Mrs. Patricia Duncan Brogdon, age 49, of Buford, died May 12, 2006. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Mrs. Hazel Ruth Fowler Hayes, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2006. She is survived by her: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Carol and Paul Robinson, Buford, GA; Son: Jon Thomas Powell, Griffin, GA; Grandchildren: Caren Michele Duncan, Michael Shane Carter, Matthew Christopher Carter, Deidre Elaine Powell; 8 Great Grandchildren; Nephew: Donald Smith, Denver, CO; Niece: Chloe Keene, Shervilles Ford, NC. Mrs. Hayes was born in Bibb County, GA on October 13, 1919. She was a homemaker. She liked the Episcopal Church and the traditional services. In her latter years, she resided at Gwinnett Extended Care in Lawrenceville, GA where she continued to entertain residence around her and won the Gwinnett Extended Care 2002 Beauty Pageant and represented Senior Citizens around the county and state. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA with Rev. Dr. Jeni Prigmore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Jeffrey David Marsingill, age 39 of Buford, died Friday, May 12, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 15, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the Buford Church of God. The Rev. R. Edward Davenport will officiate. Mr. Marsingill will lie in state at the church from 12-2 P.M. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his parents, David & Jo Ann Marsingill, Buford; brother, Gerry Marsingill, Buford; sister, Rhonda Harter, Buford; grandmother, Dorothy Jones, Buford. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Marsingill was a member of the Buford Church of God. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com.
Hazel H. Coker, age 85 of Conyers, GA, died May 12, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Floyd B. Bledsoe, age 76 of Dacula, GA, passed away May 13, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Edrie Boone Campbell, age 96 of Eastman, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who died Saturday, May 13, 2006. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*
Glenda Loftis Stokes, 67, of Gainesville and formerly Dunwoody, died peacefully May 8, at home from complications of her six year struggle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Her final days were spent in the home she designed and built with her husband, Tom Stokes. Their children nicknamed the Italian inspired dwelling "Villa Norte" based on it's spectacular views from a hill overlooking Lake Lanier below, the Blueridge Mountains in the distance and emerald green forest between. Her entire family was with her in her home during her final weeks enjoying their time together and replaying their fondest memories from Glenda's life. Glenda is survived by her husband, Tom; their son, Tom, Jr., his wife, Helena, and their children, Thomas and Emma Grace; daughter, Allison and her husband, Mike Sapp; son, Stan and his wife, Patty, and their children, Sam, Chris, Sarah and Hannah; mother, Opal Loftis; sister, Kay Lambert; and brother, Randy Loftis. Glenda was an integral part of Lindmont Inc., and S & L Mortgage and Investments, Inc., family real estate investment companies with her husband and his sister, Mona Stokes LaVallee, recently deceased, and Mona's husband, Ted. Despite her involvement with the business Glenda's first priority was always her children and family. She loved horticulture and for many years was a member of the Dunwoody North Garden Club. Her home is enhanced with beautiful flowering plants and shrubs. With her appreciation for the arts Glenda assembled quite an array of pieces which reflect her personal sense of whimsical elegance as perhaps best illustrated by the concert pianist portrait of Bugs Bunny hanging in her entrance foyer. Glenda's remains will be cremated and interred in the family plot in the City of Decatur Cemetery during a private family service. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service celebrating her life at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15 in the "Historic" chapel of Decatur First United Methodist Church, 318 Sycamore St. (corner of Sycamore and Commerce) in Decatur. Guests are invited to reconvene immediately following the ceremony for a luncheon in her memory at the Atlanta Botanical Garden at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE adjacent to Piedmont Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Leukemia-Lymphoma Society at http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org or (800)462-7831. Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA, 770-287-0220.
Genie Leavell, age 88 of Loganville, died Friday, May 12, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544, www.stewartfh.com .*
J.R. Lyles, age 84 of Sugar Hill, died Friday, May 12, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, May 16 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Reverend Martha Guest and Brother Orr Herrington will officiate. Burial will follow in Sugar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lyles is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Lyles, Sugar Hill; Sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Norcross, and Peggy Carlile, Savannah, GA. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. J.R. enjoyed working with wood, owning and maintaining rental properties, and playing and listening to Gospel music. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 14 from 6 - 9 P.M. and Monday, May 15 from 12 - 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com.