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Oswald A. Billups
Toccoa
   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 Memorial Gardens.
   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 Jr.
   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
Monroe
   Jonathan Cassele, 21, formerly of Winder, died Oct. 20, 1998.
   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 Hill Cemetery.
   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 Chambers
Demorest
   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 Collier
Colbert
   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
Watkinsville
   Fred Foster of 12 Spring Circle died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998.
   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 funeral home.

Rebecca Kates
Toccoa
   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
Athens
   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 Park.
   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
Athens
   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 Rice
Crawfordville
   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 Rosenbaum
Royston
   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 Simmons
Hollingsworth
   William "Billy" Simmons, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998.
   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 Tabor
Banks County
   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 cemetery.
   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.

'Bill' Whitaker
Hartwell
   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 Memorial Park.
   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, Gartrell Carnes.
   The family is at the home of Jackie White, 173 Holland St.


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