Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Claude Davidson Jr.
Appleton, Wis.
   Claude Davidson Jr., 80, died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of LaGrange, Mr. Davidson was a son of the late Annie McCaulley and Claude Davidson, Troup County. He was preceded in death by a son, Claude Davidson III. A 1939 graduate of the University of Georgia, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps 1941-45, with overseas duty in the Pacific. He joined the University of Georgia faculty in 1946 and was director of news until his retirement in 1970. Upon retirement, the Davidson's moved to Helen, where Mr. Davidson spent 16 years as a city commissioner. In 1990, the Davidson's moved to Appleton, Wis., to be with their daughter. He was a member of Golden K's and First Congregational United Church of Christ, both in Appleton.
   Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational UCC with the Rev. Jane Weeden officiating. Burial will be in First Congregational UCC's memorial garden.
   Survivors include his wife, Elva Morgan Davidson; and a daughter, Ellen Davidson.
   The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
   Wichmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Addin E. Lightbody Jr.
Royston
   Addin E. "Al" Lightbody Jr., 57, of 252 Dove Drake Road died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Duval County, Fla., Mr. Lightbody was a son of the late Flossie Smith Lightbody and Addin E. Lightbody Sr. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Sue Lightbody; three daughters, Shirleen Gibson, Athens, and Darlene Fraze and Donna Sue Bunn, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Richard Bunn, Monroe, and Bobby Dalton, Kennesaw; a sister, Charlene White, Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Isaac Mason Jr.
Buckhead
   Isaac Newton Mason Jr., 73, of 2680 Kingston Road died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Morgan County, Mr. Mason was a son of the late Julia Mooneyham and Isaac Newton Mason Sr. He was a dairy farmer.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. Lawrence Tyson and Marvin Westbrook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Mason; a daughter, Barbara Morrell, Eatonton; five sisters, Nora Mason, Vidalia, Eddie Black and Alice Garland, both of Watkinsville, and Fannie Wilson and Mary Thompson, both of Madison; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison.

John B. Norton
Atlanta
   John Benjamin Norton, 82, of 2911 Pharr Court South died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Norton was a son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Vaughn Norton. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was retired from the trucking industry and of the Baptist faith.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with Warren Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Tates Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Mozelle Payne, Atlanta; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickerson, Edwards Place.

Katherine Owens
Athens
   Katherine Gentry Owens, 80, of 245 Fairway Drive died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late O.L. and Una Alford Gentry. She was retired as secretary for the City of Athens and had worked in the mayor's office for more than 20 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the Pilot Club of Athens.
   Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 14, 1998, 2 p.m. at Oconee Hill Cemetery. Father Ralph Marsh will officiate.
   Survivors include her husband, Comer L. Owens Sr.; son, Lee Owens Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, James Richard and Dyne Brownlee Owens, all of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Chuck M. Phillips of Bogart; daughter, Rebecca Owens of Lubbock, Texas; brother, Bobby Gentry of Hawkinsville, Ga.; four grandchildren and two nieces.
   The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Parson
Maysville
   Roy Thomas Parson, 58, died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   Mr. Parson was a son of the late Oradean "Emmett" and Bynum Parson. He was self-employed as a carpenter.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Church of God. Burial will be in Grove Level Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Linda Parson; a daughter, Debra Hunter, Maysville; a son, Terry Parson, Maysville; a sister, Kathleen Brock, Maysville; seven brothers, Charles Parson, Commerce, Dairl Parson, Otis Parson, Steve Parson and Waymon Parson, all of Maysville, Howard Parson, Gainesville, and Sam Parson, Homer; and two grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.

James H. Rooks
Athens
   James H. "Jim" Rooks, 50, formerly of Winder, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   Mr. Rooks was a son of Larry Rooks of Winder and the late Frances S. Rooks. He was an office manager at Dunahoo and Associates.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Delmer Davenport officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Sandy F. Rooks; three sisters, Betty Willoughby, Forest Park, and Judy Dunahoo and Kathy Conway, both of Statham; and four brothers, Larry Rooks Jr., Jefferson, and Tommy Rooks, Bill Rooks and Keith Rooks, all of Winder.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037.

Sammy Town
Atlanta
   Sammy Town, 59, died Thursday, July 9, 1998.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary, Washington, will announce arrangements.

Haron Baynes III
Greensboro
   Haron Gatewood "Gatey" Baynes III, 54, of 1541 Bramlett Road died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Fulton County, Mr. Baynes was a son of the late Marie Lloyd Cason and Haron Gatewood "Bit" Baynes Jr. He was a 1967 graduate of Auburn University, owner and operator of Baynes Construction and a member of First Baptist Church and the Kidney Foundation of Georgia.
   Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Greensboro City Cemetery with the Revs. Dennis Garner and Dave Sandridge officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Sandra H. Baynes; four daughters, Beth B. Garland and Jill Harris, both of Greensboro, Jennifer B. Brown, Madison, and Robin T. Lahr, Washington; a son, Eric Harris, Dublin; a brother, Jimmy Baynes, Greensboro; and five grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Casey Baynes, Jim Baynes, Adam Baynes, Seab Ashley, Allen Webb and Scott Turner.
   Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
   McCommons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Jean Dious
Athens
   Bobbie Jean Dious, 54, of 870 Reese St. died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Dious was a daughter of the late Annie Ruth White.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Marion Lewis Dious; two daughters, Angela Clark and Donna Long, both of Athens; a son, Brandon Dious, Athens; a brother, Alvin White, Athens; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Gentzler
Lansing, Kan.
   Ruby M. Gentzler, 88, died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   Mrs. Gentzler was a daughter of the late Charles Theodore and Myrtle Weece and was the widow of Marvin Gentzler. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for Cowley County Treasurer's office, Winfield, Kan. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women' Guild.
   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Tim Doty officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Donita Hawkins, Athens, and Sheri Gentzler, Leavenworth, Kan.; and a brother.
   Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice.

Sterling Hunter
Atlanta
   Sterling Hunter, 95, formerly of Stephens, died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Stephens was a son of the late Robert and Sally Hunter. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Stephens, and the church's board of deacons.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Turner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m.
   Survivors include two daughters, Blanche Hall, Atlanta, and Mary Hull, New York; three sons, Emerson Hunter and Charlie Hunter, both of California, and John Hunter, Atlanta; a sister, Lizzie Howard, Athens; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Kelly and Leak Funeral Home, Decatur.
   Announcement courtesy of Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel, Lexington.

Edna Maddox
Pendergrass
   Edna Phillips Maddox, 76, of 2509 Georgia Highway 60 died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Maddox was a daughter of the late Herschel and Lillie Banks Phillips. She was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Tim Strickland and Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, E.C. Maddox; a daughter, Levender Deaton, Monroe; two sons, Lendgrin Maddox, Pendergrass, and Elton Maddox, Gainesville; three sisters, Lois Cruce, Hoschton, Pernople Hulsey, Braselton, and Ramona Price, Cummings; and eight grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Tim Deaton, Nathan Deaton, Michael Banks, Douglas Cruce, Jody Woodall, Kelly Pittman and Jeremy Maddox.

Mary L. Martin
Hartwell
   Mary L. Martin, 54, of 5 Circle died Sunday, July 12, 1998.
   A native of Hartwell, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Lois Mae Jackson. She was a member of Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Zion CME Church with the Rev. Diana M. Askew officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
   Survivors include her husband, Joseph Martin; three children, Jimmy Jackson, Chicago, and Alicia Martin and Joseph Martin, both of Hartwell; a stepson, Brodrich Jackson, Anderson, S.C.; three sisters, Diana Jackson and Glenda Jackson, both of Gainesville, and Linda Johnson, Anderson, S.C.; six brothers, Frank Jackson, Nicholson, and John Henry Jackson, Douglas Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Christopher Jackson and Charles Jackson, all of Hartwell; and five grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Ester Martin, 61 Grover Hill Road.
   Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Radnor
Elberton
   Ernest "Ernie" Radnor, 82, of 1328 Fairway Drive died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Baltimore, Mr. Radnor was a son of the late Ernest and Lavinia Radnor. He was a retired electrical technologist for Sun Corporation ship and drydock of Chester, Penn., and a member of the Lutheran Church.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Barbara Engelbrecht and Steve Fenlon officiating. Burial will be in Doves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Judy J. Anderson Radnor; a son, Jeffery Radnor, Anderson, S.C.; and two granddaughters, Julie Lester, Anderson, S.C., and Jennifer Owens, Spartanburg, S.C.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 2-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the Doves Creek Church Cemetery Fund or First Baptist Church.

Roger Rains
Watkinsville
   Roger Morton Rains, 79, of 1350 Julian Drive died Tuesday, July 14, 1998.
   A native of West York, Ill., Mr. Rains was a son of the late Ambrose Dee and Alta Evans Rains. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in agriculture, a former dairy farmer and a member of BPO Elks, Robinson, Ill., and Universalist Church, Hutsonville, Ill. He was owner of the Athens Burger King franchise with five stores.
   Memorial services will be at noon Thursday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart. Burial will be in Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Bess Rains; a daughter, Linda S. Rains, Asheville, N.C., and Athens; a son, Larry Rains, Athens; a stepdaughter, Joanne Woodall-White, Wilmington, N.C.; a stepson, David Stubbs, Wilmington, N.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth "Libby" Six, Hutsonville, Ill., Margaret Sherwood, Greenville, S.C., and Helen Rains, Cleveland, S.C.; a brother, Stanley Rains, Robinson, Ill.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

James Scoggins
Athens
   James Matthew Scoggins, 20, of 220 Pendleton Drive died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Americus, Mr. Scoggins was a son of Frances Turpin Hogg Scoggins, Americus, and John D. Scoggins, Athens. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford T. Scoggins. He was a graduate of Brandon Hall School, Atlanta, and was attending Truett-McConnell School, Athens. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 15, 1998, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, with the Rev. Jarrell Lillard officiating. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Eddie Ard officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hogg, Americus; two brothers, Charles Scoggins, Thomasville, and Dean Scoggins, Athens; and an uncle and an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Willingham, Monroe.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert H. Shelton
Comer
   Robert Hershel Shelton, 77, of 261 Chandler Silver Road died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Robertson County, Tenn., Mr. Shelton was a son of Susie Edwards Shelton and the late John Scott Shelton. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Transco and a member of Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Silver/Martin Family Cemetery with the Rev. Mabry officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Elizabeth Silver Shelton; a daughter, Sheila Shelton, Comer; a sister, Mary Frances Payne, Newnan; a brother, John Scott Shelton, Knoxville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Larry Coffeen, Lamar Chandler, Eugene McCannon, John Wayne Shelton, Gaines Harman and Mike Graham. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department and the Merchant and Farmer's Bank Coffee Club.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.

Charles T. Smith
Jefferson
   Charles T. Smith, 63, of Arcade Park Street died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late L.R. and John Mae Lemley Smith. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Goldkist and a member of Mount Creek Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home with the Revs. John Mullinax, Joel Shadburn and Dennis Batcher officiating. Burial will be in Mount Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Freddie Ruth Smith; two daughters, Carolyn Willis, Maysville, and Charlotte Rider, Jefferson; two sons, Gene Smith Jr. and Chuck Smith, both of Jefferson; a sister, Margie Nell McElhine, Marshall, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lillian Rau
Gainesville
   Lillian Rau, 79, died Monday, July 13, 1998.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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