ELROD, JOHN

John E. Elrod, age 81, was born in Hart County, Georgia on December 23, 1924 and passed away on November 5, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

GRAYSON

BRISCOE, RACHEL

Miss Rachel Briscoe, age 85, of Grayson, GA, passed away on November 7, 2006. She is survived by: Sisters: Martha Holcombe, Clarkston, Runelle Williams, Gainesville, Ellen Atkinson, Franklin, GA; Brother: John C. Briscoe, Commerce; Several Nieces & Nephews; Special Friends: Doug & Alice Wilkerson, Allison Wilkerson Rooks, Mardell Whitley & Clarence Porter. She was preceded in death by her Parents: Albert and Rosa Briscoe and her Brothers and Sisters: James H. Briscoe, Sr., Gladys Miller, Calvin Briscoe, and Lewis Briscoe. Miss Briscoe lived in Gwinnett County most of her life, worked for Genesco and retired from Gwinnett Medical Center. She was a member of Grayson First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Craig Stone officiating. Interment to follow at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Between, GA. Those desiring may make donations to Merry Makers at Grayson First Baptist Church, 2142 Hwy. 20, Grayson, GA 30017 in memory of Miss Rachel Briscoe. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

LAWRENCEVILLE

BOWEN, ILER

Iler Mae Bowen, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on November 7, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Interment to follow at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

LOGANVILLE

CONCEPCION,

MARIA

Maria Concepcion, age 49 of Loganville, died Monday, November 6, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*

COPELAND, HERMAN

Herman Copeland, age 77 of Loganville, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*

MCDONOUGH

STALLINGS,

CARLTON

Mr. Carlton B. Stallings, 86, of McDonough, formerly of Eatonton, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006. He was a 21- year veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Stallings saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ingeborg Edith Nitzki Stallings. Mr. Stallings is survived by his sons, Ronald Stallings and his wife Elizabeth of Stone Mountain, Jerry Stallings and his wife Kimberly of McDonough; grandchildren, Andrew, Morgan, Alexandria, Brandon and Ryan; and sister, Edith Williams of Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10th in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons. Rev. Jerome Stallings will officiate. Interment will follow at Marietta National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday at A. S. Turner & Sons.

SNELLVILLE

SUMMERS, ESTHER

Esther M. Summers, age 91, of Snellville, GA, passed away on November 7, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*

STATHAM

COX, JONATHAN

Bruce (Jonathan) Cox II, age 18 of Statham, GA, passed away November 7, 2006. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Smith Memory Chapel. Rev. Carl Leach and Rev. Parker Benson will officiate. Interment at Barrow Memorial Gardens. Born in Fulton County, GA, Mr. Cox was employed by Publix in Watkinsville, a 2006 graduate of WBHS, a student of Gainesville State College, a member of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church, and loved music and his friends. He is survived by parents: Bruce & Kim Cox of Statham; grandparent: Sara Thigpen of Suwanee, GA; great grandparents: Myrtice McDougal of Snellville and Etta Mae Miles of Harlem, GA; brother: Richard Ellis Cox of Statham; sister: Maggie Nichole Cox of Portland, TN. He was preceded in death by grandparents: Leaman Ellis Thigpen, Richard Clarence Cox and Margaret Grace Cox. Family will receive friends Thursday from 6-9 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.

SUWANEE

BAXTER, JONATHAN

Jonathan "Jon" Lee Baxter, age 31, of Suwanee, GA, passed away November 5, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*

TALMO

BRIDGES,

MARGARET

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Marlowe Bridges, age 74, of Talmo, Georgia who passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, 706-367-5467.*