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Albritton, Carrie
Avera, G.W.
Barnett, Hattie M.
Barnett, Odie
Benedict, Alvin C.
Benson, Lillie E.
Bentley, C.J.
Bentley, Raymond D.
Bishop, Thomas
Bradberry, Mary Jo
Brooks, Calvin L.
Brooks, Nora Davis
Brown, Flora
Browner, Emmaline
Carstensen, Maretta
Colquitt, C. (Mrs)
Cooper, Henry Kennon
Cooper, Opal T.
Couch, Lucy Epps
Cowart, Benjamin D.
Crawford, Maria
Crawford, Stephen
Crumley, Charlie L
Crumley, Lou E.
Crumley, Rachael C.
Crumley, Warren J.
Daniel, George (Mrs.)
Davenport, J.W.
Davis, Annie Smith
Davis, W.M.
Davis, Young
Dean, Carrie
Dillard, Ernest M.
Dillard, John W.
Dillard, Julia B.
Dillard, Onis E.
Doolittle, Lucy
Doster, Martha Elizabeth
Dottery, Lafayette
Dyess, James Lester

Carrie Albritton
Athens Banner-Herald
Aug 1 1954
Page 11

Funeral Notice


(Notice Change in Hour of Funeral.)

Albritton, Mrs. Carrie - of Savannah Avenue, passed at a local hospital after a brief illness. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Mancer Albritton, Mr. and Mrs. William Pitts and family, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. David Hastry, Milledgeville, Ga.; Mrs. Victoria Cross and family, Atlanta, Ga.; Miss Nancy Lee Crawford, Macon, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Thomas, Warren, Ohio; Mr. Henry Albritton, Woodville, Ga.; Mr. Daw Grisson, Atlanta, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Carrie Albritton, Sunday, August 1, 1954, at 3:30 p.m. from the Dorsey Tabernacle Baptist Church. Rev. J.D. McLaughlin will officiate, assisted by other visiting ministers. Interment in the Gospel Pilgrim cemetery. McWhorter Funeral Home.


G. W. Avera

Died Suddenly
Mr. G.W. Avera, for Twenty-Five Years Agent Cental (sic) at Watkinsville
(Special to the Banner)
Watkinsville, Ga., March 23 – Tonight, immediately after arriving at his home here from the Central of Georgia railway station, after the night train had arrived, Mr. G.W. Avera, aged about fifty-five years, dropped dead in the sitting room of his residence.
He had been agent for the Central here fro twenty-five years and was among the most highly esteemed and beloved citizens of the place. He is survived by his wife and two sons, one of who, Mr. William Avera, is in business in Athens, with the Athens Battery Company. 

Mrs. Hattie Barnett

Athens Weekly Banner
March 22, 1974
Atlanta - Mrs. Hattie M. Barnett, 85, of 621 Lilla Drive, died Thursday following an extended illness. A native of Clarke County she had living in Atlanta for the past 12 years.The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.N. Shropshire officiating. Burial will be in Barnett's Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.  Survivors include four daughters; Mrs. Horace E. Tate of Atlanta, Mrs. Lillie M. Williams of Athens, Mrs. Venida Tidwell of Boston, Mass. And Mrs. Earnestine Lincoln of Silver Springs, Md., three sons, Luke Barnett of Athens, Lloyd Barnett of Dayton, Ohio and Hampton Barnett of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Walter Jones of Compton, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Randolph of Cambridge, Mass and Mrs. Mamie Lyons of Savannah; and several other relatives.  Hurley Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

Odie Barnett
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, April 25, 1949
Page 2

Funeral Notice

Barnett, Mrs. (sic) Odie - The relatives and friends of Mr. Odie Barnett are invited to attend the funeral rites Tuesday, April 26, 1949 at 2:30 p.m. from Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. L.S. Durham officiating, assisted by Rev. L.H. Stinson. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hattie Barnett; three sons, Mr. Duke Barnett and afmily(sic), Athens, Ga.; Mr. Lloyd Barnett, Dayton, Ohio; Mr. H. Hampton Barnett, San Francisco, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Cleora Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Oree Long and family, Athens, Ga.; Mrs. Lillie M. Williams and family, Athens, Ga.; Mrs. Vinida Tidwell, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Ernestine Lincoln, Washington, D.C.; and Miss Virginia C. Barnett, Athens, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. M. Kenny and Mrs. C. Sims, Athens, Ga.; Mrs. P. Deadwyler, Cleveland, Ohio. Interment family cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the Mutual Funeral Home until Tuesday, the day of funeral. Mutual Funeral Home 282 N. Hull Street.

Alvin C. Benedict
Athens Banner-Herald
Thursday, October 16, 1957

Benedict Rites Set For Friday

Services for Alvin C. Benedict will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o?clock from the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with Rev. Obie Hammond and Rev. Herchel Ollie officiating.  The body will be in state for one hour prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Whitehall Cemetery. Bernstein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pall-bearers will be Clarence Cunningham, Chapel Tate, Grady Fleeman, Towns Roberts, Jim Brooks and Travis Patridge.  Mr. Benedict is survived by four daughters, Mrs. M.E. Anderson, Mrs. C.R. Hunter, Mrs. Lena Pearson and Miss Sarah Benedict, all of Athens; son, Robert Benedict, Athens; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clyde Benedict, Athens, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mr. Benedict died in a local hospital Wednesday morning at 8 o?clock. Death came unexpectedly. He was 77 years old, a native and lifelong resident of the community and lived on the Barnett Shoals Road.

Mrs. Benson
Athens Banner-Herald
November 22, 1976
Page 3

Mrs. Lillie Estelle Riley Benson, 90, formerly of Athens, died Saturday evening.  The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Oconee Hill Cemetery with the Revs. Bevel Jones and Wesley Stephens officiating.  Suriving are six nieces, including Miss Elizabeth Riley, Mrs. Grace McGregor and Mrs. Givian Parker, all of Athens, three nephews; three grandsons and two step-grandsons.  Bridges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. C.J. Bentley
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, April 24, 1949
Page 7

Funeral Notice

Bentley, Rev. C.J. - The friends and relatives of Rev. C.J. Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brown, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. George Bentley, Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Clay, Athens, Ga.; Mr. Rivous Bentley, Elberton, Ga.; Mr. Andrew Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. George Garner and family, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Burgess and Family, Augusta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Bentley and family, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. E.G. Bentley and family, Miami, Fla./ Mrs. Pallie Stokes, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. George Wingfield and family, Mr. and Mrs. Linton Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. Hale Bone, all of Elberton, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and family, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Thurman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Rochee Lester, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lester, Mrs. Addie L. Davis and family all of Atanta(sic), Ga.; Rev. W.C. Livingston, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lewis, Mrs. Barcie Burton, Elberton, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Raybun Bentley, Mr. Raymond Bentley, Athens, Ga. are invited to attend the funeral of Rev. C.J. Bentley, Tuesday, April 26 , 1949 at 3:00 o'clock from the Hill's First Baptist Church. Rev. O.M. Collins officiating, assisted by the Reverends Mitchell Tate, R.A. Hall, E.D. Thomas, Boss Billups. Interment in Elberton, Ga. Pallbearers ill be members of the Ministers Union. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 o'clock until the hour of the funeral. McWhorter Funeral Home.


Thomas Bishop

The Southern Banner
April 11, 1866
Page 2
Death of Another old Citizen

Mr. Thomas Bishop, one of the oldest and most successful merchants of our town, died at his residence on the 8 inst(?), after a long and painful illness, in the 63d year of his age. The event was not unexpected to him or his friends. A Northern man by birth, he cast his lot with us some thirty or forty years ago. His enterprise and farseeing judgment contributed materially to the prosperity of the town. He was for many years a leading member of the Presbyterian church, and worked faithfully in the cause of his Master. The church has lost one of it's most zealous members and the town a valuable citizen.

During the funeral services on Monday, the stores of the town were closed and business generally suspended, as a token of respect for the deceased.


Mary Jo Bradberry, 50 Route 2, Crooked Creek Road, died Tuesday, May 8, 1984. 

Athens Banner Herald, Athens, GA, May 9, 1984

A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Bradberry had lived in the Athens area for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late O. E. and Lottie Wallace Epps and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of Bernstein Funeral home with the Revs Bill Carpenter, Ron Bigers and Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.  Survivors include her husband, Elmer Bradberry; two daughters, Deborah Holiday, Athens and Susan Woodall, Goldsboro, N. C.; two sons, Jeff Bradberry and Mark Bradberry, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Dottery, Watkinsville, and Mrs. J. W. Norman, Athens; four brothers, W. J. Epps, Athens, T. J. Epps, Winterville, Oscar Epps Jr., and Ellis E. Epps, Athens; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will be Chester Lee, Howard Hammond, Ronald Jordan, Lonnie Dean, Lindsey Fambrough and Ralph Stewart.  Honorary pallbearers will be employees of General Time Corp. The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Contributed by Connie Epps Bond

Flora Brown
Athens Banner-Herald
Sunday, May 21 1944
Page 4

Brown, Mrs. Flora - The friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, 1387 West Broad street, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Edd Barnett, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Williams, Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Jackson, Youngstown, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. Will Laurence, all of Monroe, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Thompson and family, Statham, Ga.; Mrs. Rebecca Scott and family, Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. an Mrs. Henry Brown, Athens, Ga. and U.S. Army (Italy); eleven grandchildren; other relatives and many friends are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Flora Brown, Sunday, May 21, 1944, at 3:30 o'clock from Hill's Chapel Baptist church. Rev. Mitchell Ttate (sic) will officiate, assisted by Rev. W.H. Bizzle and Rev. R.D. Bizzle. Interment in Brooklyn cemetery. Pallbearers are requested to meet at the residence, 1387 West Broad street at 3:00 o'clock. McWhorter Funeral Home, 1253 West Broad street.

Emmaline Browner
Athens Banner-Herald
Aug 4 1954
Page 7

Funeral Notice


(Notice Change in Hour of Funeral.)

Browner, Mrs. Emmaline - The relatives and friend of Mrs. Emmaline Browner, of Jefferson River Road; Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Browner and family of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Browner of Augusta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Erley Browner, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Browner, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Dowdy, Athens; P.F.C. Willie Browner, U.S. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Allen McGuire, Watkinsville, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Van Simmons of Savannah, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Coleman, Oakland, Calif.; Mr. George Thomas, Rocfall, Tenn.; Mr. Pledge Mattews (sic), Athens, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Emmaline Browner, Thursday, August 5th, 1954, three-thirty p.m. from the St. James Baptist Church, Oconee Heights. Rev. R.A. Hall and Rev. J.B. Stephens will officiate. Interment in St. Mathew cemetery. Mack & Payne Funeral Home.

Maretta Carstensen
Athens Banner-Herald
Sunday, Jan 7 2001
Page 4D

Maretta Carstensen

Maretta M Carstensen, 77, of 67 Gail Drive, died Friday Jan 5, 2001.

A native of Falls City, Ore., Mrs. Carstensen was a daughter of the late Emerson and Almeda Bradshaw Murphy, was the widow of Roger Norwood Carstensen and was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lorenz "Rick" Carstensen. She had lived in Athens since 1966 and was a Clarke County school teacher. She was a member of First Christian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Austin and R. Fred Chaddock officiating.  Survivors include four daughters, Karen Norris, Salt Lake City, Utah., Karel Marie Eastman, Bogota, N.J., Connie Carstensen, Athens, and Deborah Carstensen, Denver Colo.; a son, Phillip Carstensen, Hendersonville, N.C., five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gleaners Sunday School Class and the First Christian Church choir.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 268 West Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601.

Mrs. C. Colquitt
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, December 17 1951
Page 3

Colquitt - Mrs. C. Colquitt of Lexington, Ga., died Sunday, December 16, 1951, following a brief illness. Besides her husband she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lee Stringer of Anaheim, Calif.; Mrs. L.L. Whitley and Mrs. J.D. Johnson, both of Winterville, Ga.; three brothers, Mr. Z.L. Nabers and Mr. John A. Nabers, both of Detroit, Mich., and Mr. S.J. Nabers of Lubbock, Texas. The funeral was this Monday afternoon, December 17, from the Winterville Baptist Church at three-thirty o'clock, Rev. J.H. Wyatt, pastor of the Lexington Baptist Church, officiated and was assisted by Rev. Jesse Knight, pastor of the Winterville Baptist Church and Rev. W.R. Coile, pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Mr. W.J Campbell, Mr. Wesley Whitehead, Jr., Mr. Mitchell Colquitt, Mr. C.B. Haynie and Mr. Hubert Denny served as pallbearers. Interment was in Winterville cemetery. Bridges Funeral Home

Opal T. Cooper
Athens Banner-Herald
Thursday, December 31, 1992
Page 22

Opal Cooper

Opal T. Cooper, 77, of 1446 E. Broad St., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1992.

A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Cooper was a daughter of the late William Boyd and Ruby Ell Howe Tuck. She was the widow of Leonard Warren Cooper. She was retired from L.M. Leathers Co. and was a member of East Athens Baptist Church. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at Oconee Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Nash officiated. Survivors include her sister, Vera Tuck, Athens, and several nieces. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Athens Baptist Church Building Fund. Lord & Stephens Funeral Funeral (sic) Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lucy E. Couch

Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville, GA 8/15/1991

Mrs. Lucy E. Couch of Watkinsville, widow of the late Mr. H. D. Couch, died Tuesday, August 13, in a local hospital. She was 92.  Mrs. Couch was born in Oconee County and lived her entire life there. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Earl Epps and Annie Herndon Epps. She was a member of the Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Couch was the mother of the late Dr. Randall Couch.  Services were held Thursday, August 15 at Bridges Funeral Home Chapel. The rev. Durell Rice officiated and interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.  Pall bearers were I. C. Thornton, Don Guyton, Sr., Don Guyton, Jr., T. J. Epps, J. A. Mowrer and Basil Thornton.  Survivors include a son, Jack W. Couch of Watkinsville; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Athens Daily News, Athens, GA, August 1991
Lucy E. Couch
Lucy E. Couch, 92, of 1091 Creek Hollw Road, died Tuesday Aug. 13.

A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, Mrs. Couch was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Epps (Note: from Connie Epps Bond, this name was in error should have been Early Oscar Epps) and the late Annie Herndon Epps.  She was married to the late H.D. Couch. She was a member of the Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home chapel.  The Rev Durell Rice will officiate, and burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the chapel at 2 p.m.  Pallbears will be I. C. Thornton, Don Guyton Sr., Don Guyton Jr., T. J. Eppps, J. A. Mowrer and Basil Thornton.  Survigors include a son Jack W. Couch, Watkinsville; four grandchileren; six great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family is at the residenc eof Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Couch, 1091 Creek Hollow Road, and will received friends at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Contributed by Connie Epps Bond
Benjamin D. Cowart
Athens Banner-Herald
Thursday, December 31, 1992
Page 22

Benjamin D. Cowart

Colbert - Benjamin D. Cowart, 76, of Route 1 Box 146, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1992.  A native of Hall County, Mr. Cowart was a son of the late Naldo and Callie Meeks Cowart. He was a member of Edwards Baptist Church.  Funeral services were at 4 p.m. today at Edwards Baptist Church. The Rev. Jamie Doster officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.   Survivors include his wife, Francine S. Cowart; a daughter, Linda Cowart, Crawford; two sons, Kenneth Crumley, Gainesville, and Douglas Crumley, Hartwell; a brother, Leroy Cowart, Danielsville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dennis Cowart, Sam Huff, Ronnie Smith, Neil Doster, Asa Huff, Bennie Cowart and Lewis Cowart.  The family will receive friends at the residence this evening. Lord Y Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 Maria Crawford

Athens Banner-Herald
March 3 1950
Page 2

Funeral Notice
Crawford, Mrs. Maria – of Arnoldsville, Ga., departed this life March 1, 1950, at a local hospital. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Crawford, Arnoldsville, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. George Winfrey, Mrs. Pearl Crawford, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. James Neely, Athens, Ga.; Mrs. Fannie Davis, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Estella Mitchell, Crawford, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Houston Colquitt, Athens, Ga.; Mr. Oral Colquitt, Philadelphia, Ja. (sic); Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Colquitt, Farmington, Ga.; and four grandchildren are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Maria Crawford, Sunday, March 5, 1950, at 3:00 p.m. from the Oconee Baptist Church, Maxeys, Ga. Rev. F.C. Williams, Rev. J.H. Sims, Rev. L. B. Stephens and other ministers will officiate. The body will lie in state at the residence from one o’clock Sunday until the hour of the funeral. Interment Oconee cemetery. Mack and Payne Funeral Home.
Stephen Crawford
Athens Banner-Herald
Sunday, May 14 1944

Crawford, Mr. Stephen - The relatives and friends of Mr. Stephen Crawford, Athens, Ga.; Mr. Byrdie Crawford, Milledgeville, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs.. James Griffeth, Statham, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Griffeth, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Greely Griffeth, Good Hope, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Emory Griffeth, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Grady Griffeth, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Griffeth, New York City; Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, Athens, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe Dillard, Athens, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Stephen (Steve) Crawford, Sunday, Mar 14, 1944, at 2:30 o'clock from the Hill's First Baptist church. The Rev. Q.L. Jones will officiate. Interment in the Allenville cemetery. McWhorter Funeral Home, 1253 W. Broad street.

Mrs. George Daniel
Athens Banner-Herald
Tuesday, July 24, 1973
Page 2

Mrs. Daniel

Mrs. George Daniel of 215 Briarcliff Road died Monday in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a life-long resident of Clarke County.  The funeral was to be at 4:30 p.m. today at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home. Burial was to be in Evergreen Memorial Park. epSurvivors (sic) include a daughter, Mrs. Tom W. Daniel of Athens; two brothers, J. Roy Hamilton and Robert D. Hamilton, both of Athens; and a grandson, Tom W. Daniel Jr. of Perry.  Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Hamilton, R.D. Hamilton Jr., Gorge W. Daniel, Donald Parr, Edwin A. McDaniel and C.B. Guest.


Athens Weekly Banner
Feb 12 1909
Page one

Sudden Death Of Mr. J.W. Davenport, He was Found Dead in His Bed Wednesday Morning

Wednesday morning about 6 o'clock Mrs. J.W. Davenport, who lives on Baldwin street in this city, went to her husband's bed to wake him up to go to the breakfast table. She was horrified to find that he was dead.  Mr. Davenport had died during the night and death had evidently come several hours before the fact was discovered, as the body was cold.  Mr. Davenport had been in failing health for several years and during the past year his life had time and again been despaired on account of a serious affection of the heart.  Nevertheless he kept going to the very end, and was up town as late as Tuesday afternoon. While he was not in good health there was nothing special to give notice of approaching death.  Mr. Davenport had resided here for several years and was a well known citizen. He is survived by a wife and several children to whom the sympathies of many friends go out. He was a Confederate veteran and was devoted to the memories of the struggle.

Athens Banner-Herald
August 14 1947
Page 3

Rev. W.M. Davis, Of Nicholson, Is Taken By Death

Nicholson, Ga. - Aug. 14 - Rev. W.M. Davis, 28 (sic), well known citizen of Nicholson, died Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks.  Rev. Davis had been a resident of Nicholson all of his life and for many years was a grocer and shoe-maker. However, the greater part of his life was spent in the ministry. He was a traveling evangelist of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church and was devoted to the cause which he advocated.  He was preceded in death several years ago by his wife.  Rev. Davis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ella Denson and Mrs. Bert Potts, both of Nicholson, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, together with a number of other relatives and many friends.  Services are to be conducted Friday afternoon from the Fire Baptized Holiness Church with burial following in Nicholson cemetery.

Young Davis
Athens Banner-Herald
Friday, June 5 1936
Page 2

Funeral Notices

Davis - The friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Young Davis, 152 Arch street; Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Capton, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Marle Baker, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Wilson, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Brooks, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis, Anderson, S.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Davis, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Davis, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Davis, Maysville, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Davis, Nicholson, Ga.; and Mrs. W.K. Davis, Greenville, S.C. are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Young Davis, Saturday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m. from West End Baptist church. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and meet at the residence of Mr. D.F. Wilson, 835 Oconee street at 2:30 p.m.; Mr. Jim Ross, Mr. Jim Kent, Mr. J.T. Saye, Mr. Henry Porter, Mr. B.L. Adams, Mr. Carl Childers, sr. Rev. R.E. Carter, pastor of West End Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Pope Duncan, pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in Oconee Hill cemetery. Bernstein Funeral Home.

Carrie Dean
Athens Banner-Herald
Friday, September 13, 1933
Page 2

Mrs. Joel E. Dean Dies; To Conduct Funeral Thursday

Mrs. Joel E. Dean, 88, one of Clarke county's oldest citizens, died at the home of her grand-daughter on the Lexington road Wednesday morning.  Services will be held at the home of Mrs. W.K. Eidson, on the Lexington road, Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mr. Barton, pastor of the Winterville Methodist church will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Dean family cemetery, with Bernstein Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will be Cody David, Dean Amis, Hoyt Kelly, Dick Burch, Tunis Morton , and Marvin Davis. Mrs. Dean is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mattilda Dean Smith; grand-daughter, Mrs. Eidson, and a great-grand-daughter, Frances Dean Eidson.

Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, Mar 12 1990
Page 9

Ernest Mell "Red" Dillard

Ernest Mell Dillard, 85, Athens died today.

Mr. Dillard was a native of Athens. He was a member of Athens Baptist Church. He was a retired plumber. He was a master steam fitter with over 52 years of service. He was a member of Steam Fitters Union of America.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 3 p.m. from the Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens. The Revs Jimmy Taylor and Howard R. Conine will officiate.  Survivors include two sosns, Carl Dolvin Dillard, Hollywood Maryland, and John Randall Dillard, Sr., Watkinsville; one sister, Mrs. Otil Dawson, Athens; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friendsrom 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Oglethorpe Funeral Home, Crawford.

Julia B. Dillard
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, Jun 9 1958
Page 1

Dillard Services Are Held Today

Mrs. Julia B. Dillard, widow of J.W. Dillard, died Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock at her home at 247 Boulevard Heights, Mrs. Dillard was 86 years old and had been ill for 11 days. Services were held this morning at 11 o'clock from Bridges Chapel with Rev. C.R. Hickman, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.  Interment was in Oconee Hill Cemetery with pallbearers being Boyd Burgess, Alva Pendergrass, Jake Ginn, LeRoy Kile, Prentiss, Conway, Ernest Seymour, W.A. Shaw and James Yarbrough. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. O.B. Dawson, Athens; four sons, E.M. Dillard and W.P. Dillard, both of Athens, and James W. Dillard and W.L. Dillard, both of Thomasville, Ga.; sister, Mrs. T.M. Rogers, Newberry, S.C.; 20 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Dillard had lived all of her life in this community, most of the time in her present residence. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1955. She was considered one of the oldest members of First Christian Church, having joined in 1907.

John W. Dillard
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, July 4 1955
Page 1

Dillard Rites To Be Tuesday

Funeral services for John W. Dillard, 79, will be held Tuesday morning 11 o'clock at Bridges Chapel. Mr. Dillard died Sunday at 12:50 p.m. at a local hospital after an illness of one month. The Rev. Paul Howle, pastor of First Christian Church, is to officiated assisted by the Rev. W.E. McCumber, pastor of the Nazarene Church in Thomasville, Interment will be in Oconee Hill Cemetery with Bridges Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers will be Farris Foster, Leroy Davis, Boyd Burgess, J.W. Johnson, Printess Conaway, and Jake Ginn.  Survivers (sic) include his wife, Mrs. Julia Pollard Dillard and one daughter, Mrs. O.B. of Athens; four sons, E.M. Dillard and W.P. Dillard of Athens; James W. Dillard and W.L. Dillard of Thomasville; one sister Mrs. Camie Jones of Atlanta.  Mr. Dillard was a member of the First Christian Church an a native of Gwinnett county and had lived in Athens for the past 54 years. He was a carpenter by trade and had been connected with the University of Georgia for a number of years.

Onis Elizabeth Dillard
Athens Banner-Herald
Monday, June 14 1926
Page 3

Miss Dillard Dies Sunday At Home Here

Miss Onis Elizabeth Dillard, aged 18, died Sunday night at 11 o'clock at the home of her parents on Lumpkin street. She was ill three weeks. The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 o'clock from Bernstein Brothers chapel in their funreal (sic) home. Rev. B.P. Read, pastor of Young Harris Memorial church. Miss Dillard was a member of the Princeton Methodist church.  Interment will be at Oconee cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. Robert Bramblett, Lewis Bramblett, Will James, I.A. Whitehead, Emory Potts, Fred Hughes. Miss Dillard is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dillard; a sister, Miss Annie May Dillard, four brothers, Walter, Patrick, Escott and Wesley Dillard; her grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Pollard; two aunts, Mrs. T.N. Rogers, Newberry, S.C. and Mrs. Camie Jones, Atlanta.  Miss Dillard was a very popular young woman and had a large number of friends.

Lucy Doolittle

Athens Banner-Herald
Friday, Jan 9 1948
Page 1

Death Takes Mrs. Lucy Doolittle, Services Saturday
Mrs. Lucy T. Doolittle, beloved Athenian, died in a local hospital Thursday night at 8:30 o’clock, after an illness of five days.
Services are to be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, from Prince Avenue Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. T.R. Havill and Dr. J.C. Wilkinson, pastor of First Baptist church, and Rev. A.B. Coile, pastor of Mars Hill church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mar Hill cemetery, Bernstein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Carter Langford, Hubert Doolittle, A.M. Doolittle, L.L. Lester, Leroy Osborne and H.R. Maxwell.
Mrs. Doolittle is survived by three sons, James L. Doolittle, Perrine, Fla., and H.C. Doolittle, W.L. Doolittle both of Athens; brother, A.M. Langford, Athens; seven grandchildren, Mrs. J.F. Epting, Louisville, Ky., D.W. Locklin, Macon, Augustus Locklin, Fredericksburg, Va., Walter Locklin, Arbutus, Md., Jewell Griffith, Athens, Miss Dorothy Lee Doolittle, Athens, and Clyde Doolittle, Pahokee, Fla. and eight great-grandchildren, Barbara, Hillman and Lucy Griffeth, Frances and Daniel Locklin, Macon, Edwin Epting, Louisville, Ky., Montine and Ann Doolittle, Pahokee, Fla.
A native of Oconee county, Mrs. Doolittle had resided here since 1905, living at 263 Normal Avenue. She was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and was universally popular with both young and old. Mrs. Doolittle suffered a fall last Sunday, which resulted in a broken hip and from which she failed to recover.

Martha Elizabeth Doster

Athens Banner-Herald
Dec 6 1943
Page 2

Mrs. George Doster
Taken By Death
Services On Tuesday

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Doster, well known resident of Watkinsville, died in an Athens hospital Monday morning at 2:15 o’clock. Mrs. Doster was 68 years old and had been ill for the past week. She was the wife of George W. Doster.
Services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Watkinsville Methodist church. The Rev. Henry Walker, pastor of Comer Methodist church, and The Rev. Frank Jenkins, Watkinsville pasor (sic), officiating.
Burial will be in Prospect cemetery in Jackson county, Clyde McDorman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be D.E. Weatherford, L.E. Weatherford, H.M. Kenimer, R.M. Nicholson, A.Y. Crowley and A.E. Porter.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Doster is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H.P. Lester, Charleston, S.C., and Mrs. Dave Weatherford, Watkinsville; son H.P. Doster, Athens; step-mother, Mrs. A.T. Hale, Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. P.J. Whitehead, Decatur, Miss Louise Hale and Mrs. William Deupree, both of Atlanta; six brothers, Paul Hale, Ed Hale and Fred Hall all of Athens, and fourteen grandchildren.
A resident of Oconee county since 1917, Mrs. Doster was one of Oconee county’s best loved women. She was a member of Bishop Methodist church and had many friends throughout this section who will be saddened by news of her passing.

LaFayette Dottery

The Athens Banner
Tuesday, June 1 1909
Page One


Death and Burial of Mr. LaFayette Dottery, of This City.  Sunday at noon at his home in this city after an illness of several years, Mr. Lafayette Dottery passed away.  Mr. Dottery had reached the advanced age of eighty-five years and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by four children, Mrs. D.W. Jackson, Messrs. Robert Dottery , M. Dottery and Will Dottery.  Mr. Dottery was one of the most highly respected citizens of Athens. For more than forty years he was a machinist at the Athens Foundry and Machine Works, retirning from work only when old age incapacitated him. He enjoyed to the full the confidence of his friends and neighbors, was a plain fearless, upright citizen, was beloved by friends and family, and his death is mourned by all who knew him. Yesterday afternoon at Oconee Street church, of which he had for many years been a member, the funeral was conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.J. Sears, assisted by the presiding elder, Rev. W.L. Pierce. The casket was borne the the hearse by the pallbearers: Messrs. K.A. Hill, D.D. Newsome, M. Kirk, Will Mealor, D. Godfree and Pearl Randolph, and the interment was in Oconee cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. James Lester Dyess
Athens Banner-Herald
Aug 2 1954
Page 1

Athens Couple Is Killed In Car Smashup Sunday

An Athens couple, Mr. and Mrs. James Lester Dyess, of 378 Prince Avenue, were instantly killed and 16-year-old Bob Bennett of Madison, is in General Hospital in serious condition all the result of a head-on collision between two cars two-tenths of a mile south of the city limits of Madison Sunday morning at 6:50 o'clock. Mrs. Dyess had been connected with St. Mary's Hospital here since March of\ 1951, working in the emergency room on the first floor. Mr. Dyess was connected with a construction company and at the time of his death was working on a job at Cumming, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. Dyess were riding in a 1950 model car with Mr. Dyess driving and the couple was (sic) traveling south on Highway 441. The Bennett youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Bennett, 304 Jasper Street, Madison, was driving north at the time of the accident.

Charges Filed

The State Patrol headquarters at Madison told the Banner-Herald this morning that Bennett was apparently alone in his car and that the car was on the left hand side of the highway when the crash happened. The Patrol said the youth may have been asleep or inattentive, and quoted witnesses as saying he was traveling at a high rate of speed.  The State Patrol filed charges of driving on the wrong side of the road against Bennett. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Dyess were taken to Hemperley Funeral Home in Madison. Funeral arrangements had not been completed, awaiting word from their son, J.B. Dyess, who is in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Bennett was brought to General Hospital, his condition being reported serious this morning as the result of a fractured leg and lacerations. Mrs. Dyess was a native of Apalachee, Ga., and is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Beal; six brothers, Prior, George and Grady Beal, all of Apalachee; J.W. Beal, Madison RFD; Austin Beal, Macon; and Ernest Beal, of the Cord Mill, near Athens; son J.B. Beal, U.S. Merchant Marine; and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Thrasher and Miss Alice Beal, both of Apalachee. Mr. Dyess is survived by his mother, Mrs. J.L. Davis, Milledgeville; brother, Homer L. Dyess, Mobile, Ala.; and five sisters, Mrs. Dewey Long, Milledgeville; Mrs. Delma Carter, Belle Glade, Fla.; Mrs. Jeff Hensley, Metter, Ga.; and Mrs. E.S. Norton, and Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins, both of Savannah.


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