Virginia (Gina) Carswell, age 83, of Buford died Friday, September 22, 2006. She is survived by: Children: Susan and Jim Hurdis, Apex, NC, Debra and Dash Roberts, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren: Hunter and Polly Roberts, Glenn Allen, VA, Melanie and Bryan Smith, Concord, NC, Matthew Allen Hurdis, Apex, NC; and several Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Carswell was a long time resident of Buford, she was a member of the Buford First United Methodist Church. She was an instructor at Hi-Hope Center in Lawrenceville, and taught Pre School at Buford First United Methodist Church. She was a Graduate of Brenau College and a life member of the Girl Scouts. She was preceded in death by husband Elwin Carswell. Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Buford First United Methodist Church with the remains placed in sate at 1:30 P.M. Rev. Gerry Davis will officiate. Interment Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Buford First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 285 East Main Street, P.O. Box 329, Buford, Georgia 30518. Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Mr. Paul Zak, age 87, of Buford, GA, passed away September 23, 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.*
Debbie Garner, age 42 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, September 22, 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.*
BEARDEN, ILA MAE
Ila Mae Bearden, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and long time resident of Stone Mountain, passed away Sept. 21, 2006 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents Elijah and Clioda Trammell and her husband Bunyan Bearden. After being a full-time homemaker for 25 years, Mrs. Bearden began a career teaching ceramics. She worked for 35 years with Harriet Tuggle Ceramics, Anne's Ceramics, and Faye's Ceramic Cottage. She was a phenomenally talented artist who created many beautiful pieces that won awards in ceramic competitions. Her specialties included painting eyes on figurines, Christmas trees, and angels. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching ceramics and watching her students be proud of their finished creations. Mrs. Bearden was also an excellent cook who delighted in cooking for others. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Lumpkin County and enjoyed the people and programs of Mountain Park First Baptist Church. Ila Mae Bearden is survived by her daughter Connie Buckelew, son-in-law Thomas Buckelew, of Lilburn, grandchildren Michael Buckelew of Lilburn and Michelle and Bryan Trammel of Grayson, and great-grandson Tyler Trammel of Grayson, nephews raised as brothers Clayton Trammell of Dahlonega, Hubert and Pat Trammell of Clermont, double nephew Benny and Bonnie Bearden of Cumming, and sister-in-law Gladys Bearden of Dawsonville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home, 6101 Highway 29, Tucker, Georgia. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Cox officiating. Interment will be at Floral Hills Memory Garden in Tucker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.