Betty Jean Haines, age 76 of Duluth, died October 26, 2006. A Private Family service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Haines, a native of Jefferson County, AL was a retired electronics technician with the space industry. She was of the Protestant faith and truly loved her trips to Ireland. She is survived by her husband, Norman J. Haines and her daughter, Penny Lee Miller, both of Duluth. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Robert H. Rollings, died October 13, 2006 following an injury and subsequent illness. He was a resident of Duluth, GA and prior to retirement, lived and worked in Williamsport, PA. His wife of 32 years, Anne, predeceased Bob in 1993. Surviving are his son and daughter, and his dearest friends of 50 years and their families. During the Korean War, Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps. With a keen interest in all American history, Bob was a self proclaimed "Civil War Nut" in particular. Bob's other passions included working out at his gym, riding his motorcycle, and expressing his talent as a landscape photographer. Bob was loved by many and will be missed. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Dana Lynn White, age 42 of Jefferson, GA, passed away on October 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Boles. She is survived by: Husband: James White; Son: Bradley White; Step-Father: William Boles; Father: Garvin A. Posey. Mrs. White was a loving mother, wife and daughter and will be missed deeply by her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. James Lee officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Dana Lynn White. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Leon L. Freeman, age 85, longtime resident of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2006 in Forest Park, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Crane Freeman and his brother, Uhland Freeman. He is survived by his Sons and Daughters in law: Ben and Maria Freeman of Morrow, GA and Barry and Roberta Freeman of Huntsville, AL; 3 Grandchildren: Carrie, Benson and Walter Freeman; an Aunt and many Nieces and Nephews. Mr. Freeman was active in the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, The Boy Scouts and was a veteran of WWII. He worked for Genesco Shoe for 29 years and Sherwin Williams Paint in Lawrenceville for 15 years. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Leon Freeman will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at the Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Rev. William Childers will officiate. Interment will follow in the Shadowlawn Cemetery, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Mrs. Dorothy Cochran Hawkins, age 90, of Marietta, GA, passed away October 25, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.*
R. Tillman Stephens, of Snellville, GA, formerly of Lilburn, GA passed away Wednesday, October 25. Mr. Stephens was a lifelong local resident born August 10, 1919 in Morrow, GA, the son of the late Julius Green Stephens and Beulah Lee Milam Stephens. Mr. Stephens attended Hoke Smith High School and graduated from Tech High in Atlanta. After 2 years in the Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program, he became a journeyman electrician. He was to receive a 66-year service pin from Local 613 of the IBEW in November of this year. He was an active member of Panthersville Masonic Lodge for many years. During World War II, he worked in Oak Ridge, TN and the Bell Bomber Plant in Marietta, as well as Warner Robins Air Base. He later served in the U. S. Navy. Following the war, he returned to Atlanta and worked for Eckardt-Ness Electric Company which later became Eckardt Electric Company. Mr. Stephens purchased the firm in 1971. He was an active member of the National Electrical Contractor's Association (NECA), serving as the president and governor of the Atlanta Chapter. He was selected as the Atlanta Electrical Industry "Man of the Year" in 1981, and was elected to the Academy of Electrical Contracting in 1982. He also served as one of the original members of the State of Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board with one term as chairman. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the East Lake Golf Club, Druid Hills Golf Club and an electrical industry golfing association, BYO. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jane Ellen Jenkins Stephens, and his children: Betty Ann Summerford of Snellville and Riley and Becky Stephens, Jr. of Tucker; grandchildren: Cindy Stephens, Jeanne and Ashton Cary, Rilo and Wanda Stephens, great grandchildren: Stephen and John Cary, Patrick and Elizabeth Stephens. Tillman always felt that his proudest accomplishment was the passing of his strong Christian faith to all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He and his wife were founding members of Lilburn Alliance Church, which first met in their home. He remained a faithful member until his death, inspiring everyone he met with his strong faith and kind heart. His life exemplified the joy of the Lord through his humble, joyful service to others. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 PM at the Lilburn Alliance Church. Interment will follow at Decatur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Stephens had asked that memorial contributions be made to the Lilburn Alliance Church Building Fund. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 4 PM at A. S. Turner & Sons in Decatur.
Charles R. Dorman, age 61, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away October 27, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.*