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Mary Lou Denney
Forest Park
   Mary Lou Butler Denney, formerly of Elberton, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Denney was a daughter of the late Maggie Lee Webb Butler and William Newton Butler Sr. and was the widow of Walton Denney. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Conley, and a retired trucking company clerk.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Conley, with the Revs. Jeff McBurnett, Guy Starrett and Paul Leslie officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Starrett, Hampton; a sister, Flora Dallas Ward, Elberton; six brothers, Haley Pope Butler, Dewy Rose, William Butler Jr., Marietta, and Raymond Butler, Frank Butler, Henry Butler and Copeland Butler, all of Elberton; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home, Elberton.

Edward McIntosh
Elberton
   Edward McIntosh, 71, of Taggart Street died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. McIntosh was a son of the late Roger and Hattie McIntosh and was the widower of Dazzie Lee Allen McIntosh.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lofton Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Strong officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
   Survivors include eight grandchildren, James Carl Allen, Eunice Calhoun and Bennie Richard McIntosh, all of Elberton, Jeanesta McIntosh, Athens, and Willie J. McIntosh, John Edward McIntosh, Gregory Hayes McIntosh and Curtis Lee McIntosh, all of Cincinnati; a grandchild raised in the home, Willie J. McIntosh Jr., Athens; two sisters, Ozella Heard, Buffalo, N.Y., and Bernice Jones, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.
   McKinney-Neal Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Wilkes
Athens
   Ethel Rogers Wilkes, 90, of 801 Riverhill Drive died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998.
   A native of Union County, Mrs. Wilkes was a daughter of the late John O. and Polly L. Hooper Rogers and was the widow of Dewitt H. Wilkes. She was a member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, retired after 20 years as an operator at the Georgia Center at the University of Georgia and a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. in Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Mabry officiating.
   Survivors include a sister, Mary R. Lunsford, Dublin; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dupree Wilkes, 320 Championship Drive, and will receive friends 5-6 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Family Life Enrichment Center, c/o Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens, Ga. 30606.

Rosie Blackwell
Royston
   Mary Rosie Singleton Blackwell, 86, of 1574 Dillard Bray Road died Saturday, August 15, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Blackwell was a daughter of the late Lester and Eugenia Fitzgerald Singleton and widow of Jesse Blackwell. She was preceded in death by a daughter and a stepdaughter. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at the Pruitte Funeral Home with the Revs. Hubert Carter, Harold LeCroy, and Leon Carson officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
   Survivors include three daughters, Glenell Smith, Toccoa, Terry Ann Carter, Royston, and Edna LeCroy, Carnesville; two sons, J.C. Blackwell, Demorest, and Bobby Joe Blackwell; a sister, Bonnie Saylors, Anderson, S.C.; a brother, Arville Singleton, Roanoke, Ala.; and 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, 22 step-great-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Mrs. Blackwell's grandsons.
   Memorials may be made to Hand and Hand Hospice, North East Georgia Medical Center, 743 Springs St., Gainesville, Ga. 30510.
   The family is at the home of Hubert and Terry Ann Carter, 1574 Dillard Bray Road, Royston.

John Wyatt Duncan
Vanna
   John Wyatt Duncan, 68, of 967 Rousey Duncan Road died Saturday, August 15, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Duncan was a son of the late James Veal Duncan and Essie Bailey Duncan. He was the former owner and operator of John Duncan Tire Co. and a former member of the Elberton Rotary.
   Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, with the Revs. Gary Purvis and Cleason Melton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton.
   Survivors include his wife, Peggy Brady Duncan; a daughter, Sandy Duncan Adams, Elberton; three sons, John Duncan Jr., Suwanee, Dwayne Yeargin, Elberton, and Dion Yeargin, Florence, S.C.; two brothers, Bailey Duncan, Vanna, and Joe Veal Duncan, Royston; and six grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Allen Lesseur, Ed Shive, Mason Pierce, George Boyd, Ron Langley, Jimmy Hill, and O.W. "Dove" Davis.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Salvation Army. 
   The family is at the residence.

R.C. Fulghum
Lavonia
   R.C. Fulghum, 85, of 4 East Main St. died Saturday, August 15, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. Fulghum was a son of the late Claude and Emily Powell Fulghum and was married to the late Anna Alewine Fulghum. He was a farmer and was preceded in death by two sons, Melvin Fulghum and Claude Fulghum.
   Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home with the Revs. Harlon Noles, Tommy Jordan, and Joe Renfroe officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
   Survivors include four daughters, Emily Wright, Columbia, S.C., Janice Adams, Dewey Rose, and Glenda Jordan and Connie Roberson, both of Lavonia; three sons, Wayne Fulghum, Calhoun Falls, S.C., Ernest Fulghum, Ft. Mills, S.C., and Gene Fulghum, Lavonia; two sisters, Frances Kelly, Greenville, S.C., and Sara Akins, Canon; two brothers, Edward Fulghum, Hartwell, and John Fulghum, Livingston, Texas; and 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.

Curtis Manders
Winder
   Curtis Manders, 76, died Saturday, August 15, 1998.
   Mr. Manders was a son of the late Cleve Manders and Willie Mae Manders. He was retired from the Winder Rug Mill.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at the Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Clarence Ensley Jr. and Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean Ensley Manders; a stepdaughter, Pamela Jena Goodson, Carnesville; and a stepson, Hal McElhannon, Winder.

Elizabeth Nunn Reynolds
Maysville
   Elizabeth Nunn Reynolds, 84, of 6 Main St. died Saturday, August 15, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Mae Belle Parks Nunn and Thomas Love Nunn and widow of Paul Berryman Reynolds. She was a beautician and member of the Maysville Baptist Church.
   Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Maysville Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Watson and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, JoAnne Montgomery, Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Bobby Reynolds, Kennesaw, and Paul Reynolds, Commerce; three sisters, Margaret Adams, Rome, and Ruth Vernon and Jeanette Whitley, both of Atlanta; a brother, J.B. Nunn, Lafayette; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.

Blaine Roberts
Cornelia
   Blaine Roberts, 82, died Sunday, August 16, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, N.C., Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Dow and Arrie Worley Roberts. He was preceded in death by a son, Guy Olin Roberts. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.
   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Billy Burell officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Catherine Robinson Roberts; three daughters, Geraldine Henslee, Cornelia, Judy Owensby, Newton, N.C., and Betty West, Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Edith Rhodamar, Jacksonville, Fla., Faye Sams, Newton, N.C., and Ora Mae Shipmin, Emma Cabe, and Inis Robinson, all of Asheville, N.C.; three brothers, Jessie Roberts, Clyde, N.C., Wade Roberts, Asheville, N.C., and Bob Roberts, Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

J.B. Strickland
Danielsville
   J.B. Strickland, 64, of 465 Carey Bishop Road died Sunday, August 16, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Strickland was a son of the late Jasper B. and Myrtie Bridges Strickland. He was a retired carpenter and served in the U.S. Army.
   Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Mae Sue Gaddis, Danielsville; and a brother, Edward Strickland, Danielsville.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James McCoy
Athens
   James McCoy of 317 North Chase St. died Sunday, August 16, 1998.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Frances Cash
Hartwell
   Frances Vernell Cash, 87, of 83 Fairview Ave died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Miss Cash was a daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Gertie Lee Cordell Cash. She was retired from Winthrop Division Sterling Drug Co., where she was a clerical secretary, and a former employee of Bailes-Cobb. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, the choir and Happy Hearts.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Vincent and Marshall Tribble officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
   Survivors include two sisters, Cleo Crump, Hartwell, and Carol Vickery, Kennesaw; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lamar Cooper
Athens
   Lamar Cooper, 67, of 114 Old Pittard Road died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Cooper was a son of the late William Hoyt and Bertha Gunter Cooper. He was a 12-year veteran of the Air Force and a retired machinist. He was of the Christian faith.
   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Murphy officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kelley Coyne, Rutledge; a sister, Betty Palmer, Athens; a brother, Reece Cooper, Bishop; a grandchild and nieces and nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 1150 Dearing St., Athens, Ga. 30601.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David C. Elrod Jr.
Maysville
   David C. Elrod, 61, of 53 Homer St. died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Elrod was a son of the late David Columbus and Mary Clementine Burk Elrod. He was a body and fender repairman.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Jerry Payne officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
   Survivors include his wife, Annette Owensby Elrod; a son, Steven Elrod, Maysville; a daughter, Penny Lord, Maysville; a brother, B.T. Elrod, Commerce; and a grandchild.

Charles Herty Hooper Sr.
Atlanta
   Charles Herty Hooper, a long time resident of Athens who had lived with his son and family in Atlanta for the past two years, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998.
   He was born in Mannheim, Germany, on April 5, 1904, while his father, William D. Hooper, a professor of Latin at the University of Georgia, was studying at Heidelberg University. Mr. Hooper was named for his uncle, Dr. Charles Holmes Herty, a noted scientist and educator who was the originator and first coach of the University of Georgia football team. Mr. Hooper's family moved back to Athens when he was five months old, and he lived here for most of his life. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1926, having been a member of the varsity tennis team in 1925-26. He attended graduate school at Yale University.
   He was employed at Southern Bell, Retail Credit Co., and during the 1930s he taught school at both Riverside and Darlington prep schools. He also served as assistant superintendent of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in South Georgia, where he met his wife, Eloise. He was called to military active duty during World War II and remained in the Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He later retired from the University of Georgia, having held a number of administrative positions.
   He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Athens since 1952.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, with burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his son, Charles H. Hooper Jr., grandsons James E. Perry II, Daniel C. Perry, Charles H. Hooper III and Joseph P. Hooper, and son-in-law, Malcolm Flanagan. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hooper Bible Class of the First Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club of Athens.
   Survivors include daughter Eloise Hooper Flanagan of Carrollton, son Charles Herty Hooper Jr. of Atlanta, four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends at Bernstein Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 185 E. Hancock Ave., Athens, Ga. 30601, or the Kiwanis Club of Athens, P.O. Box 6492, Athens, Ga. 30604.

Whitney Jackson
Athens
   Whitney Ciera Jackson, 8, of 207 Hughes St. died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998.
   A native of Covington, Miss Jackson was a daughter of Juanita Jackson, Madison, and Fred Muckle Jr., Athens; She had lived in the Athens are for the past two years, was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and attended Oglethorpe Elementary.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Abraham Moseley officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Shannon Jackson, Madison; two brothers, Frederick Jackson and Christopher Jackson, both of Madison; a stepsister, Erica Sade Muckle, Gainesville; a stepbrother, Samuel Alexander Muckle, Gainesville; four grandparents, Elizabeth Jackson, Madison, Willie James Jackson, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Glenda Daniels and Fred Muckle Sr., both of Athens; and foster parents, Charlie and Kay Carter, Athens.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jean Jenkins
Royston
   Jean Caroline Card Jenkins, 67, of 986 Bond Bridge Extension died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998.
   A native of Fort Lincoln, N.D., Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late Leonard James and Ruth Nelson Card. She was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church, Chamblee, and attended Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitte Funeral Home.
   Survivors include her husband, William Hollis Jenkins Sr.; a daughter, Constance Sue Green, Cumming; three sons, Kenneth Alan Jenkins, Royston, William H. Jenkins Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Rodney Paul Jenkins, Jonesboro; two sisters, Marion Card, Clarkesville, and Pat Childers, Texas; two brothers, Dale Card, Antonio, Ark., and Leonard Martin Card, Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons, including William H. Jenkins Jr., Rodney Paul Jenkins, Kenneth Alan Jenkins, Jason Jenkins, Luke Jenkins, Brian Jenkins and Scott Jenkins.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monteen Morrison
Hollingsworth
   Monteen Duckett Morrison, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Morrison was a daughter of the late Marion Russell and Anna Nunnally Duckett and widow of James Richard Morrison Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Gene Todd and Lanny Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, June Wright, Mobile, Ala., Janice Yarber, Baldwin, and Joanna Wilbanks, Hollingsworth; a son, Jimmy Morrison, Hollingsworth; a sister, Myrtle Swinehart, Cornelia; a brother, Bruce Duckett, Hollingsworth; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund or Memorial Fund.

L. Coleman Norris 
Bogart
   Louis Coleman Norris, 76, of 1171 Epps Bridge Road died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998.
   A native and lifelong resident of the Oconee County area, Mr. Norris was a son of the late Francis Marion and Amy Coleman Whitehead Norris. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and an Army veteran. He was a retired health inspector for the Georgia Department of Public Health and attended Mars Hill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Dan Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a stepson, Frank Halpin, Canton; two stepgrandchildren, Chris Halpin and Josh Halpin, both of Canton; a sister-in-law, Sara D. Norris, Athens; two nieces, Dolores and her husband James Lance, Athens, and Dorothy Anglin, Forest Park; and several great-nieces and -nephews and several great-great-nieces and -nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Dewey Lance, Chris Halpin, Josh Halpin, Tim Saxon, Jackson Jones and Leon Daniel.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today, Aug. 18, at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Hospice of Georgia, 3450 New High Shoals Road, High Shoals, Ga. 30645.

Marvin D. Phillips
Danielsville
   Marvin Nelson Phillips, 64, of 267 General Daniel Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Phillips was a son of the late Walter Lee and Ethel Darnell Phillips. He was retired from DairyPak and a member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Mike Hudman officiating. Burial will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Gloria Dudley Phillips, Danielsville; three daughters, Lynn Doty, Sugar Hill, Hope James, Diamond Hill, and Faye Tucker, Crawford; a son, Randy Phillips, Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Betty Phillips Peeples, Chatsworth; three brothers, Doyle T. Phillips, Grover Lee Phillips and Herbert "Billy" Phillips, all of Danielsville; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Rob Phillips, Adam Phillips, Jimmy Phillips, Dennis Dean, Nathan King and Dennis Christian. Members of the Danielsville High School class of 1951 will be honorary pallbearers.
   Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box. 6588, Athens, Ga. 30604-9828.

Norma Jean Rhodes
Elberton
   Norma Jean Eaves Rhodes, 57, of 1920 Tanglewood Drive died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Rhodes was a daughter of the late Carlton and Dessie Lee Welborn Eaves. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
   Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Black officiating.
   Survivors include two sons, Mark Rhodes, Anderson, S.C., and Scott Rhodes, Lake Toxaway, N.C.; a sister, Frances Floyd, Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Deborah Seerley
Athens
   Deborah Holmes Seerley, 35, of 223 Hampton Park Drive died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mrs. Seerley was a daughter of Paul and Gwen Walton Holmes, Athens. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in early childhood and a specialist in gifted education from the University of Georgia. She was a teacher of the gifted at Monroe Elementary School, Walton County, and a member of Gateway United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young Harris UMC with the Rev. Jerry Varnado officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Donald Seerley; a stepdaughter, Shelley Seerley; a stepson, Rob Seerley, Athens; a sister, Mary Beth Tyner, Hull; a brother, Steve Holmes, Athens; and eight nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Joseph Slife, Tim Mills, Larry Boling, Andy Hines, Jeff West, Alan Tasker and Tom Crane.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway United Methodist Church, 349 Jefferson River Road, Athens, Ga. 30607.

Walter W. Green
Hull
   Walter W. Green, 50, of 261 Howard Road died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Priscilla A. Ware
Gainesville
   Priscilla A. Ware, 38, of 815 Harrison Square, Apt. Q1, formerly of Athens, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998.
   The family is at 580 Timothy Road, Athens.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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