Mr. Willard G. Buchanan, age 58, of Auburn, GA, died June 30, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-1361.*
Marion Chiasson Laughlin, age 74, of Buford, GA, formerly of Belle Chasse, LA, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2006 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Laughlin, Sr. She is survived by her: Son and Daughter in law, Larry and Annie Laughlin, Jr.; Daughter: Lauren Tujague; Daughter and Son in law: Marla & Jack Bennett; 5 Grandchildren: Brian, Jeffrey and Andrew Bennett, Chelsea Laughlin and Arien Tujague; Sister: Mrs. Vincent (Mabel) Panepinto; 2 Nieces and Nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Laughlin and her parents, the late Edna Chiasson Theriot and Walter Chiasson. She lived in Belle Chasse, LA for the past 43 years then became a resident of Buford, GA after Hurricane Katrina. A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 3, 2006 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Entombment was in the East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville, GA. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
Ms. Patricia (Patty) Kay Phillips, age 39, of Buford, GA, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 28, 1967 in Springfield, Ohio. Patty was a former employee of Puckett's Restaurant in Buford, GA. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ali Maranne & Jamie Couillou of Sugar Hill, GA. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 7pm at Flanigan's Funeral Home in Buford, GA. Her remaining relatives are in Ohio and her burial will take place on July 5th in Huntington, WV. She was a loving Mother and a friend to all. She will truly be missed and forever live in our hearts. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Larry Grady Bray, Sr., age 61 of Concord, GA, passed away July 2, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Joe W. Lovin, age 76, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at his home. He is survived by his: Wife: Minnie Head Lovin of Dacula, GA; Daughters and Sons in law: Gail & Klancy McMullen of Norcross, GA, Wanda & Danny Cochran of Doraville, GA; son: Danny Lovin of Dacula, GA; Grandchildren: Christy Evans, Jeremy Evans, Alex McMullen and Joey Cochran; Sisters: Helen Wells, Sibyl & Everette Samples, all of Lawrenceville, Runelle Clark of Dacula, GA; Brother in law: Lenore Spain of Bethlehem, GA, Bobby Sikes of Lawrenceville, GA; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Ida (Knight) Lovin; his brother, Horace Lovin; Sisters, Dorothy Spain and Faye Sikes. Joe was born in Gwinnett County, GA and was a US Army Veteran. He retired from GM Doraville as Process Manager after 35 years of service. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he sang in the Choir and sang bass with Joyful Sound Quartet and was a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class. He worked part time at the Hamilton Mill Golf Course. He had coached Little League Baseball and Basketball in Doraville, GA from 1968 -1971 and Dixie Youth Baseball and Basketball from 1972 - 1995. He was a member of the Crystal Creek Hunt Club in Warren & Washington County and was a member of the Dacula Masonic Lodge #433 F&AM where he was past Worshipful Master in 1955 and again in 1967. A Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dacula. Rev. Jeff Parmer will officiate. The Keystone Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Escorts. A Masonic Graveside Service will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Joe to the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 3, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.
Anthony Poss, age 45, of Doraville, passed away July 1, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Henri Drouault, age 92, of Lawrenceville, died Monday, July 3, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*
Leo W. Switzer, age 91, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, July 2, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Linda Marie Baker, 48, of Lilburn, GA, died June 27, 2006. Ms. Baker received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Douglass College and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University. Not only was she a loving mother of three, but a chemist, educator, and devoted friend. Her family and friends remember her for the continuous love and support she showed to anyone in need. She was also an avid tennis player. She is survived by her daughters, Kristen M. Baker of Richmond, VA and Elyse Small of Lilburn; son, R. Alan Small of Lilburn; parents, Gerald and Ellen Baker of Lady Lake, FL; brothers, David Paul Baker and Michael Baker; and sisters, Ann Baker, Rita Allen and Joan Minicucci. A memorial service will be held at a later date. For more information about the memorial service please email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Mrs. Mae Opal Roberts, 83, 4 Rosalyn Court, Rome, GA, passed away July 1, 2006 following a brief illness. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mr. Willie (Bill) Gordon, age 73, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away July 2, 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.*
Larry Lee Bennett, age 63 of Winder, passed away July 1, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*