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MARCH 30, 2005


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Jeanette Skelton
Jeanette Pierce Skelton, 76, of Winder (formerly of Hoschton), died Sunday, March 27, 2005.
She was born in Barrow County and was the daughter of the late Heishel and Lizzie Austin Pierce. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, J.D. Skelton, Winder; a son, Jerry Michael Skelton, Winder; two daughters, Judy Iski, Eatonton, and Amy Jacks, Marietta; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Royce Pierce, Cleveland, and Jerry Pierce, Winder; and sisters, Runette Wall, Winder, and Ruby Barber, Bethlehem.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, in the Smith Memory Chapel with Hoyt Skelton and the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

‘Tonkey’ Satterfield
Edward “Tonkey” Satterfield, 60, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 27, 2005.
He was born in Jackson County, and was the son of the late Claude Robert and Molly Wright Satterfield. He was a retired auto mechanic and was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Lee Satterfield, Jefferson; three daughters, Tracy Davis, Social Circle, Elizabeth Satterfield, Winder, and Bonnie Satterfield, Colbert; a son, Kim Satterfield, Braselton; five sisters, Ann Hicks, Nicholson, Lynda Satterfield, Joan Martin, Barbara Patton, and Helen Rouse, all of Jefferson; two brothers, Robert Satterfield, Athens, Bobby Satterfield, Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Marty Lance and Dennis Perdue.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Stella Osterman
Stella Mary Osterman, 93, of Braselton, died Sunday, March 27, 2005.
She was past president of the Rochester, New York Numismatic Society and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Osterman.
Survivors include her sister, Rose E. Konarski, Braselton; nephew, Walter P. Konarski, Braselton; nieces, Karen Kieran, Fairport, N.Y., and Geanne Moore, Rochester, N.Y.; and a host of other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery in Allegany, New York, Thursday, March 31, 2005, at 11 a.m.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Mary Johnston
Mary Lorena Reynolds Johnston, of Jefferson, died Monday, March 28, 2005, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late James Arthur and Ola Mae Davidson Reynolds. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Louis Johnston, and a son, James Louis Johnston.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Johnston Barnwell, Jefferson; two sisters, Ann Beatty, Pendergrass, and Frances Hanson, Jefferson; three brothers, Herman Reynolds and Eugene Reynolds, both of Jefferson, and the Rev. Clarence Reynolds, Cornelia; three grandchildren, Jimmy Johnston, Atlanta, Donnie Johnston and Marie Barnwell, both of Jefferson; and three great-grandchildren, Logan, Tyler and Graysen Johnston, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson Wednesday, March 30, with the Revs. Cary Hilliard and Clarence Reynolds officiating. Burial was at Pendergrass Baptist Church.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Mark Mealor
Mark Alexander Mealor, 30, of Maysville, died Friday, March 18, 2005.
Born in Jackson County, November 19, 1974, he was the son of Jerry Mealor, Commerce, and Deborah Lewis and Ricky Johnson, Maysville. He was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Katie Mealor, Commerce; father; mother and step-father; grandparents, Jack and Melba Lewis, Maysville; grandmother, Ezzelle Mealor, Commerce; sisters, Brook Spruill, Greenwood, S.C., and Savannah Mealor, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at Oconee Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Blalock officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Millard Stringer
Millard Ted Stringer, 87, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late William F. and Anna Allen Stringer. He was a lifelong member of Academy Baptist Church, a retired farmer, and bus driver for eighteen years for the Jackson County School System. Mr. Stringer was a veteran having served in the United States Army and Marines during World War II. He was preceded in death by two children, Betty Ann Stringer and Charles Irwin Stringer and by two brothers, John Floyd Stringer and Ned Charles Stringer.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Voyles Stringer, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha McCutchen, Lawrenceville, Mildred and James Stovall, Homerville, Charlotte and Michael Stephens, Ruston, La., Alisa and Stacey Hanley, Jefferson; three grandchildren, Jim Stovall, Ben Stovall and Kaye Clackum; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Academy Baptist Church with the Revs. Lee Hunter and Clark Ivey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Stovall, Ben Stovall, James Stringer, Kenneth Tanner, John Stringer, Dean Stringer, William Stringer, Bobby Stringer and Mike Strickland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Academy Baptist Church, c/o Imogene Roncadori, 3777 Commerce Road, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

‘Marelle’ Allen
Ila “Marelle” Allen, 80, of Winder, died Friday, March 25, 2005.
Born in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Susie Barnette Stancil. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Allen.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Allen, Winder; daughter, Teresa Maningding, Reidsville; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Susie Bledsoe and Genevive Maloch, both of Loganville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at the Center United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Leo Ayers
Leo W. Ayers, 94, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 26. 2005 at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Her survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Sandra Ayers, Commerce; a daughter, Nell Hughes, Commerce; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Kebly Maxwell officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

‘Gene’ Smith
Eugenia “Gene” Smith, 79, of Athens, formerly of Jefferson, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, following a brief illness.
Born July 19, 1925, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late J. Chester and Claire Shannon Smith. She was a medical receptionist, member of St. James United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist and choir director. Miss Smith was a graduate of Murray State College in Kentucky, earning a degree in music. She taught at Smith High School in Atlanta and was the pianist at Lanier Gardens Assisted Living for chapel services and other occasions.
Survivors include a niece and her husband, Claire and Bill Byrd, Stone Mountain; nephews and their wives, Shannon and Myra Adams, Bogart, Miles and Helen Adams, Nicholson; a great-nephew, Heath Byrd; great-nieces, Sara and Leah Adams and Selena and Kelsey Adams.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 26, at Lanier Gardens, Athens, with the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Street, Suite 202, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Arvil Baugh
Arvil Baugh, 72, of Lula, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born February 11, 1933, in Hall County, he was the son of the late John Ernest and Lillie Mae Croy Baugh. He was a carpenter and a member of the Whitehall Baptist Church. Mr. Baugh was preceded in death by two brothers, Lemar Baugh and Carl Baugh, and a sister, Eva Collins.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Davidson Baugh, Lula; a sister, Jimmie Ruth Wade, Alto; and a brother, Eddie “Spanky” Baugh, Lula.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter and Stacy Baugh officiating. Burial was in the Whitehall Baptist Church Cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Joan Reynolds
Joan Alewine Reynolds, 70, of Athens, died Friday, March 25, 2005.
A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Esque Alewine and Hester Mae Scoggins Rochterman and step-daughter of the late Paul Rochterman. She operated skating rinks in Athens and Oglethorpe County for a number of years and was owner/operator of Jody’s Discount. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Reynolds.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jody and Marisa Reynolds, Winterville; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Eugene Hopkins, Athens; grandchildren, Kristina and Madison Reynolds; and nephews, Danny Hopkins and Ricky Hopkins.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, at the Central Baptist Church with the Revs. Ben Glosson and Terry Stutes and Dr. Buhl Cummings officiating. Burial was in the Athens Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were Sammy Alewine, David Bellew, Paul Griffith, Jeff Griffith, Mitch Mullis and Scott Sailors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Multimedia Fund.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, in Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

Barbara Waters
Barbara Eileen Waters, 65, of Com-merce, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Northeast Georgia Medi-cal Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
She was a founding member of Freedom Baptist Church in Banks County. Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Waters.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Cindy Hatcher, Conyers, Michael and Rhonda Hatcher, Mobile, Ala., and Michael and Bonnie Waters, Sharpsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Carrie W. and Keith English, Milner; her mother, Eileen Schnieter, Anchorage, Alaska; brothers and sister-in-law, Dell and Angelina Richards, Bogart, Dick McLean, Oakland, Calif., and Bruce McLean, Reno, Nev., Steven Johnson, N.Y.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myloe and Charles Moore, Mt. Airy, Lisa and Bill Miller and Bobbie and Mike Seward, all of Anchorage, Alaska, Sylvia Mollers, Eugene, Ore., Carolyn Johnson, New York; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 31, at 2 p.m., at the Banks County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Danny Green officiating. The family will receive friends at Ivie Funeral Home Wednesday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

James White
James Albert White, 57, of Buford, died Monday, March 28, 2005.
He was a native of Hall County, and lived in the Buford area all of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Rita White, Buford; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Kathy White, Cumming, and Doug and Caroline White, Lawrenceville; daughters and sons-in-law, Larissa and Bryan Clack, Commerce, and Candi and Trent Clark, Lawrenceville; step-daughter, Rhonda Haney, Oakwood; 16 grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Sandy and Mike Duncan, Buford, and Karen Thornhill, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jane Anderson, Gillsville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 30, at the Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Farrell Presley officiating.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.


Brenda Cain
Brenda Faye Cain, 44, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 19, 2005.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Cain, Jefferson; son, Russell Jordan, Jefferson; mother, Evelyn Crane, Flowery Branch; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Dale Crane and Royce and Schaun Crane, all of Flowery Branch; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy Sue and Philip Manders, Englewood, Tenn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Gail Banks, Jefferson, and George and Jackie Petrisko, Braselton; great-grandmother, Ophie Mae Dodd, Buford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Junior and Beatrice Cain, Jefferson; nieces, Donna Chapman, Kelli Wehunt, Tiffany Petrisko and Brittany Petrisko; nephews, Brandon Manders, Cody Manders, Sam Crane and Kyle Banks; great-niece, Bailey Manders; and special friends, Debra and Jimmy Murphy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22, in the chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with the Revs. Kevin Page and Tom Watson officiating. Burial was in the Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 30, 2005.

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