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Nathan T. Atkinson
Hartwell
Nathan Thomas Atkinson, 3, of 7694 Reed Creek Highway, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Anderson County, S.C., Mr. Atkinson was a son of John W. Atkinson, Hartwell, and Nikki Tupper Atkinson, Anderson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris LeCroy officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden of Prayer.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his stepmother, Jeanne E. Atkinson, Hartwell; two sisters, Brittany Tupper and Kimberly Atkinson, both of Hartwell; one brother, Tyler Nash Atkinson, Hartwell; three stepsisters, Bobbie Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy and Randie Kennedy, all of Hartwell; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Ann Atkinson, Hartwell; and maternal grandparents, Russell and Betty Tupper, Hartwell.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Carey
Danielsville
Frances Elizabeth Patten Carey, 80, of Georgia Highway 106 North, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Carey was a daughter of the late Howard and Lavonia Haynes Patten and widow of William ''Bill'' Carey. She was preceded in death by one son, James Edward Carey.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Albert Vaughn officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Carey and Dan Carey, both of Ila; two sisters, Helen Godfrey, Virginia Beach, Va., and Dorothy Christian, Kannapolis, N.C.; and one grandchild.
The family is at the residence of Kenneth Carey, 235 Minish Lake Road, Commerce.
Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William K. Coggins
Elberton
William Knox Coggins Jr., 58, of 830 Heard Drive, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998.
A native of Griffin, Mr. Coggins was a son of the late William Knox Coggins Sr. and Ladie Madge Chambers Coggins. He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Johnson Drive Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Coile officiating. Burial will be in the Fork Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Thompson Coggins; two daughters, Lisa Coggins Haynes, Elberton, and Cindy Coggins, Henderson, N.C.; one son, Curt Coggins, Elberton; two sisters, Edith Carol Webb, Gainesville, and Linda Allen, Elberton; two brothers, Martin Edmond Coggins, Stuarts Draft, Va., and Hollis Barrow Coggins, Elberton; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob Goss, Barry Goss, Tony Harris, Gary Jarvis, Jeff Haynes, Jon Jarvis, Calvin Albea, David Coggins and Daniel Coggins.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.

Mackie Ruth Davis
Toccoa
Mackie Ruth Hosea ''Mamma Davis'' Davis, 98, died Sunday Nov. 29, 1998.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Clem Thomas and Elsie Caroline Hosea and the widow of Thomas H. Davis. She was preceded in death by one son, Harry D. Davis. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church, and was active in the community. The dedication of her life to quietly helping and sharing with others was a testimony to her wisdom, deep faith and love. She taught Sunday school, was a leader of children's groups in the church and always had time to lend a had to family or friends. The legacy of her life lives on through the many who were impacted by her kindnesses as they sought her company for counsel, understanding or just a good time.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. Tim Miller and Marvin Whitworth officiating. Burial will be in Carnes Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Inez Davis, Dunwoody; one daughter-in-law, Mildred T. Davis, Toccoa; three grandchildren and spouses, G. Gary and Sharon Davis, Athens, Karen R. Davis, Athens, and William H. and Tiffany Davis, Lavonia; three great-grandchildren and spouses, Stephanie D. and Brian Slate, Toccoa, Todd G. and Deneen Davis, Athens, Ben W. Davis, Greenville, S.C.; one great, great-granddaughter, Mackinlee Amelia Slate, Toc coa; two brothers, Clem C. Hosea and George M. Hosea, both of Toccoa; one sister, Cora Ann Garrett, Toccoa; and 11 nieces and five nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary Davis, Bill Davis, Todd Davis, Brian Slate, Ben Davis and Dean Taylor, and will meet at 2:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.
The family will be at their respective residences.

Lynn G. Finch
Union Point
Lynn Garland Finch, of 625 Woodland Court, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Finch was a daughter of Eugene Garland, Appling, and Phyllis Garland, Sparta, and was preceded in death by one son, Charles Richard Finch Jr. She was a graduate of John Hancock Academy and worked as a para-professional at Union Point Elementary. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Greensboro.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, with the Rev. Dave Sandridge officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Charles R. ''Chuck'' Finch; two daughters, Mary Margaret Finch and Brittany Lynn Finch, both of Union Point; one sister, Cherry G. Simpson, Union Point; two brothers, Gene Garland, Union Point, and Noel Garland, Nicholson; paternal grandparents, Noel and Elsie Garland, Sparta; and maternal grandparent, Thomas Smith, Sparta.
Pallbearers will be Sedrick Garland, Brendan Garland, Troy Garland, Marty Dowdy, Scott Baynes and Casey Baynes.
Memorials may be made to Lynn Finch Memorial Fund at Citizens Union Bank.
McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles R. Finch Jr.
Union Point
Charles Richard Finch Jr., of 625 Woodland Court, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
Mr. Finch was a son of Charles R. ''Chuck'' Finch and the late Lynn Garland Finch.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, with the Rev. Dave Sandridge officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point.
In addition to his father, survivors include two sisters, Mary Margaret Finch and Brittany Lynn Finch, both of Union Point; maternal grandparents, Eugene Garland, Appling, and Phyllis Garland, Sparta; one aunt; two uncles; and great-grandparents.
Pallbearers include Sedrick Garland, Brendan Garland, Troy Garland, Marty Dowdy, Scott Baynes and Casey Baynes.
Memorials may be made to the Lynn Finch Memorial Fund at Citizens Union Bank.
McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Free
Comer
Carl Branson Free Jr., 60, of 773 Winn Lake Road, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Free was a son of the late Carl and Lorna Lawrence Free. He was self-employed and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Free; a sister, Lydia McMeekin, Tyron; and a nephew, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Sara J. Gunn
Cornelia
Sara Jane Gunn, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Rabun County, she was a daughter of Arlissa Green Wheeler, Cornelia, and the late Virgil Wheeler. She was an extrusion technician for Ethicon Inc., Cornelia, and was of the Holiness faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Demorest Church of God with the Revs. David Joe Wheeler and Hoyt Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Tina Jones, Blairsville, and Leslie Michelle Owens, Cornelia; one son, Eddie Knotts, Cornelia; six sisters, Carol Sue Wilson and Joan Rogers, both of Buford, Linda Dyer, Hayesville, N.C., Kathy Ross, Mineral Bluff, Vickie Ledford, Murrayville, and Lola Mae Wilson, Hiawassee; four brothers, Larry Miles Wheeler, Hiawassee, Virgil Miles Wheeler Jr., Demorest, David Joe Wheeler, Hollywood, and Terry Michael Wheeler, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert W. Lawrence
Hartwell
Albert Watson Lawrence, 88, of 462 Moore Road, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Lawrence was a son of the late Jonah and Anna Luallen Lawrence. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Viola Clark. He was retired from Moore Paving Co. and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Randy Smith and Mike Bearden officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalee Segars Lawrence; six sons, Billy Lawrence, Canon, and John Lawrence, George Lawrence, Charles Lawrence, Eugene Lawrence and Jimmy Lawrence, all of Hartwell; six daughters, Kathleen Cantrell, Bowersville, Inez Holland and Betty Jo Carruth, both of Hartwell, and Evelyn Gaines, Annie Ruth Burrell and Faye Turner, all of Elberton; one brother, William Alfred ''Bud'' Lawrence, Hartwell; two sisters, Villie Bailey, Hartwell, and Lois Segars, Elberton; 32 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.

Minnie H. Lee
Bowersville
Minnie Harris Lee, 65, of 7905 Sheafer St., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Elizabeth Towel Harris. She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lee. She was a retired manager of Mini Burger, Lavonia, and a member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Dan Bailey and Sid Newell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Lee, Alabama, and Eddie Lee, Bowersville; three daughters, Barbara Hilley, Royston, Debbie Cawthon, Bowersville, and Judy Lee, Martin; two brothers, James Harris and Henry Harris, both of Commerce; four sisters, Virginia Billings, Starr, S.C., Henrietta O'Dell and Mary Clark, both of Hartwell, and Betty Hulsey, Homer; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of a daughter, Debbie Cawthon, 8365 Sheafer St., Bowersville.

Arlene Lewis
Sparta
Arlene Lewis, 47, of Route 2, Box 122-H, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998.
Mrs. Lewis was a native of Athens and a homemaker.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hunt's Chapel Church with the Rev. Johnny Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, C.S. Lewis; two sons, Bobby L. Johnson, Taylorsville, and Christopher Lewis, Sparta; and three brothers, Frank Johnson and Samuel Brown, both of Athens, and Joseph Brown, Carrollton.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Ingram Brothers Funeral Home.

Odell Bridges Mines
Union Point
Odell Bridges Mines, 83, of 105 Pine Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Mines was a daughter of the late Robert Ellis Bridges and Cora Jane Woods and was the widow of Walter Henry Mines. She was a retired textile worker for Chipman-Union Manufacturing and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Union Point.
Services were 3 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Calvin Ward and David Key officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce M. West, Washington, and Dorothy M. Powell, Greensboro; a son, George W. Mines, Union Point; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Evan Acree, Patrick Jacoby, Shelton West, Harold Finch, Mike Smith, and Johnny Whittes
Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Era Sanders
Bowersville
Era Hemrick Sanders, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Sosbee Hemrick and was the widow of Walter Ray Sanders. She was a retired teacher from Hart County School system and was a member of the Hart County Retired Educators. She was a charter member of Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of Bowersville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Frank Owens and John D. Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Bowersville City Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Stancil and Dot Wood, both of Marietta, and Mary Benton, Winder; one son, Freeman Sanders, Doraville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home.

Mamie B. Standridge
Gillsville
Mamie Brown Standridge, 85, of 258 Hickory Flat Road, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998.
A native of Cleveland, Mrs. Standridge was a daughter of the late John Henry Brown and Mamie Lou Turner Standridge and the widow of Ben Standridge. She was a homemaker.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Perry Smith and David Bowen officiating. Burial will be at Standridge Family Cemetery, Clermont.
Survivors include three daughters, Debra Hixenbaugh, Commerce, Delorse Meeks, Wrightsville, and Lillian Wurtz, Dry Pond; one son, Richard Standridge, Gillsville; a daughter-in-law with whom she made her home, Carolyn Standridge, Gillsville; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today at the residence.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

Keith Stovall
Keith Stovall, 44, of 176 Turtle Creek Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Mr. Stovall was a son of the late John and Pauline Jones Stovall. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was active in the Boys Club, Girls Club and Camp Kiwanis.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Survivors include a brother, Alan Stovall, Crossville; and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Kiwanis, 2613 Old Wildcat Bridge Road, Danielsville, Ga. 30633.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East is in charge of arrangements.

Roscoe M. Tweedell
Buckhead
Roscoe Milton Tweedell, 70, of 1001 Heidi Trail, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Tweedell was a son of the late Roscoe and Stella Richardson Tweedell. He was a deputy clerk of DeKalb County Superior Court for 41 years.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinth Christian Church cemetery with the Rev. John McMillan officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys T. Perry, Decatur; and one brother, Jack Tweedell, Buckhead.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Garnett M. Wilder
Athens
The Rev. Dr. Garnett Marion Wilder, 68, retired United Methodist Church minister, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
Dr. Wilder served as a senior minister of Athens First United Methodist Church from 1992 until his retirement last year. He was taken ill while preaching a sermon at Decatur First United Methodist Church, and died immediately afterward. His last words were ''Trust in God.''
Dr. Wilder gave his life to Jesus when he was 8 years old under the preaching of evangelist Harry Denman. He was called to preach at 14 at Poplar Springs Camp Ground, Franklin County.
He graduated from Royston High School, Reinhardt College and received a bachelor of divinity degree, cum laude, from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He studied in the Ph.D. program of Drew University, Madison, N.J., and received a doctorate in systematic theology from Emory University. He taught at Augusta College and in the University of Georgia system and taught theology at Candler School of Theology for 20 years.
Dr. Wilder served the following United Methodist churches during his ministry: Center Charge; Buchanan; Celanese; Woodstock, N.Y.; Bowden; Woodlawn; Rome First; Decatur First; Snellville First; and Athens First. He also served as the district superintendent of the Atlanta-Decatur Oxford District.
He served as a member of the Commission on Higher Education, Deaconess Board, Bishop's Advisory Committee on Inter-jurisdictional Affairs, Board of Global Ministries, Commission on Finance and Administration, Trustee of Reinhardt College, and Board of United Methodist Children's Home and General Board of Higher Ministry. He served as chairman of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and was honored by the North Georgia Conference as delegate to the General Conference five times and the Jurisdictional Conference six times.
Dr. Wilder is the author of three books, ''Promises to Keep.'' ''Between the Times'' and ''Using Your Emotions Creatively.'' He also published numerous articles and sermons.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Decatur First United Methodist Church. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Royston Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Pinson Wilder, to whom he was married 48 years; three children and their spouses, Bruce and Melanie Wilder, Melody and David Wilson and Joey and Bobby Morgan; a sister, Sara Ruth Eubanks; a brother, Joseph B. Wilder; and eight grandchildren, Allison, Austyn and Katherine Wilder, Grace, Max, Sam and Hope Morgan, and Margaret Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, Decatur.
A memorial fund has been established to direct financial assistance to causes of special interest to Dr. Wilder. Memorials may be made to the Wilder Memorial Fund in care of NationsBank P.O. Box 992, Athens, 30603.

Jerome Gresham
WINDER -- Jerome Gresham, 61, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Brian D. Robinson
Brian David Robinson of 290 Sherwood Drive died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
Jackson-McWhorter will announce arrangements.

Robert Willis
TIGNALL -- Robert Willis, 83, of 110 Whitehall St., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Charles Arnold
Atlanta
Charles Edward Arnold, 75, of 300 Johnson Ferry Road, Apartment A-914, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Arnold was a son of the late Charles Roy and Edna McCrary Arnold. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sandy Springs.
Private services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lester-Paul Cemetery, Oglethorpe County, with the Rev. Rooney Wilson officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Lester Arnold; a daughter, Lorraine Ast, Red Oak, Texas; two sons, Roy Arnold, Carlton, and Lloyd Arnold, Decatur; and four grandchildren.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, has charge of arrangements.

Ella T.A. Burton
Middleton, Ohio
Ella Thrasher Andrews Burton died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998.
Mrs. Burton was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Thrasher.
Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, in Middletown, Ohio.
Survivors include a sister, Mittie Brown, Athens, and a niece, Gail Robinson, Athens.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

O.C. Adams
Danielsville
O.C. Adams, 76, of 396 Buffington Road died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Charles Alfred and Ora Lee Berrong Adams. He was a retired poultry farmer and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Walter Singletary and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Adams; two daughters, Judy Hardman and Brenda Adams, both of Danielsville; two sisters, Nellie Lee Adams, Athens, and Sarah Perry, Hull; two brothers, Gene Adams, Danielsville, and R.L. Adams, Conn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

James S. Chastain
Bowman
James S. Chastain, 80, of 1914 Parhamtown Road died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Chastain was a son of the late George W. Chastain and Dede Floyd Chastain. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Doug Burns and Sammy Cutshall officiating. Burial will be in Mill Shoal Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Melzie Hobbs Chastain; three daughters,
Carolyn McGee, Bowman, Gail Alewine, Hull, and Lynn Bennett, Elberton; two sons, Wayne R. Chastain and James David, both of Bowman; four sisters, Lou Ellen Hart, Nell Human and Sue Berryman, all of Royston, and Ceceile Murry, Kannapolis, N.C.; a brother, Lawrence Chastain, Danielsville; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a nephew who cared for him for four years, Leland Adams.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Charles Chastain, Todd Porterfield, Ricky Hart, Randy Hart, Joe Hobbs and Nathan Alewine.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ray Harold McAllister
Toccoa
Ray Harold McAllister, 79, of Ola Street died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Oconee County, S.C., Mr. McAllister was a son of the late Franklin Eugene and Anna Mae Westmoreland McAllister. He was a retired employee of WABCO Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Heaven Bound Sunday School Class.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. Jack Sosby, Larry King and Tim Miller officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Cleland McAllister; a daughter, Dianne Elaine McAllister, Toccoa; a son, Thomas Ray McAllister, Toccoa; four sisters, Bert Elrod and Gladys Russell, both of Toccoa, Hazel Hayes, Norcross, and Polly Steele, Stone Mountain; a grandson; and a granddaughter.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Heaven Bound Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emma E. Minish
Nicholson
Emma E. Minish, 81, of 35 Abby Lane, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Minish was the widow of Telford Minish and was a retired employee of Globe Oil Company.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Linda Ingram, Nicholson; two step-sons, Jimmy Minish, Nicholson, and Parris Minish, Danielsville; a sister, Sara Brown, Ravine, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Gladys Patterson
Carnesville
Gladys Watson Patterson, 74, of 268c Boulevard St. died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Patterson was a daughter of the late A.M. "Doc" and Alphonsia Jane Cotton Watson and was the widow of Ralph Woodrow Patterson. She was preceded in death by a son, Grady Mack Pitts. She was a longtime resident of the Bold Spring Community, Carnesville, and was a homemaker and a retired seamstress of the Blue Bell Co. She was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Childress officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers, Boyd B. Watson, Marion, N.C., and James Ford Watson, Canon; a granddaughter; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren.

Arthur W. Wilkes Jr.
Athens
Arthur Wilburn Wilkes Jr., 61, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998.
A native of Muscogee County, Dr. Wilkes was a son of the late Arthur Wilburn Wilkes Sr. and Frances Snell Wilkes, Columbus and Newnan. He was a graduate of Columbus High School, Emory at Oxford College and Emory University School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for thirty years in Monroe. He was an active participant of the civil rights movement, was involved in the Monroe community theatre and was an avid sailor.
In fulfillment of his long-standing wish, Dr. Wilkes body was donated to medical science through the Medical College of Georgia.
A memorial reception will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Ave., Athens.
Survivors include two daughters, Cydney Wilkes, New York City, and Leslie Wilkes, San Francisco; and a sister, Dyan Potts, Newnan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made by made to Habitat for Humanity, Athens Area, P.O. Box 1261, Athens, GA 30606, or the Carter Center, One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Essie B. Smith
Toccoa
Essie Burgess Smith, 100, of 904 Skyline Drive died Tuesday, Dec. 29. 1998.
A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Burgess and was the widow of Riley David Smith. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Smith. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Toccoa Congregational Holiness Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Magnass, David Westmoreland and G.C. McCurry officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen Dover, Arbulus Westmoreland, Bonnie Youngblood and Betty Osborne, all of Toccoa; two sons, R.D. Smith Jr. and Delano Smith, both of Toccoa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith Smith, Eddie Dover, Michael Brooks, Dale Dover, Kevin Thompson and Nikos Westmoreland.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Announcement courtesy of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia.

J. Ardner Chisholm
Castle Gardens, N.Y.
J. Ardner Chisholm, 91, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Zelma Chitwood
Cornelia
Zelma Chitwood, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

William H. Eberhardt
Athens
William H. Eberhardt of 289 Plaza St. died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Ruth A. Payne
Toccoa
Ruth Andrews Payne, 70, of 603 Poplar St. died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Nell T. Puckett
Athens
Nell Threlkeld Puckett of 150 Sherwood Drive died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Joseph P. Rice
Toccoa
Joseph P. Rice of 930 Skyline Drive died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Lula Robinson
Lula Robinson of Nicholson died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, has charge of arrangements.

Rosa Lee Webb
Commerce
Rosa Lee Edwards Webb, 86, of 288 Hood St. died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Oris and Margia Edwards and the late Lily Carithers Edwards and was the widow of Perry Echols Webb. She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Commerce First United Methodist Church, WMU, AARP and John Dorsey Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Commerce First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tom Shores officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Brown, Commerce, and Lillie Hill, Athens; a brother, Leroy Edwards, Athens; two sisters, Louise Gordon, Maysville, and Cordelia Stephens, Nicholson; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 54 Cherry St., Commerce, GA.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home.

'Billie' Hill
Bethlehem
Willie ''Billie'' Childers Hill, 85, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.
Mrs. Hill was a daughter of the late William M. and Maggie E. Gable Childers and was the widow of Job ''Jake'' L. Hill. She was a retired legal secretary and was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church, Circle One and Suzanna Wesley Class. She graduated from business and real estate schools, worked in the tax assessors office in Barrow County and was active in the Grandparents Program at Bethlehem Elementary.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Hill Christian Church, Bethlehem, with the Rev. Harold Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Feltman, Griffin, and Judy Loftin, Bethlehem; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carter Hill Christian Church, 361 Punkin Junction Road, Bethlehem, GA 30620, or to National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.

John Allen Harris Jr.
Commerce
John Allen Harris Jr., 75, of 78 Orchard Circle died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late John Allen Sr. and Lurene Wilson Harris. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Thyatira Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran who participated in the European Campaign with the 101st Airborne Division and fought at Normandy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Vernon Grimes and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Florence May Harris; two daughters, Melinda Martin, Nicholson, and Bonita Garland, Holiday, Fla.; two sons, Robert Harris, Plant City, Fla., and John Allen Harris III, Whitakers, N.C.; a sister, Martha Jones, Statham; a brother, Lewis Harris, Hephzibah; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Paige Molleur
Bishop
Paige W. Molleur, 49, of 1090 Cedar Trail died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000.
A native of Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Molleur was a daughter of the late Rebecca Meek and George H. Wright Jr. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Paige Molleur. She was employed as a nurse with Alternative Living Services. She was a member of Beech Haven Baptist Church, the Athens Red Cross and the Athens Arthritis Foundation and served as aquatics director for the Athens YMCA.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Beech Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Steward B. Simms officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby A. Molleur Jr.; a daughter, Shelley E. Molleur, Bishop, a son, Bobby A. Molleur III, Bishop; a sister, Margaret Wright Kuchar, Lake Mary, Fla.; a brother, George Henry Wright III, Huntington, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Building Fund or the Library Fund of Beech Haven Baptist Church, 2390 W. Broad St., Athens, GA 30606 or to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, has charge of arrangements.

Jack Ward
Flowery Branch
Jack Ward, 59, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Ward was a son of Stoy and Ruby Ward, Flowery Branch. He was retired as a radio dispatcher for the Duluth Police Department.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford. Burial will be in Fountain of Faith Cemetery, Flowery Branch.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Louise Foster, Statham, Shirley Scoginof, Colbert, Pat Martyn, Athens, and Mary Bray and Deborah Jennings, both of Flowery Branch; two brothers, Johnny Ward, Fort Valley, and Jimmy Ward, Flowery Branch; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ella Mae Askew
Brooks
Ella Mae Roberts Askew, 73, of 55 Pasha Drive died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Askew was a daughter of the late Richard and Essie Kidd Roberts. She was a retired beautician and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Services were at 4 p.m. Monday at McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, with the Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Burial was in Penfield Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, William Clyde Askew; a daughter, Julie Ann Pace, Brooks; two sisters, Martha Holloway, Greensboro, and Mazelle Young, Milstead; a brother, George Roberts, Piedmont, S.C.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

James Odell Miller Sr.
Bishop
James Odell Miller, Sr., 86, of 4941 Macon Highway, died August 14, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, he was a son of the late Allie Johnson and Carrie Kent Miller and was preceded in death by a son, James Odell Miller, Jr. Mr. Miller was retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable and was a member of Amity Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at 11:00 AM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, West with the Rev. Bob Partridge officiating. Interment will be in Bishop Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Belle Miller; Daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Bob Bradberry of Madison; Granddaughter, Teresa Stanfill and Great-Granddaughter, Beth Stevens of Athens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10:00 until 11:00 AM.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Favors
Athens
Grace Cartwright Favors age 86 of 319 Evans St. died Friday August 11, 2000. She was a native of Greene County, daughter of the late Olden Cartwright and Lonia Mapp Cartwright.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday at the White Plains Second Baptist Church, White Plains, GA. The Rev. Stanley Peaks will officiate. Interment will be in Kilpatrick Cemetery. The remains will be placed in the church at 10:30 A.M.
Survivors include: one daughter, Nellina Hudson, Athens, one grandson, Gregory E. Hudson, Athens; two great-grandchildren, raised in the home, Nickoma Burch and Gregory L. Hudson; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Edwin Oldham
Athens
Marvin Edwin Oldham, 93, of 801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, GA died Sunday, August 13, 2000.
Mr. Oldham was a native of Clarke County and was the widower of Floris Anne Hackett Oldham. He was the son of the late Kingsley Allen and Julia Mae Couch Oldham. He was a retired assistant superintendent at the Standard Oil terminal and a veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Oldham was a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge #22 F&AM and a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church.
Mr. Oldham began his Masonic travels to Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 22 where he was Initiated, Passed and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in June and July 1939. Shortly thereafter he was appointed an officer and served as Worshipful Master in 1945. For many years he served as the Grand representative of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire Near the Grand Lodge of Georgia. Most Worshipful Grand Master Ralph C. James named Brother Oldham Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge for 1970-71. He received the Order of High Priesthood and presided as Excellent President of the Grand Council of Anointed High Priests in Georgia. Beginning the Grand Chapter office line in 1971, Most Excellent Companion Oldham was elected Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in Georgia for 1977-78. His wife, Floris, helped initiate Brother Oldham in Salonia Chapter No. 277 of the Order of the Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron in 1961-62. Floris and Marvin later demitted to Athens Chapter No. 268, where Floris served as Worthy Matron in 1968-69, Marvin served as Worthy Patron in 1964-65. Brother Oldham was a Charter member of Athens Shrine Club No. 1 and was appointed by not less than seven Potentates as an Ambassador for Yaarab Shrine Temple.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Palmer and the Rev. Mike Marsingill officiating. Burial will follow in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosalyn O. Holl, Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin H. and Nancy Oldham, Athens; five brothers, Floyd Oldham, Donald Oldham, Charles Oldham, Elder Oldham, Chester Oldham; five sisters, Ruth Morgan, Frances Tyler, Elsie Ballard, JoAnne Heines, Evie Hart; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Holl, Earl Harris, Joe Clark, Gene Oldham, Allen Wes Oldham and Jay Holl. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masons Mt. Vernon Lodge and Eastern Star.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.


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