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Billy B. Bell
Bishop
Billy B. Bell, 68, of 1161 Hardigree Bell Road died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Bell was a son of the late Erskine and Goalmer Ward Bell. He was a street supervisor with the city of Watkinsville for eight years and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in Guam. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Edith A. Bell; a sister, Barbara B. Dooley, Atlanta; three nieces; seven nephews; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Anderson, David Dooley, Michael Dooley, George Garrison, Jimmy Bell and Jeff Bell.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James T. Bowen Sr.
Commerce
James Thomas Bowen Sr., 63, of Willow B. Homes died Monday, Jan. 1, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Bowen was a son of the late William Vernon Bowen Sr. and Fannie Mae Massey Bowen and the widower of Margie Ellen Milton Bowen. He was a retired employee of Gold Kist Feed Mill and was a member of Commerce Church of God.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Webber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen Towe, Colbert; three sons, James T. Bowen Jr., Danny Milton Bowen, both of Commerce, Joseph Roger Bowen, Carnesville; seven sisters, Juanita Swain, Homer, Marie Canady, Sylvania, Evelyn Meadows, Athens, Ethel Brock, Danielsville, Francis Trotter, Royston, Margaret Kitchens, Commerce, and Dolly Dalton, Danielsville; three brothers, Frank Bowen, Greenville, S.C., Jack Bowen, Hull, and Cole Bowen, Kannapolis, N.C.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Swain, Stanley Swain, Daniel Bowen, Michael Meadows, Jason Meadows and Lamar Bowen.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.

Fay Agnew Breedlove
Atlanta
Fay Agnew Breedlove, 89, of 5411 Northland Drive formerly of Athens, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
Mrs. Breedlove was born June 18, 1910 in Franklin County, and was a daughter of the late James F. and Emma S. Agnew, Carnesville. She was a graduate of Franklin County High School and attended the Asheville State Teacher's College, N.C. She was retired from St. Mary's Hospital and was active in her community serving as volunteer in the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, the Red Cross and at the Heritage Nursing Home. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Athens, for more than 30 years and served in numerous roles in her church.
Memorial services were Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 111 W. Lake Drive, Athens.
Funeral services were Monday at Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, with the Rev. Kent Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Breedlove, Marietta; two sons, James A. Breedlove, Atlanta, and David H. Breedlove, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Floy A. South and Jimmie Ruth Agnew, both of Carnesville; two daughters-in-law; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Breedlove, Boone, N.C., and Matt Breedlove, Jacksonville, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James & Fay Breedlove Memorial Fund, St. James United Methodist Church, 111 W. Lake Drive, Athens GA 30606.

Margaret M. Dickie
Athens
Margaret McKenzie Dickie, 63, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Bennington, Vt., Mrs. Dickie was a daughter of Dorothy Sweet Dickie and the late Henry Hodgeson Dickie, Bennington, Vt., Dr. Dickie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. in English from Brown University. From 1966 to 1987, she was a professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana, where she served as department chair from 1983 to 1987. One of the first women at the University of Georgia to hold an endowed chair, she was the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at UGA from 1987 until her retirement in 1998, when she was named emeritus professor of English. She was the author of six scholarly books on American poetry and was the editor of one collection of critical essays. She served as a trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a winner of the Middlebury College Alumni Association Achievement Award, a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Bangkok, Thailand, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She recently received the first Women's Studies Faculty Award at the University of Georgia.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Eddie Ard officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Elizabeth Colt Schrock, Smyrna, and Catherine Uroff Brill, Alpharetta; three sisters; two brothers; and three grandchildren, Samuel Crane Colt and Margaret McKenzie Schrock, both of Smyrna, and Henry Dickie Brill, Alpharetta.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Annie M. Hunter Griffith
Jefferson
Annie Mae Hunter Griffith, 93, of Athens Highway died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Griffith was a daughter of the late William Stephen Hunter and Illa Harrison and was the widow of Roy Sylvester Griffith. She was a seamstress, a homemaker and a very active member of First United Methodist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carol Scroggs officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Malcolm Morton, Jefferson; two sisters, Iva Norris, Bogart, and Betty Ruth Sheurman, St. Louis, Mo.; two granddaughters, Page Morton, Dallas, Texas, and Alice Bryan and her husband Scott, Columbus; two great-grandchildren, McIntyre Bryan and Hunter Bryan; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Jefferson, GA 30549.

Nell Huskey
Aiken, S.C.
Frances Nell Kay Huskey, 74, of 2106 Wesson Drive died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Huskey was a daughter of the late Toombs Hodges and Mamie Viola Kay. She was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church where she served as secretary and former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Rainbow Club and was the author of "History of Millbrook Baptist Church."
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Millbrook Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Leopard, James Rivers and Tooms Kay Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Aiken Memorial Garden.
Survivors include her husband, James Paul Huskey; two daughters, Christina Hambrick and Carol Fair, both of Aiken, S.C.; five sisters, Betty Skelton and Peggy Carey, both of Royston, Lula McBath, Carnesville, Jean Holmes, Bogart, and Patsy Nix, Aiken, S.C.; four brothers, Dr. Toombs Kay Jr., Kingsport, Tenn., John Kay, Young Harris, Terry Kay, Athens, and Gary Kay, Royston; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Millbrook Baptist Church Building Fund, 176 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803 or to ACTS, 340 Park Ave., S.W., Aiken, SC 29801.

Marshall Malcolm
Bogart
Marshall M. Malcolm, 75, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
A longtime resident of Oconee County, Mr. Malcolm was a son of the late George and Florrie Autry Malcom and was the widower of Laverne Eastwood Malcom.
Memorial services will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. Coleman Whitehead and Joe Campbell officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Malcom, Holyoke, Mass., and another son in Bogart ; and a sister, Sue Hardigree, Statham.

Nelson Manley
Carnesville
Nelson Jesse Manley, 65, of 111 Gainesville St. died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
Mr. Manley was a son of the late Jesse Harrison Manley and Annie Laura Ussery Manley. He was a retired welder and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Forrester officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Pruitt Manley; a daughter, Ann Manley Carter, Lavonia; two sons, Nick Manley, Carnesville, and Pruitt Manley, Bowersville; four sisters, Mildred Manley and Edna Hall, both of Canon, Billie Jean Thompson, Red Hill, and Ruth Lawson, Midlothian, Texas; a brother, Roy Manley, Macon; and eight grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Highway 106, Carnesville, Ga.

James Merck
Mount Airy
James Merck, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Merck was a son of the late Claude C. Merck and Bessie Freeman Merck. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert James Merck and Claude Bryson Merck. He was a retired self-employed brick mason with 45 years of service, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of AARP.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Wayne Hicks, Horace Martin and Bob Cook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hicks Merck; two daughters, Marsha Merck Coleman, Mount Airy, and Susan Merck Gay, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Mitchel Merck, Clarkesville; and six grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie S. H. Pearson
Rutledge
Mattie Sue Hawk Pearson, 69, of 184 Fairplay St. died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Pearson was a daughter of the late Matthew Leon Hawk and Eunice Whitley Hawk and was the widow of Johnny William Pearson. She was a housewife.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Rutledge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Peters officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Pearson, Monroe, and Bill Pearson, Marietta; three sisters, Carol Latimer, Rutledge, Lois Fambrough, Covington, and Mary Daniel, Monroe; two brothers, C.W. Hawk, Albany, and Benny Hawk, Harpersville, Ala.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Simmons Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Donald R. Perry Sr.
Jefferson
Donald R. Perry Sr., 68, of 191 Curry Creek Road died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Miami, Fla., Mr. Perry was a son of the late Ruby Tuggle. He was a retired employee from Southern Bell with 38 1/2 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member, past deacon and trustee of First Baptist Church, Jefferson. He was a member of the Jefferson Lions Club and was past president of the Jefferson High School Booster Club.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mickey Kirkendoll officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley H. Perry; two daughters, Nancy Perry McEver, Talmo, and Joni Perry Odum, Bethlehem; two sons, Don Perry Jr., Athens, and Charles Perry, Jefferson; two sister-in-laws; a brother, Leonard Perry, Md.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home.

Carolyn B. Shiretzki
Lavonia
Carolyn B. Shiretzki, 52, of 1282 Poplar Springs Road died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Shiretzki was a daughter of O.H. Brooks, Conyers, and of the late Carrie Bell Spruell Brooks. She was a secretary at Franklin County High School and was a member of Lavonia Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home with the Revs. Sheila B. Hunt and Steven D. Hamby officiating. Burial will be in Lavonia City Cemetery.
A wake will be held at the residence following services.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Shiretzki; a son, Mike Shiretzki, Mount Olivet Community; and a grandson.
Harry would like to extend his love and gratitude to the host of friends who prayed for Carolyn during her extended illness, who sent cards, visited, or offered support in any way.

Verlyn Strickland Sr.
Crawford
Verlyn "Bill" Strickland Sr., 81, of Azalea Apartments died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Strickland was a son of the late Earnest and Ada Rice Strickland and the stepson of Mamie Strickland, Lawrenceville. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his stepmother, include a daughter, Jean Moore, Fruitland, Md.; a sister, Zara Cook, Winder; a half brother, C.B. Strickland, Hull; five half sisters, JoAnne Sutton, Winder, Sara Fisher, Lawrenceville, Joyce Gabriel, Hull, Betty Phillips and Tina Stephens, both of Athens; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to North Georgia Hospice.

Ruth White
Greenwood, S.C.
Ruth Watson White, 81, formerly of 1102 Brooks St. died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999.
A native of Lavonia, Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Sanford and Leona Watson. She was retired from Nantax, Greenwood, and was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church.
Services were Sunday at Blyth Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Patterson officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son, James C. "Jim" White III, Columbia.
Pallbearers were Robert White, Owen Meredith, David White, Darby Watson and James C. White III.
Memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church, 1000 S. Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Announcement courtesy of Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia.

Dwellie Evans
Crawfordville
Dwellie Evans, 96, of 710 Stewart Road died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Mary L. Long
Comer
Mary Lizzie Long, of 728 Sunset Ave. Highway 72 died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

John McCarter
Toccoa
John McCarter, 96, of 507 E. Savannah died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Jack Tigert
Athens
Jack Tigert, of 2430 Cherokee Drive died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
Bernstein Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Virgil H. Welborn
Union City
Virgil H. Welborn, 83, formerly of Danielsville died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.

Albert White
Greensboro
Albert White, 62, of 116 Maple Circle, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

James T. Bowen Sr.
Commerce
James Thomas Bowen Sr., 63, of Willow B. Homes died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bowen was a son of the late William Vernon Bowen Sr. and Fannie Mae Massey Bowen and the widower of Margie Ellen Milton Bowen. He was retired from Gold Kist Feed Mill and was a member of Commerce Church of God.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Webber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen Towe, Colbert; three sons, James T. Bowen Jr., and Danny Milton Bowen, both of Commerce, and Joseph Roger Bowen, Carnesville; seven sisters, Juanita Swain, Homer, Marie Canady, Sylvania, Evelyn Meadows, Athens, Ethel Brock and Dolly Dalton, both of Danielsville, Francis Trotter, Royston, and Margaret Kitchens, Commerce; three brothers, Frank Bowen, Greenville, S.C., Jack Bowen, Hull, and Cole Bowen, Kannapolis, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Goolsby
Lexington
Harold Goolsby, of 302 S. Point Pete Road died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Goolsby was a son of the late Willie and Florida Sanders Goolsby. He was a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at New Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. S.A. Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Goolsby Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Goolsby; three daughters, Sandra Goolsby, East Pointe, Mich., Meanian Burgess, Lexington, and Myra Waller, Stone Mountain; three sisters, Gloria Heard, Atlanta, Hazel Foote, Athens, and Mary Stribbling, Detroit, Mich.; a brother, Marcus Goolsby, Lexington; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Jones Lexington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry C. Harris Jr.
Martinsburg, W.Va.
Jerry Curtis Harris Jr., 32, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mr. Harris was a son of Jerry Curtis Harris Sr. and Betty J. Bush Harris.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Winfred Hope officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a daughter, Erin Elizabeth Harris, Fla.; two sons, Nicholas Harris and Christopher Harris, both of Martinsburg, W. Va.; his fiancee and the mother of his children, Amy Lopez, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Tia Harris, Athens; his grandmother, Betty L. Bush, Athens; and his great-grandmother, Leila Hughley, Athens.
Pallbearers will be the Clarke County High School Class of 1985.
The family is at the residence of Betty J. Bush Harris, 182 Ashmore Drive, Athens, Ga.

Mary L. Hunter
Jefferson
Mary Lenora Hunter, 81, of 436 B. Whitfield Road died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Walton County, Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of the late Charlie Albertus Casper and Callie Samantha Perry Casper and was the widow of Sam William Hunter. She was a retired from H & H Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Lebanon Methodist Church with the Revs. Howard Banks and Roy Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn M. Arnold, Athens, and Sammie Harrelson, Jefferson; a son, Seth Hunter, Jefferson; two brothers, Artis Casper, Covington and Harold Casper, Marietta; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Gussie Lankford
Lavonia
Gussie Mouchet Lankford, 92, of 47 Lankford Road died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Lankford was a daughter of the late Augustus and Callie Adams Mouchet and the widow of Ralph E. Lankford. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice M. Mauldin, Cleo M. Andrews and Rosalie M. Snelgrove; and two brothers, Hugh W. Mouchet and Charlie J. Mouchet. She was retired from Carwood Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and choir member.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Gilstrap officiating. Musical selections will be rendered by the Rev. and Mrs. Richard S. Dickson. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Gloria R. Lankford, Athens; two brothers, John G. Mouchet, Bowersville, and Sylvester Mouchet, Lula, Miss.; two granddaughters, Beth L. Nunnally, Watkinsville, and Eugenia L. Ham and her husband, Mark Ham IV, Gainesville; and three great-grandchildren.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 250 Pleasant Grove Road, Lavonia 30553.

Thelma C. Mapp
Atlanta
Thelma C. Mapp, 78, of 1121 Boulevard Drive, S.E., died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Mapp was a daughter of the late Harry and Gussie Daniel. She was a member of Randolph Baptist Church.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Randolph Baptist Church with the Rev. C.L. Mapp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Annie B. Code, Chicago, Ill., Catherine Martin, San Diego, Calif., Jessie M. Mapp and Beatrice Meadows, both of Atlanta, and Nettie M. Gott, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Billy H. Mapp, Atlanta; a brother, Theodis Winkfield, Detroit; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, has charge of arrangements.

John McCarter
Toccoa
John McCarter, 96, of 507 E. Savannah St. died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. McCarter was a son of the late Jim and Lizzie McCarter. He was retired from Southern Railroad.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosezell McCarter, of the home, Lois Ann Cannon and Lizzie Mae Brown, both of Toccoa; 15 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Jack Tigert
Athens
Jack Tigert, 70, of 2430 Cherokee Road died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Texas, Mr. Tigert was a son of the late Earl and Cleo Turner Tigert. He was a construction worker and served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home, Daingerfield, Texas. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Daingerfield, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Tigert; a daughter, Marguerite Lockhart, Terrell, Texas; a son, Richard Tigert, Mandeville, La.; four sisters, Sue Gossitt, Pittsburg, Texas, Allie Tash and Debbie Knight, both of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Thelma Thigpen, Omaha, Texas; four brothers, Norris Tigert, Mount Pleasant, Texas, Marvin Tigert, Aurora, Colo., Dale Tigert, Beaumont, Texas, and Bobby Tigert, Fayetteville, N.C.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Virgil Welborn
Union City
Virgil Welborn, 83, formerly of Danielsville died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
Mr. Welborn was a graduate of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia. He was a vocational-agricultural teacher before becoming a county agricultural extension agent, serving for 24 years, mainly in Madison County. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the National County Agents Association. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran. He was assistant chairman of the Board of Stewards of Danielsville Methodist Church, a longtime Sunday School superintendent and teacher. He served as president, secretary and treasurer of the local Civitan Club and was president of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association. He was a member of the board of directors of Family and Children's Services for Madison County and sat on the Northeast Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bob Welborn; a daughter, Louanne Welborn, Atlanta; a son, Rob Welborn, Miami; brothers and sisters, Spurgeon Welborn, Athens, Branson Welborn, Clarkesville, Marion Anderson, Blue Ridge, Ann McKinney, Jefferson, and Mona Edge, Duluth; nieces and nephews.

William Gilbert III
Jacksonville, Fla.
William Gilbert III died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
The family will receive friends Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, will announce arrangements.

Allen D. Miller
Carnesville
Allen David Miller, 43, of the Ashland Community died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
Ginn Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Michael Rucker
Hartwell
Michael Rucker, 38, of 154 Sunset Road died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.
Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, will announce arrangements.

Betty Craft
Elberton
Betty Tom Richardson Craft, 61, of 1825 Montevideo Road died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Craft was a daughter of Nona Thompson Richardson, Elberton, and the late Jim Tom Richardson. She was a secretary for the Corps of Engineers and was a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Sayer and Mike Nicholich officiating. Burial will be in the Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Jack A. Craft Sr.; a daughter, Crystal Craft, Chicago, Ill.; a son, Jack A. Craft Jr., Elberton; a sister, Martha Brown, Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Billy Richardson, Iva, S.C., and Bobby Richardson, Easley, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Richardson, Pete Taylor, Richard Brown, Austin Brown, Barry Turner and Vernon Willis.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Georgia Lung Association.

William L. Dooley
Cornelia
William L. "Bill" Dooley, 65, of Highland Avenue died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Dooley was a son of the late Fred L. and Pauline Hill Dooley. He was owner and operator of Dooley's Dental Lab for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Baldwin Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Ed Aiken, Frank Sailers and Larry Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Flossie Armstrong Dooley; a daughter, Tammy Dooley Brown, Mount Airy; a son, Tim Dooley, Cornelia; a sister, Mary Moore McCain, Statham; and a grandchild.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Baldwin Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Baldwin, GA 30511.

Lt.j.g. William A. Gilbert III
Jacksonville, Fla.
Lt.j.g. William Arthur Gilbert III, 35, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Gilbert was a son of Janice C. Gilbert and the late William A. Gilbert Jr. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William A. and Dorothy K. Gilbert and his maternal grandparents, Hugh and Rosallee Culbreth. He was a 1981 graduate of Oglethorpe County High School and was a member of the Howard Masonic Lodge No. 138. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Services with military honors will be 3 p.m. today at Salem Baptist Church with the Revs. Clayton Sanders and Walter Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Robert Kindness, South Bridge, Ma.; a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick C. and Pamela W. Gilbert, Stephens; a niece, Molly Rose Gilbert, Stephens; a nephew, Sean Kindness, South Bridge, Ma.; aunts, uncles and cousins; and four dedicated friends, Steve Fitzgerald, Mitch Ireton and Kevin and Marian Meagher.
Pallbearers will be the military. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Howard Masonic Lodge No. 138.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salem Baptist Church Special Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

Vertie S. Lewis
Athens
Vertie Sue Lewis, 76, of 397 Helican Spring Road died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Lewis was a daughter of the late Cornelia Hargrove and Grover Stapler.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mack & Payne Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Cross Road Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Stapler, Gardena, Calif., and Earl Stapler, Neptune, N.J.; a sister, Luenette Parker, Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Mary L. Briscoe Long
Comer
Mary Lizzie Briscoe Long, 91, of 540 Sunset Ave., Highway 72, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Long was a daughter of the late Susie Briscoe and the Rev. Joe Mayfield. She was preceded in death by a son, James Leroy Long. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Springfield Baptist Church, Comer, with the Rev. Richard B. Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Holly Creek Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Survivors include her husband, Dee Hoyt Long; a daughter, Mary Sue Long Anderson, Columbia, S.C.; a son, Nelson Long, Comer; a brother, William "Billy" Briscoe, Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Mack & Payne Funeral Home.

Doris C. McDonald
Danielsville
Doris Cochran McDonald, of 1267 Hickory Hill Road died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. McDonald was a daughter of the late Lewis and Ruby Ayers Cochran. She was retired from Belks Department Store and was a member of Mount Herman Presbyterian Church, Ila.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Martha Courie officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, C. Edward McDonald; two sons, Carlos McDonald, Danielsville, and Randy McDonald, Atlanta; three sisters, Marcelle McDonald, Winder, Faye Pledger, Athens, and Lou Woodall, Lilburn; a brother, Lewis Cochran Jr., Danielsville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are acceptable and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.

Allan Miller
Commerce
Allan Miller, 43, of 23023 Georgia Highway 59, Ashland Community, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Miami, Mr. Miller was a son of the late Alexander and Patricia Madigan Miller. He was a general manager of the Plywood Supply Company and was of the Catholic faith.
Services will be 8 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Truitt Brawner officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Liane Miller; two daughters, Christina Phillips and Laurie Smith, both of Canon; a brother, Troy Miller, Stuart, Fla.; a grandson raised in the home, Mark "Quiz" Phillips; and three granddaughters.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pauline Poe
Commerce
Pauline Poe, 82, of 124 Andrew Jackson St., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Ms. Poe was a daughter of the late Mittie Cheek Poe and John F. Poe.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers, Eugene Poe, Commerce, and Thurmon Poe, Marietta; and nieces and nephews.

Mack Wade
Alto
Mack Wade, 51, of Garland White Road died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wade was a son of the late Russ and Mary Etta Wade. He was a logger and a member of Pine Grove Congregational Holiness Church.
Services were Wednesday at Pine Grove Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Jacob Armour and Roger Corn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Thomas Wade; a daughter, Melissa Wade Villalobos, Lula; a son, Rody Lee Wade, Cornelia; seven sisters, Juanita Ferguson and Mary Kimbrell, both of Cornelia, Jennie Tomlin and Polly Savage, both of Alto, Alice Wade, Toccoa, Demmie Miles, Atlanta, and Dorothy Howell, Augusta; a brother, Ronnie Wade; and six grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to the Mack Wade Fund, P.O. Box 1113, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rozelle P. Harris
Bishop
Rozelle P. Harris, 96, of 5470 Price Mill Road died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Anndra Hurley
Lakeland, Fla.
Anndra Gordon Hurley, 40, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, will announce arrangements.


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