Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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R.B. Davis
Statham
R.B. Davis, 79, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
A native of Statham, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Melvin and Genie Peppers Davis. He was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church, was a retired machinist for Empire Manufacturing Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Davis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Bud McDonald and Doyle Sims officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Jackson Davis; two sons, Marion Davis, Crawford, and Herbert "Bud" Davis, Statham; three sisters, Josie Sosbee, Eastville, Jurell Pruitt, Statham, and Nancy McDaniel, Monroe; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lutrelle A. Garner
Bowman
Lutrelle Adams Garner, 86, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Garner was a daughter of the late William Elmo Adams and Agnes Moore Adams and was the widow of Guytrelle Garner. She was a retired seamstress with Oxford Manufacturing Company and was a member of Bowman Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. John Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vickery, 1158 Ruckersville Road.

Mildred Harris
Ila
Mildred Lee Harris, 62, of 244 Pine St. died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of Annie L. Booth Rich and the late Charles L. Rich and was the widow of Robert Harris. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Johnny Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a sister, Margie Brown, Danielsville; and a nephew, Scott Brown, Danielsville.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.

Jean Ross Holt
Columbia, Md.
Jean Ross Holt, 77, of Freetown Road, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mrs. Holt was a daughter of the late Bertha and Charles C. Ross and was the widow of Stewart B. Holt. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Fla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Terrell officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy H. McCloskey, Ellicott City, Md.; a son, Stewart B. Holt Jr., Marietta; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bernstein Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Howard County Hospice, 5537 Twin Knowls, Ste. 433, Columbia, Md. 21045.

Codie L. Hughes
Dewy Rose
Codie Liman Hughes, of 1600 A.E.R. Hughes Drive died Sunday, April 11, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Hughes was a son of Early Hughes and Delois Burden Hughes. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and was a student at Elbert County Comprehensive High School.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Luther Mahoney, Robert Davenport and Joe Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Karanja Makosso Hughes, Athens; two Norfolk, Va. and Jaran Hughes, Dewey Rose; grandmothers, Clara Parham and Jan Burden, both of Carlton; grandfathers, James Hughes, Dewy Rose, and Booker T. Burden, Carlton; and great-grandmothers, Cassie Smith and Lula Hughes, both of Elberton.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn B. Roberson Lackey
Athens
Carolyn Bell Roberson Lackey, 52, of 115 Willow St. Apt. 10 died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
Mrs. Lackey was a daughter of Lilly K. Bell and the late Carl B. Bell. She was a book keeper.
Services will at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. B.S. Jackson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie G. Lackey; a daughter, Caroline V. Bell, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, John Darren Lackey and Trenton Eduardo Lackey, both of Athens; a grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers and flowerbearers will be the Burney-Harris class of 1965. Honorary flowerbearers will be Mothers of Shiloh.
The family will be at the residence of Parris and Tina Rucker, 299 Grove St., Athens.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Lightfoot
Crawfordville
Thelma Lightfoot of 1042 Sharon Road died Friday, April 9, 1999.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Level Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Duggan officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Jerome Lightfoot, Hempstead, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Lowe, Crawfordville, and Nada Fuller, Altadena, Calif.; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews.
Hughes and Turner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lee Nash Sr.
Athens
Robert Lee Nash Sr., 64, of 1122 Dunlap Road died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Nash was a son of the late Dotson and Sally Kemp Nash Sr. He was a member of Billups Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ben K. Willis officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Freeman Nash, Hawaii; a son, Robert Lee Nash Jr., Hawaii; a sister, Clara Clarke, Winterville; a brother, Napoleon Nash, Athens; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.

Teresa W. Benton
Hartwell
Teresa Woods Benton, 40, of 2928 Mount Hebron Road died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Strickland Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Sam Butler
Winder
Sam Butler, 73, died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Teresa W. Benton
Hartwell
Teresa Auvilla Woods Benton, 40, of 2928 Mount Hebron Road, died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
A native of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Benton was a daughter of Emmett L. and Milfred C. Risher Woods, Hartwell. She was a graduate of El Centro College-Brookhaven School of Nursing. She was employed with Stephens County Hospital as a registered nurse in Pediatrics. She was certified in Neonatal Advanced Life Support and was a pediatric advanced support instructor. She served as a part-time instructor at North Georgia Tech and served as computer instructor at Stephens County Hospital. She was a member of the Texas Nursing Association, Phi Theta Kappa Society, National Dean's List and Who's Who of American College's in 1992 and 1993.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ted Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Reed Creed Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Kirk J. Benton; two daughters, Sara Louise Benton and Saundra A. Benton, both of Hartwell; a son, Russell E. Benton, Hartwell; three sisters, Linda Stone, Douglasville, Wanda Colby and Frances Case, all of Hartwell; and a brother, Emmett L. Woods Jr., Hartwell.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rufus Campbell
Washington
Rufus Campbell, 69, of 709 Henry Drive, died Monday, April 12, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Henry and Jessie Mae Campbell.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lamar Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Roscoe Campbell.
Davenport-McLendon Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred E. McMichael
Madison
Mildred Elizabeth McMichael, 76, of 649 Skyline Drive, died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
A native of Anderson, S.C., Mrs. McMichael was a daughter of the late Lawrence Orr Cromer and Lura Cox and was the widow of Robert T. McMichael Sr. She was a secretary for Hulme Sign Co.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in New Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson.
Survivors include a son, Terry McMichael, Madison; a brother, Melvin Cromer, Milan, Mich.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Rodriquez Nunnally
Tignall
Rodriquez Nunnally, 29, of 6107 Elberton Road, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
A native of Lincoln, Mr. Nunnally was a son of John and Denora Nunnally. He was a corrections officer for six years and served in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm. He was a member of Thankful Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thankful Baptist Church, with the Rev. Zett Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Costella Nunnally.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen C. Olson
Winder
Helen C. Olson died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include her husband, John Olson; and a daughter, Helida Bufford, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7280 Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby L. Shepherd
Athens
Bobby L. Shepherd, 63, of 130 Lakeshore Drive,died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
A native of Covington, Mr. Shepherd was a son of the late Henry Grady and Pauline Garner Shepherd. He was proceeded in death by two brothers, Paul Shepherd and Jimmy Shepherd. He began his law enforcement career with the University of Georgia Police in 1966, served with the Athens-Clarke County Police from 1969-1987, retiring as detective. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars serving with the 82nd Airborne, and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Doster, Hull; two sisters, Carolyn Reid, Athens, and Shelvie Shields, Hull; two brothers, Charles Shepherd, Lilburn, and Glenn Shepherd, Corsicana, Texas; three grandsons, Allen Stewart, Christopher Stewart and Brandon Stewart, all of Athens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be James Doster, Stanley Jordan, Harry Thomas, Gerald Guntharp, Bob Frith and Terry Strickland. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Bill Smith
Comer
William "Bill" Smith, 68, of 168 Howard Bridge Road, died Friday, April 16, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Cammie and Carrie Smith. He had lived in this area all of his life and was retired from IBEW #613.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Colbert Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Russell Smith; five daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and John McElhannon, Athens, Phyllis and Scott Brannon, Watkinsville, Cindy and Scott Wentworth, Comer, Anita and Chris Peck, Colbert, and Karen and Darvin Branch, Comer; two sisters, Sue Williams, Comer, and Blanche Wilkins, Colbert; four brothers, Henry A. Smith, Cartersville, James E. Smith, Comer, Hugh Gaines Smith, Crawford, and Robert A. Smith, Colbert; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of IBEW #613.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Frank Wood
Atlanta
Frank Wood, 76, formerly of Winder, died Monday, April 12, 1999.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eberhart's Glenwood Chapel, with the Rev. Charlie Rakestraw officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two daughters, Christine Austin and Deborah Wood, both of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Louise T. Brakefield
Monroe
Louise T. Brakefield, 86, of Monroe died Friday, April 16, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Brakefield was a daughter of the late Robert Turner and the late Lillie Powell. She was a member of the Baptist faith and a retired knitter from Chipman-Union Manufacturing.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point with the Rev. David Key officiating.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Turner, Woodville; and two sisters, Virginia Turner, Atlanta and Minnie T. McCannon, Union Point.

Samuel Butler
Winder
Samuel Butler, 73, died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Move of God with the Rev. James Lyle officiating. The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Jannie Lee Reddish of Winder; six sons, Raymond Butler of Bethlehem, Jeffery Butler of Statham and Bruce Butler, Michael Butler, Gary Butler and Cornelius Butler, all of Winder; a brother, C.L. Butler of Statham; a sister, Ruby Shields of Statham; and nine grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby A. Coker
Cornelia
Bobby A. Coker, 66, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Crow was a son of Carrie Croy Coker of Baldwin and the late Dan S. Coker. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Coker.
He was retired from Lee Arrendale State Prison after 16 years of service and attended Level Grove Baptist Church. A graduate of Demorest High School, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in Japan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Rice, Tom Mewborn and Bob Watson officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Helen McAlister Coker of Cornelia; two daughters, Debbie A. Thomas and Donna A. Boelter, both of Cornelia; a sister, Effie J. Davis of Bradenton, Fla.; three brothers, Claude Coker of Demorest, Randall Coker of Dublin and Dewitt Coker of Stockbridge; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Whitfield Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531.

Gerald Stanley Cook
Madison
Gerald Stanley Cook, 62, of 2851 Brownwood Road, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
A native of Carroll County, Mr. Cook was a son of Herman Cook and Katherine Motes and the husband of Fran C. Cook.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Woodville Cemetery. Father John Via will officiate.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Cathie Gann of Dunnellon, Fla., and Angela L. Booth of Danielsville; two sons, Michael E. Lynn of Greensboro and Scott Lynn of Costa Mesa, Cal.; a brother, Eugene Cook of Marietta; and eight grandchildren.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Elaine Dickey
Mount Airy
Edith Elaine "Speedy" Dickey, 72, died Friday, April 16, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Annie Worley Carson. Of the Baptist faith, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ford Dickey.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice E. Hamby of Mt. Airy and Janet Lee Taylor of Sherman, Tex.; two sisters, Ellie Ansley of McDonough and Boyce Chastain of Sautee-Nacoochee; a brother, Elferd Carson of Alto; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mary Lou Hughes
Athens
Mary Lou Hughes, 79, of 3985 Atlanta Highway, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
A native of Ora, S.C., Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Madeline Satterwhite Williams. She was a co-manager of Storage Trust in Athens and a member of the Cleveland Road Baptist Church. She was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Medical Corps.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Laurens, S.C., with the Rev. Barry Davis officiating.
Survivors include her husband, William H. Hughes of Athens; daughter, Betty Lou Hughes of Gracewood; son, Bill Hughes of Dallas, Tex.; and a brother, John O. Williams of Columbia, S.C.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Donald Frank Mann
Hartwell
Donald Frank Mann, 54, of 284 Golf Course Road, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
The husband of Charlene Seymour Mann, Mr. Mann was a native of Anderson County, S.C., and a son of the late Tom Frank and Lillie Ginn Mann.
He was a senior technologist in the fibers division of BASF in Anderson, was of the Baptist faith and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Hartwell with the Rev. Richard Bielski and Mr. Roy Crocker officiating. Burial will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Troy T. Mann of Newnan and James D. Mann of Marietta; a stepson, Bryan Glidewell of Woodstock; and a brother, David R. Mann of Acworth.
The body is in the Strickland Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The family is in the home.
Flowers are optional, and memorials may be made to a charity instead.

Thomas Moss Jr.
Tignall
Thomas Benjamin Moss Jr., 40, of 604 N. Hulin Ave., died Thursday, April 15, 199.
The son of Thomas B. Moss Sr. and Dorothy Moss of Tignall, Mr. Moss was a native of Wilkes County and a carpenter.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Tignall with the Rev. William Eveans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three daughters, Shekoa Moss, Yashekia Moss and Ebony Moss, all of Elberton; two sisters, Dianne Brinkley and Regina L. Moss, both of Tignall; two brothers, Timothy Moss and Christopher Moss, both of Tignall; and one grandchild.
McLendon Funeral Home, Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Leon H. Pritchett
Cornelia
Leon H. Pritchett, 59, of Old River Road, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
Mr. Pritchett was a native of Habersham County and was a son of the late Hoke and Amo Satterfield Pritchett. He was retired from the garment manufacturing industry and was a member of Center Baptist Church.
Services will be at noon today at the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home in Cornelia with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors are his wife, Christine Shirley Pritchett of Cornelia; two sons, Tim Pritchett and Danny Pritchett, both of Cornelia; two sisters, Patricia Rogers of Cornelia and Glenda Perry of Clarkesville; and four grandchildren.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Egerton Whittle
Athens
Dr. Egerton Whittle, 59, of 100 Frontier Court, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
A native of Frodsham, Cheshire, England, Mr. Whittle was the son of the late Grosvenor and Elsie Kefford Whittle. Raised in upstate New York, the received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. After working at Penn State University and the University of Ottawa, he moved to Athens in 1982 to work at the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service, where he became head of the Feed and Nutrition Laboratory.
Services will be private.
Survivors are his wife, Inge Z. Whittle of Athens; a daughter, Amy Margaret Locklin of Bloomington, Indiana; a son, Reid Blackmer Locklin of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Elizabeth Olive Everetts of Beaver, Pa.; and a brother, John Frederick Whittle of San Diego, Cal.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Diane Collins
Arcade
Mrs. Diane Collins, 45, of 218 Holiday Cemetery Road, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

James Goins
Athens
James Edward Goins, 85, of 4980 Old Lexington Road, formerly of Fairborn, Ohio, died Sunday, April 18. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Billy Turner
Union Point
Billy Turner of Union Point died Sunday, April 18. Callaway Funeral Home of Union Point will be in charge of arrangements.


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