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Bill E. Comozzie

June 21, 1931-May 20, 2006

Bill E. Comozzie, 74, of Sugar Hill died Saturday.

A native of California, he was a retired manager for Mitchell Motors automobile dealership and graduated from Tulsa Central High School. He was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church and also attended Midway United Methodist Church, Alpharetta. He was preceded in death by his son, David Allen Comozzie.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Taylor Comozzie, Sugar Hill; daughters, Kim Harrison, Cumming, and Nancy Boore, Girard, Kan.; son, Rod Comozzie, Cumming; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, at Midway United Methodist Church. The Rev. Calvin Haney will officiate.

Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Glaucoma Research Foundation, 490 Post St., Suite 830, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Marilyn Johnson Davis

April 22, 1937-May 23, 2006

Marilyn Johnson Davis, 69, of Mount Airy died Tuesday at her residence following an extended illness.

A native of Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Knox and Emma King Johnson. She retired as a caseworker for the Department of Family and Children Services, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She also was preceded in death by her brother, John D. Johnson; and a stepgrandson.

Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Davis, Mount Airy; daughters, Lisa Holbrook Oliver, Mount Airy, and Karen Holbrook Webb, Hollywood; son, Jeffrey L. Holbrook, Clarkesville; stepdaughter, Deborah McPherson, Clarkesville; stepson, Ted Davis, Tallapoosa; brother, Daniel L. Johnson, Dawsonville; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion and the Rev. Robbie Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park.

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

The Rev. Buford Robert Duckworth

Oct. 16, 1923-May 23, 2006

The Rev. Buford Robert Duckworth, 82, of Cleveland died Tuesday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

A native of Union, he was the son of the late Steve and Ellen "Eller" Duckworth. He served the Civilian Conservation Corps, was a member of Mount Airy Baptist Church and also pastored several area churches. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie; second wife, Edna; sons, Troy and Robert Duckworth; and daughter, Regina Buffington.

Survivors include his daughters, Retha Mae Collins and Shirl Herr, both of Cleveland, Ellen Cagle, Clermont, and Donna Lovell, Jefferson; son, Stanley Steve Duckworth, Cleveland; one stepson; five stepdaughters; brother, Carlos Duckworth, Blairsville; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Old Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Souther, the Rev. Guy Wayne Shook and the Rev. Charles Neal will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Angelina Letteri

Died May 23, 2006

Angelina Letteri, 91, of Sugar Hill died Tuesday.

Complete arrangements will be announced by Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford.

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Margaret Elizabeth McCay

Died May 22, 2006

Margaret Elizabeth McCay, 67, of Flowery Branch died Monday at her residence following an extended illness.

A native of Los Angeles, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Milsap Spears. She was a homemaker and member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Boyd McCay, Flowery Branch; sons, David McCay and John McCay, both of Clarkesville; daughters, Stephanie Nunnally, Clarkesville, Melinda Couch and Melissa Frazier, both of Chestnut Mountain; sister, Peggy Tipton, Clarkesville; brother, Johnny Spears, Los Angeles; and 11 grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Grizzle will officiate. Burial will be in Yonah View Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Felton R. Putman

Died May 23, 2006

Felton R. Putman, 89, of Gainesville died Tuesday.

He retired from Southern Bell and was a member of American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post No. 7 and First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Jimmy Putman, Gainesville; and daughter, Jane Redmon, Gainesville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Fields will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Paul E. Bolding Post No. 7 or to Third Century Campaign Building Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville, GA 30501.

Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

James Monroe Rea

Oct. 17, 1931-May 22, 2006

James Monroe Rea, 74, of Clarkesville died Monday.

A native of Macon County, Ala., he was the son of the late Paul and Alma Rea. He served as mayor of Notasulga, Ala., for four years. He also graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and later owned his own law firm. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a Mason and a member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Judy G. Lovell; daughter, Kelly Ann Rea; son, Paul Virgil Rea; and sister, Gloria Rea Reynolds, Birmingham, Ala..

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Dr. Jerome Smith and the Rev. Grady Walden will officiate. Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Batesville.

Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Gary Lamar Seabolt

Died May 21, 2006

Gary Lamar Seabolt, 47, of Gainesville died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

A native of Hall County, he was the son of Ruby Marilyn Barrett Seabolt and the late Arvin Lamar Seabolt. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Ann Coggins Seabolt, and sons, Nicholas Lamar Seabolt and Jason Allen Seabolt.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his sons, Nathan Lamar Seabolt, Gary Fredrick Seabolt and Michael Bennett, all of Gainesville; daughter, Ashley Bennett, Gainesville; and sister, Sherri Melinda Seabolt-Campbell, Gainesville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Curfew Smith Jr.

Died May 21, 2006

Curfew Smith Jr., 56, of Gainesville died Sunday at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta.

A native of Jackson County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and Curfew Smith Sr.; and three sisters.

Survivors include his sisters, Gwendolyn Stephens, Mary Warren and Janice Granger, all of Gainesville; and brothers, Jimmy Smith, Kenneth Smith and Ronald Smith, all of Gainesville, and Charlie Henry Smith, New York.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The Rev. Marcus Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.

Greenlee's Funeral Home Inc., Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Janet Faye Stowers

Died May 5, 2006

Janet Faye Stowers, 41, of Clermont died Friday, May 5, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Hall County, she worked for Wal-Mart and was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Ruby Nell Dispain, Clermont; daughters, Kayleigh Faye Pinion, Gainesville, and Kelsey Faith Stowers, Clermont; sisters, Teresa Jane Gee, Pendergrass, Lesa June Williams, Oakwood, and Mirinda Gay Price, Cleveland; stepson, Kevin Stowers, Oakwood; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Christian Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Ellis and the Rev. Chris Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for the children.

Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Lois P. Welch

Died May 23, 2006

Lois P. Welch, 86, of Oakwood died Tuesday at Peachtree Plantation Nursing Home following an extended illness.

A native of Hall County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Payne and Alice Bowen Payne. She was of the Baptist faith. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Welch.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Chaplain Vincent Bottoms will officiate.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Samuel Whelchel

Oct. 20, 1938-May 21, 2006

Samuel Whelchel, 67, of Gainesville died Sunday at Elbert Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.

A native of Lumpkin County, he was the son of Ruby Whelchel and the late Dennis Dock Whelchel. He attended Hickory Grove Church School.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his sister, Sylvia Earls, Gainesville, and Dorothy Whelchel, Dahlonega.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Hickory Grove Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Young's Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., May 24, 2006

Originally published Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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