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Willie L. Craig Jr.
Willie Lee Craig Jr., 69, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Craig was born August 25, 1932, in Jefferson, a son of the late Willie Lee and Grace Reynolds Craig.
Mr. Craig moved to Myrtle Beach in 1998 from Bennettsville, S.C., where he was a retired CEO with Marlboro Electric. He was past president of the Bennettsville Chamber of Commerce, Bennettsville Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow, and a former deacon and elder of Bennettsville Presbyterian Church. He received the S.C. Ambassador of Economics Development Award from the governor's office and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mr. Craig was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, in the chapel of McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, S.C., with the Rev. Robert Wilkes officiating. Burial was in Jefferson.
Mr. Craig is survived by his wife, Wytonna (Tonnie) Craig; two sons, Mark Alan Craig, and wife, Teresa, Acworth, and Kerry Lee Craig, and wife, Judy, Florence, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Trisha McMichen, Kelly Craig, Brandon Braxton and Cameron Craig.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Elizabeth H. Kirkman
Mrs. Elizabeth Holloman Kirkman, 84, of McLeansville, N.C., died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at Britthaven of Guilford after a short illness.
A native of Lenoir County, N.C., Mrs. Kirkman was born September 27, 1917. She retired from Cone Mills, with over 30 years of service, and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church, McLeansville, N.C. 
Mrs. Kirkman's husband, Robert Lee Kirkman, died on September 9, 1994. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Wayne Kirkman, and a daughter-in-law, Betty S. Kirkman.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8, in the Lebanon Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, James Lee Kirkman, Jefferson, and David V. Kirkman (Pat), McLeansville, N.C.; one sister, Mary Gossett, Bristol, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Don Kirkman, Kenny Kirkman (Jerrie), Eddie Kirkman (Lisa), Chris Kirkman (Amy), and Kathy Gillespie (John); and six great-grandchildren, Kristy, Eva Grace, Anne Marie and Olivia Kirkman and Josh and Daniel Gillespie.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Hicone Road, McLeansville, NC 27301.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, North Elm St. Chapel, North Carolina.
Forbis & Dick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Barbara N. Poole
Mrs. Barbara N. Poole, 67, of Commerce, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Poole was born February 8, 1934, in Anderson County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Grady Henry and Elise Christina Miles Nichols.
Mrs. Poole was a retired emergency management coordinator for Gwinnett County and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Banks County Planning Commission.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at New Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Scott officiating. Burial was in the Poole Family Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her husband, Roy Poole, Commerce; one son, Roy Poole Jr., Commerce; one daughter, Sherri Blackburn, Commerce; three brothers, David Nichols, Commerce, Gene Nichols, Lula, and James Ray Nichols, Maysville; one sister, Virginia Evans, Commerce; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

LaRue O. Burns
Mrs. LaRue O'Dillon Burns, 76, of Lavonia, Franklin County, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at her home.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Burns was a daughter of the late Alvyn and Lillie Elder O'Dillon.
She spent her life in homemaking and devotion to her husband, five children, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many friends and family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 5, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom F. Lang officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband, Alonzo Merritt Burns Sr., Lavonia; daughter and son-in-law, Janice Burns Dunning and Steve, Cary, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Alonzo Merritt Burns Jr. and Barbara Jean, Mauricetown, N.J., Larry Blakely Burns and Mary Ann, Wauconda, Ill., Andrew James Burns and Mikki, Bremen, and Daniel Gilbert Burns and Carol, Isle of Palms, S.C.; 11 grandchildren, Meredith Dunning Decker, Nathan Dunning, Lisa Burrell, Gregory Burns, Christopher Burns and wife, Tiffany, Jessica Burns, Richard Burns, Kristin Burns, Ashley Burns, Brittany Burns and Carrie Burns; and four great-grandchildren, William Decker, Aaron Decker, Dillon Burrell and Lindsey Burrell.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Eugene G. Poole
Eugene Grafton Poole, 63, of Griffin, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Poole was born in Homer on October 2, 1938, a son of the late William Fletcher Poole and the late Ida Mae Massey Poole. 
He was a carpenter.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church, Banks County.
Mr. Poole is survived by his wife, Helen E. Poole; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Terri Poole and Tracy and Johnna Poole, all of Griffin, and Trent and Amy Poole, Locust Grove; two sisters, Barbara Jones, Lula, and Carolyn Wilson, Commerce; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135-B Bradford Square, Fayetteville, GA 30215, in memory of Mr. Poole.
Friends may visit the family at the residence.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Marshall C. Cauthen Jr.
Marshall C. Cauthen Jr., 79, of Winterville, died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Cauthen was the son of Mary A. Cauthen, Winterville, and the late Marshall C. Cauthen Sr.
He was retired from the University of Georgia and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Cauthen was a member of Center Methodist Church and a member of the Winterville Civitan Club.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Sanford Willard officiating. Burial was in the Winterville Cemetery. Members of the Winterville Civitan Club, along with Ed Fleeman, served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister and brother-in-law, Luann and William E. Orr, Winterville; one nephew and three nieces.
Memorials may be made to Center Methodist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Marie Esco
Mrs. Marie Esco, 70, of Winder, died Friday, November 2, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Esco was a daughter of the late Henry R. Smith and the late Etta Bell Adams.
She was retired and attended the Church at Winder. Mrs. Esco was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Esco.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Smith, Vickie L. Hunt and Nina K. Allen, all of Winder; four sons, Bobby E. Esco, Tony L. Esco, Jimmy R. Esco and Timothy K. Esco, all of Winder; four sisters, Vera Duvall and Dale Sauls, both of Winder, Virginia Stewart, Braselton, and Mildred Smith, Auburn; three brothers, Steve Smith and Mike Smith, both of Winder, and Raymond Smith, Monroe; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Marcella Bowers
Mrs. Marcella Bowers, 87, of Winder, died Monday, November 5, 2001.
Arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home, Winder.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Montene 
H. Watkins
Mrs. Montene Hendrix Watkins, 93, of Madison, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Watkins was a daughter of the late William Arthur and Nora Whetzel Hendrix.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, Olin H. Watkins, and a son, Lyndon Watkins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, at Beacon Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Berry and Jim Ross officiating. Burial will be in Baywood Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
Survivors include two daughters, Latrelle Stapp and Regina Broach, both of Madison; one son, Glenn Watkins, Madison; four sisters, Estell Wood, Dallas, and Hassieleen Ward, Gertrude Thurmond and Lena Moss, all of Madison; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Funeral Home.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

McDonald Washington Sr.
McDonald Washington Sr., 72, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Washington was a son of the late John and Alice Smith Washington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Washington, and a son, McDonald Washington Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, at New Grove Baptist Church, Jackson County, with the Rev. Larry Norman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Orena Griffieth and Margie Washington, both of Athens, and Katie A. Lester, Atlanta; three brothers, Marvin Washington, Athens, Isaiah Washington, Jefferson, and George Washington, Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Girlie G. Watkins
Mrs. Girlie G. Watkins, 85, of Winder, died Monday, November 5, 2001.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Barrow County, where she had resided for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Mae McDaniel Griffith. 
Mrs. Watkins was a retiree of Barrow Manufacturing Company and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, D.J. Crowe, and her second husband, Steed Watkins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Greg Moore and Shane Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Imogene Garrett, Hiawassee; one son, Bo Crowe, Winder; one sister, Callie Borders, Gillsville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Melba J. Bell
Mrs. Melba Jean Bell, 71, of Commerce, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Heard County, Mrs. Bell was born December 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Lizzie Mooty Purgason.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Bell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Stacy Phillips and Mike Martin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Terry W. Bell, McDonough; one daughter, Susan Elane Bell Howard, Douglasville; two sisters, Mary P. Maratin, Augusta, and Helen Sims, Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Louise P. Boswell
Mrs. Louise P. Boswell, 71, Commerce, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Mrs. Boswell was born in LaFrance, S.C., a daughter of the late Clifford and Quida Ramsey Pitts.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Boswell was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Jewell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Boswell is survived by her husband, George Boswell, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Cameron and Kelley Boswell, Commerce; one daughter and son-in-law, Candice B. and Shannon Hoxit, Danielsville; one sister, Caroldine DeLoach, Riverdale; three grandchildren, Sheila Cassidy and Madison and Montana Hoxit, Danielsville; a niece, Terrie Lynn Wood; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Leila M. Carithers
Mrs. Leila Mae Carithers, 71, of Commerce, died Friday, November 2, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Carithers was born September 18, 1930, in Ocilla, Irwin County. She was the daughter of the late Gus Wright Gratham and Vera Wylene Parker.
Mrs. Carithers was a graduate of Berry College, Norman Park, earning a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She was a retired teacher. Mrs. Carithers was a member of Erastus Christian Church, Commerce, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of the North Georgia Family Campers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at Erastus Christian Church with the Revs. Jim Lugo and Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in the Carithers Family Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Carithers is survived by her husband, Hix Carithers, Commerce; one daughter, Cathy McDaniel, Commerce; one brother, William Gratham, Virginia; and one grandson, Anthony Licata.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001

Mary Shubert
Mrs. Mary Shubert, 78, of Commerce, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at her residence.
Born May 14, 1923, in Habersham County, Mrs. Shubert was a daughter of the late Thad and Maggie Jones Brown.
She was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Shubert was preceded in death by her husband, Garlin Shubert.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Troy Herbert and R.M. Lacey officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, James Shubert, Lavonia; two daughters, Becky Fitzpatrick and Jo Ann Jones, both of Commerce; one sister, Mattie Smith, Commerce; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 7, 2001 

Rev. Myron Leckie
The Rev. Myron Leckie, 73, of Gainesville, died Friday, February 8, 2002, at his residence.
A native and lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Leckie was born May 5, 1928. He was the son of the late Ad Cook and Leah Leckie.
Mr. Leckie was a graduate of Airline School and attended Truett-McConnell College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a barber for 45 years. Mr. Leckie worked at Hooper & Leckie Barber Shop in the Dixie Hunt Hotel and at Larry McClure¹s Barber Shop until his illness.
He was an ordained minister and served as pastor at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Statham, and Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass. The Rev. Leckie also served as interim pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Gainesville, and Center Grove Baptist Church, Pendergrass. Prior to his ministry, he was a longtime choir director and Sunday School teacher at Hopewell Baptist Church, Gainesville, and began the church¹s first bus ministry.
Mr. Leckie was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Gainesville Masonic Lodge No. 219 F&AM.
³He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather,² said family members, ³always willing to do for others in order to bring a little sunshine into their lives.²
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Nelson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Robbie Foster and David Sosebee officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville. W.T. Sosebee, Pete Smith, Lamar England, Randy Ragan, Lonzo Perry and Jack Coley served as pallbearers. Bill Perry was honorary pallbearer.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Louise Southers Leckie, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Tobey and Teresa Leckie, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Tona and Jeff Nelson, Demorest; granddaughters, Anna and Lydia Nelson, both of Demorest; sister and brother-in-law, Elteen and Hoyt Collins, New Holland; and a number of other relatives, many nieces and nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one¹s choice.
Ward¹s Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Alfred L. Brady Jr.
Alfred Lewis Brady Jr., 58, of Jefferson, died Friday, February 8, 2002, along with his wife, Sherry Brady.
Mr. Brady was a son of ³Jonny² Brady, Bethlehem, and the late Alfred Lewis Brady Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Lawrenceville. Burial will be in Duncan¹s Creek Cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Brady is survived by a daughter, Sandra Brady, Tennessee; brothers and sisters, Charles Samuel Brady, Kenneth Lamar Brady, Danny Ray Brady, Donna Fay Simonton, Deborah Sue Brumbalow and James Timothy Brady; step-children, Chris Page, Dwayne Page, Danny Page, Wanda Faulkner, James Marr and Jeff Arnold; and four grandchildren.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Sherry E. Brady
Mrs. Sherry Elaine Brady, 45, of Jefferson, passed away Friday, February 8, 2002, along with her husband, Alfred L. Brady Jr.
Mrs. Brady was a daughter of Estelle Hulsey Guillon, Basin, Wyo., and the late Paul Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Lawrenceville. Burial will be in Duncan¹s Creek Cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Brady is survived by sons, James Marr, Auburn, and Jeffrey David Arnold, Athens; sister, Shelia Robinson, Springfield, Mo.; and brothers, David Phillips, Woodlawn, Tenn., and Mark Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Nina F. Pritchett
Mrs. Nina Fay Howard Pritchett, 76, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002.
Mrs. Pritchett was born in Stephens County, a daughter of Nellie Howard, Toccoa, and the late Carl Howard.
She was a former resident of Lilburn and had resided in Barrow County for the past 30 years. Mrs. Pritchett was a housewife and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Zebulon Baptist Church, Toccoa, with the Revs. Paul Owens and Mack Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in state at the church at noon.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Pritchett is survived by her husband of 61 years, Henry Chaffin Pritchett, Hoschton; one daughter, Laura N. Parker, Orlando, Fla.; two sons, David F. Pritchett, Lawrenceville, and Mike Pritchett, Hoschton; two sisters, Lula White, Toccoa, and Donna Dodd, Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers, Jimmy Howard and Lindy Howard, both of Toccoa, and Don Howard, Buford; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Annie M. Pritchett
Mrs. Annie Myrtle Pritchett, 93, of Jefferson, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on March 28, 1908, Mrs. Pritchett was a daughter of the late Benjamen David and Emma Anderson Perry.
She was a seamstress and was retired from the textile industry. She was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson. 
Mrs. Pritchett was preceded in death by her husband, Mathanel Lewis ³Bud² Pritchett, children, Coy Pritchett and Zora M. Hayes, and a sister, Nellie Lee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Inez Everett, Athens, and Ruth Hall, Jefferson; one son, Talmadge Eugene Pritchett, Oxford, Ala.; one sister, Maude Hayes, Winder; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Nelle K. Bonds
Mrs. Nelle Kimsey Bonds, 81, of Lula, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a short illness.
Mrs. Bonds was born in Habersham County on March 27, 1920. She was a daughter of the late Leonard and Jessie Watson Kimsey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doc L. Bonds.
Mrs. Bonds retired from Carwood Manufacturing Company, after 34 years of service, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Banks County. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Bethel Midgett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Anita Bonds, Maysville, and Denver and Kathy Bond and Deveret and Jackie Bond, all of Gillsville; and five grandchildren, Misty Bond, Becky Bond, Michael Bond, Kimberly Bond and Lori Bond, all of Gillsville.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Gerald J. Williams Sr.
Gerald Junior Williams Sr., 60, of Lavonia, died Thursday, February 7, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Williams was a son of Flora Davis Williams and the late J.C. Williams.
He had been employed with T & S Mills in Lavonia.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Dr. Larry Finger and the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Bible Baptist Church cemetery. Buddy Westbrook, Walter Napier, Mike Vanover, Mike Wilson, Steven Pearson, Scott Clark, Josh Watkins and Warren Watkins served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Irene Williams, Lavonia; three daughters, Emily and Mintzie, both of Athens, and Candy Harris, Hartwell; three sons, Matthew Williams, Hull, Robert Williams, Lavonia, and Gerald ³Junebug² Williams Jr., Jefferson; three sisters, Martha McCarty and Frieda Williams, both of Danielsville, and Elise Bowens, Hull; three brothers, Tommy Williams and Jamie Williams, both of Danielsville, and Denny Williams, Jefferson; and 16 grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Hannelore V. Good
Mrs. Hannelore ³Helen² Volk Good, 72, of Lula, died Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Good was born August 12, 1929, in Germany. She was a daughter of the late Herman and Martha Inglefried Volk.
Mrs. Good was a homemaker and was of the Luthern faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kenneth Good Sr.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Braselton, Hoschton; two sons, Donald Herman Good, Dawsonville, and John Kenneth Good Jr., St. Augustine, Fla.; and one grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Roger Dooley
Roger Dooley, 58, of Statham, died Monday, February 11, 2002.
Mr. Dooley had lived in Statham all of his life and was a son of the late W.P. ³Dock² and Sara Holliday Dooley.
He was employed as a sales associate in the Sporting Goods Department of Wal-Mart.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Babb and Alisha Gratehouse, both of Jefferson; one brother, Ronald Dooley, Statham; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Faith World Outreach Church, P.O. Box 854, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Catherine Riddle
Mrs. Catherine Riddle, 86, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.

Oveline W. Morris
Mrs. Oveline Wilbanks Morris, 84, of Jefferson, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Lakeshore Heights Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Morris was born November 21, 1917, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late William Albert and Roxie Mae Trotter Wilbanks.
Mrs. Morris was retired from Jefferson Mills and Harmony Grove and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Joel Shadburn and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Phillips, Jefferson; and one brother, Troy Wilbanks, Cornelia.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Ruby Van Leuven
Mrs. Ruby Jean Gray Van Leuven, 45, of Carnesville, died Friday, February 8, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Born September 26, 1956, in Jackson County, Mrs. Van Leuven was the daughter of Joyce Whitsel Gray, Carnesville, and the late George Gray.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Canon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, February 11, at the B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, David Van Leuven; three sons, John Christopher Slusher, Goldsboro, N.C., Matthew Keith Fields, Bowersville, and Brandon James Van Leuven, Carnesville; and two brothers, Randy Dale Gray, Carnesville, and Ricky Dave Gray, Lavonia.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Lunette S. Hendrix
Mrs. Lunette Simmons Hendrix, 97, died at home in Talmo on February 12, 2002. She had an extended illness from Parkinson¹s Disease and had congestive heart failure for a brief time.
Mrs. Hendrix was the youngest daughter of J.H.A. and Leah Tanner Simmons, Talmo. She attended school in Talmo, where she was known by her peers to have been an ³excellent student and one heck of a ball player in her day.²
Mrs. Hendrix was a homemaker and was a member of Talmo Baptist Church, Talmo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jewel Hendrix, a son, Denby Woodson Hendrix, and a daughter, Jane Hendrix Kinney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Charles Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Sybil Ann Hendrix, Talmo; grandson, John Scott Kinney; granddaughter, Nan Kinney Brock; great-grandson, Drew Brock; great-granddaughter, Maggie Brock; and several nieces and nephews.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Talmo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Talmo, GA 30575, or to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

Winnie Bond
Mrs. Winnie Bond, 77, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Cobb Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bond was born January 29, 1925, in Germany. She was a daughter of the late Carl and Johanna Singer Heinrichmeyer.
Mrs. Bond had been employed as a seamstress with Ila Sportswear. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Bond.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Revs. Doug Duncan and Andy Bond officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Bond is survived by her husband, C L Bond, Danielsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Linda Bond and Steve and Pansy Bond, all of Danielsville, and George and Frances Bond, Athens; daughter, Ruth Bond, Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ron Garrison, Danielsville; sister, Louise Ponder, Germany; six grandchildren and two great-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 Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002

G.L. Walker Jr.
G.L. ³Larry² Walker Jr., 62, of Gainesville, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Walker was born June 26, 1939, to Mrs. Ioma Lance Walker, Gainesville, and the late Garnett L. Walker Sr.
He moved to Hall County at a young age and graduated from Hall County Schools. Mr. Walker joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam Era. 
After 20 years of service, he retired from the Air Force, and returned to Hall County. Mr. Walker was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his father, Mr. Walker was preceded in death by a son, Tony Walker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Willard Thomas and Earl Jarrard officiating. Burial was in the New Holland Cemetery with full military honors.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Betty Walker, Gainesville; two daughters, Marla Walker, Gainesville, and Cherrie K. Harmson, Deville, La.; one brother, Wiley Gip Walker, Gainesville; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of other relatives.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 13, 2002


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