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Murell Auten

Murell Auten, 92, of Cov­ing­ton, passed away Dec. 21, 2008. Mrs. Auten at­tended Mt. Zion Bap­tist Church and en­joyed fish­ing, cro­chet­ing and work­ing in her flower gar­den. She was pre­ceded in death by her daugh­ters Kay Smith and May Smith; son-in­law Pete Hicks; grand­chil­dren Ja­son Brock, Mar­cus Brock, Denise Brock; par­ents Caleb and Le­ola Roberts Se­gars.

Sur­viv­ing are daugh­ters and son-in-law Cora Hicks of Gainesville, Jessie and Bill Car­ney of Cov­ing­ton; sons and daugh­ters-in-law L.D. and Naomi Brock, Bill and Mary Brock, Harold and Diane Ay­ers, all of Cov­ing­ton, Tal­madge and Sara Ay­ers of Ox­ford; 15 grand­chil­dren; 24 great-grand­chil­dren; seven great-great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ters and brother-in-law Pear­line Lofter of Toc­coa, Pauline and Jim Whisen­hunt, Bit­tie Martin, all of Car­nesville, Sis­ter Ross of Lin­col­nton, NC; brother, B.D. Se­gars of Car­nesville; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Auten were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 23 in the Ac­cess Road chapel of Cald­well & Cowan with the Rev. Miguel A. Velez of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Lawn­wood Memo­rial Park. Do­na­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 1684 Bar­nett Shoals Road, Athens, Ga. 30605. Keith Bai­ley, Blairsville; son and daugh­ter-in-law Dr. Gar­rick and Vicki Bai­ley, Gainesville; daugh­ter and son-in-law Greta and Joel Miller, Blairsville; mother and step­fa­ther Ju­ritta and Grady Price Allen of Cov­ing­ton; in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Win­ford Bai­ley, Blairsville; broth­ers and sis­ters Randy Price of Cov­ing­ton, Gary and Jenny Price of Blairsville, Gayle and Rick Walden of Cov­ing­ton, Timmy and Kandy Price of Cov­ing­ton, Tammy and Rob Stell of Madi­son; grand­chil­dren Tyler and Ashley Bradley, Bai­ley and Ryleigh Miller, Ash­ton and Alana Bai­ley; great-grand­child Cay­den Keith Miller.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Dec. 22 at Ju­lia A. Porter United Methodist Church with Pas­tor John Ozly and Pas­tor Stacy Dyer of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment was at Har­mony Grove Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery, Blairsville. Mrs. Bai­ley’s grand­sons and broth­ers served as pall­bear­ers.

Mrs. Chris­tine E. Har­well, 90, of At­lanta, for­merly of Cov­ing­ton, died Dec. 23. The daugh­ter of the late Wal­ter and Min­nie Hodges En­nis, she was born in Bald­win County. She taught school in New­ton County for 34 years, fin­ish­ing at Fic­quett Ele­men­tary School. Mrs. Har­well was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Lu­cius Lee Har­well.

Sur­viv­ing are son and daugh­ter-in-law Jim and Paula Har­well of Roswell; daugh­ter and son-in-law San­dra and Ge­orge Jen­nings of Ken­ne­saw; brother Ret. Col. Charles W. En­nis of Milledgeville; four grand­chil­dren; two great-grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 2 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 26, at Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home with the Rev. John Don­ald­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Lawn­wood Memo­rial Park. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Ge­or­gia Chap­ter, 1925 Cen­tury Blvd., Suite 10, At­lanta, Ga. 30345.

Mrs. Betty J. “Mums” West­more­land, 58, of So­cial Cir­cle, died Dec. 21. The daugh­ter of the late John Denham and Katherine Nash Craw­ford, she was born in 1950 in Mar­quette, Mich. She has lived in So­cial Cir­cle for eight years, mov­ing there from Val­paraiso, Ind., where she worked as a school bus driver for Val­paraiso Trans­porta­tion for 25 years. Mrs. West­more­land loved her dogs Beanie and Smores and en­joyed work­ing out­side. The love of her life was her fam­ily. Her hus­band, chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren and great­grand­child and two fu­ture­great-grand­chil­dren filled her heart as she loved spending as much time as she could with them.

Sur­viv­ing are hus­band Larry West­more­land of So­cial Cir­cle; chil­dren Marikay and Steve Hardy of Cov­ing­ton, Larry and Anessa West­more­land of Cov­ing­ton and Jeremy West­more­land of So­cial Cir­cle; seven grand­chil­dren; eight broth­ers and sis­ters; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, other fam­ily and close friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. to­day, Dec. 24, in the chapel of Wheeler Fu­neral Home with Dr. James John­son and the Rev. Richard Shorter of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at the New­ton Cov­ing­ton Ceme­tery.

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