Mrs. Elizabeth Lane age 79, of Buford, GA passed away January 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.
Anthony Isaiah Royster, 15, of Lawrenceville, died Friday January 13, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.
Mr. William D. Rieker, age 94, died Jan. 12, 2006. Born Oct. 22, 1911, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a graduate of Winter Haven H.S. and attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity. He had lived in Atlanta area since 1937 and was retired from the Life Ins. Co. of Virginia. He was a veteran of World War II where he served as Quartermaster 2nd class aboard the U.S.S. Corvus, a navy supply ship deployed in the Pacific. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for over 40 years and a member of St. John Neumann and St. Stephen Catholic Church after he moved to the Lilburn area in 1977. He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was an unfailingly polite and kind man and was loved by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, totally committed to his family. He also had a wicked sense of humor that never left him. His beloved wife of 62 years, Evelyn Pottinger Rieker, died in 1996. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Lee, Beverly and Ed McElroy; six grandchildren, Tracey (Mrs. Jeff) Woodall, Erin (Mrs. Dwayne) Vaughn, Edward (Ted) McElroy, Jr. and his wife, Heather, Kelly (Mrs. Jason) Richardson, Aubrey (Benji) Lee III, and William David McElroy; thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. The Memorial mass will be held Tuesday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 5373 Wydella Rd., Lilburn, with Father Patrick Donaghey officiating. The family will receive visitors after the mass at the home of Beverly McElroy.
Dorothy Snyder age 82 of Hwy 138 in Monroe passed away on Friday, January 13, 2006. A native of Madison Co., Mrs. Snyder was the daughter of the late Clifford O. and Gertrude Coker Roberts. Her husband, James R. Snyder, preceded her in death. Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Bethlehem First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter Patricia Anne Snyder of Fort Worth, TX and grandchildren J.J. Kimmell and Hilary Bell Rivers and husband Jason. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, January 16, at the Bethlehem First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Peavey officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Dr., Snellville, Ga. 30078. On line tributes may be made at www.mem.com. Bernstein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Mary Johnson age 88 of Moultrie, GA passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006. At this time arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9345
Margie Cole, age 83 of Snellville, GA died January 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years James Cole. Mrs. Cole lived ten years of her life in Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, South Carolina, and was a graduate of North Fulton High School. She is survived by: Daughter and son-in-law: Lura and Bruce Hammock of Loganville; Sons and daughter-in-laws: David and Denise Cole of Birmingham, AL, James Phillip and Gail Cole of Dallas, TX; Grandchildren: James Scott and Julie Hammock, Brian Lee and Jenny Hammock, Brittany Elizabeth Cole, Chelsea Marie Cole, Michael, Debbie, Kathy, Julie, and Jamie; Great Grandchildren: Brayden Cole Hammock, Savannah Paige Hammock, Aaron, Kiera, Fiora, Meghan, Trinity, and Hannah. Graveside services will be held Monday, January 16 at 2:00 PM at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC, 29648. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Calvin Cooper, 77, of Suwanee, GA, died Friday January 13, 2006. The funeral service will be 1:00 PM Monday, January 16, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with Rev. Roger Adams and Dr. Tommy Chupp Officiating. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth. Mr. Cooper was a native of Blount Co. Alabama and a Industrial Engineer. Calvin was also a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming and a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved his family, friends and country. Survivors include: Wife, Janet Cooper, Suwanee; Son and Daughter-in-Law, Larry and Jackie Cooper, Loganville; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Lynn and Randal Patterson, Suwanee; Daughter-in-Law, Robin Cooper, Duluth; Grandchildren, Clint Cooper, Leigh Ann Wilson, Jenna Patterson, Nicole Patterson, Allison Cooper, Mark Adams, Carrie Adams; Sisters, Esther Boyce, Atlanta, Ruth Alston, Jacksonville, FL; Brothers and Sister-in-Laws, Gerald and Ann Graves, Roger and Carole Adams; and a whole host of nieces and nephews. Calvin was preceded in death by his son David Cooper. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.
Mr. Teddy Max Allen, age 67, of Winder, Georgia died January 14, 2006. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Frances Layson Weeks, age 77, of Winder, died Friday, January 13, 2006 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. Mrs. Weeks was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late Homer Franklin and Nannie Boyd Layson. She moved to Clarkston in 1957 where she was an active member of the Clarkston Baptist Church, the Mary-Martha Sunday School Class, and the Over the Fifty Club of Clarkston. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and friend. Mrs. Weeks was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William H. (Bill) Weeks, Jr., brother, Homer Franklin Layson, Jr. and son-in-law, Jerry R. Funderburke. She is survived by her children, Frances Lenora Funderburke of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Beverly Blanche and Jim Guffie of Montgomery City, Missouri, Stephen Harold and Tina Weeks of Winder, Ronald Alton and Kathy Weeks of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Nancy Ellen and Mark Yarbrough of Cumming; grandchildren, Shelly F. Lummus, Rebekah Guffie, Ron Weeks, Jr., Rachel Guffie, Tyler Weeks, Alexandrea Yarbrough, Marty Yarbrough, Ethan Weeks, Kristen Weeks, Jessica Weeks, Emily Weeks, and Elizabeth Weeks; great grandchild, JeriAnna Lummus; sisters, Julia Brooks of Bremen, and Viola Nothnagel of Charlotte, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. at the chapel of Jordan Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial in West View Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Jim Guffie will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Weeks, Jr., Tyler Weeks, Ethan Weeks, Mark Yarbrough, Marty Yarbrough, John Graham and Ed Nothnagel. The family will receive friends from 3-8 P.M. Sunday, January 15, 2006, at Jordan Funeral Home, 264 Hillsboro Street, Monticello, Georgia 31064.