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Callie Mae Alewine
Hull
Callie Mae Alewine, 73, of 8175 Ga. Highway 28 South, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Alewine was a daughter of the late Carl T. and Lizzie Mae Hutchins Lord. She was bookkeeper and part owner/operator of Athens Auto Wrecking. She was a member of Edwards Chapel.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Jamie Doster and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, William Alewine; a daughter, Barbara Anne Alewine, Hull; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Edward "Bobby" and Betty Alewine, Ormand Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Florence Wood, Colbert, Mary Lee Hunter, Jefferson, and Mildred Parson, Maysville; five grandsons, Joe and Kristie Alewine, Lexington, Bo and Julie Alewine, Hull, and Bobby Alewine, Robbie Alewine, and Shane Alewine, all of Fla.; four great-grandsons, Josh Alewine, Terence Alewine, Tyler Alewine, and Bryce Alewine, all of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mike Alewine, Roger Alewine, Clay Huff, Dennis Cowart, Larry Alewine, Ricky Alewine, and Mike Alewine.

Sara Copelan
Union Point
Sara Edwards English Copelan, 84, of 901 Dolvin Ave., died Friday, July 16, 1999.
A native of Taliaferro County, Mrs. Copelan was a daughter of the late DeWitt Edwards and Willie Pitts Edwards Malcom. She was retired from Chipman-Union Manufacturing as a finish operator and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point, with the Rev. Landon Carey officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point.
Survivors include her husband, John "Hamp" Copelan; a daughter, Betty English Rice, Hull; a son, Russell DeWitt English, De Soto, Texas; three sisters, Irene Edwards and Jane Edwards Taylor, both of Atlanta, a brother, Davis Edwards, Martinez, and Frances Edwards Kirkley, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.Davis Edwards, Martinez
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Minnie G. Boswell Hospital Fund.

Gerald M. Dye
Hartwell
Gerald M. Dye, 52, of 297 Boleman Hill Road, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Newton County, Mr. Dye was a son of Morgan W. and Geraldine Baker Dye, Hartwell. He was a machine mechanic for Dundee Mills and was a member of the Reed Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Dye.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Rev. Ted Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Reed Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Glenda Canady Dye; a son, Darren Dye, Hartwell; two brothers, Marvin Dye, Elberton, and Sherman Dye, Greenville, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Roger Dove, Jimmy Risner, Eric Addison, Dale Little, Steve Holland, and Marty Welborn.
The family is at the residence.

Gerald Emans
Commerce
Gerald Everett Emans, 66, of 1464 Commerce-Neece Road, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Owosso, Mich., Mr. Emans was a son of the late Charles William and Dorothea Lillian Emans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and worked as a machinist for the Polaroid Camera Co., retiring after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothea Emans.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, JoAnn Anderson, Natick, Mass., Diana Ascheman, Holland, Mich., and MaryLou Kellerson, Commerce; three sons, Charles Emans, Framingham, Mass., David S. Emans, Campton, N.H., and Gerald Emans Jr., Demorest; five sisters, Geraldine Blakesley, Alice Domerese, Kathryn Faber, and Betty Truesdell, all of Mich., and Diana Evans, Ark.; two brothers, Charles Emans, Owosso, Mich., and Walter Emans, Muskegon, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Sara Alice Moorhead
Hartwell
Sara Alice Madden Moorhead, 68, of 769 Benson St., died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
A native of Rome, Mrs. Moorhead was a daughter of the late Daniel Edgar Madden Sr. and Effie Agnes Wright Madden. She was a licensed practical nurse and was a member of Reed Creek Baptist Church. She was employed by Bellcraft Mfg. and Southern Umbrella Co. After becoming a nurse, she worked with Dr. L.G. Cacchioli, Hartwell. During her nursing career, she also worked for Harmony Grove Mill, Commerce, Hart County Head Start, Tugaloo Home Health Care, and Heritage Inn Nursing Home, Hartwell. She was a member of the Hartwell Zoning Committee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Rev. Ted Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby G. Moorhead; two daughters, Cheryl Moorhead Ayers and Wanda Moorhead Strickland; a son, Bryan Moorhead; two sisters, Doris Marett, Hartwell, and Virginia Russell Ihle, Seneca, S.C.; a brother, Curtis H. Madden, Anderson, S.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Collins
Athens
Robert Collins, of 1061 Elm St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

Jessie Hall
Athens
Jessie Lois Hall, of 834 Reese St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home.

Sallye Ruth Hendon
Athens
Sallye Ruth Hendon, 92, formerly of 240 S. View Drive, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bridges Funeral Home.

Fred Otis Sims
Athens
Fred Otis Sims, 79, of 220 Woody Drive, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Margie Arrington
Athens
Margie Driskell Arrington, 72, of 590 Forest Road died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of East Point, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Jesse E. and Allie Mae Meek Driskell. A former resident of Macon, she had made her home in Athens since 1964, where she was employed with Hilsman Middle School for 18 years. Mrs. Arrington was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church, Co-Workers Sunday School Class and former church treasurer.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Tuckston United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. Doug Thrasher, Rev. Paul Hanna and Rev. Robert Gillespie officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert K. Duncan, Howard M. Pratt, Billy Williams, W.C. Smith, Calvin C. Scott, Virgil L. Whittington, Gary Bennett and Wilson McGee.
Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Roy Arrington, David Arrington, Eddie Arrington Jr. and Danny Arrington and members of Co-Workers Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband, William S. Arrington Jr.; two daughters and their husbands, Brenda Arrington Poss and C. Thomas Poss of Athens and Betsy A. Arrington-Tsao and John Tsao of Athens; three grandchildren, Charlotte Poss, Geoffrey Poss and Evan Arrington-Tsao.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 until 9 p.m.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Brown
Danielsville
Dorothy Jeanette Reno Brown, 50, of 75 Transco Road, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Guntown, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Guy C. and Mary Lou Chastain Reno, and the widow of Herbert Brown. She was a member of Blue Stone Baptist Church and had lived in this area all of her life. She was preceded by a grandson, Justin Tyler Brown.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Blue Stone Baptist Church. The Revs. Ray Jenkins and David McDonald will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Anthony Brown of Colbert, Robert Wayne Brown of Danielsville; sisters, Mary Ann Rice of Anderson, S.C., Nadine Hunnicutt of Hartwell, Guynell Fuller of Toccoa; brothers, Cecil Reno and Dale Reno, both of Hartwell, Guy Reno Jr. of Danielsville, Johnny Reno and Kelly Reno, both of Royston; grandchildren, Casey Nathaniel Brown, and Tiffany Danielle Brown; many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Anglin, Scott Dills, Scott Filkins, Steve Filkins, Fred Hall, Brad Kirk, Bobby Reno, and Shane Rice.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted as well as memorials to Blue Stone Baptist Church.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Virgie Chastain
Hoschton
Virgie Chastain, 94, died Monday, July 19, 1999.
Mrs. Chastain was a daughter of the late Chris and Amanda W. Whitmore and was the widow of Clyde Chastain. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wynell Braselton. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home with Mike Braselton, Greg Simmons and Steve Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois C. Holbrook, Hoschton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sallye Ruth Hendon
Athens
Sallye Ruth Hendon, 92, formerly of 240 S. View Drive, died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
Mrs. Hendon, a native of Newton County, Ga., was the daughter of the late T.D. and Frances Cannon Meadors and was preceded in death by both her first husband, J.C. Bell, and her son, J. Donald Bell, and was the widow of the late Warren Lint Hendon. A graduate of G.S.C.W. in Milledgeville she had lived in Athens for over 70 years and taught school for a number of years prior to her first marriage. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and most active in past years in the Ladies Garden Club, various P.T.A. Associations and University of Georgia Faculty Groups. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating.
Survivors include a son, C. David Bell, Athens; two stepsons, Jerry W. Hendon, Woodville, WA. and Timothy D. Hendon, Cornelia; a half-sister, Josephene M. Turner, Conyers; two step-brothers, James T. Meador, Walnut Grove, and Sidney Lewis Meadors, Erid, Okla.; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah L. Henson
Toccoa
Beulah LeCroy Henson, 89, of 128 Mill St. died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Henson was a daughter of the late William John and Zibiah Cornelia Dalrymple LeCroy and was the widow of Dwain Bush Henson. She was a member of Hunters Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Ivester and Craig Brown officiating. Burial will be in Hunters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Owens, Nicholson, and Laverne Delrio, Douglasville; three sons, Harold Henson, Layton, Utah, T.H. Henson, Toccoa, and Walter Henson, Ellijay; a sister, Ossie Bryant, Commerce; two brothers, Johnny LeCroy, Toccoa, and Tommy LeCroy, Carnesville; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren
Pallbearers will be Steven Henson, Stan Henson, Michael Delrio, Travis McFarlin, Jackie LeCroy and Roger Bryant.
The family is at their respective residences.

Alonzo Hillman
Winder
Alonzo Hillman, 59, died Thursday, July 15, 1999.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairfield Baptist Church, Auburn, with the Rev. Hezekiah Bowens officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Lula Mae Hillman, Winder; and a sister, Ola Mae Barnes, Winder.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Marceline Kirk Lester
Comer
Marceline Kirk Lester, 59, of 958 Gholston St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Lester was a daughter of the late David Hadden and Letty Blanche McUrdy Kirk. She was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Lester. She was a textile worker and was of the Christian faith.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Vineyards Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Dial officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in New Hope Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Ward Lester; a daughter, Brenda Reynolds, Comer; a son, Dallas Lester, Comer; four sisters, Genevive Phillips and Sue Abercrombie, both of Danielsville, Rachel Hunsinger, Athens, and Jeanette King, Hull; four brothers, Hoyt Kirk, Athens, and Edwin Kirk, Ronny Kirk, and Bobby Kirk, all of Danielsville; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David Kirk, Jimmy Kirk, Dennis Kirk, Mike Hunsinger, Danny Hunsinger and Brian Kirk.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Junior Littleton
Eastanollee
Junior Alexander Littleton, 64, of 187 Ridge Road, died Monday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Rabun County, Mr. Littleton was a son of the late Elige and Bessie Leems Littleton. He was employed by Trogdon Furniture Co. and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Bill Anthony and Ken Fonclara officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Thacker Littleton; five daughters, Patsy Cingel, Betty Jo Rudeseal, and Paula Henderson, Eastanollee, Janice Littleton, Quebec, Canada, and Marie Parker, Carnesville; a son, Dale Lamar Littleton, Eastanollee; two sisters, Bonnie Dodgins, Clarkesville, and Lorene Shelley, Eufala, Ala.; a brother, James Littleton, Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Woody, Larry Marr, Carlton Thomason, Carl Thomason, Shane Marr and Ronnie Rudeseal.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the funeral home.

Johnny Ray Looney
Westminster, S.C.
Johnny Ray Looney, 39, of 107 Old Hurricane Road,died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Looney was a son of Elmer Ray and Peggy Smith Looney of Westminster and was the widower of Janet Robertson Looney. He was of the Baptist faith and was a carpenter.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, with the Rev. John C. McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Old Liberty Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Nancy Marie Looney and Bronda DeAnn Norris, both of Westminster; two sisters, Martha Ellen Norris, Westminster, and Carolyn Looney Payne, Oakwood; two brothers, Joseph Dale Looney and Tommy Lee Looney, both of Rayle; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

William Sewell Sr.
Athens
William Sewell Sr. of 3351 Knottingham Drive died Friday, July 16, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Sewell was employed by Thornton Bros. Paper Co. in the delivery department and was a part-time employee of Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was awarded a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Kenney officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Dunn Sewell; nine sons, Willie B. Sewell, Oklahoma City, Okla., John Thomas Sewell, Ridgecress, Calif., Larry Sewell, Charleston, S.C., Bobby Sewell, Jacksonville, Fla., William Sewell Jr., Watkinsville, Demetrius Sewell, Bruce Sewell, Kenney Crawford and Darnell Crawford, all of Athens; two stepdaughters, Brenda Dunn and Dorothy Dunn, both of Athens; a sister, Rosemary Willis, Athens; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Fred Otis Sims
Athens
Fred Otis Sims, 79, of 220 Woody Drive, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Sims was a son of the late Thomas and Minnie K. Roberts Sims. He retired as a salesman in the men's department of Belk department store in Gastonia, N.C., and was a veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Braselton, with the Rev. Larry Pruitt officiating.
Survivors include three nephews, Fred Waldrup and J.B. Waldrup Jr., both of Athens, and George Waldrup, Arcade.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

James Thomas Smith
Detroit, Mich.
James Thomas Smith died Monday, July 12, 1999.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Smith was a son of Rebecca Wilkins Smith and the late Chandler Smith. He was a 1973 graduate of Elbert County High School and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include three sisters, Myrtis Skelton, Detroit, Mildred Smith-Harris, Evanston, Ill., and Carolyn Smith-Fletcher, Savannah; and two brothers, Willie Smith, Philadelphia, and Clarence Smith, Elberton.
The family will receive friends at 1018 Evergreen Drive.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlos Diago Jr.
Athens
Carlos Augustos Diago Jr., 33, of 125 E. Paces Drive, died Monday, July 19, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Nina J. Hazen
Athens
Nina J. Hazen, 95, of 960 Hawthorne Ave. died Monday, July 19, 1999.
Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Judge Johnson
Athens
The Rev. Judge Johnson of 140 LeAnn Drive died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel, Lexington, is in charge of the arrangements.

John W. Roberts
Athens
John W. Roberts of 269 Plaza St. died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward L. Yates Jr.
Young Harris
Edward L. Yates, 70, formerly of Pendergrass, died Monday, July 19, 1999.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements.

Arthur Hugh Adams
Elberton
Arthur Hugh Adams, 89, of 2355 Harmony Road died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Arthur Lee and Katie Ola Parks Adams. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and worked in the shipyards in North Carolina and Brunswick during World War II. He was owner and operator of Adams Gulf Station for 39 years and was a farmer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Ben Sorrow and Jim Winn officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Euphemia Gaines Adams; a daughter, Martha Ann Adams Franklin, Elberton; two sons, Isham Hugh Adams, Elberton, and Richard Parker Adams Sr., Dewy Rose; two sisters, Katherine White, College Park, and Evelyn Adamson, Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark Adams, Walter White, Richard "Ricky" Parker Adams Jr., George Adams, Adam Jones, Horace Eavenson, Douglas Eavenson and Tom Miller.
Memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Franklin Carlan
Tallahassee, Fla.
James Franklin Carlan, 56, died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Carlan was a son of the late Clarence Weldon and Clara Bell Irvin Carlan. He was an employee of Merita Bread Co. and was a member of the VFW. He was a retired officer with Capitol Police and served three tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart on four separate occasions.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bevis Funeral Home, Tallahassee. Burial will be in Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Bevis Funeral Home.
Announcement provided by Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

Daltha L. Chappell
Hartwell
Daltha Fisher Linder Chappell, 89, of 136 Highland Ave. died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Chappell was a daughter of the late Thamar B. and Dallas Cheek Fisher and was the widow of Spencer Linder. She attended Tift College and was a longtime employee of Hart Telephone Co. She was a charter member of Madora Garden Club. She was a member of Hartwell Women's Club and the Tuesday Bridge Club. She was a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church, Live Wire Sunday School Class and the UMW.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Jan Devereaux and Todd Triplett officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Lester C. Chappell; a son and daughter-in-law, S. Spencer Linder Jr. and Sharon M. Linder, Atlanta; and two grandchildren, David S. Linder, Atlanta, Jonathan M. Linder, Nashville, Tenn.
The family is at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hartwell First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Howell St., Hartwell, GA. 30643.

Martha Thornton Crawford
Knoxville, Tenn.
Martha Thornton Crawford of 4109 Crestfield Road died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Elberton, Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of Wade A. and Carmen Thornton.
Services will be Wednesday at McCarty Weaver Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jack M. Crawford; two daughters, Judy Roach and Jan Lathan, both of Knoxville; three sons, Mikey Crawford, Jimmy Crawford and Bill Crawford, all of Knoxville; a brother, Edwin A. Thornton, Elberton; 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Announcement provided by Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.

Carlos Augusto Diago Jr.
Athens
Carlos Augusto Diago Jr., 33, of 125 E. Paces Drive died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Diago had lived in the Athens area for the past 14 years. He graduated in 1990 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology. He was employed at the University from 1991-1993, and then at Ranick Limited from 1994-1996. He was continuing his education working toward a business degree and was employed by Merial Limited in Athens.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Margaret Freeman officiating.
Survivors include his fiance, Ellen Duttweiler, Athens; mother and stepfather, Blanca and Carlos Santiago, San Juan; father and stepmother, Carlos A. and Betsy Diago, Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Annette Diago and Iraida Diago, both of San Juan, and Helen Diago and Michelle Diago, both of Tampa; a host of friends and colleagues, including co-workers at Merial and fellow UGA graduates.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an education fund set up for his nephew, Eduardo Diago, c/o Jaice or Karla at Main Street Bank, 190 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.

Sue D. Floyd
Athens
Sue D. Floyd, 90, of 228 Dubose Ave. died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Floyd was a daughter of the late Dave T. and Addie Nelms Dickerson and was the widow of C.D. Floyd. She retired after 37 years as secretary in the Physics Department at the University of Georgia. She was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and the Alpha Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ricketts officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman.
Survivors include a sister, Jenelle Brown, Macon; and four nephews, Norman Dickerson, Roswell, Darrell Dickerson, Marietta, George Brown, Macon, and Sidney Callaway, Bowman.
The family is at the residence of Sidney and Carol Callaway, 397 E. Railroad St., Bowman, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Prince Avenue Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1112, Athens, GA 30603, ATTN: Jan Jernigan.

Leonard Clay Fortson
Elberton
Leonard Clay Fortson, 79, of 1530 Athens Highway died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Fortson was a son of the late H. Clay and Floyce Maxwell Fortson. He was a member of Doves Creek Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired quarry foreman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Wade Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Welch Fortson; two daughters, Pam Mathews, Crawford, and Pat Bishop, Mapleton; two sisters, Adele Cleveland, Dunwoody, and Elizabeth Dye, Smyrna; two brothers, Wilton Fortson and Marion Fortson, both of Elberton; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jim Welch, Kevin Cleveland, Terry Fortson, Mitchell Dye, Clay Mathews and Kenneth Fortson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doves Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family is at the residence.

Homer Frankum
Anderson, S.C.
Homer Eugene Frankum, 52, of 1802 Highway 29 North died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Frankum was a son of the late Ervin S. and Ola Mae Jordan Frankum. He was owner/operator of Frankum Paint and Body Repair, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Martina Taylor Frankum; a daughter, Shannon Christina Frankum, Anderson; two sisters, Dana Craig Frankum, Hartwell, and Ryan Christopher Frankum, Anderson; two sisters, Margaret A. Hamilton, Atlanta, and Marilyn E. Bongart, Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Steve F. Frankum, Ocala, Fla.; and a grandson.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy Leon Gee
Commerce
Roy Leon Gee, 67, of 831 Sandy Creek Road died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Gee was a son of the late Riley L. and Bessie Anderson Gee. He was a school bus driver for Jackson County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Poston and Tommy Seay officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Nell Gee; three daughters, Donna Ayers, Ila, Carolyn Gee, Columbia, S.C., and Debbie Looney, Center; a son, David Gee, Commerce; a sister, Louise Norris, Dry Pond; a brother, Ralph Gee, Braselton; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Wilton Keith
Commerce
James Wilton Keith, 74, of Old Harden Orchard Road died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Keith was a son of the late Clarence E. and Lola Wilbanks Keith. He was a farmer.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Survivors include cousins.

Joseph Edward Kennedy
Rocky Point, N.C.
Joseph Edward "Joe" Kennedy, 23, of 136 Windward Drive died Saturday, July 17, 1999.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home, Charlotte, N.C., with the Rev. Linda Kelly officiating.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Scot Kennedy, Rocky Point; his mother and stepfather, Sandra Eskew Capps and Criss Capps, Athens; two sisters, Kendall Anne Kennedy, Rocky Point, and Carolyn Capps, Athens; a brother, Robbie Capps, Athens; his grandparents, Doris Mitchell and Patricia Eskew, both of Charlotte, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Kennedy, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three stepsisters, Roseanna Gibson, Michelle Gibson and Gailyn Gibson, all of Rocky Point; a stepbrother, Kenny Capps, Douglasville; and fiance, April May Peterson, Chinquapin, N.C.
The family will receive friends following the service.

Hubert Dorsey Kinney
Jefferson
Hubert Dorsey Kinney, 84, formerly of Carruth Road died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Kinney was a son of the late Virgil A. and Alma Batchelor Kinney. He was retired from a wholesale auto parts place and was a graduate of Martin Institute. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge. He was a 32 degree Mason, Shriner.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Spratlin Kinney; two daughters, Marie Stover, Griffin, and Carol Cannon, Alpharetta; a son, Hugh D. Kinney, Gainesville; a sister, Gertrell Guinn, Decatur; a brother, G.H. Kinney, Waynesboro; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North Minister Presbyterian Retirement Center, 50 Sumner Way, Jefferson, GA 30549.

Goldie Knight
Braselton
Goldie Viola Williams Shaffer Knight of 31 Ednaville Road died Thursday, July 15, 1999.
A native of Kodal, W.Va., Mrs. Knight was the widow of John Knight. She was a member of Braselton Church of God of Prophecy.
Services were Monday in Mannington, W.Va. Burial was in Montana Mines Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Olive Belle Cross, Fairmont, W.Va.; a son, the Rev. W.C. Shaffer, Braselton; two brothers, Patty Williams, Fairmont, and Isreal Williams, Bedford, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, had charge of local arrangements.

Edith Ayers Little
Morrow
Edith Ayers Little, 79, of 6079 Danbury Court died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Little was a daughter of the late Marion "Bud" and Althea Elizabeth Aaron Ayers. She was a retired auditor with the Georgia Department of Revenue and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, W.D. Little; two daughters, Linda E. Seymore, Powder Springs, and Susan Washington, Stockbridge; a son, David Little, Comer; three sisters, Annette Evans, Fayetteville, Jean Hill, Maysville, and Wilbert Landrum, Hapeville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry J. Sewell
Eastanollee
Jerry J. Sewell, 58, of Route 1 Turner Road died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Sewell was a son of Willie Mae Wood Sewell and the late Swinton Marvin Sewell. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, where he was an inactive deacon. He was a mason and was a member of Northeast Georgia Ambassadors. He was retired from Patterson after 33 years of service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Jeff Connell officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lois Leverette Sewell; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Harold Thomas, Jeff Leverette, Jimmy Leverette, Tommy Wood, Larry Wood, Bryan Wood, Phillip McMurry and Jason Thomas. Honorary escorts will be active and retired employees of Patterson and members of Northeast Georgia Ambassadors.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. today before the service.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Childrens Home or to Liberty Hill Baptist Church Library Renovation, Route 2, Box 242 A, Eastanollee, GA 30538.

Charles R. Shaffer
Athens
Charles R. Shaffer, 79, of 330 Stoneland Drive died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Florence, S.C. and a longtime resident of Athens, Mr. Shaffer was a son of the late James William and Ida Rogers Shaffer and was the widower of Ruby Sosebee Shaffer. He was a retired salesman with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served four years in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bogart for 50 years and was a member of VFW Post 2872 in Athens.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Dale Tanner and Dan Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a sister, Ida Mae Tanner Hanna, Georgetown, S.C.; and caregivers Bill and Florence Archer Williams, Athens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tyson Jenkins, George Hunt, Larry Middlebrooks, Newman Moore, Tommy Archer and David Scogins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moons Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2304 Moons Grove Church Road, Colbert, GA 30628.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kenneth J. Thomas
Athens
Kenneth J. Thomas, 73, formerly of Hickory Grove, S.C., York, S.C., and Watkinsville, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mr. Thomas was a son of the late Fred Thomas and Annie Phillips Thomas. He was the retired owner of GiGi's Restaurant in Covington and was retired from Mail Carriers, Inc. He was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oconee Memorial Park, Watkinsville, with the Rev. Bob Murphy officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred Preston Thomas; two sons, Jim Thomas, Lilburn, and Ron Thomas, Fayetteville; a stepdaughter, Ann Sweetser, Athens; a stepson, Jim Aycock, Watkinsville; a sister, Gale Propst, York, S.C.; a brother, Gene Childer, Union, S.C.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Johnson Methodist Church, 1050 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville.

Stanley Scott Vinson
Westminster, S.C.
Stanley Scott Vinson, 31, of 225 Vinson Drive died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Vinson was a son of Linda Smith Austin of Westminster and the late David Joe Vinson. He was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.
A private graveside service will be held Thursday.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sisters, Tammy Vinson Garrett, Tanner, Ala. and Natalie Vinson Hunter, Westminster; grandparents, Oscar A. and Amie Kimbrell Smith, Westminster.
The family is at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Lonnie Mae Walker
Greensboro
Lonnie Mae Brown Walker, 77, of 104 Brighton Road died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Walker was a daughter of the late Ollie and Lonnie Brown and was the widow of Tommie Lee Walker. She was a member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church and Sisters and Brothers Benevolence Society.
Services will be at noon on Thursday at New Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Revs. Sarah Billups, David Blockum, James Bishop and Ricky Cosby officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Moores Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Henrietta Jackson and Mary Walker, both of East Point, Almelia Tayler, Atlanta, and Zelphia Dunham, Greensboro; two sons, Alvin Walker, Eatonton, and Frederick Walker, Greensboro; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

E.L. "Red" Yates Jr.
Young Harris
E.L. "Red" Yates Jr., 70, of 2637 Hy Top Road, formerly of Jackson County, died Monday, July 19, 1999.
A native of Orlando, Fla., Mr. Yates was a son of the late Edward Leslie Yates Sr. and Hattie Smith Yates. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Lynn Yates. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Christian Church in Mountain City and a former member of Unity Lodge Masons. He was a member of the board of Galilee Christian Church and a former member of Jackson County Planning Commission, Jackson County Cattleman's Association and Oconee Soil & Water Conservation.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Galilee Christian Church with the Revs. Tom Plank and John Hasty officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Hodges Yates; a daughter, Sandra A. Laffan, Peachtree City; two sons, Daniel M. Yates, Cumming, and David E. Yates, Jefferson; four sisters, Jeanette Y. Korn, Winter Springs, Fla., Nancy Y. Jones, St. Cloud, Fla., Roberta A. Yates and N. Ann Yates, both of Orlando; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Laffan, Gregory Laffan, Zachary Yates, Allen McBrayer, Howard Elder and Gene Raymer.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.

Elijah Davenport
Atlanta
Elijah Davenport of 825 Woodborne Drive died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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