Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Joyce Bryson
Hartwell
   Joyce Reed Bryson, 61, of 491 Mount Olivet School Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Bryson was a daughter of the late Thamer and Mavis Morris Reed. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Dolly Teel Sunday School Class and chairman of the serving committee.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Meeks and Luther Kay officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Horace Bryson; a son, Keith Bryson, Hartwell; a brother, Rance Reed, Hartwell; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
   The family is at the home of Keith Bryson, 491 Mount Olivet School Road, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mose Collins
Toccoa
   Mose "Gob" Collins, 81, of Yearwood Street, Toccoa, widower of Agnes Faye Ward Collins, died Tuesday, July 21, 1998.
   Born Feb. 15, 1917, in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Lit and Estelle Smith Collins. He was a member of Welcome Faith Baptist Church and retired from Trogdon Furniture Co.
   Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Wood and Patsy Garner, both of Toccoa, and Charlotte Turner, Royston; five sons, Jerry Collins, Kenneth Collins and Sam Collins, all of Toccoa, Tim Collins, Habersham, and Rick Collins, Homer; a grandson reared in the home, Randy Collins, Toccoa; two brothers, Dan Collins, Atlanta, and Brown Collins, Toccoa; a sister, Nell Addison, Eastanollee; one half-sister, Emily Rousey, Toccoa; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela Collins; grandson, Chad Collins; three brothers, Jones Collins, Lester Collins and Jeff Collins; two sisters, Inez Cole and Marie Cobb.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 1998, from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Revs. Robert Magness and Ted Ansley officiating. Burial will follow in Roselane Cemetery.
   The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and will meet at the mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Friday: Chris Collins, Steve Collins, Jason Garner, David Collins, Michael Collins and Jamie Collins.
   The body is at the mortuary where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 Thursday.
   The family will be at the home of a daughter, Patsy Garner, Currahee Lane, Toccoa.
   Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

David B. Denton
Eastanollee
   David Boyd Denton, 47, of Freeman Creek Road, Route 2, died Tuesday, July 21, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Denton was a son of the late Boyd A. and Johnnie Roberts Denton. He was a maintenance supervisor for Davis Transfer Co. and a member of Martin Baptist Church and Richland Hunting Club.
   Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Martin Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Rogers and Darrell Odum officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a daughter, Johnna Whitney Denton, Marton; two stepchildren, Misty Carson and Brook Carson; two sisters, Sandra Marcus, Hartwell, and Diane Kelley, Toccoa; a half-brother, Thomas Roberts, Toccoa; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Donnie Duke, Bruce Land, Jack Kesler, Freddy Aldrich, Joe McCurry and Albert Murray.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley, 213 S. Oak St., and will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Tony Johnson
Elberton
   Tony Glenn Johnson, 52, of 1338 Filter Plant Road died Monday, July 20, 1998.
   A native of Bell County, Ky., Mr. Johnson was a son of Nathaniel and Nadine Ray Johnson of Hulan, Ky. He was a licensed insurance agent and real estate broker and was owner of Glenn Insurance Agency. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member and former deacon of Northside Baptist Church and a member of Promise Keepers.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Northside Baptist Church with Joey Campbell and the Revs. David McConnell and Randy Fleming officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Linda Duffell Johnson; two daughters, Lisa Worley, Elberton, and Jill Randall, Royston; a son, Kevin McMullan, Elberton; a brother, Tommy Johnson, Middlesboro, Ky.; a granddaughter and two grandsons.
   Pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Thomas Mercer, Tim Mercer, Mark Wade, William Jabour and Dayton Ely. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Almond, Melvin Crawford, Mel Stovall, Dennis Young, Niles Poole and Bob Ward.
   The family is at the home of Lisa and Blaine Worley, 1308 Fairway Drive, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home.
   Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church New Sanctuary Fund.

Will Parrott
Athens
   Will Henry Parrott, 93, of 320 Macon Ave. died Friday, July 17, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Parrott was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Parrott and was the widower of Sallie Parrott. He was retired from Atlantic Ice and Coal Co. and the University of Georgia and was a longtime member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he served as a steward.
   Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First AME Church with the Rev. George R. La Sure officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
   Survivors include a trusted friend, neighbor and care giver, E.B. Johnson Jr.; two nieces and a nephew.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Addie Mae Bacon
Commerce
   Addie Mae Butler Bacon died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   A native of Crawfordville, Mrs. Bacon was a daughter of Minnie Warren, Commerce, and was the widow of Carey Bacon. She was retired from Mar-Jac Poultry, Gainesville.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at New Faith Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Frank Pattman officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Shelia Butler and Audrey Hester, both of Commerce; a granddaughter, four grandsons, two great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons.
   Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Brown
Siloam
   Pauline Brown, 77, of 1160 Syrup Mill Road died Friday, July 18, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Smith and was the widow of James Brown. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with the Revs. Eugene Atwaters, J.B. Blair and John Douglas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include a son, R.L. Thornton, Atlanta; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   A wake is scheduled for 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Jonah Chapman
Canon
   Jonah Chapman, 84, of 81 Kenneth Norris Road died Thursday, July 23, 1998.
   A native of Pike County, Ky., Mr. Chapman was a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Elizabeth Smith Chapman. He was a retired coal miner having served as vice president and treasurer of the United Mine Workers Local 5737. He was a committee member on the UMW Safety Board, a member of the UMW Rescue Squad, a UMW representative in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Moose Club of Williamson, W. Va. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Paul Creason officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Springs City Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Freda June Coley Chapman; seven daughters, Phyllis Jean Grace, Louisville, Ky., Carol Lavern May, Jacksonville, Fla., Judith Kay Hickenbottom, Texarkana, Texas, Sally Ann Melmige, Williamson, W. Va., Nancy Veronica Lyerly, Canon, and Donna Cheryl Kinley and Sheena Elaine Bennett, both of Royston; three sons, Jonah Ray "Buddy" Chapman, Louisville, Ky., Ronald Delano Chapman, Canon, and Thomas Benjamin Chapman, Royston; three sisters, Sarah Dotson, Phelps, Ky., Ruth Allen, Taylor, Mich., and Bertha Schmitt, Largo, Fla.; a brother, Fred Chapman, Health, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Athens.

Richard Ervin
Madison
   Richard James Ervin, 50, of 3300 Old Buckhead Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   A native of Morgan County, Mr. Ervin was a son of Georgia Brown Ervin, Madison, and the late Joe Ervin. He was employed in the logging industry.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Freddie Bell officiating. Burial will be in Buckhead City Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Joyce Christine Lietch, Buckhead; three brothers, Joe Boyd Ervin, Kevin Ervin and Bobby Ervin, all of Madison; and nieces and nephews.

Angela Everts
Braselton
   Angela Thompson Everts, 35, of Cedar Ridge Drive died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   Mrs. Everts was a daughter of Barbara Watson and Stanley Watson Sr., Braselton. She was a nurse and a member of Hoschton Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Revs. Ricky Thrasher and Chad Chatham officiating. Burial will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Joe Everts; two children, Jennifer Thompson and Greg Thompson, both of Braselton; a grandmother, Esther Everts, Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Connie Everts, Auburn; a brother, Gary Watson, Flowery Branch; and a nephew.
   The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Velinda Gurley
Danielsville
   Velinda Lou Gurley, 46, of 238 J. Davis Road died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Gurley was a daughter of Emily B. Saye, Athens, and the late Russell L. Saye. She was a retired beautician and a member of Word of Life Church, Colbert, where she was active in the Women's Ministry.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Word of Life Church with the Rev. Herman Nations officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Howard Gurley; a son, Dustin Gurley, Danielsville; a sister, Eleanor S. Mason, Crawford; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be James Gurley, Frank Gurley, Denver Gurley, Tommy Gurley, Todd Gurley and Michael Hawks.
   Memorials may be made to Word of Life Church, P.O. Box 189, Colbert, Ga. 30628.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Harrison
Greensboro
   Virginia Mobley Harrison, 86, of 208 E. Greene St. died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Harrison was a daughter of the late Jennie Jackson and Charles M. Mobley and was the widow of Ralph E. Harrison. She was a retired school teacher with Greene County Schools and Nathanael Greene Academy and a member of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, Greensboro Garden Club, Greensboro Woman's Club, Greensboro Historical Society and Georgia Association of Educators.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Greensboro with the Revs. Dave Sandridge and Patrick Tice officiating. Burial will be in Greensboro City Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Virginia Boswell, Greensboro; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Rick Ward, Andrew Boswell, Murrell Byce, Jackie Eubanks, Mark Higdon and Bob Voyles. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lee Lee Parker, Fain Eaton, Dr. Fred Hunter Sr., Ray Marchman, Bub Nipper and Bob Porter.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home.
   Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensboro Building Fund.

Roy Lumpkin
Atlanta
   Roy DeLeon "Lin" Lumpkin, 65, formerly of Woodville, died Sunday, July 19, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Lumpkin was a son of Bessie Lumpkin and the late John Lumpkin. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, Woodville.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. A.W. William officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include six sisters, Daisy King, Deborah Smith and Pauline Porter, all of Woodville, Rebecca Stinson and Bettye Young, both of Decatur, and Gail Turner, Springfield, Va.; six brothers, Richard Lumpkin and Frank Lumpkin, both of Atlanta, Major Key Lumpkin, Woodville, Willie Lumpkin and James Lumpkin, both of Decatur, and Randy Lumpkin, Stephens; and nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Lucy Mapp
Greensboro
   Lucy Abigail Mapp, 31, of 305 Mill St. died Sunday, July 19, 1998.
   A native of Greensboro, Ms. Mapp was a daughter of Newester Callaway, Greensboro, and Alexander "Noon" Mapp, Siloam. She was a member and choir member of New Springfield Baptist Church, Siloam, and employed with Chipman Union - Bryan Scott Division and Whitehead Transportation.
   Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at New Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Roi Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sawdust Cemetery, Siloam.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two daughters, Kendra Mazetta Hall, Greensboro, and Bertha Charlene Branch, Siloam; a son, Jonathan Mandell Mapp, Greensboro; three sisters, Brenda Dean McKenzie, Atlanta, Lillie Harden, Union Point, and Sarah M. Shelton, Siloam; seven brothers, Willie B. Mapp, Ricky A. Mapp, Kenneth Mapp, W.C. Hall, Darrell James Mapp and Willie Ed Lewis, all of Greensboro, and Horace Mapp, Cleveland, Ohio; and two grandparents, Beeman Mapp, Union Point, and Rachel Warren, Atlanta.
   Norrington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Lackey
Athens
   James Edward Lackey of 76 Parkview Homes died Thursday, July 23, 1998.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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