Mr. John Thomas (J.T.) Avera, age 88, of McDonough, GA, formerly of Gwinnett County for 50 plus years, passed away September 29, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sylvia Avera of McDonough; Daughters and sons-in-law, Libby Avera Bailey of Norcross, Tandy and Robert Moore of McDonough, Debbie Avera Killip and husband, Jeff, of Jefferson; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. A graveside service for Mr. Avera will be Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross, GA with Rev. James West officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 1, 2006 from 3-5:00 PM. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.