Mr. Fred Straughen, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 11 years: Mrs. Susan Brenger Straughen, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: William "Bill" and Barbara Straughen, Chesapeake, VA, Gus Straughen, Kansas City, KS; Step-Children: John and Robin Walters, Alpharetta, GA, Cheryl Walters, Madrid, Spain; 6 Grandchildren; Brother: Scott Straughen, West Chester, PA; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Jo Mae and Charles Ellington, South Port, NC, Sue Anne and John Nichols, Georgetown, DE; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Straughen was born on January 12, 1936 in Penns Grove, New Jersey. He lived in the metro Atlanta area for the past sixteen years. He was a retired steel fabricator and also a retired school bus driver for Great Atlanta Christian School having retired in 2003. He was a former keyboard player for several amateur groups in the Atlanta area and loved music. He loved the water and spent a lot of time on his sailboat in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean. He was a member of the North Gwinnett Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Gwinnett Baptist Church, 4963 West Price Road, Suwanee, GA with Rev. Carey Hudson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Fred Straughen. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.



Ronald James Richie, age 63 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*



Harriet Davis, age 70 of Marion, KY died Saturday, July 29, 2006. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*



Sara Flanigan Carter, age 75 of Tucker, GA, local author and screenwriter, passed away on August 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Ellynda Lipsky officiating. Interment to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.