Ms. Antoinette (Netta) Pace, age 32, of Buford, GA, passed away on January 17, 2006. She was preceded in death by her Grandfathers, Oscar Pace and Herschel Sadler, Sr. Surviving are: Father of Her Children: Anthony Force, Buford, GA; Sons: Mark Force, Buford, GA, Anthony Force, Buford, GA; Parents: Anthony and Anita Sadler Pace, Buford, GA; Brothers: Maurice Pace, Buford, GA, Craig Pace, Buford, GA; Grandmothers: Mildred Pace, Buford, GA, Bernice Sadler, Buford, GA; Special Cousin: Regina Lott; Special Friend: Shirley Force; Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ms. Pace was born in Gwinnett County, Buford, GA. She was employed with Color Five in Suwanee, GA. She was a graduate of Buford High School, class of 1991 and a graduate of Gwinnett Business College. She was a hairdresser. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Elder Travis Clark, Elder Richardson, and Rev. Sue Earls officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Major Jack W. Slayton, Sr., age 82 of Decatur, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. He is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law: Jack W. & Bobbie Slayton, Jr. of Athens, TN, John Franklin & Kaye Slayton of Snellville, GA, George Stephen & Claudia Slayton of Conyers, GA; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22nd from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local Humane Society. The remains will be buried at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 11:30 e.s.t. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-277-4550.
Joseph Fredrick (Fred) Gray Sr., a resident of Grayson, Georgia, and native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Mr. Gray was formerly employed at Western Union in Chattanooga, TN and with Sperry & Hutchinson in Norcross, GA. He was a member of Avondale Patillo United Methodist Church. Visitation in Chattanooga will be from 6:00 - 9:00 PM on Friday, January 20th and 3:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday, January 21, at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN. Services will be at 4:00PM on Saturday, January 21st at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, with interment immediately following at Hamilton Memorial Garden. Mr. Gray was born March 16, 1930 to the late Charles and Julia Gray. His wife, Mickey Keener Gray, preceded him in death on February 7, 1997. He is survived by one brother, Charles H. Gray, Jr., Apison, TN; 2 sons, Joseph F. Gray Jr., Grayson, GA and Dr. Mikel L. Gray, Charlottesville, VA; daughter-in-law, Ruth C. Gray; granddaughter, Samantha E. Gray; step-granddaughters, Susan S. Bright and Stephanie L. Shoopman; step-great granddaughter, Maya M. Bright; and numerous nieces. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Charles Lewis Gravitte, age 72, of Hoschton, passed away on January 18, 2006, after a sudden illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.