AUBURN

CURRY, SHIRLEY

Shirley Frances Curry, age 59 of Auburn, GA, passed away on January 19, 2006. She is survived by: Husband: Richard A. Curry, Auburn; Sisters & Brothers-in-Law: Elaine Bailey, Cathy Bailey, Marcia & Randy Partee, Jackie & Hubert McMillan; Mother-in-Law: Martha Curry; Sisters-in-Law: Janice Moody & Donna Hunter; Brother-in-Law: Dewon Moody; Niece & Nephews: Christie Partee, Jeff & Janice, Mark & Karen, Zachary & Ian, Dana, Adrian, Dillan & Daren; Great Nephews & Niece: Michael, Bridget, Andrew, Derrick & Haley. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 A.M. at Union Grove Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Those desiring may make donations to the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia, 1448 McClendon Dr., Ste. B, Decatur, GA 30033 in memory of Shirley Frances Curry. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

CUMMING

PUGH, HAROLD

Rev. Harold G. Pugh, age 62 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 20, 2006. Mr. Pugh was a member of Mayfield Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Cumming water department. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Cleveland and Geneva Pugh and his brother, Dewey Charles Pugh. Survivors include: Wife, Dorothy Pugh, Cumming; Sons, Chris Pugh, Clarkesville, David Pugh, Cumming; Daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jimmy Martin, Cumming; Grandchildren, Wyatt, Will and Walker Martin; Sister, Donnis Woods, Shelby, NC; and a number of other relatives also survive. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 22, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rex Byrd, Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Harry Brogden, Rev. Billy Crocker and Rev. Michael Millwood will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM till time of service. Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, Georgia, 770-887-2388.

DACULA

COLE, ROBERT S.

"PAP" "BUDDY"

A Master Mason, age 75, of Dacula, died Thursday, January 19, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Reverend Tim Bradley will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville. Son, Joseph R. Cole, preceded Mr. Cole in death. Wife, Willie M. Cole of Dacula, survives him. He was survived by children, Danny E. Huckaby of Dacula, Mike Huckaby of Winder, Robert Steven Cole of Cedartown, David Wayne Cole of Powder Springs, Buddy Thomas Cole of Marietta, Rebecca Yvonne Meers of Cedartown, Timothy Jeffery Cole of Cedartown, and Ron "Stacy" Cole of Dacula; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces also survive. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-962-3100.

JEFFERSON

RUCKER, WILLIE

Mrs. Willie Mae Rucker, age 80, of Jefferson, passed away on January 20, 2006. Funeral Services announced later. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.

LAWRENCEVILLE

CAHOON, JANE

Jane Cahoon, 57, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, January 19, 2006. Arrangements pending by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

PEREZ, CARY

Carey Perez, age 76 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, January 20, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.

LILBURN

WILSON, DANA

Mr. Dana D. Wilson, age 58 of Lilburn, GA, died January 19, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

SNELLVILLE

JOHNSON, DONNIE

Donnie Lee (Don) Johnson, age 66, of Snellville, GA, entered into eternal rest, January 20, 2006 after a long and courageous battle with carcinoid cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband and father who will deeply be missed. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pat; daughters, Sheri Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, all of Snellville, GA; his mother, Omeda Johnson of Tavares, FL; his sister, Charlotte Johnson of Cape Coral, FL; his brother, Fred Johnson of Tavares, FL; and many nieces & nephews. His family and friends will take comfort in these words: God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered come with Me. With tearful eyes we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your hardworking hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. We will ALWAYS love you!! In his honor the family requests donations be given in his memory to Caring For Carcinoid Foundation, One Kendall Square, PMB 180, Cambridge, MA 02139. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Snellville. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2006 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson, GA. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.

SUGAR HILL

SUDDERTH, MERLE

Merle Jean Sudderth, age 68 of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2006 following an extended illness. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2006 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Lamar Hansard will officiate. Burial will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. She is survived by Husband, W.H. Sudderth, Sugar Hill; Son and Daughter-in-Law, Allen and Darlene Sudderth, Suwanee (Sharon District); Son, Oudy Sudderth, Sugar Hill; Grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Sudderth; and Great Granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Russel. She was a retired waitress and of the Baptist Faith. The family will receive friends Friday, January 20 from 7 - 9 P.M. and Saturday, January 21 from 12 - 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345.

SUWANEE

BALCOME,

MARGARET

Margaret "La Merle" Tucker Balcome, age 70, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2006. She is survived by her: Husband: Herbert Balcome of Suwanee, GA; Children and their spouses: Lynn and Steve Green of Lawrenceville, GA, Renya and Bruce Eurek of Sugar Hill, GA, Tucker and Stephanie Balcome of Sugar Hill, GA, Molly and Jim Holcombe of Atlanta, GA; Brothers: Robert D. and Peggy Tucker of Atlanta, GA, John F. Barron of Panama City, FL; Several Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews. Her son, David L. Balcome, preceded her in death. La Merle was a native Georgian and was born in Tifton, GA. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Pastor Ken Rucker will officiate. Interment will follow in the Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.

WINDER

PAYNE, MARY

Mary (Lyndal) Payne, age 71, of Winder, GA, passed away January 18, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

SHERIDAN, JAMES

James William (Billy) Sheridan, age 69, of Winder, GA, passed away January 19, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.