Miscellaneous White County, Georgia Obituaries

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Eula Carroll
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at First Baptist Church of Cleveland for Mrs. Eula Henderson Carroll, 100, of Cleveland.
The Rev. Joe Vernon, Rev. Dennis Turner, Rev. Doug Merck, and Rev. J. T. Tyson officiated. Interment followed in Gateway Memory Park. 
Mrs. Carroll died Wednesday, Dec. 6 at a private health care center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Carroll was born in White County the daughter of the late Albert H. and Mary Kytle Henderson. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
Survivors include her daughters, Marceline Cook of Tiger, and Jo Brown of Cleveland; grandsons and their wives, Michael and Sandy Cook, Rabun Gap, Barry and Cheryl Cook, Clayton, Alton and Sue Brown, Lawrenceville, Robert and Peggy Brown, Lawrenceville, and Tony and Louise Brown, Cleveland; sister, Lois Mays, Atlanta; brother-in-law, Roscoe Tate, Jekyll Island; adopted daughter, Fifi Turner, Cleveland; nine great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Monterree Davenport
Mrs. Monterree Davenport, 90, of Cleveland, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at Chatuge Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Davenport was born in Towns County and had lived in White County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Davenport; son, Arnold Davenport; and great grandson Dustin Inman. She was a memeber of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Towns County. 
Survivors include her daughters, Edith Barrett and Edna Stonecypher, both of Cleveland; sons, Calvin Davenport, Duluth, Franklin Davenport, Clarkesville, and Willis Davenport, Cleveland; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 from the Barrett Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Robert Freeman and Rev. Tom Etterlee officiated. Interment followed in Gateway Memorial Park. 
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Fowler
Mr. Britton Lawrence “Larry” Fowler, 59, of Cleveland died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Memorial services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Cleveland United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Riley and Rev. Leland Bagwell officiated. 
Mr. Fowler moved to Cleveland in April 1972 and practiced law here for 28 years. He served in the military on active duty as an Army JAG Officer for five years and served in the United States Army Reserves for 28 years. Mr. Fowler was a graduate of Tifton High School, the University of Georgia, University of Georgia Law School, the United States Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Va.
He was a member of Cleveland United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Cleveland, American Legion Roy Head Post #16, State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, and the American Bar Association. He was married to Jocelyn (Jodie) Bohannon of Tifton. Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Roy Fowler.
He is survived by his wife, Jocelyn (Jodie) Bohannon Fowler, Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Meredith Fowler and Matthew Taylor Hoots, Columbus; daughter, Elizabeth Paige Fowler, Phoenix, Ariz.; mother, Mary E. Foreman Fowler, Tifton; mother-in-law, Marcelyn Roland Bohannon, Tifton.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Goswick
Mr. Charles E. Goswick, 71, of Cleveland died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Goswick was born in Dawson County and lived in Miami, Fla. before moving to Atlanta in 1963 when he founded Georgia Surety Company. 
Mr. Goswick was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. He was the son of the late Henry Grady and Ethel Hammond Goswick.
Survivors include his wife, Betty McGowan Goswick of Cleveland; daughters, Deborah McLaughin, Lawrenceville, and Marsha Smith, Cleveland; son, Michael Hanna, Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Josh Smith, Cleveland, Kelly McLaughlin and Ryan McLaughlin, both of Lawrenceville; sister, Jessie Cannova, Clarkesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 from the Barrett Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Jeff Hutcheson and Dr. Charles Benz officiated. Interment followed in Yonah View Memorial Gardens. 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland Building Fund, 147 North Main Street, Cleveland, Ga. 30528.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Gary Grunewald
Mr. Gary Lee Grunewald, 43, of Helen died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Grunewald was born in Topeka, Kansas, and had lived in White County for the past 12 years. He was employed at Maximum Property Services in Lavonia.
Survivors include his parents, Eugene and Charlotte Grunewald of Sautee; sisters, Pamela Miller, Independence, Mo. and Deborah Morley, Waterville, Ohio; a number of nieces and a nephew. 
No funeral services will be held. 
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of final arrangements. 

Gladys Harkins
Mrs. Gladys Harkins, 87, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Gateway Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Harkins was born in White County were she lived all her life. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Carter Harkins. Mrs. Harkins was the daughter of the late Frank and Martha West Allison.
Survivors include daughters, Helen Hood and Faye Turner, both of Cleveland; sons, Billy Harkins and Larry Glenn Harkins, both of Cleveland; sisters, Louise Garmon, Mildred Jarrard, and Catherine McCarter, all of Cleveland; brother, Jack Allison, Doraville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Carroll Pruitt, Rev. Gary Heffner, and Rev. Wilbur Riding officiated. Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of the arrangements. 

Jimelle Holtzclaw
Mrs. Jimelle Freeman Holtzclaw, 75, of Cleveland and formerly of Dalton, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Holtzclaw.
She is survived by daughters, Sharon Kennedy of Alabama and Candi Irvene of Florida; sons: Roger Holtzclaw of Mississippi, Eric Holtzclaw of South Carolina and Bill Holtzclaw of Helen; sisters, Julia Freeman of Dalton and Margaret Collins of Morrow; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Lyle officiating. Interment followed in the West Hill Cemetery.
Love Funeral Home of Dalton was in charge of the arrangements.

Nadine Seabolt
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Mrs. Nadine Seabolt, 69, of Gainesville.
The Rev. Ricky Stone and Rev. Robert Freeman officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 
Mrs. Seabolt died Sunday, Dec. 10 at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
She was born in Dawson County and had lived in Hall County most of her life. She was a daughter of late Erskin and Julia Sosebee Wilson. Mrs. Seabolt was a homemaker and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. Seabolt, and brother, J. C. Wilson.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Linda Seabolt of Gainesville, and Roger and Ann Seabolt, Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Don Gilstrap, Gainesville; sister, Austine Warwick, Cleveland; grandchildren, Sherri Butler, Patricia Mize, Shane Seabolt, Brian Seabolt, Steve Seabolt, Michael Seabolt, Kristy Gilstrap, and Tommy Gilstrap; great-grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Jamie Butler, Alyson Butler, Emily Mize, and Mason Seabolt; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yellow Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville, Ga. 30564
Little-Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Teare
Mr. Charles T. Teare, 83, of Cleveland, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 at Lanier Park Hospital following an extended illness. 
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Chriss of Cleveland; and other relatives including Ronnie Teare, Robertsdale, Ala., Bruce Teare, Pensacola, Fla., Sherry Atkinson, Melbourn, Fla., Michele Hurn, Seaburn, Fla., Kim Griffin, Palm Bay, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
No services were held.
Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffrey Chase
Jeffrey Chase, 52, of Harwood, Maryland, died January 25, 2001 after an extended illness. He was born on July 14, 1948.
He is survived by his parents, Beatrice Sargent Chase and Robert Chase; wife, Mary Lyn Grantham Chase; son, Matthew Chase; daughter, Melissa Chase; brother, Billy Chase; sister, Cathy Chase; aunt, Mary Lou Ayers of Cleveland. 
Services were held on January 28. Mr. Chase was buried in Grantham, N.C. 

Ossie Alexander
Mrs. Ossie “Obie” Alexander, 84, of Cleveland, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Habersham County, daughter of the late Fred and Ada Black Wike. She was a member of Harvest Christian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Alexander.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Motes, Athens; son, Donald Alexander, Tallahassee, Florida; sisters, Iva Lee Wike, Tommie Chambers, Freddie Wade, Eddie Jackson, all of Cleveland and Winnie Winter of Gainesville; special friends, Dorothy and Al Bortka, Mt. Dora, Fla.; several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Barrett chapel. The Rev. James Jones officiated. Interment followed in Harvest Christian Church cemetery.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Cagle
Mrs. Mary Ethel Cagle, 86, of Cleveland died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at Friendship Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Cagle was born in White County a daughter of the late Jess and Hassie Crumley Dyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Wilson Cagle; sons, Gerald Lee Cagle, Grover Cagle Jr., Jimmy Cagle and daughter, Betty Joyce Cagle. Mrs. Cagle was a homemaker and a member of Helen Congregational Holiness Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Chastain, Cleveland; brothers, Creed Dyer, Helen; James Dyer, Hiawassee; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Asa Dorsey and Rev. Lanier Martin officiated. Burial followed in Gateway Memory Park.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel Chastain
Mrs. Hazel Love Chastain, 74, of Cleveland died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chastain was born in Robbinsville, N.C. and had lived most of her life in White County. She was the daughter of the late Arnold D. and Inez Wiggins Alexander. Mrs. Chastain was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Chastain; sons, Jimmy Chastain, Nelson Chastain; and step-daughter, Jeanette Parker.
Survivors include her daughters, Malissa C. Helton, Vanessa Steward, both of Cleveland; Marcell Wesson, Sugar Hill, Bonnie Appling, Cornelia; sons, Van Chastain, Helen and Tony Chastain, Cleveland; step-daughter, Lucille Helton, Mt. Airy; sister, Evelyn Patch, Eatonton; brother, Ernest N. Alexander, Eatonton; 11 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at Union Grove Holiness Church. The Rev. Paul Flynn and Rev. Ricky Elrod officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Conner
Lt. Col. Ernest B. Conner, Jr., AUS retired, of Gainesville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 following an extended illness.
Col. Conner will be memorialized with full military honors on Friday, Feb. 2 in an open service at Crescent Hill Church in Nacoochee Valley. The Rev. James Weathersby of United Hospice, Atlanta, and Rev. Melissa Hartley, assistant rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will recieve friends at the church frm 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, and will welcome guests following the service at The Comfort Inn in Helen. 
Col. Conner was born in DeKalb County on November 6, 1917, and resided in Dawson and Lumpkin counties as a child and young adult. He was valedictorian of his high school class in Lumpkin County in 1936, and was a graduate of North Georgia College, Dahlonega, in 1938, receiving his U.S. Army commission as a second lieutenant.
As a young lieutenant, Col. Conner served in World War II from 1942 to 1946, returning home as a captain and the recipient of the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He returned to active duty again in 1952, serving in Korea, and was assigned to the Panmunjom peace talks, receiving the United Nations Honor Medal for his service.
He remained a citizen soldier in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring after 30 years of service.
During his civilian career in Gainesville, Conner was appointed as one of the first probation officers for the State of Georgia in 1956 and served as chief of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit before retirement. He was a lifelong deacon and Sunday school teacher at Central Baptist Church, and frequently attended Crescent Hill Church after retirement as he and his wife enjoyed a mountain cottage near Nacoochee Valley for more than 20 years.
Mr. Conner was a son of the late Ernest B. Conner, Sr. and Cynda Chapman Conner of Dahlonega. He was preceded in death by brothers, Glenson E. Conner and Charles E. Conner, both of Dahlonega; and sisters, Lena V. Conner, Washington, D.C., and Frances Jones Conner, Dahlonega. 
He is survived by his brother, Robert E. Conner, Dahlonega; and sisters, Eva C. Conner and Grace Conner, both of Alexandria, Va. Within his immediate family, he is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou Minish Conner, Gainesville; daughters, Mimi C. Allen, Oakwood, and Marsha Lou Conner, Winston-Salen, N.C. and Gainesville; and granddaughter, Heather M. Allen, Oakwood.
In lieu of flowers, Col. Conner requested that memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Church, Gainesville; Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville; Crescent Hill Church, Nacoochee Valley; or United Hospice, Gainesville. 
Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge of arrangements. 

Lavern Crumley
Mr. Lavern Crumley, 77 , of Dunwoody died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. 
He served as a Tech Sergeant in the Army Corps during the World War II European Campaign. Mr. Crumley was a developer and builder in Dunwoody since 1960. He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgle Crumley. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Lavaugh Crumley; son, Morris L. Crumley, Lawrenceville; daughter, Terry E. Crumley, Dunwoody; brothers, Jesse (J.K.) Crumley, Clermont, Cecil Crumley, Harold Crumley and Riley Crumley, Sr., Cleveland; sisters, Betty C. Cantrell, Suwanee, Peggy Abernathy, and Dorothy Jean Blackshire, both of Cleveland, Josephine Payne, Gainesville, Janell Black and Janet Allen, both of Clarkesville, and Mildred Rider, Clermont; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held in the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Mrs. Barbara Head officiated. Interment followed at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur was in charge of arrangements. 

David Gravitt
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Little-Davenport Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. David Lee Gravitt, 45, of Murrayville.
The Rev. Steve Williamson officiated. Burial was in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County.
Mr. Gravitt died Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Gravitt lived in Hall County for most of his life. 
He was the son of the late Luther and Fannie Mae Williamson Gravitt. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Dawson County.
Survivors include his daughters, Michelle Gravitt of Murrayville and Christina Gravitt of Forsyth County; sister, Linda Butler, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Glenda Gravitt, Cleveland; granddaughters, April and Destiny; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Curtis Mitchell
Mr. Curtis Benjamin Mitchell, 82, of Cleveland died January 28, 2001 at his residence following a brief illness.
A native of Fayette County, he was the son of the late George and Mary Plummer Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Virginia Campbell Mitchell of Cleveland. Mr. Mitchell was retired from Cash and Carry Supermarket. He was a veteran of World War II, U. S. Air Force, and was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include his son, Terry Mitchell, Forest Park; daughters, Joyce Whitmire , Riverdale, Jean McCurry, Jonesboro, Ann Pollette, Griffin, Linda Rudeseal, Alto, Brenda Mitchell, Hartwell, Shelia Tench, Dahlonega; brothers Henry Brown, Toccoa, Bobby Brown, Griffin; sisters, Mamie Lou Vickery and Frankie Mae Brown, both of Griffin; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on January 31, at Gateway Memory Park in Cleveland. The Rev. William Baker officiated.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Grady Winkler
Mr. Grady Douglas “Tiny” Winkler, 57, of Cleveland died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 after a brief illness.
Mr. Winkler was born in Bartow County and had lived in White County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father Grady Wilson Winkler. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his mother Annie Grace Winkle, Cleveland; sister, Martha E. Head, Dahlonega; step-brother, Danny Ellis, Cleveland; son, Joey Winkler of Conyers; a special friend, Kay Truelove, Cleveland; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a number of friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, from Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Langford and Rev. Robert Ledford officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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