Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Mary Oma Joiner Allison
Toccoa
   Mary Oma Joiner Allison, 87, of 6256 Rose Lane died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Athens, Mrs. Allison was a daughter of the late John Henry and Bessie Lee Carter Joiner and widow of Rufus Allison. She was preceded in death by a son, Shelton Allison. She was a retired nurse, a member of First United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Emma Vickery Sunday School Class.
   Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitlock Mortuary.
   Survivors include a daughter, Syble Hunt, Toccoa; a son, Robert J. Allison; and two grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tom Cheek
Royston
   Tom Cheek, 74, of 3760 Wildcat Bridge Road died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mr. Cheek was a son of the late Harvey and Hila Elliott Cheek. He was a retired serviceman having worked in the poultry industry, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, former Chief of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Dept., and of the Holiness faith.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Kenneth Vanderford and Bruce Kesler officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Moon Cheek; a daughter, Sandra Atkinson, Royston; a sister, Pauline Cheek, Royston; and three grandchildren.
   The family is at the home.
   Pruitte Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lou Emma Wilson Drake
Elberton
   Lou Emma Wilson Drake, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Hart County, Mrs. Drake was a daughter of the late John Thomas Wilson and Molly Craft Wilson and widow of Joe L. Drake. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Franci Drake. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Baptist Church, Bowman.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Earl Wilson and Calvin Coile officiating. Burial will be in Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Emma Brown and Sandra Pless, both of Elberton, and Betty Bailey and Alice Floyd, both of Dewy Rose; two sons, Bobby O. Drake, Dewy Rose, and Bordie E. Drake, Columbus; and 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Harold and Betty Bailey, 1707 Harold Bailey Road, Dewy Rose.

Otha Pruitt
Toccoa
   Otha Pruitt, 74, of 4608 Hwy. 184 died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Pruitt was a son of the late Henry and Vassie Bellamy Pruitt. He retired as owner and operator of Pruitt Mill End Carpet Co. and Currahee Mountain Antiques. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of First Methodist Church, Toccoa, Masonic Lodge 309, Toccoa Shrine Club, Yaarab Temple, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and the American Legion Post 104.
   Services will be 4 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Partridge and Jack Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hemphill Pruitt; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Clayton "J.C." Smith
Toccoa
   John Clayton "J.C." Smith, 81, of 6060 Jordan Road died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Stephens County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late John A. and Arizona Hicks Smith and widower of Ruth Roberts Smith. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Smith. He had worked for Martin Lumber Co. for a number of years and was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be 2 p.m. today at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Mooney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include four daughters, Jennie Dooley, Martin, Betty Weldon, Valley, Ala., Mary Vandiver, Carnesville, and Bonnie Robinson, Toccoa; a sister, Frances Green, Clarkesville; two brothers, Robert Doyle Smith and Leander Smith, both of Martin; and 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
   The families will be at their respective homes and will receive friends 10-11:30 a.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Judson Witcher
Abbeville
   Thomas Judson Witcher, 69, formerly of 466 Leard St., Hartwell, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mr. Witcher was a son of the late Frank Thomas and Julia Labona Dickerson Witcher. He was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Co., was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War, and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Elbert County.
   Services will be 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Holland, Chris Pritchett, and Johnny Stowe officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
   Survivors include his wife, Winnie Frances Caudell Witcher, Hartwell; three daughters, Patricia White, Wanda Goldsmith, and Geraldine Bruce, all of Hartwell; two sons, Morris Witcher and Dennis Witcher, both of Hartwell; six sisters, Lois Ragland, Athens, Miriam Malcolm, Fitzgerald, Dorothy (Dot) Garner and Martha Bridges, both of Bowman, Sue Park, Carlton, and Judy Booth, Colbert; three brothers, Kenneth Witcher, Demorest, Eugene Witcher, Athens, and Frank Witcher, Hartwell; and eight grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Clarence Garner, Coy Bridges, Darold Booth, David Malcolm, Terry Witcher, and Stacy Witcher.
   The family is at the home of Morris and Tina Witcher, 1469 Whipoorwill Trail, Hartwell.
   Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Evans
Jackson County
   Robert Evans died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home will announce arrangements. 

Earnestine Howell
Crawfordville
   Earnestine Howell, 53, of 5135 Lower Mill Road died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998.
   Hughes & Turner Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Howard Robbins
Siloam
   Howard Robbins, 66, of 1431 Syrup Mill Cross died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, will announce arrangements.

Adell Austin
Winder
   Adell W. Austin, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Austin was a daughter of the late Emmett and Maybelle Miller Wall and was the widow of Theo Austin. She was a member of Chapel Christian Church and a retired seamstress.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Stephens officiating.
   Survivors include a sister, Edna K. Wall, Winder; and cousins.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel Christian Church, 776 Chapel Church Spur, Winder, Ga. 30680.
   Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Olive Crew
Hull
   Olive Maggie Crew, 77, of Route 2 died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Walton County, Mrs. Crew was a daughter of the late Hugh Leonard and Ella Mae Norris Conner and was the widow of Robert C. Crew.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Reese Cemetery.
   Survivors include two sons, Bob Crew, Charlotte, N.C., and Don Crew, Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Georgia Tanner, Helen Moore and Ellen Johnson, all of Lithonia, and Nellie Brown, Fair Play; a brother, Troy Conner, Conyers; and five grandchildren.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nellie Gant
Sanford, Fla.
   Nellie Wallace Gant, 90, formerly of Atlanta, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998.
   A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Gant was a daughter of the late Isaac Madison and Stafford Nunnally Wallace.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Orman Knight officiating.
   Survivors include cousins and other relatives in Habersham and Banks counties.
   The family requests that flowers be omitted.
   Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy Kenney
Athens
   Lucy Kate Kenney, 87, of 143 Norman Way died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Madison County, Mrs. Kenney was a daughter of the late Omar C. and Corrie Glenn Dillard and was the widow of Wilson Kenney. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Stewart Simms Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
   Survivors include three daughters, Martha K. Yount, Lawrenceville, Nancy K. Webb, Oconee County, and Jane K. Jones, Athens; a son, James W. Kenney, Athens; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Kenney's memory to a favorite charity.

Willie H. Kerbo Jr.
Athens
   Willie Hugh Kerbo Jr. of 650 Sunset Drive, Apt. 5, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998.
   A native of Pensacola, Fla., Mr. Kerbo was a son of the late William and Irene Harris Kerbo. He was retired from the Navy after 33 years of service.
   Services will be at noon Wednesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter M. Brown officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Percelle, Antioch, Calif., and Judith Williams, San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Irene Kerbo, Columbus, Ohio, and Lois Kerbo and Arlene Kerbo, both of New Jersey; a brother, Edward Kerbo, Detroit; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Miller
Lawndale, N.C.
   Martha Falls Miller of 334 Carpenter's Grove Church Road died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Cleveland County, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Cicero C. and Hattie Lattimore Falls and was the widow of Carl James Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Carpenter's Grove Baptist Church.
   Services were Monday at Carpenter's Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Welch and Archie Chapman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Ely, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Rachel Howell, Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sons, Marion Miller, Decatur, Olan Miller, Athens, and Roger Miller, Kings Mountain; three sisters, Sarah Brackett and Margaret Dixon, both of Lawndale, and Frances Falls Miller, Midland, Mich.; a brother, C.Z. Falls, Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Memorials may be made to the Carpenter's Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Becky Bridges, 104 Rock Lane, Lawndale, N.C. 28090, or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
   Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Morgan
Lexington, Ky.
   Robert Neal Morgan, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, at his home, 826 Fister Way, after a long illness.
   A native of Athens, Ga., he was a son of the late Eddie Lee and Alma Lucille Lavender Morgan, a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and a retired major in the Lexington Fire Department.
   He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace Modica Morgan; a daughter, Shirley Morgan, Statham, Ga.; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Mary Morgan, Jefferson, Ga., and Lauren and Mary Morgan and Max and Hazel Morgan of Athens, Ga.
   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. John Modica officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
   Pallbearers will be Jim Sallee, Tom Lorrison, Joe Modica, Denny Sabree, Buddy Rust and Bill Patrick.
   Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
   Announcement courtesy of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens.

Kelly Nichols
Toccoa
   Kelly Nichols, 18, of 9230 Ward Circle died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Newport News, Va., Miss Nichols was a daughter of the late Don and Claudine Kesler Nichols. She was a graduate of Stephens County High School and a freshman at Piedmont College. She attended Toccoa Church of God.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. James Dumas and Joey Grizzle officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include a son, Jonathon Trey Nichols, Toccoa; her grandparents, W.A. "Dub" and Idell Anderson Kesler, Toccoa; and aunts and uncles.
   The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dub Kesler, Ward Circle, and will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trey Nichols Trust Fund, c/o Liberty Bank and Trust, 27 N. Big A Road, Toccoa, Ga. 30577.

Charles Powell
Homer
   Charles W. "Bill" Powell, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Banks County, Mr. Powell was a son of the late Charlie and Jimmie Ensley Powell. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Silver Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Etta Mae Parson Powell; a daughter, Scarlet McDonald, Homer; a son, Terry Powell, Homer; a sister, Ethel Powell, Commerce; a brother, Ed Powell, Maysville; and three grandchildren.

Donna White
Martin
   Donna Lee Wright White, 50, of Memory Lane died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
   A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mrs. White was a daughter of Donald Wright, High Point, N.C., and the late Bertha Mae Wright. She was previously employed with Tugalo Boxer.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Garrison officiating.
   Survivors in addition to her father include her husband, David C. White; a daughter, Dena Lunsford, Toccoa; a son, Donald C. White, Covington; a stepmother, Evon Wright, High Point, N.C; and a granddaughter.
   Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Billings
Auburn
   Willie Billings, 66, of 150 Ninth St. died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, will announce arrangements.

Betty Willoughby
Watkinsville
   Betty Willoughby of 1120 Moreland Drive died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   Hurley Funeral Home, Athens, will announce arrangements.


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