Miscellaneous Putnam County, Georgia Obituaries

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George Lymus, Jr.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16 for George Lymus, Jr., 62, of Eatonton who died March 13, 2003 at his home following a lengthy illness. The services were held at the chapel of Putnam Memorial Funeral Home and interment was in the Bell Chapel Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ricky Lockhart conducted the final rites. George Lymus was a native of Putnam County, Ga., the son of Mary L. Jackson Monday and George Lymus, Sr. Mr. Lymus is survived by his brother Willie R. Hawkins of Eatonton, sister-in-law Beulah Hawkins, several nieces and nephews. His nephews served as pallbearers and his nieces served as flower ladies. Putnam Memorial Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. J.D. McDaniel
Funeral services were held for family only for Mrs. J.D. McDaniel, 74, of 125 South Leisure Lane, Milledgeville, Ga. who died March 30, 2003, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Dorothy Frances McDaniel was a native of Forsyth, Monroe Co., Ga., the daughter of Jim Ard and Mary Mitchell Ard. She was married to J.D. McDaniel who survives her. She was by profession a beautician. Mrs. McDaniel is also survived by her sons Roy J. McDaniel of Canadensis, PA and Thomas A. McDaniel of Colorado Springs, Colorado, her brother Jack Ard of Eatonton, Ga., her sisters Rachel Gossett of Juliette, Ga., Mary Ann Gossett, Stone Mountain, Ga., six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel had charge of arrangements. 

Arthur Milton Harris
A funeral service was conducted Sunday at Hunts Chapel Church for Arthur Milton Harris, 65, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Ret. who died Thursday, May 22, 2003 in a Macon hospital. The services were with full military honors with the Rev. John Norfleet, pastor, conducting the final rites. Interment was in Hunts Chapel Church Cemetery, Eatonton.
He was a native of Putnam County and resided in Jones County following his military retirement. During his 27-year career in the Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He was married to the former Lougene Crawford of Eatonton, who survives him. They were the parents of three children; the youngest, Stephanie, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Cassandra Starks of South Lyon, Mich.; a son, Arthur Harris, Jr. of Macon; three grandchildren, Brandon Harris, Macon Foster and Benjamin Starks of South Lyon, Mich.; a sister, Shirlene Fears of Atlanta; two brothers, Gary Harris of Atlanta and Jack Harris of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort Gordon, and honorary pallbearers were Legionnaires from Post 583, American Legion, Eatonton. His flower bearers were ladies of the Post 583 Auxiliary.
Hurt and Redd Funeral Home of Eatonton was in charge.

Julia Kemp
A funeral service is slated for at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 29, at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel in Eatonton for Julia Kemp, 127 Bearcreek Road in Eatonton, who died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. The Rev. Bill Kitchen will conduct the final rites, and burial will be private.
She was a native of Fulton County and had lived in Eatonton for the past seven years. She was the daughter of the late William Reese White and Artie McDaniel. She had retired from the IRS as a tax technician and was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Julia C. Mills of Eatonton and India Y. Hendley of Orange Park, Fla.; a grandson, John Thomas Huffman V of Titusville, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Christine Huffman and Johnny Huffman.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel was in charge.

Clarence Whitaker
A funeral service was conducted April 17 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cabria Heights, N.Y. for Clarence Whitaker, 60, of New York City, N.Y., who died Saturday, April 12, 2003.
The Rev. Harding Dunlop conducted the final rites, and interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, N.Y.
He was a native of Eatonton and was the son of the late John and Rosa Whitaker. He was a graduate of Butler-Baker High School and later lived in New York City. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base. In 1965 he married Jacquelyn DeBerry, and they had two children. Following his term of service he was employed with Braniff and American Airlines, later joining British Airways. There he became one of two African- Americans to work on the SSTís Concordes. In his 25th year of service with British Airways he was recognized, and he received the 25 Years of Devoted Service Award. He retired in 2001. He was active in his neighborhood, his church and civic duties.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Cassandra and Clarence Jr.; a sister, Alma Freeman; brothers, John and Joseph Whitaker; an aunt, Annie Lou Griffin; many cousins; and his nephew, Charles G. Hurt of Eatonton.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Davis and Ethel Mae Hurt; and a brother, Charles Lewis.
J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home in Jamaica, N.Y. was in charge.

Frances Leona Wagner Wilson
A funeral service was conducted May 16 at Lone Oak Baptist Church for Frances Leona Wagner Wilson, 86, of 223 Sparta Highway, Eatonton, who died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at her residence following a lengthy illness. The Rev. A.M. Samples conducted the final rites, and interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
She was a native of Eatonton and was the daughter of the late Robert and Hulda Wagner and the widow of Woodrow Wilson.
She was a retired assembly line worker at Enterprise Aluminum Plant and was a member of Eatonton Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Hattie Thompson of Eatonton, Joy Wild of Monticello, Grace Ponson of Virginia Beach, Va. and Virginia Frith of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and three sons, Carlton Layson and William Wilson, both of Eatonton, and Steve Wilson of Millen.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel of Eatonton was in charge.

Eunavie Clack
Eunavie Clack, 74, of 136 Clack Circle in Eatonton, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2003 at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.
A funeral service was conducted at First Baptist Church of Eatonton on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. It was officiated by the Rev. Bill Kitchen. Interment was at Eatonton Memorial Park in Eatonton.
She was preceded in death by parents, Ida McDonald and Joseph Clinton Tate; and husband, Larry Ray Clack.
The Schley County native was born on Jan. 3, 1929. She was a homemaker, former teacher, secretary and bookkeeper for the Putnam County Board of Education, and graduate of Georgia Southwestern University. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Eatonton and a former member of the Happy Squares Dancing Club of Athens.
Survivors include daughter, Gail Goodman of Macon; son-in-law Emmett Goodman Jr. of Macon; sister, Dorothy Harrell of Albany; brother, Thomas Sidney Tate of Macon; and grandchildren, April Goodman, Emmett Goodman III and Stacey Goodman Pascarella.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel of Eatonton was in charge.

Mrs. B.E. Gooch
Graveside services were held Monday morning at Eatonton Memorial Park for Mrs. Benjamin E. Gooch, 94 of Cherry Lane, Eatonton, Ga. who died March 13, 1999 at Putnam General Hospital following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Robin Lindsey, pastor of The First United Methodist Church, conducted the final rites.
Mary Gregory Gooch was a native of Putnam County, Ga. the daughter of James Madison Gregory (Senior) and Mattie Little Gregory. She was born and reared in the Rockville area and attended Rockville Academy, the Eatonton High School and graduated from Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, Ga. She was the widow of Benjamin E. Gooch. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Town and Country Garden Club.
She is survived by her sister Margaret Gregory Walker (Mrs. S.I.) and 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Col. James M. Gregory, Jr., sisters Mrs. Inez G. Stribling and Mrs. Dorothy G. Manley.
Pallbearers were Steve Gregory, Powell Griffith, Powell Griffith III, Larry Manley, Jim Gregory and Chip Walker. The family suggests those who would like to donate in memory to send their donations to Rockville Academy, c/o Rosser Lunsford, 456 Rockville Springs Drive, Eatonton, Ga. 31024 or to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Roylene P. Miller
Funeral services were held Monday, March 1 at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel in Madison for Roylene P. Miller, 62, of 124 Parks Mill Drive in Buckhead, Ga. who died February 27, 1999 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Clay Jacobs conducted the final rites.
A native of Laurens County, Ga. she was the daughter of Roy Pope and Ada Lee Wasden Pope. She was married to Lawton F. Miller, who survives her.
By profession an artist, Roylene Pope Miller was a graduate of Famous Artists School and worked as a commercial artist and sang in the Pope Family Group in Dublin, Ga., she also worked as a model and was fond of animals. She was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for 33 years, retiring to Buckhead in 1991.
She is survived by her widower and a son Richard Miller, San Antonio, Texas, a brother Harry Pope, Dublin, sisters Mrs. Jean Davidson, Dublin and Mrs. Phyllis Johnson, Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests, for those who wish, may donate memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Morgan County.
Simmons Funeral Home of Madison had charge of arrangements.

Hubert Kenneth Gammon
Hubert Kenneth Gammon, 92, of Craig Nursing Home at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at the nursing home.
There was a graveside funeral service at Greenwood Cemetery on Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. It was officiated by Dr. Harry Michael. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta.
The Fulton County native was born Dec. 25, 1910. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from Lockheed. He was a member of Manley Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, May Dickerson and Millard Gammon; and wife, Amelia Pulliam.
Survivors include cousins Thomas H. Lindsey Jr. of Conyers and Mildred Morris of Cumming.
Memorials may be made to Manley Memorial Baptist Church.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel of Eatonton was in charge.


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