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Mary Sue Alewine
Toccoa
   Mary Sue Bray Alewine, 77, of 108 Crestlawn Drive died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Alewine was a daughter of the late John Belton and Pansy Whitworth Bray. She was a retired nurse, and a member of Toccoa First Baptist Church, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, the Toccoa Womans Club and the Pilot Club.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Toccoa with the Revs. Henry Fields, Byron Kennerly and Fred Young officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens. 
   Survivors include her husband, Lucius B. Alewine; two daughters, Patsy Shaw, Toccoa, and Elaine Martin, Cornelia; a son, Bob Alewine, Clarksville; a sister, Hythan Higginbotham, Toccoa; a brother, Owen Bray, Cordele; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
   Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 Tugalo St., Toccoa.

Henry Borders
Commerce
   Henry Borders, 87, of 210 Bennett St. died Sunday, Nov. 8. 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Borders was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andy Mack Borders. He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Howard Bailey officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Roxie Borders; two sons, Douglas Borders, Homer, and Samuel Borders, Commerce; three daughters, Carolyn Williams and Ella Borders, both of Atlanta, and Olivia Bailey, Athens; a sister, Thelma Hardy, Commerce; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Moss-Stovall-Neal funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Brewer
Winder
   Larry Brewer, 40, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   A son of Kenneth and Ruth Brewer of Braselton, Mr. Brewer was a graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting. He worked for radio stations in North Carolina before moving to Georgia. He was employed at Hill's Ace Hardware and Supply Co. and was a member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton.
   Services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Wren McLeroy Brewer; a son, Tyler Brewer, Winder; two stepdaughters, Melanie Edwards, Clarksville, Tenn., and Stephanie Hampton, Hoschton; and four grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tyler Brewer Trust Fund or the Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, Ga. 30517.

Homer Dawson
Union Point
   Homer Dawson, 78, of 404 Hart Ave., Union Point, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998. 
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Dawson was the son of the late Homer Callaway and Lue Emma Armour. He was a distributor for Chipman Union Manufacturing and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Penfield. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Callaway.
   Services will be 11 a.m. today in Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point, with the Rev. Talmage Walker officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Ada Ellison Callaway; a daughter, Peggy C. Walker, Greensboro; a son, Johnny Callaway, Union Point; a sister, Polly Callaway Powell, Union Point; two brothers, James Callaway and William Callaway, both of Union Point; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be David Callaway, Hollis Yearwood, Ricky Lindsey, Billy Rowland and Randy Herrington.
   Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia R. Emerson
Richmond, Va.
   Virginia R. Emerson, 82, of Richmond, Va., died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   Mrs. Emerson was the widow of William M. Emerson.
   Survivors include a son, William M. Emerson Jr., Watkinsville, and three grandsons.
   Services will be at noon today at Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, Va. Interment will be at Signal Hill Memorial Park. 

Marcile C. Fitzpatrick
Danielsville
   Marcile C. Fitzpatrick, 89, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a daughter of the late Tom Culbertson and Lettie Jane Cleghorne and was the widow of Ollie Fitzpatrick. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
   Services will 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Dennis Keesler and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Ila Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Ann Westmoreland and Helen Simmons, both of Danielsville; a son, Wilson Culbertson, Danielsville; a sister, Kathleen Hix, Greer, S.C.; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Jessie Killam
Greensboro
   Jessie Emily Baber Killam, 87, of 203 N. East St., Greensboro, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   A native of Belize City, Belize, Ms. Killam was the daughter of the late William Arthur Baber and Cristina Antoinette Wills and was the widow of F.H. Killam. She worked in a dentist's office, was a graduate of St. Hildas School, Belize, and was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, Augusta.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Greensboro City Cemetery with Father Serge Wood officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Christine Hamilton, Greensboro; three sons, Horace Killam, Augusta, Peter Killam, Glendora, Calif., and Robert Killam, Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister, Joyce Baber Hunter, Long Beach, Miss.; a brother, Robert Baber of the Dominican Republic; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida Asbury
Union Point
   Ida Asbury of 102 Hunter St., died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   Hughes & Turner Funeral Home, Crawfordville, will announce arrangements.

James T. Beck
Winder
   James T. Beck, 62, of Winder died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   Carter Funeral Home, Winder, will announce arrangements.

James Mercer Crowe
Athens
   James Mercer Crowe, 76, of 2771 Malcolm Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, will announce arrangements.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, Bogart, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Helen I. Allen
Albany
   Helen Isabel Allen, 77, of 2424 Whispering Pines Circle, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native of St. Johns, Newfoundland, Mrs. Allen had lived in Albany since 1953. She was a legal secretary, a dedicated military wife, homemaker and outstanding mother of three. She attended the Marine Base Chapel and was a member of the Gold Star Wives. She was a widow of Harry Chester Allen.
   Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Marine Base Chapel with Chaplain Christopher Bennett officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Judy Allen Keller, Dallas; two sons, Frank R. Allen, Athens, and Commander Douglas J. Allen, Pretoria, South Africa; three brothers, Gordon Butler and Howard Butler, both of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and James Butler, Ottowa, Canada; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Hall & Hall Funeral Home.

James Ted Beck
Statham
   James Ted Beck, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   Mr. Beck was a son of the late John Clyde and Annie Ruth Clark Beck.
   Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. William J. Beshears officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Garrett, Jefferson, and Debra Martin, Winder; two sons, James Beck, Winder, and Stephen Beck, Covington; 10 sisters, Opal Sherwood, Hull, Geraldine Nichols, Texas, Frances Shedd, Aiken, S.C., Mary Duncan, Bogart, Ann Akins, Winder, Martha Reeves, Woodruff, S.C., Pam Cash and Sarah Autry, both of Statham, and Mary Embrick, Ruth Anthony and Frances Worley, all of Commerce; nine brothers, Clyde Beck, Arcade, Leon Beck, Texas, Morris Patrick, Statham, Euri Patrick and Bobby Bagwell, both of Bogart, Charles Patrick, Stockbridge, Howard Bagwell, Farmington, and Homer Bagwell and Tilman Bagwell, both of Commerce; and seven grandchildren.
   Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Bennett

Frances Bennett of 360 Kings Road died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
A native of Walton County and formerly of Decatur, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late William Henry and Irene Stevens Wood, and widow of William L. Bennett. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a charter member of the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a life member of the National Education Association, Georgia Retired Teachers Association, Decatur-Dekalb Unit of Retired Teachers Association, Honorary Life Member of National Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Loganville Christian Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West. Burial will be in Corinth Christian Church cemetery, Loganville.
   Survivors include a daughter, Gail Lester, Athens; a sister, Dorothy Wood Garrett, Loganville; a brother, James L. Wood, Lithonia; and two stepgrandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Kevin Lester, Kelly Lester, Doug Wood, Reed Bennett, Wayne Lester and David Muia.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Loganville Christian Church, Loganville, Ga. 30052. 

James Mercer Crowe
Bogart
   James Mercer Crowe, 76, of 2771 Malcom Bridge Road died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mr. Crowe was a son of the late Lillie Ruth Malcolm and Luther Columbus Crowe. He was retired from Chicopee, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, after 35 years of service. He was at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Mars Hill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. Kenneth Glenn and William Tribble will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. 
   Survivors include his wife, Annie Louise Peters Crowe; two daughters, Shirley Kennedy, Bogart, and Linda Carol Porterfield, Watkinsville; a son, James Allen Crowe, Watkinsville; a brother, Manuel "Pete" Crowe, Bogart; six grandchildren, Greg Kennedy, Phyllis Hunt, Travis Porterfield, Tyler Porterfield, Laura Leigh Crowe and Wren Pledger; a great-grandchild, Baxter Hunt; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Greg Kennedy, Travis Porterfield, Tyler Porterfield, Wes Hunt, Harry Crowe and Jackson Loyd.
   Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Golden Boys Sunday School class at Mars Hill Baptist Church.
   Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Mars Hill Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Marcile C. Fitzpatrick
Danielsville
   Marcile C. Fitzpatrick, 89, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998.
   Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a daughter of the late Tom Culbertson and Lettie Jane Fitzpatrick Culbertson and widow of Ollie Fitzpatrick. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
   Services were Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Dennis Keesler and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in Ila cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Ann Westmoreland and Helen Simmons, both of Danielsville; a sister, Kathleen Hix, Greer, S.C.; a brother, Wilson Culbertson, Danielsville; and five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Neal Ford
Statham
   Neal Ford, 28, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998. 
   Mr. Ford was a son of Glenda Ford of Mansfield and the late Morris Ford. He was a farmer for Bernard Garrett.
   Services will at 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. G. Richard Heard officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Kyle Ford, Crawford; and two sisters, Lisa Samples, Mansfield, and Donna Turnbull of Watkinsville.
   The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Jennie Pierce
Athens
   Jeanette Ruddle Pierce, 58, of 179 Cherokee Ridge died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Miss Pierce was a daughter of the late Jasper Newt and Effie Lee Toole Pierce. She attended Princeton United Methodist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Peggy Lowe.
   Survivors include three sisters, Mary Ann Thrasher and Rosenie Pierce, both of Athens, and Vera Wallace, Belton, S.C.; five brothers, Butch Pierce and Tommy Pierce, both of Athens, Wade Pierce, Belton, S.C., Harry Pierce, Stockbridge, and Buddy Pierce, Westminster, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Butch Pierce, Wade Pierce, John Branham, Joe Tesner, Danny Maxwell and Jimmy Wallace.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim Richardson Jr.
Piedmont, S.C.
   Horace Eston "Jim" Richardson Jr., 57, of 211 Forest Glen Drive died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998.
   A native of Madison, Mr. Richardson was a son of Runa White Richardson and the late Horace Eston Richardson Sr. He was the store manager of Sky City Variety Store, Pelzer, S.C., and attended Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was an Army veteran, a member of D.A.V. and the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, and a lifetime member of the NRA.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Revs. Bill Laxton and Dennis Keasler officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Easley, S.C.
   Survivors include his wife, Carol Bridges Richardson; two daughters Stacie R. Sizemore, Clemson, and Kelly Lynn Richardson, Charleston; a sister, Sandra R. Basham, Athens; and two grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the D.A.V. National Service Foundation, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati 45250-0301, or to the S.C. Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29202-1609.
   Gray Mortuary, Pelzer, is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia C. Smith
Cornelia
   Sylvia C. Smith, 64, of Ridgewood Estates, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998.
   A native of Aberdeen, N.C., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Lois Collins of Aberdeen, N.C., and a wife and homemaker of 45 years. She was a member of the United Church of God, Jefferson.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Richard Thompson.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James L. Smith; a daughter, Suzanne Bigsby of Autryville, N.C.; three sons, Danny L. Smith, Longview, Texas, David B. Smith, Midland, N.C., and Bryan J. Smith, Cornelia; four sisters, Shirley Beane, Greensboro, N.C., Judy Williams and Betty Sue Branson, both of Southern Pines, N.C., and Pat Collins, Lafayette; two brothers, James "Buck" Collins, Spartanburg, S.C., and Fred Collins of Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2:30-3 p.m. Saturday.

Marjorie Thomas
Toccoa
   Marjorie Thomas, 94, of The Clary Care Center, Toccoa, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, in Stephens County Hospital.
   A native of Toccoa, Miss Thomas was a daughter of the late Paul D. and Rosa Franklin Thomas and the last member of her immediate family..
   She became the first woman elected to public office in Stephens County, when she was elected tax commissioner to fill the unexpired term of her father. She later worked as an assistant in the tax commissioner's office for about 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Toccoa, the White Wheeler Circle, the Friendship Club, the United Methodist Women and the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Partridge and Jack Lamb officiating. Interment will be in Toccoa City cemetery.
   Survivors include three nieces, Patricia Russell, Columbus, Karen Clapper, Redland, Calif., and Paula Jacobson, Roselle, Ill.; and two nephews, Freddie Griffin and Ted Griffin, both of Toccoa.
   Pallbearers will be Kyle Purcell, Melvin Savage, Jess Hayes, Joe Lee, Andy Crawford and Harry Woodson.
   The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Griffin, 7099 Crawford Circle, and will receive friends 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Anna Baker
Toccoa
   Anna Youngblood Baker, 75, of 2130 Farmer Road, Conyers, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998.
   She is a former Toccoa resident and widow of Jackson Baker.
   Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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