Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Camille Degioanni
Jefferson
   Camille Charles Degioanni, 50, of 91 Adella Drive died Tuesday, July 14, 1998.
   A native of New Orleans, Mrs. Degioanni was a son of Providence Averna and Edwin Pierre Degioanni, Gatlinburg, Tenn. He was an auto technician and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
   Funeral services were at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bernthal officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Donna Kroger Degioanni; three sons, Geoffrey Wade Degioanni and Trever Edwin Degioanni, both of Mandeville, La., and Christopher Charles Degioanni, Jefferson; two brothers, Perry Degioanni, Powder Springs, and Paul Degioanni, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Emma Gaddis
Braselton
   Emma Gaddis, 82, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Gaddis was a daughter of the late Hubbard and Rosa Freeman Gaddis and was the widow of Walter D. Gaddis Sr. She was an active member of Braselton Church of God of Prophecy and a housewife.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Braselton Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Sam Allen and Wilbur Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include four children, Walter D. Gaddis Jr., Katie Sue Flowers, Charles Ray Gaddis and Betty Jean Hayes, all of Braselton; a sister, Ruby Garrett, Comer; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Carter-Stewart Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Ola Mae Ginn
Stone Mountain
   Ola Mae Ginn, 78, of 1469 Red Cedar Trail died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Miss Ginn was a daughter of the late Oscar Toombs and Nora Ginn. She was a retired legal secretary.
   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Holly Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Hart County.
   Survivors include a brother, Oscar Ginn, Stone Mountain.
   Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, will announce arrangements.

William Poe
Commerce
   William Henry Poe, 87, of Paula Street died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of Commerce, Mr. Poe was a son of the late John F. and Mittie "Cheek" Poe and was the widower of Estelle Crocker Poe.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Verlin Reece officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a sister, Pauline Poe, Maysville; and two brothers, Eugene Poe, Maysville, and Thurmond Poe, Marietta.

Mary Rogers
Athens
   Mary Fratzel Juranich Rogers of 105 Highland Drive died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late Stanley and Maggie Sebel Fratzel and was the widow of Charles E. Rogers. She was preceded in death by a son, George Juranich. She was retired as a restaurant owner in Kansas City and Illinois. She was of the Catholic faith.
   Funeral services will be in Kansas City, Kan.
   Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Gerard, Athens, and Kathryn Northington, Macon; a son, Joseph Juranich, Seattle; three sisters, Ruby Kelso, Denver, Mildred Graves, Independence, Mo., and Rose Gates, Kansas City, Kan.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Ben Gerard, Bill Gerard Jr., Bob Juranich, David Juranich, Billy Juranich and Michael Steven Juranich.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of local arrangements.

Bessie Tench
Baldwin
   Bessie London Tench, 81, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of White County, Mrs. Tench was a daughter of the late Joe and Tennessee Hicks London. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Tench. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. J.R. Elrod and Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
   Survivors include her husband, Quillian Tench, Baldwin; a daughter, Ruby Carnes, Cornelia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Whitfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Wright
Greensboro
   Lillie Mae Wright of 1381 Oconee Ave. died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
   A native of Burke County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Ellen White and Willie Henry Walker. She was a member of Green Grove African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Gough.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Green Grove AME Zion Church with the Revs. Cynthia Johnson and Samuel Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Family Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Eddie Lee Wright; four daughters, Cynthia Walker-Johnson, Chicago, Christine Robinson, Hampton, Va., and Delores Denton and Carol Denton-Williams, both of Pittsburgh; four sons, Johnny Robinson and Edward Denton, both of Pittsburgh, and Roy Lee Smith and Tracy Eugene Wright, both of Providence, R.I.; 28 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Chesnutt
Cornelia
   Irene Bryson Chesnutt, 83, of Grand Avenue died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, N.C., Mrs. Chesnutt was a daughter of the late William Estes and Maybelle Queen Bryson and was the widow of Thomas Williams Chesnutt Sr. She was retired from Clarkesville Elementary School after 21-1/2 years as a teacher assistant. She was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Crusaders Sunday School Class, Tilley Stinespring Circle and United Methodist Women, and had served as a teacher, superintendent and secretary of Sunday School and a past president of United Methodist Women.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cornelia UMC with the Revs. Robert W. Brown, Eugene Davis and Richard Long officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Marcus Martin and Robert L. Ramsey officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Thomas Chesnutt, Pensacola, Fla.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St., Cornelia, Ga. 30531.

Shirley Walters King
Carnesville
   Shirley Walters King, 55, of 11871 Georgia Highway 106 died Wednesday, July 15, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. King was a daughter of the late L.C. and Pearl Shirley Walters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of New Franklin Christian Church, Franklin County.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Franklin Christian Church with the Revs. Kevin Kurtz and Willis Lumpkin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Billy King; two daughters, Tracy King and Tammy King, both of Carnesville; two sons, Jerry King and Terry King, both of Carnesville; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Alice) Haley and Mrs. Danny (Kathy) Isom, both of Hartwell, and Mrs. Jimmy (Gloria) Foster, Lavonia; two grandchildren, Adam King and Michael Hart; and nieces and nephews.
   Ginn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Adams
Gainesville
   Bessie Adams, 78, of 4952 Miller Lake Road died Friday, July 17, 1998.
   A native of Gainesville, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Arlow and Fannie Lee West Mathis and was the widow of Garnett Lee Adams. She was a poultry worker at Mar Jac.
   Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jack Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include ten daughters, Patricia Adams, Pearly Bryant, Minnie Lee Sorrows and Ida Bell Sears, all of Commerce, Jennie Dempsey, Sarah Martin, Lucy Ogden and Ruby Watson, all of Gainesville, Willie Mae Farmer, Pendergrass, and Sara Ann Shores, Jasper; two sons, J.C. Adams, Seattle, and Johnny Adams, Gainesville; a sister, Shirley Sailors, Eatonton; two brothers, Alfred Mathis, Eatonton, and Marvin W. Mathis, Braselton; and 36 grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earnie H. Austin
Jefferson
   Earnie H. Austin, 40, of Galilee Church Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Austin was a son of Doris Freeman Austin of Winder and the late Ernest H. Austin Sr. He was a Department of Corrections training officer and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Charles J. Harper officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Carrie Austin; a daughter, Katie Elizabeth Austin, Jefferson; two sons, Charles Lee Austin and Joshua Grant Austin, both of Jefferson; a brother, Tim Austin, Winder; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jackson County High School Wrestling Program, 1668 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Ga. 30549.

Frank Bolton
Carlton
   Frank Nick Bolton died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   Mr. Bolton was a son of the late Nick and Mary Goolsby Bolton.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, Carlton, with the Rev. Tommy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Jennings Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include a daughter, Eunice Stribling, Carlton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Chatoney
Athens
   Billy Henry Chatoney, 67, of 650 Belvoir Heights died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Hollyknowe, Miss., Mr. Chatoney was a son of the late Fritz and Lillie Mae Sweatt Chatoney. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Chatoney, Jack Chatoney and Fritz Chatoney. He was retired from the military after serving in the Army in Korea and during two tours of Vietnam. He was a retired manager of the University of Georgia Physical Plant and currently employed with McDonald's on Broad Street. He was a member of Bogart First Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Bogart First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Joyce Edwards Chatoney; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deann and Joe Craft, Bogart, and Susan and Charles Carter, Watkinsville; four sisters, Luthera Johnson, Santa Ana, Calif., Connie Cook, Channelview, Texas, Mary Sue Caidler, Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Joyce Christy, San Antonio; a brother, Jimmy Chatoney, Channelview, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Lottie Chatoney, Radcliff, Ky., and Deanna Chatoney, Santa Ana, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kacey Craft, Julie Craft and Travis Craft, all of Bogart, and Charles T. Carter, Watkinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Eddie Lynn, Bill Reeves, Clint Guffey, Ryan Pass, Charles T. Carter and Ben McElroy.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bogart First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Bogart, Ga. 30622.

Ruth Echols
Marshallville
   Ruth Wise Echols, 95, died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Echols was a daughter of the late John T. and Idella Smith Wise and was the widow of John Arthur Nichols. She was a member of Quitman First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years, and retired after 40 years as a bookkeeper with Quitman Bank.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Marian Stubbs, Perry; a son, John A. Echols, Milton, Fla.; three sisters, Faye Dalton, Baldwin, and Pauline Mize and Edith King, both of Greenville, S.C.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. today at the church.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Dollie M. Linkous
Crawford
   Dollie M. Linkous, 69, died Friday, July 17, 1998.
   A native of Mercer County, Mrs. Linkous was a daughter of the late Bernard Benjamin and Leona Florence Crews Pettry and was the widow of Clarence Linkous Jr. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Claudette Linkous.
   Funeral services will be in Princeton, W. Va.
   Survivors include four daughter, Joyce Ann Bowden, Virginia Beach, Va., Sharon Linkous, Relay, Md., and Patty Dayl and Sandra Pierce, both of Comer; a son, Barry Linkous, Colbert; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel.

Ernest W. Nunn
Commerce
   Ernest W. Nunn, 89, of 751 Nunn Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Nunn was a son of the late Valley Lee and Minie Ola Eberhart Nunn. He was a graduate of Berry College and a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon, a Gideon, a Dial-A-Prayer board member and a proclam minister.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson, Verlin Reese and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Scholl Nunn; three sons, Don Nunn, Brunswick, Roger Nunn, Savannah, and Wesley Nunn, Lafayette, ; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International Banks-Jackson Camp, P.O. Box 225, Commerce, Ga. 30529; Dial-A-Prayer; or Mount Olive Baptist Church.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lizzie J. Nunnally
Commerce
   Lizzie J. Nunnally, 89, of 2660 U.S. Highway 441 South died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Homer, Mrs. Nunnally was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary E. Stubblefield Carlan and was the widow of Ben Nunnally. She was a textile worker at Harmony Grove Mill.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Jessie Mealor officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Sue Brock, Homer; three sons, R.T. Nunnally, Byron, Roy Nunnally, Colbert, and Thomas Nunnally, Warner Robins; two sisters, Amy Sue Chambers, Naples, Fla., and Gladys Vaughn, Homer; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard H. Patat
Athens
   Richard H. Patat, 84, died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   No local services are planned.
   Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Patat; and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Cremation Society of the South, Austell, is in charge of arrangements.

William 'Bud' Smallwood
Winder
   William W. "Bud" Smallwood, 69, of 1669 Hardigree Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mr. Smallwood was a son of the late George W. and Desser Cain Smallwood. He was a member of Spring Way Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 212, Flowery Branch.
   Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. Linda Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathryn H. Smallwood; two daughters, Patricia Boggus, Winder, and Linda Robinson, Alto; two sons, William "Wash" Smallwood II, Flowery Branch, and George B. Smallwood, Talmo; two sisters, Gladys Lungford, Calhoun, Tenn., and Georgia "Dot" Carter, Gainesville; and four grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence C. Smith
Athens
   Clarence C. Smith, 68, of 2347 Danielsville Road died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   Mr. Smith was a son of the late Jim and Lola Brookes Smith and was the widower of Faye Scogin Smith.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Larry Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk/Scogin Family Cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Whitehead, Jefferson, Cindy Cooper, Danielsville, and Amanda Smith and Jennifer Smith, both of Athens; a son, Richard Drake, Danielsville; a sister, Hazel Allen, Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Dewey Smith, Athens; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hubert Thompson
Elberton
   Hubert Clyde Thompson, 82, of 9 Churchill Road died Friday, July 17, 1998.
   A native of Caroll County, Mr. Thompson was a son of the late Wood and Pearl Taylor Thompson. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired painting contractor and a charter member of Elberton Lions Club. He was a member and the oldest deacon of Northside Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. David McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Maxine Smith Thompson; a daughter, Joan Elaine Almond, Statham; two sons, Clyde S. Thompson and Lawrence Lamar Thompson, both of Elberton; two brothers, Harvey Thompson, Bowersville, and Buford Thompson, California; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Mike Thompson, Jeff Almond, Ryan Almond, Tim Almond, Scotty Schultz and Mike Cocke. Members of Elberton Lions Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Elberton Lions Club.

Ella Kline 
Stephens
   Ella Kline of Route 1 died Thursday, July 16, 1998.
   Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel, Lexington, will announce arrangements.


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