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Frances Alexander
Elberton
   Frances Haley Alexander, 85, of 3099 Rock Branch Road, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of the late Fred Haley and Pearl Warren Haley Eavenson and was the widow of George Elvin Alexander. She was retired from Hartwell Garment Co., a member of the Rock Branch Baptist Church, the Fidelis S.S. class, W.M.U. and former S.S. teacher.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Friday from the Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two sons, Steve H. Alexander and Robert Alexander, both of Hartwell; four daughters, Jo Ella Willis, Elberton, Gail Johnson, Canon, Judy Long, Hartwell, and Jan Bennett, Iva, S.C.; a sister, Helen Adams Squires, Atlanta, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. tonight and will be at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Branch Church Building Fund, 2150 Coldwater Road, Elberton, Ga. 30635.

John Binns Sr.
Washington
   John Binns Sr., 86, of 404 Joe Garrard Road, died Saturday, August 22, 1998.
   A native of Washington, Mr. Binns was the son of the late Ed and Rebecca Binns and was the widower of Jessie Mae Jackson Binns. He was a farmer and member of Gibson Grove Baptist Church.
   Services will be 12 p.m. Friday at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Meatasville, with the Rev Charles Lacey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two sons, Eddie Binns, Detroit, John Binns Jr., Atlanta; three daughters, Jessie Mae Binns, Kileen, Texas; Dorethea Binns and Rebecca Quinn, both of Washington; a brother Green Henry Binns, Washington; eight grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of John Binns Jr., 2290 Spencer Way, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087.
   McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Branyan
Greensboro
   Sarah Marie Howell Branyan, 80, of 11 Fox Chase, Apt. 15, died Tuesday, August 25, 1998.
   A native of Hancock County, Mrs. Branyan was a daughter of the late William Alford and Beaula Gunnin Howell and was the widow of James Walter Branyan. She was an inspector at Lena-Hy Garment company and member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McCommons Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyle Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Church cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Nita Askew, Eatonton; two sons, Jack Branyan, Eatonton, and Dick Branyan, Buckhead; a sister, Willene H. Nickelson, Martinez; three brothers, Johnny Howell, Warner Robbins, Marion Howell, Savannah, and Bill Howell, Madison; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
    
   Laura Davis
   Toccoa
   Laura Stovall Davis, 77, of 701 E. Tugalo St., died Tuesday, August 25, 1998.
   A native of Cornelia, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Elizabeth Patton Phillips Stovall. She attended the Georgia State College for women and was Vice President of Acree-Davis Funeral Home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former member of the altar guild and a member of United Methodist women. Mrs. Davis also was a charter member of the Junior Woman's Club of Toccoa, Toccoa Woman's Club, the Toccoa Cotillion Club and the Toccoa chapter of the DAR.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Partridge and Jack Lamb officiating. Entombment will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank Y. Davis; a daughter, Fran Jarrett, Toccoa; a son, Reese Davis, Dunwoody; a brother, Calvin Stovall, Cornelia; a sister Elizabeth S. C. Griffin, Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    
   Gladys Foster
   Jefferson
   Gladys Howard Foster, 82, of Russell Nursing Home, died Tuesday, August 25, 1998.
   A native of Jefferson, Mrs. Foster was a daughter of the late John Homer Howard and Annie Ruby Huff Howard and was the widow of Harold Dean Foster. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Brantley Harwell and Clifford Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Wayne Foster, Midway; a daughter, Saralyn Robinson, Jefferson; a brother Zack Howard, Jefferson; a sister, Sara Coleman, LaMirada, Ca.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Hatcher 
Bainbridge
   Virginia Rich Hatcher, 72, of Bainbridge, died Tuesday, August 25, 1998.
   A native of Bainbridge, Mrs. Hatcher was a daughter of the late Emory M. and Cora E. P. Rich. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn H. Carter and two grandchildren. She was a homemaker and secretary at First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Hatcher also was a 1976 graduate of Bainbridge Junior College, 1975 recipient of the President's Award at Bainbridge Junior College. She was a former Girl Scout leader, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 267, member of Decatur County Council for the Arts, and Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 4904.
   Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Leroy C. Spinks and the Revs. Scott Wasdin and Marcia Cochran officiating. Burial will follow at Oak City Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Carson N. Hatcher; four daughters, Jeanne H. Bennett, Waycross; Carol H. Cochran, Barbara H. Brock, and Clair H. Dunlap, all of Bainbridge; a brother Allen "Buck" Rich, Huntsville, Ala., eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be grandsons Kontz Bennett III, David Cochran, Edward Cochran, John Cochran, Mark Dunlap; grandsons-in-law, Stephen McRae, Raymond Powell, and Tim Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Lydia Sunday School class, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 267, and Baracca Sunday School class.
   The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Ivey Funeral Home. 

Marvin Langston
Jefferson
   Marvin David Langston, 68, Cliff Top Drive, Loganville, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Langston was son of the late Ralph C. and Sarah Holcomb Langston and was the widower of JoEtta Bruce Langston. He was a retired accountant with Vulcan Materials Co., member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and former member of Clairmont Baptist Church.
   Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Interment will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include two daughters, Edith Bice, Lawrenceville Marcia Mitchell, Loganville; two brothers, Don Langston, Clarkesville, Charles Langston, Lavonia; and three grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2 p.m today at the funeral home.

Edith Woodall
Turnerville
   Edith Woodall, 79, of Turnerville, died Tuesday, August 25, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Woodall was a daughter of the late George and Decie D. Shirley and was the widow of Lester Woodall. She was retired after 30 years of service as an inspector with Carwood Manufacturing Co.
   Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today, at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Clifford Quincey and Paul Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church cemetery.
   Survivors include six daughters, Sarah Worley, Turnerville, Marilyn Stowe, Toccoa, Velma Hughes, Smyrna, Judy McAllister and Regina Long, both of Cornelia, and Debbie Wood, Clarkesville; a son, Ben Woodall, Idaho, fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Carl Payne
Athens
   Carl Frances Payne, 53, of 440 Christmas Tree Road, Bowersville, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998.
   Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

Peggy Powell
Athens
   Peggy Powell, 59, Ware Street, Hartwell, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998.
   Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

Dorothy S. Brooks-Smith
Athens
   Dorothy S. Brooks-Smith, 58, of 467 Whitehead Road, Apt. A, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.
   A native of Fort Benning, Mrs. Brooks-Smith was a daughter of the late Cpl. H.T. and Dorothy Allen Skates. She had lived in the Athens area since 1963, moving from Columbus. She was a receptionist at Georgia Neurological Associates.
   Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Kathleen Brooks-Gorman, Lawrenceville; two sons, Stephen Walter Brooks, Colbert, and James Richard Brooks, Winterville; and six grandchildren, Joshua Stephen Brooks, Colbert, Cassidy Brooks and Andee Brooks, both of Winterville, Courtnee Gorman, Athens, and Ashlee Gorman and Britnee Gorman, both of Lawrenceville.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046, or the Winterville First Baptist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Church St., Winterville, Ga. 30683.

Nicholas Chamberlain
Athens
   Nicholas Wayne Chamberlain, infant son of Joe and Barbara Carter Chamberlain of 6728 Jefferson River Road died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Crooked Creek Church Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Rakestraw officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three sisters, Taylor Chamberlain, Kerri Clark and Amber Chamberlain, all of Athens; a brother, Brandon Chamberlain, Athens; three grandparents, Myrtle Carter, Winder, and Sherri and Jerry Chamberlain, Athens; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
   The family will receive friends at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.
   Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Louise Foster
Bishop
   Mary Louise Foster died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998.
   A native of Bishop, Miss Foster was a daughter of the late James Samuel and Ethel Cox Foster. Her career in nursing spanned more than 50 years. After receiving training at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, she worked as office nurse for Dr. Harry E. Talmadge and later continued at Athens Orthopedic Clinic. She was a member and past president of Athens Pilot Club, with 25 years of perfect attendance, a member and past president of YWCO's Entre Nous Club. She was a member for more than 50 years of the Athens Chapter 268 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a lifelong member of Bishop Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a sister, Margaret Foster, Bishop; five brothers, James M. Foster, Orange City, Fla., Fred H. Foster, Watkinsville, George D. Foster, Longwood, Fla., and Joe C. Foster and Charlie H. Foster, both of Athens; seven nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bishop United Methodist Church, 1082 Old Bishop Road, Bishop, Ga. 30621.

Olis W. Garrison
Belton
   Olis William Garrison, 80, formerly of 105 Herd Ave., died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Garrison was a son of the late John and Victoria Martin Garrison and was the widower of Nettie Shell Garrison. An Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, he was a retired barber and a member of Eastview Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home with the Revs. Kirk Mitchell and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Belton Cemetery.
   Survivors include four sisters, Marie Caudell and Mary Lee Caudell, both of Greenville, Frances Thomas, Carnesville, and Betty Caudell, Jefferson; a brother, Ralph Garrison, Carnesville; and nieces and nephews.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastview Baptist Church of Belton or a favorite charity.

Daunton Kees
Pineville, La.
   Daunton Woodrow Kees, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in Athens, Ga.
   Mr. Kees was retired from the Rapides Bank in Pineville where he was a loan officer. He was a member of First Methodist Church, Pineville, where he had served on the Administrative Board. As a retiree he delivered the sanctuary flowers to the shut-ins. Mr. Kees was a charter member of the Pineville Lions Club where he had served as president, district director and had been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Club International.
   Mr. Kees was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Arville Riddle Kees, and his son, Louisiana State Trooper William Michael Kees, who died in the line of duty. He was the son of Jessie Lafayette Kees and Arzelia Smith Kees, Pineville.
   Survivors include a son, D. Woodrow Kees II, Springfield, Va.; a son-in-law and daughter, Dr. Roscoe and Halaine Kees Davis, Athens, Ga., and a daughter-in-law, Kathie Kees Hebert, West Monroe, La.; grandchildren Kevin and Melissa Davis and great-grandchildren, Zoe McCay Davis, Durham, N.C., Michael and Kimberly Daun Davis Miller, Atlanta, Ga., Justin B. Kees and W. Michael Kees, Springfields, Va., Wayne and Kristie Kees Barnett and Joel Michael Kees, all of West Monroe, La.; a sister, Nan Kees Penny, Dallas, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be the grandsons and sons-in-law named above. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class of First Methodist Church, Pineville.
   Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at 11:30 a.m. at Hixon Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Pineville. Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church of Pineville, La., or to the Louisiana State Police Troopers Scholarship Fund, in memory of Trooper William Michael Kees.

Carrie Mae Merriweather
Athens
   Carrie Mae "Kitty" Merriweather, 79, of 165 Winston Drive died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Miss Merriweather was a daughter of the late Carrie Meal and William Merriweather. She was a member of Hill First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hill First Baptist Church with the Revs. Benjamin G. Rivers and David Stanley officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
   Survivors include three goddaughters, Mattie Lumpkin and Lakeisha Lumpkin, both of Athens, and Lolita Johnson, Decatur; and two god-granddaughters, Jarae Arnold and Jessica Arnold.
   Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alvora Randall
Atlanta
   Alvora H. Randall of 252 Dodd Ave. S.W., formerly of Greene County, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Randall was a daughter of the late Eddie and Sally Barnett Howell. She joined Randolph Baptist Church before moving to Atlanta and was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Atlanta.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Point.
   Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Dunlap, Atlanta; a son, Eddie Lee Howell, Atlanta; and nieces and nephews.
   Haugabrooks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
   Announcement courtesy of Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Bobby Slayton Sr.
Winder
   Bobby Darrin Slayton Sr., 26, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.
   Mr. Slayton was a son of Doris Lawrence, Winder.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Starks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at noon.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Denea Slayton; three children, Keshia Slayton, Lexus Slayton and Bobby Slayton Jr., all of Winder; three sisters, Marilan Spratlin, Mary Spratlin and Lisa Spratlin, all of Winder; a brother, Phillip Slayton, Winder; and a grandmother, Daisy Johnson, Statham.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Smith
Tucker
   Lorraine Jones Smith, 82, of Tucker died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998.
   A native of Madison, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Carolyn Moore Jones. She was a retired secretary with Sears Roebuck, Atlanta, and was a Presbyterian.
   Services were Thursday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with the Rev. Calvin Forrester officiating. Entombment will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a brother, Charles E. Jones, Toccoa; and a niece, Jodi Jones Boyd, Alpharetta.

The Rev. Walter Smith
Athens
   The Rev. Walter Smith, 81, of 1692 E. Broad St. died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, the Rev. Smith was a son of the late Cebe Smith and Lizzie Evans Willis. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church East, served as pastor of White Chapel Baptist Church from 1984-1994, was retired after 25 years from Sunshine Cleaners and was a member of Mount Sion Lodge 370.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church East with the Rev. Mark A. Weaver Sr. officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
   Survivors include his wife, Viola Smith; seven daughters, Cheylon Smith, Regina Smith and Mary Smith Sherrer, all of Athens, Annie Ruth Smith, Clarkston, Aishah Muhammad, Chicago, and Lizzie Hawkins and Neilline Mills, both of Springfield, Mass.; two sons, Demetri Smith, Athens, and Jimmy Lee Smith, Trenton, N.J.; 35 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 42 great-great-grandchildren and nine great-great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carrie Tucker
New York, N.Y.
   Carrie Lee Hall Tucker, 82, formerly of Elbert County, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Tucker was a daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Oglesby Hall and was the widow of Jimmy Tucker. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Elberton.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Luther Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include a sister, Annie Mae Hunter, Cincinnati; and two brothers, James Hall, Atlanta, and Roy Hall, Elberton.
   McKinney-Neal Mortuary, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Gold Walton Sr.
Washington
   The Rev. Gold Lee Walton Sr., 85, of 308 Walton Road died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, the Rev. Walton was a son of the late Tom and Mattie Maude Walton. He was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. R.L Walton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Walton; five daughters, Virginia Walton, Lizzie Towns, Mable Anthony, Neaver Hill and Ivory Walton, all of Washington; three sons, the Rev. Robert Walton, John Walton and the Rev. Gold Walton Jr., all of Washington; three sisters, Willie C. Jones, Detroit, and Ruth Cullars and Thelma Jackson, both of Washington; and 15 grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Davenport-McLendon Mortuary.

Lloyd Westmoreland
Toccoa
   Lonnie Lloyd Westmoreland, 85, of 148 Gardenia Ave. N.W., Cleveland, Tenn., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Westmoreland was a son of the late Arthur G. and Minnie Westmoreland. An Army veteran of World War II, he was owner and operator of Royal Cleaners in Toccoa for 37 years and a member of Toccoa Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Savage officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Irene Anderson Westmoreland; a daughter, Maxine Smith, Spartanburg, S.C.; a son, Bob Westmoreland, Cleveland, Tenn.; four sisters, Evelyn Thomason, Eva Merck, Beatrice Phillips and Bernice Westmoreland, all of Toccoa; a brother, Thomas Westmoreland, Toccoa; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Josh Cabrera, Reggie Smith, Lee Sullens, Ricky Smith, Mike Rimer and Jack Smith.


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