Mrs. Wynelle Martin Payne, age 85 of Buford, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2007. Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 15, 2007 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Interment will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Gwinnett County, she was a daughter of the later Herbert and Beulah Holland Martin. She was the widow of Ralph B. Payne, Sr. and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca P. and Richard Luck of Greensboro, NC; son, Ralph B. Payne, Jr. of Dacula, GA; sister, Mrs. Ann Hodson of Richmond, VA; 5 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 14 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-9345. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Mr. Christopher Parrilli, age 87, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Friday, January 13, 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.*
Luther Michael Baker, age 61, of Jefferson, GA, formerly of Grayson, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to his son: Michael F. Baker, Georgian Bank, 2055 North Brown Road, Suite 100, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.*
Robert L. "Louie" Everett of Lawrenceville, age 81, passed away January 13, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Veryln Ethridge Everett. Other survivors include: Daughter and Son-in-Law, Elaine Everett Bishop and Michael Bishop; Granddaughter, Melissa Kolp Roy and her husband, B.J. Roy; Great Grandson, Hudson Roy; Sisters, Ann Kemp and Louise Hall; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law, Rev. L.T. and Geraldine Everett, Douglas and Vivian Everett, all of Dacula; Sister-in-Law, Becky Everett of Lawrenceville; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dewey E. Everett and Huey Everett. Mr. Everett was in the car Business for over 50 years and was associated most of that time with Nash Chevrolet in Lawrenceville. He was a World War II Veteran having served in the U.S. Infantry in Okinawa, where he was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements made by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Rev. Riley F. Faires, age 101, of Lawrenceville, GA, died January 12, 2007. He is survived by: Daughter, Jannetta Faires Johnson and her Husband, Don Butler of Lawrenceville; Son, Boyce Faires of Defuniak Springs, FL; Brother and Sister-in-Law, Tilmon and Mable Faires of Chattanooga, TN; Grandchildren, Tom and Nancy Johnson, Rick and Tommie Ann Johnson, Kathy Hornbuckle, John and Vickie Hornbuckle, Margie and Steve Stancil, Beth and George Schopf, Russell Faires; 11 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Faires was ordained as a Baptist minister at age 18 and pastored churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge #131 F. & A. M. He was preceded in death by two wives, Ethel Williams Faires and Ora Mae "Pete" Bryant Faires, daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Bob Hornbuckle, daughter-in-law, Linda Faires, and two grandchildren, Bobby Hornbuckle and Gail Faires. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 15, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with his Grandson, Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. The great grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2-5 P.M. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to First Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Building Fund in memory of Rev. Riley F. Faires. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Albert Phillips, age 75 of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, January 11, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*
Mr. Walter Arnold "Wally" Gaston, age 65, of Winder, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, after an extended illness at home. He was born on September 25, 1941 in Stephens County, GA, a son to the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Mary Andrews Gaston. Mr. Gaston was a wonderful father and grandfather, a successful businessman, a man of dignity, pride and a man of his word and he lived his life with integrity and loyalty. He loved spending time and having meals with family and friends and shared many laughs and precious moments in his final days. He loved his farmland, cabin, his two donkeys and all the simple pleasures of life shared with his family and friends. He will be missed by all. He is survived by son and daughter in law, Kip and Alison Gaston of Winder; daughters and sons in law, Terri and Craig Hanson, of Anderson, SC and Jerri and Mike Sims of Dacula; 6 Grandchildren, Seth and Ansley Gaston, Whitney and Zach Hanson, Adam Fisk and Drake Stanifer; his beloved sister and brother in law, Betty and Charles Lowe and family of Pendergrass, as well as many other family members, siblings, nieces and nephews. His cremated remains will lie in state at Statham Baptist Church on Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 1:30pm until 2pm, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2pm with Rev. Gordon Thornton officiating. Flowers may be sent to the Statham First Baptist Church for his memorial service or donations may be made to the Statham Baptist Youth Building Fund at his request. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.
David Albert Hayes, age 55 of Winder, went home Friday, January 12, 2007. He fought a good and brave battle for eight years. Funeral Services will be held 2:30 PM, Sunday, January 14, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Lester Hall will officiate. Burial Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville. A member of First Baptist Church of Winder, Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his wife and beloved companion of 25 years, Mary Ann Hayes and his father, J. E. Hayes. He will be missed by his mother, Tempie Hayes, Tucker; sister, Joyce and Billy Simonton, Loganville; brothers, Homer and Linda Jordan, Harold Jordan, all of Gainesville; niece, Tracy and Mark Smith; nephews, Travis and Roxanne Simonton, all of Loganville, Stacy and Angela Simonton, Gainesville, Scott and Angelia Simonton, Smyrna. David loved his great nieces & nephews like they were his grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Victoria Smith, Brianna Simonton, Ashley Archer, Brooke Archer, Austin Simonton, Alexander Simonton, Aiden Simonton, and Charlotte Elizabeth Simonton; several cousins and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews-in-law. David give your sweet little smile to Jesus and I know he will smile and say "a job well done my son". David from the time you were born you have had a huge mountain to climb but you have made it finally and you never complained. Love, Joyce. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .