Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A celebration of Mrs. Shearer's life is planned at Life Church International in Duluth Wednesday, April 24.
Tuesday, April 23
A memorial service is planned for Paula Nelson Shearer, 44, of Duluth on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Life Church International. Mrs. Shearer, the wife of Duluth City Manager Tim Shearer, passed away April 20 after a lengthy fight against cancer. She is survived by her husband and three children, Jordan Shearer, Nathan Shearer and Daniel Shearer, all of Duluth; parents, Dennis and Kay Nelson of Duluth; sister and brother-in-law, Krista and Derek Metro of Flowery Branch; and brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Eli Nelson of Copperopolis, CA. Life Church International is located at 4830 River Green Parkway, Suite 200, in Duluth. Minister Derek Metro will officiate at Mrs. Shearer’s service. Funeral arrangements were handled by Flanigan…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Memorial Service planned for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Duluth First United Methodist Church.
Thursday, February 28
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Duluth First United Methodist Church for Sharon Abner, who served as the church’s Facilities Coordinator. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. She passed away Feb. 25 from complications after a recent fall at her home. Mrs. Abner began working at Duluth First United Methodist Church as a teacher and assistant director of the Christian Beginnings Pre-school 30 years ago. She then took on the job of church custodian, eventually becoming Facilities Coordinator. A maintenance fund established this past year to cover major items that needed repair or replacement not included in the normal church operating budget will now be known as the Sharon Abner Maintenance Fund…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Visitation scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home.
Friday, February 8
Michael Scott Hudgens, 64, of Duluth, a philanthropist and son of the late Gwinnett developer Scott Hudgens Jr., passed away Feb. 6. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross/Peachtree Corners. Mr. Hudgens attended the University of Georgia and was a retired U.S. Army Veteran. He enjoyed his family, being with friends and working on the family farm, where he spent most of his time. An avid NASCAR fan, he also enjoyed spending time at his home on the lake. Mr. Hudgens was preceded in death by his father; his brother, Mark R. Hudgens; and sister, Marcia Duggan. He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Hudgens of Duluth; brother…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The co-founder, co-chairman and co-executive director of Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. A reception and funeral service are scheduled at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta Saturday.
Thursday, January 24
William (Bill) N. Todd Sr., co-founder, co-chairman and co-executive director of Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, will be remembered at a reception at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Todd passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 22. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 1580 Peachtree St. NW. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive SW, in Atlanta. Todd was born in Sandersville, GA. After his graduation from Emory University in 1952, where he was a member of the Emory Glee Club and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he served a two-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. He walked rice patties in Korea with his fellow soldiers in an effort to …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After a months-long battle, Hannah Rinehart died Wednesday morning at 4:15.
Hannah Rinehart, wife of South Gwinnett math teacher Mark Rinehart, passed away Wednesday morning (Sept. 5) at 4:15 a.m. "She is celebrating," Mark wrote on a Facebook page in her honor, "and I am thankful for God allowing me to have the privilege of being her husband while she was here on this Earth. Family was present, and when Hannah was ready to go, she left quickly." Hannah, 32, was a patient care technician in DeKalb County. She and Mark lived in Decatur. She contracted a bacterial infection the last weekend of June which resulted in blood poisoning. Complications led to the amputations of both hands and feet, but the biggest challenge was fluid in her lungs. Yesterday, doctors told the family that she was very, very tired. "Thank …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A former Norcross High School graduate and Gwinnett County Commission board member, Mr. Ferguson died on June 24.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
C. Scott Ferguson, 61, of Suwanee, GA, died June 24, 2012. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 PM at Duluth First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Ferguson was a graduate of Norcross High School and previously attended Georgia State University. Before retiring, he owned and operated W.H. Ferguson & Sons in Norcross. Mr. Ferguson was former president of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and former board member of the Gwinnett County Commission. He served on the Executive Board of the Dartha B. Ferguson Foundation where all monies benefit Ferguson …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Around a hundred guests attended the funeral for the suspect and two of the victims from last week's spa shooting.
Around a hundred guests paid their respects at a funeral Sunday to remember those who died in last week's spa shooting in Norcross. The funeral for Tae Yol Kim, Kum Suk Kim and Jeong Soo Paek, three of the five people who died in Tuesday's murder-suicide, was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lee's Funeral Home in Decatur. The funeral for the other two victims, Kum Hi Song and Byong Ok Kang, took place Saturday at the same location. Police say Paek fatally shot his two sisters and their husbands the evening of Feb. 21 at Su Jung Health Sauna in Norcross, then shot himself, according to police reports. The Korean-English service was led by the Rev. Dr. Daniel Nan Yong Choe from Dallas, where many family members had lived. Family and friends recalled…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Appearance by Gingrich at Collins Hill High open to registered voters in line by 10 a.m. for 11:30 a.m. event.
Herman Cain, the Atlanta-based Republican who ended his presidential bid in December, will appear with Newt Gingrich at Gingrich's campaign appearance Saturday (Feb. 18) in Suwanee. Cain threw his support behind Gingrich in January. The Suwanee event will be at at 11:30 a.m. The event will be open to the public. "(Gingrich) is eager to see good conservatives in Gwinnett," said Susan Meyers, Gingrich's Southeast communications director. "Gwinnett is a strong base of support for his campaign." To participate in the precinct meeting Saturday, however, one must be a registered voter and get in line before 10 a.m. Gingrich's appearance in his former home state comes as the March 6 primary is nearing, and 10 other states are scheduled to hold …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Donald "Scott" Wills
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The family of the late Donald Scott Wills of Duluth will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Bill Head Funeral Home Chapel in Duluth. Wills, 51, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech, died peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 2. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, and also on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Monday service will occur at 3 p.m. at Duluth First United Methodist, 3208 Duluth Hwy. 120. Tuesday’s service will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Monica, 1700 Buford Hwy. The family will receive guests after the Mass in the church hall. Wills joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1991. He earned his B.S. in physics from Georgia Tech and his S.M., E.E., and Sc.D. in …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Funeral services scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Duluth First United Methodist Church.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Funeral services for Rita Denise Jones Westbrook, 56, a beloved member of the Duluth community, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Duluth First United Methodist Church followed by a graveside service at the Duluth Church Cemetery. Officiating at her services will be Dr. Tommy Green, Rev. C. Kay Fuino, and Mrs. Kathryn Willis. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Duluth Chapel of Bill Head Funeral Home. Westbrook tragically died in a traffic accident June 21. She graduated from Duluth High School, attended the University of Georgia, and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Dental Hygiene Program. She practiced dental hygiene for more …