Deborah Jean Owens, born May 13, 1957, passed away January 23, 2007, after a long battle with cancer. Debbie is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Owens; her daughters, Shannon & April Parham, Brianne & Sarah Owens. She is also survived by her supportive family: Parents, Richard & Barbara Meyer; Grandmother, Helen Moloney; Brother, Gordon Meyer & his children, Rachel, Joel, Luke, Adam, & Seth; Brother, Dan Meyer and his wife, Ginger & their children, Joshua & Michah; Brother, Don Meyer and his wife, Sue & their children, Brian, Kailley, Bradley & Karissa; Brother, Bruce Meyer and his wife, Julie & his children Jamie and Christopher. She is also survived by Kevin's parents, Ed & Ann Owens, Kevin's Brother, Charles and his wife, Sandy and their children, John & Becky; Kevin's Brother, David; Kevin's Brother, Paul and his wife, Jennifer & their children, Paul & Laura. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse World Outreach Center, 609 Gene Bell Road, Monroe, GA 30655. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
Mr. David H. Ayers, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Sterling Ayers in 1963 and his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. H. K. (Mamie) Bowman and Mr. and Mrs. David (Lula) Ayers. He is survived by his: Wife of 19 years: Mrs. Linda Hecht Ayers, Flowery Branch, GA; Mother and Step Father: Roslyn Bowman Carlyle and husband, Julian Warner Carlyle, Buford, GA; Step Sisters: Connie and Eddie Headrick, Gainesville, GA, Hanna and Dale Jones, Flowery Branch, GA; Step Brother: Lanny and Jody Carlyle, Sugar Hill, GA; Brother-in-Law: A. L. Hecht, Gray, GA; Niece: Melinda Short, McDonough, GA; Nephews: Patrick Hecht, Macon, GA, Trey Hecht, Macon, GA. Mr. Ayers was born December 19, 1954 in Gwinnett County, GA. He graduated from Buford High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia. He was employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ATSDR for the past 31 years. He currently held the position of Deputy Director, Division of Toxicology, ATSDR. He was of the Methodist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Gilliland officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or www.diabetes.org/donations in memory of David Ayers. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Gary McDonald, Sr., age 62 of Loganville, GA died January 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Judy McDonald; sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Beth McDonald of Eatonton, Chris McDonald of Loganville; grandchildren, Dustin, Morgan, Heath, Caroline McDonald. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27 at 12:00pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with Dr. Jeffery Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Memorial Chapel Church, Duluth, GA. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8pm, at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Nancy A. Gepfer, age 66, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 24, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Bonda Gibbs, age 63, of Snellville, died Monday, January 22, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Mrs. Katherine Whited Tatum, age 74, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on January 24, 2007. Surviving are: Husband of 60 Years: Clyde T. Tatum, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Sue Ellen and Robert Walls, Buford, GA, Gwendolyn Fountain, Buford, GA, Lisa and Steve Pirkle, Buford, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Steve and Janice Tatum, Flowery Branch, GA; Nine Grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren; Two Great Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Gladys Williams, Trenton, GA, Doris Hutchins, Flat Rock, AL; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Horace and Grace Whited, Maysville, GA, Clinton and Doris Whited, Buford, GA; A host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and several Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law of the Tatum Family. Mrs. Tatum was born on January 28, 1932 in Jackson County, AL. She was a homemaker and a member of the Flowery Branch Church of God. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Buford Church of God with Rev. Jason Walls, Rev. Len Pirkle, and Rev. Fred Sylvester officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.