David Michael Brown, age 57, passed away on Thursday April 26, 2007 of Cancer at his home in Gwinnett County, Georgia. A native of Florence, South Carolina David was a professional educator with 15 years of experience in secondary and post secondary schools in his native state and Georgia. David graduated from Newberry College in 1972 earning a BA in History. He earned his M.Ed in 1978 at South Carolina State University. David retired from BellSouth Advertising & Publishing in 2002 after holding positions in Marketing, Training and Information Technology. A racing enthusiast David established his own commercial website autospeak.com in 1996 and used that knowledge to author two books Getting E-Smart and Safety First On The Internet. David taught courses based on his books for the University of Georgia at Athens, Lawrenceville and Griffin campuses. He also taught continuing education credit for the Georgia Institute of Real Estate. David joined Lanier Technical College in August of 2004 and was appointed Lead Instructor at the Dawson County Adult Learning Center. In 2006 the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recognized David as their Citizen of the Year for his outstanding achievements in Adult Literacy. David was a member of Christ The Lord Lutheran Church. Loving and dedicated to his family David is survived by his Wife Pamela, Son Ashton, Mother Louvenia Brown, Brothers Atty Reginald Brown and Billy Brown. He was preceded in death by his Father Reginald C. Brown. A celebration of David's life will be held Sat May, 19th at 7PM at Winfield Hall 3890 Satellite Blvd Duluth, GA. 30096 770 495-8099 winfieldhall.net Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, (770)963-2411.
Mr. James David Lawler Jr., of Buford, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Friday, April 27, 2007. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Mrs. Laveece Pirkle Martin, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Victor Martin and parents, Claude and Lethia Pirkle, and sisters, Lottie Grier, Gladys Kennedy and Grace Sullivan. She is survived by her: Daughter: Gloria Dawn Martin, Flowery Branch, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Rex and Sherry Martin, Buford, GA; Grandchildren: April Wood, Duluth, GA, Alana Lowe, Buford, GA, Jason Millwood, Flowery Branch, GA, Joseph Millwood, Flowery Branch, GA, Kristen Martin, Buford, GA, Kyle Martin, Buford, GA, Karli Martin, Buford, GA; Four Great Grandchildren: Courtney Corbin, Victoria Hamby, Harley Wood, T. J. Lowe; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mrs. Martin was born April 26, 1925 in Gwinnett County, GA. She was a 1942 graduate of Buford High School. She was a retired bookkeeper and office manager for Buford Medical Clinic. She was a member and former treasurer of the Buford Lions Club, a member of the Red Hat Society, an avid Bridge Player, and a big sports fan of Buford High School and the Atlanta Braves. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where she was a member of the Daisy Shadburn Bykota Sunday School Class, a member of the Abundant Life Fellowship, Bryant Baptist Women, and a former member of the Silvertone Choir. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford with Rev. Charles Gilliland and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 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.
Mr. David A. Thaxton, age 46, of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.*
Mr. James "Harlan" Poppham, age 69, of Sunrise Strip, Carrollton, passed away Friday, May 4, 2007. He was born August 23, 1937 in Heard County, GA to the late Harrison Oliver Poppham and Lena Belle Steele Poppham. Mr. Poppham was a retired Master Plumber after 38 years, holding several certificates related to the power plant and paper mill construction, he also had been a plumbing instructor at West Central Technical College for several years and was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher; two sisters, Nancy Wilson and Carolyn McQewen; and a brother, Terry Poppham. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Jean Poppham; his children and their spouses, Jerry & Tina Poppham of Bremen, GA, Sandra & George Griffith of Lawrenceville, GA, Judy & Dennis Patterson of Temple, GA, Christopher Poppham and Susan Poppham, both of Carrollton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Winford L. & Elaine Poppham of Homer, GA, and John David & Sarah Poppham of Carrollton, GA; 22 grandchildren, Rosanne, Nicole, Amanda, Holly, Nicholas, Emma, Marshall, Summer, Angela, Tommy, Matthew, Lindsey, Jessica, Andrew, James, Jeremy, Christina, Heather, Nathan, Zachary, Jake and Samuel; 13 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2007 at 3 PM from Welcome Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Thompson and Rev. Dennis Patterson officiating. Pallbearers will be Tommy Griffith, Matthew Griffith, James Patterson, Andrew Patterson, Marshall Stamps and Jody Huckeba. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens. Mr. Poppham will lie in state at the church from 2:30 until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 5 until 8 PM. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.
Alejandro Valdivia, age 89 of Duluth, passed away Friday, March 4, 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.*
Mark Alan Holliday, age 53, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, May 5, 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.*
Martha Mullinax, age 78, of Loganville, formerly of College Park, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007. Funeral arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Miss Katie Mosley, age 18, of Pendergrass, GA, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mr. Mickey Thompson. She is survived by: Mother and Step-Father: Tami and Chris House, Pendergrass, GA; Father and Step-Mother: Steve and Gina Mosley, Flowery Branch, GA; Grandmother: Diane Thompson, Pendergrass, GA; Grandparents: Stacy and Ann Martin, Elberton, GA, Billy and Wanda House, Buford, GA; Grandfather: Edward Mosley, Buford, GA; Step Sisters and Step Brother: Kayla House, Jessica and Jacob Grimmett; Great Grandparents: Cline and Katie Watson, Jefferson, GA; Great Grandfather: Bud Johnson, Buford, GA; Uncles and Aunts: Rodney and Theresa Mosley, Flowery Branch, GA, Tony and Karen Mosley, Auburn, GA, Michael and Rhonda Thompson, Pendergrass, GA, Brandon and Kyle Mosley, Pendergrass, GA, Kevin and Kerrie Martin, Mayesville, GA; Aunt and Uncle: Nancy and Tracy Beckett, Pendergrass, GA; Numerous Great Aunts, Great Uncles and Cousins. Miss Mosley was born April 24, 1989 in Gwinnett County, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pirkle officiating. Interment will follow in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, 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.
Frederick C. Childers, age 89 of Snellville, passed away Saturday, March 5, 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.*
Claude Ray Kerlin, age 80 of Snellville, GA, passed away May 4, 2007. He was preceded in death by his son, Bennie Ray Kerlin and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose Bonds Kerlin; sisters, Vera Doss of Snellville and Boncile Duncan of Decatur; and a large extended family. Mr. Kerlin, a member of Sunrise Baptist Church, owned Kerlin's Garage on Glenwood Road for the past 44 years. Before he became owner of the garage, Mr. Kerlin was a DeKalb County Police Officer for 15 years. He was most proud of serving in WWII as a Seabee Engineer serving in Guam. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 7, 2007 at 2 pm at Wages Snellville Chapel, with Dr. David Poe and Rev. J. B. Reese officiating. Interment will follow at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 until 8 pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Patrick John Lennon, age 56, of Snellville, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2007. He is survived by his Son, Jon Patrick Lennon and Daughter, Juli Anna Lennon, both of Atlanta, GA; his long-term companion, Ellen Gerstein, who was the love of his life of Snellville, GA; Brothers and Sisters in Law, Michael and Cathy Lennon of Barrington, IL and William and Myrna Lennon of Georgetown, TX; one Grandson; Nephew, Ryan Lennon; and extended Family and Friends. Patrick was the proud owner of Aloha Pressure and Clean. Patrick served and loved his country through two duties of service, one with the Navy and then on to the Marines. A Funeral Mass to Celebrate the life of Patrick will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville. Fr. Kevin Hargaden will serve as Celebrant. Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. Memorials may be made to the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, 750 South Perry St., Suite 312, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com .
Fred F. Wood age 82 of Winder died Saturday, May 5, 2007. Funeral Service will be held 2 P.M. Monday, May 7 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. G. Stephen Wood officiating. Interment will be at Buford City Cemetery. Fred is survived by his wife of 58 years- Jacquelyn; son and daughter-in-law- Stan and Cindy Wood, of Alpharetta; Daughter- Sharon Thomas, of Dahlonega; Son- Stephen Wood, of Flowery Branch; Special Niece- Olivia Holcomb, of Buford;. 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Wood was of the Baptist Faith, a retired real estate broker and at the age of 19 fought in the "Battle of The Bulge" under the command of Patton's 3rd Army 94th Infantry. The family will receive friends Monday, May 7 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at 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