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Laura Bell Shumake
Laura Bell Shumake, 80, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Grover and Connie Ferguson Shumake. She was a homemaker and a member of Academy Baptist Church. Ms. Shumake was preceded in death by brothers, Jack Shumake, Clarence Shumake and Douglas Shumake Sr.
Survivors include brothers and sister-in-law, F. Nelson and Christa Shumake and Ned and Brenda Shumake, all of Jefferson, Danny and Nancy Shumake, Monroe; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. Burial was in the Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Lucille Shoemake
Lucille Geneva Roberts Shoemake, 87, of Braselton, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Willow Wood Nursing Home, following an extended illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and the daughter of the late William Clay and Pearl Ethel Simpson Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church. Mrs. Shoemake was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie William Shoemake; sons, Winford Shoemake Jr. and Willard William Shoemake; and grandsons, Charles Anthony Shoemake and Tommy Lee Shoemake.
Survivors include grandchildren, Kathy Taylor, Linda Iannuzzi and Patricia Andrews; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ossie Howington and Ethel Beck, both of Gainesville; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, 2008, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
James Spivey
James Clifford Spivey, 65, of Braselton, died Friday, May 9, 2008.
A native of Gwinnett County, he spent most of his life in the Gainesville area, and was the son of the late James and Jesse Mae Chronic Spivey. He was a member of Mercy’s Call Fellowship Church and was retired from the City of Gainesville after 27 years of service. Mr. Spivey was preceded in death by a son, William J. Spivey; and a sister, Frances Spivey.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hulsey Spivey, Braselton; sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Franklin J. Spivey and Donna Spivey, Talmo, Eric R. Spivey, Braselton, Jody M. and Amanda Spivey, Commerce; grandchildren, Franklin James Spivey II, James Edgar Spivey, Drake Dean Benton, Aidan Anthony Millward, Kesiah Olivia Spivey, Breyen William Spivey and Price Avery Spivey; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Grindle and Linda and Lamar Saine, all of Braselton, Christine Spivey, Gainesville; mother-in-law, Louise M. Hulsey.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, at Mason and Ward Funeral home with the Revs. Frank Spivey and Ernest Carlile officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy’s Call Fellowship Church, 11389 U.S. Highway 129 North, Talmo, Georgia 30575.
Mason and Ward Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
‘Mildred’ Hamilton
Carrie “Mildred” Hamilton, 74, of Winder, died Thursday, May 8, 2008.
Born in Henderson, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frank G. and Margaret Bright Hardy and was a member of Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, Fred G. Hamilton, Jr.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lynne Hamilton, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Clint Albea, Washington; grandchildren, Corrie Hamilton, Jacob Hamilton and Jenna Grimaud; great-grandchild, Kaylee Grimaud; brothers, Charlie Hardy, Commerce, and Joe Hardy, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, at First Baptist Church with Dr. John Talley officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Mona Lewis
Mona Ree Lewis, 72, of Hoschton, died Saturday, May 10, 2008.
Born in Hammond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Herbert H. and Monda Siegel Herbst. She was a retired communication analyst with BellSouth, attended Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, and Abundant Life Lutheran Church in Braselton. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Ludvigson and second husband, Robert Lewis; brothers, Herbert Herbst Jr., Thomas Herbst, Richard Herbst, John Herbst; and foster-brother, David Herbeck.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, David Ludvigson, Lawrenceville, Douglas and Deedra Ludvigson, Jonesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Steve Taylor, Hoschton; grandchildren, D.J. Ludvigson, Dustin Ludvigson, Spencer Taylor, Abigail Woodall, and Madalyn Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Midge and Edward Anderson, Cherokee Village, Ark.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas Herbst, Newport Beach, Calif., James and Beverly Herbst, Hardy, Ark., Daniel and Kim Herbst, Noblesville, Ind., George and Dorothy Herbst, Hammond, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ludvigson, Cedar Lake, Ind., and Ruthann Herbst, San Diego, Calif.
Memorial services will be held Friday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, with the Revs. Bob Mitchell and Devin Strong officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Ruth Hardin
Ruth Hardin, 73, of Bogart, died Friday, May 9, 2008.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Jackson and Alma Ophelia Stephens Dailey.
Survivors include her husband, Will Hardin, Bogart; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and JoAnn Parr, Bogart; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Henry Thompson, Athens; sisters, Josephine Jones, Statham, and Pat Mize, Commerce; brother, Ted Dailey, Jefferson; grandchildren, Brandon Archer, Athens, Amy Welch, Commerce, Misty Edwards, Westminster, S.C., Kenya Lynch, Laurens, S.C., and Chad Parr, Bogart; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral home with the Rev. Larry Davidson officiating. Burial was in Oconee Memorial Park.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Connie Wilbanks
Connie Lea Wilbanks, 54, of Braselton, died Monday, May 12, 2008.
Born in Mecklenberg County, N.C., she was the daughter of Marjorie Thompson Hulsey of Braselton and the late John Paul Hulsey Jr. She worked several years as a clerical worker and was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church of Flowery Branch. She was a homemaker.
Survivors in addition to her mother, include her husband, John Wilbanks Jr., Braselton; daughters and son-in-law, Michelle Turner and Shanna Wilbanks, both of Braselton, Lisa and Scott Grant, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Cindy Wilbanks, Braselton; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Trudy Hulsey III, Jerry and Sue Ellen Hulsey, all of Braselton, Jeff Hulsey, Buford; grandchildren, Daniel, McNeely and Chadler Wilbanks.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 2 p.m., at the New Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jamie Prickett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Ford, Kane Davis, Andy Wilbanks, Dewey Johnson, Keith Hayes, Shane Hulsey and Rodney Davis.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Wilma Williamson
Wilma Hix Williamson, 93, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
She was born in Madison County, the daughter of the late Luther and Pearl Bolton Hix. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Ms. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Williamson.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Eleanor Williamson, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Ronnie Ray, Commerce; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Julie and David Trejo, Rome, Mollie and Mark Brower, Kailua, Hawaii, and Lauren and Jonathan Milford, Commerce; great-grandchildren, Addie Grace and Darrell Trejo, both of Rome.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m., at Berea Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry James, Verlin Reece and Grady Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Williamson Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and donations be made to the Berea Baptist Church or the Berea Baptist Church Community Center, c/o Shirley Stephenson, 545 A.C. Smith Rd., Commerce, GA 30530.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Lynn Hulsey
Lynn Bradley Hulsey, 60, of Gainesville, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Atlanta at the V.A. Medical Center, following an extended illness.
He was born in White County but had lived in Hall County most of his life. He was an electrical contractor and was Baptist. Mr. Hulsey was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was preceded in death by his parents, the late James A. and Mary Mitchell Hulsey.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Puckett Hulsey, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Greg Powell, Gainesville, Camille and Brandon Garrett, Murrayville; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Jamie Hulsey, Talmo; granddaughters, Hilary, Heidi, Mia and Anna; grandsons, Matthew, Jacob, Dereck and Bradley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Miller, Frances and Pete Hart, Gainesville, Kay and Danny Owen, Cleveland; brother, Doyle Hulsey; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, at Timberidge Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Frances Turner
Frances Belle Turner, 82, of Gillsville, died Saturday, May 10, 2008.
A native of Banks County, she was born on September 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Lewallen. She was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Turner; stepdaughter, Charlotte Harris; grandson, Blake Cochran; and brother, John Henry Lewallen.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, according to loved ones.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Alisha Turner and Bill and April Turner; stepdaughters and sons-in-laws, Linda and Donald Wilson, Gail and Calvin Johnson, and Nancy and Jewell Cochran; a sister, Joann Kimbrell; a brother, Felton Lewallen; grandchildren, Tracey Cochran Thompson, Ginger Wall, Shelley Blackwell, Russell Johnson, Casey Turner, Blaze Turner, Logan Nix and Cody Nix; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Calhoun officiating. Burial was at the Hickory Flat Methodist Church cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Elberta Denton
Elberta Hooten Denton, 76, of Commerce, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at BJC Hospital in Commerce.
She was the daughter of the late Lewis Hooten and Lola Fowler Scoggins.
Survivors include a son, David Moats, Jonesboro, Donald Denton, Elberton, David Denton, Athens; daughters, Betty Aaron, Jefferson, Linda Casper, Colbert, Janis Bowles, Commerce; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Henry Webb and Tommy Watson officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Maliece Lord
Maliece Martin Lord, 79, of Elberton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Vesta Ingram Martin. She was a member of the Dewy Rose Baptist Church and was retired from Oxford Industries. Mrs. Lord was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Lord.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Vaughn, Bowersville; sons, James Lord, Elberton, and Steve Lord, Danielsville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, at Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial was in the Grey Hills Cemetery in Commerce.
Pallbearers were Steve Hall, Cale Smith, Nathan Heaton and Derek Lord.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dewy Rose Baptist Church.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Terry Allen
Terry William Allen, 57, of Augusta, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Born in Commerce, He was a resident of Gracewood Nursing Facility and was the son of Myra Patterson Smith of Hull and the late William Ralph Allen. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his step-father, Lonnie Lee Woods Sr.; step-brothers, Mylon Woods and Lonnie Lee Woods Jr.; and step-sister, Ann Hill.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include sisters, Colette Woods, Hull, Lisa Chandler, Danielsville; step-brother, Mike Woods, Colbert; step-sister, Linda Cartildge, Commerce; and all of his Gracewood family.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.
Jenny Allen
Jenny Allen, 58, of Hull, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Helen Brock of Hoschton and the late Edward Thomas Harbin and was a homemaker. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Wheeler and Rita Patterson.
Survivors in addition to her mother, include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Sammy Gregory, Winder; daughters, Jennifer Crowe and Helen Allen, both of Winder, and Molly Allen, Hull; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Robert Harbin, Rockingham, N.C.; and a sister, Gail Gordon, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Al Garvin officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer Helen Allen Fund.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 14, 2008.



 

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