Mrs. Mary Davis Hislip, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 14, 2005. she is survived by her: Husband: Mr. Henry H. Hislip, Buford, GA; Son and Daughter-in-law: Daniel and Kathy Hislip, Barrington, IL; Daughters and Son-in-law: Barbara Ann Cate, Dacula, GA, Patricia and Clarence Wallace, Buford, GA; 5 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Ruth Willis, Albany, GA, Julie Weatherby, Martinez, GA, Martha Sherman, Columbus, GA, Lillian Ramsey, Columbus, GA, Ruby Culpepper, Phenix City, AL, Dorothy Fussell, Jacksonville, FL; Brother: Charles Davis, Jacksonville, FL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Hislip was born in Dawson, GA. She was a retired sales clerk. She was a member of West Buford Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Bennett and Rev. Arthur Southerland officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.


Mr. Ronnie Humphrey, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on November 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Briggs Humphrey, and parents, Buster and Emma Humphrey. Surviving are: Wife of 41 years: Jackie Humphrey, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Brandy and Stephanie Humphrey, Suwanee, GA, Jerry and Stephanie Humphrey, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Jamie and Joe Appling, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Connor Humphrey, Shelby Appling, Luke Humphrey, Camille Humphrey, Jake Humphrey; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Donald and Shirley Humphrey, Carnesville, GA, Danny and Kathy Humphrey, Braselton, GA; Mother-in-Law: Mrs. Evelyn Turk, Buford, GA; Nephew: Donny Martine, Braselton; Uncle: L. D. Humphrey; Aunts: Gaynell and Grady Stancil, Sally and Winton Johnson; Several cousins. Mr. Humphrey was a native of Buford, GA. He was a 1960 graduate of North Gwinnett High School. He began his working career with Buford Florist when it was owned by Fred and Eula Grizzle. He then worked with his father, Buster Humphrey, owner of B. H. Humphrey Company for 18 years when he purchased the company in 1980 and was still very active in his business until his untimely death. He was an avid hunter and race car fan. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhart, Jr. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill with Rev. Charles Pirkle and Rev. Richard Mark Lee officiating. Interment in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Continue The Vision at First Baptist Church, Sugar Hill, GA in memory of Ronnie Humphrey. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.




Dr. Richard Brent Clow, Ph.D. died November 13, 2005 at Hospice Atlanta. He was born August 24, 1942 in Crisfield, MD. Dr. Clow retired from Georgia Perimeter College, Rockdale Campus as Professor Emeritus of History. He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Clow, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Clow of Fairfield Glade, TN; daughter, Martha Clow of Atlanta; mother, Dolly Miller of Havre de Grace, MD; brother, Jon L. Clow of New Milford, CT; sisters, Fern Dzielak of Wilmington, DE, Pat Whited of Havre de Grace, MD, Beverly Gordy of Salisbury, MD; and extended family. He was the beloved husband and adored father who touched everyone he met with his warm personality and sense of humor. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 17th, Rev. James Dykes and Rev. Jay Hodges officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Brain Tumor Center at Duke, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr., Atlanta, GA 30319. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at A. S. Turner & Sons, 404-292-1551.



Mrs. Mabeth Ann Storey Haley, age 90, of Jefferson, passed away on November 13, 2005 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.



Inez Sharp, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2005. She is survived by her: Daughter: Merle Lawrence of Lawrenceville; Foster Sons: Aziz Khan and his wife, Madina, and their children, Maria, Asad and Waqas, Mahboob Hussain and his wife, Anjum, and their son, Murturza; Brother: Kent Ray Tumblin of Grand Junction, CO; Sisters: Irene Schmitt of Tampa, FL, Ardis Weaver of Zarephath, NJ. Inez had a sense of humor and loved everyone she knew. Her husband, Henry Sharp, preceded her in death in 1974. She taught school for fifty-three years in New Jersey, Ohio, California, and Florida. She moved to Lawrenceville in 1990 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 on Thursday, November 17 at the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. Dr. Lamar Holley and Rev. Kenneth Cope will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.



Jack E. Davenport, age 49 of Lilburn, GA passed away November 14, 2005. He is survived by: Sisters & Brothers-in-Law: Janet & Robert Walker, Piedmont, SC, Debra & David Bishop, Lilburn; Parents: George & Margaret Davenport, Lawrenceville; Nieces & Nephews: Jason, Justin & Robyn Walker, Coye & Kyle Bishop. Mr. Davenport attended Lake Forest Elementary School in Greenville, SC and moved to the Atlanta area in 1967 where he graduated S.W. Dekalb High School in 1974. He was owner/operator of Jack's Trucking in Lilburn and a member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. Bob Browning officiating. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville, SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, One Corporate Square, Ste. 127, Atlanta, GA 30329 in the memory of Jack E. Davenport. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.



John West Helms, Jr. found peace with the Lord after a valient battle with cancer on Monday, November 14, 2005. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, and graciously invite family and friends to attend John's Wake which will begin at 7 PM on Thursday. A Funeral Mass will be said 11 AM Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Catholic Church of St. Monica on Buford Highway in Duluth, GA, with Father Greg Goolsby serving as celebrant. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Decatur, GA. John leaves his beloved family to cherish his life including his wife of 21 years, Catherine-Mary (Cat); Daughter: Andrea, along with her family, Alex and Cynthia; Daughter: Melissa; Daughter: Elise and Grandson, Aiden; Daughter: Tara; Son: Anthony, along with his family, Desiree and Grandchildren, Isabella and Brady; Mother: Patricia Griner; Sister: Pamela Clark, along with her family, Ronald, Heather, and Chad; Nieces; Jennifer, Tiffany, and Lauren; Nephew: Michael Morgan; Mother-in-law: Patricia Webby, along with her husband, Tom; Brother-in-law: Larry Gallant, along with his wife, Maryann; Sister-in-law: Sandy Power, along with her husband, Glen and nieces, Jennifer and Stephanie and many special aunts, uncles, cousins, and wonderful friends. His death was preceded by his brothers: Robert and Timothy (Bo); and his father: John Helms, Sr. John hails from many generations native to Atlanta and he followed in the family tradition of Jewelry Artisians and was a master Jeweler. He enjoyed sports and coached softball for many years and was an avid golfer, fisherman, and history buff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Gift Processing Department, 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2320. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.



Marjorie Jean Smith, 83, of Tucker, GA, passed away on November 14, 2005 at Odyssey Hospice, Decatur. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.