age 58, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, James Milton Baker, Sr. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Kathy H. Baker, Suwanee, GA; son, James M. Baker, III, Suwanee, GA; mother, Edythe J. Baker, Decatur, GA; sisters, Jan and Tim Herren, Suwanee, GA, Joy and Steve Eaton, Cumming, GA and Jill and Glenn Merritt, Charlotte, NC; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Baker was born August 22, 1952 in Atlanta, GA. He was a 1970 graduate of Briarcliff High School in Decatur, GA, and he attended DeKalb College and Georgia Tech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was owner of J.M. Baker Company in Suwanee, GA. He was a HAM Radio Operator, a boat captain and an airplane pilot. He was of the Baptist faith. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

08/17/2011         

Mr. John H. Abston, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Rene and Roy Douglas, Cumming, GA and Mary Delores and John Sudol, Youngstown, OH; brother, Donald Ray Abston, Cleveland, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Abston was born April 23, 1935 in Rockwood, TN. He was a retired service station operator. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Purcell officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.

08/16/2011         

Mrs. Mildred Lewis Bagley, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, John W. Bagley. She is survived by her children, Ann and Doug Bryant, Gary and Jennifer Bagley, Joel and Jill Bagley, Jan and Tom Durham and Steve and Carol Bray; grandchildren, Paul and Laryssa Bryant, Kelly and Richie Barrineau, Ty Bagley, Brett and Andrea Bagley and Bethany Bagley; great grandchildren, Seve and Kelsie Barrineau and Simon Bagley; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bagley was born January 31, 1921. She operated the Buford Kindergarten from 1953 until 1974. From 1974 until 1992, she was a substitute teacher at Buford High School. She was a dedicated Christian. It is impossible to describe the extent she was involved with her church. She served in almost every position with all age groups during the seventy-eight years that she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford. She was also a charter member of the Silvertone Choir. She also had various responsibilities in the Lawrenceville Baptist Association and with the Georgia State W.M.U. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford with Rev. Matt Stacy and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Buford Building Fund in memory of Mildred Bagley.

08/16/2011         

Mr. Jeffery L. Farr, age 53, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Beth Anne Farr, Oakwood, GA; daughter, Brianne Farr, Oakwood, GA; father, Eddie and Zelma Farr, Newnan, GA; mother, P.K. Kirkland, Holly Springs, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Denise Farr, Cumming, GA; father-in-law, James Dorsey, Atlanta, GA; mother-in-law, Kay and Fred Gokey, Nicholson, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Kim Dorsey, Commerce, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Amy and Kirby Lavendar, Arcade, GA; nieces, Makenzie Greene and Savannah Farr; and nephew, Simon Farr. Mr. Farr was born November 11, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church in Sugar Hill, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Chuck Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

08/16/2011         

Ronald Anthony DeRenzis, age 84, of Dacula passed away August 16th, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Bebe DeRenzis, daughters Tina DeRenzis, Dr. Andrea Strauss and Gabrielle Darnell, son-in-laws, John Strauss, Deron Darnell and grandchildren, Kristyn Short, Michael DeRenzis Short, and Danielle Chapman. Ron was a retired Veteran of the US Navy, a retiree from Western Electric Corp., and member of the Model A Restorers' Club of Georgia. A Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, August 20th, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, Georgia.

08/16/2011         

Mrs. Mildred Montgomery Little, age 81, of Pendergrass, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Herman and Ola Puckett Montgomery; and sons, James H. Melton and Mark Little. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, William M. “Bill” Little, Pendergrass, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Britt and Vicki Melton, Jefferson, GA; Michael and Larissa Little, Ila, GA, Danny and Genise Little, Jefferson, GA and Gary Little, Dacula, GA; daughter Robbie Little Ramey, Buford, GA; daughter-in-law, Linda Melton Koonce, Loganville, GA; grandchildren, Harold Melton, Tammy Johnston, Shannon Brown, Corey Little, Brad Ramey, Haley Little, Blaine Little, Caitlan Little and Nicholas Little; eleven great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; and uncle and aunt, Hoyt and Betty Puckett, Buford, GA. Mrs. Little was born August 23, 1929 in Forsyth County, GA. She retired from Scientific Atlanta and was a former Gwinnett County Bus Driver. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Lawson and Rev. Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/14/2011         

Mr. Johnny Streetman, age 55, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Shelby Blankenship. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ray Dorsey, Cumming, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kerry Streetman, Newnan, GA; four granddaughters; one grandson; brother, Dewayne Blankenship, Cumming, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tammy and Steve Nass, Gainesville, GA, Connie and Jim Crane, South Carolina, Carol Pirkle, Cumming, GA and Trina Sosebee, Cumming, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dog, Sugar. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Minister Shawn Manley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/13/2011         

Mr. Billy “Bill” Moreland, age 56, of Flowery Branch, GA and Panama City Beach, FL passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Jennifer “Jenny” Moreland, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, April and Devin Christensen, Monroe, GA, Jessica and Dustin Brandon, Provo, UT and Ashley and Ryan Taggart, Gainesville, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremy Moreland, Salt Lake City, UT and Adam and Jessica Moreland, Spanish Fork, UT; eight grandchildren; father, Roy L. and Betty Moreland, Richardson, TX; mother, Jeanette and Joe Bailey, Anadarko, OK; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Tobi Moreland, Plano, TX and J. T. and Cynthia McWilliams, Dacula, GA; step sisters, M’Lisa and Kurt Hansen, Denton, TX and Whitney and Adam Goldfine, Cave Creek AZ; step brother, Shep and Tammi Bailey, Dallas, TX; grandmother, Edna Bailey, Fort Cobb, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousin; mother-in-law, Fredda Shutes, Panama City, FL; and father-in-law, Bernard L. Shutes, Marianna, FL. Mr. Moreland was born November 29, 1954 in Fort Worth, TX. He was owner of Moreland Machinery Inc. in Birmingham, AL. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid billiard player and boater at Holiday Marina in Buford, GA. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1234 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 with Bishop Bob Weaver officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Bill Moreland.

08/13/2011         

Miriam Elizabeth Bowen Fulgham passed away peacefully on August 13, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born in Bulloch County on January 11, 1923 to Myrtis and G.B. Bowen of Register, Ga. She lived over 50 years in Savannah before moving to Sugar Hill, Ga. to live with her son and daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 36 years, Joseph Bruce Fulgham. Miriam was a graduate of Nevils High School, and attended Valdosta State College. In the summer of 1942, she accepted an invitation to join a government training program in electronics and physics to support the armament efforts of World War II. After completing the initial training, she was selected for advanced training, first at Georgia Tech, and later at Wright Field Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. At Wright Field, she was promoted to Supervisor on the Top Secret team developing high-altitude radar for the bombers of the Manhattan Project. She returned to Bulloch County for Christmas in 1945, and remained to help her parents with their businesses. After moving to Savannah, she continued to work in the grocery business for many years. Miriam was known for her quick wit, positive outlook on life, and in her younger years, as a sharp shooter. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. She dearly loved her family and friends, and always had an encouraging word for others. Surviving are her children: Chuck Wilkinson, Pamela Wilkinson-Nichols, a son-in-law, Alan Nichols, a grandson, Joseph Nichols, a foster grandson, John Acosta, three sisters, Martha B. Hutchinson, Jackie B. Foy, and Ann B. Lupton. Additional survivors include four nephews, Inman Foy, III, George Hutchinson, Craig and Shawn Mikell, two nieces, Gail Foy, and Holly Pollard, nine great nieces and nephews, a number of cousins, and many special friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially Sadie Dog, who learned from Miriam how to wipe her feet before entering the house. Funeral service for her Atlanta circle of friends will be held at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church on Monday, August 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the main Sanctuary with Pastor Dr. Richard A. Hunter and Rev. Mari Lane Brooks A brief reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow. Visitation in Statesboro will be held Tuesday, August 16 from 10-11:00 am at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home, prior to an 11:30am funeral service. Pastor Butch McKenzie will officiate. Interment will be in Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 301 South. The family will accept flowers and requests that any memorial contributions be made to Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobby Tootle, 4715 Twin Forks Rd., Statesboro, Ga. 3045 Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com Flanigan’s Funeral Home Buford, GA and Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro are in charge of arrangements. www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

08/12/2011         

Mrs. Carolyn Walker Jackson, age, 78 of Buford, GA passed away on August 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her Husband Henry Jackson, and daughter Mary Louise Henderson. She is survived by her Daughter Rosa Jackson, Buford, GA; Sons James and Robert Jackson, Buford, GA; Grandchildren Michelle Jackson, Kelly Henderson, Cindy Jackson, Michael Henderson, Kimberly Henderson, Joshua Jackson, Jaron Jackson, and Tanwanda Smith 8 Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Jackson was born on March 3, 1933 in Buford, GA. She was a caregiver for several local Buford families. A member of Union Baptist Church Mrs. Jackson served as a member on the usher board and the motherboard at the church. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 3:00P.M. at Union Baptist Church on Bona Road in Buford, with Rev. Kerry Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Old Union Cemetery. The wake will be on Tuesday from 7:00P.M. Until 9:00P.M at the funeral home

08/10/2011         

Inez Miles, age 96, a long-time special pioneer of Jehovah Witnesses, of Buford, GA fell asleep in death on August 10, 2011. Inez Miles was born on May 1, 1915 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is survived by her brother Sam Salters and her sister Margaret P. Hawkins. Her two daughters, Betty Jean Hills and Frances Parks as well as 4 Grand Children and 4 Great Grand Children. She will be dearly missed and always loved by many, including her spiritual family members. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Flanigan Funeral Home.

08/09/2011         

Mr. Donald R. “Don” Sherwood, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-nine years, Anne Nickles Sherwood; parents, George and Mildred Sherwood; and sister, Diane Oslin. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Sherwood Bowman and husband, Robert A. Bowman, Jr., Jefferson, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Kelly Sherwood, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Addison Bowman, Graham Sherwood, Miles Sherwood and Carson Sherwood; brothers and sisters-in-law, Phil and Wanda Sherwood, Hoschton, GA, Steve and Becky Sherwood, Marietta, GA and David Sherwood, Shreveport, LA; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Bill Carter, Winston Salem, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sherwood was born December 13, 1940 in Portsmouth, OH. He graduated from Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam. He was owner of Sherwood’s Drug Shop in Buford, GA. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Clinic, 121 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 in memory of Donald R. “Don” Sherwood.

08/08/2011         

Mrs. Abby P. Shirley, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 8, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Ashby Paulette; mother, Nellie Almond; and sister, Joette Davis. She is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, Danny P. Shirley, Buford, GA; son, Brett Cole Shirley, Buford, GA; aunt, Gwendolyn Paulette, Appomattox, VA; niece, Emily Jane Shirley, Pelham, AL; nephew, Cody Lane Shirley, Pelham, AL; father-in-law, Claud R. Shirley, Alpharetta, GA; and brother-in-law, Marcus C. Shirley, Cumming, GA. Mrs. Shirley was born December 4, 1952 in Appomattox, VA. She was a 1970 graduate of Appomattox High School in Appomattox, VA. She was a homemaker and also worked for Nuskin. She was involved with anti-aging kinetics based technology. She was a member of Barrier Free Gwinnett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where she was also a member of Open Door Sunday School Class. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford with Rev. Matt Stacy and Rev. Jon Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/06/2011         

Rev. Viola Haynes Cantrell, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Cantrell, Sr.; and sons, John David Cantrell, John Calvin Cantrell and Jerry Cantrell. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Dorothy and Billy Lott, Buford, GA, Shirley Force, Buford, GA and Leola Cantrell, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Warren Cantrell, Jr. and wife, Elise Cantrell, Buford, GA; eight grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; a special dedicated niece, Minister Emma Lott, Buford, GA; and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Cantrell was born July 14, 1925 in Buford, GA. She was a retired nurses aide with Gwinnett Hospital System at Buford General Hospital. She was the former minister and member of Greater Mission Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Bishop Ann L. Hardman and Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

08/06/2011         

Margaret Metzler was born on July 21, 1916 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Margaret, her husband Ernest and family lived in Pittsburgh and Washington DC before settling in Dunwoody, Georgia in 1968. During World War II, Margaret was recognized with a big splash in the paper as the first female accounting supervisor at the US Steel Company. Margaret also worked part time at the IRS for 15 years. Most of all, she was a loving Mother and Wife with a deep faith. Margaret is survived by two daughters and two sons: Eileen and Jim Padget; Betty and Craig Nelson; Thomas and Linda Metzler and Robert and Cindy Metzler. Margaret is also survived by nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, Friday August 12th at 10:30 a.m.

08/06/2011         

Mr. Herbert C. Kendall, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Kendall. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Mrs. Dolene Parker Kendall, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bill Thornton, Flowery Branch, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janet Kendall, Monroe, GA; five grandchildren, Freddie Beamon, Joey Beamon, Becky Griffith, Amy Clements, and Larry Kendall, Jr.; five step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lela Bell Crenshaw, Oakwood, GA, Estelle Bagwell, Oakwood, GA, Eleanor and Loy Seabolt, Murrayville, GA and Hazel and Harold Collins, Cleveland, GA; brother and sister-in-law, J. B. and Drucille Kendall, Marietta, GA; sister-in-law, Jo Kendall, Dahlonega, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Kendall was born August 1, 1922 in Lumpkin County, GA. He was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from General Motors Assembly Plant after thirty-one years of service and was a member of the U. A. W. Local 10. He was a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/06/2011         

Mrs. Joan Pass Kelly, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Harry M. Kelly; grandson, Alex Kelly; parents, Bruce and Clara Bess Westbrook Pass; and brothers, Warren Pass and Bruce Pass. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Johnny Carswell, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Kelly, Flowery Branch, GA and John and Cheryl Kelly, Braselton, GA; grandchildren, Lauren and Aubrey Hatch, Ashley Herrin, Alexa Kelly, Ben Carswell and John David Kelly; sister-in-law, Shirley Pass, Stone Mountain, GA; aunt, Gladys Westbrook Knox, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Kelly was born November 29, 1940 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1958 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA and attended college at Emory University at Oxford. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford where she was also a member of the Ladies’ Friendship Sunday School Class. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buford with Rev. Matt Stacy and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

08/05/2011         

Mr. Herb Ackermann, age 61, of Carnesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Mary Ackermann; and brother, Carl Ackermann. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Iva Mae Ackermann, Carnesville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Trudi and Judd Cheek, Buford, GA and Trisha and Joseph English, Winder, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph Ackermann, Sandy Springs, GA and Steven and Cecilia Ackermann, Buford, GA; nine grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Lu Christiansen, Tucker, GA and Dorothy and Larry Neuaman, Huntsville, AL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert and Charis Ackermann, Knoxville, TN, James and Kathy Ackermann, Atlanta, GA and Dennis and Leslie Ackermann, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Jeanne Ackermann, Nashville, TN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Ackermann was born July 31, 1950 in Nashville, TN. He was a 1968 graduate of St. Pius High School in Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a supervisor with Auto Zone in Lavonia, GA. He was a former member of Prince Of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Toccoa, GA. As a member of the church, he was a Lector and a sponsor for marriage encounters. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and boating. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by his family. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church with Father Patrick Scully serving as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or to St. Pius Tenth at Alumni Association in memory of Herb Ackermann.

08/02/2011         

Mr. Jason Brian Krajc, age 36, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Tonya Hoefle Krajc, Sugar Hill, GA; parents, Joe and Jodi Krajc, Danville, VA; sister, Jeanette K. Henegar and spouse, Paul, Roanoke, VA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dawn (Hoefle) and Terry Gaines, Wood River, IL; and two faithful beagles, Cooper and Nash. Mr. Krajc was born September 7, 1974 in Danville, VA. He was a 1992 graduate of George Washington High School in Danville, VA. He attended Radford University in Radford, VA. He was a self-employed superintendent in construction and remodeling. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and water sports. He was a U.N.C. Tarheel Fan and was an avid music fan. Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Father Frank Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Foundation Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or to Mass General Hospital, Melanoma Research Fund, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 in memory of Jason Brian Krajc. A special thank you to Dr. Keith Flaherty of Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA for his relentless pursuit of a cure and also gratitude to Dr. Johanna Bendell and staff at Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Center in Nashville, TN.

08/01/2011         

STIRSMAN , Rev. Thomas P. went home to be with the Lord August 1, 2011. Born May 22,1936 in Central City, KY, Tom was married to Maureen Zielinski for 55 years. He pastored several churches in the North, served as a mentor, Sunday School and Bible teacher and participated in amen’s prayer group at 1st Baptist Buford. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Susan Nelson and her husband Eric, his son Thomas Jon, his grandson Matthew Nelson and four brothers. His Homegoing Celebration will be held Thursday August 4, 2011 at 3 pm at 1st Baptist Buford, 4550 Hamilton Mill Rd. The family will receive visitors 1-2:30. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to 1st Baptist Buford for the Cuba Mission project.

07/30/2011         

Mr. Ray Jarrard, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Renee Jarrard; parents, Thomas R. and Bessie May Carr Jarrard; and sister, Ruby Jarrard O’Kelley. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Kitty Nichols Brogdon Jarrard, Dawsonville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Ray and Debbie Jarrard, Sugar Hill, GA; granddaughter, Amber Jarrard; step sons, Judge Bill Brogdon and wife, Julie Brogdon, Snellville, GA and Bobby Brogdon and wife, Mary Brogdon, Dawsonville, GA; step daughter, Amy Wheeler and husband, Jeff Wheeler, Atlanta, GA; step grandchildren, William and Leslie Brogdon, Kathryn Brogdon, Mattie Brogdon, Henry Brogdon, Sophie Brogdon, Grace Wheeler, Abigail Wheeler, and Clare Wheeler; sister, Robbie Jarrard King, Flowery Branch, GA; nephews, David King, Flowery Branch, GA and Billy O’Kelley, Jefferson, GA; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews of the Nichols family. Mr. Jarrard was born August 19, 1927 in Gainesville, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors Plant. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pirkle and Dr. Jim Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville on the Principal Fund or to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice in memory of Ray Jarrard.

07/29/2011         

Benjamin Thomas Jeffcoat, age 43, died suddenly July 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Lauren Jeffcoat and ten-year old daughter, Melanie Rose Jeffcoat of Buford. Also surviving are his parents, Carl and Ann Jeffcoat of Gulf Breeze, FL; his sister, Holly Jeffcoat Phillips and brother-in-law, Brand Phillips of Albuquerque, NM; and mother-in-law, Gloria Ledford of Buford. Ben was born in Springfield, IL and raised in Randolph, NJ. He graduated from Randolph High School then later earned his Batchelor’s of Arts Degree from Georgia State University. Ben was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church where he was a devoted Youth Group Leader. Ben was a devoted Christian and lived his life for the Lord. He knew no enemies. Ben never met a stranger and was always giving of himself whether it be of his time, money or infinite patience. Ben taught Discipleship Classes at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church. He was always volunteering to help those in need. Ben loved music, all sports and his beloved Auburn Tigers. Ben will be deeply missed by his family and friends who are all devastated at his passing. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Hill, GA with Rev. Janet Whitaker and Rev. Mari Lane Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Group at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Benjamin Thomas Jeffcoat.

07/29/2011         

Brenda Gail Waits, age 51, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011. She is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law, Michael Waits, Buford, GA, Ronnie and Sheila Waits, Sugar Hill, GA and Phillip Waits, Loganville, GA; uncles and aunts, Leon and Linda Humphries, Suwanee, GA and Joe and Wynette Conrad, Cumming, GA; aunt, Barbara Waits, Cumming, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Warsaw Cemetery in Johns Creek, GA with Rev. Jeff Brogdon and Rev. Roy Biddy officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

07/27/2011         

Mr. John H. Mooney, age 70, of Duluth, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Dawn Zanich, Plainfield, NY; sisters, Linda Moore Duncan, Gainesville, GA and Dianne Taylor, Flowery Branch, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Joan Mooney, Flowery Branch, GA; sister-in-law, Gelain Lancaster Mooney, Flowery Branch, GA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and best friend and caretaker, Manuel Gaona. Mr. Mooney was born September 12, 1940 in Walton County, GA. He was a 1960 graduate of Berry High School in Rome, GA, a 1979 graduate of Perimeter College with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and a 1986 graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He was retired from Verizon Wireless in Atlanta and Coats and Clark in Atlanta. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford where he was also a member of the Agape Sunday School Class, Abundant Life Fellowship and the Silvertone Choir. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Franklin Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 2330 West Main Street, Royston, GA 30662. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Buford Building Fund in memory of John H. Mooney.

07/26/2011         

Miss Viola Bennett, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. M. and Maude Cash Bennett; and brother, J. C. Bennett. She is survived by her sisters, Willie Bennett, Buford, GA and Bonnis Bennett, Buford, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Ottis and Elise Higgins Bennett, Buford, GA; nieces, Patti Bennett, Buford, GA and Gail Bennett Duran, Flowery Branch, GA; nephew, Steve Bennett and wife, Stacey Bennett, Flowery Branch, GA; great nephews and great nieces, Jason and Angela Cropper, Carrie and Denny Stone, Edie Bennett, Matt Bennett and Eli Bennett; and several great great-nieces and great great-nephews. Miss Bennett was born August 8, 1923 in Hall County, GA. She was a 1943 graduate of Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, GA. She was a retired seamstress from Shadburn Gotham Hosiery Mill in Gainesville, GA. She was a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Wade and Rev. Danny Newbern officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

07/24/2011         

Mr. David L. Bennett, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryson and Grace Bennett; sisters, Hattie Mae Atha, Pat Frost, Betty Jean Bennett, and Margie Ann Bennett; and brothers, Douglas Bennett and Ronnie Bennett. He is survived by his sisters, Nell Pugh, Cumming, GA, Kathy Marie Bennett, Braselton, GA and Linda West, Winder, GA; brothers, Tony Bennett, Winder, GA, Jimmy Bennett, Winder, GA and Bud and Mitzi Bennett, El Paso, TX; brothers-in-law, Jack Atha, Sugar Hill, GA and David Frost, Fort Payne, AL; and twenty nieces and nephews. Mr. Bennett was born November 3, 1948 in Buford, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was employed with Dexter Farms in Buford, GA. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

07/23/2011         

Mr. Jerry (Monk) Cantrell was born February 23, 1948 in Buford, GA to the late, Mr. Warren Cantrell, Sr. and Pastor Viola Cantrell. He departed his life on July 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Warren Cantrell, Sr.; two brothers, Mr. John David Cantrell and John C. Cantrell; and one nephew, Frederick D. Force. Jerry was employed with the City of Buford for about twenty or twenty-five years. He was loved by many. He leaves to mourn his mother, Pastor Viola Haynes Cantrell, Buford, GA; one daughter, Kenisha R. Bickley, St. Louis, MO; one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy (Billy) Lotts, Shirley Jean Force and Leola Cantrell, all of Buford; two brothers, Mr. Warren (Elisie) Cantrell, Jr., and Lovie Earls, all of Buford; best friend, Prestee Earls; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls and Elder John Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

07/23/2011         

Catherine Bennett, age 94, of Buford passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Rev. Farrell K. Presley will officiate. Burial to follow at Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rock Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Catherine Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church and the Abundant Life Fellowship at the First Baptist Church of Buford. She was an employee of N. W. Buice & Co. of Buford for thirty-five years, J. C. Poole & Co. of Lawrenceville and a volunteer at Gwinnett Medical Hospital of Lawrenceville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Bennett, Sr.; son, Odell Bennett, Jr.; and grandson, Jon M. Bennett. She is survived by her son, Larry Bennett and wife, Beverly of Buford, daughter-in-law, Bette Bennett Taylor of Lawrenceville; granddaughters, Sissy Bennett of Lawrenceville, Susan Kerlin and her husband, Bryan of Buford, Tami Bennett of Buford, and Amy Wilson and husband, Mike of Flowery Branch; grandson, Adam Bennett and wife, Mandy of Buford; great grandchildren, Ansley, Danna and Jacob Bennett, Anna, Amanda and Alyssa Kerlin and Dustin Bennett; and one great great-grandchild, Jayvin Bennett, all of Buford. She leaves behind many friends, family and her extended family at the Lake Springs Assisted Living Community of Buford.

07/21/2011         

Shawn “Shahriar” Gharineh, age, 51 of Sugar Hill, passed away on Thursday July 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Christy Gharineh, Sugar Hill, GA; daughter Yasamin Gharineh, Sugar Hill, GA; sons & daughter-in-law Jemery and Danielle Gharineh, Minneapolis, MN; Adrian Gharineh, Sugar Hill, GA; sisters Shahin, Siman, & Cholea brother Khalil Gharineh amd their spouses and children all of Iran several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Gharineh was born in Tehran Iran on April 12, 1960, he was the owner of Carpet express in Sugar Hill, and a member of Covenant Life Church, Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral service will beheld on Monday July 25, 2011 at 3:00P.M.with the remains placed in state at 2:00P.M at Covenant Life Church, with Pastor John Duke, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2P.M. until 6P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the Covenant Life Church 1945 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Suwanee, GA 30024.

07/17/2011         

Twanda Darlene Negley, 75, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 following an extended illness. Twanda was born November 20, 1935 in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of Norman Leslie Sloan, Sr. and Mary Florence Seacat Sloan. She will be deeply missed by her loving family including her husband of 53 years, Joseph W. Negley, of Suwanee, Georgia and their four sons, Joseph L. Negley and his wife Debbie of Cumming, Georgia, Cary D. Negley and his wife Bettie of Savannah, Georgia, Eric W. Negley and his wife Beverly of Suwanee, Georgia, Michael W. Negley and his wife Rebel of Birmingham, Alabama. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Madison and Joey of Cumming, Georgia, Mary Elizabeth, Carolyn, Carrie, and Michelle of Savannah, Georgia, Jeremey and his wife, Michael, of Gainesville, Georgia, Sunni and her husband, Keelan Parrish, of Birmingham, Alabama, and three great grandchildren, Braelynn and Kinslee Negley, and Jodi Parrish. Twanda grew up in Indiana, graduating from Tipton High School in 1953. She attended Ball State University her freshman year and transferred to Furman University for her sophomore and junior years. After raising her family, Twanda returned to college and graduated from Georgia State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Twanda has used her love of children and her amazing organizational skills throughout her life in her work as a lifeguard and swim instructor, an office manager, and a teacher. Twanda was preceded in death by her brothers Norman L. Sloan, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina and Marvin R. Sloan of Warren, Michigan, and her sister Vivian L. Lineberry of Fort White, Florida. She is survived by her brother, Charles W. Sloan and his wife Jeanette of Raleigh, North Carolina, and her sisters Janet and her husband Richard Shrigley of Carlsbad, California, Mary Jo and her husband Charles Hall of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and her sister-in-law Joan Sloan of Raleigh, North Carolina. Twanda is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Twanda loved children and took great pride in making a home filled with love for her husband and children. She lived through her children being an active adult volunteer at each stage of their young lives, as den mother, PTA president, school volunteer, and sports booster. Traveling, reading, decorating, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and being with her grandchildren were the delights of her life. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00AM at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 5830 Bethelview Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040. The family will be receiving friends starting at 10:00AM at Parkway on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, Twanda requested that remembrances be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

07/17/2011         

Robert D. Peevy, 84 of Hoschton passed away Sunday July 17, 2011 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Chatham Peevy; sons and daughters-in-Iaw, Wayne and Valorie Peevy, Hoschton and Mike and Susan Peevy, Buford; grandchildren, Kim Pendley, Jon & Tiffany Peevy, Amber Peevy, Brandon & Christy Peevy; great grandchildren, Jacob Pendley, Bradley, Bailey, Linsey & Gracie Peevy, Riley, Haley and Rachael Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie Ruth and Holland Burnette, Gwen and Jack Leach, Opal Parks, J.W. Griffin; sisters-in-law, Grace Stephens, Geneva Taylor and Charlotte Towler, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olin C. and Lois Allen Peevy;, sisters, Dorothy Reynolds, Sue Griffin and Barbara Emmerson. As a Baptist minister, Reverend Peevy has served as pastor for Collins Hill Baptist in Lawrenceville, Sharon Baptist in Hoschton, and Ivy Creek Baptist in Buford. He also served as interim pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist in Lawrenceville. As a pattern maker by trade, he worked for E.V. Camp's Steelworks in Atlanta and Townley Engineering and Manufacturing in Ocala, Florida. He resided in Gwinnett county most of his life, moving to Jackson county after retirement. He was an avid gardener. He loved to spend time outside enjoying God's handiwork. Woodworking was also a gift of his and he enjoyed creating many projects over the years for family and friends. Reverend Peevy was a member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford. The family will receive family and friends from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00a.m. at Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford. Dr. Jim Ferguson and Reverend Craig Dale will officiate. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send donations to Ivy Creek Baptist Church-Building Fund, 2500 Ivy Creek Rd., Buford, Georgia, or Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia.

07/15/2011         

Ret. Maj. Charles O. Taylor, Jr., age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O. Taylor, Sr. and Vera Helms Taylor. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Ruby M. Looper Taylor, Lawrenceville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Grace Bragg, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren; Addison Bragg and Nikki Bragg; brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Marthalene Looper, Gainesville, GA; sister-in-law, Virginia Looper, Buford, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and caregiver and special friend, Julie Grafton, Duluth, GA. Mr. Taylor was born April 28, 1920 in Marietta, OK. He was a graduate of Marietta High School in Marietta, OK and attended Oklahoma University where he Majored in Music and Voice. He was a Retired Major from the U. S. Army after twenty-one years of service and was a member of the Duluth American Legion Post 251. He was retired from Battey State Hospital a/k/a Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital as a food service director in Rome, GA. He was a Mason and a member of Buford Masonic Lodge 292 F. & A.M. and was a Shriner and member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Rome, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Rome, GA with military honors and Rev. Horace Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

07/15/2011         

Mr. John Acton McSpadden, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011 after a courageous fifteen-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Earline McSpadden; and brother, Doug McSpadden. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Christi McSpadden, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen and Brad Hayward, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, J. T. and Sharon McSpadden, Flowery Branch, GA; grandchildren, Skylar Hayward, Nathan Hayward, Alyssa McSpadden and Kayla McSpadden; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret Garthe, Michigan and Erma and Bill Evans, Lewisburg, TN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. McSpadden was born January 30, 1949 in Trumann, AR. He was a 1967 graduate of Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, MI. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for M.G. Industries and also worked for Graber Industries. He was a former co-owner of Window Wear Direct Co. in Stone Mountain, GA, founder of McSpadden Custom Farming Co. in Vicksburg, MI and was a partner in Just Tubs, LLC in Flowery Branch, GA. He was an avid tennis fan. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was very involved with his children and grandchildren’s sports activities. He will be greatly missed by his family. Family and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Service at John’s home in Buford, GA on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and for more information, contact 678-467-7686.

07/15/2011         

Mr. Nathaniel Whited, age 29, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Martha Whited, Gillsville, GA; brothers, Jeremy Woodall and Christopher Woodall; sister, Heather and Rev. Jason Walls; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Flowery Branch Church of God with Rev. Jason Walls officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

07/15/2011         

Mr. Jerry M. Parnell, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011. He is survived by his brother, James Parnell, Dacula, GA; sister, Pat Manning, Loganville, GA; one niece, Jan and Royce Olivet, Dacula, GA; three nephews, Michael Partee, Loganville, GA, Jason Parnell, Lawrenceville, GA and Brandon Parnell, Dacula, GA; two great nieces; two great nephews; aunt, Carolyn Moon; and several cousins. Mr. Parnell was a native of Buford, GA and a taxi driver for Buford Cab Co. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

07/14/2011         

Mrs. Donna Sweat Mace. After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Donna lost her life on July 14, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ann Sweat. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Charles Mace; her only daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ryan Almond; one grandson, Dylan Almond; and her sister, Sandy Sweat James. After a 35-year career with Wachovia, she retired in 2004 as Vice President in the Trust Department. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 3:00 o’clock P.M. at the First Christian Church, 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA.

07/12/2011         

Mrs. Mary Pernick Devane, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Devane. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ted Hodge, Buford, GA and Martha and Ed Tobias, Waynesboro, VA; grandchildren, David Tobias, Debbie and John Kozell, Dani and Nick Everett, Ted and Kelly Hodge and Ken and Jen Hodge; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Devane was born March 14, 1920 in Pennsylvania. She resided in Moonachie, NJ for over fifty years. She was a retired factory worker from Melnor Industries. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 or to your favorite charity in memory of Mary Devane.

07/11/2011         

Mr. Clyde W. Calvit, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. after losing a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Peggy Kendrick Calvit, Lawrenceville, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Calvit, Dacula, GA and Danny and Nita Calvit, Waller, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Jerry Hatchett, Dacula, GA and Kathi and Terry Poole, Norcross, GA; grandchildren, James and Joanne Calvit, Houston, TX, Shelley Horton, Lawrenceville, GA, Chris Koester, Waller, TX, Bambi and John Avila, Buckholts, TX, Alison and Jamie Bennett, Augusta, GA, Timothy and Jessica Calvit, Winder, GA, Ashley and Drew Coker, Atlanta, GA and Justin and Abbey Hatchett, Buford, GA; sixteen great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Sue Calvit, St. Martinville, LA; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Jarrell Prince, Homer, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Calvit was born October 16, 1932 in Newellton, LA. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. He was a retired plumber. He was a member of Buford Church of Christ. He leaves a host of bowling friends on Club 55. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at the Buford Church of Christ with Brother Jimmy Miller officiating. The family will receive friends at Buford Church of Christ on Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Buford Church of Christ in memory of Clyde W. Calvit.

07/10/2011         

Mr. Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr., age 82, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Tracy Godfrey. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Randall “Randy” and Marcia Godfrey, Johns Creek, GA and Richard D. “Rick” and Christina Godfrey, Buford, GA; daughter, Judith L. “Judy” Godfrey, Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Scott and Georgia Godfrey, Meredith Godfrey, Jessica Godfrey Rawlings and husband, Reed Rawlings, Kayli Smith, Mitzi Briggs, Jami Smith and Rick and Alicia Godfrey; four great grandchildren, Madison Smith, Robbie Briggs, Riley Briggs and Kaden Smith-Rozelle; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie and Forest Riddell, Redlands, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Godfrey was born April 29, 1929 in Hale, TX. He was a 1947 graduate of Plainview High School in Plainview, TX, attended Abilene Christian College, and was a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. During his career, he managed six airports including, Galveston, TX, San Diego, CA, Tampa, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL and Jacksonville, FL where he retired. He also worked with United Airlines for fifteen years. His hobbies were woodworking, hunting, fishing and photography. He was a member of the Buford Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Buford Church of Christ and with remains placed in state at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097.

07/10/2011         

Mr. Harold R. Bryant, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hyman Bryant, Sr. and Annie Pruitt Bryant; brothers, W. H. Bryant, Jr., Larry Bryant and Pickett Bryant; and sister, Charlotte Bryant Humphrey. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Norma Davis Bryant, Buford, GA; daughter, Lynn Bryant, Sharpsburg, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Teddy and Josie Bryant, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Mary Jane and Robert Broussard, Watkinsville, GA, Ted Bryant, Buford, GA and Russell Bryant, Buford, GA; great grandchildren, Brayden Bryant, Logan Broussard and Gavin Broussard; sister-in-law, Sandra Beard Bryant, Buford, GA; nieces, Donna Przybylowski, Dianne Albertson and Nancy Holbrook; nephews, David Humphrey and Scotty Bryant; great niece, Esther Young; great nephews, Billy Young, John Albertson and Anthony Przybylowski; and special friends, Patricia Beard Adams, Sonya Holland Cropper and Ken Albertson. Mr. Bryant was born September 28, 1929 in Hall County, GA. He was a 1948 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA where he was on the First State Championship Football Team. He also played on the City of Buford Baseball Team as a pitcher. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict where he received a Silver Star and was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127. He was retired from the U. S. Postal Service having worked in the Doraville Post Office. He was a member of the Buford Lions Club and Sherwood Drugstore Coffee Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where he was a member of the Berean Sunday School Class, a founding member of the Silvertone Choir, and a member and former treasurer of the Abundant Life Fellowship. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buford with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Helping Hands Missions, c/o Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 3104 Poplar Springs Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30507 or to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, or to a charity of your choice. Harold Bryant picture.jpg

07/10/2011         

Mrs. Lucille Waycaster Hayes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Paul Hayes; and son, Douglas Hayes. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Charlotte Hayes, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Jeanette Hayes, Flowery Branch, GA; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Quinton and Betty Waycaster, Martin, GA, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hayes was born August 21, 1925 in Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Carlyle and Rev. Mike Landress officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

07/09/2011         

Mr. John M. Davis, age 78, Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Paula Shaffer Davis, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Davis Liles and husband, Larry, Lawrenceville, GA; son, George Adam Davis, Winder, GA; grandson, John Davis Liles, Lawrenceville, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Dick Cherry, Cranberry Township, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Davis was born January 26, 1933 in Massillon, OH. He was a 1950 graduate of Columbus High School in Columbus, IN and a 1969 graduate of Rockford College. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was retired from Lockheed in Marietta, GA with fourteen years of service. He was a member of Hamilton Mill Christian Church in Buford, GA. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Christian Church with Rev. Bob Mahan officiating. Inurnment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. The family will receive friends at the Hamilton Mill Christian Church on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hamilton Mill Christian Church Building Fund, 3809 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519.

07/05/2011         

Mr. Bennie Lee Adams, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011 following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Muriel Adams; brothers, William Adams, Jr. and Eugene Adams; and sisters, Rena Adams West, Vivian Adams McDougal and Sara Adams. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Coffer Adams, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Tony Jenkins, Norcross, GA and Melissa Adams Stephens, Duluth, GA son, Bennie Adams, II, Buford, GA; grandson, Nicholas Anthony Jenkins, Norcross, GA and great grandson, Jacob Anthony Jenkins, Cedartown, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joann and Brady Sargent, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Adams was born February 24, 1928 in Hancock County, GA. He was a 1955 graduate of Dacula High School in Dacula, GA. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving with the Military Police during World War II. He was retired from Our Way Corporation in Stone Mountain, GA. He was a faithful member of West Buford Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Bennett and Rev. Mike Hosch officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Unihealth PAC-Lanier and Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia for their gracious care and concern for our precious loved one for the past several years.

07/05/2011         

ANN "GILLY" GILMORE passed away 7/7/11 from late stage breast cancer. She played E-flat clarinet in the Morristown High School band and had many fond memories of Morristown and high school reunions. Anyone who knew Little Gilly will certainly never forgot her. Her father, E.G. Gilmore (Big Gilly) was a well-known horse trainer and her mother was a master tailor. Gilly was a voice major at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, then studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York and became an Equity Actress and working professional for two years. Her next career was in radio in Charlotte, NC. where she had a daily talk show. She became Promotion Director for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to ever hold that job. Atlanta was the first city in the South doing live TV work and Gilly was a pioneer in local TV production at WAGA-TV. “It was new, and exciting and we invented our way as we went,” she said. She later raised a family, barnyard animals and a huge organic garden in Norcross, GA. She had a radio show, became a travel agent for several years, and then a substitute teacher. She lived in Georgia for 55 years. She loved to travel, play golf and tennis. Her last claim to fame was as the grandmother of Scott Szymanski, age 24, and 11-year-old triplets, Jill, Ross and Jake Bieniek. She is survived by twin daughters, Randy Brannon Bieniek of Duluth, GA, Pam Brannon Simmons of Nashville, TN, and son, Barry Gilmore Brannon of St. Cloud, FL. Condolences may be sent c/o Pam Simmons, 322 Blackman Road, Nashville, TN 37211, 615-293-1060, pam@pamsimmons.com.

07/06/2011         

Mrs. Marianne Stippler Landman, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Harry Landman. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Roz and Jon Alford, Buford, GA, Phyllis and Kerry Karczewski, Buford, GA and Michelle and David Deptula, Tucker, GA; grandchildren, Nicole Fasshauer, Joshua Karczewski, Christopher Lessing, Lisa White, and Sammantha Deptula; and five great grandchildren, Gage Karczewski, Colton Karczewski, Jake Fasshauer, Danielle Fasshauer and Sophia White. Mrs. Landman was born December 10, 1922 in Hofheim, Germany. She was co-owner of Gaytime Sports and Hobbies in Chicago Heights, IL. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VistaCare Hospice at Emory University Hospital, 1364 Clifton Road, N.E., Unit 5-G, Atlanta, GA 30322 or Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood, Suite 1500, Dallas, TX 75201.

07/05/2011         

Mrs. Stella Poole Bennett, age 83 of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Bennett. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Martha and Roosevelt Cunningham, Buford, GA, Betty Sadler, Buford, GA, Annie Poole, Buford, GA, Daisy Poole, Buford, GA and Hazel Poole, Buford, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Wilma Poole, Buford, GA and Robert Poole, Buford, GA; step children, Juke Bennett, Liz Bennett Stephens, Carl Bennett, Dorothy Bennett Earl, Lula Bell Bennett Harris, and Robert Bennett; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Bennett was born December 25, 1927 in Americus, GA. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Brown, Pastor of Allen Temple United Methodist Church, officiating and with remains placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

07/05/2011         

Gloria W. McLendon, 87, died July 5, 2011 in her home in Atlanta, GA. Gloria was the daughter of James and Rosa Williams of Clanton, AL. She was a member of the Cloverdale Baptist Church for many years and enjoyed singing in the choir. She worked for the State of AL and after that was an international sales trainer for a large cosmetic company. After she retired she pursued her passion of creating and exhibiting her egg artistry all over the country. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred T. McLendon and survived by her two daughters, Marsha Griffin of Atlanta, GA and Rosalyn Griffin of Decatur, Georgia. She was a favorite of many nieces and nephews who knew and loved her as their “Aunt Tootsie”. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1224 Park Vista Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

07/05/2011         

Mr. John Louis Bullock, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Fannie Lou O’Rouke Bullock. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Sue Ann Bullock, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and William Fields, Suwanee, GA; son and daughter-in-law, James and Gudrun Bullock, Providence Forge, VA; grandchildren, Kyle James Bullock and James Michael Fields; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Eugene Wall, Buford, GA; and several cousins. Mr. Bullock was born April 7, 1927 in Detroit, MI. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Rev. Sondra R. Jones officiating. Inurnment will be at Level Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Suwanee, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buford First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 329, Buford, GA 30515-0329.

07/05/2011         

Mrs. Alice Braddock, age 96, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Griffin Braddock. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Beverly Angela Betters, Sugar Hill, GA and Barbara and Edward Saxon, Sugar Hill, GA; grandchildren, Tracy Vinson and Jimmy Saxon; great grandchildren, McKenzie Vinson and Maggie Vinson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Braddock was born November 13, 1914 in Norman Park, GA. She was retired from Thompson Publishing Company. She was the oldest member of New Prospect United Methodist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Walls and Pastor Kay Pendleton officiating. Interment will follow at New Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

07/04/2011         

Mr. Frank C. Pasquino, age 65, of Hoschton, GA passed away with family by his side on Monday, July 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Barbara Pasquino, Hoschton, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Anthony Lombardozzi, Flanders, NJ; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kristen Pasquino, Hoschton, GA; grandchildren, Nicolas Lombardozzi and Michael Lombardozzi; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pasquino was born August 31, 1945 in New York City, NY. He was retired as CFO from Roche Carolina after thirty-seven years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, softball and target shooting. He was of the Catholic Faith. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. A private service will be held in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Father Patrick Scully officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

06/30/2011         

Mr. Hans “Hank” Bauer, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Lelo Walter Bauer. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Ray Hanson, Jefferson, GA and Lee and Phillip Perkins, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Annelle Bauer, Katy, TX; granddaughter, Kathleen Perkins, Buford, GA; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ursula and Victor Virgens, Melbourne, FL. Mr. Bauer was born October 14, 1923 in Karlsrule Germany. He was a graduate of New York City College receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a retired chemical engineer from Bird Machine Co. in Boston, MA with over twenty years of service. Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Memory of Hans “Hank” Bauer.

06/26/2011         

Mrs. Ella Graham Leaphart, age 88, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Leaphart; grandson, Dennis Hugh Franklin; parents, William Marion Graham and Linda Roach Graham; four sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Lamar Hardy, Snellville, GA, Janet Robertson, Winder, GA; Jenny L. and Tim Fortner, Tucker, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny Leaphart, Lawrenceville, GA, Jimmy and Barbara Leaphart, Atlanta, GA and Jerry and Myrna Leaphart, Dahlonega, GA; twelve grandchildren, Christie Moore, Tony Leaphart, Suzie Kirkland, Katie Allen, Eli Robertson, Amanda Sapp, Evan Duchow, Melody Collis, Jerry Leaphart II, Joe Leaphart, Bobby Leaphart and Jess Leaphart; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and sister, Augusta Garrison Bagwell, Hamlet, NC. Mrs. Leaphart was born November 21, 1922 in Hillsboro, NC. She was a graduate of LaGrange College with an Associate’s Degree and attended Business School in Atlanta, GA. After graduation she moved to Atlanta, GA. She was a legal secretary for the National Land Company, worked as the banquet manager for the Dinkler Plaza Hotel and also worked as a secretary for the Old American Hotel. She was a retired secretary in Medical Research at Emory Hospital for ten years and also retired from American Heart Association after twenty-two years of service. She was a member of Loganville First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gerry M. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at College Park Cemetery in College Park, GA The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 in memory of Ella Graham Leaphart.

06/23/2011         

David George Wilfred Bragg: Oct. 25th, 1950 – June 23rd, 2011. Son of John Mackie Bragg and Joan Ellen Griffin Bragg, born in Winnepeg, Canada. Graduate of Woodward Academy and Georgia State University. President of Bragg Associates for over 30 years. Survived by his wife of 36 years; Joanna (Steinbruegge), son Andrew, daughters Sarah, Margaret and Jessie. His father, John M. Bragg, brother Ian Bragg, sisters Nancy Koppes and Linda Cuthbertson. David’s legacy will be his extreme generosity of spirit. He gave everything about himself to everyone. Donations can be made to: Murphy Candler Girls Softball Association Scholarship Fund c/o David Bragg In Memoriam P.O. Box 467571 Atlanta, GA 31146-7571, where he served as a board member. A memorial service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Sunday, June 26th at 2pm, 731 Peachtree Street, Atlanta Ga. 30308.

06/22/2011         

Mrs. Gladys Peppers Dudley, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Dudley. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William Dudley, Flowery Branch, GA, Randy and Sharon Dudley, Carnesville, GA, Jackie and Brenda Dudley, Sugar Hill, GA and Larry Dudley, Lilburn, GA; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Sammy and Elizabeth Peppers, Buford, GA and Leonard Peppers, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Dudley was born November 18, 1928 in Jackson County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Shadburn and Rev. Jackie Dudley officiating. Interment will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.

06/22/2011         

Dorothy Eileen (Miller) Smith, age 84, died June 22, 2011 in Gainesville, GA living with her son, Ralph. Dottie was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dawsonville, GA. Kevin Palazzo will do the Memorial Service on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. 1279 Harmony Church Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534. Donations may be made to: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Gainesville, GA 30501. Family will have a private cemorey at a later date.

06/21/2011         

Mrs. Tina Popovich, age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Mike Popovich, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Christina Buth, Jefferson, GA; sons, Emanuel Popovich, Suwanee, GA and Mark Popovich, Lawrenceville, GA; three grandchildren, Gabby Buth, Robert Buth and Aiden Popovich; and mother, Eleonora Teleasa Cheiaua. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Cocian officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

06/21/2011         

Mr. Robert Larry Herrington, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Arles Herrington. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Tony Ferguson, Bogart, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Herrington, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Lauren Herrington, Devin Herrington, Matthew Herrington, Morgan Ferguson and Mackenzie Ferguson; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Orr and Joann Herrington, Riverdale, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Herrington was born May 31, 1942 in Buford, GA. He was a 1960 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was a retired automobile salesman from Arrington Blount Ford Company in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a Mason and a member of the Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Ivy Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ferguson officiating. Interment will be at Ivy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

06/20/2011         

Mrs. Diane Jackson Parker, age 70, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, June 20, 2011. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Billy A. Parker, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Randy Parker, Flowery Branch, GA and Linda Parker Webb and husband, Mike, Flowery Branch, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Benny and Kim Parker, Sugar Hill, GA and Rev. Ricky and Sheri Parker, Winder, GA; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Donna Bolden, Cumming, GA and Brenda and Mike Strickland, Flowery Branch, GA; brother, Cooter and Myra Jackson, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Parker was born May 13, 1941 in Buford, GA. She was retired from Gwinnett County School System. She was a member of Mercy Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Carlyle officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

06/19/2011         

Mr. Robert “Bob” Carroll, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James “Jimmy” and Ann Carroll, Woodstock, GA; granddaughter, Amanda Carroll, Woodstock, GA; and grandsons, Steven Carroll, Woodstock, GA and Alex Carroll, Woodstock, GA. Mr. Carroll was born October 2, 1928 in Fairfield, IA. He was a May 1956 graduate of West Illinois State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Korean War and received a Bronze Star. He was a retired engineer from Johnson Higgins Insurance Company in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127. He was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Hill, GA. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Mari Lane Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends in the foyer of the Sugar Hill United Methodist Church Chapel from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home, 500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030-4197 in memory of Robert “Bob” Carroll.

06/17/2011         

Mr. Paul L. Wells, Jr., age 81, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011 after a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul L. Wells, Sr. and Edith Weldon Wells; and brother-in-law, Harold Cleland. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Wauno Haygood Wells, Alpharetta, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn Wells Lyons and husband, Bernard P. Lyons, Sr., Gainesville, GA; sister-in-law, Gwen Haygood Cleland, Hiawassee, GA; nephews and nieces, Bernie and Lisa Lyons, Sugar Hill, GA, Paul and Cindy Lyons, Flowery Branch, GA, Chris and Susan Lyons, Cumming, GA and Keith and Casey Cleland, Lawrenceville, GA; nieces and nephews, Cathy Cleland Johnson and husband, Al, Blairsville, GA and Cheryl Cleland Groover and husband, Rick, Braselton, GA; several great nieces, great nephews and cousins; and his dog “Lexi” whom he loved. Mr. Wells was born January 1, 1930 in Atlanta, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was retired from Georgia Power Company as a line foreman with over forty years of service and was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local Union 613 in Atlanta, GA. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and going on cruises. He was a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Midway United Methodist Church, 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, GA 30004 with Rev. Charles Robinson and Dr. Lee Almy officiating and with remains placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Norcross City Cemetery in Norcross, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

06/16/2011         

Mr. John C. Moore, age 92, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Robbie Moore and Ronnie Moore; parents, Robert Earl and Delana Johnson Moore; and ten siblings. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Bagwell Moore, Suwanee, GA; son, Dan Moore; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Moore Stallings and husband, Ed Stallings, Suwanee, GA; sister, Inez Cash, Houston, TX; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Martha Sue and George Conley, Buford, GA and Judy Scroggs, Buford, GA. Mr. Moore was born March 9, 1919 in Bowdon, GA. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army having fought on D Day and the Battle of the Bulge and he was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127. He was a retired driver from Greyhound Bus Lines and also worked at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was a member of Buford Presbyterian Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Rix Threadgill officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

06/13/2011         

Miss Terrie Jean West, age 43, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Randall West. She is survived by her mother, Nauel West, Suwanee, GA; sister, Shawn Howerton, Milton, GA; grandfather, Kamel Saoud, Michigan; two nieces; and two nephews. Burial interment will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Fain Cemetery in Calhoun, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 2:30 p.m.

06/11/2011         

Ms. Frances Blan Grizzle, age 75, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wright and Ruby Blan; and brother, James Wright Blan. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Grizzle Daniel and husband, Vince, Buford, GA; son, Jack “Frosty” Grizzle, Sugar Hill, GA; granddaughter, Mary Beth Kaine, Duluth, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mildred Blan, Buford, GA and Johnny and Sheila Blan, Sugar Hill, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ms. Grizzle was born December 27, 1935 and was a life long resident of Sugar Hill, GA. She was a 1953 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA. She was a retired secretary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Chaplain Jamie Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

06/11/2011         

Mr. Royce Lancaster, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Nellie G. Lancaster; and brother, Clifford Lamar Lancaster. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Lancaster Angel and husband, Gary, Nashville, TN; sons and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Tracy Lancaster, Ball Ground, GA and Barry Lancaster, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Ethan Angel, Eion Angel and Taylor Lancaster; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Lancaster Strickland, Lavonia, GA and Snowdell and Dr. Wendell Jackson, Lawrenceville, GA; sister-in-law, Beulah Lancaster, Buford, GA; several nieces and nephews; and fiancée, Sara Harper, Winder, GA. Mr. Lancaster was born September 2, 1937 in Buford, GA. He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, GA with thirty years of service and was a member of the U. A. W. Local 10. He worked for Burel’s Grocery Store for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Wendell Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

06/10/2011         

Ms. Elaine M. Lawrence, age 47, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James David Lawrence III and wife, Stefanie, Buford, GA; daughters, Vanessa Brooke Lawrence, Lawrenceville, GA and Deidre Helen Lawrence, Lawrenceville, GA; granddaughter, Chloe Josette Lawrence; mother, Irene Mooneyham, Marietta, GA; sister, Priscilla Pennington, Marietta, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Edwinna Mooneyham, Bluffton, SC; and partner, Ira Neal Ingram, Lawrenceville, GA. Mrs. Lawrence was born October 8, 1963 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1981 graduate of South Cobb High School in Marietta, GA and a 1989 graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She was employed with G.D.A. Training in Conyers, GA. She was owner of EDU-MED CO in Buford, GA. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

06/09/2011         

Mrs. Julia Mae Harrison Buice Burel, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Heard Buice; second husband, Alvin Burel; parents, Jim and Sara Harrison; sister, Cora Duncan; brothers, Robert Harrison, Ottis Harrison, Roy Harrison, Luke Harrison, J. C. Harrison, Bert Harrison, Grover Harrison and Rufus Harrison; sons, Billy Buice and Ray Buice; daughter, Lavaine Buice Castelli; and sons-in-law, Rev. Herbert Freeman and Al Castelli. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Patricia Kimbro Buice, Buford, GA; daughter, Laverne Buice Freeman, Lawrenceville, GA; step children, Winston and Kathleen Burel, Buford, GA and Thelma Burel White and husband, Frank White, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margie Williams Harrison, Buford, GA and Elsie Puckett Harrison, Buford, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Burel was born December 29, 1914 in Buford, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Friendship Community Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

06/05/2011         

Catherine Anne (Bender) Pavlovich of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully on June 5, 2011 after a courageous, 15 year battle with ovarian cancer. Cathy was born on May 13, 1957 to Duane & John Bender. She married Ronald Pavlovich on March 8, 1978. Cathy worked many different jobs over the years, from waitress to bartender to medical transcriptionist, and then completed her studies to be certified as a medical assistant. Most recently she worked at Tri-County Medical Center in Buford, GA. Diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 1996, Cathy began her long journey with strength, determination and faith. She continued to think of her family and friends first, took care of her pets and her flower gardens, and enjoyed family celebrations and adventures. Everyone who knew Cathy enjoyed her fun-loving nature and admired her courage. Cathy was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Pavlovich, her daughter, Amy, and her mother, Duane Bender. She is survived by her father, John Bender, sister Debra MacLean, brother Greg (Mary) Bender, in-laws Joe Pavlovich and Mike (Debbie) Pavlovich. Cathy's unfailing cheer and fierce determination touched many lives and she remains an inspiration to many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Cathy's family would like to thank all the medical professionals who provided wonderful care and loving support to Cathy. We especially thank Dr. Anthony Landis and his team for their excellent care. When treatments were no longer an option we were blessed to have the support of Embracing Hospice - especially Leslie Young, RN and Tom Egbert, Chaplin. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Jones officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cathy loved bright flowers and the family will gratefully accept them on her behalf. Donations, if preferred, can be made to American Cancer Society or to the American Humane Society.

06/05/2011         

Larry K. Shriver, 65, of Buford, GA died Sunday June 5, 2011 at his home. He was born September 1, 1945 son of the late Olive Shriver Swetz and Herschel Shriver of Pleasant City, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Sherry, Son L. Kyle Shriver, and Daughter Nicole Shriver, of Buford, GA; formerly of Pleasant City, Ohio. He also has a half brother David and Sandy Swetz of Pleasant City, Ohio. He retired from NCR after 34 years prior to working for Jones Lang LaSall Company and retiring due to his illness in 2009. He was a member of Epithany Byzantine Catholic Church of Roswell, GA. A Prayer service will beheld on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home at 6:30P.M with Father Philip Scott of Epithany officiating. The family will receive friends on June 8, 2011 at Flanigan Funeral Home from 4P.M. until 7P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to Amedisys Hospice services 575 Old Norcross Rd suite J. Lawrenceville GA 30046 in memory of Larry Shriver

06/02/2011         

Mr. Olen Ray Fox age, 69, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Thursday June 2, 2011. Mr. Fox is survived by his wife of 18 years Judy Reddish Fox, Jefferson, GA; Daughters & Sons in-law Tammy & Rick Smallwood, Gainesville, GA; Lisa & Doug Kent, Suwanee, GA; Donna & Khawaja Ahmed, Lawrenceville, GA; Katrina Fox & Eldon Dodd, Clermont, GA; Son Kevin Fox, Braselton, GA; Step-son Eddie & Debbie Jarrard, Buford, GA; Grandchildren Courtney Corbin, Hannah Ahmed, Sara Ahmed, Tyler Smallwood, Austin & Breanna Fox, Kristy Aldredge, Kale Fox, & Amber Jarrard, Great grandson Jake Lawhorn. Brother & sister-in-law Ansel & Peggy Fox, Buford, GA; Sisters & brother-in-law Lucy Hughes, Lilburn, GA; Joyce & Vaughn Stiles, Commerce, GA; Mr. Fox was born on March 9, 1942 in Sylva, NC; he worked cutting pulpwood and driving concrete truck until 1963. He moved to Washington, State to work on a dairy farm, he later moved back to North Carolina to drive a concrete truck at the end of 1963-1969, the he moved to Detroit, Michigan to work at Rockwell International. In 1973 he moved to GA and worked at Lucent Technology and retired after 28 years of service in 1998. Mr. Fox was married to Judy Reddish and they began traveling the United States. Olen loved to travel and he loved to spend time with his children, and grandchildren, he loved hunting, camping, working with honey bees, riding four wheelers, and sitting by the fire telling stories. Mr. Fox was a member of Tilly Creek Baptist church in North Carolina. Funeral service will beheld on Sunday June 5, 2011 at 2:00P.M. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr. Vaughn Stiles & Mr.. Felton Davis & Rev. Duvall Strickland. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford the family will receive friends on Saturday June 4, from 3:00 until 9:00P.M. at the funeral home.

06/02/2011         

Mrs. Connie Lynn Merritt, age 61, of Auburn, GA passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Michele Murphy and Brad Nunley, Auburn, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christie McClung, Auburn, GA; grandchildren, Timothy Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Steven Davis and Dylan Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Wayne Dearing, Bethlehem, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Sara Merritt, Covington, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randie and Fabria McClung, Monroe, GA and Bobby and Donna McClung, Fayetteville, GA; sisters-in-law, Sharon Smith, Lawrenceville, GA and Debra Collins, Roberta, GA; and niece, Kelli McClung, Gainesville, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

06/02/2011         

Jean Smith Ferguson, age 71, of Winder, GA passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, LeNae’ Ferguson and Tommy Keller, Thomson, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Marland Michael Ferguson, Jr. and wife, Sara, Gainesville, GA; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; mother, Blanche and Kermit Powers, Buford, GA; and brother, Stan Newton Smith, Buford, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

06/01/2011         

Miss. Holly Redd, age, 30 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. She is survived by her children Blaise Brown, age, 8, Beau Brown, age, 6, Bishop Brown, age, 2, and Bronx Redd, age, 10 months, all of Buford. Mother and Step-Father Gail and Isidro de la Trinidad, Waller, TX; Sisters Jodi Ann Kamenicky, Houston, TX; Frances Redd, Waller, TX; Alicia “Boo” Sander, Buford, GA; Grandparents Raymond G. and Hortense Redd, Pasadena, TX; Nieces Madison Redd, & Morgan Redd Nephews Jonathan Kamenicky, and Noah Capen and many close friends. Funeral service will be held on Sunday June 6, 2011 at 4:00P.M. At the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday June 6, 2011 at the funeral home from 2 until funeral hour.

05/31/2011         

Mr. Eldon Leon Boles, age 89, of Barnesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mr. Boles was born in Forsyth County, Georgia, son of the late Claude H. and Ora Bagley Boles. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Barnesville. He was a retired truck driver, a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps as a laborer in the North Georgia Mountains and held several offices in the Woodmen of the World’s Barnesville Lodge 199. Survivors includes his wife of 72 years, Cleo Ashworth Boles of Barnesville; four daughters, La Rue (and Bobby Joe) Hand of Barnesville, GA, Martha Mackey (and Wayne) Gastgeb of Jackson, GA, Dianne Williams (and Kenny) Fretz of Jackson, GA, and Rebecca (and Charles) Huling of Mableton, GA; seven grandchildren, Dana Hand (and Grady) Pass of Gainesville, GA, Scott Mackey of Locust Grove, GA, Gregory (and Cathy) Mackey of Jackson, GA, Sherry Mackey (and Jeff) Dye, Sonia Mackey Whitaker, Steven (and Rebakah) Huling, and Kala Huling (and Christopher) Munday; five great grandchildren, Jennifer Mackey (and Steven) Bennett, LeAnn Mackey, Brittany Pass, Andrew Jared Pass, and Tiffany Whitaker; two step great grandchildren, Scott (and Crissy) Crowe and Maria Crowe (and Kyle) Combs; one great-great granddaughter, Brooke Bennett; three step great great-grandchildren, Dreks Crowe, Lily Ann Crowe and Wesson Combs; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Willie Lee and Lonnie Mae White Ashworth of Suwanee, GA; sister-in-law, Charlotte West Boles; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Eldon Leon Boles will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA. Officiating are nephews Rev. Danny Ashworth of Suwanee, GA and Rev. Winfred Martin of Hoschton, GA. Interment will follow at Peachtree Road Baptist Church Cemetery in Suwanee, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions to be made to the Gideon’s International or New Life Baptist Church, P.O. Box 756, Barnesville, GA 30204 in memory of Eldon Leon Boles.

05/30/2011         

Ms. Neita Sue Ward, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday May 30, 2011. Ms. Ward was preceded in death by her parents Dock and Bonnie Mae Hunt. She is survived by her Son Shannon Dallis and Fiancee Tammy Ward, Auburn, GA; Daughter Connie and Rex Cantrell, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren Monica Shannon Ward, Kaleb Dallis Ward, Hunter Martinez Cantrell, Aiden Martinez Cantrell. Brothers and Sisters-in-law Donald & Darlene Hunt, Lawrenceville, GA; Ronald & Ann Hunt, Winder, GA; Larry & Gail Hunt, Winder, GA; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ms. Ward was born on November 7, 1951 in Gwinnett County GA; She worked as a Janitor with Gwinnett Technical College for 10 years. Ms. Ward was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Sister. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday June 2, 2011 from 2-4 and from 6-8P.M at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the American Diabetes Association 17 Executive Park Suite 115 Atlanta GA 30329-2012

05/30/2011         

Hazel Pruitt Carroll, 91, of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, May 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie; parents; seven sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by daughter, Jo and her husband, Paul Brooks; grandson, Michael Brooks and wife, Marcia; grandson, Bruce Brooks and wife, Holly; great granddaughter, Alison Brooks; and several nieces and nephews. Hazel retired from General Shoe and Rose’s Department Store. She was an active member of Gwinnett Senior Citizens “Get Up & Go Club” where she crocheted many items and donated them to worthy charities. She made and kept many close friends. She was a life long member of Buford United Methodist Church. Special thanks go to Ana Sipro, Meadowbrook Healthcare, Amedisys and Crossroads Hospice for their care. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd., N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345, 404-728-1181. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with The Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

05/28/2011         

Mr. Donald L. Jones, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel T. and Violet Jones; and twin sister, Donna Jones. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Jane Huddleston Jones, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Jones, Sugar Hill, GA and Rebecca and Chris Pass, Gainesville, GA; son, Ryan Soldan, Oxford, MI; grandchildren, Chelsea, Christopher, Tristen and Tiana; sisters, Roslyn Vandercook, Commerce, GA and Judy Jones, Royston, GA; brothers, Andy Jones, Royston, GA, Steve Jones, Royston, GA, Roy Jones, Royston, GA, Sammy Jones, Michigan and Randy Jones, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Jones was born June 6, 1957 in Clayton, GA. He was employed with Fulton County School System. He was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. David Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Island Ford Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

05/27/2011         

Mr. Larry C. Mundy, age 62, of Auburn, GA passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Louise Phillips Mundy; and grandparents, Lewis and Clara Phillips and Lee and Nora Mundy. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Brenda Day Mundy, Auburn, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Rocky Brittingham, McAlester, OK and Robin and Chip Daniel, Newnan, GA; sons, Michael Mundy, Auburn, GA and Jason Mundy, Lawrenceville, GA; three grandchildren, Sharon A. Mundy, Alecia Amos and Molly Daniel; four great grandchildren; sisters, Lanetta Davis, Lawrenceville, GA, Deborah Cheek, Winder, GA and Stephanie Carroll, Braselton, GA; brother, Ricky Mundy, Oakwood, GA; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Mundy was born January 29, 1949 in Buford, GA. He received his education at Dacula High School in Dacula, GA. He was a welder for Metal Products Inc. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Landress and Rev. Raleigh T. Parks officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

05/26/2011         

Mr. Daniel C. “Dan” Cole, age 85, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Dora Knight Cole; brothers, Willie Cole and Hutchinson Cole; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Adell King. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Betty King Cole, Buford, GA; children, Ricky Cole, Buford, GA, Ronnie and Ann Cole, Flowery Branch, GA, and Donna and Mike Thornton, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Emily Marie Cole Crews, Rodney Dale Cole, Rebecca and Adam Hughes, Lauren Thornton and Cole Thornton; great grandchildren, Holden Crews, Casey Cole, and Claire Cole; sister, Alma Mae Kendrick, Algonac, MI; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Cole was born on January 19, 1926. He was a graduate of Sugar Hill High School in Sugar Hill, GA. He was a World War II Army Veteran in the 27th Infantry. Mr. Cole was a former Deputy Sheriff of Buford and was elected Sheriff of Gwinnett County in 1960. He coached little league baseball for a number of years and carried the team to the World Series. He was a former president of the Kiwanis Club in Buford in the late 1950’s and a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a Mason and member of the Buford Masonic Lodge No. 292 F.& A.M. He was a member of the Buford Lions Club and a member of both V.F.W. and Buford American Legion Post 127. He was owner of Cole Used Cars for a number of years. He was a Realtor and lifetime member of the Million Dollar Real Estate Club. He was a former owner of Dan Cole Investments. He was a big help in getting the property for the E. E. Robinson Park in Sugar Hill, GA. Dan was brought up the hard way. His mother died when he was eight years old. He was a most loving and giving person. His goal was to help anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His family was dear to him. He was of the Baptist Faith and taught Sunday School for many years. His faith in God got him through the long years of sickness. The family would like to give a special thank you to Guardian Hospice, Joyce and Cathy for the wonderful care given to Dan and his family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Henderson and Rev. Arthur Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors and a Masonic Graveside Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. DIV>

05/20/2011         

Mr. Jack E. Goodwin, age 69, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Eunice Goodwin, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Mechelle and Bill Cooksey, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son, Jacky Goodwin, Jersey, GA; step children, Amy and Gayelord Langley, Decatur, GA and Libby and Tracey Miller, Fayetteville, GA; four grandchildren, Sarah Louderback, Nathan Langley, Micah Miller and Emerson Miller; sisters, Dorothy Coker, Alexander, NC, Brenda Wright, Weaverville, NC, Florence Spangler, Seymour, TN, Loretta Houser, Knoxville, TN and Nellie Ruth Buckner, Weaverville, NC; and brothers, John Goodwin, Spring City, TN and Bill Goodwin, Washburn, TN. Mr. Goodwin was born February 16, 1942 in Knoxville, TN. He was a 1960 graduate of Young High School in Knoxville, TN. He was employed with Agilysys Co. in Greenville, SC as a service tech. He was an avid NASCAR fan and an outdoorsman. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Ken Evans officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. For those who have sent a donation to the American lung association in memory of Mr. Jackson Eugene Goodwin please foward your name to Mrs. Eunice Goodwin at 1665 Peachcrest Drive lawrenceville GA, 30043.

05/19/2011         

Mrs. Jessie Dean Ingram, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ingram, Jr.; great grandson, Amir Joiner; parents, R. L. and Kathelene Sadler; sisters, Christine Young, Dorothy Haynes, Alice Faulkner, Shirley Sadler, Brenda Styles, Sandra Dorsey and Catherine Cantrell; and brother, Leo Sadler. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Zelda and Harvon Rose, Atlanta, GA; Sylvia Ingram, Buford, GA and Janet Wansley, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie T. and Mary Ingram, Buford, GA, Michael Ingram, Buford, GA, Jerold and Syverria Ingram, Sugar Hill, GA and Cary and Kim Ingram, Buford, GA; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Merritt, Buford, GA; brothers-in-law, Robert Faulkner, Jerry Cantrell, Malone Styles, J. C. Dorsey and Willie Ingram, all of Buford, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Ingram was born January 11, 1938 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was a homemaker and a Licensed Practical Nurse at Shallowford Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She was a former member of Allen Temple United Methodist Church in Buford, GA and a member of Union Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating and with remains placed in state at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

05/19/2011         

Mr. John Wayne Franklin, age 58, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Everett Franklin and Hazel Johnson Franklin. He is survived by his sister, Kay Franklin, Suwanee, GA; uncles, Washington Newton Franklin, Lawrenceville, GA and William Andrew Franklin, Duluth, GA and several cousins. Mr. Franklin was born May 3, 1953 in Duluth, GA. He was a 1971 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was a shipping clerk in the computer industry. He was of the Methodist Faith. Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m.

05/19/2011         

Monica Florence McGowan originally from Franklin, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was a lover of the symphony and any kind of theatrical plays. She probably read every book in the Dekalb Library System and was so grateful for their program where they sent books to elderly patrons who could no longer drive to the library. She was a diehard Democrat who never missed voting in any election. She was widowed at the age of 59 and began a second lifetime of traveling. Her travels took her across 7 continents and over 50 countries. She rode down the Nile River, she stayed in tree huts in Africa, went on a safari, rode elephants in Thailand and camels in Egypt. She went on hot air balloon rides, heli-hiking in Canada and on a bi-plane simply because she had never done it. She met friends during her travels that became her life long friends and travel companions. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis B. McGowan. She leaves behind 3 children: Frank B. McGowan of Flowery Branch, GA, Steve A. McGowan of Mill Valley, CA and Connie McGowan White of Atlanta, GA. She has 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Sarah Coleman. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews across Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. She was affectionately known by friends as Monie and her grandchildren as Grams. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family would like any donations to be sent to the Dekalb Library System or the charity of your choice. The family greatly appreciates the support of the staff at both Arbor Terrace in Decatur and Hospice Atlanta.

05/17/2011         

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, Mary Lee Leineweber, age 47, left this earth for heaven. She was born in Decatur, GA and lived in Atlanta most of her life though her last years were spent in Rabun County, GA. While a teenager, she professed her faith and was baptized at the Northeast Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a devoted loving mother and a creative free spirit. Her artistic talent as a local stained glass artist was appreciated and admired by many. She was a personal trainer and fitness model who encouraged and inspired others. Her sweet inner beauty and kind heart will be missed by many including her thoughtful and loving son, Kyle, who will miss her greatly. Her vivacious approach to life was infectious and inspiring and always focused on what she could do for others. Lee loved her friends and family and they all loved her dearly. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA with Dr. Thomas E. Leland and Rev. Charles Gilliland officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by her father Larry and step mother Charlotte Leineweber of Buford, GA and mother Marilyn Donalson of Mtn. City, GA. She will also be missed by her sister Leslie and husband Drew Vecchione, brother Don and Art Mendenhall. She is survived by her Aunt Sharron and husband Tom Leland, Aunt Dee Donalson, Aunt Louise Brice, Aunt Margie and husband Tommy Bowers and Uncle Brant Donalson. She is also survived by nieces and nephews as well as many cousins. She leaves behind her Grandmother “Mamma” Catherine Donalson of Cape Coral, FL and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations are made to the Tallulah Falls School scholarship fund, P.O. Box 249, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573.

05/17/2011         

Mr. John S. Bond, age 89, of Buford, GA and formerly of Bastrop, LA passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Maxine Evans Bond and father and mother, James L. and Frances Elizabeth Bond. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Johnette Bond Alex and husband, Gary B. Alex, Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Evans and Rene Howell, San Cruz, CA, Ashley Howell Kaplan and husband, Adam Kaplan, Weston, FL, Dr. Glenn Alex and wife, Arlene Alex, Athens, GA and Gregg and Cynthia Alex, Salt Lake City, UT; nine great grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Barney Clement, Spanish Fort, AL. Mr. Bond was born May 27, 1921 in Haynesville, LA. He served six years in the U. S. Air Force where he was a 1st Lieutenant Fighter Pilot flying 36 missions over Germany in World War II. He was awarded the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the European Theater Medal with 5 Battle Stars, and received two unit Presidential Citations. He was a member of the 78th Fighter Group Association and a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Association. Mr. Bond served as Mayor of the City of Bastrop for 16 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bastrop, LA and an Ordained Deacon. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. John D. DeGuido officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northeast Georgia Hospice or to First Baptist Church of Bastrop, LA in memory of John S. Bond. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. DIV>

05/17/2011         

Mr. Thiago Campos, age 25, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lea Tracy. He is survived by his mother, Dea and Carlos Palmer, Suwanee, GA; brother, Andrew Palmer, Suwanee, GA; grandfather, Robert Tracy, Liberia, LA; aunt, Suzanne Tracy, Sugar Hill, GA; cousins, Roberto and Laura Cerqueira and Maria Antonia Cardoso; and other relatives. Mr. Campos was born February 8, 1986 in Brazil. He was a 2004 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was employed with Home Depot in Cumming, GA. He was of the Catholic Faith. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

05/16/2011         

Loretta Roberts, 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away on May 16, 2011. To fulfill her lifelong wish her body was donated to Emory Medical School for research. A Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Hill Pavilion, 4647 Suwanee Dam Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arbin & Effie Roberts and brothers and sister-in-laws Rudolph & Mary Pass, Edison & Reuviel Roberts, Benson & Faye Roberts and nephews Ronald Roberts Scott Roberts and Joe Roberts. She is survived by nieces and nephews Loyd & Donna Pass of Dallas, TX, Joyce Pass Gourley & Jane Pass Moore of Beaufort, SC, Douglas & Diane Roberts of Abbeville, GA, Carolyn Roberts & Wayne Hill of Suwanee, GA, Larry & Pam Roberts of Marietta, GA , Darrel Roberts of Atlanta, GA & Gail Roberts & Gene Newby of Woodstock, GA . She is also survived by 18 great nieces & nephews and 24 great-great nieces and nephews. She graduated from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing, Atlanta; Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, where she received her BSN; and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she received her MPH. She taught 6 years in public schools, served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps, during World War II, worked for the American National Red Cross, teaching and serving on disaster teams. Later she taught at the Univ. of Texas Nursing School and Emory Univ. School of Nursing. The last 10 years before her retirement she was the Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse Association of Atlanta. During this time she was the 1st Community Health Nurse to be appointed to the GA Board of Nursing and 1st woman to be named to the Steering Committee of the GA Regional Medical Program. She retired professionally in 1979 and became involved in her home community. She became the 1st woman to be elected to the Suwanee City Council in 1981. She assisted with the early organization of the newly formed Shadowbrook Baptist Church in 1982 and served as its Historian and was a charter member. She provided leadership to organize the Suwanee Old Times, a Senior Citizen Group, later called the Good Timers. She organized the Gwinnett Alliance Theater group, joined the Gwinnett Historical Society and helped organize a chapter of this Society for Suwanee. She provided leadership to begin Day Care Services for families caring for Alzheimer patients. She was a longtime member of Gwinnett County Retired Teacher Association, the League of Women Voters and the Lawrenceville Business and Professional Women’s Club. She belonged to the honorary Societies of Sigma Theta Tau and Alpha Delta Chapter. She received many awards including The Woman of Achievement presented by the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Senior of the year award given in 1988 by the Gwinnett County Council for Seniors. In 2000 she was given the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award and in 1995 she was recognized as one of Gwinnett’s Execeptional Women Leaders by the League of Women Voters. She received a Friend of Education Award from North Gwinnett High School and a Proclamation from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners expressing appreciation for her Distinguished and Dedicated Public Service. On October 10, 2010, she was the guest speaker at the Roberts Elementary School Dedication where she shared stories of the original Roberts family in Gwinnett County and expressed how fortunate she felt “to be from family stock who valued education and had the initiative to take advantage of forward-looking ideas”. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Loretta Roberts Nursing Leadership Fund, GHS Foundation, 1755 N. Brown Rd., Suite 100, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

05/16/2011         

Mr. L.C. Allen, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday May 16, 2011. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents Charlie M. & Lennie Allen, and brother Milford Allen. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Lenora McDaniel Allen, Flowery Branch, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-law Cheryl and Ray Sudderth, Buford, GA; Marianne and Buster Whitley, Chapel Hill TN; Step-Daughters Jeanette and Kennie Buice, Winder, GA; Debra McGaha, Winterville, GA; Janice and Tim Hambrick, Sugar Hill, GA; Karen and Jimmy Davis, Good Hope, GA; Grandchildren Jason, Greg, and Brian Whitley, Shane Sudderth, Christy Miller, reat Grandchildren Daniel Miller, Ethan Miller, Jordan Brevard, Grady Sudderth, Zachary Wilson, Chloe Holtzclaw. Step-Grandsons Kevin Buice, Dean Buice, T.J. Hamrick, John Addington, Step Granddaughters Carrie Kennedy, Lori Parham, Sabrina Heard. 15 step great grandchildren. Sisters and Brother in Law, Gladys and Leon Kimbro, Buford, GA., Ruth Brown Lawrenceville GA., Dorothy Pirkle Buford, GA., Sister in Law: Jewel Towe, Winder GA. Brother in Law, Carlos McDaniel, Jefferson City TN., Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Allen was born on June 17, 1927 in Gwinnett County GA.; Mr. Allen was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Buford American Legion Post #127. Mr. Allen retired after 32 years of service from General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville GA as a supervisor. He was a member of Gravel Springs Baptist Church, and a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292 F & AM, Funeral services will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday May 18, 2011 at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Frankie Southerland officiating Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth GA. with Masonic graveside service. The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 17, 2011 from 3:00 P.M until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

05/15/2011         

Mr. William James Verschuren, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Mary Ellen Verschuren, Buford, GA; son, William B. Verschuren, Duluth, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia J. and Scott Soder, Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Zachary Soder and Will Soder; brother and sister-in-law, John C. and Linda Verschuren, Athens, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Verschuren was born October 15, 1936 in Ford City, PA. He was a 1955 graduate of Ford City High School and a 1959 graduate of Indiana University of PA where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a retired teacher and high school coach in the Union County Regional School District at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, NJ after forty years of service. He was a member of the L. A. Roadster Club, Los Angeles, CA, a member of the V.F.W. in Duluth, GA and a member of the Buford American Legion Post. He was a member of Prince Of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church with Father Eric Hill serving as Celebrant. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ronnie Green Heart Center, c/o Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA or to Prince Of Peace Catholic Church Building Fund, Flowery Branch, GA, in memory of William James Verschuren.

05/15/2011         

Mr. Adam Sawyer, age 40, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Peggy Shaw, Lawrenceville, GA; father, Thomas and Becky Sawyer, Atlanta, GA; brother and sister-in-law, David and Kathryn Sawyer, Lawrenceville, GA; sister, Emily Sawyer, Atlanta, GA; grandmother, Theresa Luzare, Lawrenceville, GA; aunt and uncle, Kimberly and Chuck Barkett, Lawrenceville, GA; niece, Ragan Sawyer; nephew, Merrick Sawyer; and first cousins, Matthew Haygood, Taylor Haygood and Rhett Barkett. Mr. Sawyer attended Free Chapel Church in Gainesville, GA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Page officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

05/12/2011         

Mrs. Josephine Smith Jordan, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Raymond Relford, Lexington, KY; son and daughter-in-law, James and Jemise Jordan, Lawrenceville, GA; five grandchildren, Lela Chaffin, Calvin Chaffin, Margo Maddox, Marcus Jordan and Marissa Jordan; great grandchildren, Trevor Maddox and Taylor Maddox; sisters, Barbara Ann Thomasson, Captain Heights, MD, Mary Jane Ingram, Buford, GA and Lena Pearl Meabe, Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Jordan was born January 21, 1941 in Buford, GA. She was retired from Foote Davies Co. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with Dr. Kary Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

05/11/2011         

Mrs. Marlene Wenzel Lichty, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA and formerly of Goose Creek, SC passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She is survived by husband of fifty-three years, Lester C. Lichty, Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law, LeAnn and James Davis, Camby, IN; sons and daughters-in-law, Les and Connie Lichty, Flowery Branch, GA and Loren and Nancy Lichty, Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Megan Davis, James Davis, Shannon Davis, Faith Davis, Craig Lichty, Jason Lichty, Loren Lichty, Marion Lichty, Marlene Lichty and Nicole Lichty; eight great grandchildren, Parker Lichty, Quinlyn Lichty, Grant Steiner, Jacob Steiner, Calista Lichty, McKenzie Lichty, Micah Lichty and Aubrey Edwards; sister, Leah Olesen, Salem, OR; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lichty was born November 29, 1934 in Almena, WI. She attended Minneapolis Business College. She was a retired Avon Sales Representative for twenty-two years. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Goose Creek, SC. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 200 Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek, SC 29445 in memory of Marlene Wenzel Lichty.

05/08/2011         

Mr. Robert R. Allen, age 45, of Auburn, GA passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011. He is survived by his wife of seventeen years, Carla Williams Allen, Auburn, GA; daughters, Amber Allen, Pensacola, FL and Lauren Williams, Auburn, GA; son, Brian Allen, Jacksonville, NC; grandson, Asher Allen; mother, Shirley Vaughn, Commerce, GA; brothers, Ronnie Allen, Commerce, GA, Junior Vaughn, Winder, GA and Joe Vaughn, Commerce, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of Winder, 270 Bill Rutledge Road, Winder, GA 30680 with Rev. Tommy Baker officiating. The family will receive friends at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carla Allen Family Fund, c/o any Sun Trust Bank in memory of Robert R. Allen.

05/06/2011         

Dorothy “Dot” Sadler Haynes, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Walter Haynes; sons, John Wendell Haynes, and Ronald Haynes; and siblings, Alice (Robert) Faulkner, Brenda (Malone) Styles, Shirley Sadler, Christine (Bill) Young, Catherine “Lulu” (Jerry) Cantrell, Sandra (J.C.) Dorsey and Leo Sadler. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Gwendolyn Smith, Buford, GA, Debra Haynes and Judy and Donnie Nuckles, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eva Haynes, Buford, GA, Donald and Tina Haynes, San Francisco, CA and Shane and Lisa Haynes, Findley, OH; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister, Jessie Ingram, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Viola Cantrell, Buford, GA; brothers-in-law, Robert Faulkner, John C. Dorsey, Jerry Cantrell and Malone Styles, all of Buford, GA and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Haynes was born on June 29, 1934 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was employed at Gwinnett Medical Center as a housekeeper. She was a member of Sister Mission Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating and John Haynes will give the eulogy. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

05/04/2011         

Mrs. Mercy Chionye, age 41, of Duluth, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Kelly Chionye; children, David Chionye, Emma Chionye and Ruby Chionye; mother, Grace Unachukwu, Duluth, GA; three sisters; and four brothers. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Duluth Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2959 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096 with Pastor Elder Don Hall officiating and with remains placed in state at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

05/07/2011         

Dale Clifford Drath, “Pappy”, age 80, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by father, Charles Albert Drath, mother, Martha May Drath, and brothers, Gene Drath and James Drath. He is survived by his wife, Lola Ann Drath, son and daughter-in-law, Dale A. Drath (Donna), daughter and son-in-law, Debra A. Jacoby (Dale), daughter and son-in-law, Diana M. Martin (Winfred), daughter and son-in-law, Dawn C. Ward (Robby), son and daughter-in-law, Daniel R. Drath (Andrea), daughter and son-in-law, Darla S. Cole (Bob), sisters, Marian Gale and Alice Sorter, twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mr. Drath was born August 31, 1930 and was a native of Ohio. He moved to Georgia in 1982. He was a member of the Ohio Carpenters Union and Past President of the Maumee Valley Gun Collectors. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Peachtree Road Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Peachtree Road Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Reed and Rev. Barry Goodman officiating and with remains placed in state at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

05/06/2011         

Mr. W. R. “Dudge” Pruitt, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl C. and Pearl Peevy Pruitt; brother, Glyndon “Nig” Pruitt; and sisters, Thelma Pruitt Mears, Vera Pruitt Coleman, Jane Pruitt Pealock, Mildred Pruitt Beard, Jackie Pruitt Etheridge, and Bertie Mae Pruitt Perkins. He is survived by his former wife of 23 years, Betty Jean Davis Pruitt, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Sheila Pruitt Falls, Knoxville, TN and Amy Pruitt Youngblood and Kevin Youngblood, Marietta, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Carl Jeffery and Kathy Pruitt, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Brian and Lea Falls, Natalie Falls, Brandon Falls, Grant Youngblood, Alec Youngblood and Jeff and Laura Pruitt; step granddaughter, Kirsten Nappi; sister, Hazel Pruitt Carroll, Lawrenceville, GA; special beloved friend, Elsie Anne Rome, Pride, LA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pruitt was born July 22, 1931 in Buford, GA. He was a 1950 graduate of Buford High School in Buford. GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127 where he was a former commander. He was a former Gwinnett County Commissioner from 1965 – 1972 and then was the first Gwinnett County Commission Chairman from 1969 – 1972. He also helped organize the Gwinnett County Police Department in the late 1960’s. Mr. Pruitt was a former employee of General Motors Assembly Plant and he owned and operated the Pruitt Shell Station in Buford for a number of years. He was a land developer. Mr. Pruitt was a 2008 inductee into the Hall of Fame at Buford High School. He was a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292 F. & A.M. and a former member of the Buford Lions Club. He was a long time member of the Buford First United Methodist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Chad Roebuck officiating and Mary Long giving the eulogy. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to W. R. “Dudge” Pruitt Buford High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank and Trust, 1900 Buford Highway, Buford, GA 30518 in memory of W. R. “Dudge” Pruitt.

05/04/2011         

Mr. Artelus P. “Art” Courville, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Euphrazie Courville; and brother, Fernest Paul Courville. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Clara Benoit Courville, Lawrenceville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Peter William and Monika Ann Courville, Sugar Hill, GA; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Brittany Elizabeth Courville and Casey Aaron Landry, New Iberia, LA; great grandchildren, Hunter William Landry and Ava Emerite Landry; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Bailey, Houston, TX and Mary Anne and Glynn Breaux, New Iberia, LA; brother and sister-in-law, Harry James and Nettie Courville, Loreauville, LA; sister-in-law, Isabelle Zerangue, Pierre Port, LA; and eighteen nieces and nephews. Mr. Courville was born July 14, 1930 in Loreauville, LA. He was a 1949 graduate of Lawrence High School in Lawrence, MA and a 1958 graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute a/k/a University of Louisiana Lafayette where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army 1949 – 1951 Korea 1951 – 1952. He was retired from Cabot Corporation after twenty-four years of service. He was a member of Living Shepherd Fellowship in Auburn, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Edmundson of Living Shepherd Fellowship officiating. Entombment will follow at East Shadowlawn Mausoleum with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Artelus P. “Art” Courville

05/03/2011         

Hilda Reyes of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She is survived by her son, Luis Ochoa, Buford, GA. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

05/01/2011         

Wilma Dianne Moore Adams, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Moore. She is survived by her daughter, Sabrina Adams, Eatonton, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan C. Talley Jr. and Allison Tally, Suwanee, GA and David and Jennifer Adams, Fayetteville, GA; seven grandchildren; father, W.T. and Nana Moore, Suwanee, GA; brothers and sister-in-law, Larry Moore, Suwanee, GA and Jerry and Lori Moore, Suwanee, GA; two nieces; and two nephews. Ms. Adams was born June 30, 1951 in Atlanta, GA. She received her education from Towers High School in Decatur, GA. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. David Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Level Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Suwanee, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilma Dianne Adams Memorial Fund, c/o Flanigan Funeral Home.

05/01/2011         

Mr. Clay Taylor, age 74, of Gillsville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Phillips Taylor; and daughter, Donna Lorie Green Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Dana Taylor, Flowery Branch, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Teresa Taylor, Gillsville, GA, Mark and Melissa Taylor, Clermont, GA, Rev. Allen and Melina Taylor, Buford, GA and Larry and Linda Taylor, Hoschton, GA; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Irene Taylor, North Carolina, Lorene Phillips Eatonton, GA and Bessie Gamble, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Taylor was born June 7, 1936 in Robbinsville, NC. He was retired from Lucent Technology in Norcross, GA. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

05/01/2011         

Mr. George A. Miller, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Miller; and his beloved friend, Winnie Thornhill Ennis. He is survived by his daughter, Lori A. Doran, Buford, GA; grandson, Tyler Shipman; sister, Adell J. Mearkie, Bend, OR; former son-in-law, John Shipman, Buford, GA; extended family, The Buford Wolves Football Team, The Pilino Family, Ralph Mullinax Family, Mary and Edwin Floyd Family; and his Zion Hill Baptist Church Family. Mr. Miller was born October 28, 1928 in Gilmore City, Iowa. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was retired from Riverside Water Dept. in Riverside, CA. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and watching his grandson play football. He also enjoyed eating at Georgia Diner and having Missy as his favorite waitress and at Buford Hardee’s. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Newbern officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

05/01/2011         

Mr. Toy D. Johnson, age 75, of Cumming, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mozelle Stone Johnson; and sisters, Lennie Davis and Joy Harris. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Jeanette Cole Johnson, Cumming, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and George Tallant, Dawsonville, GA and Barbara and Ricky Sanders, Sugar Hill, GA; son, Larry Johnson, Cumming, GA; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Johnny Bagwell, Cumming, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Linda Stewart Johnson, Hoschton, GA and Harry and Betty Cole Johnson, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Johnson was born October 3, 1935 in Buford, GA. He was retired from Regal Paper Company. He was a member of Old Suwanee Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

04/30/2011         

Mr. Thomas Wilson, age 78, of Sugar Hill passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011. He was born April 22, 1933 in Martin, GA. After growing up in Toccoa, GA, he relocated to Atlanta to pursue his career of barbering. Mr. Wilson’s barber shop was a long time fixture to the Buckhead area. The Buckhead Business Association honored “Tommy” for over 50 years of faithful service to the community in 2003. Known for his quick wit and his kind heart, he was sure to always bring a smile to any who crossed his path. He was a man of deep faith and devotion to his family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona Wilson, Sugar Hill, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Charles Cross, Jr., Sugar Hill, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Pamela Wilson, Longwood, FL; six grandchildren, John and (Natalie) Otting, Justin and (Laura) Otting, Jered and (Blair) Otting, Jordan Otting, Danielle Wilson, and Cory Wilson; great grandson, Jackson Otting; and one great granddaughter due any day. Surviving siblings are Charles Wilson, Thomasville, NC, Wilma Jean Rice, Toccoa, GA and Gail Jamison of Eastanolle, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Flora Wilson and sister, Maxine Guidry. Thomas was a mason and member of Chamblee Masonic Lodge and a member of the Sugar Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Davidson officiating. Interment will follow at North Atlanta Memorial Park in Doraville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

04/23/2011         

Ronald K. Turner born March 8, 1941 in Greenville, SC. Ron died Saturday, April 23, 2011 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a member of Laurens Methodist Church in Greenville since September 24, 1950. Ron was preceded in death by first wife Sandra Smith Turner, Parents James and Ruth Turner, brother Jerald and sister Barbara. He is survived by wife Dianne Bowman Turner, daughter Rhonda and son-in-law, David King. Stepdaughter Deanna Teel and son-in-law Gordon. Grandchildren Tony and Cody King, step grandchildren Julia Bernier and Gordy Teel III, brothers Bill Turner (Bertha) and Pat Turner (Theresa). He moved to Atlanta in 1960 and worked for the City of Atlanta until he retired in 1981. Starting as a driver Ron worked his way up through the ranks to managing the office. It took five people to replace him when he retired. Ron started his own business – Waste Co. Inc. in 1981 and retired in 1990, he then started Atlanta Equipment and retired in 2000. Ron was a member of the Air Force Reserves from Nov. 1958 to August 1968 earning the Grade of E-5. During his active duty he traveled to various locations including Berlin Crisis (1961) and Juan Pablo Crisis (1968). He was a volunteer for the Roswell Fire Dept. for 25 years (1962 – 1987). He belonged to Roswell Masonic Lodge 165 since 1965. We would like to thank Dr. Ravi Sarma and Suburban Hematology in Snellville for the excellent care given to Ron during his illness, and to the many family members and friends for their prayers and kindnesses shown to us. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Reverend Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Kennesaw Memorial Gardens in Marietta, GA.

04/22/2011         

Mr. Roy Parker, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Patterson Parker; brothers, Ralph Parker, Glen “Mosie” Parker, James Parker and Felton Parker; and son-in-law, Danny Humphrey. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Katherine Smith Parker, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Parker Humphrey, Winder, GA, Debra Parker Caton, Buford, GA and Patti Parker Velez and husband, Jamie, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, David Roy and Linda Parker, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Donny and Martine Humphrey, Dana Caton, Crystal Parker, Melissa Velez, Daniel Parker, and Christopher Caton; great grandchildren, Kate Humphrey, James Parker and Bryant Humphrey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Larry Bailey, Cleveland, GA and Katie and Leon Crow, Flowery Branch, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Harley and Grace Harrison Parker, Flowery Branch, GA; brother-in-law, Ralph Smith, Gainesville, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Parker was born January 26, 1926 in Buford, GA. He was retired from Bona Allen Company and was also a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Parker and Rev. Charles Pirkle officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

04/20/2011         

Mrs. Shirley A. Mason, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Willie Mae Alexander, sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Brown; granddaughter, Omie Marlowe, and mother-in-law, Omie Mason Gower. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Perry D. Mason, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Pierce Marlowe, Monroe, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Crissie Mason, Lawrenceville, GA and Kenny Mason, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Jeremy Mason, Myles Mason, Perry Marlowe, and Preston Marlowe; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda and Donald Heard, Duluth, GA and Marsha Alexander, Buford, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice and Donnis Etheridge, Auburn, GA; brother-in-law, Jerry Mason, Oakwood, GA; aunts, Ruth Cropper, Mary Jo Young, Bernice Lovell, and Ann Cook; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Mason was born on April 30, 1937 in White County, GA. She was a 1955 graduate of Dacula High School where she was valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Mason was retired from Ever Ready Battery Company in 1999 and was member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church since 1948. Funeral service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev Bobby Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville, GA. The Dacula High School, Class of 1955 will serve as Honorary Escort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Compassionate Hospice, Suite 402, 1435 Haw Creek Circle, Cumming, GA 30041 in memory of Shirley Mason.

04/19/2011         

Deborah Ann Lynn June 26, 1957 - April 19, 2011 Survived by her Husband, Frankie Charles Lynn, Son and Daughter-in-law, Richard and Courtney Lynn, Daughter, Peggy Danielle Lynn, Grandchildren, Alexis Aaron and Charles Lynn, also Two Sisters, Three Sisters-in-law, and five Brothers-in-law. Memorial Services will be held at: Christian Hill Baptist Church 5833 Gailey Drive, Clermont, GA 30527 (770) 983-3202 Sat. April 30th, 2011 at 3 p.m.

04/18/2011         

Mr. Jackie C. Wood, age, 75 passed away on Monday April 18, 2011. Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his great grandson Bradley Rose, parents Jay & Ruby Westbrooks Wood. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Dorothy Martin Wood, Buford, GA; Son & daughter-in-law Marty & Sandra King Wood, Buford, GA; grandson Casey & Jamie Wood, Suwanee, GA; granddaughter Lindsey & Michael Rose, Buford, GA; great grandchildren Tyler Rose, Ayden Rose, Hudson Wood. Brother & sister-in-law Johnny & Maxine Wood, Dothan, Ala; sister-in-law Carolyn Martin Summerour, Sugar Hill, GA; several nieces, nephews, & cousins. Mr. Wood was born on August 11, 1935 in Buford, GA. Mr. Wood was a Veteran of the Marine Corp. he received his education at Sugar Hill School. Mr. Wood was the owner of Custom designs in Buford. He was a member of the Buford Masonic lodge 292 F&AM, a member of the Yarrab Temple. Mr. Wood was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed fishing. Mr. Woods wishes are to be cremated, but a viewing and visitation for family & friends will be held on Wednesday April 20, 2011 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Flowers are accepted or memorials maybe made to the Gwinnett Humane Society in memory of Mr. Jackie Wood

04/17/2011         

Mrs. Mae Cherry Hampton, age 82 of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Hampton and son Jerry Lamb. She is survived by her daughters; Rebecca VanDonslea, Knoxville, Iowa, and Deborah Biro, Danville, VA;son and daughter in law, Grady and Deborah Lamb, Dacula GA; daughter in law, Barbara Lamb , Stockbridge, GA; Grandchildren, Crystal Lamb, Allan Jones, Denise Jones, Alicia Biro, Ernie Biro, Kelly Lamb; Sisters, Mary Purkey, Ootewah TN, Mildred Callahan, FL, Virginia “Dickie’ Smith, IN; Brother, James Cherry, Fl;. step children, Flora Mae Jackson, Desoto TX, James Hampton, Arkansas, Linda Naso, Watchung NJ, Rev. Henry Hampton, Lafayette, GA, Joann Hampton, Arkansas, Joyce Hampton, Arkansas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hampton was born October 28, 1929 in Rossville, GA. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 11:00 am in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Reverend Henry Hampton officiating. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro, GA at 1:30 pm. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

04/16/2011         

Mr. Rick Pruett, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Pruett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Karen Pruett, Sugar Hill, GA; sons, Richard Pruett, Sugar Hill, GA and David Pruett, Sugar Hill, GA; mother, Joy Pruett, Gainesville, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lee and Brad Walker, Topeka, KS and Laurie and John Odum, Marietta, GA; niece, Kelly and Brian Gorton, Tulsa, OK; nephews, Lane Walker, Topeka, KS, Will Odum, Marietta, GA and Robby Odum, Marietta, GA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Pruett was born June 27, 1956 in Memphis, TN. He was a 1974 graduate of Hillcrest High School in Memphis, TN and a 1982 graduate of Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was owner of Rick Pruett's VIP Auto Care in Flowery Branch, GA. He was involved in the Arts Council in Gainesville, GA. He was a former Rotarian in the Buford Rotary Club. He was a very talented musician with the Pruett Davis Group and P.d.Q. Group. He was a published writer. He was a member of the Buford Presbyterian Church in Buford, GA. The Family invites family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 from 6-8p located at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center (311 Spring Street SW, Gainesville Georgia 30501) Rick Pruett’s request was to be cremated and no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gainesville Arts Council, Inc., P.O. Box 1632, Gainesville, GA 30503-1632 or the American Heart Association in memory of Rick Pruett.

04/15/2011         

Mr. John Henry Maddox, age 75, of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lula Bell Maddox; sisters, Louise McDaniel and Reba Maddox; and brothers, E. A. Maddox, Chester, Maddox, J. E. Maddox, Carl Maddox, Gene Maddox and Anderson Maddox. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Barbara Hutchins Maddox, Commerce, GA; daughter, Kristen and fiancé, Jason Tindell, Flowery Branch, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Tracy and Fran Maddox, Sugar Hill, GA; grandchildren, Kenneth Maddox, Miranda Maddox and Kaci Mabrey; one great grandchild, Bradley Lucas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Flossie Cofer, Louena and Billy Titshaw, Marjorie and Johnny Sudderth, all of Buford, GA, and Barbara and Doug Stephens, Gainesville, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ezra Maddox, Emory and Delores Maddox and Thurman and Brenda Maddox, all of Buford, GA; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Maddox was born November 9, 1935 in Buford, GA. He was retired from General Motors, Lakewood Plant, after twenty-one years of service. He was a former volunteer fireman with Buford Fire Department. He was a racecar driver No. 29 for twenty-one years. He was owner of Maddox Monument Company. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr.. Hinton Porter officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2674 East Maddox Road, Buford, GA 30519 in memory of John Henry Maddox.

04/14/2011         

Mr. Winfred O. Pass Sr., age 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Voytell Pass. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Janice Nix Pass, Gainesville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda Pass Chatham and husband, Gene, Dacula, GA, Sherry Denise Pass Baker and husband, David, Monroe, GA and step daughter, Tracy Sweatman, Waleska, GA; sons, Winfred Dave Pass, Dawsonville, GA, Ricky Dwayne Pass, Buford, GA and Winfred Pass Jr., Dawsonville, GA; step sons, James Stacy and Christy Sweatman, Buford, GA and Stephen Morris and Amanda Sweatman, Dawsonville, GA; twenty-two grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Eugene Masters, Buford, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and he was loved very much by his in-laws and family. Mr. Pass was born October 14, 1936 in Buford, GA. He was a 1953 graduate of Sugar Hill High School in Sugar Hill, GA. He was retired from General Motors as a General Foreman after thirty-two years of service. He was a former Police Chief of Suwanee, GA. He was owner of Jans Hauling Co. and Paint and Body Shop at his home. He attended Roanoke Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roanoke Baptist Church in Cumming, GA with Rev. Ronnie Brown and Rev. Ruel Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Roanoke Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

04/11/2011         

Mr. Howard Samuel Harper, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Harper; mother, Willie Mae Cleghorn; brothers, Charles Harper Sr. and Kenneth Harper; and sister, Laverne Chadwick. He is survived by his nieces, Nancy and Amos Clark Jr., Hoschton, GA, Linda Stewart, Lawrenceville, GA and Joy and Russell Starrett, Lavonia, GA; nephew, Charles William Harper, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Buford, GA; niece, Ann and Hugh Hamil, Gainesville, GA; several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Harper was born July 27, 1934 and was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Ash officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

04/09/2011         

Mr. Joe Curtis McCollum Sr., age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hallford McCollum, Habersham County, GA; daughter, Terri Robin Britt; grandson, Dustin Anthony Britt; and son-in-law, Charles William Sebak. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Judy Jones McCollum, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Cherie McCollum, Houma, LA and Sandra Kay and Dan Bean, Bottineau, ND; sons and daughter-in-law, Rodney Keith and Ruth McCollum, Milton, FL and Joe Curtis McCollum Jr., Loganville, GA; step son, Steven Michael and Dana Jones, Buford, GA; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gresham and Margie McCollum, Clarkesville, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; son-in-law, Carl Britt, Woodland, AL; and Loyal Maltese Companion Pet, “Nikki”. Mr. McCollum was born July 27, 1932 in Clarkesville, GA. He was a 1949 graduate of Clarkesville High School in Clarkesville, GA and he attended Atlanta Business College. He retired as a terminal manager from Johnson Motor Lines in Atlanta, GA in 1988. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Decatur, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Baker officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Cool Springs United Methodist Church in Clarkesville, GA with Pastor Daniel Bean officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

04/07/2011         

Ronald F. (Ron) Pavlovich, of Sugar Hill, GA, beloved husband of Catherine (Cathy), passed away suddenly April 7, 2011. He was 56. Ron and Cathy had spent most of their adult lives together and recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary. Ron was employed by Best Buy as a member of the Geek Squad, where he was able to do work he truly enjoyed – tinkering with technology. He was born August 29, 1954 in New Port, RI. He was a 1972 graduate of West Florence High School in Florence, SC. He enjoyed photography and computers and spending time with family and pets. Ron was predeceased by his daughter, Amy, his mother, Anne, and his sister, Deborah. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, Joseph Pavlovich, his brother, Michael (Debbie) Pavlovich, father-in-law, John Bender, sister-in-law, Debra Maclean, brother-in-law, Greg (Mary) Bender, and loving nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Heart Association or to the National Wildlife Federation in memory of Ron Pavlovich.

04/08/2011         

Mrs. Floyce Marshall Lynn, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lula Marshall; sister, Montine Earl; and brother, Durward Marshall. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nell and Jim Ogles, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Royce and Phyllis Lynn, Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Marshall Hortman Lynn and wife, Shannon, Oregon, Jennifer and Chad Sullivan, Duluth, GA, Lamar Ogles, Buford, GA, Steve and Deb Ogles, Alto, GA and Johnny Ogles, Dalton, GA; thirteen great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Regina Marshall, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lynn was born December 22, 1917 and was a native of Buford, GA. She was retired from Georgia Shoe Manufacturing Company and also Buford Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Presley and Rev. Raymond Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

04/07/2011         

Mr. Michael T. “Mike” Peltier, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Paula A. Peltier, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Mark Simonds, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kathy House, Flowery Branch, GA and Loyd and Theresa Lynn, Buford, GA; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Mr. Peltier was born August 3, 1946 in Venture, CO. He was a retired maintenance worker and retired from Point Lanier Co. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Donavan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

04/05/2011         

Mrs. Wedis Mead Webber, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Dwight Webber; and parents, Riley and Velma Martin Mead, Baxley, GA. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Rev. Bryan Webber, Buford, GA; children, Katrina King, Buford, GA, Anthony Webber, Buford, GA, Renae Webber, Suwanee, GA and Karmalete Webber, Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Damon Davis, Cameron Thomas, Briana Thomas, Cenica Adams, Broderic Adams, Lukas Webber, Shellee Scoggins and Cody Scoggins; nineteen great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann and Henry Aguilar, Warner Robbins, GA and Dessie Ann and Wayne Hamm, Warner Robbins, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Hazel Mead, Lyons, GA, Charles and Joyce Mead, Lyons, GA, Robert and Gail Mead, Savannah, GA, Allan and Gloria Mead, Kathleen, GA and Alvin Mead, Lyons, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Webber was born October 11, 1933 in Baxley, GA. She was a 1950 graduate of Lyons High School in Lyons, GA. She attended Bible College at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She pastored Huntsville Church of God in Huntsville, TX. She was a homemaker and Church of God minister. She was a member of Regency Church of God in Buford, GA. Wedis Webber was a woman of great faith and she loved unconditionally. She was a woman with a contagious laugh. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great-grandmother and sister. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Reece, Rev. John Webber, Rev. Damon Davis, and Rev. Broderic Adams officiating. Graveside Service and interment will be on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Harden’s Chapel First United Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway 56, Lyons, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

04/05/2011         

Mr. Elbert J. “E. J.” Holland Jr., age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Grace Reed Holland; parents, Elbert J. Holland Sr. and Ada Holland, brothers and sisters-in-law, Emerson and Dean Holland and Boyce and Ruby Holland; sisters, Sybil Silvers, Gladys Lofty, Lois Irvin and Nell Holland; and sister-in-law, Sallie Grace Pass Holland. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and William Clay “Bo” Cropper, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Tim and Alice Corn Holland, Cumming, GA and Larry R. and Mina Holland, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Chris and Kim Holland, Bo Reed Holland and Julie Holland, Clay Cropper, Jr. and Lauren Cropper, Seth Cropper, John Holland Cropper, Caleb and Kimberly Holland and Joshua Holland; five great grandchildren; brother, Quinton Holland, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Era Mae Shoemake Reed, Buford, GA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Holland was born April 15, 1917 in Barrow County, GA. He was owner of Holland Sausage Company in Buford, GA for many years. He was a member of Buford Masonic Lodge #292 F. & A.M. and also a Shriner and member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Sherwood’s Coffee Club. He was a resident of Brookside Assisted Living in Buford, GA. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He enjoyed playing the lead guitar in the E. J. Holland Band. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Presley officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 3775 Spot Road, Cumming, GA 30040 or to Odyssey Hospice, 1100 Sherwood Park Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 in memory of E. J. Holland.

04/04/2011         

Mr. Herbert “Bug” Barrett, age 75, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Holman and Minnie Lou Barrett; sister, Barbara Lee; brother, Billy Barrett and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Lillian Cronic. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Barbara Cronic Barrett, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Barrett Reddick and husband, Ed, Winder, GA and Linda Barrett Elliott and husband, Mike, Lula, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kim Barrett, Lula, GA, Michael and Kelly Barrett, Winder, GA and Ricky and Terica Barrett, Winder, GA; grandchildren, Brittani Stoops, Tyler Barrett, Lindsey Elliott, Briana Reddick, Andrew Elliott, Hannah Barrett and Ava Barrett; great granddaughter, Lauren “Shorty” Stoops; sisters and brother-in-law, Joanie Barrett, Nancy Barrett, Sara and Bill Chatham, Walterboro, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Wilburn and Carolyn Barrett, Grayson, GA; six sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law of the Cronic Family. Mr. Barrett was born January 27, 1936. He received his education at Druid Hills High School. He was a retired truck driver for Williams East Company. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Duncan Creek Congregational Church, Highway 124, Buford, GA with Rev. Chris Gaddis and Rev. Gerald Hudlow officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Duncan Creek Congregational Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Cole officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

04/04/2011         

Mr. William “Bill” Manente, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Bridgette Manente; and sister, Ida Costa. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mrs. Betty Manente, Dacula, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Bob Colarusso, Flowery Branch, GA; son, Nicholas Manente, Boca Raton, FL; four grandchildren, Tracie Colarusso, Dacula, GA, Jennifer Cain, Dacula, GA, Lauren Colarusso, Flowery Branch, GA and Michael Manente, Auburn, GA; six great grandchildren; and nephew, Steven Costa, West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Manente was born December 15, 1920 in Bronx, NY. He was a retired machinist from Ward Leonard Company and also retired from Glendale Federal Bank in Lighthouse Point, FL. Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

04/02/2011         

Jacqueline Burel Dove, age 66, of Lawrenceville, passed away on April 2, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents, Milton and Rilla Gower Burel, and brother, Jerry Burel. Born in Thomaston, Georgia, Mrs. Dove lived all of her adult life in Gwinnett County. She was a homemaker and a member of The First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Survivors include her husband of forty-six years, Terry Dove; children, Denise Wilkes, Danielsville, and Kevin Dove, Lawrenceville; brother, Ted Burel, Bolingbrook, Illinois; sister-in-law, Kathe Burel, Thomaston; and God-daughter, Kasey Pressley, Macon. Other survivors include an uncle, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In honoring Jackie’s wishes, her remains have been cremated and there will be no funeral service. Inurnment will be at Duncan Creek Congregational Church Cemetery, Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions in her memory to The Wills Eye Cancer Research Foundation, P. O. Box 832, Philadelphia, PA 19105-0832. There will be a visitation at Flanigan Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

04/02/2011         

Wiley Edsel Crowe, of Buford, GA, born 07-07-1927 in Forsythe County to the late Wiley Birl Crowe and Alice Mae Cantrell Crowe passed away on April 2, 2011. Wiley and his late wife, Ruby, moved to Atlanta in 1944. He was drafted into the military Airforce Division in 1945 and served in the South Pacific for 2 years. After returning home as a WWII Veteran, he went to work for Potter and Rayfield as a machinist for 30 years. Then he went to work for General Motors as a tool maker. In 1972, he started with Atlanta Journal as Lead Liaison of mechanical maintenance, which he retired in 1989 after 17 years. He and his wife moved back to Gwinnett County near Clint and Ara Jones homeplace in a retirement home they built. Mr. Crowe was a member of In Touch Ministries with Rev. Charles Stanley of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. He was also a Master Mason and member of Masonic Lodge #171 in Mabelton, GA for 50 plus years. He was ordained as a Baptist Deacon in 1953 and served as a Deacon at Maranantha Baptist Church for 6 years. Mr. Crowe was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, his wife of 65 years, Ruby Jones Crowe, a son Larry Edsel Crowe and a sister, Ethel Mozzelle Crowe Etheridge, all of Buford, GA. Survivors are a sister Ida Mae Crowe White of Buchanon, GA and a host of nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Crowe’s wishes are for donations to be made to Friendship Community Baptist Church, 3784 Friendship Circle, Buford, GA 30519.

04/02/2011         

Mr. Kerry G. Maddox, age 48, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Esther Maddox, Sugar Hill, GA; parents, J. W. and Violet Maddox, Sugar Hill, GA; brother, Kevin Maddox, Sugar Hill, GA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Maddox was born August 21, 1962 in Buford, GA. He was a 1981 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, GA. He was employed with The Atlanta Journal Constitution in Atlanta, GA as printer production. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

04/01/2011         

James W. “Bill” Waldrep, Sr., 76, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on Friday April 1st, 2011. Born in Atlanta, GA on April 8, 1934 and grew up in the Morningside area. He was a graduate of Henry Grady High School and attended the University of Ga. His life long careers was in sales of heavy bakery equipment. He returned in 2000 from Sasib bakery equipment (Stewart Systems) headquarted in Plano, TX. He is survived by his wife, Mavis, of 56 years. Sons James W. Jr. and his wife Priscilla. Of Ellijay, Michael A. “Andy”, of Flowery Branch, Karen Andress and her husband Glen, of Virginia beach, VA, and Sister Sandra Watts, of New Port Richey, FL. five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two nephews. Cremation services by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

03/30/2011         

Miss Brenda Faye Barnes, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Herbert E. and Florence Barnes. She is survived by her mother, Betty Barnes, Anniston, AL and formerly of Buford, GA; sisters, Phyllis Carol Dutton, Greenville, SC, Mary Judith Hansek, Anniston, AL and Cherith Claire Crumbley, Buford, GA; brother, Herbert Earl Barnes, Jr., Sugar Hill, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. C.S.T. at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Birmingham, AL with Rev. Ken Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

03/30/2011         

Mr. Johnathan “J. J.” Campbell, age 15, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Florence Campbell, Buford, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Cole Kregelka, Jeffersonville, IN, Marilyn Campbell, Lexington, KY and Rebecca Campbell, Buford, GA; grandmother, Loretta McGonagle, Idaho; and niece, MacKenzie Kregelka. Johnathan “J. J.” was a ninth grade student at Lanier High School. He was a soccer player and involved with the arts. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Henderson officiating. The remains will be cremated following the funeral service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

03/27/2011         

Frances Charlene Rowland of Atlanta, formerly of Buford, GA passed away March 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Marie Rowland, sister, Princine Johnson, and brothers, Gerald, James, Larry and ,Michael Rowland. She is survived by her sisters, Verona Johnson, Winter Haven, FL; Shelby Jean Harrison, Carrollton, GA; Brenda and Gary Reed, Bessemer, AL, and Linda and David Parker, Lawrenceville, GA and brother, Douglas and Barbara Rowland, Kingsland, GA. Several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:00 am at Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the graveside on Wednesday from 10:30- 11:00 am.

03/26/2011         

Mrs. Mei Chen Nelson, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Her husband, James R. Nelson, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jeff Wilcoxson, Lawrenceville, GA; step grandchildren, Erica and Robert Greenwald, Lawrenceville, GA and Ivy and David Adamson, Depauw, IN; and great grandchildren, Alishia Adamson, David Michael Adamson, Bobby Jones, Greta Greenwald and Katie Greenwald. Mrs. Nelson was born November 18, 1924 in China. She was a graduate of Thomas Nelson Community College with an Associate’s Degree. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Peninsula Baptist Church in Newport News, VA. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Mei Chen Nelson.

03/25/2011         

Mr. Doyle Pruitt, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Fox Pruitt; second wife, Reba Pruitt; parents, Andrew and Allene Hammond Pruitt; sisters, Claudine Thrasher, Velma Butler, and Lennie Lee; brothers, Winfred Pruitt, Marvin Pruitt and Cecil Pruitt; and nephew, Boyce Pruitt. He is survived by his sister, Geraldine Pruitt Anderson Cheek, Lawrenceville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Garland and Gerry Pruitt, Royal Oak, MI; nine nieces, Linda Thrasher Burke, Brenda Pruitt Griffin, Joan Butler Hanson, Debbie Pruitt Maniscalco, Kathy Pruitt Cook, Sharon Pruitt Morici, Julie Anderson, Judy Lee Wilson and Teresa Pruitt Sapp; one nephew, Tim Pruitt; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Pruitt was born June 12, 1926 in Buford, GA. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was retired from DeKalb County Public Utilities Dept. in Decatur, GA. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Davenport and Rev. Kevin Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Hillandale Memorial Gardens in Lithonia, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Doyle Pruitt.

03/25/2011         

Mr. Harold Eugene Snelling, age 84, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Jackson Snelling; parents, Edwin D. and Dora Brooks Snelling; brother, T. J. Snelling; sister, Minnie Lee Biddix; and niece, Angie Kay Blalock. He is survived by his sisters, Edna Thigpen, Doraville, GA, Annie Ruth Snelling, Commerce, GA and Mary Francis Bowlan, Commerce, GA; sister-in-law, Ruth Snelling, Douglasville, GA; brother, Rudolph Snelling, Palm City, FL; nieces, Brenda Brock, Fletcher, NC, Sue Kavina, Freedom Rung, VA, and Kim Carlton, Marietta, GA; nephews, Ronnie Biddix, Asheville, NC, Richard Snelling, Douglasville, GA, William Blalock, Cumming, GA and Tommy Snelling, Charlotte, NC; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Snelling was born August 10, 1926 in Tignall, GA and lived in Suwanee, GA for fifty years. He was a 1943 graduate of Tignall High School. He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force. He was retired from Sears Commercial Tire Division. He was a member of Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. He was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA with Rev. Bobby Linkous and Rev. Rick Patchin officiating with remains placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shadowbrook Baptist Church or to Crossroads Hospice.

03/22/2011         

Mrs. Carolyn Frye Self, age 74, of Buford GA. passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Mrs. Self was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Self She is survived by he Daughters and Sons in law Melanie Kahn, Acworth, GA; Cheryl & Stuart Zeilender, Asheville, NC; Jamie & Tom Stump, Lilburn, GA; Sally & Jim Mengwasser, Buford, GA; nine grandchildren Sister, Judy Trowbridge, Portsmith, AK; Brother, Buddy Frye, Hackett, AK; Graveside service will beheld on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:30 A.M. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens with Dr. Charles Hagood officiating the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 until 11:00 A.M.

03/21/2011         

Mr. Joe O. Cain, age 80, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolphus and Susie Spriggs Cain; brothers, Sylvie Cain, Lloyd Cain, Otis Cain, and Lamar Cain; and sister, Mary Ann Miller. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Nancy Hardy Cain, Atlanta, GA; children, Deborah and Tom Ebbing, Jacksonville, FL, Deanie and Sonny Alexander, Jacksonville, FL and Tim Crane, Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, Brema Ebbing, Nathan Ebbing, Daniel Alexander, Tanner Johnson, Nolan Crane and Camille Crane; brothers and sisters-in-law, Homer and Sandra Cain, Lawrenceville, GA, Ray and Pat Cain, Dacula, GA and Larry Cain, Lawrenceville, GA; sister, Jeanette Cain Black, Chamblee, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cain was born October 1, 1930 in Buford, GA. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired electrician from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Old Field Baptist Church a/k/a Peachtree Road Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Youngblood officiating. Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

03/19/2011         

Mr. Willard O. Ashe, age 85, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 after an extended illness at Gwinnett Extended Care in Lawrenceville, GA. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Janet Ashe, Suwanee, GA; son and daughter-in-law, William Allen and Jennifer Ashe, Chamblee, GA; sister, Edith Angela Pirkle, Cumming, GA; sister-in-law, Jeanne Shafer, Alexander, VA; one nephew; and four nieces. Mr. Ashe was born January 10, 1926 in Hayesville, NC. He was a 1943 graduate of Hayesville High School in Hayesville, NC and a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University in Washington DC where he received his Master’s Degree in Commercial Science. He was a retired accountant from the U. S. Senate in Washington DC. He was a member of the Suwanee Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Suwanee, GA. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suwanee Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4681 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA 30024.

03/19/2011         

Mrs. Maria Verenich, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011. She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Vladimir Verenich, Buford, GA; daughters, Luibov Verenich, Buford, GA, Liliya Gerasimovich, Buford, GA and Valentina Zhushma, Marcy, NY; sons, Eduard Verenich, Lilburn, GA and Vladimir Verenich, Buford, GA; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Felya Belous, Lidia Belous and Nadiya Petrovets; and one brother, Alexandr Petrovets. Mrs. Verenich was born March 15, 1943 in Belarussia. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Regency Church of God in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Reece officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park South Cemetery in Flowery Branch, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after the funeral service.

03/18/2011         

Mrs. MaryEllen Angiè, age 71, of Duluth, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Gerald P. Angie, Duluth, GA; son, Rev. Franklyn P. Angie, Dahlonega, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John D. and Mariam Angie, Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law, Rose VanVorst, Rochester, NY, Edna Foster, Rochester, NY, Betty DeCoste, Rochester, NY and Lorraine Dill, Jamestown, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Angie was born June 30, 1939 in Rochester, NY. She was a 1958 graduate of Madison High School in Rochester, NY. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Regency Church of God in Buford where she was a former church secretary and president of the Women’s Ministry. She was a former secretary for the Women’s Ministry at the Church of God Georgia State Office in Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Regency Church of God with Pastor Terry Reece officiating and with remains placed in state at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

03/17/2011         

Mr. Douglas W. Cotter, age 77, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Wilson Cotter; mother, Julia Lamb Cotter; and brother, Reginald Edwin Cotter. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Elise Wilkins Cotter, Braselton, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Christina Elizabeth Carroll and husband, Jon, Sugar Hill, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas Wayne Cotter, Jr. and wife, Alice, Cumming, GA and Grady Bernard Cotter and wife, Dawn, Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Christina Elise Carroll, Robert Grady Carroll, Douglas Wayne Cotter, III, Robert Chandler McMahan Cotter, Sarah Elizabeth Carroll, Bailey Denise Cotter and Abigail Ruth Cotter. Mr. Cotter was a veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Motorola, Inc. after thirty-five years of service. He coached Little League Baseball and Basketball for eleven years. He was a member of Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church in Dacula, GA. His children and grandchildren were very special to him. His family was his life. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor David Davis officiating. Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. C.S.T. at Randolph Memorial Gardens in Roanoke, AL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

03/17/2011         

Mrs. Kimberley Sharrett Sapp, age 45, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, John Harrigan Sharrett. She is survived by her husband of ten years, Glenn R. Sapp, Buford, GA; mother, Doris Clark Sharrett, Buford, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Katherine Smith, Nashville, TN, Klarice and Robert Carlisle, Buford, GA and Krystal Bowman, Kingsport, TN; uncle, Owen Clark, Lancaster, OH; aunt, Betty Chole Bolling, Wise, VA; step children, Joann Sapp, Danville, OH, Jill Sapp, Buford, GA, Robin Sapp, Arkansas and Jason Sapp, Dacula, GA; niece, Ashley Carlisle; and nephew, Johanton Carlisle. Mrs. Sapp was born December 9, 1965 in Norton, VA. She was a 1984 graduate of Appalachia High School in Appalachia, VA. She was a material handler for Schering Plough in Suwanee, GA and was a former employee of N.C.R. in Duluth, GA. She was a member of Appalachia United Methodist Church in Appalachia, VA. Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, VA. The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

03/16/2011         

Mr. Gerald Frank Lynn, age 49, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He is survived by his father, Jerry and Linda Lynn, Sugar Hill, GA; mother, Ann Lynn and Donald Johnsa, Sugar Hill, GA; brothers and sister-in-law, Jack Lynn, Buford, GA and Jimmy and Stephanie Lynn, Buford, GA; sister, Cathy Lynn, Buford, GA; uncles and aunts, Jack and Connie Lynn, Flowery Branch, GA, Sadie and Charles Jones, Rest Haven, GA, Martha and David Mote, Buford, GA, Jane McDaniel, Buford, GA, Sandy and Mike Stone, Gainesville, GA, Brenda Dodd, Pensacola, FL, Cindy Miller, Monroe, GA, Ronald and Sandy Bennett, Buford, GA. Junior Jones, Buford, GA; niece, Emma Lynn; nephews, Zac Lynn and T. J. Lynn; great nephew, Jordan Lynn; and special friend, Sue Alexander. Mr. Lynn was born September 19, 1961 in Buford, GA. He was a 1979 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a painter. He was a member of Regency Church of God in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Reece officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

03/16/2011         

Mrs. Eunice Harrison, age 82, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Harrison; and grandson, Daniel Harrison. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sims, Royston, GA, Sheila and Dr. Bill Williams, Suwanee, GA, Sandra and Joe Morphew, Snellville, GA and Angela and Steve Cain, Grayson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Claire Harrison, Royston, GA and Rickey and Mary Harrison, Loganville, GA; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Gonzales, Conyers, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Harrison was born March 16, 1929 in Mississippi. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Hill, GA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. James Mooneyhan officiating and with remains being placed in state at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church.

03/15/2011         

Ella L. Adams, age100, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Delia Adams; brothers, Claude Adams, Floyd Adams and Lloyd Adams; sisters, Mary Ann Adams, Mae A. Clure, Lilly Green and Maude McElreath. She is survived by her nieces and nehews, Harold and Delores Clure, Oakwood, GA, Tommy and Maggie Clure, Plains, GA, Robert Douglas Clure, Buford, GA, Barbara Louella Satterfield, Buford, GA and Harold and Jalaine Dollar, Maysville, GA. Ms. Adams was born April 25,1910 and was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She was retired from Georgia Boot with over thirty years of service. She celebrated her 100th birthday with a host of family and friends. Ms. Adams requested no funeral.

03/14/2011         

Mrs. Sallie Thomas Cole, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Annie Thomas; brothers, Robert Thomas, Albert Thomas and Roy Thomas; and sister, Maggie Browning. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Cole Simpson, Buford, GA and Janice Cole Maddox, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Jody Maddox, Buford, GA and Joel Cochran, Buford, GA; great grandchildren, Brian Cole, Monroe, GA, Wynter Strother and Amanda Bennett; great great-grandchildren, Breanna Cole, Zachary Cole and Dana Cole; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Gertrude Thomas, Suwanee, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Cole was born May 5, 1924 in Buford, GA. She worked for Georgia Boot Company and Puckett’s Restaurant for several years. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. R. T. Parks and Rev. Benny Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

03/14/2011         

Mrs. Irene Butler Floyd, age 92, of Buford, GA and formerly of Loris, SC passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Braxton W. Floyd; daughter, Peggy Floyd; son, Darryl Floyd; and son-in-law, Bob Wood. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha Wood Booker and husband, Jack Booker, Buford, GA; son, David Braxton Floyd and Becky Beard Weeks, Buford, GA; grandchildren, David and Angela Floyd, Alpharetta, GA, Melinda Floyd Patrick and husband, Tim Patrick, Braselton, GA, Bobby Wood, Jr., Buford, GA and Tonya Wood Bothe and husband, Derek Bothe, Sugar Hill, GA; three great grandchildren, Tristan Bothe, Brendan Bothe and Madison Patrick; sister and brother-in-law, Ernestine and Winston Stevens, Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Hilda Butler, Longs, SC and Junior and Dot Butler, Leland, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Floyd was born October 17, 1918 in Loris, SC. She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Camp Swamp United Methodist Church in Longs, SC. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Camp Swamp United Methodist Church with Rev. Joanna Fallaw officiating and with the remains being placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Cemetery in Longs, SC. The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Camp Swamp United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 853 Camp Swamp Road, Longs, SC in memory of Irene Butler Floyd.

03/12/2011         

Mrs. Ilse Krug Gonzalez, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Gonzalez. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA; four grandchildren, Shaun and Julie Sweeney, Canton, GA, Michael and Amy Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA, Scott and Stephanie Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA and Alina and Michael Todd, Lawrenceville, GA; seven great grandchildren, David Sweeney, Conyers, GA, Christina Sweeney, Conyers, GA, Alysse Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA, Katy Todd, Lawrenceville, GA, Shae Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA, Adelynn Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA, and Lucas Sweeney, Lawrenceville, GA; and sister, Inge Krug, Germany. Mrs. Gonzalez was born October 28, 1924 in Germany. She was a retired accountant from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. John Duke of New Covenant Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA and Rev. Marty Barrett officiating.

03/12/2011         

Mrs. Betty Tuck Brown, age 66, of Braselton, GA passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Vera Tuck; sisters, Vickie Dean and Judy Hayes; and brothers, Troy Tuck and Dennis Tuck. She is survived by her husband of seventeen years, David Lester Brown, Braselton, GA; daughter Cindy Slagle, Tennessee; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Daphne Boyd, Pendergrass, GA, James Higbee, Ellsworth, MI and Charles and Melanie Higbee, Flowery Branch, GA; step daughter and husband, Sonya and Joel Turk, Oakwood, GA; seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hoyt “Bug” and Sue Tuck, Cleveland, GA, Charles and Jautanna Tuck, Buford, GA and Leon and Alisha Tuck, Dawsonville, GA; brother-in-law, Kenney Hayes, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Brown was born January 13, 1945 in Buford, GA. She received her education from Buford City School System. She was retired from Mitsubishi Digital Electronics in Braselton, GA. She was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

03/11/2011         

Mrs. Cora Lee Brown Lynn, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Hulon Lynn; son, William Lynn; daughter, Mary Ann Lynn; grandson, Michael Lynn; and parents Alvis and Maudie Brown. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Linda Lynn, Sugar Hill, GA and Jack and Connie Lynn, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Jane McDaniel, Buford, GA, Sadie and Charles Jones, Rest Haven, GA and Martha and David Mote, Buford, GA; daughter-in-law, Jewell Lynn, Oakwood, GA; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister, Barbara Hardwick, Rossville, IL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lynn was born September 19, 1917 in Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a long-time member of the Buford Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Interment will follow at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

03/10/2011         

Mr. Jacob Lee Pauley, age 24, of Winder, GA passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Diana Pauley, Buford, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Tina M. and Ernest Dunlap, Orlando, FL; brother, Richard L. Murphy, Winder, GA; several aunts and uncles; four nieces; one nephew; and several cousins. Memorial service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr. Sean Cleveland officiating.

03/10/2011         

Mr. W. A. Buice, age 62, of Cumming, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Artis and Louise Buice; sister, Frances Buice Gilstrap; and brother, Jackie Buice. He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Buice Smallwood, Suwanee, GA; son, Donald Buice, Torrington, CT; daughters, Virginia Cianicolo, Torrington, CT and Allison Lorner, Maysville, GA; six grandchildren; aunts, Virginia Jean Staton, Suwanee, GA and Betty Pugh Buice, Buford, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Angie Luna, Cumming, GA, Michael Powell, Cumming, GA and Melanie Dennis, Cumming, GA. Mr. Buice was born May 9, 1948 in Buford, GA. He was a 1966 graduate of Buford High School. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had worked for the Forsyth County News and the Atlanta Journal newspapers for a number of years. He was of the Baptist Faith. His request was to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buford American Legion Post 127 in memory of W. A. Buice.

03/09/2011         

Mr. Joe “J. E.” Abernathy, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. He is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Holcomb, Buford, GA, Penny Henry, Buford, GA and Peggy and Ronnie Denson, Sugar Hill, GA; aunt, Lizzie Henry, Flowery Branch, GA; and uncle, Ernest Adams, Gainesville, GA. Mr. Abernathy was born on April 8, 1951 in Gainesville, GA. He was a former employee of Bona Allen Company. He was of the Baptist Faith. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery in Dahlonega, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 noon until 8:30 p.m.

03/07/2011         

William (Paul) Battle, 62 of Buford, GA passed away Monday, March 7, 2011. He was born July 10, 1948 in Tampa, Fl. Paul was a devoted Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather and an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a talented musician, craftsman, sailor and historian. He will be lovingly remembered for his kind, loving nature and his wonderful sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 41 years, Patti Battle; two sons, Erik and wife PJ Battle of Buford, GA, Eddie Battle of Snellville, GA; parents, Jack and Jerry Battle of Tampa, FL; brothers, Rick Battle of Odessa, FL, Mike and wife Karen Battle of Tampa, FL, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Buford Presbyterian Church with Ministers Corey Ingold and Rix Threadgill officiating. Burial will follow at Sawnee View Gardens, Cumming, GA. Visitation is Saturday from noon to 1:30 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

03/06/2011         

Melanie Ramey Cole, age 44, of Gainesville, GA, a loving and devoted wife of Keith Cole went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Wilma Ramey; brother, Chuck Ramey; and sister, Joy Culliton. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Keith Cole, Gainesville, GA; daughters, Maggie Cole, Gainesville, GA and Megan Cole, Gainesville, GA; sons, Patrick Ramey, Gainesville and Christopher Cole, Gainesville, GA; grandson, Dravin Cheek; brother, Tim Ramey, Palm Springs, CA; sisters, Jackie Smith, Royston, GA and Cindy Lott, Palm Coast, FL; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Grace Youngblood Cole, Cumming, GA. Mrs. Cole was born April 30, 1966 and was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She received her education from the Gwinnett County School System. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

03/05/2011         

Mr. Lewis R. Hamilton, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Higgins Hamilton; parents, Joseph D. and Ivy E. Bridges Hamilton; sisters, Winnie Rowe Burnette, Annie Jo Shoemake and Jurell H. Davis; and brothers, Talmadge “Jack” Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, Howell Hamilton, and Glenn Hamilton. He is survived by his son, Joe M. Hamilton, Buford, GA; sister, Floyce Hamilton Bramlett, Marietta, GA; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins. Mr. Hamilton was born April 27, 1919 in Jackson County, GA. He was a World War II veteran having served in the Army and Marines. He was a retired mail carrier from the Buford Post Office after thirty years of service. He was a fireman with the Buford Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127, a former member of the Buford Housing Authority, and a former President of Buford Touchdown Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. G. Stephen Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, GA with military honors. The Buford Housing Authority will serve as honorary escort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

03/04/2011         

Mr. Mike Kelley, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Jimmie Brogdon Kelley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dewitt and Rachel Sargent; and brother-in-law, John Pirkle. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Elaine S. Kelley, Buford, GA; daughter, Crystal Michele Kelley, Buford, GA; grandson, Michael Sigler, Buford, GA; sister, Judy Kelley Pirkle, Buford, GA; nephew, Kelley Pirkle, Buford, GA; great niece, Kailey Pirkle, Buford, GA; aunt, Montie Brogdon Thompson, Buford, GA; extended family, Chris, Shannon and Ian Chandler, Flowery Branch, GA; several cousins; and beloved dog, Riley. Mr. Kelley was born August 12, 1948 in Atlanta, GA. He was a 1966 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA where he played baseball and basketball and attended college at Lanier Tech in Oakwood, GA. He was a four year Vietnam Veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a retired mail carrier from the Lawrenceville Post Office after thirty years of service. He was an original member of Roof Top Rowdies. He was a member of the Buford Athletic Association. Mike was a die hard Buford Fan and thought everything should be green. He was proud to be a part of the Buford Wolves. He attended First Baptist Church of Buford. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed by his family and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Johnson and Mr. Dexter Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 or to the Buford Athletic Association in memory of Mike Kelley.

03/02/2011         

Mrs. Catherine “Kate” Dougherty, age 80 of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Jack Dougherty; and grandson, Jason Dougherty. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Fred Wolford, Winder, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cheryl Dougherty, Canton, GA, Dennis Dougherty, Marietta, GA and John and Geri Dougherty, Lawrenceville, GA; eight grandchildren, Kristina and Matthew Carter, Chaz and Savannah Wolford, Caitlyn Dougherty, Michael Dougherty, Jr., Allison Dougherty, John Dougherty III and wife Natalie, Lauren Dougherty and Michael Dougherty; four great grandchildren, Mikayla Carter, Garrett Carter, Hunter Wolford and Grey Dougherty. Mrs. Dougherty was born January 3, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Patrick Scully serving as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m.

03/02/2011         

Mrs. Lisa d’Ann Rhines, age 43, Buford GA, passed away March 2nd, 2011. She is preceded in death by her mother, Paula G. Smith of Knoxville, TN. She is survived by her husband David A. Rhines; daughters Chandler Kate McGranaghan & Delaney Paige McGranaghan, sons Nicholas Robert Bates, and Hudson Alexander Rhines, step-daughters Allison Marie Rhines and Kiran Alexandra Rhines; father Paul & wife Dottie Edmonds, step-father Harvey Smith, sisters Kristen & husband Marty Stamps, Leslie & husband Robert James, step-sisters Belle & husband Kevin Six, Stephanie & husband Robert Cummins, Rebecca & husband Andy Clem and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Lisa was an associate with Keller Williams Realty and an active daughter, wife, mother, sister and neighbor. She held an associate’s degree from the Dallas College of Fashion and Merchandising. Services will be held at Buford First United Methodist Church, 285 E. Main St., Chaplin Jamie Patrick officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the church on March 7th, 2011 with services immediately thereafter. In-lieu of flowers, a donation to Lisa’s team in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for The Cure, would be appreciated. Please send checks payable to: GaGa for TaTa’s, to PO Box 1074, Suwannee, GA 30024-0965.

03/01/2011         

Mr. Clyde D. Doss, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Barbara Jean Doss; brothers, Charlie M. Doss and Junior W. Doss; sisters, Edra Sexton and Mildred Nestor; first wife, Lucy E. Tucker Doss. He is survived by his son, Ricky D. Doss, West Virginia; daughters, Phyllis Jean and Chris Fagio, West Virginia; and Oletta Allene and David Brown, West Virginia; step children, Gary S. and Mary Stewart Lindsey, Marietta, GA, Bill and Carolyn Lindsey, Nashville, TN and Robert and Ann Lindsey, Newnan, GA; fourteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Cameron, New York; Louelle “Blue” Koelling, Sullivan, MO, Lillie Cameron, New York and Barbara Williams, Wytheville, VA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Bob Barker, Buford, GA, Rita Stafford, OH, Jungok Porter, Arlington, TX and Claudia Doss; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The entire family wants to thank Elaine Hester for her loving care of Clyde for the last ten weeks. Mr. Doss was born November 18, 1929 in Austinville, VA. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after forty years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill and member of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He was an avid gardener. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Davidson and Rev. Chuck Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sugar Hill First Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. The Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class will serve as honorary escort.

03/01/2011         

Vivian Pass Head, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Rudy, Marietta, GA; son, James D. Walker, Sugar Hill, GA; and grandson and wife, Lonnie and Betty Wilkins, Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be a private interment.

02/25/2011         

Mr. Richard Allen Bennett, age 79, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Naomi Bennett, Dacula, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Michael Chettle, Dacula, GA; sons, John Wayne Bennett, Summersville, WV and Allen Ray Bennett, Summersville, WV; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Joann Masters, Nitro, WV. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Waters Funeral Home in Summersville, WV with Rev. William Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at West Virginia Memorial Gardens in Calvin, WV.

02/25/2011         

Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Gosnell Seavey, age 85, of Gainesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herbert (Herb) Warren Seavey and son, Walter Warren Seavey. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Marvin Anglin, Dahlonega, GA; daughter-in-law, Louann Seavey; granddaughters and husbands, Paula and Steve Henson, Canton GA., Hope and Jerry Chastain, Woodstock, GA., Holly and Chris Elliott, Houston, TX; grandson, Michael Seavey, Iowa; and three great grandsons, Dylan and Carson Henson and Tyler Chastain. Mrs. Seavey served on the Advisory Committee for the organization of the Abundant Life Fellowship at First Baptist Church of Buford and continued to serve as President for fourteen years. She also served on the re-organization Advisory Committee for the Gwinnett Council for Seniors. Visitation will be Saturday, February 26th between 4pm and 7pm at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA. Graveside services will be Sunday, February 27th at 3pm in the Masonic Garden at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. Rev. Wayne Johnson will be officiating. Family and friends will all assemble at the graveside by 2:50 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Lanier Village Estates on March 12, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. A time of fellowship will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Buford, GA or Northlake Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA.

02/24/2011         

Mr. Edward Callahan, Jr., age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Becky Callahan, Gainesville, GA; daughter, Donna Wilson, Gainesville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Amy Callahan, Gainesville, GA; grandchild, Bella Callahan; sister, Ann Lucas, Gainesville, GA; brothers, Roger Callahan, Cleveland, GA, Danny Callahan, Cleveland, GA and Johnny Callahan, Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Callahan requested no memorial service and his remains have been cremated.

02/23/2011         

Mrs. Martha G. Summerlin, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilson Summerlin; and daughter, Sandra Waycaster Savage. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Fowler, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Terry and Dana Waycaster, Buford, GA, Marty and Leasa Fowler, Buford, GA and Michele Taylor, Gainesville, GA; step-son and wife, Andy and Jeannie Savage, Gainesville, GA; son-in-law, Roy Savage, Gainesville, GA; great granddaughter, Kimberly Brooke Fowler, Buford, GA; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, James Summerlin Laurel Hill, FL, Joyce Summerlin, Gallatin, FL, and Lottie Summerlin, Gallatin, FL; nieces and nephews, Rev. Richard and Edie Brooks, Orange Beach, AL, Derry and Jean Braswell, Paxton, FL, Jim and Martha Cawthon, Kansas City, MO, Mary Ann Johnson, Florala, AL, Keith Johnson, Paxton, FL, Ken Kelley Rode, Paxton, FL, Joey, Jim, and John Summerlin, Gallatin, TN, Connie Brewer, Sheila Yarnell, Glatin, TN, Anne and Gene Watlington, Montgomery, AL, and Bill and Michele Owens, Delray Beach, FL. Mrs. Summerlin was born on February 21, 1922 in Paxton, FL. She was a graduate of Paxton High School and attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Buford, Abundant Life Fellowship, and the Bykota Sunday School Class. Mrs. Summerlin was retired from the Singer Company as a Sales Representative and a sewing instructor and from Nestle Hotels and Pineisle as a uniform supervisor. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Buford Building Fund. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

02/22/2011         

MRS. DELORES "DEE" WILSON, 70, OF DACULA, GA PASSED AWAY FERBRUARY 22, 2011 SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND MR. BILL WILSON SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SONS & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WILLIAM H WILSON JR. AND ANN MARGARET WILSON OF GAINESVILLE, GA: MARK WILSON AND PATTI HATCHELL OF DACULA GA DAUGHTER: DENISE JOHNSON OF DACULA GA GRANDCHILDREN MATTHEW JOHNSON, WENDY WILSON CHEEK, WILLIAM H WILSON III, HEATHER WILSON, CAITLYN MADISON D WILSON, FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN MRS. WILSON WAS BORN JULY 5, 1940 IN PA .SHE WAS RETIRED FROM A.T&T IN NORCROSS AFTER 35 YRS OF SERVICE. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF HEBRON BAPTIST CHURCH AND A MEMBER OF THE WIDOWS CLUB AT HEBRON BAPTIST CHURCH, & A MEMBER OF PIONEERS TELEPHONE CLUB. GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2011 AT 11A.M. AT HEBRON BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY DACULA WITH REV MAC PALMER OFFICIATING. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS ON THURSDAY EVENING FROM 5P.M. TO 8 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME

02/22/2011         

Mr. Ron H. Mullinix, age 42, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Mullinix. He is survived by his mother, E. Cordelia Mullinix, Sugar Hill, GA; brother, Thomas H. Mullinix, Jr., Sugar Hill, GA; and several aunts and uncles. The remains have been cremated and there are no services planned.

02/21/2011         

Mrs. Greta Biddle Finston, age, 76, passed away on Monday February 21, 2011. She is survived by her daughter Greta G. Juan Lopez, Woodstock, GA; Son & daughter-in-law Robert & Karen Finston, Roswell, GA; grandchildren Nathanial Finston, Carra Levey, Aurora Lopez Sister Lola Appleton, Rossville, GA; Brothers Bobby Biddle, Rainesville, AL; Jack Biddle, Rainesville, AL. Graveside service will beheld on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at GreenLawn Cemetery in Roswell GA

02/18/2011         

Mr. Colby Watts, age 49, of Suwanee, GA; passed away February 18, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Yoshimi Machii, Suwanee, GA; Son Glenn Carter Watts, Suwanee, GA; Parents Bobby & Evelyn Watts, Dallas, NC; Brother Scott & Christy Watts, Valdese, NC; Nephew Christopher Watts, Valdese, NC; Several aunts, uncles, & Cousins. Memorial service will beheld on Sunday February 20, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Level Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeremy Lawson.

02/16/2011         

Mr. Saber Karem, age, 51, of Duluth, GA passed away on February 16, 2011. Mr. Karem is survived by his wife Sandra Jean Hiers Karem , Duluth, GA; Daughter Jordan Karem, Duluth, GA; Mother Miriam Hassan Abdul Halim, five brothers & sisters. Funeral Service will beheld on Saturday February 19, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford with Chaplain Hal Cole, Chaplain Jerry Gentry. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Kohler Wisconsin.

02/14/2011         

Mrs. Joyce McDaniel West, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on February 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon West Elrod. Surviving are: Daughters and Sons-in-Laws: Debra West Garrett, Jacksonville, NC Ann West Burge and husband, Chuck Burge, Buford, GA Sandra West Pieper and husband, Ron -Pieper, Dacula, GA Jill West Farmer and husband, Kevin Farmer, Buford, GA Son: Michael West, Gainesville, GA 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. West was born February 10, 1936 in Lawrenceville, GA. She was a homemaker, worked at Peachtree Doors in Norcross, GA, was a former School Bus Driver and worked at the Lake Lanier Island Pine Isle Hotel in Buford. She was a member of Old Suwanee Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. David McGee officiating. Interment will be in the Old Suwanee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00- 9:00 pm.

02/13/2011         

Jesus Antonio Blas, age, 12 of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday February 13, 2011 He is survived by his Mother Sara Blas, Buford, GA; Brother Franciso Blas, Buford, GA; Grandparents Jesus Blas & Carlota Jimenez Funeral service will beheld on Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 8:00 P.M. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home

02/13/2011         

Priscilla Mullens Lindgren passed away on February 13, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Priscilla was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Creating a warm and nurturing home for her family was her life calling and her greatest joy. Born February 23, 1926, in Orlando, FL, Priscilla was the daughter of Ralph Mullens and Jeanette O. Smith, one of the first female law professors at University of Miami, and the granddaughter of Dr. John C. and Martha Gifford, pioneers in the field of forestry for whom the Gifford Arboretum at UM is named. A graduate of Miami Senior High School, and president of the Pyramid Sorority, Priscilla attended University of Miami, where she was a member of Chi Omega fraternity. Married for 54 years to Carl (“Bud”) Lindgren, a member of the pioneer Lindgren family of Redlands, they spent most of their time in Miami, where he was a pilot for National Airlines and she was a devoted fan of her children’s various athletic and extracurricular activities. Following Bud’s retirement, they moved to Vero Beach. Priscilla is survived by two sons, Carl Lindgren, III (Karen) and John Lindgren (Kim) of Atlanta, and daughter, Christina Lauth of Vero Beach, as well as 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, a sister, Kipp Price, and two brothers, Jay Smith and Todd Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Friends of Children, P.O. Box 5011, Woodbury, CT 06798, www.thefriendsofchildren.org. The family plans a private service; written condolences can be offered at the following website www.legacy.com

02/10/2011         

Scott Allen Collins, 46, of South Point, passed away Thursday (February 10, 2011) at his residence. The Ironton, Ohio native was born October 7, 1964, the son of the late Charles Jackson Jr. and Nellie Dhonau Collins. He is survived by his wife, Laura Hart Collins. Scott was a graduate of South Point High School and Collins Career Center. He was self employed. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: a son: Mitchell Allen Collins. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 3 sons: Charles Collins of Sugar Hill, GA, Codey and Corey Collins both of South Point 2 daughters: Ashley Lamphier of Gainesville, GA and Meagan Collins of Sugar Hill, GA a sister: Terri Lewis of Ironton 2 nephews: Joshua Lewis and Jeremy Lewis both of Ironton 2 grandsons: Mitchell Allen Collins of Sugar Hill, GA, Matthew Collins of TN Memorial services will be 4:00 PM Saturday (February 19, 2011) at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, 4400 South Lee Street, Buford, GA with Rev. Greg Moore officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-4 PM at the funeral home. Please come casually dressed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laura Collins, 55 Twp Rd 1276 South Point, Ohio 45680.

02/10/2011         

Mrs. Elizabeth Wingate Nunn, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. “Sam” Nunn; and son-in-law, Carroll Logan Mozingo. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nunn Mozingo, Palm Coast, FL; grandsons, Rick and Charlene Puckett, Hiram, GA, Rory and Gertie Puckett, Dawsonville, GA and Matthew and Dawn Brooks, Palm Coast, FL; great grandchildren, Joshua Puckett, Dahlonega, GA, Jessica Ashley and Ashley Fortner, Dahlonega, GA; Brittany Puckett, Sanford, FL, Amber Puckett, Hiram, GA and Skyla Puckett, Hiram, GA; two great great-grandchildren, Chloe Fortner and Cassidy Fortner. Mrs. Nunn was born April 24, 1916 in Atlanta, GA and she resided at her home on Lake Lanier in Buford, GA. She was a 1934 graduate of Atlanta Girls High School in Atlanta, GA. She was a retired property manager for Julian LeCraw Company in Atlanta, GA. She was an honorary member of the Buford Women’s Club where she recently received an award for being a member for over twenty years and a founding member. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Atlanta for over eighty years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA. The Buford Women’s Club will serve as honorary escort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

02/07/2011         

Mr. John Jackie Simonds, Sr., age 85, of Commerce, GA formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wives, Bonnie Simonds and Joyce Simonds; and son, Donnie Simonds. He is survived by his children, Mary Sue Hamilton, Auburn, GA, Brenda and Rev. Thurmond Maddox, Buford, GA, John Jackie, Jr. and Kay Simonds, Mineral Bluff, GA, Ann and Randy Reynolds, Carnesville, GA, Ronnie Simonds, Commerce, GA, Nikki and Jimmie Giovanni, Lawrenceville, GA, and Philip and Tammy Owens, Auburn, GA; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert Simonds, Dawsonville, GA; sisters, Betty Ruth, Vo, Rebecca, Margie and Barbara; and aunt, Edna Shelton, Canton, GA. Mr. Simonds was born July 24, 1925 in Lumpkin County, GA and was a native of Sugar Hill, GA. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Thurmond Maddox and Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

02/07/2011         

Mrs. Carol Jacobs Gound, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011. She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Glenn Gound, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Anita Gound, Lilburn, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Joe Ahmad, Flowery Branch, GA and Lynn and Chris Hahn, McAllen, TX; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Cosner, Georgetown, TX. Mrs. Gound was born February 2, 1927 in Redford, MI. She was a 1944 graduate of Burbanks High School in San Antonio, TX. He was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX and a member of the Sweet Adeline’s Singing Group. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.

02/06/2011         

Mr. Cedric V. Brown, age 36, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011. He is survived by his seven year old son, Malachi Brown, San Diego, CA; father, James Williams, Hartsville, SC; sister, Sarita Brown, Buford, GA; aunts, Lorraine Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Lutricia Williams and Elizabeth Blanding; uncles, Bobby Brown, Henry Brown, Randy Brown and Michael Brown; and niece, Hope K. Brown, Buford, GA. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Minister Pierre Prince officiating.

02/06/2011         

Mr. Melvin Clyde Black, age 67, of Commerce, GA passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Linda Black, Commerce, GA; children, Melvin C. Black, Jr., Jefferson, GA, Hank Jim Black, Alto, GA, and Julie Black, Commerce, GA; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. John Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

02/05/2011         

Mrs. Beverly Maxine Galimore Bachelor, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles William Bachelor; and grandson, James Jason Bachelor. She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Billy Bachelor, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Annie Jo and Dwight Gilbert, Dawsonville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, James Ray and Rhonda Bachelor, Buford, GA; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Martha and R. E. Smith, Rockmart, GA and Ellen Luckey, Boaz, AL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Bachelor was born March 1, 1940 in Attalla, AL. She was retired from Lucent Technologies in Norcross, GA after nineteen years of service. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Tabernacle in Lilburn, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Roughton, Rev. Jeff Jett and Rev. Michael James Pirkle officiating. Interment will be at Noble Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Attalla, AL on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. C.S.T. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

02/04/2011         

Ms. Ida Jo Strickland, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nell Humphrey Strickland; and granddaughter, Amaya Strickland. She is survived by her son, Mark Goble, Buford, GA; daughter, Lucinda Strickland, Flowery Branch, GA; grandchildren, Ashleigh Strickland, India Strickland, Kyendal Strickland; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Lloyd Stephens, Gillsville, GA and Kathy Gee, Flowery Branch, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Sandra Strickland, Atlanta, GA and Mike and Brenda Strickland, Flowery Branch, GA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ms. Strickland was born January 25, 1945 in Hall County, GA. She was retired from Georgia Boot Company in Flowery Branch, GA. She was of the Baptist Faith. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Boone Strickland officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.

 

02/04/2011         

Mrs. Loraine Bennett Brock, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Brock; and son, Douglas Bennett. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Catherine Bennett, Cumming, GA; daughter-in-law, Bevlen Bennett, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Paul and Debbie Bennett, Cumming, GA, Lisa Bennett, Buford, GA, Becky and Tim Autry, Buford, GA and Andrea and Robert Hnatishion, Cumming, GA; four great grandchildren, Savannah Bennett, Madison Autry, Slaton Autry and Mykenna Autry; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Brock was born April 23, 1920 and was a life-long resident of Gwinnett County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Gold Wing Club at Bogan Park. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where she was a member of the Bykota Sunday School Class and the Abundant Life Fellowship. Before moving to Buford, GA, she was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Duluth where she taught the Sunbeams Sunday School Class. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pirkle and Rev. Lamar Hansard officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

02/02/2011         

Phyllis Fountain, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Fountain. She is survived by her mother, Fern Nelson Fountain, Atlanta, GA; brother, Sam Fountain, Atlanta, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Rita Johnston, Newnan, GA and Susan and Steve Roper, Palmetto, GA; aunts, Mayrna Fountain Davis, Loganville, GA, Faye Nelson Davis, Michigan and Ruby Green Nelson, Lawrenceville, GA; nieces, Kristy and Audrey; nephews, Charles and Ashley; significant other, Dana Jenkins, Buford, GA; and four great nephews. Miss Fountain was born November 24, 1950 in Atlanta, GA. She was an office worker for several companies. She was a founding member of the “Hot Atlanta Softball”. She was an avid poker player. She will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Roper officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

02/01/2011         

Mr. Norman Ramey, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn W. and Louise Ramey; and father-in-law, E. J. Burnette. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Marie Burnette Ramey, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters, Rebecca Ramey, Flowery Branch, GA and Pamela Ramey, Flowery Branch, GA; son, Joshua Ramey, Flowery Branch, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Laura Ramey, Alto, GA, Leonard and Cheryl Ramey, Alto, GA, Glenn and Bernice Ramey, Oakwood, GA and Pete and Kathy Ramey, Lula, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Thomas Russell, Oakwood, GA; mother-in-law, Lena Maynard Burnette, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Ramey was born September 30, 1959 in Clayton, GA. He was a construction worker. He attended Rock of Christ Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Green and Rev. Randy Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/31/2011         

Mrs. Lucille Loving Hanson, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Lizzie Loving; brother, Leroy Loving; and sister, Doris Loving. She is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Luther L. Hanson, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Lee and Earlene Hanson, Buford, GA, Bobby Hugh and Debbie Hanson, Roswell, GA and Wayne and Darlene Hanson, Winder, GA; grandchildren, Sonia and Brian Gray, Jeffrey Hanson, Megan and Josh Benbaugh, Scott Riley, Rebecca and William Colley and Laura Hanson and Rodney Bennett; seven great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Elsie Parker, Sugar Hill, GA, Willie Nell and Larry Marsingill, Sugar Hill, GA and Barbara Ann Loving, Augusta, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Dewey and Betty Loving, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hanson was born November 1, 1937 in Winder, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Buford Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. R. Edward Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/29/2011         

Bette N. Ramsey - May 13th, 1947 - January 29th, 2011 Bette loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend left footprints on everyone's heart that she met, be it as a para-pro at Buford Elementary School or a parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Bette's interior designs in Florida and Georgia were uniquely "Bette". Bette personified Jesus' commandment "Love one another as I have loved you". Bette retired to out Lord January 29th, 2011, Cape Coral, Florida formally of Buford, Georgia. Bette is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Phocian D. Ramsey, III, son Phocian "Bo" D. Ramsey, IV, daughter Ashlie "Nitya" D. Ramsey, son Joseph "Joey" N. Ramsey (Whitney), grandson Joseph "Tucker" Ramsey, of Cleveland, Georgia, brother Joseph Niolon (Susan) of Alpharetta, Georgia, sister-in-law Marilyn Tucker (Leroy) of Marietta, Georgia, numerous nieces and nephews. Please join the Ramsey family in a Celebration of Life on February 19th, 2011 at Flanigan's Funeral and Crematory, Buford, Georgia from 1-2 pm visitation, 2-3 pm Celebration of Life. Refreshment at American Legion, Buford, Georgia.

01/27/2011         

Eunice Winters Hackney of Dacula passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Her parents, James and Maude Winters preceded her. Surviving husband, James E. Hackney, brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Murl Winters, son, Charles and daughter-in-law, Karen Carlan, daughter, Rita Miller, seven grandchildren. Eunice gifted life a great attitude, and life gave back to Eunice opportunities. Developed bears for HIV baby’s - Neo Natal Ward, The Grady Hospital. Caps for cancer. Personalized trips to Disney for underprivileged children. She attended classes: Emory/Oglethorpe/Massey. Affiliations: 1. President North Fulton Women’s Golf Assoc. 2. President Rainbow Travelers 3. Member Dixie Drifters 4. President GSA of National Campers and Hikers Assoc. 5. Led 200-mile seacoast bicycle rides 6. Peachtree Road Race 7. Ice Hikers/Appalachian Trail 8. Volunteer – Dept. Natural Resources. ***** The walk of her life found pride, fascination and warmth in her role as a Realtor/Builder/Developer/Designer. People networks vested with respect and fascination were her comfort. God was an always a force to her. A private graveside service was held in Buford, GA for family on February 2, 2011.

01/27/2011         

Mrs. Kittye Mae Sadler, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Sadler; and sons, William Sadler, Larry Sadler, James Sadler, Ricky Sadler and Samuel Sadler. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Sadler, Buford, GA and Iris Sadler, Buford, GA; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; sister, Carrie Elizabeth Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Sadler was born July 30, 1935 in Buford, GA. She worked for many years at Buford Manor Nursing Home in Buford, GA, Georgia Boot Company in Flowery Branch, GA and Bona Allen Company in Buford, GA. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating and with remains being placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

01/27/2011         

Mrs. Marguerite S. Chadwick, age 79, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. Chadwick. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Sanders, Monroe, GA; sons, Troy Chadwick, Tulsa, OK, Wiley Chadwick, Tulsa, OK and Ivey C. Chadwick, Florida; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and special niece and nephew, Virginia and Ernest Lingerfelt, Braselton, GA. A private family graveside service will be held at Warsaw Cemetery in Duluth, GA.

01/27/2011         

Mrs. Dolores H. Rollhaus, age 89, of Norcross, GA passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Evelyn Barrett. She is survived by her husband, Russell Rollhaus, Norcross, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Johnny Bagley, Gainesville, GA; grandchildren, Tara Murphree, Wayne Surman, Kathy Short, Steffanie Tow and Joshua Bagley; three great grandchildren, Evie Murphree, Sky Surman and Dillon Surman. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Tom McQuillen officiating. Entombment will follow at Floral Hills Mausoleum in Tucker, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

01/26/2011         

Mr. Kenton Schroeder, age 28, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. He is survived by his wife of four years, Kristina Byrnes Schroeder, Sugar Hill, GA; parents, Richard K. and LuWanda Klein Schroeder, Moundridge, KS; brother and sister-in-law, Wade and Lauren Schroeder, Maple Grove, MN; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Carolyn Klein, Munich, ND; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dan and Marcia Byrnes, Madison, AL; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Kenton was born in Wichita, KS. He was a 2001 graduate of Buhler High School in Buhler, KS and a 2004 graduate of Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. He was a General Manager for Monster Tower in Maryville, TN. He was a member of Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA where he was the lead sound technician. He was an avid soccer player and played for the FC Silverbacks. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Shadowbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Linkous, Pastor Chuck Taylor and Pastor Richie Sissom officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shadowbrook Baptist Church Worship Ministry, 4187 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee, GA 30024 in memory of Kenton Lee Schroeder.

01/27/2011         

Ms. Ellen Morris Floyd, age 45, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas C. Morris, Sr.; and former husband, Brian James Floyd. She is survived by her daughter, Dakota Nicole Floyd, Sugar Hill, GA; mother, Ruby Venable Morris, Sugar Hill, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Cindy Morris, Sugar Hill, GA; nephew and niece, Derick and Amy Morris; niece and nephew, Selina and Raymond Melendez; great nieces and great nephews, Cheyenne and Wyatt Morris and Ariana and Rayliana Melendez; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ms. Floyd was born May 20, 1965 in Buford, GA. She was a 1985 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. She worked part-time for the Internal Revenue Service. She was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Southerland, Rev. Charles Pirkle and Rev. Frankie Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/25/2011         

Mr. Paul L. Clack, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Stanley Harrison, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Lindsey and Alice Clack, Hoschton, GA and Kerry and Kim Clack, Columbia, TN; five grandchildren, Melinda and Mike Edmisten, Jason and Kelly Harrison, Shayna and Aaron Kibler, Daniel Clack and Cameron and Erin Clack; five great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Harold Clack, Florida and James and Lucille Clack, McDonough, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Clack was born October 15, 1929 in Memphis, TN. He was a retired carpenter. He was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Ashworth officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

01/25/2011         

Mr. Steve Jeffery Patterson Sr., age 46, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Patterson, Jr. and Arvie Jane Tatum Brownlee; brother, Timmy Patterson; and nephew, Ricky Lee Patterson. He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Rebecca Patterson, Sugar Hill, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Tasha and Junior Morrison, Homer, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Amber Patterson, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Cody Patterson, Leeann Patterson and Alexis Patterson; step mother, Brenda Patterson, Buford, GA; step father, Windell Brownlee, Buford, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky and Anita Patterson, Buford, GA, Jonathan and Donna Brownlee, Dacula, GA and Raymond and Samantha Brownlee, Buford, GA; sisters, Teresa Lynn and Nancy Stancel, all of Buford, GA; brother, Donald Patterson, Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Sherry Patterson, Buford, GA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Patterson was born September 25, 1964 in Lawrenceville, GA. He received his education at Buford High School. He was a truck driver for Cowart Mulch Company in Sugar Hill, GA. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Commerce, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/24/2011         

Ms. Betty Parsons Harris Waltz, age, 86 of Buford, GA formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Passed away on January 24, 2011 She is survived by her Daughters & Son-in-law Sandra & Bob McKee, Buford, GA Patricia & Chuck DeWalt, East Canton, OH. Grandchildren Bill & Akemi McKee, Don & Jill McKee, Tom McKee, Beverly & Charles Alvarez, Mike & Brenda Eggert, Tim & Rose Eggert. 16 Great Grandchildren 2 Great Great Grandchildren, Sister Esther Valentine, several nieces, nephews, & cousins. A private interment service will be held on Thursday at Broadlawn memorial gardens in Buford, GA. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations may be made to Children’s healthcare of Scottish Rite Atlanta, 1001 Johnson ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30342 In memory of Ms. Betty Parsons Harris Waltz

01/23/2011         

Mr. Adis Beganovic, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Lidija Beganovic, Lawrenceville, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Tibor and Natasha Beganovic, Lilburn, GA and Bojan Beganovic, Lawrenceville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Alen and Judy Beganovic, Brisbane, Australia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mirna Maric, Novi Sad, Serbia, Amara and Ratko Pehar, London, England and Abeba and Alica Bajric, Verona, Italy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

01/22/2011         

Mr. Robin C. Wills, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Pam Wills, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Nicole Picha, Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Michael Buffington, Grayson, GA; grandchildren, Jacob Picha and Nicholas Buffington; father, Jerome Wills; brothers, Steve Wills Lilburn, GA, Jay Wills Smyrna, GA, and Kyle Wills Savannah, GA; sisters, Bonnie Westbrook Alpharetta, GA, Sherry Hoffman St. Charles, MS, Kelly Olson Cumming, GA, Cindy Keech Kansas City MO, and Jennifer Kendron Covington, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Wills was born March 3, 1955. He was a graduate of Lakeside High School in Atlanta, GA. He was a master carpenter. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.

01/19/2011         

Mrs. Arvie Jane Brownlee, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Patterson; grandson, Ricky Lee Patterson; parents, Alto and Lois Tatum; brothers, Charles Cook and Michael Tatum. She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Windell Brownlee, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Anita Patterson, Buford, GA, Steve and Becky Patterson, Buford, GA, Jonathan and Donna Brownlee, Dacula, GA and Raymond and Samantha Brownlee, Buford, GA; daughter-in-law, Sherry Patterson, Buford, GA; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, T. J. Tatum, Auburn, GA, Stanley Tatum, Commerce, GA and Thomas Tatum, Norcross, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Crane, Gainesville, GA, Pat Tedder, Auburn, GA, Margaret Bishop, Winder, GA and Renee and Danny Ballew, Cannon, GA; sister-in-law, Connie Tatum, Oakwood, GA; and very special friend, Don Comstock, Norcross, GA. Mrs. Brownlee was born October 1, 1944 in Buford, GA. She was retired from Woodward Academy in Duluth, GA. She was a member of Suwanee Congregational Holiness Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Thomason and Rev. Leon Brownlee officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lilburn, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/17/2011         

Mrs. Mary Lou Crone Kieley, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Kieley and Bernard Focks. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Brian Skibitsky, Suwanee, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Terrence and Christine Focks, Flowery Branch, GA; grandchildren, Tiffany Focks, Green Acres, FL, Kylene Skibitsky, Suwanee, GA and Kasey Skibitsky, Suwanee, GA; sister, Betty Reis, Lakeland, FL; and nieces and nephew, Vivian Stroud, Tarpon Springs, FL and Tina and Bob Brewster, Wellington, FL. Mrs. Kieley was born in Hillsboro, OH. She was a retired real estate agent. She was a member of Catholic Church of St. Monica. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Embracing Hospice, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041 in memory of Mary Lou Kieley.

01/17/2011         

Mrs. Hilda Spriggs Braswell, age 72, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Braswell; parents, Claude and Kate Mitchell Spriggs; and brother, C. H. Spriggs. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Rev. Deborah Ann and Leroy Cannon, Toccoa, GA, Susan Braswell Corley, Flowery Branch, GA and Katie Braswell, Eastanollee, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky Braswell, Eastanollee, GA, Chris and Diane Braswell, Tommy and Anessia Braswell, Winder, GA; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Joyce and J. T. Black, Lula, GA and Claudette and Douglas Williams, Lawrenceville, GA; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom Braswell, Dacula, GA and Vanus and Helen Braswell, Jefferson, GA; sisters-in-law, Bernice Braswell, Buford, GA, Jean Braswell, Lawrenceville, GA and Jean Spriggs, Lawrenceville, GA; uncle and aunt, J. B. and Frances Mitchell, Flowery Branch, GA; aunt, Laura Belle Spriggs, Doraville, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Braswell was born November 27, 1938 in Braselton, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Rock Springs United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Powers and Rev. Deborah Cannon officiating and with remains being placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/17/2011         

David Gregory Brooks was born June 18, 1939 and passed away on January 17, 2011. Dave Brooks graduated from Valdosta High School and from Valdosta State University with a degree in mathematics and physics. He worked for Atlanta Public Schools as a math teacher and for the City of Atlanta before he found his calling for life as an auto repair technician and auto insurance appraiser. He was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church for twenty-seven years where he diligently served the Lord and enjoyed singing in the choir. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Mari Lane Brooks, daughter, Gwendolyn “Joey” O’Brien, stepson, R. Patrick Craig, and stepdaughter, Kathryn Daniels, brother, Dr. Thomas William Brooks III, sister, Lysbeth Wakefield and sister, Patricia Clipsom (deceased), grandchildren: Terry Gibbons, Alec Stinson, and Benjamin Wallace Daniels. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church. The family has requested no flowers. Memorials donations may be made to Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Dave Brooks.

01/15/2011         

Mr. Keith Hankins, age 43, of Maysville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Jeannie Stewart Hankins, Maysville, GA; son, Andrew Hankins, Maysville, GA; granddaughter, Mylee Garrett, Maysville, GA; mother, Pat Crowder, Douglasville, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Gaylea Ann Hankins, Douglasville, GA and Kerry and Anthony Crabtree, Kingston, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Render and Jessica Crowder, Temple, GA; grandparents, Mary Mullins, Crossville, TN and Joseph and Dorothy Hankins, Kingston, TN; step father, Robert Carden, Douglasville, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Copeland officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

01/14/2011         

Mr. Norman E. Housley, Jr., age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Mrs. Ellen M. Housley, Buford, GA; daughter, Dana Housley Sheridan, Atlanta, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Chris and Christiane Housley, Suwanee, GA and Michael E. Housley, Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren, Craig Sheridan, Britany Curtis, Christopher Housley, Matthew Housley and Helena Housley. Mr. Housley was born August 23, 1938 in Washington, DC. He was a 1956 graduate of Lakeland High School in Lakeland, FL and graduated from Florida State University. He was the retired owner of Housley Benefits. After he retired, he went to work with his son at Housley Enterprise to which is a local, successful Suwanee based company. He was a member of the Gideon’s. A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Laurel Baye Nursing Home, 2451 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Buford, GA 30518 in memory of Norman Housley, Jr

01/14/2011         

Mrs. Hazel Bryant Smith, age 69, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith, Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerry Anglin, Buford, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Angel Bryant, Alto, GA, Jeffery Bryant, Flowery Branch, GA and Gerald Bryant, Gainesville, GA; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Lucille Bryant, Chestnut Mountain, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith was born May 7, 1941 in Forsyth County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Flowery Branch United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fowler officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cumming, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/12/2011         

Mrs. Opal Pugh Martinez, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Wesley and Eunice Fuller Pugh; brother, James Richard Pugh; step- mother, Lola Vann Pugh; and sister-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Pugh. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen and Doug Williams, Buford, GA; son, Tony Martinez, Smyrna, GA; grandchildren, Connie Dennis, Gainesville, GA and Douglas Ray Williams, Jr., Gainesville, GA; four great grandchildren, Matthew and Christopher Dennis and Madison and Mackenzie Williams; brothers, Douglas Pugh, Commerce, GA, Paul “Bud” Pugh, Suwanee, GA and Jimmy Pugh, Lawrenceville, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Martinez was born June 26, 1924 and was a native of Buford, GA. She was a graduate of Buford High School, Class of 1941. She retired after twenty-four years of service as a keypunch operator from John Deere. She was a member and one of the founding members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Speed officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

01/08/2011         

Mr. Alan L. Kilgore, age 56, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Kilgore; and brother, Deano Kilgore. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Vickie Turner Kilgore, Flowery Branch, GA; mother, Jean Johnson Kilgore; sister and brother-in-law, Cathie and Eddie Higgins, Hoschton, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Linda Kilgore, Hoschton, GA; step children, Donna and Tommy Millsaps, Gainesville, GA and Beverly Wilson, Flowery Branch, GA; three step grandchildren, Gabby Malcom, Nathan Millsaps and Bryce Frazier; aunts and uncles, Lila and Bo Orr, Flowery Branch, GA, Peggy and Tommy Litchfield, Lawrenceville, GA and Shirley Johnson, Alpharetta, GA; uncles, George Kilgore, Braselton, GA and Doug Johnson, Hoschton, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alan was born December 11, 1954 in Buford, GA. He was a 1973 graduate of Buford High School in Buford, GA where he played football, baseball and basketball. He was a construction worker for E. C. Homes Restoration. He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended First Baptist Church of Buford. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday January 15th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/08/2011         

Mr. Gene Crowe, age 78, of Winder, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. C. and Emelene Cain Crowe; sisters, Virginia Prickett and Gladys Hutchins; brothers, Ralph Crowe, Ray Crowe, Lloyd Crowe and Everett Crowe; and step son, Benny Ford. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Betty Crowe, Winder, GA; daughter, Shirley Corders; stepdaughter, Linda and Larry Turner, Adairsville, GA; six grandchildren, Chris and Becky Corders, Kirk and Kristy Corders, Keith Corders, Leiah and Kevin Harris, Larrin Thompson and Kenny Ford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Crowe was born September 22, 1932 in Buford, GA. He was a graduate of Joe Brown High School in Atlanta, GA. He was owner of G. W. C. Construction Co. in Buford, GA and a real estate agent. He was a Mason and a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge No. 292 F. & A.M. and was a Shriner. He was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church in Sugar Hill, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

01/07/2011         

Mr. Don Sewell, age 80, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Pearl Sewell; sisters, Versie Willingham, Veo Thompson, Geneva Archer; and brother, A. W. Sewell. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Margaret Sewell, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Greg Baird, Hoschton, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Ivonne Sewell, Bedford, TX; grandchildren, Lauren Sewell, David Baird and Daniel Baird; sister, Veneder Sewell McDaniel, Duluth, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert S. and Barbara Penland, Hayesville, NC, Johnny and Judy Penland, Hayesville, NC and Leon and Irene Penland, Hayesville, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sewell was born February 14, 1930 in Duluth, GA. He was a 1947 graduate of Duluth High School in Duluth, GA. He was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a typewriter mechanic after forty-four years of service. He was a member of Buford Highway Baptist Church in Doraville, GA. He was an avid gardener. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. James T. Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross, GA.

01/07/2011         

Mr. Henry Couch, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Dondra Couch; daughters, Cindy Couch, Winder, GA and Amanda Couch, Gainesville, GA; son, Jerry Couch; three grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Becky and Olin Chastain, Dacula, GA, Virginia Segars, Canton, GA, Vivian Smith, Sugar Hill, GA and Ruby Henderson, Sugar Hill, GA; and brothers, Roy Couch, Hogansville, GA, Bill Couch, Gainesville, GA and Ernest Couch, Lula, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ell Hopkins officiating and with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

01/06/2011         

Mr. Leon Fields, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011. His parents, Lawson and Edith Fields, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Shirley Clement Fields, Sugar Hill, GA; daughter, Sue Heard, Dacula, GA; son, Vernon Fields, Buford, GA; step daughter, Bruce Ann Green, Sylva, NC; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Jerry Kennedy, Carl, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny and Jennie Clement, Inman, SC; sister-in-law, Mary Helen Clement, Whittier, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Fields was born December 12, 1932 in Buford, GA. He was a graduate of Sugar Hill School in Sugar Hill, GA. He was retired after many years of service as a deputy sheriff and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of West Buford Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. Honorary Pallbearers will be his former law enforcement partners, Howard Stephens and Horace Banks. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

01/05/2011         

Mr. Raymond Yancy Blackwood, age 91, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Asbury and Manervia Jones Blackwood. He is survived by his children, Mary Robinson, Marietta, GA, James and Pam Blackwood, Rockmart, GA, Ewayne Blackwood, Cedartown, GA, Ricky Blackwood, Rockmart, GA and Marilan and Wayne Everett, Cumming, GA; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Raymond was born July 11, 1919 in Blount County, AL. He was a U. S. Navy and World War II veteran (44-46) serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign on U.S.S. LST-917. After leaving Alabama, Raymond and his family moved to Marietta, GA in 1963. He retired from Lockheed-Martin. Raymond spent his later years residing with his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Marilan and Wayne Everett in Cumming. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pirkle officiating. Interment will be in the Blackwood Family Cemetery, Cleveland, Blount County, AL on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. C.S.T. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

01/04/2011         

Mrs. Janay Payne Ebaugh, age 59, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Ebaugh; and parents, Lee and Louise Payne. She is survived by her son, Jeremy Coleman, Lawrenceville, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Renee Payne Lee and Husband, Norman Lee, Marietta, GA; and nephew and niece, Jerry Franklin Gilbert, Jr. and wife, Cindy, Buford, GA. Mrs. Ebaugh was born December 17, 1951 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1969 graduate from Towers High School in Decatur, GA, attended DeKalb Junior College, and attended Atlanta Law School. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

01/03/2011         

Mr. John W. Robinson, II, age 34, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011. He is survived by his father, John and Kim Robinson, Suwanee, GA; mother, Elaine and Ted Palmer, Chattanooga, TN; sister, Brook Palmer, Chattanooga, TN; grandmother, Virgie McDowell, Winter Park, FL; grandfather, Bronson W. Robinson, Pensacola, FL; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Robinson was born June 19, 1976 in Chattanooga, TN. He attended Bradley Central High School and attended College Dale Academy. He was a cabinet installer. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at College Dale Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive, College Dale, TN 37315. Interment will follow in the College Dale Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

01/03/2011         

Mr. John W. Robinson, II, age 34, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011. He is survived by his father, John and Kim Robinson, Suwanee, GA; mother, Elaine and Ted Palmer, Chattanooga, TN; sister, Brook Palmer, Chattanooga, TN; grandmother, Virgie McDowell, Winter Park, FL; grandfather, Bronson W. Robinson, Pensacola, FL; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Robinson was born June 19, 1976 in Chattanooga, TN. He attended Bradley Central High School and attended College Dale Academy. He was a cabinet installer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at College Dale Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive, College Dale, TN 37315. Interment will follow in the College Dale Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery.

 

01/03/2011         

Mrs. Vicki Parker Groover, age 56, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011. She is survived by her husband of seventeen years, Lanier Groover, Flowery Branch, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Chrissie and Everett Wilson, Alton, IL; son and daughter-in-law, Dwayne and Desiree Cole, Flowery Branch, GA; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers and sister-in-law, Keith Parker and wife, Debra Tunney, Buford, GA and Junior Peppers, Buford, GA; step children, Paul Lanier Groover, Jr. and wife, Tina, Springfield, VA and Michelle Messer, Grayson, GA. Mrs. Groover was born February 27, 1954 in Buford, GA. She was a mail clerk. She was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Shadburn officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

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