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									8C - Savannah Morning News, Thursday, June 24, 1993 * *


Funeral Services Set                                                                     Obituaries
                                                                                      Guy P. Job noon                                                                                                                          Alceoh S. Carter
                                                                                                                                   Lillian C. Bowers                             Mourine G. Edwards
                                                                                          VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Guy P.                                                                                                             ST. MARYS - Mrs Alceon Saxon
For Van Crash Victim                                                                  Johnson, 72, died Tuesday at a local hos-
                                                                                      pital.
                                                                                          He was bom in Millen. He was a
                                                                                                                                       RJDGELAND, S.C. - Mrs. Lillian
                                                                                                                                   Chisolm Bowers, 75, died Wednesday at
                                                                                                                                   Hilton Head Hospital on Hilton Head Is-
                                                                                                                                                                                    GEORGETOWN, S.C. -                Mrs
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mourine G. Edwards, 78, died Tuesday at
                                                                                                                                                                                 Georgetown Memorial Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Carter, 53, died Tuesday at Oilman Hos-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   She was born in Mi lien and lived in St
                                              Elizabeth Mealling had been a                                                        land, S.C., after a long illness.                She was born in Birmingham, Ala ,
 By JAN SKUTCH                                                                        member of Virginia Heights Baptist               She was bom in Ridgeland and was a        and was a member of Pawleys Island            Marys since 1962. She was a member of
 Staff Writer                              member of Bible Baptist since age 5,       Church and was retired with Kimnach                                                                                                      First Baptist Church in St. Marys and
                                                                                                                                   member of Second Euhaw Baptist                Baptist Church. She also was a member
                                           the aunt said.                             Ford after 17 years as a salesman. He        Church, where she served on the Charity       of Order of the Eastern Star in Pem-          was a homemaker.
     Funeral services are scheduled           She was a member of the Bible           was a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief af-     Board.                                        broke.                                            Surviving are her husband, Danny
 for Friday for a Savannah teen-ager       Baptist Youth Chorale Ensemble,            ter 2lyears and a member of U.S Naval            Surviving are two sons, Lawrence             Surviving are a son, William Clay          Carter of St. Marys; two sons, Anthony
 who died Tuesday from injuries suf-       the council of the Junior High Youth       Veterans of World War II and Korea.          Bowers of Ridgeland and Willie Chisolm        "Billy" Edwards of Georgetown; three          Troy Stephens and Rahn Carter, both of
                                           Program and the Family Education               Surviving are his wife, Marian J.        of Pomona, Calif.; a daughter, Evelyn         daughters, Margaret Bell of Stilson, Rose     St Marys; two daughters, Vonda Kay
 fered in a church van accident on In-                                                Johnson of Virginia Beach; two daugh-                                                                                                    Stephens Holland and Dannet Carter
 terstate 95 Monday in South Caroli-       for Christ program. She was also an                                                     Swinton of Ridgeland; and several grand-      Barnhardt of Panama City, Fla., and
                                                                                      ters, Paulette Templeton of Memphis,         children.                                     Mary Fryar of Lake City; two brothers,        Smith, both of St. Marys; a stepdaughter,
 na.                                       active basketball player.                  Tenn., and Marsha Frank of Virginia                                                                                                      Vanessa Carter of Rome; three stepsons,
                                               Survivors in addition to her par-                                                       Sauts Funeral Home.                       Claude and Robert Gragg, both of
                         Elizabeth D.                                                 Beach; two sisters, Sara Mozo of Jack-                                                     Alabama; eight grandchildren, 18 great-       Mike Carter of Rome, Richard Carter of
                     Mealling,      13,    ents and siblings are paternal             sonville, Fla., and Miriam Smith of Gar-                                                   grandchildren and several nieces and          Moreland and John David Carter of Cen-
                                           grandparents, Al and Delima                field; a brother, Donald Merritt of Winter   Claude C. Sammons
                     died at the Medi-                                                                                                  UVALDA - Claude C. Sammons, 82,          nephews.                                      tre, Ala.; a sister, Wronnie Burke of
                     cal University of     Mealling of Waycross; and maternal         Haven, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and                                                         Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Graham Fu-        Waynesboro; a brother, Eddie Saxon of
                                                                                      three great-grandchildren.                   died Tuesday at Wheeler County Hospital
                     South Carolina        grandmother, Zella Lester of                                                            in Glen wood after a long illness.            neral Home in Georgetown, burial in           Millen; five grandchildren, 11 stepgrand-
                     at Charleston.        Tazewell, Va.                                  Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Virginia                                                     Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.                  children; and several nieces and neph-
                                                                                      Heights Baptist Church, burial in Wood-          He was born in Johnson County and
                         The funeral          The family requests remem-                                                           lived in Uvalda most of his life. He was a                                                  ews.
                                           brances be made to Bible Baptist           lawn Memorial Gardens.                       retired farmer, a retired rural letter car-    Edna M. Joiner                                   Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at First Bap-
                     will be held at 2                                                    Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bay-                                                                                                    tist Church in St. Marys, burial in Oak
                     p.m. at Bible        Church in the name of the Elizabeth                                                      rier and a retired school bus operator. He        STATESBORO - Mrs. Edna Mae
                                                                                      side Chapel.                                 was a member and deacon of First Bap-         Barrow Joiner, 79, died Tuesday at Me-        Grove Cemetery.
                     Baptist Church,       Mealling Memorial Fund.                        Remembrances: Virginia Heights                                                                                                           Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in
                                              Fox and Weeks Funeral Direc-                                                         tist Church in Uvalda and attended the        morial Medical Center after a long ill-
                     4700 Skidaway                                                    Baptist Church Building Fund-                Men's Bible Class.                            ness.                                         Brunswick.
                     Rd., with burial      tors, Hodgson Chapel, is handling
     Meaning                               arrangements.                                                                               Surviving are his wife, Mildred G.            She was born in Tattnall County. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anna M. Gay
Memory Gardens.
                     in Forest Lawn
                                              A second youngster, Gretchin
                                                                                      Sharon McKenzie                              Sammon of Uvalda; four sons, Bennie           was owner and operator of Little School
                                                                                                                                                                                 Kindergarten in Statesboro for many               PALATKA, Fla. Anna Maxine Al-
                                                                                                                                   Sammons of Uvalda, Colon Sammons of                                                         len Gay, 79, died Tuesday at South Bay
    Mealling's aunt, Bobbie Mealling       Mongin, 12, remained in fair condi-                                                     Mount Vernon, Darrell Sammons of Ailey        years, a substitute schoolteacher for the
of Brunswick, said Wednesday the           tion at the Charleston hospital with       Johnson, Realtor                             and Jimmy Sammons of Glen wood; a             Bulloch County Board of Education as          Hospital in Sun City Center, F\a., after a
                                          injuries suffered in the wreck.                                                                                                        well as surrounding counties. She was a       short illness.
victim's parents, Al and Dianna,                                                                                                   daughter, Melba Sammons Claxton of Ai-                                                          She was bom in Hunting ton, W.Va.,
                                                                                      The Associated Press                         ley; 11 grandchildren; a great-grand-         member of First United Methodist
could not offer words to express              Meanwhile, two children and an                                                                                                                                                   and lived in Sun City Center for a year,
                                           adult injured in the wreck remained           ATHENS - Funeral services for             child.                                        Church.
their loss.                                                                                                                                                                          Surviving are her husband, Rufus W.       moving from San Mateo, Fla., where she
                                          hospitalized at the Regional Medical        Sharon McKenzie Johnson, who died                Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Ronnie L.                                                    lived for 21 years. She lived in Savannah
    "She'll be sadly missed," Bobbie      Center in Orangeburg, S.C.                  Saturday in a train accident in Ger-         Stewart Funeral Service, burial in Dead       Joiner of Statesboro; one son, David W.
Mealling said. Family members "do                                                                                                                                                Joiner of Statesboro;; two sisters, Kathe-    from 1915 to 1971. She was a retired li-
                                                                                                                                   River Cemetery.
appreciate the concerns of the com-           Pamela Mills, 32, was in good           many, will be held here Friday.                  Remembrances: Brewton Parker Col-         rine Kasee of Dublin and Claudine Baker       censed practical nurse and a member of
                                          condition, and her daughter, Jenni-            Mrs. Johnson was an Athens real                                                         of Great Falls, S.C.; and one grand-          United Methodist Church in Sun City Cen-
munity."                                                                                                                           lege.                                                                                       ter. She was a former member of San
                                          fer, 5, was in fair condition. Bonnie       estate agent and the wife of Hank                                                          daughter, Angelica P. Joiner of Savan-
    Elizabeth Mealling had remained        McKay, 14, remained in good condi-         Johnson, the executive editor of the                                                                                                     Mateo Presbyterian Church.
in critical condition through Monday                                                                                               Gregg Burns                                   nah.
                                          tion.                                                                                        SPRINGFIELD - Gregg Burns, 35,                Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Till-         Surviving are one sister, Ruth A. Da-
as she fought for her life. She died at                                               Athens Daily News and the Athens                                                                                                         vid of Sun City Center; one brother, Law-
                                              About 15 members of the                 Banner-Herald.                               died Wednesday at Hospice after a long        man Mortuary, burial in Eastside Ceme-
5:40 p.m.                                                                                                                          illness.                                      tery.                                         rence D. Allen Sr. of Denver, N.C.; and
                                          church's junior group were on the              She died when she fell beneath                                                                                                        several nieces and nephews.
    The teen-ager was born in Val-        van headed for a summer camp in                                                              He was born in Chatham County and             Remembrances:       The Muscular
                                                                                      the wheels of a train while attempt-         lived in Jacksonville for the past several    Distrophy Foundation (Lou Gehric's Dis-           Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Masters
dosta and lived in Savannah most of       Summerton, S.CL Mills was a chap-           ing to step from the train to the plat-                                                    ease-ALS), 1595 Savannah Hwy., Charles-       Funeral Home Chapel in Palatka, burial
                                                                                                                                   years. He was a member of the first
her life.                                 erone on the bus driven by her hus-         form at a stop south of Cologne.             graduating class of Effingham Academy         ton, S.C, SC 29407.                           in Palatka Memorial Gardens in Palatka.
    The Rev. Cecil Hodges, pastor of      band, Jeff Mills.                              The couple was on a two-week              in 1976. He was a self-employed landscap-
Bible Baptist, held a prayer service          South Carolina Highway Patrol           tour of Europe to celebrate their            er and a member of Springfield Baptist        Jasper W. King                                Willie C. Glover
Wednesday night for the families of       officials said a blown left rear tire       25th wedding anniversary.                    Church.                                            BRUNSWICK - Jasper Warren King,             Willie Clayton Glover, 32, died Mon-
church members injured in Mon-            on the van caused it to go out of con-         Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. at             Surviving are his mother, Lucille B.      69, died Tuesday at home                      day of stab wounds.
day's wreck near Santee, S.C.             trol and overturn on its top in a ditch     Central Presbyterian Church. Burial          Burns of Springfield; a sister, Carolyn B.         He was born in Hortense and lived in        He was born in Savannah and was a
    The American flag at the church       off the highway.                            will folldw at Oconee Hill Cemetery.         Gnann of Springfield; a brother, Steve        Glynn County 50 years and was a mem-          member of Second Bethlehem Baptist
will be flown at half staff "through                                                                                               Burns of Springfield; two nephews; two        ber of Pine Haven Baptist Church in           Church.
                                              Hodges said the Michelin tires on          A native of Cleveland, Ga., Mrs.                                                                                                         Surviving are a daughter. Brandy
the next couple of days" in Elizabeth     the van and a sister van heading the                                                     great-nieces and two great-nephews; and       Brunswick. He was a retireoVboilermaker
                                                                                      Johnson was president of the Wom-            a number of aunts and uncles.                 from Badcock and Wilcox after 29 years        Ross of Savannah; two sons, Damien and
Mealling's honor, Hodges said.            five-vehicle caravan were bought            en's Council of the Athens Board of              Funeral: II a.m. Friday at Spring-        of service and was a U.S. Army veteran        Thomas Glover, both of Savannah; his
    Elizabeth Mealling was a home-        new Friday.                                 Realtors.                                    field Baptist Church, burial in Springfield   of World Warn.                                mother, Thomascenia Glover Brown of
taught eighth-grader and the middle           The second van blew a tire five            Survivors include her husband             Cemetery.                                          Surviving are his wife, Shirley Wilcox   Savannah; a sister, Vassie Brown of Sa-
of three children, including sister,      minutes after the first, but no one         and three sons, Drew, Ben and Will               Thomas C. Strickland Funeral Home,        King of Brunswick; three daughters, Jan-      vannah; and a brother, Lawrence Brown
Virginia, 15, and brother, Alfred Jr.,    was injured in that crash, Hodges           Johnson, all of Athens.                      Springfield Chapel.                           ice K. Adams of Darien, Anna McRaven          ofSavannah.
9, the aunt said.                         said                                                                                         Remembrances: Hospice Savannah,           of Brunswick and Patricia Mclntyre of            Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
                                                                                                                                   1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 31406         Nahunta; a son, Jasper W. King Jr. of
                                                                                                                                   or Manna House, Rincon 31326.                 Rincon; a sister, Hazel Nox of Nahunta;       George W. Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                 four brothers, Bobby King of Waynes-
Mathematician Claims He's Solved Theorem                                                                                           Catherine K. Hill
                                                                                                                                      CAMDEN, S.C. - Mrs. Catherine
                                                                                                                                                                                 ville, Jack King of Brunswick and Jimmy
                                                                                                                                                                                 and Bill King, both of Brunswick; nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   George W. "Barney" Justice, 89, died
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday at Candler Hospital after a short
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               illness.
By PAUL RAEBURN                            hard to say," said Tom Apostol, a           so difficult to prove," Kochen said.        "Kitty" Kellam Hill, 78, died Wednesday.      grandchildren and several nieces and              He was born in Dublin and liyed most
                                           mathematician at the California In-             Interest in the problem has been           She was born in Richmond, Va. She          nephews.                                      of his life in Savannah, He retired from
The Associated Press                                                                                                                                                                  Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Pine Haven
                                           stitute of Technology in Pasadena.                                                      was a member of First Baptist Church of                                                     Southern Glass Co. in 1969. He was a
                                                                                       especially keen because of a mis-           Camden and a former volunteer with the        Baptist Church, burial in Brunswick Me-
                                               "A lot of us believe the theorem        chievous note Fermat left in the                                                                                                        member of Wilder Memorial Baptist
   NEW YORK - A mathematician                                                                                                      Ladies Auxiliary of Kershaw County Me-        morial Park Cemetery with military hon-       Church.
claims to have solved the most fa-         is true, and we think a proof is going      margin of a book. He claimed he had         morial Hospital.                              ors.                                              Surviving are his wife, Sarah C. Jus-
mous problem in mathematics with           to come up eventually, and maybe            found an "admirable proof of this              Surviving are two daughters, Anne H.            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in      tice of Savannah; one daughter, Lois A.
a dense, twisting. 200-page argu-          the time is right," said Apostol, who       theorem, but the margin is too nar-         Gibson of Atlanta and Susan H. Price of       Brunswick.                                    Riner of Guyton; two sons, Russell S. and
ment proving Format's last theo-          liadn't heard of the claim. "I hope          row to contain it."                         Savannah; two sons, Walter L. Hill Jr. of                                                   George W. Justice Jr., both of Savannah;
rem, a colleague said Wednesday.           it's correct. It will be a very exciting        "Most people don't anymore be-          Richmond,^Va., and Charles W. Hill of         Nancy M. Mayfield                             14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchil-
    "When we heard it, people start-       chapter in the history of mathemat-                he
                                                                                       lieve 1 had a proof for the general         Denver, N.C.; six grandchildren; and a            MACON - Nancy M. Mayfield, 79,            dren; one great-great-grandson; and sev-
ed walking on air," said Simon             ics."                                       case,' , Kochen said. Fermat did            great-grandchild.                             died Sunday at a local hospi ta 1             eral nieces and nephews.
                                               The theorem - actually a conjec-         prove the truth of the theorem in             Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Kornegay             She was born in Pelzer, S.C., and             Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Massey
Kocben, chairman of the Princeton                                                     r                                            Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, burial in
University mathematics depart-             ture - was stated by the French             cwtahr special cases; *s have oth-                                                        lived in Macon for. more than 40 years.       Chapel Funeral Home, burial in Forest
                                                                                                                                   Forest Lawn Memorial Park.                    She was the retired owner of Mayfield         Lawn Cemetery.
ment. "It was an incredible feeling        mathematician Pierre de Fermat,             ers.                                           Remembrances: Kitty Hill Memorial
                                           who with Rene Descartes was con-                                                                                                      Grocery Store. She was a member of                Remembrances: Building Fund of
that this has been done after all this                                                     In 1988, a Japanese mathemati-          Fund, c/o The A. SAM Karesh Wing, 1315        Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, where        Wilder Memorial Baptist Church.
time."                                    sidered one of the leading mathema-          cian, Yoichi Miyaoka, stunned the           Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020-7003.        she was a member of W.M.U., the Senior
   The proof was presented Wednes-        ticians of the 17th century.                 mathematical       world when he                                                          Adult Choir and the Sunshine group.           Eugene R. Gilliard Jr.
day at a conference of mathemati-              The problem is intriguingly sim-        claimed an overall proof, only to           Rhoe D. Crawford                                  Surviving are her husband, Harold H.          Eugene R. GilHard Jr., 53, died Mon-
cians at Cambridge University in          ple: If "n" represents any whole             find the claim wither under scrutiny.           Rhoe David Crawford, 67, died Wed-        Mayfield of Macon; a daughter, Nancy          day at Memorial Medical Center after a
England by Andrew Wiles, a Prince-        number larger than two, there is no              Wiles' proof relies on the work of      nesday at Candler Hospital after a short      M. Long of Macon; a sister, Martha Ad-        short illness.
ton mathematics professor. Wiles          solution to the equation "x to the nth       scores of mathematicians over the           illness.                                      dis of Anderson, S.C.; three grandchil-           He was born in Savannah and was a
couldn't be reached Wednesday             power plus y to the nth power equals                                                         She was born in Liberty County and        dren; and four great-grandchildren.           supervisor for Southern Bulk Industries.
                                                                                       centuries, but adds a conceptual                                                              Funeral was held at 2 p.m. June 16 at         Surviving are his wife, Margaret B.
night in Cambridge.                       z to the nth power."                         breakthrough, Kochen said.                  lived in Savannah for 46 years. He was
                                               There are solutions if "rT equals                                                   retired with Union Camp Corps after 44        Cherokee Hights Baptist, burial was in        Gilliard of Savannah; a daughter, Katri-
    Now, for Wiles, the waiting be-                                                        "There are many others whose            years. He was a member of First Ebene-        Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ander-           na Gilliard of Savannah; a son, Terry
gins. Experts will spend days poring      two - for example, three squared             work Wiles had to use," Kochen                                                            son.                                          Gilliard of Savannah; his stepmother,
                                          (9) plus four squared (16) equals                                                        zer Baptist Church, chairman of Deacon
over his argument, trying to find                                                      said. "He was throwing the kitchen          Board, member of Trustee Board and                Remembrances: ' Cherokee Heights          Helen Gilliard of Savannah; two sisters,
flaws.                                    five squared (25). But if n equals           sink at it, using all kinds of tech-        church choir. He was a member of              Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Avenue, Ma-       Sarah Gibbson of Rochester, N.Y., and
    "There have been proofs claimed       three or more, according to Fermat,          niques that had been developed in           Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.         con 31204.                                    Ella Mae Moody of Savannah; two broth-
in the past, and eventually some-         there are no solutions.                      recent years." Wiles has been work-             Surviving are his daughter, Verdell C.        Crest Lawn Funeral Home                   ers, Willie H. Gilliard of Ellabell and
body found an error. Until it's                "This is something you could            ing on the problem for five years,          Wright of Savannah; two sisters, Katie                                                      Fred Eason Jr. of Savannah.
checked and actually published, it's      state to a high school boy, but it's so,                                                 Polite of Liberty County and Margaret         Esther M. Kengla                                  Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
                                                                                       Kochen said.
                                                                                                                                   Greely of Savannah; a brother, Jonathan           Mrs. Esther M. Kengla, 87, died Wed-
                                                                                                                                   Crawford of Savannah; two grandchil-          nesday at Moss Oaks Nursing Home after        Joseph W. Smith Sr.
                                                                                                                                   dren, and five great-grandchildren.           a long illness.                                   LUDOWICI - Joseph William Smith
Man Pleads Guilty To Voluntary Manslaughter                                                                                            Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.                 She was born in Savannah and was
                                                                                                                                                                                 employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sr., 63, died Tuesday at Liberty Memori-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               al Hospital in Hinesville after a long ill-
                                                                                                                                   Vernie R. Crews                               in Jacksonville, Fla., for 27 years, before   ness.
                                                                                          Those experts found him mental-              WAYCROSS - Vernie Rente Crews,            working with Union Camp Corp. Cafete-             He was born in Ridgeland, S.C., and
By JOHN C. WILLIAMS                                                                                                                67, died Wednesday at Veterans Adminis-
Beaufort Bureau                           Norriss was sentenced                       ly competent to stand trial, but no                                                        ria for 20 years.                             lived in Long County 62 years. He was a
                                                                                      other information from the report,           tration Center in Lake City, Fla.                 Surviving are a daughter, Sandra          member of Ludowici First Baptist
    BEAUFORT, S.C. - Joe Norriss,         to 30 years imprison-                       such as the defendant's ability to de-           He was born in Ray City and lived in
                                                                                                                                   Pierce and Ware counties most of his life.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Harrelson of Bloomingdale; five grand-        Church and Doctor's Creek Hunting Club
                                                                                                                                                                                 children; seven great-grandchildren; and      in Long County. He was a retired employ-
 a 65-year-old legally blind man          ment in the shooting                        termine right from wrong, was re-            He was a Navy veteran of World War II.        several nieces and nephews.                   ee of the Georgia Department of Trans-
 charged with murder, pleaded guilty                                                  leased.                                      He attended the Baptist Church and was
 Wednesday to voluntary manslaugh-
                                          death of David Mikell,                          Mikell, Hodge and another teen           a technician with the Substance Abuse
                                                                                                                                                                                     Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Massey         portation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Free-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Chapel Funeral Home, burial in Gravel
 ter in the March death of a troubled     17, of Aiken, S.C., dur-                    lived in a halfway house next door to        Center before his health forced his retire-   Hill Cemetery in Bloomingdale.                man Smith of Ludowici; three daughters,
 teen-ager.                                                                           Norriss. The private house was op-           ment.
    Norriss was sentenced to 30 years
                                          ing a fight across the                      erated under an independent con-                 Surviving are two daughters, Teresa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Re nee S. Patterson of Ludowici, Nadine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               S. Mullis of Hazlehurst and Lynn S. Gid-
                                          street from Beaufort El-                    tract with the state's Continuum for         Whitaker and Gail Fender, both of Way-        Henry Gray                                    dens of Douglas; a son, Joe Smith of Lu-
 imprisonment in the shooting death                                                                                                cross; a son, Marvin Crew of Waycross;            ESTILL, S.C. - Henry Gray, 51,died
 of David Mikell, 17, of Aiken, S.C.,     ementary School.                            Care of the Emotionally Disturbed.           two sisters, Willie M. Ferrell of Black-      Tuesday at Medical University Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dowici ; his mother, Beulah Altman Smith
 during a fight across the street from                                                    The agency, a branch of the state                                                      in Charleston, S.C., after a short illness.   of Ludowici; a sister, Mary S. Cope of
                                                                                                                                   shear and Myrtle Rowell of Hortense; a                                                      Ridgeland, a brotheiyT.C. Smith of Con-
 Beaufort Elementary School.                                                          Department of Social Services, han-          brother, Carlos Cress of Valdosta and             He was born in Hampton County, S.C.
                                                                                      dles children and young adults who                                                                                                       yers; three grandchildren, Stephen and
    The absence of malice is the          Playing a part in accepting the                                                          several other relatives.                          Surviving are his parents, Mr. and        Blake Mullis, both of Hazlehurst and
 main legal difference between mur- pleas was the likelihood that                     are making the transition from insti-             Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at in Twin       Mrs. Gussie Gray of Estill; five sisters,     Shannon Giddens of Douglas.
 der and voluntary manslaughter, ac- Norriss' lawyer, Public Defender                 tutional living or foster care envi-         Rivers Cemetery near Hortense.                Louise Mitchell of Gifford, S.C., Shirley         Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Ludowici
 cording to Bob Armstrong, assistant Gene Hood, would introduce testi-                ronments to being on their own.                  Pearson Funeral Home, Blackshear.         Watson of Savannah, Mary Graves,              First Baptist Church, burial in Baggs
                                                                                          Norriss had been scheduled to                                                          Deloris Fair and Margaret Robinson, all       Cemetery,
 14th Circuit solicitor who helped mony about the two teens-agers'                                                                 Juanita H. Britton                            of Patterson, N.J.; three brothers, Rich-
 prosecute the case.                   feud with Norriss and their harsh              face trial in Beaufort County Gener-             MIDWAY - Juanita H. Britton, 66,                                                            Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in
                                                                                      al Sessions Court Aug. 2 for murder                                                        ard Gray of Jersey Gty, N.J., Marion          Jesup.
    Norriss, of the 2200 block of taunting of him on the day of the                                                                died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Cen-         Gray of Patterson, and Gary Gray of Au-
 Prince Street in downtown Beaufort, shootings, Armstrong said.                       and assault and battery with intent          ter in Savannah after a short illness.        gusta; a host of nieces, nephews and
 also received a 10-year sentence for                                                 to kill. If convicted, he faced a life           She was born in Treutlen County and       cousins.
                                           Also, witnesses probably would             sentence.
 pleading guilty to assault and bat- be called by the defense to testify                                                           lived in Midway the past six years. She           Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at First         CEMETERIES & CRYPTS
 tery of a high and aggravated nature about the teens' alternate lifestyle.               The death penalty couldn't be            attended Bethel Baptist Church in Rich-       Point Savannah Baptist Church in Pine-         3 tots in section 9 Garden of Faith Section
 against Joshua Hodge, 16.                                                            sought because none of the state's           mond Hill                                     land, S.C., burial in church cemetery.         of Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Please
                                           Friends and associates of the vic-         required special circumstances,                  Surviving are her husband, Tommy              Garvin and Garvin Funeral Home.            call for price and appointment 925-1816
    Norriss shot both teen-agers tims said after the shooting that                                                                 Britton of Rossville; a son, Anthony Hahn
 March 23 outside a halfway house Mikell and Hodge were homosexual                     such as shooting a law officer or kill-     of Hixson, Terai.; four sisters, Zelma
 where they lived across from the el- companions and that Hodge occa-                  ing during the commission of anoth-         Groves of Leesburg, Fla.. Joann Clark,
 ementary school.                      sionally would visit nearby stores             er felony, applied.                          Bobbie Boondry and Clemmie Olson, all
    Hodge, of Florence. S.C., sur- while wearing women's clothing.                                                                 of Midway; a brother, John Spivey of Sa-
 vived a gunshot wound to his abdo-       "That's probably one thing the                                                           vannah; three grandchildren, a great-
                                                                                                                                   grandchild; and several nieces and neph-       To Honor and Ccmetnbcr
 men                                   family took into consideration, be-
    The sentences handed to Norriss cause the defense was probably go-                  CORRECTION                                 ews
                                                                                                                                                                                                   OGLETOORPE MARBLE ft GRANITE CO.
 will run consecutively. Because of ing to bring in testimony about their                                                              Funeral: 3 p.m Friday at Carter Fu-
                                                                                      Because of an editor's error, an arti-       neral Home, burial in Midway Cemetery                                   * PnmtS«*i$fo)1907 •E.Brori*W*tan$l • 232-5571
 Norriss' age, the 40-year term, even alternate lifestyles," Armstrong                cle in Wednesday's newspaper con-
 with parole available in 20 years, said.                                             tained the incorrect date that WIXV-
 probably equals a life sentence,         After police arrested Norriss at            FM 95 disc jockey John Garber was
 Armstrong said                        the scene of the shooting, a Beaufort          a victim of carjacking. The incident                   FULL LINE                                                             ^Miracle-Ear
    "In a case like this, where a jury County judge ordered Norriss exam-             occurred early Saturday.
 could go with either murder or man- ined'by psychiatrists at the state
 slaughter, we pretty much go with mental hospital.                                                                                          APPLIANCES
 what the victim's family wants,"
 Armstrong said "We didn't think ei-
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