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.
Albert Thomas, age 87 of Buford, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 P.M., Friday, July 21 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. John Mullinax officiating. Burial will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Thomas is survived by Daughters, Janett Buice Satterfield and Brenda McKinney, both of Buford; Brother, Carl Thomas, Suwanee; Sister, Sallie Cole, Buford; Grandson and Granddaughter-in-Law, Joe and Stacy Buice, Loganville; Granddaughter and Grandson-in-Law, Kelley and Victor Dellova, Boca Raton, FL; Grandsons, Kenney McKinney and Joshua Cagle; Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, and was retired from Spruell Products of Norcross after 30 years. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 20 from 10 A.M. till 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Mrs. Christine Venable, age 76, of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. She is survived by her: Daughters and Son-in-Law: Mary Venable, Buford, GA, Susan Powell, Sugar Hill, GA, Debbie and Mike Hunter, Dawsonville, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: David and Janice Venable, Hawkinsville, GA, Robert, Jr. and Jan Venable, Buford, GA; 16 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Clarence Avery, Richard Avery, both of Mio, MI, Lincoln Lee Avery, Rose City, MI, Chuck Avery, Grayling, MI; Sisters: Arline Bailey, Beattyville, KY, Jeanette Daniels, Troy, MI, Geraldine, Arntz, Lupton, MI, Dorothy Dudley, Prudenville, MI; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and Cousins. Mrs. Venable was born in Oakland County, MI on February 15, 1930. She was a retired data processing supervisor from Gwinnett County. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Southerland and Pastor Don Allen officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Mrs. Christine Venable. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Joyce Clark Mitchell, age 72 of Grayson, formerly of Buford, passed into eternal life, Tuesday, July 18, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, July 21, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. Dr. Joe Ford and Rev. W. C. Corley will officiate. Burial Peachtree Memorial Gardens, Norcross. A retired school teacher, Mrs. Mitchell taught at Lawrenceville Elementary School in Gwinnett County. She is survived by: Children: Lee H. & Laura Mitchell, Ronnie W. & Charlene Mitchell, Barbara Mitchell & Tim Wilson, all of Grayson; Brother: A. L. Clark, Jr., Clarkston; Grandchildren: Joe Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Eric Mitchell, Michael Wilson and Elise Wilson. Flowers accepted or memorials to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 in memory of Joyce Clark Mitchell. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, Thursday, July 20, 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 .
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Justin Ryan Poe, age 24, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Mr. Harold D. Atkins, age 56, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 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.
Wyolene Sims, age 65 of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Grayson United Methodist Church. Rev. Dave Wood and Dr. Quentin Hand will officiate. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A member of Grayson United Methodist Church and an active member in her community home owners association, Mrs. Sims worked as an onsite accountant for electrical contractors during construction of the Georgia Dome. She is survived by: Husband: Dan Sims, Lawrenceville; Children: Brian D. & Michele Sims, Lawrenceville, John J. Grogan and Greg Norton, Norcross; Sister: Melba Donley, Albany; & Grandson: Connor D. Sims, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grayson United Methodist Church Building Fund, 55 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, Georgia 30017. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Friday, July 22, 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.
Daniel Carter, age 49, of Lilburn, GA, passed away July 19, 2006. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward - Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-381-5722.*
Robert James "Robbie" Lorren, age 26 of Snellville, died Saturday, July 15, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.