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OBITUARY PAGE - OCTOBER 20, 1999 - DANIELSVILLE, GA


Clarence J. Elrod
Clarence J. Elrod, 77, of Hull, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, following an extended illness.
Mr. Elrod was born August 20, 1922 in Carnesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include his wife, Omie N. Elrod; one son, Fred Elrod, Gainesville; two daughters, Sandra Ann Elrod, Gainesville, and Wanda Patton, Greer, S.C.; two step-sons, John Norris, Carnesville, and Tommy Norris, Toccoa; one step-daughter, Bonnie Manley, Greer, S.C.; three brothers, the Rev. Charles Elrod, Commerce, Clifford Elrod, Statham, and Dale Elrod, Hull; and two sisters, Bessie Mae Crawford, Commerce, and Ruth Slater, Center.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Stanley C. Hardigree
Stanley C. Hardigree, 62, of Colbert, died Monday, September 27, 1999.
Mr. Hardigree was born in Clarke County, the son of the late Charlie Hardigree and Ola Epps.
He was retired from the University of Georgia and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Garrett Hardigree; one son, Ricky Hardigree; three sisters, Betty Hammonds, Jean Loggins and Joyce Loggins; two brothers, Franklin Hardigree and Curtis Hardigree; and six grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Ouida S. Smallwood
Mrs. Ouida Sue Shields Smallwood, 90, of Commerce, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at her residence.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Smallwood was born April 20, 1909. She was a daughter of the late Johnny William and Mattie Ruth Martin Shields.
Mrs. Smallwood was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Littleton Smallwood.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Mark Polston and David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one brother, J.W. Shields, Commerce; one sister, Ruth S. Barnett, Warner Robins; and a special friend, Inez Thompson, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Lydia F. McKissick
Mrs. Lydia Frances McKissick, 86, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Rainbow Retirement Home, Arnoldsville.
Mrs. McKissick was a daughter of the late Will and Bertha M. Knight.
She was retired from R & R Manufacturing and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mrs. McKissick was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene McKissick, and a son, James Edwin "Jimmy" McKissick.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Ferguson and Paul Whitfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Joanne Whitfield, Danielsville; one sister, Mrs. M.B. (Dot) Jones; one brother, James Knight; one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Annie L. Sims
Mrs. Annie Lou Sims, 92, of Statham, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Batey.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, at Fairfield Baptist Church, Statham, with the Rev. G.F. Frazier officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Joann S. Stevenson, Danielsville, Joyce Sims-Jones, Riverdale, and Johnette Sims Cotton, Louisville, Ky.; two sons, James Willie Sims Jr. and Jimmy R. Sims, both of Statham; one sister, Ola McClusky, Jefferson; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

William R.
Bedgood Jr.
William Randall Bedgood Jr., 82, of Athens, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999.
A native of Athens, Mr. Bedgood was a son of the late W.R. Bedgood Sr. and Melba McGowan Bedgood.
A World War II veteran, he was decorated four times with the Silver Star for his 41 missions over North Africa, Italy and Axis occupied countries as a B-17 bomber pilot. Mr. Bedgood was retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve and was a local businessman, starting with Bedgood Lumber and Coal Company, then the University Hotel Court.
He was a charter member of Beech Haven Baptist Church, was a former member of the Clarke County Board of Education and was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Mr. Bedgood also served as a Clarke County Commissioner and was a Rotarian. He was preceded in death by a son, William Randall "Bill" Bedgood III.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, at Beech Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Stewart Simms officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Rick McCue, Jack McCue, Jay Kelly, Christopher Miller, Ed Warren and Dan Bowdin served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane B. Miller, Atlanta, and Glyn B. Green, Beaufort, S.C.; three sons, Richard C. Bedgood, Athens, James D. Bedgood, Colbert, and Robert E. Bedgood, Cumming; three sisters, Patsy B. Rogers, Colbert, Millie B. Warren, Athens, and Melba B. Mole, Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beech Haven Baptist Church Building Fund, 2390 W. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606, or to the charity of one's choice.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Lloyd C. Simmons
Lloyd Clyde Simmons, 77, of Maysville, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Simmons was born March 5, 1922, the son of the late William and Omie West Simmons.
He was a veteran of World War II and had worked in the textile industry. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by two brothers, Hoyt Y. Simmons and Roy L. Simmons.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 5, in Banks County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Buzzie Simmons officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Bobby Simmons and J.R. Simmons, both of Commerce, and Edward L. Simmons, Mililani, Hawaii; one brother, Johnny Simmons, Commerce; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Reba P. Ballenger
Mrs. Reba Pendergrass Ballenger, 76, of Commerce, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at St. Mary's Longterm Care Center.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Ballenger was born February 5, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Thad and Bessie Maebelle Snipes Pendergrass.
Mrs. Ballenger was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick Esco Ballenger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Com-merce.
Survivors include one son, Donald Adams, Toccoa; three daughters, Sybil Looney and Shirley Sorrow, both of Commerce, and Helen Venable, Nicholson; three sisters, Lillie Clark, Royston, Ethel Gary, Commerce, and Maebelle Motes, Porterdale; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999

Raymond V. DeWaters
Raymond V. DeWaters, 77, of Austell, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday, September 30, 1999.
Mr. DeWaters retired after 21 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant with the U.S. Army. He was a Prisoner Of War of World War II and received several medals, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Emblem, the American Campaign Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with three bronze service stars for participation in Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes-Alsace campaigns.
Mr. DeWaters also received the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, the Korean Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the United Nations Service Medal.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, in the chapel of Davis Struempf Funeral Home, Austell. Full military honors were held at Marietta National Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Cofield, Commerce; two brothers, John DeWaters, Commerce, and James DeWaters, Staten Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Peters, Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
Davis Struempf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, October 6, 1999



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