Miguel A. Sanchez, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away September 17, 2006. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.*
Louise Knight Konig, age 47 of Dacula died Monday, September 18, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com. *
Paden Leon Johnson, age 82, of Duluth, GA, died Saturday, September 16, 2006. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Wednesday September 20, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth. Mr. Johnson, a native of Duluth, GA, was in the auto body repair business. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, a 50 year member of the Duluth American Legion post, and got much enjoyment out of shooting pool. Survivors include his son: Ken Johnson of Rome, GA; daughter: Nancy Gloyd of Dacula, GA; Grandchildren: Michael Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Lesley Gloyd, and Matthew Gloyd. Brothers: Charles Johnson and Jack Johnson, both of Duluth, GA; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Elizabeth Deal "Mama Lib" Mason, 82, of Duluth, died Sunday, September 17, 2006. Mrs. Mason was originally from Evergreen, Alabama and received her college degree from Medical College of Georgia, where she met her late husband of 49 years, Dr. Miles H. Mason, Jr. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Deal. Mrs. Mason is survived by her children, Miles III (Sandy), Duluth, GA; Claude, (Vicki), Duluth, GA; James (Suzie), Dillard, GA; Beth Mozley (Jimmy), Duluth, GA; Bill (Sandra), Duluth, GA; nine grandchildren; three nieces and nephews and loving friends. Mrs. Mason was extremely dedicated to her community and family; she faithfully served Duluth and Gwinnett County for over 50 years through the Gwinnett County Board of Education (including chairperson of the board), Duluth First United Methodist Church (including chairperson of the board and numerous committees), and the Duluth High School Booster Club. Mama Lib will most definitely be remembered for her hospitality and her southern, homestyle cooking. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at Duluth First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Gwinnett Hospital System Legacy Campaign for Gwinnett Medical Center - Box 1184, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 or Duluth First United Methodist Building Fund - P.O. Box 699, Duluth, GA 30096. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Ronald (Ron) Kaluba, age 67, of Lawrenceville died Saturday, September 16, 2006. He was born in Cleveland, OH to the late Michael and Pearl Kaluba. A daughter, Kelly Anne, preceded Mr. Kaluba in death in 1967. He retired from New York Life Insurance Company in 2005. He had a great passion for music of all types, reading, and mostly his grandchildren. Mr. Kaluba is survived by his wife; Diane Kaluba, Lawrenceville, son Michael Kaluba, Marietta, daughters Dawn Kaluba, Charlotte, NC and Tracy Kaluba, Lawrenceville, granddaughters, Kelly Rayborn, Lawrenceville, Kristen Kaluba, Baton Rouge, LA and Holly Kaluba, Marietta. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday September 20, 2006 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel and the family will receive friends from 5 PM till time of service. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Doug Pickett, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on Sunday September 17, 2006. He was a member of the Gwinnett Football League and Brookwood Touchdown Club. He is survived by his wife, Dee Basom Pickett; 2 sons, John "Clete" Pickett, Lawrenceville, GA, William "Chad" Pickett, Lawrenceville, GA; parents, Jack & Dot Pickett, Jr., Stone Mountain, GA; sister, Sherry Shaw, Cleveland, GA; nieces & nephews, Mindy Gamble, Shay Nix, Joshua Nix, Jaime Kight, Matthew Kight; several great-nephews and 1 great-niece. His family will receive friends Tuesday Sept 19th from 6-8pm at Ward's Stone Mountain Chapel. Funeral services will be held 1pm Wednesday at Mount Carmel Christian Church, Jack Ballard & Mike Portwood officiating with interment Gwinnett Memorial Park. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward-Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Rd. at Five Forks Trickum Rd, 770-381-5722.
Tony Fletcher English, Sr., age 58 of Loganville, GA, died September 16, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com*