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Samuel M. Barrett
Elberton
Samuel Martin Barrett, 86, of 427 Knight St. died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Barrett was a son of the late Mell Barrett and Eudora Martin Barrett and was the widower of Rachel Faulkner Barrett. He was retired from Elberton Mills and was a member of Philomathea Masonic Lodge No. 25. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. He was a member of Elberton First Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. C.E. Jackson III and Richard Bradfield officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park with Masonic Rites.
Survivors include two sisters, Lila B. Seymour and Kate B. Thomasson, both of Tignall.
Pallbearers will be members of the Philomathea Masonic Lodge.
The family is at the residence of Jimmy and Eileen Bowen, 3323 Brown Bridge Road, Bowman, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Trinity Sunday School Class at Elberton First Baptist Church.

B.C. Barton
Hartwell
Boyd Candler "B.C." Barton, 94, of 32 Hart Terrace died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Barton was a son of the late Arthur J. and Emma Magbee Barton and was the widower of Mary Lou Dixon Barton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Hendrick. He was a retired salesman for Manning Brothers and was a former member and past president of the Hartwell Lions Club. He was a member of the Philamathea Masonic Lodge No. 25, where he was a 50-year Master Mason. He was a member of Hartwell First Baptist Church and was a former member of the Baracca Sunday School Class.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, with the Rev. Charlie Wilson officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Harvell, Elberton, Marcile Davis, Athens, and Maureen Strang, Hartwell; a son, James Arthur Barton, Elberton; two sisters, Jewel Eberhardt, Elberton, and Lilla Brown, North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Roscoe Barton, Elberton, and Floyd Barton, Greenville, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Hartwell First Baptist Church, 81 E. Howell St., Hartwell, GA 30643.

Viola Bradley
Winder
Viola Bradley, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Barbers Creek Baptist Church, Statham. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
Survivors include seven children, Nellie Neal, Stone Mountain, Magnolia Peters and Pecolia Evans, both of Atlanta, Roy Campbell, Winder, John Campbell and Haggood Campbell, all of Statham, and Scelinda Pope, Winder; three step-daughters, Ada Ruth Bradley, Winder, Mary Alice Slaton, Atlanta, and Leonia Bailey, Detroit, Mich.; three step-sons, Johnnie Bradley, James Bradley and Lamar Bradley, all of Winder; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma L. Brumbaugh
Mount Airy
Emma Lacount Brumbaugh, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Brumbaugh was a daughter of Lizzie Kimbrell Page and the late Clarke Page and was the widow of Arthur LaCount and Bob Brumbaugh. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary LaCount. She was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Savage and Grant Brumbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Wanda Maxwell, Gainesville, and Margaret Murray, Cornelia; four sons, James LaCount, Edward LaCount and Ralph LaCount, all of Mount Airy, and Harold LaCount, Griffin; four step-sons, Brent Brumbaugh and Grant Brumbaugh, both of Cornelia, and Troy Brumbaugh and Randall Brumbaugh, both of Platte, S.D.; a sister, Lucille Rodacker, Cornelia; a brother, Jessie Page, Mount Airy; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul L. Chosewood
Cornelia
Paul Lamar Chosewood, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Chosewood was a son of the late Tom and Ethel Roper Chosewood. He was a veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home with the Revs. Clyde Garrison and Larry Carnes officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Lee Cash Chosewood; four daughters, Teresa Sellers and Tina Martin, both of Mount Airy, Judy Maney, Alto, and Paula Garrin, Cornelia; two step-sons, Thomas Mealor and Doug Mealor, both of Mount Airy; two sisters, Grace Chosewood, Atlanta, and Hazel Lewallen, Florida; three brothers, William Chosewood and Raymond Chosewood, both of Alto, and Grady Chosewood, Cornelia; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice.

Delois K. Haley
Toccoa
Delois Keith Haley, 75, of 328 Hughes St. died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Haley was a daughter of the late Quince Wiley and Effie Wiley Burton. She was a graduate of Toccoa Colored High School and was a member of Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Robert W. Green officiating. Burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Lumpkin, Toccoa, and Hazel Wofford, Atlanta.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

Frances C. Hendrix
Athens
Frances Culbertson Hendrix, 74, of 110 Clarke Drive died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.
A native of Colbert, Mrs. Hendrix was a daughter of the late Claude and Nettie Adams Culbertson. At the age of eighteen, she was employed as a welder on Liberty Ships, Brunswick. Later, she moved to the Athens area where she spent many hours caring for the elderly in the community. She was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church and the Seniors Sunday School Class.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Athens Memory Gardens with the Rev. Mark Babin officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Hendrix, Brunswick; a son and daughter-in-law, Luther A. and Cherry Hendrix Jr., Winterville; three sons, Craig Hendrix, Todd Hendrix and Chris Hendrix, all of Brunswick; two sisters, Joyce Fiske, Florida, and Enid Stewart, Oglethorpe County; a brother, Harry Culbertson, Virginia; cousins, Guynelle Davis, Winterville, Carl and Roselle Culbertson, Hugh Culbertson and Mack Culbertson and family, all of Oglethorpe County; two grandchildren, Anna M. and Britt A. Hendrix; three nieces, Judy Stewart, Jill Stewart and Amy Stewart, all of Oglethorpe County; and a nephew, Tim Stewart, Oglethorpe County.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond A. Keane Jr.
Fort Gaines
Raymond Aloysius Keane Jr., 65, of 208 E. Hartford St. died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.
A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Keane was a son of the late Raymond Aloysius and Mary Burgman Keane. He was a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and was a manufacturing design engineer. He served as a first lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army.
Graveside services were Wednesday at New Park Cemetery, Fort Gaines, with the Rev. G.C. McCurry officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Gwynn Keane; four daughters, Mary Kennon Keane, Athens, Jennifer Ewing Keane, Austin, Texas, Joann Catherine Kellum, Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Margaret Erie Pope, Vancouver, British Columbia; three sisters, Barbara Ann Keane, Mary Elizabeth Keane and Leah Keane, all of Pittsburgh; and a granddaughter, Emma Catherine Kellum.
Memorials may be made to the Clay County Library, South Hancock St., Fort Gaines, GA 31751.
Lunsford Funeral Home, Cuthbert, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson K. Orrell
Winder
Wilson K. Orrell, 74, of 189 Highland Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Pennsylvania County, Va., Mr. Orrell was a son of the late Jerry K. and Grace Walton Orrell. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member and deacon of Winder Worship Center.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Revs. Eugene Pritchett and Daryl Edenfield officiating. Burial will be in the Winder Worship Center Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Laura H. Orrell; a daughter, Phyllis K. Orrell, Topeka, Kan.; a son, Kenneth L. Orrell, Winder; a sister, Jean Brown, Danville, Va.; two brothers, Durward L. Orrell, Belmont, N.C., and Ronnie Orrell, Danville, Va.; three grandsons; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jr. Harbin, John Harbin, Doug Palmer, Jerry Jones, Melvin Farr and Sonny Boss.

David M. ParrHomer
David Marshall Parr, 26, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Parr was a son of Pearl Chambers Parr. He attended Grove Level Baptist Church.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Revs. Wade Bell, Jeff Appling and Austin Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Homer Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Christy Blackburn Parr; a daughter, Felisha Parr, Cornelia; two sons, Dylan Marshall and Joshua Matthew Parr, both of Cornelia; three sisters, Lavonne Shannon, Commerce, Donna Rurak, Cornelia, and Cindy Piper, Cumming; and two brothers, Chris Parr, Carnesville, and Erik Parr, Homer.
The family is at the residence of Donna Rurak, 299 Chambers Ave., Cornelia, and his wife, Christy Parr, 217 Quail Trail, Cornelia, and will receive friends from 7-9 today at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home.

George C. Ray
Commerce
George C. Ray, 70, of 61 Peach St. died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Ray was a son of the late Oulia Parson Ray and Sam Ray and was the widower of Eunice H. Ray. He was a machinist for Roper Pump Company.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ivie Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
Survivors include a sister, Rose Smallwood, Tucker; a special cousin, Laura Hill, Maysville; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Robinson Sr.
Clarkesville
John Robinson Sr., 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Frank H. and Birdie Cain Robinson and was the widower of Alice Sisk Robinson. He was preceded in death by a son, John Robinson Jr. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Lumpkin Masonic Blue Lodge No. 35 F&AM. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Amy's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Austin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Davis, Clarkesville; two sisters, Ruby Johnson, Roswell, and Mildred Robinson, Clarkesville; a brother, Barney Robinson, Riverdale; and four grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa M. Segars
Carnesville
Rosa Mae Parker Segars, 85, of 2122 Hunter's Creek Road died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Segars was a daughter of the late William and Belle McKie Parker and was the widow of Will J. Segars. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home with the Revs. Jewell Gaines and Ralph Goss officiating. Burial will be in the Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include seven step-daughters, Sue Pulliam, Mary Lee Gaines and Bobbie Philips, all of Carnesville, Flora Mae Cheek, Toccoa, Virginia Brownlee, Lilburn, and Dolaree Ivester and Mildred Crump, both of Warner Robins; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.
The family is at the residence.

Avie Sue Toney
Jefferson
Avie Sue Toney, 69, of 1736 Athens Highway died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Walton County, Mrs. Toney was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Novie Sue Pruitt Peters and was the widow of Jim Toney. She was a retired cloth inspector with Jefferson Mills and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Gerald Mitton and Eric Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Jimmie Sue Toney and Linda Toney, both of Jefferson; a son, James Otis Toney, Jefferson; and a special aunt, Hazel Myers, Jefferson.
Pallbearers will be David Venable, Jim Allen Venable, Paul Myers, Ricky Gee, Jerry McCowan and Graham McCowan.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Flowers are to be omitted and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 2063 Highway 129 N., Jefferson, GA 30549.

Evelyn R. Wright
Mount Airy
Evelyn Rudeseal Wright, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Henry and Nora Meeks Rudeseal and was the widow of William Amos Wright. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Gail Wright. She was a homemaker and was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She also taught Vacation Bible School in the Northeast Georgia area.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Burrell, Trent Smith and Andy Wright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. John Humphries officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Williams, Mount Airy; a son, Steve Wright, Mount Airy; a sister, Orpha Rudeseal, Buford; two brothers, Comer Rudeseal, Mount Airy, and Hoyt Rudeseal, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to Hazel Creek Baptist Church, 178 Hazel Creek Road, Mount Airy, GA 30563.

James 'Johnnie' Gurley
Bowersville
James H. "Johnnie" Gurley, 78, of 3931 Bowersville Highway, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Ona P. McGinnis Bost
Martinsville, Va.
Ona Pearl McGinnis Bost, 85, of 1011 Valient Lane died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Rutherford County, Mrs. Bost was a daughter of the late George D. and Stella P. McGinnis and was the widow of George F. Bost.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, with the Rev. David B. Stacy officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Jackson, Martinsville, Va., and Mary Ann Crawford, Lexington; a son, E. Norris Bost, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Louise Heedick, Lincolnton, N.C.; a brother, Dr. James McGinnis Pullman, Washington; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence of Kathy and Arthur Jackson, 1016 Valient Lane, Martinsville, Va., and will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 5184, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Annette Bracey
Elberton
Annette Lunsford Bracey, 89, of 124 Myrtle St. died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Bracey was a daughter of the late John Spruell and Addie Bryan Lunsford and was the widow of Alvin Orville Bracey Jr. She was preceded in death by a son, Al Bracey. She was a homemaker and was a member of Elberton First United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today in Elmhurst Cemetery with Dr. Wallace Wheeles officiating.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Susan Bracey Wood, Alpharetta; two grandsons, Stuart Bracey and John Bracey; and two nephews.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James H. 'Johnnie' Gurley
Bowersville
James H. "Johnnie" Gurley, 78, of 3931 Bowersville Highway died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Gurley was a son of the late Lee and Madge Whitworth Gurley. He was a retired supervisor with the Monroe Auto Equipment Co., serving for 21 years. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver in the Hart County School System and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations, 1941-45. He was a member of the Hartwell Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Hart County.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Ben Coleman, Connie Mack Bowers and David Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Lavonia Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sosby Gurley; a daughter, Debbie G. Kelley, Houston, Texas; a son, Richard H. Gurley, Savannah; four sisters, Leon Thomason, Bowersville, Shirley Green, W. Palm Beach, Fla., Helen Terry, Clemson, S.C., and Kathleen Wells, Louisburg, Tenn.; two brothers, Dwain Gurley and Joe Gurley, both of Bowersville; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Edwin Gurley, Darrell Green, Greg Terry, Steve Cook, Tony Ray, Dennis Cobb, Dennis Thomason and Jeffery Thomason.
Honorary pallbearers will be former co-workers and members of the Jule Weldon Sunday School Class.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia.

Lenora Hutchins
Winder
Lenora Hutchins, 85, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Glynn Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include her husband, Cordie Hutchins; four children, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mahaffey, Covington, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahaffey, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bertha Johnson, Winder, and Ann Sutton, Decatur; a sister, Aline Drane; 29 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

Essie J. Johnson
Bethlehem
Essie Jurell Johnson, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha B. Wall. She was a homemaker.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. James Dispain and James Hall officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Ben H. Johnson; a daughter, Barbara J. Miller, Bethlehem; a sister, Nora Adams, Carl; a brother, Buck Wall, Winder; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edith V. Jordan
Athens
Edith Virginia Jordan died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.
A native of Chicago, Mrs. Jordan attended Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. She retired from teaching art and mechanical drawing with the Atlanta school system in 1984. She was president of Aled International.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Hitson Center of the Sandy Springs Methodist Church, Atlanta.
Survivors include two daughters, Valerie Aldridge, Athens, and Carol Allen, Atlanta; two brothers, William Thomas Lucast and John Edmund Lucast, both of Punta Gorda, Fla.; six grandchildren, Angela Wiley, Don Wiley, Lauren Allen, Dan Aldridge, Tent Aldridge and Matthew Aldridge; and a host of other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Senior Activities Fund at Sandy Springs Methodist Church.

William V. Lloyd
Elberton
William Vernon "Billy" Lloyd, 64, of 1374 Fairfax Circle, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Lloyd was a son of the late Newton Dawson Lloyd and Verna Lee Grimes Lloyd. He was the general manager of Bicknell Supply Co., Elberton, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Doug Hilliard and Bill Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Williams Lloyd; three daughters, Jenny Lynn McDade, Douglasville, Anna Renee Berryman, Elberton, and Susan Deane Mendelson, Portland, Ore.; two sons, Larry Kimball Lloyd, Brewton, Ala., and Kerry Lane Lloyd, Nicholson; a brother, Jimmy Dawson Lloyd, Elberton; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Milton Herndon, Jimmy Brown, Mike Beri, Horace Harper, Tommy Lynch and Allen Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and elders of Elberton First Presbyterian Church.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elbert County EMT Services at Elbert Memorial Hospital or to Elberton First Presbyterian Church.

Cynthia Kay Poole
Deatsville, Ala.
Cynthia "Cindy" Kay Poole, 35, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.
Mrs. Poole was a daughter of Oscar Bond and Betty Hart.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Alto.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Wendell T. Poole; a daughter, Jessica "Nikki" Nicole Poole, Deatsville, Ala.; a son, Todd Wendell Poole, Deatsville, Ala.; three sisters, Penny Bennett, Gail Pierce and Rhonda Hart; and three brothers, Wesley Hart, Arlene Hart and Terry Bond.
Greenwood and Serenity Funeral Home, Montgomery, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Posey
Carlton
Fred D. Posey, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999.
No services were scheduled.
Survivors include his wife, Estell McClain Posey; three sisters, Magdalene Wellborn, Frances Koening and Flora Bowling; a brother, J.W. Posey; a stepson, Ronald Whitfield; and three grandchildren.
Announcement courtesy of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel.

Mamie Wilson
Athens
Mamie Wilson, of 210 Swanson Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late John H. Jones and Emma Kenney Jones.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilson Lattimore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Swanson, Athens, and Geda M. Lawrence, San Jose, Calif.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Griffin
Union Point
Minnie Mae Griffin, of 1006 Crawfordville Road died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Hoyt Long
Comer
Hoyt Long, of 540 Sunset Ave. died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Buddy L. Bonner
Lexington
Buddy L. Bonner, of 641 Washington Highway died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
Jones Lexington Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

John W. Akins
Cornelia
John W. Akins, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Dooley County, Mr. Akins was a son of the late John Wesley and Coretta Akins. He was a retired employee of Iden Manufacturing and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Revs. Hoyt Skelton and Chris York officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Kimbrell Akins; three sisters, Mary Johnson, Vienna, Ida Conner and Loretta Akins, both of Cordele; two brothers, Talmadge Akins and Aaron Akins, both of Cordele.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.

Buddy L. Bonner
Lexington
Buddy Lee Bonner, of 641 Washington Highway, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Bonner was a son of the late Stoke and Mary Turner Bonner. He was a member of Fork Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, Lexington, with the Revs. Michael Gresham and E. Kline officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Survivors include: two sisters, Cora Johnson, Rayle, and Adlene Bonner, Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Love Bonner, Newport, Ky.; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Ardell Gresham, Lexington.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lizzie 'Betty' Butler
Philadelphia, Pa.
Lizzie "Betty" Butler, 61, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Butler was a daughter of Lula Mat Willis and the late Henry Willis. She was a nurse and was a member of Freedom Christian Fellowship Church.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church, with the Rev. G.L. Avery. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include: a son, Ronald Butler; two sisters, Vivian Brown, Atlanta, and Mary Jackson, Philadelphia, Pa.; six brothers, Henry Willis Jr. and Ozzie Willis, both of Philadelphia, Pa., Robert Lee Willis and Leroy Willis, both of Atlanta, James Willis and Arthur Willis, both of Washington; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Ada E. Callaway
Union Point
Ada Ellison Callaway, 79, of 404 Hart Ave., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Callaway was a daughter of the late Jones Arthur Ellison and Lizzettie Brown Ellison and was the widow of Homer Dawson Callaway. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Callaway. She was a retired knitter from Chipman-Union Manufacturing and was a war veteran. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Colon Duncan officiating.
Survivors include: a daughter, Peggy Callaway Walker, Union Point; a son, Johnny Callaway, Union Point; two brothers, Clyde Ellison, Union Point, and Harold Ellison, Waynesboro; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Osborne, Daniel Strozer, Ed Ogletree, Terry Callaway, and Billy Roland.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Callaway Funeral Home, Union Point.

Edie Donn
Stone Mountain
Edie Donn, formerly of Crawford, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
Mrs. Donn was retired from Western Union and was a member of Pine Lake Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Turner officiating. Burial will be in Crawford City Cemetery.
Survivors include: a sister, Roxana Stokely Porter, Stone Mountain; two brothers, Ted P. Stokely Sr., Dallas, Tx. and Jesse E. Stokely, Houston, Tx.; a special friend, Kathryn Hall, Stone Mountain; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Willie R. Favors
Athens
Willie Robert Favors, 81, of 165 Kennedy Circle died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Favors was a son of the late Will and Sarah Favors. He was of the Catholic faith.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Springfield Baptist Church, Athens, with the Rev. Charles Mack officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include: his wife, Viola Favors; four daughters, Judy Favors, Smyrna, Lisa Favors, Germantown, Md., Ingrid Smith, Athens, and Carolyn Favors, Detroit; two sons, Willie Lamar Favors and Stanley Favors, both of Athens; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Griffin
Union Point
Minnie Griffin, 79, of 1006 Crawfordville Road, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Jasper County, Mrs. Griffin was a daughter of the late Hattie Clarke Johnson and John Minner and was the widow of John Griffin. She was preceded in death by two children, Ralph Griffin and Charlene Griffin.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Randolph Baptist Church, Union Point, with the Rev. Forrest Lester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include: a daughter, Jacquelyn Allen, Union Point; five sons, Cohen Banks, Danny Griffin, Henry Lee Griffin, Randy Griffin and Tracy Griffin, all of Union Point; a stepdaughter, Katie M. Moss, Union Point; two sisters, Mary Francis Victor, Atlanta, and Georgia Lee Gaither, Newman; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

Flonnie Herrin
Clarkesville
Flonnie Herrin, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Herrin was a daughter of the late Harve and Cindy Ledford Nations and was the widow of Claude Herrin. She was a member of Return Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bill Trotter, Kenneth Pilcher and Jerry Marcus officiating. Burial will be in Stonepile Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: two daughters, Bertie Roach, Canon, and Myrtle Mae Smith, Demorest; four sisters, Flora Bell Pardue, Cleveland, Pauline Eller and Katie Mae Franklin, both of Clarkesville, and Estelle Marcus, Hartwell; a brother, J.C. Nations, Clarkesville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Melvin R. Medlin
Winder
Melvin Russell Medlin, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Mr. Medlin was a son of the late Doyle and Claudia Y. Medlin. He was a retired security officer with Scientific Atlanta.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Virgil Vickers officiating.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Medlin; a daughter, Robin Kelly, Milton, Ky.; and a sister, Linda Medlin, Lilburn.
Omit flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5621, Athens, GA 30604-5621, or to the American Handicap Association.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise M. Smith
Buckhead
Louise M. Smith, 77, of 1113 Seven Island Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Fred Pearson McCracken and Willie Lou Malcom and was the widow of Valentine Taliaferro Smith. She was a laborer for Enterprise Aluminum.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Buckhead Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ann Fletcher officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Buckhead City Cemetery.
Survivors include: a daughter, Belinda Duke, Flowery Branch; two sisters, Peggy Law, Ormand Beach, Fla. and Ruby Moore, Fort Myers, Fla.; nieces and nephews.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Taliaferro Smith
Buckhead
Taliaferro Smith, 82, of 1113 Seven Island Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
A native of Jasper County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Oscar Smith and Iola Smith. He was retired from Enterprise Aluminum.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Buckhead Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ann Fletcher officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Buckhead City Cemetery.
Survivors include: a daughter, Belinda Duke, Flowery Branch; a sister, Rosa Hardaman, Covington; a brother, Clarke Smith, Milledgeville; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Toy Wheeler
Toccoa
Toy Wheeler, 85, of 322 Hickory Circle, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late James Porter and Delia Vickery Wheeler. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School, retired with 42 years of service from WABCO and was manager of J&J Enterprises, Toccoa, for eight years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Curtis Bible Class.
Services will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jack Lamb, Scott Hearn and Harry Woodson officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Bob Partridge officiating.
Survivors include: his wife, Thelma Jarrett Wheeler; two daughters, Doris Mitchell, Sarasota, Fla., and Julia LaCount, Toccoa; a son, Dwight Wheeler, Martin; two sisters, Kate Wilmot and Eunice Towe, both of Toccoa; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Wheeler, James Wheeler, Jack Wheeler, Mark Wheeler, Charles Wilmot, Clark Wilmot, Forrest Wheeler and Joel Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Curtis Sunday School Class, employees of Piedmont Paints and Toccoa Wood Products.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Local Missions Fund.

Roy L. Wright
Washington
Roy Lee Wright, 60, of 207 Peter St., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.
A native of Wilkes County, Mr. Wright was a son of Amelia Wright and the late Leroy Wright. He was a retired construction worker.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. G.L. Avery officiating. Burial will be in City West Cemetery.
Survivors include: three sisters, Louise Wright and Mary Wright, both of Washington, and Sarah Wright, Athens; and two brothers, Sylvester Wright and Billy Wright, both of Lincolnton.
Davenport McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Willie B. Young
Jefferson
Willie H. Young, 52, of Martin Luther King Dr., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
Mr. Young was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Young, Jefferson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jacson, David and Fraiser officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include: five sisters, Dorthy Ann Daniels and Dolly Mae Tuggle, both of Jefferson, Lennise Little, Athens, and Charnessa Young and Ethel Young, both of Winder; and eight brothers, I.V. Young and Norman Young, both of Atlanta; J.B. Young, Robert Young, David Young, Sherman Young, Keith Young and Kenny Young, all of Jefferson.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Eugene and Dorthy Daniels, Martin Luther King Drive.
Forestglen Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Marshall L. Epps
Comer
Marshall Lee Epps, 49, of 1811 Pine Valley Road, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.

Fanny Foote
Carver
Fanny Foote, of 3741 Wagner Church Road, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.

Linda Piper
Bogart
Linda Jane Piper, 63, of 114 Pheasant Run, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, will announce the arrangements.

Robert O. Simonson
Athens
Robert O. Simonson, 73, of 193 Woodstone Dr., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, will announce the arrangements.

Johnny Wofford
Commerce
Johnny Wofford, 61, of 564 State St., died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
Little-Ward Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.


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