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Steven Abney
Lawrenceville
   Steven Fordham Abney, infant son of Frank and Amy Abney, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
   Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Annalise Abney, Lawrenceville; a brother, Sterling Abney, Lawrenceville; six grandparents, Sherrill and Kay Abney, Arnoldsville, Stan and Carol Shannon, Valdosta, and Marvin and Judy Slappey, Americus; and two great-grandmothers, Frances Abney, Athens, and Lois Lowe, Arnoldsville.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Kerrie Brown
Houston, Texas
   Kerrie Lynn Brown, 23, formerly of Winder, died Thursday, July 2, 1998.
   Miss Brown was a daughter of Carol Slawson, Lake Jackson, Texas, and Kenneth Brown, Winder.
   Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a stepmother, Karen Brown, Winder; a stepfather, John Slawson, Lake Jackson, Texas; a sister, Christina Davis, Lake Jackson, Texas; a brother, Cliff Brown, Winder; a niece and two nephews.
   The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.

Alice Dunn
Winder
   Alice Dunn, 63, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
   A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Dunn was a homemaker.
   Funeral mass will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Wages Oak Lawn Chapel, Lawrenceville, with Father N. Brendan Doyle officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Devine, Winder; three sons, George Dunn and Danny Dunn, both of Lawrenceville, and David Dunn, Ringgold; a brother, Mickey Flynn, Philadelphia; and eight grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Blvd. N.E., Suite 127, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Troupe Harris Jr.
Washington
   Troupe Mercer Harris Jr., 68, of 1269 Thomson Road died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late Troupe M. and Martha Jones Harris. He was director of music at Washington First Baptist Church, where he worked for more than 40 years, and a retired music educator, having taught private piano and voice students as well as public music. He studied music at Mars Hill Junior College, Mars Hill, N.C., and the University of Georgia, where he earned bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees. As a graduate student he won the Craig Barrow Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music on Campus. He attended Columbia Teachers College, New York City, for doctoral study. He was a member of the Music Teachers National Association, serving as an officer for six years including two years as national president. In 1986, he was named Wilkes County Citizen of the year by the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Washington First Baptist
   Church, where he directed the primary, junior, youth, senior and handbell choirs and various ensembles.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Albert Huyck officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Hill Harris; two sons, Troupe Mercer Harris III and David Irvin Harris, both of Washington; two sisters, Cornelia Johnson, Washington, and Blanche Dixon, Athens; and five grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Lawrence Burton, Jim Burton, Allen Burton, Bob Guin, Benjamin Chandler Harris, C.H. Randall Jr., Smythe Newsome and Charlie Lee Williams. Members of the Washington First Baptist Church Friendship Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the residence.
   Memorials may be made to the Troupe M. Harris Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Washington First Baptist Church or Ebenezer Baptist Church, Washington, Ga. 30673.
   Hopkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mazie Rucker
Elberton
   Mazie Dubose Rucker died Sunday, July 5, 1998.
   Mrs. Rucker was a daughter of the late Minnie Harper and Willie Dubose.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Martin Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Quincy Fortson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include her husband, James William Rucker; two daughters, Janie Dubose, Elberton, and Catherine Oglesby, Dewy Rose; a son, William Thomas Rucker, Elberton; four sisters, Omia Hector, Decatur, Willie Lee Harper and Effie Easley, both of Elberton, and Sallie D. Dubose, East Point; and three brothers, Frank Dubose and Claude Dubose, both of Elberton, and Jimmy Dubose, Atlanta.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maggie D. Shakespeare
Athens
   Maggie D. Shakespeare, 94, of 1678 Oak Grove Road died Tuesday, July 7, 1998.
   Mrs. Shakespeare was a retired fraternity house food preparer. She was a member of First African Episcopal Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Vennie D. Simmons.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First African Episcopal Methodist Church with the Rev. George R. LaSure officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mattie Ogburn and Ola Dance, both of Newark, New Jersey; and nieces and nephews.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Tucker
Hull
   Johnny Tucker, 78, of 454 Piedmont Road died Tuesday, July 7, 1998.
   A native of Woodruff, S.C., Mr. Tucker was a son of the late Swinton Bissell and Bertha Ray Tucker. He was an Army Paratrooper 82nd Airborne veteran of World War II.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Luther Fouche officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
   Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Tucker; two daughters, Sharon Gilley, Watkinsville, and Joan Tolbert, Hull; a son, Johnny Tucker, Kathleen; two sisters, Margaret Fulwider, Anamosa, Iowa, and Louise Crumley, Greenville, S.C.; a brother, Paul Tucker, Greenville, S.C.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Eric Dean, Kiley Cox, John Tucker, Mark Tucker, Dale Loftis and Pete Rohme.

Jack V. Wright
Canon
   Jack Von Wright, 65, of New Franklin Church Road died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Wright was a son of the late Joseph and Velma Vaughn Wright. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. He was a retired construction contractor and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hamby-Weldon Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Owensby officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Gladys York Wright; a son, Larry Von Wright, Lavonia; two sisters, Velma Jo Sliger, Lavonia, and Luna L. Harris, Lilburn; and two grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Junior Gholston
Winder
   Junior Gholston, 75 of 215 King St., formerly of Toccoa, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998.
   Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, will announce arrangements.

Eddie B. Montgomery
Martin
   Eddie B. Montgomery, 84, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
   Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, will announce arrangements.

Timothy Watson
Athens
   Timothy O'Neil Watson of 253 Dublin St. died Friday, July 3, 1998.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Richard Lary
Carlton
   Richard Larry, 51, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Floyd County, Mr. Lary was a son of the late Alfred Lary and Violla Kelly.
   There will be no funeral services.
   Survivors include two brothers, Edgar Lary and David Lary, both of Rome; his care-givers, James and Cletta Arnold of Carlton; and nieces and nephews.
   Cave Spring Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Cave Spring, is in charge of arrangements.

Robbie Brooks
Vera Beach, Fla.
   Robbie Broome Brooks, 73, died Friday, July 10, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Robert Tombs and Susan Ethel Addison Broome. She was the widow of Dr. Troy Luther Brooks. She graduated from Madison County High School, Danielsville, and earned her A.B. degree in education from the University of Georgia. She was a teacher of English and reading in the public schools of Georgia and for 25 years in Auburndale, Fla. She was a supporter of the Boy Scouts and school sports. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Vera Beach, Fla., where she was active in various church programs.
   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Mike Hudman and Perry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in the Danielsville City Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sons, Jackson Ross Brooks, Gainesville, and James Robert Brooks, Vera Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Jimmie Lou B. Benton, Ponte Verda Beach, Fla., Willie Ruth B. Freeman, Lincolnton, and Charlene B. Strickland, Danielsville; and a niece and nephew. 
   Pallbearers will be Randall Brooks, David James, Andy Brooks, Grady Brooks, Tommy Waters, and Jimmie Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Madison County High School graduating class of 1941.
   The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jim D. Golden
Cornelia
   Jim Dorsey Golden, 80, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Golden was a son of the late Grover and Florence Smith Golden. He was a Army veteran of World War II and retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Co. after 35 years of service. He was a member of Cornelia Lodge No. 92, F&AM, Grant Reeves Post No. 7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Level Grove Baptist Church, and the Men's Adult No. 2 Sunday school class.
   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the VFW Memorial Park with military honors provided by Grant Reeves Post No. 7720, VFW.
   Survivors include his wife, Grace Snyder Golden; and three sisters, Marie Housworth, Decatur, Jane Miller and Lottie Lou Adams, both of Cornelia.
   Memorials may be made to the Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.

Nell Howell
Hartwell
   Nell Maude Shiflet Howell, 75, of 691 North Forest Ave. died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Howell was a daughter of the late Dortch M. and Maude Gurley Shiflet. She was preceded in death by a son, Marty Howell. She was retired from the Hartwell Co. as a supervisor and was a member of the Hartwell First United Methodist Church, the Live Wire Sunday school class, and the Mae Lily McCurry Circle.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hartwell First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jan Devreaux and Todd Triplett officiating. Burial will be in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert M. Howell; a daughter, Connie Thrift, Hartwell; she was the guardian of Tommy Reid and Sidney Reid, both of Bowersville, Sonny Reid, Hartwell, and Sylvia Reid, Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Coleman Shiflet, Ninety Six, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the Hartwell First United Methodist Church, 200 East Howell St., Hartwell, Ga.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home. The family is at the home on North Forest Ave.

Vivian McCollum
Auburn
   Edith Vivian McCollum, 59, of 1503 Jamestown Road died Friday, July 10, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. McCollum was a daughter of the late James and Ida Mae Boswell Ashworth. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston. Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Garden, South.
   Survivors include her husband, Thomas Roscoe McCollum; a daughter, Georgia C. Walters, Auburn; two sons, Onnie Lee McCollum, Bowman, and Thomas Franklin McCollum, Clinton, S.C.; a brother, Walter A. Ashworth, Elberton; and 11 grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family is at the home of Onnie Lee McCollum, 84 Bowers St., Bowman, Ga. 30624.

Sammy Towns
Atlanta
   Sammy Towns, 59, of 1529 Carlisle St. died Thursday, July 9, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Towns was a son of the late Ervin Towns and Sallie Anderson.
   Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rayle, with the Rev. Frank Sherrer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Lisia Anderson and Teresa Towns, both of Rayle; three sons, Greg Smith, Atlanta, Demond Towns, Calif., and Melvin Towns, Rayle; three sisters, Dorothy Chandler and Rosa Mae Cox, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sarah Mitchell, Fla.; and a grandchild.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Washington, is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Tuggle
Winder
   Rose Tuggle, 88, of 263 East May St. died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Tuggle was a daughter of the late John and Cora Parker Helton. She was married to the late Blonda Tuggle. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Tabernacle, Lilburn.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. James Owens officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Tucker.
   Survivors include a son, Harold E. Tuggle, Bethlehem; a sister, Lucille Bradley Grizzle, Auburn; a brother, Clyde Helton, Lawrenceville; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
   Pallbearers will be Allen Fortenberry, Ronald Farmer, Ronnie Farmer, Billy Tuggle, Emerson Farmer Jr., and Gene Tuggle.
   The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. today and Monday at the funeral home.

Theodore Green
Hull
   Theodore Stephen Green, 54, of 99 Joyce Court, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Green was a son of the late Theodore Emmitt and Pearl Mintz Green. He was employed by Lanier Gardens. 
   Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Claudia H. Green; a daughter, Angela Green, Ila; and a son, Stephen Green, Hull.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Josephine F. Jennings
Spring, Texas
   Josephine Frances Jennings, 84, of 150 Sharon Circle died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. Jennings was a daughter of the late William O. and Jessie Crider Dritt, and was the widow of Troy S. Jennings. She graduated from Fayetteville High School and furthered her education at the University of Arkansas where she received a bachelors degree in education in 1936. She taught in the Wynne, Ark., public school system where she retired. She was a member of First Christian Church in Fayetteville, Ark., the Retired Teachers Association, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association, and the Woodlands Christian Church in Woodlands, Texas. She enjoyed reading, walking, watching sports, and various church activities. 
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Fayetteville, Ark., with the Revs. James Johnson and David Emery officiating. Burial will be in the Baptist Ford Cemetery in Greenland, Ark.
   Survivors include three daughters, Frances Vigna, Russell, Ky., Betty Caton, Athens, and Mary Bolen, Lawrenceville; two sons, Troy Joe Jennings, Fort Myers, Fla., and Bill Jennings, Spring, Texas; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson's Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ark. 
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Anne Moore
Warner Robins
   Anne "Sara" Moore, 71, of 134 Hidden Creek Circle, died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Lexington, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Phillip and Sally Patton, and was a widow of Jack B. Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, Athens.
   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCullough Funeral Home with the Revs. Mike Campbell and Kelvin Daniels officiating. Burial will be 4 p.m. in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Greensboro.
   Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Floyd, Cochran, Sherri Moore, Warner Robins, and Glenda Thomas, Roberta; three sons, Donald Moore, Athens, Phil Moore, Milton, Fla., and Steve Moore, Warner Robins; two brothers, Dorsey Patton, Athens, and Robert Patton, Green County; and 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, Ga. 31093.

Thelma Parks
Greensboro
   Thelma Parks died Friday, July 10, 1998.
   A native of Greens County, Ms. Parks was a daughter of the late Willie James and Florine Parks. She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Lawrence officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two sisters, Mary Dean Parks and Josephine Parks, both of Greensboro; three brothers, Melvin Parks, Johnny Parks, and Willie Lee Parks, all of Greensboro; and a granddaughter and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Madeline Smith
Bogart
   Madeline "Maddy" Faustine Smith, 7, of 104 Falcon Court, died Friday, July 10, 1998.
   A native of Wooster, Ohio, Miss Smith was a daughter of Sandra Lee Finch and Gerald Lekan. She had just completed 1st grade at Whit-Davis Elementary School.
   Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, Ohio. 
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her maternal grandparents, Steve and Dawn Finch, Shreve, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Linda Lekan, Parma, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Calvin and Ruth Houghton, Federalsburg, Mass., and Jim and Doris Finch, Hamilton, Ohio; and paternal great-grandmother, Josephine Lekan, Parma, Ohio.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lillie Whitlow
Carnesville
   Lillie Casey Whitlow, 94, of 15790 Highway 59, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Whitlow was a daughter of the late John B. and Lula Starrett Casey, and was a widow of Duard Boyd Whitlow. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Red Hill Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 417. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and the Winsom Sunday school class.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ginn Funeral Home with Clarence Davis and the Revs. Michael Bell and Arthur Cardin officiating. 
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family is at the home of Curtis and Miriam Purdy, 15790 Highway 59.

Lillie Wright
Greensboro
   Lillie Mae Wright of 1381 W. Oconee Ave., died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   Watts Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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