Mrs. Martha Shealy Axelberg, age 86 of Atlanta, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006 of natural causes. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Tommy Joe Boyd, age 62, of Bethlehem, GA, passed away November 5, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mr. Anelson Georges, age 71, of Buford, GA, passed away November 6, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*
Mrs. Edith Williams Braswell, age 98, of Chattanooga, TN, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Talmadge Braswell. She is survived by her: Daughters and Son-in-Law: Anne Braswell Benton, Chattanooga, TN, Sylvia and Bud Hale, Crossville, TN; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Dwight and Carolyn Braswell, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: MiDori and Glenn Allen, Signal Mountain, TN, Haley and Ronnie Wolf, Smyrna, TN, Diahn and Doug Suydam, Crossville, TN, Keeli and Grant Mjaatveit, Crossville, TN, Dwilyn Braswell, Dwight, Jr. and Julia Braswell, Damon Braswell; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Mable Stephens, Milton, FL; Brother: John P. Williams, Tampa, FL. Mrs. Braswell was a native of Buford, GA having been born on September 8, 1908. She was a homemaker. She was a charter member and the oldest member of the Buford Church of God. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Buford Church of God with Rev. Edward Davenport officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 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.
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Annette Tate Skelton, age 72, of Conley, GA, formerly of Jefferson, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Reverend Harold T. Murphree, 89, died Monday, November 6, 2006. He was born in St. Clair County, Alabama to Solomon C. and Sadie Gibbs Murphree. Rev. Murphree was a World War II veteran having served in the U. S. Army Air Force as a flight engineer on a B17. During this time he had the honor of flying Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower over the South Pacific. The actual plane is still flying today in air shows around the country. In the early 1960's, Rev. Murphree left the business world and became a lay minister and later a full time minister until his retirement from the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He authored a book entitled Tried and Proven about his life and experiences in the ministry. This book was a labor of love of which he was very proud. Rev. Murphree is survived by his wife, Sara (Sally) of 66 years, daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dick Berry; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Linda Murphree and Wayne and Tess Murphree; grandchildren, Kim and Chad Brannon, Kevin Murphree, Elaine and John Hoyt and Michael Murphree; 3 great grandchildren, Dessi, Emily, and Kaitlyn; and sister, JoAnne Tidwell. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Winston Skinner & Rev. Danny Wilson, officiating. Burial will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-277-4550.
Marvin Monroe Rogers, 93, of Duluth, died November 4, 2006. The Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel. Internment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth, Georgia. Mr. Rogers was an Army veteran of WWII. Born in Texas, he lived over 45 years in Duluth, GA, serving as a member of Masonic Lodge #444 of Chamblee, Georgia. He is survived by one sister, Linnie McManus; his daughter, Lynda Morris, of Loganville, GA; grandchildren, Dwayne Holland, April Marlow, Faythe Lopez; and great grandchildren, Mark Holland, Blake Cowart, McCray West, Sandra Lopez, Eleazar Lopez III, and John Diego Lopez. Visitation will be 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7th at the funeral home. Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Patricia Claire Heidl, age 37 of Grayson, GA, formerly of the Chattanooga, TN area, died November 5, 2006. She was survived by her mother, Ms. Judith Ann Heidl; sisters, Elizabeth Heidl of Scottdale, Kathleen and Spencer McCroskey of Lawrenceville; niece, Lauren McCroskey; nephews, Jeremy and Amanda Heidl, Max McCroskey, all of Lawrenceville; aunts and uncles, Forrest Kidwell of TN, Nancy and Charles Farris of TN, Grady and Sandy Kidwell of GA, Andrew and Betty Kidwell of GA, Phillip Kidwell of TN, Pat and Dan Corbett of TN, Mary and Melvin Johnson of GA; several cousins. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family request, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Jude's Recovery Center, 139 Renaissance Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30308, ATTN: April Castro, in memory of Patricia Claire Heidl. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Elizabeth Gordon Nix, age 81 of Grayson, died Sunday, November 5, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:30 PM, Thursday, November 9, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Dr. David Poe and Rev. J. B. Reese, Jr. will officiate. Burial Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. A member of First Baptist Church, Snellville and a retired teacher, Mrs. Nix was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Nix, Sr. and is survived by: Children: Jim & Angela Nix, Jr., Loganville, Martha & Dr. Neel Ackerman, San Miquel de Allende, Mexico, Charles & Amanda Nix, Loganville; Grandchildren: Olivia Nix, Michael Bryant, Joseph Bryant, Katie Ackerman, Adam Ackerman, Austin Nix, Laura Nix, Michael Akins, Jae Akins; and 4 Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial to Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., N.E., Suite 10, Atlanta, Georgia 30345. Family will receive friends from 4-6 & 7-9 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Ray Beach, age 55 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, November 3, 2006. Graveside Services will be held 1:30 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. A native of Catskill, NY, Mr. Beach retired in 1994 as a Major in the Army & was a Army Contractor at Fort McPherson. He was a loving Husband & Father. Mr. Beach is survived by his wife of 30 years: Karen Beach, Lawrenceville; Daughter: Susan Beach, Washington, D.C.; Son: Aaron Beach, Atlanta; Sisters: Kathryn Beach Robinson, Fayetteville, NC, Ruth Beach, Columbia, SC; Several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006-0045. The Family will receive friends at the residence after the service. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellvlle, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Randolph A. Carey, age 74 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 5, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Mayor Bobby J. Sikes, Sr., age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA died November 4, 2006 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He is survived by: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Mr. & Mrs. Gregory (Susan Sikes) Davis of Grayson; Son - Mr. Bobby J. Sikes, Jr. of Atlanta; Grandson: Mr. Garrett Davis; Granddaughters: Mr. & Mrs. Michael (Meredith) Brown, Miss Mallory Davis; Sisters-in-Law: Mrs. Helen Wells; Mr. & Mrs. Everett (Sibyl) Samples, all of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Runelle Clark, Mrs. Minnie Lovin, both of Dacula; Brothers-in-Law: Mr. Lenore Spain of Dacula, Mr. Harry McConnell of Macon; Several Nieces & Nephews. Mayor Sikes was born in Fulton County, GA on August 26, 1932 to George W. Sikes and Evie Lou Robinson Sikes. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Faye Lovin Sikes on October 12, 1997. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, GA with Rev. John Colbaugh officiating. Interment Gwinnett Memorial Park with honors by the City of Lawrenceville Police Department. Family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Charles Davol, Bill Atkinson, Sonny Brand, Bob Baroni, Emory Morsberger, Tony Powell, Steve Phillips, Stanley Gunter, Larry Fleeman and Herman Rolader. Council Members, Former Council Members and Employees of the City of Lawrenceville will serve as Honorary Escort and are asked to assemble at the church at 10:30 A.M. Those desiring may make donation to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Parkway, Bldg. 400, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770/963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Gregory M. Tullis, age 36 of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, November 5, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Soop will officiate. Burial Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Greg is survived by: Special Friend: Tammy Craft, Winder; Children: Bryan Tullis, Lawrenceville, Brianna Tullis, Maysville; Father: Junior Tullis, Lawrenceville; Brother: Jeff Tullis, Lawrenceville; Sister & Brother-in-law: Kathy Booth of Lawrenceville, Darlene & Shorty Haynes, Hiawassee; Ex-Wife: Carol Tullis, Maysville; several Nieces & Nephews. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Martin P. Burdine, age 86 of Lilburn, died Sunday, November 5, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Mr. Willaim M. Kealaki, age 54, of Lilburn, GA, passed away November 4, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*