Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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Ruby Nell Anthony
Lavonia
Ruby Nell Anthony, 86, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Anthony was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Vickery Anthony. She was a seamstress for 17 years for Carwood and Stone Manufacturing and was a farmer. She was associated with the Tallulah Falls Craft Corp. as a quilter and had written a column for the Franklin County Citizen for the Shoal Creek community. She was affiliated with the Georgia Mountain Arts and Craft Association, Hart County Historical Society, AARP and Order of the Eastern Star, being named Worthy Matron in 1963.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Harbin Sanders and Johnny Ashworth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Joe Wang, Oakwood; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home.

Luther Roscoe Cagle
Cleveland
Luther Roscoe Cagle, 79, of Coffee Lane died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Cagle was a son of the late Homer and Nannie Lou Brewer Cagle and was the widow of Miriam Fortner Cagle. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Leach. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired after 20 years as a printer with the Atlanta Journal/Constitution. He was a member and past worshipful master of Campbellton Lodge 76 and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church, Douglasville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Bill Trotter and Lester Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Gracie Nelms Cagle; four daughters, Sylvia Harris, Cleveland, Linda Dodd and Willene Gabrels, both of Mount Airy, and Debra Gabrels; a son, Luther Cagle, Carrollton; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mae Belle Cook
Bogart
Mae Belle Cook, 93, of Mars Hill Road died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
A native of Barrow County, Ms. Cook was a daughter of the late George Washington and Lula Sosbee Cook. She was a retired sewing operator with Peach Rug Co. and was a member of Bogart United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Askew and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial will be in Bogart Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Brooks, Macon, and Lona Craft, Lyons; and a caregiver, Bobby Cook, Hull.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Cook, Matthew Cook, Anthony Stuchell, Stephen Brannon, Jeff Bowers and Chad Cook.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carlos A. Diago Jr.
Athens
Carlos Augusto Diago Jr., 33, of 125 E. Paces Drive died Sunday, July 18, 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 Paredes Diago, c/o Janice or Karla at Main Street Bank, 190 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.

Hoyt Hammond
Athens
Hoyt Hammond, 78, of Jefferson River Road died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Hammond was a son of the late Franklin Pierce and Leola Willingham Hammond. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired farm owner and operator.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Hammond, Athens; two sons, Wayne Hammond and Kenneth Hammond, both of Athens; five sisters, Lavonia Burrell, Darlene Hammond, Katie Mae Adams and Larue Weatherford, all of Athens, and Esther Wilkes, Watkinsville; a grandson; nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Winnie T. Hutchins
High Shoals
Winnie T. Hutchins, 94, of 3450 New High Shoals Road died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Hutchins was a daughter of the late Marion H. Tuggle and Sara Lula Fowler and was the widow of Carl Hutchins. She was a member of Auburn First Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder, with the Rev. Henry Evans officiating.
Survivors include nieces.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Lord
Madison
Martha Moon Lord, 58, of 1020 Melrose Drive died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A lifelong resident of Morgan County, Mrs. Lord was a daughter of William Claude Moon of Eatonton and the late Lillian Pugh Moon. She was a former police officer with the city of Madison and was an assistant manager of McDonald's in Madison. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. Buford Lockman and Wayne Ghann officiating. Burial will be in Madison City Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Lamar "Tom" Lord; a daughter, Daphne Jordan, Madison; three sisters, Claudine Hawk, Bostwick, Ann Miller and Shirley Miller, both of Madison; a grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Hawk, Dennis Miller, Larry Miller, Dave Lord, Buddy Tucker and Billy Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers will be law enforcement officers in attendance.

Ernest McDuffie
Canon
Ernest "Ernie" Claude McDuffie, 27, of 115 Starrett Road died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
A native of Charleston, S.C., Mr. McDuffie was a son of Kenneth McDuffie of Canon and the late Carol Strickland McDuffie. He was a poultry farmer and was a member of Canon United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Canon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Merritt Waters officiating. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Leslie Earnest McDuffie, Franklin Springs; a daughter, Carolyn Jane McDuffie, Franklin Springs; a son, Alexander McDuffie, Franklin Springs; a brother, Marvin McDuffie, Canon; and a grandmother, Mary Darcus Strickland, Canon.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

Grover W. "Super" Murphy
Cornelia
Grove W. "Super" Murphy, 89, of Crane Mill Road died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Murphy was a son of the late Charles Horatio and Laura Bettis Murphy. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and sawmiller.
Services will be at 2 p.m Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Garrison Murphy, Cornelia; two daughters, Pat Savage, Cornelia, and Faye Loudermilk, Mount Airy; three sons, Grover C. Murphy, Alto, and Vernon Murphy and Paul Swain Murphy, both of Cornelia; a brother, Howard Murphy, Cornelia; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.

John William Roberts Sr.
Athens
John William Roberts Sr., 89, of 269 Plaza St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Mr. Roberts was a son of the late John and Gustava Procter Roberts. He graduated from Wilberforce University with a degree in chemistry, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He attended Tennessee State, Atlanta University, and the University of North Carolina. He was a retired teacher with the Clarke County School System.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Green Meadows Memorial Garden, Conyers, with the Rev. David T. Betts officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Roberts; two daughters, Mary Roberts-Bailey, and Portia R. Wood; a son, John Roberts Jr.; a sister, Naomi Haynes; a brother, Russell Roberts; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home.

Evelyn Bearden
Arnoldsville
Evelyn MacKenzie Bearden, 88, of 109 Meyer Farm Road died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Gonzales
Athens
Dorothy Darton Gonzales, 90, of 3450 New High Shoals Road died Monday, July 20, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of the arrangements.

David E. Jamison
Clarkesville
David E. Jamison, 54, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Eula London
Athens
Eula London of 253 Plaza St. died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Lee Nix
Cornelia
David Lee Nix, 59, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elijah Davenport
Atlanta
Elijah "Pop" Davenport, 94, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Davenport was a son of the late Margaret and Anthony Davenport. He had lived in Fulton County for the last five years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morton Chapel Baptist Church, with the Revs. David Sims Jr. and William Johnson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Margaret I. Smith, Atlanta; two sons, Talmadge Davenport, Battle Creek, Mich., and James E. Davenport Sr., Athens; ten grandchildren, including two raised in the home, Lillie Howard Moore, Atlanta, and Winston Howard, Athens; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence of James E. Davenport Sr., 152 Arch St., Athens.
Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Weyman Porterfield Sr.
Colbert
Troy Weyman Porterfield Sr., 86, of 2nd Ave., died Friday, July 23, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Porterfield was a son of the late Carl W. Porterfield and Mozelle Barnette Porterfield. He was the owner of Athens Seed Co., managed several real estate properties, and was a member of Colbert Baptist Church. He was the oldest charter member of the Colbert Lions Club. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Porterfield Lacy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Colbert Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Collier Porterfield; a son, Troy W. Porterfield Jr., Athens; a brother, R.W. Porterfield, Athens; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Troy Porterfield III, Wesley Porterfield, James Lacy, Paul Burroughs, James Simmons, and Jimmy Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Bible Class of Colbert Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a memorial fund at Colbert Baptist Church.

Troy Weyman Porterfield Sr.
Colbert
Troy Weyman Porterfield Sr., a life-long resident of Colbert and a long time prominent businessman in Athens died Friday, July 23, 1999, in The Mews at Social Circle. He owned and operated Athens Seed Co. and was active in several real estate properties in Athens and the surrounding areas. He was born in Colbert on Jan. 31, 1913. .
Mr. Porterfield was a son of the late Carl W. Porterfield and Mozelle Barnette Porterfield. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Lacy.
He was a faithful member and deacon of the Colbert Baptist Church and served as chairman of the Deacons and in many other leadership positions. Troy and his wife, Mildred, were also faithful to their community, and their many efforts to improve and make more beautiful their beloved Colbert will long be remembered. For many years, they provided initiative and leadership in the Fourth of July celebrations in Colbert, an event attended each year by many thousands. Troy was a member and past president of the local Lions Club, and spent many hours working on civic projects.
There were many interests in his life beyond family, church, and community. These included farming, showing Tennessee Walking horses, raising Black Angus cattle, gardening, and hand painting china.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Colbert Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mildred Collier Porterfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Troy W. Porterfield Jr. and Patsy S. Porterfield, Athens; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Wyatt Porterfield and Joanne H. Porterfield, Athens; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Troy Porterfield III, Wesley Porterfield, James Lacy, Paul Burroughs, James Simmons, and Jimmy Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of Colbert Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a memorial fund at Colbert Baptist Church.

Jewell Scarborough
Hull
Jewell Scarborough, 88, of 440 Buford Carey Road, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Scarborough was a son of the late Silas Benjamin and Mae Chastain Scarborough. He was a retired farmer and was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church, Danielsville, with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Lonnie Bennett 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, Vivian Wood Scarborough; two daughters, Louise Gueth, Comer, and Martha Adams, Danielsville; five sons, James Scarborough, Hull, Ernest Scarborough and Johnny Scarborough, both of Comer, Kenneth Scarborough, Danielsville, and Charles Scarborough, Ila; a sister, Myrtie Alewine, Crawford; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

David Kim Smith
Ila
David Kim Smith, 41, of 4730 Danielsville St., died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Smith was the son of Lucille Hanley Smith of Ila and the late Joseph F. Smith. He was a construction worker and was of the Christian faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Roy Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Ila Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers, William J. Smith and Steve D. Smith, both of Ila, and a nephew, Stephen D. Smith II.
Pallbearers will be Jay Adams, Greg Burroughs, Steve Thomason, Jimmy Bird, Greg Watson, and Grady Bannister.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Curtis Stowe
Cornelia
Curtis Stowe, 73, died Friday, July 23, 1999.
A native of Wilcox County, Mr. Stowe was a son of the late Gordon and Hattie Mae Williams Stowe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from Chicopee with 28 years of service. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Demorest, with the Revs. J.R. Elrod and Johnny Loudermilk officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Brady Stowe; a son, Bobby Stowe, Clarkesville; two brothers, Ellis Stowe, Panama City, Fla., and Bruce Stowe, Alto; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4050 Ga. Highway 115, Demorest, GA 30535, or blood may be donated to the American Red Cross.

Deborah Joan Daniel
Watkinsville
Deborah Joan Daniel, of 2920 Elder Mill Road, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Irene A. Smith
Hull
Irene A. Smith, 80, of Paul Smith Road, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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