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Kenneth A. Boyer
Commerce
   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
Sharon
   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
Greensboro
   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
Greensboro
   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. 

Rachel Moran
Atlanta
   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
Lincolnton
   W. Homer Moss, 79, of 215 Dallas St., died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
   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
Martin
   Dr. Jethro "J.R." Mullins, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
   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 to Florida.
   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
Greensboro
   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 N. Love. 
   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
Winder
   Gene Payne, 60, 263 East May Street, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998.
   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
Athens
   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 and friends. 

Justin Daniel Sweat
Dacula
   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.

Gordon Williford
Augusta
   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, Ga. 30919-0489. 
   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 of arrangements. 

Nancy Irene Windsor
Girard
   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 a.m. 
   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, Eatonton.
   The family received friends Friday night at Simmons Funeral Home.

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, Danielsville.
   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.

W.T. Booth
Madison
   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 Funeral Home.

James Brock Sr. 
Ila
   James Wesley Brock Sr., 83, whose ministry touched the lives of thousands of young people in the Athens area, died Friday of a heart attack.
   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
Elberton
   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 Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Piney Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   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
Boone, N.C.
    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 War II.
   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 and nephews.
   Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, Boone, N.C., and Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, are in charge of arrangements.

J.T. Cowart
Athens
   J.T. Cowart, 66, of 250 Denny Towers died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
   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
Alto
   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 Mills.
   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 arrangements.

Hilda Snellings Hulme
Elberton
   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 Cemetery.
   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 Lowe
Athens
   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 Church.
   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.


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