Don Franklin, age 70, of Buford, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 2 at 3 P.M. at Buford First United Methodist Church. Rev. Gerry Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Don Franklin's name to the Shepherd Center Foundation, 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, 404-350-7359. Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Greg and Lisa Franklin of Arroyo Grande, CA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Melinda and Gary Standridge of Buford, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Al and Edna Franklin of Arroyo Grande, CA; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Frankie and Burch Berchtold of Bakersfield, CA. Mr. Franklin is also survived by his grandchildren: Brad, Rick, Mark and Haley Standridge, all of Buford, GA, and Brandi and Jenna Franklin, both of Arroyo Grande, CA. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Don was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Buford First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Friday, December 1 from 6 to 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Charles Fredrick DeMond, age 77, of Columbus, GA passed away on November 20, 2006, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Lawrenceville, GA. He was preceded in death by his mother Stella Norton Hicks in 1985 and his wife, Brunhilde Lindner DeMond in 1973. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Eva & Ralph Staunton of Dacula, GA and Sandra DeMond & Anthony Strangarity of Redondo Beach, CA, grandchildren, Laura Foggan, Tina Mack, Alexandra Strangarity & Matthew Strangarity. Great-grandchildren, Sandra Simmons, Wm David Simmons III, Toni Simmons & Alexis Mack. Great-great granddaughter, Abigail Simmons.
Charles was born on Dec 5, 1928 in Hudson, New York, attended CHS in Cortland and was a member of McGraw Methodist Church. On 2 Dec 1948, he joined the US Army and was assigned to USAREUR as part of US German Occupation Forces in Augsburg, Germany, where he met his wife Brunhilde. During his 20 year military career he was assigned to Ft. Benning, GA, Ft. Riley, KS, Ft. Gordon, GA, Korea and Germany. Charles was a Vietnam Combat Infantry Veteran (Oct 1967 - Oct 1968) assigned to the famous 2nd/7th Cavalry, the "Gary Owens". He went into combat almost immediately when his unit fought 2 VC battalions in "Operation Byrd" opening Hwy 1 all the way to Hue. The "TET Offensive" took control of Hue late Jan 1968. Charles's unit was sent to assist the Marines in Feb 1968 in the famous "Battle of the Graveyards" and they succeeded in retaking Hue. April 1, 1968, Charles and his unit were sent to spearhead "Operation Pegasus" where Marines had been bottled up for 2 months fighting 7 complete NVA Divisions in the Khe Sahn Bastion. He was awarded his Second Bronze Star, this time with the "V" for VALOR device for his actions in this battle. The award stated that he had constantly distinguished himself in leading his men, exposing himself repeatedly during the repositioning, securing of his men, and evacuating his dead and wounded, during his unit's deadly battle that lasted four long days, without relief. With little respite his unit was sent to battle the NVA in the A Shau Valley, successfully forcing them into Laos. Promoted to SSgt in July 1968, SSgt DeMond had also earned other medals, which include the Air Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge with wreath, and 4 Vietnam campaign (Battle) medals along with his two Bronze Stars. SSgt Charles F. DeMond retired at Ft. Riley, KS Jan 1, 1969. He became owner and operator of DeMonds Locksmith Shop, which served South Columbus for over 10 years. He worked for Burns Security & Wells Fargo in both Columbus and Opelika, AL until his retirement in 2004. He was always involved in learning new skills, rug weaving, gardening, metal casting, and ceramics. His lifetime love was stamp & coin collecting and crocheting. He was taught to crochet at an early age by his grandfather and his wall hangings of the Lord's Last Supper have been on display and won many awards. He had an open heart and always saw the good in a person. He lived on limited means but always gave, they only had to ask "Mr. Charles" and he took care of them. He took in countless homeless people and could always be counted upon to assist local charities. He never asked for recognition for his many heartfelt good works. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2006 at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula at 18:30 pm with Rev. Mack Palmer officiating. Interment is at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Arrangements by R.T. Patterson Funeral Home Lilburn, GA 770-923-2940.
Phyllis Moszkowicz of Duluth, Georgia, passed away November 27 at the age of 80. She is survived by her loving husband, Felix, and her daughter, Esther, as well as an extended family of friends and admirers. She was a woman who embraced all people, things, animals, and trees equally. An artist, obsessive reader, amateur writer, puzzle enthusiast, and chronicler of her age, she loved theatre, old movies, Johnny Depp, and music from grand opera to the Sex Pistols. Her knowledge, experience and indefatigable sense of humor endeared her to all those she met. Her sense of whimsy and the absurd will be missed by all those who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta or to an animal charity of your choice. "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Mrs. Annette M. Bauerband, age 106, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2006 following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held on Thursday November 30, 2006 at 2:00pm from the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson, Georgia. Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Hwy, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Mr. Curtis Bobbitt, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away November 29, 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.*
Mr. Rod Carlyle, age 65, of Loganville, GA, formerly of the Atlanta area, died November 25, 2006. He is survived by: Two Sons: Drew Carlyle, Jr. and Scott Carlyle, both of Atlanta; Sister: Kimberly Ann Gillespie of Mattoon, IL; and numerous friends across the country. Roderick Drew Carlyle, Sr. was born on April 12, 1941 in Mattoon, IL to Kenneth Cameron Carlyle and Lillie Mae Trusner Carlyle. He graduated from the Citadel in 1963 and attended Emory University School of Law for two years. He was associated with K2, a ski equipment and apparel company for many years as a Sales Representative. While working with K2, he had the honor of skiing with the US Olympic Ski Team members. Rod was best known for being an outstanding tennis player and instructor. He served as a contributing AJC Sports Writer for tennis. He founded the Peach State News, a tennis focused newspaper, and utilized his knowledge of tennis complexes from around he country to develop and start the Old South Racquet Club. He served as resident Tennis Pro for Old South Racquet Club (now known as the Four Seasons Racquet Club), Summit Chase Country Club and the Atlanta Athletic Club. He was president of the Atlanta Ski Club, a longtime member of ALTA and USTA, where he held numerous single and double Championship titles. Most recently, he gave private tennis lessons and coached many local ALTA and USTA tennis teams. Rod was preceded in death by his parents. A Celebration Memorial Service of Rod's life will be held Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. at Wages Snellville Chapel with Minister Harold Savage officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in Memory of Rod Carlyle. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville, GA, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Rhonda Horner, age 47 of Monroe, died Tuesday, November 28, 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 .*