obituaries

(Mickey) Floyd Michael Hamilton

(Mickey) Floyd Michael Hamilton passed away Monday, June 9, 2003.

Born Jan. 12, 1943.

Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 10 at Trinity Lakeside Church, 3057 Walt Stephens Road, Jonesboro, Ga.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Hamilton; daughter, Virginia Hamilton Mayfield and Ronnie; sons, F.M. Hamilton Jr. and Ginger, Laney and Mandy White; grandchildren, Sheri and Keri Mayfield; Dillon Hamilton, Austin and Megan White.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 6:30 at the church.

Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain is in charge of arrangements. (770) 469-9811.

Charles Edward (Tuff)

Ponder

Veteran

Mr. Charles Edward (Tuff) Ponder, age 74, of Town Creek Scholl Road, Blairsville, and formerly of Hampton passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Ponder was born April 20, 1929, in Hampton, son of the late John Harvey Ponder and the late Nannie Lou Stevenson Ponder. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army of the Korean War. His daughter, Mary Elliott Dye preceded him in death in 2003. Mr. Ponder was a member of the Berea Christian Church in Hampton.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 10 from the Berea Christian Church in Hampton, with the Rev. Michael Felt officiating. Special music will be presented by Pat Felt. Interment will precede the service at 2 p.m. from the Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin.

Survivors include his loving wife, Elizabeth Russell Gray Ponder; children, Lynn and Ken Davis of Forsyth, Michele and Joel Stuart of Cohutta, Ga., and Tina Ponder of McDonough; sister, Marion Jones of Jonesboro; brothers, Harvey Ponder of Jefferson, Texas, Wilson Ponder of Griffin, and Gerald Ponder of Bowie, Md.; son-in-law, Greg Dye of Decatur; grandchildren, Torrey Dye, Betsy and Will Davis, and Nicole and John Stuart; many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish the family request memorials are made to the Georgia Mountain Hospice in Jasper, Ga.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Blairsville is in charge of arrangements. (706) 745-3456.