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James Byron Alexander
Jefferson
James Byron Alexander, 46, of 117 Lyle Field Road, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Alexander was a son of Mrs. Pansey Alexander of Jefferson and the late J.B. Alexander. He was a shop foreman with Cal-Maine Feeds and attended Bethany Methodist Church.
Services were Sunday.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Alice Alexander; two sons, Hopper Alexander and Dutch Alexander, both of Jefferson; a sister, Emma Jean Merk, Jefferson; three brothers, Charles Fleeman, Knoxville, Tenn., Dickie Fleeman, Jefferson, and John Alexander, Braselton; and a grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Lee Bailey
Hull
Henry Lee Bailey, 84, of 10958 Nowhere Road, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Bailey was a son of the late James and Essie Bailey.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairplay Baptist Church, with the Revs. David Stanley, Gazzara Mitchell Sr., and Andrew Clark officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Cora Jarrells, Dahlonega, and Martha Henson, Athens; a son, Calvin Bailey, Hull; four sisters, Ressie Hollis, Augusta, Louise Guidert, Clewiston, Fla., and Clara Bailey and Darlene Stevens, both of Athens; four brothers, Hosea Bailey and Ozie Bailey, both of Chicago, Ill., Frank Bailey, Clewiston, Fla., and Curtis Bailey, Ila; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hope Marie Brown
Bogart
Hope Marie Brown, infant daughter of Clark and Stacy Smith Brown, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Father Steve Salot officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hills Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Hayley Brown, Bogart; a brother, C.J. Brown, Bogart; paternal grandmother, Barbara Brown, Tustin, Calif.; and maternal grandmother, Joan Smith, Balboa Island, Calif.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with visitation to follow.

Kenneth Clark
Winder
Kenneth Clark, 64, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
Mr. Clark was a son of Dovie Sims Clark of Winder and the late Albert Paul Clark. He was retired from Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. Works.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. Howard Banks, Kenneth Deaton, and Ed Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Eva Mae Self Clark; three sons, Ray Clark, Ricky Clark, and Randy Clark, all of Winder; a sister, Shirley Landers, Statham; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul Costanza
Winder
Paul "Geronimo" Costanza, 56, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
Mr. Costanza was a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War, serving as a demolition expert and was in a four-man reconnaissance unit.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at New Pentecost United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike McLemore.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Cheeley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Pentecost United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Dalton Jr.
Clarkesville
Fred Dalton Jr., 54, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
A native of Jackson, Mr. Dalton was a son of the late Fred Dalton Sr. and Gainell Hicks Huntsinger and preceded in death by a son, Fred Richard Murray. He was a farmer and mechanic and member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Bill Trotter officiating. Burial will be in Mount View Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Maxwell Dalton; a stepson, Roy Lee Murray, Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Inez Stringer, Athens; three brothers, C.T. Dalton, Danielsville, and Charles Ray Huntsinger and Mack Huntsinger, both of Colbert; and 11 grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.

Linda Faye Dickens
Eatonton
Linda Faye Wilson Dickens, 50, of 774 Madison Highway, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Walter and Hattie C. Tolbert Wilson and widow of Perry Dickens. She was a custom metal line operator and was of the Baptist faith.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point, with the Rev. Jim Olds officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice Paige Holder, Eatonton; a son, Tracy Jordan, Greensboro; a brother, Walter Phillip Wilson, Colbert; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point.

Paul Arthur Kenyon
Toccoa
The Rev. Paul Arthur Kenyon, 92, of 829 Hilltop Lane, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
A native of Beaver, Pa., Mr. Kenyon was a son of the late George and Virgilia Hays Kenyon. He was a member of First Alliance Church, a retired minister having served 60 years with Christian Missionary Alliance Church, pastored at 10 Alliance Churches and did missionary work in Africa and the Philippines.
Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery, with private services.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Sferra Kenyon; a daughter, Carol Layton, New Port Richie, Fla.; a son, David Kenyon, Kent, Ohio; a brother, the Rev. Don Kenyon, Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Ike McNabb
Warrenton
Joe Ike McNabb, 71, of 305 Mayfield Road, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
A native of Monroe County, Tenn., Mr. McNabb was retired from American Natural Resources as a mechanic, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Grace Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Rockford, Ill., with the Rev. David Eller officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna May Williams, Longview, Wash., Sharon Graham, Rockford, Ill., and Mary Kay Patton, Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Joseph F. McNabb, Rockford, Ill., and Richard A. McNabb and James A. McNabb, both of Longview, Wash.; two sisters, Marie Eller, Russiaville, Ind., and Mildred Gerdes, Galveston, Ind.; three brothers, Lee McNabb, Spring Valley, Calif., Reed McNabb, Nicholson, and Bill McNabb, Rockford, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, is in charge of local arrangements. Sunset Funeral Home, Rockford, Ill., is in charge of out-of-state arrangements.

Seth Adam Rudeseal
Clarkesville
Seth Adam Rudeseal, 3 months old, infant son of Adam Rudeseal and Judy Galloway, both of Clarkesville, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
Seth was a native of Fulton County and was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Lois Eller Canup.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at Hollywood Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Derrick Lollis, Clarkesville; grandparents, Wayne and Margaret Prowell Galloway, Demorest, Roger and Susie Canup Rudeseal, Hollywood; great grandparents Mitchell Prowell and Bobbie Kyser, Texas, Preston and Doris Galloway, Clarkesville, Vance Canup, Clarkesville, and Owen and Pearlie Rudeseal, Hollywood.
The family is at the residence of his great-grandparents, Owen and Pearlie Rudeseal, Hollywood.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilmont P. Williams
Athens
Wilmont Parks Williams, 82, of 2818 Barnett Shoals Road, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late John Parks and Flora Tempy Bates Williams. He had worked for Rogers Hosiery Mill, was owner and operator of Wee Acres Trailer Park, and a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Burial will be in Williams' Family Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Garret Williams; and two sisters, Martha "Pats" Williams and Lucille "Trix" Cooper, both of Athens.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral at the funeral home.

Jerry Cotton
Jefferson
Jerry Cotton, 62, of 287 Peachtree Road, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, will announce arrangements.

Casilo Hughes
Hartwell
Casilo Hughes, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Macks Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Eloise B. Smith
Athens
Eloise Beckwith Smith, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Krystal Connie Weber
Sautee Nacoochee
Krystal Connie Weber, 38, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, will announce arrangements.

Jimmy L. Anderson
Rayle
Jimmy L. Anderson, 75, of 1098 Philomath Road, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Anderson was a son of the late Henry and Ruby Anderson. He was a retired janitor and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Anderson; three daughters, Catherine Asbasi, Md.; Linda Stevens, Hawaii, and Margaret Lewis, Rayle; two sisters, Mamie Minor and Henreitte Butler, both of Atlanta; and 10 grandchildren.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

James W. Barrett
Commerce
James W. Barrett, 79, of 430 Williford St. died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Barrett was a son of the late Mamie Hart Barrett and Charlie Barrett. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Burdette. He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Little Country Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby, Milton Burdette and John Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ivola Peck Barrett; four daughters, Jimie Lynne Cassai, Buford, Rhonda Coffee, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jennifer Collins and Shirley Stephenson, both of Commerce; two sons, Tony Martin and Tommy Tanner, both of Commerce; a brother, Amory Barrett, Winder; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Jennifer Collins, 15 Leigh St., Commerce, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Bruce
Athens
John Hancock Bruce, of 143 Chinquapin Way, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., Mr. Bruce was a son of Merlin Knox and Johnetta Hancock Bruce and was the widower of Ruth Hannah Bruce. He attended the University of Tennessee, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was retired from DuPont, having worked in Buffalo, N.Y., Martinsville, Va., and Athens. He was a member of St. Gregory The Great Episcopal Church and was a member of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Gregory The Great Episcopal Church, with the Reverend Porter Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his son, John Merlin Bruce, Duluth; a sister, Martha Gray, Charlottesville, Va.; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be from The Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Gregory The Great Episcopal Church.

Jerry L. Cotton
Jefferson
Jerry Lamar Cotton, 62, of 287 Peachtree Road, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cotton was a son of the late Clara Belle Odell Cotton and Pledger Cotton. He was a truck driver for Southeastern Services.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Powell officiating. Burial will be in Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Wright Cotton; a daughter, Teresa Howell, Ellenwood; three sons, Keith Cotton, Preston Cotton and Sam Cotton, all of Commerce; three stepdaughters, Sherry Blackmon, Jefferson, Sandy Goodwin and Teresa Rios, both of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsons, Charles Wright, Chicago, Ill., and Kevin Wright, Jefferson; five sisters, Grace Crane, Maysville, Pat Crane and Jo Wilbanks, both of Homer, Sara Webb, Clarkesville, and Judy Wilson, Commerce; three brothers, Charles Cotton, Nicholson, John Cotton, Homer, and William Cotton, Marietta; and 28 grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.

Ludelle Lowe
Winterville
Ludelle Lowe, 85, of 84 Van Lane, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Lowe was a daughter of the late James Earl and Lillie Mae Clark Carter and was the widow of M.V. Lowe. She was preceded in death by two sons, Horace Lowe and Pat Lowe. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church, with the Revs. Clifton Barrett, Richard McFall and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include seven daughters, Virginia McClain, Athens, Louise Esco, Bonaire, Ruby Nell Callaway and Faye Miller, both of Winterville, Jean Colley, Monks Corner, S.C., Barbara Kilgore, Arnoldsville, and Brenda Butler, Crawford; a son, Bud Lowe, Winterville; a sister, Mary Willie Booth, Colbert; a brother, Cecil Carter, Kannapolis, N.C.; 29 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Guy Lowe, Donald Booth, Bob Foster, Ronnie Lester, Rodney Williams and Ronnie Booth. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Cemetery Fund.

Aretha C. Martin
Athens
Aretha Caprice Martin, 30, of 663 Branch St., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson Sr., Athens. She was a member of Arnold Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arnold Grove Baptist Church, Arnoldsville, with the Revs. James Allen Jr., Jackie Johnson and Dwight Sims officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Ketanna Sims, Athens; four sisters, Shirley Barnett, Joyce Johnson, Loyce (Abby) Johnson, and Linda Prather, all of Athens; six brothers, Walter Johnson Jr., Michael Johnson, Tony Johnson, Danny Martin, Paul Martin, and Ruben Odell Williams, all of Athens; her grandmother, Lois Martin; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Geneva Abraham, 295 Bent Wood Trail, Winterville.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie D. Mayfield
Philadelphia, Pa.
Willie David Mayfield, 51, of 1203 Green St., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Mayfield was a son of the late L.D. and Willie Mayfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hartwell.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mack's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Granberry officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Patricia Mayfield, Hartwell; and two brothers, Columbus Lee Mayfield and Prentis Mayfield, both of Hartwell.

Eloise B. Smith
Athens
Eloise Beckwith Smith, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Ada, Ohio, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Wightman S. and Lessie Trammell Beckwith and was the widow of M. Reginald Smith. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 72 years. She graduated from Athens High School and received her B.F.A., M.A. and Ed.S. from the University of Georgia. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Iota and a charter member of the Athens Choral Society. She taught math in Clarke County schools for 14 years and worked for the Athens Community Council on Aging, Home Delivered Meals Program until the spring of 1998.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Smith Bryant, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; two sons, Reginald B. Smith, Athens, and Laurin J. Smith, Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Choral Society, P.O. Box 1263 Athens, GA 30603, or to Athens Community Council on Aging, Home Delivered Meals Program, 135 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

F. A. Taylor

F. A. 'Shine' Taylor, 92, of 114 Clifton Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Simpsonville, S.C., Mr. Taylor was a son of the late John T. and Ida Cooper Taylor. He was a retired manager of the Athens City Bus Line and was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. He later moved back to S.C. and opened his own business.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Woodville Cemetery, with the Rev. T. Griffeth Carithers officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Taylor; and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 1801 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

Belle M. Thornton
Royston
Belle M. Thornton, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Thornton was a daughter of the late Arthur and Berry Webb Marlow, and was the widow of John R. Ingham and Brad Thornton. She was a retired mailroom clerk with the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bert Synan and Fred Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden.
Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Robinson, Duluth; a son, the Rev. John W. Ingham, Athens; a sister, Lucille Brooks, Royston; and six grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Krystal C. Weber
Sautee
Krystal Connie Weber, 38, formerly of Clarkesville, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Duval County, Fla., Mrs. Weber was a daughter of Gene and Charlotte Kell, Clarkesville. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Lamar Fowler. She was a 1979 graduate of Habersham Central High School.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. Phillip Yarber officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Christian Weber; two daughters, Jessica Eller and Joanna Eller, both of Sautee; a son, Jonathon Eller, Sautee; a sister, Kechara Hogsed, Mount Airy; three brothers, Daniel Fowler and David Fowler, both of Rome, and Steve Fowler, Cave Spring.

Tommie Jo Atkinson
Royston
Tommie Jo Atkinson, 55, of 228 Dovetown Road, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Mamie A. Avrett
Athens
Mamie Allgood Avrett, 97, formerly of Athens and Atlanta, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janie M. Campbell
Woodville
Janie Mae Campbell, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Randell Coile
Bowman
Randell Coile, of 49 W. Ginn St., died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Benjamin H. Lord
Fort Myers, Fla.
Benjamin Hampton 'Hamp' Lord III, 46, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Laura H. Steward
Athens
Laura Helen Steward, 83, of 180 Pebble Creek Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, will announce arrangements.

Howard M. Abney
Athens
Howard Morton Abney, 78, formerly of Athens, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mr. Abney was a son of the late Howard Teasley and Martha Cole Morton Abney. He was a graduate of Athens High and attended the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army and was a sales representative for Cluett Peabody Co., La.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Oconee Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Jon Appelton.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Allen, Clearwater, Fla., and Carol Ann Watson, Forsyth; a son, Lt. Col. Howard M. Abney Jr., Cadwell; his stepmother, Mary Abney, Athens; a sister, Jane Hawkins, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Dr. Ray Abney, Bradleboro, Vt., and Dr. Howard Abney, Watkinsville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Mary Abney, 159 Dearing St., Athens, and Dr. and Mrs. Howard Abney, 33 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville.
Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommie J. Atkinson
Royston
Tommie J. Carey Atkinson, 55, of 228 Dovetown Road, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of the late Joe and Rilla Duncan Carey and was the widow of Milford "Smiley" Atkinson. She was a homemaker and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Pruitte Funeral Home, with the Revs. Darvin Cash and Chris Lecroy officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Garden, South.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Oliver, Royston; a son, Ervin Atkinson, Royston; a sister, Jean Morrison, Royston; two brothers, J.O. Carey and James Carey, both of Hartwell; and six grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Karen and William Oliver, 391 Bonds Bridge Road, Royston.

Mamie A. Avrett
Athens
Mamie Allgood Avrett, 97, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mrs. Avrett was a daughter of the late John and Maude Brooks Allgood and was the widow of Harris Boynton Avrett. She was retired from the Southern Bell Telephone Company and was a member of the Pioneers Life Member Club and the First Christian Church. At the time of her death she was the oldest living member of her church and the Pioneers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church of Athens, with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hills Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Zadie and Julian Scott, Atlanta; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Cindy and Rustin McAlister, Athens, Peggy and Kevin Spillane, Marietta; and six great-granddaughters, Brooks and Ansley McAlister, Courtney Spillane, Rachel Spillane, Olivia Spillane and Emily Spillane.
Pallbearers will be Bradford Allgood, Carlas Allgood, Matthew Allgood, Allen Hunter, William Miller and Lamar Pittard.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home.

Robert L. Bennett Jr.
Commerce
Robert Lee Bennett Jr., 66, of 1368 B. Wilson Road, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Bennett was a son of Corine Johnson Cleveland, East Point, and the late Robert Lee Bennett Sr. He was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Retired U.S. Air Force Sergeant Association. He was a member of Sylvan Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Revs. Verlin Reece and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Betty Snelling Bennett; four daughters, Teresa Cornell, Marietta, Linda Hadden, Dallas, Texas, Carol Schneider and Donnah Sparks, both of Commerce; a son, Robert Lee Bennett III, Snellville; three sisters, Flora Cleveland, College Park, Elizabeth Ford, Forest Park, and Carolyn Peck, Gainesville; and 10 grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.

Doc L. Bonds
Lula
Doc L. Bonds, 91, of 5529 Old Cornelia Highway, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Bonds was a son of the late William Asbury and Willie Jamp Bonds. He was a retired textile and construction worker and was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ralph Smith and Bethel Midgett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Nelle Kimsey Bonds; three sons, David Bonds, Maysville, Denver Bonds, Gillsville, and Deveret Bonds, Lula; a sister, Bernice Norris, Cornelia; a half sister, Geraldine Pruitt, Homer; a half brother, Oscar Bond, Homer; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.

Wardell Carter
Athens
Wardell Carter, 34, of 8830 Macon Highway, Lot No. 2, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.
Mr. Carter was a son of the late Gwendolyn "Henry Ann" Bell. He was a truck driver.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morton Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rugene Bryant officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Carter; a daughter, Raquita Carter, Athens; and an aunt who raised him in her home, Frankie Carter, Athens.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Randell Coile
Bowman
Randell Coile, 54, of 49 W. Ginn St., died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Coile was a son of Susie Mae Barton Coile, Bowman, and the late Harold Coile. He was an arc welder employed at Monroe Auto Equipment.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pruitte Funeral Home, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Shirley Scoggins Coile; two stepdaughters, Angela Massey, Bowman, and Regina Moore, Lawrenceville; four sisters, Mildred Parker, Kathleen Pierce, Joan Ray and Susan Coile, all of Bowman; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Darren Pierce, Shane Brown, Adam Brown, Cliff Adams, Billy Todd and Andrew Adams.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Martha Little, P.O. Box 147, Carnesville, GA 30521.

Carolyn Dixon
Toccoa
Carolyn Ann Kelley Dixon, 51, of Nub Garland Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of Tressie Ramey Kelly and the late Buford Kelley. She was employed with the Stephens County school system for 18 years and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Tates Creek Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jewell Gaines and Edward Hood officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Michelle Bolman, Toccoa, Regina King, Mount Airy, and Shelia Dixon, Martin; a son, Michael Dixon, Cleveland; a sister, Angel Simpson, Toccoa; two brothers, Sonny Kelley and Charles Kelley, Toccoa; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Kelley, Boyd Kelley, Fred Bentley, Joe Kelley, Brian Kelley and Ronnie Simpson.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Emma S. McAllister Duncan
Athens
Emma Susie McAllister Duncan, 74, of The Whitehall Community, died Tuesday, Feb. 23 1999.
A native of Greensboro, Mrs. Duncan was a daughter of the late Charlie E. and Clyde Elanor Partridge McAllister and was the widow of Oscar H. Duncan. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Marlowe. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, Ila.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wilson Hembree officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Peek and Freda Roberts, both of Whitehall, and Jeanne Scoggins, Danielsville; five sisters, Virginia Dooley and Nell Burnette, both of Watkinsville, Myra Jean Davis, Carolyn Bales and Patricia "Prissy" Tanksley, all of Athens; three brothers, Franklin "Bo" McAllister, Whitehall, Jesse Thomas McAllister, Winder, and Bobby McAllister, Athens; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jessie C. Peek, Larry R. Scoggins, Michael Scoggins, Gabe Scoggins, Stephen Roberts and Joseph Roberts.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Benjamin H. Lord III
Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Benjamin Hampton "Hamp" Lord III, 46, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Lord was a son of Benjamin Hampton Jr. and Martha Mathews Lord, Athens. He was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Hampton Lord IV. He was a graduate of Athens High School and the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. He was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He worked as a pharmacist for many years and was a self-employed motel operator. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Beverly Hancock Lord; two stepsons, Preston Horne and Gregory Mitchell, both of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; a sister, Ann Maxey, Atlanta; and a brother, Mark Lord, Athens.
Pallbearers will be Jake English, Rick Grayson, Andy Gibson and Ty Morris.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Clarke County, 196 Alps Road, Athens GA 30606.

Dennis O. McElreath
Greensboro
Dennis Odell McElreath, 39, of 1031 Rhodes St., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mr. McElreath was a son of Odell McElreath and the late June Farmer Moye.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, with the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Center.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include three daughters, Krystal McElreath and Leigh Ann McElreath, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Samatha Walker, Greensboro; a son, Isaiah McElreath, Commerce; three sisters, Jane Duncan, Commerce, Brenda Martin, Tampa, Fla., and Barbara Spooner, White House, Fla.; a brother, Hubert McElreath, Ila; and a grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gladys H. McSwain
Atlanta
Gladys Hudson McSwain, 88, of 946 Alloway Place, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Lanette, Ala., Mrs. McSwain was a daughter of the late Jesse David Hudson and Minnie Cummings. She was a member of Hightower Memorial United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hightower Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joe Hassell officiating. Burial will be in South View Cemetery, Thomaston.
Survivors include three daughters, Gerry M. Bartlett and Lynda G. McSwain, both of Atlanta, and Dianne McSwain Hutto, Athens; a sister, Dora H. Wilson, Winter Garden, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Thomaston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Randy K. Ramsey
Cornelia
Randy Kenneth Ramsey, 40, of Lakeview Heights, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Ramsey was a son of Nadene McConnell Ramsey, Cornelia, and the late Kenneth "Casey" Ramsey. He was a 1976 graduate of Habersham Central High School. He was a used-car manager for Hardy Chevrolet, Cornelia, and was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, with the Revs. Ed Aiken and Rod Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Connie Cotton Ramsey; a daughter, Kimberly Ramsey, Cornelia; a son, Christopher Ramsey, Cornelia; a brother, Keith Ramsey, Clarkesville; and his grandparents, Clara McConnell and Bruce Ramsey, both of Demorest.

Lewis E. Safrit
Elberton
Lewis Edward Safrit, 72, of 1067 Ruckersville Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
A native of Rowan County, Mr. Safrit was a son of the late Charles B. Safrit Sr. and Ethel Brown Safrit. He was retired from the granite industry, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and was a lifetime member of the Elberton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a charter member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Elberton.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Elmhurst Cemetery, with the Rev. Barbara Engelbrecht officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hall Safrit; two daughters, Patricia Matthews, Hartwell, and Laura Ward, Ashboro, N.C.; a brother, Jim Safrit Jr., Forest Park; and a granddaughter.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.
The family has requested no flowers and memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 951, Elberton, GA 30635.

Laura Steward
Athens
Laura Helen Steward, 83, of 180 Pebble Creek Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999.
A native of Portage County, Wis., Mrs. Steward was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Veronica Bukowski Zywicki and was the widow of Lewis Charles Steward. She was retired from JC Penney Department Store and was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church, Stevens Point, Wis. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Barbara Rebekah Lodge No. 9.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Stevens Point, Wis.
Survivors include two daughters, Noreen Steward, Athens, and Mary Miller, Paso Robles, Calif.; three sisters, Sophie Kvatek and Tillie Konopacky, both of Stevens Point, Wis., and Lynn Lutz Ruenger, Wausau, Wis.; a brother, Sylvester Zywicki Jr., Stevens Point, Wis.; and a grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a Hospice organization of your choice.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of local arrangements.

Horace U. Whitaker
Rutledge
Horace Usher Whitaker, 84, of 251 W. Main St., died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mr. Whitaker was a son of the late Thomas Usher Whitaker and Cassie Knight and was the widower of Georgia Belle McHan Whitaker. He was owner and operator of Standard Oil station in Rutledge for 22 years and was postmaster for 23 years. He was a member of Dewald Lodge and the Triangle Council No. 42 and was a Royal Arch Mason.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Rutledge Baptist Church, with the Revs. Wayne Ghann and Jim Hollis officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rutledge City Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Jolene W. Parkman, Greenville, S.C.; a son, Horace Whitaker Jr., Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Helen Patrick, Oxford, and Doris Jones, Rutledge; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rutledge Baptist Church.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Thomas M. King
Royston
Thomas M. King, of 475 Phillips St., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

George P. Lattimore
Athens
George P. Lattimore, of 150 Anderson St., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Margerite M. McDermott
Athens
Margerite M. McDermott, formerly of Watkinsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Mandia Smith
Lexington
Mandia Smith of Salem Road, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel will announce arrangements.


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