Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Peggy Brooks
Athens
   Peggy Joyce Patton Brooks, 64, of 165 Hillsborough Drive died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Melvin Joseph and Mary Emaline Witsel Patton. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Brooks. She was a housewife and member of First Baptist Church, Athens.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Jon Appleton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, Roland David Brooks Jr.; two sons, David Brooks, Athens, and Tommy Brooks, Winder; four sisters, Polly Patton and Betty Davis, Pendergrass, Ruby Turner, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Grace Sexton, Talmo; four brothers, Bobby Patton and Billy Patton, Gainesville; Garnett Patton, Pendergrass, and Dewitt Patton, Talmo; six grandchildren, Bo Brooks, Brad Taylor, Elizabeth Brooks, Erica Brooks, Brandi Shepard, and Beth Rider; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Herman Gee, Glenn Braselton Jr., John Braselton, Lew Holliman, Jamey Wilkes and Ronny Davis.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Carr
Toccoa
   Jewell Jordan Carr, 86, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Carr was a daughter of the late Dan and Mahaley Chitwood Godwin and was married first to the late Inman William Jordan and then to the late Lloyd Carr. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Largo, Fla.
   Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Bell officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jordan Merck, Sautee; a son, Jerry William Jordan, Toccoa; a brother, M.L. Godwin, Arlington, Texas; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1841 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jordan, 726 Valley Drive, Toccoa, and will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Monday.
   Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Roscoe Colbert
Athens
   Roscoe Colbert, 76, of 154 Fernbanks Court died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Colbert was a son of the late Hattie Colbert. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Colbert Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Colbert.
   Survivors include his wife, Marie D. Colbert; a daughter, Andrea Lys, Orlando, Fla.; a son, Anthony Colbert, Atlanta; and two grandsons.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Monday at Mack & Payne Funeral Home. 

Annie Mae Etheridge
Elberton
   Annie Mae Griffin Etheridge, 94, of 1530 Country Club Road died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Etheridge was a daughter of the late Andrew Griffin and Ella Craft Griffin and was the widow of J. Thomas Etheridge. She was retired from Hartwell County as a seamstress, was a homemaker, and was a member of Hartwell First Baptist Church and the Alathean Sunday School Class.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Revs. Charlie Wilson and Gary Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Turner, Elberton; a sister, Nell Martin, Greenville, S.C.; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Patricia Turner, 1530 Country Club Drive, Elberton, and will receive friends 1:30-2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mack Hearn
Carnesville
   Mack Hearn, 81, of 6600 Stone Bridge Road died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Hearn was a son of the late George and Beulah Ertzberger. He retired from the Franklin County Road Department as superintendent after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 101st Battalion and served in the Pacific conflict during World War II, including the Philippine Liberation. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home with the Revs. Roger McCoy and Doug Burns officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Nelle Taylor Hearn; two daughters, Wanda Cheek and Lynn Hancock, both of Carnesville; a sister, Georgia Belle Martin, Chamblee; two brothers, Claude Hearn, Chamblee, and Hoyt Hearn, Greenville, S.C.; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.

Annie Rose Hendricks
Washington
   Annie Rose Pittman Hendricks, 79, of 255 Wrightsboro Road died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Taliaferro County, Mrs. Hendricks was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Annie Pittman. She was retired owner/operator of Hendricks Florist, Washington, and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Washington Garden Club, and Pilot Club.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Chip Wilson officiating. 
   Survivors include her husband B.H. Hendricks Jr.; and a son, Bob Hendricks, McRae.
   Pallbearers will be Perry Pittman, Mort Hill, Randolph Lawrence, Lloyd Pittman, Jack Rhodes, Ed Huff and Tom Merritt.
   Hopkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Horne
Carnesville
   Randall Bernard Horne, 73, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   He is survived by his wife, Odessa P. Horne.
   Memorials may be made to the Indian Creek Baptist Church or to the Salvation Army.
   Ginn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

H. Branch Howe
Athens
   Dr. H. Branch Howe Jr., 74, of 130 Bishop Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Grace Mann Howe and Henry Branch Howe. Dr. Howe served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 100th Infantry Division and was an active member of the Century Association. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Emory University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
   Dr. Howe was a Professor emeritus of Microbiology at the University of Georgia. He served in the department from 1957 to 1990. He also served as an associate dean of the Graduate School from 1981 to 1990. Prior to coming to the University, he taught at Union College in Barboursville, Kentucky, and at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
   Dr. Howe was past president of the Georgia Ornithological Society and compiler of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for Athens. He also was past president of the Athens Torch Club and past chairman of the University of Georgia Retirees Association. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a communion steward. He also was past president of the Georgia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the Georgia Chapter of Sigma Xi, and the Georgia Academy of Science.
   He is survived by his wife Anne Haden Howe and by three children, Stephen Howe and Alan Howe of Atlanta and Barbara Howe McArthur of Columbia, South Carolina. He also is survived by a sister, Sally Bell of Jacksonville, Florida, a nephew, Branch Haines, and two grandsons, Johnny and Will McArthur.
   A memorial service will be held at Athens First United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, with visitation at the church following the service. There will be a private interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery. Dr. Bill Brit will officiate.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for upkeep of the Orange Trail, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Ga. 30605 or to The Athens Choral Society, c/o Sara K. Braucher, 110 Sunnybrook Drive, Athens, Ga. 30605.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Louise P. Johnson
Acworth
   Louise P. Johnson, 89, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Hartwell, Mrs. Johnson was the widow of Lt. Col. Charlie W. Johnson Jr. and was a member of First Baptist Church, Elberton.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, with the Rev. David LeGrand officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Kennesaw.
   Survivors include a daughter, Ann J. Preast, Acworth; a sister, Clovis Taylor, Elberton; a brother, Earl Partain, Puyallup, Wash.; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.

Roy Norris
Bogart
   Roy Norris, 80, of 228 Osceola Avenue, died Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, he was the son of the late John Walton and Adell Whitehead Norris. He was retired from the United States Post Office as a rural mail carrier, and was World War II veteran of the United States Air Force. He was currently a member of Bogart City Council and was serving his second term as Mayor of Bogart. Mr. Norris was a member of Bogart United Methodist Church.
   Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West. The Revs. Albert Askew and William "Bill" Ruff will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Norris of Bogart; daughter and son in law, Patricia N. and Ray A. Payne of Kennesaw; sons and daughters in law, Michael R. and Kathy G. Norris of Bogart, Gary F. and Pamela C. Norris of Acworth; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.
   Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Bogart United Methodist Church.
   Flowers will be accepted as well as memorials to the Bogart United Methodist Church Sanctuary Fund.
   The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.

Ken Pritchett
Baldwin
   Ken Pritchett, 57, of 2284 Damascus Road died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mr. Pritchett was a son of the late Andrew and Cleo Fair Pritchett. He was employed by Hogan Lumber Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia. Burial will be in the Chattahoochee Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sisters, Merle Boling, Baldwin, and Carolyn Tomlin, Cleveland; and two brothers, Grady Pritchett, Toccoa, and Sam Pritchett, Clayton.
   The family is at the home of Merle Boling, 3551 Damascus Road, Baldwin, and will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Frank Rhoades
Eastanollee
   Franklin Dwight "Frank" Rhoades, 65, of Route 2 died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Gobles, Mich., Mr. Rhoades was a son of the late Benjamin and Ellen Merkle Rhoades. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a retired engineer from Ford Motor Co.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Albert Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lane Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Hoeldtke; two sons, Franklin D. Rhoades II, Toccoa, and David A. Rhoades, Bucyrus, Ohio; three sisters, Alice Turcotte, Clinton Township, Mich., Dorothy Meyer, Auburn, Mich., and Barbara Hughes, Toccoa; two brothers, Hugh Rhoades and Harold Rhoades, both of Toccoa; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Susie L. Anderson
Statesboro
   Susie L. Anderson, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Bulloch County, Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late J. Dan and Ardelia Denmark Lanier and was married to the late LaDoris Anderson. She was a retired third grade teacher in the Nevels Community of Bulloch County and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
   Services will be 11 a.m. today at Hodges-Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. Burial will be in DeLoach's Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three sons, Gareth Lewayne Anderson, Chatsworth, Jackie Shelton Anderson, Athens, and Darnel Scotty Anderson, Fayetteville; and five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of local arrangements.

Norma E. Chitty
Lavonia
   Norma Elise Williams Chitty, 78, of 616 Grogan St. died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   A native of Camden, N.J., Mrs. Chitty was a daughter of the late Norman and Elise Thomkins Williams. She was a homemaker and member of Lavonia United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lavonia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sheila B. Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Lavonia City Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Forrest L. Chitty; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Trottier, Columbia, Md.; a brother, Reese Williams, Titusville, Fla.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
   The family is at the residence.
   Hamby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Dickson Sr. 
Maysville
   Charles Edward Dickson Sr., 65, of 1648 Grove Level Road died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Dickson was a son of the late Jerry W. and Emma Lee White Dickson and was first married to the late Marjorie Dickson. He was retired from the trucking industry.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Ollia Dorman Dickson; a stepmother, Francis Dickson, Toccoa; two daughters, Patricia Ann Pearson, Flowery Branch, and Denise Darlene Dickson, Marietta; three sons, Dwight Edward Dickson, Loganville, Larry William Dickson, Flowery Branch, and Charles Edward Dickson Jr., Marietta; two stepdaughters, Darlene Sharp, La Follette, Tenn., and Lela Walker, Loganville; a stepson, John Haaff, Maysville; a sister, Carolyn Hicks, Hartwell; a brother, Tommy Dickson, Toccoa; and five grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Earl Pearson, W.A. Davis, Harold Davis, John Lee Haaff, Dennis Dickson, and Phillip Beard.
   The family is at the home of Tommy Dickson, 115 Lewis St., Toccoa, and will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Ella H. Edwards
Hartwell
   Ella Highsmith Edwards, 86, of 281 Richardson St. died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Edwards was the daughter of the late John William and Ella Rucker Highsmith and was married to the late William Edwards. She was a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church, Elbert County.
   Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Strong officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three sisters, Christine Heard and Ruby Highsmith, both of Hartwell, and Estell David, Cincinnati, Ohio; and a brother, Hubbard Highsmith, Cleveland, Ohio.
   The family is at the home of Christine Heard, 200 North Carter St. Hartwell.
   Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Henry Gartrell
Athens
   John Henry Gartrell, 64, of 220 Strickland St. died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Gartrell was a son of the late Cora and Willie Joe Gartrell Sr.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at East Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Melissa McKennie officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Michael Barnett; five sisters, Helen McKennie, Atlanta, and Alice Johnson, Joyce Maddox, Rosa Jackson, and Janice Hull, all of Athens; six brothers, Willie Joe Gartrell Jr., Washington, and Tom Gartrell, Roosevelt Gartrell, Larry Jackson, Geronimo Jackson, and Dwight Jackson, all of Athens; and two grandchildren.
   Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emlyn Lavender
Hartwell
   Emlyn Hale Lavender, 78, of 638 Athens St. died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Lavender was a daughter of the late Reese Hale Sr. and Ruby Chrysler Hale. She was retired from Lavender Shoe Shop where she was a saleslady and bookkeeper, and was a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church and the UMW.
   Services will be 11 a.m. today at Hartwell First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Prospect United Methodist Church, Athens. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
   Survivors include her husband, DeWitt Lavender; a daughter, Eva L. Kenison, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Earl Lavender, Statesboro; a sister, Musett Brown, Marietta; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hartwell First United Methodist Church, 200 East Howell St., Hartwell, Ga. 30643.
   The family is at the residence.
   Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lola S. Pierce
Athens
   Lola Schmitz Pierce, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Pierce was a daughter of the late Arthur Richard and Mae Agnes Williams Schmitz and was married to the late Myron Steele Pierce. 
   Private services will be held at a later date.
   Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Hammock, Athens; three sons, Myron Pierce Jr., Bonifay, Fla., Dale Pierce, Sarasota, Fla., and Roger Pierce, Rutland, Vt.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Clarke County Division Memorial/Honorary Fund, P.O. Box 5621, Athens, Ga. 30604.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elises Shiflet
Hartwell
   Elises Shiflet died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Miss Shiflet was a daughter of the late Charlie and Catherine Brown Shiflet. She was a member of Cedar Spring Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Cedar Spring Baptist Church with the Revs. W.R. Allen, S.T. Grimes, and R. Humphry officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Jimmy Gaines, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Pearlie Shiflet, Lexington, Ky.; an aunt, Vera Jones, Hartwell; and three grandchildren.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest H. Sweat
Bethlehem
   Ernest H. Sweat, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   Mr. Sweat was a son of the late Lucius and Susie Brown Sweat. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
   Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. John Kinser officiating.
   Survivors include five daughters, Connie Duran, Atlanta, Jane Rape, McDonough, Susan Rhodes, Jonesboro, and Deborah Lynn Sweat and Marie McGuire, both of Peachtree City; two sons, Denny Sweat, Milledgeville, and Donald Sweat, Riverdale; two sisters, Sybil Howell and Maggie Phillips, both of Bethlehem; and 11 grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 pm. today at Smith Funeral Home.

Jimmy L. Welborn
Athens
   Jimmy Lewis Welborn, 50, of 310 Norwood Circle died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Welborn was a son of Samuel and Emma Welborn. He was employed by Seaboard Farms, Athens.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Old Spring Hill Baptist Church, Philomath, with the Rev. Michael Gresham officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sandra Davenport; two sisters, Emma Welborn and Claudette Smith, both of Athens; and three brothers, Charles Welborn, Bernes Welborn, and Bennett Welborn, all of Athens.
   The family is at the residence of Emma Welborn, 270 Pittard Road, Athens.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby W. Woods
Alto
   Ruby White Woods, 65, of Line Church Road died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Woods was a daughter of the late Paul and Lucy Moss White and was married to the late Harold Woods. She was retired from the Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Morris, Alto; two sisters, Marie Woods, Clarkesville, and Sara White, Banks County; and two brothers, Roy White and Fred White, both of Cornelia.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia.


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