Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Robert Anthony
Bethlehem
   Robert Lewis Anthony, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   Mr. Anthony was a son of the late Irene Manning Anthony and Theo B. Anthony Sr. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Bruce. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired parts manager at Ford Tractor, attended Bethel Baptist Church and a member of Bethlehem First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jack Segars and Ray Newman officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Anthony; two daughters, Pat Philips, Winder, and Sue Doster, Auburn; a brother, Theo Anthony Jr., Newman; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Terry Brown
Bowersville
   Terry Nathial "Slick" Brown, 24, of 650 Gurley Road died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Brown was a son of Larry Ray Brown, Royston, and Mary Goodwin Brown, Canon. He was employed by D.T.P. Drywall, Starr, S.C., and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dorsey Holmes, Sid Newell and Johnny Ashworth officiating. Burial will be in Bowers Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Linda Ann Smith Brown; a daughter, Adreanna Nicole Brown, Bowersville; two sisters, Sherry Brown Laduke, Athens, and Cynthia Brown, Canon; and two brothers, Larry "Bubba" Brown, Royston, and Donnie Ray Brown, Hartwell.
   Pallbearers will be Michael Justice, Kevin Vaughn, Michael Crook, Labrone Justice, Robert Ballenger and Stacey Fowler.
   The family is at the home of Mary Brown, 1243 Old Royston Road, Canon.

Pauline Favrier
Commerce
   Pauline McNabb Favrier, 91, of Clayton Street died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Towns County, Mrs. Favrier was a daughter of the late Virgil M. and Mary S. Grace McNabb. She was a retired textile mill worker and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Charles Chapman officiating. Burial will be Monday in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, N.C.
   Survivors include nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frena Gallagher
Hull
   Frena Fern Gallagher, 86, of 8874 Georgia Highway 72 died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998.
   A native of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Gallagher was a daughter of the late Warren and Sarah Fryman Hutchison and was the widow of Martin R. Gallagher Sr. She was a retired restaurant owner, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pine Castle Chapel, Orlando, Fla. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka, Fla.
   Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Bates, Hull, Patricia Gallagher, Harahan, La., and Jan Robb, Watkinsville; three sons, Martin R. Gallagher Jr., Tybee Island, Savannah, Rodney A. Gallagher, Bogart, and Steven Gallagher, Quincy, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla.
   Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

Ruth LeCroy
Hartwell
   Mary "Ruth" Bailey LeCroy, 79, of 450 Walt Wilson Road died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. LeCroy was a daughter of the late Sam J. and Lucy Burns Bailey and was the widow of Clinton LeCroy. She was a homemaker and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. C. Roy Smith and J.W. Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Grubbs and Patsy Hart, both of Hartwell, and Cathryn Little, Royston; two sons, Billy LeCroy and Don LeCroy, both of Hartwell; two sisters, Nina Welborn, Bowersville, and Betty B. Brown, Lavonia; five brothers, Sam Bailey Jr., Bud Bailey and Charles Bailey, all of Lavonia, Horace "Duck" Bailey, Hartwell, and Jimmy Bailey, Commerce; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of George and Mary Ann Grubbs, 378 Walt Wilson Road, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today.
   Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. Lowe
Cincinnati
   Charles Lowe, 62, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Huntsville, Tenn., Mr. Lowe was a son of the late Rev. Roy and Mary Vann Lowe and was the widower of Phyllis Watson Lowe.
   Services will be at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Ohio.
   Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Guckien, Middleton, Ohio; a son, Charles W. Lowe, Mason, Ohio; two sisters, Wilma Jeffers, Winterville, and Phyllis Jane Marcum, Clinton, Tenn.; a brother, Ralph Lowe, South Lebanon, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
   Announcement courtesy of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens.

Alphonso Marcus
Hartwell
   Alphonso Lee "Snake" Marcus, 74, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Oconee, S.C., Mr. Marcus was a son of the late Mack and Catherine Marcus. He was a retired machine press operator and a Navy veteran of World War II.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Revs. Bill Trotter and Kenneth Pilcher officiating. Burial will be in Stonepile Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Audrey Estelle Nations Marcus; two daughters, Elaine Long, Belton, S.C., and Brenda Layton, Lincolnton; four sons, Albert Marcus, Easley, S.C., Gene Marcus, Hartwell, Carlton Marcus, Cleveland, and Jerry Marcus, Williamston, S.C.; two sisters, Lizzie Mae Miller, Westminster, S.C., and Alice Roach, Canon; two half-sisters, Lucy Owens and Pearl Carter, both of Seneca, S.C.; a half-brother, John Harvey, Clayton; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alma H. Porter
Madison
   Alma H. Porter, 76, of 1100 Blue Springs Court died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late Willie Strickland and John W. Herrington and was the widow of Murray Eugene Porter. She was a housewife.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Vickery, Buckhead, Connie Maddox, Eatonton, and Paula Ayers, Dublin; a son, Gene Porter, Madison; two sisters, Agnes Tarpley and Hazel Cannon, both of Greensboro; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home.

Inez Seymour
Elberton
   Inez Witcher Seymour, 80, of 429 Hickory Drive died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Seymour was a daughter of the late Brantley and Annie Barton Witcher and was the widow of Curtis L. Seymour. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Seymour. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and retired from Elberton Mills.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Danny Edwards and Joe Porter officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sisters, Estelle Carter and Evelyn Looney, both of Elberton; and two brothers, John Witcher, Anderson, S.C., and Thomas Witcher, Elberton.
   Pallbearers will be Virgil Seymour, Darrell Witcher, Jerry Witcher, Don Looney, Kenneth Witcher, Barry Wicher, Billy Seymour and Tyler Seymour.

Mike Williams
Hull
   Ralph Michael Williams, 49, of 3781 Spratlin Mill Road died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Williams was a son of the late Ralph and Ivol May Williams. He was a manager with American General Insurance Co., a member of Mount Paran Church of God, Marietta, and attended Colbert Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, with the Rev. Jon Messera officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Launa Davis Williams; five children, Jonathan Michael Cook, Jason Cook and Justin Cook, all of Hull, Candice Williams, Hiram, and Dana Simmons, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and a sister, Cindy Pless, Florida.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bennie Moon
Royston
   Bennie Neal Moon, 52, of 38 Curry Home died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, will announce arrangements.

John Brooks
Maysville
   John Paul Brooks, 22, of 331 Hale Road died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
   A native of Raleigh Wake, N.C., Mr. Brooks was a son of Martha Bingham Brooks and the late John Jerry Brooks. He was a roofer employed by Oakwood Roofing Co.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Winder Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jonny Flowers officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sheila Marie Kennedy Brooks; two daughters, Stephanie Nicole Brooks and Brittany Brooks, both of N.C.; a son, Austin Brooks, Maysville; two sisters, Sandy Scarborough and Christie Brooks, both of Four Oaks, N.C.; three brothers, Christopher Brooks and Jeffery Brooks, both of Coats, N.C., and Gerald Brooks, Four Oaks, N.C.; and a stepfather, Gerald Wade Brooks.
   Pallbearers will be Wayne Loggins, Greg Hamilton, Mike Scarborough, Joey Ruggles, Danny Carver Jr., and Homer Carver.
   Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorsey Cofer 
Athens
   Dorsey Cofer, 80, of 1218 Hull Road died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998.
   A native of Hancock County, Mr. Cofer was a son of the late Ernest L. and Gussie Pace Cofer. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a World War II veteran of the 8th Air Force. He was a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church, however, he attended the Winterville First Baptist Church. He had previously been at Rodgers Hosiery Mill and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2872.
   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Winterville First Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Standard officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances Hardeman Cofer; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Terrell Hayes, Winterville; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jerry Anne Cofer, Athens; four grandchildren, Missy Rice, Michele Rice, Amy Moore and Lori Cochran; and three great-grandchildren, A.J. Rice, Hailey Moore and Sommer Moore.
   Pallbearers will be Randall Cofer, Stanley Hardeman, David Langford, Steve Williamson, Randy Ray and David Adams.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winterville First Baptist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Church St., Winterville, Ga. 30683; or to the American Heart Association, 196 Alps Road, Athens, Ga. 30606; or to the Leukemia Society of Georgia, 6201 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, Ga. 
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Martha Davis 
Athens
   Martha A. Davis, 82, of 1241 Hull Road died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   Mrs. Davis, a native of Clarke County, was the daughter of the late Herman G. and Myrtle Bruce Adair and the widow of Hugh Dorsey Davis. She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester P. Adair and grandson, Scott Merck. Mrs. Davis was a member of Hull Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Homemakers Class and WMU.
   Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. at Hull Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
   Pallbearers will be George Adair, Billy Aiken, Lloyd Carter, Paul Chandler, James Norton and Lawrence Tolbert.
   Honorary pallbearers will be Homemakers Sunday School Class.
   Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy D. and Jim Merck of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Chester H. and Carolyn Davis of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Ralph Law of Flower Mound, Texas; sister-in-law, Hattie Spratlin of Athens; grandchildren, Todd Merck, Athens, Mark and Robin Davis, both of Athens, and Keith and Renate Davis, both of Dallas; three great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
   Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph A. Edge
Gainesville
   Ralph A. Edge, 73, of 109 First St. died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Hall County, Mr. Edge was a son of the late Alpeus and Etta Edge. 
   Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Charles Crabbe and William G. Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery. 
   Survivors include his wife, Martha Edge; a daughter, Pat Voyles, Hoschton; a son, Doug Edge, Gainesville; two brothers, Hoyt L. Edge, Chicopee, and Fred E. Edge, Martinsville, Va.; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
   The family will be at the home of Wayne and Pat Voyles, 133 Moon's Bridge Road, Hoschton. 

Karen Everett
Statham
   Karen Everett, 56, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998.
   A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Everett was a daughter of the late C.D. and Hattie Bradley Hall. She was a pharmacy technician employed by Eckerd Drugs, Winder, and was a member of Midway Christian Church.
   Services will be 4 p.m. today at Midway Christian Church with the Revs. John Birchfield and Hal Tapp officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include her husband, Eldridge Everett; a daughter, Cindy Barton, Bogart; a son, Ray Everett, Statham; two sisters, Gloria Freeman, Statham, and Helen Chancy, Gainesville; two brothers, Jack Hall and Nathaniel (Nat) Hall, both of Winder; and four grandchildren.
   Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements. 

Melanie Jones
Bogart
   Melanie Jones, 37, of 2161 Snow Mill Road died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Fulton County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Harry Shelby and Fannie Louise Smith. She was employed by St. Mary's Hospital and was a member of True Gospel Light House.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. John Bratcher Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
   Survivors include her husband, Carl T. Jones; a daughter, Stephanie Jones, Bogart; and two sisters, Linda Winkie, Hull, and Monica Herrera, Athens.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Home Health Services.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Henry Murray
Toccoa
   John Henry Murray, 85, of Anderson Road died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998.
   A native of Habersham County, Mr. Murray was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Murray Sr. and was the widower of Hazel Hunter Murray. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nina Hosea, and two sons, Billy Rae and Louie Murray. He retired from the Stephens County Road Dept. after 35 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Roger Elrod, George Dean and Layman Lee Sullens officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include three daughters, Ann Patterson, Johnnie Davis, and Gail Murray, all of Toccoa; two sons, Roger Murray and James Otha Murray, both of Toccoa; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
   Pallbearers will be Wayne Scott, Billy Scott, Vance Ledbetter, Gwen Scott, John Patterson, and Joshua Murray. Pallbearers are asked to assemble at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral.
   The family is at the residence on Anderson Road and will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Charles H. Pitts
Toccoa
   Charles Henry Pitts, 57, of Black Mountain Road died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Pitts was a son of the late Cecil and Clara Belle Powers Pitts. He was employed in the maintenance department of Toccoa Golf Club and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Michael Holbrooks and W.L. (Bill) Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Gladell Martin Pitts; three daughters, Diane Marcengill, Gray Court, S.C., and Teresa Carter and Lacilla Gibson, both of Toccoa; five sisters, Dorothy Yearwood, Dawsonville, Carolyn Holbrooks and Annette Holbrooks, both of Cumming, and Louise Moore and Linda Pitts, both of Greenville, S.C.; his mother-in-law, Lillian Martin, Eastanollee; and four grandchildren.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family will be at the residence and will receive friends 3-5 p.m and 7-9 p.m today at the funeral home.

James Junior Ray
Homer
   James Junior Ray, 69, of Berlin Road died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998.
   A native of Homer, Mr. Ray was a son of the late Maude Sarah "Jump" and Jim Grover Ray. He was retired from the saw mill, and was a member of Bethany Christian Church and of Hollingsworth Lodge No. 355 F.&A.M.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. William Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Grace Ray; two daughters, Joyce Ausburn and June Carlan, both of Homer; five sisters, Thelma Barrett, Lula, Violet Davis, Homer, Fannie Leatherwood, Gastonia, N.C., Rose McConnell, Oakwood, and Margie Slater, Gainesville; and a brother, A.J. Ray, Lincolnton, N.C.; and a grandson.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. 

Riley Whitlock 
Crawford
   Riley Whitlock, 64, of 865 Union Point Road, died Sept. 18, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, he was the son of the late Grace Puckett and the adopted son of the late John and Rosetta Smith Whitlock. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the United States Army. He had lived in Oglethorpe County all of his life and was a member of Burts United Methodist Church.
   Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at 3:30 p.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East. The Revs. John Alexander, Linda Jones and Curtis Hammond will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary McCannon Whitlock of Crawford; brothers- in law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Lucy McCannon of Stephens, William McCannon of Arnoldsville, and Jean Bryant of Lexington; cousin, Douglas Partridge of Winterville; several half-brothers and half-sisters, several nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Greg McCannon, Steve Bridges, David Bridges, Mike McKell, Dwayne Patton and Lanier Partridge.
   Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.


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