J. B. "Bob" Bradshaw, age 79 of Buford, friend of Jesus Christ, passed away at 6 P.M. Thursday evening, January 5, 2006. He left to be with Jane, his wife of 25 years in heaven. He was a father of three girls and one boy and a Dad to more. He was loved and will be missed by many friends. He was a cherished and loved member of First Baptist Church of Buford on Hamilton Mill Rd. He was an accomplished entrepreneur, he and Jane lived and worked to spread the word of the Lord through their business. Bob felt called to assist a Cuban ministry after a hurricane disaster by fully funding the operational costs of the church so they could afford to rebuild, though he would not admit it to anyone. Services will be held at 12 P.M. Monday, January 9, 2006 with Rev. Charles Gilliland, officiating at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Sunday will be a day of visitation at Mr. Bradshaw's residence. Monday through Wednesday there will be a memorial in his home for those that are unable to make the funeral. Please drop by to pay your respects and say goodbye. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-945-9345.
Mrs. Sara Mills Ligon, age 90 of Decatur, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 6, 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. Frances Wilkes "Mom" Glenn, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia died Friday, January 6, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.
Christopher White Barry, age 41 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, January 5, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM Monday, January 9, 2006 at Cannon United Methodist Church, Snellville. Rev. Glenn Ethridge will officiate. Mr. Barry was a Business Manager at UPS with 18 years of service; graduate of The Marist School & The University of Georgia and was a member of Cannon United Methodist Church. He is survived by his Wife: Melanie Ann Barry, Lawrenceville; Children: Victoria Marie Martineau, Atlanta, Mitchell Kallen Barry & Grant Etherson Barry, both of Lawrenceville; Parents: Charles & Carol Barry, Dawsonville; Sisters: Allison Barry Rosenlund, Denmark, Elizabeth Paige Barry, Tampa, FL; Several Nieces and Nephews. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, memorial to: The University of Georgia Athletics Association, P.O. Box 1472, Athens, GA 30603. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.
Thomas M. Higginbotham, age 64 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, January 6, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100.
Allen Johnson, Sr., age 78 of Lawrenceville, died January 7, 2006. A loving family man, he is survived by his wife, Jean Johnson; children, Barbara Higbe and her husband, Henry of Duluth, Allen Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Buford, Russell Lewis Johnson, Lawrenceville; brother, Robby Johnson and his wife, Marline, Macon, GA; sister, Laurene Wooten and her husband, James, Macon, GA; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a son, A. E. Johnson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Rev. John Colbaugh will officiate. Entombment East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., 770-277-4550.
Linda Gayle Norton Jones, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2006. She is survived by: her husband of 33 years: Billy Jones; Daughter and Son-in-law: Heather and Kevin Boeckman; Son and his Fiance: Cameron Jones and Kelly Jardim; Daughter: Holli Jones; Parents: Ralph and Polly Norton; Brother and Sister-in-law: David and Neysa Norton; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Sheila and Steve Steinhauer, Lisa and Tim Norton; Grandchildren: Jordan, Hunter, Dakota and Connor Boeckman; Parents-in-laws: James and Lucile Jones; Sister and Brother-in-law: Steve and Cheryl Jones; Many nieces and nephews. Gayle was born in Newton County, GA and had lived in Stone Mountain before moving to Lawrenceville. She was a nurse at Dekalb Medical Center. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2006 at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Rev. Nolan Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
James J. Fitzgerald, age 49 of Lilburn, GA passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2006. James worked in the insurance industry in Atlanta for the last 15 years and most recently with Maxum Indemnity of Duluth, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Fitzgerald and brother, Jack Fitzgerald. He is survived by his: wife: Debra Adams Fitzgerald; children: Laura E. Fitzgerald, Emily A. Fitzgerald, all of Lilburn, GA; mother: Thelma R. Fitzgerald of Naples, FL; brothers: Robert Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald, both of Pittsburgh, PA; sisters: Carol Fitzgerald of New Jersey, Patricia Kocher of Pittsburgh, PA; a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:00a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Sara Holben-Schminckey officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Ste. 260, Duluth, GA 30097 or the American Red Cross, 1955 Monroe Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Loretta Serenko, age 92 of Lilburn, GA, passed away January 6, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.
Sanford P. Rawlins of Loganville, died Saturday, January 7, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, January 9, 2006 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Cannon, and Rev. Darrell Lawrence will officiate. Burial will follow at Snellville Historical Cemetery. Mr. Rawlins was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Loganville, and was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Cannon Rawlins in 2005. He is survived by Sons: James Rawlins & Randy Rawlins, both of Loganville; Grandchildren: Michele Tyndall & Matthew Rawlins, both of Lawrenceville; Great Grandchildren: Tami Rawlins, Laura Tyndall & John Eric Tyndall, III, all of Lawrenceville. The Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday, January 8, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.
Mr. John Bradley, age 71, of Mobile, AL, formerly of Gwinnett County, passed away on Friday, January 6, 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.