Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Myrtle Adams
Ila
   Gladys Myrtle Adams, 57, of 940 Highway 106 N. died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Willie Lester and Beulah Evans Ginn. She was a homemaker and member of the Union Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Singletary officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Bobby Adams; a daughter, Kathy Lynn Miller, Ila; a son, Jay Henry Adams, Ila; two brothers, Edwin Ginn, Hull, and Kenneth Ginn, Danielsville; and two grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.
   Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Louie Maude Bellew
Athens
   Louie Maude Bellew, 70, of 1200 Robert Hardeman Road, Lot No. 32, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Hillsborough County, Fla., Mrs. Bellew was a daughter of the late Harold and Florence Sosebee Manning and was married to the late Johnie E. Bellew. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Wendell Hanley officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Frankie Messer, Athens; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
   Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

David Allen Lantz
Danielsville
   David Allen Lantz, 36, of 209 Forest Trail died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Grundy County, Ill., Mr. Lantz was a son of Alva and Margaret Stalker Lantz. He attended Harvest Church and was in the U.S. Navy.
   Services will be held at the David and Sons Funeral Home, Morris, Ill., at a later date.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brigit Bauermeister Lantz; and five brothers, Dan Lantz, Clinton, Iowa, Ron Lantz, Mazon, Ill., Gary Lantz, Kinsman, Ill., Rick Lantz, North Pole, Ark., and Mike Lantz, Aurora, W.Va.
   Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

Cora Mae Sheriff
Jonesboro
   Cora Mae Crunkleton Sheriff, 77, died Friday, August 28, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Sheriff was a daughter of the late William Frank and Mae York Crunkleton and was the widow of Edwin Dalton Sheriff. She was a retired seamstress and member of Toms Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Moon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Hubbard and Angela Davis, both of Jonesboro; a son, Edwin Daniel Sheriff, Acworth; eight sisters, Ruby Oliver, Minerva Oliver, Margie Oliver, Harley Smith, Christine Rumsey, all of Toccoa, Leona Devine, Euclid, Ohio, Doris Holt, Atlanta, and Geneva Hunnicutt, Mountain City; a brother, John Crunkleton, Toccoa; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Richard Hubbard, Danny Hubbard, Brandon McDonald, Christian Daigle, Bobby Holt and Stanley Rumsey.
   Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

Vera Smith
Elberton
   Vera Fortson Smith, 92, of 1803 Otis Smith Drive died Friday, August 28, 1998.
   A native of Vail, Iowa, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Lester Eugene and Clara Richardson Fortson and was married to the late Otis Smith. She was a homemaker and member of the Eliam United Methodist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Carl Hunter and Kenneth Deitle officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
   Survivors include three sons, Marvin E. Smith, Lewis Smith, and Wayne Smith, all of Elberton; a sister, Lois Jones, Brunswick; and nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
   Memorials may be made to the Eliam United Methodist Church, Elberton, Ga.
   The family is at the residence.

James Stolze Sr.
Canon
   James E. Stolze Sr., 66, of 865 Alexander Ray Road died Friday, August 28, 1998.
   A native of Columbus, Mr. Stolze was a son of the late George F. and Myrtis Barnes Stolze. He was a retired sheet metal worker for Climate Control Co., served on the Board of Equalization for Hart County, was a member of the Georgia Cattleman's Association and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Airman First Class.
   Memorial services will be 3 p.m. today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jim Shumard officiating. Burial will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathline Lindsey Stolze; two daughters, Deborah Blocker and Patty A. Melton, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, James E. Stolze Jr., Keflavic, Iceland; two sisters, Irene Kramer and Gail Bellflower, both of Jesup; two brothers, Arthur Stolze and Robert Stolze, both of Albany; and seven grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fairview Ave., Hartwell, Ga. 30643.
   Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Sue Stow 
Prosperity, S.C.
   Entered into rest Friday, August 21, 1998, at Newberry Hospital, Mrs. Mary Sue Cantrell Stow, 68, of Route 5, Box 1165, Prosperity, S.C. was the loving wife of Robert Wendell Stow Sr. and beloved mother of Sheron Stow Damani, Moore, S.C., Patricia Nadine Stow, Athens, Ga., and Robert W. Stow Jr., Aiken, S.C. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Anil Damani, Rohan Damani, Alexander Stow, Taylor Stow, one sister, Barbara Ann Nabors, Panama City Beach, Fla., and a brother, William P. Cantrell, Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 2:00 PM in the Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Carter officiating. Interment was at Aiken Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital, 950 W. Farris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, S.C. 6423456

Steve D. Vacalis 
Athens
   Steve D. Vacalis, 95, of Athens died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   Mr. Vacalis was a native of Greece and was the retired co-owner of Tony's Restaurant. He was a longtime resident of Athens and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church. We will miss his smiling face, kind heart and warm embrace. 
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home with Father Michael Eaccrino officiating. Burial will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Demetri and Dena Vacalis, Atlanta; two grandchildren, Dr. Steve Vacalis, Dallas, Texas, and Mr. John Vacalis, Austin, Texas; and a number of loving nieces and nephews from Atlanta and Macon.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church, c/o Mrs. George Parthemos, 165 Lullwater Road, Athens, Ga. 30606.
   The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

J. Howard Wood Sr. 
Colbert
   J. Howard Wood Sr., 86, of Second Avenue North died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Wood was a son of the late Fed and Florence Martin Wood and was the widower of the late Erma Thompson Wood. He was a member of Colbert Methodist Church and was retired from Texaco, where he worked for more than 42 years. 
   Services will be 3 p.m. today in Colbert City Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Linda Goble, Prattville, Ala.; a son, John H. Wood Jr., Danielsville; two sisters, Mildred Johnson, Hull, and Flora Long, Stone Mountain; a brother, Robert D. Wood, Athens; and five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Walter Smith, Roger James, Joe Morris, Freddie Johnson, Robert Wood, Lynn Hardeman, and Kenneth Wood.
   Memorials may be made to Colbert Methodist Church.
   Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard G. Wortham
Athens
   Richard G. Wortham, 56, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mr. Wortham was a son of the late Thomas Wortham and Mary Ophelia Wortham Ashley. He was a retired electronics engineer.
   Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Johnsons Drive Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Dot Wortham; two sons, David L. Wortham, Crawford, and Steven R. Wortham, Germany; his stepfather, Bobby Ashley, Athens; a half-brother, Charles Ashley, Athens; and two grandchildren.
   Cremation Society of the South is in charge of the arrangements.

E. Don Channell
Greensboro
   E. Don Channell, 85, of 1311 Siloam Road died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Channell was a son of the late Charlie Alexander and Lula Viola Marchman Channell. He was an electrician and plumber employed by the Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital for 30 years, a deacon and member of First Baptist Church, Greensboro, and a member of AARP, Hamp's Sunday School Class, Loins Club, and the Golden Tones. He attended Veazey School.
   Services will be 11 a.m. today at Siloam Cemetery, Siloam, with the Revs. David Sandridge and Gary Nicholas officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Maedelle Bramlette Channell; two daughters, Linda C. Duvall, Greensboro, and Nancy C. Duncan, Madison; a son, Frank Don Channell, Greensboro; a sister, Allene C. Moon, Veazey; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Dean Stewart, Carol Sisson, Mel Marchman, Jack Perkins, Duck Channell, and Richard Moon. Honorary pallbearers will be Claude Silvey, Dene Channell, Arthur Ott, and Arthur Stewart.
   The family is at the residence.
   McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris W. Irvin
Washington
   Doris W. Irvin, 51, of 703 West Lexington Ave. died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Irvin was a daughter of Roberta Bell. She was a florist and a member of the Faith Christian Center.
   Services will be 1 p.m. today at Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. John Alberty officiating. 
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Willie T. Irvin; three sisters, Mary Alice Gartrell, Rubynell Bell, and Lisa Bell, all of Washington; and two brothers, George Bell Jr., Washington, and Troy D. Bell, Indianapolis, Ind.
   McLendon Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ludger W. Lanthier
Winder
   Ludger W. Lanthier Sr., 84, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998.
   A native of Barrow County, Mr. Lanthier was a son of the late Lewis J. and Dora Seagraves Lanthier and was married to the late Hazel Church Lanthier. He was owner and active in Lanthier Machine Works, and member of the Winder Fire Dept. 1936-1976, fire chief 1948-1976, and member of Winder Masonic Lodge No. 33 for over 50 years.
   Services will be 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Rary officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Mount, Winder; three sons, Ludger Lanthier Jr., Mitch Lanthier, and Greg Lanthier, all of Winder; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to North Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America or to the Winder Fire Dept.
   Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Colleen Coe McCrea
Cornelia
   Colleen Coe McCrea, 101, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998.
   A native of Evans County, Mrs. McCrea was a daughter of the late Adelbert Brown and Cora Shadrach Coe and was married to the late Woodbury Warnell "Woody" McCrea. She was a homemaker and member of AARP and the Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church.
   Services were Sunday at Grace-Calvary Cemetery. The Rev. Dick Bartholomew officiated. 
   Survivors include a daughter, Colleen M. Parr, Cornelia; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornelia Boy Scout Troop No. 24, P.O. Box 338, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, had charge of arrangements.

Mable Hilton Noblet
Decatur
   Mable Hilton Noblet, 68, of 4508 Thompson Mill Road died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998.
   A native of Towns County, Mrs. Noblet was a daughter of the late Andrew Cleve and Era Bell Cloer Hilton and was first married to the late Willard D. Brock. She was a member of Rock Springs Memorial Baptist Church and the Tara Shrine Club of Yaarab Temple. She was a retired dietitian employed by Dekalb School Systems.
   Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, with the Revs. Chet Barrett and Eugene Power officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include her husband, Alvin J. Noblet; two sons, Ronald D. Brock, Decatur, and Dennis W. Brock, McDonough; four sisters, Betty Marlow, Decatur, Margie Means and Dorothy Irvin, both of Mount Airy, and Peggy Ensley, Knoxville, Tenn.; and three brothers, Steve Hilton and Robert Hilton, both of Clarkesville, and Jack Hilton, Mount Airy.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Gladys L. Jackson
Springfield, Mass
   Gladys Luise Jackson of Springfield, Mass., sister of Alice Hunter, Athens, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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