Miscellaneous White County, Georgia Obituaries

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Carlton “Junior” Lovell, Jr.
Mr. Carlton “Junior” Lovell, Jr., age 63 of Clarkesville died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at his residence following an extended illness.
Born on November 18, 1937 in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Carlton & Nancy Benfield Lovell, Sr. He was a retired electrician,, and a member of Stonepile Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Stonepile Baptist Church in Clarkesville with the Rev. John Humphries and Rev. Paris Whitworth officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jeane Church Lovell; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dwayne Shelnut of Cleveland; daughter, Nicole Lovell of Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Carol Lovell of Dahlonega; son, Bobby Lovell of Clarkesville; sisters, Lou Bell Lovell of Toccoa and Effie Wilbanks of Mt. Airy; brothers, Ted Lovell and Robert Lovell, both of Hollywood; 4 grandchildren, Dustin and Amy Lovell of Dahlonega, as well as Amber and Lance Shelnut of Cleveland. 

Worth William Arowood
Worth William Arowood, age 84 of Cleveland died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Mission in Asheville, N. C. following an extended illness.
Born in Towns County on October 29, 1916, he was the son of the late Jimmy and Letha Keyson Arowood. He was retired from Hogan Lumber Company. He was in the U. S. Army having served in WWII and was a member of Blue Creek Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Eller and son, Bud Arowood.
Survivors include daughters, Iva Lee Pilgrim of Gillsville, Betty Lou Croy of Cornelia, Lula Bell Watson of Dalton, Gracie Mae Powell of Cumming, Linda Tomlin of Cleveland; sons, Bobby Arowood of Lula, Leon Arowood of Dahlonega, Charles Arowood of Cleveland, Harvey Arowood of Toccoa; brother, Dewey Arowood of Cleveland; 29 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2001 in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Leon Arowood officiating. Burial followed in the Blue Creek Baptist Church cemetery. 
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of the arrangements. 

Irene G. Carswell
Mrs. Irene G. Carswell, age 81 of Dalton, died Monday evening, October 15, 2001, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mrs. Carswell was born August 1, 1920 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Claude and Lottie (Williams) Gilbert. Mrs. Carswell was also preceded in death by her husband. Frank Lee Carswell, Sr., and grandson, Charles Bryant, Jr. and Andrew Mansfield.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Mary Carswell, Jr. of Kingsport, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Wayne Bryant of Sautee, Mary and Alvin Curtis, Alyce and David Mansfield, all of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Ray of Dalton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Cabaniss officiating. 

Irene G. Carswell
Mrs. Irene G. Carswell, age 81 of Dalton, died Monday evening, October 15, 2001, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mrs. Carswell was born August 1, 1920 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Claude and Lottie (Williams) Gilbert. Mrs. Carswell was also preceded in death by her husband. Frank Lee Carswell, Sr., and grandson, Charles Bryant, Jr. and Andrew Mansfield.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Mary Carswell, Jr. of Kingsport, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Wayne Bryant of Sautee, Mary and Alvin Curtis, Alyce and David Mansfield, all of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Ray of Dalton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Cabaniss officiating. Interment followed in the West Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Phil Curtis, Steve Bryant, Ronnie Williams, Lee Carswell, Chirstopher Hayden and Steve White. Barrett Funeral Home announcing for Ponders Funeral Home or Dalton. 

Clara J. Brick
Private graveside services were held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Clara J. Brick, age 92, of St. Benedict Village, 2000 N. 15th Avenue S.E. Apt. #101 of St. Cloud, MN, 56304 who died on Friday, October 12, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Clara was born on July 13, 1909, at Long Prairie, Minn., the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Rosch) Hansmeyer.
She was a 1930 graduate of the St. Cloud School of Nursing. Clara married Cyril E. Brick on February 25, 1936, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie, Minn. Together they built and operated Brickie’s Woodland Lodge and Cabin Camp until 1943 when they enlisted in the military.
Clara served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II and was stationed in Cheltenham, England. She lived most of her life in St. Cloud, Minnesota except for twenty years she spent in Helen and Cleveland. Mrs. Brick is survived by two nieces, Irene Wahl and Rosemarie McDonald; and one nephew, Bill Kinsland, Cleveland. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband on June 10, 1971 and two sisters, Catherine Sticka, and Marie Kinsland.

Lawton Crane
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home for Mr. Lawton Crane, 88 of Cleveland.
The Rev. Aubrey McIntyre, Rev. John Humphries, and Rev. Doug Merck officiated. Burial was in the Cleveland Cemetery.
Mr. Crane died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at Northside Hospital in Cherokee following an extended illness.
Contributions may be made to Cleveland First Baptist Church.
Mr. Crane was born in White County where he lived all of his life. He was the son of the late Willie M. and Mattie Hulsey Crane. Mr. Crane was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Saxon Crane, sister, Bonnie Gerrells, brothers, Ernest Crane, Hoyt Crane, Loyd Crane, and Calvin Crane. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland and Yonah Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James and Eloise Crane of Columbus, Jerry and Dot Crane of Woodstock; brother, Barnett Crane of Cleveland; sisters, Mary Miller of Cleveland, Lessie Pethel of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. 
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Gertha Lenora Simpson
Mrs. Gertha Lenora Simpson, 86, of Clermont died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at Lanier Park Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Simpson was born in Hart County, the daughter of the late Carl Leopard and Beulah Obar Leopard. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Samuel Simpson. Mrs. Simpson was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include sons, Dewey Simpson of Newport, Miss., Jimmy Simpson, Gary Simpson, both of Grey Court, S.C.., Richard Simpson of Cleveland, Michael Simpson of Clermont; sister, Ila Hawthorne of Anderson, S.C.; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 from Barrett Chapel. The Rev. Chris Anderson officiated. Burial was in Yonah View Memorial Gardens. 
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Samuel Ogden Long Sr.
Mr. Samuel Ogden Long Sr., 88, of Cleveland died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Long was born in Roanoke, Va. and was a former resident of Buford. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, and was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Doster Long of Cleveland; son, Sammy Long Jr. of Cleveland; grandson, Eric Long of Chestnut Mountain; stepmother, Grace Trammell of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; several other relatives.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. The Rev. Jeff Hutcheson officiated. 
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Bobby L. Trotter
Bobby L. Trotter, 64, of Cornelia died February 2, 2002 following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on November 20, 1937, he was the son of the late Levi Cecil Trotter. He worked in housekeeping at the Habersham County Medical Center, and was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are wife, Imogene Purdy Trotter; daughters, Brenda T. Merck of Mt. Airy, Wanda Carrett of Oakwood, and Julie Murray of Baldwin; sons, Bobby Winifred Trotter of Demorest, Steve B. Trotter of Clarkesville; mother, Bonnie Waters Trotter of Clarkesville; brothers, Billy L. Trotter of Clarkesville, Charles H. Trotter of Cleveland, Marvin C. Trotter of Cornelia; sisters, Helen Rogers of Cleveland, Betty Jean Dube of Clermont; seven grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at 3 p.m. at the Cool Springs United Methodist Church. Rev. Bill Trotter officiated.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of the arrangements. 

Alice Evelyn Rolle
Mrs. Alice Evelyn Rolle, 74, of Cleveland died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Rolle was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and had lived in Cleveland for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Rolle and was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Alice and Jackie Noel Dobbs, Dahlonega; brothers, Ray Berchtold, Fla.; Harry Berchtold, N.J.; and other relatives.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Father Thad Rudd will officiate.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of the arrangements. 

James Daniel Cone Sr.
Mr. James "Jim" Daniel Cone Sr., age 63, of Sautee passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Cone was born in Lakeland, Fla., and had lived in White County the past 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Lillie Belle Walker Cone. Mr. Cone was a University of Georgia football letterman in 1960-1961. He was founder and first state director of the Georgia Special Olympics. He was honored both statewide and nationally for outstanding parks and recreation leadership. He was on the Presidential Advisory Council. He was a board member of the Department of Natural Resources appointed by Jimmy Carter. He was retired as Director of parks and recreation in Dekalb County. He was founder and first Board of Director of Callanwolde Foundation and attended Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Natalyn Cone, Sautee; sons, Robert "Bo" Cone, Grayson; James "Jay" Cone, Lawrenceville; grandson, Kyle Cone, granddaughter Kristen Cone, both of Lawrenceville; granddaughters, Katie and Courtney Cone, both of Grayson; brother, Ralph O. Cone, Cleveland.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Crumley Creek Farm Cemetery, Sautee. The Rev. Wayne Sisk, Howard Cone, Lucy Smethurst and Charlie Clegg will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, Stephen House, P.O. Box 1291, Cleveland, Ga. 30528.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.


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