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MR. TRAMMELL
Poultry farmer
JEFFERSON - Alan Wayne Trammell II, 24, died Friday, October 13, 2000, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Trammell was born May 17, 1976, in Hall County. He was a son of Wayne and Judy Porter Trammell, Jefferson.
Mr. Trammell was a poultry farmer.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 16, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Revs. Hulon Hill and James Dumas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Myrtie Lynn Booth Trammell; one son, Timothy Trammell, Jefferson; four step-daughters, Ashley Booth and Adrian Wright, both of Ila, and Marissa Booth and Allison Wright, both of Jefferson; two sisters, Connie Mayberry and Nancy Caneup, both of Jefferson; adopted brother, Bobby Croya, Jefferson; and grandparents, Joe and Jessie Belle Trammell, Jefferson, and Ruby Porter, Anderson, S.C.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MRS. LOVE
Sales clerk
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rose L. Love, 65, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Love was born November 24, 1934, a daughter of Lillie Mae Brown Hayes, Commerce, and Ernest Lee Hayes.
Mrs. Love had been employed with Perfumania as a sales clerk.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 12, at Christian Life Worship Center with the Revs. John W. Ingram and Hugh Morgan officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, James Love; two sons, Jimmy Love, Watkinsville, and Johnny Love, Hull; three sisters, Debbie Myers and Ann Jackson, both of Commerce, and Judy Kesler, Nicholson; one sister, Norine Evans, Commerce; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. MCCLURE
Oconee Baptist
Church member
MAYSVILLE - Herman Burton McClure, 73, died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. McClure was born August 23, 1927, in White County. He was a son of the late Walter and Myrtle Johnson McClure.
Mr. McClure had worked in road construction and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran and Chaplain Larry Davidson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife, Doris Vivian Cochran McClure; three sons, Mark McClure, Monroe, Mike McClure, Maysville, and Stephen David McClure, Matthews, N.C.; four brothers, Howard McClure, Homer, Lloyd McClure, Jefferson, Ray McClure, Maysville, and Roy McClure, Easley, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Hayes and Fay Lindsey, both of Maysville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MISS WALKER
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Miss Gladys Walker, 93, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Miss Walker was born August 15, 1907, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late William and Margie Roberta Banks Walker.
Miss Walker was a homemaker and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Harbin and Troy Herbert officiating. Burial was in the Murray Estes Family Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include a niece, Florence Wilder, Jackson; and a number of great-nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. BARRETT
Electrician
COMMERCE - Charles David Barrett, 63, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Atlanta.
Mr. Barrett was born August 25, 1937, in Clarke County. He was a son of the late Charles Hurbert Barrett and Willamina Jackson Barrett.
Mr. Barrett was a self-employed electrician and was a member of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Athens.
A memorial services was held Thursday, October 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife, Laura Hosch Barrett; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Eddy Minish, Commerce; one brother, Bobby Barrett, Jefferson; one sister, Linda Dickens, Athens; and three grandchildren, Shelby, Samantha and Sarah.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MRS. LEE
Bookkeeper
ATHENS - Mrs. Iris Gene Wills Lee, 75, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Lee was born January 23, 1925, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Edwin and Claire Niblack Wills.
Mrs. Lee was a bookkeeper and of the Methodist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Redmond Lee.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Richard Hoard officiating.
Survivors include one son, Rod Johnson, Hayesville, N.C.; one daughter, Lisa Bonner, Hull; one sister, Virginia McClure, Commerce; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. BROOME
U.S. Army veteran
HOMER - Clarence L. Broome, 76, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Broome was born January 3, 1924, in White County. He was a son of the late Onie S. Broom.
Mr. Broome was retired from the U.S. Army, with 26 years of service. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict.
During World War II, Mr. Broome served under General Patton's Fifth Army and received the World War II Victory Medal, as well as the World War II Campaign Medal. During the Korean War, he received two Battle Star awards and two Korean Campaign medals. During the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Broome received the Army Commendation Medal, European Theater 5 Battle Star awards, two Battle Oak Leaf Cluster awards, the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and a life member of Grant Reeves Post #7720 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Broome also served as former warden with the Georgia State Prison System.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Cornelia, with the Revs. Danny Green, Clyde Garrison and Perry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the VFW Memorial Park with the Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort McPherson, Ga.
Mr. Broome is survived by his wife, Marjorie Whitfield Broome; four daughters, Joann Broome and Arlene Ramirez, both of Clarkesville, Dorothy Chayka, Cornelia, and Deborah Blackwell, Homer; three sons, Jimmy Broome and William Broome, both of Clarkesville, and Boyd Broome, Arcade; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MRS. HOOPAUGH
Retiree of R& R Mfg.
AUBURN - Mrs. Cecilia "Cella" Hoopaugh, 90, died Saturday, October 14, 2000.
Mrs. Hoopaugh was born June 27, 1910, in Gwinnett County. She was a daughter of the late Rev. James W. Holt and Ada Shaw Holt.
Mrs. Hoopaugh retired from R & R Manufacturing Company in 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. Hoopaugh.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Sammy Everett and Jerry Flanigan officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. J.B. Wilkins officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Loner, Auburn, and Dorothy Sims, Dacula; one sister, Ruby McHugh, Lawrenceville; five grandchildren, Cheryl Brooks, Cumming, David Sims, Lawrenceville, Shelia Loner, Douglas, Dianne Sims, Dacula, and Darlene Sims, Duluth; three great-grandchildren, David Brooks, Cumming, Crystal Sims, Alto, and Kristen Brooks, Cumming; three step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MISS MCDOUGAL
Cedar Creek
Baptist member
WINDER - Miss Janice McDougal, 49, died Friday, October 13, 2000.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Miss McDougal was a daughter of Sally Wilkins McDougal, Winder, and the late Robie McDougal.
She was employed with Barrow Medical Center and was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Gary Mathews, Winder; three nephews, Josh Mathews, Justin Mathews and Jeremy Mathews, all of Winder; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 403 Cedar Creek Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. WISE
Indiana native
AUBURN - Jerry Wise Sr., 69, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000.
A native of Indiana, Mr. Wise had resided in Barrow County for the past 27 years. He was employed with Jeri Graphics Printing.
Mr. Wise was preceded in death by his mother, and step-father, Ruby and Charles Cole.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Wise is survived by his wife, Marion Wise; two sons, Alexis Wise, Winder, and Jerry Wise Jr., Auburn; two daughters, Luanne Hughes and Caroline Ferguson, both of Auburn; one sister, Beverly Roselott, Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Charles Cole, Kokomo, Ind.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. HORTON
U.S. Air Force veteran
ATHENS - Ret. Major Michael Vaughan Horton, U.S.A.F., 57, died Monday, October 16, 2000.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Athens, with the Rev. Dr. James E. Bowden and the Rev. Beecher Mathes officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.
After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1966, majoring in political science, Mr. Horton was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Vietnam War as a navigator on the KC-135s and as a radar navigator on the B-52 bomber. He also served as a strategic planner at SAC headquarters in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Horton was an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and taught adult church school. He also served on the Nurture Committee of Northeast Georgia Presbytery and on the Justice for Women Committee.
Major Horton was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the Wood Badge as a volunteer and helped start Pack 96 in Athens in 1990. He continued as a registered Scouter with over 25 years in the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Horton is survived by his wife, the Rev. Jennifer M. Horton; sons and daughters-in-law, T/Sgt. Thomas V. Horton and Maria, Cannon A.F.B., New Mexico, and the Rev. David M. Horton and Beth, Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Christian Amouroux, Buford; his mother, Mary Horton, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Gary Horton, Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Dianne Horton, Marguerite Mytholar, Susan Moger and Amy Horton, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Tristan Amouroux and Joshua Horton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1065 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. DALTON
'The Pepsi Man'
ATHENS - Milton Lamar Dalton Sr., 64, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Dalton was born June 4, 1936, in Oconee County. He was a son of George W. Dalton, Athens, and the late Doris Marie Bradshaw Dalton.
Mr. Dalton was retired from Pepsi Cola Company, with 41 years of service. He was known as "The Pepsi Man."
Mr. Dalton was a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church, Jefferson, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, at Brockton Road Baptist Church with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Mr. Dalton's sons and nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were close friends and employees of Pepsi Cola Company.
In addition to his father, Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Marjorie Embry Dalton; four sons, Milton Lamar Dalton Jr., Danielsville, and David Perry Dalton, Benjamin John Dalton and Joseph Douglas Dalton, all of Athens; one daughter, Joyann Dalton Kellum, Comer; one brother, Donald E. Dalton, Athens; and six grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Youth Activities, Brockton Road Baptist Church, 2675 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

REV. JACKSON
Minister
JEFFERSON - The Rev. Wayne Henderson Jackson, 74, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce. He had suffered with Parkinsan's Disease for many years.
Mr. Jackson was born February 26, 1926, in Carroll County. He was a son of the late E.T. and Willa Garrett Jackson.
The Rev. Jackson was the founder of Hope Haven Inc., a Christian rehabilitation center for men alcoholics, in 1962. He served as president and director. Mr. Jackson was also the administrator of Jackson Trail Christian School, which was founded in September 1975.
Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed on Borneo in the Philippines. He received a bachelor of divinity degree from Bible Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a bachelor of arts in Bible degree from Immanuel College, Atlanta. The Rev. Jackson pastored churches in Mansfield, Texas, Albany and East Point. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Forest Park.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton and the Rev. R.H. Burcher officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Kirk Jackson, Blake Doster, Barry Coggin, Doug Landers, Jewell Todd and Don Todd served as pallbearers.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jackson; son, David Jackson (Debbie), Pendergrass, daughter, Melanie Doster (William), Clermont, and son, Rob Jackson (Kelly), Jefferson; three sisters, Mrs. Myrl Todd, Waco, Mrs. Joyce Landers, Fairburn, and Mrs. Bert Coggin, Palmetto; and five grandchildren, Kirk Jackson, Nicole, Blake and Hannah Doster and Erin Jackson.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 18, 2000

MR. WATKINS
U.S. Army veteran
NICHOLSON - Donald Pete Watkins Sr., 71, died Friday, November 3, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Watkins was a son of the late Roy and Pauline Potts Watkins.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and was a retired poultry farmer and school bus driver.
Mr. Watkins was a Christian member of the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon for 25 years, as Sunday School superintendent and as church usher.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Runnette Herbert.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, at the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Howard Rhodes, Dennis Kesler and Junior Sosebee officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Hilder Palmer Watkins, a long-time correspondent for The Jackson Herald; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Deborah Watkins, Commerce, and Lamar and Pam Watkins, Nicholson; son, Bryan Watkins, Nicholson; and two granddaughters, Erin and Ashley Watkins, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

CARROLL
Infant
JEFFERSON - Donnie James Carroll, infant son of Donnie and Cheryl Carroll, Jefferson, died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, at a local hospital.
Graveside services were held Thursday, November 2, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a step-sister, Destiny Burdick, Jefferson; paternal grandparents, Vicky Moore, South Carolina, and Donnie Brail Carroll Sr., Jefferson; maternal grandparents, Larry Crouch, Homer, and Patricia Worley, Florida; and several great-grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. BRUCE
Mother of seven
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Addie Sue Bruce, 59, died Thursday, November 2, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Bruce was born September 15, 1941, in White County. She was a daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln and Leola Major Satterfield.
Mrs. Bruce was retired from Mitsubishi and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, at Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Randall Cooper, Greg Evans, Clay Satterfield, Joey Satterfield, Mark Satterfield, Tracy Satterfield and Darrell Watson served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Bruce is survived by her husband, Horace Bruce; four sons, Barry Bruce, Jason Bruce and Todd Bruce, all of Pendergrass, and David Bruce, Nicholson; three daughters, Michelle Hardy and Jada Rooks, both of Jefferson, and Janet Mangum, Maysville; two sisters, Estelle Cooper, Chestnut Mountain, and Jean Steele, Griffin; three brothers, Charles Satterfield, Jefferson, Harold Satterfield, Talmo, and Walter Satterfield, Pendergrass; and 13 grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MR. RAY
Funeral director
COMMERCE - William H. Ray, 81, died Thursday, November 2, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ray was born March 14, 1919, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Henry Grady and Ellis Sellers Ray.
Mr. Ray was a funeral director and was a member and past master of the Hudson Masonic Lodge Number 294 in Commerce, where he had served as director of work of the lodge. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a York Rite Mason and was district deputy to the Grand Master of the Ninth Masonic District, State of Georgia. Mr. Ray was also a Shriner.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Lloyd Ray, Dallas; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Adams and Vivian Williams, both of Toccoa; two sisters, Emma Virginia Lankford, Douglasville, and Catherine Price, Commerce; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. THOMAS
Hudson River Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Clara S. Purcell Thomas, 84, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Thomas was born April 1, 1916, in Banks County, a daughter of the late William Morgan and Ellie Duncan Purcell.
She was a member of Hudson River Baptist Church. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Hoke Thomas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert, Henry Webb and Ronnie Moon officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons, Billy Dean Thomas, Gainesville, and Joe Thomas, Commerce; two daughters, Lois Bridges and Mary Fricks, both of Commerce; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MR. BENSON
Talmo First Baptist Church member
PENDERGRASS - Hall Monroe "H.M." Benson, 88, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at Pine Oak Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Hall was born April 20, 1912, in Forsyth County. He was a son of the late Hall Monroe Benson Sr. and Mary Robbs Benson.
Mr. Benson was a graduate of Martin Institute, Jefferson, and was a retired driver for Uniform Co. He was a member of Talmo First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Benson was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Czaplinski, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8, at Talmo First Baptist Church with the Revs. H.F. Woodyard, Charles Jenkins, Paul Wade and Jeff Burt officiating. Burial was in the Pendergrass Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Benson is survived by his wife, Grace Elrod Benson; adopted daughters, Amy Woodyard Cornett, Suwanee, and Elaine Pearson Czaplinski; three sisters, Nora Crowe, San Antonio, Texas, Orene Evans, Talmo, and Billie Benson, Commerce; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Talmo First Baptist Church.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. LEFFEW
Homemaker
DALLAS - Mrs. Mildred Irene Cooper Leffew, 79, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at Kennestone Hospital.
Mrs. Leffew was born February 26, 1921, in Cobb County. She was a daughter of the late James Horace and Lena Sue Brown Cooper.
Mrs. Leffew was a homemaker and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Leffew.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Don Voyles officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include four sons, Donald Leffew and Timothy Leffew, both of Cartersville, Joseph Leffew, Commerce, and Stephen Leffew, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, June Brown and Valerie Francisco, both of Mableton, Ellen Cantrell, Powder Springs, and Judy Smith, Lula; one sister, Louise Adams, Ellijay; 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MR. SIMMONS
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
ATHENS - Dave Gordon Simmons, 21, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Simmons was born January 10, 1979, a son of June Elrod Ramos, Athens, and Bobby Simmons, Commerce.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Larry Gailey officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Simmons is survived by a daughter, Mercedes Seay, Danielsville; one brother, Robert Simmons, Athens; and one sister, Brandy Simmons, Athens; maternal grandmother, Ruth Elrod, Commerce, and paternal grandmother, Betty Free, Homer.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. WILLIAMSON
Faith Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Sallie Mae Williamson, 90, died Saturday, November 4, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Williamson was born August 6, 1910, in Jefferson, a daughter of the late John Moses and Lizzie Graham Qualls.
She was retired from Jefferson Mills and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Richard Williamson, a son, David Williamson, and a daughter, Annie E. McGinnis.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 6, at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Lizzie B. Beatty, Pendergrass; one son, James C. Williamson, Jefferson; one sister, Mattie Thompson, Homer; one brother, Sam Qualls, Homer; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MR. USSERY
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
GRIFFIN - Wallace Milford Ussery, 78, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at Christian Ministries Hospice.
Mr. Ussery was born May 6, 1922. He had been employed in car sales.
Mr. Ussery was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Hawks Ussery.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 4, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating.
Mr. Ussery is survived by one son, Wally Ussery, Naples, Fla.; and one sister, Helen Higgenbbotham, Jacksonville, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Christian Ministries Hospice, 121 W. College St., Griffin, GA 30224.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. CROWDER
Mt. Pleasant UMC cemetery rites
HOMER - Mrs. Vivian Claudia Crowder, 79, died Friday, November 3, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Crowder was born January 8, 1921, a daughter of the late Pete and Lula Coker Whitfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy B. Crowder, and a daughter, Rosemary White.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Ferguson and Rick Hartline officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Andy J. White, Jacksonville, Fla., Garland White, George O. White, Amarillo, Texas, and Leon White, Homer; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. SMITH
Retired nurse
WINDER - Mrs. Dorotha Jean Smith, 71, died Tuesday, October 31, 2000.
Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Robert Clay and Mary Emma Stapleton Freeny.
She was a retired nurse and a member of Atlanta Road Church of Christ in Gainesville. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis D. Smith.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 2, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Jeremy Houck officiating. Burial was Sunday, November 5, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Caddo, Okla.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Martha Smith, Miami, Okla.; daughter, Barbara Brumback, Winder; two sisters, Mary Peters, Caddo, Okla., and Bettye Lester, Durant, Okla.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

MRS. BRIDGES
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Martha Faye Wilbanks Bridges died Saturday, November 4, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Bridges was born May 2, 1929, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Morris J. and Olia Brock Wilbanks.
Mrs. Bridges was a homemaker and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Larry Joe Wilbanks, Terry James and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by her husband, Julian C. Bridges; one son, Mark Bridges, Ellijay; two daughters, Nancy Bridges, Commerce, and Karen Simmons, Hartwell; one brother, Silas M. Wilbanks, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000

Gilbert B. Brown
Gilbert Boley Brown, 90, of Commerce, died Sunday, October 29, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Brown was born November 1, 1909, a son of the late Claude and Nina Lord Brown.
He was a machinist. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Clisby Lord Brown.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by one son, Travis Brown, Commerce; three brothers, Harold Brown, John Brown and Truitt Brown, all of Commerce; and two grandchildren, Bressa Brown and Brad Brown.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 8, 2000

Claud W. Brown
Claud Wilburn "C.W." Brown, 87, of Raleigh, N.C., died Friday, October 27, 2000, in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Mr. Brown was born in Banks County, a son of Claud A. Brown and Nina Lord Brown.
Services were held Monday, October 30, in Raleigh, N.C. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Ovelia Brown, Raleigh, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Harriett Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tommy Burns; four brothers, Gilbert B. Brown, W. Harold Brown, John C. Brown and Truitt Brown, all of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
The Commerce News, November 8, 2000

MS. BURGHOFF
Banks Co. Memorial Gardens rites
HOMER - Ms. Michelle Adair Burghoff, 28, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Ms. Burghoff was born January 22, 1972, a daughter of Lila Couch Gray, Homer, and the late William Douglas Gray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Douglas Axl Gray and Victor George Gray, both of Homer; two brothers, Kimsey Lamar Gray, Jefferson, William Richard Gray, Carnesville; and two sisters, Connie Denise Fountain, Homer, and Kathy Ann McIntyre, Toccoa.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 8, 2000


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