Dorothy Varga, 89, walked into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Friday July 14, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Born August 18, 1916 in Lorain, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Murbach and the widow of William G. Varga. She was preceded in death by her sister, Suzanne Orvis and a brother John Murbach. A memorial service will be at 2:00pm on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at Tuckston United Methodist Church, Athens, GA. with Dr. Shiela Bookout and Rev. Jerry Meredith officiating. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy & Bob Mulford, Athens, Ga., daughter, Malinda Easterday, Gainesville, Ga., and son and daughter-in-law, Randy & Gladys Varga, Bradenton, Fl., her 4 grandchildren, Richelle Nix, Todd Mulford, Shannon Macy & Geoff Meyers; and six great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Loganville United Methodist Church, Loganville, Ga. Lord and Stephens East, 4355 Lexington Road, Athens, GA, has charge of arrangements.
Mr. Everett W. Linscott of Atlanta died Sunday, July 16, 2006. A member of Peachtree Baptist Church he was a veteran of World War II serving with an artillery battery with the second wave landing at Normandy and the invasion of Sicily. Mr. Linscott was an insurance adjuster with Boston Insurance Company now known as CNA Insurance. He was preceded in death by his first wife Leona and son Skip Linscott. Mr. Linscott is survived by his wife Mary Charles Linscott; son, Alan and his wife Zully Linscott of Melbourne Beach, FL; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Linscott; grandchildren, Jason and his wife Meredith Linscott, Jennifer and her husband Shane Wood, Mark and Melanie Linscott; step-children, Vicki and Steven Ashby and their sons, Drew, Patrick and Mark Ashby; great grandchildren, John, Emma and Tristan Linscott. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 18th in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons with Rev. LeAnn Gunter officiating. Burial will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. A. S. Turner & Sons.
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Retired Air Force Colonel William L. Kinney, age 94 of Braselton, Georgia who died Sunday, July 16, 2006. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*
Mrs. Essie Clark Jenkins, age 90, of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Louis Sylvester Jenkins. She is survived by her: Daughters: Shirley Davis, White Springs, FL, Doris Puckett, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Jimmy Jenkins, Bethlehem, GA, Danny Ray Jenkins, Homer, GA, Everett and Ruby Jenkins, McDonough, GA; 19 Grandchildren; 26 Great Grandchildren; 7 Great Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker and of the Holiness Faith. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. L. C. Bennett officiating. Interment in Peachtree Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Suwanee, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Jim Klobucar, age 65, of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. He is survived by: Wife of 43 Years: Mrs. Joyce Sullivan Klobucar, Buford, GA; Daughters and Son-in-Law: Jina Klobucar, Buford, GA, Janet and Thomas Brown, Cumming, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: John and Florence Klobucar, Canonsburg, PA; Mother-in-Law: Ruby Sullivan, Dothan, AL; Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law: Jerry and Carolyn Sullivan, Headland, AL; Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Barbara and Roger Durden, Dothan, AL; Seven nieces and nephews; His beloved pet beagle dog "Buster". Mr. Klobucar was born in Allegheny County, PA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a retired salesman with J.C. Penny Company. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Deacon Mike Jones officiating. Interment in Garden of Memory in Dothan, AL on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend to all. He had a great sense of humor. The family will receive friends at Flanigan Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Delores Bagley Garner, age 93, of Duluth, GA, died Sunday, July 16, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel with Rev. Dick Baker officiating. Interment will be in Duluth City Cemetery. Mrs. Garner was retired from Parson's Department Store where she worked as a cashier, and was a member of the Eastern Star and Duluth First Baptist Church where she was their oldest member. She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Garner; Daughter: Betty Ingram; and Son-in-law: Paul Barlow. Survivors include: Daughter: Marie Barlow, Duluth; Son and Daughter-in-law: Van and Elaine Garner, Lilburn; Son-in-law: George Ingram, Cumming; 7 Granddaughters; and 9 Great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Billy U. "B.U." Franklin, age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. B. U. was a lifetime resident of Gwinnett County, where he enjoyed a career that spanned 50 years in the building business. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves and was a member of Luxomni Masonic Lodge for over 53 years and a member of the Yaarab Temple. B.U. was a man of uncommon wisdom, common sense and compassion for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Lanny Franklin. He is survived by his wife: Mildred Franklin; children & spouses: Edwin & Natalie Franklin of Duluth, GA, Deborah & Bob Cunningham of Athens, GA, Jeff & Leisha Franklin of Lawrenceville, GA; brothers & sisters in law: Ray & Jo Franklin of Bethlehem, GA, Ronnie & Connie Franklin of Lawrenceville, GA, Randy & Sandra Franklin of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters & brothers in law: Edna & John Telles, Marie & Hoyt Tuggle, all of Lawrenceville, GA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 2:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Sandra Franklin & Rev. Jerry Cline officiating. Burial will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Arthur Dale Green, age 60 of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, July 16, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Danny Green, Rev. Clyde Smithmeier and Chaplain Duke Forster will officiate. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A loving husband, father and PaPa, a retired Lt. Firefighter with Gwinnett County Fire Department with 26 years of services and a U. S. Army Veteran of Vietnam, Mr. Green is survived by: Wife of 31 years: Marsha Green, Lawrenceville; Children: Mandy & Matt Byers, Commerce, Briann & Jeremiah Nash, Jefferson, Dale & Stacey Green, Jr., Stone Mountain; Mother: Inez Green, Buford; 2 Brothers; 4 Sisters; Grandchildren: Morgan Byers, Drew Nash, Amber & Hayleigh Green; Numerous Nieces & Nephews. Family will receive friends from 5-9 PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Betty Corum McElroy, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away July 15, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Ward Allen Kerns, age 86, of Norcross, GA, passed away July 16, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA 770-448-5757.*
Kathleen McKee, age 70, of Oxford, GA, died Sunday, July 16, 2006. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online guest book at www.stewartfh.com.*
Mrs. Margaret Joyce Austin, age 71, of Sandy Springs, GA, died July 16, 2006. Mrs. Austin is survived by her Daughter, Pamala and Robin Wills, Buford, GA; Son, Steven and Lori Austin, Suwanee, GA; Sister, Carolyn Waugh, Floral Park, NY; Brother, Fredric M. and Sophia Waugh, Saugus, CA; four Grandchildren, Justin T. Picha, Shelley E. Buffington, Sarah C. Austin, Megan T. Rippe; two Great Grandchildren, Nicholos Buffington, Jacob Picha; nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Wed., July 19, 5 PM in the Chapel of Roswell Funeral Home. Rev. Jane Nugent officiating. Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery, 950 Mansell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076, 770-993-4811, www.roswellfuneralhome.com.
Mary Elizabeth Henderson, age 77 of Snellville, Georgia, died July 16, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Helen Reid, age 88, of Tucker (Gwinnett County), GA, died Sunday, July 16, 2006. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*