Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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James Crocker
Homer
   James "Bobo" Crocker, 49, of Wells Road died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mr. Crocker was a son of the late Castalow "Doc" and Gladys Wade Crocker. He was preceded in death by a son, James David Crocker Jr. He was retired after 25 years from Fieldale Corporation.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Woodrow Hix and Leonard Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Wade Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ayers Crocker; two sons, Randall Crocker, Easley, S.C., and Chad Crocker, Greer, S.C.; two stepsons, Todd Smith, Cleveland, and Craig Smith, Homer; three sisters, Patricia Gibson, South Georgia, Brenda Arrowood, Alto, and Denise Simmons, Homer; four brothers, Max Crocker and Dennis Crocker, both of Alto, Donald Crocker, Seneca, S.C., and Morgan Crocker, Mount Airy; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Blanche L. Day
Bishop
   Blanche L. Day, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Day was a daughter of the late J.C. and Hattie Lovern Landrum. A retired seamstress, she was a member of High Shoals United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at High Shoals UMC with the Revs. Jimmy Kenney and Dr. Douglas Bower officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Mary Claire Hessinger, Bishop; a grandson, John Kelly Day, Houston, Texas; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville.

Kate Dooley
Toccoa
   Kate Stone Holbrooks Dooley, 92, of Falls Road died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Dooley was a daughter of the late Henry L. and Georgia Whitfield Stone. She was first married to the late Silas Holbrooks. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with James A. Weathersby, Charlie Pitts and the Rev. Marvin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include five daughters, Gladys Finley, Westminster, S.C., Reba Murray and Jean Standridge, both of Toccoa, Sara Smith, Locust Grove, and Elizabeth Morris, Duluth; two sons, Marvin Holbrooks, Alapaha, and Henry Dooley, Toccoa; two sisters, Callie Stone and Polly Moore, both of Westminster, S.C.; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Murray, 404 E. Franklin St.

Phillip H. Durden III
Athens
   Phillip H. Durden III, 57, of 405 Sandstone Drive died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Durden was a son of the late
   Phillip and Margaret McCannon Durden. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He attended the University of Georgia and was on the baseball team. He was the owner and operator of Durden Music Store until 1970 when he became a building contractor.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 15, 1998, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Patricia Shook Durden; three sons, Phillip H. Durden IV and Robert James Durden, both of Athens, and Brian J. Durden, Watkinsville; a stepson, Shane Shook, Acworth; a brother, Stan Durden, Athens; and five grandchildren.
   The family will be at the residence.
   If you so desire, make contributions to your favorite charity.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary McCollum
Toccoa
   Mary Nell Russell McCollum, 78, of Valley Drive died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mrs. McCollum was a daughter of the late Squire Hansel and Mae Toney Russell and was the widow of Bill N. McCollumn. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Toccoa City Cemetery with the Rev. Larry King officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Jean McCollum Thornton, Toccoa.
   The family is at the home of Jean Thornton, 523 Valley Drive.
   Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy B. Montgomery
Atlanta
   Peggy B. Montgomery died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998.
   Mrs. Montgomery was the widow of Clarence R. "Gig" Montgomery. She was an employee of Emory University for 25 years.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peachtree Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drs. W. Frank Harrington and Stephen M. Huntley officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery, Roanoke, Va.
   Survivors include a a son, David R. Montgomery, and his wife, Beverly; a son, Alan W. Montgomery, and his wife, Sandy; a daughter, Melissa M. Montgomery, and her husband, Arthur H. Schmidt; three grandchildren, Amy Montgomery Bernard, Jennifer Lynn Montgomery and David R. Montgomery Jr.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
   H.M. Patterson & Son Historic Spring Hill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hobson Morris
Colbert
   Hobson Griffeth Morris, 77, of 607 Charlie-Morris Road died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Morris was a son of the late Charles H. and Clyde Griffith Morris. An Army veteran of World War II, he was employed by DairyPak of Athens for 10 years and farmed at the family home. He was a member of the Colbert Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Colbert Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Colbert City Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Palmer Morris; two daughters, Malinda Sartain, Colbert, and Fay Sims, Gillsville; two sons, Ronnie Morris, Colbert, and Mike Morris, Carlton; two brothers, Ray Morris, Comer, and Gilbert Morris, Colbert; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, 1655 Tully Circle N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Miriam Ray
Athens
   Miriam Luther Ray, 77, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998.
   A native of Spalding County, Mrs. Ray was a daughter of the late Preston Young and Mae Adams Luther and was the widow of James Butler Ray Jr. She was a homemaker and retired owner and operator of Ray's Corner in Watkinsville. She was a member of St. James Methodist Church, participated in Circle Number 4 and was a member of Bobbin Mill Garden Club. She attended the University of Georgia, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and served as the permanent alumna secretary until her retirement.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Reynolds officiating. Burial services will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin and officiated by the Rev. Steve Midkiff.
   Survivors include three children: her daughters, Alice Ray-Overstreet of Lakeland, Fla., and Mary Frances Ray of Scottsdale, Ariz., and her son, James B. Ray III of Upton, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Morganne Ray and Ivey Ray, both of Upton, Mass.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Speech and Hearing Clinic at the University of Georgia, c/o College of Education, Aderhold Hall, Athens, Ga. 30602, Attention: Robin Stevens, or to the Habitat for Humanity, 744 Barber St., Athens, Ga. 30601, or to St. James United Methodist Church, 111 Westlake Drive, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Vera Turner
Toccoa
   Vera Williams Turner, 80, of Pine Mountain died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Eastanollee, Mrs. Turner was a daughter of the late George and Pearl Williams and was the widow of Dewey H. Turner Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Pine Mountain, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Eastanollee Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Miriam Hardage, Jasper, Linda Phillips, Columbus, and Susan Weidler, Gainesville, Fla.; two sons, Buddy Turner, Pine Mountain, and Mike W. Turner, Pine Mountain Valley; a sister, Doris Pritchett, Cleveland; a brother, George W. Williams Jr., Warner Robins; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
   Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Benjamin Venable
Commerce
   Infant Benjamin Allen Venable, son of Daniel and Kathleen Venable, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Wayne Hembree officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four grandparents, Allen L. Venable Jr., Hoschton, Linda G. Bates, Fort Myers, Fla., and John and Mary Lynn Lager, Newnan; and one great-grandfather, Walter B. Griffeth, Winder.
   The family will receive friends at the graveside prior to the service.
   Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.

John Venable
Commerce
   Infant John Walter Venable, son of Daniel and Kathleen Venable, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Wayne Hembree officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four grandparents, Allen L. Venable Jr., Hoschton, Linda G. Bates, Fort Myers, Fla., and John and Mary Lynn Lager, Newnan; and one great-grandfather, Walter B. Griffeth, Winder.
   The family will receive friends at the graveside prior to the service.
   Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.

Tinie A. Wooten
Royston
   Tinie Amanda Wooten of 10 Franklin Springs Circle, Kings Place, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Miss Wooten was a daughter of the late James and Ida Susie McCollum Wooten. She was employed for many years by the Hartford Insurance Agency as a claims agent and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Atlanta.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary McWhorter and Rex Kaney officiating. Burial will be in Redwine United Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Myrtie A. Wooten, Royston.
   Pallbearers will be Charles Wilson, Mike Bridwell, Chad Smith, David Ayers, Junior Hendrix and Keith Ray.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Redwine United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Geraldine Brown, 1213 Farm Road, Canon, Ga. 30520.

Ola Worley
Lula
   Ola Simmons Worley, 89, of Barefoot Road died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mrs. Worley was a daughter of the late Jack and Millie Carter Simmons. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Worley and Morgan Worley. She was a homemaker and a member of Belton Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Belton Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Strickland, Paul Morris and Wayne Hicks officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Revs. Henry Grady Barnes and Robert Nix officiating.
   Survivors include her husband, Lee H. Worley Sr.; two daughters, Louise Thomas, Lula, and Betty Nix, Charleston, S.C.; four sons, Lee Worley Jr., Gainesville, and Gordon Worley, Eugene Worley and Jackie Worley, all of Lula; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Emerson Bennett
Canon
   Emerson Riff Bennett of 101 Mineral Springs Road died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Bennett was a son of the late Arniker and Bessie Williams Bennett. He was retired from A.B.B. in Athens and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Patsy Ann Edins Bennett; a daughter, Diane Lynn Smith, Hartwell; two sons, Ray Emerson Bennett and Stephen M. Bennett, both of Canon; two sisters, Sara Mace, California, and Alpha Thomas, Danielsville; a brother, Bill Bennett, California; and a granddaughter.
   The family is at the residence.

Beatrice Cheek
Canon
   Beatrice Cheek, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Central, S.C., Mrs. Cheek was a daughter of the late William Frank and Ruth Phillips Kelley and was the widow of Raymond Shields Cheek. She was retired from Hartwell Mills and was a Pink Lady with the Ty Cobb Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Double Branches Baptist Church and attended Canon Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Rowe and Larry Davison officiating. Burial will be in Oakview Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda Rowe, Hartwell; a son, Dr. Mark Cheek, Thomson; two sisters, Frances Cheek, Canon, and Helen Elrod, Carnesville; two brother, Andrew Kelley and Tom Kelley, both of Carnesville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the home of the Rev. Paul and Linda Rowe, 2088 Elberton Highway, Hartwell, Ga. 30643, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Franklin County Camp, P.O. Box 297, Franklin Springs, Ga. 30639.

Ardyce Klevesahl
Hull
   Ardyce Moeller Klevesahl, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Shawano County, Wis., Mrs. Klevesahl was a daughter of the late Hulda and Carl Moeller.
   Private services will be later.
   Survivors include her husband, Vilas Klevesahl; four daughters, Kathy Grunewald, Manhattan, Kan., Christine Zellmer, Neenah, Wis., Susan Jensen, Oshkosh, Wis., and Diane Lambie, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, John Klevesahl, Cartersville; twin sisters, Dorothy Holl, Pulaski, Wis., and Della Rusch, Black Creek, Wis.; three brothers, Alden Moeller and Norbert Moeller, both of Seymour, Wis., and Orlo Moeller, Pulaski, Wis.; and six grandchildren.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas McGahee
Cornelia
   Thomas Jefferson McGahee, 89, of 203 Chenocetah Drive died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of McDuffie County, Mr. McGahee was a son of the late James Moses and Van Della Connell McGahee. He attended Mercer University and later graduated from the Cincinnati School of Embalming. After moving to Cornelia in 1936, he established McGahee Funeral Home and Furniture Store, retiring in 1981. He developed a perpetual care cemetery in Stephens County and Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest. He was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church and the men's Sunday School class, a charter member of Cornelia Chamber of Commerce, a member of Cornelia Lodge 92 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Georgia Funeral Directors Association, a Shriner and a past member of Cornelia Optimist Club. He served on the board of directors of First National Bank (now Regions) and with Habersham County Family and Children's Services and Cornelia Housing Directors and was chairman of Georgia Advisory Board of Directors of United Family Life Insurance Co.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cornelia United Methodist Church with the Revs. Marcus Martin and Clyde Garrison and the Rev. Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Lena Barden McGahee; two sons, Jeff McGahee, Baldwin, and Jim McGahee, Cornelia; two grandsons and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St., Cornelia, Ga. 30531, or to Hand and Hand Hospice, 175 Hodges St., Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
   McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward McWhorter
Atlanta
   Edward Lee McWhorter, 55, of 2458 McAfee Road died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. McWhorter was a son of the late Nancy Lee and Willie Robert McWhorter. He was employed at Balls and Stalker Furniture Co. until he became disabled. He was a member of Saint Paul Baptist Church, Woodville.
   Services will be at 2 p.m Saturday at Saint Paul Baptist Church with the Revs. A.W. William and William Smith officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Dorthy McWhorter; a daughter, Rita Jackson, Decatur; a son, Edward D. McWhorter, Decatur; a sister, Jessie Mae McWhorter, Woodville; three brothers, Willie Finch and Tony McWhorter, both of New York, and Joe Lewis Finch, New Orleans, La.; and nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Lee Rager
Nicholson
   Lee Roy Rager, 58, of Abbey Lane died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998.
   A native of Schuylkill, Pa., Mr. Rager was a son of Emma Shutt Minish, Nicholson, and the late Lester Rager. He was self-employed.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Athens Memory Gardens with Steve Roberts officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sarah Johnson Rager; a daughter, Jennifer Rager, Nicholson; a son, Jason Rager, Athens; a stepsister, Linda Ingram, Nicholson; two stepbrothers, Jimmy Minish, Nicholson, and Parrish Minish, Danielsville; a grandchild and nieces and nephews.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Miriam Ray
AthensMiriam Luther Ray, 77, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998.
   A native of Spalding County, Mrs. Ray was a daughter of the late Preston Young and Mae Adams Luther and was the widow of James Butler Ray Jr. She was a homemaker and retired owner and operator of Ray's Corner in Watkinsville. She was a member of St. James Methodist Church, participated in Circle Number 4 and was a member of Bobbin Mill Garden Club. She attended the University of Georgia, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and served as the permanent alumna secretary until her retirement.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Reynolds officiating. Burial services will be at 4:30 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin and officiated by the Rev. Steve Midkiff.
   Survivors include three children: her daughters, Alice Ray-Overstreet of Lakeland, Fla., and Mary Frances Ray of Scottsdale, Ariz., and her son, James B. Ray III of Upton, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Morganne Ray and Ivey Ray, both of Upton, Mass.
   The family is at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Speech and Hearing Clinic at the University of Georgia, c/o College of Education, Aderhold Hall, Athens, Ga. 30602, Attention: Robin Stevens, or to the Habitat for Humanity, 744 Barber St., Athens, Ga. 30601, or to St. James United Methodist Church, 111 Westlake Drive, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Vera Sudduth
Elberton
   Vera Johnson Dye Sudduth, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Sudduth was a daughter of the late Obie and Fannie Blackmon Johnson. She was married twice, first to the late Herbert Dye, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Frances Dye Jenkins. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Elberton Pentecostal Holiness Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Eddie Duncan and Philip Hart officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, Leo Sudduth; two daughters, Eugenia Dye Willis, Elberton, and Elaine Dye Goss, Douglasville; three sons, Stephen C. Dye, Hartwell, Milton Dye, Elberton, and Herbert Dye Jr., Abbeville, S.C.; four sisters, Maozza Thornton, Napa, Calif., Thelma Crowe, Stone Mountain, Norma Hopkins, Washington, and Bill Cooper, Athens; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence, 1382 Calhoun Falls Highway, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to United Hospice Inc., 700 S. Enota, Suite 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.


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