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Mrs. Susie Lifsey
Mrs. Susie Mildred Self Lifsey, 91, of Shady Acres Nursing Home, Douglas, died late Saturday evening, June 28, 1997, at her residence. She was a longtime member of the Fincher United Methodist Church in Meansville. Mrs. Lifsey is survived by three sons, Spencer Lifsey and Jack Lifsey of Warner Robins, and Roy Lifsey of Douglas; one brother, Marvin Self of North Augusta, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Mildred Self Lifsey will be Tuesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in Fincher United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Giddens officiating. Burial will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery. Friends of Mrs. Lifsey may visit the family from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home Contributions may be made to Fischer United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Lifsey. Moody Funeral Home of Zebulon is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Beatrice T. Merritt
Mrs. Beatrice Tarleton Merritt, 67, of 319 Preston Chase Drive, Peachtree City, and formerly a longtime resident of Griffin, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Newnan Hospital. Mrs. Merritt was born in Coweta County, daughter of the late Edgar D. Tarleton and the late Ada Gaddy Tarleton. She was the wife of the late Rev. Wayman E. Merritt, who died in September, 1996. She was in ministry with her late husband serving several surrounding churches and was a member of the Abundant Life Faith Center. Mrs. Merritt was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Smith. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Mike and Penny Merritt of Peachtree City; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Lawrence Mallory of Yatesville: grandchildren, Chad and Bethany Merritt, Mike and Scott Smith, and Adair Mallory; great-grandchildren, Timothey Smith, and Diana Marie Smith; sisters, Thelma Edmondson, and Louise Hicks of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Merritt will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Martin and the Rev. E.D. Goss will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. Friends may visit the family from 6-9 this evening at the funeral home. McCullough Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. John H. Passmore
Mr. John H. Passmore, 87, of 5248 Albert Drive, Forest Park, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Southern Regional Medical Center. McDowell Funeral Home, 305 N. Hill St., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattie L. Render
Mrs. Mattie L. Render, 65, of 821 Cecil Hunter Road, Moreland, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Vencor Hospital in Atlanta. McDowell Funeral Home, 305 N. Hill St., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Troy Browning
Mr. Troy Browning, age 35, of 71 Ramsey Circle, Griffin, died Thursday from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Browning was born in Ohio, son of Richard Browning and the late Eve Browning. He was a carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Tina Sealey Browning; son, Troy Browning Jr.; daughters, Crystal Browning and Crissi Browning; father and stepmother, Richard and Loretta Browning of Kentucky; brothers, Rich Browning of Ohio and Dave Browning of Atlanta. Funeral services will be held Monday June 30, 1997, at 1 p.m. from the Haisten-Woodlawn Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family this evening and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Vivian Holmes
Graveside services for Ms. Vivian Holmes, age 50, of 615 Northside Drive, apartment Q-4, Griffin, will be held Monday, June 30, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Griffin Memorial Gardens. Rev. R.D. Pollard will be officiating. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 1:15 p.m. Survivors include her father, Willie Phillips of Zebulon; daughters, Wanda and Sonja Holmes of Griffin; grandchildren, LaRoshna and Ajmon Barkley, and Britton Holmes all of Griffin; sisters and brother-in-law, Sandra Perdue of Griffin, Mary and Jafus Milner of Zebulon; a devoted friend, James Ballard Jr. of Zebulon; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends.

Jesse C. Barrett Jr.
Rev. Jesse Curtis Barrett Jr. was born June 25, 1921, in Spalding County, Ga., to the late Mr. Jesse C. Barrett Sr. and Mrs. Ora Allen Barrett. He joined Red Oak UMC at an early age, and served as a Sunday school teacher. He was retired from Thomaston Mill and worked for Atlanta Life Insurance Co. The Rev. Barrett was married to Mrs. Annie Barrett and to this union one daughter, Ms. Barbara Ann Barrett, was born. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Raymond Barrett. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Barrett; one daughter, Ms. Barbara Ann Barrett; four grandchildren, Lakeshia Dewberry, Damarcus, Jerome and Raheem Barrett; one sister, Mrs. Willie Mae Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio; mother-in-law, Mrs. Georgia Craver; five sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a devoted friend, Ms. Johnnie Mae Miller. Funeral services for Jesse C. Barrett Jr. were today, June 27, at 2 p.m. in the Red Oak UMC. Interment was in the church cemetery on Birdie Road. The Rev. Kevin Morrison and the Rev. Willie Lyons officiated. The body was to lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Family and friends assembled at 850 W. Meriwether St. Spalding Undertaking Co. was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Vera M. Sudduth
Mrs. Vera Mae Sudduth, 80, of Griffin, died Thursday, June 26, 1997. Surviving are her husband Leon Sudduth; niece, Mr. and Mrs. William Kinney of Peachtree City; nephews, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Cain of Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cain of Fayetteville, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cain of McDonough; other nieces and nephews; and three stepchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in the Jonesboro chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Tracy Bartlett will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 9 this evening at the funeral home. Pope Dickson and Son, Jonesboro Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucile Y. Wester
Mrs. Lucile Yancey Wester, 88, of Riverdale, Ga., died June 24, 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Ellen Jean Wester Dorris of Greenbriar, Tenn., and Mrs. Margie Lee Wester White of Griffin; grandchildren, Douglas White, David White, and Theresa Davis, all of Griffin, Darrell White of Hampton, Brenda Brown of Antioch, Tenn., and Janice Lee of Brentwood, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Wester will be Thursday, June 26, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough. The Rev. Eddie Mason will officiate. Interment will be in Riverdale Baptist Church Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home of Henry County, McDonough, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Paul A. Flournoy
Mr. Paul Aster Flournoy, 77, of 611 Jeff Davis Road, Thomaston, died Monday, June 23, at Coliseum Park Hospital. A graveside service will be Thursday, June 26, at Southview Cemetery in Thomaston. Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Coggins Funeral Home. Mr. Flournoy was a native of Upson County, Ga. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich Textile Co. where he worked in the Carding Department. Survivors include his stepson, Kenneth Bass of Thomaston; son, Basil L. Flournoy of Jefferson; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Dianne Putnam of Coden, Ala., and Mrs. Pricilla Ann Stokes of Griffin; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and friend, Mrs. Lucille Bass of Thomaston. Coggins Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Minnie P. Park
Mrs. Minnie Purvis "Pete" Park, 78, of 2825 Highway 18 West, Molena, died Sunday evening, June 22, 1997, at her residence. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Molena. The Rev. Bob Williams will officiate. Mrs. Park was a native of Fitzgerald, Ga., and had been a resident of Pike County for 52 years. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and the Molena Music Club. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Jack L. (Lenis) Park of Molena; son, Jack L. Park Jr. of Molena; sisters, Mrs. D.L. Robertson of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Vernon Lee of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Leanna, and Arthur Park, all of Molena; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or Mount Olive Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home, and at other times at the residence. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in Thomaston is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sarah S. Olliff
Mrs. Sarah Saunders Olliff, 84, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, June 23, 1997, in the Arbors Nursing Home. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. in Felton Cemetery with the Rev. William F. Grantham Jr. officiating. Mrs. Olliff was born July 19, 1912, in Colquitt, Ga., the daughter of Dr. Roy and Iola Mercer Saunders. She attended Breneu College where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She had lived most of her life in Griffin, and was a member of the Utility Club and Cherokee Garden Club where she served as president in both clubs. Mrs. Olliff has resided in Magnolia Manor in Americus for the past five years before moving to Jacksonville, Fla. She was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Dr. Ben Olliff Jr., and his wife, Alice, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Sally White and her husband, Huel, of Columbus, Ga., Ms. Lyn Glenn of Atlanta, Mrs. Beth Walker and her husband, Jim, of Jacksonville; a brother, Richard Saunders of Berkely, Calif.; five grandsons, Sonny White, and Wade White, both of Columbus, David Olliff of Atlanta, Chris Olliff of Raleigh, N.C., and Dr. Jason Walker of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven granddaughters, Anne Fitten Glenn, Amanda Glenn, Saunders Glenn Armstrong, all of Atlanta, Lisa Olliff Ellis of Marietta, Joye Olliff McCrea, Cat'e Olliff, and Sarah Olliff, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

China Ethel McKeehan
Mrs. China Ethel McKeehan, 95, of 1822 Teamon Road, died Friday. A complete list of survivors will be announced later. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCullough Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday and Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home.

Mr. Hubert O. Hudgins
Mr. Hubert O. Hudgins, 70, of 1363 Bailey Jester Road, Griffin, died Wednesday night, June 18, 1997, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. R.J. Osborne
Mr. R.J. "Joe" Osborne, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000. He was affectionately known as "Mr. Joe." Mr. Osborne enjoyed a diversified business career. During World War II, he was employed by Fisher Body Company building military vehicles. He later bought and published the weekly newspaper, "West End Times." Other entrepreneurial endeavors included automobile sales lots, an automotive garage, real estate and business liquidation acquisition. "Mr. Joe" was known for his extensive collection of everything from antiques to automobiles to building supplies. He was a member of Ben Hill Lodge #674, honorary member of Riverdale Lodge #709, The Royal Arch, past patron of both Ben Hill and Riverdale Chapters of Order of Eastern Star, National Sheriff's Association and the Georgia Sheriff's Association. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Helen Osborne of Riverdale; daughters, Barbara and Richard Dyche of Jackson and Ruby Hall of Forest Park; grandsons, Michael and Beverly Dyche of Griffin, Dan Hall of Riverdale and Jeff Hall of Jonesboro; granddaughter, Amanda Hall Foist of Carrollton; great-granddaughter, Courtney Dyche of Griffin; and one nephew and one niece. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Westview Cemetery. The Rev. Spurgeon Hayes will officiate. The family will assemble at the cemetery gate Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Honorary pallbearers are R.C. Dyche, Mike Dyche, Jeff Hall, Dan Hall, Jim Oliver, Jimmy Alley, Danny Osborne, Crandle Bray, Dr. James Eskew and Randy Miller. Visitation will be held at the funeral home tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church Youth Fellowship Fund in Griffin. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home of Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reuben Worley Jr.
Mr. Reuben Worley Jr., 74, of 1197 Vaughn Road, Griffin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mr. Worley was born in Banks County May 28, 1926, to the late Reuben Worley Sr. and the late Carrie Davidson Worley. He was a retired plant superintendent with the Metro Materials Company and was a member of Tyrone Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Survivors include his wife, Lola M. Worley; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Vicky Worley of Milner, Larry and Angie Worley of Kennesaw and Mike and Debra Worley of Camden, N.C.; brothers, Lonnie Worley of Gainesville, Leon Worley and Bobby Worley, both of Commerce, Roy Worley of Sautee and Jack Worley of Hoschton; sisters, Ruby Standridge of Jefferson, Mildred Greene of Athens and Myrtle Lawson of Ila; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Reuben Worley Jr. will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy Valimont will officiate. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family this evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Edgar H. Gilchrist
Dr. Edgar Hornady Gilchrist, 75, of 118 Morgan Dairy Road, Griffin, died Thursday evening, Aug. 17, 2000, following several months of declining health. He was born in Fulton County Jan. 4, 1925, son of the late John Porter Gilchrist Sr. and Drane Hornady Gilchrist. He and his family moved to Ellaville where he was raised. Dr. Gilchrist attended the University of Georgia where he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1951. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was in the 6th Marines during the Battle of Okinawa where he received the Bronze Star Medal. He and his wife were former residents of Tallahassee, Fla. and were in Jackson from 1955-1960. He was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture for several years. He had operated veterinary clinics in Jackson and Griffin before his retirement. Dr. Gilchrist was a member of the Georgia and American Veterinary Medicine Associations. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Griffin.. Survivors include his wife, Marquita Thomason Gilchrist of Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Edgar H. Jr. and Mary Beth Gilchrist of Conyers and Robert T. and Lisa Gilchrist of Valdosta; daughters and son-in-law, Monique Gilchrist Hill and Yvonne G. and Charles E. Scott Jr., all of Griffin; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, John P. Jr. and Mary Gilchrist of Ellaville, Thomas G. and Charlotte Gilchrist of Griffin and William D. and Loretta Gilchrist of Spartanburg, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret G. and Emmett J. Arnold III of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and 11 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Michael Watkins and Dr. Wiley Greenway will officiate. Interment will be in the Fellowship Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military honors. Friends may visit the family this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy M. Wheeler
Mrs. Dorothy McCreary Wheeler, 100, 330 E. College St., passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2000, at home. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Erie, Penn. July 10, 1900, daughter of the late Frederick N. McCreary and the late Alice F. McCreary. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W.E. Wheeler and a daughter, Patricia W. Andrew. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and was a long time member of Community Church of Vero Beach, Fla. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Earle Millican of Griffin; five grandchildren, Evans Millican of Griffin, Susan J. Millican and Bill Millican of Atlanta, David Millican and wife, Lisa, of Montgomery, Ala. and John Millican and wife, Lisa, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and three great-granddaughters, McKenzie, Evan and Reagan Millican of Winston-Salem, N.C. A memorial service for Mrs. Dorothy Wheeler will be conducted at Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 22. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Albert L. McCrary
Mr. Albert Lee McCrary, 72, of 335 Jackson Street, Zebulon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell's Funeral Home.

Ms. Rosa Smith
Ms. Rosa Mae Smith, 64, of 503 Turner St., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Born July 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Albert Smith and the late Emma Smith. She was raised by her grandparents, the late Brad Smith and the late Fannie Smith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mattie Lois Smith, and a brother, Billy Smith. She leaves to cherish in loving memories, five daughters, Charlene (Roger) Thornton, Connie (Tommy) Dozier, Fannie Davis, Tiffany Davis and Charo Mitchell, all of Griffin; three sons, Michael Davis, James Davis and Fletcher (Linda) Davis, all of Griffin; four sisters, Albertine (Joe) Ridley of Carrollton, Evelyn Stanton, Fannie June Young and Annette Smith, all of Chicago; a brother, Robert (Barbara) Smith of Barnesville; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; an aunt, Gertrude Horton of Cleveland, Ohio; a special cousin, Douglas Crowder of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services for Ms. Rosa Mae Smith will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Willie Green Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m. McDowell United Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Martha S. Stover
Mrs. Martha Stover, 78, of Clarkesville, was the wife of the late Jerome Stover. Mr. and Mrs. Stover were previous residents of Washington and Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Stover was born in Attalla, Ala., the daughter of the late John Brown Sowell and Mary Sowell. She was previously employed in Washington as a secretary at Almar Manufacturing Company and the Wilkes County Board of Education. She was a cub scout leader and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Washington. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and served formerly as secretary of the church. Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Marie Stover of Griffin, Jerry and Celeste Stover of Washington and David and Diane Stover of Mount Airy; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Washington at 4 p.m. Visitation will be at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Clarkesville Library, Clarkesville, Ga. 30523. Hillside Funeral Home of Clarkesville and Hopkins Funeral Home of Washington are in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Irma M. Chandler
Mrs. Irma McGee Chandler, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at her residence in Sandy Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harbin Sanders Chandler Jr. Originally from Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler lived most of their married life in Washington, D.C. They retired to Vero Beach, Fla. in 1977 and returned to Atlanta in 1994. Mrs. Chandler is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Bess and Armand De LaPerriere of Atlanta and Ann and Leonard Bolton of Griffin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A family graveside memorial service is planned at Decatur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Salvation Army or to the Hubert Flanagan Mission Fund at First Methodist Church of Griffin. Wages & Sons Funeral Home of Stone Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Donald K. Ballard
Mr. Donald Kenneth Ballard, 54, of Flat Rock Church Road, Zebulon, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, at his residence, after an extended illness. Kenneth was an avid hunter and worked as a brick mason for many years. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army Reserve. He was preceded in death by two children, a daughter, Lori Nicole Ballard and a son, Russell Conrad Ballard. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan C. Ballard; one son, Ryan Ballard of Milner; parents, Troy and Mary Ballard of Zebulon; one sister, Brenda Ballard of Zebulon; one niece, Mitzi and Mike Barcus of Zebulon; one nephew, Bruce and Stacy Ballard of Griffin; one stepson, Brad and Amie Chapman of Zebulon; one stepdaughter, Lisa Chapman of Griffin; one stepgranddaughter, Sarah Chapman; and several great-nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services for Mr. Donald Kenneth Ballard will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Zebulon. Dr. Benny Tate, the Rev. Stan Daniel and the Rev. Jim Hardie will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends of Kenneth may visit the family this evening at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and at other times at the home of Mitzi and Mike Barcus, located at 716 Caldwell Road in Zebulon. Moody Funeral Home of Zebulon is serving the Ballard family.

Mr. C. Mark Carriker
Mr. C. Mark Carriker, 86, of 710 Greenwood St., Barnesville, died Monday night, Aug. 21, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Lamar County, son of the late James Windsor Carriker and the late Flay Villa White Carriker. Mr. Mark Carriker was a liaison officer at Robins Air Field until his retirement. He was born and raised in Lamar County and lived in Barnesville all of his life. He was a member of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Laura McMillian Carriker. Survivors include his wife, Blanche H. Carriker of Barnesville; one nephew, Joe Carriker of Virginia Beach, Va.; two nieces, Reta C. Minton of Home Beach, Fla. and Mary C. Lambert of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Pauline Carriker of Claxton, Evelyn H. Carriker of Jacksonville, Fla. and Larine Teague of Hickory, N.C. Funeral services for Mr. C. Mark Carriker will be conducted from the graveside Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Franklin Gibson, the Rev. E.C. Maddox and the Rev. Ken Thrift will officiate. The family will receive friends at 710 Greenwood St. in Barnesville. Haisten-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Irma M. Chandler
Mrs. Irma McGee Chandler, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at her residence in Sandy Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harbin Sanders Chandler Jr. Originally from Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler lived most of their married life in Washington, D.C. They retired to Vero Beach, Fla. in 1977 and returned to Atlanta in 1994. Mrs. Chandler is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Bess and Armand De LaPerriere of Atlanta and Ann and Leonard Bolton of Griffin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A family graveside memorial service is planned at Decatur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to The Salvation Army or to the Hubert Flanagan Mission Fund at the First Methodist Church in Griffin. Wages & Sons Funeral Home of Stone Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James E. Huckaby
Mr. James E. Huckaby, 62, of 2631 Fayetteville Highway, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Huckaby was born in Spalding County, son of the late Jesse A. Huckaby and the late Viola Phillips Huckaby. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Anthony (Tony) Owens. He was employed with Southern States Inc. with 45 years of service and was a former National Guardsman. Survivors include daughters, Elaine Padgett and Lisa Gunnels, both of Griffin; sons, Phil Owens of Port St. Joe, Fla. and Wayne Huckaby of Griffin; grandchildren, Stephanie Padgett, Jonathan Padgett and Nicole Owens; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Ronnie May of Griffin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. James Huckaby will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. W.M. Coe will officiate. Interment will follow in the old section of Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family this evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sidonia M. Schmid
Mrs. Sidonia M. Schmid, 93, of 1810 Church Road, Hershey, Pa., formerly of Germany, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at IHS of Hershey at Woodlands in Hershey, Pa. Mrs. Schmid was born Jan. 12, 1907, to the late Thomas Philipp and the late Zdenka Sneck Philipp in Germany. She was a homemaker and a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilhelm Schmid. Survivors include one daughter, Elfrieda Susi Prescott, the wife of William Prescott of Hershey, Pa. and formerly of Griffin; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, Pa. The Rev. Frederick M. Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hershey Cemetery. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the services. Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Synomia Q. Whitner
Little Miss Synomia Quamya Whitner, daughter of Brodrick Whitner and LaTonya White was born Aug. 21, 2000, and passed away Aug. 21, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Westwood Gardens.

Mrs. Louise Plummer
Mrs. Louise Plummer, 76, of 547 Ramah Church Road, Barnesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence. She was the widow of Clyde Plummer. She was a retired registered nurse and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Bloodworth of Barnesville, stepdaughter, Sybil Denton of Barnesville; two sons, Gary Plummer of Gray and Gene Plummer of Fort Valley; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Plummer were held Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten-Martin Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas West officiated. Burial was in the Lamar Memory Gardens. Haisten-Martin Funeral Home of Barnesville was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Alice Jane Smith
Mrs. Alice Jane Smith, 42, of 139 Anderson Road, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Jane Fitzsimons of Alpharetta and the late Ralph Fitzsimons. She was employed with Osmose and was a member of the Eagles Way Church. Along with her mother, she is survived her husband, William S. (Bill) Smith; two daughters, Lisa Ann Smith of Griffin and Cynthia Lynn Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ellen Fitzsimons of Arizona; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Walter and Debbie Smith of Jackson, Ron and Cathy Smith of Alpharetta, Jerry and Linda Benton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ben and Glenda Benton of Hendersonville, N.C.; two nephews, Thos Fitzsimons and Brad Wright; and eight nieces, Shannon Fitzsimons, Betsy Smith, Ashley Smith, Austin Smith, Keri Wright, Chasity Benton, Andrea Benton and Kelly Benton. Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Jane Smith will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eagles Way Church, 100 Hudson Rd. The Rev. Buren Goss and the Rev. Keith Wesley will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight at McCullough Funeral Home. McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Vada O'Brian
Mrs. Vada O'Brian, 88, of Newton Circle, Griffin, died Friday afternoon at her residence. Friends may visit the family this evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. O'Brian will be carried to Logansport, Ind., for services and interment. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Vada O'Brian
Mrs. Vada O'Brian, 88, of Newton Circle, Griffin, died Friday afternoon at her residence. She was born in Roanoke, Ind. She was a home maker. She is survived by two grandsons, Patrick J. O'Brian of Athens and Michael O'Brian of Griffin, and a daughter-in-law Bobbie Gilleland of Griffin. Visitation was held Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. O'Brian will be carried to Logansport, Ind., for services and internment. Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of local arrangements.

Ms. Louise Parks
Ms. Louise Parks of Atlanta, formerly of Griffin, died Friday after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Robert L. Parks Funeral Home in Cedartown.

Mrs. Clara P. Banks
Mrs. Clara Parks Banks of 460 Palace St., Griffin, passed away Saturday morning after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robert L. Parks Funeral Home, Cedartown.

Dr. George Brown
Dr. George Brown passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000. Survivors and funeral arrangements for Dr. George Brown will be announced later by the McCullough Funeral Home.


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