Dorothy H. Kersey, age 78, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*
Mr. Roy G. Jackson, age 82, of Bethlehem, GA, died February 10, 2007. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-1361.*
Ricardo S. Dicks, age 22, of Braselton, GA, passed away February 9, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Mr. Bernace O. Millgard, age 93, of Doraville, GA, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*
Cleo Idess Moss, age 92, of Lilburn, went home to be with the Lord and her heavenly family on February 10, 2007 after a long illness. She was a native of Between, GA (Walton County) and had lived in Lilburn for the past 50 years, where she raised her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Madison Fincher Moss, her parents, Benjamin Franklin Jones and Suzanna Palmer Jones, also of Between, GA, daughters, Mary Ann and Ina Jean Moss, granddaughter, Donna Sue Anderson Pickering. Cleo lived a full life as a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to her loved ones. Cleo and Matt Moss were blessed with 11 children. She spent many hours raising and teaching her children how to make it in life, as they grew older. She always wanted to make company feel right at home when visiting and would cook up large meals for her guest. She loved to sing, draw art pictures and write songs. She passed on these talents to many of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed working for Gwinnett County School System in the lunch rooms, at Lilburn Middle and Lilburn Elementary Schools. Seeing the children and adults enjoy the rolls that she had made really made her proud. Cleo was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Between, GA and raised her family to be Christians. She is survived by one sister, Edna Allen of Monroe, GA and sister in law, Virginia Moss of Parkersburg, WV. Also her children, Frances Reeder, Dearborn, MI, William J. Moss, Havelock, NC, Patty and Joe Anderson, Loganville, GA, Madison and Earnestine Moss, Lithonia, GA, Irene and Griff Brown, Loganville, GA, Glenn Moss, Flowery Branch, GA, James and Ann Moss, Auburn, GA, Janet and Jerry Askew, Flowery Branch, GA, Linda Carnes, Lilburn, GA, Laura Moss, Buford, GA, Tim Moss of Taylorsville. Cleo was blessed with 29 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, February 12, 2007 in the Bill Head Funeral Home Lilburn/Tucker Chapel with her grandsons, Rev. Jerry Barrett and Rev. Kenny Barrett officiating. Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Rd. in Between, GA. The family will receive friends 2:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the Bill Head Funeral Home & Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.
Francis Jay Petrassi, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Trumbull, CT, born June 29, 1935 passed February 4th leaving Margaret Rita Petrassi his beloved wife of 50 years. Frank graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School and was retired from The Bullard Manufacturing Co. of Bridgeport, CT. He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and past Chairman of Sea Scout Ship #110. Also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lisa Petrassi of Lilburn, GA, his daughter, Kathryn Petrassi of Fairfield, CT, son, Kenneth Petrassi of Lawrenceville, GA, and two beautiful granddaughters, Alexis and Victoria. Memorial services will be held in CT, date to be announced. Arrangements by R. T. Patterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lilburn, GA, 770-448-2441.
Gail Page, age 62, of Loganville, GA, died Saturday, February 10, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Michael R. (Mike) Jones, age 21 of Monroe, GA, died February 9, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, grandparents, George and Rose Yingling and is survived by his mother and step father, Lindy and William E. Fain of Snellville; sister, Elisabeth Jones of Decatur; brother, Jacob Fain of Snellville; maternal grandparents, Cleveland and Joyce Johnson of Lilburn; paternal grandfather, Jerry Rueweller of Winder; grandmother, Sara B. Fain of Birmingham, AL; aunts and uncles, Cindy and Mark Tibbets of Dunwoody, Allison Johnson of Lawrenceville, Reed Johnson of Griffin, Kenneth and Leslie Jones of SC, Tommy and Marsha Jones of Seattle, Washington, Robin and Bill Burdette of Duluth, and extended family and friends. Mike loved music, enjoyed making music on CD, chatting with friends and driving around in his car. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 13 at 4pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with Minister Harold Savage officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 until 2 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2302 Park Lake Drive NE, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30345, or www.ccf.org , in memory of Michael R. Jones. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Annie Lou Meadows Dacus, age 77, of Snellville, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Burial Peachtree Memorial Gardens, Norcross. Mrs. Dacus was a member of Lenora Baptist Church, Snellville. She is survived by Children: John & Shirley Dacus, Dacula, Pierce E. & Mickie Dacus, Flowery Branch, Janice Lee & Gordon Fox, Snellville, Dan & Donna Dacus, Flowery Branch; 6 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to (Great Granddaughter) Ansley Powell Medical Fund, 1828 Pinehurst Road, Snellville, GA 30078. The Family will receive friends from 2 - 4 PM & 6 - 9 PM Sunday, February 11, 2007 and 2 - 4 PM & 6 - 9 PM Monday, February 12, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
LCDR Thomas A. Mills USN (Ret), age 44 of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, February 10, 2007, following an 8 1/2 year battle with Brain Tumors. Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church, Snellville. Father Jim Henault will serve as Celebrant. Burial will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. A F-14 Navy Fighter Pilot, Mr. Mills retired with 13 years of service. He was employed with BellSouth for the past 7 years. He was a 1980 graduate of Tucker High School and a 1985 graduate of Auburn University. He was a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Survivors include his Wife: Julie Mills; Children: Mary Katherine (MK), Eric, & Tony Mills; Parents: Milton & Rosa (Sissy) Mills, of Lady Lake, FL; Sister: Mary Blount & family of Suwanee, GA; and Grandmother: Iola Mills of Lady Lake, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions be made to The Herring Foundation of Hope, Inc., 3651 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 221, Suwanee, GA 30024, www.herringhope.org . The Family will receive friends from 6 - 9 PM Monday, February 12, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .