SEXTON, ANNIE R .

Mrs. Annie Ruth Sexton, age 89 of Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Buford, Georgia passed away Tuesday November 14, 2006, in the arms of God and in the presence of her families love at Laurel Bay Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, November 16, 2006 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial to follow at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery on Athens Highway. The Reverend Paul Morris will officiate. Mrs. Sexton was born in Hall County to the late Ira Peter Forrester and Nora (Williams) Forrester. She was a homemaker and a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church on Athens Highway in Gainesville, Georgia. Mrs. Sexton was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D. Sexton; brother, Clester Forrester; sister, Eunice Ravan; great-grandchildren, Travis Sexton; Juliana Corporan and Jillissa Corporan. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Dan & Linda Sexton; Tom and Jane Sexton; and Johnny and Terrie Sexton; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dennis Locklear; grandson, Chad Sexton and Ruth Seabolt; granddaughter, Dana Gregory; granddaughter and husband, Jill and Hipolito Corporan; grandson, Mike Locklear, grandsons and wives, Matt and Tamela Locklear; and Eric and Amanda Sexton; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Gregory, Ethan Locklear and Tyler Locklear; brothers, Davis Forrester and Ben Forrester; sisters, Braganza Pitchford and Polly Bower; and several nieces, nephews. Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville, Georgia.

BUFORD

LANN, HELEN

Mrs. Helen Ann Lann, age 79, of Buford, GA, passed away November 14, 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.*

VANDECAR, RACHEL

Rachel Vandecar, age 65 of Buford, died November 13, 2006. Arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com.*

GRAYSON

MALCOLM, DESSIE

Dessie B. Malcolm, age 87 of Grayson, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Kory Burel, Rev. Craig Stone and Dr. Charles A. Parrish will officiate. Burial Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. A seamstress, Mrs. Malcolm was a member of First Baptist Church of Grayson, a member of Grayson Seniors and First Baptist Church of Grayson Merry Makers. She is survived by: Daughter: Harriet Burel, Grayson; Sisters-in-law: Miriam Burns, Winder, Dorothy Roberts, Miami, FL, Evelyn Armstrong, Margaret Turner, both of Douglasville, Jeannie Malcolm, Wedowee, AL; Grandson, Kory & Julie Burel, Talledega, AL; Granddaughters: Cindy & Eric Trawick, Hampton, Amy & Jamie Benson, Dallas; Great Grandchildren: Morgan Benson, Reagan Benson, Noah Malcolm Trawick, Isaac Trawick, Jackson Burel; Several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Grayson Merry Makers, P.O. Box 965, Grayson, Georgia 30017. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .

JEFFERSON

WILLIAMSON,

MITCHELL

Mitchell Glenn Williamson, age 45 of Jefferson, died Monday, November 13, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*

LILBURN

ELROD, LESTER

Lester M. "Pete" Elrod, age 77, of Lilburn, GA, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006. The funeral will be Saturday, November 18, 2006, at 2 pm, with the remains placed in state at 1:30 pm in the Killian Hill Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA with pastor Mike Riley officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, GA. A native of Pendergrass, GA, he was a member of Killian Hill Baptist Church, a retired residential home builder in Gwinnett County for 35 years and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by his first wife, Martha H. Elrod, he is survived by his wife, Beverly Haney Elrod, Hartwell, GA; daughter, Linda and Norman Nash, Lilburn, GA; Sons, David and Kay Elrod, Grayson, GA, Mark and Anita Elrod, Lilburn, GA, Tim and Malinda Elrod, Bethlehem, GA; daughter, Patty and Ralf Doerstling, Ft. Myers, FL; sister, Mary Helen Livsey, Snellville, GA; brother, Denver Harris Elrod, Pendergrass, GA; seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren; step-children, Lisa and Don Kirkpatrick, Hartwell, GA, Todd and Terri Coley, Elberton, GA, Leigh Ann and Marvin Rucker, Dacula, GA; six step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to Camp David Ministry, Bolivia, South America, in care of Killian Hill Baptist Church, 151 Arcado Road, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 pm at the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

MONROE

RITCH, TERRY

Terry Arnold Ritch, age 59, of Monroe, died Wednesday, November 15, 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 .*

TUCKER

CRUZE, MARIA

Maria Luisa Cruze, age 60, of Tucker, GA, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*