Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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Linda M. Alexander
Macon
Linda May Alexander, of 5325 Houston Road, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999.
A native of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of the late Homer G. May and Margie Cooper May. She received her bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Toccoa Falls Bible College. She was a retired elementary school teacher at Cross Keys Christian Academy, Macon. She taught Release Time Bible in Indianapolis, Ind., and in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, with the Rev. Don Van Hoozier officiating. Burial will be private.
Survivors include her husband, Donald W. Alexander; and four brothers, Daniel May, Athens, Russell May, Robert May and David May, all of Lima, Ohio.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ, 100 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832.

Billy Cooper
Athens
Willis A. "Billy" Cooper, 79, of 145 Whit Davis Road, died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Cooper was a son of the late Willis A. "Phoney" and Della Davis and was the widower of Edith Johnson. He was owner and operator of Coopers Drive-in and Coopers Package Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tuckston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Thrasher officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Cooper, Athens; a sister, Carolyn Thurmond, Athens; a grandson, Clint Cooper, Athens; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Ruth T. Cruz
Dallas, N.C.
Ruth Taylor Cruz, 75, of 1001 Apt. 1, Captains Quarter Drive, died May 19, 1999.
Mrs. Cruz was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Clara Lowell Jordan Taylor and was the widow of Louis Cruz Jr. She was a retired civil service employee having served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a personnel specialist. She was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 1942, and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Law officiating. Burial will be in Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Louis "Tony" A. and Elizabeth S. Cruz, Athens; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold R. and Ruth T. Taylor, Dallas; and three grandchildren, Lauren Cruz, Sarah Jane Cruz and Andrew Cruz.
The family will be at the residence of the brother, 312 S. College St., Dallas.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 W. Main St., Dallas, NC 28034.

Elizabeth Diggs
Toccoa
Elizabeth Jones Diggs, 88, of 118 Oak Creek Circle, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A native of Fluvana County, Va., Mrs. Diggs was a daughter of the late James and Minnie Pace Jones and was the widow of Matthew L. Diggs. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Matheny. She was retired from the Virginia Public School System and was a member of Waynesboro First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waynesboro Chapel of the Reynolds Funeral Service, Waynesboro, Va., with the Rev. Bill Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Augusta Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Bowen, Toccoa; a son, Charles Diggs, Hoover, Ala.; a sister, Fannie Cameron, Louisa, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Reynolds Funeral Service.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of local arrangements.

Virginia L. Doster
Athens
Virginia Lucille Doster, 84, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A lifetime resident of Clarke County, Ms. Doster was a daughter of the late Garnett A. and Bertha Lucille Sims Doster. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Garnett Curtis Doster and Robert Louis Doster. She was a retired secretary for UGA Dairy Science Department after 40 years of service. She taught Sunday school in the primary department at First Christian Church for 30 years. She was a loving and caring sister and aunt to 14 nieces and nephews, 35 great-nieces and nephews and 31 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sisters, Olivia McLeroy, Lithonia, and Annie Jean Smith, Athens.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Doster, Bob Doster, J. Lester McLeroy Jr., John Dry, John Segars and Jim Anderson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 268 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601.

Inez Edwards
Winterville
Inez Spratlin Edwards, 96, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Abner and Jettie Whitehead Spratlin. She lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church, where she was active in numerous activities. During the 1930s, she was the operator of the Winterville Telephone Exchange and later provided boarding services for schoolteachers of the Winterville School System. From 1950 through 1975 she was owner and operator of Edwards' Grocery in Winterville.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Winterville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Standard officiating. Burial will be in Winterville Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Edwards, Athens; a sister, Lila Slay, Winterville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces and four nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Gloria R. Foote
Athens
Gloria Rene Foote, 42, of 265 Lee Ann Drive, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999.
Mrs. Foote was a daughter of Sarah Nell Hunter and Obediah Foote and was the stepdaughter of James El Hunter. She was a dietary aide and was a member of Colbert Grove Baptist Church. She was a 1976 graduate of Cedar Shoals High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Colbert Grove Baptist Church, Colbert, with the Revs. Dorothy Craft, Leroy Anderson and Rufus Addison officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Jaikolo Avarasa Sabrio Foote; three sisters, Kathy Wright, Sharon Hunter and Sandra Hunter; four brothers, Patrick Foote, Jeff Foote, Stephen Hunter and Kenneth Hunter; her grandmother, Fannie Foote; a grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be cousins. Flower-bearers will be employees of Athens Regional Medical Center cafeteria.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary L. Harris
Athens
Mary L. Harris, 57, of 350 Martin Circle died Wednesday, May 19, 1999.
Mrs. Harris was a daughter of Lizzie B. Harris, Athens, and the late Caleb Harris Sr. She was a poultry worker and was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church at an early age and later was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and Mount Olive Seventh Adventist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev. Roderick Elzy and Elders Samuel Jallah and J.B. Linston. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Judy Harris, Athens; a son, Calvin Harris, Athens; three sisters, Lola Mae Bradford, Leatha Jones and Elizabeth Yearby, all of Athens; five brothers, Caleb Harris Jr., Thomas Harris, Clinton Harris, Charles Harris and Nelson Harris, all of Athens; a half-sister, Annie Nash, Athens; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Flower-bearers will be nieces and friends.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fannie B. Mitchell
Athens
Fannie B. Mitchell, 103, of 140 W. Carver Drive died Wednesday, May 19, 1999.
Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of Herbert Mitchell Sr. She was preceded in death by six of her children. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oconee Baptist Church, Stephens, with the Revs. Hoyt Smith, Nathaniel Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell and Joseph Dalton officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ada Moses, Lexington, Frances Mitchell, Athens, and Emily Dalton, Atlanta; four sons, Herbert Mitchell, Sheppard Mitchell and Ed Mitchell, all of Athens, and Craig Mitchell, Atlanta; a sister, Carrie Wolff, New York; a brother, Reese Bell, New York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Flower-bearers will be granddaughters.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eleanor Purcell
Carnesville
Eleanor Evelyn McMurry Barber Purcell, of 16404 Georgia Highway 59, died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Purcell was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel Hubbard McMurry and was the widow of Lonnie Barber. She was retired from the Milliken Plant, Avalon, after 13 years and was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ginn Funeral Home with the Revs. Ralph Gaddy and William Ward officiating. Burial will be in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Jackson, Tignall, and Sherry Smith, Elberton; a son, Tommy Barber, Spokane, Wash.; a stepson, Lonnie Barber, Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Leila Mae Sanders, Darlington, S.C., and Mildred Ward, Carnesville; two brothers, Donald McMurry, Marietta, and Lynn McMurry, Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marion S. Sherk
Lavonia
Marion Stone Sherk, 97, formerly of 343 Rocky Ford Road, died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
A native of LaPear, Mich., Mrs. Sherk was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Elizabeth Brooks Stone and was the widow of Edward L. Sherk. She was a retired educator, having begun her teaching career in Dearborn, Mich. She was active in the Lavonia Friends of the Library and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mich.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hamby Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Barber officiating. Following the services the body will be cremated. Burial will be held at a later date in Michigan.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn A. Foster, Lavonia; six grandchildren including Michael Jewell, Mich.; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George L. Walker
Greensboro
George Luther Walker, 66, of 2310 Swords Road, died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
A native of Hawkins County, Tenn., Mr. Walker was a son of the late Edison Walker and Fannie Wilhoit Walker. He was owner and operator of Walker Beef and Poultry Farm and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Poultry Federation, the Farm Bureau and Swords Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Swords Methodist Church with the Revs. Ann Fletcher and Thomas Dial officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Carnes Walker, Greensboro; a daughter, Deborah Walker, Atlanta; a son, Larry Walker, Cumming; four brothers, Elmer Walker, Madison, Edward Walker, Doraville, Billy Walker, Greenville, Tenn., and Henry Walker, Suwannee; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Howard Hadden, Joe Alexander, Ray Buice, Josh Wheat, Leroy Bird and Ray Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Stern, Charlie Burkhalter, Junior Mullernex, W.H. "Penny" Goss, J.F. Goss, Clarence Poole, Jimmy Ray Breedlove, Danny Hurst, James Smelcear and Sterling Fuller.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home.

Charlie James Allen
Hartwell
Charlie James Allen, 64, of 112 Hill Street, died Thursday, May 20, 1999.
A native of Hartwell, Mr. Allen was a son of Caldonia Allen, Hartwell, and the late Hodges Gaines. He was a member of Maple Spring Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today at Maple Spring Baptist Church, Elbert County, with the Rev. Anthony Granberry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:00 p.m.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Elizabeth Allen, Garner, N.C.; two sons, Charlie J. Allen Jr., Garner, N.C., and Calvin Allen, New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Cotrina Allen, Garner, N.C., and Bonnie Allen, Hartwell; four sisters, Emma Brooks, Atlanta, Louise Allen, Decatur, Mildred Goss and Idell Morrison, both of Hartwell; a brother, James Morrison, Hartwell; and three grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of his mother, 256 Richardson St., Hartwell.
Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of the arrangements

Sadie M. Atkins
Lavonia
Sadie Mae Christian Atkins, 60, of Apt. 40, Lavonia Garden Apartments, Brickyard Road, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A native of Anderson County, S.C., Mrs. Atkins was a daughter of the late Howard Johnson and Ruby Mae Scoggins Christian and was the widow of Ray Atkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church, Lavonia.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, with the Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will be in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include three sisters, Estelle Canady, Carnesville, Hazel Giede and Myrtle Harris, both of Lavonia; four brothers, Boyce Christian, Johnny Christian, and Bobby Christian, all of Hartwell, and Kenneth Christian, Greer, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of a sister, Hazel Giede, 99 Haley Road, Lavnonia, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack Daniel
Athens
Samuel Jack Daniel, 17, of 235 Best Drive, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A native and lifelong resident of Athens, Mr. Daniel was a son of Eugene Jackson and Evelyn Linda Clark Daniel of Athens. He was a carrier for the Athens Banner-Herald.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. today at the Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. C.R. Hill Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Tuckston Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Lynn Chasteen, Statham, Joy Daniel, Athens, Kathy Daniel, Watkinsville, Leisa Daniel and Jackie Daniel, both of Crawford; a brother, Ricky Daniel, Athens; maternal grandmother, Mary Campbell, Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Raeberg, Thomas Marbut, Trey Ross, Kelly Hairston, and Tim Strickland.

Leila Jackson Dyer
Baldwin
Leila Jackson Dyer, 87, died Friday, May 21, 1999
A native of White County, Mrs. Dyer was a daughter of the late Rustin and Bonnie Freeman Jackson and was the widow of Ben Dyer. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Luther Williams and Asa Dorsy officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest.
Survivors include four daughters, Eula Sue Stringer, Murrayville, Shirley Duncan, Cornelia, Helena Dyer, Baldwin, and Linda Dooley, Toccoa; six sons, George Dyer, Cornelia, Frank Dyer, Baldwin, Roy Dyer, Old Town, Fla., Hayward Dyer, Alto, Ray Dyer, Demorest, and Hollis Dyer, San Antonio, Tex.; two sisters, Mae Bowen, Brookton, and Onie Brown, Cleveland; two brothers, Ed Jackson and Bill Jackson, both of Cleveland; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Sam Epps
Dewy Rose
Sam Epps, 74, of 2286 Floyd Road, died Friday, May 21, 1999.
A native of Hancock County, Mr. Epps was a son of the late William Hunter and Addie Williams Epps. He was a retired truck driver with B&W Gas Company and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, was a member of the Athens VFW Post and the A.K. Coon Hunters Club.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church, Bowman, wit the Revs. Milton Bagwell and Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
Survivors include a son, Sammy Epps, Royston; two daughter, Sandra Cox, Danielsville, and Carol Bryant, Bowersville; two sisters, Ethel Forstson, Ila, and Eulene Thompson, Conyers; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Annie L. Epps, 2262 Monroe-Dunn Road, Dewy Rose, and at the residence of Sammy Epps, 6328 Wildcat Bridge Road, Royston.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Colley Lamar Jr.
Tignall
Frank Colley Lamar Jr., 75, of 336 S. Hulin Ave., died Saturday, May 22, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Lamar was a son of the late Frank C. Lamar Sr. and Mary G. Lamar. He was a grocery store owner, a member of Tignall Baptist Church, and a member of the Masons.
Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday at Tignall Baptist Church, Tignall, with the Revs. Dale Fincher and Gene Hiers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Dickson Lamar; a son, Ernest Lamar, Tignall; a daughter, Elizabeth Archer, Indian Springs, Nev.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Fain, Dennis Story, Donald Ware, Billy Hopkins, Allen Burton, Jim Burton, and Lawrence Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Tignall Baptist Church.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington.
Memorials may be made to the Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 170 S. Hulin Ave., Tignall, GA 30668.

Ione Denard McGarity
Elberton
Ione Denard McGarity, 55, of 750 Brookside Drive, died Saturday, May 22, 1999.
A native of Duval County, Fla., Mrs. McGarity was a daughter of the late Joseph Denard and Burnell Alford Cook. She was a member of Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, Elberton, and was a homemaker.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. today at the family's mausoleum at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, with the Revs. Jim Shumard and Herschel Atkinson officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Tom McGarity; two stepdaughters, Laure Sanders, Batesville, Miss., and Susan Farrish, Central, S.C.; a stepson, Tommy McGarity, Elberton; three sisters, Joan Farrell, Susan Ayers, and Juanita Cook, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Robert Denard and Fletcher Cook, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Billy McManis, Brunswick; and three granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Waymon Scoggins, Drew Scoggins, Dallas Webb, Maurice Bond, Horace Harper, and Mike Sanders.
The family will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mae Stevenson
McMinn County, Tenn.
Mae Stevenson, 64, died Saturday, May 22, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Stevenson was a daughter of Nannie Bell Miller and the late Grady Miller. She was of the Baptist faith and had lived in McMinn County, Tenn., for 26 years.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah, Tenn., with the Rev. Jack Bryan officiating. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Debora Williamson, Sargent, and Teresa Littleton, Athens, Tenn.; three sons, Robert E. Savage Sr., Grantville, Charles R. Savage, McDonough, and Jonathan S. Strickland, Orange, Va.; two sisters, Yvonne Faulkner, Hartwell, and Margie Nelson, Hampton; two brothers, James B. Miller, Stockbridge, and Joe Miller, Pendergrass; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marvin T. Waldon
Douglasville
Marvin Thomas Waldon, 50, of 3705 Glade Avenue, died Saturday, May 22, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Waldon was a son of Mattie Wilbanks Waldon and the late Laurence Waldon. He was a consultant with Heath Consultants Inc.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Hightower Funeral Home, Douglasville, with the Rev. Andy Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Mozeley Memorial Gardens, Lithia Springs.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Martha Ruth Lewallen Waldon; two stepsons, Dale Ballew and Rickey Ballew, Rockmart; three stepdaughters, Debbie Lovins, Douglasville, Beth Gomez and Darlene Raines, both of Cumming; three sisters, Burna Johnson, Braselton, Margaret Ballenger, Toccoa, and Bonnie Dillard, Burford; a brother, Glen Waldon, Toccoa; and 14 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hightower Funeral Home, Douglasville.
This announcement is courtesy of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Jean Davis
Athens
Myra Jean Davis, 68, of 620 Harve Mathis Road died Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
A native of Fitzgerald, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Charlie and Clyde McAllister and was the widow of Henry Grady "Rosebud" Davis. She was a homemaker and was of the holiness faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Curtis Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Anderson, Comer; four sisters, Patricia "Prissy" Tanksley and Carolyn Bales, both of Athens, Virginia Dooley and Nell Burnette, both of Watkinsville; three brothers, Franklin "Bo" McAllister and Bobby McAllister, both of Athens, and Jessie McAllister, Winder; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

O.C. Deal
Clarkesville
O.C. Deal, 63, of 648 Cool Springs Circle died Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
A native and longtime resident of Stephens County, Mr. Deal was a son of the late Charles Peyton and Luella Rumsey Deal. He resided in Clarkesville for nine years and was of the Baptist faith.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Mae Taylor, Toccoa, and Lucy Crawford, Macon; two brothers, B.C. Deal, Clarkesville, and C.P. Deal, Toccoa; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Ethel H. Griffin
Toccoa
Ethel Laura Hunter Griffin, 85, of 837 Hilltop Lane died Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Griffin was a daughter of the late John and Kate Hunter. She was a longtime resident of Toccoa and Stephens County and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mullins Ford Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Free officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Hill Griffin; five daughters, Birdie Medlin, Locust Grove, Betty Campbell, Doraville, Martha Howard, Margaret Roberson and Patricia Griffin, all of Toccoa; two sons, Henry Mitchell, Lavonia, and William David Mitchell, Norcross; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Terry Roberson, Michael Mitchell, Wade Roberson, Ernest Mitchell, Kevin Smith and William David Mitchell.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Roberson, 111 Briarwood Drive, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Clyde Harper
Elberton
Clyde Harper of 1592 Tobe Wells Road died Sunday, May 23, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Harper was a daughter of the late Eugene and Minnie Harper.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Vance Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Cottrell Harper Jr. officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Cottrell Harper Sr., Detroit, and Robert Harper Jr., Elberton; a stepson, Luther Harper, Cleveland, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert Harper III, Bruce Harper, Darrell Harper, Eric T. Harper, Paul Willingham and Shedrick Calloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Joe Harper, Thomas L. Harper, Billy D. Harper, George Bennett, Napoleon Blackwell Jr., John H. Lee, Willie Gene Bryant, William Shifflette and Hoyt Biggs. Flower bearers will be Shayla Harper, Tonisha Harper, Marquita Turman, Tycee Harper, Kyla Dye, Nicy Harper, Pamela Harper, Freda Harper and Ernestine Willingham. Honorary flower bearers will be Lois Jones, Mattie Blackwell, Willie Sue Syphore, Genora Biggs, Earlene Rucker, Christine Heard, Harriet B. Lee, Genell Shifflette and Crola Rucker.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Katherine Martin
Demorest
Katherine Martin, 77, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Prelo and Emmaline Horn Fennell and was the widow of Donald Martin. She was a member of Demorest Baptist Church and was a retired apartment manager.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Tom Mewborn officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son, Don Martin, Villa Rica, Fla.; four sisters, Bertha Nichelson and Hazel Ludwig, both of Cornelia, Doris Rumsey, Clarkesville, and Betty Leonard, Cleveland; a brother, Jack Fennell, Austell; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence of Bertha Nichelson, Cornelia, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Janie McCannon
Lexington
Janie McCannon, 97, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999.
A lifetime resident of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. McCannon was a daughter of the late Jim and Ella Lavonia Bridges Eberhardt and was the widow of Richard Augustus McCannon. She was a homemaker and was a member of Glade Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Dannie Reed officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, R. Katherine McCannon Thurmond, Houston; a son, Grady E. McCannon, Lawrenceville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Children's Home, Macon, Ga., the Baptist Children's Home, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

April Rogers
Bethlehem
April Rogers, 53, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
Mrs. Rogers was a self-employed CPA at ARS Accounting in Bethlehem.
No services will be held.
Survivors include a daughter, Mian Raven Rogers, Bethlehem.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Spratlin
Winterville
Joyce Penepole Patton Spratlin, 91, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999.
Mrs. Spratlin was the widow of Pope Barrow Spratlin. She was a lifelong member of Winterville First Baptist Church and the Marion Coile Sunday school class. For many years, she provided flowers for the sanctuary from her garden.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Winterville First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Brantley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Courtney and Leatha Spratlin and Eldridge and Ruth Spratlin, all of Winterville; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Morris Bullock, Spratt Bullock, Titus Brown, Mike Shockley, Donald Chandler and J.B. Giles.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.


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