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 was preceded in death 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 outdoorsman, 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
Rilla Shelton Samples, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Monday, November 13, 2006 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Wayne Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford. The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Samples was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Samples, who died in 1984. Surviving are: daughters, Claudia Samples Phillips and Tom Phillips of Monroe, GA and Tommie Anne Samples Crissman Driggers and Bob Driggers of Buford, GA; Brother, Gerald Shelton of Buford; Grandchildren, Shawn and Kimberly Phillips; great-granddaughter, Lilly Ann Phillips; Step-grandchildren, David and Sherry Crissman, Drew and Mindy Crissman, Laura and Shawn Fowler and Jennifer and John Head; Step great-grandchildren, CJ and Tyler, Andrew and Brenna, Lauren and Ryan, Abby, Sarah and Emma. Rilla retired from the Georgia Dept. of Revenue and returned to Buford in 1996. She was an active member of Buford First Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School director and teacher, Outreach for Cradle Roll and GA Leader. During her years in Atlanta (1970 to 1996) she was an active member of Second-Ponce De Leon Baptist Church. She was most involved in Eastern Star, Jr. Woman's Club and PTA as her girls grew up in Buford and well known for baking a cake if you dropped in for a visit. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com .
Jackie H. Elmore, age 86 of Duluth, died November 13, 2006. Interment Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery, Savannah, GA. Mrs. Elmore, a native of Emanuel County, GA was an information operator for Bell South for 31 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Suwanee. She is survived by, son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Elmore of Duluth; granddaughters and their husbands, Kathryn and Juan Saldarriaga of Sugar Hill, Nancy and Bryan McGuinness of Woodstock; great grandchildren, Myriam Saldarriaga and Benjamin McGuinness. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Amye Rose Hall Johnson, 77, of 222 Charity Rd., Homer, who died on Monday at her residence after an extended illness. Arrangements by Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA (706)335-3178*
Justin M. Curtas, age 18, of Hoschton, GA, died November 10, 2006 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He is survived by his Mother, Marlene Williamson of Buford, GA; Father, Steve and Sherry Curtas of Hoschton, GA; Brother, Matthew Curtas; Sister, Meghan Curtas, both of Dacula, GA; Step-sister, Ashley Westmoreland of Hoschton, GA; Step-brothers, Shane Westmoreland of Dacula, GA and Jamey Wyrick of Hoschton, GA; Maternal Grandparents, Joseph & Norma Violante of Dacula, GA; Paternal grandmother, Mary Curtas of Tavares, FL; Aunts and Uncles, Darlene Violante of Dacula, GA, Joanne & Leon Askew of Dacula, GA, Benita Violante of Dacula, GA, Paulette & Phil Furman of Princeton, NJ, Bill & Tracy Curtas of Tavares, FL, Joseph & Joanne Curtas of Crescenta, CA, Susan & Robert Thomas of Cleveland, OH, Paul Curtas, Jr,. of Bushell, FL, Teresa Curtas of Clearwater, FL, and several cousins. Justin was a graduate of Mill Creek High School and was employed with E.C. Electric in Lawrenceville. He loved to cook, dance and really was a jack-of-all trades. Everyone who knew Justin said he would always make you smile. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 3:30 P.M. at Wages Snellville Chapel with Minister Harold Savage officiating. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Dorothy J. (Dot) Alesi, age 73 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2006. She is survived by the love of her life for 54 years, Salvatore Alesi of Lawrenceville, GA; Daughter and Son-in-law: Karen and Rex Harrison of Jefferson, GA; Son and Daughter-in-law: Tom and Amy Alesi of Bishop, GA; Sister: Ann Wicks of NJ; Brother: Norbert Kabaszinska of NY; 9 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews. Dot was born in New York and was a Homemaker who loved caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, GA. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, 3705 Hwy. 78 W, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Alice Raflo Spies, age 84 of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, November 12, 2006. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Jacquelyne "Jackie" Moss McCurdy, age 67 of Loganville, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 after an extended battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Thursday, November 16, 2006 at the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. David Laycock will officiate. Burial Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Loganville. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Mrs. McCurdy was married to the love of her life, Paul, for 51 1/2 years and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She loved flowers, gardening and painting. Mrs. McCurdy was a life-long, self-taught artist who won many awards during her school years. During the 1980's she worked with Tony Moncrief repairing and cosmetizing mannequins for department stores. She continued her artistic talent by painting pictures for her family and decorating her home with the lovely paintings. She also decorated the children's play room at Dr. William Delp's office in Loganville with a mural of Garfield the cat. Mrs. McCurdy is survived by: Husband: Paul Oliver McCurdy, Loganville; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Jack and Sharon Dawn McCurdy, Ypsilanti, MI, Joe and Lynn McCurdy, Covington, GA, Jim and Donna McCurdy, Anderson, IN; Grandchildren: Brandon and Catherine McCurdy, Matthew McCurdy, Joshua McCurdy, Jeremy McCurdy, Melanie and Dale Hummer, Christopher McCurdy; Great Grandchildren: Preston McCurdy, Sammy McCurdy, Mason McCurdy, Jacob Hummer; Sister: Janice Chriswell, Ila, GA; Brother: Tommy Moss, Ila, GA; Aunt, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and many Special Friends. Family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Cecil Partain, age 74, of Loganville, died Monday, November 13, 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.*
Don Stricklin, age 70 of Loganville died Friday, November 10, 2006. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Timothy R. Keefe, age 43, of Maysville, GA, who passed away on Monday, November 13, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Ralph Dean Greeson, age 81 of Statham, GA, passed away November 13, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mrs. Sue McKenzie, age 82, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on November 13, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. McKenzie, Sr. Surviving are: Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Kenneth and Cindy McKenzie, Jr., Palm Harbor, FL, Charles Ray McKenzie, Lakeland, FL, Michael Keith and Sonja McKenzie, Bishop, GA; Grandchildren: Courtney McKenzie, Todd McKenzie, Trey McKenzie, Holly Garner, Ryan McKenzie, Mallory McKenzie, Chandler McKenzie, Mason McKenzie; Six Great Grandchildren; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. McKenzie was born on April 18, 1924 in Pine Bluff, AR. She was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, AR. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.