Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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David 'Dink' Booth
Winterville
   David A. "Dink" Booth, 72, of 2032 Beaverdam Road died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Booth was a son of the late Walker and Bessie Lou Tate Booth. He was retired from Reliance Electric.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Booth; a daughter, Cathy Goss, Madison; three sons, Ronald Booth, Eatonton, and Donald Booth and David Ray Booth, both of Winterville; four sisters, Amy Coile, Arcade, Francis Booth, Whitehall, Lucille Smith, McDonough, and Mary Sue Powell, Athens; a brother, Bobby Booth, Harlem; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Ellie Lou Booth
Hull
   Ellie Lou Whitehead Booth, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   Mrs. Booth was a daughter of the late Earlie and Libbie Vaughn Whitehead and was the widow of Wayman Booth. She was a member of Edwards Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be Hull Cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Essie Cowart, Hull; a brother, Elmer Whitehead, Hull; three nieces, a nephew and great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

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 an active parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today 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; two grandsons, Chris Lys and Joey Lys, both of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, a mother-in-law and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donzie P. Crawford
Athens
   Donzie P. Crawford, 67, of 200 Conrad Drive died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of the late Luke and Millberry Phillips. She was employed at McLane Southeast for 25 years and worked part-time at Chandler BBQ for 42 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. The Rev. Lee Hunter will officiate. Interment will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Ila.
   Survivors include her husband, L.G. Crawford of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Debra A. and Johnny P. Kinley of Danielsville; stepsons, Mike Crawford of Athens, Mark Crawford of Carlton; sisters, Frances Norton of Winder, Mary Phillips and Jeanette Phillips, both of Danielsville; brothers, Albert Phillips of Winder, Ed Phillips of Colbert, and Luke "Buck" Phillips of Hull; two grandchildren, Silas Kinley and Camen Kinley; two stepgrandchildren, Jason Crawford and Jessica Crawford; one great-grandchild, Holly Selice Kinley; several nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Travis Phillips, Floyd Phillips, Jason Crawford, Howard Norton, Camen Kinley and Silas Kinley.
   Flowers will be accepted as well as memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.
   Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Furcron
Elberton
   Mildred Catherine Tate Furcron, 81, of McKinley Street died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Furcron was a daughter of the late Henry and Mattie B. Harper Tate and was the widow of Robert Furcron. She was an educator in Oglethorpe and Elbert counties for many years and a member of St. Mary's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served in many capacities.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's CME Church with the Revs. Carlton K. Taylor and Joseph Earls officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three grandchildren raised in the home, Felecia Downer, Samuel Jennings and Michael Jennings; three brothers, Dr. Horace E. Tate, Atlanta, Marvin Tate, Philadelphia, and Herman Tate, New York City; and eight grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Downer, 1451 Lena Drive.
   McKinney-Neal Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Heyward Ginn Sr.
Canon
   Tinsley Heyward Ginn Sr., 75, of 337 Starr's Bridge Road died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Ginn was a son of the late Tinsley Seaborn and Mollie Elizabeth Ray Ginn. He was preceded in death by a son, Tinsley Heyward Ginn Jr. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired welder from Monroe Auto Equipment Co. and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Merritt Waters officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Josephine Dawkins Ginn; and a brother, Hershell Ginn, Bowman.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Canon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 249, Canon, Ga. 30520.

Lester Lee Jr.
Elberton
   Lester Lee Jr., 79, of 182 Heard Drive died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998.
   A native of Covington, Mr. Lee was a son of the late Lester Lee Sr. and Mary Carithers Lee. An Air Force pilot during World War II, he attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Georgia. He was the retired owner and salesman of Lee Brothers Wholesale Grocery Co., was a charter member of Elberton Country Club, a former member of Elberton Elk's Lodge and a member of Elberton First United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Elmhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Wallace Wheeles officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Sue Fender Lee; a son, Jim Lee, Alpharetta; a brother, E.O. Lee, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two grandsons.
   The family is at the residence.
   Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola G. McRee
Lilburn
   Viola G. McRee, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   Mrs. McRee was a day care worker at Decatur First United Methodist Church for many years.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wages Snellville Chapel with the Rev. Larry Aikens officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m in Johnson's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Watkinsville.
   Survivors include a son, Richard McRee, Lilburn; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Virginia McRee, Lilburn; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Snellville Chapel.

Kenneth Meeks
Winder
   Kenneth Ray Meeks, 51, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   Mr. Meeks was a son of Annie Mae McManus and the late Armistice Matthew Meeks. He was a Vietnam War veteran and employed for 17 years at John Manville.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Moore officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Lisa Miller, Hoschton; a son, Ronnie Meeks, Conyers; a sister, Jeanene White, Monroe; and three grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Michael Meyers
Machesney Park, Ill.
   Michael Lee Meyers, 41, of 7602 Borodell St. died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of South Charleston, W. Va., Mr. Meyers was a son of Frances Brannon Meyers Baltzegar, Greenwood, S.C., and the late David N. Meyers. He was a graduate of Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, and attended the University of Tennessee and Western Illinois University. He currently enrolled as a business communications major at Concordia University, Beloit, Wis., and employed as a manufacturing engineer with Unison Industries, Rockford, Ill. He performed with a local blues and classic rock band as a bassist and lead vocalist, and appeared in leading roles in various musical and dramatic productions. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn., and attended South Main Street Baptist Church, Greenwood.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at South Main Street Baptist Church, Greenwood, with the Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Ruth Adams Meyers; a stepfather, Clifton L. "Mack" Baltzegar, Greenwood; a daughter, Michelle Kimberly Meyers, Machesney Park; a sister, Elizabeth M. Wise, McDonough; a brother, Mark N. Meyers, Greenwood; a stepsister, Starr Mabes, Marietta; a stepbrother, George M. Baltzegar, Marietta; and a grandmother, Clytia Meyers, South Charleston, W. Va.
   Pallbearers will be Marty Boyer, Tim Carter, Terry Richardson, Mary Meyers, Russ Williams, Robert Wise and John Johnson.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Baltzegar, 135 Kingston Road, Wellington Green, after 5 p.m. today and will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Greenwood Unit, P.O. Box 1741, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.
   Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Williams
Elberton
   Edna Barton Hammond Williams, 76, of 132 Springdale Road died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998.
   A native of Thomas County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Arthur Jackson and Emma Magbee Barton. She was twice married, first to the late Milton Hammond and second to the late Clyde Williams. She was a retired insurance clerk and a member of Elberton First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Elmhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. C.E. Jackson officiating. 
   Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Eberhardt, Elberton, and Lilla Brown, North Augusta, S.C.; three brothers, Roscoe Barton, Elberton, Floyd Barton, Greenville, S.C., and Boyd Barton, Hartwell; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to Elberton First Baptist Church.
   Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Mae Willis
Washington
   Edna Mae Willis, 50, of 344 Andrew Drive died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Willis was a daughter of Emma Mae Frizer and Leroy Williams. She was a homemaker.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include five daughters, Priscilla Edwards, Tamara Johnson and Tiffany Johnson, all of Washington, and Valier Moss and Cynthia Lanier, both of Athens; a son, Robert Booker; a brother, Charlie Booker, Washington; and 16 grandchildren.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Azzie Carey
Atlanta
   Azzie Lee Davis Carey of 3176 W. Manor Circle S.W. died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Carey was the widow of James Carey Sr. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church West.
   Services will be at noon Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church West with the Rev. Dr. Winfred M. Hope officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
   Survivors include five daughters, Mamie Colquitt, Athens, and Jeannie Robinson, Virginia Carey, Gloria Carey and Carrel Mitchell, all of Atlanta; a son, James Carey Jr.; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Head
Madison
   Norma Rice Head, 96, of 167 W. Jefferson St. died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Robbinsville, N.C., Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Lillie Letterman and James E. Rice and was the widow of William Harrison Head. She was a housewife.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Duff officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. David H. Hill, Madison; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Noah W. Rice, Chester, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.

Donald M. Loomis
St. James, Mo.
   Donald M. Loomis, 67, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998.
   Mr. Loomis was the public works director for Athens-Clarke County from September 1988 to January 1996.
   Services were Sept. 1 in St. James.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruth Loomis; two daughters, Laurie Crain and Ellen Loomis; a son-in-law, David Crain; and two grandchildren.
   Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Bell Mason
Buckhead
   Mary Bell Alford Mason, 68, of 2680 Kingston Road died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Putman County, Mrs. Mason was a daughter of Vera Harper Alford, Rutledge, and the late Jack Alford and was the widow of Isaac Newton Mason. She was a housewife.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Mallory officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Barbara Morrell, Eatonton; four sisters, Dot O'Neal and Lena Alford, both of Rutledge, and Vera Dover and Irene Roberts, both of Gainesville; four brothers, Jewell Alford, Comer, Willie Lee Alford and Harvey Alford, both of Social Circle, and William Alford, Rome; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison.

Robert McDowell Sr.
Decatur
   Robert Frank "Scotty" McDowell Sr., 90, formerly of Madison, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   Mr. McDowell graduated from Georgia Tech in 1928, majoring in electrical engineering. He was employed for 47 years by AT&T and BellSouth in Atlanta and Greensboro, N.C.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in West View Cemetery, Monticello, with the Rev. Laura Bryant officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Martha Nix McDowell; a daughter, Louise McDowell Sadler, Atlanta; two sons, Robert F. McDowell Jr. and Michael F. McDowell, both of Athens; two sisters, Eulalie McDowell Giffen, Thomasville, and Virginia McDowell Christopher, Sea Island; a brother, Michael A. McDowell Jr., Atlanta; a stepson, James A. Nix, Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren and a step-grandson.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert B. Plunkett Memorial Educational Trust Fund at Georgia Tech, 150 4th St., Atlanta, Ga. 30313, or the Episcopal Dioceses of Atlanta, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30305.
   A.S. Turner & Sons is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Philyaw
Richmond, Va.
   Claude Lamar Philyaw, 69, formerly of Clarkesville, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mr. Philyaw was a son of the late Leamon and Sallie Burrell Philyaw. He was retired as an employee of Phillip Morris Corporation.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washington Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Belle Duling Philyaw; a daughter, Pamela Thomas, Richmond; a son, Michael Philyaw, Richmond; three sisters, Elsie Gosnell, Clarkesville, Lillie Bell, Mount Airy, and Esta Roberts, Belton, S.C.; a brother, Varon Philyaw, Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Announcement courtesy of Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Rachel Raschke
Duluth
   Rachel Kaitlyn Raschke, infant daughter of James Arthur and Karen Arlene Brien Raschke of 3490 Innfield Lane died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with the Rev. Dr. David H. Bernthal officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include four grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Ron Raschke, Athens, and Mr. and Mrs. George Brien, Bennington, Vt.; and three great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Raschke, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Eleanor Jensen, Boone, Iowa.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

W.H. Robison
Winder
   W.H. "Robby" Robison, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   Mr. Robison was a son of the late W.H. and Susie Pearl Jennings Robison. He served for 20 years in the Marine Corps. He organized the Winder High School and Jefferson High School bands in 1950 and was a member of First Christian Church, where he served as choir director for 40 years.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with the Rev. John Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Sadie Bentley Robison; two daughters, Betsy R. Pritchard, Canton, and Melissa Donaldson, Ellijay; a son, W.H. Robison III, Rome; a sister, Annelle Hogan, Dacula; a brother, Jack Robison, Winder; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home.

Zenoba Sudderth
Colonial Heights, Va.
   Zenoba Smith Sudderth, 93, formerly of Cornelia, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Sudderth was a daughter of the late James Benson and Delia Vaughn Smith and was the widow of Robert Gerald Sudderth. She was a member of Easter Star and was a retired employee of Williams Dress Shop, Cornelia. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include three nephews, Allen Sudderth, Buford, J. David Smith, Mocksville, N.C., and Larry Smith, Cornelia.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Colvard
Elberton
   Sharon Yvonne Massey Colvard, 36, of 1834 Stones Throw Road died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998.
   The family is at the home of Sherald and Betty Jo Colvard, 1571 Brewers Bridge Road.
   Hicks Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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