Oswald A. Billups
Oswald Ashford Billups, 84, of 212 Harris St. died Tuesday,
Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Watkinsville, Mr. Billups was the widower
of Agnes Kelley Billups. He graduated from the University of Georgia, where
he received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. A Navy veteran of
World War II, he was retired from Coats and Clark and was a member of First
United Methodist Church of Toccoa, the Curtis-Wesley Sunday School class
and Toccoa Masonic Lodge 309.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First UMC with the
Revs. Bob Partridge and Jack Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Stephens
Survivors include a niece, Ann Powell; and three nephews,
Richard Kelley, Mike Kelley and Walter Kelly.
Pallbearers will be nephews, including John Walter Kelley,
Richard Kelley, Mike Kelley, Steve Powell, Jack Kelley and John Kelley
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Curtis-Wesley Sunday School
class of First United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jonathan Cassele, 21, formerly of Winder, died Oct. 20,
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Cassele was a son of Tony
and Debbie Cassele, Winder. He was a carpenter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carter Funeral Home,
Winder, with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Rose
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife,
Michelle Cassele; a son, Dustin Lee Cassele, Statham; a sister, Heather
Carter, Winder; a brother, Michah Malmberg, Sardis; and two grandmothers,
Dana Jones, Snellville, and Madeline Cassele, Gratis.
Eunice Wynn Chambers, 98, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
A native Bullock County, Mrs. Chambers was a daughter
of the late John Augustus and Celia Kingrey Wynn and was the widow of Charlie
Chambers. She was preceded in death by two sons, Inman L. Chambers and
Bob Chambers. She was a homemaker and member of AARP and Cornelia First
Baptist Church. She was very active in many church and community activities
for a number of years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church
of Cornelia with the Rev. Richard Scoggins and the Rev. Dr. T. Logan Smith
officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sara Brantley, Griffin;
a son, Charles A. Chambers, Ellaville; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite
charity or to Baptist W.M.U.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Landers Collier, 82, of 384 Third St. died Wednesday,
Oct. 21, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Collier was a daughter
of the late Claude and Gustave Huff Landers and was the widow of Ralph
C. Collier. She was a homemaker and had lived in Madison County all of
her life. She was a member of Colbert Baptist Church, where she was active
in Fedlis Sunday School class, Saints Alive and W.M.U.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at
Colbert Baptist Church. Rev. Don Fuller will officiate. Interment will
be in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and
Harry Woods of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Collier,
Ralph A. and Barbara Collier, all of Colbert; grandchildren, Julie and
John Zillman of Athens, Laura and Donnie Pottieger of Frederick, Md., Brook
Collier, Andy and Missy Collier, Robbie and Christy Collier, all of Colbert,
Brad and Lynn Collier of Auburn; great-grandchildren, Kendall Ann Pottieger
of Frederick, Md., Maggie Collier and Zachary Collier, both of Auburn.
Pallbearers will be Ken Brewer, Charles West, Wesley Stewart,
Leland Morgan, Steve Bates and Dennis Moon.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Lord
& Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Flowers will be accepted as well as memorials to Colbert
Baptist Church or Chapelwood Methodist Church, Athens.
Fred Foster of 12 Spring Circle died Wednesday, Oct. 21,
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens
Funeral Home West, Bogart. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the
Rebecca Marie "Becca" Kates, 19, of 236 Queen St. died
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Wilkes County, Miss Kates was a daughter of
Shirley Kates, Toccoa, and Harold E. Kates, Lincolnton. An honor graduate
of Lincoln County High School, she was a student at Emanuel College and
was an editor of the Campus Newsletter. She was a member of Freedom Point
USA in Royston and the "Praise Team" of the church.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Toccoa
Church of God with the Revs. Harlon Noles, Alec George and Shane Lam officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister,
Tamara Jean Kates, Franklin Springs; a grandmother, Josephine Kates, Waynesville,
N.C.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family is at the residence.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the youth
fund or music fund of Toccoa Church of God, or Freedom Point USA, Royston.
Robert 'Bob' Lindsey
Robert "Bob" Addison Lindsey, 75, of 190 St. Paul Drive
died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Lindsey was a son of the
late Aristidese C. and Nora Ruth Rhodes Lindsey and was the widower of
Lollie D. Lindsey. He had lived in the Athens area most of his life and
was a retired pharmacist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving
aboard the U.S.S. Orestes and a member of Central Presbyterian Church.
He was a pharmacist in Athens for 27 years, employed by Liggett Drug in
Beechwood Shopping Center and Eckerd Drug Co. He graduated from the University
of Georgia in 1963 and was named Phi Delta Chi Pharmacist of the Year in
1972. He was a member of the Robert C. Wilson Pharmaceutical Association
of Georgia and the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 22, 1998, at Bernstein
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Nail and Drs. Ralph Watson, B.G.
Munro and Rick Bonfim officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial
Survivors include a son, Alan Warren Lindsey, Alpharetta;
four sisters, Ann L. Bennett and Ruth L. Blanchard, both of Augusta, Eugenia
L. Hardin, Appling, and Caroline L. Pryor, Fayetteville; several nieces
and nephews; and a special friend, Wanda Black, Dalton.
Pallbearers will be Paul Brown, Henry Strother, John Thomas,
Harold Hodgson, Alan Hickson and Joe Legateo.
Bob Lindsey was a kind, gentle, sincere and generous man
whose smiling face brought joy and relief to those he touched. His love
for others was very often put into action as it is shown in the following
article that appeared in the Athens Banner-Herald:
I would like to compliment the service I received from
Mr. Bob Lindsey, pharmacist at the Eckerd Drug Store in Athens Square on
the Atlanta Highway. I was seriously bitten by a dog on Saturday, May 5,
while outside Bogart. I wrapped my foot in paper towels and began the drive
into Athens to seek treatment. I stopped at Eckerd's to purchase some peroxide
to rinse my wounds. As I approached the pharmacy to briefly discuss my
problem and ask the location of peroxide, Mr. Lindsey, pharmacist on duty,
immediately came out from behind the counter, kneeled on the floor and
put my foot on his knee. After examining the wounded area with concern,
he sat me down and went behind the counter. He returned within seconds,
cutting a clean plastic jug in half with a knife. He placed my foot in
the jug and began rinsing the wounds with peroxide. After thoroughly cleaning
my foot, he got gauze, scissors and tape out of his first aid kit and bandaged
the affected area. Mr. Lindsey warned me about the danger of infection
from a bit and reminded me several times that the bandage was in no way
intended to be treatment but was merely to keep the wounds clean until
I could secure medical services in Athens. When I was seen at Gilbert Health
Service at the university, about an hour later, the attending physician
said that the wounded area was very clean and well cared for. I would like
to commend Mr. Lindsey on his dedication in the field of medicine. His
service to me may have made the difference in the onset of infection. Thank
you, Mr. Bob Lindsey. Signed, A Reader.
Bob Lindsey was loved by many, many people. He will be
missed by all.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn H. Mendenhall
Carolyn Hussey Mendenhall, 62, of Athens, died Wednesday,
October 21, 1998. She was the wife of WGAU Radio talk show host Dick Mendenhall.
Mrs. Mendenhall was a member of the Northeast Georgia
Dietetic Association and a leader in the field of dietetics and nutrition
in the southern and eastern United States. She held a number of prominent
positions including the presidency of the dietetic associations of Atlanta,
Philadelphia, Georgia and Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, she served as host
and Pennsylvania State Advisory Chairman for the American Dietetic Association's
64th Annual Meeting.
Mrs. Mendenhall was the recipient of several professional
citations and awards. She was a founder of the Altrusa Club of Cobb County,
Georgia. She worked for a number of years as chief dietitian and food service
manager for Rennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She also directed
food service operations for the Roxborough and Bryn Mawr Hospitals in Philadelphia
and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Mendenhall worked for several years for ARA Services
(now ARAMARK) and represented the Philadelphia-based corporation on numerous
occasions in negotiations with the Pentagon and with the Olympic Games
in Montreal and Mexico City.
In the 1980s, Mrs. Mendenhall was the manager of administration
training and development for ARAMARK's corporate headquarters. She also
performed consulting work for nursing facilities in northern Florida.
In 1984, Mrs. Mendenhall voluntarily terminated her professional
career in order to become a care giver. For approximately 11 years, she
devoted herself to the personal care of her mother-in-law. She then managed
the personal care of her own mother, Elizabeth Hussey, until they both
were struck with terminal illnesses.
Mrs. Mendenhall was a native of Sparta, Georgia, and was
a member of the Gaissert Methodist Church in Hancock County. She was active
in civic and political activities in Sparta, Athens and in Wayne, Pennsylvania,
and Jacksonville, Florida.
Mrs. Mendenhall was graduated from Sparta High School
and received her B.S. in Institutional Management from the Woman's College
of Georgia (now Georgia College and State University) in Milledgeville.
She was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron and Phi Sigma home economics sororities.
In 1965, she was honored a Woman of the Year in business in Marietta.
She served her dietetic internship with the United States
Public Health Service in Staten Island, New York, and was appointed as
ensign. In 1965, she was married to Dick Mendenhall in Atlanta.
Strongly devoted to her family, she had numerous friends
in Athens and throughout the east and southeast. She was regarded as a
role model both personally and professionally by her colleagues. She was
an avid gardener and a collector of antiques.
Survivors include her husband, Dick Mendenhall of Athens;
brothers L.G. Hussey Jr. and William C. Hussey of Sparta and Marion Hussey
of Alamo; sisters Patricia I. Hussey of Sparta, Barbara Claire Hussey Lewis
of Conyers and Linda Hussey Peacock of Eastman; aunts Doris Boyer of Sparta,
Louise Garrard of Wrightsville, Gertrude Thigpen of Waleska and Katherine
Smith of Eutaw, Alabama; six nephews, four nieces and one great niece.
Services will be Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, from the chapel
of Bridges Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Owens and the Rev.
John Sweat officiating. Burial will be in Sparta City Cemetery, Sparta,
Ga., at 4 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home.
If you so desire you may make contributions to the Gaisser
United Methodist Church, c/o Gaisser Church Treasurer, Route 1, Box 85,
Sparta, Ga. 31087.
Ethel Edith King Wallace Rice, 88, of 3155 Jordan Place
Road died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Rice was a daughter of
the late Landin King and Martha Elizabeth Long and was the widow of Richard
Rice. She was preceded in death by three sons. She was a housewife and
a member of Penfield Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Salem United Methodist
Church Cemetery, Farmington, with the Rev. Jimmy Chapman officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Marie L. Goldman, Linden,
Tenn., Judy Rice Wright, Washington, and Linda Rice Brady, Crawfordville;
a son, Jimmy A. Rice, Crawfordville; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren
and a great-great-grandchild.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Calloway
Funeral Home, Union Point.
Albert "Al" Joseph Rosenbaum, 56, of 1311 Omer Bond Road
died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Bristol, Tenn., Mr. Rosenbaum was a son of
the late James Joseph and Ruby Cole Rosenbaum. He was a butcher employed
by Bond's Sausage.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery
with the Rev. Dr. W. Miller Decker officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Elizabeth Mosier Rosenbaum;
a daughter, Loraine Harris, Lavonia; two brothers, Johnny Rosenbaum and
Tommy Rosenbaum, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; five sisters, Patsy and Mary
Ruth, both of Johnson City, Tenn., and Thelma, Lois and Dorothy, all of
Bristol, Tenn.; and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Harris, Jerry Lee Mosier,
Skip Bond, Eddie Bond, Phil Sims and Randy Sanders.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends
7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home.
William "Billy" Simmons, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 21,
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Simmons was a son of
the late Robert and Susie Whitfield Simmons. He was preceded in death by
a son, Glenn Simmons. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Union Hill Baptist
Church with the Rev. David Bryson officiating. The body will be placed
in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Simmons; five sons,
Terrell Simmons, Dwayne Simmons, Steve Simmons, Nero Simmons and Harold
Simmons, all of Hollingsworth; a sister, Ethelene Brady, Hollingsworth;
eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Cowans Tabor, 76, 1210 Georgia Highway 63 died Tuesday,
Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Martin, Mrs. Tabor was a daughter of the late
Lannie and Tallis Cowans. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley
Varnum. She was a member of Kings Branch Baptist Church, Carnesville, where
she served many years as Sunday School teacher, deaconess and president
of the missionary.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kings Branch Baptist
Church with the Rev. James Ramey officiating. Burial will be in the church
Survivors include her husband, William L. Tabor; three
daughters, Gloria Tabor and Andrie Tabor, both of Athens, and Joyce Gober,
Lithonia; a son, William V. Tabor, Commerce; a sister, Pauline Combs, Martin;
three brothers, Claudine Cowans, Royston, Theodore Cowans, Tennessee, and
George Cowans, California.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal
Funeral Home, Toccoa.
Willie "Bill" Carnes Whitaker, 62, of 262 Ellen St. died
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Whitaker was a daughter
of the late Lewis G. and Laura Grant Carnes and was the widow of Isham
Whitaker. She was a weaver for Clarke Schwebel of Anderson, S.C., and a
member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral
Home with the Rev. Carl McGaha officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart
Survivors include three sisters, Sara Byrum and Jackie
White, both of Hartwell, and Patsy Martin, Anderson, S.C.; five brothers,
T.J. Carnes, Belton, S.C., Denver Carnes and Johnny Carnes, both of Hartwell,
Vincent Carnes, Hull, and Wilton Carnes, Washington; and a half-brother,
The family is at the home of Jackie White, 173 Holland