News for Friday, November 18, 2005


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Unhappy holidays again - Ed Brock

I could almost boycott Wal-Mart now.

Bad service is the customer's fault - Rob Felt

Have you received any bad customer service lately? Yes? It's your own fault.

On technology and shopping malls - Michael Davis

It used to be that I could answer many of my dad's technical questions – on computers, anyway.

On being all grown up - Heather Middleton

Sometimes it can be difficult to remember your little sister and brother have grown up just as you have and they don't need 'mothering' anymore.

Where is winter? - Justin Boron

A couple of weeks ago, I shut my windows tight, threw an extra blanket on the bed, and even went a few days where the temperature held me under the covers or in the shower for a little longer than usual.

Letters to the Editor

Right to freedom of religion applies to Muslims, too

I would like to remind H.E Allgood that freedom of religion is a constitutional right in the United States ("Muslims taking aim at American weakness," To the Editor, Nov. 6.) It has been from the beginning - in fact, the concept was put into the Constitution by our Christian founding fathers. And perhaps he should know that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.




Phil Krueger, age 64 of Buford died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 P.M. Saturday, November 19, 2005 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Bob Mitchell will officiate. Mr. Krueger was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by wife of 42 years- Phyllis Krueger. Daughter- Angel Clay, Buford; Daughter and Son in Law- Cheryl and Keith George, Monroe; Son- Jeff Krueger, Jefferson; Daughter and Son in Law- Cindy and Dave Kirven, Monroe; Grandchildren- Ty Bagge, Katie Bagge, Zak Clay, Austin Clay and Philip Clay. He is also survived by 3 Brothers, 3 Sisters, numerous Nieces and Nephews and other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 granddaughter. Phil served in the United States Navy and was a long haul truck driver. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Phyllis Krueger's name at Brand Bank Company, 141 Hurricane Shoals Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 2 P.M. til the time of service at Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518 770-945-9345



David Allison Cooper, age 49 of Duluth, passed away November 16, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Preachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.


Vera Mann Hollifield, age 93 of Duluth, passed away November 16, 2005. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.




Woodrow Robinson, age 82, of Grayson, GA; born November 11, 1923 died November 11, 2005. Mr. Robinson was a WWII Veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor, retired from Complete Auto Transit after 30 years of service. Born again Christian since 1973. Preceded in death by son, Woodrow (Buster) Jr. February 27, 1945 to March 2, 1945. Survived by wife of 61 years, Betty, five children, Jo Ann Britt (Marshall), Jersey, GA; Johnny Robinson (Brenda), Snellville, GA; Bonnie Ballard (Burnie), Pagebred, SC; Rusty Robinson (Angela), Winder, GA; Ricky Robinson (Nancy), Rome, GA; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 14th at 1:00 PM at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 770-469-9811.



Mrs. Linda Sue Garcia, age 58, of Jefferson, passed away on November 16, 2005. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson 706-367-5467.



Violet B. Fleming passed away Nov. 17, 2005 after a brief illness. She was born in Habersham County & moved to Atlanta to work with A.T. &T as an Accounting Supervisor. She retired with over 30 years of service. After this retirement, she was employed as an accountant by Duluth First Baptist Church for a number of years. She was a member of the AT&T Telephone Pioneers and a member of Duluth First Baptist Church, Duluth, GA. She was preceded to heaven by husband, Walter B. Fleming of Atlanta, Parents, Sidney & Lillie Blackburn of Alto, Brothers, Garnett & wife Ruby Blackburn of Alto, Floyd Blackburn of Alto, Lewis & wife De Loris Blackburn of Cornelia, and sister, Ola Mae & husband Aaron Penick of Cornelia. She is loved & remembered by brother, Waymon & wife Frances Blackburn of Mt. Airy, brother, Fred & wife Annette Blackburn of Alto and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews who will really miss their always loving & caring, "Aunt Beanna" & "Be Be". Memorials may be made in her memory to: Duluth First Baptist Building Fund, 2908 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30043. Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth, GA is in charge of arrangements. Viewing will be at Bill Head Funeral Home on Sunday, November 20, 2005 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM with the services following at Duluth First Baptist at 2:30 PM. Graveside Services will be at 4:30 PM at B.C. Grant Baptist Church in Baldwin. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.



Beatrice Phillips White Moore, age 84 of Lawrenceville died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 19, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Bishop Sammy McGill, Paster Sammy Phillips, and Pastors Shirley & David Gregory, will officiate. Burial Duncan Creek Congregational Church Cemetery. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, devout Christian who supported all Radio & TV Ministries, Mrs. Moore was a member of Worship Life Center, Lawrenceville, and Mountain West Church of God, Tucker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howell White and Ray Moore and her parents Bill & Lula Phillips. Survivors include: Children: Washie & Wanda White, Snellville; Tracy & Cara Moore, Lawrenceville; Brother: Jim Bob Phillips, Loganville; Sisters: Dora Phillips Crawford, Gail Phillips Burner, both of Lawrenceville; Grandchildren: Phillip White, Melissa White Westgate, Erik Davis White, Paul T. H. Moore, Jr., Meagan A. Moore, Hunter C. Moore, Corey R. Moore, Clint M. Conner; Great Grandchildren: Jacob Adams, Jamey Adams, Davis White; Several Nieces & Nephews. Family will receive friends from 1-4 and 6-9 PM, Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100.


Homer Ray Tullis, age 74, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2005 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. John Colbaugh, Rev. Lewis Stover & Sanford Tullis will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville. Mr. Tullis was a retired home builder. He is survived by his wife: Frances Tullis; Son: Kenneth & Shelia Tullis, their children & grandchildren: Kelley & Bryan Pittman, Waylon & Jessie Wheelus, Aaron & Avery Pittman, Jason Tullis & Joshua Brandon Tullis, Lauren & Dustin Meyer, Abigail & Chloe Tullis; Daughter: Betty Cryder & her children, Amy & Curtis Conley, Allison Harrison; Son: Keith & Brenda Tullis, Sr. & their son, Keith Tullis, Jr; Daughter: Vickie Bookout & her son, Dietrich Bookout; Daughter: Donna Gwen Smith & her children & grandchildren, Chuck & Jessica Harrison, Madison, Dillan & C.J. Harrison; Son: Scott Tullis; Son: Sanford & Lori Tullis & their son, James Robert Tullis; Brother: Quinton & Charlotte Tullis, Warm Springs; Sisters: Amy Phillips, Duluth; Lee Farmer, Lawrenceville, Frances Greeson, Lawrenceville; Sister-in-law: Viola Sharpton, Lawrenceville; Several Nieces & Nephews also survive. The family will receive friends all day Friday, November 18, 2005 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100.



Essie Ray, age 88 of Loganville died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078, 770-979-5010.



Mrs. Sara P. Farlow, age 87 of Snellville, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday from the Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna with Dr. Joe Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Born in Warren County, GA, Mrs. Farlow lived in Smyrna for 26 years before moving to Snellville in 1994. Mrs. Farlow was a licensed L.P.N. and a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Farlow and daughter, Emilye Foster. Surviving are: Daughter: Anne Brown of Snellville; 2 Sisters: Ethel Roberts of Marietta, Ada Williford of Thomson; 4 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; 2 Nieces. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Homes, 2950 King Street, Smyrna, GA 30080, 770-435-4467.




Mr. Charles Ray Boone, age 77, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on November 17, 2005. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Ken Bray. Surviving are: Wife of 59 years: Mrs. Jewel M. Boone, Sugar Hill, GA. Daughters: Susan McFall and husband Paul, Suwanee, GA; Cathy Duncan and husband Harvey, Wesley Chapel, FL; Cindy Bray, Suwanee, GA. Grandchildren: Seana and Cliff Simpson, Norcross, GA; Sean and Karey McFall, Dacula, GA; April and Roger Reid, Shalimar, FL; Kim Duncan, Wesley Chapel, FL; Cliff and Amy Bray, Lawrenceville, GA; Vikki and J.J. Lee, Statesboro, GA. Nine Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Edna Enfinger, Pensacola, FL; Louise Armstrong, Pensacola, FL. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Boone was a native of Pensacola, FL. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a 1945 graduate of Pensacola High School, Pensacola, FL. He retired from the Fulton County School System in the Maintenance Department after 10 years of service. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Buford, GA and member of the Upper Room Sunday School class and member of the Silvertones Choir. He was an avid fisherman, camper and loved traveling. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096 in memory of Charles Ray Boone. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133,

Slating awards for less than deserving drivers - Jeffery Whitfield

Nothing creeps up faster than headlights bearing down upon the rear bumper of your car in the nighttime air.

Letter to the Editor

November 14, 2005

Candy from strangers - Paul Frysh

Midnight Berry, Warm Winter Toffee, Twista Lime, Mintrigue, Mocha Taboo, Mandarin Mint.

Clayton teacher having sex with teen resigns

By Jeffery Whitfield

News Daily Helpful Community Links

Clayton County Links

Police raid nets drugs, vehicles

By Ed Brock

Pets of the Week

November 17, 2005

Two more pleas expected in 4-year-old's killing

By Ed Brock

Riverdale, Lovejoy win

From Staff Reports

A redneck listens to a little classical music - Bob Paslay

Ho-Ho-Ho. Fooled you. You probably thought with the holidays so close I was going to write one of those sappy Walton family Thanksgiving or Christmas stories about how we went out and stalked the turkey and sat around the dining room table singing Thanksgiving songs.

High School basketball gets under way tonight

By Brian Howard

Residents look to rename Tara Boulevard

By Justin Boron

Harry Potter returns to theaters

By Jeffery Whitfield