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Edith McCall Blair
Edith McCall Blair, 52, Fayetteville, died Dec. 30, 1998. She was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Brevard, N.C. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. David Lawson officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include her husband, Glenn E. Blair, Fayetteville; sons, Bryan (and Alisaz) Blair and Brent Blair, all of Fayetteville; her mother, Dorothy H. McCall, Fayetteville; her father, Dallas McCall, Brevard, N.C.; a brother, Bob (and Pat) McCall, Brevard, N.C.; and sisters, Sue (and Wayne) Kuhne and Pat (and John) Grunden, all of Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Upchurch
Robert Eugene "Bobby" Upchurch, 63, Tyrone, died Dec. 25, 1998. He was born Feb. 8, 1935 in Fulton County, Ga. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for over 40 years and had served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of U.A.W. #882 and was retired from Ford Motor Assembly plant in Hapeville. Services were held at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Burge and the Rev. Parks Davis officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery, Stewart Avenue, Atlanta. Survivors include his wife, Beverly W. Upchurch, Tyrone; sons, Walker Eugene Upchurch and Stephen Wise (and Kimberly) Upchurch, all of Sharpsburg; a daughter Lisa Upchurch (and Andy) Pitman, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Drew and Jake Pitman, Hailey Upchurch and Logan Upchurch; brothers and sisters, Laura Hayes, Elmer T. Upchurch Jr., David Upchurch, Juanita Payne and Kenneth Upchurch; and his mother-in-law, Minnie Lee Wise, Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Adeleen Mask
Margaret Adeleen McWilliams Mask, 64, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Fayetteville, died Dec. 26, 1998. She was born Dec. 23, 1934 in Fayette County, the daughter of E. C. and Berta Lee Moore Whitlock. She was preceded in death by her first husband, F. L. "Pat" McWilliams and a son, Bruce McWilliams. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Raymond Bowers and the Rev. Franklin Treadwell officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park Cemetery, Fayetteville. Survivors include her husband, Roger Mask, Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Barry (and Doris) McWilliams, Peachtree City, and Jeff (and Phyllis) McWilliams, Fayetteville; stepson, Wade (and Sharron) Mask, Jacksonville; stepdaughter, Wanda Haymond, Jacksonville; brothers, Wyvis Whitlock, Fayetteville, and Bryant Whitlock, Jonesboro; sisters, Virginia Banks and Clois Bass, both of Fayetteville. There are 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel H. Thompson
Mabel H. Thompson, 93, Peachtree City, died Dec. 27, 1998. She was born March 1, 1905 in Washington County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian T. Thompson. Services were held at the Peachtree City First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Interment was at Manasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors include a son. Lt. Col. Ret. Lucien T. (and Barbara) Thompson, Sarasota, Fla; daughters, Patricia (and Roger P.) Webb, Peachtree City, and Elizabeth J. Steffens, St. Maarten, N.A.; grandchildren, Dr. Lucien T. and Rosa Thompson, Plano, Texas, Michael C. Steffens, Boise, Idaho, Patrice Steffens, Atlanta, Randall W. and Tricia Thompson, Tucson, Ariz., Scott C. Webb, Peachtree City and Erik and Patricia Ann Siver, Cumming; sisters, Hazel Amerson, Sandersville and Helen Gilmore, Louisville, Ga. There are seven great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the local arrangements.

Cora Bishop Willoughby
Cora Bishop Willoughby, 90, Fairburn, died Dec. 28, 1998. She was born June 8, 1908 in Fayette County, the daughter of William and Vess Banks Bishop. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Phillip Johnson and the Rev. Hershel Turner officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn, Ga. Survivors include a son, Billy (and Carol) Willoughby, Fayetteville; daughters, Lizzie Mae Peek, Ellaville, Marjorie (and Wilson) Harris, Fayetteville, and Polly (and Maxie) Davis, Palmetto; sisters, Minnie Lee Scott, Smyrna (and Mattie) Banks, Griffin. There are seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bob Self Jr.
Robert F. "Bob" Self Jr., 51, College Park, died Dec. 31, 1998. He was born Jan. 8, 1947 in Greenville, Ga. He was owner of Floor Coverings of Georgia in Riverdale. Memorial services will be Jan. 8, 1999 at the Riverdale Church of God, Ga. Highway 85 at Scott Road, Riverdale, Pastor Arthur Smith officiating. Survivors include his wife, Monette Self, College Park, a son, Robert Self, College Park, a daughter, Amanda (and Chuck) Whiteman, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Nicole Whiteman, Heather Whiteman and Cameron Whiteman; sisters, Vickie Self, Warm Springs, Ga., Betty Ann (and Jerry) Albert, Atlanta; and his mother-in-law, Tommie Davis, Fayetteville. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, Ga. 30291. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy West Sr.
James "Jimmy" West Sr., 53, Fayetteville, died Jan. 3, 1999. He was born Jan. 28, 1945 in Fulton County. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Holly Hill Cemetery, Fairburn. Survivors include his wife, Diane West, Fayetteville; sons, Eddie West, Fairburn, Danny West and James West Jr., both of Fayetteville; and a granddaughter, Haley Diane West. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

William Henry Driskell
William Henry Driskell, 73, Fayetteville, died Jan. 1, 1999. He was born May 17, 1925 in Hapeville, Ga. He had been a traffic controller for a trucking company. Services were held at the Eternal Hills Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Holt officiating. Interment was at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. Survivors include his son, William Barry Driskell, Chamblee, Bryan and Jenny Driskell, Fayetteville, Bradley and Penny Driskell, McDonough, and Christopher and Holly Driskell, McDonough; and a sister, Sara Jane (and Henry) Twilley, Lilburn. There are six grandchildren. Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, was in charge of the arrangements.

John J. "Jack" Griffin
John J. "Jack" Griffin, Jr., 70, Peachtree City, died Dec. 15, 1998. He was born Aug. 25, 1928 in Jersey City, N.J. A funeral mass was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father John Walsh officiating. Survivors include his wife, Linda J. Griffin, Peachtree City; sons, John Joseph Griffin III, Woodstock and Joshua Timothy Griffin, Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara and Dexter Revere, Alvaton, Ga.; and sisters, Mary and Jack North, Peachtree City, Helen Davies, Dover, Del. and Ann and Ronald Martin, Summit, N.J. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jack E. Wolfe
Jack E. Wolfe, 67, Tyrone, died Dec. 13, 1998. He was born Jan. 19, 1931 in Huntington, W.Va. Services were held at Crestwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Ferrel Dowdey officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Swafford Wolfe; sons, Kerry and Tamara King, Douglasville, Jack A. and Dottie Wolfe, Tyrone, and Rickey and Susan King, Newnan; one sister; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Alice Pritchard Callaway
Martha Alice Pritchard Callaway, 60, Riverdale, died Dec. 19, 1998. She was the mother of a missing daughter, Beverly Watson. She was preceded in death by a son, Todd Callaway. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, with Pastor Dan Atkinson and Pastor Darrell Hayes officiating. Interment was at Forest Hills, Forest Park, Ga. Survivors include sons, Scott Bennett, and Drew Callaway, Gainesville, Ga.; daughters, Debbie Suthern, Gainesville, and Tery Wolfe, Savannah, Ga.; brothers, Billy Pritchard, Dallas, Ga., Marvin Pritchard, Fayetteville and Jim Pritchard, Douglasville; sisters, Carolyn Fetterolf, Covington; Jane Ballew, Sheffield, Ala. and Sue Ballew, Hiram; there are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Allen J. Baldwin
Allen J. Baldwin, 83, Peachtree City, died Dec. 8, 1998. He was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Staunton, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Brown Baldwin. Formerly of Watchung, N.J., he was well-known in Central New Jersey business circles as president and CEO of Nixon Baldwin Chemicals until his retirement in 1967. He was also active in fund raising for the Raritan Valley Hospital. He re-located to Peachtree City in 1993. Survivors include a son, Allen J. Baldwin, Jr., Peachtree City; there are five grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611.

Ralph Speir
Ralph Speir, Jr., 54, Peachtree City, died Dec. 12, 1998. He was born Nov. 2, 1944 in Savannah, Ga. Services were held at the Roswell Funeral Home Chapel. Roswell Funeral Home, Mansell Road Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Franklin "Roger" McKnight
Franklin "Roger" McKnight, 58, Hogansville, died Dec. 17, 1998. He was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Coweta County, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Dan McFarland officiating. Interment was at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery, South Fayette County. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. McKnight, Senoia; a son, Roger Darrell McKnight, Concord; a daughter, Gail McKnight Horsley, Senoia; his mother, Mabel Langford, Senoia; a brother, Gerald McKnight, Senoia; there are four grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

M.Sgt. Carl Reeves Howard
Master Sgt. Carl Reeves Howard, Jr., 79, Fayetteville, died Dec. 20, 1998. He was born June 19, 1919 in Fulton County, Ga., and was retired from the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louise Berson Howard, and a sister, Dora Sutherland. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Wendell Jones officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include his son, Carlton and wife Jan Howard, Fayetteville; and a grandson, Jack Howard. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph J. Maciarz
Joseph J. Maciarz, 86, Peachtree City, died Dec. 19, 1998. He was born Jan. 4, 1912 in Cooke County, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Byce Maciarz. Services were held at the Lawn Funeral Home, Illinois, with interment at the Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill. Survivors include his son, Joseph D. Maciarz, Port Richey, Fla.; and a daughter, Gerry Post and husband Bruce Post, Peachtree City. There are five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth S. "Libby" Evans
Elizabeth S. "Libby" Evans, 75, Fayetteville, died Dec. 21, 1998. She was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Fulton County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank O. Evans. Graveside services were held at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville, with Minister Paul Leslie officiating. Survivors include sons, William Evans, Stockbridge, Olin R. (Randy) Evans, Atlanta, and Don Evans, McDonough; and a sister, Martha McWhorter, Fayetteville. There are four grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

William Grass
William Grass, 84, Fayetteville, died Dec. 18, 1998. He was born Feb. 19, 1914 in Italy. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. David Black officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Thomas Grass, Fayetteville; a son, Dan and wife Natalie Grass, Fayetteville; a daughter, Roberta Chereck and Vince Cooper, Amhurst, N.H.; grandchildren, Anna Grass, Fayetteville, Jennifer Grass, Birmingham, Herb Chereck, Norcross and Danelle Chereck, Roswell; a brother, Reynold and Dorothy Grass, Curtisville, Pa.; and sisters, Connie and John Consolaro, Curtisville, Pa. and Julie Charney, New Orleans, La. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Mae Jenkins
Betty Mae Jenkins, 68, Fayetteville, died Dec. 17, 1998. She was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Fulton County, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Frank Ellis officiating. Interment was at the Brooks Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Fred H. Jenkins, Jr.; children, Mike and Pat Jenkins, Sr., Brooks, Danny and Sharon Blankenship, Hampton, and Freddy and Susan Jenkins III, Fayetteville; brothers, Mark F. (Buddy) Griggs, Jr., Austell, Johnny Griggs, Lexington, N.C., Harry Griggs, Marietta and Tommy Griggs, Winder; and a sister, Thelma Key, Smyrna. There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Sun-Chin Lau
Henry Sun-Chin Lau, 82, Atlanta, died Dec. 22, 1998. He was born May 9, 1916 in China. Memorial services were held at the Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City, with the Rev. John Weber officiating. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Lau, Fairburn; a son, H. T. Lau, Peachtree City; grandchildren, Tommy and Tracy Lau, Riverdale, and Marie and Keith Proffitt, Columbia, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Heather Proffitt, Columbia, S.C. and Tommy and Courtney Lau, Riverdale; a brother, David Lau, Honolulu, Hawaii; and a sister, Bernice Yee, Novato, Calif. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Blanche Estes
Blanche Estes, 80, Fayetteville, died Dec. 21, 1998. She was born July 8, 1919 in Sheffield, Ala. Services were held at the Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Moody, the Rev. Clarence Jett and Dr. Oscar Cope officiating. Interment was at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park, Ga. Survivors include her husband, N. B. Estes, Jr.; a son, Tommy and Patricia Estes, Fairburn; a daughter, Joyce and Charlie Finn, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kim and Rodney Hennon, Brian and Nadia Estes, Kelly and Amy Pruitt; a great-grandchild, Walker Hennon; and a brother, Paul McGee, North Alabama. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

John Burch Harp Sr.
John Burch Harp Sr., 85, Fayetteville, died Aug. 7, 1998. He was born July 5, 1913 in Fayette County. He was the son of W.E.M. and Blanche Burch Harp. He farmed family land for 77 of his years, growing up with two brothers and three sisters in the Harps Crossing area on South Ga. Highway 92. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lunceford Harp. Services were held at the Inman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Harp Jr., the Rev. Davis Chappell and the Rev. David Campbell officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery, with the Davidson Masonic Lodge #334 F&AM in charge of the graveside services. Survivors include sons, John B. (and Betty) Harp Jr., Charles E. Harp, David (and Gayle) Harp, Kenny (and Brenda) Harp, all of Fayetteville, and Bill (and Janie) Harp, Jonesboro, Ga.; a daughter, Patsy (and Moody) Elliott, Fayetteville; a brother, Donald (and Doris) Harp Sr., Fayetteville; and a sister, Ida Mae Griffin, Fayetteville. There are 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Inman United Methodist Church building fund, 1523 Hills Bridge Rd., Fayetteville, Ga., 30215.

Stephen Roy Roberson
Stephen Roy Roberson, 17, of Fayetteville, died Aug. 2, 1998. He was born Aug. 10, 1980 in Clayton County, Ga. He was a 1998 graduate of Fayette County High School. Services were held at Carl J. Mowell Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Watson officiating. Survivors include his mother, Raylene Roberson, Fayetteville; a brother, Philip Ray Roberson, Fayetteville; grandparents, Ray and Marian Smith, Riverdale, Ga., and George and Lorine Roberson, Fayetteville; aunts and uncles, Percy and Norma Shierling, Fayetteville, Rhonda McLeroy, Riverdale, and John and Linda Roberson, Newnan; and cousins, Tim and Kristin Reagan, Brandon, Kathy and Beth Shierling and Amanda Roberson. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ophelia Mund
Ophelia Mund, 71, Brooks, died July 31, 1998. She was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Newberry, Fla. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with Bishop Edwards officiating. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Mund, Brooks; a son, Sonny (and Fay) Hodge, Fayetteville; a granddaughter, Cindy (and Robert) Haney, Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Alaina Heard, Fayetteville; brothers, Hugo Crocker, Hawthorne, Fla., and Larsen Crocker, Gainesville, Fla.; sisters, Mary Tompkins, Archer, Fla., and Clara Tompkins, Jacksonville, Fla. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Campbell Starrett
Ruth Campbell Starrett, 83, Fayetteville, died June 18, 1998. She was born Sept. 10, 1914 in Fairburn, Ga. She was a graduate of Campbell High School in Fairburn. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Starrett, East Point, Ga., whom she had married in 1933. During World War II, she drove a tractor hauling bullets, bombs and other supplies headed overseas as an employee with the Atlanta Ordinance Depot in the supply division. She later worked for Rich's department store from 1957 to 1977. Services were held at Parrott Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Priester officiating. Interment was at College Park, Ga., Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Freddy Starrett, Locust Grove, Ga.; a daughter, Barbara Starrett Mumford, Fayetteville; a sister, Lillian Garrett, McDonough, Ga.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Brundrett
Evelyn Brundrett, 75, Peachtree City, died June 1, 1998. She was born Jan. 15, 1923. She was a member and president of a number of garden clubs and a volunteer at Callaway Gardens. She was also an avid golfer and a former president of the Ladies Golf Association in Macon, Ga. Services will be held at a later date. Survivors include her husband, George A. Brundrett, Peachtree City; sons, Dr. Scott (and Linda) Brundrett, Peachtree City, Bruce B. Brundrett, Mesa, Ariz., and Peter (and Rozenn) Brundrett, Seattle; grandchildren, Stacey Brundrett, Lisa Brundrett, A J. Brundrett, Bruce Brundrett Jr. and Julien Brundrett; and a sister, Helen Sawyer, Jackson, Mich. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Susan Goodman Smith
Susan Goodman Smith, 46, Peachtree City, died June 15, 1998. She was born June 29, 1951 in Marietta, Ga., and was a graduate of Marietta High School in 1970. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Walker Goodman. She majored in public relations and advertising at the University of Georgia where she was a member of Phi Beta Phi sorority. Graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery, Marietta, with the Rev. Paul A. Burke officiating. Survivors include her husband, David John Smith; sons, Jason Christopher Smith and Andrew Dorian Smith, all of Peachtree City; daughters, Barbara Virginia Conner, Carrollton, Ga., and Dorothy Victoria Smith, Atlanta; father, Robert McAlpin Goodman Jr., Marietta; brothers, Robert McAlpin Goodman IV and Glen William Hart Goodman, both of Marietta; sisters, Elizabeth Goodman Lunsford, Mary McDonald Goodman and Dorothy Victoria Flynn, all of Marietta, and Teresa Goodman Anderson, Alexander City, Ala.; and grandchildren, Jacob Patrick Conner and Emily Anne Conner, both of Carrollton, Ga. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeannette Harrell Davis
Jeannette Harrell Davis, 69, Fayetteville, died June 15, 1998. She was born Dec. 1, 1928 in Coweta County. She was preceded in death by her father, Aubrey Harrell. Services were held at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Ellis and the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include her husband, Edward M. Davis, Fayetteville; a son, Harrell Davis, Alaska; daughters, Cindy (and Steve) Earles and Ellen Davis, all of Tyrone, and Suzanne (and Dale) Tripp, Fayetteville; mother, Pauline Williams Harrell, Fayetteville; and brothers, Hewlette Harrell and Floyd Harrell, both of Fayetteville. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association or the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Building Fund. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Winnie Smith Biggers
Winnie Smith Biggers, 84, Atlanta, died June 22, 1998. She was born Nov. 2, 1913 in Carroll County, Ga., the daughter of the late Clifford Moses and Vassie Maude Muse Smith. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor W. Calvin Smith officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Gadd, Houston; and a daughter-in-law, Joan Smith, Fayetteville. There are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond L. Branch
Raymond L. Branch, 65, Fayetteville, died June 22, 1998. He was born Jan. 25, 1933 in Baxley, Ga. He was a business agent and lifetime member of Teamsters Local 528 and a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church. Services were held at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Elton Johnson officiating, and the Spring Branch Baptist Church, Baxley. Interment was at the Carter Cemetery, Baxley. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Gayle Branch, Fayetteville; and children, Ellen and Larry Bolton, St. Cloud, Fla., Brent and Melissa Branch, Morrow, Ga., Lore Branch and John Adams, Spring, Texas, and Scarlette and Ricky Godwin, Forest Park, Ga.; and a brother, Benton (and Sandra) Branch, Eatonton, Ga. There are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Restoration Fund, 110 Brooks-Woolsey Rd., Fayetteville, Ga., 30215. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mildren Payne McElwaney
Mildren Payne McElwaney, 79, Fayetteville, died June 20, 1998. She was born Feb. 21, 1919 in Winchester, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Brice McElwaney. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Jerald Reid, officiating. Interment was at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tyrone. Survivors include her children, Donna Greer, Tyrone, Elizabeth Greer, Lithia Springs, Ga., Patsy Barrett, Palmetto, Ga., R. B. McElwaney, Covington, Ga., and Larry McElwaney, Memphis, Tenn.; and brothers, O. A. Payne, Covington, Ga., and A. G. Payne, Atlanta. There are 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.


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