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Pope Bentley
Toccoa
James Pope Bentley, 87, of 8211 Georgia Highway 320, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Bentley was a son of the late James T. and Inez Hall Bentley and was the widower of Mary Elizabeth Wilson Bentley. He was a member of Broad River Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday school class. He was a past deacon at New Hope Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter with Georgia Technical College.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. Jack Wilson and Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Bowden, Griffin; a son, Steve Bentley, Toccoa; three sisters, Ruth Hayes and Lois Vickery, both of Carnesville, and Ruby Ivester, Newnan; a brother, Paul Bentley, Carnesville; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Inez Buffington
Lavonia
Inez Buffington, 91, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Buffington was a daughter of the late Dennis and Vennie Beggs McGee and was the widow of William Morgan "Bill" Buffington. She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas B. Buffington and Sam Harrison Buffington. She was a homemaker and was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Hubert Ellison and Larry Maugh officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Lucy Shirley, Lavonia; a son, Glynn Buffington, Lavonia; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home.

Frances Davis
Elberton
Frances Lee Doyle Davis, 72, of 2365 Plantation Road, formerly of Elbert County, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Thomas Grover and Ida Lorena Taylor Doyle. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Cokesbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hart County.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Dillingham, Willachoochee, and Nancy Davis, Harlem; seven sons, Raymond Davis and Ralph Davis, both of Hephzibah, Leroy Davis, Harold Davis and William Davis, all of Hollywood, Fla., Jimmy Davis, Cooper City, Fla., and James Davis, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; a sister, Barbara Bishop, Langley, S.C.; two brothers, Larry Doyle, North Augusta, S.C. and George Doyle, Melbourne, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

`Granny' Johnson
Athens
Annie Lou "Granny" Johnson of 271 Rock Springs Homes died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Ed and Mamie Lou Robert Johnson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Living Waters Christian Fellowship with the Rev. Bobby Bloodsaw officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Johnson, Athens; a sister, Corine Johnson, High Shoals; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Edward "Tony" Johnson, 595 Pulaski St., Athens.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glen H. Lewis
Gainesville
The Rev. Glen H. Lewis, 91, of 3481 Point View Drive, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Lewis was a son of the late Andrew and Fannie Mae Bennett Lewis and was the widower of Beulah Thomas Lewis, his wife of 56 years. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Doris Lewis and Lou Billitteri. He was a retired minister and was a member of Christian Life Worship Center. He was a graduate of Banks County High School. He began his ministry in North Carolina and established several churches after returning to Jackson County. He served as conference superintendent for the Pentecostal Holiness Church for nine years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Christian Life Worship Center, 125 Kathywood Drive, with the Revs. John Inghum, Ramond Carr, Doug Beecham and Bill Jones officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Margie Lewis, Gainesville; a sister, Imogene "Nix" Lewis, Gastonia, N.C.; three brothers, Boyd Lewis, Frank Lewis and Gordon Lewis, all of Gastonia; a granddaughter, Trica Carson, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements.

Eula B. Riley
Jefferson
Eula B. Riley, 92, of 998 Holiday Cemetery Road, died Friday, March 26, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Riley was a daughter of the late John and Margie Riley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Maxey Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Ambrose Jackson, Hezekiah Bowens and G.F. Frazier officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Annie R. Hancock and Betty Studivant, both of Jefferson; a nephew raised in the home, Samuel F. Jackson, Jefferson; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces.
The family is at the residence.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Penn Russell
Athens
William Penn Russell, 91, of 140 Devonshire Drive, died Friday, March 26, 1999.
A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Russell was a son of the late Abram and Evie Connell Russell. He was retired from the Coca-Cola Co. as advertising manager after 43 years, was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and was a member of First Christian Church where he served as deacon and trustee emeritus.
Services were Sunday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Una Rumsey Russell; a daughter, Gail Ridenhour, Memphis, Tenn.; a son, David Russell, Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. William Miller and Louise Russell, both of Athens; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleo Davis Simmons
Toccoa
Cleo Davis Simmons, 87, of South Big A Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Simmons was a daughter of the late Tom and Emma Wiley Davis and was the widow of Clyde Harvey Simmons. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Davis Simmons Sr. She was a homemaker and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Leon Miller officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Melissa S. Canady, Eastanollee; a grandson, Clyde Davis "Bucky" Simmons, Toccoa; and two great-grandsons.
The family is at the residence of Mrs. C.D. Simmons, 6462 South Big A Road, and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackson R. Smith
Atlanta
Jackson R. Smith died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
Services will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Constance M. Gibson, Atlanta; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The Community Funeral Home of Atlanta is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Billy Ard
Royston
Edward Billy Ard, 63, of 357 Cromers Bridge Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas J. Mitchell
Athens
Thomas J. Mitchell of 170 McKinley Drive died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward B. Ard
Royston
Edward Billy Ard, 63, of 357 Cromers Bridge Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Effingham, S.C., Mr. Ard was a son of the late William Jesse and Lessie Hayers Ard. He was a retired welder in the steel construction industry and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cary Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Fred Heard officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Tillman Ard; two stepdaughters. Margaret Ballard, Royston, and Linda Homesley, Plant City, Fla.; two stepsons, Henry Brown, Royston, and David Brown, Gainesville; four sisters, Naomi Brown, Effingham, Geneva Mathews and Clara Johnson, both of Florence, and Aggie Dennis, Lake City, S.C.; two brothers, Robert Ard, Plant City, and Gayle Ard, Houston; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Nell Ashley
Madison
Mary Nell Ashley, 90, of 3230 Atlanta Highway, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Ashley was a daughter of the late Benjamin Walden and Josephine James and was the widow of Hemby Ashley. She was a housewife and was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the Ashley Family Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Miss.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Joe Ashley, Madison; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edd Coile
Hull
William Edward "Edd" Coile, 84, of Edd Coile Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Coile was a son of the late Tom and Dezzie Graham Coile. He was the retired owner of Edd Coile Radiator and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Comer.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darwin Cash officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Horne Coile; two daughters, Shirley R. Smith, Hull, and Eddie Coile Owens, Comer; six sisters, Minnie Pierce, Grace Pierce, Sue Coile, Beria Martin and Helen Graham, all of Comer, and Edna Moon, Athens; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Hughes, Tommy Coile, Larry Graham, Steven Moss, Ricky Martin and Don Smith.
The family is at their respective residences.
Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank D. Dill
Mount Airy
Frank D. Dill, 72, of Will Ayers Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Dill was a son of the late General Pink and Lillie Bell Gibby Dill and was the widow of Christine Kimbrell Dill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Grant Reeves VFW Post 7720. He was a retired employee of Georgia Power Co. with 40 years of service and was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, with the Revs. Larry Ryals and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial will be in VFW Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the Honor Guard from Grant Reeves Post 7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Dill, Mount Airy; a sister, Lucille Black, Indiana; and a brother, Ralph Dill, Mount Airy.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Oneida Garrison
Gillsville
Oneida Garrison, 84, of 6230 Georgia Highway 52,died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Miss Garrison was a daughter of the late Bascomb N. and Donna Hooper Garrison. She was a retired food service worker and was a member of Gillsville Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Tritt officiating. The body will be placed in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Gillsville Cemetery.
Survivors include four sisters, Betty Jo Evans, Dawsonville, Margie Pritchett, Gillsville, Ruby Rowden, Athens, and Lou Bell Shelton, Gainesville; and two brothers, Edward Garrison, Gainesville, and Paul Garrison, Gillsville.

Dorothy Gillespie
Lavonia
Dorothy Bolton Gillespie, 81, of 190 Riverbend, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Gillespie was a daughter of the late Joe and Maudie McGinnes Bolton and was the widow of Edgar Gillespie. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Faith Christian Fellowship, Carnesville.
A private burial will be in Gray Hills Cemetery, Commerce, Wednesday.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbra Hamic, Samson, Ala.; a son, Eddie Gillespie, Lavonia; two sisters of Commerce; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Church Ministry, c/o Faith Christian Fellowship, 37 Hubbard Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home.

Allene Davis Jarrett
Toccoa
Allene Davis Jarrett of Red Rock Road died Saturday, March 27, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Jarrett was a daughter of Winnie Mae Davis and the late Thomas Davis. She graduated from Cornelia Regional High School and was employed by Milliken Avalon for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deer Court C.M.E. Church, with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Burial will be in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Charlie Jarrett; two daughters, Charlene Crawford and Naomi Jarrett, both of Toccoa; two sons, Anthony Davis, Hartwell, and Frederick "Ricky" Davis, Riverdale, Md.; a sister, Mary Lockwood, Clarkesville; three brothers, Thomas Davis Jr., Cornelia, Ray Davis and Henry Davis, both of Clarkesville; and five grandchildren.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

`Ed' Lamar Lane
Winder
Edward "Ed" Lamar Lane, 76, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
Mr. Lane was a son of the late Claudia Bell Smith. He was retired from John Manville where he worked in the electrical maintenance department and served in the U.S. Army for 231/2 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. Mike Sullivan and Jack Smith officiating. Burial will be in Carl Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lera Lane; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Jimmy Dean, Hull; and two grandsons, John Will Dean and Jay Walter Dean, both of Hull.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

`Bob' Martin
Lula
Robert "Bob" Franklin Martin of West County Line Road died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of White County, Mr. Martin was a son of the late Walter and Lucinda Humphries Martin. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II, was a retired saw-miller, and was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Bridge Baptist Church, with the Revs. W.A. Jenkins and Paul Morris officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ethelene Tomlin Martin; three daughters, Virginia Chastain, Nelson, Paulette Poole, Lula, and Joyce Boswell, Maysville; two sons, Robert Lee Martin, Lula, and Kenneth Martin, Clarkesville; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Sherri McCurry
Athens
Sherri Kenimer McCurry, 45, of 130 Cornelia Drive, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Smyrna, Mrs. McCurry was a daughter of C.L. and Bonnie Kesler Kenimer of Hull. She was a granddaughter of the late Mike and Clara Kenimer and the Rev. and Mrs. D.H. Kesler of Athens. She was a graduate of Wills High School and Peary Stone Modeling School of Marietta. She was a homemaker and loving mother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads Church. Burial will be in New Hope Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, P. Dale McCurry; three sons, Trent Justin McCurry, Atlanta, Casey Kenimer McCurry and daughter-in-law and grandson, Marcy Christine McCurry and Tyler Kaje of Athens and Trey Dale McCurry of Athens; two sisters, Vicki Kenimer Veal, Colbert, and Teena Kenimer Sales, Ila.
Cousins will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Research at MDA/ALS Research, Attention: Dr. Stanly Appel, 6501 Fannin NB 302, Houston, TX 77030, in memory of Sherri Kenimer McCurry.
The family is at the residence of Bonnie Kesler Kenimer, 130 Hidden Lake Drive, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

John McDonnell
Toccoa
John Francis McDonnell, 85, of Falls Road, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. McDonnell was retired from McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Corp. and was a member of the Moose Lodge.
There will be a private memorial service in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn Dresser Porter, Branson, Mo.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

`Pat' Patterson
Bowersville
Walton Dennis "Pat" Patterson, 68, of 6164 Bowersville Highway, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Patterson was a son of the late J.B. and Sadie Weaver Patterson. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melinda Kaye Weaver. He was a retired textile worker and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he was a deacon and assistant teacher of the Senior Adult Sunday school class. He was a 32 Degree Mason and was a member of Lodge 473, Free and Accepted Masons, Lexington, N.C. He was a Royal Arch Mason, was a member of the Salisbury, N.C., Chapter of the Royal Arch, and was a Shriner, Oasis Shrine Temple, Charlotte, N.C.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamby Funeral Home, with the Revs. Harrill Millsaps and Darvin Cash officiating. Burial and committal services will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jordan Patterson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patsy Hinson, Bowersville, and Deborah P. and Ronnie Weaver, Lexington, N.C.; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Wood, Bowersville; grandchildren, Michael Bailey, Vanna, Jason Bailey, Bowersville, Stephanie Fields, Canon, and Brandon and Deanna Weaver, both of Lexington, N.C.; five great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Avis Robertson
Hartwell
Avis O'Barr Robertson, 88, of Reed Creek Highway, the widow of Eural Robertson, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reed Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

Emilo Charles Rossi Jr.
Atlanta
Emilo Charles Rossi Jr., 39, died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
A native of Suffolk County, Mr. Rossi was a son of Emilo Charles Rossi Sr. of Athens and the late Sara Cullen Rossi.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Tammy Rossi; two daughters, Micky Rossi and Christina Rossi, both of Atlanta; a son, Jason Rossi, Atlanta; three brothers, Thomas Rossi, Jefferson, and Brian Rossi and James Rossi, both of Athens; nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be announced.

William Penn Russell
Athens
William Penn Russell, 91, of 140 Devonshire Drive, died Friday, March 26, 1999.
A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Russell was a son of the late Abram and Evie Connell Russell. He was retired from the Coca-Cola Co. as advertising manager after 43 years, was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and was a member of First Christian Church where he served as Deacon and Trustee Emeritus.
Services were Sunday at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Una Rumsey Russell; a daughter, Gail Ridenhour, Memphis, Tenn.; a son, David Russell, Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. William Miller and Louise Russell, both of Athens; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleo Davis Simmons
Toccoa
Cleo Davis Simmons, 87, of South Big A Road died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Simmons was a daughter of the late Tom and Emma Wiley Davis and was the widow of Clyde Harvey Simmons. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Davis Simmons Sr. She was a homemaker and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary, with the Rev. Leon Miller officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Melissa S. Canady, Eastanollee; a grandson, Clyde Davis "Bucky" Simmons, Toccoa; and two great-grandsons.
The family is at the residence of C.D. Simmons, 6462 South Big A Road.

W. Marvin Sisk Sr.
Lexington
W. Marvin Sisk Sr., 70, of 235 Comer Highway, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Sisk was a son of Lydie Bryant Sisk of Lexington and the late E. Steward Sisk. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and North Georgia College. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and served on the administrative board of the church. He served in the Korean War and was retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel after 25 years of active and reserve time. He was a member of Lexington Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Shrine.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Cemetery, with the Revs. George Hall and Asa L. Thomas officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, William M. Sisk Jr., Lexington; a sister, Virginia Shackelford, Jonesburg, Ark.; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington, Ga., or to Clark Elementary Fund, c/o Rollin L. Thaxton Jr., Elberton Highway, Lexington, GA 30648.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the residence.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

William Posey Smith Jr.
Athens
Dr. William Posey Smith Jr., 85, of 1161 Daniels Bridge, formerly of Bowdon, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Carroll County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late William Posey and Felicia Videria Adams Smith Sr. He was a retired physician and surgeon and was a member of Bowdon First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rainwater-West Funeral Home, with the Revs. Randy Mickler and Larry Woodall officiating. Burial will be in Bowdon City Cemetery.
Survivors include three nephews, Bobby Hammond and Harold Hammond, both of Newnan, and Hewlett Hammond, Gainesville.

Georgia Sosebee
Clarkesville
Georgia Lee Goss Sosebee, 79, of Georgia Highway 197 North, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Sosebee was a daughter of the late T.K. and Rebecca Marcus Nations and was the widow of Frank Goss. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Faye Goss and Betty Burton, and a son, Randolph Goss. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Stonepile Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bill Trotter and Ken Pilcher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Coy Sosebee; four daughters, Mary Umbehant, Frances Free and Geneva Reece, all of Clarkesville, and Ruby Farmer, Cornelia; two sons, Frank Goss Jr. and Robert Eugene Goss, both of Clarkesville; a sister, Geneva Atkins, Cartersville; 28 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackson R. Smith
Atlanta
Jackson R. Smith died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
Services will be at 12 p.m. today at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Constance M. Gibson, Atlanta; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The Community Funeral Home of Atlanta is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue Brown Walker
Decatur
Sue Brown Walker, formerly of Habersham County, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Ms. Walker was a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Ola Mae McCollum Brown. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates and was administrative assistant for Discipleship Training for the Georgia Baptist Convention for 14 years. She was a graduate of Tallulah Falls School and of the Emory School of Dental Hygiene.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, Decatur, with the Rev. Eric Mathison officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Level Grove Cemetery, Cornelia.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Renee W. and Mike Hines, Marietta; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Diane Walker, Lawrenceville; a brother, Joseph Brown, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, Decatur, is in charge of the arrangements.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of local arrangements.

Cora Lee Westfall
Athens
Cora Lee Martin Palmer Westfall, 83, of 1241 Ivywood Drive, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Westfall was a daughter of the late Willie T. and Lessie Brooks Martin and was the widow of Arthur Palmer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Martin. She was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and of the Fidelis Sunday school class. She was retired from St. Mary's Hospital as a registered nurse in 1979.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Hill Baptist Church, with the revs. James E. Bolton and William Anglin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Palmer Hosea, Winston Salem, N.C., and Catherine McDaniel, Crawford; five sisters, Sara Ruder, Athens, Myrtle Young, Augusta, Willie Mae Walls and Geneva Laws, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Juanita Hurt, Augusta; two brothers, Chester Martin, Athens, and James F. Martin, Watkinsville; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bobby J. Brooks, Jimmy Martin, Tommy Young, James Young, Wendell Hardigree, Marty Hurt, and Bobby Lovvorn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fidelis Sunday school class of Mars Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mars Hill Baptist Church Senior Citizens Program.
The family is at the residence of Eugene and Hazel Smith, 1760 Old Epps Bridge Road, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

Inez J. Wortham
Athens
Inez J. Wortham of 139 Westover Drive died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Wortham was a daughter of the late Hoyt Lee and Ethel Seagraves Bullock. She was retired from Reliance Electric and was a member of West End Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday school class.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Larry Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Luther Wortham; two daughters, Patricia Jane Willoughby and Barbara Lee Wortham, both of Athens; two grandsons; and three great-grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Willoughby, David Willoughby, Scott Wortham, Eddie Wortham, Larry Bullock and Wayne Bullock.

Linda Crutchfield
Athens
Linda L. Crutchfield, 45, of 400 West Richland Ave., died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Norman
Athens
Paul "Honeymoon" Norman of 1290 North Bypass, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Wilbanks
Auburn
Eugene Wilbanks, 76, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of the arrangements.

`David' Wilkins
Hartwell
Roger Mack "David" Wilkins, 37, of 415 Savannah St., died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys V. Beckham
Athens
Gladys Viola Beckham, 94, of 410 Morton Road, formerly of Atlanta, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.
A native of Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Beckham was the widow of William A. Beckham. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be private.
Survivors include a son, Edward A. Beckham, Athens; and two grandsons.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

A.C. Carpenter
Toccoa
The Rev. Albert Curtis Carpenter, 92, of 711 Valley Drive died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Cornelia, the Rev. Carpenter was a son of the late James and Arminda Segars Carpenter and was the widower of Mearl Welborn Carpenter. He served in the ministry for 56 years. He was the founder of Calvary Baptist Church, Toccoa, where he served as pastor for a number of years. He served at Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia, Rowan Mills Baptist Church, Salisbury, N.C., Grace Baptist Church, Gainesville, and Macon Drive Baptist Church, Atlanta. He served as interim pastor at Rock Springs Baptist Church, Hollywood Baptist Church, Blue Heights Baptist Church and Faith Tabernacle. He was the founder and director of Calvary Radio Hour for 53 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunny Side Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Evans, Neal King and Billy Burrell officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie Mae Collins Carpenter; a daughter, Janet Nash, Athens; three stepchildren, Willette Ericson, Johnson City, Tenn., Linda Satterfield, Atlanta, and Debra Moore, Headland, Ala.; a sister, Verdie Lipscomb, Cartersville; a brother, Roy Carpenter, Cornelia; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and five great-stepgrandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Nash, Robert Nash Jr., Carl Ward, John Eggler, Tim Harris and Bill Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be ministers of the area.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-5 ree-Davis Funeral Home.

Joan Glover
Gainesville
Joan Glover, 57, of Seminole Drive died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mrs. Glover was a daughter of Cammie and A.B. Healan, Winder. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Northlake Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Little-Davenport Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Hollis Glover; two daughters, Lisa White, Gainesville, and Sheila Stevens, Duluth; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary B. Martin
Athens
Mary B. Martin, 85, of 175 Knob Lick Drive died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Brooks County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Duncan Bowden Kennedy and was the widow of Albert Chapman Martin. Formerly of Camilla, she had lived in the Athens area for the last twenty years. She was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Stella Hancock Sunday School class, the Co-workers Class and Hardeman-Phillips Circle of United Methodist Women.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Tuckston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Thrasher officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Campground, Morven.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenn and Donna Martin, Athens; two granddaughters, Lea Justice and her husband, Chris, Milledgeville, and Magan Martin, Athens.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Tuckston United Methodist Church Bus Fund, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Luvie C. McDonald
Athens
Luvie C. McDonald, 79, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. McDonald was a daughter of the late Jones and Janie Bruce Compton. She was a former employee of Fitchett Mill and was a member of Faith United Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. B.J. Fowler and Allen Brock officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Whitehall Church of Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Hubbard and Shirley Fowler, both of Hull; three sisters, Bea Compton, Winterville, Marry Garrett, Fayetteville, and Rosa Lynch, Logansville; two brothers, Bennie Compton, Jefferson, and Jones Compton, Arnoldsville; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy King, David King, Shane Haynes, Charles Cowart Jr., Kevin Pike and Jay Benoit.
The family will be at the residence of B.J. and Shirley Fowler, 8410 Georgia Highway 106 S., Ila, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

Thomas J. Mitchell Sr.
Athens
Thomas J. Mitchell Sr., 89, of 170 McKinley Dr. died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Mr. Mitchell was a retired barber shop owner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hill First Baptist Church with the Revs. Benjamin C. Rivers and Ben K. Willis officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Sims, Athens, Hattie Meadows and Carol Heard, both of Vallejo, Calif.; a son, Robert Mitchell Sr., Athens; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Hill First Baptist Church. Flowerbearers will be deaconesses of Hill First Baptist Church.
The family is at the residence of Dorothy Sims, 633 Vine St., Athens.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred C. Parks
Athens
Mildred Corraine Parks, 78, of 452 Whitehead Road died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Ms. Parks was a daughter of the late William B. and Annie Jackson Parks. She was a retired secretary for Snow Tire Co. and was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Revs. Mike Purdy and Bill Ricketts officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Beverly Parks, Athens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Harold Breazeale, Mark Lawrence, Stanley Mills, Robert Parks and Bill Parks.
Memorials may be made to Forest Heights Baptist Church, 1155 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, Ga. 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Avis Robertson
Hartwell
Avis O'Barr Robertson, 88, of 4706 Reed Creek Highway died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Hartwell, Mrs. Robertson was a daughter of the late W.J. O'Barr and Ida Fleming O'Barr. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Reed Creek Baptist Church and the Golden Agers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Reed Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Sam Cathey, Wayne Robertson, Ted Kelley and Dan Bailey officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Wayne Robertson, Valdosta, and Donnie Robertson, Hartwell; two sisters, Helen Hammond and Mildred Fant, both of Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Joel O'Barr, Zebulon; and six grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Reed Creek Baptist Church, c/o N.S. Osborne, 1801 Reed Creek Ga. 30643 or to Bible Baptist Church, Royston, or to Morningside Baptist Church, 2604 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Ga. 31602.
Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W. Marvin Sisk Sr.
Lexington
W. Marvin Sisk Sr., 70, of 235 Comer Highway died Monday, March 29, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Sisk was a son of Lydie Bryant Sisk of Lexington and the late E. Steward Sisk. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and North Georgia College. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served on the administrative board. He served in the Korean War and was retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel after 25 years of active and reserve time. He was a member of Lexington Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Clark Cemetery, with the Revs. George Hall and Asa L. Thomas officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, William M. Sisk Jr., Lexington; a sister, Virginia Shackelford, Jonesboro, Ark.; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lexington United Methodist Church, Lexington, Ga., or to Clark Cemetery Fund, c/o Rollin L. Thaxton Jr., Elberton Highway, Lexington 30648.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlton Whiten
Toccoa
David Carlton Whiten, 94, of West Currahee St. died Friday, March 26, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Whiten was the widower of Maggie Miller Whiten. He was retired from Trogdon Furniture Co.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Garrison officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Pearlie Brown, Toccoa, and Anna Farr, College Park; a son, Billy Whiten, Toccoa; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
friends from 1-4 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Eugene Wilbanks
Auburn
Eugene Wilbanks, 76, died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Wilbanks was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Wilbanks. He was retired from R & R Manufacturing Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. J.B. Wilkins and Chris Walls officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Everett Wilbanks; a daughter, Nancy Wilbanks Reel, Auburn; two sons, Bobby Eugene, Dacula, and Ricky Gene Wilbanks, Auburn; two sisters, Geneva Tate, Athens, and Bertha Miller, Winder; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Roger M. Wilkins
Hartwell
Roger Mack "David" Wilkins, 38, of 415 Savannah St. died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Wilkins was a son of Alice Lucille Wilkins, Hartwell and the late Perk Lee Wilkins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mack's Funeral Home with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his fiancee, Darlene Mitchell; a child, Keri Elyse Wilkins, Hartwell; eight sisters, Cynthia Mitchell, Carol Smith, Tina Tucker and LaBarbara Wilkins, all of Hartwell, Deborah Cowan, Anderson, S.C., Michelle Lomax and Mary Coleman, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Laddie Johnson, Atlanta; and five brothers, Marcus Wilkins, Lavonia, Sammy Wilkins and Joey Wilkins, both of Hartwell, Eddie Wilkins, Anderson, S.C. and Thomas Teasley, Royston.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edgar N. Worley Sr.
Elberton
Edgar "Eddie" N. Worley Sr., A native of Elbert County, Mr. Worley was a son of Emily Adams Worley, Elberton, and the late Elbert L. Worley. He was a self employed operator of Worley County Store and was a former Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Michelle Outzs and Jill Smith, both of Elberton; two sons, Edgar N. Worley Jr. and Zebulon E. Worley, both of Elberton; two sisters, Charlotte Williams, Abbeville, S.C. and Kathy Worley, Elberton; a brother, Denver E. Worley, Elberton; and five grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Worley, Kenneth Worley, Bob Bruce, Bo Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Mike Webb and Mike Herndon.
The family will be at the residence of Emily Worley, 2688 Calhoun Falls Highway, Elberton, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fannie Whitlock
Commerce
Fannie Whitlock, formerly of Jefferson, died Tuesday, March 31, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson.


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