1907 - 2001
Altamonte Springs, FL
Edwina P. Carruth, 94, died January 3, 2002.
A native of Holly Hill, FL, Mrs. Carruth was a former resident of Athens, where she was a member of Athens Womens Club and Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be Monday, January 7, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Tuckston United Methodist Church with Revs. Archie Hayes and Donald J. Cason officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary Lou Harris of Marietta, GA and Jean Cason of Longwood, FL; Son, Edwin Carruth of Fayetteville, GA; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Tuckston United Methodist Church, Monday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tuckston United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA, 30605.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST is in charge of arrangements.www.lordandstephens.com
Bessie Chamlee Cabaniss
1936 - 2002
Bessie Harper Chamlee Cabaniss, wife of Emmet Overton Cabaniss, Jr., Stephens, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, in an Athens hospital. Mrs. Cabaniss was born May 28, 1936, in Sandersville, Georgia, to Rev. George Tilmon Chamlee and Lillie Archer Chamlee. Her maternal grandparents were James Harvey Archer and wife, Bessie Harper Archer of Hancock County, Georgia; her paternal grandparents were Tilmon P. Chamlee and wife, Alta Shelton Chamlee of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bessie grew up in Hancock County, and graduated from Sparta High School in 1954. She received in 1957 a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville. She taught school for six years in Fulton and Oglethorpe Counties, Georgia.
Bessie married Emmet Cabaniss June 17, 1962, at Balerma Baptist Church in Hancock County. Almost every year since that date this couple returned on or near their wedding anniversary to worship together at Balerma Baptist Church where she received her early Christian education. She spent consistent quality time in her life enriching her spiritual awareness.
Bessie had devotedly served her family, church and community. She served as church organist for 30 years, was a Master 4-H member, was a diligent visitor of the sick, was attentive to those in need, wrote local interest articles for newspapers, planned restoration projects, acquired horticultural skills and kept up with her extended family. She enjoyed being intellectually challenged and participated in continuing education. She was a helpmate for her husband's dairy business until his retirement; they graciously hosted many pleasant gatherings in their home and at the Lakehouse on their farm. Great was Bessie's delight in her children and grandchildren.
Services will be held at Maxeys Christian Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2002. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Maxeys, Georgia. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, January 25, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, 4355 Lexington Road, Athens (706/546-1587). The family may be contacted at the Cabaniss home on 1838 Union Point Highway, Highway 77 in Stephens. For those who wish to do so, memorials may be directed to Maxeys Christian Church, c/o Sara Anne Bray, Maxeys, Georgia 30671.
Survivors include her husband, three children and sons-in-law: Doris Cabaniss Minor and Napier Minor of Athens; Christie Cabaniss Beatty and Tom Beatty of Stephens; and Emmet O. Cabaniss, III, of Stephens; grandchildren Celeste and Christina Minor; Roy, Jim and Sophie Beatty; siblings Tilmon Chamlee of Lake Sinclair, Georgia, and Lillie Chamlee Vick of Big Canoe, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; a host of cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her older brother, George H. Chamlee of Savannah.
1915 - 2002
Clarence L. Carson, 87, died March 14, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, he was the son of the late Clyde Lee and Ossie Lee Wilder Carson. Mr. Carson was a retired farmer. He served as Director of Madison County Resource, Conservation and Development, was former chairman of Madison County ASCS Committee for several years, Past President of Farm Bureau, Trustee of Ila School and Former Democratic Committeeman. He was a member of Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, where he was an Elder and served as Clerk of Session.
Funeral services will be Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, Danielsville, with Rev. Tim Peek officiating. Interment will be in Ila Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don Bennett, Jack Dempsey, Scott Carson, Todd Carson, Phillip Griffeth and Ryan Perpall.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Bennett Carson; 2 sons and daughters in law, Charles W. and Judy Carson of Lexington, SC and Ken and Jackie Carson of Covington; daughter and son in law, Carol and Richard Perpall of Danielsville; grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Carol Carson, Todd and Nancy Carson, Michelle Carson, Christy Carson, Suzanne and Phillip Griffeth and Ryan Perpall.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Ila Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Box 203, Ila, GA, 30647.
Arrangements by Lord and Stephens, Danielsville.www.lordandstephens.com
1931 - 2001
Alton Chandler, 69, of Arnoldsville, died May 11, 2001.
A resident of Arnoldsville for seven years, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace Epperson Chandler and was preceded in death by a son, Scott Chandler. He was retired from the U.S. Army after twenty eight years of service.
Graveside services will be Sunday, May 13, at 2:00 P.M. at Chandler Cemetery, Commerce with Rev. Lem Clark officiating.
Survivors include a son, Brian Chandler, of Buda, TX; Brother and Sister-in-law, Jimmy and Jackie Chandler of Pooler, GA; Sister and Brother-in-law, Jane and Doyle Ash of Arnoldsville and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
James Lee Chandler
1928 - 2001
James Lee Chandler, 73, of 228 Lombardy Circle, died May 24, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, he was a son of the late Crawford Lee and Rosa Young Chandler. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He was owner and operator of Chandler's Bar-B-Que, and Chandler's Rental Units.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, May 27, 2001, at 2:00 PM at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Betty McRorie Chandler; two sons, James Lee Chandler, Jr., of Daytona Beach, FL, and John Crawford Chandler of Oviede, FL; stepson, Richard McRorie of Athens; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.
James Obie Coile
1912 - 2001
James Obie Coile, 88, of 342 E. Whitehall Road died Thursday, March 22, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Coile was a son of the late Willie and Huldie Strickland Coile. He was a member and former deacon of Whitehall Baptist Church and had worked for Chicopee Mills and Airport Limousine Service.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Whitehall Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Sallie Mae Coile; a son, Lonnie Donald Coile, Athens; a sister, Lillian Toney, Athens; a brother, Albert Coile, Winterville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East.
1930 - 2001
Howell N. Compton, 71, died December 10, 2001.
A native of Madison County, he was a son of Katie Strickland Compton of Crawford and the late Howard P. Compton and widower of Margie Compton. He was retired from Dixie Wood Products.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 2:00 PM at Lord and Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. B.G. Miller officiating. Interment will be in Crawford Cemetery.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include 2 sons, Harry Paul Compton and Christopher Compton of Lexington; Sister, Gail Chafin of Danielsville and 1 grandson.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.
Syble J. Stone Crowe
1909 - 2001
Syble J. Stone Crowe, 92, died April 22, 2001. A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Ellison Alexander and Eva Blanche Dailey Stone. She had lived most of her life in Athens, where she was a registered nurse, active for 30 years, before she and her husband opened Babytown in Athens. She retired in 1972 and lived with her husband at Thompson's Farm, Athens before moving to Northminster Presbyterian Retirement Village, Jefferson and then to Family Life Enrichment Center, High Shoals. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and a charter member of Sunset Garden Club.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 11:00 AM at Lord and Stephens Chapel, WEST with Dr. Edward Bolen officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Carlton "Ted" Crowe; Daughter and son in law, Dottie and Dan Hudson of Westcliffe, CO; Son and daughter in law, Ted and Charlotte Crowe of Athens; 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 9:00 until 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
D. A. "Doc" Crossley
1906 - 2002
DeRyee Ashton Crossley, 95, of 116 Sterling Drive, died Thursday, January 17, 2002.
A long-time resident of Brownsville, Texas, Mr. Crossley was a son of the late Charles A. Crossley and Ida-May DeRyee Crossley, and the widower of the late Eugenia Baird Crossley. A photographer and a fan of jazz music, Mr. Crossley was a former President of the Crippled Children's Society of Brownsville, and Associate of the Photographic Society of America, a Thirty-Five Year Monarch of Lions Club International, and a counselor for the Boy Scouts of America (Silver Beaver Award).
Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2002, at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST. Dr. James E. Bowden will officiate.
Survivors include two sons, D. A. Crossley, Jr. of Athens, and Walter C. Crossley of Beaumont, Texas, and two grandchildren, Mary Crossley Freeman of Athens, and Guy W. Crossley of Beaumont, Texas.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, 640 Barber St., Athens, GA 30601.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.www.lordandstephens.com