Ms. Jessie Lowe Cruce, age 91, died Thursday, October 5, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Bill McKinnon, of Dacula, GA, son of the late James and Rebecca McKinnon, went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 6th. Funeral services to be officiated by Rev. Vernon Smith and Rev. Jeff Parmer and held at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 3:30pm on Sunday, October 8th with remains placed in state at 3pm. Graveside service to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens. Bill was born August 19th, 1928 and had resided in Dacula, GA, for the past 36 years with his wife, and was past High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons Chapter, Master of N.T. Pirkle Council #65, a member of Daylight Lodge #744, and was past president and a member of the board of trustees of Gwinnett Masonic Widows Fund Association. Above all this, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy; his daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Bobby Cain and Shlaine and Ricky Cottingham; his daughter and son, Donna Metheny and Jonathan McKinnon; 5 grandchildren, Lindy Strickland, Tracy Etheridge, Kelly Ford, and Ashley and Tyler Cottingham; and 4 great grandchildren, all of which continue to reside in Dacula. He is also survived by his sister, Estelle Callahan of Rome, GA; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 7th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Maria Del Carmen Villalobos, age 29, of Monroe, died Wednesday, October 4, 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 .*
Mrs. Dorothy Sherman, age 61, of Norcross, GA, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Johnnie Mae Cook. She is survived by her: Husband of 5 years: Mr. Thomas Sherman, Norcross, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Cassandra and Freddie Cunningham, Oakwood, GA, Rhonda and Earvin Venzant, Buford, GA, Shonda Sherman, Buford, GA; Son: Charles E. Cook, Flowery Branch, GA; 8 Grandchildren; Sisters: Linda Haynes, Winder, GA, Dianne Cook, Buford, GA; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Willie and Aundrea Malcolm, Sugar Hill, GA, Halston Cook Buford, GA, David and Alecia Cook, Atlanta, GA; Mother-in-Law: Ruby Nell Sherman, Buford, GA; Host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. Mrs. Sherman was born in Camden County, NJ on September 6, 1945. She received her education from Buford School System. She was employed from Avery Dennison Co., Flowery Branch, GA. She was a member of Union Baptist Church where she was on the usher board. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Buford, GA with remains placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Kary Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Keo Trinh, age 79 of Suwanee, GA, passed away October 5, 2006. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Gail Golden, age 72, of Winder, GA, passed away October 5, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*