Lydia Strickland Wynn, known as Pat or Patsy to her friends and family, died April 17, 2007 after a brief but ferocious battle against lung cancer. Born May 29, 1919 in Duluth, Georgia, she was the second child of Lydia and Commander Glenn Strickland, as well as the granddaughter of Alice Harrell Strickland, the first woman mayor of Duluth and the state of Georgia. Pat received a BS in dietetics from Georgia State Women's College at Milledgeville. After graduation, she worked at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. as a clinical dietitian. It is there that she met First Lieutenant Ed Wynn whom she later married. Together, they had two daughters. Pat was a passionate Mom encouraging her children to love the arts, think differently and independently, and to be compassionate. She was a constant friend. She loved games, taught them to her children and her grandchildren, particularly bridge and backgammon in which she excelled. She was well read and well traveled. Although nearly deaf in later life, she was a fiercely independent lady. She is survived by her daughter Patty and son-in-law Ken, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sister Alice, many nieces and nephews and her good friend Donna Rice. Although without a doubt sometimes a tortured soul, my Mom met death with grace, poise and dignity, attributes by which she tried to live. We love and miss her very much. She will be laid to rest in the family plot in Duluth, Georgia. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Mr. Robert Scott Byrd, age 47, of Grayson, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007. A native of Atlanta, he was a graduate of Lakeside High School in DeKalb County in 1978 and of Georgia State University in Atlanta where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was employed by Solid Source Realty. He was an avid collector and was loved dearly by many friends. Survivors include his son, Kevin Byrd of Kennesaw, his mother, Una L. Byrd of Buford, his sister, Kelly Campbell, a niece, Brittany Campbell, both of Dacula, and his fiancee, Kathy Haggar of Grayson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023. Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon Highway, 404-255-8511.
Rosemary Hayes George, surrounded by her loving and devoted family, lost her battle with cancer on April 22, 2007 at the age of 75. Rosemary was born November 21, 1931 and was a native of Mobile, Alabama. Rosemary resided in Mobile until 1999 when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to be closer to her children. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Sylvester George, Jr ("SV"), and two sons Fred Garrick George, and Roderick Matthew George. She leaves to cherish her memories two sons Michael (Thelma) George, Gary, IN, and Henry (Barbara) George, Lawrenceville, GA. Four daughters Lauretta Tyus, Karen George Gray, Lynn George, and LaTarsha George Whittaker, all of Lawrenceville, GA. 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Two sisters Prof. Dorothy E. Hayes, New York, NY, and Luvenia Hayes Flowers, Detroit, MI, and one brother Walter (Barbara) Hayes; Sisters-in-Law, Lil Greenwood and Essilee Clark both of Prichard, AL, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, an aunt, and other family members and friends. Rosemary's Home-Going Service and Interment were held in Prichard, AL on Saturday, April 28, 2007. A local Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2007 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 600 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045, (770) 962-1910 with Pastor Ronald Dunnigan officiating. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770/963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com, is in charge of arrangements.
Earl McPherson, age 70 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, April 26, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Travis Brownlee, age 59 of Monroe, died on April 27, 2007. He was born in Dekalb County on July 28, 1947 to Adell Etheridge Brownlee and the late Grady Leon Brownlee. Surviving are: Wife: Brenda Brownlee of Monroe; Son: Michael Brownlee of Monroe; Mother: Adell Etheridge Brownlee of Lilburn; Sisters: Avis Williams of Lilburn, Arlene Soares of Lilburn, and Darlene Burrell of Loganville; Brother: Tommy "Winky" Brownlee of Lilburn. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Leach Jr. and the Rev. Wayne Hamrick officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday April 28th at Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. in Monroe from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. of Monroe is in charge of arrangements.
Edward L. Howard, age 66 of Newborn, Georgia died Thursday, April 26, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2007 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Dr. David Moody will
officiate. Burial Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. Mr. Howard retired from Ford Motor Company Tractor Division after 30 years of service. He was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church and was President of
Newton Hayriders Square Dance Club. Mr. Howard is survived by: Wife: Mary Jane Howard, Newborn; Children: Cindy & Scott Carpenter, Angie & Steve Holzhausen, Lori & Bodie Dickerson, all of Loganville; Mother: Annie Mae Howard, Oxford; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Jerry & Paulette Howard, Decatur; William & Betty Howard, Rutledge; Sisters and Brother-in-law: Marie & John Gibson, Newborn; Janice Lunsford, Conyers; Jackie Jackson, Decatur; Grandchildren: Bryan Howard Carpenter, Crystal Carpenter, Bryson Dickerson, Brayden Edward Dickerson; Many Nieces, Nephews and other family members also survive. Flowers accepted or memorials to Medical College of Georgia, Neurological Research, 919 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Ann Graves Dickens, age 70, of Norcross, GA., died Friday, April 27, 2007. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Mildred Bennett Murphy, age 89, of Talmo, GA, passed away on April 26, 2007. Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Bertha Virginia Arflin Richardson, age 64, of Toccoa, GA. died April 27, 2007. Mrs. Richardson was born to Riley Arflin and Lillian Wade Arflin in Banks County, GA but spent most of her life in Gwinnett County. She was married at age 13 to the late Richard Richardson of Gwinnett County. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Randy Richardson and Roy Richardson. Mrs. Richardson is survived by her daughter, Shelly Richardson; her grandchildren, Ginny Alzert, Amber Chambers, Patricia West, Robbie West, Justin West, Nathan Richardson, Blake Richardson, Barry Richardson; 7 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters-in-Law, Mildred Arflin and Libby Arflin; several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel at 2:00 PM. Rev. Homer Long officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Tucker, GA. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 120 Scenic Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770/963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com