Ralph Lieto, 42, of Cumming, GA died Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph V. Lieto. He is survived by his wife, Melissa King of Cumming, GA; mother, Joyce Regan of Cumming, GA; daughters, Alexandria Lieto of Grayson, GA, Sarah King of Cumming, GA; son, Joseph Lieto of Grayson, GA; sister, Georgette Landry of Cumming, GA; brother, Louis Lieto of Marietta, GA; and numerous family members and friends. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cumming. A Graveside Service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Bold Spring Methodist Church Cemetery, Carnesville, GA. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made in memory of Ralph to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Bold Springs Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.com . Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-886-9899.
Garland D. Barrett, age 86, of Duluth, GA, passed away November 11, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Jackie H. Elmore, age 86 of Duluth, died November 13, 2006. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Mr. Robert Smith Foltz, age 79, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2006. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Rosemary Foltz. He is survived by his: Wife of 9 years: Mrs. Patricia Foltz, Duluth, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Kim and Ralph Hardie, Duluth, GA, Heidi and Tom Beatty, Lockport, NY, Krista and Matthew Farrell, Duluth, GA, Holli and Michael Ward, Buford, GA, Theda and John Haddad, Lawrenceville, GA, Tricia Foltz, Duluth, GA, Greta and Michael Induni, Sugar Hill, GA; Grandchildren: Brent and Ryan Hardie, Sean Farrell, Haley and John Ellis Haddad, Jillian, Allie, Austin, Katlyn, Alexandra Induni, Tanner and Gannon Ingels, Eden Rose Bell; Step-children: David Fowler and wife, Kelley, Julianna Fowler, Cynthia Bruell, Michael Fowler, Christopher Fowler, Catherine Raia and husband, Frank, Francine Raimon DI and husband, Carl; Sisters and Brother-in-Law: Betty Foltz Earnest, Theda Richards, Gretchen and Charles Ridler; Sister-in-Law: Mary Foltz; Many Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Monica, Duluth, GA with Father Jack F. Durkin, Jr. serving as the Celebrant. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul of Georgia in memory of Robert Smith Foltz. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
James F. Upchurch, age 92 of Hoschton, died Monday, November 13, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Porter and Rev. Todd Upchurch will officiate. Burial Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. A life long resident in the Rosebud Community, a member of Lenora Baptist Church and a WWII Navy Veteran, Mr. Upchurch was retired from General Motors, Lakewood Plant, Fisher Body Division and was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bailey Upchurch; son, Jimmy Upchurch; son-in-law, Rev. Ed Holcombe & several brothers. He is survived by: Children: Adel Holcombe, Dillard; Shirley & Manfred Loewen, Hoschton; Ron & Carol Upchurch, Tiger; Brothers: Cramer "Ed" Upchurch, Riverdale; Billy Upchurch, Snellville; Sister: Barbara Parker, Douglasville; 11 Grandchildren, and 27 Great Grandchildren. Flowers accepted or memorials to your favorite charity. Family will receive friends from 6-9 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2006 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Alan Joseph McGinley, age 60, of Lawrenceville, died November 13, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Wanda McGinley; children, Tina Brannon of Lawrenceville, Jonathan Whitmire of Auburn, and Renee Garrett of Boston, MA; seven grandchildren; sister, Alice Johnson of Oriental, NC. Mr. McGinley was cremated and no services will be held. Wages & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Jonathon Joseph Squires, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2006. He is survived by his: Daughter and Son-in-law: Monica and Jason Dean of Atlanta, GA; Daughter: Michelle Kite of MO; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Bill and Lois Squires of Gambrills, MD; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Trevino Squires; his parents, James Hilton and Mildred Mallory (Thomas) Squires; and his sister, Debbie Simpson. He was a Service Manager at IBM for 25 years and served as a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corps. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Wages Snellville Chapel. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. The remains will be taken to the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home for a service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Chapel at 305 North Jackson St., Kaufman, TX 75142. Interment will follow in the Kaufman City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, c/o Pancan, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245 or www.pancan.org . Local arrangements handled by Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, 3705 Highway 78 W, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Dorothy Mitchell Caldwell, age 82, of Lilburn, went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2006 after a long illness. She is survived by three children, Debbie Caldwell and Glen Hagood of Lilburn, Candie Caldwell Gissell of Lilburn, Cliff M. Caldwell of Stockbridge; a brother, Lewis L. Mitchell of Warner Robbins; 7 grandchildren, Leslie Duda, Genny Hathaway, Ben Hagood, Emily Hagood, Bradley Caldwell Gissell, Lauren Grace Gissell and Todd Caldwell Gissell; 2 great grandchildren, Katherine Duda and Andrew Hathaway. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta and was retired from Reed Drugs in 1990. Funeral services will be 11AM Wednesday, November 15, in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Rev. Varon Crosby officiating with interment Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Hiram. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8PM in the funeral home. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward-Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Rd. at Five Forks Trickum, 770-381-5722.
James C. Bailey, 68 of Lincolnton passed Sat., Nov. 11, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Bailey; 2 daughters, Shere' Owens, Braselton, and Shellie Owens, Gainesville; 4 beautiful grandchildren Whitney Owens and Kassidee Owens, Gainesville, Tyler Smith and Courtney Owens, Braselton; 1 brother, Harold Bailey, Buford; 3 sisters, Linda Fletcher, and husband, John, Altoona, Al., June Gentile, Charleston, SC, Susie Theil, and husband, George of Suwanee, Ga., a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Alvin Cox, Mike Hawkes, and the Michael Mongrue family. He predeceased by his parents, William and Bessie Bailey, brother, Eugene Bailey, and sister, Nancy Samples. Mr. Bailey was born in Atlanta and moved to Duluth in the early 1960's where he was self employed by Bailey Brothers, Inc. He had a successful drywall business for over 40 years. He was an Army veteran and an avid outdorsman, loving to hunt and to fish. The body was cremated with private services for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: The American Cancer Society or United Hospice, 1226 Augusta West Pkwy., Augusta, Ga 30909. Beggs Funeral Home at 200 May Avenue, Lincolnton, Georgia (706) 359-4117
Lois Hamrick Holbrook, 87, of Norcross, GA, died November 12, 2006. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. Interment will follow at Norcross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Holbrook worked for Sears & Roebuck for 26 years and was a member of Norcross First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for 6-yr. olds for many years. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas James Holbrook, she is survived by her daughter, Mary Moler of Norcross, GA; two brothers and sister-in-law, Bud & Annie Pearl Hamrick and Bill Hamrick, all of Norcross, GA; three sisters and brother-in-law, Annette Webb of Duluth, GA, Emmy Lou (Pete) Dove of Winder, GA, and Martha Jo & Daniel Haines of Ringgold, GA; sisters-in-law, Robbie Hamrick of Duluth, GA and Beulah Hamrick of Hoschton, GA; grandson, Richard M. Moler and his wife, Michelle, of Monroe, GA; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Moler and Jordan Moler of Monroe, GA; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA. (770) 448-5757. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.
Linda Cannon Bierman, age 56 of Smyrna, died Sunday, November 12, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Thursday, November 16, 2006 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Robert E. Cannon will officiate. Burial Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Snellville. A loving Mother who enjoyed home schooling her daughter, Mrs. Bierman was survived by her children: Bill Smith, Powder Springs, George & Adria Smith, Canton, Jessica Bierman, Smyrna; Father: William Henry Cannon, Sr., Atlanta; Brothers & Sisters-in-law: William Henry & Darlene Cannon, Jr., Loganville, Jimmy O. & Sandra Cannon, Sr., Dacula, Robert E. & Christine Cannon, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Betty & Gerald Bruce, Jonesboro, Judy & Gerald Palmer, Clarkston, Patricia & Al Minnix, Conyers; 5 Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. The Family will receive friends 1 - 4 PM & 6 - 9 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Thomas Woodson (Woody) Clower, Sr., age 62 of Snellville, GA, passed away November 12, 2006. He was preceded in death by son, James Eric Clower; father, Emmett Clower, Jr.; and sister-in-law, Barbara Long Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Grace Long Clower; son, Tom and his wife, Katie Clower of Snellville; grandson, Braylon Emmett Clower; mother, Annette Pate Clower; brothers, W. Emmett Clower, Jewett and Wanda Clower of Snellville, Jeffrey and Margaret Clower of Loganville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Virginia and Randell Davis, Leo and Margaret Miller, Billy and Bonnie Ruth Long, Pat and Judy Long, Gail and Wayne Manning, Jean and Ricky Rawlins; several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. After graduating from South Gwinnett High School, he served in the Georgia National Guard. He retired from the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation with 30 years of service. Woody was a life-long member and faithful servant of the Snellville United Methodist Church serving on numerous boards and committees. He was a member of the Friendship and Agape Sunday School Classes, United Methodist Men, and SUMC Kitchen Angels. He was a 25-year member of Snellville Lions Club and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and the Tom Bingham Award. He was a faithful volunteer of the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. Woody was an avid fisherman, golfer and softball umpire. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 2 pm at the Snellville United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Monday, November 13 from 2-9 pm at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Snellville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Snellville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2428 Main Street East, Snellville, GA 30078, in memory of Thomas Woodson (Woody) Clower, Sr. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Julie Wilson Duckett, age 59 of Snellville, GA, died Sunday, November 12, 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.*
Jeff Robertson, age 45, of Snellville, GA, died November 11, 2006. He is survived by sons, Jeffery Ray Robertson, Jr., of Pelham, GA, Hunter Robertson and Maverick Robertson, both of Flowery Branch, GA; parents, Alvie and Lucille Robertson; sister, Pam Robertson; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Riley McCluskey, all of Snellville, GA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Robertson was a graduate of Parkview High School and had a real passion for hunting. He died doing what he loved. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at Wages Snellville Chapel. Burial will be at 3 pm at Old Nachochee Missionary Church Cemetery, Clarksville, GA. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-9 pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Jennifer Owen Yates, age 44, of Snellville, GA, passed away November 11, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Jay Yates, daughter, Jessica, and son, Johnnie. Mrs. Yates attended Caledonia High School in Caledonia, MS where she was homecoming queen. Mrs. Yates attended DeKalb Community College in Clarkston, GA. She is also survived by her mother, Martha Jaynes of Lawrenceville, GA; father, Bill Owen of Milton, FL; and sisters, LeAnn Martin of Decatur, GA and Cathy Walters of Saddle River, NJ; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Yates was employed by the DeKalb County Police Department for 12 years until she left to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children. A Celebration of Jennifer's life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 7 pm at Summit Baptist Church, Loganville, GA. A private committal service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 10 am at Corinth Memorial Gardens in Loganville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Loganville Christian Academy Scholarship Fund for Jessica and Johnnie Yates, in memory of Jennifer Owen Yates. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
ST SIMONS ISLAND
Charles Melvin Gall, 79, of St. Simons Island, died Thursday 11/09/06 in the Brunswick Hospital. Mr. Gall was a native of South Fork, Pa. and a former resident of Decatur, Ga. and had been a resident of St. Simons since 1994. Mr. Gall was a charter member of the Harley-Davison of Stone Mountain, Ga. He was a member of the Yaarah Temple Shrine of Atlanta, Legion of Honor, Alee Shrine Temple of Savannah, Brunswick Shrine Club and Brunswick Masonic Lodge, Tucker Masonic Lodge and Royal Order of Jesters. Mr. Gall retired from the City of Decatur, Dept Head of Engineering. He was alumni of Georgia Tech, a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Mount Carmel Christian Church of Stone Mountain, Ga. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Gall and a son, Tommy Gall. Survivors are a daughter, Sandra Gall Cleveland (Jim) of Hoschton, Ga., a son, Robert Gall of Atlanta, Ga. and a daughter-in-law, Denise Gall of Snellville, Ga, three grandchildren, Shelly Gall Holton (Dave) of Buford, Ga., Greg Gall of Snellville, Ga., Stephanie Cleveland Dalton (Shaun) of Buford, Ga., .a sister, Patti Whitman of Alpharetta, Ga., nephew, Brian Whitman (Alexis) and their two children. Graveside Services will be held Saturday 11/18/06 at 4 O'clock from the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Health Care Network of Yaarab Temple Shrine of Atlanta. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home of Brunswick, Ga. in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Hertel, age 84, of Stone Mountain, passed away on November 13, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy & son-in-law, Gerald Denman, Lilburn; son, John & daughter-in-law, Eleanor Hertel, Ellijay; brother, James Ballard, Galax, VA; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Eternal Hills Chapel with Dr. Gary Whetstone officiating. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Mountain Park United Methodist Church, 1405 Rockbridge Rd. SW, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. Visitation with the family will be today 4 to 7 pm at Eternal Hill Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.
Mrs. Sue McKenzie, age 82, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away November 13, 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. Candace Radman, age 48, of Suwanee, GA, passed away November 11, 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.*
Ella Mae Dillard Tallent, age 84 of Suwanee, GA, passed away November 12, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Mitchell Bryan Masters, Sr., age 50 of Winder, died Saturday, November 11, 2006. Memorial Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, November 16, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Wynn will officiate. Mr. Masters was a residential carpenter, a heavy equipment operator and a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula. He is survived by his Wife of 24 years: Brenda Masters, Winder; Children: Mitchell Bryan & Carrie Masters Jr., Ocala, FL, Jesse Masters, Michelle Masters, Nicholas Masters, Nicole Masters, all of Winder; Mother: Anna Florence Masters, Auburn; Brothers: James Masters, Winder, Anthony Master, Covington; Sister: Rita Carlton, Auburn; Grandchildren: Victoria Masters, Tyler Masters, Cameron Green, Garrett Masters, Alexis Fears; Several Nieces & Nephews. The family will receive friends 2 - 4 PM & 6 - 9 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2006 and 12:30 - 2 PM Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .