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John T. Bond
Athens
John Thomas Bond, 51, of 100 Edgewood Drive, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Quincy, Fla., Mr. Bond was a son of the late Raymond C. and Pauline Hammond Bond. He was a real estate house inspector and was a founding member of St. James United Methodist Church. He was a Girls Little League softball coach and was a member of the Georgia Association of House Inspectors and the Athens Board of Inspectors. He was a former member of the Jackson County Board of Realtors and was a former owner and advocator of the restoration of the Morton Theatre.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Griffith Bond; a stepdaughter, Lindsey Pierson, Athens; and a stepson, Chris Pierson, Athens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amylodosis.

John Randolph Bridges
Georgetown
John Randolph Bridges, 85, of Route 2, Box 154 C-1, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Kathryn Fuller and Carolyn Copelan, both of Georgetown, Rachel Ernestine Turnipseed, Albany, and Barbara B. Jones, Auburn; and a sister, Lourine B. Freeman, Hoschton.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nida Daniel Brooks
Athens
Nida Daniel Brooks, 93, of 9246 Commerce Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Irwin County, Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Forest C. and Venie Humphreys Daniel and the widow of Clarence L. Brooks. She was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Tom Daniel and Roy C. Daniel. She lived most of her life in Jackson County and was the retired owner of Brooks Store, Center, and was a member of Center United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Center United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Willard officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two nieces, Elaine Potts, Center, and Bebe D. Wells, Winder; three nephews, Tom K. Daniel, Jasper, William R. Daniel, Monroe, and Randall C. Daniel, Columbus; three sisters-in-law, Cleo K. Daniel, Jefferson. Romeze Brooks, Center, and Bonnie Brooks, Conyers; 11 great-nieces and nephews; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Community Cemetery c/o Audry Hawkins, 9164 Hwy. 441, Nicholson, GA 30565.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home.

Walter R. Brown
Clarkesville
Walter R. Brown, 82, of 103 Woodvale Drive, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Rockingham, N.C., Mr. Brown was a son of the late William and Myrtle Apple Brown. He was retired from Clarkesville Mill after many years of service. He was a member of Clarkesville Masonic Lodge 325, was a former deacon at Clarkesville Baptist Church, and was a board member of Habersham County Housing Authority.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Habersham Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Demorest, with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Brown; a daughter, Glenda Lewallen, Clarkesville; a son, Don R. Brown, Clarkesville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Announcement courtesy of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.

Winford Lee Cochran
Elberton
Winford Lee "Wimp" Cochran, 57, of 1721 Martin Villa Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Draper, N.C., Mr. Cochran was a son of Ruth Hawks Cochran of Elberton and the late Juel Cochran. He was of the Baptist faith, was a carrier driver for Emory World Wide, and was a member of the Georgia National Guard.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Finger officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joy Smith Cochran; a son, Jayson Chatham, Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Marvene Allen, Elberton; a brother, Fred Cochran, Lavonia; and a grandchild, Cameron Cochran.
Pallbearers will be Alton Saine, Neal Dixon, Johnny Swygert, Fred Hall, Nelson Locke, and Scott Cochran. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Key Club of Elberton.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m today at the funeral home.

William Davenport
Athens
William "Bill" Davenport, 73, of 249 Plaza St., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Davenport was a son of the late James and Curlie Davenport.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home, with the Revs. Abraham Mosley and David Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Angela Davenport, Atlanta; a son, James Davenport, Madison; a devoted niece, Laura Harris, Athens; a niece, Helen Nichols, Baltimore, Md.; three nephews, Jerome Davenport, Sacramento, Calif., Wayne Davenport and James Leroy Davenport, both of Athens; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ben Taylor, Athens; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Laura Harris, 228 Glenhaven Ave.

Louise Dutton
Royston
Louise Royston Dutton, 78, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Dutton was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Ruby Bernice Pierce Royston and the widow of J.W. Dutton. She was a homemaker and was a member of Royston Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home, with the Rev. Williard Crider officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Sara Sue Wright, Anderson, S.C.; and two brothers, Robert Royston, Royston, and George Royston, Danielsville.
The family is at the residence of Robert and Leona Royston, 366 Grove St., Royston, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ann M. Betti Fortson
Bogart
Ann Mary Betti Fortson, 86, of 1160 Grayson Lane, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Italy, Mrs. Fortson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Betti and was the widow of Edward N. Fortson. She was a homemaker and was a member of Gateway United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gateway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Varnado officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Fortson, Bogart; a sister, Marian Betti Corbett, San Francisco, Calif.; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway United Methodist Church Building Fund, 349 Jefferson River Road, Athens, GA 30607.

Watson Franklin
Elberton
The Rev. Thomas Watson Franklin, 83, formerly of 1522 Franklin Drive, Elberton, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Franklin was a son of the late Paul Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Nelms Franklin. He was a retired Baptist minister, having pastored Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Flat Shoals Baptist Church and Gordon Memorials Baptist Church, all in Hart County. In 1954 he founded a new church in Elberton, which became West End Baptist Church. He pastored this church for 27 years. He was a member of Elberton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hicks Funeral Home, with the Revs. C.E. Jackson III and George M. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Dye Franklin; a daughter, Patricia Dunn, Elberton; two sons, Thomas W. Franklin Jr. and Merrill Franklin, both of Elberton; three sisters, Ola Chastain, Elberton, Ruth Evans, Decatur, and Edna Tooke, Commerce; a brother, Charles Franklin, Elberton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Jeff Franklin, David Dunn, Greg Franklin, Jason Franklin, Jarrett Franklin, and Joshua Franklin.
The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel Florence Jones Gray
Houston, Texas
Ethel Florence Jones Gray, 92, of 3315 Las Palmas, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Walton County, Mrs. Gray was a daughter of the late Augustus Weaver Jones and Laura Futch. She was an insurance bookkeeper.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rutledge City Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Clavin George Gray, Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Lee Johnson
Monroe
Rose Lee Johnson, 85, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Yazoo City, Miss., Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Gordon and Rachel Margaret White Gordon and was the widow of Lonnie "Bill" Johnson. She was retired from Henson Manufacturing and was a member of Mount Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Arthur Bowick Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jimmy Greer and Lonnie Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Imogene McCullers and Katherine Adcock, both of Monroe, and Lorene Childers Whitley, Bishop; two sons, Lonnie Lee Johnson and Jimmy Johnson, both of Monroe; a brother, Cecil Gordon, Gadsden, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lizzie W. Mabry
Canon
Lizzie W. Mabry, 85, of 2740 Bond Ave., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Mabry was a daughter of the late William H. and Lizzie Bond Westmoreland and was the widow of Emory Frank Mabry. She was a homemaker, was a member of Canon United Methodist Church, and was the last member of her immediate family.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Canon United Methodist Church with the Revs. Herman Bowers and Merritt Waters officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Garden.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean King, Bogart, Kathleen Phillips, Marietta, and Ann Rudeseal, Royston; two sons, Frank Mabry, Ruskin, Fla., and Bruce Mabry, Canon; eight grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandson, Marty Roach, Les Phillips, Rick Phillips, Lanny Mabry, David Mabry, and Bob Lecroy.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home.

George Monroe Meeks
Cornelia
George Monroe Meeks, 67, of Lakeside Circle, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Meeks was a son of the late George Wesley Meeks and Beulah Belinda Wade Meeks Stanley. He was the retired owner of Meeks Plumbing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church, Galloway St., with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell and Ross Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Mote officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Lurlene Tench Meeks; a daughter, Doris Webb, Cornelia; a son, Dale Meeks, Cornelia; three sisters, Geraldine Free and Janell Thompson, both of Lula, and Susie Holland, Alto; a brother, Donald Stanley, Jefferson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Newton Callaway Poss
Rayle
Newton Callaway Poss, 71, of 1615 Bartram Trace Road, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Poss was a son of the late Paul Callaway and Pauline Sherrer Poss. He was retired from Dixie Wood Products, Washington, was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was a member of Carters Grove Baptist Church and VFW Post 5899.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Carters Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Kenneth Jones and Thompson Holloman officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Combs Poss; a daughter, Joyce A. Blackburn, Washington; three sons, James N. Poss and Kenneth Poss, both of Washington, and Jeff Poss, Rayle; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brant Vickery, Pete Poss, Bill Maxwell, Randy Echols, Larry McAvoy, and Salvidor Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to Carters Grove Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Hicks Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of arrangements.

Desma Margaret Roberts
Winder
Desma Margaret Roberts, 88, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late George and Laudarie M. Kimbrall and widow of Alvin Irvin Roberts. She was retired from Empire Manufacturing as a seamstress and was a member of New Liberty United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. William Warnock and C.B. Skelton officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Roberts, Winder; a sister-in-law, Nolia Kimbrell, Winder; nieces and nephews.

Ethel M. Scott
Toccoa
Ethel Meaders Scott, 89, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late William Webb and Lindey Motes Meaders and was the widow of Dobbs Scott. She was a homemaker and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dennis Petty and Ralph Goss officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a sister, Stella Cook, Rome; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Shiffer, Tim Wilson, Nate Jackson, Toddy Kelly, Ronnie Forester and Kenneth Cook.
The family is at the residence of Marie and Kevin Hicks, 6994 Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary.

Delora C. Sheuring
Athens
Delora Cosette Sheuring, 88, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Danville, Ill., Mrs. Sheuring was a daughter of the late Cecil and Delora Lawwill. She was married to Dr. John Joseph Sheuring, who had a long career in the Diary Science Department at the University of Georgia. She was a 1932 graduate of Charleston College and taught public school in Danville from 1933 to 1942. In 1949, she moved to Athens where she started a career as the first woman Realtor in Athens. At the same time, she and her husband, along with Raymond Lester and Nick Chivilas, started the Burger Chef franchise in Georgia. After the passing of her husband, she founded the scholarships in Dairy Science in honor of her late husband. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens and provided funds for the restoration and display of the church bell now located in front of the church. She was a longtime member of the Pilot Club of Athens and also served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association. She loved spending time with her family and many friends, gardening, and playing bridge.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Glenn Doak officiating.
Survivors include a brother, Adrian Lawwill, Danville, Ill.; two sons, John Robert Sheuring and his wife, Margaret, Athens, and James Bruce Sheuring and his wife, Debbie, Salem, Mass.; grandchildren, John David Sheuring and his wife, Michelle, Raleigh, N.C., Debra Jean Potts and her husband, David, Danielsville, Michael Wayne Sheuring and his wife, Tonya, Gainesville, and April and Autumn Sheuring, Salem, Mass.; a stepgranddaughter, Sue Ella Ramey; and great-grandchildren, Katie and Elijay Sheuring, Gainesville, and Danielle and Nicole Potts, Danielsvelle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Wayne Smith
Bowman
John Wayne Smith, 56, of 1876 Fork Creek Circle,died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Smith was a son of Dewey Smith of Elberton and the late Nannie Mae Scott Smith. He was a mechanic at Claude Ray Ford, Elberton, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Bowman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Herman Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Fork Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sharon Moon Smith; two daughters, Tina Jones, Dewy Rose, and Maranda Smith, Bowman; three sons, Ferlin Smith, Montvedio, Craig Smith, Vanna, and Chadd Smith, Bowman; a brother, Frank Smith, Anderson, S.C.; and eight grandchildren.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at the residence of Richard and Tina Jones, 2617 Dempsey-Brown Road, Dewy Rose, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nadine Thomas
Washington
Nadine Thomas, 56, of 118 B. Harper St., died Thursday, March 11, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Ruel Thomas and Viola Benson. She was a domestic worker and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, Barbie Hulin, Melaine Thomas, Melissa Thomas, Bernadine Thomas, Maxine Callaway, and Jackie Vann; six sisters, Elease Puncey, Mary H. Stafford, Hattie Gartrell, Annette Thomas, Aretha Gartrell, and Brenda Elam; a brother, Richard Thomas; and seven grandchildren.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Bailey Wade
Lithonia
Mary Jeane Bailey Wade, 63, of 4975 Salem Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Lithonia, Mrs. Wade was a daughter of Pauline Bailey, McDonough, and the late Bill Bailey. She was a floral designer and was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, Toccoa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Leon J. Miller officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Charles F. Wade; two daughters, Angela Nobles, Lithonia, and Melanie Crowe, McDonough; two sons, Tony Wade, Stockbridge, and Nikki Wade, Covington; two brothers, William Bailey, Lithonia, and Glenn Bailey, Covington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary.

Minnie Lee Westmoreland
Commerce
Minnie Lee Westmoreland, 77, of 154 Cotton St., died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Westmoreland was a daughter of the late John and Minnie Leachman Brown and was the widow of Edmond C. Westmoreland Jr. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Commerce; four sons, Jerry Westmoreland, Larry Westmoreland, and Tim Westmoreland, all of Commerce, and Tully Westmoreland, Nicholson; two sisters, Ida Crumley, Commerce, and Louise Edwards, Greenville; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Cotton St., and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home.

Wallace Wilhite
Elberton
Wallace "Dolly" Wilhite, 66, of Lake Charles, La., formerly of Elberton, died Saturday, March 13, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Wilhite was a son of the late Linton H. and Sallie Mae Anderson Wilhite. He was a retired stone polisher in the granite industry, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Doves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Wade Bridges officiating.
Survivors include three sisters, Jean Mallard and Frances, both of Elberton, and Grave Burnside, North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Linton H. Wilhite Jr. and Douglas Wilhite, both of Elberton; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Doves Creek Baptist Church Grounds Committee.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Albert
Athens
Charles R. Albert, 89, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Nellie Mae Carruth
Colbert
Nellie Mae Carruth, of 250 Alberta Drive, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Tucker Cofer
Athens
Tucker Cofer, 88, of Saxon Wood Drive, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Willie R. Gillespie
Arnoldsville
Willie R. Gillespie, 68, of 167 Meyer Farm Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, will announce arrangements.

Elizabeth Johnson
Athens
Elizabeth Johnson, of 286 Moreland Ave., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
The family is at the residence of Rose Lee Hale, 290 Moreland Ave.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Salomia Jones
Athens
Salomia Jones of, 130 Helen St., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Janice Singleton
Gainesville
Janice Singleton, 65, of 504 Pine St., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Charles R. Albert
Athens
Charles R. Albert, 89, of Athens died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Born in Covington, Ky., on Jan. 16, 1910, the son of Flora and William Albert, Mr. Albert lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, until his graduation from high school. He moved to Atlanta, where he attended Georgia Tech until his move to Athens. For many years he worked for Bush Jewelers, then for Clarke County Board of Tax Assessors until his retirement. An active member of the First Presbyterian Church for 65 years, he served as a deacon and an elder for more than 40 years with 17 as the treasurer. Mr. Albert's civic involvement included Athens Loins Club, member of Clarke County Board of Education, Boy Scouts, Jaycees, Welfare Board and Life Membership Award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Known as an outdoorsman, Mr. Albert enjoyed hunting and fishing to the fullest throughout his life.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Married for 63 years to the late Margaret S. Albert, he is survived by a brother, Harry Albert, Clarkesville, Tenn.; children Judith and Grannon Thompson, Claxton, Diane and Buck Adams, Athens, Jeannie Hartis, Athens; sisters-in-law, Mildred Turner and Sarah Jefferson, both of Athens; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 105 Hancock Ave., Athens GA 30601.
The family is at the Adams' residence, 450 W. Cloverhurst Ave., and will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

John R. Bridges
Georgetown
John Randolph Bridges, 85, of Route 2, Box 154 C-1, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bridges was a son of the late Ernest Brides and Eula Smith Bridges. He was a self-employed salesman and was a member of Moreland Avenue Baptist Church, Atlanta.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Kathryn Fuller and Carolyn Copelan, both of Georgetown, Rachel Turnipseed, Albany, and Barbara B. Jones, Auburn; a sister, Lourine B. Freeman, Hoschton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Fuller, Johnny Jones, Kenneth Bridges, Terry Hall, Wayne Dyer, Kevin Begg, Rick Muggridge and Hugh Freeman.

Nellie M. Carruth
Colbert
Nellie Mae Carruth, of 250 Alberta Drive, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Hope Baptist Church, Hull, with the Revs. Ronnie Gantt and Jasper McDaniels officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Hitchcock Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Ann Daniel, Rosetta Daniel and Sarah Nell Carruth, all of Colbert, and Cynthia Carruth, Athens; five sons, Eugene Carruth and Kenneth Carruth, both of Colbert, James Allen Carruth, Charlie C. Carruth and Benny Lee Carruth, all of Athens; two sisters, Mary Carruth, Colbert, and Lillian Carruth, Athens; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tucker S. Cofer
Athens
Tucker Samuel Cofer, 88, of 212 Saxon Wood Drive, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Cofer was a son of the late Major P. and Carrie Lou Wall Cofer. He was a retired driver with Better Maid Dairy and was retired from St. Mary's maintenance and security department. He was a U.S. Army veteran, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2872 of Athens and was a lifetime member of the disabled veterans. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Revs. Ronny Barnes, Robert Passmore, Crist Camden and Tom Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mary "Janie" Cofer; a son, Jimmy Cofer, Athens; a stepdaughter, Brenda Pace Atkinson, Austell; two stepsons, Col. Jack Pace, Lawrenceville, and Jerry Pace, Jacksonville; two sisters, Cornelia Cofer and Catherine Hancock, both of Athens; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 720 Danielsville Road, Athens, GA 30601 or to your favorite charity.

Reese Gillespie
Arnoldsville
Willie Reese Gillespie, 68, of 167 Meyer Farm Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Gillespie was a son of Flora Gillespie, Arnoldsville, and the late Grady Gillespie. He was retired from Consolidated Freightways and was a member of the Joy Sunday school class at Arnoldsville Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Lee Hunter and Larry Davison officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Carolyn Gillespie; a daughter, Debbie Love, Winterville; three sons, Doyle Gillespie, Arvada, Colo., Perry Gillespie and Travis Gillespie, both of Lexington; a sister, Dorothy Ogle, Winterville; a brother, Ronnie Gillespie, Winterville; nine grandchildren, Audrey, Allison and Steven Bridges, Andrew, Ben, Carrie, Will, Dustin and Todd Gillespie.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
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 Arnoldsville Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Elizabeth B. Johnson
Athens
Elizabeth Burgess Johnson, 78, of 286 Moreland Ave., died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Tom Burgess and Elizabeth Mitchell Burgess. She was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clarence Burgess officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James T. Johnson; three sisters, Rosa Lee Hale and Mattie B. Scott, both of Athens, and Katie Lee Craddick, North Carolina; a brother, Cleveland Burgess, Springfield, Mass.; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Rosa Lee Hale, 290 Moreland Ave.

Pearline B. Jones
Toccoa
Pearline Brown Jones, 73, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of Merle Broome Brown and the late Lester Brown and was the widow of Ralph Bickley Jones. She was a former employee of Singer Furniture and was a member of Leatherwood Church in Banks County.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Leatherwood Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Walter G. Jones, Toccoa; four sisters, Christine Sutton, Eastanollee, Lois Nunnally, Martin, Linda Bell, Toccoa, and Barbara Brown, Athens; three brothers, Ernest Brown, Lavonia, Vernon Brown, Toccoa, and Doc Brown, Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary.

Ruby S. Little
Nicholson
Ruby Shetterley Little, 90, of 219 Stapler Drive, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999.
A native of Harden County, Ohio, Mrs. Little was a daughter of the late Ivy (Chestnut) Shetterley and Frank Shetterley and was the widow of Clifford Little. She was a sewing machine operator and was a member of Nicholson Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Park, with the Rev. Danny Hill officiating.
Survivors include seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home.

Betty Ann Lynn
Flowery Branch
Betty Ann Lynn, 65, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Mrs. Lynn was a daughter of the late Joe and Anne W. Kendrix and was the widow of James Douglas Lynn. She was a homemaker and was a longtime member of Buford Church of God.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lamar Hansard officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford.
Survivors include three daughters, Claudette Green, Maryville, Tenn., Sherry Adair, Bethlehem, and Shelia Lightfoot, Lawrenceville; two sons, Harry Lynn, Hoschton, and Larry Lynn, Gainesville; two sisters, Mary Cordell and Shirley Sanders; two brothers, Robert Kendrix and Bud Kendrix; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Marguerite S. Maxwell
Greer, S.C.
Marguerite Lillian Smith Maxwell, 78, of 203 Pleasant Drive, formerly of Lavonia, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Maine, Mrs. Maxwell was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burt Smith and was the widow of Donald Lee Maxwell Sr. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Boston; and a son, Donald Maxwell Jr. She was retired from Lavonia Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Double Branches Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home, with the Revs. David Wilson, Daniel Jones and Tommy Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Andersonville Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
Survivors include three daughters, Janie McAbee and Jean Whiten, both of Greer, S.C., and Charlene Bolt, Taylors, S.C.; three sons, Charley Maxwell, Greer, S.C., Jim Maxwell, Columbia, S.C., and Billy Maxwell, Hartwell; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Billy Maxwell, 219 Holly Hills Drive.

Jay Moyer
Boynton Beach, Fla.
D. Jay Moyer, 61, of 101 Executive Circle, died Monday, March 8, 1999.
A native of Reading, Pa., Mr. Moyer was a son of the late Walter R. and Ruth L. Miller Moyer. He was a former employee of Overhead Door Co. of Athens, was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Services will be held later in Fleetwood Cemetery, Fleetwood, Pa.
Survivors include two sisters, Judith J. Moyer Weaber, Athens, and Barbara J. Moyer Chesser, Vero Beach, Fla.
Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., Fleetwood, is in charge of the arrangements.

Grace Porterfield
Asheville
Grace Duffell Porterfield, 81, of the Vanderbilt Apartments, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Porterfield was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Sally Stallings Duffell and was the widow of Horace Homer Porterfield. She was a former resident of Athens and Morganton, N.C., and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Mary Martha Bethany Sunday school class in Asheville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with the Rev. Gail Coulter officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Herman, Taylorsville, N.C.; and a brother, Eugene Duffell, Sanford, N.C.
Groce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Bernstein Funeral Home.

Swayne Pritchett
Maysville
Swayne Pritchett, 64, of 434 Russ Rumsey Road, died Saturday, March 13, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Pritchett was a son of the late Howard and Blanch Chambers Pritchett. He was a retired state highway employee.
Services were Monday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church cemetery, Homer, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Bobbette Hoover, Commerce; two sons, Tim Pritchett, Commerce, and Rodney Pritchett, Maysville; two sisters, Peggy Lacey, Evans, and Hazel Simmons, Homer; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest R. Roach
Canon
Ernest Ralph Roach, 72, of 374 Burroughs Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, S.C., Mr. Roach was a son of the late Luther and Neddie Clark Roach. He was retired from the Franklin County Department of Roads and Revenues as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Mount Olivet Church of God. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Lavonia Post No. 5897 of the Veterans of Foreign War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamby Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wayne Durden and Johnny Ashworth officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North, with the Honor Guard of Lavonia Post No. 5897, VFW, conducting ceremonies following the committal.
Survivors include his wife, Bertie Lee Nations Roach; two daughters, Jean R. Cheatham, Canon, and Tina Roach, Hartwell; four sons, Ernest Edward Roach and Homer F. Roach, both of Hartwell, James Clifford Roach and Leon Roach, both of Canon; four sisters, Mary Ruth Dehart and Margaret Roach, both of Seneca, S.C., Frances Price, Walhalla, S.C., and Ollie Bell Stewart, Westminster, S.C.; three brothers, Luther Roach Jr., Fairplay, S.C., John Dean Roach, Westminster, S.C., and Floyd Roach, Seneca, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Texys Stanley
Athens
Texys Stanley, 92, of 365 West Lake Drive, died Saturday, March 13, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Stanley was a daughter of the late Mary (Parks) Morris and W.F. Morris and was the widow of Hugh Stanley. She attended Shorter College and Columbia University, where she received a master's degree in French. She received a master's degree in math from the University of Georgia. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Oconee Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Berry officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Reynolds; and three brothers, Bradford H. Morris, Birmingham, Ala., Joseph Morris, Panama City Beach, Fla. and W.F. Morris, Hazlehurst.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens First Presbyterian Church.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy R. White
Mount Brook
Nancy "Nan" R. White, 71, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Born Jan. 3, 1928, in Tifton, she was a daughter of the late Luna Baker and Berry Rigdon. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Florence Towson; and a brother, Frank L. Rigdon. She graduated from Tifton High School and was Miss Tifton High School and Tobacco Queen. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a major in music and a degree in Business Administration. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, the Pandora beauty court, the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity and was an Alpha Tau Omega Sponsor. She was a member of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, where she was in the sanctuary choir, the music committee, the floral committee, chairman of the outreach committee, was a member of the Seekers Sunday school class and the Round Table. She was a member of Mountain Brook Garden Club, the Gaieties Dance Club, the Ballerinas Dance Club, the Sewing Club, the Women's USTA tennis league and the tennis team at the country club of Birmingham, Ala. She was married in 1949 to James E. White.
Services will be at 9 a.m. today at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Moebes officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, Ga.
Survivors include her husband, James E. White, Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters and son-in-laws, Nancy and Donald Thompson, Atlanta, Cynthia and Tommy Wells, Dothan, and Andrea and David Faulkinberry, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Jack Rigdon, Atlanta, and Fred Rigdon, Tifton; and five grandchildren, Caroline and McRae Thompson, Allison Wells, and Elizabeth and Jim Faulkinberry.
John Ridouts Valley Chapel, Birmingham, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Lona M. James Blevins
Eastanollee
Lona Mae James Blevins, of 2442 Scott Road, died Monday, March 15, 1999.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Lylette Grant
Detroit
Lylette Grant, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, March 14, 1999.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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