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 December 6, 2000


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Betty Paul
Mrs. Betty Paul, of Athens, formerly of Jackson County, died Thursday, November 30, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Paul was a daughter of the late Theodore and Flora Freeman Ewing.
She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Nations. Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett Paul.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at Church of the Nations with the Rev. Mel Holmes officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Teresa Gordon, Watkinsville; two step-daughters, Connie Street, Lawrenceville, and Sandra Godwin, Haralson; three sons, Sal Merola Jr., Bogart, Reggie Merola, Winder, and Tim Merola, Watkinsville; one step-son, Gary Paul, Athens; four sisters, Thelma Hollis, Jefferson, Louise Cannon, Athens, Willie Holder, Cleveland, and Frances Mills, Holiday; one brother, Jerry Ewing, Monroe; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
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The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000

Griffin C. Segars
Griffin Cole Segars, infant son of Christopher Shane and Lori Ann Scarborough Segars, Statham, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Jerry and Barbara Scarborough, Cumming, and Mack and Frances Segars, Commerce; and great-grandmothers, Juanita Scarborough, Hull, Modane Welch, Athens, Grace Busha, Carnesville, and Sarah Segars, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000

Ruby L. Nunn
Mrs. Ruby Lee Nunn, 82, of Athens, formerly of Oconee County, died Monday, December 4, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Nunn was a daughter of the late Jewell and Maude Wilson Phillips.
She was formerly employed with Poss's Lakeview Restaurant and was a member of Athens Church of Christ. Mrs. Nunn was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Nunn.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 6, at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, with Bill Simmons officiating. Burial was in the Union Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Marie N. Buckman, Lawrenceville, and Mary N. Archer and Delores N. Chandler, both of Athens; three sons, David Nunn, Bogart, Jack Nunn, Statham, and Herbert Nunn, Winterville; two sisters, Sara P. McElroy, Danielsville, and Gertie P. Alewine, Gray; two brothers, Aubrey Phillips, Athens, and Harry Phillips, Watkinsville; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arthur Bowick's Funeral Home, Oconee Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000

John T. Barber Sr.
John Thurston "Pete" Barber Sr., 88, of Hull, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Barber lived most of his life in Athens. He was a son of the late John and Folsom Frances Wallace Barber.
Mr. Barber owned and operated Barber Heating & Air Conditioning for over 40 years and was a member of Christian Life Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Helen Sims Barber.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Cecil Holcombe officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Ron Hardeman, David Smith, Dee Prince, Matthew Allen, Johnny Barber and Chuck Blakeman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Louise Barber Smith, Athens, and Ann Dorsey, Jefferson; one son, Thurston Barber Jr., Hull; one sister, Eula Mae Walden, Danielsville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000

Bertha M. Stoyle
Mrs. Bertha Mae McClure Stoyle, 96, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000.
Born in Franklin, N.C., Mrs. Stoyle was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Bessie Elizabeth Blaine McClure.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mrs. Stoyle was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Stoyle, a son, Bobby Lee Stoyle, and four daughters, Ira Maureen Stoyle, Viola Lee Stoyle, Birdie Mae Stoyle Vinson and Polly Jane Stoyle.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Robby Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Harry Wilson, Tim Archer, Donald Stoyle, Steve Glover, William Royston and Tony Franks served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Bessie Lucile Stoyle Wilson, Athens, Rhoda Frances Stoyle Archer, Ocoee, Fla., and Robbie Evelyn Stoyle Blalock, Danielsville; one son, Henry Paul "Pete" Stoyle, Bowersville; one sister, Myrtle McClure Haney, Paw Creek, N.C.; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000

Brenda Gabriel
Brenda Doster Gabriel, 46, of Winterville, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Gabriel was a daughter of the Rev. Jamie Doster, Carlton, and Mildred Yarbrough, Winterville.
She was employed with Georgia Child Support Enforcement and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Stan Annandale officiating. Burial was in Winterville Cemetery. Jeff Wilkins, Glen Gabriel, Jake Ashworth, Jeremy Wilkins, Josh Ashworth and Derick Cleghorn served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Cecil Gabriel; one daughter, Melissa McGarity, Winterville; one son, Scott Gabriel, Winterville; four sisters, Carol Welch, Dacula, Janet Fortner, Comer, Sheila Smith, Crawford, and Pamela Doster, Athens; one brother, Neal Doster, Carlton; grandmother, Bessie Doster, High Shoals; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
The Madison County Journal, December 6, 2000


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