AUBURN

COLLINS, ELIZABETH

Mrs. Elizabeth Collins, age 87, of Auburn, Georgia, died March 20, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.*

BUFORD

WELSH, KATHLEEN

Kathleen Helen (Dever) Welsh, age 74, of Buford, Georgia formerly of Darlington, Pennsylvania, passed away at her home with her loving family by her side Sunday, March 18, 2007. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Winder, Georgia with interment to follow in Memorial Park South Cemetery. Father Jaime Barona will officiate. The family will receive friends 5-9 pm Tuesday March 20, 2007 at Memorial Park South, Flowery Branch. Mrs. Welsh was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to the late Lawrence Vincent Dever and Helen Marie (Cavanaugh) Dever. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Winder. Mrs. Welsh graduated from Beaver Falls High School, Garfield Business Institute, and was a former member of St. Rose's Catholic Church, in Darlington, PA. Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Mr. Charles Edwin Welsh, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. Robert C. Welsh (Becky), Petersburg, VA; Mr. Lawrence J. Welsh (Shawn), Dacula, GA; Mr. Shawn M. Welsh (Donna), Lula, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Karen M. Tkacik (Bernard), Dacula, GA; and Mrs. Colleen A. Ruff (Gregory), Royston, GA; grandchildren, Martha Welsh, Heidi Moreno, Kathy Welsh, Marisa Welsh, Michael Welsh, Vadim Tkacik, Alex Tkacik, Michelle Russell, Aiden Ruff; Johnathan Stuckey, Jessica Stuckey, and Zachary Welsh; lifelong friends, Mrs. Lila Balik, Brighton Township, PA; Mrs. Donna Rose Burian, Chippewa Township, PA; and Mrs. Mary Beightley, Beaver Falls, PA; nieces, Vicky Freed and Sue Freed, both of New Galilee, PA; and a host of other friends and relatives. Flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the St. Matthews Building Fund 25 Wilkins Road Winder, GA 30680. Memorial Park South Funeral Home of Flowery Branch, Georgia.

DULUTH

HIDDING, RICHARD

Richard M. Hidding, age 76, of Duluth, died March 20, 2007. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*

LAWRENCEVILLE

JACKSON, OMIE

Omie Jackson, age 99, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*

NIPPER, THEDA

Theda Ann Gann Nipper, age 66, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*

STATHAM

FERGUSON, HAROLD

Harold Franklin Ferguson, age 74, of Statham, passed away March 19, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*

STONE MOUNTAIN

HANTHORN,

FRANCES

Frances Georgi Hanthorn, age 71 of Stone Mountain, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 22, 2007 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Woodall will officiate. A member of Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Mrs. Hanthorn was a native of Toledo, Ohio and had retired from Five Forks Middle School where she taught for many years. She was a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Hanthorn is survived by: Children: Greg & Judy Hanthorn, Mableton, Gary Hanthorn, Stone Mountain, Gordon & Angela Hanthorn, Arlington, TX; Sister: Carole Allore, Orlando, FL; Brother & Sister-in-law: Frank & Barbara Georgi, Toledo, Ohio; Grandchildren: Greg, Jr., Stephen, & Alexis; Many Nieces and Cousins also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mountain Park First Baptist Church, 5485 Five Forks Trickum Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087 or Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078. Inurnment Snellville Historical Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, Thursday, March 22, 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 .

TUCKER

STRONG, HELEN

Helen Kinney Strong, 93, of Tucker, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

SUTTLES, DREW

Drew W. Suttles Jr., 70, of Tucker, GA, died Monday, March 19, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*

WINDER

CONNERS, SHERRY

Sherry Lee Conners, age 57, of Winder, died Monday, March 19, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .*