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C.Q. Adams
Carnesville
Charles Quincy "Charlie" Adams, 74, of 4544 Georgia Highway 63 died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Charles Andrew and Jewell Herndon Adams. He was a graduate of Toccoa Falls Institute. He was a Mason, a Shriner and was Past Master of the Hebron Lodge. He was retired from General Motors BOP Doraville Plant after 35 years. He was a member and chairman of the Finance Committee of Prospect United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wilkes officiating. Burial will be in Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Brock Adams; a daughter Janice Brown, Cornelia; two sisters, Sarah Lee Davis, Lilburn, and Louise Sewell, Lawrenceville; a brother, James Gilbert Adams, Carnesville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blaylock, Thomas Martin, Oliver Martin, Willard Hoffman, Kellar Cheek and David Medley.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home.

Charles D. Barrow
Monroe
Charles Davis Barrow, 51, of 1014 Locklin Cemetery Road, formerly of Greene County, died Monday, April 19, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Barrow was a son of the late Charles Barro and Annie Mae Davis. He was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church, Penfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home with the Rev. Farris Long officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Family Cemtery, Penfield.
Survivors include his aunt, Susie Armstrong, Penfield; relatives and friends.

Leon E. Carter Sr.
Colbert
Leon E. Carter Sr., 79, of 128 Peachtree died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Carter was a son of the late Thomas Gradu and Elizabeth Carter Latty and stepfather Eric Elroy Latty. He was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Carter Jr., and a brother, John "Bud" R. Carter. He was retired from Civil Service with the U.S. Air Force at Warner Robins Air Force Base after 27 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Colbert Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Men's Adult Sunday school teacher. He was a member of Colbert Lion's Club.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Colbert First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Colbert City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Carter; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne Carter-Golden and Tom Golden, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Sharron and Ken Asbury, Byron; five sisters, Mary Carter Berryman and Virginia Carter Berryman, both of Marietta, Dot Carter Shivar, Watkinsville, Betty Carter Guenther, Greensboro, and Joyce Carter Darby, Fayetteville; three brothers, James Ralph Carter and Joe D. Carter, both of Fairburn, and Bobby L. Carter, Austell; two grandchildren, Shawn Rudd, Blairsville, and Mandy Rudd, Tampa, Fla.; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Colbert First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Colbert First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237 Colbert, GA 30628.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

James Rushin Dekle
Athens
James "J.R." Dekle, 81, of 145 Dekle Drive died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Thomas County, Mr. Dekle has resided in Athens since 1949. He was a son of the late U.T. and Clara Carter Dekle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Ocie Thomas Dekle.
He had been a building contractor, managed real estate and had trained and shown Tennessee Walking Horses all of his adult life. He held positions on the board of directors for the Georgia Walking Horse Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. His horses won numerous state championships.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Beth Dekle Tolley, Athens; two sons, James McAshley Dekle, Candler, N.C., and Thomas Michael Dekle, Athens; three grandchildren, Michael Shane Dekle, Jodi Lane Dekle and Edward Spencer Tolley, all of Athens; a sister, Marcelle Palmer, Cuthbert; a brother, William A. Dekle, Lithonia; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association or to The American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

L.E. Dunn
Bowman
Laura Eula "L.E." Dye Dunne, 81, of 2710 Dunn Road died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Dunn was a daughter of the late Emory M. and Susie Lee Moore Dye and was the widow of Sam. M. Dunn. She was preceded in death by a son, Brady Lee Dunn. She was retired as owner of S.M. Dunn Grocery and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. David Strickland and Connie Ivester officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorita Webb, Elberta, and Susie Saxon, Carlton; three sons, Malrey Dunn, Kendall Dun and Norman Dunn, all of Bowman; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.
The family is at the residence of Dorita and George H. Webb, 1174 Nickville Road, Elberton, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton.

Henry Harper
Carlton
Henry Harper, 89, of 24 Ruff Road died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Harper was a son of the late John and Lizzie Fortson Harter and was the widower of Lucille Harper. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Comer, with the Rev. David Stanley officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Nettie Coplan, Chicago; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Theodric Pass, 28 Ruff Road.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maudie Y. Honea
Toccoa
Maudie Yearwood Honea, 86, of Dicks Hill Parkway died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Honea was a daughter of the late Garnett M. and Lydia Fortenberry Yearwood and was the widow of Thomas Grady Honea Jr. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Edward Honea. She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and the Daughters of Mary Sunday school class and taught Sunday school for a number of years. She was a seamstress and was active in Merritts 4-H Home Demonstration Club.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Zebulon Baptist Church the Revs. Ty Childers, Kenneth Moon, Charles Honea and Donna Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Garden.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Stowe and Linda Moore, both of Toccoa; three sons, Thomas Grady Honea III, Milwaukee, Wis., Bobby Ray Honea, Toccoa, and Charles Honea, Carnesville; two sisters, Clarsia Holcomb, Demorest, and Ruby Tench, Cornelia; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zebulon Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family is at the residence, 9206 Dicks Hill Parkway.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

John Howell
Athens
John Howell, 86, of 100 Hanover Place died Saturday, April 24, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Howell was a son of the late William and Sally Champion Howell. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, White Plains, where he served on the Deacon Board.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church with the Revs. James Collins and C. Champion officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Kilpatrick Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Stephens, Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sons, M.C. Howell, R.L. Howell, John Jr. Howell, Willie Lee Howell, all of New York, N.Y., and Jimmy Lee Howell, White Plains; two sisters, Lena Hawkins, Atlanta, and Josie Mae Smith, White Plains; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Jimmy Howell, 2051 Lanier Road, White Plains, and will receive friends from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Irene Howington
Jefferson
Irene Wier Howington, 77, of 275 Skyline Drive died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Howington was a daughter of the late Henry T.C. and Nina Eckles Wier and was the widow of William A. Howington. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a 1940 graduate of the Martin Institute.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son, William Leslie Howington, Gainesville; three sisters, Ellie Wier Harper, Decatur, and Lavenia Wier Hall and Carolyn Wier Thurmond, both of Jefferson; two brothers, Paul Wier and Gilbert Wier, both of Jefferson; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Danny Wier, David Wier, Phil Thurmond, Doug Thurmond, Gene Harper and David Seagraves.

Henry T. Jones
Hartwell
Henry Thomas Jones Jr., 53, of 90 Ware St. died Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Jones was a son of Henry Thomas Jones Sr. and the late Clotte Heaster. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mack's Funeral Home with the Rev. R.C. Oglesby officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sarah Jean Stowers Jones; a daughter, Laverne Thorton, Hartwell; three sons, Grandon Jones, Virginia, Gerald Allen Hailey, North Carolina, and Kim Jones, Athens; four sisters, Marlene Jones, Royston, and Margaret Jones, Patrica Jones, and Loretta Martin, all of Hartwell; two brothers, Nelson Jones, Royston, and Jimmy Lee Jones, Hartwell; and five grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ty Kelley
Watkinsville
Tyler Matthew Kelley, 19, of 1081 Twelve Oaks Circle died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
A lifelong resident of the Athens area, Mr. Kelley was a son of Dr. Robert E. Kelley and Rachel Fortson Kelley, both of Watkinsville. He was a 1997 honor graduate of Athens Academy and was on the dean's list in his junior year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Scott Kelley.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kent Reynolds and Terry Mercer officiating. Burial will be at Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his stepmother, Lynda C. Kelley, Watkinsville; four brothers, Mark D. Kelley and Brent Kelley, both of Athens, John Guthrie Kelley, Watkinsville, and Robert E. III and sister in-law, Rhonda Kelley, Snellville; two sisters, Anna Kelley, Watkinsville, and Nicole Kelley, Athens; maternal grandmother, Idell Fortson, Danielsville; paternal grandparents, Barl and Martha Kelley, Chickamauga; and two family friends, Larry Pounds and Jay Wise.
Pallbearers will be Cesar Morals, William Noble, Reed Cartwright, Levi Novey, Ed Snook and Leo Lopez.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Casey R. Kohn
Athens
Casey Randolph Kohn, 20, formerly of Cumming, died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
Mr. Kohn was son of Randy and Pat Kohn of St. Helena Island, S.C. He was a sophomore at the University of Georgia and was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church. He was a 1997 graduate of Forsyth Central High School where he excelled in both baseball and basketball.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Cumming First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob Bowling and John Cromartie officiating. Burial will be in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Courtney Kohn, Atlanta; grandparents, Inez Kohn, Cumming, and James and Myra Odom, Cordele.
Memorials may be made to Cumming First United Methodist Church, Youth House, P.O. Box 606, Cumming, GA 30028.
Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline R. Moore
Bethlehem
Pauline R. Moore, 91, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late William A. and Abbie Jane Kilgore Ridgeway. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was a retired seamstress.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rebecca Jones and Bill Kirby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie R. Clotfelter, Bethlehem, and Clara Hosch, Winder; a brother, Lamar Ridgeway, Bethlehem; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Bethlehem, GA 30620.

Alice Thomas
Commerce
Alice Thomas, 75, of 9536 Georgia Highway 98 W. died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Homer, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Wylie and Mattie Jones Hill. She was a retired assembler with General Times and was a member of Erastus Christian Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Erastus Christian Church with the Revs. Billy Glosson and Ralph Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Howell Thomas; a daughter, Sharon Self, Colbert; a son, Johnny Thomas, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funereal Home.

Fannie C. Walters
Hartwell
Fannie Louise Carnes Walters, 79, of 149 W. Franklin Place died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of the late Willie Carnes and Mamie Reed Carnes and was the widow of George F. Walters. She was a homemaker and was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Walls and Joyce Walters, both of Hartwell; a sister, Irene Wilson, Lavonia; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Sue Walls, 437 Cade St., Hartwell, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Theodosia H. Williams
Atlanta
Theodosia Hocker Williams of 31 Northside Parkway, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
A native of the Philippine Islands, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Col. Woodson Hocker and Katherine Finch Hocker.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. May 16 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Toccoa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the St. Matthias Episcopal Church.
H.M. Patterson & Son Historic Spring Hill Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Carter
Colbert
Leon Carter of 128 Peachtree died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

DeWitt Seagraves
Lumber City
DeWitt Seagraves, 90, formerly of Hartwell, died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary C. Charles
Decatur
Mary Lee Crawford Charles, 56, of 249 Forkner Drive, Decatur, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Charles was a daughter of Laura Davis Crawford, Toccoa, and the late Clyde C. Crawford. She lived most of her life in DeKalb County and was a service representative of Communicorp in Atlanta. She was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Acree Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Revs. Ryan Seawright and Claude Smithmier officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Byard Charles, Decatur; a daughter, Angela Darling, Santa Fe, N.M.; a son, Matthew Charles, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Virginia Smith, Toccoa, and Sherry Pitts, Baldwin; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dave Hogsed, Chris Stephens, Mack Fry, Jake Mize, Dennis Brittan, and Paul Smith.
The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith, 138 Glencrest Dr., Toccoa, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour today.

Priscilla Cornett
Royston
Nora Priscilla Randolph Cornett, 52, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Cornett was a daughter of Faye Roulette Randolph, Lexington, Ky., and the late Lonnie Harold Randolph. She had been a resident of Hindman, Ky., and of Lavonia. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at B.D. Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Revs. Craig Brown and John Forbes officiating. Burial will be in the Hunter's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jack Cornett, Royston; three sons, George Cornett, Toccoa, Jack Victor Cornett, Milbank, S.D., and James Colburn Cornett, Baldwin, Wis.; a brother, Strother Colburn Randolph, Lancaster, Ky.; two sisters, Augalyn Combs, Richmond, Ky., and Jama L. Bowling, Lexington, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of George Cornett, 794 Burnette Road, Hunter's Creek Community.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

James Rushin Dekle
Athens
James "J.R." Dekle, 81, of 145 Dekle Drive, died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Thomas County, Mr. Dekle has resided in Athens since 1949. He was a son of the late U.T. and Clara Carter Dekle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Ocie Thomas Dekle.
He had been a building contractor, managed real estate and had trained and shown Tennessee walking horses all of his adult life. He held positions on the board of directors for the Georgia Walking Horse Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. His horses won numerous state championships.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Beth Dekle Tolley, Athens; two sons, James McAshley Dekle, Candler, N.C., and Thomas Michael Dekle, Athens; three grandchildren, Michael Shane Dekle, Jodi Lane Dekle and Edward Spencer Tolley, all of Athens; a sister, Marcelle Palmer, Cuthbert; a brother, William A. Dekle, Lithonia; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association or to The American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Bennie Paul Phelps
Greensboro
Bennie Paul Phelps, 82, of 2710 Old Union Point Highway, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Phelps was the son of the late Paul and Ellie Jones Phelps. He was retired from the railroad, and was a member of Wesley Chapel Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley Chapel, Greensboro, with the Rev. Timothy Tabler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Hopkins Phelps, Greensboro; a stepson, Reid Mulkey, Athens; a daughter, Linda Buck, Atlanta; two stepdaughters, Kathy Cranford and Bobbie Edwards, both of Athens; a brother, Fred Phelps, Sumter, S.C.; three sisters, Nell Finch, Union Point, Sara Moon, High Point, N.C., and Louise Moody, Tifton; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Charles Stewart, Steve Smith, Ed Clark, Charles Clayton, Doug Moody, and Tommy Phelps. Honorary pallbearers will be Cotton Boswell, Charles Hubbard, Jack Pullknot, Alex Jackson, Edwin Bacon, and Billy Smith, and JR Phelps.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point.

DeWitt Seagraves
Lumber City
DeWitt Seagraves, 90, formerly of Hartwell, died Thursday, April 29, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Seagraves was a son of the late Lovic and Lucy Burriss Seagraves. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Jeanine Simmon, a brother, Jack Seagraves, and two grandchildren. He was retired from Daniel Construction Company. He was a member of the Nancy Hart Masonic Lodge 690, was a 51-year Masonite, and was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Revs. John Kesler and Randy Smith officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Conley Seagraves; a son, Edward C. Seagraves; two daughters, Peggy Wynell Burton, Athens, and Brenda Gale Brue, Lumber City; three brothers, Otis and Jimmy Seagraves, both of Commerce, and Felton Seagraves, Milledgeville; three sisters, Eula Mae Smith, Greenwood, S.C., Lucille Mize, Gainesville, and Ruth Pittman, Nicholson; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family is in residence at 2894 Whippoorwill Trail, Hartwell.
The Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl Lamar Simmerson
Macon
Earl Lamar Simmerson, 60, of McIntyre, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
Mr. Simmerson lived most of his life in Wilkinson County. He was employed with Engelhard Corporation for over 40 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Big Sandy Baptist Church with the Rev. Justice Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Simmerson, McIntyre; a daughter, Sherry Shinholster, McIntyre; a brother; two sisters; and a grandson.
Gordon Memorial Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of the arrangements.

Emerson Edward Smith
Greenville, S.C.
Emerson Edward "Bunkey" Smith, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
Mr. Smith was a son of Jemina B. Smith, Athens, and the late Chevalier "C.B." Smith. He was retired master chief in the U.S. Navy, and had been employed by the U.S. Post Office in Greenville, S.C., for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of Athens High.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mert Bridges Smith, Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Sandra Kay Smith, Greenville, S.C.; a brother, James R. Smith, Athens; and an uncle, the Rev. Gail B. Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.
Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced later.
This announcement is courtesy of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Ezra Smith
Royston
Daniel Ezra Smith, 57, of 135 Dogwood Trail, Royston, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Horry County, S.C., the Rev. Smith was a son of Ethel Swails Smith, Murrells Inlet, S.C., and the late William Aurby Smith. He was a minister in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a member of the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was an electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Goldmine Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. John W. Swails and Bruce Floyd officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Franklin Springs City Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Tawana Allen Smith, Royston; a daughter, Peggy Smith Dove, Royston; three brothers, Aubrey Odell Smith, Florence, S.C., William Earl Smith and Marvin David Smith, both of Royston; and two sisters, Rebecca Smith Mills and Rachel Smith Howell, both of Murrells Inlet, S.C.
The family is at his residence and at the residence of Earl Smith, 1398 Campbell Ridge Road, Royston, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Goldmine Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2081 Goldmine-Holly Springs Church, Royston, GA 30662, or Trinity Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Seabon Strange
Hartwell
Seabon Strange, 97, of 35 Colfax St., died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

Dean Akin
Martin
Calvin Dean Akin, 61, of 2223 Brown Road, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Akin was a son of the late Joseph Edwin and Gazelle South Akin. He was a graduate of Georgia Southern College and was a former teacher and coach in the Gwinnett and Franklin County school systems. He was a breeder hen producer for Fieldale Farms and was a member of Broad River Baptist. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Patience Whitfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Revs. Ernest Ivester and Bobby Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bryant Akin, Martin; three daughters, Gwen Forester and Lydia Bennett, both of Martin, and Sherry Whitfield, Gillsville; two sons, Keith Akin and Alan Akin; four brothers, Pruitt Akin, Martin, Morris Akin, Loganville, Hubert Akin, Danielsville, and Dan Akin, Gainesville; a sister, Myra Ann Akin Mills, Salisbury, Md.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Don Milford, Jerry South, Charles Akin, James LeCroy, Dwight Eavenson, Randall Landers, Willie Jordan, and William Weaver.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Bailey
Hartwell
Thomas Everson Bailey, 68, of 266 George Burns Lane, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Bailey was a son of Cullen Bailey, Hartwell, and the late Ruth Griffin Bailey. He was retired from Textiles, was the former owner/operator of Bailey's Exxon, and operated Bailey's Sports and Sales. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Adams.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Hartwell, with the Revs. Randall Starrett, Charles White, Donnie Fowler, and Reggie Rowland officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Myrtie Ruth Hicks Bailey, Hartwell; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Barry and Kathy Bailey, Hartwell; two brothers, Kenneth Bailey and Ray Bailey, both of Hartwell; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Myrtie Ruth Bailey, 3973 Mount Olivet Road, Hartwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Canaan House, 1276 Royston Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643.
The Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Higginbotham
Elberton
Doris Mildred Freeman Higginbotham, 81, of 1050 Petersburg Road, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late Luther Lee Freeman and Buford Missouri Davis Freeman. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Elberton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Talmadge Higginbotham, Elberton; a daughter, Ann Higginbotham Looney, Elberton; two sons, Glenn Rodney Higginbotham, Athens, and Carl Lee Higginbotham, Atlanta; a brother, Roy Lee Freeman, Yucca Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eric Higginbotham, Jason Vincent, Jason McCannon, Joe Freeman, Lee Freeman, and Roy Cornell.
The family will be at the residence of Don and Ann Looney, 1800 Chipshot Lane, Elberton.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Rothstein Moses
Washington
Jean Rothstein Moses, 74, of 226 Victory Lane, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Moses was a daughter of the late Alfred and Fanny Wice Rothstein and was the widow of Alfred Moses. She was a homemaker, lived in Washington for over 40 years, and was active in the Washington Little Theater.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the residence.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Moses, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Vicky Lyn Moses, Washington; a brother, Herman Rothstein, Atlanta; a sister Niecie Goldstein, Yonkers, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Washington Little Theater, 303-C N. Alexander Ave., Washington, GA 30673, or to the Wilkes County school system libraries, Washington, GA 30673.
Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

James R. Noell
Graysville, Tenn.
James R. "Bob" Noell, 76, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mr. Noell was a son of the late Walter C. and May B. Noell. He was retired from Dean Witter, Chattanooga, Tenn., and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, W. C. Noell Jr.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Cemetery, Lexington, with the Rev. Clayton Sanders officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Howard Noell, Graysville, Tenn.; a daughter, Karen Noell, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a nephew, Jim Noell, Ocala, Fla.; and three nieces, Bette Nielson, Athens, Carla Maxey, Watkinsville, and Elaine Horton, Ringgold.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 today at the Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 165 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

Marian M. Wang
Athens
Dr. Marian M. Wang died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of China, Dr. Wang was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Wang. She received her doctorate in biochemistry from Penn State University, State College, Penn., and was a former educator at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., and the University of California at Los Angeles. A specialist in nutrition, she retired last year as a professor from the University of Georgia. She was a member of a number of professional organizations.
Services will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Calif.
Survivors include three brothers, four sisters, four nephews, and four nieces.
Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale, Penn., are in charge of the arrangements.

Rudolph Austin
Winder
Rudolph Austin, 76, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Anne Byrd
Athens
Elizabeth Anne Byrd, 64, of 135 University Drive, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda T. Driggers
Tignall
Wanda T. Driggers of 130 Burton St. died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

Hansel Poole
Toccoa
Hansel Poole of Shiloh Road died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of the arrangements.


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