Jacob Theodore Lyons, age 6, of Dacula, GA, died Saturday, April 7, 2007 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Chaplin Cynthia Daniels will officiate. Interment will follow in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The Family will receive friends on Monday, April 9, 2007 from 5 - 8 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15239 or online at umdf.org. Jacob is survived by his Parents, Don and Katy Lyons, Dacula, GA; Sister, Emily Lyons, Dacula, GA; Maternal Grandparents, Gwen and Luther Lott, Natchitoches, LA, Harry and Neva Hyams, Colfax, LA; Paternal Grandparents, Glenn and Rena Lyons, Le Mars, IA; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
Emil "Mitch" F. Hrastar, 82, of Duluth, died April 7, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 11AM at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Geraldine Maxey Lippmann, age 90, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2007. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Lynn and Mike McLaughlin; Granddaughters, Melissa McLaughlin and Laura McLaughlin; Sister, Frances Maxey Minton, all of Lawrenceville, GA; also several nieces and nephews and cousins. Geraldine was a native of Gwinnett County and was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Bertie Maxey and a brother, Lewis Maxey. She retired in 1982 as Chief Switchboard Operator at Emory University. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Rev. Terry Fleming will officiate. Interment will follow in the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville or Fairview Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Charles Milton Merritt, 69, of Lilburn, GA, died Friday, April 6, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Nancy Lynn Halstead Weller, age 55, of Pendergrass, Georgia who passed away on Friday April 6, 2007. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Len Terrell of Section, Alabama, formerly of Loganville, went to his heavenly home on Friday, April 6, 2007. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Snellville United Methodist Church. Rev. Bob Willis, Rev. Raymond Lott and Rev. Russ Butcher will officiate. When Len and Peggy married in 1966 he was a mechanic at Royal Oldsmobile in Decatur, GA. Upon moving to Loganville, Len became a full time farmer as well as owning and operating Georgia Farm Service. In 1970 he also opened Ace Hardware in downtown Loganville which he ran until he opened Sportsman's Outlet in 1985. In 1991 he closed the business and went back to the farm. He loved farming and baled many tons of hay over the 38 years he lived in Loganville. Len was active in the community. He was a member of the Loganville United Methodist Church before joining Snellville United Methodist Church. Currently he is a member of the Section United Methodist Church in Section, AL. He coached and helped organize the Little League in Loganville. He also helped organized AID Gwinnett, Inc. and was a very active lobbyist at the Georgia State Capital for health issues after the death of his son. Len was a member of the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation Committee. Len was an avid motorcyclist and mechanic. He could fix anything. He and Peggy enjoyed many motorcycle trips through our country. His love of hunting and fishing took them even more places. Together they loved to travel, especially when they could share an adventure with the grandchildren. Len and Peggy moved to Alabama after selling their farm five years ago. They shared many good times and memories with the friends and neighbors of Section, AL. He was preceded in death by his son, Ric Crawford, and is survived by: Wife: Peggy D. Terrell, Section, AL; Children: Al and Kim Crawford, Loganville, GA, Robin and Mike Hirner, Jacksonville, FL, Wesley and Sandy Terrell, Loganville, GA; Brother: Bobby Terrell, Woodland, GA; Sister-in-law: Beverly and Bill Holbrook, Cornelia, GA; Grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Kesley Crawford, Michael Hirner, Dustin and Drew Terrell; Cousins: Dr. Hugh Terrell, Nashville, TN, Leslie McConnell, Lexington, KY; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers the family ask that contributions be made to the Section United Methodist Church, 153 Church Street, Section, AL 35771 or AID Gwinnett, Inc., 3075 Breckenridge Blvd., Suite 415, Duluth, GA 30096. The family will receive friends on Monday April 9, 2007 from 4 until 9 P.M. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .