Grace Elizabeth Harper Alvarez, 91, a longtime member of Stewart Ave. UMC, passed away on March 15, 2006. Mrs. Alvarez retired from the Fulton County Courthouse, and she was active in many groups, such as the Fulton Co. Retirees Assoc., AARP, the Koionia Club of Mary Branan, and the Business and Professional Women's Club. Widowed for fifty-three years, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Alvarez. She is survived by her son, Edward J. Alvarez of Snellville; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Guy Alvarez, Sr., Alisha Alma Alvarez, and Michael Edward Alvarez; and one great grandson, Jeffrey Guy Alvarez, Jr. Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, March 18th at the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point with Rev. Joe Colley and Rev. Dee Dee Lawson officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, March 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, GA, 404-761-1138.
Mrs. Tabithia Green Lancaster, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on March 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Lancaster and son-in-law, Donald Mooney. Surviving are: Daughter: Mrs. Gelain L. Mooney, Flowery Branch, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: David and Kathy Lancaster, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Kathy Mooney, Sugar Hill, GA, Anna Mooney, Buford, GA, Jeff and Julia Lancaster, Buford, GA, Kristy and Max Hirst, Buford, GA; Great Grandchildren: Mason Lancaster, Saralyn Lancaster, Harrison Hirst; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Wendell and Genora Green, Hoschton, GA; Sisters and Brother-in-Law: Mary Jim and Pogie Stanley, Marietta, GA, Gerri Green, Union City, GA, Thermos Mitchell, Oakwood, GA; Sister-in-Law: Jessie Lou Lancaster, Buford, GA, Johnnie Green, Roswell, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Lancaster was a native of Buford, Gwinnett County, GA. She retired in 1977 from Georgia Boot Company in Flowery Branch, GA. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Buford where she was also a member of the Leila Whitner Sunday School Class. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. G. Stephen Wood officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Louise Shannon, 77, of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Mr. Otha Dillmus Venable, age 82, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Eric Christopher Webb, age 28 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away March 13, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Mr. Howell David Little, age 82, of Watkinsville, GA died March 14, 2006. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, 770-867-6706.*