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Howard Carroll
Bowersville
   Howard Wayne Carroll, 79, of 159 Gin Ave. died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Carroll was a son of the late Monroe and Susie Shirley Carroll. He was owner and operator of Carroll's Furniture since 1954, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a former advisory board member of North East Georgia Bank, a member of Bowersville United Methodist Church, Royston Chamber of Commerce, Bowersville Masonic Lodge No. 595, a Royal Art Mason in Lavonia, and was a Yarrab Temple Shriner.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Merritt Waters and Kenneth Delittle officiating. Burial will be in Bowersville City Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Lucy Ellen Foster Carroll; a daughter, Nancy Nichols, Commerce; a son, Wayne Carroll, Hartwell; four sisters, Geraldine Strickland, Canon, Anita Vickery, Hartwell, Jewell Fowler, Royston, and Katherine Carroll, Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be David Strickland, Terry Strickland, Ricky Vickery, Larry Vickery, Floyd Hill, Travis Buffington, and Leon Berryman.
   Memorials may be made to Bowersville United Methodist Church, Bowersville, Ga. 30516.
   The family is at the home and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Collins
Louisville
   Frances Collins, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
   A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Miss Collins was a daughter of Mildred Oldham Collins and the late Thomas Wayne Collins Sr.
   Services were Friday.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two brothers, Larry O. Collins, Greensboro, N.C., and Thomas W. Collins Jr., Hampton.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
   Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mae Davis
Eastanollee
   Anna Mae Stowe Davis, 92, of Route 1 died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Don D. and Hattie Minyard Stowe and was the widow of Henry L. Davis. She was a retired teacher having taught for 42 years, was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Toms Creek Baptist Church, the Sunshine Sunday School Class, the WMU, the XYZ Club, and had taught Sunday school for a number of years.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Clack Stubbs, Kenneth Moon and J.W. Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Marlow D. Collins, Oakwood; a sister, Lou Etta Stowe, Eastanollee; and a brother, Ernest Terrell Stowe, Toccoa.
   The family will be at their respective homes.
   Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jean Hanson
Commerce
   Dorothy Jean Hanson, 50, of 492 Ila Road died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
   A native of Commerce, Ms. Hanson was a daughter of Rosie Baker Anderson, Commerce, and the late Tom Anderson. She was a seamstress employed by Blue Bell Inc. 
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Michelle Guest, Comer; two sons, Andy McLendon and Michael McLendon, both of Danielsville; five sisters, Viola Alexander, Nicholson, Pauline Carthern, Thursday Nations, and Willie Tomlin, all of Commerce, and Elizabeth Gilreath, Danielsville; a brother, Hoyt Anderson, Commerce; and five grandchildren.

Idus Harrison
Cornelia
   Idus Harrison, 72, of Pea Ridge Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mr. Harrison was a son of the late Idus Samuel and Sallie Pearl Morrison Harrison. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Gideons International.
   Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Verner London officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Revs. Ernest Nichols and Lloyd Free officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Morris Harrison; three daughters, Wanda Loggins, Lawrenceville, Lela Whelchel, Cornelia, and Ellen Satterfield, Cleveland; a son, Darryl Harrison, Cornelia; stepmother, Elzia Harrison, Cornelia; a sister, Wynell Shore, Gainesville; a brother, Lloyd Harrison, Gainesville; and six grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, Ga. 30511, or to Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, Ga. 30341.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Ayers Hood
Elberton
   Evelyn Ayers Hood, 78, of 185 Thomas St. died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Hood was a daughter of the late George Washington and Georgia Pulliam Ayers and was married to the late J. Tolbert Hood. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Hood. She was a retired beautician and member of Elberton First Baptist Church.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Dewy Rose Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Eddie Hood, Clarkesville; a sister, Gladys Gaines, Hartwell; four brothers, Ira Ayers, Glenn Ayers, G.W. Ayers, all of Elberton, and Joe Ayers, Bowman; and two grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Keith Ayers, Hugh Butler, Wade Gaines, Steve Hall, James West and Ed Ayers.
   Memorials may be made to Dewy Rose Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Jack J. Payne
Rutledge
   Jack J. Payne, 75, of 139 Nunnally St. died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mr. Payne was a son of the late Columbus Payne and Eula Mae Wilson. He was a machinist for heavy equipment, a deacon at Rutledge Baptist Church, and a member of Rutledge DeWald Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rutledge Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Ghann and Bobby Bradley officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Rutledge City Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Faye Allen Payne; four daughters, Phyllis Messer, Rutledge, Joyce Henson, Buckhead; Cindy Soruco, Fullerton, Calif., and Paula Payne, Elberton; a sister, Margarett Hood, Newnan; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison.

Myrtie Peppers
Canon
   Myrtie Minish Peppers, 90, formerly of Canon died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Peppers was a daughter of the late Mid and Daisy Beck Minish and was married to the late Thomas Peppers. She was a homemaker and attended Canon Baptist Church.
   Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Oakview Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Massey officiating.
   Survivors include a sister, Mattie Morris, Hartwell.
   The family is at their respective homes.
   Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce Standridge Sr.
Mount Airy
   Bruce Wilford Standridge Sr., 71, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Standridge was a son of the late Thurmond and Carrie Evans Standridge. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired salesman for McDonald Chevrolet Olds, and a member of Demorest Church of God.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Phillip Pearson officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Meeks Standridge; a daughter, Jo Ann Rigdon, Gainesville; a son, Bruce Wilford Standridge Jr., Clayton; five sisters, Hazeline Crisler, Toccoa, Bessie High, Edna Higgins, and Mary Alice Bendenbaugh, all of Lincolnton, N.C., and Minnie Lee Fuchs, Augusta; a brother, Kelly Standridge, and four grandchildren.

George Sturghill
Hartwell
   George Marshall Sturghill, 49, of 112 Woodlake Circle, Apt. 200, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   Mr. Sturghilll was a son of Gennie and Joe Brown Strughill.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mack's Funeral Home with the Rev. Timothy Williams officiating. Burial will be in Jehovah Witness Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sons, Kevin B. Sturghill and Charles E. Sturghill, both of Hartwell; a sister, Josephine Rucker, Bridgeport, Conn.; a brother, James Sturghill, Hartwell; and six grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.

Louise E.P. Towns
Athens
   Louise Elizabeth Porterfield Towns, 87, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Towns was a daughter of the late Collier and Minnie Bennett Porterfield and was married to the late Albert Roy Towns Sr. She attended Foundation of Life Church.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Virgil Edwards officiating. 
   Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Jean Wheeler, Watkinsville; five sons, Albert Roy Towns Jr. and Donald Rob Towns, both of Talmo, James W. Towns, Jacksonville, Fla., Douglas Towns, Athens, and Ronald Roy Towns, Ellijay; a sister, Jesse Rosa, Sierra Madre, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Travis Williams
Watkinsville
   Travis Phillip Williams, 21, of 1051 N. Rossiter Terrace died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Macon, Mr. Williams was a son of Dr. Phillip L. and Theda Morton Williams. He was a 1995 honor graduate of Oconee County High School and was currently a Senior at Shorter College where he was scheduled to graduate in December, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, followed by graduate school this fall. He was a two-time Academic All American and a three-time National Finalist in College Cross Country.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Robert Darvill officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Amber Williams and Brooke Williams, both of Watkinsville; grandparents, Freeman C. and Betty M. Williams, Ellenwood, and Irene Morton, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and a special friend, April Stueck.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jasper Woodroof
Griffin
   Jasper Guy Woodroof, 98, of 4294 Old Atlanta Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Meriweather County, Dr. Woodroof was a son of the late James Madison and Cora Idella Rosser Woodroof and was married to the late Naomi Chapman Woodroof. He was a food scientist with the Georgia Experiment Station, a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Griffin, and a member of the Griffin Kiwanis Club, Spalding County Board of Health and American Legion. He was General Griffin.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Griffin with the Revs. Bruce M. Morgan and David Lee officiating. Burial will be in Woodbury City Cemetery with full military honors.
   Survivors include two daughters, Jane Woodroof Akers, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Cade Woodroof Smith, Cullman, Ala.; a son, Jasper Woodroof, Griffin; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Griffin.
   Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie L.L. Baggerly 
Fort Valley
   Annie Lee Lambert Baggerly, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native of Decatur County, Mrs. Baggerly was married to the late Ralph L. Baggerly and was preceded in death by a son, Otis Baggerly. She was a housewife, a bookkeeper for nine years at Willis Lumber Co., Bainbridge, and a member of First Baptist Church, Bainbridge.
   Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home, Bainbridge. Burial will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Bainbridge.
   Survivors include three daughters, Merle Nichols, Macon, Emmie Grimes, Long Meadow, Mass., and Zadie King Peters, Athens; two sisters, Versie Spooner, Charlotte, N.C., and Lucy Tomlinson, Jacksonville, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucille Church
Hoschton
   Lucille Church, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Church was a daughter of the late T.C. Langford Sr. and Molly Stone Langford and was married to the late Milton Church. She was a member of Hoschton Baptist Church and was retired from Scientific Atlanta.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Burial will be in Hoschton City Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sisters, Runette Evans, Hoschton, and Evelyn Thrasher, Mobile, Ala.; and a brother, Bob Langford, Hoschton.

Dorothy McDonald
Comer
   Dorothy Mae Wright McDonald, 57, of 1959 Comer Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Arkansas, Mrs. McDonald was a daughter of the late Johnny Cecil and Wilma Wright and widow of Paul McDonald. She was a housewife and a member of Collier Baptist Church.
   Services were Sunday.
   Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Johns and Paula Brown, both of Comer; a son, Michael Smith, Comer; six sisters, Estell Ebarb, Elsie Wright, Rudell Malone, Stella Wright and Charlene Sirman, all of Shreveport, La., and Sue Caraway, California; seven brothers, Floyd Wright and James Wright, both of Keithville, La., and Bud Wright, Lash Wright, Joe Wright, Dude Wright and Albert Wright, all of Shreveport, La.; and five grandchildren.
   Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James G. Prickett
Toccoa
   James Griffin Prickett, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native of Burwell, Mr. Prickett was a son of the late John Sanford and Permelia Hearn Prickett and was married to the late Mary Kimsey Prickett. He was a member of Toccoa First United Methodist Church, and a retired insurance agent, dairy farmer, and director of Hart County EMC.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitlock Mortuary. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
   Survivors include four sons, Ernie Prickett, Atlanta, Johnny Prickett and Walter Prickett, both of Toccoa, and Jerry Prickett, Spartanburg, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
   The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hoyt K. Smith 
Martin
   Hoyt K. Smith, 72, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native Georgian, Mr. Smith retired from Big Star Supermarket after 40 years of service. He was a loving father and husband, a member of Mullins Ford Baptist Church in Martin, and a Mason.
   Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Reverend Verlon Reese will officiate. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park, in Lawrenceville.
   He is survived by his wife, Addie Smith, Martin, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Thurmond, Lawrenceville, Ga.; daughter, Vicky Smith, Stone Mtn.; sons and daughters-in-law, James H. and Darlene Smith, Snellville, Ga., and Johnny E. and Darlene Smith, Tucker, Ga.; sisters, Vera Ray, Tucker, Ga., and Ruby Holcombe, McDonough, Ga.; and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Leon Goddard, Tucker, Ga.
   The family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 at the funeral home.

Rachel Taylor
Stephens
   Rachel Louise Marie Taylor, 15, of 187 Lower Wire Bridge Road died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998.
   A native of Marion, Ohio, Miss Taylor was a daughter of Franklyn Gomez Taylor Jr. of Marion and Vicki Barton Taylor Arthur of Stephens. She was a freshman at Oglethorpe High School.
   Burial will be in Brush Ridge Cemetery, Marion, Ohio.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her stepfather, Jay Arthur, Stephens; four sisters, Sandy Taylor, Stephens, Laura Honesto, Van Wert, Ohio, and Clarissa Fultz and Julie Arthur, both of Marion, Ohio; two brothers, Zeth Taylor, Marion, Ohio, and Joshua Arthur; paternal grandparents, Franklyn Taylor and Arlou Taylor, Marion, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Tivis Barton and Wanda Barton, Springfield, Ohio; paternal step-grandparents, Clyde Hall and Nina Hall, Stephens; and grandmother, Helen Cope, Cardington, Ohio.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford.

Howard Wilkes
Madison
   Howard Wilkes, 51, of 1110 Plantation Road died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native of Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Wilkes was a son of Nan Jeffcoat Wilkes and the late William Wilkes Sr. He was a construction contractor, served in Vietnam, and a member of Fort Benning Lodge.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Cagyle officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Almon Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lisa Davis Wilkes; and four brothers, Larry Wilkes and William Wilkes Jr., both of Montgomery, Ala., Erik Till, Key West, Fla., and John Wilkes, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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