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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 7, 1999 - JEFFERSON, GEORGIA

MR. HOOPER
Cleveland native
NICHOLSON - Curtis Lee Hooper, 68, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at his residence.
A native of Cleveland, Mr. Hooper was born July 12, 1930. He was a son of the late Fred and Cora Edge Hooper.
Mr. Hooper worked as a janitor with Commerce City Schools. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Hooper.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3, at Full Gospel Holiness Church with the Revs. Toby Dyer and Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Antioch United Methodist Church cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Lucille Hooper; two sons, Kenneth Hooper and Michael Hooper, both of Nicholson; three daughters, Christy Hooper, Barbara Moore and Laverne Moore, all of Nicholson; two brothers, Billy Hooper, Conyers, and Charles Hooper, Carnesville; two sisters, Julie Jackson, South Georgia, and Ruby Turpin, Winder; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. AUTRY
Jackson County native
STATHAM - Mrs. Sara Lee B. Autry, 69, died Monday, July 5, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Autry was a daughter of the late Tilman and Bessie Bagwell.
She had resided in Barrow County since 1944. Mrs. Autry was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Carolyn Autry.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jerry Worley and Andy Bond officiating. Burial was in the Cabin Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson County.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Autry Jr.; four sons, David Autry, Rock Mountain, N.C., Ralph Autry, Statesboro, and Frank Autry III and Glenn Autry, both of Statham; five daughters, Dale Willoughby, Rosa Lee Hamrick, Connie Cudak and Brenda Autry, all of Statham, and Gail Allred, Auburn; brothers and sisters, Tilman Bagwell, Homer Bagwell, Ruth Anthony, Mary Embrick and Frances Worley, all of Commerce, Lois Moore, Honea Path, S.C., Frances Shedd, Akins, S.C., Martha Reeves, Woodrougg, S.C., Bobby Bagwell, Mary Duncan and Euri Patrick, all of Bogart, Charles Patrick, Stockbridge, Clyde Beck, Arcade, Ann Akins, Winder, Opal Sherwood, Hull, Howard Bagwell, Farmington, and Morris Patrick and Pam Cash, both of Statham; 31 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. MARLOWE
Seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Wilda Grace Marlowe, 52, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Marlowe was born May 23, 1946. She was a daughter of Vivian Webb Langford, Gainesville, and the late W.R. Langford.
Mrs. Marlowe was a seamstress.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Christina Leigh Frizzell, Pendergrass; three sisters, Sara Nichols, Pendergrass, Vickie Parham, Social Circle, and Jackie Fichter, Gainesville; three brothers, Richard Langford, Maysville, James Langford, Gainesville, and Dwight Langford, Pendergrass; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. ARCHER
Oconee Heights Baptist member
ATHENS - Mrs. Maggie Logan Archer, 94, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at a local hospital.
A native of Union County, Mrs. Archer was born March 29, 1905. She was a daughter of the late Henry O. and Laura Minnie Parham Logan.
Mrs. Archer had lived in the Athens area for the past 50 years. She was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for a number of years. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Archer.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Nedra M. Archer, Mauldin, S.C., and Billie A. Jacobs, Belleville, Ill.; one sister, Lona L. Clotfelter, Athens; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

GILL
Infant
JEFFERSON - Alaric Darshan Gill, infant son of Jennifer Rucker and Chunta Gill, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, at Neals Grove Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three sisters, Kimberly Little, Andrea Little and Chundrayvia Little, all of Commerce; and one brother, Marquavious Little, Commerce.
ForestGlen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. BAKER
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Dora Vienia Pittman Baker, 85, died Monday, July 5, 1999.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Baker was born July 17, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Dora Wiley Pittman.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint Talor Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jounior Swain officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one son, Emanuel Clinton Baker, Gainesville; one daughter, Bobbie Redmon, Homer; two sisters, Margie Barrett, Nicholson, and Vernie Wiley, Commerce; 15 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, Larry Wilson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MR. BAERNE
Carpenter
ATHENS - Joe Baerne, 85, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of California, Mr. Baerne was born October 19, 1913. He was a son of the late Louis Joseph and Rasalie Hippley Baerne.
Mr. Baerne was a lifelong carpenter and a member of Redstone Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Redstone Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Conwell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Russell Tiller, Ryan Baerne, Chris Motes, Tom Wilson, Doc Hudson and Doug Moore will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Wheless Baerne; two sons, Roy Baerne, Nicholson, and Jack Baerne, Athens; two daughters, Freda Tiller and Annie Jo Motes, both of Athens; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. STROUD
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Inez S. Stroud, 82, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Stroud was born in Habersham County on August 17, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Cleland Kinlow "C.K." and Texie Bramblett Simmons.
Mrs. Stroud was a homemaker and worked at The Steak House. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Fonclara, and her second husband, Leo Stroud. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Simmons, and three sisters, Mae Mize, Lillie Meeks and Thelma Johnson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Austin Kelley and P.J. Hulsey officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Linda Fonclara, Cornelia; one sister, Sally Starr, Hollywood; grandchildren, Cole Fonclara, Demorest, Flint Fonclara, Statesboro, and Robin Fonclara, Jefferson; and two great-grandchildren, Lance and Daniel Fonclara, both of Demorest.
McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999

MRS. HUNTER
Sister of countian
ATHENS - Mrs. Martha Page Morton Hunter, sister of Malcolm O. Morton, Jefferson, died Sunday, July 4, 1999.
A native of Jones County, Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of the late James Everett and Clyde B. Morton.
She was a graduate of Gray High School, Mercer University, with an A.B. Degree, and Emory University, with an A.B. Degree in Library Science. Mrs. Hunter taught school at Pelham and Moultrie and had library duties with the Fulton County Library System.
During World War II, she had library positions with the 3rd Army and the 3rd Air Force, and ended her library career with the military as Chief Librarian for the Tactical Air Force. Mrs. Hunter also had library duties with the Business and Professional Women's Organiza-tion in Washington, D.C. and served as Library Specialist with Athens Regional Library.
She did volunteer work for Emmanuel Episcopal Church and for St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Riesbol, and was the widow of Thomas Mitchell Hunter.
Together, the Hunters had a great love for Clemson University. Evidence of this love includes The Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering, The Hunter Honors Lecture Series and The Page Morton Hunter Engineering Fellowship. In 1992, Mrs. Hunter received The President's Award of Clemson University.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Revs. Eddie Ard and Mandy Brady officiating. Burial was in High View Cemetery, Gray.
Survivors, in addition to her brother, include sisters-in-law, Lucille Morton, Augusta, and Jeanette Morton Barnes, Greensboro, N.C.; nieces, Jeanee Dicasali, Sandre Gamble, Cathy Morton, Ann Morton, Alice Bryan, Page Morton and Jenny Morton; and nephews, Bill Morton, Walter Morton and Jim Morton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601.
The Jackson Herald, July 7, 1999


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