Herman E. (Pete) Lasseter went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 02, 2007 after an extended battle with emphysema. Pete was 76 and retired from the GA Department of Labor. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Thomas Lasseter and his son, Donald Edward (Eddie) Lasseter. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra (Sandy); sons, Danny (Beth), Locust Grove, GA, Richard (Judy) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ronnie (Felicia) Miami, Florida, Keith, Gainesville, Ga., and daughter, Sherry Davis of Greensboro, NC; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; his mother, Jewell (Jeff) Evans of Auburn, GA and one sister, June Anderson of Atlanta, GA. He was a member of North Metro First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Frank Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Lung Association or Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Mrs. LaRue "Rudy" Maynard, age 81 of Cumming, died Feb. 2, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Nannie Grace Daniels, age 84 of Dunwoody, died February 3, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Sam Bradberry, age 86 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, February 2, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 4 PM Sunday, February 4, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Hudlow will officiate. Burial Oakland Community Cemetery, Lawrenceville. He is survived by: Wife: Ethel Iler Bradberry, Lawrenceville; Brothers & Sisters-in-law: James H. & Patsy Bradberry, Buford, Luther Bradberry, Gracewood, Clarence & Helen Bradberry, Lawrenceville; Sisters & Brother-in-law: Jeanette Attaway, Durham, NC, Bernice & Charles Millsapps, Snellville; Sister-in-law: Geneva Bradberry, Lawrenceville; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Artis & Myrtle Iler, Lawrenceville; Several Nieces & Nephews. A native of Lawrenceville, Mr. Bradberry was a member of Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge #131 F.&A.M., Gwinnett Daylight Lodge #744 where he was a Tyler, Anne Winn Chapter #203 of the Order of the Eastern Star where he was a Past Worthy Patron, York Rite, and YAARAB Shrine Temple, and the Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Lawrenceville. He was the owner of Bradberry's Garage. He was also an avid checker player. Mr. Bradberry was preceded in death by: Son: Roy Harris Bradberry; Daughter: Diane Bradberry; Brothers: Hinton Bradberry & Wilson Bradberry. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Wendell Henry "Papaw" Dalton, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA died peacefully at home on February 3, 2007 after an extended illness. He was a United States Navy veteran that proudly served on the USS Dewey during World War II. He retired from the General Motors Company at Lakewood after 35 years of service. Wendell was born on October 21, 1923 in Gwinnett County, GA, and raised there his entire life. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Violet Jordan Dalton; Daughters: Patricia and husband Raymond Bales of Lawrenceville, Sandra and husband Victor Steed of Jonesboro, Judy and husband Rev. Howard Mills of Bremen, Jill and husband Mike Whitley of Clayton; Sons: Kevin and wife Renee Dalton of Hohenwald, TN, Darryl and wife Lori Dalton of Brunswick, & Mark and wife Sandy Dalton of Grayson; 18 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandson; Sister: Dottie Johnson of Snellville; Brother, Kenneth and wife Carol Dalton of Social Circle; Numerous Nieces and Nephews. A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Dalton will be held Monday, February 5, 2007, at 2:00 o'clock at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. David Poe and Rev. Howard Mills officiating. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Rd., Smyrna, GA 30080, in Memory of Wendell Henry Dalton. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville, 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
William A. Hancock, beloved husband and father, died on Jan. 30. He was 61. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 31, 1945, served in the United States Navy, and at the time of his death worked as a Tax Specialist for the Georgia Department of Revenue. He was an active member of North Point Community Church and loved his small group. He enjoyed sailboats, books, and listening to music. Most of all, he loved spending time with this family, especially his five grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; and daughters, Marjorie Presten, Heather Wright, and Jill Miner. Arrangements were entrusted to Wages & Sons, Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 5 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: North Point Community Church, Global X Missions, 4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022. Information about Global X Missions can be found at www.globalxm.org. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
Carson E. Melvin, age 70 of Monroe, GA died February 2, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marlene Melvin; sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Mollie Melvin of Covington, John and Maria Melvin of Suwanee; brother, Joseph Melvin of Grand Saline, TX; grandchildren, Caitlin, Olivia, Julia, Joshua, Caleb; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Melvin was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the State of Georgia as the Director of the State Merit System's Flexible Benefit Program and was a member of Camp Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 5 at 2pm at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church with Elder John Melvin and Elder Marty Smith officiating. Graveside services will be held at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with Elder Lonnie Mozingo officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 until 5pm at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to Camp Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 302 Camp Creek Road, Lilburn, GA 30047, in memory of Carson E. Melvin. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Milton S. Hambalek, age 82 of Sugar Hill, died February 2, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA 30091, 770-448-5757.*
Herbert Lee Stanton, Jr., age 71, of Tucker, GA, died Friday, February 2, 2007. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.*