Charles Major Waits, 75, of Jefferson, GA, formerly of Norcross, GA; passed away February 26, 2011. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1st, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, February 28th, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Waits lived in Norcross most of his life and retired from Howard Brothers Hardware with 31 years of service. He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patty White Waits. Mr. Waits is survived by his wife Joanne Giles Waits of Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, DeDe and Joe Weldon of Shiloh; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Terrie Grice Waits of Jefferson, Mike and Alison Waits of Winder, Cale and Renee Ray of Alpharetta and Keith and Suzanne Ray of Alpharetta; sisters, Helen Crowell of Norcross, and Nancy Lord of Norcross; ten grandchildren; In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Winder Building Fund, 625 Jefferson Hwy, Winder, Ga 30680; or Norcross First Baptist Church Building Fund, 706 N. Peachtree St. Norcross, Ga 30071. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com . Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.