Deborah Lee Walker, 23, a senior at Valdosta State University, passed away unexpectedly in Valdosta, Georgia on Monday, February 27 in an automobile accident. Lee was predeceased by two uncles, William Stokes Walker of Destin, Florida, and Bradley Stuart Beller of Johnson City, Tennessee. She is survived by her devoted parents, John and Julie Walker of Atlanta; and her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Robin Walker of Statesboro, Georgia. Also grieving her untimely loss are grandparents, Dr. Ronald E. and Judith C. Beller of Richmond, and Neel and Elizabeth Walker of Destin, Florida. Lee also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who adored her. They include, Ann Walker of Princeton, NJ, Tom Walker of Destin, FL, Susan, Bruce, Cory, Brett, and Erika Wilson of Crawfordsville, FL, Debbie, Russ, Claiborne and Merritt Willis of Nashville, TN, Michael, Lee Anne and Sarah Holdren of Richmond, VA, Jim Beller of Rogersville, TN, Bunny, Dennis, and Dennis, Jr. Smith of Timberlake, NC, Ron and Ann Beller of Winston-Salem, NC, Bronwyn Jones of Albuquerque, NM, Brodie Walker of Costa Rica and Ann Walker of Albuquerque, NM. Our beautiful, exuberant Lee is gone and an unbearable sadness remains. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 3 from 2-4PM and again from 6-9PM. The location is Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Gwinnett Humane Society, Sunshine Fund, P.O. Box 750, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, in memory of Lee Walker. On Saturday, March 4, there will be a celebration of Lee's life at the same location starting at 10AM. Interment will follow at 4PM in Hendersonville, NC at Sheppard Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Directions will be available at both receptions and the service.
Mary Lee Martin, age 68 of Buford, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, March 4 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Lenice Chadwick will officiate. Burial will follow in Sugar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford Lamar Martin, Sr. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Russell Brady and Casey Martin, Buford; Sons, Bradford Lamar Martin, Jackson County, Willis L. Metheny, Jr., Buford, Robert Lee Metheny, Buford, Mark R. Metheny, Sr., Flowery Branch; Brother, Robert Teston, West Minister, California; 15 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren also survive. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 6 P.M. til 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345.
Matthew Joseph Berger, age 17 months, of Flowery Branch, GA, died February 27, 2006. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Mrs. Emmerline Millsap Cheeks, age 82, of Flowery Branch, died February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Michael Roy Shumake, age 42 of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Miller and Rev. Bill Bratley will officiate. Burial Yellow River Baptist Church Cemetery, Lilburn. A plumber, Mr. Shumake is survived by: Daughter: LeeAnn Shumake, CA; Mother: Nellie Faye Shumake, Lawrenceville; Brother: Jasper Eugene Shumake, Social Circle; Sisters: Joy Clements, Dacula, Sherry Henderson, Snellville and Patti Helton, AL. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100.
Luella Ackarman Barton, age 78 of Lilburn, GA, passed away February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Dell Wilson, age 74 of Lilburn, GA, died February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Doris Hazel Starnes, age 83 of Norcross, GA, passed away February 28, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Ann Rosenbaum Miller, age 80 of Snellville, Georgia, died February 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wallace Miller. She is survived by, daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Bill Mellon of Newnan, GA; son, Guy Wallace Miller, Jr. of Lawrenceville; brother, Richard Phillips Rosenbaum of Ohio; grandchildren, Bryan Wallace Mellon and Alyson Phillips Mellon. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 1pm, at Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Clay Jacobs officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough, 201 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659, in memory of Ann Rosenbaum Miller. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Mr. Ricky Willis Kilgore, age 45 of Stone Mountain, GA, and formerly of Buford, passed away February 28, 2006 after a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh A. Kilgore; and brother, Douglas Waycaster. He is survived by his: Mother: Mrs. Grace Williams Kilgore of Dacula, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Ronnie and Renay Kilgore of Snellville, GA, Larry and Millie Waycaster of Homer, GA; Aunts and Uncles: Margaret and A.T. Patton of Flowery Branch, GA, Horace and Masie Kilgore of Flowery Branch, GA, Lyman and Jeanette Mauldin of Buford, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Kilgore was a native of Gwinnett County, Buford, GA. He was a watch repairman, a 1978 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA, a graduate of Lanier Technical College in Gainesville, GA where he received his degree, and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Buford. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 2 P.M. at Antioch Baptist Church, Buford with Rev. Raliegh T. Parks and Dr. Terry Hopkins officiating. Interment at church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.