Kevin J. McMahon, age 54, of Alpharetta, GA, died on Friday, December 29, 2006. Kevin was a 1981 graduate of Life Chiropractic College and began the Alpharetta Chiropractic Center in 1982. He loved music. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, John D. McMahon and his brother, John W. McMahon. Kevin is survived by his wife: Kimberly McMahon; daughters: Ashley McMahon, Amy McMahon, all of Alpharetta; mother: Florence McMahon; brothers: Michael McMahon, Patrick McMahon, all of Jensen Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock on Friday, January 5, 2007 at Campus Church of Christ. Don McLaughlin will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Bank of America to be put in a trust fund for his daughters, Ashley and Amy; additional information will be available at the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Mrs. Diane Nix Wiley, age 63, of Auburn, Georgia, died January 1, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.*
Johnny Stewart, age 64 of Buford, and formerly of Duluth and Habersham County, died Monday, January 01, 2007, at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on January 01, 1943, he was the son of the late Virgil & Effie Mae Wheeler Stewart. He was a retired truck driver with Sherwin-Williams who enjoyed motorcycles and car racing and was of the Church of God faith. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Roy Stewart, Bobby Stewart, Billy Stewart and Doug Stewart; and sisters, Louise Patterson and Deborah Stewart. Surviving are daughter, Paige Stewart of Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy & Scott Waits of Buford; grandson, Blake Holcomb; brothers, Ray Stewart of Mt. Airy, Jimmy Stewart of Demorest, Herman Stewart of Atlanta, Herbert Stewart of Bethany, OK and Buddy Stewart of Norman, OK; and sisters, Geneva Ivester of Mableton, Sue Terry of Cornelia and Winnie Lou Tench of Clarkesville. The family will receive friends at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home in Cornelia on Tuesday, January 02, 2007, from 7-9 pm. Funeral services are 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 03, 2007, from the Chapel of Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth with Pastor Anthony Shore and Rev. Ernest Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends at the Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth from noon until the funeral hour on Wednesday. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia (706-778-8668) and Bill Head Funeral Home of Duluth (770-476-2535) are in charge of arrangements.
Dolores Hope Maron, age 61, of Duluth, GA, passed away January 2, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*
Miss Maiya Dion Jackson, age 6, of Flowery Branch, Georgia died suddenly Sunday, December 31, 2006 at Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite after a brief illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.*
Donald E. Schmid, age 83, of Grayson, died Sunday, December 31, 2006. Funeral arrangements announced later by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Harry Curtis Nash, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Monday, January 1, 2007. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Mrs. Rose Rotenberry, age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA, died December 31, 2006. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Rotenberry of Snellville, Cathy and Michael Saunders of Cumming. No services are scheduled at this time. The remains have been cremated. In lieu of flowers or donations and in keeping with Rose's belief and daily actions do something nice and loving for someone. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Mr. Leland Donaldson, age 58 of Lilburn, GA, died December 31, 2006. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Frances Maguire died on January 1, 2007 at Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville, Georgia following a five year battle with breast cancer. Fran was born in Charleston, SC on November 3, 1952, daughter of Frances Moore Maguire and the late Dr. Carter Patrick Maguire MD. She graduated from Ashley Hall School in Charleston and earned her BA degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Her professional career included positions with the Coca Cola Company, Southern Bell, AT&T, Burton-Campbell Advertising Agency, Corporate Media Communications, Sirius Images Corporation, the Gwinnett County School System, and Gwinnett Magazine. In recent years, she worked as a freelance writer for a number of magazines including Veranda, Unique Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and others. She was awarded two Gold Georgia Gamma Awards in 2003 by the Magazine Association of Georgia for best feature in Gwinnett Magazine and Best Essay in Atlanta Parent Magazine for articles on her struggle with breast cancer. Fran was a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church where she served as Deacon and a member of the Choir. She is survived by her husband, Glenn A. Paist and daughters, Jessica and Katherine, of Lilburn; mother, Frances Moore Maguire of Gainesville; siblings and families, Judith and Terry Tindel and sons, Adam and Andrew of Atlanta; Virginia Poole and daughter and son, Jennifer and Sam Poole, of Brentwood, TN; Carter and Charlotte Maguire and children, Carter, Caroline, and Ashton, of Atlanta; Patricia Maguire of Coral Gables, FL; and Kenneth Maguire of Hilton Head. In addition to her family, Fran leaves behind many special friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, 11:00 AM, Friday, January 5, 2007 with Dr. Robert F. Browning officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Snellville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4, 2007 from 6 to 9 PM at location. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Fran's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at Building D, Suite 250, 4840 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Mrs. Doris Harper Lanier, age 84 of Loganville, GA, died December 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.Q. "Jake" Lanier and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Andy Cantrell of Loganville; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Mary Alice Lanier of Baker, FL; grandchildren, Jody, April, Grant, Jillian; great grandchildren, Jolie, Jacob, Kaden; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lanier, a homemaker was a member of Snellville First Baptist Church for over 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 4 at 1pm at Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Ruth McCoy, age 85, of Snellville, GA, died January 2, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Angelina Chiovaro Scordo, age 82, of Snellville, GA, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.*
Alvy R. (Pete) Thacker, age 75 of Snellville, GA, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, IN of heart failure and pneumonia. He was born on March 19, 1931 to Richard and Monie Thacker in Norwood, OH. He was a chef by trade. He worked for the Atlanta Falcons Football team for fifteen years. Before that he cooked for the Waffle House. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Jane Thacker; two sons, Dan and Jeff; two daughters, Cathy Kennedy and Terri Quinn; 8 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 1 sister, Millie (Elmer) Greather; brother-in-law, Bernie Meyer; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, January 5, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church in Loganville, GA. Cremation will precede the memorial services. Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pete will be missed by many friends and loved ones. He always had a story or a funny joke to tell.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Clara Boyce Yarbrough Martin, age 83, of Talmo, Georgia who passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007. Funeral Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Ruth Wood Overstreet, 86, of Tampa entered into rest Thursday, December 28, 2006. She was born November 27, 1920 in Suwanee, Ga. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she took great pride in caring for her flowers and her family, keeping them well fed with her good southern cooking. And though the family is saddened by their loss, they take comfort in knowing she is at peace. Preceded in death by her husband, E.D. "Skeeter" Overstreet; parents, Joe Mack and Josie Canup Wood. She is survived by her sons, Danny Overstreet of Auburn, Ga., Dale Overstreet and wife Glenda of Lexington, Ga.; daughter Dian and Russell Keene of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Tony Overstreet and wife Neva, Toby and husband Jeff Holman, Cynthia Keene Agan, Alan Overstreet and wife Kristie, Ashly and husband Tim Stephens, Rhett Keene and wife Candi; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Wood of Athens, Ga.; friend and ex-husband Morris Oliver. A memorial service was held 5 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. (813)689-1211
Ruth H. McGee, age 103, of Winder, GA, passed away January 1, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*