Charlotte Helen "Ethridge" Kenerly, age 71 of Snellville, died Friday, March 24, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.*
Shawn Michael Lippman, age 19, of Dacula, GA, died March 24, 2006. He is survived by: Father, Michael Lippman of Dacula; Mother, Laura Lake of Lawrenceville, GA; Grandmother, Mary Lynne Lake of Lawrenceville, GA. Mr. Lippman was employed at Chico's for 6 months. Memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter or The Disabled American Veterans in memory of Shawn Michael Lippman. Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Pearline Elinburg Duncan, age 89, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Arthur Duncan, sons, Douglas Duncan and Harold Duncan, and grandson, Jeremy White. She is survived by her: Daughters and Son-in-Law: Joann Garner, Oakwood, GA, Mary and Terry White, Buford, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Robert "Bob" and Linda Duncan, Gainesville, GA, Roy Duncan, Flowery Branch, GA; 13 Grandchildren; Several Great Grandchildren; Several Great Great Grandchildren; Several Step Grandchildren; Sister-in-Law: Mrs. Velvie Duncan Woodward, Fayetteville, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Duncan was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. Michael Youngblood officiating. Interment in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Buford, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Albert Cannon, age 80 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, March 24, 2006. Mr. Cannon was a Mason for 36 Years, a Veteran of WWII, Korean & Vietnam Conflicts and retired from the Army as an E-7. He is survived by his Wife: Nora Cannon, Enterprise, AL; Children: Regina Gulley, Enterprise, AL; Janet Roles, Crestview, FL; James Cannon, Jacksonville, FL; Sisters: Arline Holloway, Lawrenceville; Mary Higginbotham, Chestnut Mountain; 5 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews; Extended Family Member: Pete Jones. Mr. Cannon's body was donated to science and there will be no services at this time. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA. 30045. (770)962-3100
Chris Hoskins, age 24 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on March 20, 2006. He is survived by: Mother: Nancy Hoskins, Lawrenceville; Brother, Eric Hoskins, Lilburn; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Born and raised in Lawrenceville, Chris attended Central Gwinnett High School and was a 2002 graduate of Phoenix High School. Since then he has been doing what he enjoyed most, remodeling older homes. He was preceded in death, just eighteen months ago, by his father, "Smitty" Hoskins. Chris was loved passionately by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M. at All Saints Lutheran Church with Rev. Nancy Lund officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 6 P.M. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the Smitty Hoskins Memorial Fund in care of All Saints Lutheran Church, 722 Rockbridge Road, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 in the memory of Chris Hoskins. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Melna Augusta Smith died early Sunday, March 26, 2006. She was born Oct. 24, 1919 in Demopolis, AL, and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Hume Fogg High School, and attended Vanderbilt University where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Melna had a passion for genealogy, and was a member of the Jamestown Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, the First Families of Tennessee, the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, United States Daughters of 1812, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, and The National Society Magna Carta Dames. She was a longtime resident of Lawrenceville, GA where she was a founding member of Lawrenceville's first Garden Club. She was an avid bridge player, and learned to love the game of golf. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA and was a member of the choir for 30 years. She is survived by her sister & brother-in-law, Margaret & Henry Creel; children, and their spouses, Melna and Jim Henderson, Riley Powell Smith, Jr. and his wife, Dr. Kari Addante, Margaret and David Tyrrell; grandchildren, Beth Larlee, Leah Dryden, Melissa Solberg, Melna Bourland, and Victoria Lewis; great grandchildren, Maggie Dryden, Sarah Dryden, and Hoyt Solberg. She believed the best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way. She will be missed by all. Services will be on Thursday at 2PM at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship fund. Family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Emma Tibbits, age 98 of Monroe, formerly of Conyers, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544.*
Mrs. Lois R. Ferencik, age 77, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2006. She is survived by her: Husband of 58 years: Mr. Andrew Ferencik, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Karen Scott, Folsom, CA, Linda Ferencik and Michael Bremer, Grass Valley, CA, Laura and Gary Bekebrede, Suwanee, GA; 3 Grandchildren: Shauna Scott, Jarod Bekebrede, Aaron Bekebrede; Great Grandson: Caleb Bekebrede; Sisters: Jeanette Meyers, Sarasota, FL, Barbara Wright, San Diego, CA, Phyllis Saffell, Oregon, Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Ferencik was a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Buford American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary, The Red Hat Society, and the Buford Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, GA. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Zahan officiating. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mr. F. G. Martin, age 83, of Winder, Georgia died March 27, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-1361.*