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Reba Jordan
Danielsville
Reba Katherine McElroy Jordan, 66, of 8276 Wildcat Bridge Rd., died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of the late Lucius B. and Susie Roberts McElroy. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Thomas and Rev. Wendall Hanley officiating. Burial will be at the Bethel M. Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Alson Lee Jordan of Danielsville; one daughter, Marie Brown of Canon; two sons, Roger Jordan and Larry Jordan, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Annie Sue Royston of Royston, Flarrie House of Danielsville and Gladys King of Greenwood, S.C. and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, David Jordan; two brothers, Fred and Jesse McElroy and two sisters, Estelle McElroy and Nellie Graham.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of the New Hope Baptist Church.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Pruitte Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. tonight.

Charles H. McCaleb
Bishop
Charles Henry McCaleb, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 30.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. McCaleb was the son of Mary B. McCaleb of Mascot, Tenn., and the late Monroe McCaleb. He was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Monroe.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by The Island Funeral Home, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Judy Wilhite McCaleb; one son, Charles H. McCaleb Jr. of Bishop; one daughter, Dana Koyama of Senoia; a brother, Bob McCaleb of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Louise Hurst of Mascot, Tenn., Margaret Ramer of San Antonio, Tex., and Linda Bullard of Strawberry Plains, Tenn. and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions maybe made to Harvest Baptist Church, Madison Avenue, Monroe, GA 30655.

Hoschton
Robert Warren Lee, 25, of Bill Watkins Road, died Thursday, Dec. 31.
The DeKalb County native was the son of Robert Edward and Sarah Holcomb Lee. He was a 1992 graduate of Dacula High School. He was the owner of Lee Electric Company and attended Oak Grove Baptist.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jackson Funeral Home with Robby Black officiating. Burial will be at Dacula First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jenny Childers Lee of Hoschton; two daughters, Taylor and McKenna Lee, both of Hoschton and one sister, Amy Cruz of Auburn.
The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Matt Childress, Willie Cruz, Brandon Holcombe, David Holcombe, Brian Holcombe, Josh Holcombe, Brad Wheeler, Nick Potts and Allen Ginn.

Fannie Lesseur
Elberton
Fannie B. Allgood Lesseur, 98, of 2466 Calhoun Falls Highway., Elberton, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Lesseur was the daughter of the late William Allgood and Betty Gunter Allgood. She was the wife of the late Obie Veal Lesseur. She was a member of Bethel "E" Baptist Church in Elberton.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Connie Ivester officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel "E" Baptist Church cemetery in Elberton.
Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Jedrezak of Stone Mountain; one son, Millard Lesseur of Elberton; two sisters, Louise Berryman of Carlton and Pearl Ware of Los Angeles; one granddaughter, two great-grandsons and one sister-in-law.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Lesseur, 2466 Calhoun Falls Highway.

Mary E. Pitts
Gainesville
Mary Ellen Pitts, 66, of Byers Road died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Pitts was widow of J.L. a member of the Eastern Star and the Rock Christian Fellowship.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Rock Christian Fellowship in Gainesville with Rev. Todd Smith and Rev. Robin Martin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, John E. Pitts of Duluth and Jeff Pitts of Gainesville; three daughters, Judy Morris, Bonnie Vaughan and Brenda Pitts, all of Gainesville; one sister, Lyda Davis of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Joseph and Ernest Ramsey, both of Toccoa and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rock Christian Fellowship, 2293 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Price
Rayle
Hattie Price, 96, of 151 Pine Lane, Rayle, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998 of natural causes.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Charlie and Bessie Heard. She was a retired farmer and a member of White Rock Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at White Rock Baptist Church in Washington with Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Rosville, Katie Davis of Atlanta and Hazel Price of Rayle.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Alice Puckett
Athens
Alice Nell Childers Puckett, 69, of 150 Sherwood Dr., died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Puckett was the daughter of the late Carl and Mary Alice Mahoney Childers. She was a 25-year member and past matron of Athens Chapter 268 Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Childers and Carl J. Childers, and a sister, Mildred Childers Davis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bernstein Chapel with Rev. Jim Caton of Friendship Christian Church officiating. Internment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
band, Grady Puckett of Athens; two sons, James Harold Threlkeld of Lawrenceville and Charles Greg Threlkeld of Bogart.
Pallbearers will be Joe Clark, Charles Seagraves, Herb Bennett, Lee Mason, Blake Craft, Ronnie Chandler, Frank Duncan and Buddy Seymour. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Athens Chapter 268 Order of Eastern Star and Mt. Vernon Lodge 22.
The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Athens Chapter 268 of the Eastern Star, c/o Elizabeth Ratcliff, 135 Weatherly Court., Winterville, GA 30683.
Bernstein Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Rudolph P. Rivers
Hull
Rudolph P. Rivers, 46, of 289 Bedford Dr. died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Rivers was an insurance representative for American General Insurance.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hill First Baptist Church with the Rev. Benjamin G. Rivers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Elberton.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Rivers; three daughters, Roscelyn Renee Jones of Hull, Tonya D. Jones of Elberton and Felicia Clay of Sicily, Italy; one son, Torry Kentay Rivers of New York.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Mack and Payne Funeral Home in Athens.

Edna Sims
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Edna Sanders Sims, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late John and Mabel Barrett Sanders and widow of John N. Sims. She was a 1938 graduate of the University of Georgia and a resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., since 1958.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Ft. Pierce, Fla., with graveside services at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4 at Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Sims Box of Live Oak, Fla. and Becky Sims of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; two sons, John N. Alpharetta; one brother, David Sanders of Macon, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Ft. Pierce Memorial Hospital Scholarship Fund, 1420 SW St. Lucie West Boulevard, Suite 105, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East has charge of local arrangements.

William L. Summers
Winder
Mr. William L. Summers, 75, of Winder died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Maxwelborn, Ala., Mr. Summers was the son of the late Zennie and Mattie Lou Anderson Summers. He was the husband of Johnnie L. Summers. He lived in Winder for the past six years.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winder First Baptist Church with Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Linda S. Edwards of Bryant, Ark., two grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home in Winder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 North Broad St., Winder, GA 30680.

Winnie S. Terry
Winterville
Winnie Stephens Terry, 88, of 1595 Cherokee Rd., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
Terry, a native of Clarke County, was the daughter of the late Henry Daniel and Alice Pittman Stephens. She was a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., where she was a nurse with St. Lukes Hospital. Terry was a member of St. Joseph's Young at Heart, Tuckston Senior Citizens, ACCA-RSVP volunteer and Post 10 Amvets Auxillary. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlie Stephens and Wrethie Stephens Phipps and a brother, Curtis Stephens.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East with Rev. Wesley Stephens officiating. Interment will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Coy Stephens of Athens, three nephews one niece, and a family friend, Frances Victor.
ACCA Meals on Wheels.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East, 4355 Lexington Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Wilkinson
DuluthClara Lee Taylor Wilkinson died Thursday, Dec. 31.
The Oglethorpe County native was the daughter of the late Woodson and Maggie Taylor. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Doraville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Willis Chapel of Mack & Payne Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Maddox officiating. Burial will be at Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, "Dee" Charlie Wilkinson of Duluth; three sisters, Martha Sue Kennedy of Athens, Annie Jane Stroud and Gertie Taylor, both of Crawford, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Brown
Crawford
Kenneth L. Brown, 61, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late James Robert and Gussie Ree Escoe Brown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Crawford Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sandy Cross Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Epps officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Brown Shaw, Seattle, Wash., and Angela Brown, Dewy Rose; a son, Daniel Lanier Brown, Ft. Sheridan, Ill.; two sisters, Katie Lou Bridges, Lexington, and Vivian Pilgrim, Covington; a brother, Fred Brown, Douglasville; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crawford Baptist Church Growth Fund, to Sandy Cross Baptist Church Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, or to a charity of choice.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel.

Joyce Cash
Statham
Joyce Cash, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Ms. Cash was a daughter of Talmadge Rowden and the late Myrtice Craft Rowden, and was preceded in death by a son, Joey Crane. She was a medical technician with Durden Enterprises and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Rusty Newman and Roger Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include three daughters, Elaine Skinner, Winder, Lynn Brown, Lake City, Fla., and Mary Ann Cronic, Hoschton; two sons, Warren Crane, Winder, and Jeremy Cash, Statham; four sisters, Martha Hayes, Eudene Perkins, and Rita Skinner, all of Winder, and Shirley Baird, Braselton; two brothers, Bud Rowden and Jimmy Rowden, both of Bogart; and eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Unit, 4225 Phil Niekro Parkway, Suite 108, Norcross, GA 30093.
The family will receive friends 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Smith Collins
Athens
Dorothy Smith Collins, 81, of Rose Lane died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Clifton and Bertha Watson Smith and the widow of T.C. Collins. She was retired from the Stephens County School System and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Jack Sosby officiating. Burial will be in Roselane Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Cecil Collins, Carnesville, Clifton Collins, Toccoa, and Steve Collins, Jefferson; and six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Myron Smith, Gary Smith, Dustin Smith, Mitch Collins, Terry Graham, and Stacey Holcomb.
The family is at the residence.

Helen Hale Fowler
Athens
Helen Hale Fowler, 89, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hale, widow of Harry W. Fowler Sr., and was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Fowler Barner, and a son, Harry Wilbur Fowler Jr. She was a homemaker and member of Young Harris United Methodist Church for 62 years.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Marsingill officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, DeMaris Turk, Athens, and Lanell Fowler, Atlanta; a son, Ronald Fowler, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a sister, Inez Jones, Marietta; a brother, Phillip Hale, Warner Robins; and 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Harris United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606; or to Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. H.S. Butler, 6330 Old Jefferson Road, Athens, GA.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

`Mamie' Gaines
Hartwell
"Mamie" Eunice Snow Gaines, 94, of 94 Cade St. died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Gaines was a daughter of the Snow, widow of Lester Gaines, and was preceded in death by three daughters, Louise Moore, Juanita Merck and Freddia Boles. She was a homemaker and member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Wendell Bannister officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, Francis L. Gaines, Anderson, and Paul R. Gaines, Hartwell; three sisters, Alma Rowland and Mildred Richie, both of Hartwell, and Evelyn Segars, Bowman; and 15 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sara J. Gaston
Athens
Sara J. Gaston, 59, of 2060 Epps Bridge Road died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Gaston was a daughter of the late Charlie and Sallie Head Cox. She was of the Baptist faith.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include her husband, William Robert Gaston; three daughters, Jackie Chapman, Athens, Sara Ann Streetman, Danielsville, and Teresa Whiten, Jackson County; two sons, Harrold Capps and Kenneth Capps, both of Jackson County; four sisters, Linda Roberts, Joyce Wood, and Sally McKenzie, all of Nicholson, and Gail Herring, Hull; four brothers, Richard Cox, Jackson County, Lonnie Cox, Colbert, Johnnie Cox, Danielsville, and Billy Cox, Athens; and 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie P. Holmes
Hartwell
Willie Pearson Holmes, 74, of 1820 Liberty Hill Road died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Holmes was a daughter of the late Coler and Mae Belle Bradley Pearson Baker. She was a homemaker and member of Mount Olivet Church of God.
Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Church of God with the Revs. Wayne Durden, Randall Starrett, and Hubert Carter officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
ters, Joyce Hickman, Marlene Haynie, Phyllis Burton, and Connie Bond, all of Hartwell; five sons, Heyward Holmes and Lawrence Holmes, both of Hartwell, Dorsey Holmes, Canon, Blant Holmes, Bowersville, and Roger Holmes, Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Floy Ann Martin, Hartwell; two brothers, Ray Pearson, Athens, and Hoyt Pearson, Royston; and 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Heyward Holmes, 1820 Liberty Hill Road, Hartwell, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

Bonnie J. Maddox
Buford
Bonnie J. Maddox, 78, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
Mr. Maddox was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he served as deacon emeritus, and was employed at Chicopee Manufacturing for 30 years and the Gwinnett County Water Dept. for 10 years.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Charles Gilliland and Paul Wade officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Evelyn H. Maddox; three daughters, Rita Bennett, Sandra Wilson, and Nancy Pugh, all of Buford; five sons, Ray Maddox, Hoschton, Carey Maddox and Jeff Maddox, both of Flowery Branch, Ted Maddox, Winder, and Mickey Maddox, Buford; a sister, Vera Mitchell, Buford; and 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 3390 South Puckett Road, Buford, GA 30519.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Glenn Noblet
Cornelia
Glenn Noblet, 53, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Noblet was a son of the late Woodrow and Gladys Free Noblet. He was retired from Clarkesville Mill after 20 years of service and was a member of Oakey Mountain Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Larry Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in Oakey Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
Carolyn Allen Noblet; two daughters, Carol Lynn Dahinden and Jennifer E. Noblet, both of Cornelia; a son, Robert Noblet, Los Angeles, Calif.; two half-brothers, Eugene Free, Alto, and Lane Free, Clarkesville; and three grandchildren.

Martha Phelps
Clemson, S.C.
Martha Lillian Busha Maxwell Phelps, 106, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Phelps was a daughter of the late Dr. Sanford Marlon and Sarah Sallie McBath Busha, married to the late James Thomas Maxwell and to the late John Albert Broadus Phelps, and preceded in death by a daughter, Betty T. Storey. She was a graduate of Demorest College, a member of Town and Country Garden Club of Elberton and Bio Baptist Church for more than 30 years where she taught the Fidelis Sunday school class, and was active in Concord and Dewy Rose community activities.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bio Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartwell, Ga.
Survivors include three daughters, Hester Maxwell Koch, Rome, and Martha L. Maxwell and Barbara M. Robinson, both of Clemson, S.C.; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cemetery Fund, Bio Baptist Church, RFD Hartwell, GA 30643; to the Clemson Downs Volunteers, 500 Downs Loop, Clemson, S.C. 29631; or to the charity of one's choice.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Announcement is courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.

Billie J. Ray
Canon
Billie John Ray, 80, of 84 Billie J. Ray Drive died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Ray was a son of the late William Jasper and Allie Brown Ray. He was a civil service worker in Washington, D.C. during World War II, a former printer for the Hartwell Sun, a cattle and poultry farmer, and a member of Bethany Baptist Church and the Joy Club.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethany Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Bielski and Dennis Coley officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will Survivors include his wife, Eunice Weaver Ray; two daughters, Joyce Ashworth, Canon, and Peggy Curley, Rota, Spain; a son, Donald Ray, Canon; four brothers, Inman Ray, Tampa, Fla., Wilmer Ray, Marietta, Alton Ray, Canon, and Joe Ray, Royston; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bowersville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 26, Bowersville, GA 30516.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

Kyle Savage
Commerce
The Rev. Kyle Savage, 85, of 548 Madison St. died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Maysville, Mr. Savage was a son of the late Robert Morgan and Deanie Parker Savage. He was a retired minister of Academy Baptist Church and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin and Fred Breed officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Beatrice Savage; a son, Randall Savage, Macon; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche Smith Stowe
Toccoa
Blanche Smith Stowe, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of White County, Mrs. Stowe was a daughter of the late Roy Jackson and Mary Canup Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Marcus, Kenneth Moon, and Clack Stubbs officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Morris Earl Stowe; a daughter, Margie S. Ayers, Lilburn; two sisters, Venice Isbell, Toccoa, and Ruth Camp, Anderson, S.C.; five brothers, John B. Smith, Pensacola, Fla., Lewis Smith, Toccoa, Guy F. Smith and James C. Smith, both of Lavonia, and Calvin V. Smith, Hartwell; and two grandchildren Pallbearers will be Buddy White, Charles Stowe, Ben Dooley, Jack Sosby, Marion Smith, and Mike Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sunshine Sunday school class.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Winnie S. Terry
Winterville
Winnie Stephens Terry, 88, of 1595 Cherokee Rd. died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Terry was a daughter of the late Henry Daniel and Alice Pittman Stephens. She was a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., where she was a nurse with St. Lukes Hospital. She was a member of St. Joseph's Young at Heart, Tuckston Senior Citizens, ACCA-RSVP volunteer and Post 10 Amvets Auxillary. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlie Stephens and Wrethie Stephens Phipps and a brother, Curtis Stephens.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East with Rev. Wesley Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Coy Stephens of Athens; three nephews; a niece; and a family friend, Frances Victor.
Memorials may be made to ACCA Meals on Wheels.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East, 4355 Lexington Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy D. Whitmire
Maysville
Jimmy Douglas Whitmire, 61, of 1649 Wheeler Cemetery Road died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Whitmire was a son of the late Paul and Katherine McDougal Whitmire. He was retired from AT&T after 39 years of service, an army veteran, and a member of Oconee Baptist Church and Pioneers.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Dillis Griffith Whitmire; two daughters, De Whitmire Godfrey and Jayda Whitmire Tate, both of Maysville; four sisters, Patsy Whitmire Carter, Colbert, Mildred Whitmire Youmans, Swainsboro, Peggy Whitmire Tolbert, Jefferson, and Joan Whitmire Wilson, Commerce; four brothers, Lewis Whitmire, Va., Charlie WhitMaysville, and Mike Whitmire, Snellville; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wade Whitmire, John Whitmire, Jeff Whitmire, Bill Tootle, Dwayne Potts, and Joseph Griffith.

Louise M. Byrd
Athens
Louise M. Byrd of 139 Alps Road died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Wanda W. Goldsmith
Hartwell
Wanda Witcher Goldsmith, 42, of 90 Craft Road, wife of Carl Goldsmith, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Pearl C. Pinkston
Bowersville
Pearl C. Pinkston, 60, of 250 Christian Drive died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, will announce arrangements.

Emory Lee Brinson Sr.
Sylvania
Emory Lee Brinson Sr., 81, of 4151 Millen Highway died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Screven County, Mr. Brinson was a member of Bay Branch Baptist Church, Bay Branch Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 116, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, a U.S. Army infantry veteran during World War II where he received the Bronze Star and was of the rank of lieutenant, a retired assistant commissioner of agriculture for Georgia, retiring in 1978, a former county agent with the University of Georgia Extension Service in Johnson County, and a 1941 graduate of the UGA School of Agriculture.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bay Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Black and Dean Cason officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy B. Wyatt, Lilburn; two sons, Emory Lee Brinson Jr., Athens, and Michael Brinson, Bay Branch; a brother, Ward Brinson, Bay Branch; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Thompson, Mack Thompson, Leslie Cooper, Chip Bazemore Sr., Wayne Bazemore, Gary Brinson, Roy Brinson, Ed Thompson, and Jay Brinson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Screven County Ag Workers Council, Roland Parker, Edward Brinson, and James Moats.
Memorials may be made to Bay Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Frances Thompson, 392 Bay Road, Sylvania, GA 30467.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Alice Davis
Athens
Margaret Alice Davis, 65, of 222 Rockspring Homes died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Will and Maggie Duhart.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Davis; two daughters, Deborah Davis Howard and Leta Davis, both of Athens; three sons, Joe Henry Davis, Thomas Alfred Davis, and Randy Howard Davis, all of Athens; two sisters, Emma Duhart, Duhart, Atlanta; a brother, Willie Duhart, Bishop; and 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Goldsmith
Hartwell
Wanda Witcher Goldsmith, 42, of 90 Craft Road died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Greenwood, S.C., Mrs. Goldsmith was a daughter of Winnie Caudell Witcher of Hartwell and the late Thomas J. Witcher. She was a certified nursing assistant at Hart County Hospital and a member of Assembly Church of Hartwell.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill McCall and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden of Prayer.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Carl Goldsmith; a daughter, Mary Goldsmith, Hartwell; a son, John Goldsmith, Hartwell; two sisters, Patricia White and Geraldine Bruce, both of Hartwell; and two brothers, Morris Witcher and Dennis Witcher, both of Hartwell.
Memorials may be made to help defray medical and funeral expenses.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Burice M. Greenway
Elberton
Burice McMullan Greenway, 90, formerly of the Rockingham Community died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
Mrs. Greenway was a daughter of the late Andra J. and Lunie Crawford McMullan and the widow of Armond A. Greenway. She was a homemaker and member of Rock Branch Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, William Alton Greenway, Tucker; two grandchildren, Kay Smith, Norcross, and Ken Greenway, Alpharetta; and five great-grandchildren.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Mask
Winder
Mary Mask, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Cedartown, Mrs. Mask was a daughter of the late James Henry and Rose Mary Gilham Goswick. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of God.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Copeland officiating.
Survivors include her husband, J.B. Mask; three sons, Jeff Mask, Superior, Mont., Wesley Mask, Canton, and Willie Mask, Auburn; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Goldblum, Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Evelyn Tummins; three brothers, James Goswick, Austell, Luther Goswick, Ellijay, and Joe Goswick, Cedartown; and 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home, Winder.

Elizabeth Quinn
Highland Park, Mich.
Elizabeth Quinn, 84, of 75 Farrand Park died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Quinn was a daughter of the late Wilborn and Ophelia Hill. She was a retired seamstress and member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Dennis Quinn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Rufus Quinn; three daughters, Mabel Gartrell and Alma McCoy, both of Highland Park, Mich., and Janice Debra Quinn, Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Troy Mitchell Quinn and Edward Quinn, both of Detroit, Mich.; Washington, and Ruby Nell Harris, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Ammie Lee Hill, Washington, Andrew Clark Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., and Robert Lee Hill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington.

David Samuel Sanders
Hartwell
David Samuel "Dave" Sanders, 86, of Glendale Drive died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Sanders was a son of the late Lelia Hilley Sanders Driver, the widower of Hazel Belle Hendrix Sanders, and was preceded in death by a son, Lewis Steve Sanders. He was a farmer and member of Flat Shoals Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Wendell Bannister and Sid Newell officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Imogene Evans, Hartwell; two sons, Franklin Sanders and Billy Sanders, both of Hartwell; four sisters, Frances Skelton, Lettie Mae Saylors, Mary Evans, and Naomi Shiflet, all of Hartwell; three brothers, Charles Driver, Anderson, Morris Driver, N.Y., and Hack Driver, Mobile, Ala.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Sanders, 974 Clay Brown Road, Hartwell, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lottie Mae M. Shelnutt
Greensboro
Lottie Mae Melton Shelnutt, 88, of 201 East Elm St. died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
A native of Newton County, Mrs. Shelnutt was a daughter of the late William Ed and Jennie Reid Mason Melton and widow of John Ralph Shelnutt. She was a spinner at Mary-Leila Cotton Mill and member of First Baptist Church of Greensboro.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCommons Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Cason, Union Point; a niece, Ann Cronic, Union Point; a granddaughter, Kay Bryan; and four great-grandchildren, Jennie Miller, Matt Bryan, Katie Pallbearers will be Richard Cronic, David Cronic, L.A. Melton, Martin Melton, Doug Miller, and James Melton.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cortez Watkins
Eastanollee
Merle Cortez Coe "Tez" Watkins, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Watkins was a daughter of the late Claude and Ossie Purcell Coe, widow of Dave Jackson Watkins, and was preceded in death by a son, Jack Watkins, and two grandchildren. She was a homemaker and member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Marcus and Kenneth Moon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Moore, Toccoa, and Atha Heard, Conyers; two sons, Tex Watkins, Toccoa, and Blair Watkins, Aiken, S.C.; four sisters, Buena Homyk, Eastanollee, Blonnie Cabe and Sue Williams, both of Toccoa, and Eva McKeever, Beaver Falls, Pa.; and nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Moore on Garland Road, Toccoa, and will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa.

Hannah Buffington
Bowersville
Hannah Buffington, 3, of 2360 Lou Gurley Road, daughter of Chris and Sherry Buffington, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, will announce arrangements.

Cordelia Milsap
Statham
Cordelia Milsap, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
Eberhart & Son Mornounce arrangements.

Danny Sargent
Canon
Danny Sargent of 1911 Airport Road, husband of Evelyn Sargent, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, will announce arrangements.

Ernie Torres
Charlotte, N.C.
Ernie Torres, 48, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte, N.C., will announce arrangements.

Thomas W. DuBose
Darlington, S.C.
Dr. Thomas W. DuBose, 54, formerly of Royston, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1999.
A native of Lee County, S.C., Dr. DuBose was a son of Judy Parnell DuBose and the late Tom Ben DuBose. He held Th.B., Th.M., M.S., D.C.C. and Th.D. degrees from several universities and seminaries, including Holmes College of the Bible, Greenville, Southwestern College, Oklahoma, Erskin Theological Seminary, Georgia, Clarkesville School of Theology, Tenn., Bethany Theological Seminary, Ala., and Southern Christian University, Ala. He graduated cum laude in his M.S. program and summa cum laude in his D.C.C. program. He served as Chancellor of Calvary Theological Seminary, was associated with the Call To Life Ministries and served on the Pentecostal Holiness Church Conference for 35 years. He was most recently the pastor and member of Christian Pathway Fellowship, Lamar, S.C.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Lamar First Baptist Church, Lamar, S.C. Burial will be in the Lamar Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Martha Jones DuBose; three daughters, Jenohn M. DuBose and Kaja A. DuBose, both of Royston, and Sonya DuBose Yancey, Greenville, Ala.; a son, Kevin J. DuBose, Royston; a sister, Terry D. Graham, Lamar, S.C.; and a brother, Jerry DuBose, Lamar, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Theological Seminary, 1122 Garden St., Lamar, SC 29069, or to Christian Pathway Fellowship, P.O. Box 757, Lamar, SC 29069.
Announcement courtesy of Pruitte Funeral Home.

Ruth P. Fagan
Winder
Ruth P. Fagan, 82, of Woodlawn Ave. died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
Mrs. Fagan was a daughter of the late William Albert and Nancy Segars Page. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Winder.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. John Talley and Ronald Hewett officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, James S. Fagan; two sisters, Willie Nelson and Jewel Langford, both of Winder; two brothers, Thomas Page, Winder, and Lewis Page, Lawton, Okla.; and nieces and nephews.

Cynthia A. Harper
Elberton
Cynthia A. Harper, of 652 Pulliam St. died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Harper was a daughter of the late Albert Harper and Roberta Willis Harper. She was a member of Cades Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cades Baptist Church with the Rev. James Allen Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include four daughters, Jerri Bolden, Lizzie Bone, Jacqueline Willis and Cynthian Kelly, all of Elberton; a brother, Joe Harper, Elberton; two half sisters, Ethelene Monn and Patricia Banks, both of Elberton; two half brothers, Silva Banks and James Banks, both of Elberton; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 652 Pulliam St., Elberton.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Lonnie F. Hudson
Athens
Lonnie F. Hudson, 91, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.
A native of Henderson County, Mrs. Hudson was a daughter of the late George and Emma Edney Freeman and was the widow of Ernest Hudson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Shepard Funeral Home Chapel, Church St., Hendersonville, N.C., with the Revs. Rex Freeman and Harold McKinnish officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son, Jim Hudson, Athens; a sister, Raymond Henderson, Hendersonville, N.C.; two brothers, Jack Freeman and the Rev. Rex Freeman, both of Hendersonville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Elaine Hudson and Mary Lou Anglin and Elizabeth Pearson, all of Athens, Bowdre McAllister, Hendersonville, N.C., James Hudson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., and Sted Mays, New York City, N.Y.; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rowland Freeman, Jim Summers, Gene Hudson, Rex Freeman Jr., Sid Shropshire and John Todd.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Shepard Funeral Home, Hendersonville, N.C.
Bridges Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements.

Sam E. Jones
Winder
Sam E. Jones, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
Mr. Jones was a son of the late Lewis C. and Ruby Phillips Jones. He worked in real estate and was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be noon today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. Lisa Cain, Mike Strickland and Holland Adams officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Doris "Toni" Jones; a daughter, Jennifer Sims, Winder; two sisters, Christine Hollman and Virginia Bryan, both of Macon; a brother, Calvin R. Jones, Lizella; and a grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pentecost United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, c/o Janice Perry, P.O. Box 46, Winder, GA 30680.

Charles H. McCaleb
Bishop
Charles H. McCaleb, 55, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. McCaleb was a son of Mary B. McCaleb and the late Monroe McCaleb. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Monroe.
Services will be announced by Island Funeral Home, Hilton Head, S.C.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Dana Koyama, Senoia; a son, Charles H. McCaleb Jr., Bishop; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, Madison Ave., Monroe, GA 30655.

Danny Sargent
Canon
Danny Sargent, 54, of 1911 Airport Road died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Sargent was a son of the late Logan and Ola Mae Coleman Sargent. He was a carpet installer.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Pike officiating. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Gardens, Canon.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hardigree Sargent; a daughter, Vonzeal Baker, Colbert; three sons, Wayne Coker and Reggie Coker, both of Commerce, and Wendell Coker, Ila; three sisters, Irene Fortner, Scottdale, Virginia Woodruff, Decatur, and Brenda Sargent, Danielsville; three brothers, Jimmy Sargent and Carlton Sargent, both of Danielsville, and Herman Sargent, Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

C.D. Simmons
Toccoa
Clyde Davis "C.D." Simmons Sr., 57, of South Big A Road, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Simmons was a son of Cleo Davis Simmons and the late Clyde Harvey Simmons. He was an employee with Stephens County School System at Liberty Elementary. He worked at WABCO for 10 years and formerly owned and operated Big A Fiberglass. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Whitlock Mortuary, with the Rev. Leon Miller officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Patsy W. Simmons; a daughter, Melissa Simmons Canady, Eastanollee; a son, Clyde Davis "Bucky" Simmons Jr., Toccoa; and two grandsons.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 106 Rose Lane, Toccoa, GA 30577.

Ernie J. Torres
Charlotte, N.C.
Ernie J. Torres, 48, of 1232-2 Falls Creek Lane, former weekend editor of the Athens Daily News and Banner-Herald, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
A native of California, Mr. Torres was copy chief at Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal. He was a graduate of San Pedro High School, San Pedro, Calif., and received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from California State University at Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Torres was weekend editor of the Athens newspapers from May 1992 to April 1996, and had worked as a copy editor for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, and several other daily newspapers in the United States.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Torres.
Calling hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Morehead Chapel of McEwen Funeral Home, 727 E. Morehead St.

Joe D. Childs
Lawrenceville
Joe Dan Childs, 72, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Lonnie Stewart
Cincinnati
Lonnie Stewart, 107, formerly of Crawfordsville, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary, Washington, will announce arrangements.


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