Rev. James Franklin “Jimmy” Cruce, age 43, of Elberton, GA, and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lavann Neese Cruce. He is survived by his wife of 8 years: Mrs. Marie Gurley Cruce of Elberton, GA; Stepson: Jake Evans of Elberton, GA; Father: Mr. Larry Cruce of Elberton, GA, formerly of Buford; Sisters and Brothers-in-Laws: Melody and Jacky Delong of Flowery Branch, GA, Joanie and Darren Bryson of Buford, GA; Aunt and Uncle: Martha and Kenneth Tucker of Buford, GA; Uncle: Marion Cruce of Buford, GA, Douglas and Deborah Ramey of Cumming, Johnny and Helen Reese of Commerce, GA; Several Nieces and Nephews and Cousins. Rev. Cruce was born August 29, 1964 in Buford, GA, Gwinnett County. He was a 1982 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA. He was a Church of God minister and member of The Solid Rock Church in Elberton, GA. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Buford Church of God with Pastor Edward Davenport, Rev. Randy Coggins and Rev. Dale Henderson officiating. Interment at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,