Mrs. Doris Higgins Hamilton, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Delphia Brown Higgins, sister, Sara Higgins Parrott, and brother, Raymond Higgins, Jr. She is survived by her: Husband of 63 years: Mr. Lewis R. Hamilton, Buford, GA; Son: Joe Hamilton, Winder, GA; Niece: Lynda Dean, Atlanta, GA; Nephew: Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dean and daughter, Andrea, McDonough, GA; Sister-in-law: Floyce Hamilton Bramblett, Tennessee; numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins of the Hamilton Family. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Lawrenceville, GA on August 16, 1923. She was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School. Her parents owned Higgins Florist in Lawrenceville, GA for many years and she began her work career in the florist business and co-owned Downtown Florist in Buford, GA. She also worked for Hill Brothers Grocery Store in Buford and Jay's Drug Store as a cashier in Buford, GA. She was of the Methodist Faith. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gerry M. Davis officiating. Interment will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, GA. The Buford Housing Authority will serve as honorary escorts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Mary Margaret McCormick Paul, 93, of Barnes Bridge Road, died Friday, January 19, 2007 at Morrison Manor. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday at the Caledonia United Methodist Church with Rev. Dalma Cribb officiating. Burial will follow in McCormick Family Cemetery. She is survived by three sons, John F. Paul and wife Barbara of Clemmons, NC, T. Archie Paul and wife Mary Alice of West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Paul and wife Gina of Laurinburg; one daughter, Ethel Marie Bath and husband, Joe of Lawrenceville, GA; a sister, Florence Bannerman of Laurinburg; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Paul and a son, William K. (Billy) Paul. Memorials made to Caledonia United Methodist Church, 15201 Barnes Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352. McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.
Hershel M. Wilson, age 78 of Lawrenceville died Saturday, January 20, 2007. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 22, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Rex Richards and Rev. Hoyt Frisbee will officiate. Interment will follow at the Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. A United States Navy Veteran serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict, Mr. Wilson was retired from Lockheed - Martin with 28 years of service. He is survived by: Wife of 51 years: Mattie Frady Wilson, Lawrenceville; Children: Teresa and Gary Coley, Lawrenceville; David and Jeree' Wilson, Jefferson; Beverly Wilson, Auburn; Grandchildren: Darea' Wilson and Dallas Wilson; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers the family ask that contributions be made to the Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church Building Fund 1868 Azalea Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 21, 2007 from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign on-line guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Mr. Richard L. Spangler, age 79, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Winder, GA and Defiance, OH, passed away on January 19, 2007. A native of Defiance County, OH, born to Harold Spangler and Jennie Mohr Spangler. He retired after 20 years of service with Johns-Manville Corp. Prior to that, he worked for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Defiance, OH, for 17 years. Mr. Spangler was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former commander of the American Legion, Post 117 in Defiance, OH. He attended church at Free Chapel in Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22 at the Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Pastor Dewayne Wellborn officiating. Interment will be in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 21 from 3 - 5 PM. Mr. Spangler is survived by his wife of 24 years: Shelby Spangler; sons and daughters-in-law: Kevin & Tricia Spangler, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Marc & Nadine Spangler, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanne & Tim Weber, Defiance, OH, Nan Eberhart, Winder, GA, Alane & Mark Howell, Watkinsville, GA, and Nora & Greg Elliott, Acworth, GA; step-daughter: Donna Bryson, Lilburn, GA; step-son and daughter-in-law: Chris & Allison Robins, Cumming, GA; twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers: Keith, Edward and Robert Spangler; a step-daughter: Cheryl Robins, and two granddaughters: Brooke Elliott and Haley Robins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, GA 30605, or Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Dr., Snellville, GA 30078. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.
Alfred Morris Beaver, age 64 of Snellville, Georgia, died January 19, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jean Beaver; daughter and son-in-law, Meritt and Jose Hernandez, Douglasville; stepchildren, Lynn and Harold McClure, Snellville, Doug Daniel, Winder, Don Daniel, Tampa, FL; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Alfred, a lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, was retired from the City of Snellville as Maintenance Director and retired in 2004 after 28 years. He was a member of Snellville United Methodist Church. Mr. Beaver will be cremated and no services have been scheduled. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Christine Bennett Sawyer, age 74 of Snellville, died Saturday, January 20, 2007. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday January 23, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. J.B. Reese, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at the Snellville Historical Cemetery in Snellville. Mrs. Sawyer was a member of the First Baptist Church of Snellville and the Winsome Sunday School Class. She received a degree in husband engineering from Georgia Tech in the class of 1959. She is survived by Husband of 55 years and 7 months: William C. Sawyer, Sr., Snellville; Children: William C. Sawyer, Jr., Snellville; Elizabeth Anne Sawyer, Snellville; Jeffery B. and Susie Sawyer, Lawrenceville; Brothers: Roy R. and Cybil Bennett, Jr., Snellville; John A. and Dean Bennett, Snellville; Grandchildren: William C. Sawyer, III, Eric G. Sawyer, Cameron B. Sawyer, Chandler D. Sawyer, Morgan Arneson, Ashley Arneson, Jessie Madison Sawyer; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 21, 2007 from 6 until 8 P.M. and Monday, January 22, 2007 from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign on-line guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Debbie Kirk Kroll of Valrico, Fl. died January 3, 2007 She was born January 24, 1967 in Atlanta, Ga. Her mother, Dianna Kirk, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Joshua, LaGrange, Ga. and James, Valrico, Fl., father Walter R. Kirk, Jr. and step-mother, Rosemarie Kirk, Ellijay, Ga. One sister, Sherrie Vath and brother-in-law, Rob Vath. Dacula, Ga. and one brother, Walter R. Kirk III and sister-in-law, Shannon Kirk, Flowery Branch, Ga. Step-sister, Teresa Griffith, Tazwell, Va. and step-brother, Timothy Wolfe, Cumberland, R.I., Grandmother, Marie Show, Avon Park, Fl. She also had four nieces and two nephews and a number of aunts and uncles. Friends and Family will be meeting at The Sugar Hill Community Center, located at 1166 Church St. at Noon on January 24, 2007. There will be a graveside service to follow at the Sugar Hill Baptist Church cemetery at 1 P.M.
Ann Cooper age 92, of Winder, GA, died January 19, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, Winder, 770-867-4553*