Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Ann Billups
Watkinsville
   Ann Elizabeth Billups, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Billups was employed by the University of Georgia as a receptionist in Russell Library for 52 years.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Watkinsville Cemetery.
   Survivors include a brother, Oswald A. Billups, Toccoa; a niece, Mary S. Harrell, Stone Mountain; and a great-nephew, Will Harrell, Stone Mountain.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel.
   Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, is in charge of arrangements. 

L.V. 'Jimmy' Chafin
Marietta
   Lawrence Vernon "Jimmy" Chafin, 95, of 230 Indian Hills Court, formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Chafin was a son of the late Gabe T. and Clara Patton Chafin and was the widower of Mary Nicholson Chafin. He was a retired farmer and a former deacon and member of Maxeys Christian Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maxeys Christian Church with the Revs. Wayne Spangler and Wendell Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
   Survivors include a son, Bobby Chafin, Marietta; a sister, Melvie Escoe, Washington; a grandson, Robert "Nick" Chafin Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Marietta; three great-grandchildren, Kristen Chafin, Tyler Chafin and Laura Chafin, all of Marietta; and two nieces.
   Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Christian City Home for Children.
   The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford.

Ace Gaines
Hartwell
   Ace William Gaines, 61, of 204 Richardson St. died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mr. Gaines was a son of Caldonia Allen, Hartwell, and the late Hodge Gaines. He was a member of Maple Spring Baptist Church, Elbert County, and employed at Fletcher's Restaurant.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Alvin Scott officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Renea Rucker, Hartwell; four sisters, Emma Books, Atlanta, Louise Allen, Decatur, and Mildred Goss and Idell Morrison, both of Hartwell; two brothers, James Morrison and Charlie Allen, both of Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
   The family is at 246 Richardson St.
   Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeppie R. Johnson
Winterville
   Jeppie R. Johnson, 79, of 1100 Dunlap Road died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Charlie and Lula C. Johnson. He was retired from the University of Georgia and a member of Billups Grove Baptist Church, Athens.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Billups Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. B.K. Willis officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Frances Davis Johnson; a son, Richard Johnson, Winterville; nine children raised in the home, Patricia Winfrey, Delois Winfrey, Johnny E. Winfrey Jr., Robert Winfrey, Larry Winfrey and Farris Jones, all of Athens, Margie Winfrey, Lithonia, and Joyce Flint and Roy Lee Winfrey, both of Winterville; three sisters, Donnie Lumpkin, Grace Clark and Mildred Nash, all of Winterville; a brother, James T. Johnson; two grandchildren raised in the home, Artina Winfrey and Shamont Winfrey; eight other grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wade M. Ogle
Athens
   Wade M. Ogle, 70, of 275 Norwood Circle died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Ogle was a son of the late Wade Manuel and Pearle Chambers Ogle. He was a carpenter and of the Holiness faith.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Grove Chapel Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sisters, Pearlie Mae Brooks, Athens, and Mattie Lee Palmer, Winterville; two brothers, Howard Ogle and Paul Ogle, both of Winterville; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East.

Icie Perry
Jefferson
   Icie Jean Perry, 70, of Jefferson Highway died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   Mrs. Perry was a daughter of the late Jesse Owen and Millie Brown Mealor and was the widow of Mervin L. Perry. She was a hairdresser.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
   Survivors include a daughter, Donna Perry, Jefferson; three sons, Dennis Perry, Jefferson, James M. Perry, Comer, and Lamar Perry, Ila; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Cathryn Shockley
Baldwin
   Cathryn Pritchett Shockley, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mrs. Shockley was a daughter of the late Joel and Hassie Wall Pritchett. She was a member of AARP and Mountain View Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m today at Mountain View Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Harris and James Harvey officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Leatherwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, J.D. Shockley; two daughters, Alawayne Booth and Sandra Ward, both of Baldwin; and three grandchildren.
   Whitfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosalee H. Tallent
Hartwell
   Rosalee Hill Tallent, 80, of 1303 W. Franklin Place died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Tallent was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Rachel Haygood Hill. She was a homemaker and a member of Goldmine Church of God.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Goldmine Church of God with the Revs. Gary Thompson, Johnny Stowe and Wayne Durden officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include six daughters, Shelby Campbell, Shirley Freeman, Rachel Boles and Frances Adams, all of Hartwell, Linda Fowler, Stephens, and Doris McCurley, Bowman; two sons, Dewitt Tallent Jr. and Jerry C. Tallent, both of Hartwell; and two sisters, Lola Belle Risner and Willie Mae Jones, both of Hartwell.
   The family is at the home of George and Rachel Boles, 545 Ridge Road, and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home. 

Kenneth Thomas
Jefferson
   Kenneth Allen Thomas, 6, of 2234 Brockton Loop died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Thomas was a son of Kenneth Harold and Rebecca Renee Green Thomas, Jefferson. He was a student at Benton Elementary School and a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brockton Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, William Revard and Joseph Revard, both of Jefferson; four grandparents, Gladys and Clarence Allen Thomas, Jefferson, and Jewel and Edward Green, Ohio; and his great-grandmother, Bertha Thomas, Jefferson.
   Pallbearers will be members of Jefferson Fire & Rescue.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home.

Charlton Tooke
Commerce
   Charlton Tooke, 69, of 181 S. Victoria St. died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Carroll County, Mr. Tooke was a son of the late Charlton C. and Emma Favors Tooke. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Agricul ture, was a Mason and a Shriner, and a member of First Baptist Rite and the American Legion.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Grey Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don Paulson officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Edna Franklin Tooke; a daughter, Susan Vernon, Salt Lake, Utah; a son, Charlton "Chip" Tooke, Great Falls, Va.; a sister, Emogene Harvey, Rome; four stepdaughters, Vivian Edwards and Linda Loggins, both of Watkinsville, Polly Mann, Norcross, and Gwen Owens, Cleveland; a stepson, Ron Bond, Jefferson; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the residence.
   Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Kerbo Jr.
Athens
   Willie Kerbo Jr. of 860 Sunset Drive, Apt. 5, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Thelma M. Lawson
Crawfordville
   Thelma M. Lawson, 83, of 151 Edgewood Road N.E. died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Gaye Maddox
Decatur
   Gaye Varnetta Watkins Maddox of 2394 Crestroll Circle died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   The family is at 130 Rose St., Athens.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.

Hubert Maret
Lavonia
   Hubert Maret of 7610 Georgia Highway 59 died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   Hamby Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Minnie Willis
Athens
   Minnie Lumpkin Willis of 135 Connally Circle died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   The family is at 168 Pinecrest Terrace.
   Mack & Payne Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

William M. Arthur
Union Point
   William M. Arthur, 81, of 4581 Lamb Ave. died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Greene County, Mr. Arthur was a son of the late Carrie Conley and Clarence Arthur. He was a retired machinist from Chipman Union, a member, deacon and former Sunday School teacher of First Baptist Church, and a member of AARP.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Revs. David Key and Paul Glass officiating. Burial will be in Greene Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Hopkins Arthur; two daughters, Gail Arthur Killian, Tucker, and Nancey Arthur Glass, Hampton; a sister, Frances Finch, Greensboro; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Archie Chaney Sr.
Commerce
   Archie Chaney Sr., 81, of 327 Hill St. died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Chaney was a son of the late Aaron and Neszie Chaney. He was self employed as a carpenter and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Thelma Chaney; a daughter, Alice Pittman, Commerce; four sons, Archie Chaney Jr., Aaron Chaney and Samuel Chaney, all of Commerce, and Jimmy Chaney, Bloomington, Ind.; two sisters, Azell Cardell and Bobbie J. Carter, Louisville, Ky.; four brothers, Joe Henry Chaney, Colion Chaney, James Chaney and Sankle Chaney, all of Indianapolis, Ind.
   Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Crawford
Augusta
   Josephine Flood Crawford, formerly of Toccoa, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998.
   Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Riley.
   Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Union Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Carnesville. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include five children, Helen Smith and Joan Crawford, both of Augusta, Mary Whitmire, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Bobby Crawford, Toccoa, and James Crawford, Charlotte, N.C.
   The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Drew Funeral Home, Toccoa.

George B. Farmer
Athens
   George B. Farmer, 94, of 155 Deidre Drive died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Farmer was a son of the late Joe Henry and Pearl Booth Farmer. He served in the Navy and Army for more than 24 years and was later connected with the Clarke County Sheriff Department and Police Department, where he served as chief. He was a charter member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Howard P. Garrison officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lou Pittman Farmer; two sisters-in-laws; and nieces and nephews.
   The family is at the residence.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Harmony Baptist Church 
   Building Fund, c/o Beverly F. Adams, 10550 Highway 334, Nicholson, Ga. 30565.
   Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

L.P. Frix
Athens
   L.P. Frix, 54, of 4505 Lexington Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mr. Frix was a son of Douglas Frix, Maxeys, and Mary Lou Nalley Frix, Athens. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include four children; a sister, Marcia Holder, Maxeys; a brother, James Frix, Gurley, Ala.; seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Creed Gregory
Royston
   James Creed Gregory, 88, of 2245 Athens Road died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Del Rio, Texas, Mr. Gregory was a son of the late Jackson C. and Amanda Jones Gregory. An Army sergeant and a veteran of World War II, he was retired from Cornelia Broom Co. and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pruitte Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Heard officiating. Burial will be in Trinity UMC Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Janie Stone Gregory; a niece raised in the home, Betty True, Royston; a nephew raised in the home, Eddie True, Rockwood, Tenn.; two brothers, Leonard Gregory, Mount Vernon, Mo., and G.G. Gregory, Kansas City, Kan.; and nieces and nephews.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dr. Preston E. Hunter
Athens
   Dr. Preston E. Hunter, 70, of 143 Beacham Drive died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Tonganoxie, Kan., Dr. Hunter was a son of the late Preston David and Gladys Burks Hunter. An Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, he has lived in Athens since 1959 and was a professor emeritus in of the University of Georgia's entomology department.
   Dr. Hunter earned his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Kansas and served as Research Fellow for two years at the University of Minnesota. In 1959, he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in the newly formed Department of Entomology. Dr. Hunter served as head of the department from 1974 to 1986 and played a guiding role in the development of a teaching and research faculty that is now recognized nationally and internationally.
   Dr. Hunter was published extensively on his research on the systematics and ecology of mites associated with insects. He collaborated with scientists in Israel and Mexico along with many of his own students. His research was supported by grants from NSF, the USDA and numerous commercial organizations. He was elected president of the Acarology Society of America in 1977 and served on its Board of Governors from 1974 to 1978. He was also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Acarology.
   He was a member of the Citizens Review Panel of the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Luther Fouche officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Constance Hunter; two sons, Stephen Hunter, Signal Mountain, Tenn., and David Hunter, Oglethorpe County; a sister, Lucy Hunter Thomas, Los Alamos, N.M.; four grandchildren, David Hunter, Joseph Hunter, James Hunter and Hanna Hunter; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National M/S, 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 630, Atlanta, Ga. 30339.

Lonnie B. Johnson Jr.
Hartwell
   Lonnie B. Johnson Jr., 51, of 675 S. Jackson St. died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Hartwell, Mr. Johnson was a son of Lucille Johnson, Hartwell, and the late Lonnie B. Johnson Sr. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Jackson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include five sisters, Gaye Johnson and Faye Johnson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Christine Hood, Dalhia Johnson and Tammy Sweeney, all of Greenville, S.C.; and a brother, Carlwell Johnson, Hartwell.
   The family is at the home of Lucille Johnson, 675 S. Jackson St.
   Mack's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Audie B. Logan
Athens
   Audie B. Logan, 95, of 1660 Jennings Mill Road died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   A native of Union County, Mr. Logan was a son of the late Henry O. and Minnie Parham Logan. He was retired after more than 40 years from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include a son, Herman O. Logan, Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Lona Clotfelter and Maggie Archer, both of Athens; three grandsons, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite church or charity.

Junior Price
Winder
   Junior Price, 62, of 242 Oak St. died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   A native of Walton County, Mr. Price was a son of the late Bud and Lillie Price and was the widower of Ruth Weathers Price. He was of the Baptist faith.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include seven children, Timmy Price, Bethlehem, Robert Price, Winder, Carolyn Scarborough, Auburn, Evelyn Norton, Jenny Crowe and Cindy Crowe, all of Winder, and Helen Wilson, Madison; two sisters, Middie Price and Callie Peppers, both of Winder; four brothers, Tommy Price, Bold Springs, Will Price, Winder, and George Price and John Price, both of Loganville; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Otis Teasley
Carlton
   Otis Teasley of 8318 Georgia Highway 72 East died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998.
   Mr. Teasley was a son of Lula Heard Teasley, Elberton, and the late A.B. Teasley. He was employed by Amex Granite Co. and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lofton Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. James Allen Jr. and Charles Jim Tom Heard and Evangelist Kathy Allen officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Martin Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Darlene Gillespie; a daughter, Stephanie Teasley, Athens; a son, Otis Teasley Jr., Athens; a sister, Mary Francis Teasley, Elberton; four brothers, Eddie Teasley, A.B. Teasley Jr., James Albert Teasley and Lindbergh Teasley, all of Elberton; a grandmother, Annie Laura Brown, Elberton; and two grandchildren.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Robert Rudeseal
Toccoa
   The Rev. Robert Leander Rudeseal, 82, of 424 Old Church Road died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, the Rev. Rudeseal was a son of the late Samuel Eli and Mattie Murphy Rudeseal. He was retired after 35 years from Trogdon Furniture Co. and a Baptist minister at Old Union Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Holbrooks and John McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Julia Holbrooks Rudeseal; two daughters, Elizabeth Young, Shallotte, N.C., and Bonnie Sue Hudson, Toccoa; four sons, Robert E. Rudeseal, Buchanan, William J. Rudeseal and Tony D. Rudeseal, both of Toccoa, and Thomas T. Rudeseal, Pickens, S.C.; a sister, Lottie Ellard, Canton; a brother, Owen Rudeseal, Hollywood; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons, including Jeff Rudeseal, Danny Young, Chris Rudeseal, Anthony Rudeseal, Kevin Hudson and Robbie Rudeseal, will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rudeseal, 32 Walnut St., and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today and Friday at the funeral home.

Andrew Terry
Huntsville, Ala.
   Andrew Ezell Terry, 95, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   Dr. Terry was a life member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, a member of Tennessee Valley Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, Huntsville Rotary Club, Phi Kappa Phi and First United Methodist Church of Huntsville, and a charter member and one-time president of Huntsville-Madison County Council for International Visitors and Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Laughlin Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Coy Hallmark officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
   Survivors include a daughter, Edith Sue Driskell, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Robert J. Terry, Stone Mountain; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
   Visitation will be 1 p.m to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Willene Williams
Hoschton
   Willene Banks Williams, 62, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Clint and Magdalene Marsingill Banks and was the widow of Horace Williams. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Williams. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church and a secretary with the former Carwood Manufacturing Co. of Winder.
   Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Center UMC with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include three brothers, the Rev. Howard Banks and Joel Banks, both of Hoschton, and Horace Banks, Buford; and nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home, Winder.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center United Methodist Church Building Fund, Jackson Trail Road, Hoschton, Ga. 30548.

Lula Adams
Athens
   Lula Adams of 220 Evans St. died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998.
   Hurley Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Napolean Allen
Atlanta
   Napolean Allen of 375 Auburn Ave. died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.


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