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Dorothy J. Wheeler
Winder

    Dorothy Jean Wheeler, 53, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996.
    A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Ms. Wheeler was a daughter of the late Royce Jackson and Corrine Sauls Wheeler. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Carter-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
    Survivors include a two brothers, Billy Wheeler and Jerry Wheeler, both of Winder; a sister, Lillian Thornton, Winder; and nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 196 Alps Road, Athens 30604.

Richard C. Patten
Hartwell

    Richard C. Patten, 60, of 215 Janice Drive died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996.
    A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Ben and Roxie Payne Patten. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Patten and " Pink" Patten, and two sisters, Aldeen Childs and Catherine Adams. He was employed with Monroe Auto Equipment Co. in maintenance and was of the Baptist faith.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Durden officiating. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife, Doris Crider Patten; two sons, Alex D. Patten and C. Brandon Patten, both of Hartwell; two brothers, Talmadge Patten, Hartwell, and Carroll Patten, Kissimmee, Fla.; and four sisters, Jewel Adams, Pickens, S.C., Patsy Bailey, Hartwell, Virginia Brooks, Loganville, and Wilda Murphy, Kissimmee.
    The family is at the residence.
    The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James C. Redding
Bogart

    James C. Redding, 80, of 140 Deerfield Road died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996.
    A native of Boston, Ga., Mr. Redding was a son of the late John Calvin and Lulu McKinnon Redding. He was the owner of a sporting goods store, a member of the Lions Club, Watkinsville, and of the Methodist faith.
    A private funeral service will be held.
    Survivors include his wife, Martha W. Redding; a son, Joel Redding, San Francisco; a stepson, Archie Dennis, Athens; a daughter, Judi Dorman, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Dennis and Susan Dennis, both of Athens; and a sister, Maude Keyton, Thomasville.
    Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie B. Crook
Winder

    Marie B. Crook, 83, of 201 N. Broad St. died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996.
    Mrs. Crook was a daughter of the late Walter and Desser Brookshire. She was a retired secretary for the W.C. Harris Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel with the Revs. Bill Delay and John Talley officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Survivors include her husband, R.D. Crook; a son, Mercer E. Crook, Gainesville; a daughter, Nancy Armistead, Alpharetta; and five grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mattie Evans
Warthen

    Mattie Evans, 98, of 2059 Stephens Creek Road died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996.
    A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Dilmus and Nealie Crisler Yarbrough and the widow of Olious C. Evans. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Commerce.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce, with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Charles Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the chapel at 1:30 p.m.
    Survivors include a sister, Belle Davis, Cornelia; and two grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m today at the funeral home.

Thelma B. Poole
Toccoa

    Thelma Barnes Poole, 76, of 102 Julia Lane died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996.
    A native of Banks County, Mrs. Poole was a daughter of the late Oscar H. and Emma Whitfield Barnes. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Poole. She was affiliated with Wright Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel with the Revs. Clyde Garrison, Paul Garrison and Jarrett Ragan officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
    Survivors include her husband, Dorsey Poole; two daughters, JoAnn Poole McCollum, Toccoa, and Sara Poole Coker, Swannanoa, N.C.; two sons, Larry Poole, Toccoa, and Donald Poole, Oakwood; a brother, Oscar H. Barnes Jr., Jonesboro; two sisters, Geraldine Dillingham, Ellenwood, and Bobbie Farthing, Lawrenceville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be W.T. Segers, Ron Holland, Lamar Walters, Odell Crooks, Dennis Brewer and Randall Moore.
    Memorials may be made to Hill Street Baptist Church Building Fund.
    The family is at the residence and will receive friends 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gladys W. Martin
Alto

    Gladys Wade Martin, 80, of Smokey Road died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996.
    A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late George Owen and Violet Grier Wade. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lyvurn Wade. She was a retired nurse.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. Phillip Yarber and Kenneth Moon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m..
    Survivors include her husband, Jewell Martin; a son, Erskine Martin, Cornelia; two sisters, Winifred Garrett, Clarkesville, and Louise Dorsey, North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Truman Wade, Cornelia, and A.D. Wade, Carnesville; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Mary D. Dean
Elberton

    Mary Frances Downer Dean, 71, of Frances Dean Drive died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996.
    A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Dean was a daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Thompson Downer and the widow of Emory Dean. She operated the family business in Sunnybrook community for many years and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westside Presbyterian Church with Pastor Willie B. Moon and the Rev. John Cottrell officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
    Survivors include two daughters, Florence Anna Dean and Eleanor Dean Cornelius, both of College Park; two sons, Charles Edward Dean, Bridgeport, Conn., and William Thomas Dean, Elberton; four sisters, Emily Calloway, Annie Mae Davis, I.D. Allen and Ruby Hunt, all of Elberton; and four grandchildren.
    McKinney-Neal Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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Essie Morrow

    Essie Elizabeth Whitehead Morrow, 89, of 611 College Ave., Comer, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bridges Funeral Home.

Arthur Adams
Elberton

    Arthur Gordon Adams, 83, died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Hart County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Arthur L. and Icie Fleming Adams and the widower of LaNelle Hanvey Adams. He was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman.
    The family is at the home of his niece, Helen Beasley, 119 Adams St., Elberton.

Annie Bone
Chicago

    Annie Ruth Bone, 71, of 9322 S. Green St. died Monday, March 31, 1997.
    A native of Hart County, Mrs. Bone was a daughter of the late Luther Henry and Mamie Oliver Burch and the widow of Ernest Bone. She taught school in Elbert County and was retired after several years in nursing. She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, Bowman.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Holly Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Moon and Truman Bolden officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
    Survivors include a sister, Alma Bolton, Athens; and a brother, Hubert Johnson, Elgin, Ill.
    The family is at the residence of Alma Bolton, 288 Bailey St., Athens.
    McKinney-Neal Mortuary, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Susie F. Bowers
Hartwell

    Susie Fleming Bowers, 82, of 6425 Mount Olivet Road died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Hart County, Mrs. Bowers was a daughter of the late Walter E. and Lillian Bailey Fleming and the widow of Der- wood Bowers. She was a homemaker and a member of Reed Creek Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Reed Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Ted Kelley and Luther Kay officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
    The family is at the home.
    Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha DeMoor
Lavonia

    Martha Anna Holvoet DeMoor, 82, of 274 Myrtle St. died Friday, April 4, 1997.
    A native of Harslbeke, Belgium, Mr. DeMoor was a daughter of the late Aeme and Celina Holvert and the widow of Albert Henry DeMoor. She was a textile employee and a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Hartwell.
    Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Weldon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Foley officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens North.
    Survivors include a son, Maurice "Frenchy" DeMoor, Texas; a daughter, Monica Waters, Seneca, S.C.; and a grandchild.
    The family is at the home and will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Katie Fowler
Athens

    Katie Drake Fowler, 81, of 235 Johnson Drive died Friday, April 4, 1997.
    A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late Charles and Nanny Arnold Drake. She was a homemaker and a member of Johnson Drive Baptist Church.
    Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tuckston United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. James Ashe officiating.
    Survivors include her husband, Noah Fred Fowler; a son, Charles I. Fowler, Winterville; two daughters, Kay F. Ransom, Good Hope, and Maxine F. La- pierre, Athens; two sisters, Lovie Johnson, Athens, and Tiney Wilson, Eatonton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The family is at the residence of Maxine Lapierre, 4275 Lexington Road, Athens, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Zula McIntosh
Elberton

    Zula McIntosh of 359 Mill St. died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    Mrs. McIntosh was a daughter of the late Eddie Smith and Estelle Fortson Smith and the widow of Joe McIntosh Sr. She was a member of New Dove Creek Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lofton Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. John Strong, Luther Mahoney and William Fortson officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
    Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Downer and Mamie Jenkins, both of Elberton, and Lillie Heard, Cincinnati; a son, Joe McIntosh Jr., Elberton; a sister, Buna Jones, Cincinnati; a brother, Jeffie Smith, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Celestia Potter
High Shoals

    Celestia Potter, 87, died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Oconee County, Ms. Potter was a daughter of the late Gus and Laura Cheek Williams and the widow of Herbert C. Potter. She was a retired secretary in the insurance industry.
    Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in High Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Thomas officiating.
    Survivors include two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kress and Nell Williams, Tucker, and Everett "Gus" Williams, Decatur; and nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville.

Willie Randall
Blairsville

    Willie Maurice Randall, 82, formerly of 5181 Vickery St. in Lavonia, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997.
    A native of Franklin County, Mr. Randall was a son of the late John T. and Maggie Bellamy Randall and the widower of Geraldine Grimes Randall. He was retired from LeTourneau Co. of Toccoa and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Ownsby and Bill Stacy officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
    Survivors include two sons, Maurice Lee Randall, Zimbabwe, and John Teaman Randall, Blairsville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Weldon Funeral Home, Lavonia.

Peggy Rucker
Franklin, N.C.

    Peggy Smith Rucker, 56, of 200 Glory Lane, formerly of Elberton, died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Stephens, Ga., Mrs. Rucker was a daughter of the late Leroy Meggs and Sarah Helen Peterman Smith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Carol Driver, and a son, Billy Gregory Rucker. She was a retired retail clerk and a member of Bairdstown Baptist Church.
    Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Lawrence Johnson officiating.
    Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Drake, Franklin, N.C.; a sister, Shirley Anderson, Elberton; two brothers, Michael Smith, Elberton, and Dennis Smith, Ames, Iowa; and two grandsons.
    The family will be at the home of Jared Beckham, 1139 Sutton Way, Elberton, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will be Wayne Peterman, Randy Peterman, Andy Smith, Richard Grimes, Eddie Grimes and Matt Smith.
    Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Angel Community Hospital, P.O. Box 1209, Franklin, N.C. 28744.

Walter Shelnut
Oakwood

    Walter Shelnut, 65, died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of White County, Mr. Shelnut was a son of the late Lester and Ola Wofford Shelnut. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Wrigley's.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin Church of God with the Rev. Ken Coomer officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens with graveside services conducted by the Grant Reeves Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7720. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
    Survivors include three daughters, Della Armour, Alto, Deborah Roberts, Mount Airy, and Regena Rylee, Gillsville; a sister, Ethel Abernathy, Cleveland; six brothers, William Shelnut, Greenville, S.C., Herman Shelnut, Harold Shelnut, Earl Shelnut and Lawrence Shelnut, all of Cleveland, and Clarence "Babe" Shelnut, Lawrenceville; and seven grandchildren.
    Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Samantha Strange
Baldwin

    Samantha Fowler Strange, 104, died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Banks County, Mrs. Strange was a daughter of the late W.H. and Mary Ann Sellers Fowler and the widow of Harrison Strange. She was a homemaker and a member of Cornelia First Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Doran officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin Cemetery.
    Survivors include a daughter, Ann Caudell, Baldwin; two sisters, Mary Crumley, Baldwin, and Ruth Hulsey, Gainesville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Georgette Swann
Washington

    Georgette Cofer Swann, 87, of 4321 Lexington Road died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Swann was a daughter of the late A.C. and Sara Hendricks Cofer. She was a homemaker and a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church and Rayle Lunch and Learn Club.
    Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Clifton Barrett officiating.
    Survivors include a son, Henry T. Swann Jr., Washington; three daughters, Dorothea Markert, Tucker, Betty Price, Maxeys, and Patty McReynolds, Rome; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Pallbearers will be Henry Swann III, Karen Swann, Wesley Price, Beth Price, Jimmy Markert and David McReynolds.
    The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Alice M. Tomlin
Hartwell

    Alice Louise Martin Tomlin, 53, of 164 E. Johnson St. died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Tomlin was a daughter of the late Bascom and Sara Ethel Satterfield Martin. She was an aide at Hart County Senior Center and a nursery worker for Hartwell First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Hannah officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden of Prayer.
    Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Tomlin; two sons, Michael Curtis Tomlin and Marcus Lee Tomlin, both of Hartwell; three daughters, Patsy Black, Elberton, Paula Pilgrim, Royston, and Jamie Floyd, Hartwell; six brothers, Cecil Morrison, Dalton, Joseph Daniel Martin, Paul Martin and James Martin, all of Gainesville, William Bascom Martin Jr., Maysville, and Joseph David Martin, Dahlonega; a sister, Willie Nell Evans, Dawsonville; and two grandchildren.
    The family is at the home of Mark Tomlin, 72 Cade St., Hartwell.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hart County Senior Center, P.O. Box 852, Hartwell, 30643.

Harold Lee Wade
Alto

    Harold Lee Wade, 47, of Yonah Post Road died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Banks County, Mr. Wade was a son of Elizabeth Armour Wade Couch of Alto and the late Otha Lee Wade. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed at Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute and was a deacon at Cross Roads Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be at noon today at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Michael Parker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Palmer officiating and military honors conducted by the Grant Reeves Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7720.
    Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Trudy Thomason Wade, Alto; his stepfather, Fred Couch, Alto; a son, Matthew Lee Wade, Alto; and two sisters, Christine Wade Grier, Clermont, and Linda Wade Warwick, Alto.
    Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 9, Alto, 30510, or the Gideon's Bible Association, P.O. Box 1855, Clarkesville, 30523.
    Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

George Wood Jr.
Winder

    George C. "Bill" Wood Jr., 76, of 779 Mulberry Road died Thursday, April 3, 1997.
    A native of Jackson County, Mr. Wood was a son of the late George C. " Bud" and Edna Wilson Wood. He was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 53.
    No services are planned at this time.
    Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Wood; a daughter, Judy Brock, Winder; a brother, William "Red" Wood, Winder; four sisters, Nannell Sikes, Syracuse, N.Y., Martha Frost and Jean Brock, both of Winder, and Rob- bena Skinner, Gainesville; and a granddaughter.
    Announcement courtesy of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home.

DEATH NOTICE

Willie E. Robinson

    Willie E. "Babe" Robinson Sr. of 417 Hawthorne Extension died Friday, April 4, 1997.
    Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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