December 22, 2011
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Mr. Dan Pirkle, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Pirkle, Jr. and Jewell Brogdon Pirkle; daughter Ginger Pirkle; and brother Donald Pirkle. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat Taylor Pirkle, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law Deborah Pirkle and husband Robert Clark, Duluth, GA, Beth and Wayne Samples, Cumming, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Toni Pirkle, Winder, GA; grandchildren, Hollie Bryson and Ryan Handschub, Juli and Patrick Adamson, Heather Landers and Shane Winters, Torrie and Dan Souther, Barbara and Kurt Osgood; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Varnell Rucker, Crabapple, GA, Virginia and Martin Keller, Jasper, GA; aunts, Montie Brogdon Thompson, Buford, GA, Lula Mae Pirkle, Buford, GA, and Judy Pirkle, Buford, GA; many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Pirkle was born June 6, 1935 in Buford, GA. He was a lifetime resident of Buford, GA, the town he loved. He was a 1953 graduate of Buford High School and was a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran with honorable discharge. He was a member of the Buford Housing Authority for nineteen years and was retired from Gwinnett County Water System. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church since 1947. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Reverend Wayne Johnson and Reverend Sondra Jones officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Buford First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 329, Buford, GA 30518 or Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Dan Pirkle. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.
Golden "Goldie" E. Brooks, age 84 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Mickey Oliver will officiate. Burial Loganvile Memorial Gardens. A member of New Testament Baptist Church in Loganville, Mr. Brooks was a retired truck driver for Roadway Express, was an Air Force Veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Brooks, son-in-law, Boyce Pruitt and sister, Jeanette Moon. Mr. Brooks is survived by: Wife: Helen Stevens Brooks, Loganville; Children: Veneta Brooks Pruitt, Buford; Scott & Lana Brooks; Brother: Gene Brooks; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Lawrence & Florence Stevens, all of Loganville; Grandchildren: Sonny & Morgan Pruitt, Jesse & Kia Pruitt, Will Pruitt, Lindsey & Daniel Haywood, Stuart & Genevieve Brooks, Heather & John Ferguson, Ryan Brooks and fiancee' Lin Wagner, Brittney Brooks & fiance` James Shotwell; Great Grandchildren: Ethan, Taylor, Avery, Peyton, Braelyn, Walker, Waylan, Lauralie, Raylan, Nick, Chance & Avery; Several Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Testament Baptist Church Building Fund, 2165 Broadnax Mill Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. Family will receive friends from 1-2PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052. 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com
Clyde W. Poole, 89, of Duluth, GA, died November 8, 2011. The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. A private burial will follow at Big Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Canton, GA. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9th, at the funeral home. Mr. Poole was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II, a member of the Pioneers (Bellsouth), and member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church and First Christian Church of Lawrenceville. He retired from Bellsouth where he worked as a lineman after 32 years of service. Preceded in death by son, Jack Poole and sister, Helen Goodman, he is survived by his wife, Fannie J. Poole; daughter, Glinda (Jim) Bailey; brother, Lamar (Charlotte) Poole; sister, Ernestine Sosebee; grandchildren, Kim (Alan) Hopkins and Kacy (John) Freeman; and four great-grandchildren, Avery and Hailey Hopkins and Ella and Jack Freeman. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, (404) 785-7312. 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.
Mr. Fred S. Hoefer Jr., age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Betty Hoefer, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Robert Heaton, Piedmont, SC, Jane and Mike Grabusky, Sugar Hill, GA and Judy Clemmons, Jacksonville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Fred S. Hoefer III and wife, Kim Hoefer, Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren, Erika Howell, Lindsay Hoefer, Matthew Stone and Amanda Clemmons; two great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Toni Hoefer, Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Hoefer was born July 28, 1923 in Ithaca, NY. He was a 1942 graduate of Morristown High School in Morristown, NJ and a 1948 graduate of Cornell University where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the 104 Infantry Timber Wolf Division. He retired from Cornell University in 1976 and retired in 1986 as a Director of Food Services in Oconee County, SC. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 with Father Eric Hill serving as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Muscular Dystrophy Association in memory of Fred S. Hoefer Jr. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.
Royce Lee Brandon, age 94, of Lilburn, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Rev. Rob Burdette and Mr. Lindsey Smith officiating. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth. A native of Griffin, GA, Mr. Brandon was retired from Georgia Tech University. He was a Major in the U.S. Air Force, was a veteran of WWII, and was a member and deacon at Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucile Martin Brandon of Lilburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Susie & Larry Myers of Daphne, AL and Rikki & Robert Johnston of Acworth; 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; step-daughters, Sue & Keith Hix of Lilburn and Joann Staples of Texas; 4 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren and 2 step-great great grandchildren. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726
William Gordon Bell, Jr. age 85 passed away October 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Frances Janette Bell, daughters and sons in law Carolyn and Mike Millen, Sandra and Mike Ruffing and his only granddaughter, Elizabeth Ruffing. Gordon enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country on the U.S.S. Rolette during WWII. Gordon was a deacon who faithfully served God at Columbia Drive Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. He worked at Sears in various capacities for 46 years. Gordon was an avid runner in his earlier years, a golfer after retirement, and an enthusiastic Georgia Bulldog football fan throughout his life. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday October 26, 2011 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made in his name to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or First Baptist of Lawrenceville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com
Clarence Harold Porter, age 76 of Loganville, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday, October 23, 2011. Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson. Rev. Tim Brogan and Rev. Mixon Cowart will officiate. Mr. Porter was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Russell Lee Porter and brothers, Clyde Dewitt Porter, James Royce Porter, Earnest Ray Porter, Russell Eugene Porter and sisters Judith Katherine Crowe, Addie Ruth Peavey, & Avis Mardell Whitley. He is survived by his Sisters: Evelyn P. Boyett, Statham; Marjorie Lois Holbrook, Loganville; Doris Montrillau Spain, Grayson; Shirley Frances Roebuck, Buford; Brother: Raleigh Lee Porter, Loganville; many Nieces & Nephews. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson and served as a deacon & usher there. He served in the U.S. Army & the GA. National Guard in the 878th Combat Engineer Battalion. Mr. Porter worked for the United Wholesale Druggist, Inc. for 20 years & was self-employed for 20 years as a residential & commerical painter. He loved his church & church family. Mr. Porter loved his parents, brothers & sisters very much & tried to be there to help during difficult times. Flowers accepted or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Chestnut Grove Baptist Church of Grayson, GA. for the up keep of the cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com