Jessie S.M. Bennett
Jessie Speers Moore Bennett, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 28,
A native of Gordon County, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter
of the late George W. and Margaret Allen Martin Speers. She was a retired
teacher and house director for the University of Georgia and a member of
the University Womens Club, National Association of Federal Employees,
National Retired Teachers Association, and Athens First United Methodist
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Athens First United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Bill Britt and John Appleton officiating. The body
will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Moore, Burleson,
Texas, and Perry C. Moore, Calhoun, and 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren,
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Athens First United Methodist
Church or to your favorite charity.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Everette Edward Bonner
Everette Edward Bonner, 85, of 1350 Seven Island Road
died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Chesney, S.C., Mr. Bonner was a son of the
late George Washington Bonner and Ida Victoria Mitchem. He retired as supervisor
in tool and dye for Enterprise Aluminum after more than 32 years of service
and was a member of Buckhead Holiness Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buckhead Holiness Church
with the Rev. Calvin Johnson officiating. The body will be placed in the
church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Buckhead City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Frances Brown Bonner;
three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Buirgess,Pelham, and Vickie Huff and Lynn
Stephens, both of Buckhead; a son, Edward Bonner, Buckhead; a twin sister,
Ethel Hunt, Athens; three sisters, Marie Brown, Spartanburg, S.C., Sarah
Waddell, Smyrna, and Georgia Green, Atlanta; two brothers, Marlow Bonner,
Lyman, S.C., and Josh Bonner, Madison; and nine grandchildren and four
Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
Josiah B. Henneberger
Cmdr. Josiah B. Henneberger, U.S. Navy, Ret., died Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Henneberger was a
son of the late Dr. Josiah B. and Gabriella LaSalle Henneberger. He graduated
in 1941 from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and served
in World War II.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later
date. No local services are scheduled.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Hotchkiss Henneberger;
two sons, Josiah B. Henneberger and Roger E. Henneberger, both of Athens;
a sister, Jean Melpolder, Durham, N.C.; a brother, John C. Henneberger,
Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American
Red Cross, 1077 Baxter St., Athens, Ga. 30606.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Lord
& Stephens Funeral Home, East.
Annie V. Smith Jones
Annie V. Smith Jones, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Matthew and Lexie
Smith. She was a member of Newlight Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Newlight Baptist Church
with the Rev. Hazel Quarrels officiating. The body will be placed in the
church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Idella Jones and Lynda
Clemons, both of Lavonia, and Lexie Brewer, Gainesville; three sons, Doyle
Jones, Robert Jones, and Earnest Jones, all of Lavonia; three sisters,
Ruby Nell Smith, Della Linder, and Mary Scott, all of Lavonia; and 22 grandchildren
and 25 great-grandchildren.
Drew Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of arrangements.
Leone Childs Kantala
Mrs. Leone Childs Kantala, wife of the late Matthew W.
Kantala, Sr. and daughter of the late Ed B. Childs and Mary Thornton Childs,
For the last five years, she had been a resident of Magnolia
Estates in Elberton.
Mrs. Kantala lived her entire life in Elbert County, where
she was born August 4, 1906. She was a member of the First Baptist Church
and the Stephen Heard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Kantala's only son Matthew W. Kantala, Jr. died in
1969. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Carol K. Burns, Decatur,
Ga., Matthew W. Kantala, III, Elberton, Ga., and Carin K. McDaniel, Alpharetta,
Ga.; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Julia C. Seymour of Marietta,
Ga., and Edna C. Lumpkin of Locus Grove, Maryland; and two brothers, James
Henry Childs and Norman Childs of Elberton.
Graveside services will be held, Monday, November 30,
1998, at 4:00 p.m. in Elmhurst Cemetery with Rev. Gary Purvis officiating.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Odell Bridges Mines
Odell Bridges Mines, 83, of 105 Pine Drive died Saturday,
Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Mines was a daughter
of the late Robert Ellis Bridges and Cora Jane Woods and was married to
the late Walter Henry Mines. She was a retired textile worker for Chipman-Union
Mfg. and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Union Point.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Calvin Ward and David Key officiating. Burial will
be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce M. West, Washington,
and Dorothy M. Powell, Greensboro; a son, George W. Mines, Union Point;
and five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Evan Acree, Patrick Jacoby, Shelton
West, Harold Finch, Mike Smith, and Johnny WhittesCallaway Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin D. Owensby
Marvin D. Owensby, 68, of 2223 Erastus Church Road died
Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Owensby was a son of the
late Allen and Mattie Lee Sims Owensby. He was retired from Jefferson Mills
and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Madison Street Baptist
Church with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Billy Owensby officiating. Burial
will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Dodd Owensby; three
daughters, Charlotte Hardy, Maysville, and Wilma Keel and Joan Minish,
both of Commerce; a sister, Kate Lacey, Commerce; three brothers, Bernice
Owensby, Jimmy Owensby, and Thomas Owensby, all of Commerce; and five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Little-Ward
Mary Inez Taylor Smith, 82, of 1495 Sunshine Church Road
died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter
the late John Harris and Irene Hemphill Taylor and was married to the late
William Oscar Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Sunshine United
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Sunshine United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Marcus Martin and Perry Bailey officiating. The body
will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church
Survivors include a son, Phil Smith, Plantation, Fla.;
four sis ters, Sarah Neal Mosley, Polly Seawright, and Barbara Hallford,
all of Toccoa, and Joella Coker, Marietta; two brothers, Bill Taylor and
Jack Taylor, both of Toccoa; and two grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sunshine
United Methodist Church Roof Fund.
The family is at the home of Jack Taylor, 40 Tom Watson
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Burrell Huey Thomas, 71, of 299 Riley St. died Saturday,
Nov. 28, 1998.
A native of Ware County, Mr. Thomas was preceded in death
by his wife, Lillie Mae Miller Thomas, and a son, Steve Thomas. He was
a U.S. Army veteran, a retired trucker, and a member of Zebulon Baptist
Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346.
Services will be 2 p.m Tuesday at Acree-Davis Funeral
Home with the Rev. Ty Childers officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Jean Bentley,
Sylvia Ann Pierson, and Teresa Gail Ayers, all of Toccoa; and ten grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
Members of VFW Post 4346 will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be at their respective homes and will
receive friends 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.