Randy Massey, age 41 of Arcade, GA, passed away March 25, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mrs. Mardel Owenby Barke, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away on March 27, 2007. Surviving are: Husband of 64 Years: Mr. Vernon A. Barke, Dacula, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Dianne and Bill Van Every, Lawrenceville, GA; Son: Duane Chase Barke, Dacula, GA; Grandchildren: Michelle and Steve Tubbs, Jasper, AL, Troy and Gina Van Every, Cumming, GA; Great Grandchildren: Austin Van Every, Nathan Van Every; Sister: Eleonor Aulozzi, Lady Lake, FL; Brother: Thurlo Owenby, Kennesaw, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Barke was born on March 4, 1925 in Cobb County, GA. She was a homemaker and worked part-time outside the home with the Telephone Company, Education and Retail. She was a 1942 graduate of Thomasville High School, Thomasville, GA. She was a member of Hamilton Mill Baptist Church (Hog Mountain Baptist Church) where she taught the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class for 11 years. She loved her Sunday School class and ministered to all. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mac Palmer and Rev. Barney Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Patricia S. Davison, 51, of Duluth, died March 26, 2007. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
Ruth McCart Brownlee, age 79 of Grayson, GA, a longtime resident of Snellville, GA died March 27, 2007. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29 at 2pm at Wages Snellville Chapel. Interment will be held at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 9pm at the funeral home. Complete survivors and arrangements to be announced. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Judy Szczepkowski, age 61 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Ezzell. She is survived by her husband: Stanley J. Szczepkowski; sons: Tim W. Szczepkowski of Marietta, GA, Robert Lee Szczepkowski of Northfield, NH, Joseph L. Szczepkowski of Suwanee, GA; brother: William Ezzell of Jacksonville, NC; sisters: Eva Mae Shepard of Jacksonville, NC, Dorothy Bradley of Maple Hill, NC, Mary Renaldi of Snellville, GA, Helen Love of Maple Hill, NC; grandchildren: Samuel, Andrew, Haylee, Nicholas, Isabella, Luke, Jacklyn, Matthew and Spencer. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 11 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Burial will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Mr. Joe Norwood, age 83, of Norcross, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2007. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, in the Chapel at the Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA, with the Rev. Brian Sherwood, his grandson, officiating. Interment will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. Mr. Norwood was born in Monroe Co., TN to Frank & Julia Burchfield Norwood and has lived in Gwinnett Co., GA since 1968. He served in WWII for the 8th AAF in the European Theatre. After the war he eventually became a corporate pilot, flying for Sinclair Oil Co., BP Oil, and West Lumber Company. He is survived by his wife, Mary Norwood of Norcross, GA; daughter, Pam Sherwood of Kennesaw, GA; grandsons, Brian Sherwood of Ft. Worth, TX and Keith Sherwood of Acworth, GA; granddaughters, Stefanie Ezratty of Huntersville, NC and Ashley Sherwood of Kennesaw, GA; and great-grandson, Jonathan Thomas Sherwood of Acworth, GA; sister, Blanche Tilley of Blue Ridge, GA; and brother, Spence Norwood of Lithia Springs, GA. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Leila Austin McDonald, age 91 of Winder, GA, passed away March 26, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Ed Ryans Sr., age 63 of Winder, GA, passed away March 26, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*