There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery,. You can’t do business from there. ~ Colonel Harlan Sanders
Remember that nothing works unless you do.
The classroom is the frontier of freedom now and forevermore. ~ Lyndon Johnson
If you can’t read and don’t, you are an illiterate by choice.
Gwinnett Veterans Museum Satellite Display Case Dedication
On Monday, July 29 at 10:30 am a ceremony dedication a display cabinet containing WWII memorabilia was dedicated by Mayor Judy Johnson at Lawrenceville City Hall. The cabinet constructed by Barry Williams contains a picture of Lawrenceville Mayor Rhodes Jordan and a replica of the navy uniform worn by him during his WWII service time. Rhodes Jordan was a native of Lawrenceville, a lawyer, veteran and an LHS graduate; he was elected Mayor of Lawrenceville nine times. Included with items on display in the new cabinet is a Civil War sword, an Air Force flight helmet and a model of the USS Atlanta. Rhodes Jordan’s daughter, Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, has been unwavering in their support of veterans; at the dedication ceremony Mayor Johnson expressed that the new display case is a tribute to all veterans and the freedoms that they have protected for the American people. Lawrenceville City Hall is open on weekdays and citizens are cordially invited to come and see the display case and to tour the Veterans Museum at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville.
Tribute to Roy Eason
Roy Clark Eason was 88 years old when he left this earth on August 8, 2013; one of the last events that Roy attended was the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Cabinet at Lawrenceville City Hall which was held on July29, 2013. Roy was a sergeant in the US Marine Corps during WWII. Roy Eason was on the USS Missouri and he witnessed the Japanese surrender being signed; he was also a plank owner on the USS Pasadena. Roy served in the Marine Corps Reserve. He retired from T & M Brokerage in 2000. He belonged to the Mt Zion Baptist Church in Snellville and was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #131, F & AM. He volunteered at the Gwinnett County Veteran’s Museum, Roy was married to his wife Margaret for 62 years and they were parents of JoAnn Brown and her husband and Jerry and Susan Stewart. Roy and Margaret had 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Snellville Historical Society
The Snellville Historical Society officers are President Tom Ewing; Vice President Jim Cofer; Secretary Marlene Buchanan; Treasurer Grace Clower...Directors at Large are Clark Britt, Snell Buchanan, and Shirley Alexander Smith. The Society office hours are Monday and Friday from 10:00am until 12:00 noon. For appointments at other times call Carolyne Kirkland at 770-972-4729. Sybil Pate is the newsletter editor.
Gwinnett County Historical Society
The Society will meet on September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville.
Nurse Navigator Named
Gretchen Hayward was appointed Nurse Navigator at Gwinnett Medical Center; she joins Donna Stoudenmire as they work to support and guide breast cancer patients through the diagnostic process and to assist them in the connection between GMC patients and available cancer support programs and other resources. Gretchen and Donna are nationally certified to serve as navigators by the National Consortium of Breast Centers.
Porter on Statewide Council
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter has been elected secretary of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia. Danny Porter has been with the Gwinnett County District Attorneys’ office since 1981.
A free SAT Prep class sponsored by College Nannies and Tutors will be held on September 17 from 5 until 8pm. The class will be at Gwinnett Fire Station 7, 3343 Bunten Road, Duluth. For information call 678-259-0232. Those planning to take the class should call at least one week prior to September 17.
Staycation Road Trip
Eatonton, Georgia is about an hour from Gwinnett; it is in Putnam County once the Dairy Capital of Georgia and the home of the Joel Chandler Harris Museum and not much traffic. The Old School House History Museum at 305 Madison Street in Eatonton is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 until 5; on Saturdays and Sundays the museum is open from 2-4pm. For information call 706-485-7701.
• The Lilburn Daze Festival will be held on October 12.
• The Georgia Educators Museum groundbreaking ceremony will be held on September 29, 3pm at the proposed building location on Falcon Parkway in Flowery Branch, Georgia directly across the road from the Atlanta Falcon multimillion dollar office and practice complex.
The Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge held the annual BBQ on Saturday August 18 at the Lawrenceville Lodge on South Perry Street. Some who assisted in this event were Dave Rusnak, Ron Denney and Worthy Master Jeff Castle. Allen McKelvey was on the clean up detail.