Miscellaneous Elbert County, Georgia Obituaries

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Mr. Brian Jordan
Mr. Brian Allen Jordan, 37, 2362 Fork Creek Road, Bowman, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Middlesex, England, he was a son of Eugene and Shirley Allen Jordan, Bowman. He was of the Baptist faith and was owner and operator of Jordan Ice Company, Elberton.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sherry Davis Jordan; and two brothers, Stephen Jordan, Bowman, and Keith Jordan, Oneonta, Ala.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Bradfield officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Keel Smith, Leroy Jones, Harold Dubose, Phil Walker, Kenneth Ashworth and Jerry Marchant.

Mrs. Grace Ginn
Mrs. Grace Mewborn Ginn, 91, Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Elbert County, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, after a period of declining health.
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late Howell Martin Mewborn and Kathryn Irvine Adams Mewborn. She made her home in Jacksonville, Fla., for two years before moving to Gainesville four years ago. She was a homemaker and was a charter member of Southside United Methodist Church, Jacksonville.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George (Priscilla) Pridgen, Gainesville; a sister, Mrs. Woodrow (Kathryn) Jones, Elberton; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday at 2 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman, with the Rev. Ben Sorrow officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 32207.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eunice Atkins
Mrs. Eunice Shiflet Atkins, 87, 2190 Harmony Road, Elberton, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.
A native of Hart County, she was a daughter of the late L.G. "Bud" Shiflet Sr. and Lizzie Cordell Shiflet and was the widow of James Isom Atkins. She was retired from Elberton Manufacturing Company as an under presser. She was a member of Rock Branch Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Lattie Atkins, Hartwell; a sister, Edna Welborn, Hartwell; a brother, J.C. Shiflet, Hartwell; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mike and Daneen Atkins, Hartwell; and two great-grandchildren, Allison Atkins and Kristen Atkins. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Shiflet, Myrtice Motes and Nettie Ruth Hill; and three brothers, Frank Shiflet, George Shiflet and L.G. Shiflet.
The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rock Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell,  is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Inez Haynie
Mrs. Inez Allgood Haynie, 86, Heardmont Health Care Center, formerly of Cherokee Road, Elberton, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Elbert Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Roy Allgood and Carrie Dixon Allgood and was the widow of Robert Haynie. She was retired from Rocky River Mills, Calhoun Falls, S.C., and was a homemaker and member of Bethel E Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas "Billy" Haynie and Marie Haynie, Calhoun Falls; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Mary Johnson and Charles "Bo" Johnson, Elberton; four sisters, Louise Martin and Tommie Hall, both of Elberton; Nancy Burton, Augusta, and Lucy Richards, Thomson; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Allgood, Elberton; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Allgood; and a sister, Mary Belle Lovinggood.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Rand Freer and Dewitt Waters officiating. Burial will be in Bethel E Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Johnson, Timmy Haynie, Brian Holmes, Matt Johnson, Bobby Bell, Milton Dye and Clark Dye.
Memorials may be made to Bethel E Baptist Church fellowship fund.

Mrs. Jeanette Williams
Mrs. Jeanette Heard Williams, 1300 Mineral Springs Road, Apartment O-4, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in an automobile accident in Colbert.
She was a daughter of Ruby Heard and the late James Heard. She was employed with Seaboard Farms of Athens and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Wayne Williams; three sons, Ernest E. Willis, James Willis and Bryant Willis, all of Elberton; a sister, Linda Heard; and a brother, Chuck Heard, Elberton.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. H.T. Butler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Odell Jones
Mrs. Odell Willis Jones, 237 Willow St., Elberton, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999.
She was a daughter of the late Johnny Williams and Mary Berry. She was twice married, first to the late Charlie Willis and second to the late John C. Jones.
Survivors include three daughters, Imogene Holland and Doris Eberhardt, both of Elberton, and Shelby W. Jordan, Leesburg, Ga.; four sons, James T. Willis, Bennie E. Willis, W.J. Willis and Barry Willis, all of Elberton; a brother, James Heard, Elberton; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. Luther Mahoney and Joe Jones officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Heights Cemetery.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wilson Hughes
Mr. Wilson Hughes, 743 Old Mineral Springs Road, Elberton, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999.
He was a son of the late Sara Hughes Harvey. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board.
Survivors include his wife, Homerzell T. Hughes; a stepson, Horace Turman, Elberton; a sister, Jeannie White, Elberton; a brother, Franklin Hughes, Elberton; and a grandchild.
The funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. Quincy Fortson and Richard Moss officiating. Burial was in Cades Chapel Church cemetery.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Estelle Holloman
Mrs. Estelle Clark Holloman, 67, 1434 Filter Plant Road, Elberton, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at her home. 
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Callie Craft Clark and was the widow of Phillip C. Holloman Jr. She was a retired 911 dispatcher and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Campos, Elberton, Kathy Jackson, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Patty Watson, Auburn, Ga.; two sons, Tony Holloman, Hapeville, Ga., and Keith Holloman, Colbert, Ga.; two sisters, Blandena Attaway, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Martha Fowler, Elberton; a brother, Edwin Clark, Marietta, Ga.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Kreiser; and two brothers, Jim Clark and Wilson Clark.
The funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. David McConnell officiating. Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robbie Holloman, Phillip Campos, Kevin Campos, Marty Bagwell, Brad Bowen and Lucas Brady.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Speed Worley
Mr. Speed S. Worley, 84, 1242 Washington Highway, Elberton, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.
A native of Elbert County, he was a son of the late Dunston Baker Worley and Lola Hall Worley. He attended Eliam United Methodist Church, was past president and founder of Worley Brothers Granite Company and Quarry and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was twice married, first to the late Della Treadwell Worley.
Survivors include his wife, Theo Yeargin Worley; a daughter, Carolyn Worley LeBleu, Lake Charles, La.; two sons, Jerry Worley and Kenneth Worley, both of Elberton; a sister, Lillian Harlison, Elberton; four brothers, Silvey Worley, Ward Worley, Lindy Worley and Gene Worley, all of Elberton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hunter officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers were Waymon Worley, Clois Worley, Charles Worley, Denver Worley, Bobby Worley and Wade Clark.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 603, Elberton, Ga. 30635.

Mrs. Florence Hall
Mrs. Florence Thornton Hall, 84, Nancy Hart Nursing Center, Elberton, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Jemima Bone Thornton and was the widow of Clyde H. Hall Sr. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Clyde H. Hall Jr., Elberton; two sisters, Mary Bennett, Canon, and Sara Dover, Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Lee Hall and Valerie Hogan, both of Athens, and Kathie Hall, Bowman; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Sayer officiating. Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lee Hall, Trey Hogan, Norris Conwell, H.E. West, Lynn Bell and Alan Thornton.

Mr. Charles Arnold
Mr. Charles Edward Arnold, 75, 300 Johnson Ferry Road, Apartment A-914, Atlanta, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at his home.
A native of Fulton County, he was a son of the late Charles Roy Arnold and Edna McCrary Arnold. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft Corp., was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of Sandy Springs (Ga.) First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Lester Arnold; two sons, Roy Arnold, Carlton, and Lloyd Arnold, Decatur, Ga.; a daughter, Lorraine Ast, Red Oak, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Private graveside services were Sunday at 2 p.m. in Lester-Paul Cemetery, Oglethorpe County, with the Rev. Rooney Wilson officiating.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Linda Bradshaw
Mrs. Linda Mae Hammonds Bradshaw, 51, Elberton, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999.
She was a daughter of Ernest Hammonds, Covington, and the late Mary Evelyn Hammonds. She was employed with Bi-Lo Grocery Stores for 10 years as head bookkeeper.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Bradshaw; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jacey Bradshaw, Elberton; a sister, Susan Head, Jersey, Ga.; a brother, David Hammonds, Newborn, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Reese Sanders officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy Bradshaw, Roy Samuels, Lee Douglas, Chris Head, Mark Bradshaw and Tommy Ellis. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wheeler Funeral Home, Covington, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dessie Busby
Mrs. Dessie Scoggins Busby, 84, 2562 Sand Hill Road, Bowman, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999.
A native of Hart County, she was a daughter of the late John Daniel Scoggins and Vicie Smith Scoggins and was the widow of Seymour Busby. She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Royston.
Survivors include a daughter, Magdalene Busby Whitaker, Bowman; a sister, Carinene Brown, Elberton; a brother, Curlyss Scoggins, Dewy Rose; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marlin Scoggins and J.V. Scoggins; and a sister, Maznell Evans.
The funeral was Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Bailey and the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Elberton.
Pallbearers were Roger Scoggins, Billy Ray Scoggins, Jimmy Fife, Benny Lee, Marlow Scoggins and Shane Scoggins.

Mrs. Rosa Winchester
Mrs. Rosa Lee Morris Brown Winchester, 93, formerly of 415 Hillcrest Ave., Elberton, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Heardmont Health Care Center.
A native of Jefferson County, she was a daughter of the late Angus Faust Morris and Lizzie Alice Sandifer Morris. She had lived in Elberton since 1971 and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was twice married, first to the late James Kenneth Brown and second to the late Melvin D. Winchester.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Miriam Brown Redding, Greensboro, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph R. Brown.
The funeral was Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with Timothy Williams officiating. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, N.C.

Mr. Carroll Jones
Mr. Carroll Smith Jones, 77, 2512 River Road, Elberton, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lizzie Mae Smith Jones. He was a member of Eliam United Methodist Church and was a Navy veteran First Class-Pharmacy Mate in World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater on the U.S.S. Talladega. He was retired from Georgia Synthetics.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Daniel Jones; two daughters, Kay J. Rhodes and Marsha J. Madden, both of Elberton; a son, Dennis Jones, Elberton; a sister, Eddie Lu Nash, Elberton; five grandchildren, Angie Rhodes, Heather Madden, Riley Madden, Jonathan Rhodes and Leighann Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Emilee Madden and Alexis Rhodes. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Butch Rhodes.
The funeral was Monday at 4 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Karl Hunter and Rick Maeser officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Dan Johnson, Greg Moss, Steve Ridgeway, Ron West, Tom McCall and Billy Hudson.
Honorary pallbearers were Riley Madden, Jonathan Rhodes, Mark Adams, David Baston and Jeff Ledbetter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Theodore Tharps
Mr. Theodore R. Tharps, 119 Burke St., Elberton, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999.
He was a son of the late Minnie Tharps. He served as chairman of the Steward Board and Trustee Board of St. Mary’s CME Church and was a past exalted ruler of Granite City Elk Lodge No. 1343. He served as a principal in the Calhoun Falls, S.C., school system. 
Survivors include his wife, Nelcena Tharps; a daughter, Theodosia Edwards, Decatur, Ga.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The funeral was Sunday at St. Mary’s CME Church with the Rev. Carlton Taylor officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Haley Pope Butler
Mr. Haley Pope Butler, 93, of 2238 Pulliam Mill Rd., Dewy Rose, died Sunday, June 4 [2000], at his home.
A native of Elbert County, he was a son of the late William Newton and Maggie Lee Webb Butler. He was retired form United Merchants Textiles and a member of Stinchcomb United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ressie Mae Ayers Butler.
Survivors include two sons, Hugh and Judy Butler of Dewy Rose, and Charles and Martha Ann Butler of Elberton; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers, Raymond Butler, Frank J. Butler, Henry S.Butler and G. Cope Butler all of Elberton, and a sister Flora Ward of Elberton.
Funeral services were held at Hicks Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Purvis of Dewy Rose Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Forst Hill Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Steve Hall, Wade Gaines, Stanley Ayers, Gaines Butler, Russell Butler and Carey Butler.
Memorial may be flowers or donations to the building fund of Dewy Rose Baptist Church.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alton Randall Haynes, Sr.
Alton Randall Haynes, Sr., 66, of 127 Clairmont Avenue, husband of Catherine Moon Haynes, died Tuesday May 30, 2000 at home.
Born in Elbert County,, he was the son of the late Carlton Lee Haynes, Sr and Lillian Winterbottom Haynes. 
He was self-employed in the granite industry, was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and attended Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Moon Haynes, of the home; two daughters, Pat Haston, and Debbie Grimes, both of Elberton; two sons, Alton Randall Haynes, Jr. and Pete Haynes, both of Elberton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Eula Grace Turman, and three brothers, Carlton L. Haynes Jr., Harold Haynes, Walton Haynes. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 1 at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev. David McConnell and Rev. Tim Adams officiating. 
Burial was at Elmhurst Cemetery. 

James H. Eberhardt
James Howard Eberhardt of 1302 Harmony Plaza died Friday, May 26, 2000. 
He was the son of the late Mrs. Anne Ruth Eberhardt. He was a member of the White's Chapel C.M.E. Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at the White's Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Joe Jones officiating.
Burial was in the White's Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carrie J. Eberhardt of Elberton; one son, James A. Eberhardt, of Elberto; one daughter, Beverly Eberhardt of Elberton; four sisters, Odessa Thompson of Atlanta; Gladys Downer, Margaret Burton, Julia Burton, all of Elberton; two brothers, Willie S. Oliver, of Chicago; Frank Eberhardt of Elberton; and five grandchildren.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for James Howard Eberhardt.

Deborah Ann McKnight Elder
HARRISBURG, N.C._Deborah Ann McKnight Elder, 52, of 500 Valhalla Drive, Harrisburg, wife of J.C. "Jake" Elder, formerly of Elberton, died Sunday, June 4 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem after several years of declining heath.
A native of Rowan County, N.C., she was a daughter of Boyd Ray and Judith Jordan McKnight of China Grove, N.C.
She was a graduate of South Rowan High School, was a former hairdresser and formerly served as a sales accountant with the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She was a member of the Covenant Church of Harrisburg and a member of the Drivers Wife Auxiliary at Charlotte Speedway.
Survivors include her husband of the home; parents of China Grove; two step-sons, Randy Elder and Andy Elder, both of Elberton; a step-daughter, Sandy Elder Maxwell of Elberton; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Entombment was in West Lawn Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Rowan County Unit, P.O, Box 1264, Salisbury, N.C.

Frances Davis
Francis Ann Rowe Davis, 77 of 1724 A.M. Grizzell Road, Dewy Rose, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Connie Nelson, 1705 Woodall Road, Dewy Rose.
Born in London, England, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Frances Elizabeth Rowe.
She was retired from Elberton Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Believers Baptist Church.
Her husband was the late David Samuel Davis.
Survivors include one son, David Michael Davis of Dewy Rose; three daughters, Janet Grizzell and Connie Nelson, both of Dewy Rose, and Linda Loftis of Anderson, S.C.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded by death by a son, Donnie Davis.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Porter officiating. 
Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Pete Hunt, Earl Bonds, Doyle Davis, Allen Bonds, Buddy Allen and Dan Segars.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Walker Dubose
Jessie Walker Dubose of 1484 Athens Highway died Tuesday, May 30, 2000. 
She was the daughter of the late Mr. Lewis Walker and the late Mrs. Mimmie Kennedy Walker. She attended the Tate's Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday June 3, 2000 at the Martin Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Walker, officiating. 
Burial was in the Martin Grove Church Cemetery.
Surviving relatives include six daughters Mrs. Lou Edna Davis, Ms. Orena Dubose, Ms. Alma Pearl Dubose, Mrs. Gussie D. Moon, all of Elberton; Mrs. Imogene Dubose, Mrs. Doris Dubose, both of Atlanta; two sons, Eugene Dubose of San Antonio, Texas; Calvin Dubose of Atlanta; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
C.W. Phelps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Louise A. Kannarney
LIBERTY, S.C. - Louise A. Kannarney, 94, died Friday June 2, 2000. 
Born in Elbert County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Annie Edwards Alexander. She was a homemaker and a member of Flatwood Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elberton.
Surviving are a son, John Kannarney of the home; step son, Bennie Kannarney of Taylors; brother, Rob Alexander of Elberton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Elmhurst Cemetery conducted by Rev. Carlton Cleveland and Rev. Mark Kannarney.
 
 


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