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William Brown
Madison
   William Carroll Brown, 77, of Double Bridges Road died Tuesday, July 28, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Mary Christine Henslee and Fred Matthew Brown. He was a bulldozer operator.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. John McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Leavern P. Brown, Rabun Gap; three daughters, Frances Peek, Rutledge, and Linda Pittman and Susan Simmons, both of Madison; two sisters, Mary Darnell and Fannie Tillery, both of Madison; five brothers, Tom Brown, Nolan Brown and Joe Brown, all of Madison, Fred Brown Jr., Watkinsville, and Clyde Brown, Eatonton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mable M. Dunson
Toccoa
   Mable Moss Dunson, 90, of 114 Davis Ave. died Monday, July 27, 1998.
   A native of Dallas, Texas, she was daughter of the late Jackson Richard and Della Minyard Moss and was the widow of John Walter Dunson. She was preceded in death by two children, Maudie Lee Fountain and John Walter Dunson Jr. She was of the Holiness faith.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Truitt Brawner officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Corinne Gifford, Asheville, N.C., Elnora Pilgrim and Carolyn Hayes, both of Toccoa, and Ann Holcomb, Eastanollee; three sons, James Dunson, Toccoa, Neal Dunson, Pikesville, Tenn., and Ronald Dunson, Winder; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons, including William Dunson, Allen Dunson, Raymond Duncan, Danny Fountain, David Fountain and Kenneth Pilgrim, will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence.

Henry Eberhart
Athens
   Henry James Eberhart, 74, of 265 N. Billups St. died Saturday, July 25, 1998.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen B. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Eberhart; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Anderson, Ozark, Ala., and Shirley Thomas, Atlanta; a son, Henry Tyrone Eberhart Sr., Athens; a brother, Grady Eberhart Jr., Athens; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Hurley Funeral Home.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Ford Sr.
Athens
   Howard Ford Sr., 66, of 1474 Chipley St. died Thursday, July 23, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Ford was a son of the late Annie Heard Ford and Bish Ford Sr.
   Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Mack officiating.
   Survivors include two daughters, Anderia Juan Cloude, Decatur, and Regina Woodall, Athens; two sons, Howard Ford Jr., Seattle, and Charles Ford, Athens; two sisters, Lizzie B. Howard, Cincinnati, and Minnie E. Durham, Seattle; two brothers, Bish Ford Jr., Athens, and Sylvester Ford, Rialto, Calif.; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Miller
Toccoa
   Elizabeth Irene Smith Miller, 84, of Falls Road died Tuesday, July 28, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Elizabeth Alberta Hatcher Smith and was the widow of Reeder Miller. She was a retired librarian at Decatur-DeKalb Library and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Jamestown Society. She was of the Presbyterian faith.
   Private graveside services will be later in Riverside Cemetery, Macon.
   Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Miller, Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Robert E. Smith, Clearwater, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
   Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samara Nation
Athens
   Samara Coffman Nation, 29, of 585 Brookstone Drive died Monday, July 27, 1998.
   A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Nation was a daughter of Benay Coffman, Philadelphia, and the late Harvey Coffman. She was a student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of Omega Tau Sigma fraternity.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home with Rabbi Ronald D. Gerson officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, William "Will" Nation, Athens; and a sister, Stacey Coffman, New York.
   The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602.

Mildred Rooks
Athens
   Mildred Rooks of 520 Roberts Road died Sunday, July 26, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Rooks was a daughter of the late Alice and Willie Evans and was the widow of Robert Rooks Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Fork Bethel, Lexington.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Watkinsville, with the Rev. Glenn Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include six daughters, Rosa Rooks, Mary Rooks and Lucy Rooks, all of Athens, Annie Davenport and Hazel Rooks, both of Watkinsville, and Lottie Sheats, Stephens; two sons, Robert Rooks Jr., Lexington, and Wylie Rooks, Watkinsville; three sisters, Annie S. Willis, Atlanta, Mary A. Cottle, Charlotte, N.C., and Willie R. Watkins, Athens; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eli Shirley
Toccoa
   Eli Nathaniel Shirley, infant son of Lucas and Susan Renae Payne Shirley, died Monday, July 27, 1998.
   Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today in Toccoa Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Hood officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Shirley, Toccoa, and Ray Payne, Cleveland; and a stepgrandmother, Jeannene Payne, Cleveland.
   Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lona Smith
Baldwin
   Lona Saxton Smith, 95, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998.
   A native of White County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late James and Etta Hix Saxon and was the widow of William Arthur Smith. She was of the Holiness faith.
   Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Leon Brown and Aubrey McIntyre officiating. Burial will be in White Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Clara Mae Armour, Marietta, Eunice Smith and Mary Ruth Martin, both of Lula, and Beatrice Ferguson, Habersham; three sons, Barney Smith, Baldwin, James Smith, Spartanburg, S.C., and Johnny Smith, Gainesville; four sisters, Carrie Jackson, Dolly Duncan, Blanche Lewallen and Gertrude Armour, all of Lula; a brother, Claude Sexton, Lula; 34 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah Brewer
Clearwater, Fla.
   Sarah Ruth Elrod Brewer, 60, formerly of Toccoa, died Monday, July 27, 1998.
   Whitlock Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Fred Allen
Crawford
   Fred Harold Allen, 83, formerly of Hull, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Tom Noah and Viola Johnson Allen. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, with the Rev. J.L. Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Rice Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Genolia Bellamy; a daughter, Glenda Fancher, Lilburn; three sons, Darrell E. Allen, Athens, Harold Allen, Hull, and Glenn Mark Allen, Cave Spring; a sister, Rachel Oshield, Hull; a brother, Richard Allen, Union Point; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Anna English
Greensboro
   Anna Jackson English of 102 Richland Ave. died Monday, July 27, 1998.
   A native of Greensboro, Mrs. English was a daughter of the late Luther and Susan Jackson and was the widow of Joseph English. She was a housewife and a member of Boswell Chapel Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Boswell Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Quinn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Fannie Ruth Jackson, Greensboro; a sister, Mary Ward, Atlanta; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
   Neal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis Harper
Commerce
   Curtis Eugene Harper, 50, of 224 Bennett St. died Sunday, July 26, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Harper was a son of Cepeus and Flossie Harper, Commerce. He was a member of Rodgers Chapel Baptist Church and attended Warren Chapel United Methodist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Warren Chapel UMC with the Rev. Willie Frank Pattman officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Garden Cemetery, Jefferson.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two children, Curtis Harper and Andrea Harper, both of Atlanta; four sisters, Sirfornia Willigham, Shirley Robinson, Lois Holly and Vireen Doe, all of Atlanta; and a brother, Ellis Harper, Atlanta.
   Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Huff
Winder
   Gladys Huff, 81, died Tuesday, July 29, 1998.
   Mrs. Huff was a daughter of the late William and Mattie Nelson Cleaton. She was retired from Red Foxx, where she was a textile worker.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Moore officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include Nelson Huff, Jimmy Huff and Dennis Huff, all of Winder; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Alma Ivester
Toccoa
   Alma Lee Ivester, 80, of Antioch Church Community died Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Miss Ivester was a daughter of the late P.B. and Blanch Jameson Ivester. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a charter member of WMU and a Sunday School teacher.
   Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Mize, David Harbin and Kenneth Moon officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
   Survivors include two brothers, the Rev. Ernest Ivester and Arthur Ivester, both of Toccoa; a sister-in-law, Lou Ellen Ivester, Clarkesville; a brother-in-law, Pete Garrett, Toccoa; and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be at Kenneth Ivester, Dennis Ivester, Coelman Ivester, the Rev. Connie Ivester, Sam Ivester and Randall Caudell.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Janie Johnson
Elberton
   Janie Davis Johnson, 83, of 304 College Ave. died Tuesday, July 28, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late James R. and Janie E. Gunter Davis and was the widow of Ralph Thomas Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Elberton Church of God.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Sammy Cutshall and J.T. Willoughby officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Frances E. Davis, Betty Ivester, Helen Johnson and Vera Ingram, all of Elberton; three sons, Tommy E. Johnson, Alvin R. Johnson and Cecil D. Johnson, all of Elberton; three sisters, Mamie Lou Cothran, Clinton, S.C., and Mattie Sue Segars and Lucy D. Segars, both of Elberton; two brothers, Joe R. Davis and Walter W. Davis, both of Elberton; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Keith Ingram, Michael Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Robin Johnson, Ray Ivester and Shane Johnson. Grandsons, great-grandsons and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence.

Arlene Koedel
Pittsburgh
   Arlene Sue Koedel, 52, formerly of Athens died Feb. 17, 1998.
   Mrs. Koedel was a daughter of the late F. Courtney and Gladys Donoghue. She will be remembered for her work at Athens Regional Medical Center Development Council and the NCAA men's tennis tournaments. Most recently she was involved with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics.
   Graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating.
   Survivors include her husband, Gilbert E. Koedel; a son, Scott S. Koedel; and a sister, Diane Swartz.
   Memorials may be made to Athens Regional Medical Center or Pennsylvania Special Olympics, 1100 Washington Ave., Carnegie, Penn. 15106.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of local arrangements.

T.C. Langford Jr.
Hoschton
   T.C. Langford Jr., 80, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Langford was a son of the late Molly Stone Langford and T.C. Langford Sr. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a carpenter and a member of Hoschton Baptist Church, Rockwell Lodge 191 F&AM and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4872.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hoschton Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Burial will be in Hoschton City Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Cruse Langford; a daughter, June L. Rockefeller, Hoschton; three sisters, Runette Evans, Hoschton, Lucille Church, Athens, and Evelyn Thrasher, Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Bob Langford, Hoschton; a grandson, a great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at Carter-Stewart Funeral Home, Winder.
   Memorials may be made to the Hoschton Baptist Church Building Fund.

Richard Mason
Homer
   Richard Mason, 79, of 197 U.S. Highway 441 North died Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Mason was a son of the late Dick Moss and Anna McDonald Mason. He was retired from Banks County Schools. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater Oct. 20, 1942-Sept. 23, 1945.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Alexander and Sam Parson officiating. Burial will be in Homer Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Pauline Brown Mason; a son, Danny Mason, Homer; a sister, Clyde Dodd, Toccoa; a brother, Joe Moss Mason, Demopolis, Ala.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Raymond Rigdon
Madison
   Raymond Harrison Rigdon, M.D., 92, of 373 S. Main St. died Saturday, July 28, 1998.
   A native of Musella, Dr. Ridgon was a son of the late Clifford and Mary Harrison Rigdon. He was a pathologist and a member of Madison United Methodist Church.
   Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Madison UMC with the Rev. Thomas Kerr officiating. Burial will be in Culloden.
   Survivors include his wife, Margaret Britt Rigdon; two daughters, Louise Rigdon Clarke, Roanoke, Va., and Virginia Rigdon, Mississippi; and two grandsons.
   Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Brown
Athens
   Dennis Brown, 47, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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