Orrett Alexander Richards, age 34, of Auburn, GA, died Thursday, January18, 2007 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a brief illness. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.*
Douglas E. Bowers, age 59, of Duluth, GA, died Sunday, January 21, 2007. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 2 PM at Unity of Gainesville, 3361 Clark's Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506, 770-534-0949. Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sabra Slater Bowers; his daughter, Dana L. Bowers of Lawrenceville; his mother, Frances Thompson Bowers of Atlanta; his sister, Joan Bowers Carmody of Decatur; and his brother, George H. Bowers of Marietta. He is preceded in death by his father, Waco Bowers. Mr. Bowers owned an insurance agency, Bowers & Associates, and was a manager for Compass Marketing Research. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
Caroline L. Nixon, age 90, of Lilburn, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2007. She was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church; the Red Hat Rebels of Lilburn; and the Order of Eastern Star San Jose #31 for 54 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn D. Nixon. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Caroline's memory to the Georgia Eye Bank, Inc., 3060 Peachtree Rd., NW, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30305. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Vaughn Nixon and Cindiella Nixon, both of Lilburn; son, Vaughn D. Nixon, Jr., San Jose, CA; grandchildren, Ami Nicole Nixon, Heather Vaughn Nixon and Jennifer Mae Nixon. The graveside service will be held at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Sunday, 3:00 pm. Visitation with the family will be today 6 to 8 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.
Hugh Dorsey Bolton, age 92, of Norcross, GA, passed away January 26, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Jim Tex Burke, Sr., age 64, of Statham, GA, passed away January 26, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
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, Quinton 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 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.
Bonnie Walker, age 62 of Thomson, formerly of Gwinnett County, died Thursday, January 25, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*