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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER www.charlotte.com OBITUARY NOTICES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004 7 North Carolina CHERRYVILLE Mrs. Kathy Jean Turner Gales, 52, died January 13, 2004. Funeral 3pm Thursday, Bess Chapel UMC; burial, church cemestammers Visitation Funeral Home. Wednesday, 6-8pm, CHERRYVILLE Dollie Reynolds Black, 77, died January 12, 2004. Funeral Churchursday, Mt.

Zion Baptist church cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 5-7pm, Carpenters Funeral Home. CONCORD Mr. Melvin Lee "Skeet" Bowers, 67, died January 12, 2004. Graveside service is 11 AM Thursday at.

Visitation Salisbury is National Cemetery. 6-8 3 PM tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. CRAMERTON Jane Whitworth Bost, 77, formerly of Belmont, died January 13, 2004 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Bost Family.

CRAMERTON Luana L. Lowder Pearson, 59, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 3 Thursday at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont. Visitation 6-8 PM tonight at Carothers Funeral Home of Belmont.

Russell E. Blunt "Russ" DURHAM Coach Blunt, 95, longtime track coach of Hillside High School Durham, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Duke Medical Center in Durham. A memorial service for Coach Blunt will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside High School. His funeral will take place at 1 p.m.

Thursday at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC. You may email condolences to Scarborough Hargett Funeral Home is serving Coach Blunt's Family. 4 EDEN Welsford F. Bishopric, died January 11, 2004. Services have been changed to 2pm Thursday, Leaksville United Methodist Church.

Visitation Wednesday, 7- 9pm, Fair Funeral Home; other times, 408 Deer Path Drive. Grady F. Boyd, Jr. FAYETTEVILLE Mr. Boyd, 58, died January 8, 2004 at Duke Medical Center.

A full military service will be held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, at Hood AME Zion Church, with Reverend Hendley officiating. Interment will be in the Sand Hills State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 PM Wednesday. Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn T. Boyd of Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Kysha Y.

Uzzle of Charlotte; son, Noah Boykin of Key father, Grady F. Boyd, Sr. of Fayetteville; brother and sisterin-law, Robert and Willie M. Covington of Charlotte; niece, Michelle Covington of Charlotte; nephew, Robert Covington, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; aunt, Nellie Flanders of Charlotte; great uncle, George Mitchell of Charlotte; and four grandchildren.

Cunningham and Son Mortuary is serving the family. 4 GASTONIA Mr. Jesse "JK" Karroll Carpenter, 82, died January 13, 2004. Graveside service llam Thursday, Gaston Memorial Park; visitation Thursday, 10am, McLean Funeral Directors. GASTONIA Melissa Ann Martin, 32, died January 13, 2004 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. GASTONIA Helen Irene Hartgrove Mauney, 73, died January 13, 2004. Graveside service Thursday, Gaston Memorial Park; visitation Thursday, 11-12noon, Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel. GASTONIA John Thomas "Henry" Queen, 87, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 2pm Thursday, Hickory Grove Baptist; burial, Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation tonight, McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont. HAMLET Glenn Spivey, 79, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 11 AM Thursday at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet. Visitation is 7-9 PM tonight at the funeral home. Burial in Richmond Memorial Park.

HICKORY James Weston Finger, 66, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 2pm Thursday, Winklers Grove Baptist Church; burial, church cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, Bass-Smith Funeral Home. GASTONIA Ruby Graham Sanders, 79, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 1 PM Thursday at Howell Funeral Home.

Visitation is 7-9 PM tonight in the Magnolia Room of Howell Funeral Home. Dorothy M. Copeland Wilkes "Dot" GASTONIA Mrs. Wilkes, 74, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 12, 2004 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Union County, NC on February 10, 1929 and' was the daughter of the William Robert and Hessie Clark Medlin.

She worked for a number of years as a supervisor with Lance, Inc. and at the time of her death was a homemaker. She was a member of Lower Browns Creek Baptist Church, Burnsville, NC and attended Unity Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Those who knew her were touched by her grace, her love and her caring heart.

Survivors include her children, Richard D. Copeland of Matthews, NC, Phil and his wife, Lora Copeland, of Charlotte, NC, John R. "Scooter" Copeland Gastonia, NC, Janet L. Jenkins of Gastonia, NC: sisters, Nell Harrington of Monroe, NC, Betty Horne of Indian Trail, NC, June Baucom of Mint Hill, NC, and Sandy McCall of Cornelius, NC; six grandchildren, Michael, Lori, Bryan and his wife, Lori, Daniel, Ryan and Kassie; and one great grandchild, McKay. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 15, 2004 at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel.

Interment will be in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Ft. Mill, SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 14, 2004 from PM at the funeral home. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services, Pineville Chapel. An HICKORY Mr.

Herman Victor Long, 85, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM Thursday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home; visitation to follow. Private entombment at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. KANNAPOLIS Ms. Christy Rena' Moore, 23, died January 10, 2004.

Funeral is 2 PM Friday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Sunset Cemetery. Visitation PM Thursday at the funeral home. KANNAPOLIS Mrs. Margaret Miskelly Shepherd, 75, died January 12, 2004.

Funeral is 3 PM Thursday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation 1-3 PM Thursday at the funeral home. KINGS MOUNTAIN Glen Brown, II, 29, died January 11, 2004. The family, will receive friends from tonight at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel.

KING MOUNTAIN Mrs. Lillie Ethel Harris Gibson, 88, of Greensboro, formerly of Kings Mountain, died January 11, 2004. Funeral llam Wednesday, A.R. Kelsey Memorial Salisbury. J.W.

Gill Sons Funeral Home in charge. LENOIR Willie Joe Cook, 67, died January 13, 2004. Graveside service is 11 AM Thursday at Boone's Fork Community Center. Visitation is 9-10 AM Thursday at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, prior to the service. LENOIR Ms.

Sherry Noblitt Foran, 38, died January 11, 2004. Private family services will be held at a later date. Visitation is 6-8 PM tonight at, the home of Jewell Mahan. Westmoreland Funeral Home is in charge. LENOIR Vernon Woodrow Goforth, 90, died January 12, 2004.

Funeral is 11 AM Thursday at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Visitation PM tonight at Pendry's Funeral Home. LENOIR Robey Willard Murphy, 87, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 11 AM Thursday at St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Visitation is PM tonight at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home. LEXINGTON Mrs. Nellie Bly Walker Lanning, 97, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 2pm Wednesday, Second Reformed United Church of Christ; burial, Forest Hill Memorial Park. Piedmont Funeral Home in charge.

Marcelle F. Baucom MONROE Mrs. Baucom, 76, died January 13, 2004 at Hospice House, Monroe, NC. She was born in Rumelange, Luxembourg, and was preceded in death by her husband, Union County native Wade "John" Baucom. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2004 in the McEwen Colonial Chapel at 3:30 PM with visitation immediately before the service.

Entombment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Monroe, NC 28110. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is assisting the family of Mrs. Baucom.

An LEXINGTON Deborah (Debbie) Owens Michael, 51, died January 11, 2004. Funeral is 11 AM Wednesday at First Wesleyan Church. Interment in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, in charge. MCLEANSVILLE Mary Alice Gaskey Tucker, 79, died January 13, 2004.

Funeral is 11 AM Friday at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. Burial in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. Visitation PM Thursday at the funeral home. MOORESVILLE Helen Perkins Christy, died January 13, 2004. Funeral Thursday at Concord United Methodist.

Burial, Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Visitation tonight, Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. MOORESBORO Rev. Rufus "R.W." Whit Davis, 76, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 2pm Thursday, Heartbeat Ministries; burial, Elliott Memorial Baptist Church.

Visitation Wednesday, 6-8pm, Stamey Funeral Home. MOORESVILLE William Ross Patterson, 90, died January 13, 2004. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville. MORGANTON Eugene King, 72, died January 13, 2004. Memorial service 1pm, visitation 12 noon, Thursday, Sossoman's Colonial Chapel; burial, Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

NEWTON Nola "Ginger" Wallace, 75, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM Friday at Drum Funeral Home in Conover. Interment in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Hickory. Visitation 1-2 PM Friday at the funeral home. NEWTON Lorene Crisson Wilson, 82, died January 12, 2004.

Funeral 1pm Thursday, North Newton Baptist Church; burial, Catawba Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday, 6-8pm, Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover. Don Keith Wyke NORTH WILKESBORO Mr. Wyke, age 62, of Stony Brook Court, North Wilkesboro died Monday, January 12, 2004 at his home in Blowing Rock. A memorial service will be held Thursday 10:00 AM, January 15, 2004 at First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro with Dr.

N. Nelson Granade, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall at the church. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM in Mount Lawn Memorial Park in Boone.

Mr. Wyke was born June 13, 1941 in Watauga County to Frank and Jean Little Wyke. He was the grandson of Poly Carp and Jean Brown Wyke and was raised in Boone. Mr. Wyke was a graduate UNC Chapel Hill in 1964.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, where he served as a former chairman of the Building and Grounds and the Finance Committees. Mr. Wyke was a former member of the board of directors of the UNC Educational Foundation and a lifetime member of the UNC Alumni Association. He was past president of North Wilkesboro Optimist Club, North Wilkesboro PTA and Woodward PTA. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Lowe's Foods for 17 years.

Mr. Wyke was the of Wyke's Amoco in Wilkesboro, Mountain View Galaxy in Mountain View, Troutman Galaxy in Troutman and Market Basket Galaxy in Statesville. A brother, Bob Wyke preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Ala Sue McGuire Wyke of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ala Marinn Wyke and Scott Bengel of Charlotte, Amber Sue Wyke and John Peters of Greensboro, Donna Cosby Wyke and Matt Reid of Buffalo, NY; three brothers, Gene L. Wyke of Wrightsville Beach, James F.

Wyke of Doraville, GA, Rick Wyke of Morganton; and seven grandchildren, Chase Bengel, Copelyn Bengel, Emma Peters, Eliza Peters, Isabella Reid and Adelaide Reid. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Keith Wyke Scholarship Fund, Candace Clark, UNC Chapel Hill Development Office, Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. This scholarship will be designated to a deserving Western North Carolina student. The family will receive friends anytime at their home on Stony Brook Court in Lynnwoode Development. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro is in charge of the services.

4 OLD FORT Nina M. Greenlee, 96, passed away on January 12, 2004. Funeral is 11 AM Thursday at Siloam Presbyterian Church; visitation 10 AM. Interment in Siloam Cemetery. Westmoreland Funeral Home in charge.

PEACHLAND John Dempsey Vann, 12, died January 13, 2004. Funeral 2pm Friday, New Home Baptist Church; burial, church cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 7- Morgan Son Funeral Home. RUTHERFORDTON Louise Bristol Hatcher, 78, died January 13, 2004. Funeral 11am Thursday, First Baptist Church; burial, 1pm Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery, Nebo.

Visitation Wednesday, 5-7pm, McMahan's Funeral Home. SALISBURY Mr. Donnie Wayne Harwood, 56, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM Thursday at Grace Lowerstone United Church of Christ. Interment in church cemeVisitation 6-8 PM tonight at Powles Funeral Home.

SALISBURY Mr. James Redmond Winstead, 63, died January 13, 2004. Graveside service 2pm Thursday, Salisbury National Cemetery; visitation Thursday, Lyerly Funeral Home. SOUTHERN PINES Donald Murray "Pete" Buchholz, 86, died January 12, 2004. Visitation is 6-7 PM Friday at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines; service is 7 PM.

SOUTHERN PINES Ray Williams, 77, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 4pm Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church; burial, church cemetery. Boles Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements. STANLEY Mr. Johnnie Elwood McCarn, 70, died January 11, 2004.

Funeral is 2 PM Wednesday at Stanley First Freewill Baptist; visitation 12 PM. Entombment in Hillcrest Gardens. Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley in charge. Saundra Marlow Beacham STATESVILLE Mrs. Beacham, age 64, of 2909 Eastway Drive, Monday, January 12, 2004 at Iredell Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born January 30, 1939 in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late Charles J. and Ruth Elliott Marlow. She was a graduate of A.L. Brown High School, a member the ladies auxiliary of the V.F.W., was a member of Newell Baptist Church in Charlotte and prior to her retirement was a saleslady with both Belk and Spainhour department stores in Statesville. On September 23, 1956 she was married to Charles A.

Beacham, who survives of the home. Mrs. Beacham is also survived by three sons, Scott A. Meacham, Sr. and wife, Shelia, of Statesville, Jeffery A.

Beacham of Charlotte, and Charles A. Beacham, of Carson City, NV; three grandchildren, Jillian, Scott Allen, Jr. and Matthew Levi Beacham; one brother, Larry J. Marlow and wife, Sharon, of Concord. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday at Temple Baptist Church on Museum Road.

Officiating will be the Reverend Lonnie A. Wilson and the Reverend L. Todd Marlow. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will be at the residence, 2909 Eastway Drive, and will receive friends tonight from 7-8 PM at Reavis Funeral Home in Statesville.

Pallbearers will be James Childers, Trent Marlow, Jeff Johnson, Jack Jurney, Allan Collins and Drew Marlow. Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville, Inc. is serving the family of Mrs. Beacham. STATESVILLE Mr.

Thomas Allen Benfield, 50, died January 12, 2004. Funeral llam Thursday, Broad Street Church of Christ; burial, Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 7-9pm, Nicholson Funeral Home. STATESVILLE Mr. Francisco Ceron, 67, formerly of Columbia, South America, died January 11, 2004.

Funeral 2pm BunchJohnson Funeral Home; burial, Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation 5-8pm, at funeral home. TAYLORSVILLE Mrs. Ella Mae Harshaw Dula, 79, died January 10, 2004. Graveside service 2pm Hartland Memorial Park.

Ebony Funeral Service of Lenoir is assisting the Dula Family. VALDESE Olivia Powell Cobb, 75, died January 13, 2004. Funeral is 2:30 PM Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church; visitation 1 PM. Interment in Burke Memorial Park. Sossoman Funeral Home in charge.

VALDESE Mrs. Bertha Lail Cooper, 92, died January 12, 2004. Funeral 2pm, visitation 1pm, Wednesday, High Peak Baptist Church; burial, church cemetery. Heritage Funeral Service is entrusted with arrangements. Merrill Kenneth Witt WINSTON-SALEM Mr.

Witt, 79, died Sunday, January 11, 2004 after a recent illness. He was born in Surry County on March 23, 1924 to John and Elizabeth Witt. He was a life member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. He served with the 859th Bombardment Squadron, the 492nd Bombardment Group of the 8th Air Force World War II. He was duringed the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the EAME ribbon with 2.

Stars. He remained a VFW and Bronze, the 467 Bombardment Group (Heavy) Association Ltd. Following the completion of his military service, he returned to Pilot Mountain, NC, and married Lolene Montgomery in 1945. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage. She preceded him in death in 1995.

A sister, Harriett Rees, also preceded him in death. Survivors are his daughter, Sandy W. Dickinson and husband Charlie of Charlotte; one granddaughter, Stacie D. Simmons and husband Jason of Greensboro; a grandson, Carter Dickinson of Wilmington; two brothers, John Witt and Wilbur Witt; and two sisters, Stella Chrismon of Gibsonville and Alma Richards of Baton Rouge, LA. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in Crestview Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 3733 Ogburn Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Vogler Sons Reynolda Road Chapel, is serving the family. 4a WALLACE Mrs. Sara Price Wells, 82, died January 12, 2004.

Funeral is 2 PM Saturday at Rockfish Presbyterian Church. Interment in Rockfish Cemetery. Padgett Funeral Home of Wallace is serving the family. Carrie Starnes Simpson WAXHAW Mrs. Simpson, age 97, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at her residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15, at Unity AR Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, SC, officiated by Dr. Guy Smith and Reverend Thomas McLean. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

at Davis Funeral Service, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe. Mrs. Simpson was born in Union County, North Carolina, on November 25, 1906. She was married to the late Theron Hoil Simpson and was the daughter of the late Judge Washington Starnes and Sally Crow Starnes. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Allene Melton and Eula Mae Simpson.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Stewart Circle of 78 Unity AR and a Presbyterian charter Church member for. years the Waxhaw Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Wilson of Waxhaw; two grandchildren, Steven Wilson of Waxhaw and Beth W. Blythe and husband, Perry, of Mineral Springs; four great grandchildren, Leah Beth Wilson Zachary Wilson of Monroe, and Alexandra Blythe and Samantha Blythe, both of Mineral Springs.

Memorials may be made to Unity AR Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 3495 Unity Church Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Simpson. 40 WAXHAW Mrs. Emma Lee Stone, 67, died January 10, 2004.

Service was held at Independent Bible Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Sister, Lena Pearson of Boomer, NC, survives. Heritage Funeral Home in charge. South Carolina AIKEN Elliott Matthew Robbins, 52, died January 9, 2004. Visitation at 1278 Little Star Road, Manning, SC.

Samuels Funeral Home of Manning, SC is serving the family. BLACKSTOCK Mrs. Odessa Catoe Cornwell, 92, died January 10, 2004. Funeral 2pm Friday, Barron Funeral Home; burial, Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 6-8pm, at the funeral home.

CHERAW Bessie M. Dogans, 74, died January 10, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM today at the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw. Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw is in charge of arrangements. CHESTERFIELD Roberta McFarlin, 83, died January 12, 2004.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home of Chesterfield. KERSHAW Mr. Harold Thomas Lwery, 82, died Janaury 13, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM Friday at Buffalo Baptist Church. Interment in church cemetery.

Visitation 6-8 PM Thursday at Baker Funeral Home. KERSHAW Mr. James Daniel "Sonny Boy" Young, 62, died January 12, 2004. Memorial service 4pm Friday, Cauthen Funeral Home Chapel; visitation Friday, 5-6pm, at the funeral home. LANCASTER Mr.

Ward Hopkins Harris, 75, died January 12, 2004. Funeral is 2 PM Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment in Lancaster Memorial Park. Visitation 6-8 PM Thursday at Hartley Funeral Home. YORK Roy Edward Miskelly, 76, died January 10, 2004.

Funeral 3pm, visitation 2pm, Wednesday, Trinity United Methodist Church; burial, Lakeview Memory Gardens. Bratton Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Other States died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 in Roswell, GA. She was a native of Colon, Panama, was a former resident of St. Simons Island until her move to Cornelia, GA over four years ago.

She was a member of Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarksville and a former member of Christ Church of St. Simons Island. Graveside services were Saturday in Christ Churchyard Cemetery on St. Simons Island with Rev. Douglas Renegar officiating.

Mrs. Beall is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy John Elliot of Charlotte, Leslie and Warner Hunnicutt of Clarksville; son and n-law, John and Sandy Alpharetta, GA; daughter sister, Jeanne Truitt of Tampa, FL; six grandchildren, Drew Elliot of Washington, DC, Dabney Estile and Sheldon Currier, both of Charlotte, Shannon Beall of Alpharetta, and Clayton Hunnicutt and Bryan Hunnicutt, both of Clarksville; a great granddaughter, Bladen Beall Currier; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwin Beall, a sister, Zelda Gassburn, and a brother, Maurice Eggleston. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Edo Miller Sons Funeral Home of Brunswick, GA, served the Beall Family.

4a Irene Eggleston Beall CORNELIA, GA Mrs. Beall, 78, Roselyn Fairley MONROE, GA Mrs. Fairley, age 92, died Sunday, January 11, 2004. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 16th at Belmont Abbey, Belmont, NC.

Rev. Raymond J. Geyer, O.S.B. will officiate. A member of St.

Annas Catholic Church, Charlotte, Mrs. Fairley is survived by her children, Mary and Rod Hammond of Monroe, GA, Jim and Phyllis. Fairley of New Smyrna FL; grandchildren, Mark Hammond of Bethlehem, GA, Tina Ames of Dacula, GA, Matthew Fairley and Daniel Fairley; great grandchildren, Cody Ames, Kayla Ames, and Corey Ames. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Unit, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Tom Tim Brewer Stewart Road, Funeral Loganville, Home, GA, 670 770-466-1544, is serving the Fairly Family.

4 In Memoriam IN MEMORY OF Mary Alice Black Davis Although you're gone, your spirit lives on in all that you touched. We thank God for the wonderful years and the memories we shared. You are missed by all of us. Love, Lawrence, Earl, LaVerne, Audrey, Carl, Laura, Chris, Jennifer "I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3 NIV Grandma, We Love You! All your grandchildren and great grandchildren IN MEMORY OF Dorothy McFarland Last year this time, God called you home. Your loved ones miss you now that you're gone.

know you're enjoying your new home. You are with God, so you're never alone. Love, Robert McFarland, Jr, Robert III, Mom, Dad, Sisters and Brothers, God Parents, Mr. Mrs. James McGill Post condolences you see this symbol in published obituaries.

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