Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Ephriam Brady
Carl
   Ephriam Lucius Brady, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Brady was a son of the late Frank C. and Ella Mae Franklin Brady. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a member of Dacula First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Killcrease Brady; two daughters, Brooksie Conner and Jennie Miller, both of Auburn; two sons, Lawson Brady, Cornelia, and James Brady, Auburn; two sisters, Doris Murphy, Loganville, and Mae Damie Adams, Dacula; four brothers, G.F. Brady, Tucker, M.H. Brady and E.N. Brady, both of Lawrenceville, and J.N. Brady, Dacula; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Sharon Colvard
Elberton
   Sharon Yvonne Massey Colvard, 36, of 1834 Stones Throw Road, Rock Branch Community, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998.
   A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Colvard was a daughter of David Massey, Toccoa, and Blanche Lynn Tanner, Gainesville. She was employed in the textile industry in Calhoun Falls, S.C., and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Earl Wilson and Ed Sayer officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, John F. Colvard; a son, Keel Smith, Elberton; a stepdaughter, Jamie Colvard, Elberton; a stepson, Justin Colvard, Elberton; and a brother, Danny Massey, Elberton.
   Pallbearers will be Dean Dye, Steve Craft, Randall Vickery, Steven Jordan, Johnny Burton, Barry Haston, Pete Freeman, Jeff Eaves and Matt Randall.
   The family is at the home of Sherald and Betty Jo Colvard, 1571 Brewers Bridge Road.

Deborah Cowan
Colbert
   Deborah Lynn "Grammy" Cowan, 49, of 373 Madison Ave. died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Cowan was a daughter of the late James T. and Hilda Lydia Jackson Anderson. She was employed by Athens Insurers and was a member of the Madison County Council for the Arts, Madison County Democratic Party and The Sagan Society. She was campaign headquarter coordinator for Athens Democratic Party.
   Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating.
   Survivors include her husband, Roger S. Cowan; three daughters, Amy Morgan and Stephanie Cowan, both of Colbert, and Laura Pieper, Athens; two sisters, Sara Anderson, Washington, D.C., and Beth Elzer, Athens; a brother, J.T. Anderson Jr.; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, One Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Grady Dearman
Dewy Rose
   Grady Troy Dearman, 69, of 1800 Hewell Road died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Ofuskee County, Okla., Mr. Dearman was a son of the late Marion Daniel and Fannie May Ferrell Dearman. he was a retired truck driver, having driven for Roses' Department Store for 17 years and later for Worley Brothers Granite Co. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Korean conflict, and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Calvin Coile and Ted Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman.
   Survivors include his wife, Vivian Mae Dutton Dearman; a daughter, Teresa Brown, Hartwell; a son, Troy Dearman, Woodstock; two sisters, Oma Lee Phillips, Visalia, Calif., and Rachel Potter Robinson, Claremore, Okla.; five brothers, Marion Dearman, Salem, Ore., Clyde Dearman, Wetumpka, Okla., Bob Dearman, Okemah, Okla., John Dearman, Roy, Utah, and L.D. Dearman, Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Danny Boyd, David Boyd, Randy Dearman, Larry Ledford, David Hodgins and Harris Brown.
   The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ginny Embler
Athens
   Virginia Penn Embler, 39, of 180 Arthur Circle died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Camilla, Mrs. Embler was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Penn, Crawford. She was employed with Greene-Taliaferro Middle School and had lived in this area for the last 16 years. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today, Nov. 5, 1998, at Salem Baptist Church. The Revs. Jack Lindsey and Harry Warren will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Mike Embler; two daughters, Charlie Bryant and Morgan Bryant, both of Lexington; three sons, Wheeler Bryant, Lexington, and Tyler Embler and Stephen Embler, both of Danielsville; a brother, Joseph H. Penn, Bay Minette, Ala.; a niece, Laura Penn, Bay Minette, Ala.; and two nephews, Brian Penn and Spencer Penn, both of Bay Minette, Ala.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Gerrien
Athens
   Mary Ann Gerrien, 75, formerly of 841 E. Whitehall Road died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   Mrs. Gerrien was a daughter of the late Will Henry and Lizzie Geeter and was the widow of E.J. Gerrien. She was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son, Bobby Gerrien, Commerce; three sisters, Lindia Huff, Indianapolis, Bessie Accetturia, Athens, and Betty Smith, Comer; a brother, Henry L. Geeter, Athens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

William Humphrey Jr.
Hartwell
   William Humphrey Jr. died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. Humphrey was a son of the late Stella Allen Humphrey and William Humphrey Sr. He was raised in the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Roy Allen and was a member of Sardis Baptist
   Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Oscar Meredith and R.C. Oglesby officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Laurie Mitchell Humphrey; a daughter, Tiffani Humphrey, Hartwell; two sons, Willis Humphrey, Gainesville, and Tyrone Humphrey, Hartwell; a stepdaughter, Alesia Mitchell, Hartwell; four brothers, Robert Humphrey and Larry Allen, both of Hartwell, Willis Humphrey, Seattle, Wash., and Robbie Joe Reid, Washington, D.C.; and three sisters, Lena Osborne and Mamie Watson, both of Gainesville, and Shirley Allen, Jacksonville, Fla.

Roy Niblett
Statham
   Roy Niblett, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   Mr. Niblett was a son of the late Shafton and Anease C. Niblett. He was retired after 45 years from Southern Bell and a member of Statham Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 591.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Gordon Thornton and Robert Stamey officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Annie S. Niblett; two daughters, Lela Davis, Winder, and Joanne Giles, Lawrenceville; a sister, Pearl Pruett, LaGrange; a granddaughter, four grandsons and two great-grandsons.

James Payne Jr.
Winterville
   James "Jimmy" Payne Jr., 38, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   Mr. Payne was a son of Florrie Payne and James C. Payne Sr., both of Winterville.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Billups Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben K. Willis. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Athens Memorial Garden.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Tatitcha Payne, Athens; two sons, LaRicky'o Payne and LaStetsio Payne, both of Athens; two sisters, Marilyn Curtis, Athens, and Natalie Goss, Winterville; and three grandparents, Nellie Bell and Agnus Payne, both of Athens, and Willie Neal Ollie, Winterville.
   The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. today at Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home, Athens.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Butch Roberts
Danielsville
   Towns Billy Roberts Jr., 38, of 178 B&L Lane died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Roberts was a son of Jackie Horne and Towns Billy Roberts Sr., Danielsville. He was a welder and a member of Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with the Rev. Curtis Parker officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Loretta Whitehead Roberts; a daughter, Deborah Nicole Roberts, Atlanta; a son, Towns Billy Roberts III, Atlanta; two sisters, Sonya H. Dalton, Winder, and Angela M. Free, Jefferson; and nieces and nephews.

Lenard Stephens
Nicholson
   Lenard Dean Stephens, 38, of 254 Wilson Cemetery Road died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Stephens was a son of Dorothy Cordelia Edwards Stephens, Nicholson, and the late Charles E. Stephens. He was a house painter.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Rachael Crenshaw, Houston; a son, Adam Crenshaw, Dry Pond; two sisters, Martha Baker, Maysville, and Thersia Newman, Brooklet; three brothers, Lamar Manus, Nicholson, Rome J. Manus, Gainesville, and T. Ronald Manus, Milledgeville; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Winnie Willbanks
Cornelia
   Winnie Willbanks, 98, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Miss Willbanks was a daughter of the late C.T. and Florence E. Alley Willbanks. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Alley's Chapel UMC Cemetery with the Rev. John Humphries officiating.
   Survivors include three nieces.
   McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Yearwood
Bogart
   Robert Lee Yearwood, 73, of 165 Bernice Drive died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Yearwood was a son of the late John Lester and Hattie Lee Marchman Yearwood. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was of the Methodist faith.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Sara Oldham Yearwood, Griffin; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Year-wood, Griffin; three sisters, Sara Weatherly, Athens, Louise Hayes, Arnoldsville, and Peggy Evans, Bogart; a brother, Ernest H. Yearwood, Hartwell; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
   Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.

James Barnett Sr.
White Plains
   James Elder Barnett Sr., 55, of 6751 Veasey Road died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Barnett was a son of the late James Thomas and Juanita Powell Barnett. He was a carpenter and of the Methodist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, with the Revs. Wayne Usry and Paul Parker officiating. Burial will be in Walker Church Cemetery, Greensboro.
   Survivors include his wife, Fannie Stewart Barnett; four daughters, Julie Ann Powell, Thomson, Janet Marie Barnett, Greensboro, and Thelma Juanita Barnett and Tina Louise Barnett, both of White Plains; five sons, James Elder Barnett Jr. and Dale Allen Barnett Sr., both of Union Point, Timmy Lee Barnett Sr., Siloam, and Robin William Barnett and Howard Keith Barnett, both of White Plains; and five sisters, Patricia McNair and Margaret Loveless, both of Greensboro, Betty Key, Eatonton, and Linda Rhodes and Patsy Forehand, both of Washington.
   Pallbearers will be Steve Webb, Randy Meeks, Larry Webb, Jerry Vandiver, Jack Bradley, Terry Lee Reynolds, Billy Webb, Happy Kee and Marty Dowdy. Honorary pallbearers will be James Agan, Buddy Davis and Chris Thurmond.

Zorias Bolton Jr.
Elberton
   Zorias Randall Bolton Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Bolton was a son of the late Rosa Lee Turman, Elberton, and the late Zorias Bolton Sr. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. John Strong and Henry Butler officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sandra Bolton; three daughters, Eulalia Fortson, Valorie Bolton and Anita Rucker, all of Elberton; a son, Bernard Rucker, Elberton; and two sisters, Barbara Banks and Lillie Moss, both of Elberton.
   Pallbearers will be Deacon Fred Moon, Mrs. Vanderbilt Martin, Mrs. Charles Phelps, Robert Willis, Eric Gantt, Marion Norman, Rudell Perlotte, Johnny Barnett, the Rev. Lawyer Fortson and Albert Burch. Flowerbearers will be Kirktina Hums, Mary J. Norman, Alma Ree Bolton, Claudia Gantt, Birdia Echols, Ethel Gantt, Linda Jordan, Lenora Dubose, Doris Hughes, Selma Jones, Gertha Glaze, Evelyn Pratt, Ann Plummer, Cheryl Mahoney and Linda Aston.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janelle Bonner
Athens
   Janelle Bonner, 70, of 290 Belmont Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Bonner was a daughter of the late Oliver Porter and Clara Florence Porterfield Griffeth. She was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and the former owner and operator of Gateway Restaurant.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, Tom Bonner; two daughters, Becky Bonner Bradley, Suwanee, and Jan Bonner, Athens; a son, Marc Bonner, Lexington; three sisters, Hilda Upchurch, Conyers, and Florence Lancaster and Oneill Caldwell, both of Lilburn; a brother, Cecil Griffith, Cumming; four grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Clark
Hartwell
   James Calvin Clark, 49, of 60 Cumberland Road died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Hartwell, Mr. Clark was a son of Carrie Ethel Clark, Hartwell, and the late Joe Worley Clark. He was a Vietnam veteran.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Christian Methodist Church with the Rev. Diane Askew officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Tina Annette Etchins, Louisville, Ky.; four sisters, Mary Jo Teasley and Vickie Crawford, both of Hartwell, Betty Teasley, Bowman, and Catherine Siler, Marietta; and two brothers, Benny Clark, Hartwell, and William Leon Clark, Milledgeville.
   The family is at the home of Carrie Clark, 60 Cumberland Road.
   Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis Cole
Nicholson
   Curtis Orell Cole, 54, of 276 Chandler Road died Thursday, Nov. 5. 1998.
   A native of Villa Rica, Mr. Cole was a son of Ethel Hicks, Woodstock. He was employed by J.B. Hunt as a truck driver and an was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a member of East Rome Baptist Church and past president of Oconee Pork Producers.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Double Branches Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with the Revs. Ficklen Guin and Stephens Haskill officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sandra Beggs Cole; a son, Trevor Cole, Athens; two sisters, Jeanie Rogers and Joan Durell, both of Woodstock; and two grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Randy Moore, Darrell, Jerry Silverado, Chuck Beggs, Randy Dobson and Tony Moore.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Beggs, Double Branches Road, Lincolnton, and will receive friends there or at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, until 2 p.m. today.

Robert Howard
Toccoa
   Robert "Uncle Bob" Howard, 95, of 215 Bell St. died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
   A native of Fayetteville, Mr. Howard was a son of the late Richard and Katie Asque Howard and was the widower of Margie Hayes Howard. He was preceded in death by four children, Claude Howard, Willie B. Howard, Clarence Howard and Betty Sue Parks. He was retired from Southern Railroad Co. and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. G.L. Walton and Alton Everett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Lillie Mae Earls, Atlanta, Barbara Oglesby, Rome, and Edna Cochran and Shirley Maxwell, both of Toccoa; four sons, Ernest Howard, Lavonia, Leroy Howard, Jeffersonville, and Grafus Howard and Jimmy D. Howard, both of Toccoa; a sister, Norwillie Chandler, Atlanta; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

Janet F. Looney
Buford
   Janet F. Looney, 36, of 4692 Spout Springs Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
   A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Looney was a daughter of the late Pete and Sarah Morgan Robertson. She was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Carl Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Ewings Chapel Baptist Church, Dacula.
   Survivors include four children, Jack R. Adams, Sarah D. Adams and Marie Looney, all of Buford, and Bronda Norris, Westminster, S.C.; three sisters, Lorene Manders, Martin, Nickey Golden, Houston, and Debbie L. Robertson, Winder; a brother, Kenny Robertson, Martin; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bennie L. McLendon
Washington
   Bennie L. McLendon, 63, of 209 Jackson St. died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mr. McLendon was a son of the late Bennie J. and Everlean M. McLendon.
   Services will be at noon Saturday in Reeves Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with the Rev. G.L. Avery officiating.
   Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Reba Sisson
Washington
   Reba Combs Sisson, 81, of 501 Orchard St. died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Taliaferro County, Mrs. Sisson was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Gertrude Snelson Combs and was the widow of John Loyd Sisson. She was a homemaker and a member of Washington First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery with the Revs. Lawrence Griffith and John King officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Faye McAvoy, Rayle; a son, Mickey Sisson, Washington; three sisters, Margie Combs, Rayle, Juanita Wheeler, Charlotte, N.C., and Clarice Tyler, Washington; a brother, Warren Combs, Athens; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be John Sison, Martin Burgess, Tony Powell, Charlie Burgess, Larry Vinson and Billy Combs.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home.
   Memorials may be made to Washington First Baptist Church, 105 W. Robert Toombs Ave., Washington, Ga. 30673.

Theodore Venable
Commerce
   Theodore "Ted" Venable, 90, of 9072 Jefferson St. died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Venable was a son of the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth Venable and was the widower of Dallie Clementine Brown Venable. He was an electric lineman and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bethany UMC with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a sister, Willie Mae Maddox, Winder; and nieces and nephews.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie Lee White
Commerce
   Fannie Lee White, 93, of Nail's Creek Community died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Eppy Martin and Lenora Agnes Strange White. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nail's Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nail's Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Frank Sailers and Paul Robertson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a nephew and several nieces.
   The family will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.


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