Mrs. Elsie Foncenot, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away November 29, 2005. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Rebecca "Becca" Johnson, age 45 of Grayson, GA died November 28, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Keith Johnson; daughter, Sonnie Johnson of Grayson; parents, James "Sonny" and Margaret Rebecca Deese of Hanahan, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Kim and Lissa Deese of Charleston, SC; niece and nephew, Darby Johnson and Tyler Johnson, both of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Becca graduated in 1977 from Hanahan High School in the Charleston area and attended Spartanburg Methodist College until 1979. Becca married Keith in 1983 and had a beautiful daughter, Sonnie in 1987. The family moved to the Atlanta area from Mt. Pleasant in 2000. She was a member of Grayson First Baptist Church, in banking for 23 years and was an Area Operations Manager with BB&T where she worked for 6 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1 at 11am at Grayson First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles A. "Buddy" Parrish officiating. Interment at Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston, SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to College Fund for Sonnie Johnson, c/o BB&T, Snellville Branch in memory of Rebecca Johnson. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Jaymes Alan Strickland, age 43 of Lawrenceville, died November 28, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2005 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Mr. Strickland, a native of California, was an associate with Steak-N-Shake Restaurant for 20 years. He is survived by: Wife: Rebecca Strickland; Children: Bailey Renee Strickland, Jaymes Alan Strickland, Jr., all of Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to service at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Mr. Francis "Skeet" Wright, age 81 of Snellville, GA died November 28, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edna Wright; sisters, Ruth Staten of Grenada, MS, Sue and Jack Lee of Huntsville, AL, Glenda Wright of Huntsville, AL; numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Wright was a member of Snellville First Baptist Church and Heaven Bound Sunday School Class. He was a retired Army Staff Sgt. after 20 years of service. Serving in WW II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Arrow Shirt Company as Supervisor Shipping Department after 8 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 30 at 11 am, at Wages Snellville Chapel with Dr. James Lee and Rev. Guy Priester officiating. Interment at Snellville Historical Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9 until service time, at the funeral home. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Allean L. Perkins, age 94, of Statham, GA, passed away November 29, 2005. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.
Howard Lee Townsend, 70, husband of Charlotte Klackner Townsend of 3 Ballenger Street died Sunday, November 27, 2005 at his residence. A native of Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Townsend was the son of the late Russell Ernest and Myrtle Edwards Townsend. Mr. Townsend was a self employed plumber. In addition to his wife, Mr. Townsend was survived by: Sons: Richard D. Townsend, Germantown, OH, Ronald L. Townsend, Buford, GA, Marc W. Townsend, Lawrenceville, GA; Daughter: Sherry Skinner, Walhalla, SC; Sister: Ameilla Herbert, Ohio; Eight grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents Mr. Townsend was predeceased by brothers, William Townsend and Paul E. Townsend. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at the Chapel of Davenport Funeral Home. In a lieu of flowers memorials may be made to OMH Hospice of the Foothills Foundation, 390 Keowee School Rd., Seneca, SC 29672. The family is at the residence. Davenport Funeral Home, 311 South Hwy 11, West Union, SC 29696-2523.