Mrs. Maria Mainiero Schiveree, age 76, of Buford, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Mrs. Schiveree was born on August 13, 1930, and raised in Nutley, New Jersey. She was a homemaker and graduate of Jacksonville University. Mrs. Schiveree was past president of the Buford Woman's Club, a member of the Stonehedge Garden Club, and an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and served Christ in the church's Stephen Ministry. Mrs. Schiveree was an avid bridge player, accomplished quilter, golfer, gardener, swimmer, and calligrapher who loved the North Georgia Mountains and the beach. She enjoyed travels to Europe many times with her children and grandchildren and also traveled to Nicaragua to help build homes as part of the Amigos for Christ mission. Mrs. Schiveree is survived by her husband of 56 years, Mr. John J. Schiveree of Buford; sister, Marilyn Mainiero Trayner of Toms River, NJ; brother, Nicholas Mainiero and wife, Carol Mainiero of Nutley, NJ; four children, daughter, Susanne Schiveree Gleaton and husband, Frederick N. Gleaton of Atlanta; son, John E. Schiveree of Lawrenceville; daughter, Julia Schiveree Boren of Roswell; daughter, Jennifer Schiveree Farmer and husband, Thomas K. Farmer, Jr.; and grandchildren, Sarah, Amelia, and Sam Gleaton of Atlanta, John and Emily Boren of Roswell, and Kathryn and Christina Schiveree of Lawrenceville. The Funeral Mass will be held for Mrs. Schiveree on Saturday, December 30, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. The service will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch, with Father Fred Wendel as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford. The Schiveree family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie Schiveree, to Amigos For Christ, c/o Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Funds will be used to build a church in her memory in Nicaragua. Amigos for Christ is an international nonprofit organization, established by members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in 1997, as a mission to aid poor children in rural Nicaragua. Mr. John J. Schiveree served as the first president of Amigos for Christ and currently serves on its board of directors. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Michael Allan age 44, Norma Ann age 43, and Samantha Mucha age 16, of Davie, FL, died on December 25, 2006 from injuries sustained in a plane crash at Briscoe Field Airport in Lawrenceville, GA while traveling to visit family members. Michael is survived by his son, Christopher Mucha, Father, Bob Mucha of Southwest Ranches, FL, Sister & Brother-in-Law, Patricia Mucha & Alfred Hamilton of Davie, FL, Maternal Grandmother, Margaret Lasater of Ft. Smith, AR, Nieces, Ashley & Lindsey Hamilton of Davie, FL. Norma is survived by her son, Christopher Mucha, Mother, Maryann Barbara Bills of Lawrenceville, Father, Norman Lee Bills of Monroe, Sisters & Brother-in-Law, Karen Lynn Simmons of Covington and Michelle Lea & Jeffrey Reagan of Loganville, Maternal Grandfather and wife, August Charles (Mellie) Lang of Loganville, Paternal Grandmother, Jessie Mae Bills of OH. Niece & Nephew, Kassidy Mae Reagan and Brandon Davis, both of Loganville. Samantha is survived by her relatives of her beloved parents. Michael was a private business owner, Norma was a fifth grade teacher at the Flamingo Elementary School in Davie, FL. Samantha was a student at the Western High School in Davie, FL and was an avid dancer. Michael, Norma, and Samantha were devoted family members to Christopher and all of their relatives in Georgia and Florida. Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at Snellville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryan Fowler officiating. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Christopher Mucha at Bank of America, 5504 So. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330, 954/434-0740. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770/963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Cheryl Chase Woods, age 46 of Duluth, GA, passed away December 26, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Thomas (Tommy) Alvin Huff, Sr., formerly of Lawrenceville and now of Hawkinsville, GA was born on February 20, 1924, son of Thomas Lenard and Mattie Sure Harris Huff, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2006. Tommy was the devoted husband of Peggy Jeanne Moorhead for 44 years, who predeceased him in 1995. They were the loving parents of two children: Pamela Jeanne Rosenberg Holcombe and Thomas Alvin "Al" Huff, Jr. In 1997, Tommy married Mary Jean Pace of Hawkinsville and together they have enjoyed living there for the last eight years. A graduate of North Georgia College, he served as a Navy Lieutenant in WWII. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and was one of the first servicemen to enter Japan after the war. Tommy's first career was as a merchant in Lawrenceville on the old courthouse square, and he later served as the Executive Director of the Lawrenceville Housing Authority for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tommy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville and then a member of the St. Luke Episcopal Church in Hawkinsville. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Huff; daughter, Pamela and grandson, Mitchell Rosenberg; and son, Al Huff and his wife, Patricia "Sissy" and granddaughters, Mollie Ann Huff and Martha Claire Huff; sisters, Ione H. Clark and Mildred H. Breedlove; brothers, James S. Huff and Bryant Huff; nephews and nieces; and a host of dear friends. Funeral services are to be held at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 2:00p.m. with Dr. Warren Moorhead officiating. Burial will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tommy's memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006 or the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00a.m. til time of service. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Charlotte Kaplan Siegelman Schiff, age 81 of Lawrenceville, Ga, formerly of Lakewood, NJ, died Sunday, December 24, 2006. A Graveside Service will be held 2 P.M. Friday, December 29, 2006 at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA with Rabbi Scott Saulson officiating. Mrs. Schiff is preceded in death by her parents- Benjamin and Gertrude Kaplan, 1st husband- Sander Siegelman, 2nd husband- David Schiff, brother- Herman Kaplan, and sister- Carol Kaplan White. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law- Debra and Robert Gerlach, Lawrenceville, GA; daughter- Amy J. Siegelman, Lakewood, NJ; and 5 grandchildren- Jennifer, Nicole and Kenneth Gerlach and Steven and Jeffrey Siegelman. Mrs. Schiff served 2 years in the United States Army during WWII, retired from Bambergers Department Stores in Newark, NJ, and was of the Jewish faith. Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Tammy Wisterman, age 42, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Charles F. Howard, Jr., age 78 of Loganville, GA, formerly a 38 year resident of Lilburn, GA died December 27, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Florence Howard; daughters and son-in-law, Lynda Howard of Washington, GA, Tracey H. and Paul Bird of Loganville; sons and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Rena Howard, Michael W. Howard all of Monroe; grandchildren, Ron, Jason, Mendy, Rhonda, David, and Makayla; 13 great grandchildren. Mr. Howard was owner/operator of Howard's Landscaping and Grading Service, Inc. for over 40 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 29 at 2pm at Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 until service time, at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Ollie Smith Cobb, age 95 of Mansfield, GA, passed away December 26, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Lucille H. Lemke, of Norcross, GA, formerly of Granville, IL, died December 23, 2006 in Life Care of Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, GA. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2006 at The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville, IL. She is survived by a son William Lemke of Big Bear Lake, CA, and a daughter Barbara (Jim) Wallin of Norcross, GA, 4 sisters, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild. Donations may be made Donors Choice. Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville, IL. (815)339-2231*
Sara C. Bozeman, age 86, of Snellville, GA, died December 27, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Ida Marie Vitolo, age 89 of Snellville, GA, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Roger Wooldridge, of Stone Mountain, GA died December 27, 2006. Survivors and announcements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Mr. Gerald W. Aldridge, 66, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Thomas Aldridge, entered into rest Tuesday, December 26, 2006. Mr. Aldridge was born in Fitzgerald, GA to the late Edith Mae Herrin and Grady W. Aldridge. Before retiring in Waynesboro, where Mrs. Aldridge is a native of, Mr. Aldridge lived in New York, New Jersey, and Atlanta. He was a member of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. Memorial services will be at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2006 with Reverend Keith Alderman officiating. Additional family members are two daughters: Diane Ashworth (Wes) of Coppell, TX, and Debra Anthony (Steven) of Buford, GA; two grandchildren: Stephanie and Wesley Ashworth; two sisters: Susan Thornton of Patterson, GA and Anna Lopez-Lewis of Hendersonville, NC; an uncle: Robert Herrin of Montgomery, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rosemont Heights Baptist Church Vision Fund, 710 Stone Avenue, Waynesboro, GA 30830. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, 842 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830, 706-554-3531.