Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Vonner Evelyn Hall Tolbert, age 84, of Athens, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Roy Jack Winkles, Sr., age 63 of Auburn, GA, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007 after an extended illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.*
Alice Shannon Miller Drane, age 73, of Blue Ridge, GA, died February 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Hovie C. Drane, Sr. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Clinton and Vicki Drane, Ellijay, GA, Walt and Christy Drane, Gainesville, FL, Dan and Melissa Drane, Seattle, WA; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; sister, Alma Porter, Winston Salem, NC; and a brother, Clyde Miller, Portsmouth, VA. A graveside service will be held 2pm Saturday, February 10, 2007, at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, GA with Frank Cox officiating. Family will receive friends Friday from 3-5pm and 6-8pm at the funeral home. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes - Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-381-5722.
"Going Away Party"
God sent to earth an angel
to touch everyone she met
and once you met her,
she was hard to forget.
She really loved people
no matter how big or small
No matter if they were rich or poor, she truly loved them all.
She faced many trials,
but always saw them through.
She praised Jesus to the highest; Lord she depended upon you.
She was crippled from
childhood, but it did
not get her down.
She faced bouts of cancer and now she wears her Crown.
On the fourth of February in the year 2007,
Alice Shannon Miller Drane
departed this world for Heaven.
She was never able to run here, but she told me this story;
"When I get to Heaven, I will run through the fields of Glory.
When I see Jesus and
sit at His feet,
All I have to offer Him is
something Oh, so sweet.
I praised your name on earth, the Bible everyday I read,
Your Holy Name was honored, by the things I did and said."
I am finally in Glory Land
laughing loud and hearty,
While loved ones on earth
are having my
"Going Home Party."
Miss Kisha Leigh Long, age 28, of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. She is preceded in death by her father, Mr. Jerry Long, grandparents, John and Joann Marshall, Cumming, GA, Louie Long, Thomasville, GA, Howard Tullis, Buford, GA and Larue Collins, Chamblee, GA. She is survived by her: Mother: Terri Feagins, Buford, GA; Sister: Kati Long, Buford, GA; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Stephanie and Wes Cody, Dacula, GA; Niece: Faith Cody; Nephews: Dustin Long, Shane Cody; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Miss Long was born in Fulton County, GA on December 30, 1978. She was a 1998 graduate of Buford High School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Buford Post. She was employed with Atlanta Journal Constitution as a carrier. She was also a member of the Island Ford Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at Island Ford Baptist Church, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Flanigan Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses in memory of Kisha L. Long. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Troy S. Reedy, age 74, of Buford, died February 7, 2007. Troy was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service with 30 years of service, Mr. Reedy enjoyed living on Lake Lanier with his wife of 54 years, Helen G. Reedy. He is also survived by his son, Michael S. Reedy of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Dillon S. Reedy and Tyler S. Reedy; brothers & sisters-in-law, Bill & Bertie Moffitt of Kingsport, TN, Bill & Mary Kincade of Locust Grove, GA; brother-in-law, Hank Oliver of Winter Haven, FL; nieces and nephews, Sherry, Anita, Bronell, Kyle, Cheryl, Jim and Tim. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Dr. Lamar Holley & Rev. W. C. Corley officiating. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please donate to The American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., NY, NY, 10016. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.
Mr. John Alfred Lummel, 52, of Dacula, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was born September 26, 1954 in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Mr. Alfred Theodore Lummel and the late Mrs. Nellie Nolen Town Hunt. Survivors include his sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie Milam Lummel of Temple, Georgia, Pamela and Vincent Cicone and Kimberly Haskins, all of Middleburg, Florida; his brother, James Lummel of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew also survive. Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 4:00 PM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, Georgia. The family will be receiving friends in the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, Friday, February 9, 2007 from 3:00 PM until the service hour. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martha Ash Munza age 84, of Duluth, GA passed away February 6, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133.*
Dorothy Chapple, age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away February 6, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Fornesia Franklin, age 26, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away February 2, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Mrs. Alta Beatrice Holcombe, age 83 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, February 9, 2007 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Lawrenceville with remains placed in state at 10:30 AM. Rev. Gerald Hudlow and Rev. E.N. Brady will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Mrs. Holcombe was born in Forsyth County, Georgia on August 19, 1923. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Homer Franklin Holcombe, Lawrenceville; Sons & Daughters-in-law: Edgar & Teresa Holcombe, Conyers, Georgia; Nelson & Laura Holcombe, Conyers, Georgia; Brother & Sister-in-law: Robert & Margie Holbrook, Loganville, Georgia; Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Doris & Bob Foster, Duluth, Georgia; Nellie Wiley & Bill Turner, Sautee, Georgia; Grandchildren: Chris & Rachel Holcombe, Heath & Angie Holcombe, Corey & Joanna Holcombe, Janna Holcombe, Great Grandchildren: Tyler Holcombe, Parker Holcombe, Griffin Holcombe, Haley Holcombe, Emma Holcombe, and Hannah Holcombe. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
HILL, HAROLD, JR.
Harold Franklin Hill, Jr., age 82 of Lilburn, GA died February 6, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Wilder Hill and is survived by his son James F. and Andrea Hill of Pembroke Pines, FL, daughter Linda H. and Thomas M. Ferrin, son Thomas W. and Lynn Hill of Hilton Head, SC, daughter Kathy H. and James W. DeLuca of Ridgefield, CT; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Mr. Hill served in WW II as a pilot in the US Army Air Corp and afterwards Captain and flight instructor for United Airlines, where he retired in 1968. After retirement he was a school teacher and real estate agent, and retired in Florida. He recently moved to Georgia to be close to his daughter. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Hospice Foundation, 3180 Presidential Drive, Suite G, Atlanta, Georgia 30340, in memory of Harold Franklin Hill, Jr. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
C. E. "Ed" Gibson, 96, of Snellville, GA, died February 3, 2007. A native of Walton County, he resided in Decatur most of his life prior to moving to Snellville. He was owner of Cherokee Chemical Co. and was a charter member of White Oak Baptist Church. Memorial services were held Monday, February 5, 2007 in White Oak Baptist Church in Lilburn. Rev. Danny Odum and Rev. David Tew officiated. He is survived by his widow: Daisy Rowe Gibson; daughters and sons-in-law: Sylvia (Tim) Still of Lawrenceville and Ellie (Jack) Petty of Snellville; son: Lee Ben Gibson of Avondale Estates; sisters: M'nelle Causey of Athens and Doris Cox of Mobile, AL; brothers: William C. Gibson of Boulder, CO and James R. Gibson of Columbus; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arthur Bowick, Inc. Funeral Directors, Monroe, GA.
Mr. Tom A. Morris, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom A. and Claud Morris, sisters, Fayrene and Edna, and twin brother, Claude Morris. He is survived by his: Wife of 25 years: Mrs. Sue Morris, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughter: Phyllis Stack, Dallas, TX; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Tom A. Morris, III and Laura Morris, Alpharetta, GA, Stuart W. Morris and Cindy Morris, Charlotte, NC; Step Grandson: Wesley Shepherd, Dallas, GA; Step Daughter: Rachel and Steve Adams, Buford, GA; Step Son: Paul and Kelly Timmons, Charleston, SC; Grandchildren: Devin Adams, Jase Adams. Mr. Morris was born in Houston, TX on May 23, 1920. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Tom retired as a district sales manager of Triangle Refineries, Doraville, GA, a subsidiary of Kern-McKee. Tom enjoyed sports in general but excelled at golf. He was a scratch golfer who had played on most courses in Georgia. He was of the Methodist Faith. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Coldiron officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Tom A. Morris, Jr. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
COL. ELBERT L. "MAC"
McCLUNG, USAF (Ret)
Colonel Elbert L. (Mac) McClung, 84, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 at Serenity Gate Hospice. Colonel McClung was a native of Elkton, Kentucky, born October 8, 1922, to the late Elbert E. McClung and Margaret Haynes McClung. He joined the Army Air Force in June 1942, and completed a combat tour with the 461st Bomber Group in 1945, flying as a bombardier/navigator on a B-24 which was stationed in Italy during their missions. After the war, he attended the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate degree and then the University of Louisville Law School where he received his Doctorate of Law degree in 1951. He joined the Kentucky National Guard, which he had helped form, and was called to active duty during the Korean conflict where his duty took him to Japan. After completing his service in Japan, he returned to civilian life in Louisville. In 1957, he was recalled to active duty in the Air Force and served in Greenland, Taiwan and Vietnam. While in Taiwan, he proudly received the Chinese Honor Award by Chiang Kai-Shek for his work in Taiwan. His last five years of active service were served as the Staff Judge Advocate of Headquarters Air Force Reserve. Colonel McClung retired from the Air Force in 1975. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was also active in a number of civic organizations; Warner Robins Lion's Club, Elks Club, 32 degree Mason, Shriner's, and Retired Officers Association. He held many officer positions in these clubs. He was a charter member of two Lion's Clubs where he served as President and was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his untiring work for the Lion's Clubs. Survivors include his loving wife of fifty six years, Dorothy (Dottie) Tupman McClung, Warner Robins; daughters, Ami McClung Horton, Lawrenceville; Lyn McClung Scialo, Mabelton; grandchildren, Thomas Davis and Michael Davis, both of Lawrenceville; and Angelica Scialo, Mabelton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to the Warner Robins Noon Lion's Club, 400 Avalon Drive Warner Robins, GA 31093 or to Heart of Georgia Hospice-Serenity Gate 103 Westridge Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the online registry for the family.
Helen Marie Griffeth, age 62, of Winder, GA, passed away February 7, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*