Mrs. Iva Cooley, age 84 of Duluth, GA, passed away on November 21, 2006. She is survived by: Sons: Rex Howell Newborn of Duncanville, AL, Dr. J. Scott Newborn of Atlanta; Daughters & Son-in-Law: Wanda & Danny Farrar of Duluth, Rebecca Susan Bell of Lawrenceville; Grandchildren: Dr. Joshua & Dr. Emily Farrar of Charleston, SC, Ashley Robin Newborn of New York City, NY, Rebecca Lauryl Bell of Lilburn; Sister: Mrs. Lela Rowland of Corinth, MS; Several Nieces & Nephews. Mrs. Cooley was born on a farm in Mississippi in 1922 and left the farm to join the WWII effort as a "Rosie the Riveter" at a shipyard in Mobile, AL. Most of her life she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by former husbands, Rex Newborn, Sr., Willie Shipes & W.D. Cooley; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She spent much of her married life in the Columbus, Georgia area where she worked for Fieldcrest Industries and was a member of Rosehill Church of Christ. She lived the last five years of her life in the Atlanta area where she was a member of Campus Church of Christ in Norcross. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Plantation South in Duluth for their special care and concern of Mrs. Cooley. Private memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Lorraine T. Lehmann, age 79 of Duluth, died November 21, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Margaret Smith, age 91, of Grayson, Georgia, formerly of Church Alley, Chester, WV, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at home. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com . Arner Funeral Home, 607 Carolina Ave., Chester, West Virginia 26034, 304-387-1288.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Rickey Gaines, age 53, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Mrs. Madge Martin Mayfield, age 66, of Jefferson, GA, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo G. and Mary Lou Martin; Sisters, Eula Mae Levan and Eva Beard; and Brothers, John D. Martin and Fred Martin. She is survived by her: Husband of 46 years: Rev. Mickey N. Mayfield, Jefferson, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Marsha and Steve Singley, Lagrange, GA, Crystal and Todd Gibson, Jefferson, GA; Grandchildren: Cody Singley, Grey Gibson, Joely Gibson; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Sue and Harold Puckett, Buford, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Walter "Sparky" and Jean Martin, Buford, GA; Sister-in-Law: Mrs. Judy Puckett Martin, Buford, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Mayfield was born on January 16, 1940 in Hall County, GA. She was a 1956 graduate of Flowery Branch High School and attended Business College in Gainesville, GA. She worked for Label Craft Printing Company in Grayson, GA. She was a member of Celebration Baptist Church in Hoschton, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Walston and Rev. Mickey Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Robert Lee Clayton, age 78 of Kannapolis, NC, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:30 PM at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapollis, NC with Rev. Sarah Weaver officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, NC. Mr. Clayton was a veteran of the Korean War Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force, loved fishing, enjoyed bowling, football and basketball. He & Eoline were married in Kannapolis, moved to Greenville, West Columbia, SC and then Lawrenceville, GA for just over 40 years before returning to Kannapolis in 2000. He is survived by his: Wife: Velma Eoline Provost Clayton; Son: Larry Clayton, Atlanta, GA; Sister-in-law, Brothers-in-law, Special neighbor and Special friend, and a number of nieces and nephews; and was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen C. Nogueron and parents, J.F. & Nettie C. Clayton. Family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or The Humane Society-Concord and Greater Cabarrus County, PO Box 3104, Concord, NC 28025. Arrangements by Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, NC, 704-933-2222.
Willie B. "Will" Grissom, age 84 of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, November 21, 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.*
Robert Leroy Gates, age 67 of Loganville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Betty H. Kilpatrick, age 77 of Snellville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Donald Everett Hodges, age 75, of Statham, GA, died November 22, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Memory Chapel with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Danny Shoemake officiating. Interment at Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hodges was born in Oconee County, GA to the late James Y. and Ruth Autry Hodges, was a member of Hebron Christian Church, served in the Korean War, and is survived by: Spouse: Maude Hodges of Statham; Sisters: Mattie Hodges Wingo of Statham; Sister & Brother-in-law: Betty & Ralph Brooks of Tallahassee, FL; Sister-in-law: Jo Huff of Statham; Several Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 24, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Christian Church, 2501 Hebron Church Rd., Statham, GA 30666. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.