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Mary E. Baker
Danielsville
Marry Ellen Baker, 88, of Mary Ellen Court, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Baker was a daughter of Tramell Ray and Cora Lillian Aiken Aycock and was the widow of Luther E. Baker. She was retired from Danielsville Elementary, where she taught for 39 years and was a member of Danielsville Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Danielsville Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy B. Dudley, Danielsville; a brother, Warren C. Aycock, Albany; three sisters, Lillian Weatherford, Watkinsville, Dorothy Fulford, Alamo, and Anita Phillips, Warner Robins; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will be at the residence, 2945 Booger Hill Road, Danielsville, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes Madison Chapel.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Danielsville Methodist Church.

William S. Caudell Jr.
Martin
William Starlin Caudell Jr., 70, of 711 Salubrity Drive, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Caudell was a son of the late William S. Sr. and Hattie Cobb Caudell. He was retired from Snyder Brothers Co., Toccoa, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4346.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Walter Carl Caudell and Jesse Charles Caudell, both of Gastonia, N.C., and William S. Caudell III, Martin; five sisters, Mae Brockman, Houston, Texas, Carol Masdon, Riverdale, Jeanette Wilkins, Marietta, Velma Ellenburg, Toccoa, and Evelyn Futrell, Muncie, Ind.; a brother, Carlton Caudell, Duluth; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence in Martin.

Inez M. Dunn
Greensboro
Inez McGibony Dunn, 97, of 308 East St., died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Dunn was a daughter of the late James Thomas McGibony Sr. and Essie Mullins McGibony, and was the widow of William Claude Dunn. She was a graduate of Greensboro High School and the Georgia Baptist Nurses Training School. She was a retired registered nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Westview Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Glass officiating.
Survivors include a brother, Gen. James Thomas McGibony, Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathy Fincher
Winterville
Kathy Mullis Fincher, 46, of 135 Wintersett Place, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Hawkinsville, Mrs. Fincher was a daughter of Horace Mullis and the late Susie Barlow Mullis. She was employed with USDA Rural Development and was a member of Hull Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Mullis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Edward L. "Sonny" Fincher Jr., Winterville; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Fincher and Guy Travis, Winterville; a daughter, Sherie Lynn Fincher, Winterville; her father, Horace Mullis, Gray; four sisters, Vicky Mullis, Byron, Debbie McCrimmon, Gray, Sandy Mullis and Ginger Harrison, both of Macon; a brother, Larry Mullis, Macon; a grandson, Travis Allen Hayes, Winterville; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kenny McCrimmon, Craig Harrison, Kevin Stewart, Jason Lastinger, Gregory Jordan and Jack Hall.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wateiris Harris
Athens
Wateiris Harris, 75, of 341 Arch St., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
A native of Berke County, Waynesboro, Mr. Harris was a son of the late Freeman Harris and Myria Toney. He was retired from the University of Georgia. He also sold produce in Athens and the surrounding areas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Saint Mark A.M.E. Church, with the Rev. A. R. Killian officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Etta Elaine T. Harris; five children, Gloria McCladdy, Hephzibah, Thelma McGahee, Augusta, Adul Karim Qudii, Brooklyn, N.Y., Levernon Harris, West Germany, and LeTarder Harris, Atlanta; two sisters, Anna Sweeney and Thelma Williams, both of Manhattan, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Lyle
Winder
Edwin Lyle, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Lyle was a son of the late James Loyd and Emmie Ruth Hardigree Lyle. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at New Pentecost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Lyle; two sons, Bobby Lyle and Jimmy Lyle, both of Winder; a sister, Miriam Wallace, Bethlehem; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of the arrangements.

William E. Merritt
Union Point
William "Billy" E. Merritt, 74, of 1561 Rhodes St., died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Merritt was a son of the late Fred Merritt Sr. and Lula Ellington Merritt. He was retired from the Southern Railroad and was a member of San Marino Lodge of Greensboro, the Royal Arch, the Grand Council of Georgia, the Godfrey De Bouillon Conmandery, the Yaarab Temple, the Scottish Rites and the KWYC. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, where he taught Men Adult Sunday school.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Callaway Funeral Home, with the Revs. Dave Sandridge and Jim Olds officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Merritt; and several cousins.
Masons of the San Marino Lodge will serve as pallbearers.

George C. Peterson
Athens
George Coombe Peters, 64, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.
Mr. Peterson was a son of the late Chester and Josephine Peterson.
Private memorial services were Sunday, Feb. 14, at the residence of the family.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Peterson; two daughters, Lynette Biggs, Hudson, Mass. and Elizabeth Peterson, Baltimore, Md.; two sons, George Peterson Jr., Athens, and Eric Peterson, Mendon, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Gloria Hammond and Veronica Carithers, both of Athens; a stepson, Rolando Umpierre, Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Norman Benson, Danvers, Mass.; a grandson; and five stepgrandchildren.

Oliver Peurifoy
Eastanollee
Oliver Scott Peurifoy, 29, of Route 2, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Graceville, Fla., Mr. Peurifoy was a son of the Rev. Thomas Gordon Peurifoy Sr. and Opal Juanita Tolbert Peurifoy, Walhalla, S.C. He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God and the College & Career Sunday School class.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, with the Revs. Mark Anthony and Malcom Schaad officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three sisters, Pamela Sadler, Walhalla, S.C., Elizabeth Collins and Cheryl Duerr, both of Toccoa; and three brothers, Thomas Gordon Peurifoy Jr. and David Emanuel, both of Toccoa, and Wayne Emanuel, Marianna, Fla.
The family is at the residence of Bradley and Elizabeth Collins, Route 1, Box 1408, Highway 106, Toccoa.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Peggy P. Porter
Jefferson
Peggy Pinson Porter, 63, of West Shores Drive, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late Joseph Pinson and Lorena Spencer Pinson. She was a homemaker and was the former owner of Ideal Dress Shop. She was the first president and charter member of the Jefferson Pilot Club, was a member of the Jefferson Historical Society and was the owner of Peggy's Antiques Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. Mickey Kirkindoll and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight Porter, Jefferson; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Keith and Jody Porter, Don and Kim Porter and Brantley and Kelli Porter, all of Jefferson; a sister, Marie Thomason, Athens; and six grandchildren, Lora Porter, Joseph Porter, Blaze Porter, Sky Porter, Tradd Porter and Camille Porter, all of Jefferson.
Pallbearers will be Damon Wilbanks, Frankie Bray, Irwin "Buckshot" Escoe, Ed Thompson, Henry Asbury and Henry Robinson.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 246 Washington St., Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise M. Floyd
Hartwell
Louise McGee Floyd, 65, of 728 Nancy Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Ellen C. Franklin
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ellen Chapman Franklin, 87, of 272 Northwest 29th Terrace, formerly of Crawfordville, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
Hughes & Turner Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Lowry Gillespie
Athens
Lowry Gillespie, of 290 Oakland Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

John Lattimore
Stone Mountain
John H. Lattimore, formerly of Oglethorpe and Greene County, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Warren Mobley Jr.
Hartwell
Warren Mobley Jr., formerly of Reed Creek Community, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Eulous Rhodes
Crawfordville
Eulous Rhodes, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999.
Hughes and Turner Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Barbara A. Sims
Athens
Barbara A. Sims, of 832 Vincent Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Betty Childs
Elberton
Betty Camille Leverette Childs, 77, of 148 Wildwood Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Childs was a daughter of the late James Hardy and Camille Smith Leverette and was the widow of Thomas Woodrow Childs Sr. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Woodrow "Buddy" Childs Jr. She was owner of Childs Used Cars and Wrecker Service and was a member of the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. John Heckman and Roy Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include a sister, Sara L. Noggle, Elberton; a great-grandson raised in the home, Woody Childs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Otis Childs Jr., Perry Davis, Walter Davis, Frank Eaves, Greg Noggle and Mickey Palmer.
The family is at the residence of Greg and Dawn Noggle, 1224 Robinwood Lane, Elberton, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Sennie Coker
Hull
Sennie Coker, 88, of 1360 Glen Carrie Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Coker was a daughter of the late Jim and Suela Fleeman and was the widow of Hester Coker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Elbert County.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Ronnie Moon and Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane O'Kelley, Colbert, Shirley Thomas, Statham, and Ann Moon, both of Hull; a son, John Coker, California; a sister; two brothers; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Burr Dorsey
Cornelia
Burr Dorsey, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of White County, Mr. Dorsey was a son of the late Homer and Sarah Lou Satterfield Dorsey. He was a retired first sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was employed with Habersham Metal Products and retired from Habersham County in 1980. He was a member of Clarkesville Lodge No. 325, F&AM, and was a York Rite Mason.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Gene Batson and Asa Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Bobby Griffin officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Ree Maney Dorsey; three brothers, Hudson Dorsey, Riverdale, Garland Dorsey, Cornelia, and Frank Dorsey, Gainesville; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jurelle S. Elder
Watkinsville
Jurelle Smith Elder, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Elder was a daughter of the late Millard Buford and Ida Duncan Smith and was the widow of R.H. "Johnny" Elder. She was preceded in death by a son, Millard Elder. She was a private duty nurse's aid for more than 20 years and operated a farm and dairy on Barnett Shoals Road. She was a member of Watkinsville Christian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Alberta Quist, Watkinsville, and June Kahlert, Brick, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Louise M. Floyd
Hartwell
Louise McGee Floyd, 65, of 110 Nancy Drive, Apt. 729, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Asheville, N.C., Mrs. Floyd was a daughter of the late Ransom Vandiver and Fleecy Ussery McGee and was the widow of Russell Eugene "Gene" Floyd. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Randall Floyd. She was a homemaker and was a member of Hartwell First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. F. Hugh Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Carpenter, Hartwell; a son, Russ Floyd, Pinellas, Fla.; a sister, Carol Davis, Toccoa; a brother, Frank Curtis McGee, Elberton; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Don Carpenter, 3806 Anderson Highway.

Mark Fulghum
Bowman
Mark Allen Fulghum, 35, of Bowman Village, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Fulghum was a son of Martha Ivalyne Evans Fulghum, Royston, and the late Claude C. Fulghum.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Kayla Nichole Fulghum, Hartwell; three sisters, Kim Allen and Julie Elgin, both of Hartwell, and Jennifer Klar, Los Angeles; and a brother, Ricky Fulghum, Bowman.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home.

Lowry H. Gillespie
Athens
Lowry Harden Gillespie, 102, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Born Sept. 9, 1896, in Banks County, Mr. Gillespie was a son of the late William Bowers Gillespie and Nancy Gober Gillespie and was the widower of Helen Barnett Gillespie. He was preceded in death by a son, Lowry Harden Gillespie Jr. He began his career in Commerce and moved to Athens in the 1930s. After gaining valuable experience in the hardware business, he formed Gillespie Builders Hardware in the 1950s and was certified as an Architectural Hardware Consultant. He was well respected in the business community and was known for his integrity, fairness and dedication to excellence. Many homes, churches and University buildings in the Athens area were furnished with his hardware locks. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner for more than 75 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nan G. and David M. Brinning, Charlotte, N.C.; and three granddaughters, Kathleen Jackson, Eunice Gillespie and Helen Gillespie, all of Atlanta.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George C. PetersonAthens
George Coombs Peters, 64, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999.
Mr. Peterson was a son of the late Chester and Josephine Peterson. He was a retired vice president of the corporate offices of Prudential.
Private memorial services were Saturday, Feb. 13, in Massachusetts and Sunday, Feb. 14, at the residence of the family.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Peterson; two daughters, Lynette Biggs, Hudson, Mass., and Elizabeth Peterson, Baltimore; two sons, George Peterson Jr., Athens, and Eric Peterson, Mendon, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Gloria Hammond and Veronica Carithers, both of Athens; a stepson, Rolando Umpierre, Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Norman Benson, Danvers, Mass.; six grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Paul Rathburn
Toccoa
James Paul Rathburn, 78, of 10910 Westwood Lake Drive, Miami, formerly of Toccoa, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999.
A native of Dade County, Fla., Mr. Rathburn was a son of the late James Baxley and Hazel Toomey Rathburn and was the widower of Mamie Payne Rathburn. He was a retired wood craftsman, was a member of Miami Shrine Club and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Pauline McKinney, Cocoa, Fla.; a son, Everitt S. Rathburn, Miami; two stepdaughters, Gloria Powers Ussery, Raleigh, N.C., and Patricia Powers Crumpton, Toccoa; two stepsons, Tommy Powers, Carnesville, and Phil Powers, Toccoa; a brother, Ray Rathburn, Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Cumi S. Segraves
Dunwoody
Cumi Seleda Segraves, 86, of 1923 Mount Vernon Place, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Segraves was a daughter of the late Clara (Wilson) Williams and Henry Grady Williams. She was preceded in death by a son, Lacy Segraves. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Hilton Purvis officiating. Burial will be Minish Family Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Sidney Segraves; a daughter, Mary Harrison, Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, Harold Segraves, Norcross, and Jimmy Segraves, Alpharetta; a brother, Henry T. Williams, Daytona, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jasmine Turner
Crawford
Jasmine Turner, infant daughter of Jasmin and Deshonda Turner, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lexington.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Deshun Turner and Jashun Turner, both of Crawford; her grandparents, John and Adelle Gresham, Lexington, and Rosie Raines and Willie Turner Jr., Crawford; her great-grandmother, Mattie Gresham, Lexington; and her great-grandparents, Susie and Willie Raines, Crawford.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie K. Walker
Smyrna
Marie Kelley Walker, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Blairsville, Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by a son, Obra Walker. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Toccoa.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. T.P. Johnson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Blairsville.
Survivors include four daughters, Launa Frahm, Smyrna, Juanita Raudszus, Portland, Ore., Cora Cole, Sandy Springs, and Mary Hoffman, Dunwoody; 10 sons, Isaac Walker, Toccoa, Weyman "Dick" Walker, Cumming, David Walker, Canton, Clifton Walker, Cartersville, Daniel Walker, Decatur, Bill Walker, Milner, Rollo Walker, Martin, Joel Walker, Athens, Pete Walker and Johnny Walker, both of Lavonia; a sister, Johnnie Lee Hitt, Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Mack Kelley, Blairsville; 46 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Castellaw Funeral Home, Smyrna, is in charge of the arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Whitlock Mortuary.

David McGill
Athens
David R. McGill, 29, of 160 Westwood Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, will announce arrangements.

Kathlene N. Woodruff
Athens
Kathlene "Katie" Nicole Woodruff, 14, of 111 Woody Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Hugh Bailey
Hartwell
Hugh D. Bailey, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Bailey was a son of the late Claborn and Minnie Adams Bailey and widower of Edwina Chapman Bailey. He was a retired truck driver for the Maret Grain Co., and was a member of the Hartwell First United Methodist Church, the Wallace White Sunday school class and the Methodist Men's Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartwell First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Survivors include a brother, Joe A. Bailey, Hartwell; and a sister, Jessie Alice McCurley, Hartwell.
Pallbearers will be Alan Johnson, William Hubbard, Terrell Chapman, Ken Beilstein, Joe Seawright and Samuel D. Howard. Members of the Wallace White Sunday school class will be honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

Reba Barnes
Toccoa
Reba Bell Garrison Barnes, 88, of 145 Hicks Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Barnes was a daughter of the late Thomas and Retha Jane Murray Garrison and widow of Rupert Leonard Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Homer. She was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Barnes and George Barnes.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Homer, with the Revs. Ryan Seawright and Tommy Childress officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Lou Ivey, Dallas; three sons, Eugene Barnes, Carnesville, Swayne Barnes, Anderson, S.C., and Daniel Barnes, Eastanollee; a brother, Olin Garrison, Toccoa; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Barnes, Lee Hall, Trent Barnes, Brian Barnes, Kevin Barnes and Corey Barnes.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Frank R. Benanti
Fort Collins, Colo.
Frank R. Benanti, 57, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Chicago, Mr. Benanti was a son of the late Frank Benanti and Lillian Rose Gloss Benanti, Peotone, Ill. He was a mechanic and carpenter, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a troubleshooter for Chicago Transit Authority and later as a parts expediter for Rust Tractor, El Paso, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at John XXIII University Center, Fort Collins, with the Rev. Robert Amundsen officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mary A. Benanti; two sons, Frank Benanti II, Thornton, Colo., and Joseph A. Benanti, El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Deborah L. Benanti, Athens; four sisters, Patricia Hack, Naples, Fla., Barbara Hunt, Addison, Ill., Joan Kusse, Newago, Mich., and Janet Findley, Peotone, Ill.; a brother, Joseph J. Benanti, Lake Villa, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Lodella H. Buchanan
Anderson, S.C.
Lodella Haynes Buchanan, 84, of 115 Norris St., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Buchanan was a daughter of the late Herman Haynes and Maggie Jones Haynes and was the widow of Fred G. Buchanan. She was preceded in death by a son, Tolvin "Buck" Buchanan. She was retired from Textiles and Chick-fil-A. She was a member of Taylor Memorial Holiness Church, where she was the director of Golden Agers and a member of the Women's Ministry and the Fidelity Sunday school class. She was a former Sunday school teacher for 4-year-olds.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. H. Ray Buchanan, Brent Lollis and Ira Crocker officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in New Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
Survivors include three sons, Charlie D. Buchanan, Belton, S.C., the Rev. H. Ray Buchanan, Greenville, S.C., and Frank McCall, Lawrenceville; a sister, Evelyn Taylor, Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Cawthon
Canon
William E. "Billy" Cawthon, 71, of 1124 Cawthon-Davis Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Cawthon was a son of the late Raleigh B. and Lorine Scroggins Cawthon and widower of Margaret Cothran Cawthon. He was a retired meter technician with the Hart County Electric Membership Corp., and was retired from the Canon office of the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Canon Baptist Church, the Savannah Valley Shrine Club, Hartwell, and Bowersville Masonic Lodge 595.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Creason and Eldon Massey officiating. Burial will be in Oakview Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, William E. Cawthon Jr., Athens; a daughter, Mary C. Atwood, Lithonia; two brothers, James Cawthon and Thomas Cawthon, both of Canon; a sister, Peggy Duncan, Canon; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kermit McGee, Ty Cawthon, Ray Lewis, Blane Payne, Tony Duncan, Jimmy Cawthon and Bruce Mabry.
The family is at the residence, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canon Baptist Church, c/o Thomas Cawthon, 1550 Cawthon-Davis Road, Canon, GA 30520.

Virginia J. Davis
Cornelia
Virginia Jackson Davis, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Taliaferro County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late John Stephen and Susan Harrison Jackson and widow of Kennon Davis. She retired after 13 years as a receptionist at the First National Bank, Cornelia, and was a member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church, the 3L Sunday school class and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornelia First Baptist Church with Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating.
Survivors include four daughters, Gail Howell Wade, Buckhead Community, Susan Davis Johnston, Darien, Jean Davis Davis, Cornelia, and Betsy Davis Cheek, Athens; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cornelia First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Dow
Athens
Elizabeth "Liz" Dow, 32, of 525 Camelot Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Dow was a member of Christ Church Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev. Jim Harp officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Todd E. Dow; and a daughter, Cassandra Pell, Athens.
The family will receive friends at the church after the service.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Fulghum
Bowman
Mark Allen Fulghum, 35, of Bowman Village, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Fulghum was a son of Martha Ivalyne Evans Fulghum, Royston, and the late Claude C. Fulghum.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Kayla Nichole Fulghum, Hartwell; a brother, Ricky Fulghum, Bowman; and three sisters, Kim Allen and Julie Elgin, both of Hartwell, and Jennifer Klar, Los Angeles.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

Leroy H. Green
Athens
Leroy H. Green, 79, of 150 Valleywood Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Dayton, Texas, Mr. Green was a son of the late Reece and Arlethia Kent Green. He was a retired poultry manager for Seaboard Farms, formerly Bishop Hatchery Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church, where he served on the official board and was a charter member and past president of Crusaders Sunday school class.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park, with a service at 2:30 p.m. at Young Harris United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Massingill officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Smith Green; two daughters, Linda Johansons, Fayetteville, and Brenda Pallas, Athens; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall after the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Life Center of Young Harris United Methodist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Greenwood
Hoschton
Margaret Lucy Greenwood, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
She was a daughter of the late Emerson and Hattie Williamson and widow of Jesse E. Greenwood. She was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Thurmond E. Greenwood and Grady Greenwood.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Michael Davis and Robert Ballard officiating. Burial will be in the Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Lamar Greenwood, Winder, and Grover Greenwood, Buford; two daughters, Betty Davis, Lawrenceville, and Mary Nash, Hoschton; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great, great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Russell Nursing Home Activity Department.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucian McDonald Hamby
Athens
The Rev. Lucian McDonald Hamby, 67, of 370 Hull Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Hamby was a son of the late M.H. and Monta Malcom Hamby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Church of God, Gainesville, where he served as minister for a number of years.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fair Play, with the Rev. Dwayne French officiating.
Survivors include five daughters, Caroll Sanders, Athens, Donna Haley, Hull, Brenda Arce, Folkston, Dorothy Martinez, Tignall, and Jo Anne Campos, Grovetown; four sons, Ricky Hamby, Colbert, Don Hamby, Ila, Bobby Hamby, Athens, and James Hamby, Hull; a sister, Mattie Lou Strickland, Statham; 30 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

'Leco' Harmon
Athens
Richard Lamar "Leco" Harmon, of 121 Ashmore Court, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, he was a son of Richard B. "Dickey" Harmon Jr. and the late Mattie Thomas. He was raised by an aunt, Annie Mildred Shaw, Athens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Dorsey Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. H.L. Dotson officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors, in addition to his father and aunt, include five daughters, Sandra Jackson, Tracy Nowell, Caletha Butts and Tabitha Heard, all of Athens, and Sherilyn Stephens, Augusta; two sons, Quincy Brooks and Tommy Dorsey, both of Athens; three sisters, Carolyn Collins, New Jersey, Eleanor Johnson, Athens, and Diane Harmon, Philadelphia; three brothers, Willie James Johnson and Charles Knox, both of Athens, and Ronald Harmon, Philadelphia; and 12 grandchildren.

Burrell J. Jones Jr.
Elbert County
Burrell James Jones Jr., of 1731 Coldwater Road, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Burrell James Jones Sr. and Willie Mae Craft Jones. He was retired from AT&T after 25 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Flat Rock Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Hart County.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Flat Rock C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Eddie Thornton officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Jones; a daughter, Tamika Jones, Elberton; a son, Gregory Jones, Elberton; three stepchildren; and a sister, Lula Cade, High Point, N.C.
Pallbearers will be Carl Allan, James Harper, Benny Harper, Leroy Jones, Felton Harper and James W. Oliver. Flower bearers will be Bertha Allen, Willie Jones, Shelby Harper, Lillian Rucker, Juanita Hardy and Betty Thornton. Honorary flower bearers will be Barbara B. Walker, Donna Turner, Deborah Tate Adrienne Turner and Barbara Adams.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doyle E. Kidd Sr.
Bowman
Doyle E. Kidd Sr., 79, of 2989 Deep Creek Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Kidd was a son of the late Obie Byron and Ruby Pauline Bone Kidd. He was married twice, first to Lillie Faye Hendrix Kidd, who preceded him in death, and then to Ida Ruth Dickerson Kidd, Bowman. He was a retired salesman for the Cudahy Meat Packing Co., Atlanta. He was a Mason and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and receiving two Silver Star awards.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Ashcraft officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Doyle Edward Kidd Jr. and Byron C. Kidd, both of Bowman; two daughters, Brenda K. Austin, Hampton, and Susan Alexander, McDonough; a brother, Hal Douglas Kidd, Chester, S.C.; a sister, Wilma Thornton, Riverdale; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

David McGill
Athens
David Reynolds McGill, 29, of 160 Westwood Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. McGill was a son of Judy McGill and Paul T. McGill, both of Athens. He was a 1988 graduate of Clarke Central High School, where he was football manager in 1985. He was a poster child for the March of Dimes for seven years, a counselor for Extra-Special People, an honorary member of the Athens Jaycees and a spokesman for the Georgia-Georgia Tech Junior Varsity Thanksgiving Day Game. He attended Athens Area Technical Institute and Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute, and was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with Paul Brown, Billy Henderson and the Rev. Peggy Little officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Kevin McGill, Athens; a sister, Paula Pleger, Athens; his grandmothers, Mildred R. Johnson, Athens, and Winnie McGill, Banks County; an aunt and uncle, Ernie and Kelley Johnson, Birmingham, Ala.; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Davis, Tommy Mitchell, Jason Brown, Charlie Root, Mark Bonner and Mike Bowers.

Barry Merritt
Greensboro
Barry Merritt, 40, of 1351 Thompson Town Road, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Merritt was a son of Willie Lewis Merritt and Melba Merritt, Greensboro.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boswell Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Judy Merritt; two sons, Tione Merritt and Cody Merritt, both of Greensboro; two daughters, Ciji Merritt and Raven Merritt, both of Greensboro; two brothers, John Merritt and Lamar Merritt, both of Greensboro; and four sisters, Linda Rowland, Gloria Merritt, Geraldine McCommons and Delores Merritt, all of Greensboro.
Norrington Funeral Home in Greensboro is in charge of arrangements.

Clara M. Murray
Rutledge
Clara Mae Murray, 62, of 3401 Old Mill Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Walton County, she was a daughter of the late James Edward Jones and Zora Mae Guthrie. She was a cook in a restaurant.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Simmons Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Bay Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Robuck, Rutledge, Tracy Croy, Winder, and Jennifer Hughes, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; two sons, Brian O'Kelley, Social Circle, and Charles Allen O'Kelley, Monroe; two sisters, Francis Powell, Lithonia, and Sara Payne, Covington; three brothers, George Willian Jones, Lithonia, Wiley Dean Jones, Decatur, and James Nelson Jones, Lawrenceville; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eulis Rhodes
Crawfordville
Eulis Rhodes, 55, of 430 Lexington St., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999.
A native of Taliaferro County, Mr. Rhodes was a machine operator and was a member of Greater Level Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Kennedy Rhodes, Crawfordville; three sisters, Martha J. Edwards and Ella M. Rhodes, both of Crawfordville, and Princella Heath, Union Point; and five grandchildren.
Hughes & Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Self
Athens
Mary Self, 54, of 195 Barnett Shoals Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Self was a daughter of Frances Bales Monroe, Athens, and James Dudley, Hattiesburg, Miss. She was employed with the Clarke County School System.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. S.T. Graham officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Vernon Self; a daughter, Donna Dodd, Bogart; a son, Mark Self, Conyers; two sisters, Ann McCarty, Raleigh, N.C., and Jane Tindall, Milwaukee; a brother, Hamp Owen, Statham; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Barbara Sims
Athens
Barbara A. Sims, 55, of 832 Vincent Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, she was a daughter of the late J.D. Price and Cornelios Bolton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clifford Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with the Rev. Donald Sims. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Joyce Sims and Ernelisa Sims, both of Athens; two sons, Travis Sims and Stanley Sims, both of Athens; four sisters, Lucille Maddox, Willie Bell Bolton and Mary Goolsby, all of Athens, and Bessie Wright, Atlanta; a brother, Jake Wingfield, Athens; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tucker Smith Jr.
Washington
Tucker Smith Jr., 63, of 1598 Lincoln Ave. S.E., died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Smith was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with the Rev. McIver officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his father, Tucker Smith Sr., Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Amelia Smith Davis and Gellet Crawford, both of Atlanta; a sister, Annye Greene, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Arthur Smith, Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.

Frances S. Walker
Pensacola, Fla.
Frances Simpson Walker, 77, of 1810 Barrs, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Toccoa, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
A native of Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mertis Marchman Simpson. She was a graduate of Toccoa High School, attended Georgia State College for Women and received a master's degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Toccoa City Cemetery with Dr. Richard Hawks officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Walker, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Frank Walker, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Sam Simpson, Watkinsville; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Monday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa or the First Baptist Church of Toccoa.

Henry C. Wilhite
Athens
Henry C. Wilhite, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Wilhite was a son of the late William and Alvenia Wilhite.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurley Funeral Home with the Rev. Milo Weems officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Wilhite; two daughters, Antionette Potts, Temple, and Donnie W. Lopez, Rockmart; two sons, Fran Wilhite, Rockmart, and Donald Wilhite, Carrollton; his stepmother, Bessie W. Holland, Ila; and six grandchildren.

'Katie' Woodruff
Athens
Kathleen Nicole "Katie" Woodruff, 14, of 111 Woody Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999.
A native of Athens, she was a daughter of George Michael Woodruff and Sherry Burgess Woodruff, both of Athens. She was a student at Cedar Shoals High School.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nations with the Rev. Mel Holmes, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three brothers, Matthew Woodruff and Jesse Woodruff, both of Athens, and George Michael Woodruff Jr., West Blocton, Ala.; and her grandmother, Shirley Burgess, Phoenix.
Pallbearers will be George Wilkes, Mark Bailey, Phillip Woodruff and Al Clemens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Katie Woodruff Fund, c/o the Mental Health Association of Northeast Georgia, P.O. Box 6384, Athens, GA 30604-6384.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Henry Lee Bailey
Athens
Henry Lee Bailey, of 188 Epps Bridge Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Harris
Oakland, Calif.
Thelma Harris, formerly of Athens, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie D. Mayfield
Philadelphia
Willie D. Mayfield, 51, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
Macks Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of arrangements.

Samantha Segars
Lavonia
Samantha Sunshine Segars, infant daughter of Stanley and Leann Fleeman Segars, of 794 Idle Acres Lane, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
Hamby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Horace L. Warbington
Commerce
Horace Leon Warbington, 73, of 358 Adams Clark Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.


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