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Ruth Turpen
Ruth Naomi Turpen, 85, of Hoschton, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Northeast Georgia\ Medical Center in Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
She was a native of the New Holland Community and was the daughter of the late William Sargent and Naomi Jones Sargent. She was retired from the Gwinnett County School System and was Methodist. Mrs. Turpen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Turpen; a son, Tommy Turpen; brothers, Bobby Sargent, D.W. Sargent and Fulton Sargent; sisters, Mayrelle Lancaster, Irene Massey and Imogene Sargent.
Survivors include children, John B. Turpen, Hoschton, Edith Ostrye, Murrayville, Lola Dodd and Douglas Turpen, both of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Suzanne, Oliver, Al, Joseph and Teela; great-grandchildren, Tatum, Brock and Mack; sisters, Edith Seabolt, Ballground, and Macie Crain, Murphy, N.C.; brother, Raymond Sargent, Gainesville; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
James Potts
Chief Petty Officer James Edwin Potts, 91, of Elizabeth City, N.C., died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Albermarle Hospital.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Joseph Franklin and Lula Mae Churchwell Potts. He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, and the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060. Mr. Potts was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Franklin Arnold; and brothers, Aubrey Wyley Potts, Hal Hope Potts and Robert Jackson Potts.
He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1934 to 1937, joined the United States Coast Guard, and after serving 21 ½ years, he retired as a CPO Aviation Machinist’s Mate, receiving numerous service awards.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Elizabeth Black Potts, Elizabeth City, N.C.; sons, James Lee Potts, Soegel, Germany, Col. David Lionel Potts, Dornsife, Pa. and Jeffrey B. Potts, Banner Elk, N.C.; a sister, Eleanor Chloe Jackson, Jefferson; brothers, Foster Lionel Potts, Cumming, Richard Dwight Potts, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Joseph Malcolm Potts, Conley; six grandchildren, Michael Collini, Travis Potts, Megan Elizabeth Potts, Mallory Potts, Ryan Alexander Potts and Taylor Danielle Potts; four nieces; and 14 nephews.
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 24, in New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Haywood Gillikin officiating and military honors rendered by the USCG.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Cynthia Sorrow
Cynthia Gail Sorrow, 55, of Nicholson, died Monday, May 26, 2008.
She was born in Jackson County, and was the daughter of the late Horace and Helen Howington Seagraves. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Sorrow, Nicholson; daughter, Sonya Lee Sikes, Jefferson; sons, Todd Everett Sorrow and Bucky Ryan Sorrow, both of Nicholson; brothers, Waymon Seagraves, Jefferson, Allen Seagraves, Nicholson, and David Seagraves, Winder; sisters, Judy Kirby and Bobbie Archer, both of Nicholson; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Center Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Prather and Barry Bray officiating. Burial will be at New Harmony Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
David Loggins
David C. Loggins, 47, of Gainesville, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Hall County, he was the son of Charlie Lee Loggins of Gainesville and the late Willie Mae Bruce Loggins. He was a member of Bethel Tabernacle.
Survivors in addition to his father, include a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Nekeia Ramey, Braselton; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Chantha Loggins, Suwanee; grandchildren, Hailey and Logan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and John Adams, Clermont, Shirley and Curtis Wilson, Gainesville, Marilyn and Johnny Passmore, Flowery Branch; brother, Paul Loggins, Gainesville; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. James Kanaday officiating. Burial was in Bethel Tabernacle Church cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Hazel Cook
Hazel Frances Cook, 89, of Winder, died Monday, May 26, 2008.
She was born in Jackson County and was the daughter of the late Cleve and Annie Lee Baird Forrester. She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church and was from retired Griffin Campus of the University of Georgia as a secretary. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest B. Cook; and a son, Ernest Terry Cook; and a sister, Doris Forrester.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Louise Forrester, Winder.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Lester Hall and Dr. John Talley officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Charles McMillan
Charles Thomas McMillan, Jr., 82, of Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville, died Friday, May 23, 2008, following an extended illness.
He was born on May 31, 1925, in Hall County, the son of the late Charles T. McMillan Sr. and Sally Wilson McMillan. He owned and operated Barker-McMillan Poultry for many years and was also the Hall County Ryder freight agent for several years. Mr. McMillan was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Davis; brothers, Robert McMillan and Wayne McMillan.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Catherine Banks McMillan, Gainesville; son, Jeffery Todd McMillan, Frederick, Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy C. and Les Waters, Marietta; sister, Elizabeth M. Smith, Pendergrass; grandson, Brett T. Waters; granddaughter, Rachel L. Waters; and numerous other loving relatives and caring friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home with the Rev. Fulton Boswell officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga. 30502-0500.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Runell Anderson
Runell Nelms Anderson, 76, of Alto, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born in Jackson County on June 12, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Floyd J. and Eddie Hogan McDougald. She was a member of the White Creek Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Anderson; sons, David and Dean Nelms; sister, Ruth Sosebee; brothers, Buddy and Paul J. McDougald; and a grandson, Chris Irvin.
Survivors include daughters, Annette Irvin, Toccoa, and Penny Smith, Murrayville; sons, Billy McDougald, Cornelia, Dale Nelms, Cleveland, and Darrell Nelms, Alto; sisters, Lunette Stover and Dora Mae Murphy, both of Gainesville, Shirley McKenney, Duluth; brothers, Duck McDougald, Cleveland, Curtis McDougald, Social Circle, and Floyd J. McDougald Jr., Cleveland; grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Avery Smith, Chris Nelms and Jerri Mason; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, at White Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Anthony Shore, Mark Gunter and Paul Flynn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Louise Fincannon
Louise Arnold Fincannon, 76, of Homer, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness.
Survivors include a son, Larry Roberson, Maysville; daughters, Dianne Langston, Royston, Carolyn Bathurst, Penny Noell and Tammie Arroway, all of Homer; brother, Charles Arnold, Homer; nine grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Dennis Highfill
Dennis Wayne Highfill, 46, of Rockmart, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday, May 22, 2008.
He was born on July 17, 1961, in Tampa, Fla., the son of the late John Newton and Sadie Lee Clark Highfill, and was employed at EBY-Brown.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Amber and Ben Coyle, Rockmart, and Megan Patrick, Commerce; and a granddaughter, Zoe Coyle, Rockmart.
Private memorial services will be held by the family at a later date.
Freeman Harris Funeral Home, Rockmart, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Aaron Chaney
Aaron B. Chaney, 67, of Commerce, died Saturday, May 24, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Archie Dean and Thelma Ikard Chaney. He was retired from the City of Commerce, where he worked in the water plant, and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include children, Kerry Pattman, Stacey Rucker and Brittany Rollins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Archie Chaney Jr. and Vivian Chaney, and Samuel and Rebecca Chaney, all of Commerce, Jimmy and Mary Frances Chaney, Bloomington, Ind.; and a sister, Alice Pittman, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Burial was at Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Joe Vaughn
Joe Verner Vaughn, 78, of Homer, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at BJC Hospital in Commerce.
He was the son of the late Dock and Mae Coker Vaughn and was retired from Garrison Lumber Company.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Vaughn, Homer; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Sherry Vaughn, Hull, and Rickey and Dessie Vaughn, Commerce; brother, Olin Vaughn, Homer; sisters, Ruth Cotton, Cornelia, and Genell Carlan, Homer; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Don Blalock and Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Riley Harris
Riley Harris Sr., 75, of Commerce, died Saturday, May 24, 2008.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Henry and Mammie Slaughter Harris. He was retired from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Harris was a veteran, retired from the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Borders Harris, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Smauldon, Columbia, S.C., Patricia and Jasper Williams, Tyrone, Shirley Harris, Commerce; sons, Riley Harris Jr. and Randy Harris, both of Marietta, Raymond Harris, Commerce; brother, the Rev. R.L. Trammell, Athens; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Burial was at Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Gladys Crow
Gladys Waldrup Crow, 89, of Cornelia, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at a local care facility.
She was born on August 4, 1918, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Augustine and Sarah Worley Waldrup. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia and was retired from Ethicon, Inc., with several years of service. Mrs. Crow was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar N. Crow Sr.; three sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Mark Gardner, Mt. Airy, Dorothy and Tim Lewis, Salem, S.C., Shelia Crow, Baldwin; sons and daughter-in-law, Edgar N. Crow Jr., Maysville, James Milton and Judy Crow, Mt. Airy; sister, Ellen Bramblett, Cornelia; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Greg Walton and David Turner officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cornelia Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Leila McIntyre
Leila Nicholson McIntyre, 97, of Flowery Branch, died Monday, May 26, 2008.
She was born on March 5, 1911, in Rabun County, was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. McIntyre was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd R. McIntyre; and a son, Anthony McIntyre.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Mack Simmons, Flowery Branch, Pam and George Little, Sugar Hill, Sheri Black, Braselton; sons and daughter-in-law, Phil and Joyce McIntyre, Colbert, Larry McIntyre, Snellville; 35 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Bishop David Bassett officiating. Burial will follow at 2:45 p.m. in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 29, from 4 until 9 p.m.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
James Stem
Dr. James Marion Stem, 86, Floral City, Fla., died Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Inverness, Fla.
He was born on June 8, 1921, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of the late Dr. Leon Thayer Stem and Edith Allison Stem. Dr. Stem served as a naval medical officer during the final months of World War II, assigned to a destroyer in the Pacific. During the Korean War, he was called back into naval service and stationed in Alameda, Calif.
Dr. Stem opened his pediatric practice in Clearwater, Fla., in 1948, being the first practicing pediatrician in Clearwater. Closing his practice in Clearwater in 1979, he and his wife traveled to the United Arab Emirates, where he served as the Director of Pediatrics for Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, UAE. .
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Aline Mitchell Stem; children, James Mitchell Stem, Tampa, Fla., Richard Barry Stem, Ocala, Fla., Michael Andrew Stem, Longwood, Fla., and Elizabeth Allison Wheaton, Jefferson; eight grandchildren; brothers, Dr. William Stem, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Thomas Richard Stem, Boca Grande, Fla.
Funeral services were held at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clearwater, Fla., Wednesday, May 28. Burial was in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Moss-Feaster Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
William Brown
William Jesse Brown, 57, of Commerce, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Sam and Grace Parker Brown. He worked at CertainTeed Corporation of Athens for 30 years. Mr. Brown made a lot of friends that he considered family, loved ones stated.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Donnette Brown, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, Josh and Tiffany Brown, Alto, Nicholas and Kristy Sorrow, Pendergrass; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Chad Bridges, Danielsville; sister and brother-in-law, Judy Brown and James O’Kelley, Maysville; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Bonnie Brown, Cleveland; eight grandchildren, Damian Brown, Patience Chaney, Cody Sorrow, Chase and Kaceen Bridges, Thaddeus Freeman, Payton Freeman and Tori Freeman.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Burgess officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Minnie Mize
Minnie Lucille Seagraves Mize, 88, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Love Thirsten and Lucy Burroughs Seagraves. She was retired from New Holland Mill and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Mrs. Mize was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mize; grandson, Christopher Mize; one sister; and five brothers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen and Leroy Brown, Gainesville, Louise and Doug Helton, Lula, and Laura and Robert Rider, Hartwell; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard L. and Betty Mize, Homer, Terry Lee and Brenda Mize, Lula, and Ross and Cheryl Mize, Cleveland; grandchildren, Gina Reed, Jeff Rider, Joey Rider, Nina Robinson, Richard L. Mize Jr., Richelle Mize, Michael Mize, Matthew Mize, Chris Burke, Jenny Massey, Patricia Vahey, Melissa Williams and Cathey Ferguson; sister, Ruth Pittman, Nicholson; brothers, Jimmy Seagraves, Commerce, and Felton Seagraves, Milledgeville; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Pittman and Chris Burke officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Lisa Kilgore
Lisa Hayes Kilgore, 45, of Jefferson, died Monday, May 26, 2008.
She was the daughter of Eileen Carlyle Hayes of Jefferson and the late Junior Hayes. She was born on January 13, 1963, in Gwinnett County and was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church in Hoschton, where she was active in the Youth Choir.
Survivors in addition to her mother, include daughters and sons-in-law, Christie Kilgore and Brian Walls, Flowery Branch, Cindy Kilgore and Cary Way, Baldwin, Kerri Kilgore, Lawrenceville, Nicole Kilgore, Jefferson; nine grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Donald Murphy, Hoschton, Shirley and Henry Satterfield, Flowery Branch; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Ellen Hayes, Flowery Branch; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m., in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Carlyle and Ollie V. Hayes officiating. Burial and graveside services will follow in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Everest Carlyle officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 28, from 4 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, May 29, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.
Donald Smith
Donald L. Smith, 67, of Maysville, died Monday, May 26, 2008.
He was born on December 31, 1940, in Fulton County. He was retired from Gwinnett Daily Post as a transportation manager and was Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Brenda Smith, Maysville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jim Braun, Norcross, Janice and Clifford Earl, Flowery Branch, Tammy and James Rhea, Forest Park; sons and daughters-in-law, Teddy and Rosita Smith, Virginia Beach, Va., Andy and Ann-Marie Smith, Bethlehem; eleven grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Joy Smith, Buford, Jimmy Titshaw and Wesley Smith, both of Covington, Kenneth Smith and James Smith, both of Loganville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah and Johnny Walton, Covington, Jean and Mike Tabone, Loganville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Brother David Gates officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, May 28, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 28, 2008.



 

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