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Thelma H. Armistead
Winder
Thelma H. Armistead, 73, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Armistead was a daughter of the late Leonard and Amanda Marlow Hammond. She was a longtime resident of Barrow County and was a retired seamstress. She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church, where she attended Fidelis Sunday school class.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Armistead; a son, Charles Armistead, Winder; a sister, Darline Milford, Panama City, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Pauline Lily Atkinson
Greensboro
Pauline Lily Atkinson, 89, of 410 S. Main St., died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, Ms. Atkinson was a daughter of the late William Lee and Hattie Cornelia Jackson Atkinson. She was a telephone operator for Southern Bell for 42 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensboro. She was a graduate of Moons Academy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Hattie Moncrief, Siloam; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Lane Moncrief, Kelly Moncrief, Mitchel Eley, Michael Eley, Kendal Eley, Doc Shelnutt, Andy Moore and Bob Moore.

John Braswell
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
John Coffee Braswell Jr., 62, died Thursday, May 13, 1999.
Born Dec. 9, 1937 in Athens, Mr. Braswell was a son of the late Lt. Jack Braswell of Athens and former advertising manager of the Athens Banner-Herald, and the late Nellie Goldstrin Braswell Leiker, formerly of Griffin, stepson of the late Victor C. Leiker of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and grandson of the late former president and publisher of the Athens Banner-Herald, Earl B. Braswell. He died in his home after a long bout with cancer.
Survivors include a sister, Lynn Braswell, New York, N.Y.; a half-brother, David Leiker, Independence, Va.; two uncles, Louis Goldstein, former mayor of Griffin, and Marvin Goldstein, formerly of Griffin; an aunt, Mrs. Cushman, Athens; cousins, Griffin.

Pauline Rice Brown
Commerce
Pauline Rice Brown, 85, of 541 Lathan Road, died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late John and Ola Hosch Rice and was the widow of Charles H. Brown. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Whitlock, Commerce; two sons, Bobby Brown and Toye Brown, both of Commerce; a brother, Roy Rice, Winder; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Charlene Whitlock, 593 Latham Road, Commerce.

Patricia Ann Bulmer
Watkinsville
Patricia Ann Bulmer, 66, of 1040 Crooked Creek Road died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Bulmer was a daughter of the late Joseph Earl and Myrtle Quinn. She was a homemaker.
Services will be in Peoria, with Davison-Fulton Funeral Home, Peoria, in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
Survivors include her husband, Willis Eugene Bulmer; a daughter, Sarah Amos, Watkinsville; a brother, Michael Quinn, Peoria; and a grandson.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Bobbie Wood Davis
Homer
Bobbie Wood Davis, 88, of 1596 U.S. Highway 441 N., died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late John C. and Sallie Shore Wood and was the widow of Elmer Davis. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Davis. She was retired from Commerce Sports Wear and was a lifetime member of Bethany Christian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Christian Church, with the Revs. Jerry Payne and William Campbell officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Annie Ruth Mason, Griffin; two sons, Aaron Davis and Don Davis, both of Homer; a sister, Easter Belle Logan, Augusta; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Don Davis, 592 Berlin Road, Homer.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

William Francis Davis
Washington
William Francis Davis, 50, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Ontonagon, Mich., Mr. Davis was a son of Hazel Davis of Greensboro. He was a clinical laboratory scientist, a U.S. Army veteran and attended Washington Presbyterian Church.
Memorial services were Monday.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Debbie Davis; a daughter, Shannon Lynn Smith, Monterey, Calif.; a son, Grant Charles Davis, Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Gale Ann Weaver, Greensboro; and two brothers, David Dean Davis, Michigan, and Harry Charles Davis, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Lodge, 4847 Greensboro Road, Washington, GA 30673.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Services Inc., Snellville Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Erma Eavenson
Elberton
Erma Louise High Eavenson, 89, of 266 Church St., died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Valdosta, Mrs. Eavenson was a daughter of the late Thomas Ivey and Trixie Law High and was the widow of Raymond Eavenson. She was a homemaker and was a member of Elberton First Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Hills Memorial park with the Rev. Craig Brogdon officiating.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Leroy Eavenson; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Modell Harper
Madison
Modell Harper, 81, of 4081 Brownwood Road, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Harper was a daughter of the late Claude F. Hanson and Leila Peters and was the widow of William Percy Harper. She was a housewife.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Brownwood Baptist Church, with the Revs. John McMillian and Rick Smith 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, Doris Stovall, Rutledge, and Ellen Moore, Orlando, Fla.; a son, William Michael Harper, Newborn; a sister, Lizzie Mae Harper, Madison; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lizzie Mae Heard
Elberton
Lizzie Mae Heard, 83, of Heardmont Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Elberton, Ms. Heard was a daughter of the late Willie and Annie Allen Heard. She was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bascoe Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Willie Heard; two sisters, Alice Heard and Anna Lee Allen, both of Elberton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Willie Heard, 1283 Middleton Road, Elberton.
McKinney-Neal Mortuary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

DeWitt Lavender
Hartwell
DeWitt Edward Lavender, 80, of 638 Athens St., died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lavender was a son of the late Rufus Membry and Vessie Ann Sorrells Lavender and was the widower of Emlyn Hale Lavender. He was retired as owner/operator of Lavender's Shoe Store and was a former member of Hartwell Lions Club. He was a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church and the Wallace White Sunday school class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartwell First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Athens. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Survivors include a daughter, Eva L. Kenison, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Earl Lavender, Statesboro; a sister, Ann Holcomb; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hartwell First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 200 E. Howell St., Hartwell, GA 30643.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

`Baby Mae' Payne
Athens
Lizzie "Baby Mae" Neal Payne, 83, of 1748 E. Broad St., died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Payne was a daughter of the late Foster and Ada Neal and was the widow of Ernest "Tack" Payne. She was employed by the University of Georgia for 35 years and retired in 1982 from the University Bookstore.She was a member of the East Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Kendricks officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Edith Middlebrooks, Athens; two sons, Donald O. Eberhart and Vernell "Shag" Neal, both of Athens; a sister, Alice G. Gordon, Harvey, Ill.; a brother, Elmer "Buddy" Neal, Athens; 15 grandchildren, six of which were raised in the home; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Pinkston
Lavonia
John Pinkston, 43, of 71 Poplar St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Pinkston was a son of Sarah Pinkston and the late J.L. Pinkston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church, Martin, with the Rev. Ronnie Gantt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Rebecca Pinkston; a daughter, Stephanie Pinkston, Lavonia; two sons, Christopher Pinkston and Steven Pinkston, both of Lavonia; a sisters, Gwendolyn Brown, Athens; and a brother, Darrell Pinkston, Toccoa.
The family is at the residence.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucile Reynolds
Monroe
Lucile Reynolds, 89, of 1865 Bold Springs Road, died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late W.L. and Nora Hendrix Bryant and was the widow of Arvil J. Reynolds. She was a member of Hoschton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Burial will be in Hoschton Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Bryant, Thompson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dakota Lee Varnes
Clarkesville
Dakota Lee Varnes, infant son of Stephanie Varnes of Clarkesville, died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
Graveside services were Monday in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include grandparents, Maxine and Wayne Murray and Randy Lee Varnes, all of Clarkesville; great-grandparents, Benny Patton and Jo Pardue, both of Clarkesville, Marcy Floyd, Royston, Robert Varnes, Madison; great-great-grandmother, Matilda Willis, Demorest.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

David Vaughn
Hull
David Vaughn, 50, of 5657 US Highway 29 South, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Fair Play, S.C., Mr. Vaughn was a son of Daniel Vaughn and the late Margret Cole Baugh.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church, with the Rev. Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Brenda Atkinson Vaughn; two sons, James David Vaughn and Chris Phillip Vaughn, both of Hull; two sisters, Nancey Youngblood, Tennessee, and Barbra Oneal, Richland, N.C.; and four brothers, Tim Vaughn, John Vaughn, Jeff Vaughn, all of Tennessee, and Danny Vaughn, California.
Pallbearers will be Spurgeon Atkinson, Billy Atkinson, Hugh Bryant, Steve England, Doug Atkinson and Brian Atkinson.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.

Mazelle Bell
Comer
Annie Mazelle Bell, 82, of 396 Piney Grove Road died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late William J. and Emma Lester Bell. She was a homemaker and was a member of Clouds Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Clouds Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Palmer, John Parker and William Anglin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Reba Glenn, Hull, and Mary McElhannon, Crawford; three brothers, Fred C. Bell, Tucker, Guy W. Bell and S. Ralph Bell, both of Comer; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens.

Evie Lou Burel
Winder
Evie Lou Burel, 94, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
Mrs. Burel was a daughter of the late William H. and Minnie Turner Robert. She was retired from Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Doyle Sims and Paul Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Glenn Boyd, Winder; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; two step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ernest R. Green
Toccoa
Ernest R. Green, 65, of Spring Street, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Green was a son of the late Rev. Louie and Willie Mae Griffen Green. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Trinity C.M.E. Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Robert Green officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mia S. Green, Atlanta; a son, Tapanga Harbin, Toccoa; two sisters, Elizabeth Gibson and Hazel Jones, both of Toccoa; two brothers, Jimmie Green and Charles Green, both of Toccoa; and two grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Charles Green, 435 W. Spring St., Toccoa, and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

`Fireball' Roberts
Toccoa
George Washington "Fireball" Roberts, 78, of 152 Meeks St. died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Henry and Mary Jane Brady Roberts. He was retired from Tugalo Gas Co., was a U.S. Army-Airforce veteran of World War II and was a member of VFW Post 4356. He was a member of Union Ground Christian Church and attended Zebulon Baptist Church, where he was a member of Benjamin Sunday school class.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Zebulon Baptist Church with the Revs. Ty Childers and Robert Magness officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Murray Roberts; two sons, Clarence Roberts and Linden Roberts, both of Toccoa; a brother, Grady Roberts, Seneca, S.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Charles Sheriff, James Segars, Gerald Voyles, Sam Elrod, Bruce Stancil and Marvin Fulbright.
The family is at the residence.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Polly Stoyle
Danielsville
Polly Jane Stoyle, 66, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Miss Stoyle was a daughter of Bertha Mae McClure Stoyle and the late Robert Lee Stoyle. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sisters, Rhonda Frances Stoyle Archer, Ocoee, Fla., Bessie Stoyle Wilson, Athens, and Robbie Evelyn Stoyle Blalock, Danielsville; and a brother, Henry Paul Stoyle, Bowersville.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Vandiver Turk
Baldwin
Ruth Vandiver Turk, 85, died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Turk was a daughter of the late Austin F. and Georgia Crook Vandiver and was the widow of Hollis T. Turk. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Congregation Holiness Church of Gainesville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, with the Rev. Tom Etterlee officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Vandiver Bell, Baldwin, and Janice Adkins, Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Austin "Ted" Turk, Riverside, Calif., and Hollis A. "Andy" Turk, Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Sue V. House, Thomaston; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mallie J. Whiten
Honea Path, S.C.
Mallie Fay Johnson Whiten, 85, of 5 Devore Lane, formerly of Toccoa, died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Anderson, S.C., Mrs. Whited was a daughter of the late Samuel Homer and Eliza Jordan Johnson and was the widow of Ralph Whiten. She was a longtime resident of Toccoa and Stephens County and owned and operated Whiten's Grocery in Toccoa for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Honea Path, the Joy Sunday school class, and was a former member of First Baptist Church of Toccoa.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Revs. Robert Beaver and Michael Moody officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Marion Davis, Honea Path; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Homer Johnson, Dennis Hopkins, Charles Davis, Mike Kay, Grady Hanks and Truitt Brawner.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 506 Summit Ave., Anderson, S.C. 29621.
The family is at the residence of Vickie Davis, 5 Devore Lane, Honea Path, and will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Ellen Reid
Bowersville
Ellen Purdy Reid, 85, of 28 Linder St., formerly of Third St., Hartwell, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Abbeville County, S.C., Mrs. Reid was a daughter of the late Thomas and Emmie McIlwain Purdy and was the widow of James M. Reid. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and Eliza Cobb Sunday school class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Randy Smith and Norman Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Jane R. Norris, Hartwell, Brenda R. Reed, Bowersville and Ellen R. Pickens, Anderson, S.C.; a son, Jimmy Reid, Hartwell; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 3285 Elberton Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643.
The family is at the residence of Jane Norris, 43 Opal St., Hartwell, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mark Harvey
Commerce
Mark Harvey of Groanning Rock Road died Monday, June 14, 1999.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dora E. Richardson
Athens
Dora E. Richardson, 92, of 801 Riverhill Drive, No. 108, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald J. Coddington
White Plains
Donald Joseph Coddington Jr., 58, of 1550 Lanier Road died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Bradford County, Pa., Mr. Coddington was a son of the late Donald Joseph Coddington Sr. and Dorothy Coddington. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Coddington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was of the Baptist faith. He was a diesel mechanic at Oconee Sand & Gravel, Capital Ford, Peachstate Ford and Cummings South E-Z Towing & Repair.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Greenview Cemetery, Greensboro, with the Rev. Wayne Usry officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Joan A. Coddington; a daughter, Connie Witherow, White Plains; a son, Joe Coddington, Hampton; and six grandsons.
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mae R.T. Dillashaw
Alto
Mae R. Thompson Dillashaw, 79, of Wilbanks Road died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Dillashaw was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Pearlie Gabrels Thompson and was the widow of Floyd Cleveland Dillashaw. She was preceded in death by a son, David York. She was a homemaker and was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at B.C. Grant Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison, John Cooley and Luther Williams officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Ryan Smith officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Chitwood, Joyce Armour and Martha Smith, all of Alto; three sons, Dwight Dillashaw, Alto, Bobby York, Clarkesville, and Charles York, Jacksonville; two sisters, Ida Jenkins, Cornelia, and Maude Broome, Baldwin; a brother, Vance Thompson, Marion, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Mark Ellis Harvey
Commerce
Mark Ellis Harvey, 40, of 1631 Groaning Rock Road died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mr. Harvey was a son of Geraldine Ellis and Richard C. Harvey of Grand Junction, Colo. He was a truck driver for Tristate Motor Transit and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Linda Harvey; four daughters, Elizabeth M. Bell and Kimberly A. Bell, both of Lake City, Fla., and Jessica K. Harvey and Sarah R. Sears, both of Commerce; four sons, Steven R. Bell, Lake City, Fla., Christopher A. Langston, Cocoamo, Ind., Jeremy J. Langston, Hull, and Nicholas L. Sears, Commerce; two sisters, Rebecca Harvey, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Merri Alice Shippley, Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Jim Harvey, West Virginia, and Shawn Harvey, Grand Junction; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Ivie Funeral Home.

Pauline H. Kilgore
Toccoa
Pauline Howard Kilgore, 88, of 670 Hilltop Lane died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of Stephens County and a longtime resident of Atlanta, Mrs. Kilgore was a daughter of the late Thomas K. and Beulah Wheeler Howard and was the widow of Tom Kilgore. She was retired from Thompson-Boland Lee Co., Atlanta and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Acre-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Thomas and Roy Bainey officiating. Burial will be in Snellville Methodist Church Cemetery, Snellville.
Survivors include two sisters, Era Ellerd, Toccoa, and Mildred Berner, Atlanta; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Howard, Jamie Sorrells, Shannon Williams, Johnny Howard, Shane Williams, Michael Berner and Steve Berner.
The family is at the residence of Era Ellerd, 670 Hilltop Lane, Toccoa.

Joseph Rudolph Legato Sr.
Athens
Joseph Rudolph Legato Sr., 75, of 1080 Timothy Road died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Pawling, N.Y., Mr. Legato was a son of the late Maurice and Marie Legato of Staten Island, N.Y. and the beloved husband of Joan Legato for 53 years. He was a veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a prominent pharmacist in Athens for many years, opening the Liggett-Rexall Store in Beechwood Shopping Center in 1961. A long-standing member of St. James United Methodist Church, he served several times as president of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. He and his wife, Joan, coordinated the Senior Citizens Program for several years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kent Reynolds and Bill Ruff officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Dr. W. Ted Hinds; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lt. Col. Joseph R. Jr. and Margaret Legato and Jeffery M. and Shelly Legato; a sister, Rosemary Marcinek, Staten Island; a brother, Anthony M. Legato, Staten Island; and four grandchildren, Amanda M. Hinds, Stefanie M. Legato, Joseph M. Legato III, and James E. Hinds.
Pallbearers will be Mark Mahaffey, Tom Williams, Ken Stula, Murrell Munday, Bill Licht and Carl Keech.
Memorials may be made to either the St. James United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 111 Westlake Dr., Athens, GA. 30606 or to the Princeton United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 48194, Athens, GA. 30604.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Bridges Funeral Home.

Sheldon G. Moore
Athens
Sheldon G. Moore, 81, died Monday, June 14, 1999.
A native of Lucama, N.C., Mr. Moore was a son of the late Calvin and Minnie Lamm Moore. He was a 1936 graduate of Lucama High School and attended Chillicothe Business College, Chillicothe, Mo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genna Lee Bracey Moore and his wife, Walton Hinson Courson Moore. From 1937-1938 he played baseball with minor league farm system of the N.Y. Giants in Missouri and Arkansas. He served in the Pacific Theatre with the Navy Supply Corps, 3rd and 5th fleets, during World War II, participating in the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. From 1946-1976 he worked for J. Swanton Ivy Inc., where he was executive vice president, and was the owner of G&M Motors until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church since 1946 and served as both deacon and elder for the church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert H. Bohler Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Kaylor, New Bern, N.C., and Mindy Bacon, Palm Harbor, Fla.; a stepson, Maxwell Courson, Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Sadie Williamson, Wilson, N.C.; two grandsons, David Kaylor, Cary, N.C., and Stuart Kaylor, New Bern; a stepgranddaughter, Melinda Courson Riley, Norfolk, Va.; and a stepgrandson, Jay Duggan, Chesapeake, Va.
Pallbearers will be Boots Birchmore, Al Cuming, Bill Gordon, T.R. Wilkerson, Carol Purvis and Worth McDougal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Road, Athens, GA. 30606, or to Craven County Home Health Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, N.C. 28561.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at Bridges Funeral Home.

Olivia Mattox Pass
Carlton
Olivia Mattox Pass, 85, of Route 2, Box 491 Elton Stewart Road died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Pass was a daughter of the late Royston and Mollie Edwards Mattox and was the widow of Edmond Pass. She was a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. S.A. Bishop officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Janie L. Franklin, Augusta; three sons, James M. Long and James E. Pass, both of Lexington, and Franklin L. Pass, Carlton; two sisters, Nancy B. Almond, Atlanta, and Magnolia Faust, Athens; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Deacons of New Bethlehem Church will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Members of the Mother Board and Deaconesses of New Bethlehem Church will serve as flower-bearers.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dora E. Richardson
Athens
Dora E. Richardson, 92, of 801 Riverhill Drive died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Mrs. Richardson was a daughter of the late Reuben and Annie Pente and was the widow of Bennett L. Richardson. A former resident of Daytona Beach, Fla., she had lived in the Athens area for six years. She was a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach.
No services are scheduled.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Laura J.S. Snelson
Athens
Laura Jeannette Smith Snelson, 84, of 196 Holman Ave. died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of Barrow County and a longtime resident of Athens, Mrs. Snelson was a daughter of the late Garrett F. and Emma Ola Reed Smith. She retired as an administrator from Clarke County Government in 1980 after 29 years of service. She was a member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where she was a member of United Methodist Women's Circle 3.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Marsingill officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Luke Snelson; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Snelson Oglesby, Miami, Fla.; a son, Robert Luke Snelson, Marietta; two sisters, Frances McGarity and Mary S. Moore, both of Athens; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Robert Snelson, Rocky Moore, Ron Daniel, Steve Bryant, Brittan Daniel and Stu McGarity Jr.
Memorials may be made to Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens, GA. 30606.
The family will receive friends from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

Susie F.B. Wakeley
Elberton
Susie Frances Banks Wakeley, 98, of 1961 Bond Drive, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Penny, Texas, Mrs. Wakeley was a daughter of the late Herman Schaefer and Francis Marion Banks and was the widow of C.W. Wakeley. She was a homemaker and was a member of Coldwater United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coldwater United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Nickolich officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Peggy Casey, Georgetown, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Coldwater United Methodist Church.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.

Fred W. Orr
Bogart
Fred W. Orr, 95, of 1660 Jennings Mill Road died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

William Saylors
Manchester
William Roger Saylors, 46, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of the arrangements.


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