Joshua Gruver, age 20, was "beamed up" to be with his Lord on December 11, 2006, following a courageous struggle with cancer, where his positive attitude was inspirational. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 2 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, GA. Pastor Tim Neal will officiate. Burial Memorial Park South, Flowery Branch, GA. Joshua was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was active in drama and the children's ministry. Employed with Lowe's in Buford and was the 2005 Employee of the Year. Joshua was a Computer Information Systems major at North Georgia College and loved tennis, reading, computer games and Star Wars CCG. Survived by his parents, Larry & Teresa; his sister, Rebekah; grandmothers, Pat Gruver and Joan Williams; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved dog, Skittles. His wit, wisdom and ready smile will be greatly missed. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, memorials to www.gideons.org or www.awana.org . The family will receive friends Friday, December 15, 2006 from 4-9 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Terry Hall, age 61 of Auburn, GA, passed away December 13, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 15, 2006 at 3:00 pm at Smith Memory Chapel. Rev. Montana Birt & Rev. Larry Wynn will officiate. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hall, a member of Full Gospel Faith Tabernacle, was preceded in death by his Father, Cleveland Hall, and is survived by: Wife, Carolyn Timms Hall of Auburn; Mother, Doris Watkins Hall of Mt. Airy, GA; Children and Grandchildren: Lisa and Montana Birt, Chasity and Cody of Stanley, Wisconsin, Terrie Greeson, Josh, Jason, Samantha and Eddie of Auburn, Georgia, Lindy and Paul Tickerhoof, Tory, Morgan, Tessa and Derek of Augusta, Georgia, Alicia and Jeff Joyner, Alex and Evan of Rebecca, Georgia, Vicki and Greg Bennett, Michael and Alexa of Perry, Georgia, DeeDee and Steve Hayes, Reanna, Stephanie and Zak of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Sister & Brother-in-law: Hilda & Bobby Wilson of Winder. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Breast Cancer Foundation: Gwinnett County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097, (770)814-0123, or Loren Smith Cancer Center, Post Office Box 5368, Athens, GA 30604, (706)369-7911. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.
John Boy Cantrell, age 55, of Buford, GA, passed away December 14, 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.*
Mrs. Ruth Johnston Mann, age 78, of Duluth, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gwinn Nadine Fancher. She is survived by her: Husband of 36 years: Horace D. Mann, Duluth, GA; Son: David F. Mann, Snellville, GA; Son-in-Law: Gregory Fancher, Tucker, GA; Granddaughter: Deirdre and Shane Hall, Covington, GA; Great Granddaughter: Kaitlynn Hall; Sisters: Ann McCain, Dottie Branch, both of Midlothan, VA, Grace Sanderson, Blackstone, VA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Bernard Dick and Tina Ripley, Lynchburg, VA; Several Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Mann was born on January 26, 1928 in Virginia. She was a retired operating room technician after 32 years of service from Scottish Rite Hospital. She was of the Methodist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Peace officiating. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Stephen Travis Qualls, age 51 of Grayson, died Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*
Sara E. Thompson, 85, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*
Mr. Rex Colt Homer, age 57, of Lilburn, GA, died December 13, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Maggie Lee Wilburn, age 91, of Lilburn, GA, died Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Therese A. (Terri) Froble, age 65, of Suwanee, GA, died Friday, December 8, 2006 at her home following a lengthy and courageous battle with a rare cancer. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.*