Ruth Juanita Cummings, age 80, of Gwinnett, passed away September 9, 2006. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Gracee Brooke Leonhardt, infant daughter of Brian Kris and Brandi Arnold Leonhardt, died Sunday, September 10, 2006 at MUSC. Other than her parents, Gracee is survived by her maternal grandparents, Teresa and Butch Canipe of Longs, paternal grandparents, Michael and Rita Leonhardt of Little River, and her aunt, Felicia Canipe. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm on Wednesday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Hwy 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
Gay Clark Blount of Buford, GA (Ivy Creek Community) passed away on September 11, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133. *
Rose Thorne of Buford died Monday, September 11, 2006. Arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com *
Pan Sok Yim, age 67, of Buford, GA, passed away September 10, 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.*
Mary Frances "Debbie" Hamilton, age 63, of Duluth, GA, passed away September 6, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Guy Augustus "Gus" Hamrick, age 77 of Duluth, died September 10, 2006. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Bishop Clenard Collins of Grayson, GA, passed on September 10, 2006. His funeral arrangements will be handled by Gregory B. Levett & Sons, Inc. Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.*
Mary Isabelle Moon, age 81 of Grayson, GA, died September 10, 2006. She is survived by husband, William "Bill" Moon; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Frank Zunno of Emerson, GA; son and daughter-in-law, William S. and Sunny Moon of McDonough, GA; Sisters, Louise Ingram of Jonesboro, GA and Lillian Livingstone of CO; brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Maria Harris of FL; and grandchildren, Eric Zunno, Moriah Moon and Morgan Moon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor Rodney Hall and Associate Pastor Randy Ross officiating Interment to follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Grayson. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Crossroads Hospice, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084, in memory of Mary Isabelle Moon. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. Snellville Chapel 770/979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Ronald Neal "Rudolph" Gooch, age 70, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.*
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Frances L. Brown Keene, age 77, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2006. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Mrs. Kay Reynolds Braswell, age 52, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. George W. Reynolds. She is survived by her: Husband of 20 years: Mr. Wayne Braswell, Lawrenceville, GA; Son: Zachary Wayne Braswell, Lawrenceville, GA; Mother: Florence Peppers Reynolds, Stone Mountain, GA; Sister: Donna Reynolds, Stone Mountain, GA; Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law: Jerry and Runette Braswell, Sautee, GA; Brothers-in-Law and Sister-in-Law: Tony Braswell, Sautee, GA, Nikki Braswell, Demorest, GA, Keith and Holly Braswell, Hoschton, GA; Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Cindy and Phillip Pass, Dacula, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Braswell was a native of Fulton County, GA having been born on March 17, 1954. She was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She was a Senior Accountant Coordinator with Lanier Products. She was a member of the Collins Hill Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Royster officiating. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
John Woodrow Corbin passed away Sept. 9, 2006 following a short illness surrounded by the family he so dearly loved. Woody has been a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church since 1932 and a member of Atlanta's Post 134 American Legion since the early '50's. He was a 1934 class president of Lawrenceville High and also attended Atlanta Law School. Mr. Corbin was born Nov. 12, 1916 in Lawrenceville to Honor and Mary Durham Corbin. His father told him he was almost named "California Woodrow" after Woodrow Wilson, who was elected President of the United States on Nov. 7, 1916, when California came in with the deciding vote. Woody's family traces it roots back to the 1800's in Lawrenceville. His grandparents, Soloman and Emma Corbin lived on E. Pike Street on Corbin farmland that is now Rhodes Jordan Park. Woody's great-great grandfather, Ira Allen Corbin, served with the Confederate Army Unit Gwinnett Independent Blues in the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Ira Corbin was wounded July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg and wounded a second time at Spotsylvania, Virginia at the Battle of Bloody Angle May 12, 1864. Capt. John "Woody" Corbin served his country during WWII as an Army Air Force flight instructor attaining 1,970 flying hours. On Nov. 18, 1945 Woody married Betty Shelby, a beautiful brunette he had met while instructing at a base in Newport, Arkansas. They settled in Atlanta where Woody worked in the hotel business. He brought a keen managerial style to the Dinkler Hotels where he enjoyed 15 years of service and another 8 years at The Georgian Terrace. Betty's home state beckoned and Woody took a position as manager of The Little Rock Country Club for 10 years. Woody and Betty returned to Lawrenceville and became the owners of the Lawrenceville Dairy Queen, a business Woody's father had built in the 1950's. Mr. Corbin was preceded in death by his Parents: Honor & Mary Corbin; Brother: Willis A. Corbin; Sister: Rose Corbin Cowsert; Son-in-law: Col. Arthur T. Hoffson. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty; Children: Susan Hoffson, John Shelby Corbin, David Bruce Corbin, Cynthia and Harvey Leake, Sr.; Grandchildren: Brian Arthur Hoffson of West Palm Beach, Florida, Laura and Casey Laws, Harvey Leake, Jr., Daniel Woodrow Leake; Great Grandchildren: James Edmund Laws and Caroline Grace Laws; Brother: Richard Durham "Dick" Corbin, Savannah, GA; Niece: Rosemary Harrison; Great Nephew: Alex Harrison and many other Nieces and Nephews. Dr. Lamar Holley will lead a celebration of Woody's life on Sept. 13, 2006 at 2:00 PM in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Entombment will follow the service at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Sept. 12, 2006 from 6 - 8 PM. Memorial gifts may be made in Woody's memory to the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church "Foundations For The Future," P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, GA. 30046. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Rd. Lawrenceville, GA. 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Jerry Lee Davis, age 52, of Lawrenceville, died Saturday, September 9, 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. Nina Maria Lewis of Lawrenceville, GA passed on September 9, 2006. Her funeral arrangements will be handled by Gregory B. Levett & Sons, Inc. Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.*
Ida Lee Mills, age 91 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 10, 2006. She is survived by: Daughter and Son-in-Law: Carolyn and Clomer Bentley of Lawrenceville; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Arthur C. Mills of Lawrenceville, Dennis and Vickie Mills of Lawrenceville, Joe and Donnice Mills of Auburn, James Howard and Judy Mills of Breman, Jerry and Phyllis Mills of Lawrenceville; 12 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great-Great Grandchildren; and Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1:00P.M. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. James Howard Mills, Rev. Raymond Wilson and Rev. Lloyd Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Jimmie Dean Hall, age 74 of Loganville, GA died September 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Heyward Hall and is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and James Britt of Loganville, Carol and Billy Hunter of Monroe; sisters, Geneva Wallace of Lawrenceville, Reba Stankowski of Michigan; brother, Robert Smith of Prattville, AL; half sister's, Darlene, Yvonne and Trudy of Madison, GA; grandchildren, Christina Myers, Ben Britt, Casey Talbot, Billy Hunter, Jr.; great grandchildren, Brittany and Matthew Myers. Mrs. Hall was a native of Gwinnett County and a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 13 at 2pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Don Deihl, and Rev. Paul Canan officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, GA. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 9pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Betty Jean Clack, age 74 of Sautee. Mrs. Clack passed away Sunday, September 10, 2006 at her residence following a period of declining health. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 12, 2006 from the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Don Richards and the Rev. Fred Beddingfield will officiate, interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park Mrs. Clack was born January 14, 1932 in Tifton to Ira Presley Hendrix and Fannie McArthur Hendrix and had lived in Gwinnett County for several years before moving to White County in 1996. She was a homemaker and was a member Community Baptist Church in Snellville. Mrs. Clack is preceded in death by her Son, Terry Roling. She is survived by her Husband, Floyd Clack, Sautee; Sons, Mike Roling, Stone Mountain, Ga.; David Clack, Snellville; Daughters, Wanda Starky, Monroe; Teresa Diane Clay, Cleveland; Melinda Craig, Acworth; Donna French, Snellville; Mary Jo Bradberry, Gay, Ga.; Dianne Cotton, Dallas, Ga.; Brenda Rittenhouse, Snellville, as well as One Brother and Four Sisters, 23 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Rd., Suite 114, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. The family will receive friends for Mrs. Clack on Monday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 9 PM at the funeral home. You may sign the guestbook online for Mrs. Clack at www.alexaandersgatewaychapelfuneralhome.com Alexander's Gateway Chapel Funeral Home of Cleveland 865-1500 in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Deborah (Debbie) Forrester, age 48, of Snellville, Georgia died September 9, 2006 after a gallant battle with cancer. She is survived by: Husband: Rev. Ernie Forrester; Daughter: Aubrey Forrester; Son: Will Forrester all of Snellville; Parents: Dr. & Mrs. B.G. Hickem of Panama City, FL; Two Sisters: Christy & Harold Deese of Panama City, FL; Twin Sister & Brother-in-law: Becky & David Stanslaski of Myrtle Beach, SC; Brother: Neil & Catherine Hickem of Delray Beach, FL; Step-Father & Mother-in-law: J.W. & Vert Witherow; Father-in-law: Ermel & Joyce Forrester, all of Ellijay, GA; Brothers & Sisters-in-law: Matt & Donna Witherow of Blairsville, GA, Beth & Randy Milam of Tyrone, GA, Billy Forrester of Dallas, GA, Deborah & Byron Starnes of Marshville, NC; Several Nieces and Nephews. Debbie Forrester was born on July 12, 1958 in Benton Co., Arkansas. She graduated with a Degree in Education from Palm Beach Atlantic College. She obtained a Master Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met her beloved husband, Ernie. She served as a 5th grade school teacher at the Konehada Elementary School for 4 years and taught the 6th grade at Snellville Middle School for 5 years. Debbie was a member of the Smoke Rise Baptist Church and was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and great friend. Everyone that knew Debbie admired how she never gave up. The kindness she always displayed to everyone she came in contact with throughout her life will always be remembered. The Celebration of Life Service for Debbie Forrester will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at the Smoke Rise Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Browning and Dr. J. Truett Gannon officiating. Mrs. Forrester will lie in state at the church from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers it was Debbie request that contributions be made to Aubrey's and Will's College Fund in C/O of
Ernie Forrester, 3098 Redwood Grove Park, Snellville, GA 30078. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, wagesfuneralhome.com.