News for Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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Willard Taylor

Willard T. Taylor, age 79 of Auburn, GA, passed away on January 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Ralph Allen

Ralph D. Allen, age 85 of Loganville, passed away on January 3, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth ...

Allan F. Platt, Sr.

Allan F. Platt, Sr., age 82 of Monticello, GA died January 3, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Terrence Pint

Terrence Edward Pint, age 67 of Duluth, died December 31, 2005. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Zelma Wood

Mrs. Zelma Wood, age 88, of Sharpsburg, GA, formerly of Winder, died January 2, 2006. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-6706.

Robert Bruning

Robert Calvin Bruning, age 65 of Dacula, GA died Sunday, January 1, 2006. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.

James Travis Odom, Iii

James Travis Odom, III, age 58 of Auburn, GA, passed away on January 3, 2006. He is survived by: Wife: Jimmie Odom; Son: Jeff Odom; Step Father and Step Mother ...

B. Janice Stevens

Mrs. B. Janice Stevens, age 62 of Snellville, GA died January 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Anna Peevy

Anna Grace Peevy, age 5 of Dacula went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 5, 2006 at ...

Adair Kennedy

Adair Martin Kennedy, age 67 of Winder, formerly of Suwanee, passed away January 2, 2006. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Smith Funeral Home with ...

Elida Moreno

Elida Irma Moreno, age 32 of Norcross, GA, passed away on January 1, 2006. She is survived by: Daughter: Sarah Moreno; Son: Martin Moreno; Parents: Jose Hernandez & Lucia Estrada ...

Young women link tans with attractiveness

LAWRENCEVILLE - The allure of looking tan, even in winter, has continued despite research linking tanning beds with skin cancer.

New beginnings

Gwinnett Fire busy over holiday

DULUTH - An early morning lightning strike caused a house fire in Duluth Monday, according to fire officials.

Visiting Nurse Hospice receives Medicare recognition

LAWRENEVILLE - The largest nonprofit hospice program in Georgia has been recognized by officials for its continued service to patients.

Georgia falls 38-35 in Sugar Bowl

OBITUARIES

WALNUT GROVE

ATLANTA

LOWELL, JOHNNY

Mr. Johnny Bernard Lowell, age 60, of Atlanta, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away December 30, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

BUFORD

VOLLENDORF, ANNE

Anne E. Vollendorf of Buford, passed away December 31, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345.

CLARKESVILLE

BRANUM, SAMUEL

Samuel Coy Branum, age 89, of Clarkesville, GA, formerly of Byrdstown, TN, died Monday, January 2, 2006, at the Habersham County Medical Center, following an extended illness. Local survivors include, a daughter, Violet Friel, Dacula, GA, and a granddaughter, Tammy Jo Morgan, Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, GA, 706-778-1700.

CLEVELAND

ROBINSON,

BENJAMIN

Benjamin Franklin Robinson, age 74, of Cleveland, GA died Sunday, January 1, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel with Rev. Lamar Hansard officiating. Interment will be in Duluth City Cemetery. Mr. Robinson, a native of Gwinnett County, was son of the late, Asbury and Mamie Robinson, and Grandson of the late, Frank and Lee Lowery Mewborn and the late, John and Amanda Cash Robinson. He was former Police Chief of Duluth, and was retired from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office and Gwinnett Police Department. Mr. Robinson was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1953 and was an Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by his Brother, John Robinson and Sister, Grace Stevens. Survivors include: Wife, Bonnell Robinson of Cleveland; Daughter and Son-in-law, Susan and Phil Frazier of Buford; Daughter and Son-in-law, Judy and Ray Guyette of Buford; Daughter, Mamie Arnold of Panama, Central America; Daughter, Freida Knick of Lawrenceville; Daughter and Son-in-law, Melinda and Danny Ellis of Cleveland; Son and Daughter-in-law, Terry and Arlene Robinson of Winder; Son, Ben Robinson of Illinois; Son and Daughter-in-law, Gary and Sheila Cornwell of Dacula; Brother and Sister-in-law, Harold and Loretta Robinson of Cartersville, GA; 20 Grandchildren; 19 Great-granchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 17 Executive Park Drive, Suite 115, Atlanta, GA 30329. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

CONYERS

SALYER, CARSON

Mr. Carson L. Salyer, age 94 of Conyers, GA, died January 1, 2006. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy Pauline Salyer; daughter, Diane Carroll of Oklahoma City; son, Carson Salyer, Jr. of Nashville, TN; 4 grandchildren, 6 step children; brothers, Orbie Salyer of Ohio, Launful Salyer of Ohio; sister, Vinny Fish of Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5 at 2 pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Everett Leavell officiating. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 9 pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

DACULA

WILLIAMS, HAZEL

Hazel Murphy Williams, age 59 of Dacula, GA, passed away on January 1, 2006. She is survived by: Husband: James H. Williams, Jr.; Son: James H. Williams, III and his fiance, Shelli, Sioux Falls, SD; Mother: Emily Murphy, Lawrenceville; Brother & Sister-in-Law: Herbert & Billie Murphy, Woodstock; Brothers-in-Law & Sisters-in-Law: James & Winky Knight, Carrolton, Joel & Martha Martin, Dacula; Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Memorial services will be held Friday, January 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. Billy Britt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Those desiring may make donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Georgia Chapter, 400 Perimeter Center Terrace #750, Atlanta, GA 30346 in the memory of Hazel Murphy Williams. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

GRAYSON

TIDWELL, BETTY

Betty J. Tidwell, age 72 of Grayson, GA died January 1, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

LOGANVILLE

DAY, DON

Don Day, age 72, of Loganville, died Saturday, December 31, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544.

NORCROSS

LIUBA, MARIA

Mrs. Maria Liuba, age 70, of Norcross, Georgia, passed away January 1, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

TALMO

SOSEBEE, JAMES

Mr. James Carlton "J.C." Sosebee Jr., age 85, of Talmo, GA, passed away on January 1, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.

WALNUT GROVE

ROBERTS, ROSE

Rose Roberts, age 61 of Walnut Grove, died Monday, January 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544.

Time to rein in title pawns

The industry that lends money to people who deposit their car title with its representatives is already braced to do battle in the Georgia General Assembly next month.

Sports calendar

Baseball

Monday-Friday: Renz Baseball Christmas camp runs this Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 770-271-4554 or go to renzbaseball.com for discounts.

Post office raises stamp price Sunday

LAWRENCEVILLE - You'll be paying more to mail a letter in 2006.

Norcross, Dacula women have first babies of the year

SNELLVILLE - Celebrating a new year is one thing, but celebrating a new life is even sweeter.

Lawrenceville to rely on county water less

LAWRENCEVILLE - Next week Lawrenceville will tap into a liquid treasure that flows beneath the city's streets and subdivisions.

The Bronze Age

Malnourished men found in feces-filled house

SNELLVILLE - Two men were transported to the hospital after they were discovered in a urine- and feces-soiled home near Snellville, according to police.

Gray Television spins off newspaper publishing company

ATLANTA - Triple Crown Media is officially in the newspaper business.

Woman found stabbed

NORCROSS - It took just an hour and a half into the new year for Gwinnett to record its first homicide of 2006.

Ohio State rolls to Fiesta Bowl win

The Associated Pess

TEMPE, Ariz. - Troy Smith found a measure of redemption and Notre Dame found itself a bowl loser again in a Fiesta matchup brimming with big plays by the Buckeyes.