Alvin B. Biscoe Jr.
Alvin Blocksom Biscoe Jr., 66, formerly of Athens, died
Wednesday, July 29, 1998.
A native of Lewisburg, Penn. Mr. Biscoe graduated from
the University of Georgia with a B.A. in 1952 and served in the Army during
the Korean War. He then earned a MBA in finance from the University of
Chicago in 1956 and worked as a market analyst, then financial analyst
for Standard Oil. He earned a Ph.D. in economics and business administration
in 1964 at the University of Florida, where he served as an instructor
and assistant professor of finance and as assistant director of the Bureau
of Economic and Business Research.
In 1966, he became the director for the Center for Business
and Economic Research, associate professor of finance at the University
of Tennessee, Knoxville, and assistant vice president of the University
of Tennessee System for Public Service. He designed the Institute for Public
Service, which became a model for land grant universities throughout the
country. He later worked with the National Science Foundation in a variety
of positions and later established the public affairs firm of Mongovan,
Biscoe and Duchin Inc., Washington, D.C. As a volunteer, Dr. Biscoe served
communities in Tennessee and Washington, D.C. He was a member of Congressional
Country Club, Bethesda, Md.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis
Episcopal Church, Potomac Parish, 10033 River Road, Potomac, Md. 20854.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Eleanor Biscoe; a
daughter, Sara Duke Biscoe, Bethesda, Md.; and three sons, Charles Biscoe
and Jack Dempster, both of Washington, D.C., and Will Biscoe, Rockville,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Davis
Memorial Goodwill Industries, 2200 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
20018, The Covenant House, Washington, 1015 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
20005, The Cathedral Fund, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts
and Wisconsin Aves., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016, or to Christ Church, Kensington
Building Fund, 4001 Franklin St., Kensington, Md. 20895.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
John P. Black
John P. Black of Sanford Community, Hull, Ga., died Wednesday,
July 29, 1998. He celebrated his 54th birthday on July 26th.
He was the son of Ramie Turner Black of Cleveland, Ga.,
and the late Issac P. Black. In addition to his mother,
he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda Standridge Black, two daughters
and sons-in-law, Johnette and Butch Appleby of Hull, Ga., and Amy and Dennis
Smock of Danielsville, Ga., and his in-laws, Talmer and Oma Standridge
of Cleveland, Ga. He was "Papa" to five grandchildren, Kristen, Branson
and Matthew Smock and Stephen and Kaitlin Appleby.
John was owner and sole technician of Black's Appliance
Repair Inc. He never won any honors for his job, but had hundreds of valued,
John was an active member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist
Church where he had served on the Administrative Council for numerous years.
He was also actively involved in the Athens Area Emmaus Community.
Funeral services will be today at Gordons Chapel UMC with
the Rev. Robert Passmore and the Rev. Billy Pittman officiating. Burial
will be in Gordon's Chapel UMC Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Hoke Howard, Neal Watson, George Bailey,
Ray Cochran, Robert Davis and Steve Young. Honorary pallbearers will be
the men of Gordon's Chapel UMC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the new van
fund for Gordon's Chapel UMC, 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, Ga. 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge
Peggy H. Cheek, 63, of 7165 Georgia Highway 17 South died
Friday, July 31, 1998.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Cheek was a daughter of
the late J. Hubert and Evelyn Jackson Hewin and widow of Alton W. Cheek.
She was a past co-owner of Cheek Electric and Cheek's Boutique in Lavonia.
She was a former member and past president of Royston Travel Club. She
was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Lavonia where she was
an adult choir member, former treasurer for 23 years, leader of the junior
varsity AWANA, and older pre-school Sunday school teacher.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church, Lavonia, with the Revs. Richard Dickson, J. Curtis Gilstrap,
and Bobby Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30
p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Joy C. Elrod, Lori
Manley and Jill Cheek, all of Bowersville; and six grandchildren and a
Pallbearers will be Gary Farley, Don Bartlett, Jim Hewin,
Tommy Baskins, Wayne Cheek, Howard Sheriff, Don Styles and Jerry Jackson.
Memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, 106 Hodges
St., Cornelia, Ga. 30531, or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 250 Pleasant
Grove Church Road, Lavonia, Ga. 30553.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence E. Christian
Clarence E. Christian, 95, of 334 Macedonia Church Road,
died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998. A native of Madison County, he spent the last
14 months with his son, Joe, in Gainesville. He was the son of the late
William and Fannie Mae Westbrook Christian and the widower of Ossie Mae
Sorrow Christian. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lee
Christian; 2 sons, Delma "Bussie" and Leo Christian; and by a number of
brothers and sisters. He was a retired farmer and a Blacksmith and Barber
for the Madison County Community. He was a deacon of Bluestone Baptist
Church, which he helped to construct.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Brown
Funeral Home Chapel, Danielsville. The Rev. Ray Jenkins and David McDonald
will officiate. Burial will be in Bluestone Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Danny Christian, Jason Christian, Chad Christian, Bryan Christian,
O/Dennis Christian, Elmer Christian Jr. and Elmer Christian III.
Survivors include 3 sons and their wives, Elmer and Jennie
Christian, Hull; Joe and Margie Christian, Conyers/Gainesville; and Johnny
and Brenda Christian, Danielsville; 13 grandchildren; and a number of great
grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
The family is at the residence of Johnny Christian, 5808
Highway 29 N., Danielsville, and will receive friends today 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
at the funeral home.
New York, N.Y.
Utah Lawrence died Monday, July 27, 1998.
A native of Greene County, Mr. Lawrence was a member of
Flat Rock Baptist Church in White Plains prior to his moving to New York.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Flat Rock
Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Slaughter officiating. Burial will
be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Lawyer Mason, and several
nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert
Ward, White Plains.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Lou Moore, 64, of 160 Janice Drive died Saturday,
August 1, 1998.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Moore was the daughter
of the late Sidney and Pauline Strickland McElroy. She was employed with
Ranick Limited for 18 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lord & Stephens
Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Bill Wood officiating. Burial will be
in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Talmadge Moore; a son,
David Moore, Hull; a sister, Sarah Harike, Athens; and two grandsons and
Pallbearers will be John Seay, Wayne McElroy, Terry McElroy,
Jeff Hale, Derek Hale, Tommy Haynes and Shane Haynes.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-9
Mary Evelyn Belk Morrison, 73, died Saturday, August 1,
1998. Affectionately known as "Bea," she died at home surrounded by family
and friends who loved her dearly.
Bea was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late
Eva Mae Robertson Belk and William Howard "Knox" Belk Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Buster Morrison; children
and their spouses, Lester and Rhonda Morrison and Gail and Eddie Fisher
of Danielsville; Brenda and Farris Gary and Dianne Seagraves of Athens
and Cheryl Elaine Cefalu of Grayson. She is also the beloved grandmother
of Todd Morrison and his wife Amy, Rusty and Robin Morrison, Jennifer Gary,
Jason and Monica Seagraves, Clay and Jill Fisher and Michael and Nicholas
Cefalu. Other special people in her life were sisters, brothers, nieces,
nephews and in-laws who visited and helped care for her during her extended
Graveside services will be Monday, August 3, 1998, at
3:00 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The revs.
Wayne Douglas and Ralph Mabry will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Lord and Stephens Funeral
Home, Danielsville, Sunday from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. as well as at her home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made to the Alzheimer's Research Center, Regions Hospital Foundation,
640 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. 55101-2595.
To all family and friends who were there for Bea during
her illness, thank you so much for all of your love, your prayers and your
Barbara Simmons, 65, of Old Elberton Road died Friday,
July 31, 1998.
Mrs. Simmons was a native of Clarke County.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral
Home. Burial will be in Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie Simmons; two daughters,
Jessie Diane Brady and Brenda Lee Smith, both of Winterville; two sons,
Bobby Simmons and Tony Simmons, both of Winterville; two sisters, Betty
Brewer and Linda Cox, both of Athens; a brother, Ray Shelnut, Athens; and
Henry Joseph Allen
Henry Joseph Allen, 55, of 6240 Old Jefferson Road died
Saturday, August 1, 1998.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Allen was a son of the
late Rufus Lee Allen and Christine Adderholt. He was a general contractor
and member of Beech Haven Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at Bridges Funeral
Home with the Rev. Wes Owens officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill
Survivors include his wife, Linda Allen; three sons, Dwayne
Allen, Athens, Jerry Allen, Savannah, and Chet Allen, Ft. Walton, Fla.;
three sisters, Lena Parham, Fairless Hill, Pa., Dolly Sansone, Chamblee,
and Ellie Rohert, Athens; two brothers, Memphis Allen, Toccoa, and Rufus
Bennard Allen, Cocoa, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Beech Haven Baptist Church
Building Fund, 2930 West Broad St., Athens, Ga. 30606.
The family is at the residence.
Jessie Anderson Branyon, 94, of 1660 Jennings Mill Road
died Sunday, August 2, 1998.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Branyon was a daughter
of the late Matthew Lee and Mae Johnson Anderson and widow of Donald L.
Branyon Sr. She was a lifelong resident of this area where she was a member
of the University Womens Club, University Sewing Club, UDC, DAR, Grandmothers
Club, and Silver Hair Club. She was a member of First Baptist Church where
she taught Sunday school for 42 years. She accompanied her husband in 2
overseas assignments, in Israel and Cambodia, where she taught English.
Funeral services will be 12 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens
Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Jon Appleton officiating. Burial will
be in Tuckston Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Donald L. Branyon Jr.,
Athens, and James L. Branyon, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the M&M and
Forum Sunday School Classes, Grandmothers Club, and Silver Hair Club.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building
The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the
fu neral home.
Ronald B. Cannon
Ronald Bernard "Ron" Cannon, 50, of 9 Aurora Way. died
Friday, July 31, 1998.
A native of Colquitt County, Mr. Cannon was a son of Vi
and Oscar Cannon of Moultrie. He was employed by the Georgia State Dept.
of Family and Children Services and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Becky Shoaf officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister,
Kaye Cannon Joines, Lenexa, Kan.; and two nieces, Becky Joines and Sarah
Joines, both of Lenexa, Kan.
Leland F. Herring
Leland F. Herring, 89, of 2203 Grady School Road died
Sunday, August 2, 1998.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Herring was a son of the
late Benjamin Henry and Jessie Parks Herring. He was a retired farmer and
member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hamby Funeral
Home, Lavonia, with the Revs. Johnny Ashworth and Lon Heighton officiating.
Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors include his wife, Avis Ethridge Herring; a daughter,
Bonnie Maxwell, Canon; two sons, Joe Herring, Canon, and Gerald Herring,
Gainesville; and seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice Services,
P.O. Box 6588, Athens, Ga. 30604.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the
Hattie Clark Hill, 85, of Old Fairground Road died Saturday,
August 1, 1998. Widow of Claude Hill, she was a member of New Annon Grove
Baptist Church, where she served on the mother board until her health began
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Anon Grove
Baptist Church in Lexing ton with the Rev. Frank Dillard officiating. The
body will be placed in the church an hour before the services. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Harvey Hill, Athens; and a niece,
Bernice Faust, Athens.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Holland, 77, died Saturday, August 1, 1998.
Mrs. Holland was a daughter of the late Aaron and Mary
Ann Page Ouzts, and widow of Horace Holland.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral
Home with the Revs. Gordon Thornton and Robert M. Herring officiating.
The body will be placed in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be
in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Holland, Winder, and
Randall Holland, Statham; and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Statham First Baptist Church
or to Winder First Baptist Church.
Georgie E. Reese
Georgie Estie Reese, 100, of Route 1 died Friday, July
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Reese was a daughter
of the late William and Locy Starks Hall and widow of Freeman D. Reese.
She was a member of the Greater Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Hope
Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Norman and Michael Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Malissie Griffin and
Madge Johnson, both of Martin, Ruth Slade, Bladinburg, Md., and Julia M.
Burruss and Elizabeth Combs, both of Washington, D.C.; two sons, L.T. Reese,
Washington, D.C., and Booker T. Reese, District Heights, Md.; and 17 grandchildren,
28 great-grandchildren, and 15 great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal
Funeral Home, Toccoa.
Sandy Standridge, 23, of 258 Hickory Flat Road died Saturday,
August 1, 1998.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Standridge was a daughter of
Kathy Cummings and Sammy Meeler. She was a nursing assistant and a member
of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Shoals
Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial will
be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband,
Raymond Standridge; stepmother, Bonnie Meeler, Maysville; stepfather, Larry
Cummings, Commerce; a son, Raymond Kyle Standridge; two sisters, Tracey
Caudell, Commerce, and Heather Pritchett, Gaffney, S.C.; and three brothers,
Joey Cummings and Mitch Cummings, both of Commerce, and Christopher Pritchett,
The family will receive friends 7 p.m. today at the residence.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Louise Tims, 74, of 255 Hillcrest Ave. died Saturday,
August 1, 1998.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Tims was a daughter of
the late Guy Benjamin and Susie Brown Wages. She was a member of Central
Baptist Church and was in charge of the nursery and a choir member for
over 25 years. She also served as church hostess and was a member of Friendship
Sunday School Class.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Central Baptist
Church with the Rev. Ben Glosson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen
Survivors include her husband, Hugh Tims; a daughter,
Lisa Moss, Bogart; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Drew, Tom Harvill, Charlie Marcus,
Lynn Hardigree, David Sprinkles, Buddy Wages, David Ragland, and Jackie
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of
Joyce S. Bailey
Joyce S. Bailey, 83, of 145 Tara Way died Sunday, August
Bridges Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
Will George Donahoo
Will George Donahoo, formerly of Oglethorpe County, died
Friday, July 31, 1998.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
Mildred Holcomb, 72, of 915 South Pond St. died Sunday,
August 2, 1998.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.