Leland R. Helwig, age 92 died April 3, 2007. Born February 3, 1915 in Madison, Wisconsin, he was a former 40 year resident of Des Plains, Illinois. Mr. Helwig was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Helwig. Survivors include his five children, Sharon (Nick) Ference, Richard Helwig, Lee (Terry) Helwig, Kathleen (Marty) Carey and Carol (Gary) Helminiski; six grandchildren Jeff (Colleen) Ference, Colleen Carey, Scott Helminski-2nd Lt. U.S. Marines, Dirk Carey, Katie (Anthony) Dini and Greg Helminski-U.S. Army Reserves; and one great grandchild, Jaeden Ference. Arrangements by R.T. Patterson Funeral Home 770-923-2940
Mrs. Georgianna "Skip" Brandt, age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away on April 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Brandt, Sr.; father, Uriah Vankleeck; mother, Miriam Gardner Vankleeck; brother, Robert Vankleeck; and sister, Gloria Loeffer. Surviving are: Son and Daughter-in-Law: Walter and Darlene Brandt, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Lisa and Jeff Taylor, Buford, GA, Sue and Jeff Cowan, Hoschton, GA; Great Grandchildren: Madison Taylor, Emily Cowan; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Clifford and Rhoda Vankleeck, Sawkill, NY; Sister: Betty Ferraro, Port Ewen, NY; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Mrs. Brandt was born on December 7, 1926 in New York. She was a retired telephone operator and was of the Baptist Faith. She lived in Kingston, New York for 60 years and in Gainesville, GA for several years. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA with Rev. Gerry Davis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 Noon - 12:30 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Dawes B. Croy, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Shelton Croy. He is survived by his: Daughter and Son-In-Law: Belita and Harry Neal, Buford, GA; Son-In-Law: Brian Ricker; Sons and Daughter-In-Law: Fred and Nettie Croy, Buford, GA, Terry Croy, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: Debbie and Todd Racicot, Renee and Dennis Crawford, Naomi and Chris Duncan, Branda Bensrwski, Terra Croy; Great Grandchildren: Ladd and Jennifer Cain, Mandy and Chris Fountain, Jon Crawford, Robbie Crawford, Bret Duncan, A. J. Croy, Alecia Bensrwski, Eili Bensrwski; Great Great-Grandchildren: Alyssa Cain, Meagan Cain, Madison Cain, Destani Fountain, Jasmine Fountain; Brother and Sister-In-Law: Edwin and Gladys Croy, Commerce, GA; Sisters and Brother-In-Law: Jalane and Kenneth Cowart, Cumming, GA, Patricia Corbin, Suwanee, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Croy was born February 10, 1927 and was a native of Hall County, GA. He was a retired sheet metal worker and a member of U.A.W. Local 292. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at Beatty Cemetery, Grey, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan or Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA. (770)932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com
Oliver Stephen Wheeler, 67, of Dawsonville, GA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming, GA. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Wheeler was a native of Andrews, NC and had lived in Dawsonville for the past four years. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 30 years as a locomotive engineer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Norma Wheeler of Andrews, NC. Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Betty Ruth Wheeler of Dawsonville, GA; daughters, Anne (Bill) Williams, Destin, FL, Sherry (Philip) Howard, Acworth, GA, and Connie (Erik) Lindenaur, Chevy Chase, MD; sons, Steve (Donna) Wheeler, Suwanee, GA, Sammy (Donnis) Wheeler, Stratham, GA, and Kenneth (Kim) Wheeler, Doraville, GA; sisters, Ann Fullem, Sugar Hill, GA, and Brenda (Ray) Ellis, Doraville, GA; brother, Gerald (Polly) Wheeler, Winder, GA and Mike (Ina) Wheeler, Andrews, NC. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Cumming, GA. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 6, 2007 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.com . Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, (770)886-9899.
Frank Calvin Herren, age 63, of Doraville, GA, passed away April 3, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Teresa Ann Reeves, age 30, of Duluth, GA passed away April 5, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA. (770)932-1133*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Johnnie Spence, age 54, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Wednesday April 4, 2007 following a brief illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467*
Leila Candler McGee Daniel, age 39, of Lawrenceville, GA, died April 4, 2007 after a 16 year fight against cancer. Ms. Daniel was a first-grade and kindergarten teacher in both Rockdale and Gwinnett Counties, where she touched lives of hundreds of children, inspiring them as well as guiding them in their educations. She was a graduate of LaGrange College and a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. She was still very active with LaGrange College, acting as Vice-President of the L.C. Alumni Association, and as one of the founders and advisors of the Greek Alumni Society. She was also one of the driving forces of the Gwinnett County Relay for Life, the Annual Fund Raiser for the American Cancer Society. She walked proudly in the Survivors Lap every year and spoke many times at meetings and rallies, bringing attention to the need for research and funds to fight cancer. She is survived by Her husband, Tony Daniel of Lawrenceville; Father, Henry McGee of Lawrenceville; Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Lee & Gloria Daniel of Newnan; Brother & Sister-in-Law, John & Chris McGee of Lawrenceville; Sister & Brother-in-Law, Melissa & David Gilstrap of Athens; Sister-in-Law, Dawn Daniel of Newnan; Nieces & Nephews, Mandi Jo Gilstrap, Jordan Gilstrap, Hunter McGee, Allie McGee, Branan McGee; And Several Cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eugenia Craig McGee. Memorial Service will be Monday, April 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the LaGrange College Alumni Association or The Leila McGee Daniel Foundation - read for Love Program in memory of Leila Candler McGee Daniel. Donations can be sent to the Program in c/o the Bank of Coweta, 192 Temple Avenue, Newnan, GA. 30263. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 770/963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Patricia "Trish" Fulgham Settles, age 56 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on April 4, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Wesley & Evelyn Fulgham of Doraville and is survived by Son: Christopher Settles and his wife, Carrie of Cumming, GA; Brothers: Dr. R. Page Fulgham and his wife, Carol Ann of Lawrenceville and Jimmy Fulgham and his wife, Becca of Chattanooga, TN; Sister: Sue Abbey Ussing and her husband, Carl of Smyrna, GA; Nephews: Robert Fulgham, Nederland, CO, Hardy Fulgham, Lawrenceville, GA, and Jason Fulgham, Portsmouth, VA; Niece: Ashley Fulgham, Mt. Pleasant, SC; Special Friends: Connie, Sara, Tina and Tammi. Mrs. Settles, a 1972 graduate of West Georgia College, grew up in Doraville. She started her teaching career in Jacksonville, Florida where she was also active in the Deaf Ministry at Arlington Baptist Church. She was currently a Business Education teacher at Collins Hill High School serving there since the school's inception in 1994 and was a mock trial and F.B.L.A. advisor. Formerly Mrs. Settles was an industry certified marketing education coordinator and DECCA advisor. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling to several beach locations and being a member of Sherry Monroe's Sunday School Class at Hebron Baptist Church. She was a very loving mother, sister and friend and was greatly anticipating the imminent birth in 2 weeks of her first Grandchild, Lilly Paige. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Dr. R. Page Fulgham officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to "Truckin for Trish" Relay for Life Team at Collins Hill High School through www.gwinnettrelayforlife.org or to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Homer Simmons, age 83 of Lawrenceville, died April 4, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*
Grace Benefield Cofield, age 87 of Stone Mountain, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Carroll and Pastor Wayne Cofield will officiate. Burial Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. A member of Calvary Baptist Church on Flat Shoals Road in Decatur, Mrs. Cofield was retired from Nabisco with 42 years of service and enjoyed playing Bingo at Kroger. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lamar "Chick" Cofield. She is survived by: Brother & Sister-in-law: Walter & Joan Benefield, Stone Mountain; Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Great Nephews. Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM, Friday, April 6, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Nils F. Janson, Jr., age 57, of Suwanee, GA, passed away April 4, 2007. 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.*