Mr. David Fritsch, age 56, of Buford, GA, passed away January 10, 2006. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 12 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch, GA. Interment Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Ruby Grace Hartley, age 89, of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church, Buford. Rev. Wayne Johnson and Rev. G. Stephen Wood will officiate. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford. The Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 3 - 5 and 6 - 9 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Buford Building Fund. Mrs. Hartley was preceded in death by her Husband, Roscoe M. Hartley; Parents, Charlie and Eva Marshall; Sister, Irene Puckett. Surviving are Daughters and Sons In-law, Eleanor and Ronald Chesser, Buford, Joan and Ted Dyar, Buford, Linda and Stanley Rolin, Buford; Grandchildren, Stacy and Shannon Rolin, David and Trina Johnson, Sherrie and Dee Wiggins, Lisa and Jeff Gilleland, Mark and Kay Rolin, Janet Otts, and Debra and Doug Turner; Great Grandchildren, Derek Wiggins, III, Heather and Drew Otts, Blake and Ryan Braswell, Matthew and Jenna Rolin, Deanna Turner, Whitney and Luke Rolin, Zachary, Spencer and Cameron Hutchins; Several Nieces and 1 Nephew; Special Caregiver, Hazel McKinzie. Mrs. Hartley was a lifelong resident of Buford. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Buford where she taught G.A.'s and Sunday School for many years, an active member of the W.M.U., The Chancel Choir and The Silvertones Choir. She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship, a member of the Carrie Stringer Methodist Circle. She was well known for her "Chocolate Pies". She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
PHILLIPS, EMMA LENE
Emma Lene Phillips, age 77 of Buford, formerly of Smyrna, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and was like a Mother to many. She is survived by her Husband: L.A. Phillips; Son and Daughter-in-law: Steve and Sandra (Sikes) Phillips of Duluth, GA; Daughter and Son-in-law: Joy (Phillips) and Ralph Sharp of Norcross, GA; Daughter: Jill (Phillips) Southerland of Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren: Stephen & Shellie (Henderson) Phillips, Stanford Phillips and his fiance, Lindsey Malecki, Phillip Stroud, Brittany Southerland, Samantha Phillips, Brannan Southerland, Blake Southerland, Savannah Phillips, Madison Sharp; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving: Joe & Carrie Crump, and her caregiver and friends, Stacey & Warren Terrell and Alton Grose. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Tyler Stroud and her 7 brothers and sisters. Emma Lene and L.A. would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on January 31, 2006. Emma Lene was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a member of Campus Church of Christ. She worked for Northwest Exterminating for over 35 years. She was a co founding member and president of L.A.C.E. (Ladies Association for Christian Education) and served as president several times. She was a Ladies Bible Class Teacher at Smyrna Church of Christ for 25 years. She was a former member of the Board of Directors at Smyrna Hospital. She was chairman of several committees with the Georgia Pest Control Association. She was a past president of the PTA at Campbell High School. She also taught Math and English at Ider High School. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Campus Church of Christ. Her remains will be placed in state at the church at 12 Noon. Minister Jody Vickery and Minister Mike Cagle will officiate. Interment will follow in the Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to L.A.C.E., c/o Greater Atlanta Christian School, P.O. Box 4277, Norcross, GA 30091-4227. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Al Pearce was born in his family's humble brick home on February 28, 1914, in Trafford, Pennsylvania. Al was the fifth child of Sarah Martha Williams Pearce and Thomas Charles Pearce. Later, they would have one more child. In 1920, the Pearce family moved a short distance to Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, a place that Al would call home for the next three decades. After graduating from Pitcairn High School in 1932, Al worked in the family business, Pearce & Son Funeral Home, and later lived in Rhode Island and Washington DC seeking work during the Great Depression. By 1940, he was back in Pitcairn where he started courting Louise Estelle Hulick and they began a long loving relationship. They were married on January 24, 1942. On June 1, 1942, Al reported for duty in the United States Army Air Corp (later to become the Air Force) and began his service to his country in World War II. The war would take him to Greenland, North Africa, South America, and for a longer stay in Burma, where he contracted malaria. His first child, a son was born on November 30, 1942 and they named his Alfred J. Pearce, Jr. After the war, Al enrolled at California State Teacher's College in California, Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor's degrees in Industrial Arts and Geography in 1949. He accepted his first teaching position, teaching industrial arts, in Sykesville, Pennsylvania. In Sykesville, Al and Louise's second child, also a son, was born on May 27, 1950. They named him James Thomas Pearce. Their third and last child, a daughter named Jane Louise Pearce (Williams), was born on December 31, 1952 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where Al was teaching industrial arts. Since Jim had been suffering with asthma since birth, the family moved to California in 1956, where Al resumed his teaching career. He later worked for the San Bernardino County Planning Department for ten years. During his years in California, Al was a Sunday school teacher for many years at the First Presbyterian Church in San Bernardino and a cub and boy scout leader in the old Arrowhead Area Council. The family moved to Gastonia, North Carolina in 1968, where Al resumed his teaching career in industrial arts at Cherryville Middle School and later at Highland Middle School. He retired from teaching in 1979 and he and his wife, Louise, returned to California for Louise's health. Louise passed away on October 1, 1988. Al moved back to the south shortly there after. Due to declining health, Al lived with his son Jim and Jim's wife, Cyndy from late 2000 until his passing. Throughout his life, Al Pearce was a solid provider for his family and well respected in the communities he and Louise lived in. He was a 32nd degree Mason in the Lodge of Perfection, located in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. His life-long hobby was woodworking. He was also involved in coin collecting and tracing family genealogy in the later part of his life. Al Pearce, age 91, passed away on January 11, 2006, and is interred with his wife Louise in the Desert Lawn Cemetery, in Calimesa, California. Al Pearce is survived by his three children: Alfred Pearce, Jr., James Pearce (married to Cyndy) and Jane Williams (married to Kirk); five grandchildren, David Pearce, Sharon Pearce, Andrew Ledford, Tommy Pearce, and Marie Williams; and one great granddaughter, Loren Pearce. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, Georgia 30096, 770-232-7727. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Margaret Vance Tyson Woodard, age 93, of Lithonia, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mr. Clarence Woodard and Mr. Edwin Oscar Tyson, and son, Donald Tyson. She is survived by her: Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Richard and Luen Woodard, Sugar Hill, GA, Mark and Lissy Woodard, McDonough, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Laws: Becky and Derick Jenkins, Monroe, GA, Brenda and David Garmon, Duluth, GA; Daughters-in-Law: Pat Tyson, Athens, GA, Frances Tyson, Locust, NC; Grandchildren: Mark and Denise Tyson, Ashville, NC, Scott and Amy Tyson, Charlotte, NC, LeAnn and Kevin Jones, Woodstock, GA; 12 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren. Mrs. Woodard was born in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA. She attended Girls High School in Atlanta, GA. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Grant Park United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Level Creek United Methodist Church, Suwanee, GA with Rev. Michael Martin officiating with remains placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Level Creek United Methodist Church one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn Nora Waldroup, age 91 of Loganville, GA, died January 11, 2006. She is survived by her sons, Jack Belcher of Loudon, TN, Sidney Belcher of Loganville, Charles Belcher of Summerton, SC, Collins Belcher of Bremen; 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, January 13 from 1 until 5pm at the funeral home. The remains have been cremated. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Jeffrey Edward Saltamacchio, age 27, of Snellville, Georgia passed away January 9, 2006 at his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Jeff is survived by his Mother, Pat Saltamacchio of Loganville, GA; Father and Step Mother, Ray and Brenda Saltamacchio of Eatonton, GA; Brother, Ryan Saltamacchio of Loganville, GA; Grandparents, Joe and Cookie Saltamacchio of Lawrenceville, GA, Carson and Thelma Rogers of Snellville, GA; and many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. A private family memorial service will be held Friday, January 13, 2006 at the Tom Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jeff's memory to the "National Mental Health Association" at http://www.nmha.org. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Thelma Stubblefield, age 76 of Sugar Hill, died Thursday, January 12, 2006. Arrangements will be announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.
Miss Tiffany Dodge, age 31, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. She is survived by her: Mother and Step-father: Lynn and Scott Lane, Suwanee, GA; Father: Damon Dodge, Sebastian, FL; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Clifton and Christie Dodge, Buford, GA; Nephew: Trevor Dodge, Buford, GA; Fiance: Jeff Homan, Suwanee, GA; Grandmothers: Jeri Baker, Orlando, FL, Glenna Dodge, Orlando, FL; Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Miss Dodge was born in Orlando, Orange County, FL. She was a graduate of Buford High School, Class of 1993. She was employed with Wal-Mart in Duluth, GA. She was of the Baptist Faith. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Sue Earls officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 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.
Juliet Saunders Floyd-Jones, age 90 of Winder died January 11, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553.
Mr. Johnny Manders, age 57, of Winder, GA, died January 12, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-1361.