Mrs. Bertie Ruth Puckett Clinton, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away on January 23, 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.*
Sara Bess Bolton, 81, of Duluth, GA, died January 22, 2007. The memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28th, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Norcross. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. A resident of Berkeley Lake since the 1970's, Sara retired as an executive secretary and was an active member at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and participated in various activities in the community. She sang with the Dekalb Choral and Mt. Carmel Choir and was a strong supporter of the Arts community. Sara was an avid reader, she loved to travel, and dearly loved her cat, Missy. Preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Lowry, she is survived by her brother, Dorsey Bolton of Norcross, GA; two sisters, Dorris Sue Bolton Pittman of Marietta, GA, and Mildred B. Mewborn of Duluth, GA; nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 5100 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 449-4498. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA. (770) 448-5757. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.
Mrs. Benedetta V. Crosby, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on January 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Crosby. Surviving are: Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Tommy and Cathy Crosby, Gainesville, GA, Raymond Crosby, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren: Ashley Crosby, Atlanta, GA, Amanda Patrick, Monroe, GA; Brother: Francis Vella, Utica, NY; Sister: Josephine Vella, Utica, NY; Several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Crosby was born on April 29, 1926 in Auburn, NY. She was the retired owner of Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, GA. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in memory of Benedetta V. Crosby. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Verdell Davis, age 82 of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, January 23, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, January 25, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. James Massey & Rev. Rolland Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Mrs. Davis was a member of Central Baptist Church and retired from McGee Cleaners with many years of service. She is survived by Husband: Mr. Harlin Davis, Lawrenceville; Son & Friend: Gerald Davis & Kay Greenway, Snellville; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Wanda & Washie White, Greensboro, GA, Cathy & Mike Carder, Snellville; Grandchildren: Keith Davis, Carla Jackson, Missy Westgate, Eric White, Josh Carder, Jessica Carder; 5 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. The Family will receive friends from 6 - 9 PM Wednesday, January 24, 2007 & 9 AM - 2 PM Thursday, January 25, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Irene K. Markwalter, age 73 of Lawrenceville died Monday, January 22, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2007 at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church, Snellville. Father James Henault, M.S. will serve as Celebrant. Burial Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. A member of St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church, Snellville, Mrs. Markwalter is survived by: Husband: John A. Markwalter, Son: Brian J. Markwalter, both of Lawrenceville; Daughter & Son-in-law: Elaine M. & James McSheehy, Grand Junction, CO; Son & Daughter-in-law: Gary M. & Angela Markwalter, Dacula; Brother: Raymond Kuzelka, Chicago, IL.; Grandchildren: Sarah L. McSheehy and Caitlyn E. Markwalter. Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM, Thursday, January 25, 2007 with prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
William L. "Bill" Smith, age 72 of Lilburn, GA, died January 23, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Phyllis Martin Rowe, age 66 of Norcross, GA, passed away January 22, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Tammy Sue Bryant McClure, age 49, of Talmo, who passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2007. Funeral Services announced later by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*