Mr. David W. Hortman, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. His parents, Horace and Susie Hortman, preceded him in death. He is survived by: wife of twenty-seven years, Joy Smith Hortman, Buford, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Yvette and Colin Arthur, Colorado; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Elaine Hortman, Flowery Branch, GA and Wandell and Trish Hortman, Flowery Branch, GA; six grandchildren, Casey, Michael, Jake, Rachel, Ben and Mathew; one great grandson, James Chandler Hortman; sister, Carolyn Everett, Doerun, GA; brothers and sister-in-law, James Hortman, Doerun, GA; Glenn and Sandra Hortman, Doerun, GA; brother-in-law, Earl Fletcher, Sylvester, GA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James Thomas and Dorothy Pass Smith, Carnesville, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Robbin Smith, Flowery Branch, GA and David and Jane Smith, Flowery Branch, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Hortman was born March 9, 1940 in Colquitt County, GA. He was a 1957 graduate of Doerun High School in Doerun, GA and he attended Abraham Baldwin College. He was owner of Buford Auto Machine Shop. He was a mason and a member of the Buford Masonic Lodge No. 292 F. & A.M. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Buford, GA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Garner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be a reception following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3219 Bethlehem Church Road, Buford, GA 30518 in memory of David Hortman. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.