Gertrude Barnette, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Barnette was a daughter
of the late Bunion and Claudia Butler Grizzle and was the widow of Early
E. Barnette. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home
with the Revs. John Talley and Cedric Banks officiating. Burial will be
in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Stewart, Auburn; four
sons, Harold Barnette, Everette Barnette and Almond Barnette, all of Winder,
and Charles Barnette, Statham; two sisters, Effie Mae Parker, Statham,
and Betty Gilliland, Hoschton; a caregiver, Janet Sansone, Avon Park, Fla.;
22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pearlie Louisa Morrison Lewis died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.
A native of Elberton, Mrs. Lewis was a daughter of the
late William E. and Reba Bryant Morrison. She was a member of Rose Hill
Baptist Church and employed with Boaz Carpet Yarns, Royston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Baptist
Church with the Revs Hillary Moon and Herman Glaze officiating. The body
will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Martin Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Nathaniel Lewis; a son,
Joe Nathan Lewis, Elberton; six sisters, Leanna Hudson, Elberton, Willie
Beatrice McIntosh, Alice Morrison and Rozelle Atkinson, all of Athens,
and Gracie Smith and Marian Ann Morrison, both of Atlanta; four brothers,
Luther Morrison and Thomas Morrison, both of Elberton, William Morrison,
Riverside, Calif., and Willie S. Martin, Greenville, S.C.; and a granddaughter.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas R. Morris
Douglas R. Morris, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998.
Mr. Morris was a son of the late Herbert R. and Sudie
A. Morris and was the widower of Frances S. Morris. He was a sales person
for Bo's Bottle Shop.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home,
Winder, with the Rev. Hoyt Skelton officiating. The body will be placed
in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra M. Vining, Danielsville;
two sons, Jeffery R. Morris, Statham, and Stacy R. Morris, Bethlehem; and
Mattie Mae Edwards Mosteller, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 27,
Mrs. Mosteller was the widow of Joseph Ford Mosteller
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Eastwood Baptist Church,
Marietta, with the Rev. Dr. C.E. Jackson III and the Rev. Ed Clark officiating.
Entombment will be in Westview Abbey.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Ford Mosteller; three
grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good News
for India, c/o First Baptist Church of Elberton, Elberton, Ga. 30635.
H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill, Atlanta, is
in charge of arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.
John Thomas Jordan, 88, of 311 McKie Road died Wednesday,
Oct. 28, 1998.
Mr. Jordan was a son of the late John Andrew and Annie
Bell Greer Jordan and was the widower of Addie Mae Baxter Jordan. He was
a textile worker at Harmony Grove.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home
with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial
Survivors include three daughters, Willie Bell Cowart,
Arcade, and Geraldine Jordan and Sara Dell McKie, both of Commerce; a son,
Lenward Eugene Jordan, Alto; three sisters, Julia Bell Evans and Doris
A. Langston, both of Commerce, and Lucille Saxton, Lumberton, N.C.; a brother,
Woodrow W. Jordan, Avondale; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
and a great-great-grandchild.
Kevin Payne Sr.
Kevin Michael Payne Sr., 43, of 206 W. Crawford St. died
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998.
A native of Lawton, Okla., Mr. Payne was a son of Doris
Nelson Payne, Athens, and the late Kenneth L. Payne. He owned and operated
Better Breathing Home and Health Care and Muscle Elite and was associated
with Drs. Jacob Holley and Jeff Holley. He was the 1996 World Championship
Power Lifter. He was a graduate of Richmond Academy and the Medical College
of Georgia, with a degree in respiratory therapy.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at First Church of
the Nazarene with the Rev. David Farland officiating. Burial will be in
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife,
Rhonda H. Payne; two daughters, Kristen Payne and Nicole Payne, both of
Donalsonville; a son, Kevin Michael Payne Jr., Donalsonville; two brothers,
Kenneth Payne, Athens, and Kermit Payne, Atlanta; and nieces and nephews.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Sara Massey Quillian, 73, of Bel Aire Drive died Wednesday,
Oct. 28, 1998.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Quillian was a graduate
of the University of Georgia School of Journalism with a bachelor of arts
degree. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church
of Ormond Beach, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was
a past president of the Junior League of Daytona Beach, an active member
of Cherry Laurel Garden Club and was on the Board of Directors of the Citrus
Council of Girl Scouts from 1967-1973. She was a Girl Scout leader for
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First UMC of Ormond
Survivors include her husband, Hugo Quillian; four daughters,
Lucile Q. McDermott, Elizabeth I. Quillian and Ann M. Quillian, all of
Daytona Beach, and Laura Q. Rogers, Augusta; a son, E. Wylie Quillian,
Peachtree City; a sister, Lucile M. Sullivan, Greenville, S.C.; a brother,
F. Abit Massey, Gainesville, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Florida United Methodist Church
Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, Fla. 32728, or The Leadership
Institute, Steven P.L Wood Building, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, Va.
Haigh-Black Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlie "Charlie Chan" Tennyson, formerly of Athens, died
Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Baptist
Church. Burial will be in Little Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Lucille Mitchell, Athens.
Hicks & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Mack & Payne Funeral Home,
Rolletta Landers Chapman, 54, of U.S. Highway 441 North
died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Chapman was a daughter
of Sybil Smith Landers, Mount Airy, and the late Roland Landers. She was
a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral
Home with Pastor Jim Frost and Wayne Cagle officiating. Burial will be
in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Banks County.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband,
Paul J. Chapman, Homer; a daughter, Paula Westbrook, Mount Airy; a son,
Gregory P. Chapman, Gillsville; a sister, Glenda Smith, Phil Campbell,
Ala.; and a brother, Ricky Landers, Mount Airy.
Norma Burton Connery, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998.
A native of Elberton, Mrs. Connery attended the Methodist
Survivors include her husband, Charles Connery; two daughters,
Charlene Allen and Cathy Connery, both of Bushnell, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.
Homer C. "Pete" Cunningham, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 29,
The Rev. Cunningham, a native of Clarke County, was the
son of the late Allen Homer and Mary Jane Shadden Cunningham.
He was retired from Thomas Textile with 43 years of service and was pastor
of Christian Fellowship for 35 years.
Funeral services will be Sunday, November 1, 1998, at
3 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Chapel West, Bogart. The Revs. Dan May, Grady
Hicks, Howard Conine, Woodrow Sally and Frank Knight will officiate. Interment
will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a special friend, Merle Llewellyn of
Athens, and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday
from 7-9 p.m.
Noma Lee T. Fullbright
Noma Lee Taylor Fullbright, 86, of Murray Avenue died
Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
A native of Sequoyah County, Okla., Mrs. Fullbright was
a daughter of the late John and Carrie Kelton Taylor and was the widow
of Floyd F. Fullbright. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Mack
Fullbright. She was a homemaker and a member of Hartwell First Baptist
Services will be Monday at Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw,
Okla. Burial will be in Akins Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Danny Fullbright, Colbert; a
sister, Vinita Farmer, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Tom Taylor,
Sallisaw, Okla., and Jack Taylor, California; seven grandchildren and three
Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alexis Elizabeth Hattaway, infant daughter of Mark Allen
and Tracy Michelle Wilder Hattaway of 44 Harmony St. died Thursday, Oct.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Grey Hill
Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include four sisters,
Heather LaChele Hattaway, Christy Michelle Vickery, Kellie RaChele Hattaway
and Kasey Leigh Hattaway, all of Commerce; a brother, Joshua Adam Hattaway,
Commerce; six grandparents, C.L. and Bernice Wilder, Commerce, John and
Edna Hattaway, Ila, and James and Bessie Lord, Danielsville; and two great-grandparents,
Hoyt and Rose Leachman, Commerce.
The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. today at Pruitte
Funeral Home, Royston.
John William Huey, 79, of 1305 Spring Court died Friday,
Oct. 30, 1998.
A native of Draketown, Mr. Huey was a son of the late
Allie Victoria Braswell and John Leroy Huey and was the widower of Doris
F. Huey. A Marine Corps Sgt. and veteran of World War II, he attended Georgia
Tech. He was a mechanical engineer and maintenance worker for Kraft Foods,
Atlanta, and a member of Peachtree Christian Church, Decatur.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenview Cemetery,
Greensboro, with Father John Via officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry L. Stevenson,
Winston-Salem, N.C., and Deborah A. Pendergrass, Huntingdon, Tenn.; a sister,
Belle Huey Lewis, Greensboro; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCommons
Funeral Home, Greensboro.
Memorials may be made to Brenners Children Hospital, Winston-Salem,
N.C., or the American Red Cross, Sevierville, Tenn., or Greensboro.
Clara Elizabeth Hunter of West Franklin Street died Wednesday,
Oct. 28, 1998.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Hunter was a daughter
of the late Jim Brown and Elizabeth Prather. She was a member of Bethlehem
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity CME Church
with the Rev. Oscar Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City
Survivors include his husband, Hick Hunter Sr.; two daughters,
Bobbie J. Brown and Corstella Simpson, both of Toccoa; four sons, Hick
Hunter Jr., Edward Hunter, Jimmy L. Hunter and Ivory J. Hunter, all of
Toccoa; 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Geter Johnson of 250 Dougherty St. died Thursday,
Oct. 29, 1998.
A native of McDuffie County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter
of the late Wilton Eugene and Mamie Agnes Proctor Geter and was the widow
of Marvin H. Johnson Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist
Church, coming from Pine Grove Baptist Church, Thompson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bernstein Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Thompson.
Survivors include three daughters, Sarah Poole, Augusta,
Shirley Short, Gainesville, and Dianne Finger, Watkinsville; a son, Marvin
Johnson, Bogart; a sister, Mary Newsome, Elyria, Ohio; nine grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Ruth Cornelia Aderhold Mercer, 80, formerly of Concord
Community, Elbert County, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
A native of Linden, Texas, Mrs. Mercer was a daughter
of the late Oscar Waco and Maude Pulliam Aderhold and was the widow of
George Alton "Al" Mercer. She was a retired machine operator at Wright
Manufacturing Co., a homemaker and a member of Concord United Methodist
Church, United Methodist Women and the Wright Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Concord United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Stan Hamilton officiating. The body will be placed
in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, George Robert Mercer, Douglas
Wayne Mercer, Gerald Harper Mercer and James Waco "Jimmy" Mercer, all of
Elberton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy Mercer, Richard Mercer, Alton
Mercer, Craig Mercer, Clint Dickerson and Kris Mercer.
The family members are at their respective homes.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dessie T. Salmon of 333 S. Burson Ave. died Thursday,
Oct. 29, 1998.
A native of Tallapoosa, Mr. Salmon was a daughter of the
late Melvin A. and Susan Sophronia Byrd Thompson and was the widow of Haston
Edwin Salmon Sr. She was a bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a founding
member of Bogart Women's Club and was a member of Home Demonstration Club
and Bogart United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bogart UMC with the
Rev. Albert Askew officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Philip N. Salmon, Marietta,
and retired Lt. Col. H.E. Salmon Jr. and John M. Salmon, both of Watkinsville;
two sisters, Nona Heinlen, Tallahassee, and Sarah McCall, Lilburn; eight
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tom Rosseter, Gordon Lackey, Trey
Salmon, David Salmon, Leonard Stewart, Tom Leach and Patrick Salmon.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at Lord
& Stephens Funeral Home, West.