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Sarah Eidson Melton Bond
Athens
   Sarah Eidson Melton Bond, 82, of 114 Whitehead Rd. died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998.
   Mrs. Bond, a native and lifelong resident of Clarke County, was the daughter of the late Mr. Arthur Wise and Ada Sorrells Eidson. She was a charter member of the Oconee Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Camilla Eidson Noell, two brothers, A.C. Eidson and Melton Eidson, and was the widow of the late Mr. Clarence Melton and Mell Bond.
   Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Revs. Tom Lang and Crist Camden officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and W. Leroy McDade, Athens; two granddaughters, Dina Catherine McDade, Gainesville, and Julie Louise McDade, Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapelwood United Methodist Church Building and Land Fund, 100 Janice Dr. Athens, Ga. 30606.
   The family will be at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. Leroy McDade, 195 Dove Valley Dr. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at Bridges Funeral Home prior to the services.

Reginald Day
Crawford
   Reginald Mell Day, 64, of 1575 Athens Road., died November 21.
   A native and lifelong resident of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Day was the son of the late George David and Coe Sorrow David. He retired from Westinghouse/ABB after 32 years of service. He was a member of Crawford Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East. Revs. Herman Purcell, Dayton Logan, Ralph Mabry, Mark Fite, and David Shivar will officiate. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Pallbearers will be Jimmy Coile, Gary Farmer, Sherald Sharp, Cecil Ashworth, Jimmy Day, Herbert Floyd, James Smith, and Donald Day.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Coile, Ivan Winsette, Gilbert Underwood, Donald Huff, Oliver Stamey, Bobby McFarland, Coile Wilkins, and Earl Scarborough. 
   Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Mickey" Day of Crawford; two sons, Mike Day and daughter-in-law Candy, of Hull, and Jonny Day and daughter-in-law Penny, of Arnoldsville; a brother, Jacob Day of Lexington; a grandson, Dillon Day of Arnoldsville; a niece and nephew and a host of other relatives and friends.
   The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crawford Baptist Church Growth Fund, Crawford, Ga. 30630.

Minnie L. Edwards
Fort Washington, Md.
   Minnie L. Edwards died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Ms. Edwards was a sister of the late Annie L. Edwards.
   Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, Md. Burial will be in Fort Washington, Md.
   Survivors include a sister, Agnes Jackson, Athens; and a niece.
   Announcement courtesy of Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home, Athens.

Paul "Dick" Holcomb
Turnerville
   Paul "Dick" Holcomb, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of White County, Mr. Holcomb was a son of the late Luther and Emma Coleman Holcomb. He was a lifetime truck driver and retired as a truck driver from Tugalo Construction Co. after 16 years of service. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
   Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. C.E. Hart officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, JoNell Shirley Holcomb; a daughter, Debbie Stewart, Tallulah Falls; two sons, Danny Holcomb, Clarkesville, and Jerry Holcomb, Mount Airy; two sisters, Maude McClellon, Cornelia, and Ruth Brookshire, Clayton; and six grandchildren.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Eva M. Ivie
Cornelia
   Eva M. Ivie, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Ivie was a daughter of the late W.G. Ivie and Nina Saville Ivie. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Watson officiating.
   Survivors include her husband, Franklin P. Ivie; a daughter, Delores Ivie Hunter, Cornelia; three sisters, Virginia I. Harrison, Nellie I. Tench, and Janette I. Garrison, all of Cornelia; and a grandchild.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Jackie Ausburn, 252A Chase Road, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
   The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Robert J. Knight
Clarkesville
   Robert J. "Bobby" Knight, 58, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of White County, Mr. Knight was a son of John P. Knight Sr. and Annie Mae Holcomb Knight of Fairview. He was retired from Scovill Manufacturing with 41 years of service.
   Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilmer Ivester officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mary Anne Franklin Knight; a daughter, Karen Althea Banks, Gainesville; a son, Santford Rodney Knight, Cornelia; two stepsons, Randall Wade and Shane Dodd, both of Clarkesville; a sister, Betty Sue Bryant, Demorest; a brother, John Perry Knight Jr., Fairview; and five grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leon Skinner Sr.
Winder
   Leon Skinner Sr., 67, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   Mr. Skinner was a son of Corene Dunagan Skinner of Winder and the late James Collier Skinner. He retired from the Winder Police Dept. in May of 1997, was a law enforcement officer for 30 years, a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Peace Officer Association of Georgia.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony Massey officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Gaynelle Skinner; a daughter, Angie Wood, Winder; two sons, Leon Skinner Jr. and Greg Skinner, both of Winder; a sister, Juanita Jenkins, Summerton, S.C.; a brother, Richard Skinner, Winder; and nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Lillian H. Stovall
Greensboro
   Lillian H. Stovall, 80, of 1090 Apalachee Road died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Ms. Stovall was a daughter of the late Arnold and Emma Williams Howard. She was a member of Boswell Baptist Church, Greensboro, and served on the Mother Board.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boswell Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a brother, Willie Lewis Howard, Madison; a special friend, Albert Rhodes, Greensboro; a devoted niece, Elaine Brown, Siloam; and several other nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point. 

John H. Adams
Carnesville
   John Herchel Adams, 69, of the Red Hill Community, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Adams was the son of the late Charles Andrew and Jimmie Jewell Herndon Adams. He was a retired employee of the General Motors plant, Doraville, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Allens United Methodist Church. He was a member of Hebron Masonic Lodge No. 564, the Toccoa Shrine Club No. 4, Order of Eastern Star Eastanollee chapter No. 417, United Auto Workers Local No. 10 and American Legion Post No. 201. He was a former member of the Tucker Shrine Club.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herb Blackburn officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Lane Adams; two sons, George Allen Adams, Lawrenceville; Charles Palmer Adams, Buford; two brothers, Charles Quincey Adams and James Gilbert Adams, both of Carnesville; two sisters, Louise Sewell, Lawrenceville, and Sarah Lee Davis, Lilburn; and seven grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the John H. Adams Fund for Allens Methodist Church, 15655 Georgia Highway 106, Martin, Ga. 30557.

Tony Armour
Greensboro
   Eddie Antonio "Tony" Armour, 30, died Thursday, Nov. 21. 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Armour was a son of Martha Perkins and Eddie Armour. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was employed with AT&T as a computer specialist.
   Services will be a noon Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Reeves, S.L. Williams, Joseph Nunnally and David Blockum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepfather, Willie Perkins Sr.; three sisters, Velisa Mundy, Atlanta, Wendy Smith, Orlando, Fla., and Gwendolyn Jones, Greensboro; five brothers, Earl Armour, Edwin Armour, Willie Perkins Jr., Corey Perkins and Jonathan Armour, all of Greensboro; and his grandmothers, Eva Jernigan and Anna B. Armour, both of Greensboro.
   The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Perkins Sr., Hanson Road, and will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Ernest E. Bolden Jr.
Bowman
   Ernest Eugene Bolden Jr., of 153 Roosevelt Circle, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Bolden was a son of Ernest Bolden Sr. and Scharlene Thornton Bolden, both of Bowman. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Elbert Morrison, Robert Blackwell, G.T. Bolden and Richard Fortson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother and father, include one sister, Lisa Hill, Bowman; four brothers, Samuel Bolden, Athens, Lee Doyle Bolden and Phillip Bolden, both of Bowman, and Stanley Bolden, Canon; and his grandmother, Mattie Thornton, Bowman.
   Pallbearers will be Joe James Jr., Alton Morrison, Cornell Morrison, Cornell Winn and Joe Frank Maxwell.
   The family will receive friends at the residence.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Botelho
Jefferson
   John Botelho, 93, of 78 Red Bird Drive, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
   A native of New Bedford, Mass., Mr. Botelho was a son of the late Louise Viera and Frank Batelho and widower of Mary Silvia Botelho. He was a retired textile technician, a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home with Dr. Gerald Milton officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors include two daughters, Norma Dalton and Noreen Fleeman, both of Jefferson; one son, Norm Botelho, Winder; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be members of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence James Brewer
Athens
   Clarence James Brewer, 73, of 499 Ruth St. died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Brewer was a son of the late Horace Cleveland and Mamie Elizabeth Craft Brewer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Brewer Stoyle, and two brothers, Edward Brewer and Berry Brewer. He was a resident of Athens for most of his life, was retired from real estate, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, Athens Elks Club, Moose Club, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northside Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Ralph Arnold officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Reba G. Brewer; two daughters, Beverly Brewer Yosen, Athens, and Pamela Brewer Rascon, Augusta; a brother, Earl Brewer, Athens; a special friend, Judith A. Smith, Athens; four grandchildren; and two nephews, Charles Stoyle and Billy Brewer.
   Pallbearers were Dennis P. Rascon, Robert Yosen, Billy Brewer, Charles Stoyle, Bobby Griffin and Joe Duncan.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Clarke County Chapter, 196 Alps Road, Athens, Ga. 30606, or to the Augusta Chapter of the National Alzheimers Association, 1901 Central Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30901.
   Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Lee Craig
Athens
   Willie Lee Craig, 86, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Craig was a son of the late Flipper and Ola Craig. He was a retired school bus driver and a member of Billups Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two children.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Billups Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben K. Willis officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Cora Craig; six daughters, Mae Willie Mitchell, Brooklyn, N.Y., Georgia Lee Johnson, Midfield, Ala., Isabell Mitchell, Atlanta, Ola C. Moore, New York City, Doris F. Hull, Philomath, and Ermie Drake, Athens; two sons, John R. Craig Sr., Philomath, and Kelvin Rogers Craig, Athens; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Russell R. Fisher
Martin
   Russell Ryan Fisher, 15, of 2845 Pleasant Hill Road, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Fisher was the son of J.B. Fisher, Martin, and Lori Fisher Guhl, Kansas City, Mo. He was a ninth-grade student at Franklin County High School. He attended the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hamby Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Owensby and Dr. Joe Renfro officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Sandy Noble, Martin; one sister, Jennifer Guhl, Kansas City, Mo.; and three brothers, Jyme Noble and Justin Noble, both of Martin, and Joshua Guhl, Kansas City, Mo.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 today at the funeral home.

William Heintz Jr.
New Albany, Ind.
   William Heintz Jr., 73, of Brookview Drive, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
   A native of Indiana, Mr. Heintz was a son of the late Cora Haub and William Heintz Sr., and widower of Dora Brockmeier Heintz. He was retired from the Ford Motor Co., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rhonda Heintz and Sondra Heintz.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Seabrook Funeral Home, New Albany, with the Rev. Dale Raines officiating. Burial will be in Kraft Memorial Park, New Albany.
   Survivors include two daughters, Rita Hamby, Athens, and Whitney Spillman, Floyd Knobs, Ind.; four stepdaughters, Lorina Paris, Plainfield, Ind., Leslie Robinson, Louisville, Ky., and Ginger Brockmeier and Carrie Cundiff, both of New Albany, Ind.; two sisters, Nora Compton, Palmyra, Ind., and Melba Heintz, Corydon, Ind.; one brother, Norman Heintz, Palmyra, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prince Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, WMSL radio station, or the Prince Avenue Christian School in care of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, 595 Prince Ave., 30601. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Bonnie E. Horne
Danielsville
   Bonnie E. Horne, 47, of Lot 1, Cedar Village, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late J.P. and Pearlie Lee Chastain Craft. She was a homemaker and a member of Ross Chapel Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ross Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Pike and James Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Thomas Horne; one son, Timothy Horne, Danielsville; six sisters, Ruby Hilliard, Anderson, S.C., Peggy Rooks and Faye Gunn, both of Danielsville, Mary Gosnell, Greenwood, S.C., Judy David, Winterville, and Lucy Aaron, Social Circle; five brothers, Marvin Craft, Roger Craft and Billy Craft, all of Watkinsville, Jack Craft, Danielsville, and Michael Craft, Hull; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Raymond Gunn, Curtis Gholston, Frankie Gunn, Shane David, John Pulliam and Brian Ledbetter.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie H. Keen
Royston
   Nellie Haynie Smeltz Keen, 98, formerly of Danielsville, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Keen was a daughter of the late Charles T. and Savannah Beard Collins. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Youlis Haynie, Ferd Smeltz and J.J. Keen, and one son, Albert Lee Haynie. She worked in food service at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla. She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and attended New Home Baptist Church, Lakeland, Fla.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and John W. Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Douscie M. Long, Danielsville, and Mary A. Keen and Maclin Normane, both of Lakeland, Fla.; one son, W.T. Haynie, Sanford, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Eloise Ashton and Sandra Saunders, both of Lakeland, Fla.; three stepsons, Leon Keen, Billy Keen and J.W. Keen, all of Lakeland, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great, great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence of Douscie M. Long, 8355 U.S. Highway 29 North, Danielsville, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

W.O. Lovinggood
Elberton
   Will Oscar "W.O." Lovinggood, 66, of 1558 Bakers Ferry Road, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Lovinggood was a son of the late Oscar and Roselle Scarborough Lovinggood and widower of Jewell Harris Lovinggood. He was a retired dairy farmer.
   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Forest Hills Memorial Park with Mr. Johnny Scarborough officiating.
   Survivors include one brother, Jerry Lovinggood, Elberton; one sister, Rosa Lovinggood, Elberton; and four aunts and a number of cousins.
   Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Tommy J. Pierce
Athens
   Tommy Jefferson Pierce, 84, of 197 Little St., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mr. Pierce was a son of the late Newt and Emma Jean Chancy Pierce. He was a retired chef from the Georgia Center of Continuing Education and was a retired school bus driver for the Clarke County school system.
   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Doris T. Pierce; one daughter, Melinda Adams, Buford; one son, Tony Pierce, Winterville; one sister, Rosina Pierce, Athens; two brothers, Buddy Pierce, Westminster, S.C., and Harry Pierce, Stockbridge; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nettie Roach
Royston
   Nettie Roach, 81, of 401 Dovetown Road, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
   Born Oct. 25, 1917, in Franklin County, Mrs. Roach was a daughter of the late Frank and Ida Jordan Vickery. She was a homemaker and a member of Zidon Baptist Church. Her husband was the late Henry Royce Roach. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Roach.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Vernon Dorminy and Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens South. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
   Survivors include one granddaughter, Kathy Jean Alford, Danielsville; and one great-grandson, Thomas Eugene Alford, Danielsville.
   The body is at Pruitte Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today. The families are at their respective homes.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Zidon Baptist Church Benevolence fund or Cemetery fund, 331 Zidon Church Road, Royston, Ga. 30662.

Jack G. Williams
Eastanollee
   Jack G. Williams, 61, of Akin Bridge Road, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Lola Rumsey and Johnny Williams Sr. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a police officer for many years. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Clack Stubbs and Kenneth Moon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Louise Stowe Williams; three daughters, Jane Williams Phillips, Jackie Williams Mitchell and Sarah Williams Coleman, all of Toccoa; one sister, Memory Adams, Toccoa; one brother, Johnny Williams Jr., Eastanollee; and seven grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence of Johnny Williams Jr., Williams Road, Eastanollee, and will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hand In Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.


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