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Ernest Anderson
Jefferson
   Ernest Odum Anderson, 91, of 248 Skyline Drive died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mr. Anderson was a son of the late James Larkin and Martha Freeland Anderson. He was a retired Jefferson merchant and a member of First Christian Church of Jefferson.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home.
   Survivors include his wife, Louise Morgan Anderson; two sons, Reginald Anderson, Huntsville, Ala., and Frank Anderson, Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or a favorite charity.

Janet Arnold
Rayle
   Janet Vaughn Arnold, 37, of 261-R Winfrey Road died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Arnold was a daughter of the late Cecil and Pearl Mauldin Vaughn. She was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Quicke and Joe Heathcoat. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, James Arnold; a son, Jody Lee Arnold, Rayle; five sisters, Brenda Echols, Jane Lamar and Cecile Poss, all of Rayle, Kathy Jordan, Acworth, and Karen Martin, Comer; and a brother, Johnny Vaughn, Reno, Nev.
   Pallbearers will be Larry Lamar, Wesley Echols, Joe Arnold, Leonard Arnold, Willie Frank Blackburn and Kenneth Poss.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6610 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852, or the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington.

Robert Burch
Lithonia
   Robert Edward "Ken" Burch, 51, of 5270 Cedar Rock Drive died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Burch was a son of Clouis Burch, Hartwell, and the late Berry Burch. He was a member of Maple Spring Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Hartwell, with the Rev. Alvin Scott officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Maple Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Elayne Harrington Burch, Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Eryca Romaine Burch, Winston-Salem, N.C.; nine sisters, Annie Lois Dozier, Lake Hamilton, Fla., Jeanette Elpps, Shelby, N.C., Shedene Huff, Lithonia, Betty Hunt, Yvonne Craft, Sylvia Jones and Dorothy Gaines, all of Hartwell, and Virginia Henderson and Barbara Vanhagan, both of Landover, Md.; and seven brothers, Albert Burch, Marvin Burch and Calvin O. Allen, all of Hartwell, Aurthamis Burch, Ellen Wood, Tommy Burch and Ernest L. Allen, both of Washington, D.C., Bennie Frank Allen, Thomasville, N.C.
   The family is at the home of Mrs. Berry Burch, 86 Ruckers Drive, Dewy Rose.
   Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin James
Canon
   Edwin Leo James, 50, of 2021 Blacksnake Road went to join his heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 7, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer.
   A lifelong resident of Franklin County, Mr. James is the son of Herbert Leo James of Royston and the late Alberta "M.B." Weaver James. He was a 1966 graduate of Franklin County High School and a 1970 graduate of Southern tech. He served in the U.S. Army spending several years in Europe during the Vietnam War. He worked for the City of Royston for 33 years in the Natural Gas Department. He was a member of Canon Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher.
   Funeral services will be Friday, October 9, 1998, at 4 p.m. at Canon Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Creason and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife of 25 years, Sharon Milford James; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul L. and Adrianne B. James of Canon, David D. James and Benjamin E. James of the home; a brother, Dr. Michael D. James, Royston, Georgia.
   He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
   Pallbearers will be Randy Osley, Will Marlow, George Harris, Joe Crocker, Jeff Freeman, and Hall West. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of the City of Royston. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m today.
   The family will be at the home on Blacksnake Road and also at the home of Dr. Michael D. James, 105 Woodridge Way, Royston, Ga.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials my be made to the Edwin L. James Fund at Northeast Georgia Bank in Royston to help with the education of his sons.
   Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lindgren
Watkinsville
   Mary Bertina Lindgren, 76, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1998.
   A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Lindgren was a daughter of the late Odrien and Marietta Stubbs James.
   Memorial services were Thursday at First Christian Church.
   Survivors include two daughters, Linda J. Neumann and Hilda Key, both of Brevard; a son, Harold James Lindgren, Watkinsville; two brothers, Raymond James, Millersville, and Homer James, Haddock; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Moody-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Robert Moye Sr.
Swainsboro
   Dr. Robert James Moye Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   Dr. Moye attended Georgia Southern College for two years before receiving his pilot's wings from the Navy in 1941, serving five years in French Morocco and North Africa, and graduated from the U.S. Navy School of Photography, Pensacola, Fla. He returned to Georgia Southern College and received his B.S. degree in 1947 and his doctor of medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 1952. He opened Adrian Clinic in July 1953 in association with his father. After his father's death, he moved to Swainsboro and became associated in medical practice with Dr. Herbert R. Frost in 1956. He was a charter member of the Emanuel County medical staff when Emanuel County Hospital was opened in 1952. He served as chief of the medical staff on various occasions and served the building committee as medical adviser. He was a member and past president of the Swainsboro Exchange Club, Swainsboro Golf and Country Club and the Emanuel County Medical Association and a former deacon of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. He was a past member of the board of regents at the University of Georgia.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert J. Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Eastbrook Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Lois D. Moye; three sons, Dr. Robert J. Moye Jr., Macon, Charles Graybill "Chuck" Moye, Thomson, and Dr. Daniel Dickerson Moye, Athens; a sister, Louise M. Jackson, Wrightsville; a brother, the Rev. Thomas Moye, Providence, R.I.; and eight grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Alex Grindler, Wilbur Stephens, Bobby Sasser, Sid Shepherd, Frank Canady and John Neighbors. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Tuesday Morning Prayer Group and the Progressive Fellowship Sunday School Class. Honorary escorts will be members of the Saturday Night Supper Club and Ann Peebles, Sara Jackson and Ada James.
   Memorials may be made to the Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Class of 1952, Augusta, Ga.
   Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Picazo
Danielsville
   Rosa Picazo, 77, of 194 Morgan Road died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998.
   A daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Hernandez Suarez. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
   Memorial services were Monday.
   Survivors include her husband, Richardo M. Picazo; a daughter, Rebecca E. Morgan, Danielsville; a sister, Estrella Gavilan, Hollywood, Fla.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the home of Mr. Richardo M. Picazo, 194 Morgan Road.
   Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ada Reid
Siloam
   Ada Reid, 97, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Reid was a daughter of the late John and Lila King and was the widow of Robert Reid. She was a member of New Springfield Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Miles Walker officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Kilpatrick Cemetery, White Plains.
   Survivors include a son,, Frank Reid, Siloam; a grandson raised in the home, John L. Reid, Atlanta; 18 other grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Frank Reid, Syrup Mill Cross.
   Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Ray Snow
Watkinsville
   Raymond Nevett Snow, 72, of 1530 Hillcrest Drive died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   A native of Copper Hill, Tenn., Mr. Snow was a son of the late Joseph E. and Irene Brown Snow. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired pharmacist.
   Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Hunting Island State Park, S.C. with Chaplain Bob Beasley officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Jane Snow; three daughters, Susan Snow, Aiken, S.C., Sandi Fonville, Simpsonville, S.C., and Sheila Snow, Chapin, S.C.; a brother, James Snow, Alpharetta; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of arrangements.

Lennie Grice
Bishop
   Lennie Grice, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.

Wade Smith
Winder
   Wade Smith, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Joseph Clark
Winterville
   Joseph "Joe" Clark, 44, of 1075 Dunlap Road died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Clark was a son of the late T.C. and Callie Clark. He was a cement finisher and a member of Arnold Grove Baptist Church, Arnoldsville.
   Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arnold Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Allen Jr. officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
   Survivors include six children, Katonia Huff and Lamon Brightwell, both of Athens, Tracey Milsap, Gainesville, Michelle McNeil and Michael McNeil, both of Dayton; and Raheem Crawford, Pittsburgh; four sisters, Mary Wade, Alice Bailey, Brenda Clark and Della Clark, all of Winterville; four brothers, James Clark, Cecil Clark and Steve Clark, all of Winterville, and Willie Smith, Athens; a granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony 'Tony' Ferina
Carlton
   Anthony "Tony" Ferina, 88, of 975 Lexington-Carlton Road died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   A native of Abbeville, La., Mr. Ferina was a son of the late Joe and Josephine Digevani Ferina. He retired from the City of New Orleans and a member of Burts United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Linda Jones officiating. Burial will be in Redstone Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Edith Ferina; three stepdaughters, Annie Rose Cernik, Oklahoma City, Okla., Brenda Spratlin, Hull, and Connie DeFazio, New Auburn, Miss.; three stepsons, Robert McCannon, Brunswick, Eustace McCannon, Kiawah Island, S.C., and Roger McCannon, Elberton; a half-sister, Vioa Ferina, Melville, La.; and a half-brother, Gerald Ferina, Melville, La.
   Pallbearers will be Jason McCannon, Mark McCannon, Jerry Sheridan, Wayne Hicks, Barry Hicks and Tracey Graham.

Mamie B. Gartrell
Washington
   Mamie B. Gartrell, 62, of 323 Old Skull Shoal Road died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998.
   A native of Washington, Mrs. Gartrell was a daughter of the late C.B. and Louise Brittain and was the widow of Clarence Gartrell. She was a member of Gibson Grove Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Gibson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Roderick Bradford officiating. Burial will be in City West Cemetery.
   Survivors include three sons, Roderick Brittain and Reginald Brittain, both of Atlanta, and Garretts Brittain, Washington; two sisters, Lucille Curry, Augusta, and Eva Brittain, Washington; and three brothers, Billy Brittain, Washington, Charles Brittain, Leesburg, Fla., and Harry Brittain,
   New York.
   McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Greene
Athens
   Jean Marie Irving Greene, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   A native of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Greene was a daughter of the late Michael Thomas Irving Sr. and Mary Dominica Etcheverry "Itanzia" Irving and was the widow of John Wesley Greene. She was a Realtor and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Albany Garden Club. She was a past president of Albany Realty and while residing in Albany worked with Gallery of Home Realty and Walden and Kirkland Realty.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bernstein Funeral Home.
   Survivors include five daughters, Mary Michelle Greene, Highlands, N.C., Stephanie Greene Cahill, Katrina Greene, Mexico, Shannon Greene Smith, Charlotte, N.C., and Erin Greene Mejeris, Duluth; three sons, John Patrick Greene, Arlington, David Allen Green, Fort Smith, Ark., and Thomas Daniel Greene, Eastville; a sister, Yvonne Irving Schmitten, San Diego; three brothers, Michael Thomas Irving Jr., San Jose, Calif., Raymond Lloyd Irving, San Diego, Calif., and John Kelly Irving, Carlsbad, Calif.; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 2:30-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 134 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601, or a favorite charity.

Ronald C. Griffeth
North Augusta, S.C.
   Ronald C. Griffeth, 63, of 1848 Bolin Road died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mr. Griffeth was a son of the late Alton W. Griffeth Sr. and the late Lilly Clyde Silvey Griffeth. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board for 20 years and as Chairman in 1980 and 1981. He served as Lay Leader in 1982 and 1983 and was an Adult Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Griffeth had been a member of the Fellowship of Believers Sunday School Class since 1972. Mr. Griffeth was a 1953 graduate of Athens High School in Athens, Ga., and received his AB Degree in History from the University of Georgia in Athens. He served as Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1957 until 1965. Mr. Griffeth graduated from the Augusta Law School with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1972. Mr. Griffeth was employed with the General Adjustment Bureau Inc. from 1958 until 1966 where he was an Adjuster and later Branch Manager. From 1966 until 1977 he was a Staff Adjuster with the First of Georgia Insurance Group and served later as Vice President-Claims Counsel. In 1977 he became a partner and Trial Lawyer with the Allgood and Childs Law Firm and was employed there until 1982. From 1982 until 1987 he was a Trial Lawyer in solo law practice. Mr. Griffeth was presently employed with the Fulcher, Hagler, Reed Hanks and Harper Law Firm where he was a partner and a Trial Lawyer. Mr. Griffeth practiced before the Georgia Superior Courts and all inferior courts, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Griffeth was a member of the Augusta Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and Defense Research Institute.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Grace UMC with the Rev. Thurman W. Anderson and the Rev. Drs. James E. Hunter and John M. Younginer Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, June "Sandie" D. Griffeth; two daughters, Robin Audrey Griffeth, Columbia, S.C., and Elaine Griffeth Caraviello, Spartanburg, S.C.; and two brothers, Alton W. Griffeth Jr., Decatur, and Wayne S. Griffeth, Dewy Rose.
   Pallbearers will be David H. Hanks, John I. Harper, James W. Purcell, Michael B. Hagler, J. Arthur Davison, David P. Dekle, Dewey E. Wilson and James D. Dickson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fulcher Law Firm and Fellowship of Believers Sunday School Class.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Rowland Funeral Home.
   Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, S.C. 29841 or to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904.

Kodi Lawrence
Atlanta
   Kodi Deonte Lawrence, 3, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.
   A native of Fulton County, Kodi was a son of Katrina Lawrence and Willie Mayfield.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Flat Rock Baptist Church, White Plains, with the Rev. Robert Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Kanita Rachelle Lawrence and Kourtney Mitchell Lawrence, both of Atlanta; and his grandfather, Joe B. Lawrence, Greensboro.
   The family is at the home of Joe B. Lawrence, Canaan Circle, Greensboro.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of arrangements.

Olga L. Richardson
Perry
   Olga L. Richardson, 94, formerly of Athens, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998.
   A native of Moundsville, W. Va., born July 8, 1904, Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Robert James Richardson. She attended Allegheny College and graduated from Columbia University. She taught at the Friends School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the University of Georgia. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, the University Garden Club and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Reynolds, pastor of St. James UMC, officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bill Driggers, Ellenwood; a son and daughter-in-law, Judge Bob and Nancy Richardson, Perry; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three nieces and a nephew.
   The family will receive friends before the service Sunday, Oct. 11.
   Donations in her memory may be made to the general scholarship fund at the University of Georgia.

Rosetta Smith
Tocoa
   Rosetta Moon Smith of 649 S. Sage St. died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moon and was the widow of Joe Lynn Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Tyrone Scott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

William Steedman Jr.
Athens
   William Bancroft Steedman Jr. of 335 Fortson Drive died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mr. Steedman was a son of the late William B. Steedman Sr. and Billie Arthur Steedman.
   Mr. Steedman was a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II.
   Retired from the University of Georgia, Mr. Steedman was the owner of Wm. B. Steedman & Son. He was a charter member of the Athens Country Club and the Athens City Club. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
   Mr. Steedman was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Cox Steedman, and survivors include his three sons, William Bancroft Steedman III of Atlanta, and John Cox Steedman and Arthur Hutchinson Steedman, both of Athens, and a sister, Martha Steedman Grainger of Pinehurst, N.C., and four grandchildren, Arthur Steedman Jr., Kelley Steedman, Ann Cox Steedman and Tayloe Steedman, all of Athens.
   The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Steedman at 230 Terrell Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens YMCA Camp at Tallulah Falls, c/o 915 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, Ga. 30606, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 498 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601.
   Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Ard officiating.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert H. White
Bethlehem
   Herbert H. White, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. White was a son of the late Winston and Ruby Borders White. He was employed by Allright Parks of Atlanta.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Dr. Richard N. Veal officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Bessie White; seven daughters, Jeanette Coker, McDonough, Carol Brown, Crosby, Texas, Sandra Savage, Bethlehem, Susan Webb, Seabrook, Texas, Gail Shedd and Debbie Clark, both of Winder, and Kathy Hibbens, Deer Park, Texas; two sons, Cass Ledbetter, Bethlehem, and Herbert White, Jonesboro; three sisters, Hazel Thompson, Bethlehem, Sylvia Sanders, Crawford, and Frances Mincey, Winder; a brother, Harry "Sonny" White, Winder; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Denise Wooten
Bogart
   Denise Everett Wooten, 41, of 1541 Virgil Langford Road died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
   A native of Cobb County, Mrs. Wooten was a daughter of James Harold and Hazel Wheeler Everett, Bogart. She was a homemaker and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. James Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, David A. Wooten; a daughter, Katy Wooten, Bogart; a son, Alan Wooten, Bogart; and her grandmother, Lucille R. Wheeler, Bogart.
   Pallbearers will be Alex Wheeler, Ray Higgins, Albert McGalliard, Stuart House, William Henry and Steven Wooten.
   Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Beulah Bramblett
Beulah Mae Churchwell Bramblett, 81, of Chestnut Ave. died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, will announce arrangements.

Todd Cooper
Athens
   Todd Cooper, 16, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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