Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Heaven Begley
Auburn
   Heaven Marie Begley, infant daughter of Michael and Jennifer Begley of 316 Carter Road, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Brittaney Begley, Auburn; a brother, T.J. Ott, Auburn; and four grandparents, Bob and Joyce Begley, Jackson, Ky., and James and Irimina Graham, Auburn.
   The family will receive friends 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Merle Bowen
Tifton
   Merle Bowen, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Cook County, Mrs. Bowen was a daughter of the late N.O. and Estelle Allen and was the widow of Robert Clark Bowen.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Roe officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Bowen Donaldson, Athens, Laura Ann Wright, Tifton, and Beth Barlow Mason, Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Robert Clark Bowen Jr., Gainesville; a brother, Bruce Allen Lenox; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Hopp
Comer
   James Hopp, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Hopp was a son of the late Jesse and Nobie Hopp.
   Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard B. Haynes officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Holly Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include five daughters, Patricia Harris, Helen Roberson, Mary Jo Calloway, Shirley Hopp and Daffna Vaughn, all of Athens; two sons, Ronald Hopp, Anderson, S.C., and Wallace Hopp, Athens; a sister, Ethel M. Adams, Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
   The family is at 244 Providence Road, Athens, and will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. today at Hurley Funeral Home, Athens.

Jeremy Martin
Danielsville
   Jeremy Wade Martin, 19, of 573 Friendship Church Road died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Harris County, Texas, Mr. Martin was a son of the Rev. Jessie Andrew and Ann David Martin. He was a 1998 graduate of Madison County High School and was employed as a dietary aide at BJC Medical Center. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was actively involved with the Beyond the Edge Ministry ADAPP.
   Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home's Madison Chapel with the Revs. Lee Singley and Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, David Andrew Martin, Danielsville, and Aaron Samuel Martin, Seabrook, Texas; three grandparents, Frank and Mildred David, Danielsville, and Mary Dianda Barber, San Jose, Calif.; and two nephews.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Beyond the Edge Ministry ADAPP, 573 Friendship Church Road, Danielsville, Ga. 30633.

Milton McLain
Athens
   Milton Darryl McLain of 1760 Old W. Broad St. died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. McLain was a son of Milton and Mamie McLain, Athens. He was a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. He graduated from Vo-Tech with a degree in nursing and was a former employee of Grandview Nursing Home. He had served in the Air Force and was a member of Brown Chapel Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church West with the Rev. Roy L. Thomas officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Carol Melissa "Lisa" Burton McLain; two daughters, Tiffany Kierra McLain and Taylor Michelle McLain, both of Athens; a son, Tymarcus Ricardo "Ricky" McLain, Athens; a sister, Camille Sanders, Wichita Falls, Texas; a brother, the Rev. Darwin Rogers, Buffalo, N.Y.; a grandmother, Beatrice Robinson, Athens; two nephews; and aunts and uncles.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Rod Thomas, David Johnson, Bruce Greenwald, Terry Wilhite, Jerry Smith, Shawn Thomas and Al Colquitt.
   The family is at the residence.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Reynolds
Madison
   Mamie Lucille Reynolds, 81, of 1050 Prior Circle died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Eugene D. and Nettie Marlow Parson and was the widow of A. Jay Reynolds. She was a housewife.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Beacon Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Berry and Jack Segars officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a brother, Aubrey Parsons, Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Mark Neal Mealor, Madison; a great-grandson, Jason Mealor, Cornelia; and nieces and nephews.
   Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sicnor Smith
Washington
   Sicnor Smith, 92, of 5315 Greensboro Road died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998.
   A native of Washington, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Dolly and Tom Zellars and was the widow of Luther Smith Sr. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. R.L. Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Wilkerson and Lillian Lee, both of Washington; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ellie Warren
Athens
   Ellie Faircloth Warren, 92, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998.
   A native of Laurens County, Mrs. Warren was a daughter of the late James R. and Ellen Mackey Faircloth and was the widow of W.D. Warren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Charles Higgins, Danbury, N.H.; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter D. and Eileen Warren, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30601.
   Bridges Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

M. Troutman Wilson
Athens
   M. Troutman Wilson, 85, of 258 Westview Drive died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998.
   Mr. Wilson was a native of Clarke County and was a son of the late Mr. Robert C. and Grace Troutman Wilson. He graduated from the University of Georgia and was connected with the Standard Oil Co. for a number of years. He was general manager of University Chevrolet, connected with Normal Hardware, and later executive vice president of Sun Trust Bank in Athens. He served in the Army in WWII and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Colonel. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served on the Administration Board, Board of Trustees, taught Sunday school, and served as president of Georgia Banking Association in 1973. He was a member of the Athens Country Club, president of the Touchdown Club, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Athens General Hospital Board and the Athens Library Board. He was preceded in death by his wives, Josephine Dunlap Wilson and Margarett Gunn Wilson. 
   Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Britt and Dr. Jon Appleton officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. 
   Survivors include four daughters, Beth W. Lowrey, Athens, Grace W. Phillips, Cochran, Robin Pierce Miller, Greensboro, and Jody W. Boling, Cumming; a son, Marcellus Troutman Wilson Jr., Augusta; a sister, Grace W. Waters, Athens; a brother, Bobby Wilson, Thomasville; 11 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Henry (Hank) Logan, Robert R. Gunn, Gilbert Millner, John R. Wilson, Raymond P. Bush, and Robert C. Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Bishop, Jack Turner, Lewis Scruggs, Morgan Redwine, John H. Terrel Jr., Upshaw Bently, O.M. Roberts Jr., Bob Marion, Peter Hodgsons, Hugh Macaueay, Harold M. Crow, Sen. Paul Broun, Heyward Allen Sr., Bill Millican, E.H. Culpepper, John E. Griffin, Robert G. Stephenson Sr., Comer Whitehead, Hugh Logan, Dr. Bothwell Traylor, Dr. Bolling DuBose, Terrell Wingfield and Lee Pierson.
   In lieu of flowers make contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30601 or to a favorite charity.
   Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace H. Bates
Milledgeville
   Grace Harvell Bates, 83, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Bates was a daughter of the late John and Nita Edgefield and was the widow of Ernest Bates. She was a homemaker and a member of Scottsboro Baptist
   Church.
   Services were Tuesday at Milledgeville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include four sons, David L. Hughes, Hartwell, Doyle Hughes and Don Hughes, both of Milledgeville, and E.R. Hughes, Grovetown; a stepdaughter, Willie Mae Hutchins, Wrightsville; a sister, Pat Hubley, Crownsville, Md.; and a brother, Lonnie Edgefield, Warner Robins.
   Memorials may be made to Scottsboro Baptist Church.
   Announcement courtesy of Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

Ben L. Brown
Alto
   Ben L. Brown, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Cranford Sylvester and Arizona Anglin Brown. He was retired after 26 years of service with Mount Vernon Mills.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Michael Parker officiating. 
   Survivors include his wife, Lucille Brown; a step-son, Ralph Shockley, Alto; two sisters, Bonnie Armour, Alto, and Sarah Ramsey, Toccoa; a brother, Pascal Brown, Alto; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Byrd
Martin
   William Harold Byrd, 79, of Georgia Highway 17 died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Byrd was a son of the late Claude and Fannie Whiting Byrd. He was retired after 30 years with Savannah River Nuclear Plant and a member of Grade Baptist Church and Martin Lions Club.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Rev. Joel Bradberry officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Chris Sosebee Byrd; two sons, Richard Byrd, Cumming, and David Byrd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Margaret Andrews Cromer
Lavonia
   Margaret Brewer Andrews Cromer, 68, of 137 Myrtle St. died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
   A native of Talladega, Ala., Mrs. Cromer was a daughter of the late Elijah and Minnie Lee Hay Brewer and was first married to the late Julian Andrews. She was a homemaker and was retired from Coats & Clark, Toccoa, with 30 years of service.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North, with the Rev. Steven D. Hamby officiating.
   Survivors include her husband, George W. Cromer; three sisters, Nell Jenkins, Sarasota, Fla., Thelma Clifton, Sylacauga, Ala., and Helen Vick, Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Gerald Brewer, Childersburg, Ala.; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home.

Annise C. Kemp
Statham
   Annise C. Kemp, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. C.L. Frazier officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include six children, Howard Kemp, Montine Bailey, Annie Wansley and Betty Brown, all of Statham, James Camp, Athens, and Susie Duncan, Winder; a sister, Mrs. G.W. Bailey, Statham; two brothers, J.C. Chandler and James Chandler, both of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Eberhart & Son Mortuary's Glenwood Chapel.

Ruby Maggard
Athens
   Ruby Eleanor Maggard, 77, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   A native of Roane, Tenn., Mrs. Maggard was a daughter of the late Cubie and Susie Mae Collins Johnson and was the widow of Elwood Maggard. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Houston County chapter, and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Reynolds officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Oakland Church Cemetery, Olive Hill, Ky.
   Survivors include a daughter, Martha Susan Maggard, Wilmington, N.C.; three sons, Brack Maggard, Athens, Gary Maggard, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and Marcus Dean Maggard, Wilmington, N.C.; a grandson and nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Leona Masters
Athens
   Leona Boswell Masters, 94, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Masters was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Hassie Hazelett Boswel and was the widow of the late Don William Masters. She was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
   Survivors include nieces and nephews.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Horace Meadows
Colbert
   Horace Meadows, 51, of 330 Madison Ave. died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Meadows was a son of Zorah Meadows and the late Alvin Meadows. An Army veteran, he was a deacon at Fairfield Baptist Church, Danielsville, and employed at Veratec for 24 years.
   Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. T. Jackson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Brenda Meadows; a daughter, Akalia Meadows, Colbert; two sons, Johnathan Meadows, Athens, and Seaun Meadows, Carlton; three sisters, Lizzie Carithers, Comer, Barbara Moore, Ellenwood, and Berletha Bloodsaw, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Linton Meadows, Decatur, and Lanier Meadows, Comer; and a niece.
   The family will receive friends at the residence.
   Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel, Lexington, is in charge or arrangements.

Lois L. Rhodes
Hartwell
   Lois Lewis Richardson Rhodes, 93, formerly of West Franklin Place died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Rhodes was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Larcie Campbell Lewis. She was twice married, first to the late Jim Richardson, second to the late Ben Rhodes, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye Richardson Burnham. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Sid Newell and Luther Kay officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden of Prayer.
   Survivors include a brother, Julian Lewis, Hartwell; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family members are at their respective homes.
   Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Hart County Camp, P.O. Box 59, Hartwell, Ga. 30643.

Vernard E. Robertson
St. Simons Island
   The Rev. Vernard E. Robertson, 84, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998.
   A native of Guyton, the Rev. Robertson was a graduate of Young Harris College, Emory University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and Candler School of Theology. His pastoral appointments included Cobbtown-Collins; Aldersgate, Wesley Oak and Savannah Beach, all in Savannah; Claxton; Swainsboro; Fort Valley; Americus First; Valdosta District superintendent; and as superintendent of Epworth by the Sea for 13 years. After retiring in 1985, he served at Epworth for 10 years as director of finance and development. He received the President's Medallion in 1995 from Young Harris College. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Exchange Club and Masonic Lodge. He serve on the South Georgia Conference Board of Evangelism, Board of Ministry and Conference Finance and Administration. He was a trustee of South Georgia Conference, Andrew College and Epworth by the Sea.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica with the Revs. G. Thomas Martin III, C. Dick Reese and James O. Williams and Bishops Marion Edwards and Richard C. Looney officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Guyton City Cemetery, Guyton.
   Survivors include his wife, Clarice Atkins Robertson; four daughters, Claire Zant, Jackson, Mary Beth Altman, Valdosta, Gay Brown, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Sue DeMersseman, Athens; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund or to Epworth by the Sea.
   Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.


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