Donovan Hugh Jensen, infant son of Peter and Regina Jensen, born to Earth on November 7, 2005 and earned his wings on November 10, 2005. He is loved and cherished by his Mommy and Daddy, his brothers, Conar and Brody, Bugaboo, Grandadaddy, Granpa, Graunt and Gruncle, Papa Mike, Aunt Rhonda, Uncle Robert, Uncle Corey, Aunt Taren Ann, cousins, Mad Mae, Kenzie, and Mal Mal, as well as The Unit, NNMC and many other family and friends. Thank you for your love and courage my "little warrior spirit". A funeral service was held 4:00 pm, November 13, 2005 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 13506 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192. In lieu of flowers, donations to the March of Dimes. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Woodbridge, VA, 703-878-2273.
Sidney Grey Konkle, age 82 of Atlanta, GA passed away November 17, 2005 at Emory Hospital following heart bypass surgery. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Kristine Ann Collins Cross, age 43 of Duluth, GA, passed away November 17, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross, GA 770-448-5757.
Richard Lee (Dick) Platt, 87, of Duluth, died Thursday, November 17, 2005. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.
Mark Clayton Taylor, age 55, of Duluth, GA, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Monday, November 21, 2005 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Norcross, GA, with Bishop Terry L. Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford. Mr. Taylor, born in East Point, GA, was an Attorney for the Federal Trade Commission with the Atlanta Regional Office. Survivors include: Wife: Judith Taylor of Duluth; Son: Phelix Taylor of Cape Canaveral, FL; Brother: Gary J. Taylor of Atlanta; Sister: Denise Rutkowski of Buford. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 7 until 8:30 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Mr. John Henry Skelton, age 88 of Hoschton, Georgia died Friday, November 18, 2005. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.
Patricia Ann Blackstock, age 56 of Monroe, GA passed away November 17, 2005. She was preceded in Death by her father, Amos Brownlee. She is survived by: Son & Daughter-in-Law: Chris & Kerry Blackstock; Grandchildren: Travis & Tyler Blackstock; Mother: Blanche Brownlee; Brother: Jimmy Brownlee; Niece: Stacey Perry; Nephew: Steven Brownlee. Ms. Blackstock was a member of Solid Rock Ministries of Monroe. She enjoyed bookkeeping for auctions for many years. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Randy Thompson and Rev. Ricky Wasserman officiating. Interment to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Jo McCullers, 46, of Social Circle, died on November 16, 2005. She was born on January 4, 1959 in Clarke Co. to Kenneth Alvin Adcock Sr. and Evelyn Wilkins Adcock. Surviving are husband: Rick McCullers of Social Circle; daughters: Kristy Walden Claville of Social Circle, Beth Prater of Monroe, and Christy McCullers of Columbus; parents: Kenneth and Evelyn Adcock Sr. of Social Circle; sisters and brothers-in-law: Connie and Kenneth Hale of Monroe, Flonnie and Dale Peters of Monroe, and Peggy Partain and Mike Allen of Social Circle; brother and sister-in-law: Al and Connie Adcock of Social Circle; grandchildren: Taylor Claville of Social Circle and Caden Prater of Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 19th at Union Chapel United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jack Gillespie and the Reverend Chris Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Drew Bagley, age 41, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away November 18, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.
Stephen Wallace Gooch, age 25 of Suwanee, GA, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Minister Sonny Sessions will officiate. Interment will follow in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Surviving are: Son, Caleb Cruchfield Gooch, Monroe; Father and Mother, Stephen A. and Elizabeth Gooch, Suwanee; Brother, Clinton M. Gooch, Atlanta; Brother and Sister-in-law, Austin and Amber Gooch, Atlanta; Grandparents, Charles and Estelle Holmes, Sarasota, FL, Gwen Gooch, Temple, TX; Caleb's Mother, Wendy Cruchfield, Monroe. Stephen was a native of Columbus, OH. He was employed with Brock Design Group and a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
Harold E. Steorts, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, November 18, 2005. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Duluth First United Methodist Church with Dr. Coy Hinton officiating. Harold was born June 18, 1927 in Zainesville, Ohio to Hubert and Mattie Steorts. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1957 with a degree in Accounting. He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne for seven years and remained in the Army Reserve until retirement. Harold began his civilian career with Ernst and Ernst CPA firm and after three years, began what would be a twenty two year career with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Upon retiring from the Office of Inspector General in 1982, he worked eight years with Regional CPA firm, Metcalf, Fricke and Zima. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janie; a son, Jeff Steorts and his wife, Michelle; a daughter, Betty Lacey; two grandsons, Jesse Steorts and Matthew Lacey; a granddaughter, Brittany Lacey; two brothers, Hubert Steorts, Jr. of New Port Richie, FL and Dennis Steorts of Abliene, KS. He is also survived by Janie's sister, Frances R. McMillan of Danville, VA; two nephews, Kirby McMillan and his wife, Adair of San Diego, CA; and Art McMillan of Raleigh, NC; a niece, Jane McMillan of Richmond, VA; and two great nephews, Rubin McMillan of Cincinnati, OH, and Rafe McMillan of San Diego, CA. Those desiring may make contributions in Harolds memory to the building fund of the Duluth First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 699, Duluth, GA 30096 or Camp United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 376, Shallotte, NC 28459. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 19 from 5-8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.