Henry Griffin Hill, Sr., age 95, of Bethlehem, GA died May 19, 2006. Preceding him in death are his parents, Job L. Hill and Stella P. Griffin and his wife, Margaret Jones Hill. Surviving are: Son - Henry Griffin Hill, Jr. of Bethlehem; Daughter - Sharon Wilson of Bethlehem; 2 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; Brother - Harold C. Hill of Salisbury, NC; Sister - Mary Hill Bell of Columbia, SC and a number of Nieces and Nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be at 2:00, May 22, 2006 at Carter Hill Christian Church. Chaplain Bill Hayes will officiate. Interment will be in Carter Hill Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary's Hospice or The American Cancer Society. Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, Winder, GA 30680, 770-867-4553.



Charles E. Whipple, age 52 of Duluth, died May 19, 2006. A Memorial service will be held 5:00 PM Wednesday May 24, 2006 at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church. Charles was President & CEO of Ames. He is survived by: Wife: Sharon Whipple, Duluth, GA; Sons: Chase Whipple, Duluth, GA, Ryan Whipple, Hartford, CT; Daughter: Amy Myers, Philadelphia, PA; Brothers: Jon Whipple, NY, Bill Whipple, NY; & Murphy his dog. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.



May 15, 2006

Larry E. Bennett, 68, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away Monday, May 15, 2006 following a courageous and lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was born April 4, 1938 to Frances Hayes and Thomas Bennett in Buford, GA. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea. He retired as a residential builder in Gwinnett and Hall County to Ft. Myers, FL in 1994. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Diane. Larry is survived by his wife of 19 years: Karin; daughter: Shelia Mauldin of Monroe, GA; son: Tommy Bennett and his wife, Angie, of Sugar Hill, GA; step-sons: Mikel Griffith and his wife, Liane, of Baltimore, MD, Richard Griffith of Buford, GA; half sister: Elaine Pruitt and her husband, David, of Buford, GA; 7 grandchildren: Tonya, Joey, Jessica, Felicia, Christopher, CJ, Jordan; a great grandchild due in September; brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law in Germany; several aunts and uncles as well as other family members. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdan Blvd., Hwy. 20, Sugar Hill, GA. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held in the Food Court at the church. Larry will always be loved and missed until his family can join him in Heaven.



Mrs. Hattie Thurmond McWhirter, age 97, of Jefferson, Ga. passed away on Friday, May 19, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA. 706-367-5467. *



Doris Virginia Edwards, age 77, of Lawrenceville died Saturday, May 20, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. *



Mrs. Winnie Brogdon, age 98, of Loganville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Roy Brogdon and sons-in-law, Herman Simmons and Raleigh LeFevre. She is survived by her: Daughters: Elinor LeFevre, Gainesville, GA, Evelyn Simmons, Loganville, GA, Lauris Brogdon Gober, Marietta, GA; 7 Grandchildren: Debra and R.P. Brown, Snellville, GA, David and Donna Simmons, Snellville, GA, Don Simmons, Loganville, GA, Mike and Kathy LeFevre, Gainesville, GA, Denyse Brackett, Acworth, GA, Greg and Joni Gober, Acworth, GA, Jennifer Gober, Clearwater, FL; 10 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchild; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins; and First Cousin: Ellie and Otto Dover, Tucker, GA. Mrs. Brogdon was born on September 6, 1907 and was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She resided in Warner Robins from 1945 until 1957 and was employed at Robins Air Force Base. She was a charter member of the Warner Robins Eastern Star. She was of the Baptist Faith. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Worley officiating. Interment in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,


Elizabeth "Betty" Torbert Harrill, age 73, of Loganville died Friday, May 19, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA. 30078, 770-979-5010, *



Claude Maurice Simms, 60, of Tucker, GA., died Saturday May 20, 2006. Arrangements pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726. *



Frances Collins, age 79 of Winder, GA, passed away on May 19, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, *