Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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James Adams Sr.
Elberton
   James B. "Beverly" Adams Sr. of 2848 Greenacres Road died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Jim B. Adams and Eugenie Daniel Adams. He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church, an Army veteran of World War II, a Methodist Lay Speaker, a retired maintenance supervisor with the Dept. of Transportation, and taught Adult Sunday School for over 20 years.
   Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Bethel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike Nickolick and Albert Askew officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
   Survivors include his wife, Sudie Skelton Adams; a daughter, Brenda Floyd, Elberton; a son, James B. Adams Jr., Elberton; two sisters, Lula Baker and Mary Gaines, both of Hartwell; and three stepgrandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. 
   Pallbearers will be Joe Adams, Horace Teasley, Cecil Baker, Ralph Adams, Steve Adams, and Johnny Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Bass, Leon Stratton, Billy Stratton, Lamar Ward, Pete Taylor, John Gaines, Leon Gaines, Thomas Teasley, Amos Alexander, and Gene Crump.
   The family is at the home and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.

Bill N. Bennett
Watkinsville
   Bill N. Bennett, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   Mr. Bennett was a son of the late Grady and Ruth Tucker Bennett. He was a 1954 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S.A. in animal husbandry, attended Chandler School of Theology, Atlanta, 1955-1958, where he earned a master of theology, and completed studies at the Columbia School of Lutheran Theology. He was pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Thunderbolt, 1959-1963, and of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Decatur, 1963-1964. He was hired by the State of Georgia Juvenile Court in 1965, earned an MSSW degree from the University of Tennessee, and retired from the Dept. of Human Services after 30 years of service.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens, with the Rev. David Bernthal officiating. Burial will be in Carter Hill Christian Church, Winder.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda R. Bennett; two daughters, Kerri Lawton, Lawrenceville, and Courtney Bennett, Watkinsville; four sons, Steve Bennett, Atlanta, Phil Bennett, Lilburn, David Bennett, Elberton, and Joe Bennett, Athens; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2535 Jefferson Road, Athens, Ga. or to Research International Myeloma, 2120 Stanly Hill's Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.
   The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.

Mildred Garland
Toccoa
   Mildred York Garland, 73, of 9234 Ward Circle died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Garland was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Pearl Cleveland York and was married to the late Dan Allen Garland. She was of the Baptist faith and was employed in the textile industry.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Savage officiating.
   Survivors include a sister, Gladys Wright, Lavonia; a brother, Bob York, Toccoa; and two great-nieces, raised in the home, Tonya Conn, Toccoa, and Tammy Olaes, Westminster, S.C.
   The family is at the residence on Ward Circle and also at the home of Hazel Martin, Hwy. 17 North Alternate.

Gladys Malcolm
Athens
   Gladys Daniel Malcolm, 85, of 156 Grove St. died Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Malcolm was a daughter of the late Samuel and Viola England Daniel. She was retired from the University of Georgia and was a member of East Athens Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Larry Elliott and Don Leaptrott officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Don Malcolm; two sisters, Frances D. Hansford and Lucille D. Wilkes, both of Athens; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Walter Freeman, Cecil Daniel, Sonny Hansford, Bobby David, Allen David, and Hugh Dawkins. 
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

James McCluster
Winder
   James (Bud) McCluster, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. M.C. Teasley officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Bush Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Winder.
   Survivors include a daughter, Janice McCluster, Winder; a son, James McCluster, Winder; a sister, Rosa Mae Spelman, Atlanta; a brother, Burt McCluster, Atlanta; and two nieces, raised in the home, Valencia McCluster and Denise Bailey, both of Chamblee.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Parsons 
Athens
   Henry H. Parsons of 130 Manor Drive died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998.
   Mr. Parsons, a native of Oconee County, was the son of the late Al and Maggie Dickens Parsons and widower of Joanna Gable Parsons. He worked with Piedmont Market as a butcher beginning in 1938, and he opened his own business, Parsons Brothers Market, with his brother Harold in the late 1950s, which business he operated until 1981. He had worked for several grocers as a butcher until recent years. Mr. Parsons served with the Army/Air Force as a radar technician during World War II, where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with one silver star and one bronze star. He was a member of Rotary Club and was involved with the Community Council on Aging. Mr. Parsons was member of First Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and was a member of Friendship Bible Class.
   Funeral services will be Monday, October 26, 1998 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church with Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston.
   Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Carswell, Ashburn, and DeDe Guest, Athens; two sons, Randy Parsons and Rucker Parsons, both of Athens; a brother, Harold Parsons, Bishop; 6 grandchildren, Sadie Parsons, Jim Carswell, Rick Carswell, Pat Ford, Keith Guest Jr. and Frank Guest; 5 great-grandchildren, James Carswell, Callie Carswell, Bryan Woodruff, Cara Ford and Katy Ford and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Pallbearers will be Steve Ginn, Titus Brown, Tommy Lane, Mark Parsons, Clayton Parsons and Kenneth Parsons.
   Honorary pallbearers will be members of Friendship Bible Class.
   Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West is in charge of arrangements. 

Gene Pittard Sr.
Athens
   Gene Edward Pittard Sr. 64, of 310 Pittard Road died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Pittard was a son of the late Linton Pittard and Miriah Nowell Pittard.
   Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church on Beaverdam Road with the Rev. B.S. Jackson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Pittard; three daughters, Sandra Davis, Columbus, S.C., and Amanda Pittard and LeChandra Pittard, both of Athens; five sons, Robert Mathis, James Moody, and Johnathon Pittard, all of Athens, and Gene Pittard Jr. and Tommy Pittard, both of Elberton; four sisters, Beatrice Allen and Joann Freeman, both of Hull, and Rosa Anderson and Bernice Wymbs, both of Athens; four brothers, Walter Pittard, Lonnie Pittard, and Bobby Pittard, all of Athens, and the Rev. George Pittard, Hull; and 14 grandchildren. 
   The family is at the residence of Rosa Anderson, 310 Pittard Road.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Whitfield
Homer
   Ruby Estelle Whitfield, 77, of Hwy. 441 North died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Spalding County, Mrs. Whitfield was a daughter of the late Eula Taylor Milligan and W.A. Milligan and was married to the late Homer Whitfield. She was a forestry agent employed by the U.S. government.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial will be in Silver Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery, Homer.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.

Barbara G. Banks
Maysville
   Barbara G. Banks of 283 Morris Gardiner Road died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
   A native of Georgia, Mrs. Banks was a daughter of the late Morris and Ada Parker Gardiner. She was a secretary for Romper Pump Co., Commerce, and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Homer.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kendra Banks, Flowery Branch; a brother, Roy Gardiner, Lula; a sister, Patsy Smith, Maysville; a niece and two nephews.
   Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Gussie Mae Bolton
Hull
   Gussie Mae Bolton, 56, of 777 McCannon-Morris Road died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Bolton was a daughter of Myrtha Sorrells, Hull, and the late Clarence Sorrells Sr. and was the widow of Charlie Bolton Sr.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. C.M. Hawkins and Jasper McDaniel officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Sims Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Sandra Sorrells, Athens, and Angela Sorrells, Hull; three sons, Kevin Sorrells, Athens, and Charlie Bolton Jr. and Larry Jermayne Bolton, both of Hull; two sisters, Laverne Anderson and Ruby Sims, both of Hull; six brothers, Clinton Sorrells, Clarence Sorrells Jr., Marion Sorrells, Larry Sorrells and Hershel Sorrells, all of Hull, and George A. Sorrells, Athens; a grandson raised in the home, Darrick Burgess, Athens; and eight grandchildren.
   Hurley Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael J. Dakai
Athens
   Michael J. Dakai, 35, of 490 Old Commerce Road died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Framingham, Mass., Mr. Dakai was employed with Eaton Corporation Quality Control.
   There will be no services.
   Survivors include his wife, Janice Gorski Dakai, Boston; three sisters, Kathy Dakai and Barbara Huseby, both of Seattle, and Maggie Morrelle, Hudson, Mass.; four brothers, Jack Dakai and Timothy Dakai, both of Houston, Steven Dakai, Las Vegas, and Ken Dakai, Framingham, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clyde David
Commerce
   Clyde David, 85, of 682 Tarynham Road died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. David was self-employed as a plumber for many years. He was an Army veteran and a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. J.B. Knuckles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Collins David; a daughter, Ethelene Neal, Commerce; eight sons, William David, Commerce, Carey David, Homer, Emory David, Tommy David and Matthew Collins, all of Middletown, Ohio, Ralph David, Athens, Jimmie Rakestraw, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Robert David, Norcross; two sisters, Azzie Lee Fields, Maysville, and Marie Williams, Commerce; a brother, Monroe David, Commerce; and 35 grandchildren.
   Mason's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Hanks
Covington
   Ellen Kent Hanks, 76, died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospice facility in Athens.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Guy C. and Janie Estelle Pass Kent, and her brother, Ralph C. Kent. She was the widow of Fred Aubrey Hanks and is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Madison H. Briscoe, and nephews, Duke P. Briscoe and Barry K. Briscoe, all of Athens, and numerous friends.
   Mrs. Hanks was born in Lexington, Ga. She graduated from Meson Academy and attended Athens Business College. She retired from a longtime career with Southern Bell in 1975, and afterward worked as a Red Cross certified patient sitter and most recently as a marketing representative. She was a longtime member of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and Telephone Pioneers of America. She was deeply interested in nature and wildlife, and enjoyed traveling worldwide. She did volunteer work as a reading mentor to children in the 1950s. Her friends will remember her generous and caring nature.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Athens Technical Foundation, 800 U.S. Highway 29 North, Athens, Ga. 30601, noting on the check that it is for the Ellen Kent Hanks Nursing Scholarship.
   The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens with Pastor Buford Lockman officiating.

Warthia Kelley
Carlton
   Warthia Gantt Kelley, 91, of 1276 Watson Mill Road died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
   Mrs. Kelley was the widow of O.B. "Buck" Kelley and was preceded in death by a son, Otis B. Kelley, and a stepson, O.D. Kelley. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she had serve on the Mother's Board for many years.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Gantt officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Herndon, Augusta, and Flora Sykes, Carlton; a son, Billie Kelley, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Sallie Mills, Cleveland, Ohio; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the home of Flora Sykes, 1276 Watson Mill Road.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd Limmer
Sarasota, Fla.
   Boyd Arthur Limmer, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
   A native of Naper, Neb., Mr. Limmer was the retired owner of Limmer Electric in Sarasota, Fla., for more than 35 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as aviation machinist mate in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a charter member of the Melbourne, Fla., Lions Club and the Sarasota Lions Club with a 57-year perfect attendance record. He was a past president of the Sarasota Lions Club and past deputy district governor of District 35 of Florida. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Toale Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial with military honors will be at 1:30 p.m. in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
   Survivors include two daughters, Leigh L. Holland, Athens, and Nance L. Guth, Sarasota; three brothers, Warren McNulty, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Clifford McNulty, Melbourne, and Howard McNulty, Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Sarasota Hi Noon Lions Foundation, 120 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34237.

Freddie L. Morris
Commerce
   Freddie L. Morris, 65, of 125 Willowby Place died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Morris was a son of the late Jerry and Maude Goss Morris. He was a member of Melvin Hill Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Carnesville.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Arthur Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Helen F. Morris; three daughters, Shirley M. Watson, Athens, Margie Wiley, Banks County, and Janice Sims, Jefferson; a son, Tommy Morris, Athens; three sisters, Alma Smith and Elzora Beasley, both of Commerce, and Roberta Wheeler, Toccoa; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Louie O'Barr
Atlanta
   Louie D. O'Barr, 65, of 2538 Skyland Trail died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. O'Barr was a son of the late Parnell and Delrey Estes O'Barr. He was retired from Theatre Services Inc. and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Reed Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ted Kelley officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Mark O'Barr, Atlanta; four sisters, Inez Boleman, Hartwell, Edna Sanders, Anderson, S.C., Bobbie Martin, Powder Springs, and Robbie Roberts, Marietta; and a brother, Alvin O'Barr, Stockbridge.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Skelton, 97 Benson St., Hartwell, Ga. 30643.

Sue Wheelock
Winder
   "Anna" Sue Kincheloe Wheelock, 63, formerly of Dade City, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   Mrs. Wheelock was a daughter of Mary Lucy Diehl Kincheloe, Jonesborough, Tenn., and the late Samuel K. Kincheloe. She was retired from IBM Corporation.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, Jonesborough, Tenn., with the Rev. Wayne Boswell officiating.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Tracie Wheelock, Auburn; three sisters, Aileen Mitchell, Elizabeth Rector and Sammie Jo Keys, all of Tennessee; and a grandson, Kane Wheelock.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
   Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

R.W. Williams
Bethlehem
   R.W. Williams, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.
   A native of Marshall County, Ala., Mr. Williams was a son of the late J.A. and Plura Miller Williams. An Army veteran, he was the owner of Suwanee Steel Erectors and a member of Steel Union Local 387.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. Donnie Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mae Dixon Williams; a daughter, Michelle Stiltner, Bethlehem; a son, Clay Williams, Auburn; three sisters, Lillie Mae Smith, Albertsville, Ala., Vivian Dodds, Loganville, and Nella Wilderson, Harrison, Tenn.; four brothers, Robert Williams, Kilpatrick, Ala., Raymond Williams, Pisgah, Ala., Lelton Williams, Fort Payne, Ala., and Paul Grady Williams, Snellville; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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