BUCKHEAD

HOWELL, LOVIE G.

Lovie G. Howell passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2005 at the age of 98. Lovie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Oscar Jack Howell, Sr. and her son and daughter-in-law, Oscar Jack "O. J." Howell, Jr. and Virginia Howell. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald G. and Mary Anne Howell, granddaughters, Dona H. Todd and Melanie H. Ferguson, grandsons, Jack Howell and Ronnie Howell, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Lovie was born in Ripley, Mississippi on February 22, 1907. She was the youngest of eleven children. Lovie married Oscar Jack Howell on Christmas day, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama. She and Oscar moved to the Buckhead area of Atlanta in 1939 where she has lived in her Buckhead home since then. While in Birmingham, Lovie was an active member of the Eastern Star. She was a very involved and devoted member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta since 1939. She served frequently as President of her Sunday School Class, Aliae. During her tenure as President of her class, Aliae was the largest Sunday School Class in Georgia. She served on many church committees and organized many events for her beloved church. Lovie was the founding member and President of the Peachtree Heights Garden Club. Under her leadership, the Peachtree Heights Garden Club won numerous awards and recognitions. Lovie had an amazing love and zest for life. She was devoted to her Lord, her church, her family and her many friends throughout her life time. Her positive attitude was always an inspiration to her family and friends. Lovie enjoyed every minute of her 98 years, and lived each moment to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Her love will remain forever. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10th, at two o'clock at Oglethorpe Hill Chapel with Reverend Charles Qualls officiating. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at one o'clock Thursday at H. M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-261-3510.

LAWRENCEVILLE

BERRY, ODA

Oda Lee Berry, age 78, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, November 11, 2005 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Lawrenceville with remains placed in state at 10:30 AM. Rev. Phil Robertson will officiate. Burial Ozora Baptist Church Cemetery, Loganville. A retired mail order clerk with Sears and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by her husband, James Berry and is survived by: Children: Jimmy L. & Betty Berry, Lawrenceville, James Kenneth & Mitzi Berry, Decatur; Grandchildren: Michelle Harrington, John Daniel Berry, Shawn Berry, Frances Berry, all of Lawrenceville; Great Grandchildren: Keely Nichole Harrington; Joel Christian Berry, Nathan James Berry; Niece: Donna Tripp; Nephews: Charles Cates, and Michael Swanson. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.

TILLIRSON, RUBY

Our darling Nanny Ruby Lee Tillirson, age 84 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 9, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Garlon Tillirson and son, Charles Robert Tillirson. Mrs. Tillirson was the last survivor of 8 siblings. She is survived by: Grandchildren: Greg Tillirson, Gainesville, Vickie & Kenny Free, Gainesville, Eric & Jennifer Tillirson, Sandersville, GA; Great Grandchildren: Samantha King, Simms & Joel Tillirson. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Barney Williams officiating. Interment to follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

MADISON

SHAFER, BEN

Ben Shafer, 42, of Madison, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, November 8, 2005. The funeral will be at 11 A.M. Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth. A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Shafer was a loader operator. Survivors include: Son: James Shafer of Lawrenceville; Mother: Hannah Shafer of Madison; Sisters: Theresa Shafer of Madison and Linda Spivey of Lilburn; Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

WINDER

GRIFFETH, BILLY

Billy C. Griffeth, Sr., age 80 of Winder, GA, passed away November 8, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.