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Shaun Whitehead
Staff Sergeant Shaun J. Whitehead, 24, of Ft. Campbell, Ky., formerly of Maysville, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, on dismounted foot patrol in Iskandariyah, Iraq.
He was a native of Commerce, the son of Rebecca Whitehead of Maysville. He was a member of the United States Army serving in Alpha Company, 2 ND Battalion, 502 ND Infantry, Fort Campbell, Ky., as a part of the 101 ST Airborne Division. He had been enlisted in the Army since 2003.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janie Whitehead, Fort Campbell, daughter, Janna Whitehead, Fort Campbell; son, Gabriel Whitehead, Fort Campbell; sister, Amber Whitehead, Maysville; grandfather, Coy O’Shields, Maysville; and many brothers still serving in Iraq.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, at the Grove Level Baptist Church with Chaplain Scott McKosh officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Carrie Coker
Carrie Miranda Coker, 26, of Jefferson, died Sunday, May 4, 2008.
She was born on July 4, 1981, in Jackson County, the daughter of Bobby Scott Coker of Watkinsville and Sherri and step-father Jerry Dills of Jefferson. She was a graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School and a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to her parents, include a brother, Nicholas Sanchas, Jefferson; step-sister, Erica Coker; grandparents, Nancy Showalter and Bobby Coker, both of Jefferson, Sonny and Jean Morgan, Watkinsville; great-grandparents, Richard and Judy Budge, East Andover, N.H.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Chris Bowles, Wayne Dills, Jeremy Dills, Paul Kent, Justin “Pubs” Smith and Scott Carter.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
‘Jake’ Kenerly
John “Jake” Thomas Kenerly Jr., 83, of Hoschton, formerly of Lilburn, died Saturday, May 3, 2008.
A native of Gwinnett County, he was the son of the late John T. Kenerly Sr. and Donie Kenerly, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was retired from Kenerly’s Grocery Store in Lilburn. Mr. Kenerly was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple, and a Scottish Rite Mason. Mr. Kenerly was preceded in death by a son, Richard “Ricky” Kenerly; brothers, sisters and one grandchild.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Zagler; granddaughter, Jennifer Daniel; sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Harold Johnson; nieces, nephews and spouses, Mary Ann Kenerly, Teresa and Kay Kenerly, Angie (BJ) Bragg, Christie (Taylor) Landers, Tommy (Lisa) Boyd and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, at Bill Head Funeral Home. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker.
Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Owen Sudderth
Owen William Sudderth, infant son of Russell and Shauna Sudderth of Maysville, died Friday, May 2, 2008.
He was born April 17, in Gainesville.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include a brother, Evan Sudderth; grandparents, Billy and Sybil Highfield and Bill and Barbara Sudderth; aunts and uncles, Sherry Smith, Charlene and Doug Gazaway, Sharon and Tony Davidson, Darren and Michele Highfield, Sheila and Ken Armstrong, Keenan and Kim Highfield, Vicky and John Krish, Jane and David Smith, Grant Sudderth; and numerous cousins.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 6, at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Tom Fish officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1687 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329, or the March of Dimes, 2955 Horizon Park Dr., Suite B, Suwanee, Ga. 30024.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Ray Gentry
Ray Gentry, 74, of Winder, died Saturday, May 3, 2008.
Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., he was the son of the late M.E. and Mabel Moye Gentry. He was a car dealer for a number of years and was owner of GNC in Winder. Mr. Gentry was a veteran, having served in the United States Marines. Mr. Gentry was preceded in death by two wives, Nell Ware Gentry and Betty Buckheister Greer Gentry.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Barbara Hayes Brookshire Gentry, Winder; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Steve McCullar, Fountain Inn, S.C., Beth and Stu Johnston, Graham, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Teresa Greer, Statham, and Ray and Katrina Gentry, Winder; step-grandchildren, Billy Brookshire and Jeff Brookshire, both of Winder, and Rebecca Brookshire, Jefferson; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie Gentry, M.E. Gentry; and a sister, Dorothy Gentry Simon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Stu Johnston officiating. The body will be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Rd., Bogart, Ga. 30622.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
‘Polly’ Pittman
Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Pittman, 85, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at BJC Nursing Home.
Born in Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Clarke and Wreathea Burroughs Crowe. She was a member of the Gordons Chapel United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pittman was preceded in death by her husband, John “Dub” Pittman.
Survivors include a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Keith and Manda Barnett, Commerce; granddaughter and friend, Wanda Barnett and Mark Perry, Nicholson; great-grandchild, Kady Barnett, Commerce; niece, Patsy Doster, Colbert.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, at Nicholson Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Smith and Bob Habeck officiating. Burial was in the Gordons Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald News, May 7, 2008.
Edward Dodd
Edward Marcus Dodd, 85, of Athens, died Wednesday, May 30, 2008.
Born on October 18, 1922, in Hall County, he was the son of the late Marcus Miles and Nora Freeman Dodd. He was a member of the Galilee Christian Church, where he was a former elder and a charter member of the Athens Christian Church. He was a residential and commercial carpenter, and was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anglin Dodd; a sister, Omie Freeman; and brothers, Green Dodd and Dorsey Dodd.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Jim Lord, Athens, Debbie and Eddie L. Pethel, Jefferson, Yvonne and Mike Settles, Longmont, Colo.; brother, Jackson Dodd, Marietta; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved best companion, Chancey.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, in the Galilee Christian Church with Minister Tom Plank and the Rev. Russell Ruark officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Christian Anglin, Jeff Ruark, Gerald Mize, Tyre Dodd, Jack Freeman and Ronald Dodd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Rd., Jefferson, Ga. 30549, or the St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Rd., Bogart, Ga. 30622.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
‘Bill’ Barnwell
William Edgar “Bill” Barnwell Jr., 63, of Lilburn, died Wednesday, April 30.
Born on December 1, 1944, he was the son of the late William E. Barnwell Sr. and Lillian Poole Barnwell. He was a property insurance adjuster, and was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. Mr. Barnwell was Baptist, a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Barnwell, Jefferson; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Dr. Michael Payne, Kettering, Ohio; one niece; two nephews; and several cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Chuck Cook officiating. A private family burial preceded the service in Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Michael Benefield
Michael Ray Benefield, 50, of Carnesville, died Monday, May 5, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hall County, he was the son of Willie M. King of Carnesville and the late Cecil William Benefield. He was married to Sherry Faye Benefield, who died from injuries sustained in the same automobile accident.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include daughters, Tina Ann Benefield and Tammy Faye Benefield, both of Carnesville; brothers, Terry, Billy, David and Randolph Benefield, all of Carnesville, and Thomas Benefield, Winder; sisters, Alice Middlebrooks and Michelle Arthur, both of Winder, Linda Mayfield, Jackson County, Yvonne Crist, Louisiana, Dana Gloss, Stephens County; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Sherry Benefield
Sherry Faye Benefield, of Carnesville, died Monday, May 5, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was married to Michael Ray Benefield, who died from injuries in the same accident. Born in Tillsburg, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Nelda Jean Olgles McSherdon.
Survivors include daughters, Tina Ann Benefield and Tammy Faye Benefield, both of Carnesville; three grandchildren; grandmother, Pearl Word, Covington; brothers, Harvey Pitts, Covington, Tracy McSherdon, Stockbridge; aunt, Janice Adams, Porterdale.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, after which the body will be cremated.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.
Myrtie Bell Williams
Myrtie Bell Gee Williams, 95, died Monday, May 5, 2008, following a period of declining health.
She was born on January 16, 1913, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Jack and Callie Gee. She had lived in Hall County for many years. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, H. Jackson Williams; and all of her siblings.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Callie and Buford Johnson, Carolyn and Al Sims, and Cheryl and Randy Hendricks, Charlotte Ash, all of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Jack C. and Linda Williams, Gainesville; grandchildren and spouses, Danny and Kathy White, Sue and Lee Price, Chris and Sabrina Williams and Jeff and Tiffani Hendricks, all of Gainesville, and Dr. Keith Ash and Lindsey Ash, Commerce; great-grandchildren, Tori White, Garrett Ash and Andrew-Parker Hendricks, Carter Williams and Anslee, Hunter and Jackson Price; and a special nephew and wife, Worth and Margie Lord.
Visitation will be held at Little-Davenport Funeral Home on Friday, May 9, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following visitation, a graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at Airline Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bradley Elliott officiating.
She was a long-time member of Air Line Baptist Church and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Airline Baptist Church Building Fund, 3368 White Sulphur Rd., Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
Little Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2008.




 

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