Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries

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Edward Bacon Sr.
Athens
   Edward Thomas "Boy" Bacon Sr. of 1695B E. Broad St. died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.
   A native of Clarke County, Mr. Bacon was a son of the late Edward and Ida Bacon. He was a member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church and formerly employed by Crow's Drug Store and the Clarke County Board of Education as a custodian for Chase Street Elementary School.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First AME Church with the Rev. G.R. La-Sure officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Julia M. Bacon; a son, Edward T. Bacon Jr., Athens; a brother, James Bacon, Waterbury, Conn.; a grandson and nieces and nephews.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J.P. Fleming
Bowman
   John P. Fleming, 80, of 2667 Pleasant Grove Road died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998.
   A native of Franklin County, Mr. Fleming was a son of the late Earl and Roxie Foster Fleming. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired carpenter and a member of Rice Creek Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Malcolm Herndon and Ray Jenkins officiating. Entombment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens-South.
   Survivors include his wife, Lucille Reece Fleming; a daughter, Barbara Jordan, Bowman; a sister, Alice Dudley, Royston; two brothers, Hubert Fleming and W.J. Fleming, both of Bowman; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Lee Jordan, Grant Jordan, Randall Jordan, John Jordan, Ervin Atkinson and L.B. Moon.
   The family is at the residence and will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Hall
Washington
   Mary Hall, 50, of 214 Meredith Circle died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998.
   A native of Wilkes County, Ms. Hall was a daughter of the late Ethel M. Mickens and Lozell Callaway. She was a school bus driver and a member of Jackson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Christopher Andrews officiating. Burial will be in City West II Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Hall, Sylvania; two daughters, Anita L. Green, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Terri Graves, Washington; three brothers, Dwyane Harris and Larry Harris, both of Detroit, and Rogers Ferrell, Stone Mountain; and five grandchildren.
   Davenport-McLendon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth T. Harris
Winder
   Ruth T. Harris, 72, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   A native of Walton County, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of the late Joseph Jessie and Woodie Ester Hardigree Thompson and was the widow of J.T. Wright and L.D. "Red" Harris. She was a member of Midway Christian Church and a hairdresser.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
   Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Collis, Ringgold, and Kay Clark, Hoschton; a brother, Claude Thompson, Atlanta; a sister, Rachel Saunders, Winder; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Michael Honeycutt
Rex
   Michael "Andy" Honeycutt, 24, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   A native of San Diego, Calif., Mr. Honeycutt was a son of Laura Pierce Schaus, Jonesboro, and B.J. Honeycutt, Rex. He was involved with Special Olympics and Clayton County Parks and Recreation activities.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Horis Ward Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Dr. Jon Appleton officiating.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, April Williams, Bogart, and Debbie Chandler, Morrow; and his grandmother, Billie Honeycutt, Annandale, Va.

Earnestine Howell
Crawfordville
   Earnestine Dunn Howell of 5135 Lower Mill Road died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Raytown, with the Rev. M. Pruid Wheeler officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the Leslie Family Cemetery.
   Survivors include two aunts, Sallie M. Kennedys, Augusta, and Louise Leslie, Brooklyn, N.Y.; an uncle, James Milton Leslie, Crawfordville; three great-aunts and two cousins.
   Hughes-Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Mae Jones
Elberton
   Lillie Mae Noble Jones of 216 McKinley St. died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Bennie and Linnie Lomax Noble. She was a member of St. Mary's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and its Missionary and Stewardess boards. She was a retired nurse.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's CME Church with the Rev. Carlton Taylor officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
   Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Hunter and Patsy Allen, both of Atlanta, and Annie Beverly Elstona-Joyner, Emma Butler and Drucilla Hoyle, all of Baltimore; three sons, the Rev. Arthur Jones Jr., Elberton, and Omer Hoyt Jones and Charles Jones, both of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Little, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two stepsons, Luther Thomas Jones, Hartwell, and Clifford Jones, Tampa, Fla.; two grandsons raised in the home, Ronald Jones, Miami, and Cedric Thornton, Lithia Springs; 20 additional grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
   C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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 today at Ebenezer Baptist Church, West, 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.
   The family will assemble at 11:15 a.m. today at Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

Leonard J. Laster
Athens
   Leonard Jewel Laster, 77, of 211 North Ave., Lot 211, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   He was a native of Belleville, Fla. and the grandson of the late Mrs. Olivia Laster. He had a very successful career in insurance in the states of Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, and retired as vice president of Afro-American Life Insurance Co. He was and Army veteran of World War II and a member of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. David T. Betts officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
   Survivors include a son, Leonard N. Laster, Athens; a grandson, Linwood Hill Jr. (Vangi), Athens; a devoted family friend, Gwendean Kemp; three granddaughters, Melaine Fleming, Tenika Harris and Sierra Allen; five great-grandsons, several cousins and a host of friends.
   The family is at the residence.
   Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louis McGee Jr.
Lawrenceville
   Louis Edward McGee Jr., 29, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998.
   Mr. McGee was a son of Margaret McGee and Louis Edward McGee Sr., Saginaw, Mich.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bush Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Winder, with the Rev. Willie E. Campbell Jr. officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gwinnett Memorial Park.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Louis Edward McGee III and Briana McGee, both of Lawrenceville; a sister, Tonyia McGee, Lawrenceville; and his grandmother, Lillie Mae Dawkins, Saginaw, Mich.
   The family will receive friends 6:30-7;30 p.m. today at Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder.

Theadora D. Patterson
Colbert
   Theadora D. Patterson, 67, of 795 H.V. Chandler Road died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998.
   A native of New Kensington, Pa., Mrs. Patterson was a daughter of the late William and Helen Jaworski Danovich. She was preceded in death by a son, William Redden Patterson. She had been employed with Merchants and Farmers Band and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Creason officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Family Cemetery.
   Survivors include her husband, Jack L. Patterson; three daughters, Melissa Ann Meador, Middleton, Conn., Kimberlee Patterson, Colbert, and Laurie Gordon, Boerne, Texas; a sister, Barbara Sewell, Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Bill Danovich, Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Pallbearers will be Lanier Burden, Stacey Burden, David Burden, Mark Threlkeld, Fred Compton and Cody Threlkeld.
   The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Comer, Ga. 30629.

Fannie Reagin
Elberton
   Fannie Sue Reagin, 79, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Reagin was a daughter of the late Ellis and Amy Vaughn Brown and was the widow of Henry Coe Reagin. She was preceded in death by two sons, Henry C. Reagin Jr. and Raymond F. Reagin. She was a homemaker and a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
   Survivors include two daughters, Blanch R. Adams, Elberton, and Connie R. Sayer, Clarkesville; a sister, Mirtie B. Clark, Elberton; three grandchildren and a great-grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Virgil Brown, Gary Adams, Brad Sayer, Johnny Smith, Wade Clark and Robert Clark.
   The family is at the home of Ralph and Blanch Adams, 3366 Rock Branch Road.
   Memorials may be made to Rock Branch Baptist Church.
   Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Rousey
Bowman
   Charles Edward "Ed" Rousey, 56, of 1839 Shaw Road died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998.
   A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Rousey was a son of the late Chester Henry and Fannie Mat Rousey. He was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church and a truck driver.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Bradfield officiating.
   Survivors include his wife, Tibbie Haley Rousey; a son, Eric Rousey, Elberton; a stepdaughter, Lindy Strickland, Danielsville; two sisters, Sue Stanley and Annie Shaw, both of Bowman; a brother, Dean Rousey, Dearing; and five grandchildren.
   The family is at the home of Louis and Annie Shaw, 1843 Shaw Road, where they will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today.
   The family has requested that flowers be omitted.
   Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.

William Smith Sr.
Athens
   William Clark Smith Sr., 75, of 560 Rivermont Road died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   A native of Rabun County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Will and Connie Lovell Smith. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired appliance repairman with Georgia Power Co. and a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Elks Lodge 790, American Legion, VFW and DAV.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home with Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
   Survivors include his wife, Sue Carnes Smith; a sister, Susie Smith Fisher, Clayton; and two granddaughters, Beth Smith and Christa Gogstad, both of Alpharetta; and nieces and nephews.
   Georgia Power Co. employees will serve as honorary pallbearers.
   The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Ada Lou Maxwell
Hartwell
   Ada Lou Fleming Maxwell, 94, formerly of Bowman, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998.
   The family is at the home of Lewis and Myrtle Maxwell, 1896 Bowman Highway, Dewy Rose.
   Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, will announce arrangements.

William C. Smith
Athens
   William C. Smith, 75, of 560 Rivermont Road died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   Bernstein Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Marion Thrasher
Athens
   Marion Thrasher of 130 Vestavia Circle died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998.
   Winfrey's Mutual Funeral Home will announce arrangements.


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