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Mr. Robert Walker
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mr. Robert Walker, 79, of 258 Phillips St., died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brinson Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Kemp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Walker, a native of Wadley, was a former employee of the Old Box Mill Factory. He was a member of Brinson Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Christopher C. Walker, Marietta; and seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Friends may call at Hudson Mortuary.

Mrs. Farris Wall

Thomson Co. retiree
THOMSON -- Mrs. Farris W. Wall, 78, of 217 Gordon St., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Providence Nursing Home, Warrenton.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Brian Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Wall, a native of McDuffie County, had retired from Thomson Co. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the McDuffie County Overseas Veterans Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Morecraft, Blue Ridge, and Ferrell Ann Vinson, Thomson; a brother, Jim Whitaker, Columbus; and nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bohler, Garry Bohler, Donald Shoemaker, Darell Quinn, Jimmy Bohler and James Vinson.

Friends may call at the residence of Ferrell Ann Vinson, 1231 Union Church Road.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Irma White

Retired textile worker

AIKEN -- Mrs. Irma R. White, 76, of 2024 Joyner Pond Road, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Pines Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Hayes and Ken Galloway officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Langley.

Mrs. White, a native of Augusta, had lived in Aiken most of her life. She had retired from Graniteville Co. as a textile worker and was a member of Highland Pines Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Henry G. White; a son, Henry G. ``Hank'' White III, Aiken; a daughter, Judy D. Cota, Aiken; a brother, Cecil Raborn, Aiken; two sisters, Irene Green and Barbara Young, both of Aiken; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Rowe, Jerry Barsh, Allan Young, Julian Young, Steve Woodward and Terry Woodward.

Friends may call at the residence of Judy D. Cota, 35 Vanderbilt Drive.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at George Funeral Home, Park Avenue.

Dr. Clyde Whitworth

Retired physician

Dr. Clyde W. ``Whit'' Whitworth, 85, of 4275 Owens Road, Evans, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at his residence.

Entombment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, with the Rev. Mark Sargent officiating. 

Dr. Whitworth, a native of Clarksville, had lived in Evans for four years. He was a graduate of Emory University and Emory University Medical School, and had retired as an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist after more than 50 years of private practice. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Southeast Surgical Congress and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served with the 91st Evacuation Hospital. He received five battle stars and the bronze star, and retired with the rank of major. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles W. Whitworth, Evans; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506; or Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 248, Evans, GA 30809.

Platt's Funeral Home, Belair Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bennie Moses

Retired truck driver
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Bennie Moses, 95, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Providence Health Care.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson's Mortuary with the Rev. Alexander Ingram officiating.

Mr. Moses, a native of Warrenton, had retired as a truck driver. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Irene Myrick, College Park; and three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Canary Barton

Retired cook
Mrs. Canary Rouse Barton, of 3639 Crawfordville Drive, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Aiken County, with the Rev. Joseph H. Cook Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Barton, a native of Aiken County, was a retired cook with the state of South Carolina school system. She had been an employee at Greendale Elementary School and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie Harrison Jr., Beech Island, and Bernard Barton, Bridgeville, Del.; two daughters, Elouise B. McDaniel, Augusta, and Rubenia Barton, Bridgeville; one brother, Edward Rouse, New Ellenton; eight sisters, Janie Corbitt, Aiken County, Eula Harrison, Philadelphia, Esterine Smith and Bertha Jackson, both of Beech Island, and Willie Mae Odom, Annie Ruth Odom, Mildred Rouse and Katie Rouse, all of New Ellenton; and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Patricia Bean

Sears, Robuck and Co. employee
ALBANY, Ga. -- Mrs. Patricia Bishop Bean, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Haefs and Matt Danuser officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta.

Mrs. Bean, a native of Charleston, S.C., was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church, where she was a member of Al Hatcher Sunday school class. She had worked for Sears, Robuck and Co.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Phillip ``Phil'' Bean Sr.; one son, Charles Phillip Bean Jr., Albany; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quiton Bishop; two brothers, Lamar Bishop, Augusta, and Richard Lowe, North Augusta.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1201, Albany, GA 31702; or to the Lights of Love, c/o Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31703.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Sara Bobo

Homemaker

WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Sara Amanda Darracott Bobo, 82, of 3637 Tignall Road, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998 at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Tignall Baptist Church Cemetery, Tignall, with the Rev. Dale Fincher officiating.

Mrs. Bobo, a native of Wilkes County, was a homemaker and a member of Tignall Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Graydon Bobo Jr., Washington; three daughters, Anne Henderson, Thomson, Jean Sayer, Lexington, and Carol Groome, Carrollton; two sisters, Katie Dyar and Mildred Barnett, both of Washington; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence of Graydon Bobo Jr., 3657 Tignall Road.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Annie Brinson

Brinson Barbecue co-owner

MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Kilpatrick Brinson, 61, of 3900 Georgia Highway 23 S., died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Golden, Perry Hearns and D.R. Parker officiating. Burial will be in Bennett Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Brinson, a native of Burke County, was co-owner of Brinson Barbecue and was retired from Jockey International with the packing department. She was a member of Ogeechee Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Brinson; three sons, Matt Brinson, Steve Brinson and Danny Brinson, all of Millen; two daughters, Stacy B. Allen and Teresa Brinson, both of Millen; her mother, Annie Mae Kilpatrick, Waynesboro; one brother, Glen F. Kilpatrick, Waynesboro; two sisters, Frances K. Delaigle, Waynesboro, and Vivian K. Maddox, Maryland; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry Brinson, Jerry Brinson, Lester Brinson Jr., Wade Brinson Jr., Hugh Johnson, Donnie DeLaigle, Edwin DeLaigle and Joey DeLaigle.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Christa Brown

Medical College of Georgia retiree

Mrs. Christa Hanke Brown, of 2812 Joy Road, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Dent's Funeral Home with the Rev. Barbara Fulghum officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown, a native of Nuremberg, Germany, was retired from Medical College of Georgia and was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

The family said she is compared to a rose, with much beauty, warmth and love.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Yazell, Colorado, and Dean Yazell, Florida; two daughters, Sharon Sturgis and Shirley Evans, both of Augusta; two brothers, Werner Hanke and Reimond Hanke, both of Germany; two sisters, Barbara Woetsmayer and Ramona Bartson, both of Germany; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leon Brown, Dock King, John Henry Anderson, Tim Wright, Freddy Higgs, J.J. Johnson, Donald Evans Sr. and Raymond Anderson Sr.

Mr. Johnnie Davis

Engineer
Mr. Johnnie G. Davis, 73, of 1917 Fairway Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Silvercrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard J. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Davis, a native of Wrightsville, Ga., was an engineer with Lily Tulip and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 205 and Silvercrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Davis; four daughters, Johnnie McDaniel and Connie Sanderson, both of Augusta, Patsy Tate, Grovetown, and Kathy Morgan, Walterboro, S.C.; one brother, James W. Davis, Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Jeanette Tanner, Juanita Cofer and Ann Rabun, all of Louisville, Ga., and Sadie Sammons, Ray City, Ga.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Cofer, John Cofer, James Paul Davis, Jimmy Tanner, Jack Rabun Jr., Brian Rabun, Fred Waller and Billy Waller.

Friends may call at the residence.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Poteet Funeral Home, Peach Orchard Road. 

Mrs. Vera Kinzey

Retired educator

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Vera Gunn Kinzey, 78, of 155 N. Homewood Drive, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at her residence.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Louis Satterwhite officiating. 

Mrs. Kinzey, a native of McDuffie County, was an educator with Georgia public schools and the University of Georgia, where she had retired in 1982 as an assistant professor in the college of education. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert B. Kinzey Jr. and Dennis W. Kinzey, both of Athens; one daughter, Anita Kinzey Sharpe, Athens; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence of Anita Sharpe, 170 Valleywood Drive.

Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Melton

Pupil

BLYTHE -- Gary ``Jason'' Melton, 11, of 348 Marks-Walden Road, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Burke County Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Poteet Funeral Home, Peach Orchard Road, with the Revs. Dale Dean and Mike Andrews officiating. Burial will be in West View Cemetery.

Gary, a native of Augusta, was a pupil at Blakeney Elementary School and a member of the Webelos and St. James United Methodist Church. He played Little League baseball.

Survivors include his parents, Gary Wayne Melton Jr. and Karen D. Melton, Blythe; one brother, Kyle Anderson Melton, Blythe; his paternal grandparents, Gary and Sue Melton Sr., Blythe; his maternal grandfather, Bill Dodgen, Hephzibah; and his great-grandparents, Jim and Christine Bryant, Augusta.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Crenshaw, Ray Crenshaw, David Braswell, Mike Furr, Steve Key and Philip Garner.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Corporate Square, Building 1, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ellen Runde

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Ellen B. Runde, 72, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998.

A memorial service was held Monday at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Paul Elliott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Runde, a native of Augusta, was a founding member of the Augusta Players and had been program director of WTNT radio station. She was a puppeteer with Augusta's Puppet Playhouse. She was a graduate of Tubman High School and University of Georgia. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, a longtime member of the American Flag Chapter and the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband, Fred J. Runde; one son, Fred J. Rude III, Acworth; two daughters, Charlotte Runde Cantrell, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Eleanor Runde LeViner, Woodstock; and two grandchildren.

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tony Stanley

Construction worker
FAIRFAX, S.C. -- Mr. Tony Roderick Stanley, 44, of Route 1, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Allendale Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Stanley, a native of Hampton, was a construction worker.

Survivors include three sons, Tony Stanley Jr., Richard S. Stanley and James Stanley; one daughter, Joni Brooke Stanley; one brother, Billy Stanley; three sisters, Louise Long, Connie Winn and Betty All; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. today at Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home, Allendale.

Mr. James Summerour

Insurance salesman
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mr. James Patrick ``Pat'' Summerour, 74, of College Place Apartments, Apt. M-7, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Family Life Enrichment Center, High Shoals.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Austin officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Summerour, a native of Fulton County, was an insurance salesman and a member of First Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be deacons of First Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Kitchen Fund.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church.

Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Leroy Usry

Retired factory worker

THOMSON -- Mr. Leroy Usry, 75, of 506 Anderson Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at McDuffie County Hospital.

The funeral was Monday at Mitchell Full Gospel Church, Mitchell, with the Rev. Eddie Renew officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.

Mr. Usry, a native of Glascock County, was a retired factory worker.

Survivors include his stepmother, Ethel Wood, Thomson; one brother, William Junior Usry, Thomson; and three sisters, Sara Usry Cook, Yulee, Fla., Frances Usry Williams, Thomson, and Gladys Usry Happ, Lincolnton.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Warren, Billy Kitchens, Dave Dotson and Kevin Abstance.

Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ethel Watkins

Retired homemaker

Mrs. Ethel Mae Watkins, 79, of 918 Laney Walker Blvd., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at West Lake Manor Health Care Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beulah Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Davis officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park.

Mrs. Watkins, a native of Columbia County, was a retired homemaker and a member of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, where she served on the senior usher board.

Survivors include one brother, Floyd Marshall, Atlanta; and four sisters, Laura Nabritt, Augusta, Jesse Boom, New York, Adlel Marshall, New York, and Johnnie Mae Marshall, Atlanta.

Pallbearers will be executive ministers of Beulah Grove Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Ushers Union of Georgia.

Friends may call at 213 Calvary Drive.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 

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