Evelyn Lois Motter Browne, 79, of Crestlawn Drive
died Wednesday, May 21, 1997.
A native of Ruggles Township, Ohio, Mrs. Browne
was a daughter of the late Doren and Bertha Potter Motter and the widow
of Dr. Kenneth Browne. She was a homemaker and a member of Toccoa First
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First
Alliance Church with the Revs. Ferrell Towns and Robert Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include five daughters, Kathryn Sue Browne,
Toccoa, Patricia Bush, Ohio, Connie Studer, Boulder, Colo., Barbara Mucci,
Boston, and Jeanne Hager, Luray, Va.; a son, Charles R. Browne, Toledo,
Ohio; a sister, Kathryn Ledyard, Canby, Ore.; a brother, Ted Motter, Mission,
Texas; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday
at Whitlock Mortuary.
John A. Davis
John Alvin Davis, 64, of Route 2 went to join his
heavenly Father on Sunday, May 18, 1997, after a courageous battle with
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Davis
was a son of the late Horace and Annie Mae Faulkner Davis. He was preceded
in death by his oldest daughter, Patricia Gail Davis. He was a 1951 graduate
of Madison County High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years,
including the Vietnam War, assignments in other foreign countries and serving
on the presidential support team. He received awards during the Vietnam
War. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Westclox Corp. for
20 years. He then lived on his Madison County farm and worked as a master
carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services were May 20 at Bernstein Funeral
Home with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial
Park with full military honors and Masonic rites.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Shirley
Terry Davis; three sons and daughters-in-law, John A. Jr. and Deborah Davis,
Danielsville, Edward H. and Sandra Davis, Bishop, and Stephen W. and Kimberly
Davis, Crestview, Fla.; two daughters, Debbie Norman, Fort Walton Beach,
Fla., and Marci Davis, Madison County; two stepchildren, Rhonda Smith and
husband Andy, Arnoldsville, and William B. Beckworth Jr. and wife Lynn,
Danielsville; a brother, William Ardell Davis, Danielsville; two sisters,
Doris Crowe, Danielsville, and Mary Jackson, Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Emma Gray Ginn Little, 93, of 1395 Otis Skelton
Road died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Little was a daughter
of the late John A. and Julia McCellan Gray and the widow of Palmer Ginn
and Willie W. Little. She was preceded in death by a son, Luther Elton
Ginn, and a granddaughter, Glenda Ginn. She was retired from Candlewick
Mills and was a member of the Gold- mine Church of God.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pruitte
Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Thompson and Robert Philyaw officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Ralph M. Ginn, Starr, S.C.;
a daughter, Edna M. Holbrook, Hartwell; three stepsons, Bud Little, Royston,
Paul Little, Mansfield, and Harold Little, Elberton; two stepdaughters,
Mildred Pilgram and Hazel Dickerson, both of Hartwell; a brother, John
W. Gray, Graham, N.C.; a stepsister, Worther Vollrath, Royston; seven grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, step-great-grandchildren
Pallbearers will be Harold Stokes, Matthew Milner,
Mike Young, Curtis Dove, Ronald Dutton and Bobby Little.
The family is at the home of Ralph M. Ginn, 152
Ginn Road, Starr, S.C., and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the
Annie C. Richardson
Annie Chapman Richardson, 81, of 925 Benson St.
died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Richardson was a
daughter of the late Marvin Chapman and Ola Carter Chapman Thornton. She
was a retired dietitian with Hart County High School and a member of Sardis
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sardis
Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Vincent and the Rev. Luther Kay 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, James C. Richardson,
of the home; a son, Marshall Richardson, Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
The family is at the home of the son, 937 Benson
St., and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice
of the Upstate, P.O. Box 207, Hartwell, Ga. 30643, or to Care South, P.O.
Box 339, Hartwell, Ga. 30643.
Philip VanDyck Sr.
Philip Giles VanDyck Sr., 78, died Tuesday, May
A native of Henry County, Tenn., Mr. VanDyck was
the widower of Virginia Ann Frandsen VanDyck. He was retired from the Fish
and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior after 30 years of
service. He was a member of First Christian Church of Decatur.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at New
Hope Christian Church, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. Bob Boyte officiating.
Burial will be in North Atlanta Memorial Park, Doraville.
Survivors include six children, Philip Giles VanDyck
Jr., Athens, Diane VanDyck Post, Atlanta, Dayle VanDyck Thompson, Marietta,
Chuck VanDyck, Alexander, Va., Becky VanDyck Crochet, Decatur, and Peter
Frandsen VanDyck, Athens; two sisters, Sue Yenchko, Philadelphia, and Marty
Rushing, Nashville, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, is in charge
Retha A. Vaughters
Retha A. Crook Vaughters, 79, of 1781 Buckhead Road
died Wednesday, May 21, 1997.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Vaughters was a
daughter of the late Samuel Butler and Ruchia Carrie Anderson. She was
a housewife and a member of Madison Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Madison
Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ross officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m.
in Centergrove Baptist Church cemetery. The body will be placed in the
church at 10:30 a.m.
Survivors include her husband, Cleveland Vaughters,
Madison; three daughters, Vivien Brackett, Duluth, Jean Brogdon, Grayson,
and Avis Matianik, Buford; a stepdaughter, Patricia Herndon, Stone Mountain;
two sons, Weldon Crook, Madison, and Ronald D. Crook, Monroe; two stepsons,
Doug Vaughters, Winder, and Jimmy Vaughters, Denver; two sisters, Leone
Haulbrook and Lorene Scott, both of Maysville; 19 grandchildren; and six
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at
Simmons Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to Madison Baptist Church
CARNESVILLE - Evelyn Elizabeth Deimel, 73, of 2312
Paynes Road died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.
Arrangements will be announced by Ginn Funeral Home.
Tracy Lynn Crowe, 27, of Route 1 died Tuesday, July
A native of Stephens County, Ms. Crowe was a daughter
of Avanelle Bohannon of Clarkesville and Harold F. Crowe of Mount Airy.
She was a graduate of Habersham Central High School and an employee of
Fieldale Farms for 10 years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitfield
Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Ronnie Glaze officiating. Burial will
be in Welcome Home Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her
stepmother, Mrs. Harold F. Crowe, Mount Airy; a daughter, Nickey Crowe,
Mount Airy; two sisters, Beverly Kastner, Clarkesville, and Karen King,
Alto; two stepbrothers, Perry Farmer, Toccoa, and Glenn Farmer, Eastanollee;
and two nieces.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at
the funeral home.
Linda Sue McLean Currans, 56, of Sherwood Street
died Tuesday, July 22, 1997.
A native of Lumberton, N.C., Mrs. Currans was a
daughter of the late James and Blanche McLean. She was preceded in death
by a son, James Francis Cur- rans. She was a registered nurse employed
by Tugalo Home Health and a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitlock
Mortuary with Charles Formyduval and the Revs. Doug Bennett and Dwayne
Benfield officiating. Burial will be in Roselane Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Currans;
a daughter, Rebecca Anne Currans, Atlanta; a son, William David Currans,
Toccoa; two sisters, Margie Prevatee, Lumberton, N.C., and Joyce Formyduval,
Southport, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Brittany Currans, Toccoa.
The family is at the residence and will receive
friends 7-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Daisy Emma Eberhart, 94 of Baptist Village died Wednesday,
July 23, 1997.
A native of Clarke County, Miss Eberhart was a daughter
of the late William Thomas and Viola Smith Eberhart. She had made her home
in Waycross for the past 20 years and was a member of Waycross Baptist
Funeral services will be at noon today at Music
Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Mullis officiating. Graveside services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Hugh
Survivors include a sister, Lois Briscoe, Waycross;
a brother Hugh R. Eberhart, Athens; two sisters-in-law, Marie Bailey Eberhart,
Waycross, Nola Eberhart, Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens,
is in charge of arrangements.
Lindsey Cloyce Elder, 73, died Wednesday, July 23,
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Elder was a son of
the late Lindsey Edford and Jessie May Tiller Elder. He was retired from
the University of Georgia.
Graveside services will be private.
Survivors include his wife with whom he celebrated
their 50th anniversary on April 19, Geneva Perry Elder; a son, Gene Elder,
Athens; three sisters, Grace Cunningham, Warner Robins, Ethelene Tomlinson,
Savannah, and Lillian Hammond, Athens; two brothers, Herbert Elder, Harlem,
and Cecil Elder, Athens; two grandchildren, Caleb Elder and Wesley Elder;
and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Elder and Mary Anna Elizabeth Elder.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge
Frances Edwards Hutchison, 78, died Tuesday, July
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Hutchison was a
daughter of the late Thomas J. and Irene Furguson Edwards. She was retired
from the J.C. Penney catalog department and a member of First Baptist Church,
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Carter-Stewart
Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial will
be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Henry W. Hutchison;
two daughters, Sandra Sanders, Athens, and Wylene Myers, Dacula; a brother,
Thomas J. Edwards, St. Simons Island; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
Carrie M. Johnson
Carrie Mae "Sister" Johnson, 84, of 525 Nellie B
Ave. died Saturday, July 19, 1997.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Johnson was
a daughter of the late Will and Nancy Smith and the widow of L.B. Johnson.
She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Stephens.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mount
Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. C. Turner officiating. Burial will be
in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Lois Brumby,
Bernice Huggs and Evelyn Craig, all of Athens; a son, Harvey Lee Johnson,
Miami; a sister, Mary Evans, Athens; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Lois Brumby, 365
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Otis Martin, 32, of 330 Duncan Circle died Sunday,
July 20, 1997.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Martin was a son
of Odell and Sara Martin and a member of Bush River Baptist Church, Homer.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bush
River Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Frank Pattman officiating. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three
children, Terrence Baily, Antonia Baily and Shannon Watson, all of Commerce;
a sister, Betty Burns, Commerce; and two brothers, Ricky Burns and Danny
Martin, both of Commerce.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at
Mount Pleasant Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge
Tammy June Cheek Ramey, 34, of 9253 Whisenant Road
died Monday, July 21, 1997.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Ramey was a daughter
of Richard Cheek of Toccoa and the late Azaree Merck Cheek. She was employed
by Shaw Industries for 17 years and was a member of Hill Street Baptist
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hill
Street Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Garrison and Ray Bohannon officiating.
Burial was in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her
stepmother, Mrs. Richard Cheek, Toccoa; her husband, Keith Ramey; two sons,
Justin Ramey and Derek Ramey, both of the home; a stepdaughter, Jennifer
Ramey, Clarkesville; seven sisters, Shirley Harris and Vickie Elliott,
both of Eastanollee, and Brenda Crowe, Betty Collins, Doris James, Teresa
Smith, and Charlene Smith, all of Toccoa; and a brother, Ricky Cheek, Toccoa.
Pallbearers will be Tony Harris, Dwayne Ramey, James
L. Ramey, Terry Harris, Kenneth Humanues and Roger Powell.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.
David Smith, 1105 Andrews Road.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Samantha Howard Smith died Sunday, July 20, 1997.
A native of Union Point, Mrs. Smith was a daughter
of the late J. Paul and Annie Walker Howard. She lived in New York for
50 years and in Fulton County for 10 years, and was a retired teacher of
Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and New York City school systems.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Hurley
Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. A.J. Jackson Jr. officiating. Burial
will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Camille Annette Smith,
Atlanta; a son, Howard Alexander Smith, New York; a sister, retired Spelman
Professor Camilla Howard; a brother, Dr. William Howard; three sisters-in-law,
Mrs. Eva Howard, Mrs. Cleo Howard and Mrs. Nacissus Henley; three nieces,
Mrs. Francie Benyard, Mrs. Patricia Bowels and Dr. Debbie Howard; four
nephews, Dr. James P. Howard, David Howard, William Vernon Howard and Gregory
Howard; a nephew-in-law, William Benyard; a grandniece, Robyn Bacon; two
grandnephews, Jarret Howard and Wesley Benyard; 10 cousins, Anne M. James,
Daisy Lee Shaw, Mary Ann Travis, Helen Jones, Bettye Hill, Jacqueline Dietrix,
Christopher Whatley, Ida Evans Brown, Marilyn Evans and Helen Jackson;
and other close relatives and loving friends.
Hurley Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
Grady Webb, 84, formerly of Hartwell died Monday,
July 21, 1997.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Webb was a son of the
late Willie and Anna Underwood Webb. He was a World War II veteran and
member of St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Hartwell.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Rev. Hubert Langston officiating.
Burial will be in Zion C.M.E. Church Cemetery, Hartwell.
The family is at the residence of James and Thelma
Morrison, Savannah Street, Hartwell.
Omer C. Wickerham
Omer C. Wickerham, 82, of 255 Concord Road died Monday,
July 21, 1997.
A native of Burlington, Iowa, Mr. Wickerham was
a son of the late Omer A. and Julia Whalen Wickerham. He worked 35 years
at the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, was a past president
of the Transportation-Communication International Union and was a board
member of his church in Burlington. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved
to Idyllwild, Calif., where he was a Rotarian, an elder in the Presbyterian
Church and a oil painting hobbyist. In 1985, the Wickerhams moved to Northeast
Georgia, where at the age of 70 Mr. Wickerham completed their log cabin
home. There he created wood carvings and stained-glass art for friends
and relatives. He was an elder at Friendship Presbyterian Church, an active
choir member and a member of the Building Committee that renovated the
church in the late 1980s.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. today in
Oconee Memorial Park. Worship services will be at 11 a.m. at Friendship
Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Harry Hannah, William Mounts and Peter
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Geraldine
"Gerry" Berges Wickerham; two daughters, Bonnie W. Trickler, Conyers, and
Marilyn W. Lihs, Iowa City, Iowa; a sister, Marcella W. Kauffman, Burlington,
Iowa; two brothers, Edmund Wickerham and Russell Wickerham, both of Tucson,
Ariz.; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive
friends following the worship service today in the Hearth Room at the church.
Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the
Friendship Presbyterian Pipe Organ Fund, 8531 Macon Highway, Athens, Ga.
Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
WASHINGTON - Comer Graves died Wednesday, July 23,
Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Inc. will announce arrangements.
GREENSBORO - Edgar Kenny of 1701 Sword Road died
Wednesday, July 23, 1997.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.