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Hoke S. Allen
McDonough
Hoke S. Allen, 91, of Hampton St., died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Robert Lee Allen and Tinie Mae Stanley Allen and was the widower of Lelia Nichols Allen. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Donald Allen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jackson County.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen O'Quinn, Lithonia; a son, Samuel H. Allen, Houston; three sisters, Betty Anderson and Pauline Stinchcomb, both of Winder, and Elzora Weathers, Shelby, N.C.; two brothers, Cliff Allen, Winder, and Woodrow Allen, Auburn; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Patrick Brooks
Athens
Patrick Kemuel Brooks, 21, of 465 Rustwood Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mr. Brooks was a son of Georgia K. Arrecis, Ila. He was department director of maintenance at Harrison Poultry and was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hills Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Claudia Brooks; two sisters, Callie Raybon, New Orleans, and Erica Delina Arrecis, Ila; a brother, Louis Anthony Arrecis, Ila; and his grandparents, Ellen Kimsey, Ila, and Hollis Kimsey, Athens.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Walter H. Haase
Elberton
Walter Henry Haase, 89, of 1769 Pleasant Hill Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Chicago, Mr. Haase was a son of the late John J. Haase and Clara Grochowski Haase and was the widower of Dorothy Gram Haase. He was a retired owner and president of Acme Graver Lithograph Printing Co. and was a member of the Royal Arch Masons for 67 years. He was a member of Elberton First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Hillard officiating. Burial will be in Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Schmitz Haase; a daughter Linda Leinweber, Wheaton, Ill.; a son, Warren Haase, Woodbarn, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Doris Wilder, Elberton; two stepsons, Edward J. Schmitz, Novato, Calif., and Richard R. Schmitz, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence of Kenneth and Doris Wilder, 1624 Dickerson Road, Goss Community, Elberton.
The family has requested no flowers and memorials may be made to Elberton First Presbyterian Church.

William E. Hines
Dalhonega
William Elisha Hines, 92, of 122 Riverview Trail E., formerly of Alabama, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Alabama, Mr. Hines was a son of the late Ella Earnest Hines and Andrew Benton Hines and was the widower of Martha Louise Reaves Hines.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Ga., with the Rev. Wade Bell officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Frank Edward Hines, San Diego, Calif., Larry Benton Hines, Eads, Tenn., and William D. Hines, Dalhonega; and a sister, Ethel Philips, Anniston, Ala.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elnora Jernigan
Greensboro
Elnora Champion Jernigan, 69, of 1570 Airport Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
A native of Cobb County, Mrs. Jernigan was a daughter of Jessie Champion and the late Fronie Moss Champion. She was a former member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sparta, and attended the Macedonia Baptist Church where she sang in the senior choir. She was an active member of Callaway Crave Lodge.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. L.T. Crawford, John Smith and G.F. Frazier officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Sonja Burt and Vickie Jernigan, both of Greensboro; four sons, Harry Jernigan, Atlanta, Earnest Jernigan, Albert Jernigan Jr. and Joseph Jernigan, all of Greensboro; five sisters, Rita Horne, Annie Heath, Doris Johnson, Ellen McCrary and Bernice Smith, all of Atlanta; a brother, H. Earnest, Detroit; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends starting at 10 a.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Henry S. McDonald Jr. Retired Col., U.S. Army
Athens
Col. Henry "Mac" S. McDonald Jr., 86, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
Born Oct. 19, 1912, in Pendergrass, and raised in Gainesville, Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Henry Sylvanus McDonald Sr. and Maie Harrison McDonald.
In 1929, Mac entered the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi International Honorary Fraternity and Pi Kappa Alpha. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1933. In 1934 he received his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years, having served in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Greece and Korea. His military duties also included a two-year assignment at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
After his retirement from the military, he received his master's of business administration degree from the University of Georgia. From 1959-75, he taught economics and real estate in the UGA College of Business Administration. He also served as an undergraduate adviser for the Business School and participated in statewide recruitment and orientation of students to the Business School. From 1975 to 1993, he lived in Jacksonville, Fla., Ashville, N.C., and Cape Coral, Fla. He returned to live in Athens in the spring of 1993.
A private memorial service will be held by his family.
Survivors of Mac's "McDonald Clan" include his wife, Emily C. McDonald; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Richard Shoemaker, Athens; a daughter, Kay McDonald, Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lynn McDonald, Atlanta; three sisters, Frances O'Kelley, Jacksonville, Fla., Lucille Hughey and her husband, Arnold, Decatur, and Antoinette Smith and her husband, Leon, Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Sarah Fisher, Athens, Katie Foster, Max McDonald and Will McDonald, all of Atlanta; 35 nieces and nephews; and his friend and care giver, Shay Powers, Athens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Mary's Hospital Hospice, Athens.

Alice W. Norman
Atlanta
Alice Winn Norman, 81, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Norman was a daughter of the late John and Martha Tomas Winn and was the widow of E.B. Norman.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Era Baptist Church with the Rev. Cottrell Harper officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Geneva Randolph, Woodstock; a son, Edward Norman, New York; two sisters, Jerline Williams and Ullary Winn; four brothers, John Winn, Fred Winn, George Winn and Dennis Winn; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
McKinney-Neal Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie J. Parrott
Athens
Willie James Parrott, 78, of 230 Sanders Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
Mr. Parrott was a son of the late Lonnie Parrott and Mable Champion. He was retired from Seaboard Farms.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Living Waters Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Bobby Bloodsaw officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lonnie M. Parrott; nine daughters, Willie Sue Wingfield, Brenda D. Houston, Vera Ann Dillard, Terrane C. Walton, Mary E. Fulton, Larrissa Parrott-Scott, Cynthia Y. Smith, all of Athens, Theresa Parrott, Atlanta, and Sandra E. Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; four sons, James T. Parrott, Carey K. Parrott, both of Athens, Branden L. Parrott, Atlanta, and David T. Parrott, Rose Hill, N.C.; two brothers, Leonard Champion and Howard Clarence Parrott, both of Athens; 40 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cora B. Rucker
Greensboro
Cora Barnhart Rucker, 87, of 107 Maple Circle, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999.
Mrs. Rucker was a caterer and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. S.L. Williams. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Lamar Rucker; and two brothers, James Barnhart and Calvin Barnhart, both of Greensboro.
Norrington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Katie M. Smith
Athens
Katie Mae Smith, 85, of 146 Herring St., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Shug and Mammie Gresham. She was preceded in death by two children, Lula Mae Mattox and Will H. Smith. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Stephens, with the Rev. Calvin Turner officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Annie R. Mattox, Stephens, Fannie L. Pittman and Atlean Huff, both of Athens, Lorraine Smith, Springfield, Mass., and Mary Parisien, Newark, N.J.; four sons, James Smith, Ernest Smith, Johnny Smith and Luther Smith, all of Springfield, Mass.; 41 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna R. Davis Swain
Crawfordville
Edna Roberta Davis Swain, 73, of 1171 Bethany Church Road, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.
A native of Crawfordville, Mrs. Swain was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she served on the Mothers Board, the Ushers Board and was former president of the senior choir.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Swain Jones, Atlanta; four sons, James E. Swain, Carl Swain, Clarence Swain and Melvin L. Swain, all of Atlanta; three sisters, Alice M. Thomas and Carrie B. Moore, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bessie L. Davis, Washington, D.C.; five brothers, Dock Davis Jr. and Emmittee Davis, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Melvin Davis and William H. Davis, both of Chicago, and Willie A. Stephens, Macon; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Norrington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Crawford D. Walls
Danielsville
Crawford D. Walls, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native and longtime resident of Madison County, Mr. Walls was a son of the late Homer C. and Cora Campbell Walls and was the widower of Cora Sue Walls. He was a retired mechanic with the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was a member of Gordon's Chapel Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home Madison Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Church of God Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Laverne Hanley, Hull; a son, Willard Walls, Colbert; four sisters, Dora Brock, Eatonton, Ruby Greenway, Monticello, Illa Horton, Covington, and Jean King, Ila; three brothers, William Walls, Hull, Homer Walls, Eatonton, and Tom Walls, Manteca, Calif.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hilda C. Willis
Athens
Hilda Cox Willis died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Salem, Va., at "The Oaks," where she resided.
A native of Comer, she was born to Nellie Johnson Cox and Deupree Cox on Nov. 13, 1920, and was the widow of John W. Willis after 48 years of marriage. She resided in the Athens area for the past 20 years after she retired from a career in the civil service. She was an active member of the Jewel Sunday School Class and First Baptist Church, Athens. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross at Athens Regional Hospital for 20 years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Trivette, Riner, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Woody and Susan Willis, San Carlos, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Simpkins, Carlton; and five grandchildren, Justin Willis, Tyler Willis, Holly Willis, Emily Trivette and Anna Trivette.
Everyone that knew Hilda agreed she was a special and fun-loving person, a loving mother and grandmother. She faced her illness with uncommon and admirable courage. She will be greatly missed by all of her children and loved ones.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or charity of one's choice.

Julia Moon
Athens
Julia Moon, of 220 Lake Road, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Lois H. Bridges
Danielsville
Lois H. Culbertson Bridges, 82, of 284 Crawford W. Long St., died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Bridges was a daughter of the late John and Ada Lloyd Culbertson and was the widow of Grover C. Bridges. She was preceded in death by: four daughters, Louise Bridges, Lucille Bridges, Irene Maxey and Peggy Donald; and a son, J.C. Bridges. She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing, Comer, and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bluestone Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins, Dustin Sheridan and David C. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include: a daughter, Annie Lou Sheridan, Winter Garden, Fla.; a son, Robert Bridges, Anderson, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be S.T. Hollaway Jr., Tony Bridges, Stanley Bridges, Randy Bridges, Richie Donald, Ronnie Maxey and Kevin Sheridan. Ricky Bray will be a honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

Annie R. Mills Carithers
Elberton
Annie R. Mills Carithers, 85, of 42 Tate St., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Carithers was a daughter of the late Joseph Mills and Bessie Beasley Mills and was the widow of John Henry Carithers. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bettie Blackmon. She was a homemaker and was a member of Elberton First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Berry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wallace E. Wheeles officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include: three daughters, Brenda Christian, Carnesville, Johnnie Higginbothan, Columbia, S.C., and Dorthy Glass, Augusta; a sister, Neil White, Morrow; two brothers, H.D. Mills, Elberton, and Ralph Mills, Forest Park; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stan Mills, Lewis Bailey, Galen Mills, Alex Guest and Tyron Yeargin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Burton, Johnny Burton, Mike Mills and Wallace Mills.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Beatrice Creek
Toccoa
Beatrice Sosby Creek, 90, of 391 Hillwood Drive, Danielsville, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Creek was a daughter of the late Oscar and Clanie Edmonds Sosby and was the widow of Willis Alfred Cheek. She was preceded in death by a son, Willis Alfred "Bunk" Cheek. She was employed for a number of years with the Wrights and Trogdons Furniture Company and was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, with the Revs. Perry Bailey and Artis Anglin officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens, with John Ahearn in charge of graveside services.
Survivors include: four daughters, Nell Whittington, Danielsville, Betty Ahearn, Athens, Vera Erit, Comer, and Sue Shirley, Toccoa; four sisters, Magalene Wilson, Eastanollee, Bulcee Bramblett, Spartanburg, S.C., Joann Whiten, Greenville, S.C., and Frankie Sosby, Cornelia; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Randy Shirley, Mark Shirley, Rick Cheek, Herbie Shirley, William Cheek and Kevin Thomas.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Don Shirley, 244 Roundtree Road, Toccoa, and will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Essie A. Hammond
Winder
Essie A. Hammond, 76, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Mrs. Hammond was a daughter of the late Harvey and Alma Stevens Dailey. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: her husband, Gerald Hammond; two daughters, Linda Hall, and Ann Allen, both of Winder; two sons, Larry Hammond and Randy Hammond, both of Winder; four sisters, Maryelle Satterfield, Talmo, Ruth Harbin, Bogart, Pat Mize, Commerce, and Josephine Jones, Statham; two brothers, James R. Dailey, Griffin, and George Ted Dailey, Arcade; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stanley W. Holbert
Hartwell
Stanley Walter Holbert, 86, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Holbert was a son of the late Walter Wiley Holbert and Lura Holbert and was the widower of Berta Franklin Holbert. He was preceded in death by two sons, Mitchell Holbert and Ralph Holbert. He was retired from Elberton Mills and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Elmhurst Cemetery, with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating.
Survivors include: a daughter, Doris Burdette, Lincolnton; a son, Tony Holbert, Dewy Rose; a sister, Josey Webb, Elberton; a brother, Donald Holbert, Glendale, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The families are at their respective homes and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Childrens Home, 2930 Flowers Road, South, Atlanta, GA 30341.
Berry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph F. Hopper
Addison, N.Y.
Joseph Franklin Hopper, 84, of 21 West Front St., died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999.
A native of Painted Post, N.Y., Mr. Hopper was a son of the late Thomas H. and Jennie Campbell Hopper. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the engineering battalion on the Manhattan Project. He was a member and past commander of the Williams-Greengrass American Legion Post No. 730 and was retired from Ingersoll-Rand Company, Painted Post, where he was a machinist for 41 years.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 7 at Flint Funeral Home, Addison, with the Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Koenigstein Hopper; a son, Dennis E. Hopper, Athens; five daughters, Bonnie Sutton, Savona, N.Y., Ann Oakley, Painted Post, N.Y., Marcy Carlineo, Addison, N.Y., Jobie Ames, Bath, N.Y., and Susyn Hopper, Watkins Glen, N.Y.; a brother, Thomas H. Hopper, Addison, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to Addison Public Library or the Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Addison, N.Y.

Charlie Meadows Jr.
Stephens
Charlie (Charles) Meadows Jr., 54, of Route 1, Box 332, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999.
A native of Taliaferro County, Mr. Meadows was a son of Charlie and Susie Wiggins Meadows. He was employed by Seaboard Farms, Athens, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Gresham officiating. Burial will be in the Old Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: three daughters, Pamela Meadows Brown, Andrea Meadows, and LeAnn Meadows, all of Stephens; two sons, Timmie Meadows, Athens, and Norris Meadows, Stephens; three sisters, Bobbie Glenn, Rayle, Emma Hunt, Elberton, and Lizzie Meadows, Athens; a brother, Willie Frank Meadows, Rayle; 13 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Gary J. Meikle
Winder
Gary J. Meikle, 52, of 848 Pine Shadow Lane, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Jefferson County, Idaho, Mr. Meikle was a son of the late Stephen J. and Mabel Anglesey. He was preceded in death by a son, James C. Meikle. He was a salesman with Mincon and was a member of the National Drillers Association and of the Society of Explosive Engineers. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, with the Bishop Bret Dixon officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Annis Butte Cemetery, Menan, Idaho.
Survivors include: his wife, Linda Bradley Meikle; four daughters, Peggy L. Pier, Michigan, Lisa Oldham, Trixie Brewer, and Michelle Meikle, all of Winder; three sons, Robert R. Meikle, Salisbury, N.C., Gary Tyrel Meikle, and J.T. Meikle, both of Winder; two sisters, Maxine Mulvane, Medford, Oregon, and Nola Tinker, Lewisville, Idaho; a brother, Wendell Meikle, Blackfoot, Idaho; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Ruiz, Al Steed Jr., Bob Oldham, Robert Meikle, Gary Tyrel Meikle and J.T. Meikle.

Beatrice S. Partain
Elberton
Beatrice Smith Partain, 72, of 2205 Montevideo Road, RockBranch Community, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Iva, S.C., Mrs. Partain was a daughter of the late Bon F. Smith and Katherine Arnold Smith. She was a homemaker and was a member of RockBranch Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at RockBranch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Elmer Partain; two sons, Morris Partain, Hartwell, and Larry Partain, Elberton; a sister, Doris Craft, Elberton; three brothers, Frank Smith, Anderson, S.C., Sammie Smith, Royston, and James Max Smith, Iva, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Cannon, Randy Cannon, Aaron Partain, Greg Colson and Maurice Burdette.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the RockBranch Baptist Church Van Fund.

Lawrence Smelcer
Cornelia
Lawrence Smelcer, 88, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Chestnut Hill, Tenn., Mr. Smelcer was a son of the late W.T. and Louella O'dell Smelcer and was the widower of Flora Erwin Smelcer. He was retired from Schnadig Corporation after 35 years of service and was a member of Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris York officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: a daughter, Marry Ballew, Demorest; a son, Joe Smelcer, Cornelia; a sister, Gladys Coleman, Dandridge, Tenn.; a brother, Arlie Smelcer, Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Beulah B. Thompson
Athens
Beulah Bolton Thompson, of Jennings Mill Road, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Rockingham, N.C., and longtime resident of Athens, was a daughter of the late Daniel Ralph and Anne McAulay Bolton and was the widow of H. Hillard Thompson Jr. She was a member of the University Women's Club and The Rose and Dahlia Garden Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she served on the Alter Guild, served on the Church Administrative Board and taught Sunday School for 4-year-olds.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. William Britt and Grady Wigley officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Anne Thompson and Alexander B. Rainey, Ellijay; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry H. and Carol J. Thompson III; and five grandchildren, Wade Thompson, Lacey Thompson, Blaine Thompson, Alex Rainey and Meg Rainey.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the library of Highland Hill Village.
Memorials may be made to the Alter Guild of First United Methodist Church, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Whitehead
Athens
William "W.R." Whitehead, 72, of 5165 Old Lexington Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Whitehead was a son of the late Bill and Kathleen Walters Whitehead. He was retired from the University of Georgia, Dairy Science Department, after forty years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Jim Harelson and Morris Sapp officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include: his wife, Sallie Hughes Whitehead; two daughters, Tina Couch, Athens, and Pam Clark, Watkinsville; a son, Mike Whitehead, Arnoldsville; a brother, Charles H. Whitehead, Athens; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Randall Andrews, Nathan Murphy, Roger Smith, Bret Fowler, Alex Dillard, Charles Andrews and Dr. D.M. Blackmon.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.

Ann M. Smith Gibson
Jefferson
Ann Marie Smith Gibson, 30, of 4-W Farm Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Jackson Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Sabrina Jones
Athens
Sabrina Jones of 288 Bailey St. died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
The family is at the residence of Daisey Ford, 186 Sweetie Johnson Road, Bishop.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Calvin Moon
Athens
Calvin Moon, of 140 Hancock Apartments died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Eleanor V. Sanders
Hartwell
Eleanor Vickery Sanders, 70, of 1448 Beacon Light Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Robert D. Barnett
Miami, Fla.
Robert Donaldson Barnett, 69, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
Mr. Barnett was a son of the late Henry and Trudie Barnett. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, served in the U.S. Navy, retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army Reserves after 22 years of service, was active in Kiwanis, serving as president of four clubs and a lieutenant governor, was employed by Ralston Purina for 25 years, and was a member of First Methodist Church, Springdale, Ark.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan English, Austin, Texas; two sons, Don Barnett, Dallas, Texas, and Dan Barnett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Henrietta Foster, Athens, and Hazel Byington, Rome; and a grandson.
Bernsteins Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly V. Bearden
Buckhead
Lilly V. Bearden, 88, of 1200 Seven Island Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Bearden was a daughter of the late Joshua Wheat and Ona Underwood and widow of Harvey J. Bearden. She was a homemaker, member of Women's Missionary Union at United Baptist Church, Atlanta, formerly Capitol View Baptist Church, and taught Sunday school for a number of years.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Baptist Church, with the Revs. Sperry and Tom Duff officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Fred W. Hay, Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, David and Suzanne Myatt, Fairfield, Conn., Fred and Renee Hay Jr., Athens, Andrew Joseph Hay, Hopeful; and two great-granddaughters, Kathleen Marguerite Hay and Morgan Elizabeth Hay, both of Athens.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison.

Roberta Ware Bell
Washington
Roberta Ware Bell, 74, of 207 Central St., died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late Ed and Rachel Ware and widow of George Bell Sr. She was a member of Gibson Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Springfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Gartrell officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Nell Bell and Mary Alice Gartrell, both of Washington; two sons, George Bell Jr., Washington, and Troy Donahue Bell, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Mary Emma Davis, Washington; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Love P. Burgess
Royston
Love P. Burgess, 90, of 55 Weatherly Homes, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Burgess was a daughter of the late William J. and Lillie Cape Phillips and widow of Guy Burgess. She was a homemaker and member of Zidon Baptist Church, attended New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Bruce Kesler and Hugh Hubbard officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Zidon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillie B. James, Kannapolis, N.C., Berthene Horne, Salisbury, N.C., and Irene Hendrix, Royston; and 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church Building Fund, 462 Parhamtown Road, Royston, Ga.
The family is at the residence of Larry and Anna Busby, 2651 West Main St., Royston.
Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ann Marie Gibson
Jefferson
Ann Marie Smith Gibson, 30, of 4-W Farm Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of Robert A. and Betty Geeter Smith. She attended Athens Area Technical Institute, was a homemaker, and member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. CammieA. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. William P. Geeter.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Jackson Funeral Home, with the Revs. Tom Miles and Terry Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Redstone United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, A.G. (Autie) Gibson Jr.; two daughters, Jessica Gibson and Callie Gibson, both of Jefferson; a son, Caleb Gibson, Jefferson; two sisters, Pam Polk, Washington, and Sandy Boring, Winterville; and a brother, Calvin Smith, Comer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gibson's Children Trust Fund, c/o Community Bank and Trust, 71 Memorial Drive, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sabrina Jones
Athens
Sabrina Dione Jones, 28, of 288 Bailey St., Apt. T-4 died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Ms. Jones was a daughter of Raymond Rolland of Athens and Clara Ford of Bishop. She was a 1988 graduate of Oconee High School and attended Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., and the University of Georgia, and was a supervisor employed by Dial-America.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bethel Baptist Church, Watkinsville, with the Rev. Samuel Pridgon officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Watkinsville City Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her stepfather, Samuel Jones, Athens; two daughters, Ashley Foster and Ansley Foster, both of Athens; a son, Xavier Grant, Athens; three brothers, Cedric Bernard Jones and Jason Jones, both of Bishop, and Derrick Cornelius Jones, Athens; and grandmothers, Daisy Pearl Ford, Bishop, and Rose Jones, Madison.
The family is at the residence of Daisy Pearl Ford, Hwy. 186 Sweetie Johnson Road, Bishop.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony B. Maxwell
Toccoa
Anthony B. Maxwell, 29, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Maxwell was a son of Charles and Doris Maxwell.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Burial will be in Fair Play Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Darris A. Maxwell; two sisters, Terria Maxwell and Jaquitta Maxwell, both of Toccoa; and two brothers, Kendrick Maxwell and Jamie L. Maxwell, both of Toccoa.
The family is at the residence of Agnes Ridley, 508 South Sage St., Toccoa, and will receive friends 6-7 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

Julia Johnson Moon
Athens
Julia Johnson Moon, 82, of 220 Lake Road, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Moon was widow of Lorenzo Moon.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First A.M.E. Church, with the Revs. George LaSure, David T. Batts, J.L. Lawson, Archibald Killiam, and Gabriel S. Hardeman Sr. officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Daisy M. Hardeman, Atlanta; and two brothers, E.B. Johnson and John R. Johnson, both of Athens.
The family is at 297 Macon Ave., and 4000 Smokey Road.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice S. Partain
Elberton
Beatrice Smith Partain, 72, of 2205 Montevideo Road, Rockbranch Community, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Iva, S.C., Mrs. Partain was a daughter of the late Bon F. Smith and Katherine Arnold Smith. She was a homemaker and was a member of Rockbranch Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Rockbranch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Elmer Partain; a daughter, Linda Cannon, Elberton; two sons, Morris Partain, Hartwell, and Larry Partain, Elberton; a sister, Doris Craft, Elberton; three brothers, Frank Smith, Anderson, S.C., Sammie Smith, Royston, and James Max Smith, Iva, S.C.; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Cannon, Randy Cannon, Aaron Partain, Greg Colson, Maurice Burdette, and Joey Byrum.
Memorials may be made to the Rockbranch Baptist Church Van Fund.
Berry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin E. Pasco
Washington
Edwin E. Pasco, 72, of 202 Pembroke Drive, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of English, Ind., Mr. Pasco was a son of Mae Edwards of Weslaco, Texas, and the late Otis Earl Pasco. He graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Technology, was a retired mining engineer, an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, and a member of Washington Presbyterian Church and the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Cemetery, with the Rev. Harry Hannah officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Marilyn R. Pasco; a daughter, Barbara P. Laymon, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Douglas Pasco, Marietta; a sister, Marion Drake, Weslaco, Texas; a brother, Jack Pasco, Elizabeth, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Paul Bennett, Pete Kopecky, David Olmstead, Matt Laymon, Herbert Smith, and Hoyt Higdon.
Hopkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Sanders
Hartwell
Eleanor Vickery Sanders, 70, of 1448 Beacon Light Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Ira C. and Lillie Mae Adams Vickery, widow of William Homer "Junior" Sanders, and preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Sanders. She was a homemaker and member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Mount Olivet Church of God.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wayne Durden and Ted Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Cobb, Bowersville, and Jeanette Marett, Hartwell; a son, Larry E. Sanders; seven sisters, Sara Spears, Dot Smith, Betty Crump, Carol Moon, and Joyce Dickerson, all of Hartwell, Inez Rice, Elberton, and Amanda Cantrell, Blairsville; four brothers, Ralph Vickery, Eugene Vickery, Donald Vickery, and Ronald Vickery, all of Hartwell; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lenford Smith, Doug Sanders, Stanley Rice, Reggie Vickery, Steve Sanders, and Clyde Sanders.
The family is at the residence of Larry Sanders, 1342 Beacon Light Road, Hartwell, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Blonderer H. Stephens
Winder
Blonderer Hulsey Stephens, 81, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Mrs. Stephens was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Estell Morgan Hulsey. She was retired from Barrow Manufacturing and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. Hughey Brock and Stan Hopwood officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Beckman, Winder; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

James Thrift
Toccoa
James Marlin Thrift, 74, of 324 Liberty Hill Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, S.C., Mr. Thrift was a son of the late Lester and Sallie Phillips Thrift, widower of Helen Smith Thrift, and preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Anne Spires. He was a retired pipe fitter and member of Plumbers and Pipe-fitters No. 190, the Detroit, Mich. Masonic Lodge, and the Michigan Shrine Club.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ralph Goss officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, James Leon Thrift and Tommy Lee Thrift, both of Toccoa; two sisters, Ruth Biggs, Fairplay, S.C., and Vivian Head, Roseville, Mich.; a brother, Boyce Thrift, Inverness, Fla.; two half-sisters, Barbara Jean Baker, Westminster, S.C., and Edna Weaver, Hartwell; three half-brothers, Mack Lee, Westminster, S.C., Sam Lee, Greenville, S.C., and Bill Lee, Toccoa; and three grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Lena Wood
Nicholson
Mary Lena Wood, 66, of 9057 Hwy. 441 South, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Carnesville, Mrs. Wood was a daughter of the late Tom and Jesse Mae Sisk Hardy. She was a seamstress for Blue Bell Inc.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include her husband, Austin Wood; two daughters, Hilda Fae Wilson, Commerce, and Patricia Lynn Wood, Marietta; three sons, Billy Wood, Winder, Bobby Wood, Nicholson, and James Wood, Center; two sisters, Frances Dailey, Nicholson, and Ina Ingram, Comer; a brother, Leroy Wood, Commerce; and 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Bobby Wood, 596 Sanford Drive, Nicholson, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Annie L. Wells Wright
Gainesville
Annie L. Wells Wright, 80, of 1937 Garden Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Albert and Pearl Scott Wells and widow of Alonzo Wright. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Baptist Church, with the Rev. Green officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Viola Wells, Toccoa; and a brother, James Wells, Decatur.
The family is at the residence of Viola Wells, 310 West Spring St., Toccoa.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Wieczorek Grady
Toccoa
Irene Wieczorek Grady, 76, of 202 Cedar Lane, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Bayonne, N.J., Mrs. Grady was a daughter of the late Konstant Y. and Mary Selangowski and widow of A. Lincoln Grady. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, past president and member of St. Marys Ladies Guild, and member and charter officer of the Columbettes Council 3001.
Services will be in New Jersey.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Bara, South River, N.J., and Maureen DeLoy, Alamo, Calif.; and two sons, Gerald Grady, Florida, and Sean Grady, Toccoa.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary.

Brian Edward Schneider
Clarkesville
Brian Edward Schneider, 22, formerly of Toccoa, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, will announce arrangements.


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