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John Thomas Baker
Hartwell
   John Thomas Baker, 76, of 115 Night Owl Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. Baker was a son of the late Tillman and Beatrice Wright Baker. He was a farmer, a retired school bus driver for the Hart County School System, a member of Nancy Hart Masonic Lodger No. 690 and Reed Creek Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of World War II. 
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Reed Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Ted Kelley and Luther Kay officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Cecile Weldon Baker; a daughter, Teresa Sanders, Hartwell; three sons, Ronald Baker, Royston, and Perry Baker and David Baker, both of Hartwell; a sister, Gladys Thrasher, Hartwell; and eight grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home. 

Beulah Mae Bramblett 
Demorest
   Beulah Mae Churchwell Bramblett, 81, of Chestnut Ave. died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Bramblett was a daughter of the late Amos and Sally Churchwell and was married to the late William "Bill" Bramblett. She was a homemaker and attended Cornelia Church of God and the Bible Landmark Church of Cornelia.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Cornelia Church of God with the Revs. Wilmer Ivester, Curtis Woods and Milton Martin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include four daughters, Betty Allen and Hellon Skelton, both of Cornelia, Carolyn Hogan, Chatsworth, and Barbara Smith, Clarkesville; a son, Wesley Bramblett, Demorest; a sister, Frances Grafton, Demorest; a brother, Grover Churchwell, Gainesville; and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence of Betty Allen, 345 Highland Ave., Cornelia.
   McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

Todd Fielding Cooper
Athens
   Todd Fielding Cooper, 16, of 185 Gatewood Circle died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mr. Cooper was a son of Jonathan Pierce and Anne Deborah Capone Cooper. He was a junior at Clarke Central High School.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Jason Cooper and Dane Cooper, both of Athens; and grandparents, Edward and Barbara Capone, Athens.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, 500 College Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601. 
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Lennie Grice
Bishop
   Lennie Grice died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   Mrs. Grice was a native of Panama City, Fla.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Abbey Funeral Home, Tallahassee, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, Fla.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mavis Parks, Bishop, Mildred Jackson, Boston, and Sarah Elizabeth Collins, Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Herbert Sowell, St. Augustine, Fla., and Lelon Sowell, Panama City, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of local arrangements.

Martha Sue Holmes
Sharpsburg
   Martha Sue Holmes died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   Mrs. Holmes was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a member of M&M Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Athens.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating.
   Survivors include a brother, Capt. Leon C. Almand, Sylvester; and numerous nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, and three great-great-nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Athens, 355 Pulaski St., Athens, Ga.
   A.C. Hemperley & Sons, East Point, is in charge of arrangements. 

James Edward Hubbard
Nicholson
   James Edward Hubbard, 54, of 318 Mulberry St. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Hubbard was a son of O.D. Hubbard and the late Ruby Irene 'Dills' Hubbard and was married to the late Sandra Hubbard. He was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a daughter, Cheryl Walker, Nicholson; three sons, Jamie Lee Hubbard, Nicholson, Donnie William Johnston, Commerce, and Jimmy Johnston, Atlanta; and five grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence of his daughter, Cheryl Walker, 318 Mulberry St., Nicholson. 

Paul Kettle
Colbert
   Paul Loveing Kettle, 71, of 389 Mitchell Farm Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Kettle was a son of the late Charles Henry Sr. and Jewette Smith Kettle, was married to the late Edna Pearl Chambers Kettle, and was preceded in death by a son, William Joel Kettle. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, was retired from the heating and air conditioning business, and was a member of Temple Baptist Church and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 10.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Joey Young officiating. Burial will be in Smith Family Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Nancy L. Kettle and Frances K. Young, both of Colbert; a son, Billy Joe Kettle, Colbert; a sister, Helen Read, Portland, Ore.; and two brothers, A.L. Kettle and Charles Henry Kettle Jr., both of Wolfskin.
   Pallbearers will be Wendell Nation, Donald Butler, Rodney Williams, Ronnie Mathis Jr., Tommy Hayes and Billy Joe Kettle.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today and Monday at the funeral home.

Lloyd Logan
Loganville
   Lloyd Cleveland Logan, 64, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Logan was a son of the late Vernon H. and May Vincent Logan. He was an automobile salesman, an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict where he received two bronze stars and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Jack Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Attica Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Logan; a daughter, Lisa Robertson, Lawrenceville; three sons, Lloyd Logan Jr. and Dan Logan, Loganville, and Robert Logan, Grayson; a stepdaughter, JoAnn Lee, Dallas; a stepson, Wayne Brookshire, Acworth; three sisters, Betty Vick, Statham, Joyce Smith, Nicholson, and Mary Landrum, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Don Logan, Lawrenceville; and seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Pallbearers will be Curtis Vick, Cecil Bellamy, Dan Giles, Charles Lee, Charles Ross and Wayne Brookshire.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Buddy T. Peppers
Winder
   Buddy T. Peppers, 59, of 259 Glenn Drive, Apt. 34, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Walton County, Mr. Peppers was a son of Callie M. Price Peppers and the late Verner L. Peppers. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Virgil Vickera and Truman Humphries officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pauline Pursley Peppers; six daughters, Jackie Johnson, Rose Culver, and Margaret Sweat, all of Winder, Hazel Puckett, Auburn, and Mary Carter and Grace Velivis, both of Hoschton; three sons, Dave Culver, Winder, Frankie Peppers, Athens, and Lynn Peppers, Alto; two sisters, Tina Peppers, Monroe, and Diane Sliger, Cumming; two brothers, Charles Peppers, Auburn, and Willie Lee Peppers, Winder; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Dave Culver, Matt Whiting, Ray Rampey, Franklin Culver, Mitch Kitchens, Dwayne Johnson and Junior Carter.
   Wise-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Rosetta Moon Smith
Toccoa
   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 married to the late Joe Lynn Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Gantt officiating. Burial will be in Cleveland C.M.E. Cemetery.

Wade Smith
Winder
   Wade Smith, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Eberhart's Glenwood Chapel with Elder William Perry officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Garden, Winder.
   Survivors include his mate, Daisey Millsap; a sister, Grace Hammond, Lithonia; a brother, T.H. "Buck" Smith, Winder; and a granddaughter, Michelle Perry, Atlanta. 

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.

Lettie Hall Toney
Commerce
   Lettie Hall Toney, 95, of 70 Medical Center Drive died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Toney was a daughter of the late Robert Pendleton and Cornilus I. Zora Coile Hall and widow of O.M. (Jack) Toney.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Webb's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Hill and Ronald Hinson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Theresa S. Akridge
Lavonia
   Theresa S. Akridge, 96, of 36 Bill Lucas Road died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   Survivors include a son, William R. Lucas.
   Hamby Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Gertrude Arlene Bergeaux
Tullahoma, Tenn.
   Gertrude Arlene Scholl Bergeaux died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.

James E. Hubbard
Nicholson
   James Edward Hubbard, 54, of 318 Mulberry St., died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998. A native of Banks County, Mr. Hubbard was a son of O.D. Hubbard and the late Ruby Irene Dills Hubbard and widower of Sandra Hubbard. He was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include a daughter, Cheryl Walker, Nicholson; three sons, Jamie Lee Hubbard, Nicholson, Donnie William Johnston, Commerce, and Jimmy Johnston, Atlanta; two brothers, Elmer Hubbard of Detroit, and O.D. Hubbard Jr., Maysville; and five grandchildren.

Richard A. Maxwell
Washington
   Richard Alexander Maxwell, 78, of 556 Oscar Thornton Road, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Maxwell was a son of the late William Thomas and Fannie Beck Smith Maxwell widower of Helen Thornton Maxwell and Mary Lou Davis Maxwell. He was a machinist and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and taught Sunday school for more than 40 years.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Revs. George Hollis, Chester Hall and Dale Fincher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three sons, Richard T. Maxwell, Washington, William J. Morrison, Winterville, and Lee Morrison, Martinez; three daughters, Phyllis Norman, Lincolnton, Faye Lamar, Tignall, and Norma Reed, Martinez; one brother, W.W. "Bill" Maxwell; three sisters, Louise Kelley, Tifton, Kathleen Kennedy, Greenville, S.C., and Ibby Smith, Ellenwood; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Rehoboth Baptist Church, Washington, Ga. 30673.
   The family is at the residence of Phyllis Norman, 3481 Metasville Road, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Annie B. Roberts
Royston
   Annie Belle Carey Roberts, 83, of Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, formerly of Franklin Springs, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Onnie Cromer Carey and widow of W.T. Roberts. She was a homemaker and was retired from the Oxford Manufacturing Co., Royston. She was a member of Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Pruitt Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Bert Synan, Tommy Dubose and Tony Moon officiating. Burial will be in the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, James Roberts, Royston; two daughters, Marie Andrews, Toccoa, and Mary Pringle, Riverdale; one brother, J.C. Carey, Canon; two sisters, Olis Browner, Carnesville, and Lettie Smith, Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Bobby Brooks, Danny Langston, Edward Brawner, Marshall Brawner, Wayne Langston, Lindy Brawner and Steve Vollrath.

Susie Seagraves
Commerce
   Susie Adams Seagraves, 79, of 203 Erastus Church Road, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Seagraves was a daughter of the late Obediah and Estelle Pittman Adams. She was a homemaker and was a member of Erastus Christian Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Erastus Christian Church with Jim Jacobs and the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Otis Seagraves; one daughter, Gloria Purcell, Commerce; two brothers, Paul Adams and Lee Adams, both of Commerce; one sister, Lucille Smith, Nicholson; a granddaughter, Donna Embrick, Commerce; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Embrick, Commerce.
   The family is at the residence.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Blackshear
Mount Holly, N.C.
   Charles E. Blackshear, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, will announce arrangements.

Darlene Bradley
Watkinsville
   Darlene Bradley, of 1681 Julian Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.

Billy T. Simpson
Lavonia
   Billy T. Simpson of First Street, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, will announce arrangements.

Virginia Trotter
Watkinsville
   Virginia Trotter, 76, of 1141 Hickory Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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