Mrs. Marie Fleeman Chatham, age 67, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2006. She is survived by her: Husband of 50 years: Henry S. Chatham, Buford, GA; Daughters and Son-in-Law: Debbie Gearin, Rita Chatham, Wanda and Randy Keller, all of Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Amy Cole, Bradley Smith, Brandon Smith; 4 Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mary and Rex Knight, Douglasville, GA, Ruth and Lonnie Wood, Lawrenceville, GA; Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law: Elizabeth Brogdon, Gainesville, GA, Grace Stephens, Buford, GA, Geneva and Bill Taylor, Buford, GA, Ruth and Rev. Robert Peevy, Hoschton, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Chatham was a native of Barrow County, GA having been born on September 16, 1939. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Suwanee Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Old Suwanee Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Campbell and Rev. McHoyt Moore officiating. Interment will be in the Old Suwanee Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mr. G. T. Lanton, age 74, of Clarkston, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away October 15, 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. Bob Baron, of Covington, died after a battle with cancer, at his home on October 15, 2006, at the age of 55. He was the son of the late Robert A. and Mary Ellen Mahan Baron and was employed with International Safety Instruments in Lawrenceville as a design engineer. Mr. Baron helped design and develop Thermal Imaging Cameras and enjoyed making knives in his spare time. Mr. Baron is survived by his wife, Edith Baron; step-daughter and husband, Laura and Frank Atkin; grandson, Jake Atkin; sisters, Mary Ellen Converse, Ann Rubin, Sue Sclover, Margaret D'Addorio. A Graveside Service for Mr. Baron will be held in McLean, New York. Arrangements by Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, Covington, GA, 770-786-7062.
Gaynell Thompson Hanson, age 84 of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, October 15, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 17, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Frankie Tyson, Rev. Tyrone Hutchinson and Rev. Lamar Hansard will officiate. Burial Social Circle City Cemetery. A loving mother and family provider, Mrs. Hanson was a homemaker and attended the Duluth Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Hanson and is survived by: Children: Wayne R. & Janet Hanson, Tom F. Hanson, Durwood D. Hanson, all of Lawrenceville; Brother: Golden Thompson, Conyers; Sisters: Shirley Knight, Jersey, Evelyn Stapp, Lovejoy, Juliette Boss, Oxford; Grandchildren: Detra & Marc Bernier, Sugar Hill, Derrick W. Hanson, Gainesville, Ashley & Jamie Toler, Dacula; Great Grandchildren: Haley Bernier, Lindsey Bernier, Presley Bernier, all of Sugar Hill, Vallie Jo Hanson, Gainesville; Several Nieces & Nephews. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Sara M. Paden, age 83 of Lawrenceville, died Monday, October 16, 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 .*
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Michael Edward "Mike" Bailey, age 38, of Lilburn, formerly of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2006. Funeral Services will be announced later. Arrangemens by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.*
Christine Tillery, 70, of Lilburn, died Saturday, October 14, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Ronnie R. Holderfield, 64, of Snellville, died Sunday, October 15, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Luretha Thigpen, age 94, of Snellville, died Saturday, October 14, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Mrs. Faye Pruitt Roberts, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, died on Saturday, October 14, 2006 after a brief illness with pancreatitis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Benson L. Roberts and son, Joe L. Roberts. She is survived by an adoring family: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Carolyn and Wayne Hill; Daughter-in-Law: Andrea W. Roberts; Grandchildren: Jody and Tim Reeves, David Hill, Paula Hill, Amy and John Everett, Laura and Aaron Ladd; Great Grandchildren: Anna Wilson, Ashley Wilson, Michael Hill, Connor and Andrew Everett, Mason and Garrett Ladd; Step Grandsons: Todd Reeves, Brandon Reeves; Five Siblings: Louise Lacy, Cecil Pruitt; Raden Harris, Joan Jones, Jean Batchelor; Sister-in-Law: Miss Loretta Roberts; Many Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Roberts was born on May 24, 1920, the eighth of twelve children born to Ezra and Eva Pruitt. She was a graduate of the 1936 Class of Cumming High School. She served as the Chairman of the Beautification Committee for the City of Suwanee in 1952. After the amputation of her leg due to bone cancer, Faye continued to drive and sell Avon. She serves as an inspiration to many because of her determination and never-give-up attitude. Faye was a Charter Member of the Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA and a member of the Chimes Sunday School Class. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shadowbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Bobby Linkous officiating. Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA. The Chimes Sunday School Class served as honorary escorts. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gwinnett Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1184, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 in memory of Faye Pruitt Roberts. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Diane Lewis, age 62 of Winder, GA, passed away October 13, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*