ATHENS

PUCKETT, JOHNNY

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Johnny Puckett, age 43 of Athens, Georgia who died Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.

GAINESVILLE

POWELL, ELOISE

Eloise Allison Powell, age 81, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 16 at 2 P.M. at the Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, 1190 McEver Road, Gainesville. The Reverends Gerry Davis and Carrie Austin will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens, Gainesville. Mrs. Powell was predeceased by her husband, O.L. Powell. She was a long-standing member of Chicopee United Methodist Church. She is survived by her brother, V.C. Allison of Gainesville, sister and brother-in-law, Gene and Sam Coker of Atlanta, and was predeceased by a sister, Myrtle Allison Day. Also surviving are nieces, Cathy Coker Brewer and husband, Oby, of Atlanta, Carol Coker Bennett of Valdosta, and Doris Day Kretzing, and husband, Paul of Waldorf, Maryland, also nephew, Bobby Day, and wife, Nancy of Colorado Springs. Step-sons and wives surviving are, Richard D. and Marie Ann Powell, Michael D. and Dianne Powell, Anthony O.L. and Emily Powell, all of Lawrenceville, and Philip W. and Elizabeth Powell of Richmond, VA. Also many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great nieces and nephew and one great-great niece, Anna. Her quiet nature belied her rich experiences. During World War II, Mrs. Powell served in the Pentagon on the staff of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, also working with Amelia Earhart's husband at the Department of Defense. From 1947 until 1954, Mrs. Powell was the personal secretary to Dr. Charles Allen of Grace United Methodist Church, Atlanta, typing and editing many of his well-known Christian books. Following the death of her father, the Rev. R.W. Allison, Mrs. Powell returned to Gainesville to work in the private sector as an executive secretary to the CEOs of Chicopee Manufacturing Company and Owen of Georgia, Inc. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Chicopee United Methodist Church, 5 First Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30504. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 P.M. on Friday, December 16, at the funeral home. Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA, 770-287-0220.

LILBURN

GREENE, PHRISTAL

Mr. Phristal "Pete" Ronelk Greene, Sr., 79, of Lilburn, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at Wesley Woods Budd Terrace in Atlanta. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Douglas Chapel in charge of arrangements, 770-942-2311.

SNELLVILLE

JOHNSON, BETTY

Betty Joe Johnson, age 67 of Snellville died Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Graveside Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 17, 2005 at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. Rev. Carl Fowler will officiate. Mrs. Johnson is survived by: Husband: Herschel "Bill" Johnson, Snellville; Nephew: Ray Starnes, Forest Park; Niece: Rhonda VanWinkle, Florida; Other Nieces & Nephews also survive. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM, Friday, December 16, 2005 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL

PETERSON, LYNNE

Lynne Lumpkins Peterson, 52, St. Augustine, FL, passed away December 12, 2005. She was born August 1, 1953 in Cookeville, Tennessee, daughter of Jim and Norma Lumpkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 13 years, Pete Peterson. She is survived by her children, Lindsay Huband of Palm Coast, Caroline Huband of Orlando; Stepchildren, Andy/Tina Petersen and Kristie/Tom Renaud and grandchildren Courtney, Emily, Katie Petersen and Nathan and Matthew Renaud. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with her parents and one brother, Chip Lumpkins. She graduated from the prestigious girls' school Bartram in 1971. She was presented as a debutante to Jacksonville society the summer of that year. She received a B.S. of Education from Peabody University, Nashville, TN, in 1975. After college, she worked for the Jacksonville Time Union in advertising sales. She later relocated to Peachtree City, GA and worked for the Gwinnett Daily News. Besides raising her children, she was an active member of Christ Our Shepard Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. A supporter of the American Cancer Society, she and her husband, Pete, hosted an annual horse show to raise funds. Later, after they moved to Palm Coast, FL she and Pete used their love of golf to continue their charitable works by hosting tournaments for local charities. Her life legacy is her loyalty to family and friends and her faith in God. All it ever took were the words, "Lynne I need you..." and she was there for us. Rest in peace. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to a charity for battered women, P.O. Box 3319, St. Augustine, FL 32085, Attn: Mary Johnstone. Visitation will be held Thursday (today) from 5-7 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave. Services will be held from the Graveside in Oaklawn Cemetery, Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. with The Rev. Betsy P. Skinner officiating. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Jacksonville, 904-346-3808.

SUGAR HILL

MERCIER, BENNY

Mr. Benny Mercier, age 56, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away December 14, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

SUWANEE

JENKINS, FRANCES

Mrs. Frances T. Jenkins, age 90, of Suwanee, GA passed away on December 14, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Jenkins. Surviving are: Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Larry Jenkins, Suwanee, GA, Bob and Sunny Jenkins, Bowling Green, KY, Bucky and Pat Jenkins, St. Simons Island, GA; Grandchildren: Robin Church, Bowling Green, KY, Cathy Gallup, Marietta, GA, Julianne Miles, Charleston, SC, Lori Oldknow, Snellville, GA, Shannon Jenkins, St. Simons Island, GA; Great Grandchildren: Christy Gallup, Christopher Church, Hannah Miles, Jacob Oldknow, Justin Oldknow, Jonathan Oldknow; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Bibb County, GA, born on December 10, 1915. She was a homemaker, a Southern Lady, a great cook and hostess. She was a 1933 graduate of Miller High School. She attended Shadowbrook Baptist Church, Suwanee, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Linkous officiating. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

WINDER

MASTERS, MICHAEL

Michael Horace Masters, age 46, of Winder died Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 17, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Bradley will officiate. Burial New Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Dacula. A Taxidermist and member of New Rock Spring Baptist Church, Dacula, Mr. Masters is survived by: Son: Matt Turner, Winder; Parents: Horace & Dorothy Masters, Dacula; Brother: Dennis Masters, Doraville; Sisters: Robin Jarrard, Dacula, Kelley Hubbard, Lawrenceville; Nieces, Jessica Carter, Amanda Jarrard, Brittany Jarrard, Taylor Hubbard; Nephew: Zachary Hubbard; Great Niece, Gabrielle Carter; Several Cousins, Aunts and Uncles. Family will receive friends from 10AM - 9PM, Friday, December 16, 2005 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.