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MR. MIDDLEBROOKS
Owner of Jefferson Chevron Station
TALMO - Charles Preston "Creek" Middlebrooks, 67, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Middlebrooks was born November 21, 1933, in Oconee County. He was a son of the late Thomas Preston and Anna Lucille Nard Middlebrooks.
Mr. Middlebrooks was the owner and operator of the Jefferson Chevron Station and was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church, Cumming.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Pete Martin officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Middlebrooks is survived by his wife, Barbara Elrod Middlebrooks, Talmo; daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Lamar Faulkner, Talmo; daughter, Terri Middlebrooks, Talmo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herschel and Judi Middlebrooks, Derby, Kan., and Jerry and Lorraine Middlebrooks, Gray, Tenn.; grandchildren, Rod and Rachel Beatty, Angel Pinion and Andrew Faulkner; and great-grandchildren, Charley and Hunter Beatty and Logan Pinion.
Memorials may be made to Longstreet Baptist Church, Camp Ground Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. WELCHEL
Musician
HOSCHTON - Malbert Van Welchel, 65, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Welchel was born September 12, 1935, in Polk County. He was a son of the late James Rubin and Lula Bell Hyde Welchel.
Mr. Welchel was employed as a Sand Dredge Operator and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
He was a talented musician, said family members.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Donnie Elliott and Timothy Copeland officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton Cemetery. Michael Gable, Jay Holder, Darrell Masters, Brent Peek, Chad Richardson and Jimmy Rouse served as pallbearers.
Mr. Welchel is survived by his wife, Sybil Darlene Welchel, Hoschton; daughter, Angela Ann Welchel, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, James Anthony and Kacey Welchel, Braselton; brothers, Charles Welchel, Rockmart, Frank Welchel, Hoschton, Gene Welchel, Resaca, and James Daniel Welchel, Centre, Ala.; and one granddaughter, Macey Alexus Welchel.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. WHITEHEAD
Poultry farmer
NICHOLSON - Jessie Frank Whitehead, 84, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born March 7, 1917, in Jackson County, Mr. Whitehead was a son of the late Walter Thomas and Addie Brooks Whitehead.
He was a poultry farmer and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Howard Rhodes and Mike Stowers officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Whitehead is survived by one brother, Olin Whitehead, Nicholson.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. SMITH
U.S. Army retiree
AUBURN - David Gene Smith, 56, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Smith was a son of Nora Adell Parker Smith, Dacula, and the late Dave Ralph Smith.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and retired after 12 years of service with the Jackson Correctional Institute. Mr. Smith had also worked as a corrections officer at Gwinnett Correctional Institute. 
He was retired from the U.S. Army, with 22 years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Loyd Eldon Hoffer officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Smith, Auburn; two daughters, Peggy Sue Thomas, Cumming, and Tracy Morris, Winder; one step-daughter, Paula Wood, Auburn; one step-son, Paul Bentley, Auburn; two brothers, Larry Smith, Griffin, and Harold D. Smith, Augusta; five sisters, Sue Harvey, Dacula, Margie Barnette, Auburn, Vernice Davis, Decatur, Linda Hill, Sharpsburg, and Dixie Moon, Dacula; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. STEPHENSON
Jackson County native
COMMERCE - Bobby Dwight "Bird" Stephenson, 42, died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
Mr. Stephenson was born April 11, 1959, in Jackson County. He was a son of Leon and Frances Cowart Stephenson, Commerce.
Mr. Stephenson was employed with Roper Pump Company. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnnie Sue and Odell Stephenson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Tammy Reed Stephenson, Commerce; two sons, Michael Reed and Bobby Stephenson, both of Commerce; and two brothers, Josh Stephenson, Danielsville, and Mickey Stephenson, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. MCINTOSH
Kentucky native
COMMERCE - Franklin Clay McIntosh, 53, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Born in Hazard, Ky., Mr. McIntosh was a son of Johnny Clay McIntosh, Gainesville, and the late Geneva Turner McIntosh.
He was employed as a dry wall delivery man.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Turner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include two sons, Franklin Clay McIntosh II, Cumming, and Jeffrey Lee McIntosh, Nicholson; two daughters, Sheila Halcomb, Cumming, and Carrie Strickland, Nicholson; four sisters, Rella Fay Fletcher, Frankfort, Ky., Linda Lou Turner Lane, Gainesville, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh, Jefferson, and Jallie Louise Caudill, Alpharetta; two brothers, Kelly Ray McIntosh, Versailes, Ky., and Jerry McIntosh, Maron, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MRS. MCELHANNON
Union Baptist member
WINDER - Mrs. Anita Sims McElhannon, 103, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.
Mrs. McElhannon was born in an area of Jackson County that later became Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late Fayette Luther and Olevia Chandler Sims.
Mrs. McElhannon was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart McElhannon Sr., a daughter, Hazel M. Freeman, a son, Dr. Fayette M. McElhannon Sr., a grandson, Mark E. McElhannon, and a granddaughter, Angela McElhannon.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Grover J. Thomas III officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, William A. McElhannon, Baytown, Texas, Stewart McElhannon Jr., Decatur, and Walter S. McElhannon, Winder; one daughter, Vera Ann McElhannon Thomas, Epworth; one sister, Ouida Sims Herndon, Atlanta; 27 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MRS. NEWBURY
Mother of countian
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mrs. Mabel Sanders (Sandy) Newbury died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Jacksonville, Fla., following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Newbury was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Newbury, and a daughter, Kathleen Newbury.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Michael Newbury, Commerce; two daughters, Judith Shedd, Jacksonville, Fla., and Janet Daurity, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MRS. HUGHES
Mother of three
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Bennie Mae Hughes, 65, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hughes was a native of Hall County and had lived in the county for a number of years. She was a member of Oakwood Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Oakwood Church of God with the Revs. Mike Grizzle and Ray Turpin officiating. Burial was in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Jones, Flowery Branch, and Lynn Blume, Winser, S.C.; one son, Arthur Roy "Sammy" Hughes Jr., Maysville; one sister, Vera Wiley, Gainesville; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MISS BROCK
Retired seamstress
COMMERCE - Miss Elyta Brock, 85, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at BJC Nursing Center.
Miss Brock was born February 28, 1916, in Georgia, a daughter of the late Henry and Mittie Lee Smith Brock.
She was a retired seamstress with Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Grove Level Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating.
Miss Brock is survived by three nieces.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001 

MRS. TUCKER
Former school teacher
ATHENS - Mrs. Ellie Merle Tucker, 90, died Sunday, June 17, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Tucker was born August 7, 1910, a daughter of the late Luther and Cora Allen Ginn.
She was a former school teacher in Madison County during the 1930s and was a member of the First Christian Church of Athens. Mrs. Tucker was active in Brownie and Girl Scouts as a leader, as well as the Cub and Boy Scouts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Allen Tucker.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Minister Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church cemetery. Leonard Ginn, Joe Ginn and Mike Lacey served as pallbearers. Mrs. Tucker's nephews, Boyd Drake, Coley Lacey, Dennis Drake, Ricky Dalton and Dr. Sam Vickery, served as honorary pallbearers, along with friends, Donald Cofer and George Hart.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Sid and Karen Tucker, Granbury, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Pat Tucker Garrison and Billy Garrison, Commerce; grandchildren, Sidney L. Tucker Jr., Rowlett, Texas, Thomas Lloyd Allen Tucker, Augusta, Kan., Joe Allen Tinsley Jr., Valdosta, and Patricia Ann Tinsley, Atlanta; and a great-grandson, Sidney L. Tucker III, Wichita, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3120 Raymond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001 

MR. CASPER
Cartey Electric Motor Services retiree
ATHENS - James Roy Casper, 71, a native of Barrow County, died Sunday, June 17, 2001.
Mr. Casper had lived in the Athens-Clarke County area for most of his life and was retired from Cartey Electric Motor Services.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Syble Casper Shelton, and two brothers, Victor E. Casper and Robert F. Casper.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Leon Pass officiating. Burial was in Whitworth Cemetery. Melvin Cheek, Travis Ingram, Marty Casper, Richard Gordon, Bobby Ramsey, Keith Cartey, Jonathan Casper and Steven Casper served as pallbearers. Members of The Dirty Dozen Hunting Club served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sara Brown Casper; son, Steven Casper, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Kathy Casper, Nicholson; two step-grandsons, Steve Atkins, Memphis, Tenn., and Travis Ingram, Nicholson; one step-great-granddaughter; one step-great-grandson; one sister, Anne Finch, Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Johnnie Casper, Danielsville, and Gene and Patty Casper, Nicholson; sister-in-law, Diane Casper, Bogart; and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MS. ARCHER
Homemaker
LILBURN - Ms. Geneva Archer, 58, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Eastside Heritage Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Ms. Archer was born February 18, 1943, a daughter of the late Jack and Latrell Carlyle Archer. 
She was a homemaker and was a member of Muscadine Baptist Church, Muscadine, Ala.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Chester Pesnell and Malcolme Burgess officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth Carlisle, Lilburn, and Judy Vaughn, Tallapoosa; one son, John Chandler Jr., Tallapoosa; three brothers, Jerry Archer, Jimmy Archer and Ralph Archer, all of Monroe; and eight grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. STANDRIDGE
U.S. Military retiree
GALVESTON, TEXAS - Tommy Andrew Standridge Sr., 65, died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Galveston, Texas.
Mr. Standridge was born in Jackson County, in 1936, and resided in South Carolina for 21 years before retiring to Crystal Beach, Texas, in 1993. He retired after 21 years of dedicated service from the Lexington, South Carolina, Post Office after having retired with 21 years of service from the U.S. Military. Mr. Standridge achieved the rank of First Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
He was married to Sandra Elizabeth Standridge on May 7, 1959.
Mr. Standridge was an active member of the Crystal Beach Fire Department, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3719 and was a Mason with Lodge 152 AFM, Lexington, S.C.
"Mr. Standridge was a loving individual dedicated to his family and actively involved to improve the quality of life for his community," said family members. 
"He always had a kind word and smile for everyone who crossed his path. His many friends and relatives that shared the laughter, the beauty and the special unforgettable moments that will be forever etched in their memories, by having shared their lives with Tommy, will miss him."
Funeral services were held at 12 noon Tuesday, June 12, at Bay Vue United Methodist Church, Crystal Beach, Texas, with the Rev. Malcolm Monroe officiating. Graveside services were held at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas, with Military Honors.
Mr. Standridge is survived by his wife, Sandra Elizabeth Standridge; four sons, Tommy A. Standridge Jr., Russell B. Standridge, Robert D. Standridge and Lee A. Standridge; six grandchildren, which he adored; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Jerry Chitwood and Mary and Kenneth Danials; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Diane Standridge, Samuel and Hossie Standridge, Paul and Shirley Standridge and Bobby and Elaine Standridge.
Memorials may be made to the Bay Vue United Methodist Church Building Fund, or to a charity of one's choice.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001
MRS. HOUSE
Jackson County native
WINDER - Mrs. Minnie Belle House, 83, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. House had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Chambers Mote.
Mrs. House taught primary education at Victron, County Line and Auburn Schools and was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitch House.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Larry Youngblood and Bill Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Nazareth United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Addie Jane Skelton, Bethlehem; two sisters, Nora Deaton and Joyce Binnion, both of Winder; three brothers, Quenton Mote and Herman Mote, both of Winder, and Danny Mote, Dacula; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MR. ETERNO
Retired locksmith
HOMER - Joseph Sebastian Eterno, 80, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at his residence.
Born February 8, 1921, in Wayne County, Mich., Mr. Eterno was the son of the late Vincent William and Frances Nazione Eterno.
He was a retired locksmith and was a member of St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Mission. Mr. Eterno was also a member of the American Legion, Gainesville Lodge #219 F&AM and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Mission with Father Richard Tibbetts officiating. 
Mr. Eterno is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Jones Eterno, Homer; one son, Vincent Eterno, Homer; three daughters, Rose Adams, Maysville, Jenifer Perry Hinson, Cornelia, and Francine Salbatore, Armada, Mich.; two sisters, Jennie Pernicano, San Diego, Calif., and Frances Turner, New Baltimore, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MRS. STILL
Homemaker
DACULA - Mrs. Verlin Still, 72, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001.
Born in Gwinnett County, Mrs. Still was a daughter of the late James and Cora Lee Simmons Ellington.
She had resided in Gwinnett County for most of her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. Still was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Still Jr., and a son, Tim Still.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Burial will be in the Appalachee Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Becky Adams, Sylvia Still, Teresa Holbrook and Fay Maddox, all of Winder, and Lisa Beasley, Oakwood; five sons, Ray Still, Conyers, Billy Still and Bruce Still, both of Auburn, Alfred Still, Dacula, and Don Still, Bethlehem; three sisters, Mary McCullers, Campton, Brownie Ragsdale, Loganville, and Ethel Johnsey, Cartersville; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001

MRS. SCHUNKE
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Tennile Piatt Bon Schunke, 24, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Grovetown, Mrs. Schunke was a daughter of Ginger Piatt, Oklahoma, and Allen Piatt, Texas. 
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Pastor Arlene Smith officiating.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Schunke is survived by her husband, Allen Michael Schunke, Hoschton; one daughter, Nicole Marie Bon, Dunwoody; and one sister, Melissa Hughes, Ellijay.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 20, 2001 

MR. COOK
Retired real estate salesman
OTTO, N.C. - William Joseph Cook, 87, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at Britthaven Nursing Home.
Mr. Cook was born August 14, 1914, in Spartanburg County, S.C., a son of the late William Price and Elsie Leigh Blackwell Cook.
He was a retired real estate salesman.
Graveside services were held Friday, September 21, in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. 
Mr. Cook is surived by his wife, Milda Priscila Tennant Cook, Otto, N.C.; one son, Jim Cook, Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Betty Wilkerson, Atlanta; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

MRS. GREEN
North Carolina native
CEDAR BLUFF, ALA. - Mrs. Emma Green, 88, died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Gadsden, Ala. 
A native of Macon County, N.C., Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Wilbert Cowart and Lilly Perry Cowart. 
She was retired from Harmony Grove Mill. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Green.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Charlie Farmer, Cedar Bluff, Ala.; one daughter, Audrey Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Mel Cowart, Hendersonville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001.

MR. ROBERDS
World War II veteran
STATHAM - Collier Pierce Roberds, 76, died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Vernon and Zula Junior Roberds. He was a retired salesman from Greeson Mobile Homes and served in the Marines during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Wall Roberds, Winder; one son, Michael A. Roberds, Loganville; one daughter, Colleen Curott, Winder; one half-brother, Jerry Garrett, Atlanta; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Jennifer Horton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001

MRS. WILLIAMSON
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. Annie Mae Williamson, 92, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Williamson was the daughter of the late Thomas Russell and Maude Cronic Wright and wife of the late B.R. Williamson. She was a housewife and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by eight grandchildren.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Winford and Jean Williamson; daughters and sons-in-law, Eloise and Bill Franklin, Reba and Jack Segars and Helen and Bobby Kimbrell; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at Eastside Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Segars, the Rev. Kenneth Dalton, the Rev. William Atha and the Rev. A.C. Davis officiating. Burial was at Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. 
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001

MRS. BANKS
Seamstress
COMMERCE - Mrs. Laura A. Banks, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home.
A native of Georgia, she was born Dec. 15, 1911, to the late Susan Elrod Ray and Allie Ray. She was a seamstress with Blue Bell Manufacturing and attended Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held September 27 at the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Toccoa City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Don Banks, Martin; one daughter, Louise Adams, Gainesville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001

 

MR. WILLIAMS
Building supervisor
HULL - Garnett Carnell "DD" Williams, 64, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Williams was born December 9, 1936, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Martin and Esther Howington Williams.
Mr. Williams had been employed as a building supervisor with the University of Georgia and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Landreth Williams, Hull; sons, Greg Carithers, Watkinsville, Ted Williams, Hull, and Tim Williams, Conyers; daughters, Terry Boswell and Tracy Saxton, both of Commerce, Sandy Venable, Hull, and Therese Wilson, Athens; brother, Phillip "BO" Williams, Athens; sisters, Sue Jane Anthony and Sara Lee Epps, both of Athens, and Diane McKinney, Warner Robins; grandchildren, Dylan and Julia Wilson and Izabella and Peyton Carithers, all of Athens, Michael and Josh Williams, Nicholson, Ashleigh and Zach Saxton and Taylor, Brooke and Abbe Boswell, all of Commerce, Nathan and Brandon Myers, Danielsville, Codi Carithers, Royston, and Zak and Tate Venable, Hull.
Memorials may be made to Rogers Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

he Banks County News, September 26, 2001

 

MS. VEAL
Sales clerk
COMMERCE - Ms. Phyllis Mae Veal, 45, died Monday, September 24, 2001, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Ms. Veal was born in Jackson County, to the Rev. Harold Crawford and Bessie Mae Elrod Crawford, Commerce.
She was a sales clerk and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Joseph Veal, Bowman; one daughter, Maranda Bennton, Commerce; one brother, Gordon Crawford, Commerce; three sisters, Patricia Smith and Pam Phillips, both of Jefferson, and Penni Sommers, Commerce; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001
 

Vassie R. Shore
Vassie Ree Seabolt Shore, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Shore was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Banks County, a daughter of the late William A.J. and Mattie Adel Bond Seabolt.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Shore was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Shore.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Martin, Commerce; two brothers, Grady Seabolt and Verner Seabolt, both of Commerce; one sister, Alma Dickinson, Pottstown, Pa.; one grandson and one granddaughter.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

William J. Cook
William Joseph Cook, 87, of Otto, N.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Britthaven Nursing Home.
Mr. Cook was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Spartanburg County, S.C., a son of the late William Price and Elsie Leigh Blackwell Cook.
He was a retired real estate salesman.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. 
Mr. Cook is surived by his wife, Milda Priscila Tennant Cook, Otto, N.C.; one son, Jim Cook, Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Betty Wilkerson, Atlanta; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Emma Green
Emma Green, 88, of Cedar Bluff, Ala., died Sunday, Sep. 23, 2001, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Gadsden, Ala. 
A native of Macon County, N.C., Mrs. Green was the daughter of the late Wilbert Cowart and Lilly Perry Cowart. 
She was retired from Harmony Grove Mills. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Green.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Charlie Farmer, Cedar Bluff, Ala.; one daughter, Audrey Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Mel Cowart, Hendersonville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001.

Ronny L. Bruce
Ronny Lee Bruce, 33, of Commerce, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce was born in Gwinnett County on Aug. 1, 1968. He was a son of Carlton and Ellen Fowler Bruce, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce was employed with Seymour's Garage.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce is survived by his widow, Tammy Wilson Bruce, Commerce; one daughter, Hillary Wilson, Commerce; and one brother, Ricky Bruce, Hartwell.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Walter R. Looney
Walter R. Looney, 83, of Mt. Airy, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, he was born May 20, 1918, the son of the late Charlie and Lizzie Durham Looney. He was a self-employed businessman. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He served in the second armored division having fought in North Africa, Belgium, England, France and Germany. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7720 and a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Linda Brown, Covington; one son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Brenda Looney Jr., Mt. Airy; one step-son, Jerry Vanhorn, Augusta; one brother-in-law, Homer McDonald, Baldwin; one sister and brother-in-law, Gwendolyn and Paul Felts, Toccoa; one sister, Mildred Corley, Conyers; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday, September 26, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Scroggins and the Rev. Ken Corley officiating. Burial was in East View Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin-Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Howard H. Echols
Howard H. Echols, 63, of Alto, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at his daughter's residence following an extended illness.
Born on May 11, 1938, in Banks County, he was the son of the late Henry Harrison and Eunice Eloise Kimsey Echols and was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Echols. He was formerly employed with Habersham Hardware, Ken-Bar Manufacturing and Kangaroo Stores. Mr. Echols was a United States Army veteran serving in the Vietnam Conflict and the Army Reserves from 1960 to 1981. He was a member of the AARP and Enon Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Mason Echols, Alto; father-in-law, Sherman Mason, Alto; one daughter and son-in-law, Maria Echols Wilson and Edward Wilson, Baldwin; three sisters, Jane Murphy, Alto, Dorothy Merle Turner, Lula, and Martha Kinsey, Mt. Airy; two brothers, Thomas H. Echols and Wendell Echols, both of Alto; and one granddaughter, Wendi Danielle Wilson, Baldwin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 25, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Morris and the Rev. Lloyd Martin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Enon Baptist Church Building Fund; c/o the Rev. Paul Morris, 200 Wright St., Alto, Ga. 30510.
Whitlfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001.

 MR. CAIN
World War II veteran
BETHLEHEM - Oscar Lee Cain, 82, died Sunday, September 23, 2001.
A native of Gwinnett County, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He received an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and a World War II Victory Ribbon. He was the son of the late Bowman and Mary Grizzle Cain. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Faulkner.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lillie Bell Sorrells Cain, Bethlehem; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Buddy McDaniel, Bethlehem; two sisters, Lizzie Hamilton, Bethlehem, and Edna Mauldin, Hoschton; and three grandchildren, Reggie McDaniel, Chris Faulkner and Greg Faulkner.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 25, 2001, in Smith Funeral Home's Memory Chapel with the Rev. Hoyt Johnson officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001.

Mrs. Williams
MADISON - Mrs. Sybil J. Williams, 58, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Hershel McDougald. She was retired from Chatham Awning Company in Savannah and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held September 2200+1 in Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville. The Rev. Gary Williams and the Rev. Thomas Ghann officiated and burial was in Oconee Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Joe Palmer, Rick Hargrove, Wayne Austin, Phil Barton, Jim Staton and Roger Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Charles F. Williams; one daughter, Janice Palmer, Winder; two sons, Mitch McAllister and Vic McAllister, both of Winder; a stepson, the Rev. Gary Williams, Hillsville, Va.; mother and step-father, Nora and John Collins, Madison; five sisters, Fay Lively, Sylvania, Barbara Jordan, Arcade, Cathy McDougald, Madison, Diane Patrick, Jacksonville, Fla., and Patricia Lay, Dacula; one brother Johnny Collins, Winder; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors, Watkinsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

Joyce Dunson
Joyce Carlene Grant Dunson, 94, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Athens Heritage Home.
A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Dunson was the daughter of the late James Carl and Mytrice Metcalf Grant.
She was a retired teacher from Wilson Jr. High School and was a member of Commerce Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Dunson was the wife of the late Henry H. Dunson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at Commerce Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Rhona Jones officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include daughter, Dr. Miriam Dunson, Louisville, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Dunson Bender and Hank Bender, Covington, La.; two brothers, Earl Grant, Norcross, and Jimmy Grant, Alpharetta; one sister, Inez Lawson, Norcross; grandson, Todd Dunson Bender and his wife, Cyndi Lowe Bender, Alpharetta; step-great-grandson, Patrick Coughlin, Alpharetta; and sister-in-law, Irene Rhodes, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce Presbyterian Church in memory of Mrs. Dunson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Keith D. Whitlock
Keith Daniel Whitlock, 40, Commerce, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Whitlock was born April 26, 1961, in Jackson County, a son of Sylvia Jean Jordan Whitlock, Commerce, and the late Benson Whitlock.
He was employed as a fork lift operator for Louisiana Pacific.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Whitlock is survived by his widow, Karen Gary Whitlock, Commerce; two brothers, Robert Whitlock, Comer, and William Dean Whitlock, Commerce; one sister, Donna Kay Whitlock, Commerce; one step-son, Gary Scales, Commerce; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and two great-nieces.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Garnett C. Williams
Garnett Carnell "DD" Williams, 64, of Hull, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Williams was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Martin and Esther Howing-ton Wil-liams.
Mr. Wil-liams had been em-ployed as a building supervisor with the University of Georgia and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Landreth Williams, Hull; sons, Greg Carithers, Watkinsville, Ted Williams, Hull, and Tim Williams, Conyers; daughters, Terry Boswell and Tracy Saxton, both of Commerce, Sandy Venable, Hull, and Therese Wilson, Athens; brother, Phillip "BO" Williams, Athens; sisters, Sue Jane Anthony and Sara Lee Epps, both of Athens, and Diane McKinney, Warner Robins; grandchildren, Dylan and Julia Wilson and Izabella and Peyton Carithers, all of Athens, Michael and Josh Williams, Nicholson, Ashleigh and Zach Saxton and Taylor, Brooke and Abbe Boswell, all of Commerce, Nathan and Brandon Myers, Danielsville, Codi Carithers, Royston, and Zak and Tate Venable, Hull.
Memorials may be made to Rogers Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, September 26, 2001
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Phyllis M. Veal
Phyllis Mae Veal, 45, of Commerce, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Ms. Veal was born in Jackson County, to the Rev. Harold Crawford and Bessie Mae Elrod Crawford, Commerce.
She was a sales clerk and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one son, Joseph Veal, Bowman; one daughter, Maranda Bennton, Commerce; one brother, Gordon Crawford, Commerce; three sisters, Patricia Smith and Pam Phillips, both of Jefferson, and Penni Sommers, Commerce; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

Emanuel D. Whisnant
Emanuel David Whisnant, 97, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Lighthouse Congregatio-nal Holiness Church with the Revs. Steve Whisnant, Loy Reed and Luther Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Whisnant is survived by his wife, Hazel G. Whisnant, of the home; six sons, James Whisnant, Arcade, J.W. Whisnant, Maysville, Marvin Whisnant and Jeffery Ray Whisnant, both of Jefferson, and Teddy Lamar Whisnant and Kenneth Joe Whisnant, both of Lula; six daughters, Louise Sargent, Jefferson, Claudia Wallace, Commerce, Peggy Ann Looney and Wanda Hart, both of Nicholson, and Susie Grindle and Jeannie Haywood, both of Gainesville; 39 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, Sept. 26, 2001

MR. HARRISON
Veteran
BRASELTON-Raymond Bert Harrison, 84, died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, he had lived in Hall County most of his life. He was the son of the late James and Addie Harrison. He served in the United States Army and was retired from J&J Food Stores. He was a member of the Mulberry Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Hanes Harrison, and son, Randall Harrison.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Liz and Steve Poole, Gainesville, and Janice and Tommy Couch, Chestnut Mountain; one son, Lamar Harrison, Winder; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Chiquita Harrison, Flowery Branch; two sisters, Cora Lee Duncan and Julia Mae Burel, both of Buford; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, at the Memorial Park Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. J.W. Helton and the Rev. Gary Carlile officiated. 
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001

MR. ELROD
Gwinnett County native
HOSCHTON - Darrell A. Elrod, 47, died September 23, 2001.
A native of Gwinnett County, he was the son of Lena Mae Feagins and the late George Elrod. He was a cabinet builder and a member of Mulberry Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Bridges.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Elrod; one son, Billy Feagins, Buford; three brothers, George Elrod, Oregon, Robert Elrod, Hoschton, and Cicero Elrod, Hoschton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Wise Connolly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Charles officiating. Burial will be in the Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Coggins, Benny Brown, Brian Doster, Gary Wilson, Roger Carlyle and Kenny Elrod.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

MRS. HARRIS
Retired from Wilkins
ATHENS - Mrs. Maude Harris, 78, died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Winder Health Care.
She was the daughter of the late Melvin R. and Annie Spence Ward. She was a retired seamstress from Wilkins Industries, where she worked for more than 30 years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the WMU. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Harris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 28, at Smith Memory Chapel with Dr. Larry Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Bridget Harris, Athens, and Robbie and Wanda Harris, Winder; one brother, Thad Ward, Watkinsville; two sisters, Evelyn Ward, Athens, and Leeanna Junod, Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren, Gary Jr. and Pam Harris and Jason, Josh and Jill Power.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West End Baptist Church, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA., 30601.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

MRS. TAYLOR
Retired from hospital 
WINDER - Mrs. Anita Louise Tate Taylor, 85, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at Athens Heritage.
She was the daughter of the late Alvin Crawford and Sudie Doster Tate. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Winder, the Winder chapter of the Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary. She was retired from the Winder Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark O. Taylor, and brothers and sisters, Geoffrey Tate, Paul Tate, H.C. Tate, Edward Tate, Florene Tate and Moates and Lottie Tate Potts.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, at Smith Funeral Home's Memory Chapel with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial was in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her friend and companion, Edd Doster, Lawrenceville; two daughters, Sonya Taylor, Winder, and Delores Wages, Hull; granddaughters and their husbands, Terrie and Kevin Seagraves, Hull, Tina and Dennis Crawford, Cleveland, Tenn., and Tandy and Shannon Fortson, Elberton; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emily Seagraves, Lindee and Luke Crawford and Ladd Fortson; two sisters-in-law, Eilene Tate, Jefferson, and Arlene Tate, Atlanta; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 340, Winder, GA. 30680, or the Winder chapter of the Eastern Star, 1225 Jefferson Highway, Winder, GA. 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

MR. BRUCE
Employed with Seymour's Garage
COMMERCE - Ronny Lee Bruce, 33, died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce was born in Gwinnett County on August 1, 1968. He was a son of Carlton and Ellen Fowler Bruce, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce was employed with Seymour's Garage.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Bruce is survived by his wife, Tammy Wilson Bruce, Commerce; one daughter, Hillary Wilson, Commerce; and one brother, Ricky Bruce, Hartwell.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

 

MR. WHITLOCK
Fork lift operator
COMMERCE - Keith Daniel Whitlock, 40, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Whitlock was born April 26, 1961, in Jackson County, a son of Sylvia Jean Jordan Whitlock, Commerce, and the late Benson Whitlock.
He was employed as a fork lift operator for Louisiana Pacific.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Karen Gary Whitlock, Commerce; two brothers, Robert Whitlock, Comer, and William Dean Whitlock, Commerce; one sister, Donna Kay Whitlock, Commerce; one step-son, Gary Scales, Commerce; two grandchildren, Rylee Savannah and Laura Haven; several nieces and nephews and two great-nieces.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001

 

MRS. MARTIN
Elementary school teacher
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Bobbye Freeman Martin, 90, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at Monroe County Hospital after a brief illness.
A native of Madison County, she was born Sept. 13, 1911 and was the daughter of the late Georgie Bryant Freeman and John Freeman. She was the owner/operator of a beauty shop and was an elementary teacher for 17 years in Braselton and North Jackson. She was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church where she was church treasurer and a Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Byrd Martin.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Jerry Rape, The Rock, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, at the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Howard Banks and Gerry Davis officiating. Burial was in Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Sept. 26, 2001

MRS. SHORE
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Vassie Ree Seabolt Shore, 82, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Shore was born August 25, 1919, in Banks County, a daughter of the late William A.J. and Mattie Adel Bond Seabolt.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Shore was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Shore.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Martin, Commerce; two brothers, Grady Seabolt and Verner Seabolt, both of Commerce; one sister, Alma Dickinson, Pottstown, Penn.; one grandson and one granddaughter.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 26, 2001


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