Mr. Manny Adams, age 75, of Bethlehem, GA, formerly of Lilburn, died January 7, 2007. Mr. Adams retired 15 years ago with 18 years of service from Druid Hills Golf and Country Club as the assistant general manager. Mr. Adams was born in Newfoundland, Canada in 1931 to Aaron and Leah Holloway Adams. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shirley Adams of Bethlehem; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura Greer and Ronnie Watts of Bethlehem and Carrie and Michael Slay of Monroe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Ena Adams of Winnipeg, Canada and Baxter and Elsie Adams of Melton, Newfoundland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myra and Morley Taylor, Jane and Frank Wiseman, Rowena Brown, Josephine and Bill Noseworthy, and Ina Adams, all of Newfoundland; former son-in-law, Brinkley Starr of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Brian Greer, Selena Starr and Jennifer Greer. The body was cremated and the cremains will be taken home to Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to any Humane Sociey or Pet Rescue of your choice. J. C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Covington.
Mr. Anthony Desanctis, age 90, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, Janaury 7, 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.*
Mr. Forrest A. Miller, Jr., age 79, of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007. Surviving are: Wife of 53 Years: Mrs. Jean E. Miller, Buford, GA; Daughters and Son-in-Law: Linda Cook, Dacula, GA, Debbie and Clark Spratlin, Cumming, GA; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Richard and Andrea Miller, Alpharetta, GA, Kenneth Miller, Buford, GA; Seven Grandchildren: Kristin Cook Ledford and husband, Tommy Ledford, Sean Cook, Kaitlin Cook, all of Dacula, GA, Amber Miller, Lawrenceville, GA, Samantha Spratlin, Jillian Spratlin, Alexis Spratlin, all of Cumming, GA; Former Son-in-Law: Jerry E. Cook, Jr., Buford, GA; Former Daughter-in-Law: Cheryl Miller, Lawrenceville, GA. Mr. Miller was born on March 9, 1927 in Shelbyville, KY. He retired after 25 years of service from Phillips Petroleum Company in Atlanta, GA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a Mason and a member of the Fellowship Lodge in Tampa, FL. He was a graduate of Tampa Business College and was of the Methodist faith. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Fitzgerald officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 17 Executive Park, Suite 115, Atlanta, GA 30329-2012, or to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080 in memory of Forrest A. Miller, Jr. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gracie Posey, age 94, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 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.*
Joan Martin, age 52, of Flowery Branch, died Sunday, January 7, 2007. Arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com .*
Richard Martin, age 64, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Buford, died Saturday, January 6, 2007. Arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, 770-945-9345, www.stewartfh.com .*
Eva Catherine Farmer, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, January 7, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Austin L. Farmer; children, Steven Farmer, Sun City, AZ, Barbara McGee, Thornton, CO, Marie Stasul, Grayson, GA; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 10, 2007 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Burial St. Charles Cemetery, Long Island, NY. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., 770-277-4550.
Margaret P. Henry, age 88, of Lawrenceville, died January 7, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. R. Curtis Henry on April 27, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret "Jo" Cook and her husband, Ronald of Griffin, GA, Janis "Jan" Gimbert and her husband, Steve of Clarkesville, GA; brothers, Donald Parks and his wife, JoAnn of Stone Mountain, GA, Charles Parks and his wife, Betty of Atlanta, GA; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church. Rev. Rex Richards will officiate. Burial Westview Cemetery. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., 770-277-4550.
Juanita Shelnutt, age 78 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away January 6th, 2007 from respiratory complications. Mrs. Shelnutt was blessed and survived by her four daughters, Mrs. Nancy and Mike Warren of Gilbert, AZ, Ms. Gerita Shelnutt-Milam and Carrie King of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Kim and Dana Russell of Loganville and Mrs. Tracy and John Pump of Newnan; one sister, Mrs. Jeanette (William) Hughes of Conyers and a large loving family of nine grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Frank "Gerald" Shelnutt, a distinguished Army Officer and Gwinnett County Deputy Sherriff and Justice of the Peace, preceded Mrs. Shelnutt in death in 1977. Mrs. Shelnutt was born in Fitzgerald, GA, attended and studied at Berry Academy in Rome and moved to Atlanta in her early twenties where she worked as a hairdresser. Other occupations included a long, successful career in sales working for Rich's. Mrs. Shelnutt was a strong, independent woman with an unforgettable sense of humor, a love for good food, cooking, music and beautiful country drives. Mama, our hearts go with you. Our love and memory of you will live forever and ever. Through the Glory, the Mercy and the Majesty of God, we celebrate your Homecoming to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and your reunion with Daddy. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel presided by Rev. Jerry Meredith with interment following at Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, GA. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Phyllis "Anita" Thurmond, age 73, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, January 7, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 11:30AM, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Thompson will officiate. Burial Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge. A member of the VFW and American Legion Dance Clubs, Mrs. Thurmond was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Clayton Thurmond, brother, Jack Perry and sister, Francis Plaxico. She is survived by: Children: Phyllis D. Sargent, Duluth, Darren Clayton & Robin Thurmond, Buford; Brothers: William B. Perry, Gainesville, Charles Perry, Sanford, FL, Tommy Perry, Orlando, FL, Jeff Perry, Sanford, FL; Grandchildren: Shane L. Sargent, Victoria L. Thurmond, Tyler C. Thurmond; Cousin: Loriana Perry; Several nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. Flowers accepted or memorials to: The American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Unit, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, Georgia 30097. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM, Tuesday, January 9, 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 .
Gwinnett County native, Onnie Johnson, age 86 of Loganville, passed from this earth to her eternal home on January 7, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Thomas will officiate. Burial Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell. A charter member of South Gwinnett Baptist Church, Mrs. Johnson was retired from Avon Cosmetics with 25 years of service and was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Johnson and son, Dean Johnson. She is survived by: Children: Ann & James Green, Loganville, Bobbie & Larry Staton, Lawrenceville; Grandchildren: Jeff & Coral Staton, Brian Johnson, Deana & Tony Keys, Todd & Lynn Murrell, Michele & Chad Wright; 8 Great Grandchildren, Several Nieces, Nephews, and other family members also survive. Flowers accepted or memorials to South Gwinnett Baptist Church Building Fund, 3400 Rosebud Road, Loganville, Georgia 30049. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM on Tuesday, January 9, 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 .
Earnest Ray Porter, age 73 of Loganville, GA, passed away on January 8, 2007. He is survived by: Sons: Tommy Porter and Robert Porter; Daughter: Gail Heath, all of Lawrenceville; Sisters & Brothers-in-Law: Evelyn Boyett, Statham, GA, Addie Peavey, Lawrenceville, GA, Mardell Whitley, Loganville, GA, Margie & Robert Holdbrook, Loganville, GA, Doris Spain, Grayson, GA, Shirley & Wesley Roebuck, Buford, GA; Brothers & Sister-in-Law: Raleigh & Louise Porter, Clarence Porter, Gene Porter, all of Loganville, GA; 4 Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews; Special Friend: Nancy Moon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with Rev. Cathy Blount and Rev. Ted Dunagan officiating. Interment to follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Wednesday 10:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth William Pinson, age 49, of Norcross, GA, died Friday, January 5, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Mary Ellison, age 80 of Valdosta, formerly of Doraville, died Saturday, January 6, 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.*
Bomar Robert Cheeley, age 83, of Winder, GA, passed away January 6, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*