Kenneth A. Boyer
Kenneth A. Boyer, infant, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
He was the son of Jessica Renee Davis and Kenneth Allen
Boyer of Commerce.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Grey Hill Cemetery,
Commerce with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating. Survivors include paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Boyer Jr. of Commerce; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Boyer of Commerce; maternal grandparents Vickie Davis of Ohio and Patrick
Davis of Ohio; paternal great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Segars of Commerce
and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Montgomery of Commerce.
Jesse Lamar Brown
Jesse Lamar Brown, 56, of 318 Crawfordville Road, died
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998. A native of Taliaferro County, Mr. Brown was
the son of the late George W. Brown and the late Beulah Flynt Brown. Mr.
Brown was an administrator of East Central Georgia Consortium; a member,
elder and treasurer of South Liberty Presbyterian Church; and a member
of the National Guard Reserves.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Sharon Cemetery
with Bob Anderson and the Rev. Reggie Haslett officiating. Burial will
be in Sharon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Chafin Brown; his brother,
George Harris Brown of Appling; a daughter, Kimberly Leigh Brown of Tucker;
and sister Kathleen Kinsey of Augusta.
The family will receive friends at home. Memorials may
be made to the Sharon Cemetery Fund or to the South Liberty Presbyterian
Church Building Fund. Arrangements are being made by Hopkins Funeral Home.
Bessie Chaffin, 79, of 2762 Union Point Highway, died
Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. A native of Greene County, Mrs. Chaffin was a
daughter of the late Janie Warren. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist
Church. Mrs. Chaffin was married to the late Eli Chaffin.
Funeral services will be noon Sunday at Macedonia Baptist
Church with the Rev. G.F. Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m.
Survivors include two daughters, Willie Mae Michaell and
Janie Mae Armour; four sons, Eddie Chaffin, Freddie Chaffin, Eugene Chaffin
and Charlie Joe Chaffin, all of Greensboro; her twin sister Jessie Jordan
of Atlanta; brother Willie Mitchell of Atlanta; 26 grandchildren and an
undetermined number of great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were
one son, two sisters and a brother.
Visitation will be at the Watts Funeral Home, Union Point,
on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The family is at the residence.
Pat Bradley Deberry
Pat Bradley Deberry, 68, of 605 S. Main St., died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998. A native of Dodge County, Mrs. Deberry was the daughter
of Dale R. Sheffield and the late Charlie Sheffield. She was a homemaker,
a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and a member of the
Greensboro Garden Club. She attended Bibb County Schools.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church
of Greensboro with the Rev. Dave Sandridge officiating. Burial will be
at Greenview Cemetery in Greensboro.
Survivors include her mother, sister Lila Gamble of Niceville,
Fla.; sons Mike and Robert Bradley of Greensboro; and grandchildren Adam
and Ginger Bradley. Pallbearers will be Rob Durham, Charles Crumley, Don
Durham, Greg Hall, Joe Parker, Charles Moon and Gentry Strickland.
The family received friends Friday night at the McCommons
Funeral Home in Greensboro.
Mrs. Charles A. Moran Sr., 87, the former Rachel Moore
of Bolling Road, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Woolsey, Mrs. Moran was a member of Liberty
Hill Baptist Church in Hampton.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at H.M. Patterson
& Son, Spring Hill. Interment will be at Westview.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Mollie and
James Carow of Athens, Rachel (Toni) and Edward Williams of Dacula; a son,
Charles A. Moran Jr. of Tucker; a sister, Mrs. Martha Foster of Atlanta;
10 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until funeral
time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Cancer Home.
W. Homer Moss
W. Homer Moss, 79, of 215 Dallas St., died Thursday, Nov.
A native of Lincolnton, Mr. Moss was the son of the late
Henry W. Moss and the late Eunice Allene Martin Moss. He was a U.S. Army
World War II veteran, a former co-owner of H.W. Moss & Son Appliance
and a retired salesman for Charles S. Martin Distributors. He was a member
of Lincolnton United Methodist Church and served on the Lincolnton City
Council for 31 years.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lincolnton United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Richard Broom, Elvyn McDonald and Leo Carpenter officiating.
Burial will be at Lincolnton City Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, LeVerte Drinkard Moss; three
sons, William H. "Billy" Moss of Commerce, James David Moss of Martinez,
and Lee D. Moss, Lincolnton; two daughters, Carol M Brittain of Gray and
LeVerte M. Hayes of Lincolnton; brother Robert W. Moss of Plains; and 11
grandchildren, Macy Moss, Peyson Moss, Carol Webb, Jennifer W. Maddux,
Jamey Moss, Gillian Moss, Perrin B. Gannt, Leila B. Smith, Waverly Brittain,
Bill Moss, and Perry Moss. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren:
James Brittain, Joseph Brittain, Caroline Brittain, Gene Gantt, Britt Gantt,
Gabriel Smith and Peyton Smith.
Jethro "J.R." Mullins
Dr. Jethro "J.R." Mullins, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 26,
A native of Haysi, Virginia, he was the son of the late
Levi and Virgie Mullins and widower of Elizabeth Mullins. He graduated
from Tampa University in 1949 and attended the Palmer School of Chiropractic
in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mullins practiced in Toccoa for 29 years and retired
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitlock Mortuary,
Toccoa, with the Rev. Jarrett Ragan officiating. Burial will follow in
Stephens Memorial Gardens. The body is at Whitlock Mortuary, where the
family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cobina Mullins
Coker and Bobby Coker of Austell; grandson Paul Bryan Coker of Acworth;
sister Hermie Ryan and brother Hubert Mullins, both of Bristol, Tenn.
The family will be at the home.
Fannie Mae Mines Noggle
Fannie Mae Mines Noggle, 95, of 1361 Liberty Church Road,
died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Noggle was the wife
of the late Paul S. Noggle and the daughter of the late Patrick Mines and
the late Myra King Mines. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist
Church of Union Point. She was proceeded in death by a daughter, Thelma
Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. today at Wisteria
Cemetery in Union Point with the Rev. David Key officiating. Burial will
be in Wisteria Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Pauline N. Jackson of
Washington and three grandchildren.
Gene Payne, 60, 263 East May Street, died Friday, Nov.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Payne was the son of the
late Minnie Lee and Irene Austin Payne. Mr. Payne worked as a machine operator
for Barrow Manufacturing Co. and H&H Manufacturing Co.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Wise Chapel of
Wise Connelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Wagnon officiating. Interment
will be at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Payne is survived by brothers Odis Payne of Winder,
Allen Payne of Winder and Boyd Payne of Alabama; sisters Doris Payne of
Winder and Dottie Smith of Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. C.S. Stevens
The Rev. C.S. Stevens, 67, of 547 Peter St., died Tuesday,
Nov. 24, 1998.
He was the son of the late Louisiana Armstrong and husband
of Ossie Mae Stevens. He was a pastor Pleasant Hill-Thankful and Friendship
Baptist Churches and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at New Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Carlton with the Rev. Bascoe Jackson officiating, assisted by
the Revs. Sam Bishop, William Johnson and Jimmie Robinson. The body will
be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the New Bethlehem
Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Rev. Stevens is survived by his wife; daughters Sandra
Stevens and Geneva Hood of Athens; sons Stacy Stevens of Athens and Thomas
Lattiemore of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Emma Harris, Lillie Armstrong
and Pauline Strickland, all of Crawford; godsister Janie Bolton of Athens;
five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews
Justin Daniel Sweat
Justin Daniel Sweat, infant son of Stephen and Kimberly
Davis Sweat of Dacula, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at White
Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today from 10:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth.
Survivors include parents; grandparents, Sharon and Dan
Seitam of Norcross, Mike and Stella Sweat of Lilburn, Diane Davis of Lithonia,
and Gary and Nancy Davis of Oxford, N.C., and great grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. H.T. Davis of Toccoa and Mrs. Gladys Hoke of Swainsboro.
Announcement courtesy of Whitlock Mortuary.
Mr. Gordon Williford, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
Mr. Williford, a lifelong resident of Augusta, was a World
War II veteran who served in the Panama Canal Zone, Dutch Guiana and the
European Theater, where he was assigned to the 422nd Infantry Regiment,
106th Infantry Division, and taken prisoner in the Battle of the Bulge.
He retired from civil service with the Veterans Administration.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crawford
Cemetery, Crawford with the Rev. Jacob O. Malone officiating. Survivors
include his wife, Jacqueline Stokely Williford; two sons, Gordon S. Williford
and Robert C. Williford, both of Augusta; two daughters, Jacqueline W.
Kelly of Augusta and Linda C. Marlette, Olympia, Wash.; brother Hugh D.
Williford, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandsons, Trey Kelly and Gordon
S. Williford Jr., both of Augusta.
Memorials may be made to the Crawford Cemetery Fund, Crawford,
Ga. 30630 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 14489, Augusta,
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. at the funeral home. Lord and Stephens, Oglethorpe, is in charge
Nancy Irene Windsor
Nancy Irene Windsor, 77, of 10432 Hwy. 23 South, died
Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., she was the wife
of James Walter Windsor and the daughter of the late Edgar Fryar and the
late Johnny Vaught Fryar. She was a housewife and a member of Niceville
Florida United Methodist Ministries.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Madison Church of
God with the Rev. Jim Chamberlain presiding. Interment will be at Pinkerton
Family Cemetery, Eatonton. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30
Survivors include her husband; a stepdaughter and son-in-law,
Betty and Lewis Dalhover, Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren: Ms.
Stefan Dalhover of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Stacey and Alex Pinkerton,
Eatonton; and great grandchildren, Mr. Chase Pinkerton and Mr. Breck Pinkerton,
The family received friends Friday night at Simmons Funeral
Rev. James W. Brock
ILA - The Rev. James W. Brock Senior, 83, of Camp Maranantha, died
Friday, Nov. 27, 1998. Arrangements will be announced by Lord & Stephens,
Jesse R. Freeman
Jesse R. Freeman, 76, of Jefferson Road, died Thursday,
Nov. 26, 1998. Arrangements will be announced by Bridges Funeral Home.
CDR Josiah B. Henneberger, USN, RET.
CDR Josiah B. Henneberger, USN, RET., died Friday, Nov.
27, 1998. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East will announce arrangements.
The Rev. W.T. Booth, 78, of 905 Lakeview Drive died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Booth was a son of the
late Albert H. and Loniebelle Phelps Booth. He was pastor at a number of
churches including First Baptist Norcross, First Baptist College Park,
Brookhaven Baptist Church for 24 years, and Madison Baptist Church for
10 years, where he was baptized and ordained as a minister in 1941. He
attended school in Morgan County and at Brewton-Parker Junior College prior
to receiving an A.B. degree from Mercer University in 1943, where he graduated
with honors and served as president of the student body. He attended Southern
Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., receiving a Th.M. degree in 1946,
serving as president of the graduating class. He excelled in athletics,
participating on the varsity basketball and baseball teams. During his
many years in the ministry, he served as president of the Atlanta Baptist
Ministers' Conference, president of the Georgia Baptist Pastors' Conference,
and as member of the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board of Directors,
the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee, and the Georgia Baptist
Convention Budget Committee. He wrote Sunday school lessons and a devotional
series for The Christian Index and was a charter member and chaplain for
the North DeKalb Rotary Club. He retired from the ministry in 1987.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Madison Baptist Church
with the Rev. Jim Ross officiating. The body will be placed in the church
at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Smith Booth; two
sons, Dr. Robert P. Booth, Jacksonville, Fla., and W.T. (Tom) Booth Jr.,
Atlanta; two sisters, Beatrice Hanson and Louise Bray, both of Madison;
and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. today at Simmons
James Brock Sr.
James Wesley Brock Sr., 83, whose ministry touched the
lives of thousands of young people in the Athens area, died Friday of a
A former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, "Preacher Brock"
and his beloved wife Frances, who preceded him in death by three years,
had for the past thirty-eight years operated Camp Maranatha, a free camp
for children located near Ila. Known for its strong Biblical emphasis,
Camp Maranatha has pointed thousands to Jesus Christ while providing a
week at no cost of swimming, horseback riding and an exciting camp experience.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Bluestone
Baptist Church. Revs. Ray Jenkins and Cecil Holcomb will officiate. Interment
will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Rev. James W. Brock, Jr. of Blairsville;
three daughters, Rebecca Brock Reynolds and Kathryn Brock Napier, both
of Deltona, Fla., and Gay Brock Adams of Ellenton, Fla.; and thirteen grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, Madison Chapel.
The family asks that donations in his memory be made to
the Camp Maranatha Gymnasium Fund, P.O. Box 53, Ila., Ga. 30647.
Ada Ponder Chandler
Ada Ponder Chandler, 90, of 2515 Washington Highway died
Friday, Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Chandler was a daughter
of the late Gilbert and Mary Jane Banks Ponder, and was married to the
late Lewis Chandler. She was a homemaker and member of Piney Mountain Baptist
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Piney Mountain Baptist
Church with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Chandler Hudson, Elberton;
five sons, Phil Chandler, Dwight Chandler, L.C. Chandler, David Chandler,
and Ronnie Chandler, all of Weaverville, N.C.; a sister, Lidia Phee, Honea
Path, S.C.; and 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The body is at Capps Funeral Home, Mars Hill, N.C., where
the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of local arrangements.
Julian Deen Clement
Julian Deen Clement, 90, of 163 Shadowline Drive,
Boone, N.C., formerly of Athens, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
A native of Lincolnton, Mr. Clement was a son of the late
John Thomas and Ila Pruitt Clement. He was of the Baptist faith and received
his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University
of Georgia. He was a retired civil engineer with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Soil, and Water Conservation, and a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park
Mausoleum, Athens, with the Rev. Luther Fouche officiating.
Survivors include a brother, John Edward Clement, Chesapeake,
Va.; a niece, Carolyn Clement Thompson, Boone, N.C.; and 10 other nieces
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., and Bernstein
Funeral Home, Athens, are in charge of arrangements.
J.T. Cowart, 66, of 250 Denny Towers died Saturday, Nov.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Cowart was a son of the late
Fred and Etheleene Baugh Cowart. He was a painter.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with
the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Hilton Pervis officiating. Burial will be in
Chandler Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a sister, Louise Swain, Commerce; and
a brother, George Cowart, Commerce.
Beulah Pless Gilstrap
Beulah Pless Gilstrap, 92, of Gilstrap Road died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Gilstrap was a daughter
of the late Rev. Alvin "Ab" and Indiana Wright Pless and was married to
the late Seaborn Gilstrap. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine
Grier, and two sons, Troyce Gilstrap and Cline Gilstrap. She was a charter
member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and retired from Mount Vernon
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Woodrow Hix, Clyde Garrison, and Paul Morris officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosita Glenn and Julia
Riddle, both of Alto; a son, Burton Gilstrap, Alto; three sisters, Lessie
Brewer and Doris Varville, both of Gainesville, and Flornell Purcell, Lula;
a brother, Talmadge Pless, Lula; and seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of
Hilda Snellings Hulme
Hilda Snellings Hulme, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Hulme was a daughter of
the late Alex P. and Anna Thornton Snellings. She was a member of Dewy
Rose Baptist Church, retired from Elberton Mills, and a homemaker.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Berry Funeral Home with
the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Dewy Rose Baptist Church
Survivors include her husband, James M. Hulme Jr.; three
sons, James Donald Hulme, Elberton, Douglas Warren Hulme, Knoxville, Tenn.,
and John Thornton Hulme, Cabot, Ark.; a sister, Mildred Driver, Bowman;
a brother, Arnold Snellings, Decatur; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Dewy Rose Baptist Church,
Childrens Home Mission Fund.
The family will be at the home, 1723 Deep Creek Road,
Dewy Rose, and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Matilda Dorsey Lowe, 95, of 365 Vine St. died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Lowe was a daughter
of the late Bob and Martha Dorsey. She was a member of the Healing Temple
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Greater Bethel A.M.E.
Church on Rose St. with the Rev. David T. Batts officiating. The body will
be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Dupree, Athens; a
son, Willie Robert Dupree, Athens; and six grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren,
and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.