Rev. Curtis B. Cross, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvan and Emma Chadwick Cross and brothers, Willie J. Cross and Walton Cross. He is survived by his: Wife of 50 years: Mrs. Nanette O'Rourke Cross, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Wayne and Ann Cross, Ballground, GA, Sterling and Patty Cross, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Emily Cross, Lori Cross, Caleb Cross, Chandler Cross, Jordan Cross; Sister-in-Law: Mrs. Louise Cross, Buford, GA; Brother-in-Law: Dr. Donald O'Rourke, Gallipolis, OH; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Rev. Cross was born in Gwinnett County, GA on October 12, 1931. He was a retired automobile salesman and also a former Gwinnett County Policeman. He was one of the first policeman to be hired out of the original five when the Gwinnett Police Force was established and the last one to die out of the original five. He was a former pastor of Community Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA, Living Hope Baptist Church and Mulberry Baptist Church in Hall County. He was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church in Buford, GA. He was a mason and a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge No. 292 F. & A.M. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved camping. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Farrell K. Presley and Rev. Jack Pierce officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA with Rev. Charles Spruill officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Rev. Curtis Cross, C/O Bobby Grier, 2897 Spring Lake Dr., Buford, GA 30519. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.