Mr. David C. Thompson, age 58, of Buford, GA, passed away on September 19, 2006. Surviving are: Wife of 28 Years: Judy Mengwasser Thompson, Buford, GA; Step-Children: Judy Collins, Baton Rouge, LA, Jim and Sally Mengwasser, Buford, GA, Jeff Mengwasser, Buford, GA, John Mengwasser & Denise Smith, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren: Ashley and Jim Mengwasser; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Dannie and Brenda Thompson, Knoxville, TN; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Patty and Howard Rhea, Sever County, TN. Mr. Thompson was born on January 29, 1948 in Loudon, Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Viet Nam from 1969-1970 in the 25th Infantry Division. He was employed with American Isuzu Motors Sunbrand, Martin Sprocket Gear. He was a member of the Norcross Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Yaarab Temple. He was of the Baptist faith. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Duren officiating. Graveside service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
VEAL, INEZ A.
Inez Alderman Veal, age 82 of Buford passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 22 in the Chapel of Tapp/ Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Soop and Nathan Rooks officiating. Burial will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Veal was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Veal and daughter Diane Rooks. She is survived by Daughters And Sons-in-Laws- Darlene and Tim Wheeler, Susie and Mickey Bruce, and Kathy and Rev. Harold Christopher; Sister Ophelia Brown; Grandchildren- Nathan and Michelle Rooks, Brian and Deirdre Wheeler, Stacy and Greg Chadwick, Chris Roebuck, Tina and Joseph Holeman, James and Christa Rooks, John and Angela Bruce, 3 Step Grandchildren and 11 beautiful Great Grandchildren. Inez is also survived by a very special and dear friend Stanley Garmon. Inez was a very loving and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and being a member of the Hardee's Breakfast and Bingo Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, ATTN: Gift Processing Area, 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329 in honor of her great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 21 from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. (770)945-9345. Please sign the online registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Ruth N. Britt, age 78, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at her home in Dacula. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2006 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Britt, Rev. Mac Palmer & Rev. Scott Osborne will officiate. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Life-time resident of Gwinnett County, she was one of five children of the late Frank N. Osborne and the late Thelma Faulkner Osborne. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula and the Lawrenceville Lions Club; serving as president in 1990. Mrs. Britt was a retired Gwinnett County Government employee. She is survived by her Husband of 41 years: Ellis F. Britt, Sr.; Son & Daughter-in-law: Ellis F. & Megan Britt, Jr., Dacula; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Tonya Gay Jackson, Lawrenceville, Beverly & Ken Swanton, Dacula, Allison & Kenneth Hanson, Covington; Brother & Sister-in-law: Frank B. & Carolyn Osborne, Dacula; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Betty Paschal, Lawrenceville, Dana & Jack Etheridge, Blairsville, Gail & Billy Graham, Snellville; 8 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. The Family will receive friends from 7 - 9 PM Thursday, September 21, 2006 and 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM Friday, September 22, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Hansel L. Wilson, age 77, of Jefferson, GA who passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 following an extended illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.*
Mechelle Smith, age 22 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, September 15, 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.*
Brianna Michelle Cook, infant daughter of Robby and Sheila Cook, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 18, 2006. Graveside services will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in New Elim Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Ed Chambless officiating. Brianna was also survived by her twin brother, Brayden Robert Cook; brother, Mason Hunter Cook; and sister, Madison Nicole Cook, all of Macon; Maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Sandy Lynch of Dacula, GA; Paternal grandfather, Robert Cook Jr. of Macon; Paternal grandmother, Connie Persall and Ron Persall of Dacula, GA; Maternal great grandparents, Barney and Helen Ross of St. Augustine, FL; Maternal great grandmother, Angela Lynch of Lawrenceville, GA; Paternal great grandparents, Ben and Verneda Bailey of Macon and Charles and Annette Cook, all of Macon; Paternal great great grandmother, Rubie Wolfenbarger of Florida; several uncles and aunts. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Frances Malcom Knight, 90 of Monroe died Tuesday, September 19, 2006. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea and Alice Malcom and her husband, John Hester Knight. Frances is survived by her only child, her son: John Herman Knight; daughter-in-law: Kate Atha Knight, Lawrenceville; granddaughters: Kim Knight Booth, LaGrange Illinois, and Kaye Knight Klaer, Lawrenceville; great grandchildren: Brittany Kaye Booth, Katherine Rae Booth, and William Bryan Booth, LaGrange, Illinois, Kimberly Marie Klaer and Jonathan Andrew Klaer, Lawrenceville; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Julia Malcom, Social Circle; five nieces and nephews. Frances retired from Carwood Manufacturing in Monroe after 42 years of service. Frances' greatest love was her family, friends and church. She loved to talk with her friends, cook and garden. The loving support she received from the Ebenezer Church congregation and LifeCare Center of Lawrenceville gave her immense happiness throughout her life. Arrangements have been made by Meadows Funeral Home, Highway 11, Monroe, Georgia. Frances' family will receive friends at Meadows Funeral Home Thursday from 5-8pm. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Social Circle with Don Malcom officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Ebenezer Baptist Church, c/o Don Malcom, Pastor, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, Social Circle, GA 30025. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc., Monroe.
Saralee H. Dorton, age 86, of Norcross, GA, passed away September 19, 2006. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
WILLIS, GENE, SR.
Thomas Eugene Willis, Sr., 77, of 2164 Old Highway 11, Round Oak, GA, died Monday, September 18, 2006. Services were held Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at 2:00PM at Sunshine United Methodist Church, Round Oak, GA, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Macon. In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested that donations be made to Round Oak Ancestor's Memory Park, 267 Will Russell Road, Round Oak, GA 31038 or to a hospice organization of your choice. Born in 1928 in Macon, GA, Mr. Willis was the son of George A. Willis, Jr. and Frances Brown Willis. He attended schools in Macon and was a 1946 graduate of Lanier High School. Mr. Willis enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving from 1946-1949 on the USS Bexar. He then attended Mercer University. He moved to Duluth, GA in 1952 where he married and had five children. In 1988, he moved to Round Oak, GA in Jones County where he lived the remainder of his life. Survivors: Children, Kay Willis Montgomery and Gin Willis, both of Duluth, GA, Tom Willis of Suwanee, GA and Gary Willis of Dawsonville, GA; Grandchildren, Wynn Montgomery, Malcolm Montgomery, Mimi Thornton, Jay Thornton, Ali Willis and Kacey Willis; Brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Dean Willis and Robert and Jackie Willis, all of Macon. Hart's Mortuary, Macon, GA had charge of arrangements.