Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Linda Evans
Danielsville
   Lt. Linda Manley Evans, 49, of 343 Van Manley Road died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of Van Manley, Danielsville, and the late Jeanette Simpson Manley. She was a retired lieutenant with Colbert Police Department and was a longtime employee with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, with more than 20 years experience in law enforcement. She was deputy coroner with Clarke County and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with the Rev. Tracy Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Larry Evans; a daughter, Rhonda Del Rio, Laurel Bay, S.C.; a son, Michael Scott Williamson, Danielsville; a sister, Deborah Reese, Danielsville; two brothers, Gene Manley and Garey Manley, both of Danielsville; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Randy Garrett, Mark Durham, Mark Magnuson, Glenn Cowan, Joe Walters, Carter Greene, Ronnie Erwin and Chris Guest. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Madison County Police Department.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rubye S. Ferguson
Lavonia
   Rubye S. Ferguson, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Ferguson was a daughter of the late Foster and Sallie Vandiver Thomas and was the widow of Joe R. Ferguson. She was preceded in death by a son, Wallace Waymond Steed. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Lavonia First Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Bielski and Larry Finger officiating. Burial will be in Bowersville Cemetery.
   Sara T. Whitlow, Stone Mountain; and two grandchildren, Pamela A. Palmer, Charlotte, N.C., and Richard T. Steed, Augusta.

Eugene Freeman Sr.
Carrollton 
   Eugene Doyle Freeman Sr., 62, of 1227 N. Park St. died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Buren and Mildred Smith Freeman. He was a retired manager of Carroll Finance and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bremen, and Carrollton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7404.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Martin & Hightower Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Martin officiating. Entombment will be in Carroll Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
   Survivors include his wife, Nancy McEver Freeman; two daughters, Adriene North, Carrollton, and Nanette Williamson, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Eugene D. Freeman Jr., Athens; two sisters, Gilma Cromer, Hull, and Velma Magness, Greenville, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Curtis Costley, Judd Costley, Joey Gibbs, Tim Maddox, Donnie Wood and Corbett Turner.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.

Ella Mae Hines
Comer
   Ella Mae Maxwell Hines, 79, of 816 Clairmont Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Hines was a daughter of the late Jerimiah and Martha Maxwell. She was a member of Tabor Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Ila.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tabor Chapel CME Church with the Revs. William Jennings, Morris Colvin and E. Bernard Slay officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mary Hancock Miller, Comer, and Rozzelle Harper, Athens; a friend, Clarence Scott, Comer; two sisters, Annie Mae Jarrells, Danielsville, and Fannie Mae Robinson, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Oscar B. Maxwell, Athens; 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens.

Verdie Holmes
Jefferson
   Verdie Norris Holmes, 84, of 194 Skyline Drive died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Lumpkin County, Mrs. Holmes was a daughter of the late Elisah and Essie Norris and was the widow of Bud Holmes. She was a homemaker.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at The Living Word Worship Center with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Richard James officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery. The body will be placed in the center at 2:30 p.m.
   Survivors include four daughters, Beth Cook, Gainesville, Jackie McElroy, Maysville, and Robbie Benton and Evelyn Cathy, both of Jefferson; a son, Thomas L. Holmes, Gainesville; a sister, Mattie Dale, Gainesville; a brother, Herbert Lee Norris, Gainesville; a friend, Faye Wilson, Jefferson; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home.

Wilson L. Porter
Cedartown
   Wilson L. "Bill" Porter, 75, of 220 John Phillips Road died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   Mr. Porter was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a retired businessman. He was a member of First Baptist Church and for many years an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart.
   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Lynn Willingham officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Hallie Anne Barber Porter; a daughter, Patsy Norris, Douglasville; a son, Lee Porter, Cedartown; two sisters, Virginia Burgess, Toccoa, and Norma Jane Bame, Lewis, Del.; a brother, William Read Porter, Lindale, Texas; and five grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Glenn McKibben, Sammy Timmons, Larry Mills, Clyde Tuck, Kim Meyer and Lloud Hammond.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samaritan House, 302 Wissahickon Ave., Cedartown, Ga. 30125, or Community Hospice Care, c/o Floyd Medical Center, P.O. Box 233, Rome, Ga. 30162-0233.
   Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Raburn
Bishop
   Alma Bradford Raburn, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998.
   A native of Eastman, Mrs. Raburn was the widow of Wallace Raburn. She was a graduate of Young Harris College, a homemaker and a member of Fort Valley Methodist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Eastman, with the Revs. Charles McKuhen and Jim Hamlin officiating.
   Survivors include a grandson, Daniel Raburn, Fort Valley; and in-laws, Julian and Edell Raburn, Athens, and Ruth Raburn, Americus.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Harris College or Alzheimer's Research Center, Regions Hospital Foundation, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. 55101-2595.
   Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

'Nona' Steed
Winder
   "Nona" Steed, 98, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   Mrs. Steed was a daughter of the the late Barney and Missouri B. Henry and widow of Roger W. Steed. She was retired inspector from Carwood and a member of Chapel Christian Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Sara Steed and Mary Steed, both of Winder; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sara Shull Stevens
Augusta
   Sara S. Stevens, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Lexington, Mrs. Stevens was a daughter of the late Eugene Paul and Popie Maxwell Shull and was the widow of Sidney E. Stevens. She attended Georgia College, Milledgeville, and taught school in South Georgia for several years. She was retired after 36 years from the post office and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Lexington Baptist Church.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Clark Cemetery with the Revs. Harry Warren and George Hall officiating.
   Survivors include two nieces, Shirin Shull Jordan, Augusta, and Jane Shull, Crawford; a great-niece, Pam Jordan Harwood, Augusta; a great-nephew, John Steven Jordan, Lincolnton; three great-great-nieces and a great-great-nephew.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Maxwell Sr., William A. Bryant, W.E. Evans, Henry Raines Maxwell, Charles Crawford, William C. Maxwell and members of the UDC.
   The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. today at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel and at the graveside following the service.
   Memorials may be made to Lexington Baptist Church, Crawford, or a favorite charity.

Mabel Vickery
Commerce
   Mabel Vickery, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Commerce, Mrs. Vickery was a daughter of the late William Allen and Julia Wilson Tucker and was the widow of Vernon Vickery. She was a retired textile worker at Harmony Grove Mills.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church with the Rev. Byron Lee and Jerry Payne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Winona Echols, Kings Mountain, N.C.; two sons, Allen Vickery and Sam Vickery, both of Commerce; two sisters, Marie Jones and Helen Lacey, both of Commerce; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harmony Christian Church Cemetery Fund.
   Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Vickery
Lavonia
   Sara Louise Vickery, 89, formerly of 1274 Knox Bridge Crossing, Shoal Creek Community, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
   Mrs. Vickery was a daughter of the late James Shannon and Nelia Madden Vickery and was the widow of Asa Garfield "Gart" Vickery. She was a homemaker and a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Harris, Mike Adams, David Blizzard and Harbin Sanders offici ating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
   Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jordan, Townville, S.C.; three sons, Jerry Vickery, of the home, Jack Vickery, Lavonia, and Phil Vickery, Barbourville, Ky; a brother, Mariet Vickery, Lavonia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   The family members are at their respective homes.
   Hamby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Whitmire
Mount Airy
   Betty LaPrade Whitmire, 63, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Whitmire was a daughter of the late Connie C. and Viola Brookshire LaPrade. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael D. Whitmire. She was a retired manager of The Family Dollar Store, Cornelia, with 23 years of service and a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Trent Smith and Billy Burell officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include her husband, D. Talmadge Whitmire; two sons, Kent Whitmire, Martin, and Clark Lavant Whitmire, Alto; four sisters, Imogene Trotter, Clarkesville, Marilyn Griffin, Atlanta, and Janell Burrell and Martha Ann Gerrin, both of Cornelia; a brother, J.C. LaPrade, Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to Hazel Creek Baptist Church Family Life Center, 243 Hazel Creek Church Road, Mount Airy, Ga. 30563.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.


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