Sally Ann (Sal) Harper, age 67 of Lawrenceville, GA, died tragically in an automobile accident on November 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Betty Keane. She is survived by beloved husband and best friend of 40 years, Ken Harper; brother, Ronald Van Dyke of AZ; and beloved nieces Tiffany Flournoy and Joanne McDonagh, both of Lawrenceville. Her remains have been cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to any of her three favorite charities, The Quinn House, Salvation Army or the Leukemia Foundation in memory of Sally Ann Harper. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
On November 30, 2006 Georgia lost one of its finest ladies; Mary Fleming "Peggy" Kennedy Stuart, passed away at age 92. Peggy was born on April 18, 1914 to Eva Eugenia "Jenny" Hart Kennedy & Dr. F. D. Kennedy in Surrency, Georgia. She spent most of her adult years in Baxley. She was a lover of life, interested & involved in everything. She started a craft & sewing group called The Stitches and was involved for many years with the Baxley Library. Peggy loved nature and was a member of the Garden Club. She and her late husband, R. E. Stuart, enjoyed many camping trips in their Airstream with the Tar Dippers. They were also long-time members of First Baptist Church and participated in the J.O.Y. Group. Besides raising her three children, E.F. Stuart, Marilyn Kemp, & Nancy Hoffmann, Peggy became the first female mail carrier in the state during World War II and also taught third grade at Baxley Elementary School for 25 years. Peggy had a great appreciation for history and was a member of D.A.R., a charter member of the Appling County Historical Society and a champion of local preservation efforts. In her nimble years, Peggy & her husband both participated in the Tar Tappers, a local square dancing group. Peggy's seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren join her surviving sister, Gladys K. Winn, in expressing their appreciation for a woman of character and heart. In addition to her husband & parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Lucille K. Webb and her brother, William Kennedy. A grave side service will be held Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Omega Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, December 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. The family asks that those who would also like to share their appreciation for Peggy not send flowers but instead make a donation to Crossroads Hospice, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084. Swain Funeral Home, Baxley, GA. (912)367-2242
Ret. Lt. Col. USAF Richard Sidney Hackett, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away December 1, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Birdie Lee Holcomb Garrett, age 95, of Commerce, Georgia who pased away on Friday, December 1, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467.*
Patricia Ann Waller Chambers, age 80, formerly of East Point, GA, passed away on November 30, 2006. Pat was born at Emory University to Lee and Westelle Waller in 1926. She was a 1947 graduate of the Emory University School of Nursing. While playing her beloved accordion for the USO in a performance at Fort McPherson, GA, she met a young Army Sergeant named Mitchell F. Chambers, whom she married in 1948. For forty years she worked as a registered nurse in the newborn Nursery at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta. Pat and Mitch were married for 46 years and Mitch preceded her in death in December, 1994. Her greatest loves were music, her family and her friends. She is survived by Nancy Durham of Sugar Hill, John and Gay Chambers of Panama City, FL and Tracy Goodbar of Buford. Pat was also "Memama" to Ben and Alex Durham, Cody and Ben Schmotz, Madison Chambers, Kyle (Brandi) Goodbar, Ty and Kari Goodbar and great-grandmother to Kolton Goodbar. Pat is also survived by her Sister & Brother-in-Law, Shirley and Emmett Goines, Brother and Sister-in-Law, Don and Fran Waller, as well as Brothers & Sisters-in-Law, Al and Marty Chambers and Dwain and Betty Chambers, all of Athens, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Executive Plaza III, Suite 906, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or online @ psp.org or to the Mt. Vernon Pipe Organ Fund, 471 Mt. Vernon Hwy., NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. In addition, Nancy, John and Tracy wish to thank the wonderful staff at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville for their love and compassion for Pat during these last two years. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Irene Alma Southard Harrison, age 88 of Lawrenceville, was called home to be with her Lord, Thursday, November 30, 2006. Funeral Service will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Gloster Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Rev. Raymond Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Harrison and son, Paul Harrison. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her Sons and Daughters-in-law: Jerry & Ann Harrison, Maurice & Martha Harrison, Steve & Carol Harrison and Tim & Beverly Harrison; sisters-in-law: Ada Harper, all of Lawrenceville, Arvilla Boggs, Buford, Sybil Harrison, Alpharetta; 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. Mrs. Irene Harrison was a Christian, a native of Gwinnett County and a hard working farmer. She was Baptized in 1934 and was a devoted member of Gloster Baptist Church for 72 years. She served her Lord by teaching the young people in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Irene Harrison never met a stranger and no one was ever turned away from her door. She always said you could not reach people to know the Lord if you closed the door on them. She was a great mother to her sons and a very special grandmother to her grandchildren. She instilled in her children to be strong Christians and to do right by others. Her father, William "Shelt" Southard and her mother, Della Ann Clark Southard, raised her sisters and brothers in the town of Gloster, Georgia. She met her husband, Curtis Harrison in Gloster and was married on December 25, 1934 in Lawrenceville. They purchased the family farm and raised their family in Lawrenceville. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 975 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, Attention: Diane Lee. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 2, 2006 from 12-9 PM at The Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Rhoda May Igo, age 89 of Lawrenceville, passed away November 25, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Annie Mae Mauldin Johnson, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, November 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Johnson. Surviving are brother, Claude Mauldin of Lawrenceville; daughter, Brenda and husband, Walt Herring of Lawrenceville; granddaughters, Vickie Pittman, Tammy Forde and Faye Higgins; great-grandchildren, Shane Pittman, Lance Forde, Savannah Holbrook, Jessica Pittman, Loren Forde and Leanna Pittman; nieces, Pat Mabrey, Diane Davis, Judy McGaughey, Gail Martin, JoAnna Reese; nephews, Bobby Mauldin, Robin Mauldin, Joey Mauldin, Johnny Glass and Freddie Mauldin, many other nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 2 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. David Bailey officiating. Interment, Gwinnett Memorial Park. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Evan Andrew Wolfe, age 2, died November 24, 2006 from bacterial meningitis. Evan was born on February 1, 2004 and was from the beginning every bit "a little boy." He loved to play, was quick to smile, and was simply a joy to be around. He was full of energy and life, and delighted in his parents, emulating everything he saw them do. His love and joy carried over endlessly to his grandparents, his aunts and uncles, and every friend and playmate. His joy and cleverness never ceased to amaze anyone who knew him. Evan is survived by his mother, Pamela Moseley Wolfe; father, Justin Wolfe; and little brother, Duncan; and by grandparents, Joyce and Fred Moseley, Beau and Sarah Wolfe; and aunts and uncles, Sherrie Moseley Hall and Mark Hall, Natalie Wolfe Fischer and Ryan Fischer, and Sarah Wolfe. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 2, at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville with the Rev. Davis Chappell officiating. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in memory of Evan to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (choa.org) or Meningitis Foundation of America (musa.org) Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Ardelle Hunter Anderson, age 80, of Snellville, GA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 30, 2006, surrounded by many family members and friends who loved her deeply. She is survived by: Husband - Don Anderson; Daughter - Linda & Lloyd Meese of Hoschton; 2 Sons - Gary Hunter of Loganville, David & Ann Hunter of Roswell; 3 Step-Children: Ray & Dianna Anderson of Austin, TX, Theresa Sample of Lilburn, Robert Anderson of Atlanta; Brother - Donald Johnson of Carlton, MN; 7 Beloved Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren & a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other loved ones. The Celebration of Life Service for Ardelle will be held Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. at the Parkview Church, Arcado Road at 4875 Lilburn-St. Mtn. Rd., SW, Lilburn, GA with Rev. Bill Lyle officiating. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 12:00 o'clock until the time of the service. Those desiring may make donations to the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Multiple Sclerosis, 455 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328, in memory of Ardelle Anderson. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Ruby B. Parker, age 104, of Snellville, GA, died Thursday, November 30, 2006. The funeral will be Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 2pm in the Bill Head Funeral Home Lilburn/Tucker Chapel with Rev. Gordon Pittard officiating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Stone Mountain, GA. Born in Gwinnett County, she was the oldest member of Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her children, Lillian Parker Smith, General Robert Parker and John Brownlee Parker and her grandson, David Wayne Parker and is survived by her sons, Frank D. Parker, Douglasville, GA and Cecil R. Parker, Guyton, GA; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the Corinth Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 870048, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 until 8 pm at the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.