Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Evelyn Browne
Toccoa
    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 Alliance Church.
    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 
Danielsville
    John Alvin Davis, 64, of Route 2 went to join his heavenly Father on Sunday, May 18, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer.
    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 Little
Royston
    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 and step-great-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 funeral home.

Annie C. Richardson
Hartwell
    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 Baptist Church.
    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.
Lawrenceville
    Philip Giles VanDyck Sr., 78, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.
    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 of arrangements.

Retha A. Vaughters
Madison
    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 great-grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home.
    Contributions may be made to Madison Baptist Church Home Missions.

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Evelyn Deimel
    CARNESVILLE - Evelyn Elizabeth Deimel, 73, of 2312 Paynes Road died Tuesday, May 20, 1997.
    Arrangements will be announced by Ginn Funeral Home.

Tracy Crowe
Mount Airy

    Tracy Lynn Crowe, 27, of Route 1 died Tuesday, July 22, 1997.
    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 Currans
Toccoa

    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 Eberhart
Waycross

    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 Church.
    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 Eberhart officiating.
    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.

Cloyce Elder
Athens

    Lindsey Cloyce Elder, 73, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997.
    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 of arrangements.

Frances Hutchison
Hoschton

    Frances Edwards Hutchison, 78, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997.
    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, Winder.
    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
Athens

    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 Cook Drive.
    Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Otis Martin
Commerce

    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 of arrangements.

Tammy Ramey
Toccoa

    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 Church.
    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 Smith
Atlanta

    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
Dublin

    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
Watkinsville

    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 Yuh officiating.
    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. 30606.
    Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

DEATH NOTICES

Comer Graves

    WASHINGTON - Comer Graves died Wednesday, July 23, 1997.
    Davenport-McLendon Mortuary Inc. will announce arrangements.

Edgar Kenny

    GREENSBORO - Edgar Kenny of 1701 Sword Road died Wednesday, July 23, 1997.
    Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.


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