Dennis Wade Alexander passed away on March 21, 2006 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was formerly of Gwinnett County and a graduate of South Gwinnet High School. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Bonnie F. Alexander; Daughter, Shana Alexander; Mother, Neva Gates; Father, Galen Gates; two Brothers, Darren Gates and David Gates; and many other loving family members and friends. Mr. Alexander was a devoted family man, husband, and father, and will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew him. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD 2:00 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2006 AT NEW CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH, 922 HI-HOPE RD., LAWRENCEVILLE, GA with the Rev. Michael Soop officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his name be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Priscilla Elaine Petty, age 45, passed away April 3, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Lois Petty and a brother, Doyle Petty. Elaine is survived by her fiance, Roy Ponder; brothers, Thomas (Mary), Floyd Winfred (Loretta), Dennis (Amelia); sister, Joan Moore (Clarence); sister-in-law, Travis Petty and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006 at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, GA. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Jack H. Davis, age 71 of Lawrenceville died Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2006 at Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. Rev. Grady Mosley and Rev. Tim Harben will officiate. Masonic Graveside Service will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville and a Mason with Lawrenceville Lodge # 131 F & AM, Mr. Davis was retired from DeKalb County Water Department with 26 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gail Hinton Davis in April, 2005 and is survived by: Children: Ricky & Lyn Davis, Buford, Teresa & Mark Stonecypher, Dacula, Bryant & Melanie Davis, Lawrenceville; Brothers & Sisters-in-law: Gene & Faye Davis, Winder, James & Carolyn Davis, Martin, Randall & Maggie Davis, Lawrenceville, Donnie Joe & Virginia Davis, Maysville; Sisters & Brother-in-law: Brenda & Tommy McDaniel, Lawrenceville, Maxine West, Canon; Grandchildren: Kayla & Jacob Stonecypher, Brianne, Natalie & Ethan Davis, Sara Davis. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Prospect United Methodist Church to the Relay for Life Team at 1549 Prospect Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.
Thomas Peter Schweighardt, age 63 of Loganville, GA, died April 4, 2006. The remains have been cremated. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Odus Kelley Ashworth, age 86 of Snellville, died Sunday, April 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.*