Mrs. Ann Young Anderson, age 63, of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2006. She is survived by her: Husband of 6 years: John L. Anderson, Buford, GA; Daughters and Son-in-Law: Didi and Paul Wright, Weatherford, TX, Angela Wellmaker, Snellville, GA; Grandchildren: Adam Patterson, Kacey Patterson, Jennifer Stacy, Ryan Stacy and wife, Abigail, Caleb Wellmaker; Great Granddaughter: Kailyn Stacy; Father: Calvin C. Young, Vernon, TX; Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law: Carl and Marie Anderson, Winston, GA. Mrs. Anderson was born in Vernon, TX on August 2, 1943. She was a graduate of Vernon High School, Vernon, TX. She attended Texas Wesleyan College where she studied music. She was a very accomplished pianist and vocalist. She was employed by Merle Norman Cosmetic Corporation as a Regional Business Consultant, Los Angeles, CA where she helped train and open new Merle Norman Studios for many business owners. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. Interment and Graveside service will be held at Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Oakway Community, Westminster, SC at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Embracing Hospice, 3180 Presidential Drive, Suite G, Atlanta, GA 30340 in memory of Dorothy Ann Anderson. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gladys Waters Findley age 82 of Dacula, GA formerly of Montgomery, AL passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006. She is survived by her children, Steve Smilie and his wife, Gail, Dunwoody, GA, Susan Clotfelter and her husband Burt, Dacula, GA, Greg Findley and his wife Susan, Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Julie and Grayson Clotfelter and Kolton and Hannah Findley; sister, Carolyn Paulk and brothers, Sam Waters and John Will Waters all of Union Springs, AL. Mrs Findley was a member of Norcross United Methodist Church and the Upper Room Sunday School Class. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Rev. James H. Lowry, Jr. will officiate. Entombment Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Faith Promise c/o First United Methodist Church of Norcross 2500 Beaver Ruin Rd. Norcross, GA 30071. The family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 770-277-4550.
Mr. F. T. Sanders (Ronnie), age 60 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, September 29, 2006. Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his parents, Dovard and Maudie Sanders; brother, Eddie Lee Sanders; and daughter, Sherry Sanders. Survivors include: Wife: Shelia Sanders, Dawsonville; Children: Renee and David White, Cumming, Becky and Dock Hannah, Dawsonville; Grandchildren: Casey, Taylor, Hunter and Haley White, Drew Thomason, Jordan & Matthew Hannah; Sisters: Betty Covington, Jenny Lou Sanders; Best friend: Lacy Sanders (family dog); and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Spruill, Rev. Wayne Mulligan and Rev. Billy Mulligan officiating. Interment will follow in Big Creek Cemetery, Alpharetta. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, Georgia, 770-887-2388.
William Kenneth Aikens, age 50, of Doraville, GA, passed away September 30, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Mr. Ronald Cantrell, age 42, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Saturday, September 30, 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. 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.
Julia Faye Hankins, age 94, of Norcross, GA, passed away September 29, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Mr. Clifford Eugene Allen, age 95, of Winder, GA, passed away September 29, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*