James Clifford Herndon, 72, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 2PM at Castellaw Funeral Home, Smyrna with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the services. Rev. Phil Holder will officiate. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Park, Atlanta, GA. Visitation will also be held tonight, Friday, March 16, 2007, from 6 to 8 at Lord & Stephens, Danielsville Chapel. Lord & Stephens, Danielsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Jean O'Shields, age 71, of Maysville, who passed away on March 15, 2007. Services by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*
Jacqueline K. Arrington, of 2070 Sun Sweet Ct., Lawrenceville, GA. Services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007, 1:00 PM., in state at 12:00 PM, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 797 Moon Road, Lawrenceville, GA, with Pastor Ronald Dunnigan Officiating. Family will assemble at 4205 Platinum Court, Hoschton, GA at 11:45 AM. Internment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens Lawrenceville and visitation is today 9-9 PM; family hour 7-9 PM. Mrs. Arrington is survived by her husband, Robert Arrington, a daughter, Lollita (Michael) Carter of Carson, CA, Her mother, Curley Nelson, of Hoschton, GA, 2 brothers, Alvin (Trina) Kirkwood and Earnest Kirkwood, both of Bloomington, IL, and 3 sisters, Lana Hill, Cathy Sullivan, both of Athens, GA, and Bernice Sullivan of St. Louis, MO, along with many other family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Gregory B. Levett & Sons, Inc. Gwinnett Chapel, 914 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-338-5558.
Samuel Elkin Couch went home to be with his Lord on March 15, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Garmon Couch. He is also survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Rena and Craig Hanson, Lawrenceville, Georgia; granddaughter and her husband, Alyson and David Clifford, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; and a precious great-grandson, Logan Clifford, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Venelle and John Stanley, Valdosta, Georgia, W. T. and Edith Kemp, Lawrenceville, Georgia; sister, Mary Ann Simonton, Lawrenceville, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Lynette Couch, Snellville, Georgia; sister-in-law, O'Reese Couch, Lawrenceville, Georgia, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Jimmie Bell Garner Couch and Isham Nesbit Couch; sisters, Evelene Greeson Burton and Margie Williams; brothers, Neal Couch, M. G. Couch, Marlyn Couch, and Edgar Couch. A lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, he was born May 22, 1926. He was a devoted member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for 58 years. He worked for General Motors in Doraville for 30 years before retiring in 1978. After his retirement he began working at Sosebee Auto Parts in Lawrenceville where he worked repairing small engines/lawnmowers for 28 years until January 2007. Elkin was a World War II veteran where he served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and proudly served his country in the Philippines. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his church, his family, his friends and his country. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Those desiring may make donations to the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or to the American Cancer Society. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550.
Rufus R. Barber, 88, of Snellville, died March 13, 2007. He is survived by his five children: Stephen Barber, Rita DeCook, Robert Barber, Rufus R. ("Sonny") Barber, Jr., and Vicki Bannister; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 1 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, March 17th at Meadows Funeral Home. Graveside service followed at 4:00 pm at Mount Vernon Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity.
Sara McCurley Hutto, age 78 of Snellville, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, March 16, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Tony Robinson will officiate. Burial Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Ms. Hutto moved from Douglasville, GA and has lived in the Gwinnett County area for the past 10 years and is a member of Church of Christ, Lawrenceville. She was preceded in death by her Brother: James Irwin Gibson and Sisters: Evelyn Gibson, Hazel Gibson Baker & Doris Gibson Blume. Ms. Hutto is survived by Children: Sheila & Jimmy Mervin, Michael Alan McCurley, Bobbie & Joel Jackson, Freida & Dewayne O'Dell; Sister: Agnes Gibson Hyatt; Grandchildren: Kathy & Todd Corbin, Roger & Dawn Lee, Richard & Sherry Lee, Alan & Tracy McCurley, Tammy & Ross Drummond, Kim & Robbie Whiting, David & Natalie Jackson, Jennifer & Brian Deal, Olivia O'Dell, Katie O'Dell; 13 Great Grandchildren & several Nieces & Nephews. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.
Diane Mothershed Mitchell, age 60 of Snellville, died March 14, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 18, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. David Dills will officiate. Burial Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker. A homemaker and member of Annistown Road Baptist Church, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by sister: Debby Smith and is survived by: Husband of 43 years, Jimmy Mitchell; Children: Tonya & Michael Underwood, Monroe, Lee & Marie Mitchell, Loganville; Parents: Bryan & Gaye Mothershed, Waleska, Myrna O'Shields, Stone Mountain; Grandchildren: Crystal Underwood, Jessica Underwood, Hunter Mitchell; 2 Nephews and 1 Niece. Flowers accepted or memorials to the American Diabetes Association, Georgia Affiliate, 3 Corporate Square, Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Sabitri Aswarnauth, age 61, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away March 13, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Alecia Jameson age 63 of Sugar Hill died Wednesday, March 14, 2007. She is survived by her husband of 39 years James C. Jameson, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law- Janice and William Jones, of Flowery Branch; son- James C. Jameson, Jr., of Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law- Ann and Frank Wilt, of Durham, North Carolina and 2 grandsons- Matthew and Ryan Jones. Alecia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Corrie Frankie Mann, age 64, of Winder, GA, passed away March 15, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*