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OBITUARY PAGE - JULY 14, 1999 - COMMERCE, GEORGIA

Joe Baerne
Joe Baerne, 85, of Athens, 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 Rosalie Hippley Baerne.
Mr. Baerne was a lifelong carpenter and was a member of Redstone Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at Redstone Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Conwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Russell Tiller, Ryan Baerne, Chris Motes, Tom Wilson, Doc Hudson and Doug Moore served 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, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 14, 1999

Beveline L. Swaims
Mrs. Beveline L. Swaims, 84, of Comer, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999.
A native of White County, Mrs. Swaims was a daughter of the late Calvin Kytle and Maggie Louise Jones Loggins.
She was a member of Comer First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Douglas Duncan, Danny Whistle and David McDonald officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Henry W. Swaims; two daughters, Maggie D. Watkins, Eastonnollee, and Evelyn Keithbrock, Nicholson; two sons, Jay Swaims, Comer, and Thomas Swaims, Albuquerque, N.M.; four sisters, Olivia Randolph and Florance Aaron, both of Athens, Mamie Lou Watkins, Gainesville, and Elizabeth Ledbedder, Clayton; one brother, W.C. Loggins, Comer; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 14, 1999

Calvin M. Dudley
Calvin Monroe Dudley, 67, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Dudley was a son of Allie Carey Dudley, Danielsville, and the late Boyd Dudley.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was a retired meat market manager with Ingles supermarket. Mr. Dudley was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, in the chapel of Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Tim Peek and Lee Smith officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Renata McCann, Houston, Texas; one son, Stand Dudley, Ila; two sisters, Carolyn Pearson and Catherine Dudley, both of Danielsville; one brother, Thomas Dudley, Danielsville; and two grandchildren.
Pruitte Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 14, 1999

Lillian F. Rutherford
Mrs. Lillian F. Rutherford, 84, of Hull, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Rutherford was born September 7, 1914. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie G. and Ella Plott Fields Sr.
Mrs. Rutherford was a seamstress and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She also attended Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Rutherford was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Malcom Rutherford.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, at Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Robert Passmore and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jerry Pittman, Bill Taylor, Gene Jones, Mike Fowler, Kenneth Dillard and Keith Reynolds served as pallbearers. Members of the Over 50 Club and members of the Good Shepherds Sunday School Class of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Joe Bowen, Hull; one brother, L.G. Fields Jr., Hull; four grandchildren, Kristie Sartain, Nita Perry and Rita Perry, all of Hull, and Todd Bowen, Royston; one great-grandson, Jacob Sartain, Hull; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Flowers are optional or memorial contributions may be made to The Van Fund, c/o Rev. Robert Lee Passmore, Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church, Hull, GA 30646.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 14, 1999

Hattie L. Smith
Mrs. Hattie Lou Smith, 98, of Comer, died Saturday, July 10, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Silas and Hattie Patrick Fitzpatrick.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Billups F. Smith. Prior to her death, there were five generations of the Smith family living.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, in the chapel of Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. James Shelton and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the Buchannon Fitzpatrick Family Cemetery. Mrs. Smith's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters, Lorine Hattie Privette, Comer, Mary Jean Bray, Colbert, and Grace Allen, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Annie L. and Allen Scott, Carlton; son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Frances Smith, Carlton; 17 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.
Brown's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, July 14, 1999



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