Edwin Pirkle, age 81 of Buford, GA, died suddenly on Friday, December 8, 2006. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 11, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Earl Pirkle and Rev. Paul Wade will officiate. Interment will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Buford. The Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Pirkle was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Bessie Pirkle; Brother, Rev. Estus Pirkle; Sisters, Junie Howard and Florence Bowen. Surviving are wife, Sue Pirkle; Children, Glenn and Susan Pirkle, Paul and Susan Pirkle, Earl and Sherry Pirkle, Dianne Connell, Carol and Doug Goin, Re and Marion Payne and Tommy Pirkle; Grandchildren, Joel and Tami Pirkle, Jennifer and Casey Thompson, James and Amanda Pirkle, Jill Pirkle and Jones Mathis, Mark and Marianna Pirkle, Lynne Pirkle, Hannah Pirkle, Mary-Elizabeth Pirkle, Sara and Bradley Woodruff, Jesse Connell, Rebekah Connell, Nikki and Jeff Wolfson, Robbie and Cherise Goin, Steve Payne, Scott Payne, Susan and Allen Brock. 11 Great-Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters In-law, Eugene and Drama Pirkle, Otho and Carolyn Pirkle; Sisters, Ethlene Hazelton, Grace Hoyt, Maybelle Cross and Geneva Roberts; Sister In-law, Ann Pirkle; Very Special Brother In-law and Sister In-law, Kenneth and Vesta Parker and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Pirkle was a native of Turner County, Georgia and lived in Jacksonville, FL until 1963 when he moved to Buford. He was retired from General Motors, a member of Central Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
Mr. Fred Runkle, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 8, 2006. He is survived by his: Wife of 43 years: Mrs. Patricia Ann Runkle, Buford, GA; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Steve and Alesia Runkle, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-In-Law: Susie and Scott Ward, Flowery Branch, GA; 4 Grandchildren: Stephanie Runkle, Christopher Runkle, Connie (Ward) Robinson, James Ward; Sister and Brother-In-Law: Anna and Howard Matthews, Port Isabel, TX; Several Nieces and Nephews. Mr. Runkle was born on August 2, 1940 in Elkhart, IN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as an engineer with Cable Innovations in Lawrenceville, GA. He was owner of FSR Labs, Inc. in Buford, GA. He was a member of the Buford American Legion Post No. 127. He was a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Active Team. He was a member of the Southeastern V.H.S. Society, the Lanier Land Amateur Radio Club, Quarter Century Wireless Club, and Amateur Radio Relay League. He was an Amateur Radio Operator License Call K4KAZ. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Mr. Hugh Reeves, Mr. Bob Lear and Mr. Tom Crowell officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross in memory of Fred Runkle. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Imogene Shaw, age 83, of Duluth, GA, died Saturday December 9, 2006. Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Miguel Altuzar, age 43 of Lawrenceville died December 8, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Calvin E. Stribling, age 54 of Loganville, died Friday, December 8, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544, www.stewartfh.com.*
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise B. Robertson, age 88, of Winder will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home in Winder, 770-867-1361.*