Mrs. Petchy Evelyn Moss Rials, age 74 passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006. She was born on May 6, 1932 in Polk County. She is preceded in death by husband, Eddie Rials; parents, Elmer Sanders Moss and Rena Mae Ledbetter Moss; and brother, William Moss. Mrs. Rials is survived by her children, Polly Wrightman of Columbus, Joan Cooper of Hoschton, Donna Sein of Tampa, Florida, Mary Jane Pearman of Tampa, Florida, Robert Mull, Sr. of Woodstock and 7 Step Children. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Lanier of Raleigh, North Carolina, Virginia Habour of Crossett, Arkansas, Ann Howell of Alabama and brothers, Elmer Moss of Greenville, Tennessee and Thomas Moss of Sparks, Nevada. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 25th at 12:00PM at Hog Mountain Baptist Church in Dacula with Rev. Barney Williams officiating. Mrs. Rials will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Oakgrove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cedartown at 4:00PM with Rev. Ray Hopkins officiating. The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home in Cedartown has charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Petchy Evelyn Moss Rials.
Samuel J. Robertson, 85, died Friday, July 21, 2006 in Fort Worth. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: 2 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Samuel was born March 28, 1921 in Glenwood, Ark. to Samuel Thomas and Carrie Adeline Garrett Robertson. He was a World War II veteran serving as a Staff Sergeant in the 2nd 20th Air Forces until his honorable discharge on Nov. 25, 1945. He was an aircraft mechanic, crew chief, flight engineer, instructor and gunner on the B-24 and B-29 aircraft. He was employed by International Minerals and Chemical Corp. in Carlsbad, N.M. from July 9, 1948 until his retirement on Oct. 1, 1984. He married Reba Nell Thacker on Dec. 24, 1958 in Loving, N.M. He was a member of the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and two sisters. Survivors: Wife, Reba Robertson; daughter and husband, Carrie and Jeff Hurd; sons and wives, Sam and Gina Robertson III and Andy and Mona Robertson; brother and wife, Tom and Elizabeth Robertson; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
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Daniel W. Yike, Jr., age 71 of Duluth, GA died Sunday, July 23, 2006 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Father Jack Durkin will officiate. Interment will follow in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford. The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 from 12:00 - 2:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Yike is survived by his wife, Evi Yike, Duluth; Son and Daughter In-law, Jim and Laurie Yike, Hoschton; Granddaughter, Hannah Yike, Hoschton; Brother, Robert Yike, New Orleans, LA. Mr. Yike was a native of Buffalo, New York and had lived in the Atlanta area the past 44 years. He was retired from R.S. Andrews, served in the US Air Force in Berlin, Germany, and a member of the Bunten Road Bridge Club in Duluth, GA. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
Willie Ruth Price Pugh Garrett Roberts, 82, Edgewater Drive, Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday at Memorial Park Chapel. Rev. Jay Jones will officiate with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late Early C. Price and Liller M. Robinson Price. She was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Unity Methodist Church, Mableton, GA where she was a member, Youth Director and Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She attended South Bend United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at Lanier Park Hospital for several years. Survivors include: Daughter, Carolyn P. Elrod, Marietta; two grandsons, Brian S. Elrod, Atlanta and James Gregory Elrod, Smyrna; Sister, Inez P. Raber, Buford; brother-in-law, Lesley Pugh, Buford; Sisters-in-law, Florine Pugh, Buford, Polly Pugh, Buford, Annie Jarrard, Lawrenceville, Francis Smith, Decatur, Mary Ruth Allen, Tallapoosa, and Shirley Price, Buford; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville, Georgia.
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Mr. J. T. Reese, Jr. of Geneva passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006, at home with his wife and children by his side after a courageous 5 years battle with cancer. He was 80. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Poplar Head United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Mashburn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Compassionate Hands Hospice, 712 W. Maple Ave., Geneva, AL 36340. Mr. Reese was born in Geneva on December 3, 1925. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Clinton Mills. He was a long time member of Poplar Head United Methodist Church. Preceding Mr. Reese in death are his parents, John Thomas & Effie Evelyn Gilford Reese; three sisters, Annie Lee Gillman, Mary Vaughan, and Martha White; five brothers, Eugene, Oscar, James, Johnny, and George Reese. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Wilfrieda Reese of Geneva; four children, Jimmy (Esther) Reese of Eufaula, Al, Virginia (Billy) Branch of Dothan, Al, Bobby (Marge) Reese of Sugar Hill, GA, and Mark Reese of Mesa, AZ; twelve grandchildren, Jeff & Mike Reese of Mobile, Al, Melissa (Robert) Cade of Saucier, MS, Stephanie (Alan) Wells of Eufaula, Al, Laura Beth (Gary) O'Neil of Buena Vista, GA, Jason Reese of Panacea, FL, Blake & Garrett Branch of Dothan, Al, Danica (Bradley) Robertson of Buford, GA, Brandy Reese of Sugar Hill, GA, Stephen & Taylor Reese of Mesa, AZ; nine great-grandchildren, Courtney & Kaitlyn Cade, Alexis & Cole Woodruff, Colten O'Neil, Austin Reese, Reese & Caleb Robertson, Chase Reese; one sister, Effie Watson of Hawkinsville, GA; two sisters-in-law, Gerlinde Pongratz & Heidi Boschinger of Austria; two brothers-in-law, Walter & Helmut Resch of Austria; several nieces & nephews.
George A. Clark, 64, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died July 21, 2006. He is survived by Wife: Ann Clark; Children: Douglas Clark of Lawrenceville, Julie and Jeff Fleming of Woodstock, Brian and Erika Clark of Columbia, SC; Brother: John Clark of Irvington, NY; Granddaughter: Katelyn Fleming. Mr. Clark served as a 1st Lt. in the U. S. Army receiving the Bronze Star and the Medal of Accommodation. He was a member of the Men's Club at Cannon United Methodist Church, was a graduate of Ohio University and worked as an insurance broker for Swett & Crawford. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Cannon United Methodist Church with Rev. Glenn Etheridge officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Cannon UMC General Fund in memory of George A. Clark. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Frances Fincher Hawkins King of Lawrenceville, GA was born on August 30, 1937 in Brookhaven, GA and passed away July 23, 2006. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Interment will follow at 2:30 P.M. at New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville, 770-963-2411.
Roy T. Bailey of Loganville, Georgia, died July 23, 2006 of advanced Parkinson's disease. Roy was born on February 16, 1932, in Roanoke, Alabama. He is remembered by family and friends as the Big Man with the Big Heart. Roy came from a large family, seven siblings, who had very strong family ties. All eight children and their families stayed in the Atlanta area and his biggest joy was spending time with his family and friends. "Dad was a man of very high morals and values; a very strong work ethic which he passed on to his children," said his son, Bill. "He expected a lot of himself and he expected a lot of us." "He was one of the most caring people and was always there for his family, friend and anyone in need. He would literally give you the shirt off of his back," according to his sister, Bobbie Bailey. Fishing and golf were his favorite sports. You could always depend upon Roy to organize a fishing trip with his friends. He and his friends frequented the Gulf Coast of Florida for deep sea fishing and there were always "big fish" stories to share. Roy served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1955 which included service in the Korean War. He was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Grayson, Georgia, the Vinyard Sunday School Class, Clarkston Masonic Lodge #492, Atlanta Scottish Rite and the Yaarab Temple. After 35 years of service, he retired as Plant Manager from Our Way, Inc., in Tucker, Georgia. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Ricketts Bailey and three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Terrell and Kathy Bailey, Hull, GA, Gregory Allen and Connie Bailey, Loganville, GA, William O'Dell and Staci Bailey, Cumming, GA; and daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Gordon Young, Winterville, GA. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret B. Robinson, Snellville, Bobbie Bailey, Atlanta, Audrey B. Morgan, Stone Mountain, Ann B. Piper, Gainesville and brother, Floyd L. Bailey, Lilburn. In addition, he is survived by his wonderful grandchildren, Terrell and Stephen Bailey, Amber Young, Jason Shutley, Ryan and Evan, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Mary Bailey and brothers, Leon Bailey and Arnold Ray Bailey. Funeral services are planned for 11 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Wages Snellville chapel, 3705 Hwy. 78 West, Snellville, GA 30078. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Roy's memory to: Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 370, Grayson, GA 30017. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Merillat Wills Frost, age 96, of Norcross, GA, passed away July 24, 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.*
Stephens "Steve" Ivy Brown, age 55 of Stone Mountain, died Sunday, July 23, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
C. Louise Brantley, age 81, of Winder, GA, passed away July 23, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*