Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jeter Tumlin passed away peacefully on March 23, 2007 at her residence after an extended illness. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Aaron M. Brown, 19, of Atlanta, died Saturday, March 24, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.*
Miss Gertrude "Gert" Miller, age 98, of Bethlehem, died March 26, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.*
Marie Beatrice Griffin, age 70, of Braselton, GA, passed away March 26, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mary "Jackie" Stewart, age 55 of Dacula, formerly of Oakland, California, died Saturday, March 24, 2007. Memorial Services will be held 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula. Rev. Mac Palmer will officiate. Mrs. Stewart was born in California and moved to the Dacula area 20 years ago. She loved her grandchildren, playing bingo and shopping. Mrs. Stewart is of the Morman faith and is survived by: Husband: Bill Stewart; Children: Stacey Hamlin Ashby, Commerce, Susan & Patrick Lewis, Will Stewart, all of Dacula; Grandchildren: Sarah Knight, Emily Knight, Dusty Hutton, Jacob Lewis, Drew Lewis, Cameron Lewis, and Nina Mackenzie Lewis. Memorial Contributions may be made to Georgia Eye Bank of Atlanta, 3060 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 130, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Cynthia Golden Abernathy, age 51 of Duluth, GA, died March 24, 2007. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .*
Howard Marshall, age 63, of Duluth, GA, died Sunday, March 25, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Lillian Janette (McIntyre) Thompson, age 83, of 875 Beverly Drive, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2007 at New Horizons Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Memorial Park Chapel with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Hicks will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson was born in Hall County to the late W.L. McIntyre and Mary (Hatcher) McIntyre. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Mrs. Thompson retired from Glaze Kindergarten and was known for her love of children, where she was known as MeMaw. For many years Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Georgia Pre-School Association. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Thompson; sisters, Bonnie McIntyre, Grace Kiser, Bernice Miller, Myrtlean Gravitt, and Christine Gillespie; and brothers, Alvin (Polly) McIntyre, Talmer McIntyre, and Bill McIntyre, Great grandson, Travis Sexton; Great granddaughters, Juliana and Jillissa Corporan. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dan Sexton, Hoschton; Son, Jimmy Z. Thompson, Gainesville; Daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Billy Patterson, Gainesville; Son: Johnny Thompson, Gainesville; Granddaughter, Regina Thompson King, Watkinsville; Grandson, Jimmy Z. Thompson II, Gainesville; Grandson and wife, Chad and Ruth Sexton, Lula; Granddaughter, Dana Gregory, Hoschton; Granddaughter and husband, Jill and Hipolito Corporan, Gainesville; Grandson and wife, Mike and Juanita Delong, Gainesville; Grandson and wife, Matt and Lori Delong, Gainesville; Grandson: Mark Delong, Gainesville and Granddaughter, Mandi Patterson, Gainesville; Great granddaughter, Ashley King, Watkinsville; Great Grandson, Christopher King, Watkinsville; Great Granddaughter, Haley King, Watkinsville; Great Granddaughter, Chelsea Gregory, Hoschton; Great Granddaughter, Skye Ledford Delong, Andrews, N.C.; Great Granddaughter, Haley Delong, Gainesville; and Great Granddaughter, Kaitlyn Delong, Flowery Branch; and a special friend, Andrea Smith, Chestnut Mountain; A host of nieces and nephews; and her little companion, Smoky the dog. Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Laura Ann Mayo, of Lawrenceville, died March 24, 2007. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, GA, 404-292-1551.*
Joseph (Joe) D. Mays of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died on Sunday, March 25, 2007. He was born on March 27, 1917 in Lawrenceville. He served as Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corp, 376th Heavy Bombardment Group, 515th Squadron during WWII. He later retired from General Electric. He was a faithful member of Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Cleff Thompson Mays; sons and daughters in law, Danny & Rhonda Mays and Stan & Sheila Mays; granddaughters, Rachel Mays, Heather Bland, April Mays, and Ramsey Sinclair; grandsons, Joey Mays, Andy Mays, and Heath Sinclair; great grandchildren, Patrick and Morgan Bland; sister, Evelyn Elrod; sister in law, Carolyn Simpson; brothers in law, Ralph Thompson, Gerald Thompson, and Wendell Thompson; several nieces and nephews. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a friend to many. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 3:30p.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville with Rev. Herbert Owen and Rev. Jim Cabaniss officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elevator Fund at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 444 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Garland P. Nash, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away March 25, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Mary Miller, age 48, of Loganville, GA, passed away March 25, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Joe Harold Norwood, age 83, of Norcross, GA, passed away March 24, 2007. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.*
Allen Wigley, age 48, of Stone Mountain, died Saturday, March 24, 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 .*
Mr. James M. Burnette, Sr., age 84, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on March 25, 2007. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Winnie Rowe Hamilton Burnette, his parents, Ira and Ora Lou Reese Burnette, sister, Evelyn Davis, and step-grandson, Steven Thomas. Surviving are: Wife of 39 Years: Mrs. Eva Mae Burnette, Suwanee, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-Law: Jimmy and Caron Burnette, Suwanee, GA, Jeff and Kathy Burnette, Sugar Hill, GA; Step-Daughter: Lynda Hardy, Covington, GA; Step-Son: Jimmy and Joyce Knick, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandsons: James Burnette, III, Ph.D, Pittsburgh, PA, Bryan Burnette, Miami, FL; Step-Grandsons: Russell and Patti Knick, Commerce, GA, Mike and Melissa Thomas, Cleveland, GA, Daniel Peevy and Andi Bell, Buford, GA; Step-Granddaughter: Keli Cooke, Dacula, GA; Eight Step Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brother-in-Law: Ruby and David Pierce, Suwanee, GA, Pauline Etheridge, Jacksonville, FL; Brother-in-Law: Lewis Hamilton, Buford, GA; Sister-in-Law: Floyce Bramblett, TN; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Burnette was born on April 16, 1922 in Gwinnett County, GA. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Buford American Legion Post 127. He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant after 30 years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 10. He was a former City Councilman for the City of Suwanee for 32 years. He was a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge No. 292 F.&A.M. where he received his 50 year pin. He was a charter member of Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. J. B. Reese, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Peachtree Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Suwanee, GA with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be the Suwanee City Council, City Manager and the Police Chief. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Egleston Children's Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
John Edward Homonek, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away March 25, 2007. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.*
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia, announces the death of Mrs. Molly Anne Bentley, age 74, of Winder, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2007 following a brief illness. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-5467.*