Mary Ruth Parton, age 68, of Auburn, GA, passed away June 1, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Sarah Louise Knight, age 62, of Braselton, died June 1, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770)867-4553*
Mrs. Beatrice Maddox, age 95, of Buford, GA, passed away June 2, 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.*
Mr. Lamar Stephens, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on June 1, 2006 from Pancreatic Cancer following whipple surgery four years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cline and Lester Bullock Stephens; brothers, Billy Stephens, J. C. Stephens, Roy Stephens and brothers-in-law, Dr. Marshall H. Everett and Mr. George Pitts. Surviving are: Wife of 28 Years: Mrs. Sharon Stephens, Buford, GA; Daughters and Son-in-Law: Tammy Vanderpool, Buford, GA, Karen Stephens Wigley and husband, Danny Wigley, Sugar Hill, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Tim and Mia Stephens, Buford, GA, Scott Stephens, Duluth, GA, Ronnie Stephens, Albany, GA, Kenneth and Dede Stephens, Flowery Branch, GA; Grandchildren: Brandy Michelle Stephens Hooper, Barbara Nicole Stephens, Chessie Diane Stephens, Austin Ryan Stephens, Karen Ashley Stephens, Keshia Marine Wigley Macias, Kyle Lamar Wigley, Kami Miranda Wigley, Amanda Stephens, Kenneth Scott Stephens, Jessisa Leigh Stephens, Brittany Lynn Stephens, Alexis Faith Summers, Phenix Jacob Stephens; Five Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mrs. Irene S. Everett, Loganville, GA, Carolyn and Vester Cantrell, Lawrenceville, GA, Elsie and Bill Pitts, Panama City, FL, Martha Pitts, Texas, Betty Stephens Hamby, Lawrenceville, GA; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Howard and Jean Stephens, Watkinsville, GA, Arnold and Kathy Stephens, Lawrenceville, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Stephens was a native of Buford, Gwinnett County, GA. He was born on March 23, 1939. He was owner of Lamar Stephens Custom Automobile Interiors for over 44 years in Buford, GA. He was a Member, Elder and Layman at the Buford Church of God. He was an avid fisherman and loved antique cars and restorations. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the Buford Church of God with Rev. Edward Davenport, Rev. Terry Reece, and Rev. Len Pirkle officiating. The body will be placed in state at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The Elders of Buford Church of God will serve as honorary escorts and will meet at the church at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 Noon - 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Robert Kirkbride Everest, Jr., age 85 of Grayson, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Mr. Robert Lynn "Rob" Joyce, age 47 of Hoschton, Georgia died Thursday, June 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2:00 Sunday, June 4, 2006 Galilee Christian Church. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia. (706)367-5467*
Captain Wyatt Cornel Taite, Sr., age 35 of Loganville, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Kenneth S. Blum, age 55 of Sugar Hill, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 27, 2006 at his home. He was a New York native and graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was a high powered salesman and was last employed as Director of Business Development for Loyalty Works, Inc. of Norcross. He was a loving father and an avid baseball fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manfred and Zita Blum. He is survived by his children, Michelle and Josh Blum of Sugar Hill. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 2 P.M. in the chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Immediately following the service the family will have a luncheon in his honor at the family home. A swimming pool will be available. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com.
Mr. Craig A. Doane, age 36 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on May 30, 2006. Surviving are: Daughter: Serina Doane, Sugar Hill, GA; Mother: Cheryle Taylor Doane, Sugar Hill, GA; Grandmother: Katherine Taylor, Sugar Hill, GA; Grandfather: Eugene Taylor, Sugar Hill, GA; Uncle: Ronnie Taylor, Charleston, SC; Aunt: Patsy Taylor, Charleston, SC; Cousins: Rodney Taylor, Chris Taylor and Patty Daniel. Craig was born on November 9, 1969 in Cobb County, GA. He was a mechanic. He was a 1987 graduate of Berkman High School. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Paul Garner officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Betty L. Keane, age 70 of Suwanee, GA, passed away on June 2, 2006. She is survived by: Husband: William C. Keane; Daughter: Tiffany A. Flournoy; Sister & Brother-in-Law: Sally & Kenneth Harper; Step Daughter: Jacqueline A. Bolin; Step Son: David G. Keane; Brother & Sister-in-Law: Ronald & Bobbie Van Dyke. No services are scheduled at this time. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army and/or Atlanta Union Mission in memory of Betty L. Keane. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Pastor Ken O'Guin, age 77, of Winder, GA, passed away June 1, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*