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Grace Adams
Athens
Grace Ellinor Crouch Adams, 81, of 357 Milledge Heights, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Frederick Fritz and Jane Ellinor Webb Crouch and was the widow of William Eugenius Adams Sr. She was a 1936 graduate of Peace College. She was secretary with the USDA and was active with the Boy Scouts. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a former treasurer of the Sunday school. She was a member of the Elijah Clarke Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Gen. John Baytop Scott Chapter, National Society United States Daughters of 1812; Thomas Miller Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; Georgia branch, National Society Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims; Laura Rutherford Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Georgia Society, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars; Georgia Society, National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor; Georgia Society, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists; First Families of Georgia 1733-1797; Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars; Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861; National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 and served as a sergeant first class in the Georgia State Defense Force. She was created a Dame of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, with the Rev. Joseph W. Berry officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Richard Adams, Charleston, S.C., and William E. Adams Jr., Athens; and a brother, Frederick Fritz Crouch Jr., Raleigh, N.C.
Pallbearers will be S. Edward Law, H.F. Perkins, Ned Dawson, A.P. Barnett, George W. Smith Jr. and Robert H. Ayers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, Corporate Square Building No. 1, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

William C. Allgood
Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
William "Bill" Carson Allgood, 68, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Carrollton, Mr. Allgood was a son of the late George Wesley and Helen Allgood. He owned and operated Allgood's Spray Cleaning and Painting Service and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Grace Tabernacle, a past member of the Shriners and past president of the Boy's Club of Okaloosa County. He sponsored many Little League teams over the years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, with the Revs. David M. Malheiro and Mike Purdy officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Andalusia, Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Linda R. Allgood; two daughters, Debbie Allgood Purdy, Athens, and Mitzi Allgood Correa, Norcross; two sons, Matt Allgood, Deland, Fla., and Carey Allgood, Ft. Walton Beach; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Copeland, Jerry Bizzell Jr., Shane Purdy, Ben Purdy, Dewayne Radford and Sue Vosburgh. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Parker and Wayne Drive.
Memorials may be made to Grace Tabernacle Church Memorial Fund, 218 N.E. Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

E. Rudolph Austin
Winder
E. Rudolph Austin, 76, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Winder, Mr. Austin was a son of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin and was the widow of Verna Dean Sharpton Austin. He was a self-employed certified public accountant. He was a member of Winder First Christian Church where he was an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Winder First Christian Church with the Revs. John Richardson and Larry Rary officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Mausoleum of Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Loggins and Kay Pierce, both of Winder, and Mary Rexine Needham, Dalton; a son, Ernie Austin, Winder; two sisters, Becky DeLay, Winder, Evelyn Henley, Douglasville; a brother, Jim Austin, Valdosta; five grandchildren; a great-grandson.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Truitt Driggers
Tignall
Wanda Truitt Driggers, 41, of 130 Burton St., died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Driggers was a daughter of Alfred A. and Helen Shedd Truitt. She was a member of Independence United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Independence United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jerry Kane, Bob Reynolds and Harold Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Jeffery Shannon Driggers; and a brother, James Truitt, Tignall.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington.
Memorials may be made to Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Ruby Fleming
Hartwell
Ruby Nell Fleming, 81, of 6420 Reed Creek Highway, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Miss Fleming was a daughter of the late Bart W. and Pettie Mae Carnes Fleming. She was a cook at Mount Olivet School's lunchroom and was a member of New Harmony United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Strickland Funeral Home, with the Revs. Sharon Waters and Luther Kay officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Nina Ayers, Hartwell; and three brothers, Larry Fleming and Hugh Fleming, both of Hartwell, and Horace Fleming, Spartanburg, S.C.
Memorials may be made to New Harmony United Methodist Church, c/o Larry Fleming, 740 Paynes Creek Road, Hartwell, GA 30643.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rose Hawks
Elberton
Rose Lamartha "Mattie Lue" Epps Hawks, 87, of 2305 Lexington Highway, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Hawks was a daughter of the late Obie and Beulah Carithers Epps. She was a homemaker and was a member of Francis Asbury Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, with the Revs. Roy Daniel and Tom Dial officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Odell W. Hawks; a daughter, Nadine Acker, Elberton; a son, Kenneth Hawks, Winder; a sister-in-law, Telma Smith, Madison County; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Acker, Steve Acker, Brian Acker, John Acker, Paul Acker and Ronnie Crenshaw.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elbert County EMS Services or to the American Heart Association.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stephanie Nicholson
Alto
Stephanie Nicole Nicholson, 5, of Yonah-Post Road, daughter of Mary Stone Tyne and Tim Nicholson, both of Alto, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Stephanie attended Baldwin Church of God and Habersham Head Start Pre-K.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Baldwin Church of God, with the Rev. Ken Coomer officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Alivia Dodd, Alto, and Virginia Lee Ward, Seneca, S.C.; two brothers, Travis Dodd, Alto, and Timmy Ray Nicholson Jr., Salem, S.C.; grandparents, Robert and Deloris Scott Taylor, Alto, Elber Burton and John and Martha Rainey, all of Cornelia, and Leroy Callenback, Clayton.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Joel Price
Commerce
Joel Tyrus Price, 88, formerly of Lavonia, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Price was a son of the late Sanford Lyon and Sarah Alice Richey Price and was the widower of Mary Francis Thomas Price. He was a retired professional musician and former Grand Ole Opry musician. He toured with Little Jimmy Dickens, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and George Mason. At the time of his retirement he was a part of the Judy Lynn Show in Las Vegas. He and his wife owned and operated Price's Hillbilly Grocery and Cafe, where he gave music lessons. He played at Shoal Creek Park and the Billy Dilworth Country Music Party.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Lavonia, with the Revs. Harbin Sanders and Johnny Thomas officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammie Holland, Cleveland, and Marie Price, Lavonia; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 67 Poplar Springs Church Road, Lavonia, GA 30553.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia.

Dru Willie Thomas
Auburn
Dru Willie Thomas, 97, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Elisha Howard and Martha L. Morrow Odum and was the widow of Robert L. Thomas. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Gaines. She was a retired seamstress from Carwood and was a farmer and housewife.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lisa Cain officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Larue Huntzicker, Auburn; a brother, Howard Odum, Clarksville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corinth United Methodist Church.

Dorothy Wink
Commerce
Dorothy Elizabeth Davis Wink, 73, of 390 Fincher Drive, died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Ouachita County, La., Mrs. Wink was a daughter of the late L.R. and Tula Freeman Davis and was the widow of Elbert Wink. She was a retired bookkeeper and artist and was a member of Commerce First Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. James A. Weathersby and John Turlington officiating.
Survivors include a son, Creston L. Spiers, Commerce; two sisters, Martha Plaia, West Monroe, La., and Otella Robeson, Springfield, Mo.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Drive, Suite 202, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Lila M. Porter
Athens
Lila M. Porter of 357 Augusta Ave. died Monday, May 3, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Anne Byrd
Athens
Elizabeth Anne Byrd, 64, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Byrd was a daughter of the late Dr. Holmes and Virginia Dobyns Byrd. She lived in Athens from 1946 until 1960 and returned to Virginia where she was employed as a secretary by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for over 20 years. After taking early retirement she returned to Athens in 1995.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady T. Wigley officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Catherine Byrd Slaughter, Athens; two nieces, Nancy Lynn Slaughter, Smyrna, and Manie Virginia Slaughter Meade, Buford; and several cousins.
The family will receive friends after the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Athens, Ga. 30606 or to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Blvd., Atlanta, Ga. 30329 or to a charity of choice.

Chalmers Andrew Crocker
Alto
Chalmers Andrew Crocker, 86, died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Crocker was a son of the late Andrew and Caroline Holland Crocker. He was a retired brick mason and a Monument Sales man. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and Lula Masonic Lodge 352.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Autry and Dennis Campbell officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Williams Crocker; two daughters, Barbara Parks, Leesburg, Fla., and Betty Redmon, Lula; five sons, Hollis Crocker and Melvin Crocker, both of Lula, Gary Crocker, Mount Airy, Michael Crocker, Oakwood, and Dwayne Crocker, Gillsville; two sisters, Emma Bell Jordan and Dovie Garrish, both of Alto; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Laverne M. Friar
Toccoa
Laverne Mize Friar, 63, of 3453 Rothell Road died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Friar was a daughter of the late Ronzie and Katie Lou Fulbright Mize and was the widow of Walter Mitchell "Moot" Friar. She was retired from Coats American after 43 years of service and worked for a number of years in food service with Georgia Baptist Assembly. She was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary at Stephens County Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Savage officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five sisters, Sue Spencer, Olivia Massey, Anne Adams, Linda Burden and Ronzilene Simmons, all of Toccoa; and three brothers, Mathious Mize, Junior Mize and Nick Mize, all of Toccoa.
Pallbearers will be Greg Garrison, Jeff Lanier, Brian Tankersley, Chadd Sheriff, Shane Sheriff and Haskell Williams.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles L. Hill
Stone Mountain
Charles Lee Hill, 35, of 5439 Leatherstocking Lane died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Hill was a son of Frances Wood Hill and Charles O. Hill, Stone Mountain. He was an employee with Walmart.
Services were Tuesday at New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. James Turpin officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Caitlin Hill, Lauren Hill and Taylor Hill, all of Stone Mountain; and a son, Brandon Lee Hill, Stone Mountain.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lizzie Kelley
Toccoa
Lizzie Mae Peterman Kelley, 79, of 6074 Jordan Road died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
A native of Carlton, Mrs. Kelley was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Peterman Kelley. She was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dalton Carrington officiating. Burial will be in Allens United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Bill S. Kelley and John Will Kelley, both of Toccoa; three sisters, Ruth Smith, Elberton, Polly Smith, Carlton, and Janet Arnold, Crawford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

J.M. Milford
Hartwell
Joel Mitchell "J.M." Milford, 74, of 90 Pine Acres Estates died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Milford was a son of the late Joel Milford and Clara Holbrook Milford and was the widower of Ruby Taylor Milford. He was a retired electrician with Davis Electrical and was a former manager of Lake View Motel, Hartwell. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Vincent officiating. Burial will be in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Mitchell Milford, Hartwell; three sisters, Ann Chastain, Anderson, S.C., Sue Floyd and Doris Agnew, both of Hartwell; four brothers, Harold Milford, Alton "Boone" Milford, Carey Milford and Jimmy Milford, all of Hartwell; and two The family is at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, 60 Pine Acres Estate, Hartwell.

Lillie M. Moss
Washington
Lillie Mae Moss, 89, of 106 Kendall Drive died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Moss was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anerson Oliver and was the widow of Joe Nathan Moss. She was a member of New Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Irvin Norman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean McLendon, Atlanta, and Lizzie Johnson, Williamston, N.C.; four sons, Ulyssees Oliver and Bennie Moss, both of Atlanta, Sylvester Moss, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Fred Moss, Tignall; a sister, Kizzie R. Mahoney, Washington; 30 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha C. Partain
Elberton
Martha Crawford Partain, 70, of 106 Forest Hill Drive died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Partain was a daughter of the late H.O. Crawford Sr. and Mary Sanders Crawford and was the widow of Coy Ward Partain. She was a homemaker and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Rowe and Willard Crowder officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Partain, Bowman, and Mike Partain, Elberton; three sisters, Helen Hembree and Ruby Sayers, both of Hartwell, and Francis Barton, Brevard, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at the residence.

Hansell Poole
Toccoa
Hansell Poole, of Shiloh Road died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Poole was a son of the late Bennie and Kathryn Fleming Poole.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Karl D. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Bessie Manley and Gwendolyn Goodine, both of Seneca, S.C., and Shirley Major, Weaver, Ala.; and three brothers, Willard Poole and Anthony Poole, both of Toccoa, and Paul Poole, Alaska.
The family is at the residence.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lila M. Porter
Athens
Lila M. Porter, of 357 Augusta Ave. died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late John Smith and Susie Smith and was the widow of Newton Porter. She was preceded in death by a son, Walter J. McElroy. She was a member of New Light Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Gholston Baptist Church, Comer, with the Revs. William Jennings, Victor Appling and Milo Weems officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Jerome McElroy, Athens; a sister, Parlee Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, J.D. Smith, Detroit, Mich.; a god daughter; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Mack & Payne Funeral Home.

Seabon Strange
Hartwell
Seabon Strange, 96, of 196 Poplar St. died Saturday, May 1, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Strange was a son of the late Myes and Charlotte Strange and was the widower of Tonice White. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Franklin County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mack's Funeral Home with the Rev. Elbert Starks officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
dren, Rottle Strange, David Strange and Jimmy Strange, all of Hartwell, Beulah Shelton, Gainesville, and Hubert Strange, Toccoa; a sister, Lammie Brown, Hartwell; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul Yates
Athens
Paul Yates, 76, of Woodlawn Ave. died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Cordova, Tenn., Mr. Yates attended Shelby County public schools. He was born again in 1944. During World War II, he served three years in the Army Air Force. He attended Memphis State College and received his BSAE and MSAE degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Until his retirement in 1983, he was a hydraulic engineer with the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A private graveside service was held on May 4 at the Reid Cemetery, Eads, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Adelle Bryan Yates, Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Paul Yates Weisgal and Benjamin H. Weisgal; a son, David Paul Yates; two grandchildren, Leah Yates Weisgal and Bryan Asher Weisgal, all of New York; and one sister, Chloe Anne Yates, Nashville, Tenn.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of the arrangements.

Lillie I. Addis
Gainesville
Lillie I. Addis, 89, formerly of Cornelia, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Addis was a daughter of the late John Robert and Margaret Ella Anderson Addis. She was a retired cook from the Dairy Queen of Cornelia after 10 years of service and was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Flynn officiating. Burial will be in the Welcome Home Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Mamie A. Mote, Demorest; a brother, Clifford Addis, Joshua Tree, Calif.; nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1702 Welcome Home Road, Mount Airy, Ga. 30563.

Duffie Burgess
Toccoa
Duffie Dwain Burgess, 74, of 122 Addington Drive died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Duffie was a son of the late William John and Ella Kelley Burgess. He was a graduate of Stephens County High School and the University of Georgia where he received a BA degree in accounting. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the sanctuary choir, director of the Adult II Sunday School department, and an active deacon. He was former choir director of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Stephens County Hospital Authority where he served as secretary and treasurer and chairman of the finance committee. He was a member of Toccoa Chamber of Commerce and was treasurer of Stephens County Historical Society. He was a member of the Georgia CPA Association and was owner and operator of Burgess Accounting, Toccoa, for 20 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Henry Fields and Byron Kennerly officiating. Burial will be in Roselane Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Vaughn Burgess; three daughters, Julia Symmonds, Temple, Texas, Melody C. Eddy, Atlanta, and Jan Couch, Toccoa; a son, Mike Couch, Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, Geneva Collins, Eastanollee, and Jimmie Lou Elrod, Martin; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be members of the Stephens County Hospital Authority, Elliott Caudell, Ferman Gregory, W.C. Clary, Don Foster, Keller Cheek and Bill Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be the Davis Vaughn and the Jess Hayes Sunday School classes.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Chapel Fund of First Baptist Church.

Ralph M. Goss Jr.

Ralph Montgomery Goss Jr., 77, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
A native Athenian, Mr. Goss lived in recent years in Ponte Vedra, Fla. He is survived by his wife, the former Mattilene Causey of Bowling Green, Ky. He was the son of the late Dr. Ralph M. Goss Sr. and his late wife, the former Callender Lumpkin of Athens, and the grandson of the late Judge Edwin King Lumpkin and his wife, the former Mary Bryan Thomas, Athens.
He was a graduate of Baylor Prep School, Chattanooga, Tenn. and the University of Georgia School of Business. He was a member of Chi Phi fraternity.
During World War II he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, first with a tanker in the Atlantic and later with a LST in the Pacific. Engaging in the battle of Leyte Gulf, he received the Philippine Liberation Star.
He served as general agent for the All-State Insurance Company in both Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He retired in 1986.
His father, Dr. Ralph Goss Sr. was Athens' first surgeon and founded the Athens General Hospital in 1921. His grandmother, Mrs. Edwin K. Lumpkin Sr. founded the first Garden Club in America and served as its first secretary. His great-grandfather was Joseph Henry Lumpkin, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and for whom the University of Georgia's Lumpkin School of Law was named. Judge Lumpkin's brother, Wilson Lumpkin, was governor of Georgia and Lumpkin Street in Athens was named for him.
Mr. Goss was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. While in Athens, he was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Stephens officiating.
Mr. Goss is survived by five first cousins, Mrs. Marion Lumpkin Jones and Ms. Stefanie Foss, both of Athens, Edward King Lumpkin III, Muncie, Ind., Steve Upson, Greensboro, N.C., and Joe Foil, New York, N.Y.
Pallbearers will be Leo Costa, Atlanta; T.J. Pendergrast, Atlanta; Louis Trousdale, John Hunnicutt III, Dan Magill, Tyus Butler, Dr. Goodloe Erwin, Richard Morris, W.E. Hopkins Jr., and Lamar Lewis, all of Athens.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

William T. Grimes
Minerva
William T. Grimes, 78, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
A native of Minerva, Mr. Grimes was a son of the late Harry D. and Carrie Shaw Grimes. He was an inspector at Ford Motor Company, retiring after 33 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4129. He was a member of First Christian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. May 10 at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ralph Norman officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery with military services.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Kotera Grimes; a son, William Grimes, Colbert; a sister, Majel McConahey Adams, Louisville; a grandson; a granddaughter; a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Bartley Funeral Home.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

Barbara Hughes
Ila
Barbara Hughes, 48, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Hughes was a daughter of Mary Logan Ross, Athens, and the late Elton G. Ross. She was an employee of Thornton Brothers Paper Company and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Ken Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gary W. Hughes; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Hughes and James Marcus Hughes, both of Athens; three sisters, Doris Ivie, Winterville, Margaret Kidd and Alesia Ross, both of Athens; two brothers, Charles Ross and Terry Ross, both of Athens; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown Professional Park, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Herbie Pace
Canon
Herbie Pace, 47, of 1031 Rice Creek Road died Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Pace was a son of the late Harvey and Mildred Floyd Pace. He was a welder employed by Carrier Transco, Athens, and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Eldon Massey and Martin Whitworth officiating. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Garden. The Carolina Cycle Riders Motorcycle Club members will be the honorary escort.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Argo Pace; a daughter, Beth Pace, Canon; a son, Shaun Pace, Canon; a brother, Ernie Pace, Hartwell; and a half-sister, Pearl Manders, Stone Mountain.
The family is at the residence.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Franklin Springs Boy Scouts Troop #70, c/o Steve Sorrells, 3434 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, Ga. 30662.

Bessie A. Stein
Belvidere, Ill.
Bessie A. Stein, 87, died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
A native of Harvard, Ill., Mrs. Stein was a daughter of the late Jesse Blodgett and Lulu Ostrum and was the widow of Harold C. Stein. She was a homemaker and was a member of Immanuel Ladies' Guild of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, Belvidere, with the Rev. Eugene E. Wille officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Hackman, Rockford, and Marilyn McKee, Bogart; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tim Timms
Greenville, S.C.
Jewell Perry "Tim" Timms, 64, of 105 East Blue Ridge Drive died Monday, May 3, 1999.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Mr. Timms was a son of Mary Murphy Timms, Greenville, S.C. and the late James Fred Timms. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was employed as a sheriff's deputy for Oconee County and the Woodcraft Company, Madison. He was a Shriner, a Mason and was a member of Bishop Baptist Church.
Services will be private.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, J. Kelley Timms, Bishop; a sister, Nancy Owens, Charlotte, N.C.; and a niece.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West.

Lynne Wilson
Elberton
Lynne Hyde Wilson, 51, of 1630 Melody Lane died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
A native of Elberton, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of James William and Kathryn Jackson Rainey Hyde, Elberton. She was a graduate of Elberton High School and Agnes Scott College. He received her master's degree from Georgia State University. She was employed as a mental health counselor.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fortsonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie Ivester officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Kate W. Johnson, Elberton; a son, John Roger Wilson III, Charleston, S.C.; and a brother, William Jeffrey Hyde, San Diego, Calif.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 603, Elberton, Ga. 30635 or to the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, 1375 Peachtree St., Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30309.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ardell Chambers
Danielsville
Ardell Chambers, 78, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today
at Brown Funeral Home.


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