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Ada Baker
Greensboro
   Ada R. Baker, 73, of 2241 Penfield Road died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Baker was a daughter of the late Harvie and Inez Dolvin Reid. She was preceded in death by a son, Reid D. Baker. She was a homemaker.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Zion Wrightsville Church Cemetery with the Revs. David Blockum and Roswell Lawrence officiating.
   Survivors include a daughter, Dawnn L. Baker, Greensboro; a son, Martin Baker, Greensboro; three sisters, Luegenia Slappy and Odessa R. Franklin, both of Greensboro, and Henrietta Henry, Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, William Reid, Akron, Ohio, Noel T. Reid, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Fletcher Reid, Fayetteville, N.C.; a granddaughter and a grandson.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point.

Lois Booth
Elberton
   Lois Kelley Booth, 76, of 1050 Old Petersburg Road died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Booth was a daughter of the late Richard and Allie Rousey Kelley. She was twice married, first to the late Ralph Fortson and second to Fred C. Booth, Elberton.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Charollete Sebastian, Atlanta, and Margaret Hicks, Mableton; a sister, Ruth Black, Lafayette, La.; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.

Helen Dowis
Elberton
   Mary Helen Grubbs Dowis, 80, formerly of 538 Woodland Road died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Dowis was twice married, first to the late George Brown, second to the late Wallace Dowis. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Doris Seymour and Glenda Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Elberton First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Forest Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Fenlon officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Tommy Brown, Carlton; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home.

Frank Hector
Watkinsville
   Frank Hector, 72, of 1060 Fuller Road died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mr. Hector was a son of the late Millie C. Hector Jones and Otis Harris Hector Sr. He was a retired bus driver for the Oconee County school district.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Nunnally officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Mamie L. Hector; three daughters, Gail Goolsby, Watkinsville, Rita Hector, Athens, and Sweetie Clark, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Thomas Hector, Pittsburgh, and Keithe Hector and Clay Hector, both of Watkinsville; seven sisters, Liela Fleming and Lessie Gantt, both of East Point, Annie Sewell, Watkinsville, and Joann Harris, Betty Burgess, Earnestine Harris and Rosa Harris, all of Athens; three brothers, Otis Harris, Bishop, Henry Harris, Athens, and Tyrone Harris, Marietta; 12 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens.

Eddie Langford
Winder
   Eddie Langford, 46, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.
   Mr. Langford was a son of the late Howard and Irene Harris Langford. He was a former owner of Daddy's Deli.
   Memorial services will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. John Talley officiating.
   Survivors include a son, Blake Langford, Winder; and two brothers, Gary Langford and Greg Langford, both of Winder.
   The family will receive friends 6-6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

C.L. Mullenix
Savannah
   Columbus Lafayette "C.L." Mullenix, 83, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998.
   A native of Hartwell, Mr. Mullenix was a son of the late C.L. and Lula Mullenix. He was retired from Allied Security Force and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
   Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jo Luna, Savannah; seven grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
   The family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary Norman
Hoschton
   Mary Catherine Henegar Norman, 60, of 5839 Highway 129 West died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998.
   A native of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Norman was a daughter of Catherine Wehrheim Henegar, Florence, S.C., and the late Richard Henegar. She was a librarian at Jefferson City Public Library and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
   Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with the Rev. Jack McDowell officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Catherine Mary Collins, Cleveland, Texas; two sons, David Edward Norman, McKinney, Texas, and Christopher Neil Norman, Southlake, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Ann Wesley, Athens, and Jean Elizabeth Henegar, Florence, S.C.; two brothers, Richard W. Henegar, Augusta, and Robert M. Henegar, Florence, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Square, Building 1, Suite 127, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Jesse Rice
Royston
   Jesse Henry Rice, 86, of 166 Franklin Springs Circle died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Rice was a son of the late Henry Harrison and Essie Frances Bond Rice. He was preceded in death by four daughters, Patricia Anne Rice Aaron, Barbara Jo Rice, Jessica Shirley Rice and Sandra Gail Rice Pinson, and 12 brothers and sisters. He was retired as a self-employed contractor. During World War II he was employed at the Mobile, Ala., Shipyard, worked for a number of years for the City of Royston and Franklin County and was a former justice of the peace. He was a member of Royston Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 17, 1998, at Royston Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Barton officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Montine Grizzle Rice; six grandchildren, Patrice Aaron Whittington, Ila, Cindy Aaron Hayes, Colbert, Thomas Jesse Aaron, Arlington, Va., Jeffery Daniel Aaron, Commerce, Laura Pinson Sellars, Tucker, and Jessica Pinson Pennington, Atlanta; five great-grandchildren, Jason Luke and Jody Luke, both of Ila, Brandon Hayes and A.J. Hayes, both of Colbert, and Kelcie Sellars, Tucker; a sister, Mary Skelton, Bowman; and a brother, John Rice, Vanna.
   Pallbearers will be Berry Skelton, James Rice, Earl Rice, Jerrell Rice, Gary Rice and Dale Rice.
   The family is at the residence.
   Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin W. Southerland Sr.
Atlanta
   Edwin W. Southerland Sr., 82, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Jasper, Ala., Mr. Southerland was raised in Athens. He was a graduate of Athens High School, the University of Georgia and the UGA Law School. He also had a master's degree in taxation from George Washington University Law School. As an undergraduate, he was on the UGA tennis team and a member of the SAE fraternity. Upon graduation from Law School he briefly practiced law in Florida before the outbreak of World war II. During the war, he served in North Africa and Italy as an officer assigned to the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps. He was honorably discharged as a major.
   After the war he worked for five years as an attorney for the IRS in Washington, D.C. He subsequently became assistant general counsel, in charge of tax affairs for Northern Pacific Railway (predecessor to Burlington Northern) in St. Paul, Minn. Starting in 1968, he and his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Lamkin Southerland (also from Athens, Ga.) co-founded several companies which purchased and successfully operated the Robert Half International franchises (specializing in financial personnel placements) in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens.
   Survivors include three daughters, Sarah Gerdine Southerland, Amherst, Va., and Susan Page Southerland and Ann Hamilton Southerland, both of Atlanta; two sons, Edwin W. Southerland Jr., Washington, D.C., and Patrick Lamkin Southerland, Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Henry DeLeone Southerland, Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren, Katherine Ashton Southerland, Annapolis, Md., Brett Lee Clark, Atlanta, and Sarah Jenson Southerland, Bethesda, Md.; a niece, Nancy White, Beaufort, S.C.; and two nephews, Frank White, Dalton, and Billy White, Auburn, Ala.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, Georgia Chapter, 1 Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
   Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Arvis O. Booth
Miami
   Arvis O. Booth, 93, formerly of Bowman died April 6, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Booth was a daughter of the late John Carlton and Jessie Jane Vaughn Booth. She was a retired supervisor and troubleshooter for the Social Security Administration.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman, with the Rev. John Forbes officiating.
   Survivors include a sister, Doris B. Madison, Miami.
   Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary W. Campbell
Athens
   Mary W. Campbell of 138 Magnolia St. died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Newnan, Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late Maggie Neal Wilkerson and C. Stacy Wilkerson Sr. After marrying the late James E. Campbell Sr., she taught school in Gainesville, Ga. She later moved to Athens, Ga., where she taught Home Economics at Union Baptist Institute and Athens High and Industrial Schools. She continued her teaching career at Ed Stroud Consolidated School in Oconee County from 1968-69. In 1969, she returned to Clarke County School where she completed her 40-year teaching career.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church West with the Rev. Winfred M. Hope officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include one daughter, Starr L. Campbell, Athens; two sons, James E. Campbell Jr. and Stacey W. Campbell Sr., both of Athens; two daughters-in-law, Dianne S. Campbell and Delores E. Campbell, both of Athens; three sisters, Christola W. Jones, Gainesville, Fla., Evelyn W. Rambeau, Newport News, Va., and Inez W. Robinson, Valdosta; three brothers, Henry N. Wilkerson, C. Stacy Wilkerson Jr. and George M. Wilkerson, all of Newnan; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

Roxanne Case
Cleveland
   Roxanne Erin Case, 14, formerly of Clarkesville died, Monday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Hamilton, N.Y., Miss Case was a daughter of Laura Mae Baldwin, Cleveland. She was a ninth-grade student at White County High School.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Burpee officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sisters, Angela Laymon and Christa Laymon, both of Clarkesville; a brother, William E. Wyman, Virginia; a grandmother, Carol Baldwin, Brookfield, N.Y.; and a great-grandmother, Sarah Denny, West Edmeston, N.Y.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted.

Jerry Cole
Dahlonega
   Jerry Allen Cole, 59, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Paulding County, Mr. Cole was a son of the late Tom Allen and Gladys Aiken Cole. He was a director of sales.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with the Revs. David Bernthal and Harry Michael officiating. Burial will be in Paulding Memorial Gardens, Hiram.
   Survivors include his wife, Eileen Copas Cole; a daughter, Kellie Cole Gibson, Douglasville; a son, Jeffrey Allen Cole, Lilburn; two sisters, Betty Jo Mayfield and Fonda Joy Beavers, both of Dallas; a brother, Jack Cole, Villa Rica; five grandchildren and nieces and nephew.
   Pallbearers will be Steve Jones, Gary Padilla, Ted Cooper, Ned Cooper, Bob O'Rear, Fred Aiken, Shannon Garris and Bob Whitaker-Lee.

Sheraldean Crawford
Hartwell
   Sheraldean Ayers Crawford, 57, of 122 Nancy Heights, formerly of Elberton, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Elberton, Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of the late Ralph and Thelma Colvard Ayers. She was an elementary school teacher and a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Joel Crawford; an aunt and an uncle.
   Pallbearers will be Tom Cleveland, Calvin Cannon, Joe Brown, Bill Yarborough, Calvin Johnson and John Colvard.
   The family is at the residence.
   Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Maudestine Daniel
Atlanta
   Maudestine Daniel died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Cecil Gresham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two nieces, Eloise Huff and Annie M. Woods, both of Atlanta.
   Hughes & Turner Funeral Home, Crawfordville, is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Etheridge Sr.
Auburn
   Alfred Garfield Etheridge Sr., 72, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   Mr. Etheridge was a son of the late Thomas W. and Sarah N. Etheridge Sr. A Navy and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a retired plant manager from R&R Manufacturing, a 50-year member of Auburn Masonic Lodge, past master of Masonic Lodge, charter member of Auburn Carl Lions Club, for which he served as president in 1971 and 1972, and a member of Midway United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Russell Repetske officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Midway UMC Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Sarah Etheridge; a son, A.G. "Turpie" Etheridge Jr., Auburn; a brother, William H. Etheridge, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frank Hector
Watkinsville
   Frank Hector, 72, of 1060 Fuller Road died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Oconee County, Mr. Hector was a son of the late Millie G. Hector Jones and Otis Harris Sr. He was a retired bus driver for the Oconee County school district.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J. L. Nunnally officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Mamie L. Hector; three daughters, Gail Goolsby, Watkinsville, Rita Hector, Athens, and Sweetie Clark, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Thomas Hector, Pittsburgh, and Keithe Hector and Clay Hector, both of Watkinsville; seven sisters, Liela Fleming and Lessie Gantt, both of East Point, Annie Sewell, Watkinsville, and Joann Harris, Betty Burgess, Earnestine Harris and Rosa Harris, all of Athens; three brothers, Otis Harris, Bishop, Henry Harris, Athens, and Tyrone Harris, Marietta; 12 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Faye B. Hill
Bowersville
   Faye Bowden Hill, 70, of 73 College Ave. died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Hill was a daughter of the late Albert and Edna Rowland Bowen and was the widow of Jack Hill Sr. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Wicker, and a son, Bunyan Hill. She was a homemaker and a member of Bowersville Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Park, Canon.
   Survivors include two daughters, Susie Todd, Anderson, and Tracy Sexton, Bowersville; five sons, Randy Hill, Canon, Mike Hill, Bowman, Jackie Hill, Royston, Dean Hill, Eastanollee, and Yancy Hill, Elberton; two sisters, Fannie Gaines, Elberton, and Clara Glenn, Townville, S.C.; four brothers, Roy Lee Bowen, George Bowen and Jim Bowen, all of Hartwell, and Charles Bowen, Bowersville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.

Claudell Howington
Jefferson
   Claudell Adams Howington, 75, of 3264 Brockton Road died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mrs. Howington was a daughter of the late Elefair Stover and Robert Alfred Adams. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Victory Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Howard Rhodes and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors include her husband, Frank Howington; a daughter, Linda Green, Jefferson; a son, Robert Howington, Jefferson; a sister, Annie Ruth Davis, Jefferson; a brother, Windom Adams, Athens; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Donnell Murray
AugustaDonnell Murray, 78, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998.
   A native of St. George, S.C., Mr. Murray was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired district plant manager for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. He was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Ridgeville, S.C., Elks Lodge 205, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and Telephone Pioneers of America.
   Services were Wednesday at Poteet Funeral Home with the Rev. Pierce Norman officiating. Burial was in Bonnie Rest Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Bivens Murray; four sons, Ernest C. Murray, Evans, Benjamin N. Murray, Athens, John L. Murray, Middleburg, Fla., and J.D. Murray, Augusta; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Ernest C. Murray, Benjamin N. Murray, John L. Murray, J.D. Murray, J. Randolph Salvo and Roger F. Salvo.
   Memorials may be made to Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Ridgeville, S.C. 29472, or Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans, Ga. 30809.

Kizzie L. Robinson
Washington
   Kizzie L. Robinson, 77, of 200 Peter St. died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late John and Susie E. Robinson. She was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Marks Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Huyck officiating. Burial will be in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Danburg.
   Survivors include three sisters, Jessie Perlotte, Washington, and Ella Jean Jackson and Bessie Mae Jenkins, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a brother, Willie Joe Tucker, Philadelphia.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Roukoski
Hartwell
   Claude Edward Roukoski, 89, of 663 Crawfords Perry Road died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. Roukoski was a son of the late John and Louise Ebernickle Roukoski. He was twice married, first to the late Lucy Ankeridge Roukoski. He was a farmer, a truck driver for Maret Grain Co., and retired from Monroe Auto Co. Purchasing. He was a member and elder of Sharon Presbyterian Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Hannah officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Anne Gowder Roukoski; a daughter, Shelby Jean Clark, Dothan, Ala.; a son, Glen "Chip" Gowder, Hartwell; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Glen "Chip" Gowder, 525 Crawfords Ferry Road, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bubba Rowland
Greensboro
   Rubin "Bubba" Rowland Sr., 67, of 113 Brighton Road died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Rowland was a son of the late James E. and Ruby Terrell Rowland and was first married to the late Elizabeth Jernigan. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church with the Revs. S.L. Williams and Bruce Francis officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Susie Ruth A. Rowland; four daughters, Cassandra Susie Rowland Osborne, Atlanta, Burnia Dean Thomas, Pamela Evette Rowland and Melissa Ann Rowland, all of Greensboro; four sons, James Roy Rowland, Rubin Rowland Jr., Gregory Lee Rowland and Stacy Levier Rowland, all of Greensboro; two sisters, Alice Drake and Carrie Kelly, both of Atlanta; four brothers, James Rowland Jr. and Emory Eugene Rowland, both of Atlanta, and Flenard Rowland and Frank George Rowland, both of Greensboro; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Visitation will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Union Point. 

Mary West
Athens
   Mary Joseph DiBello West died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Mechanicville, N.Y., Mrs. West lived in Athens for the past 35 years. She was the widow of the late Ernest P. West Jr. of Athens. She was very proud to have served in the Women's Army Corps and was a member of the Catholic Center.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 1998, at Bridges Funeral Home with Father Jack McDowell, pastor of the University Catholic Center, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Mooney, Tallahassee, Fla.; a granddaughter, Melissa Mooney, Tallahassee, Fla.; three brothers, Anthony DiBello, Joseph DiBello and Vincent DiBello, all of New York; four nephews, Mark, Joey, David and Brad; nine nieces, Lisa, Toni, Amy, Julie, Susan, Joyce, Judy, Janet and Jo; four great nieces, three great-nephews and two great-great-nieces; and many devoted friends and neighbors. She loved all of you. God bless you.
   The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, from 3-4 p.m. before the service.
   Donations may be made to the Catholic Center, 1344 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30606, or the American Cancer Society, Clarke Oconee Unit, 545 Research Drive, Suite B, Athens, Ga. 30605.


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