Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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Marie Brianna Camprini
Griffin
Marie Brianna Camprini, infant daughter of Brian and Marie Camprini of 706 Maple Drive, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Westwood Gardens, with the Rev. Spurgeon Hays officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include grandparents, Jack and Candy Camprini, Duluth, and Ray and Charlotte Mullikin, Brunswick; and great-grandparents, Yago and Margaret Camprini, and Imelda Craig.
Memorials may be made to The Make A Wish Foundation, 100 W. Clarendon, Suite 2200, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Irma Cameron
Valdosta
Irma Studstill Cameron, 99, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Lowndes County, Mrs. Cameron was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Adel Dowling Studstill and was the widow of Joseph Wesley Cameron. She was a personal assistant to the late Dr. C.O. Templeton in his chiropractic practice and was a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Carson McLane Funeral Home, with the Revs. Mike Griffin, Paul Swafford and Ken Webb officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Cameron and Lamar Cameron, both of Valdosta; a sister, Mary Louise Holland, Augusta; a brother, Jonathan Studstill, Valdosta; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherry Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Alma Cheek
Royston
Alma Dean Cheek, 92, of 394 Cheek-Pulliam Road, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Cheek was a daughter of the late Joe N. and Leacy Collins Dean. She was a homemaker, a former schoolteacher, and was a member of the Royston Church of God.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Malcolm Herndon and James Gunn officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Ben Cheek; a daughter, Geraldean Chitwood, Royston; a son, Joe B. Cheek, Royston; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tim Chitwood, Brent Chitwood, Dustin Chitwood, Justin Chitwood, Joey Cheek, Kent Pearson, Gary Crowe and Dean Crowe.
The family is at the residence of Dean and Howard Chitwood, 279 Aaron Brown Road, Royston, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lissie Burke Garrison
Commerce
Lissie Burke Garrison, 81, of 245 Scott St., died Monday, April 19, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Garrison was a daughter of the late John and Sallie Prickett Burke and was the widow of William Thurston Garrison. She was a homemaker and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jessie Mealor and David Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Darthy Hix, Commerce; a son, David Garrison, Commerce; two sisters, Castellaw Denton, Commerce, and Mary Jane Stephens, Leesburg, Ala.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Darthy Hix, 245 Scott St., Commerce, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Goins
Athens
James Edward Gions, 85, of 4980 Old Lexington Road, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Packard, Ky., Mr. Goins was a son of the late King and Mattie Davis Goins and was the widower of Lucille Sullivan Gions. A former resident of Fairborn, Ohio, Mr. Goins was retired from Dayton Press and was a former member of First Baptist Church, Fairborn. He was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Fairborn. Burial will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville, Ohio.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Anne Shettel, Athens; three sons, David Goins, Grafton, Wis., James Goins, Beavercreek, Ohio, and John Goins, McDonough; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Belton Funeral Home, Fairborn.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the local arrangements.

Lon `Keith' Martin
Winder
Lon "Keith" Martin, 43, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
Mr. Martin was a son of Joyce Chandler and Henry Chandler of Auburn. He was a jeweler at Brookshire's Jewelry Store.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. John Batasic and Kim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother and stepfather, include his wife, Sharon Martin; two daughters, Amber Abernathy, Gainesville, and Chasity Young, Cumming; three sons, Lon Martin, Madison Martin and David Dougherty, all of Winder; two sisters, Carol Martin, Douglasville, and Judy Harris, Braselton; a brother, Glenn Chandler, Auburn; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warm Springs Rehabilitation.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucille `Ma' Moon
Winder
Lucille "Ma" Moon, 91, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
Mrs. Moon was a daughter of the late Samuel George and Ara Thomas Rooks and was the widow of Willie T. Moon. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Hendrix. She was a homemaker and was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, with the Revs. Don Crews and Rusty Newman officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Grizzle, Statham, and Gloria Wall and Martha Whiting, both of Winder; a son, Sam Moon, Winder; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nazareth United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. ad 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jody Moore
Elberton
Jody Thomas Moore, 19, of 1227 Petersburg Road, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Moore was a son of Gary Moore of Bowman and Gwen Pulliam Scarborough of Elberton. He was of the Baptist faith and was employed by Carroll Surveying.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deep Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Adams officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Brittany Lea Moore, Elberton; a brother, Casey Higginbotham, Elberton; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore, Royston.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Scarborough, 1227 Petersburg Road, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moore, Bowman, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Berry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Poole
Buckhead
Charles Malvin Poole, 66, of 1130 Fraction Botton Road, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Poole was a son of the late Clarence Gartrelle Poole and Flora Bell McCracken. He was a laborer at Cotton Mill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Swords Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie P. Chandler, Greenville, Tenn.; a son, Charles M. Poole Jr., Buckhead; a brother, Clarence W. Poole, Buckhead; and a grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robbie Ann Sewell
Decatur
Robbie Ann Sewell, 50, of 1348 Midlawn Drive, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Sewell was a daughter of Robert Ellis Martin and Elizabeth Thaxton. She was a schoolteacher.
Services will at 2 p.m. today in Madison City Cemetery, with the Rev. Dee Shellnut Jr. officiating. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Timothy Methodist Church, Stone Mountain.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Andrew H. Sewell; a daughter, Eileen Stone, Decatur; two sons, Jay Sewell, Decatur, and Christopher Sewell, Snellville; and a sister, Julia Gervais, Hapeville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Timothy Methodist Church Angel Fund.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William `Billy' Turner
Union Point
William "Billy" Marshall Turner, 70, of 6041 Union Point Road, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Turner was a son of the late Luke M. Turner and Nell Kimbrough. He was a livestock farmer since 1954, later raising miniature horses and donkeys. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served as a courier for Shape Headquarters in Paris, France. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Union Point and the VFW Post. He was a charter member of Greene County Livestock Association and Union Point Rodeo. Children of all ages loved to see him participated in parades and rodeos with his miniature horses. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alvin Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette B. Turner; a daughter, Lynn T. Dover, Greensboro; and a grandchild, Bill Dover, Greensboro.
Pallbearers will be Charles Crumbley, Mark Channell, Roger Tyler, Lindsey Coker, Ira Tiller, Peyton Sapp, Wayne Williams and Ed Corry.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Union Point.
The family is at the residence.
Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Vinson Jr.
Conyers
James Vinson Jr., 38, of 1071 Forrest Hills Drive, died Saturday, April 17, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Vinson was a son of James and Gloria Vinson of White Plains. He was a 1978 graduate of Morrow Senior High School and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Beirut-Lebanon Invasion and the Grenada Invasion. He was a plumber with Pumphrey Plumbing Co. and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Morrow. He was a member of National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Bass Anglers and Ducks Unlimited.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, with the Rev. Dave Sandridge officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery, Greensboro.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Cheryl Strom Vinson; two daughters, Alexis Nicole Vinson and Ashlea Lauren Armstrong, both of Conyers; a son, Jacob Cole Vinson, Powder Springs; a brother, Mike Vinson, White Plains; and his grandparent, Olly McDonald.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Scurry, Kenneth Scurry, Curtis Craig, Jim Germann, Brian Rigel, William Strom, Jeff Cagle and Billy Benton.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home. Greensboro.

Anne Wilson
Lula
Anne Grace Jones Wilson of 4082 U.S. Highway 51 South died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Samuel Paul and Ethel Harrington Jones and was the widow of John Hoyt Wilson. She attended Brenau University and the University of Georgia after graduating from Piedmont College, where she majored in music and education, specializing in the teaching of reading. She taught for 35 years at various schools, including Hickory Flat Consolidated High School, Rock Springs, Gailey, Lyman Hall and Gillsville Elementary. She was a former church pianist at Lula and Hickory Flat Methodist churches. She was also accompanist and a member of the Jones Sisters Trio, who sang on the WGGA radio station during the "Whosoever Hearest Thou Hour." She was chosen to be in "Who's Who Among American Educators" and participated in numerous local and national educational organizations.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bevel Jones, Jamie Prickett and Fred Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Christine Jones Harris and Nelle Jones, both of Lula; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at McGahee Funeral Home, Cornelia.

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

Lizzie B. Johnson
Athens
Lizzie B. Johnson, 65, of 2572 Danielsville Road, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles W. Mooney
Athens
Charles W. Mooney, 55, of 304 Lumpkin St., died Monday, April 19, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Thrasher
Statham
Alice Thrasher, 89, of 2023 Ventura St., died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles R. Barger
Hartwell
Charles R. Barger, 72, of 747 Liberty Hill Church Road, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Greensboro, N.C., Mr. Barger was a son of the late Noah Barger and Cora Powell Barger. He was a graduate of Hickory High School and Clevenger College. He was a retired representative for Wilson Meat Packing and Sporting Goods for 24 years and was a part-time employee of Wal-mart. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and Hartwell Post VFW. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Meeks officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown Barger; a daughter, Marsha Ann Reece, Seneca, S.C.; two sons, Charles R. Barger Jr., Shelby, N.C., and Michael Cranfill Barger, Danielsville, N.C.; a sister, Edith Grove, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two brothers, Frank Barger, Sumter, S.C., and Joel L. Barger, Hickory, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 746, Hartwell, GA 30643, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 506 Summit Ave., Anderson, SC 29621.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

Doris P. Burgess
Lexington
Doris Pitts Burgess, 72, died Monday, April 26, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Burgess was a daughter of Maggie Lee Porterfield Paul of Lexington and the late Joseph D. Paul and was the widow of William Alvin Pitts and John Burgess. She was a member of Clouds Creek Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Clark Cemetery, with the Rev. John Parker officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Swayne Coley, Lexington; two sisters, JoAnn York, Lexington, and Kathryn Tucker, Rayle; three grandchildren, Walter and Janice Coley, Danielsville, Bill and Vanessa Coley, Greer, S.C., and Ken Coley, Lexington; great-grandchildren, Danielle Coley, Chance Coley and Chasie Coley; nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Miriam Bradley Camp
Winder
Miriam Bradley Camp, 75, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
Mrs. Camp was a daughter of the late Dr. R.H. and Jeannie Phillips Bradley and was the widow of W. Haden Camp. She was a 1945 graduate of the University of Georgia and was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and was a trustee for the Harris Foundation.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Winder First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Hubert Flanigan and Larry Rary officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, W. Haden Camp Jr. and Robert Camp, both of Winder; and a grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 N. Broad St., Winder 30680.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlton Dailey Sr.
Winterville
Carlton Dailey Sr. of 1566 Cherokee Road died Monday, April 26, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Dailey was a son of the late Rufus and Georgianne Burrell Dailey. He was retired after 37 years of service from the maintenance department of the University of Georgia Dairy Sciences. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Sonlight Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Darvin Cash and Dan Corbett officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Bratcher Dailey; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and David Wheeler, Buford, and Tammy and Joey Phillips, Comer; a son and daughter-in-law, Carlton Jr. and Gail Dailey, Winder; a sister, Phyliss Ehlenbach, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Bryan Wheeler, Kerri Jenson, Candi Wheeler, Kevin Wheeler and Brandi Miller; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary H. Garland
Toccoa
Mary Whitehead Higginbotham Garland, 80, of Skyview Lane, died Monday, April 26, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Garland was a daughter of the late W.J. and Texanna Hunter Whitehead and was the widow of Guy Higginbotham and Bill Garland. She was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Albert Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, Dwain Higginbotham and Ted Higginbotham, both of Toccoa, and James Milton Higginbotham, Clarkesville; three sisters, Lois Williams, Toccoa, Florence Blalock, Gainesville, and Glennese Cole, Marina, Calif.; a brother, Grant Whitehead, Toccoa; and six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith Higginbotham, Allan Higginbotham, Larry Thomas, Kevin Higginbotham, Mitty Higginbotham and Logan Thomas.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Higginbotham, 527 Poplar St., Toccoa, and will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Myrtle V.B. Hemphill
Commerce
Myrtle Virginia Bennett Hemphill, 84, of 365 Wilson Drive, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Guilford County, N.C., Mrs. Hemphill was a daughter of the late John and Myrtle Whitworth Bennett and was the widow of Burly M. Hemphill Sr. She was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Kellum, Greensboro, N.C., and Beverly Nesbit, Commerce; two sons, Bobby Hemphill and Burley Hemphill Jr., both of Jefferson; six sisters, Faye Apple, Ruby Bennett, Blanche Edwards, Hazel Gaines and Cora Lackey, all of Greensboro, N.C., and Maybel Morgan, Highpoint, N.C.; a brother, William H. Bennett, Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Commerce Building Fund.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home.

Robert Gordon Ille
Watkinsville
Robert Gordon Ille, 53, of 1320 Broadlands Drive, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Schenectady, N.Y., Mr. Ille was a son of George and Helen Ille of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Judith Smith-Ille; two daughters, Daryl Sepega, Killingworth, Conn., and Melinda Ille, Chicago, Ill.; a son, Robert Gordon Ille II, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Richard Ille, Cincinnati; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital Donations Department, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Berry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Jones
Carlton
Ruby Jones, 85, of 85 Jones Drive, died Friday, April 23, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Agusta and Mattie Wilbur Jones. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mack Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be church deacons. Flower-bearers will be members of the Church Mother Board.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jones of Carlton.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Brian Allan Jordan
Bowman
Brian Allan Jordan, 37, of 2362 Fork Creek Road died Saturday, April 24, 1999.
A native of Middlesex, England, Mr. Jordan was a son of Eugene Jordan and Shirley Allen Jordan of Bowman. He was of the Baptist faith and was the owner and operator of Jordan Ice Co. in Elberton.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, with the Rev. Richard Bradfield officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sherry Davis Jordan; and two brothers, Stephen Jordan, Bowman, and Keith Jordan, Oneonta, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Keel Smith, Leroy Jones, Harold Dubose, Phil Walker, Kenneth Ashworth and Jerry Marchant.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGarity.

Hoyt Linkous Jordan
Toccoa
Hoyt Linkous Jordan, 84, of 9349 Sherwood St. died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Thomas and Estelle Cash Jordan and was the widower of Gladys Mae Jordan and Winifred Agnes Stephens Jordan. He was a former member of Hillstreet Baptist Church and was retired from Union Oil. He was also retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and the Korean War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitlock Mortuary, with the Rev. Bruce Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Jean Bennett, June Lake, Calif.; two granddaughters, Kimberly Lin Fourman, Portland, Ore., and Kelly Lee Chetakian, Cleveland; two great-grandchildren, Nicole Lee Chetakian and David Chetakian Jr., both of Cleveland; a stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Steve and Greata Mize, Royston; two stepdaughters, Dr. Donna Cone and Julia Mize, both of Providence, R.I.; four step-grandchildren, Stephens Mize, Staci Ross, Allison Cone and Sonoa Mize; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sky Fourman, David Chetakian, David Chetakian Jr., Stephens Mize, Brad Ross and Woody Addis.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard J. Murtaugh Sr.
Athens
Richard James Murtaugh Sr. of 110 Georgetown Drive died Saturday, April 24, 1999.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Mr. Murtaugh earned his degree at the University of Alabama. He worked for St. Regis Paper Co. in New York and completed his career in the paper industry as a research chemist for Continental Can Co. in Chicago. In 1989 he moved to Athens, where he was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Hamilton Murtaugh; four daughters, Sandra M. Gondusky, Warwick, R.I., Mary M. Muth Mitchell, Athens, Michelle M. Barney, Longmeadow, Mass., and Melanie M. Biederman, Downers Grove, Ill.; a son, Richard J. Murtaugh Jr., Greer, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Community Council on Aging or to St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the residence.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, has charge of the arrangements.

Delores Pless
Toccoa
Delores Ann Littleton Pless, 46, of 6854 Mountain View Road, died Monday, April 26, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Pless was a daughter of Estes Littleton of Mount Airy and the late Ethel Ivester Littleton. She was of the Holiness faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, with the Revs. Lester Haynes and Danny Witt officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Interdenominational Church Cemetery, Cleveland.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Sammy Pless; two daughters, Karen Pless and Peggy Allen, both of Toccoa; two sons, Anthony Pless and Roy Pless, both of Toccoa; three sisters, Leona McCallister and Claudine Nelms, both of Cleveland, and Inez McCallister, Batesville; two brothers, Gaither Littleton, Toccoa, and Luther Littleton, Cleveland; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be William Brown, Jonathan Dutton, Jerry McCallister, Floyd Pless Jr., Stanley Littleton and Scooter McCallister.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Thomas Randolph
Trenton, N.J.
John Thomas Randolph, 99, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, April 22, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Randolph was a son of the late Tom and Lillie Jordan Randolph and was the widower of Lucy Sherrer Randolph.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Trenton.
Survivors include three daughters, Mattie G. Harton, Trenton, Gladys Montgomery, Atlanta, and Sarah Felton, Athens; three sons, Willie C. Randolph, Willingboro, N.J., John G. Randolph and Joseph L. Randolph, both of Trenton; 52 grandchildren; 134 great-grandchildren; and 48 great-great-grandchildren.
Announcement provided by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

Garnett A. Root Jr.
Bishop
Garnett A. Root Jr., 58, of Main Street died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Root was a son of the late Garnett A. Root Sr. and Nell Kate Sewell Root. He was a Mason.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Jeff Thomas officiating.
Survivors include Lenetta Root, Athens; a daughter, Leslie R. Poole, Watkinsville; a son, Charlie R. Root, Watkinsville; a sister, Catherine Grist, Fayetteville; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Opal Russell
Winder
Opal Russell, 82, formerly of Greensboro, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Russell was a daughter of the late Claude and Lenora Vaughn Clark and was the widow of James Hilliard Lyle. She was a retired inspector with Carwood Manufacturing Co. of Winder and was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Pentecost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Carter and Myrtle Lyle, both of Winder; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Pentecosts United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall Fund, 1323 Georgia Highway 211 N.E., Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Simmons
Hull
Wilma Nell Simmons, 90, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Simmons was a daughter of the late John Groves and Nettie Hart Yarborough and was the widow of Joseph W. Simmons. She was preceded in death by a son, John W. Simmons. She was a member of Hull Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park, with the Revs. Randy Crowe and Eugene Pettyjohn officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Betts, Athens; two sisters, Hazel Porterfield and Lillian Thomason, both of Hull; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Athens chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Shankle Westbrook
Ila
Ruth Shankle Westbrook, 87, of 86 Rock St., died Monday, April 26, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Westbrook was a daughter of the late Andrew and Pearl Bush Shankle and was the widow of Loyd Westbrook Sr. She was a schoolteacher and a member of First United Methodist Church of Commerce. She was a member of Cherry Street Methodist UMW, Georgia Retired Teachers Association and Madison County Retired Teachers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Hoyt Allen officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Westbrook, Milledgeville, and Lloyd Westbrook Jr., Commerce; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Florrie Dixon
Athens
Florrie Dixon of 361 Helican Springs Road died Monday, April 26, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lewis James Gibson
Turnerville
Lewis James Gibson, 74, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathy Kemp
Rayle
Kathy Kemp, 66, of 1427 Philomath Road, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mazell Gearing Vandiver
Athens
Mazell Gearing Vandiver, 84, died Monday, April 26, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Weber
Athens
William Stewart Weber, 77, of 160 N. Homewood Drive, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.


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