Mr. Willis C. Holcombe, age 62, of Alpharetta, died March 30, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Holcombe; daughter and son-in-law, Deedee and John Muehlbauer; son, Russell Holcombe, Alpharetta; mother, Mrs. Maude Holcombe, Monroe; grandchildren, Noel and Jack Muehlbauer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Talley, Atlanta; Bobbie Jean Bennett, Monroe; Lynette and Gene Clark, Duluth; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 2PM at the Alpharetta FUMC, Dr. Don Martin, Rev. Joe Estes officiating. Intombment for immediate family 11AM Monday, at Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation Saturday from 7 to 9PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, at 2200 Century Pkwy., Suite 950, Atlanta, GA 30345. Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, 770-475-6554.
Ferrell Horn, age 81, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Auburn, AL, died Saturday, March 31, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Steve Rentz age 63 of Braselton died Saturday, March 31, 2007. Arrangements will be announced later by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345.*
Harold Hawkins, 70, of Duluth, GA, died March 30, 2007. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2007 at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Hawkins retired from Southern Railway after 28 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Thurmond and Gussie Hawkins and a brother, Robert Hawkins, he is survived by, his son, Durand Hawkins of Loganville, GA; daughter, Nan Ellis of Homer, GA; two sisters, Marrene Bagwell and Irene Echols both of Duluth, GA; brother, Pete Hawkins of Decatur, GA; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite #260, Duluth, GA 30097, 770-814-0123. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA
Mr. Ricky McDaniel, age 48, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Douglas McDaniel. He is survived by his: Wife of 10 years: Mrs. Cheryl Cantrell McDaniel, Flowery Branch, GA; Son: Chad McDaniel, Bold Springs, GA; Mother: Mrs. Gloria Poole McDaniel, Sugar Hill, GA; Brother: Mr. Kim McDaniel, Buford, GA; Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law: Tommy and Peggy Litchfield, Lawrenceville, GA; Sister-In-Law and Brother-In-Law: Hope and Sam Goldsmith, Lawrenceville, GA; Brothers-In-Law and Sister-In-Law: Tracy and Cheryl Litchfield, Belvedere, SC; Kelly Litchfield, North Augusta, SC; Uncles and Aunts: Ed and Jalaine Hill, Lilburn, GA; Evelyn and Harold Borneman, Doraville, GA; Dorothy and Allen Jones, Stone Mountain, GA: Kathleen Dawson, Marietta, GA; Tyrone McDaniel, Buford, GA; Royce McDaniel, Buford, GA; Jean Kilgore, Hoschton, GA; Doug Johnson, Talking Rock, GA; several Cousins. Mr. McDaniel was born January 3, 1959 in Hall County, GA. He was a 1977 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA. He was employed with Kroger Store in Braselton, GA and was a former cabinet-maker. He was a member of Buford Church of God. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Davenport officiating. Interment will follow in the Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133. www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Mary Anna Boyd Hogan, age 79, of Hoschton, passed away on March 30, 2007. Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Douglas L. Sorrells, Sr., age 50, of Murrayville, GA died March 31, 2007. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 1 and Monday, April 2 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Savage Sorrells of Murrayville, GA; sons, Douglas L. Sorrells, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, Steven D. Savage of Clermont, GA; daughters, Kecia Edmondson of Dacula, GA, Amy Reems of Lula, GA; parents, Thomas and Martha Sorrells of Cleveland, GA; brothers, Donald L. Sorrells of Cleveland, GA, Bill Sorrells of Snellville, GA, Larry Sorrells of Cartersville, GA; sisters, Debra Staples of Cumming, GA, Dawn Sorrells of Cleveland, GA, Angela McClain of Locust Grove, GA; grandchildren, Katelyn Reems, J'Isaac Reems and Alexis Edmondson; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to, Grace and Mercy Ministries, 8958 Bill Savage Rd., Lula, GA 30554. Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Norcross, 770-448-5757. Express online condolences at www.crowellbrothers.com.
Billie C. Brown, 82 years old, died in Omaha, NE, where she lived with her granddaughter. She was a long time resident of Decatur and Conyers, GA. She died on Saturday, March 24, 2007. A memorial service will be held 3 PM Monday, April 2, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Dr. David Poe will officiate. Interment will follow at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville, GA. Mrs. Brown worked for the Palm Beach Dailey News Paper in the 60's and was a medical transcriber for Emory University Hospital in the 70's. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Palm beach, FL. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her sister, Betty DeKock of Phoenix, AZ. She is survived by her three daughters: Diane Strickland and husband Douglas Strickland of Loganville, GA; Dona Descamps of El Paso, TX; Katherine Lissenden of Loganville, GA; Grandchildren: Lisa and husband Dave Dailey of Omaha, NE; Gregory S. Sheppard of Buford, GA; Tim and wife Amy Strickland of Loganville, GA; Maria and husband Kevin Pape of Las Vegas, NV; 9 Great Grandchildren; 9 Great Great Grandchildren. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, 770-962-3100.
Nancy Parcell Aycock, age 85, of Snellville, GA. died March 28, 2007 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton H. (Cotton) Aycock. She is survived by her son, J. Michael Aycock and his partner Barry Baker; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat Kimbell and Glenn White, Carol & Buel Warden; sister, Sarah & Bill Howard; Grandchildren, Matthew Aycock & wife Sherry, Scott Kimbell & wife Leslie; Great Grandchildren, Hailey & Taylor Aycock. Nancy was born in Roanoke, VA on January 21, 1922. After the death of her father, she and her siblings were raised at Barium Springs, an historic orphanage near Davidson College in NC. As a tribute to the school and the determination of the Parcell children they all went on to graduate from college. Nancy earned her degree in home economics. Nancy met her husband, "Cotton" in NC. He was a Capt. in the Air Force and a decorated pilot in the Pacific during WWII. They settled in GA where they raised their 3 children. Nancy loved teaching, playing golf, bridge and ushering at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. She was a volunteer for the VA Hospital in Atlanta for many years and was a member of the Hannary Estates Garden Club. Her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who all live in Atlanta. Her life was full, happy and her family loved and adored her. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Carol & Buel Warden. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, or Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770/963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
William "Bill" Sawyer, age 76 of Snellville, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007. Arrangements announced later. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010.*