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Dorene Brightwell
Union Point
   Dorene McCowan Brightwell, 53, of 1111 Watson Ave. died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998.
   A native of Jasper, Mrs. Brightwell was a daughter of the late Hattie and Henry McCowan. She was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Brightwell. She was a member of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir, and a foster mother for many years.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Siloam Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Forrest Lester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Harold Brightwell Sr.; seven children, Henrietta Sims, College Park, Harold Brightwell Jr., Athens, Katrina Brightwell and Kenneth Brightwell, both of Atlanta, and Melissa Scott, Janie Brightwell and Ashely Brightwell, all of Union Point; two sisters, Elierleen McCowan, Jasper, and Idella Morgan, Decatur; three brothers, Booker T. McCowan, California, Truman McCowan, Virginia, and Charles McCowan, Duluth; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home.

Cleo Cornic
Pendergrass
   Cleo Raymond Cornic, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   Mr. Cornic was a son of the late Jay B. Estella W. Cornic and widow of the late Clarice Marie Cornic. He served as a WFI officer in the Navy for 30 years, including during World War II and the Korean conflict.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include two sons, Walter Ray Cornic, Bartlett, Tenn., and Raymond Lawrence Cornic, Hoschton; a brother, Lawrence Lenard Cornic, Burlington, Iowa; and two grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. today at the Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Clarence Franklin Jr.
Bogart
   Clarence Franklin Jr., 59, of 1031 Ramser Drive died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe Coun ty, Mr. Franklin was a son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Guest Franklin. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he was a retired policeman and owner of Franklin Sports. He served with the Athens Police Department from 1962-1976, retiring as sergeant. He was named Small Business Person of the Year in 1998 by the Athens Chamber of Commerce as owner of Franklin Sports Inc. He was a devoted family man and supporter of several youth organizations, and sponsored the Annual Fishing Rodeo for the Boys Club.
   Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann McCarty Franklin; two daughters, Carol Allison Franklin and Kimberly Ann Duncan, both of Athens; a son, Mark Vincent Franklin, Athens; and three granddaughters, Lindsey Duncan, Mary Claire and Sarah Kate Duncan, all of Athens.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Athens, 592 Oconee St., Athens, Ga. 30605; Boy Scouts of America - Northeast Georgia Council, 105 Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens, Ga. 30605; and Athens Recovery Ministries, 2150 Lexington Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Hughes
Auburn
   Henry Lee Hughes, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998.
   Mr. Hughes was a son of Genevieve Hughes, Loganville, and the late Floyd H. Hughes. He was self-employed in the construction industry.
   Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Howard McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Hill Haven Cemetery, Monroe.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Joan Hughes; a daughter, Angel Hughes, Auburn; two sons, Shane Hughes, Loganville, and Todd Hughes, Auburn; two sisters, Brenda Wehunt, Martin, and Wanda Morrell, Monroe; six brothers, Floyd Hughes Jr., Lamar Hughes and Roger Hughes, all of Loganville, Ronnie Hughes, Eatonton, Kenneth Hughes, Jersey, and Tony Ray Hughes, Monroe; a grandchild and nieces and nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joan Hughes, P.O. Box 789, Auburn, Ga. 30011.

Ruby Wood Piercy
Martin
   Ruby Wood Piercy, 87, formerly of 554 Cherokee Ridge, died Saturday, August 8, 1998.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Dr. Stewart Sims and Dr. Henry Fields officiating. Burial will follow Wednesday in Lakeview Cemetery, Providence, Ky.
   Mrs. Piercy had resided here in Athens for 14 years. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Pearl Stephens Wood and widow of the late Lyman B. Piercy. Before retirement, she was a ninth-grade math teacher in the North Little Rock, Ark., school system for more than 30 years. When living in Athens she was a member of Beech Haven Baptist Church, where she was very active in church activities. She currently was a member of Toccoa First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Nancy Piercy, Zionsville, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and the Rev. Robert Pless, Martin, Ga.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Rochford
Madison
   Mildred Lorain Rochford, 90, of 990 Crawford St. died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   A native of Falmouth, Ky., Mrs. Rochford was a daughter of the late Elzar and Lizzie Barnes and was widow of C.P. Rochford. She was a homemaker.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Madison Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Ross officiating. Burial will be in Hillandale Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include two cousins, Helen B. Kopp, Cincinnati, and Vivian Gilbert, Falmouth, Ky.

Rosa Wells
Comer
   Rosa Belle Wells, 89, formerly of Carnesville, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Wells was a daughter of the late Marion and Molly Wright Atkinson. She was married twice, first to the late Aubrey Powers, second to the late Thomas Joseph Wells, and was preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Wells and Mary Lou Segars. She was a homemaker and a member of Zidon Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zidon Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Carson, Paul Collins and Johnny Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m.
   Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Brown, Hampton, and Merle Bridges, Royston; a son, Horace Powers, Carnesville; five stepdaughters, Omie Hickman and Willie Mae Bennett, both of Toccoa, Minnie Neal Moore, Ila, Dora Lee Ayres, Red Hill Community, and Robbie Roach, Royston; a stepson, Thomas Wells, Toccoa; a brother, W.T. Atkinson, Royston; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the home of Jeanette Brown, 2264 Bray's Lake Road, Royston, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston.

Edna Temples
Hartwell
   Edna Haggard Anderson Temples, 96, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Temples was a daughter of the late William Linton and Emily Sara Ingram Anderson. She was married twice, first to the late Thomas Anderson, second to the late John C. Temples. She was retired from the Hart County School System, where she was a former supervisor in the high school cafeteria. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Erlene Finley,, Lavonia, Betty Smith, Franklin Springs, and Peggy Gonsenhauser, Lithia Springs; three sons, Thomas Anderson, Conyers, Billy Anderson, Anderson, and Jack Anderson, Charleston Heights, S.C.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah M. Shelton
Greensboro
   Sarah Mapp Shelton, 36, of 1101 Wright Lane died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Thomas Alexander
Nicholson
   Thomas Henry Boots Alexander, 73, of 45 Sanford Drive died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   A native of Pickens County, S.C., Mr. Alexander was a son of the late William Hinsley and Eva Hutchins Alexander. He was a laborer and a member of Nicholson United Methodist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Howard Rhodes, Dennis Kesler and Melvin Greene officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery.
   Survivors include a nephew, Joseph Alexander, Nicholson.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Bostwick
Rutledge
   Sarah Ridley Bostwick, 88, of 1500 Centennial Road died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Chatham County, Mrs. Bostwick was a daughter of the late Sarah Dickerson and the Rev. Matthew C. Banks. She was a housewife.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rutledge Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Peters officiating. Burial will be in Bostwick City Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Sarah B. McHugh, Rutledge, and Martha B. Sligh, Morrow; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home, Madison.

Julia Bell Brown
Athens
   Julia Bell Brown of 375 N. Billups St. died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Jack Huff and Beulah Williams and was the widow of Lenorad E. Brown. She was retired after 20 years as a cook for the University of Georgia Kappa Alpha Fraternity and after 14 years as a cook for the Young Women's Christian Organization (YWCO). She was a member of New Grove Baptist Church and an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies' Auxiliary Post 3910.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at New Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Abraham Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m.
   Survivors include a son, Charles Williams, Athens; a stepson, Randolph (Mamie) Brown, Beltsville, Md.; an aunt, Lois Huff, Athens; two stepgrandsons, Kelvin and Randy Brown, both of Beltsville, Md.; three adopted grandchildren, Barbara A. Sims, Harold Sims and Michell Sims, all of Athens; two adopted great-granddaughters, Shannon and Cheylon Sims, both of Athens; and a very special goddaughter and son, Melinda (Willie) Hardwick, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a host of relatives and friends.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Thelma Dickinson
Athens
   Thelma Cooper Dickinson, 91, died Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Dickinson was a daughter of the late W.A. and Della Davis Cooper. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Cooper Dickinson. She was a retired restaurant worker, having worked for Katherine's Kitchen and Cooper's Drive Inn. She was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Thrasher officiating.
   Survivors include a devoted nephew, Dennis Langford, Athens; a sister, Carolyn Thurmond, Athens; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Edith Cooper, Athens; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence, 210 E. Meadow Drive, Athens, Ga. 30605.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Dwight Matthews, 473 Old Commerce Extension, Athens, Ga. 30607.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

James Green
Roswell
   James Howard Green, 76, formerly of LaGrange, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   A native of LaGrange, Mr. Green was a son of the late John William and Florence Hinkle Green. He retired from BellSouth after 42 years of service, working most of these in Georgia but with assignments in Illinois, Alaska, Florida and New York. He worked on many fund-raising projects with the Pioneer Organization, was Georgia chairman for the Library for the Blind Talking Book Repair Program and volunteered with the BellSouth Golf Classic. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of MATPARC and Union Lodge 28 F&AM.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with the Revs. Curtis Hammond and Marion Shivers officiating. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Betty Albright, Cumming; a brother, Emory Green, Hoschton; and nieces and nephews.

Hazel Hewell
Winder
   Hazel Hewell, 80, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   Mrs. Hewell was a daughter of the late Candler and Artie W. Mobley and was the widow of Henry H. "Snook" Hewell. She was a member of Union Baptist Church and a homemaker.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include a daughter, Janice Kirk, Winder; a sister, Mayrelle Murphy, College Park; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends after 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Herbert F. Kuhlman
Bogart
   Herbert F. Kuhlman, 87, of 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Apt. 102, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of South Dakota, Mr. Kuhlman was a son of the late Fred and Clyde McRee Kuhlman. An Army veteran, he was retired from Champion Dairy Pak and a member of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Claude McBride and Edward Bolling officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Montine Williams Kuhlman.
   Pallbearers will be C.L. Morehead, Billy Wilson, Bob Burton, Mark Eason, Jimmy Godwin, Ray Neal, Van Landers and Chris Whatley.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elizabeth S. Self
Watkinsville
   Elizabeth S. Self, 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Self was a daughter of Ruby Tanksley Thrasher, Athens, and the late Raymond Shackleford. She was a retired homemaker and attended Whitehall Holiness Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel with the Revs. Hubert Hammond and Curtiss Lee Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Ross Chapel Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Sam H. Self; two daughters, Denise S. Rogers, Watkinsville, and Phyllis S. Oakes, Mars Hill, N.C.; a son, David Self, Loganville; and seven grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth M. Sherwood
Toccoa
   Ruth Martyn Sherwood, 97, of 175 Pine Valley Drive died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of St. Louis, Mrs. Sherwood was a daughter of the late James Y. and Louise Stinde Martyn and was the widow of Dr. Ralph Eugene Sherwood. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa and the Tab Lawrence Sunday School Class.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Forrester officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sue Thompson, Toccoa; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Harold Matheson, Perry Matheson, Sam Hay, Fred Newman, J.B. Hudgins Jr. and Irvin Hellenga.
   The family is at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Piano Fund.

Kelvin Spencer
Toccoa
   Kelvin Terrell Spencer, 30, of 3077 Williams Bridge Road died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Spencer was a son of Robert and Mary Spencer. He was a member of King Branch Baptist Church, Carnesville, where he served in many capacities.
   Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at King Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ramey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three children, Marcus Spencer, Kevin Spencer and Shayla Spencer, all of Toccoa; five sisters, Denise Freeman, Tignall, Sheila Spencer and Inger Neal, both of Toccoa, and Joy Spencer and Aprill Spencer, both of Marietta; and three brothers, Calvin Spencer, Robert Spencer and Willie Spencer, all of Toccoa.
   The family is at the residence.
   Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dolores Turk
Athens
   Dolores Helen Turk, 92, of 801 Riverhill Drive died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   A native of Indianapolis, Mrs. Turk had lived in Athens for the past 40 years. She was one of the first residents of Lanier Gardens, a homemaker and a member of Beech Haven Baptist Church.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Bridges Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stewart B. Simms Jr. officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Ray Turk, and daughter-in-law, Demaris Turk, Athens; grandchildren, Jeff Turk and Mike and Jennifer Fitzgerald; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Fitzgerald and Demi Fitzgerald.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beech Haven Baptist Church or Lanier Gardens.

Mary Johnson
Colbert
   Mary Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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