Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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Dudley Cannon
Toccoa
Dudley Cannon, 84, of 510 Hayes St. died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
A native of Rabun County and a longtime resident of Stephens County, Mr. Cannon was a son of the late Lester and Cordelia Phillips Cannon. He was retired from Toccoa Foundry and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Jewell Gaines and Dennis Petty and Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrell Jenkins Cannon; a daughter, Gail Collier, Toccoa; a son, Billy Cannon, Eastanollee; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Norris, Rodney Moore, Thim Crump, Michael Collier, Terry Taylor and Sebastian Robolin.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald David Coleman
Eastanollee
Ronald David Coleman, 60, of 2371 Old Mill Road died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of Puritan, Pa., Mr. Coleman was a son of the late Edward Charles and Rose Niper Coleman. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Coleman. He was a retired coal miner and had resided in Georgia for the past 13 years.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Plummer Coleman; two daughters, Linda England, Auburn, and Melissa Coleman, Eastanollee; two sons, Harry Coleman, Martin, and Charles Coleman, Eastanollee; six sisters, Deborah Kennen, Virginia; Tirzah Brown, Rhonda Akins, Savilla Justice and Patricia Poling, all of Pennsylvania, and Marjorie Couch, Alto; and five grandchildren.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred W. Orr
Athens
Fred W. Orr, 95, of 1660 Jennings Mill Road died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of Forsyth County and a resident of Athens since 1926, Mr. Orr was a son of the late Henry W. and Maude Stowers Orr. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles J. Orr. He was employed at the U.S. post office, where he served as a city carrier, a distribution clerk and the last 25 years in the finance department as a window clerk and as a U.S. civil service examiner for Northeast Georgia. He retired in 1969 after 43 years of service and joined the real estate firm of Metro Realty as a salesman in 1970. The family joined Prince Avenue Baptist Church in 1932, where he was active in the major executive office of the church and was one of the oldest members of the church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Ricketts and Tom Lang officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Brice Orr; two daughters, Evelyn O. Lever, Aikens, S.C., and Freddie A. Tezak, Birmingham, Ala.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and members of Keystone Sunday School Class of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William W. Perry IV
Palm Harbor, Fla.
William W. Perry IV, 28, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Savannah, Mr. Perry was a son of Rene Williams of Athens, and William W. Perry III and Jeannie A. Perry of Jacksonville, Fla. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College and was of the Methodist faith. He was owner/operator of Commercial Property Specialist.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at Moss Feaster Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clearwater, Fla.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Ashley E. Perry, Athens; three stepbrothers, Jason C. Perry, Savannah, and Zachery D. Perry and Matthew Clark Perry, both of Jacksonville; and his grandparents, Rhodes and Rose Hardeman, Louisville, and Katherine Clark Perry, Savannah.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

William Saylors
Luthersville
William Roger Saylors, 46, of 31 College St. died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Saylors was a son of Clauden Walters Burnette of Hartwell and the late William Ralph Saylors.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fowler Family Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Creason officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sisters, Julia Anne Lawrence and Sandra Gail Bryan, both of Hartwell, and Jeannie Marie Hughes, Luthersville.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

Dorothy S. Tucker
Lavonia
Mrs. Dorothy Stewart Tucker, 74, of 976 Hartwell Road, died Wednesday afternoon at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
Born in Clarke County, she was a daughter of the late C.D. and Elsie Dudley Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Jones, and a brother, Charles Stewart. She was retired from Lavonia Roller Mill, where she served as bookkeeper for 25 years. Mrs. Tucker was a member of Lavonia United Methodist Church and Lavonia Chapter 377, Order of the Eastern Star.
Services for Mrs. Tucker will be Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Chapel of Hamby Funeral Home with the Dr. Sheila Hunt and the Mrs. Katy Krumbach officiating.
Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include her husband, C.L. Tucker, of the home; two daughters, Sue Humphrey and Kathy Isbell, both of Lavonia; two sisters, Martha Leitch, Toccoa, and Joyce Boggs, Williamston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Stewart Humphrey, New Orleans, La., Leigh Fowler, Franklin Springs, Sharon Lyon, Lavonia, Courtney and Matt Isbell, both of Lavonia.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Isbell, 660 Ridgeview road, Lavonia.
The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends on Thursday night from 7 until 9 o'clock.
Hamby Funeral Home of Lavonia is in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy S. Tucker, age 74, of Lavonia.

Rebecca "Becky" Wallis
Elberton
Rebecca Claudine "Becky" Ward Wallis, 48, of 62 Tate St. died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Wallis was a daughter of the late Johnny Q. and Grace Preston Ward. She was general manager of Standard Granite Co. and was a member of Elberton Granite Association. She was a member of Elberton First United Methodist Church and Cross-Talk Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Elberton First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wallace Wheeles and Jack Bozeman officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy V. Wallis; a daughter, Becca Dine Kennedy, Elberton; a son, "J" Wallis, Elberton; a brother, Johnnie Ward, Dripping Springs, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brady Sigler, Rick Higginbotham, Hudson Cone, Tom Robinson, Franklin Cooper and Michael Cooper.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
The family is at the residence.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Ruth Brown Allen
Elberton
Ethel Ruth Brown Allen, 70, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Brown and was the widow of Robert Allen. She was a member of Westside Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westside Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Willie B. Moon officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Ethel Ruth Allen, Charlott Harper, Elizabeth Huff, Judy Pittard and Vickie Allen, all of Elberton; two sons, Fred Allen and Joe Allen, both of Elberton; four sisters, Ina Burch, Hartwell, Louise Evans, Rochester, N.Y., Essie Brown, Augusta, and Ladell Stewart, Gary, Ind.; three brothers, Robert Brown, Gary, Ind., Myjo Brown, Washington, D.C., and John Brown, Clinton, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
McKinney-Neal Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter C. Benton
Commerce
Walter Crawford Benton, 57, of 387 Cardinal Lane died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Benton was a son of the late William Guy and Ruby Smith Benton. He was a carpenter and was a member of Harmony Christian Church.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Jerry Payne and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Christian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jean Moser Benton; two daughters, Mary Kendricks, Austel, and Wanda Peek, Commerce; two sons, James Benton and Sonny Benton, both of Commerce; six sisters, Elaine Beck, Commerce, Mazelle Eastwood, Douglasville, Carolyn Gay, Daring, JoAnne Lowery, Charleston, S.C., Betty Jean Mathis, Danielsville, and Juanita Vaughn, Hiawassee; two brothers, Steve Benton, Maysville, and William Benton, Tennessee; and eight grandchildren.

William Randy Duckett
Jefferson
William Randy Duckett, 41, of 1063 Dry Pond Road died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
A native of Smyrna, Mr. Duckett was a son of Dorothy Gunter Duckett of Smyrna and the late William Leon Duckett. He was a technical engineer for Scientific Atlanta.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Catherine Catholic Church with the Rev. Dan Toof officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Tyna Duckett; two daughters, Hannah Joy Duckett and Summer Dorothy Duckett, both of Jefferson; a son, William Spencer Duckett, Jefferson; and three sisters, Donna Duckett, Smyrna, Yvonne Johnston, Marietta, and Ann Swanson, Kennesaw.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.

Edith I.D. Fitzpatrick
Chickamauga
Edith Ilene Dixon Fitzpatrick, 79, died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
A native of Boaz, Ala. and a residence of Chickamauga for 30 years, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a daughter of the late General and Ider Mosley Dixon. She was a member of Noble Church of God and was retired from Crystal Springs Bleachery after 30 years of service.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Ft. Oglethorpe, with the Revs. Henry Hampton and Allen Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chickamauga City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon Madison Fitzpatrick; a daughter, Frances Jones, Chickamauga; three sons, the Rev. Willard Fitzpatrick, Lavonia, Larry Fitzpatrick, Chickamauga, and Donald Fitzpatrick, Ringgold; four sisters, Ruth Ingram, Olgia Kelly and Sadie Baty, all of Lafayette, Catherine Madaris, Noble; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today at the funeral home.
Announcement provided by Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia.

Mary T.A. Higdon
Greensboro
Mary Tallulah Avrett Higdon, 84, of 301 W. Greene St. died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
A native of Columbia County and a resident of Greensboro since 1936, Mrs. Higdon was a daughter of the late Lorenza and Martha Beasley Avrett and was the widow of Edward Riley Higdon. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie L. Higdon and Wiley T. Higdon. She was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church and Thornton-McCommons Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Winfield School, Winfield.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Greenview Cemetery with the Revs. Richard Chewning and Ed Nelson officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Edward Higdon, Atlanta, Lonnie A. Higdon, Greensboro, and D. Lynn Higdon, Anniston, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James W. Lamb
Toccoa
James William Lamb, 79, of 7406 Pine Tree Road died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Mr. Lamb was a son of the late James Albert and Pearl Jones Lamb. He was a retired security officer and was a U.S. Army-Air Corp. World War II veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Ivester officiating. Burial will be at Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bruce Lamb; a son, James Edward Lamb, Sylva, N.C.; three daughters, Barbara L. Bryson, Sylva, N.C., Linda L. Parker, Albermarle, N.C. and Juanita L. Green, Wilmington, N.C.; three step-sons, Larry Westmoreland, Gainesville, Kenneth Westmoreland, Toccoa, and Steve Westmoreland, Warner Robins; four sisters, Edith L. Hendrix, Marion, N.C., Bonnie Mae Brice, Defuniak Springs, Fla., Mamie Gardin, Winlock, Wash., and Lucille Bean, Atlanta; a brother, Carl W. Lamb, Marion, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Rosa Lawrence
Greensboro
Claudia "Rosa" Lawrence, 75, of 1441 Lick Skillet Road died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Ms. Lawrence was a daughter of the late Austin and Mary Lou Criddle Lawrence. She attended Greene County public schools, was a member of Zion Wrightsville Baptist Church and was retired from Caldwell Dry Cleaners and Laundry.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Zion Wrightsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Grady Lawrence and David Blockum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Geneva Lawrence, Sparta; nieces and nephews.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

Wiley Wade
Alto
Wiley Wade, 82, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wade was a son of the late Andy and Cora Lee Reems Wade and was the widower of May Roberts Wade. He was a retired truck driver.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Corbin Coley and Lester Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Wade Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, J.C. Wade and Jerry Landers, both of Alto, B.F. Wade, Baldwin; a sister, Lillian Nations, Alto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Floyd John Pass
Alto
Floyd John Pass, 86, of Pless Drive died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Pass was a son of the late Ibry and Era Ann Hulsey Pass. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Stover Pass; three daughters, Lorene Norrs, Gainesville, Gail Hardin and Johann Beauchamp, both of Alto; a son, Grady A. Pass, Gainesville; two brothers, W.C. Pass, Braselton, and Albert Pass, Phoenix City, Ala.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mozelle Wilson
Elberton
Mary Mozelle Yeargin Wilson, 82, of 1158 Golf Course Road died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Ewell Snow and Flora Eva Hall Yeargin and was the widow of Odell Wilson. She was a homemaker and was a member of Forest Hills Assembly of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Gaines and Richard Grimes officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Wilson, Elberton; five sisters, Grace Pauline Y. Swords, Foxboro, Texas, Betty Allen Y. Harrell, Fort Worth, Texas, Laura Frances Y. Stone, Abbeville, S.C., Allie Rudell Y. Evans and Corrine Y. Smith, both of Elberton; three brothers, George A. Yeargin and Arthur Newt Yeargin, both of Elberton, and Ewell Claude Yeargin, Jonesboro; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Victor Bond
Dickinson, Tex.
Victor Roger Bond, 64, died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
A native of Elberton, Mr. Bond worked for NASA and Boeing and taught at various universities. He was the author of a book on astrodynamics, and was active in the "Empty Stocking Fund" program in Dickinson.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Jack Rowe Funeral Home, League City, Tex., with the Rev. Mark Denison officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Neal Bond; two sons, Victor Scott Bond, Atlanta, and Brett Neal Bond, Charlotte, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Victor Roger Bond '56 Library Endowment Fund, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-0303.
This announcement is courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.

Buddy Ross English
Clayton
Buddy Ross English, 54, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Rabun County, Mr. English was a son of the late Freeman Jasper and Ina Armona Thompson English. He was a graduate of Piedmont College and a member of the Sautee Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. He was retired with 30 years of service as a state social services specialist.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Survivors include three sisters, Bernice English Williams, Burice English Bradshaw, and Joyce English Grist, all of Clayton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Timpson Presbyterian Church, Rt. 2, Box 2236, Clayton, GA 30535, or to the Sautee Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, Sautee, GA.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Guy A. Johnson
Winder
Guy A. Johnson, 89, died Thursday, June 17, 1999.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Fairfield Baptist Church, Auburn, with the Rev. W. Jennings officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Survivors include a daughter, Katrean Johnson, Winder; and two sons, Eugeamus Johnson, Jefferson, and Samuel Johnson, Fort Valley; a brother, Harvey Johnson Jr.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder.

Rickey Mattox
Elberton
Rickey Lynn Mattox, 37, of 1710 Wahatchee Creek Road, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Mattox was a son of the late John Clark Mattox and Sibyl Elizabeth Jennings Mattox Hill. He was an automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel "E" Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rand Freer officiating.
Survivors include his foster parents, S.J. and Shirley Lovinggood, Elberton; two brothers, Doug Mattox and Randy Mattox, both of Elberton; three foster brothers, Joey Lovinggood, Mark Lovinggood, and David Lovinggood, all of Elberton; a grandmother, Lessie Mattox, Elberton; a foster grandfather, Sam Lovinggood, Elberton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence, and will receive friends from 12-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton.

Thomas M. Meyer
Winterville
Thomas M. Meyer, 72, of 460 Meyer Farm Road, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native and life-long resident of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Meyer was a son of the late Charles and Ora Fleming Meyer. He was a member of the Cherokee Corner United Methodist Church, the Lexington Masonic Lodge, and the Oglethorpe Farm Bureau.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home with the Revs. Jim Hinzman and Tom Lang officiating. Burial will be in Arnoldsville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Claudean Chaldler Meyer; two daughters, Dorothy Meyer Gore, Cleveland, and Donna Meyer Disque, Winterville; a son, James M. Meyer, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Wallace Meyer, Crawford, and Howard Meyer, Arnoldsville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bob Foster, Eddie Hill, Mike Power, Randy Power, Phil Bridges, James Smith, Guy Power, Buddy Meyer, John Meyer, Charlie Meyer.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arnoldsville Perpetual Care Cemetery, c/o Grace Young, P.O. Box 30, Arnoldsville, GA 30619.

Nettie Thomas
Toccoa
Nettie Ivester Thomas, 77, of 292 Mize Road, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Andy and Sarah Jane Thomason Ivester. She lived most of her life in Stephens County, was retired from Coats and Clark after 42 years of service, and was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ray Thomas.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Carnes Creek Baptist Church, Toccoa, with the Revs. Robert W. Watson and Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Everage Thomas; a son, Harold Thomas, Eastanollee; a brother, Cliver Thomas, Pendelton, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Doug Strickland, Steve Thomas, Dennis Smith, Gary Thomas, Edward Thomas, and John Thomas.
The family will be at the residence, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Debbie Bland
Carnesville
Debbie Bland, 43, of 951 Culpepper Road, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
Services will be announced later by the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.

Margaret Deagan
Winterville
Margaret Deagan, 65, of 180 Candy Circle, died Saturday, June 19, 1999.
Arrangements will be announced by Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Maryrose MacHauer
Athens
Maryrose MacHauer, 77, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
Private services will be held at a later date. Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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