Cecil Heard age 84 of Buford passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Friday, January 23 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory. Dr. Charles Walls, Rev. Steve Barnum and Rev. Duke Forrester will officiate. Cecil is survived by his wife of 62 years Vautie Heard; children- Wayne and Karen Heard, of Auburn, GA; Paula and Tony Mitchell, of Canton, GA; Patti and John Page, of Robbinsville, NC; Gina and Alan Durant, of Waynesboro, GA; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. Cecil was born in Gwinnett County and a member of New Prospect United Methodist Church in Buford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Prospect United Methodist Church, 2018 Buford Dam Road, Buford, Georgia 30518 in Cecil Heard's name. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 22, from 4 to 9 P.M. at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Georgia 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guestbook at www.stewartfh.com.