Mr. Alfred “Bateman” Earls, Jr., age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on April 21, 2006. Surviving are: Daughters: Alicia Earls, Buford, GA, Twanna Earls, Alaska; Sons: Ricky Lamar Soges Earls, Decatur, GA, Alfred Delano Earls, Decatur, GA, Don Jerome Earls, Decatur, GA; Mother: Elease Thornton Earls, Buford, GA; Sisters: Deborah Young, Buford, GA, Janice Earls, Buford, GA; Brother: Lovett Earls, Buford, GA; Six Grandchildren; Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Earls was a native of Buford, GA. He worked for Foote & Davies Company in Atlanta, GA, Buford Manor Nursing Home, and Buford General Hospital. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with Dr. Kary Harris officiating. The body will be placed in state at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com