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Stacy Ann Fagan
Athens
Stacy Ann Fagan, 20, of 730 East Whitehall Road, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Westmoreland County, Pa., Ms. Fagan was a daughter of Margaret F. McCrobie, Athens, and the late James Foster Burnworth Sr. She was a retail clerk for Clinkoco Convenience Stores and was of the Baptist faith. She resided in Athens for the past 15 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Lee officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include four brothers, James Foster Burnworth Jr., Colbert, Timothy Fagan, Roger Andrew McCrobie, and Adam Lee McCrobie, all of Athens; three sisters, Kandie Jo McCrobie, Kristin McCrobie, and Megan McCrobie, all of Athens; a niece, Brittany Marie Burnworth; and a nephew, Brandon W. Fagan, Athens.
The family is at the residence of her mother, 200 Parkview Extension., Athens.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Edith Benton Franks
Commerce
Edith Benton Franks, 93, of 216 Homer St., died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Franks was a daughter of the late Theo and Mary Sanders Benton, and was the widow of Hubert H. Franks. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Fred Heard officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 1-2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jewel G. Glisson
Watkinsville
Jewel G. Glisson, 76, of 1101 Latham Drive, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Colquitt County, Mrs. Glisson was a daughter of the late Phillip and Melinda Tumlin Goff. She resided in Watkinsville for three years after moving from Athens, and was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oconee Memorial Park, with the Rev. Richard Hoard officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie E. Glisson; two daughters, Mary Wildes, Hull, and Charlotte Davis, Flowery Branch; two sons, John Glisson, Watkinsville, and Edmon Glisson, Roxboro, N.C.; a sister, Geraldine Laird, Ft. Worth, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville.

Ruth Fields Kelly
Elberton
Ruth Fields Kelly, 84, of 245 Gordon St., died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Fields was a daughter of the late James and Emma Mabrey Fields, and was the widow of Gordon Kelly. She was a homemaker and a member of the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Kelly.
Services will be later this week at Forest Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Spooner officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty K. Beri, Elberton; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family is at her residence, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Joe E. Kirby
Seneca, S.C.
Joe E. Kirby, 73, died Saturday, June 26, 1999 at his home in Seneca, S.C. He retired from the Higher Educational System of West Virginia after 17 years as a professor and administrator with the College of Graduate Studies in Charleston, W.Va. During his earlier career he taught in the public schools in Georgia and Alabama, and was elected Superintendent of Schools in Barrow County, Ga. He was a naval torpedoman 2nd class during World War II.
A native of Marshall County, Ala., he is survived by his wife, Jonell Hemphill Kirby; a sister, Nell Kirby; children, Sylvia Jo Hays, Athens, Gloria Noah, College Station, Tex., Joe David Kirby, Durham, N.C., Cindy Price, Douglasville, Susan Kirby, Dunwoody, Donna Culpepper, Irondale, Ala.; a foster son, Ray Folds; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is the son of the late Leo and Ada Berry Kirby and is preceded in death by his brother, Elmo Kirby.
A graduate of Albertville High School, he studied at Peabody College where he earned a B.S. in Science and an M.A. in School Administration. He earned an Ed.S. at the University of Georgia and received an Ed.D. in School/Public Administration at West Virginia University. As a avocation, he build homes, furniture, and garden art. After retirement, he became an avid gardener and innovator in energy conservation.
He and his wife authored a book, many articles, consulted worldwide and developed educational programs funded by various agencies.
Funeral services will be held at the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home in Seneca, S.C., today, June 28, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Old Stone Church Cemetery following the service.
For those who wish to make a contribution in lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial be made to Albertville Methodist Church, Albertville, Ala.

Delia Mae Mobley
Statham
Delia Mae Mobley, 91, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
Mrs. Mobley was a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Mae Pruitt, and was the widow of Curtis Mobley. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by a son, James E. Mobley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Bud McDonald and Michael Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Obie McWhorter, Wilmer, Ala.; two sisters, Mary (Bobbie) Carson, Gainesville, and Grace Mobley, Statham; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Belle M. Mouchet
Bowersville
Belle Martin Mouchet, 88, of 1743 Adamstown Road, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Mouchet was a daughter of the late Frank and Olla Adams Martin, and was the widow of William "Flip" Mouchet. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wyonia Mouchet Waldrop, and a grandson, Leslie Waldrop.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Hart County, with the Rev. John Forbes 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, Patricia M. Moorhead, Hartwell; a sister, Dallas M. Dobbs, Toccoa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Mike Moorhead, Ronnie Mouchet, Donnie Mouchet, Ricky Moorhead, Micky Moorhead, Josh Moorhead, and Edwin Dobbs.
The family is at the residence of her daughter, 4181 Lavonia Highway, Hartwell, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

Carolyn Pritchett Tomlin
Cleveland
Carolyn Pritchett Tomlin, 46, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Tomlin was a daughter of the late Andrew and Cleo Fair Pritchett, and was the widow of Thomas Carroll Tomlin. She attended Bethesda Fellowship Congregational Holiness Church and worked at Unicoi State Park. She was preceded in death by a son, Chris Tomlin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethesda Fellowship Congregational Holiness Church, Cornelia, with the Revs. Julia Rautenburg and J. Clarnece Reynolds officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Chattahoochee Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland.
Survivors include a daughter, Rita P. Anderson, Toccoa; two brothers, Grady Pritchett, Toccoa, and Sam Pritchett, Clayton; a sister, Merle Boling, Baldwin; and four grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Mrs. Conrad Boling, 3551 Damascus Road, Baldwin.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Broadus K. West
Elberton
Broadus K. West, 72, of 1111 Sutton Way, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. West was a son of the late Rev. James C. West Sr. and Mary Lorene Smith West. He was the retired owner/operator of Elberton Amoco Service Station, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Victory Sunday school class. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a part-time employee of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home, with the Rev. C.E. Jackson III officiating. Burial will be in the Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pulliam West; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine W. Robinson and Hugh Robinson, Waynesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, James K. and Myra West, Winder; three sisters, Martha W. Looney and Margaret W. Combs, both of Atlanta, and Ethel W. McClintic, Dunwoody; and five grandsons, Chris, Cory, and Cary West, Winder, and Jay and Nick Robinson, Waynesboro.
Pallbearers are Donnie Clemments, Dwayne Duke, Earl Ayers, Joe Pulliam, Ronnie Pulliam, Marshall Combs, Bruce Dick, and Gary Busch. The Victory Sunday school class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Old Sanctuary Roof Fund.

Dennis Lee Edwards
Jefferson
Dennis Lee Edwards, 68, of 2881 Georgia Highway 82 North, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.

Rogers Elliott Calhoun
Hartwell
Rogers Elliott Calhoun of 1209 Limo Road died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Calhoun was a son of the late Ben Joe and Mary Ann Walton Calhoun. He was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church in Carlton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lofton Grove Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Strong, Michael Routh, Dennis Long and Cotrell Harper Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Doris C. Routh, Elberton, Delois Long, and Eunice Long, both of Carlton; a brother, Solomon Calhoun, Carlton; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence of the Rev. Michael Routh, 859 Academy Drive, Elberton.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis Lee Edwards
Jefferson
Dennis Lee Edwards, 68, 2881 Georgia Highway 82 North, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Samuel Preston and Della Church Edwards. He was retired from the poultry industry, was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wesley Purcell, Luther Williams and Thomas Doster officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Poole Edwards; two daughters, Sheila Lane, Jefferson, and Melinda Satterfield, Maysville; two sons, Matthew Edwards and Phillip Edwards, both of Jefferson; three brothers, William Edwards and James Edwards, both of Jefferson, and Doug Edwards, Spartanburg, S.C.; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be James Dumas, Thomas Love, Brantley Prickett, Greg McDonald, Vince Mercandante, and Dante Sudderth.

Frank Gaines
Hartwell
Frank William Gaines, 76, of 3470 Cokesbury Highway, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Gaines was a son of the late Leonard and Mae Stamp Gaines. He was retired from City of Hartwell Sanitation Department and was a farmer. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men's Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Cokesbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. Al Key and Curtis Parker officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mayola Lawrence Gaines; three daughters, Patricia Parker, Comer, Connie Eaves and Brenda Carruth, both of Hartwell; a son, Ricky Gaines, Hartwell; and seven grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of United Methodist Men's Club.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2207 Cokesbury Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643, or to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota, Suite 202, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Oscar Harold Jackson
Monroe
Oscar Harold Jackson, 81, died Thursday, June 24, 1999.
A native of Walton County, Mr. Jackson was a son of the late Oscar Benjamin and Jettie Mae Knight Jackson.
Services were Saturday at Meadows Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Bolton officiating. Burial was in Corinth Christian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Dianne Murrell, Ila, Sybil Walls, Judy Callaway, Ann Jackson and Pam Mitchell, all of Monroe; two sisters, Helen Barnette, Conyers, and Annette Stephens, Loganville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to help cover funeral expenses.

Jeff T. Little
Athens
Jeff Turner Little, 88, of 138 Valleywood Drive, died Monday, June 28, 1999.
Mr. Little, a native of Franklin County, was the son of the late Neal and Martha Jane (Pattie) Little. He was retired from Georgia Vitrified Brick & Clay Co., Harlem, Georgia, where he served for many years as Plant Manager. He was a former member of the Harlem, Georgia City Council and a Past President of the Harlem Rotary Club who, in 1982, named him a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a Past Master of Harlem Masonic Lodge #276 and a member of the Athens First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Fellowship Class.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth Martin Little; two daughters, Carole L. Partridge, Newark, Delaware, and Rebecca L. Snot, Athens; two sons-in-law, Fletcher W. Partridge, Newark, Delaware, and Ralph M. Snow Jr., Athens; a sister, Mary Neal McCay, Toccoa; six grandchildren, Holly Hill, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Jill Clarke, Ocean View, New Jersey, Melissa Partridge, Newark, Delaware, Whit Partridge, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Pattie Thurston, Athens and Matt Snow, Raleigh, North Carolina; 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Hoyt Allen and Grady Wigley will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday afternoon at the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery in Carnesville at 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Austin, John McMullan, Bobby Burroughs, Phill Bonner, Bert Maxwell and Dave Dwyer.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Bernstein Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Athens First United Methodist Church Senior Ministry, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601; to St. Mary's Home Health Care or to St. Mary's Hospice, both located at PO Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.

Della Mae Mobley
Statham
Della Mae Mobley, 91, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
Mrs. Mobley was a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Mae Pruitt, and was the widow of Curtis Mobley. She was preceded in death by a son, James E. Mobley. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Bud McDonald and Michael Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Obie McWhorter, Wilmer, Ala.; two sisters, Mary "Bobbie" Carson, Gainesville, and Grace Mobley, Statham; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A. Lamar South
Cocoa, Fla.
A. Lamar South, 75, formerly of Carnesville, died Thursday, June 24, 1999.
A native of Red Hill, Mr. South was a tire-and-auto shop owner.
Services were Monday in Florida Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nell South; a daughter, Patricia Wild, Hull, Mass.; a son, Roger South, Rockledge; two sisters, Wendell Bramlett, Taylor, S.C., and Betty Forester, Carnesville; a brother, Jones South, Martin; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Valiant Air Command or to War Bird Air Museum.
Announcement provided by Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.

Joe Brown Sturghill
Hartwell
Joe Brown Sturghill, 89, of 301 Slaton Ave., died Saturday, June 26, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Sturghill was a son of the late Earlie and Leola Hunt Sturghill. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, with Brother Timothy Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gennie Sturghill; a daughter, Josephine Rucker, Bridgeport, Conn.; a son, James Sturghill, Hartwell; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of James Sturghill, 236 N. College Ave.
Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rainer Urban
Toccoa
Rainer Urban, 58, of 418 E. Doyle St. died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Desseldorf, Germany, Mr. Urban was a son of Lieselotte Spieker Urban Siemes and the late Karl Urban. He was an architect-engineer and was a member of St. Mathias Episcopal Church.
Memorial services will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mathias Episcopal Church.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pamela Moore Urban.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Samuel `Sam' P. Young
Winterville
Samuel "Sam" P. Young, 67, of 1895 Cherokee Road, died Monday, June 28, 1999.
A native of Dawsonville and a resident of Winterville for 23 years, Mr. Young was a son of the late Mancel and Annie Castleberry Young. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard P. Young. He was self-employed as a cabinetmaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Sara "Kay" Young; three daughters, Ann Shannon and Sherell Myers, both of Danielsville, and Greta Tubbs, Jackson; a son, Carroll Young, Smyrna; a sister, Louise Conewal, Dawsonville; a brother, W.T. Young, Dawsonville; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Linda Belyeu
Union Point
Linda Lulu Belyeu, 52, of 1155 Bairdstown Road, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Julia Marie Tripp
Greensboro
Julia Marie Tripp, 88, of 1480 Walnut St., died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
Norrington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Belyeu
Union Point
Linda Lulu Belyeu, 52, of 1155 Bairdstown Road died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Camden, N.J., Mrs. Belyeu was a daughter of Gladys N. Whitman, Selins Grove, Pa., and the late Ralph T. Whitman.
Services will be private.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Ronald Belyeu; two daughters, Kay Hannah, Middleburg, Pa. and Dawn Hannah, Dover, Del.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 80283, Athens 30608.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

Marjorie D. Cagle
Forest Park
Marjorie D. Cagle died Monday, June 28, 1999.
Mrs. Cagle was the widow of Ralph Morrice Cagle. She was a retired executive secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a member of Jones Memorial Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Garden Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Cagle, Danielsville; a close friend, Ronald Finch, Danielsville; a son and daughter in-law, Blaine and Harriett Cagle, Jonesboro; a brother, Roger Dickinson, Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Christin Cagle; and two grandsons, Clifford Cagle and Tim Wallace.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UGA Foundation Fund, Attn: Bolshoi Colic Research or Sundown Surgery Fund, c/o Belinda Wells - Deans' Office, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Ga. 30602.

Ethel "Bulger" Frost
Elberton
Ethel Inez "Bulger" Waters Frost, 82, formerly of Calhoun Falls, S.C., died Monday, June 28, 1999.
A native of Lowndesville, S.C, Mrs. Frost was a daughter of the late John and Rosa Powell Waters and was the widow of Clark Alexander Frost. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Ellis. She was retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith. She attended the Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hartley Calhoun Falls Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Latimer Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, William Howard Frost, Snellville; a sister, Mittie Kidd, Calhoun Falls, S.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy C. Hollister
Athens
Roy Charles Hollister, 71, formerly of Auburn, died Friday, June 25, 1999.
Mr. Hollister was a son of the late Charles and Blanche Ogbert Hollister. He was a member of the Moose Club in Winder and Athens where he was the former ritual chairman in 1998. He was a retired flight engineer serving in the S.A.C. bombers and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean war.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Smith Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria B. Hollister; two daughters, Michelle Dailing, Plato, Mo. and Giselle Moseley, Lawrenceville; three sisters, Mavis Meyer, Welcome, Minn., Mary Louise Miller, Round Lake, Minn. and Lynn Behr, Fulda, Minn.; two brothers, Dr. Albert Hollister, Monroe, La., and Wilber Hollister, Fifty Lakes, Minn.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roy C. Hollister Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 322, Auburn, Ga. 30011-0322.

Jewell F. KeslerToccoa
Sarah Jewell Fulbright Kesler, 91, of 370 Mize Road died Monday, June 28, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Kesler was a daughter of the late J.W. and Mary Hemphill Fulbright and was the widow of Ondee Kesler. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Kesler. She was retired from Coats & Clark after 30 years and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Marlon Thomas officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Aldyne Payne, Mary Frances Terrell and Mosscille Fulbright, all of Toccoa; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Jimmy Fulbright, Marvin Fulbright, Dennis Fulbright, Dan Fulbright, Steve Payne and William Terrell.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Jeff T. Little
Athens
Jeff Turner Little, 88, of 138 Valleywood Drive died Monday, June 28, 1999.
Mr. Little, a native of Franklin County, was the son of the late Neal and Martha Jane (Pattie) Little. He was retired from Georgia Vitrified Brick & Clay Co., Harlem, Georgia, where he served for many years as Plant Manager. He was a former member of the Harlem, Georgia City Council and a Past President of the Harlem Rotary Club who, in 1982, named him a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a Past Master of Harlem Masonic Lodge #276 and a member of the Athens First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Fellowship Class.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth Martin Little; two daughters, Carole L. Partridge, Newark, Delaware, and Rebecca L. Snow, Athens; two sons-in-law, Fletcher W. Partridge, Newark, Delaware, and Ralph M. Snow Jr., Athens; a sister, Mary Neal McCay, Toccoa; six grandchildren, Holly Hill, Rock Hill, S.C., Jill Clarke, Ocean View, N.J., Melissa Partridge, Newark, Del., Whit Partridge, Parkersburg, W.Va., Pattie Thurston, Athens and Matt Snow, Raleigh, N.C.; 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Hoyt Allen and Grady Wigley will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery in Carnesville.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Austin, John McMullan, Bobby Burroughs, Phill Bonner, Bert Maxwell and Dave Dwyer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Athens First United Methodist Church Senior Ministry, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601; to St. Mary's Home Health Care or to St. Mary's Hospice, both located at PO Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.

Betty L. Sims
Atlanta
Betty Lee Sims, 50, of 921 North Eugenia Place N.W. died Tuesday, June 22, 1999.
A native of Washington, Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Robert Sims and Josephine Sims and was the stepdaughter of Hulon Benton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ervin Norman officiating. Burial will be in City West Cemetery, Washington.
Survivors, in addition to her stepfather include, a daughter, Charlene Sims, Atlanta; a sister, Brenda Raines, Atlanta; seven brothers, Johnny Sims, Hulon Benton Jr., Gus Benton, Michael Benton, Kennedy Benton, Carlos Benton and Antoin Benton, all of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl P. Smith
Nicholson
Carl Paul Smith, 86, of 2331 Old Kingsbridge Road died Monday, June 28, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Emma Robertson Smith and George Oscar Smith and was the widower of Reba Jackson Smith. He was a retired union plasterer and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Richard Cathy and Bob Bone officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his children, "The Seven G's"; two brothers, Hoyt R. Smith and Roy Neal Smith, both of Nicholson; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch United Methodist Church Bicentennial Fund, 490 Tolbert Trail, Nicholson, Ga. 30565.

Ray D. Tauss
Augusta
Ray Dorian Tauss, 46, of 2303 Martin Road died Friday, June 25, 1999.
A native of Grand Island, New York, Mr. Tauss was a son of Ali Tauss, Mobile, Ala. He was an audio engineer at Studio South, Augusta.
Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Pendleton King Park with the Rev. Timoth Owings officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include two daughters, Jessica Zoe Tauss, Fairfield, Calif. and Nicolette Christy Tauss, Blythe; two sisters, Kim Tauss, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Zoe Tauss, Wash.; a brother, Neil Tauss, Mobile, Ala.; and a grandchild.
Flowers may be sent to Platts Funeral Home, Crawford Ave., Augusta.
Announcement courtesy of McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington.

Julia M. Tripp
Greensboro
Julia Marie Tripp, 88, of 1480 Walnut St. died Sunday, June 27, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Tripp was a member and deaconess of Springfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. S.L. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hutchinson Grove Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Hunter, Greensboro, Dorothy Rivers and Marie Brown, both of Atlanta; three sons, James B. Tripp and Willie Roy Tripp, both of Greensboro, and George E. Tripp, Atlanta; a brother, Addie Foster Hutchinson, Newnan; 13 grandchildren; and three grandchildren.
Norrington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ina L. McDonald Wood
Athens
Ina Lou McDonald Wood, 79, formerly a resident of Douglas, Ga. and a resident of Athens in recent years, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
A native of Ware County, Mrs. Wood was the daughter of Charles Herbert and Dewey Corbitt McDonald. She was the widow of the late Watts Lane Wood. She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglas. She was a member of the John Floyd Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution.
Funeral services will be at graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999 at the Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Patricia Maxwell and Bert Maxwell, Athens, and Billie Kelly and James Kelly, Coral Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren, Bryan Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Patti Maxwell Snow and Julie Anna Weil; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence at 265 Dearing St.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lester Blakeman
Athens
Lester Blakeman, 78, of 240 Merlin Place died Monday, June 28, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, will announce arrangements.


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