WALL, RUTH DAVIS

Ruth Jane Davis was born a twin on September 24, 1916 in Wrens, Georgia to Zemmie Gunn Davis and John Davis. She and her family lived on their farm until shortly after her father's untimely death when she was 15. They then moved to Thomson, GA where she met her future husband, Reginald Wall. They graduated from Thomson High School. Reginald Wall was valedictorian and Ruth Davis was salutatorian. Ruth Davis Wall was the first person in her family to attend college. She earned her degree in English with a minor in French from Berry College in Rome, GA, graduating summa cum laude in 1941. She taught school in the southwestern Georgia area until marrying Rev. Reginald Wall in 1941. She went on to become a mother five times over - Elyse Wall-Greeson, Woodstock, GA, Frank R. Wall, Jr., Athol, Idaho, Philip C. Wall, Bethlehem, GA, Pastor Stephen Wall, Sykesville, MD, and Timothy D. Wall, Dacula, GA. Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive her along with many nieces and nephews. In 1958, Rev. Reginald Wall passed away, leaving Ruth to raise the children on her own. When all the children were in school or college, she went back to college and subsequently earned two Masters Degrees. She retired at the age of 70 from Druid Hills High School in the DeKalb County school system. In her retirement years, she enjoyed times spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Belvedere Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years, and more recently a member of the Auburn SDA Church. She went to sleep in the Lord on March 2, 2007. Visitation is Sunday from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, Decatur, GA and Monday from 10:00AM - 10:45AM at the Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church, 14 County Line Road, Auburn, GA with home going and remembrance services following at 11:00AM. Graveside services will be held at 4:00PM in Thomson, GA at Westview Cemetery. A.S. Turner & Sons.

BUFORD

BRANCH, MARY SUE

Mary Sue Branch, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.*

MINARDI,

BERNADETTE

Mrs. Bernadette K. Minardi, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 2, 2007. She is survived by her: Husband of 51 years: Mr. James Minardi, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-In-Law: Vivica and Michael Kahl, Oklahoma City, OK; Sons and Daughter-In-Law: Raymond and Martha Minardi, Nashville, TN, Donald Minardi, Flowery Branch, GA, James Minardi, Jr., Buford, GA; 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Beverly Rhodes, Indianapolis, IN; Brother: Raymond Klaes, Florida. Mrs. Minardi was born June 9, 1938 in Detroit, MI. She was retired from the Gwinnett County School System, Lawrenceville Middle School. She was a member of the Buford Church of God where she was also a member of the Prime Timers. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Davenport officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 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.

SHIRLEY, LINNIE

Mrs. Linnie Shirley, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 2, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Homer Shirley, daughters, Clara Wilson and Minnie Lee Power, brother, Charlie Miller, and sister, Evelyn Pointer. She is survived by her: Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Carl E. and Linda Griffis, Lawley, FL, Lewis Griffis, Buford, GA, Percy and Norma Griffis, Franklin, CO; host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Panzy Mizell, Poplarville, MS, Betty Doyle, Middleberg, FL; Brother: Frank Sutton, Lawley, FL; Granddaughter and Care Giver: Glenda Smith, Flowery Branch, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Shirley was born July 12, 1914. She was a retired store clerk. She was a member of the Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Darryl Dale officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

DULUTH

DAMM, MARGUERITE

Marguerite Damm, age 88, of Duluth, died March 2, 2007. Arrangements are pending by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel.*

OVERLY, CHARLES

Charles Dave Overly, age 60 of Duluth, died March 2, 2007. Arrangements are pending by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

FURMAN, JAY

Jay A. Furman, 40 of Lawrenceville, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. He was born in Syracuse New York and came here in 1987 from Liverpool, New York. Survivors include a son, Ashton of Ga. Father, John R. Sr. (Barbara) of Cicero N.Y. Mother, Rosemarie (Edward) Myers of Cicero, N.Y. Brothers, John R. Jr. Joseph, Sisters, Barbara (Chuck) Adamski , Denese (Chris) Reudink of Fl. Paternal grandmother, Barbara Helen Furman, Maternal grandmother, Mary Tarquinio of Fl. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held in New York in the spring. May the Eternal Light of the Lord keep him at peace. Donations for Ashton may be sent to Jennifer Grimes 77 Village Way Lawrenceville Ga. 30045.

SCOTT, KAY

Kay W. Scott age 82 of Lawrenceville passed away on March 2, 2007. Mrs. Scott was the 1968's Atlanta woman of the year, first female President of International Sanitary supply Association in 1983, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Volunteer, Red Cross Motor Core Volunteer, Lavista Woman's Club, and Gwinnett Ducks Unlimited. Mrs. Scott is survived by her daughter: Barbara Harter; son: Chuck Wheeler; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Scott will be held on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 12:00 P.M. at Ward's Fairview Chapel with Rev. Ron Caps officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home 706 Pollard Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel.

NORCROSS

MERCK, SHIRLEY

Shirley Ridley Merck, age 64, of Norcross, GA, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. Arrangements to be announced by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*