Jean Pendergrass, age 81, of Atlanta, GA, passed away May 8, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Helen Lyle Sanchez, age 81, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Winder & Athens, passed away May 8, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*
Mrs. Martha Lee, age 91, of Braselton, Georgia, died May 8, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.*
Mrs. Blonnie Maddox Burke, age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2007. She was preceded in death by her son, Darryl Moros, parents, Clyde Maddox and Grace Pirkle Maddox Clark, and step father, Don Clark. She is survived by her: Husband of 40 years: Mr. Bill Burke, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Cathy and Kenneth Snow, Lexington, NC; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Larry and Wanda Burke, Gainesville, GA, George Moros, Los Angeles, CA, David Moros, Los Angeles, CA; Grandchildren: Zachary Burke, Rachel Burke, Derek Snow, Christopher Moros; Sisters and Brother-in-Law: Elizabeth and Jack Ramey, Dacula, GA, Rose Holcombe, Lawrenceville, GA; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Don E. and Joy Clark, Gainesville, GA, Ivan and Martha Clark, Cleveland, GA, Larry and Hilda Clark, Flowery Branch, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Mrs. Burke was born January 24, 1927 in Hall County, GA. She attended Sugar Hill School and was a graduate of Swartz Creek High School, Swartz Creek, MI. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral home with Rev. Chris Gaddis officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday evening 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.
David A. Thaxton, 46, beloved father, son, brother and friend died May 5 at Northside Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a resident of Buford, GA for 14 years. He was born May 2, 1961 in New Orleans, LA, and in 1963 his family moved to Asheville, NC. He graduated from A. C. Reynolds High School in 1979 and continued his education at Western Carolina University, where he received a Degree in Computer Science. His career began in Charlotte, NC with Digital Equipment Corp. and continued with Compaq Corp. and eventually Hewlett Packard as a software specialist. He enjoyed a long and committed career in computer support service. David was accustomed to making strong commitments to his family, friends and employers. He was an avid athlete who enjoyed a good hike, especially in the mountains of western North Carolina. In high school, he played quarterback for the football team and was voted MVP in his senior season. He also enjoyed wind surfing, golfing and especially tennis and was on the USTA State Championship Team in 2002. David was also the dedicated scout leader for Webelos Den 545 up to his death. Those left to cherish his memory are: his loving Son, Nicholas of Buford, GA; Mother, Betty J. Thaxton of Asheville, NC; brothers, Tommy (Carolyn) Thaxton of Cumming, GA, Christopher Thaxton and Michael (Yulya) Thaxton, both of Asheville, NC; Uncle Don and Aunt Tillie Stout of Menomonee Falls, WI; Aunt Shirley and Uncle Norb Stich of Menomonee Falls, WI; Aunt Laura Mitchell of Burlington, NC; many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and his Best Friends, Jim Fillers and Lee Bowles; also his three companion Dachshunds, Angel, Charlotte and Roger. A memorial service is scheduled at Buford Presbyterian Church on May 12th at 11 AM. Burial will take place on May 19 at the Thaxton-Barnwell Cemetery in Prospect Hill, NC. David was a health-conscious non-smoker. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, concerned family and friends make a contribution to the American Lung Cancer Society for research in finding a cure for lung cancer. He was loved so dearly and his kindness, love, and thoughtfulness will be missed by family and friends. He is gone from our sight but forever in our hearts and memories. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Rebecca M. Fagan, age 67, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Mr. Jimmy Fagan; her father, Mr. Fay Martin; her mother-in-law Mrs. Bertie Fagan. Mrs. Fagan was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church. She was a life long piano teacher serving Forsyth County and surrounding areas; a member of the Forsyth County Singing Class; a faculty member of the North Georgia School of Gospel Music; recipient of the 2005 Georgia State Gospel Singing Convention Musician of the Year award; Class President of the first graduating class of Forsyth County High School in 1956; and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Susan F. Nunnally of Cumming, Angie and Randy Richards of Cumming; grandchildren, Kristin Thornton, Kayla, Jonathan and Julie Richards all of Cumming; mother, Mrs. Juanita Martin of Cumming; brothers and sister-in-laws, Ronald and Linda Martin of Alpharetta, Terry and Beverly Martin of Cumming; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Larry Vaughan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wynette F. and Herb Dailey of Cumming; special aunt and caregiver, Flora Loggins of Gainesville; other family members, Junie Fagan and family, Kathryn Martin and family; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:00a.m. at Brookwood Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Vaughan, Rev. Gerral Richards, Rev. Doug Carnes, and Rev. Don Westray officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 10:00a.m. until 9:00p.m. and Friday, May 11, 2007 from 10:00a.m. until 9:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forsyth County Singing Class or North Georgia School of Gospel Music. Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. Bishop, 85, of Duluth, died May 9, 2007. Arrangements pending. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.*
July 1, 1944 - May 7, 2007
Truman Savage of Flowery Branch, died Monday following a brief illness. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 770-967-5555.*
Marsha Jo Johnson, age 52, of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.*
Sally Lenore Sammon McKelvey, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Born December 4, 1937 in Winder, Georgia to Alvin and Mera Sammon, Sally was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Q. Sammon, Sr. She graduated in 1955 from Lawrenceville High School and attended Emory University. She was active in the revitalization of the streetscape for downtown Lawrenceville as a member of the Downtown Development Authority. Sally is survived by husband of fifty years, Victor A. McKelvey. Sally and Vic had three children one of which, Elizabeth McKelvey Jones preceded her in death. She is survived by son, Allen L. McKelvey, wife, Sharon, their three children, Joshua, Geoffrey, and Victoria; daughter, Lenore M. Boatright, husband, Cecil, their children, Grace and Mary; Randy & Elizabeth Jones' children, Michael and Bobby; brothers and sisters in law, Frank & Betty Ann Sammon, Carter & Peggy Sammon, and John Sammon and Nancy Norton; and special aunt, Grace Carter and cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11th, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Rev. Davis Chappell officiating. The ladies of the Thursday and Wednesday Bridge Clubs will serve as honorary escorts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550.
Donna Mae Stepp, age 60, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, May 7, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 12 Noon Thursday, May 10, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Moore will officiate. Ms. Stepp was retired from the shipping department at Avon in Suwanee and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by Children: Tina Stepp & Cy Jenkins, Cincinnati, OH, Roy F. McGregor, Jr, Lawrenceville; Brothers: Bobby Ray Reynolds, Hindman, KY, Tommy D. Reynolds, Randy W. Reynolds, Rex Reynolds, Ronnie Reynolds, C. V. Reynolds, all of Prestonsburg, KY, Danny Reynolds, Ypsilanti, MI, Billy J. Yonts, Prestonsburg, KY; Half-Sister: Shirley Clemons, Leburn, KY; Grandchildren: Jeremy A. Stepp, Brandi N. Stepp; several Nieces & Nephews. Flowers accepted or memorials to: American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Unit, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Ste. 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www. stewartfh.com .
Ann Elizabeth Brown, age 59 of Snellville, GA died May 8, 2007. She was the loving mother of 2 daughters, Jana Demos of Snellville, Tracy Hooks of Monroe; grandchildren, Kristi, Kelly, Jessie; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. Ms. Brown was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and was a 11 year survivor, which is very uncommon and describes the fighter she was and always an inspiration to others. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12 at 1pm at Tom M Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor Joe Davis officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 9pm at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770/979/3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Jack P. Owens, age 66 of Snellville, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Friday, May 11, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Ricky Walker, Floyd Henderson, Sr. & Karen Tanner will officiate. Burial Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. Mr. Owens was retired from A-Tow, Inc. as a wrecker driver and also worked for Pruitt Electrical, Henderson Transmission as a mechanic & National Engine. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Snellville and was preceded in death by his Daughter: Cassie Owens; Brothers: Jerry Owens, Eddie Owens & Joe Owens. Mr. Owens is survived by his Wife of 20 years: Diane Henderson Owens, Snellville; Children: Jackie Owens, Brandee Owens, Heather Owens, all of Atlanta, Erica Owens, Loganville; Brother & Sister-in-law: Ronald & Lois Owens, McDonough; Sisters & Brother-in-law: Ginger & Jerry Hendrix, Social Circle, Ora Lee Hulsey & Judy Owens, both of Stockbridge; 6 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces & Nephews. The family will receive friends from 10 AM - 9 PM Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com .
Mary Frances Williams, age 71, of Winder, GA, passed away May 8, 2007. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.*