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Charles E. Blackshear
Mount Holly, N.C.
   Charles E. Blackshear, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   Mr. Blackshear was a son of the late Rufus and Martha Brooks Blackshear. He was a former proprietor of Chasco's Bait and Tackle, a member of the Air National Guard and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Neil King and Derrick Blackshear officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn King Blackshear; two sons, Rockne C. Blackshear, Charlotte, N.C., and Bret W. Blackshear, Belmont, N.C.; and two brothers, D. Wendell Blackshear, Birmingham, Ala., and J. Paul Blackshear, Citrus Springs, Fla.
   The family is at the home of the Rev. Neil King, Neil King Road.

Ray Cox
Winder
   Ray Cox, 66, of 240 W. Oak St., Apt. B, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Gadsden, Ala., Mr. Cox was a son of the late Ted and Ruth Simmons Cox. He was a member of Midway Christian Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth H. Leach and Bill Baker officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Debbie Cox; a stepdaughter, Charity L. Ruark, Morgan County; and a stepson, John J. Walling, Winder.
   The family will receive friends after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Woodrow Huff
Washington
   Woodrow Wilson Huff, 85, of 805 Cloverhurst Drive died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Huff was a son of the late James Richard and Mable Lyle Alford Huff. An Army veteran, he was a supervisor and mechanic at Almar Manufacturing Co. and a member of First Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hopkins Funeral Home with the Revs. Albert Huyck and Clifton Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Josie Hammock Huff; a daughter, Gail Huff Norman, Washington; a son, Richard Gary Huff, Atlanta; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Madison Huff, Thomas Fanning, Ralph Crawford, Tony Norman, Ronnie Cofer and Mitchell Hammock.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, the V.A. Hospice Center or the American Cancer Society.

Carl Mulchi Jr.
Alto
   Carl Lee Mulchi Jr., 39, of 874 Grant Mill Road died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.
   A native of Vance County, Mr. Mulchi was a son of Alice Gupton Eads, Atlanta, and Carl Lee Mulchi, Clarksville. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Atlanta.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at J.M. White Funeral Home, Henderson, N.C., with the Rev. Russell Woodridge officiating. Burial will be in Lewis J. Gupton Memorial Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Joan Marie Vanwagner Mulchi; his step-mother, Lynn Mulchi, Clarksville; his stepfather, Tommy Eads, Atlanta; a brother, Claude Mulchi, Cadillac, Mich.; four half-sisters, Linda Satterfield and Sonja Whitlow, both of South Boston, Va., and Regina Mulchi and Terena Mulchi, both of Clarksville; and two half-brothers, Larry Elliott, South Boston, Va., and Charlie Mulchi, Clarksville.
   Pallbearers will be Mike Gupton, Bobby Stevenson, Charlie Stevenson, Jamie Jones, Ray Whitlow and Raymond Stevenson.
   The family is at the home of Blanche Stevenson, 229 Green St., Henderson, N.C.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Millard E. Noell
Athens
   Millard E. Noell, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Noell was a son of the late Johnathan and Early Cunningham Noell. He was a member of West End Baptist Church and drove a school bus for more than 34 years and was Driver of the Year in 1976. He later became a security guard at a local bank and was a member of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge 22.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating.
   Survivors include two sons, Jerry E. Noell, Leeds, and Steve W. Noell, Athens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sue Phillips
Lexington
   Nannie Sue Phillips, 79, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998.
   A native of Royston, Mrs. Phillips was a daughter of the late Joe and Matt Ballenger and widow of Sam Jones Phillips Jr.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia. Entombment will be in Woodridge Memorial Park Mausoleum.
   Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Brown, Blythewood; four sons, Joe R. Phillips, Graham, N.C., James T. Phillips, Sanford, N.C., Robert W. "Bob" Phillips, Lexington, and Benjamin R. "Ben" Phillips, Gaston; three sisters, Naomi Ayers, Polly Bowers and Christine Correira, all of Royston; two brothers, John Ballenger, Elberton, and Nelson Ballenger, Royston; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Virginia Y. Trotter
Watkinsville
   Dr. Virginia Y. Trotter, 76, of 41 Hickory Hill died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Boise, Idaho, Dr. Trotter was a daughter of the late Rockford Glenn and Lena Topliff Yapp and widower of Robert T. Trotter. She was a retired academic administrator at the University of Georgia and a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens. She was UGA's first president for academic affairs, created the Office of Instructional Development, was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education 1974-77, dean of the College of Home Economics and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Nebraska.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Eddie Ard officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Robert T. Trotter II, Flagstaff, Ariz.; a sister, Jo Ann Howells, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; three brothers, Rockford Glenn Yapp Jr., Houston, Texas, George J. Yapp, Barrington Heights, Ill., and Robert C. Yapp, Des Moines, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Georgia Foundation, Virginia Trotter Decorative Arts Endowment, c/o Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Wilder Akin
Lavonia
   Mary Louise Dixon Wilder Akin, 93, of the Clary Care Center, Toccoa, formerly of Lavonia, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, 1998, in Toccoa.
   Born in Emmanuel County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late James Austin and Mary Branan Dixon. She was first married to the late Ralph Wilder and then to the late C.B. Akin. Mrs. Akin was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and taught at the Lavonia Grammar School. She was the oldest surviving member of the Lavonia United Methodist Church where she was a member of the W.S.C.S. and the Carrie Conwell Sunday School Class. She was a charter member of the Lavonia Garden Club and a member of the Lavonia Woman's Club.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James A., Marvin and Paul Dixon.
   Her survivors include a son, Ralph Wilder of Pinedale, Wyoming, and a daughter, Cynthia Wilder Bryant of Franklin Springs.
   Four granddaughters survive: Ginger Wilder Courneen, Townville, S.C., Kim Wilder Watson, Lavonia, Leigh Anne West Robinson, Kennesaw, and Louise D. Bryant, Franklin Springs.
   Funeral services for Mrs. Akin will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lavonia United Methodist Church with the Reverends Harold Lawrence, Fred Heard, Jack Lamb and Dr. Sheila B. Hunt officiating.
   Burial will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
   The family members will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
   Hamby Funeral Home of Lavonia is in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Mary Louise Dixon Wilder Akin.

G. Arlene Bergeaux
Tullahoma, Tenn.
   Gertrude Arlene Bergeaux, 77, of Mollow Road died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. Bergeaux was a daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Secor Scholl and was the widow of Phillip James Bergeaux. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Bergeaux. She was a secretary, a homemaker and a longtime American Red Cross volunteer. She served as director of the Red Cross at Athens Regional Medical Center and was a member of The Lutheran Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Lois Phelps, Tullahoma, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Andrew Phelps, Nathaniel Phelps and Joseph Phelps.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 912, Athens, Ga. 30603.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Bradley
Watkinsville
   Darlene Bradley, 56, of 1011 Windward Court died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of Harry and Dorothy Kaebisch Lustig and was the widow of Mike Bradley. She was owner of Classic Awards Trophy Shop.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Davison officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Sherry B. Royal, La Vergne, Tenn.; two sons, John Bradley and Jody Bradley, both of Watkinsville; two brothers, Robert Lustig, Milwaukee, and Eugene Lustig, Los Angeles; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends at the home of John Bradley, 1681 Julian Drive.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Evangelism of Memphis, Tenn., 2091 Lee Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38134.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy Cheatham
Statham
   Leroy Cheatham, 79, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998.
   Mr. Cheatham was a son of the late Herman and Mattie Perry Cheatham. He was first married to the late Cora Lee martin Cheatham and was preceded in death by two sons, James Cheatham and Ellis Cheatham. He was a retired mechanic from Fowler Products, Athens, and a charter member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jim Bolton and Ted Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cheatham; a daughter, Jean Cook, Winder; three sisters, Frances Jones, Watkinsville, and Irene McElhannon and Louise Youngblood, both of Bogart; three brothers, Horace Cheatham and Elmer Cheatham, both of Bogart, Herbert Cheatham, Virginia; and nieces and nephews.

Pete Jackson
Commerce
   James Clark "Pete" Jackson, 78, of 9015 Jefferson St. died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Jackson was a son of the late Clint and Annie Sue Stone Jackson. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Hudson Lodge 294 and Luthi-Gillespie American Legion Post 93.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. James Weathersby, Fred Young and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Lee Archer Jackson; four daughters, Nancy Carol Kinsey, Monroe, Linda Crumley and Judy Wilson, both of Commerce, and Kay Parham, Comer; a sister, Geneva "Sis" Hardy, Kathleen; a brother, Amory Jackson, Warner Robins; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Gainesville, 700 South Enota, Suite 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.

T.W. James
Hull
   T.W. James, 71, of 601 Spratlin Mill Road, Diamond Hill Community died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. James was a son of the late Hubert W. and Tommie Lou Cooper James. He made his home in this area all of his life and was a former employee of Rogers Hosiery Mill.
   Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at 11 a.m. at Lord & Stephens Chapel East, Athens. Rev. Morris Sapp will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Pallbearers will be Chris James, Russell James, Jeff James, Roger James, Gary James, Jack Williamson and Dennis Williamson.
   Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae James of Hull; sons, Tommy and Irene James of Hull, and Steve and Hope James of Hull; sister, Willie Joe Edwards of Hull; brother, Elmer James of Athens; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Mae Johnson
Athens
   Mattie Mae Johnson, 89, formerly of Hill Street died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Henry Earl and Hattie Tiller Anthony and was the widow of Oliver G. Johnson. She had lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Christian Life Worship Center where she was a former Sunday School teacher of the junior class, was secretary-treasurer of Women's Ministries for a number of years and was a member of the Keen Age Sunday School Class. She worked at Athens Regional Medical Center as ward secretary for several years.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christian Life Worship Center with the Rev. John Ingham officiating. Burial will be in Colbert Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Burnette, Winterville; a son, the Rev. Lawrence Johnson, Greenwood, S.C.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Clayton Mason, Lester Cape, Malvin Gunter, Ted Baker, Virgil Whittington and Ken Phillips. Senior citizens of Christian Life Worship Center will be honorary pallbearers.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
   Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Ministry at Christian Life Worship Center.

Linton Johnston Sr.
Athens
   Linton Gordon Johnston Sr., 82, of 880 Nowhere Road died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   Mr. Johnston was a son of the late Robert Pendleton and Emma Johnson Johnston. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Florence Johnston. An Army veteran of World War II, he was self-employed as a carpenter-contractor and a member of Noals Chapel Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Beth Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Florence Pittman Johnston; a daughter, Mary Evalyne Eckles, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; two sons, Linton Johnston Jr., Athens, and Darryl W. Johnston, Nicholson; a brother, George P. Johnston, Sparta; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perpetual Care Fund at Beth Haven Cemetery, 646 Pleasant Acre Farm Road, Nicholson, Ga. 30565.
   Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy D. Lawson
Toccoa
   Jimmy Dale Lawson, 43, of 445 Mulkey Road died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Lawson was a son of Mattie G. Lawson, Toccoa, and the late Ray H. Lawson. He worked in the plumbing business and attended Freewill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three daughters, Christie Lawson, Nicole Lawson and Carrie Lawson, all of Toccoa; three sons, Shane Lawson, David Lawson and Timmy Lawson, all of Toccoa; five sisters, Carolyn Brown, Wanda Lawson and Brenda Carter, all of Toccoa, Linda Chitwood, Clarkesville, and Diane Carter, Westminster, S.C.; two brothers, Billy Lawson, San Bernardino, Calif., and Allen Lawson, Toccoa; and a grandchild.
   Pallbearers will be Chuck Stevens, Matt Collier, Michael Emmett, Lee Collier, Keith Standridge and Steve Smith.
   The family is at the residence.

Brandon McKinley
Cottondale, Ala.
   Brandon "Brandy" Alyssha McKinley, 14, of 14355 Highway 11 N. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Brandy was a daughter of Cheryl Swilley, Cottondale, and Alan McKinley, Union Point. She attended Brookwood High School, Brookwood, and was a member of Bread of Life Church, Brookwood.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in White Plains Cemetery, White Plains, with the Revs. Burton Adkins and Johnny Barrett officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her stepfathers, Richard Swilley, Cottondale, Ala.; a sister, Jennifer Renee Swilley, White Plains; a brother, Timothy Ryan Swilley, Cottondale, Ala.; three grandparents, Burrell and Jean Adriance and Dianne McKinley; and five great-grandparents, Johnny and Addie Mae Jackson, J.W. McKinley, and Bill and Elanor Finch.
   McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Billy T. Simpson
Lavonia
   Billy T. Simpson, 73, of 11 First St. died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Simpson was a son of the late Robert and Minnie Simpson. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Berryman officiating. Burial will be in New Light Baptist Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Sallie Mae Simpson; six children, Enoch Simpson, Tommy Simpson, Bill Simpson and Ralph Simpson, all of Lavonia, David Simpson, Gahanna, Ohio, Sabrina Simpson, Salem, S.C.; a sister, Blanch Rivers, Lavonia; three brothers, James Simpson and Clyde Simpson, both of Lavonia, and Richard Simpson, Columbus; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Willie Mae Smith
Crawford
   Willie Mae Smith, 75, of 502 Wall St. died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Catoosa County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Rufus and Mae Bingham and was the widow of Jesse Smith. She was retired from Jefferson Mills and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Burial will be Edwards Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Tompkins, Crawford, and Christine Rainwater, Winder; two sons, O'Neal Smith, Danielsville, and Roger Smith, Carlton; a sister, Ruby Compton, Stephens; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Virginia Y. Trotter
Watkinsville
   Dr. Virginia Y. Trotter, 76, of 41 Hickory Hill died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
   A native of Boise, Idaho, Dr. Trotter was a daughter of the late Rockford Glenn and Lena Topliff Yapp and was the widower of Robert T. Trotter.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Eddie Ard officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Robert T. Trotter II, Flagstaff, Ariz.; a sister, Jo Ann Howells, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; three brothers, Rockford Glenn Yapp Jr., Houston, Texas, George J. Yapp, Barrington Heights, Ill., and Robert C. Yapp, Des Moines, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Georgia Foundation, Virginia Trotter Decorative Arts Endowment, c/o Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602.

Ardyce Klevesahl
Hull
   Ardyce Klevesahl, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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