Mr. James M. Mercer, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on January 9, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Young Mercer. Surviving are: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Carl and Margie Mercer, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Donna and Serafin Gutierrez, Sacramento, CA; Grandchildren: Scott Mercer, Chattanooga, TN, Bradley Mercer, Roseville, MI, Ryan Gutierrez, Sacramento, CA, Matthew Gutierrez, Sacramento, CA. Mr. Mercer was born in Morganfield, KY and was a former resident of Pontiac, MI for many years. He was retired from General Motors Truck Coach Company in Pontiac, MI. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Buford, GA and a former member of Bethany Baptist Church in Pontiac, MI. He was a resident of Brookside Assisted Living in Buford, GA for over 10 years. He and his wife spent many active retirement years in Florida. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Gilliland officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the memorial service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 4550 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,