Mr. Lamar Stephens, age 67, of Buford, GA, passed away June 1, 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.*
Steven "Bubbie" Chambers, age 32 of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on May 31, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*
Coach Robert Don Gudger, Ret., age 79, of Lawrenceville, Ga. formerly of Ellijay, Ga., passed Thursday, June 1st 2006. The late son of William H. and Belle Osborn Gudger. Coach Gudger was a graduate of Gilmer High School in Ellijay, Ga., he immediately joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII and also served in the 3rd Armored Division in the Korean War. Between wars he attended and graduated from the University of Georgia, he was assistant football coach for two years and head football coach for fifteen years at Gilmer High School, along with coaching basketball and track, he received his Masters Degree from Western Carolina. Coach Gudger continued his teaching and coaching career at Central Gwinnett High School as assistant football coach along with track and baseball. He received his sixth year Specialist Degree at the University of Georgia. He was a Monsieur of the Rock Creek Ecological Society, a board member of the Lawrenceville Board of Appeals, and a eternal member of the Bulldog Nation. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Dorothy G. Gudger of the home in Lawrenceville, Ga., daughters and son-in-law Rae and Jim Gaylor of Lawrenceville, Ga., Lisa Lee and Doug Flowers from Hephzibah, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law Joe and Tammy Gudger of Ellijay, Ga. and Pat and Felicia Gudger of Snellville, Ga. Seven grandsons, Two granddaughters, and one great granddaughter. Sister Lorena Gudger and Brother and sister-in-law Jim and Opal Gudger of Ellijay, Ga. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd, at the 1st Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga. and 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 5th, at The Logan Funeral Home in Ellijay, Ga. Visitation will be at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Ga. From 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2nd, and at the Logan Funeral Home and Chapel Sunday Starting at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellijay, Ga. following the funeral Monday. Logan Funeral Home and Chapel 706-635-4554 www.loganfuneralhome.com and Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Ga. (770) 962-3100
Javier Soto, age 81 of Loganville died Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 3, 2006 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Burial Oconee Memorial Gardens, Watkinsville. A printing machine operator, Mr. Soto is survived by: Wife: Esther Soto, Children: Orlando J., Sr. & Olga Soto, Maritza & Stephen Keen, all of Loganville; Jose & Linda Soto, Athens; 9 Sisters, all of Puerto Rico; Grandchildren: Orlando J., Jr & Tamarra Soto, George A. & Arica Soto, William J. Keen, Jay Keen, Cory Smallman, Jesse Townson; Great Grandchildren; Gabriel Soto and Simeon Soto. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM, Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia. (770)466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Donald Hardy McDougald Jr., age 49, of Statham, GA, passed away May 31, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.
William "Mr. Bill" Rees, age 78 of Stone Mountain, GA died May 31, 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Kelli E. Rees of Stone Mountain; sons, Kevin Rees of Bloomington, IL, Keith Rees of Good Hope, GA, Kerry Rees of Newnan, GA; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Rees, a nature lover was a retired Alliance Pastor, a Hotel Chef and also a Bible Poet. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3 at 11am at Shiloh Community Church with Rev. Walter Sandell officiating. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 until 9pm at the church, and Saturday from 10am until service time. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com