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Azalee Herring

May 25, 1933-July 16, 2006

Azalee Herring, 73, of Commerce died Sunday at Banks-Jackson-Commerce Nursing Home.

Born in Madison County to the late Lizzie Mae Hood Cox and John Edgar Cox, she retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Will Herring Sr.

Survivors include her sons, Will Herring Jr. and Johnny Herring, both of Commerce; daughters, Lizzie McLeroy, Athens, Paulette Herring, Commerce, and Peggy Strickland, Gainesville; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Wilson, the Rev. Chance Strickland, and the Rev. Will Herring Jr. will officiate.

Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Gary Hopper

Jan. 26, 1957-July 14, 2006

Gary Hopper, 49, of Clarkesville died Friday at his residence.

Born in Habersham County to Juanita Sowers Parris of Ellijay and the late Paul Hopper, he was a tree surgeon and a member of New Liberty United Methodist Church. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Leroy Hopper.

Survivors, other than his mother, include his wife, Mary Sue Whitfield Hopper, Clarkesville; daughter, Marie Mincey, Virginia; stepdaughter, Greta Turk, Cleveland; sons, Curtis Mincey, Clarkesville, and Chris Hopper, Dawsonville; stepsons, Scott Wooten and James Wooten, both of Clarkesville; sisters, Brenda Gail Dover, Clarkesville, and Judy Worley and Joan Burch, both of Cornelia, Teresa Norwood, Blairsville, Melody Colbert, Blue Ridge, and Glynda Crooke, Ellijay; and five stepgrandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Martha Jane Jahn

Died July 17, 2006

Martha Jane Jahn, 79, of Gainesville died Monday at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim Carr, Cumming; brother, Alan Voges, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; sisters, Jeannine Allen and Marilyn Brown, both of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn. The Rev. Charles Blackstock will officiate.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

William Leroy Kinney

Died July 16, 2006

William Leroy Kinney, 94, of Braselton died Sunday.

Born in Jackson County to the late Herschel and Margie Cruce Kinney, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze Star and two Air Force Commendation Medals. He also was a director of Jackson County Farm Bureau and assistant general manager for Stone Mountain Park. He was a member of Rockwell Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars . He also was a member of Zion Baptist Church. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth E. Kinney.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Ballew Odom Kinney, Braselton; stepdaughter, Arnette Zaleski, Spring, Texas; stepson, Crawford Odom, Pensacola, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at New Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike Phillips and the Rev. Don Leaptrott will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 2001 Cherry Drive, Braselton, GA 30517.

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Benjamin William Allen Lloyd

July 17, 1995-July 14, 2006

Benjamin William Allen Lloyd, 10, of Gainesville died Friday.

Born in Salinas, Calif., he was in third grade at Lanier Elementary School and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother and father, Don O. and Angela M. Lloyd, Gainesville; brothers, Nicholas Lawless and Howard, Sam and Stephen Lloyd; sisters, Dominique, Cindy and Caroline Lloyd; and four grandparents.

The family received friends Monday at the funeral home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Lafayette Memorial Park West, Lafayette, N.C. Bishop Thomas Thompson will officiate.

Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Earl Pharr McConnell III

Jan. 19, 1954-July 17, 2006

Earl Pharr McConnell III, 52, of Gainesville died Monday at the Lanier Park campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Dallas, Texas, he was a salesman.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara McConnell; sister, Patricia Ann Mills; and brother, David Matthew McConnell.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, in Texas.

Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Kathleen McKee

Died July 16, 2006

Kathleen McKee, 70, of Oxford died Sunday.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Jake McKee; daughter, Melinda Knight, Oxford; brothers, Willie Taylor, Brunswick, Dennis Taylor, Monticello, and Ray Taylor, Loganville; sisters, Clara Taylor, Pikeville, Tenn., and Joyce Dodd, Buford; and four grandchildren.

Complete arrangements will be announced by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Buford.

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Marilee Peters

Aug. 15, 1938-July 16, 2006

Marilee Peters, 67, of Gainesville died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Edward J. Bachman and Mary Ann Bennett Bachman, she was an office manager for Blue Ridge Dental Group and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son, Steven Peters, Gainesville; daughter, Robin R. Nixon, Manchester, N.H., and Teresa Fowler, Gainesville; brother, Donald Green, Oriville, Calif.; sister, Michelle Phillips, San Fernando, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Hopewell United Methodist Church. Dr. Susan Taylor will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4723 Hopewell Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

June Elaine Ramos-Ruelas

June 13, 1959-July 16, 2006

June Elaine Ramos-Ruelas, 47, of Athens died Sunday at her residence.

Born in Jackson County to the late Ruth Baker Elrod and Ervin Elrod, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Robert Simmons, Athens; daughters, Brandy Simmons, Athens; brothers, Chris Elrod, Commerce, Davy Elrod, South Carolina, Dennis Elrod and Bamm Bamm Elrod, both of Homer, and Branham Elrod, Athens; sisters, Ann Smith, Baldwin, Barbara Clark, Clarkesville, Sandra Willis, Homer, and Katina Elrod, Commerce; and three grandchildren.

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

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Gailey will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Flat United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lula.

Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Jean Yves James Sharp

Died July 17, 2006

Jean Yves James Sharp, 85, of Cleveland died Monday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Reynoldsville, Pa., to the late George W. and Carmen LeBras Sharp, he was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He worked for Western Electric and also was a member of Masonic Lodge Temple, Lockborne Lodge No. 232, Canal Winchester, Ohio. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Matheny Sharp.

Survivors include his wife, Opal W. Sharp, Cleveland; son, James Sharp, Occidental, Calif.; daughter, Myra Burdette, The Villages, Fla.; stepchildren, Gail Weller and Pat Pruitt, both of Lawrenceville, and John Massey, Nicholson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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, July 20, 2006, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Matheny will officiate. Burial will be in Yonah View Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Boyd "Jess" Standridge Jr.

Died July 17, 2006

Boyd "Jess" Standridge Jr., 77, of Clermont died Monday at a private nursing home following an extended illness.

Complete arrangements will be announced by Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Roman Trejos

Died July 16, 2006

Roman Trejos, 18, of Cleveland died Sunday in Oconee, S.C.

Complete arrangements will be announced by Alexander's Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland.

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Esther Brewer Weese

Jan. 13, 1916-July 17, 2006

Esther Brewer Weese, 90, of Clarkesville died Monday at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta following an extended illness.

Born in Banks County to the late Buford and Dollie Greenway Brewer, she was a homemaker and member of Hollywood Baptist Church. She also was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. "Bill" Weese; son, Wallace Weese; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Twana Saunders, Sugar Hill, and Patti Duke, Harlem; son, William Larry Weese, Clarkesville; sisters, Jessie Fountain, Palmetto, Nell Clark, Douglasville, and Betty Jo Adamson, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home. The Rev. Lisa Graves and the Rev. Bobby Renew will officiate. Burial will be in Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery.

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Frazier Dee Worley

May 15, 1920-July 17, 2006

Frazier Dee Worley, 86, of Demorest died Monday at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Habersham County to the late William Wooten and Ola Belle James Worley, he was a railroad employee and was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include his sister, Necie Lealer Lois Worley Shirley.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Springway Baptist Church Cemetery, Gainesville. The Rev. John Umberhant will officiate.

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 18, 2006

Originally published Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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