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Tuesday, March 7, 2000 B7 Atlanta -Constitution OBITUARIES FAMILY- PLACED DEATH NOTICES Chester M. Lee, 80, Apollo mission director NEW YORK TIMES Capt. Chester M. Lee, who survived the kamikaze sinking of a destroyer and later helped NASA send all manner of spacecraft into the heavens, died Feb. 23 at a Washington hospital.

He was 80 and lived in McLean, Va. He died after heart surgery, his family said. Mr. Lee worked until the day of his death, most recently as a special adviser to Spacehab, a Washington company that provides services to NASA that he helped build after leaving the space agency in 1987. He spent 23 years at NASA, where he played important roles in the Apollo moon landings, the first joint space venture between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the development of the shuttle program.

As mission director for the last six Apollo launchings including the Apollo 13 mission, which limped back to Earth after an oxygen tank exploded midflight he had the 1 uneasy task of straddling two worlds: the bureaucratic, often political milieu of NASA headquarters and the no-frills environment in which astronauts and their craft were prepared for voyages. Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, who in 1972 became the last astronaut to walk on the moon, recalled on Monday that Chet Lee, as he was known, spent a lot of time with the astronauts in flight simulators and walked the lava fields of Hawaii, which were used as a training field for lunar excursions. "Unlike most of the folks in Washington, he just took a lot of personal interest," said Mr.

Cernan, now chairman of Johnson Engineering, a subsidiary of Spacehab outside Houston. "He just wanted to get down and dirty with us and better understand the problems we were encountering." Chester Maurice Lee arrived at NASA by an indirect route. He was born April 6, 1919, in Derry, the son of Joseph and Mary Lee, who had emigrated from Mercenesco, Italy. He graduated in 1942 from the U.S. Naval Academy; the Navy then sent him to MIT for radar training.

Two years later, he was a gunnery officer on the destroyer Drexler when it was attacked by Japanese kamikaze pilots off Okinawa on May 28, 1945. The ship sank in less than two minutes, killing 158; Mr. Lee was among the 52 who survived. After the war, he began training intensively in missile systems. He was active in the Navy's development of the Polaris missile, designed to be launched from submerged submarines.

He then commanded the destroyer Gyatt and, from 1963 to 1964, a destroyer group. The missile training caught the attention of NASA, and in 1965, when it was trying to meet President Kennedy's goal of putting a man on the moon, he became an assistant mission director for the early Apollo missions. His career at NASA gave him a firsthand look at some of its finest moments and its 1 most desolate. On Jan. 27, 1967, he was present in the blockhouse at Cape Canaveral during a simulated countdown for Apollo 1.

When a fire -broke out on board, three astronauts were killed. Mr. Lee had been monitoring activities in the cabin through headphones. Later, as director of shuttle operations, he briefed a group of candidates for the "teacher in space" program about the risks they were facing. Among those in the group was Christa McAuliffe, who died when Challenger blew up shortly after liftoff in 1986.

But there were successes as well. Apart from the moon landings, he oversaw the Apollo-Soyuz mission, in which Soviet and American astronauts docked in space in 1975. BAKER George Wallace Baker, age 91, of Monroe, Georgia, died March 5, 2000. The son of the late Russell Henry Baker and Nettie Jackson Baker, he was born and grew up in Summerville, Georgia. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia where he ran track and later earned a masters degree in Mathematics.

After serving in the Farm Home Administration and as an instructor in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Mr. Baker moved to Monroe and began working at the Farmers Bank where he specialized in agricultural lending. He served the bank for 50 years as loan officer, President and Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 1995. In addition to his banking career, he owned and operated a dairy and beef cattle farm. A dedicated church leader at the First Baptist Church of Monroe, he taught Sunday School for 48 years and served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

He also established an Educational Trust Fund to aid college students pursuing Christian ministry. He served his community as Chairman of the Walton County Board of Education and the Walton County Development Authority. He was President of both the Monroe Rotary Club and the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Baker was awarded the J.L.

McGarity Citizenship Award in 1989 for his community contributions. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Shepard Baker; three children, Faye Baker Clark and William N. Clark, Sr. of Birmingham, AL, George W.

Baker, Jr. and Brenda Clarke Baker of Monroe, John Russell Baker and Patty Martinell Baker of Vero Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, Helen Catherine Clark Smith and Clinton H. Smith, William N. Clark, Jr. and Anne Holmes Clark, George W.

Baker, Ill, Bonnie V. Baker, J. Russell Baker, Matthew W. Baker, Bryan W. Baker and Patrick M.

Baker; three great-grandchildren, Catherine S. Smith, W. Marshall Smith and Anderson R. Smith; two sisters, Sarah Baker Rogers of Midway, Georgia and Emmie McLarty of Augusta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 8 in the Monroe First Baptist Church. The Rev. Glen H. Money will officiate. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested to the George Baker Educational Trust Fund, Monroe First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 351, Monroe, GA 30655. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arthur Bowick, Funeral Directors, Monroe, GA. 770-267-2594 BARON Michael Robert Baron, of Stone Mountain, died March 5, 2000.

Wages Sons. 770-469-9811. BONNELL JASON WILLIAM BONNELL 22, of 2423 Delane Ave. Waterloo, IA, died January 15, 2000 in Marietta, Ga. Cause of death pending autopsy.

Jason was born on November 25, 1977 in Mansfield, Ohio to Tom and Shari Pistole Bonnell. He was employed by Mcleod Cable Co. Cedar Rapids, lowa. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Gerald and Shari Weiland, 2423 Delane Waterloo, IA; his father and stepmother, Tom and Deb Bonnell of Hampton, a sister, Kristi Bonnell; and nieces, Sydney and Sierra of Bluffton, Ohio; stepsisters, Cami Weiland, Ginny Niedert; and 3 step nieces and 1 step nephew, all of Waterloo, IA. Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Mary and Deke Deklyn of Mansfield, Ohio and paternal grandparents, Helen and Jim Bonnell of Columbus Grove, Ohio; Doris Pistole of Coraville, great special friend, Allison Johnson, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wm. Pistole and great-grandfather, Wm. C. Pistole, Sr. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 11:00 a.m.

at the Christ Lutheran Church, 234 Hackett Road, Waterloo, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Cremation Society of the South. BOWDEN Mr. Lennon Milton Bowden, age 82, of 222 River Lake Drive, Eatonton, died Monday, March 6, at his residence.

A native of Greene County, Mr. Bowden was the son of the late Lovic Bowden and the late Maude 0'Dillon Bowden. He was a veteran of World War where he received the Purple Heart while serving in the United States Army. He retired from civil service at Ft. McPherson and was a member of St.

Timothy's United Methodist Church. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Lois Bowden of Eatonton; children, Linda Phillips of Monticello, Carolyn Leach of Eatonton, Jeff Bowden of Stone Mountain; sister, Lorene Bradley of Sarasota, FL; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in Vining Ivy Hill Chapel, with Rev. James Johnson and Rev.

Dean Cason officiating. Interment will be onor your loved ones with more than just words. Purchase a photo for your funeral notice, in memoriam or cards of thanks. Available from your Funeral Director and TheAtlanta JournalConstitution Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Atlanta. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Oconee, 811 N.

Cobb Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel of Eatonton in charge of arrangements. BUCHSTANE Elijah M. Buchstane, formerly of West Hartford, CT, died Monday, March 6, 2000 at the William Breman Jewish Home. He is survived by daughters and sons in-law, Jan and Dr.

Robert Cohen of Atlanta; Barbara and Gordon Haworth, La Jolla, CA, and Susan Asher of Atlanta; brother, Joseph Buchstane, W. Hartford, CT; grandsons, Yaacov, Aaron and Daniel Cohen, Graham Haworth, and granddaughters, Aliza and Elana Cohen, Laura Asher, Amanda Haworth, and one niece and two nephews. Graveside services were held Monday, March 6, 2000 at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Yerachmiel Donowitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Torah Day School or to Congregation Beth Jacob. Arrangements by Dressier Ghertner of Jewish Funeral Care by SouthCare.

770-437-0095. Addavale "Dale" McDougall Cox died last week a tragic automobile accident near her home in Point Clear, AL. Mrs. Cox, a native Atlantan and graduate of Washington Seminary (now the Westminster Schools), was born to the late Dr. William L.

McDougall, Sr. of Atlanta and the late Mary Alice Thomas McDougall of Griffin, on August 8th, 1924. Addavale made her debut at the Cotton Ball in Chattanooga and graduated from Gulf Park College in Mississippi. Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband of 38 years, retired Lt.

Col. Emmett Cox of Point Clear; daughter, Dale Cox (Mrs. Ron) Pilkington of Newnan; brother, Dr. William L. McDougall, Jr.

of Sea Island; two nieces, Sheldon McDougall (Mrs. Joey) Imperatori of Atlanta and Mary Claire Woodson of California; nephew, Dr. Grattan (Lynne) Woodson of Decatur; two stepsons, Judge Emmett R. (Ann) Cox of Daphne, AL, and Kenneth (Peggy) Wood of Troy, AL; seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Addavale Cox was an active member of the DAR; the Thomas Hospital Auxiliary, and the Fairhope United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Fairhope United Methodist Church, care of Wolfe Funeral Home, 329 S. Greeno Fairhope, AL. Ms. Katheryne Keith Flake, 72 of Lithonia, formerly of Nashville, TN, died Sunday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. of congestive heart failure.

Survivors include sons, William E. Flake, Jr. and Thomas Keith Flake of Conyers and Snellville; sister, Glenn Ann Keith O'Neal (Mrs. Earl O'Neal) of Conyers; five grandchildren, William Ill and Amanda of Conyers; Katheryne Alice, Rebecca and Robert of Snellville. Ms.

Flake attended public school and Peabody Demonstration School in Nashville and was a graduate of Vanderbilt University. A homemaker, she was retired from Southside Healthcare where she worked in Finance. She loved her family and friends. She was a life time reader and enjoyed research and travel. The family will receive friends for visitation at Harry L.

White Funeral Home in Conyers, Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tn.

Her favorite organization was Noah's Ark in McDonough, Ga. and the DeKalb Public Library. Harry L. White Funeral Home, Conyers. Mrs.

Mary Bradley Fraim, of Fayetteville, formerly of a Arlington, VA, died March 4, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Samuel Fraim. She is survived by her son, Bill and Gladys Fraim, Fayetteville; daughter, Sue and Don Mueller, New River, AZ; granddaughters, Paula and Joe Campagna, Ft. Bliss, TX and Barbara Fraim, Fayetteville; nieces, Mary Jane Davis, Tish Passalacqua, Chris Shea all of Pennsylvania. A private memorial mass will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Heart Association. Carl J. Mowell Son, Fayetteville. FROHMAN Saul Frohman, died March 5, 2000. Mr.

Frohman, originally of Waverly, moved to Atlanta after retirement and then later moved to Waynesville, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Frohman. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and was a 32nd Degree Mason, where he was a member for over 50 years. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Evelyn and Stanley Levine, Atlanta, Susie Ray, Waynesville, NC; sister, Sylvia Nelson, Florida; 3 granddaughters, 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside services be held Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 12.30 p.m.

at Arlington Memorial Park. Rabbi Philip Kranz will officiate. Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon 404-255-8511. GARRETT Mr.

Franklin Miller Garrett, age 93, noted Atlanta historian, died Sunday, March 5, 2000. Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Steele Garrett; daughter and sonin-law, Patricia G. and Robert Merrill, Sacramento, CA; son, Franklin "Miller" Garrett, Hogansville, GA.

Following a private interment, a memorial service will be held Thursday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, with Dr. George B. Wirth and The Reverend Trisha Senterfitt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Parking will be available at United Parking, entrance north of the Reid House. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30305 or to the Historic Oakland Foundation, 248 Oakland S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson Son, Spring Hill Chapel (404)876-1022. GOBER Mr.

Marion (Jack) Gober, 77, retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, and native of Covington, died March 5. He was a graduate of North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Ga. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, but having a prior private flying license was immediately sent to flight school where he became a flight instructor for hundreds of pilots for the duration of WWII.

Following the war, he attended architectural school, but re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was instrumental in the construction of the early warning radar system known as the Dew Line. He retired from service in 1969 and moved to Florida. The last twelve years were lived in the North Georgia Mountains.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Margaret Ann Hackney. He is survived by son, Lawson Harris Gober and wife, Evelyn, Ladson, SC; nieces, Jayne Alien Irminger, Decatur, Mary Charles Cleere, Demorest; nephew, Dr. William D. Allen, Duluth; special longtime friends, George and Betty King, Dunwoody; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Tuesda6, March 7, 1:00 p.m., with graveside services at 2:00 p.m.

in the City Cemetery, Covington, with Rev. Newell Anderson officiating. Caldwell Cowan, Covington GODWIN Mrs. Linda H. of Bainbridge, GA, formerly of Macon and Atlanta, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 5, in Bainbridge, GA.

Mrs. Godwin served as President and Director of Crandall Junior College in Macon, Ga. from 1974 until the school was acquired by Phillips Colleges, Inc. of Gulfport, MS. Upon leaving Crandall Jr.

College, Mrs. Godwin served as the Director of the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Careers, and Director of Phillips Jr. College Mobile, AL. Mrs. Godwin was five-term President of the Georgia Private School Association and served for many years on the Executive Board of that association.

Mrs. Godwin is survived by her husband, Byron I. Godwin, Jr. of Bainbridge, GA; two daughters, Charmian G. Holton of Macon, GA, and Alison G.

Smith of Opelousas, LA; a son, Byron I. (Trey) Godwin, Ill of Montgomery, AL; sister, Janice H. Heeke of Stone Mountain, GA; and two grandchildren, Chip and Caroline Holton of Macon, GA. If desired, donations may be made to Wiregrass Hospice at 432 East Shorweil Bainbridge, GA. 31717.

Visitation will be held at Hart's Mortuary from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2000. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 with Rev. Charles Cook officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating. Hart's Mortuary, Macon, GA.

has charge of arrangements. GRAY Ms. Leslie Diane (Cook) Gray, age 38, died March 4, 2000. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conservation Action Resources Center (The ARC Building), Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue.

Leslie dedicated her adult life to her family and to Zoo Atlanta, working at the zoo in various capacities for over a decade. She is survived by her two sons, Willie G. Gray, Jr. and Daniel T. Gray; her father, Roger S.

Cook, her husband, Willie Gray, and by her granddaughter, Gabrielle Lynn Gray. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to the Atinata Day Shelter for Women and Children, 655 Ethel Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318 or to a charity of your choice. Cremation Society of the South in charge of arrangements. 770-941-5352. GREEN Stella H.

Green, 92 of Loganville, died March 5, 2000. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Christian Church with Rev. Don Hardison, Rev. Lester Waters, and Rev.

Jerry Connell officiating. Interment will be in Corinth Christian Church Cemetery. She is survived by her sons and daughter i in-law, Howard and Pat Green, Monroe, and Phil Green, Loganville; sister, Rachel Durden, Jersey; brother, Charlie Hudson Jersey; grandchildren, Gregory H. Green, Conyers; Greg and Angela M. Yarman, Douglasville, and Danielle Green, Sandy Springs; greatgrandson, Christopher Patrick Yarman, Douglasville.

Meadows Funeral Home, Monroe. Mrs. Mildred Beatrice "Bee" Griffin died Saturday, March 4, 2000. Mrs. Griffin was born April 17, 1915 in Whitfield County, GA, daughter of the late Samuel Cummings and Nell Beatrice Kittle Farmer.

She was retired from Solomon White Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Russell Griffin; sisters, Sammie Chatham, Grace Cannon, brothers, Hubert Farmer, Harold Farmer, Jim Farmer, Glenn Farmer and Bob Farmer. Survived by daughters and son in-law, Sheila and James Stancill, Rocky Face; Montez Bearden, Tunnel Hill; sister and brother in-law, Barbara and Tom Lightfoot, Stone Mountain; grandchildren, Keith and Kerri Stancill, Russell and Anne Bearden, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Rev.

Doug Mattox officiating, interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Ponders Funeral Home, Melrose Drive Chapel, Dalton, GA. HERNDON Mrs. Helen B. Herndon of the Baptist Towers, SW Atlanta and Fayetteville, died March 6, 2000.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Knox Herndon and Lydia Herndon; daughter, Mrs. Helen Brown; grandchildren, Robert and Marty Brown, Robbie and Nikki Herndon; sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Herndon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.

at the East Point Church of God. Interment, Hoily Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to His House Community Church, 125 Heritage Lake Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Higgins Son Funeral Home, Fairburn, 770-964-7833 Mr.

George Riley Hill of Atlanta, died February 26, 2000. He was 64 years of age. Mr. Hill was a retired transportation executive, a member of the Cherokee Town and Country Club, St. Philips Cathedral, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Coulter Hill, daughters, Stacy Hill Geary and Sara Hill Allgood of Atlanta. He is also survived by his grandsons, Thomas Hill Vaughan, John Wesley Geary, IV, and George Riley Geary, all of Atlanta. Memorial services will be held in the chapel of the Cathedral of St. Philip on Thursday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. with The Reverend Thomas H.

Conley officiating. The family will be receiving friends at their residence after the services. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions to the charity of their choice. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson Son, Oglethorpe Hill, 4550 Peachtree Road.

404-261-3510. HOLCOMB Lewis Merle Holcomb, of East Point, died March 5, 2000 after an extended illness. Mr. Holcomb, RHU was retired from the insurance industry. He was State of Florida Insurance Agent of the Year, 1981 and 1982, Lifetime Member of The Million Dollar Round Table, LUTC Moderator at University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College, and a sought after key note speaker for National Insurance conventions.

He was an honorary member of the Governors Staff for Lester Maddox and Jimmy Carter. He was also a published poet. Mr. Holcomb was a member of the First United Methodist Church of East Point. He is survived by his wife Nina E.

Holcomb; daughters, Debbie Reeves and. son-in-law Rick Reeves of East Point, Lorrie Duncan of Mableton, Kelly Cook of Dahlonega; son, Jason Holcomb of Crestview, FL; three grandchildren, Whitney Reeves, Jacob and Samantha Holcomb. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, East Point First United Methodist Church. in state 10 a.m.

The Reverend Ed Nelson and The Reverend James H. Pritchett, Jr. officiating. Interment, Westview. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

at A.C. Hemperley Sons, East Point. 404-761-2141 HUBERT Mrs. Carden Bell Hubert, 91, of Arbor Terrace in Athens, died Friday, March 3, 2000. A native of Dawson, in Terrell County, Mrs.

Hubert was the widow of James Hiram Hubert, Jr. of Athens. She was the daughter of J.D. and Emile Hill Bell of Dawson, Ga. A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m.

on Monday, March 6, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Athens. Family visitation was held at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Survivors include three sons, James Hiram Hubert, Ill of Greensboro, Frank Claud Hubert of Bradenton, FL, and David Hill Hubert of Atlanta, one sister, Leila Bell Rogers of Athens. She is also survived by four grandchildren, lames Hiram Hubert, IV.



graduate of the attended graduate North Carolina member of the Revolution and Confederacy. She Missionary Union School Class at Athens, where sixty years. In contributions may Parkinson's Disease ter, PO Box 49416, Funeral Home arrangements. LAMBERT BILL HEAD FUNERAL HOME SMITH, Gwindolyn A.C. HEMPERLEY SONS HOLCOMB, Lewis Merle HIGGINS SON F.H.


H.M. PATTERSON SON GARRETT, Franklin HILL, George Riley NUNN, Dorothy H. and Matthew Robert Hubert; Mrs. Hubert was a University of Georgia and school at the University of at Chapel Hill. She a Daughters of the American the United Daughters of the was active in the Women's and the Jenkins Sunday the First Baptist Church of she was a member for over lieu of flowers, memorial be made to the American Association, Atlanta ChapAtlanta, GA 30359.

Bridges of Athens has charge of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jerguson Lambert died March 3, 2000. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel S. and Robin Lambert, David C. Lambert, brothers, Mr.

Ross Jerguson and Mr. John Jerguson; sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Spindier, Mrs. Bessie Smith; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.

at the College Park Presbyterian Church. Interment, Holly Hill. Higgins Son Funeral Home, Fariburn, 770-964-7833 children, 12 great -grandchildren, 1 great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Gene Davis-White Columns Chapel, Mableton, interment at Crest Lawn Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Healthfield Hospice in East Point. LANDERS MR. LUKE BERRY LANDERS Age 84 of Powder Springs, died Sunday, March 5, 2000.

Mr. Landers served in the U.S. Army, August '42 February '46, and was a W.W. Il Veteran of battles in Northern France. He retired in 1980 as Supervisor with the City of Atlanta Water System after 42 years of service.

He was also a member of Mableton 1st Baptist Church, VFW No. 5290 in Conyers, Moose Lodge No. 1775, and the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 548. Survivors include sons, Jerry and Linda Landers of Clermont, FL; Joe and Deborah Landers of Powder Springs; Jimmy and Nita Harris of Norcross; daughter, Barbara and Tommy Hildebrand of Fayetteville; 13 grand- LANE Mrs.

Kathryn W. Lane of Carrollton died Monday. Survivors include a son, William H. Lane, Atlanta; niece, Kathryn W. Stewart, greatniece, Kathryn Lane Stewart, great-nephews, Joseph Davis Stewart and William Watson Stewart, all of Tucker.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Carrollton with Dr. Steve Davis officiating. Interment, Carroll Memory Gardens. in lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a contribution to the First Baptist Church Vision 2000.

Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton. LANGDON Patricia Langdon, Marietta, died March 6, 2000. Mrs. Langdon was preceded in death by her father Joseph Mellody. She is survived by her husband, William Langdon; daughter, Virginia Langdon, Marietta; sons, William Langdon and Andy Langdon both of Marietta; mother, Margaret Mellody, Dunmore, PA; sister, Katherine Mellody, Alexandria, VA, Anne Sweeney, Meadows, TX, Sheila Schott, Great Falls, VA; brother, Joseph Mellody, Laflin, PA; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral mass will be said Thursday, March 9, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Father Ray Cadran will serve as celebrant.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 at Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon 404-255-8511. Mrs. Dorothy H. Nunn of Snellville, GA, died March 5, 2000.

She and her late husband, Robert F. Nunn, raised their family in the Sandy area. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, Mrs. Nunn is survived by her four children and their spouses: Joanne and Vernon Schroeder, Robert and Janine Nunn, Christopher and Pam Nunn and Barbara Nunn, eight grandchildren, Michael, Katie, Matthew, Claire and Kyle Nunn, and Andrew, Lisa and Will Schroeder, brother, The Reverend Robert Hanzo of Painesville, OH. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m.

at St. Jude's Catholic Church (7171 Glenridge Sandy Springs). Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's Mercy Foundation (1100 Johnson Ferry Suite 150, Atlanta, GA.

30342) or to Hospice Atlanta (1244 Park Vista Atlanta, Ga. 30319). The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from p.m. with the Rosary being said at 8:00 p.m. at H.M.

Patterson Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Sandy Springs, GA. 30328. 404-851-9900. Mrs. Minnie Stephens Pass, age 100, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2000 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Pass was born in McCreary, KY, December 7, 1899. She is survived by her son, George M. Pass, grandson, George David Pass, both of Tucker; two granddaughters, Patricia Herndon, Duluth and Susan E. Livingston, Newnan; five great -grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pass was a housewife and a widow of a Spanish American War Veteran, George P. Pass. Graveside services will be Thursday, 1:00 p.m., Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements by Lowndes McLane Funeral Home, Tucker.

770-491-3021. SANDERS Mr. Cleo Sanders of Morrow, died Monday, March 6, 2000. Arrangements to be an- nounced. A.S.


WHITE FUNERAL HOME FLAKE, Katheryne K. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME COX, Addavale COX FLAKE FRAIM SMITH Gwendolyn Smith, 77, of Lilburn, died Monday, March 6, 2000. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at Calvary Baptist Church, Lilburn, with the remains placed in state at 2:30 p.m.Rev. John Darsey, Rev.

Danny Odum, and Rev. Alton Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Lilburn First Baptist Church Cemetery. A native of Gwinnett County, Ms. Smith retired from Sears Roebuck and Co.

after 44 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sweetwater Chapter and of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include brothers, Norris Smith, Tucker, Lindsey Smith, Lilburn; sisters, Pauline Smith, Evelyn Cruce, both of Lilburn; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday after 2 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home, Chapel, (770) 564-2726.

SUDIA Mrs. Marguerite Elizabeth (Polly) Sudia (nee Delony) died Monday, March 6, 2000. She was a committed volunteer serving with Emory University Hospital Auxillary for 26 years and as president from 1981-1983, receiving the 5000 hour pin and Volunteer of the Year in 1996. She was also a member of Georgia Hospital Association's Council on Auxiliaries from 1979-1981 (policy setting body governing hospital auxiliaries across Georgia). She volunteered at Fernbank Museum of Natural History since it opened and was an officer in Philathea Class of Decatur First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sudia, who worked for Capital Records in Atlanta and New York, also volunteered with the American Red Cross, and the Perimeter College Symphony Orchestra. She is survived by her husband, Dr. W. Daniel Sudia; daughters, Shawn Sudia-Shehan and her husband, Paul Shehan, Shelly Sudia; and grandson, Matthew Daniel Sudia.

Funeral services will held Wednesday, 11 a.m. in the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons, Rev. Norbert Lorentz officiating.

Interment Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at A. S. Turner and Sons.

GRIFFIN HILL WITTMAYER Mrs. Ruth Wittmayer of Dunwoody, an award winning photographic artist, recognized for her impressionistic close up photographs of flowers, died March 6, 2000. Known affectionately among her peers in the Professional Photographers of America as the "Flower Ruth achieved the rank of Master of Photographic Craftsman from the PPA, and in 1999 received the coveted Fellowship Degree from the Amrican Society of Photographers; one of only 75 people in the world to receive this honor. Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 1, 1929, she moved to Atlanta with her husband Bob in 1978 to help establish a successful wedding and potrait studio in Sandy Springs. Ruth's love of beauty and nature is reflected in the many images captured through her lens.

She inspired her 3 sons who are also in photography. A recognized teacher and lecturer, she had one woman exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Dunwoody Branch of the Dekaib County Library. Her work was also part of shows at Epcot in Orlando and was published yearly in photographic annuals. She is survived by her husband Robert; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Geralyn of Lilburn, Eric and Wendy of Marietta, Richard and Laine of Little Rock; her grandchildren, Natalie, Jared and Andrew; sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Arnold Goldman of Dana Point, CA; brother and sister-in-law, David and Donnelette Appel of Rock Hill, NY and nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7, 2000 in Arlington Memorial Park. Rabbi Joel M. Moshbacher officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York New York, NY 10017. Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt.

Vernon 404-255-8511. In Memoriam ALEXANDER MRS. IDA BELLE PONDER ALEXANDER IN LOVING MEMORY Who passed away on March 7, 1937, 63 years ago today. Her birthday is May 8, 1892. She is loved and missed by her 3 children, Mrs.

Rosa Kate Alexander Gaither, Mr. Walter Lee Alexander and Mr. Tommy Lee Alexander. Her memory is cherished dearly by her grandchildren (Rosa's children). Rita L.

Gaither-Gant, Gloria J. Gaither, Ida B. Gaither-Howard, Thomas Gaither, Willie James Gaither and Eric Lenard Gaither. SIBLEY NUNN PASS MATTIE C. L.

SIBLEY DECEMBER 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1935-MARCH 7, 1999 In Loving Memory of My Wife, Our Mother, Aunt and Sister. We miss you dearly. Your Loving Family. Cemetery Lots, Crypts FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 3 grave lot, and 211B Garden of the Saints, College Park, Ga. Must sell half price $1500.00 770-657-9570 WESTVIEW CEMETERY ATLANTA Four spaces lot 110C.

Garden of Resurrection, $825. each. 404-243-9562 or 404-753-4747 WESTVIEW CEMETERY Double cript 3471 DD. Must sell under retail $4500.00 Call 770-567-9570 WESTVIEW CEMETERY Four grave lot, Terrace Asking $3000. total.

770-435-2412 WESTVIEW CEMETERY Gordon ST, S.W. Atlanta. For sale, 4 gravesites, Terrace perpetual care, $3200, (770) 920-2602. WHITE CHAPEL CEMETERY in Everlasting Gordens. 2 plots.

$2000.00 Call 770-932-2257 after 3 p.m. Legal Notices on D4.

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