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Annelle Owensby
Annelle Alexander Truluck Owensby, 90, of Jefferson, died Monday, June 2, 2008.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late John Whitson and Mattie Lee Wood Alexander. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Owensby was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ralph Owensby.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Woodrow Stewart, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Mary Katherine Truluck, Gainesville, Don and Sue Truluck, Watkinsville; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Charlene and Walt Morrow, Loganville, Brenda and Harold Evans, Winder; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Minister Robin Self and the Rev. Harold Evans officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson. Serving as pallbearers were Todd Stewart, David Truluck, Scott Truluck, Michael Truluck, Tim Zech, Franklin Gilbert, Adam Wilson and John Melvin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Jefferson in care of Frances Sauls, 461 Vandiver Rd., Jefferson, Ga. 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
‘Curt’ Blackwell
James Curtis “Curt” Blackwell, 87, of Jefferson, died Friday, May 30, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary Lynn Blackwell and was retired from Jefferson Mills. Mr. Blackwell was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ricks Blackwell.
Survivors include a son, Michael Blackwell, Hartwell.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Cecil Saylors
Cecil Loraine Saylors, 82, of Braselton, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late William and Lizzie Standridge LeCroy and was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Saylors; a son, Larry Dooley; and daughters, Willie Bell Greenway and Sara LeCroy; and a brother, Edward LeCroy.
Survivors include sons, Luther Lee Dooley, Braselton, David Saylors, Commerce, and Daniel Saylors, Lavonia; daughters, Brenda Fitzgerald, Homer, Debra Peck, Pendergrass, Mattie Lou LeCroy, Townsville, S.C.; brothers, Gene LeCroy, Anderson, S.C., Curtis LeCroy, Townsville, S.C., and Jimmy LeCroy, Belton, S.C.; sisters, Louise Busby, Royston, Willie Mae Graham, Townsville, S.C., JoAnn Skelton and Shirley Holcombe, both of Anderson, S.C., Ruth Page, Belton, S.C.; 50 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 4, at Holy Ground Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Moore and Clinton Gooch officiating. Burial was in the Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Tommy Terrell
Tommy J. Terrell, 56, of Nicholson, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Heritage Health Care of Athens.
Born in Tifton, he was the son of Rachel E. Martin and the late Henry Ford Terrell and was Catholic. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Marines during Vietnam. Mr. Terrell was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Mae Harvey Terrell.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Sarah Lynn Tranum; step-daughter, Cherie Lackey; sisters, Jackie Love, Shirley Terrell, Jennie Knight, Sandra Conley, Brenda Perry; brother, Billy Terrell; grandchildren, Rhiannon Medley, Scarlet Clark, Sammy Lackey, Halee Lackey, Makala Ramey; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, at Ross Chapel Church with the Rev. Jason Rowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
James Wilburn
James Herschel Wilburn, 74, of Winder, died Friday, May 30, 2008.
He was born on February 13, 1934, the son of the late Herschel and Elizabeth Wilburn. He was a devoted member of Enterprise Lodge 467 Lawrenceville and Long Star Lodge #2M R.A.M. Lawrenceville. Mr. Wilburn was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Wilburn; and a sister, Offie Moon.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Doris Wilburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Thurmond, Statham, Sherry and Tyrus Jackson, Auburn; sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray Wilburn, James Randall Wilburn, Royce Wilburn, all of Winder, Gerrell and Sheila Wilburn, Arcade; brother and sister-in-law, William and Brenda Wilburn, Winder; sisters, Nealie R. Moon, Billie Nunley, Charlie B. Cobb, Winder, Ella N. Hutchinson, Dacula, and Montine Wilburn, Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Mae Hale, Grace Davenport, Katherine Simmons, and Judy Mayweather; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 4, at New Hope AME Church, Hoschton, with the Revs. Latham Mills and Alexander Wright officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and grandson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Smooth Ashlar Grand Lodge Athens, NE Georgia District #13.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Laura Chandler
Laura Mealor Chandler, 79, of Commerce, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
She was born in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Moody Mem and Mary B. Marvin Mealor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce and was a retired real estate broker. She was a member of the Jolly Agers and the Lost Arts Club.
Survivors include her husband, Stoy Chandler, Commerce; a daughter, Mary Ann Upchurch, Waterloo, Iowa; brothers, John D. Mealor and James H. Mealor, both of Commerce; sister, Virginia M. Barnes, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Ritchie officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Charles Allen
Charles Ellsworth Allen, 81, of Helen, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born in Nicholson on August 22, 1926, the son of the late Charles Binus and Doris Belle Hawks Allen. He joined the United States Navy in 1944, where he served with honor. After being discharged, he moved to Marietta, where he was employed with Lockheed Georgia as a machinist, and upon retirement, he moved to White County. He was a member of VFW Rainbow Post and the International Association of Machinists. Mr. Allen was preceded in death by a brother, Donald E. Allen; and sister, Grace McDonald.
Survivors include daughters, Joy Kinsey, Helen and Rhonda Allen, Blairsville; a son, Danny Allen, Woodstock; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Allen’s wishes were to be cremated and no public services held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Rainbow Post, 140 Powers Ferry Rd., Veterans Memorial Dr., Marietta, Ga. 30067.
Alexander’s Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Glenn Jackson
Glenn Kerry Jackson, 53, of Gainesville, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
A native of Panama City, Fla., he was the son of the late James Edwin and Rita Swingler Jackson. He had lived in Hall County since 1962, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Survivors include children, Will and Caroline Jackson, Gainesville; stepmother and stepfather, Judith and Don Jackson, Hesston, Kan.; brothers, Michael Jackson, Gainesville, Mark Jackson, Marion, Iowa; and a sister, Lorraine Jackson, Goldsboro, N.C.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Fields officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mason & Ward Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
James Davis
James Logan Davis, infant son of James Brian Davis and Amber Olvey of Snellville, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Emory Eastside.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include grandparents, James and Robin Davis and Dorothy Kimbrell, all of Commerce, Sherry Olvey, Decatur, Bruce Maddox, Helen, Gaylon and Barbara Rainwater, Conyers, and Judith Davis, Jefferson.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 2, at Adam’s Place in Banks County with the Rev. Rusty Davis officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Kim King
Kim King, 50, of Nicholson, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at her residence.
Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Gloria Durben Reade of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the late Robert Reade.
Survivors include her husband, John Dethlefs, Nicholson; daughters, Amy King, Atlanta, Monica Fulkes, Acworth, Kathryn Alexander, Commerce, Carissa Dethlefs and Sarah Dethlefs, both of Nicholson; sisters, Carol Seigel, Susan Vandever and Linda Wickman, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Jeffrey Reade, Jacksonville, Fla., and Steven Reade, Cincinnati, Ohio; and a grandson, Jacob Alexander.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 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, June 4, 2008.
Evareen Brown
Evareen Whitfield Brown, 81, of Banks County, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at The Oaks at Limestone Nursing Facility.
She was born in Banks County on July 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Stowe Whitfield and was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Brown Sr.; and a son, Johnny Brown Sr.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Samples, Commerce, and Jeannette Smith, Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Brown Jr. and Karen Brown, Lithia Springs, and Cliff and Marsha Brown, Euharlee; sisters and brother-in-law, Lois Savage, South Georgia, Linda and Lilburn Newsome, Baldwin, Margie Lou Broome, Homer; brother, Harold Whitfield, Clarkesville; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, at Whitfield Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Franklin and the Rev. Mike Mayfield officiating. Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 5, 2008.
Shirley Evans
Shirley Ann Evans, 73, of Monroe, died Monday, June 2, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawton T. Evans.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Evans, Monroe; sons, William Evans, Richard Evans and Lee Evans, all of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 3, at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain with the Rev. Tom Egbert officiating.
Arthur Bowick Inc., Funeral Directors, Monroe, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Owen Weatherly
Owen Weatherly, 88, of Winder, died Saturday, May 31, 2008.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late John and Georgia Daniel Weatherly. He was a retired automotive mechanic and was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church. Mr. Weatherly was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Mae Hogan Weatherly.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances W. and Reggie Norris, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Betty Weatherly, Jefferson; brother, John Daniel Wetherly, Winder; sisters, Elizabeth Holton, Franklin, Tenn., and Ann Michael, Gainesville; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 3, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Dave Staton and Ben Strength officiating. Burial was in the Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth United Methodist Church Transition Fund, 618 Corinth Church Rd., Winder, Ga. 30680.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
Agata Iannuzzi
Agata Messina Iannuzzi, 89, of Braselton, died Sunday, June 1, 2008.
She was born on December 24, 1918, in Sicily, Italy, the daughter of the late Tommaso and Rosaria Azzarelli Messina. She was a homemaker and worked for a short while at Fawn Togs in Braselton. She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville. Mrs. Iannuzzi was preceded in death by her husband, Francesco Iannuzzi; and a son, Roberto Iannuzzi.
Survivors include children, Mario (Giovanna) Iannuzzi, Armando (Anna) Iannuzzi and Enrico (Mariella) Iannuzzi, all of Sicily, Italy, Liliana (Jimmy) Mayberry, Braselton, Rosanna (Michael) Mauldin, Hoschton, Claudio (Lynda) Iannuzzi, Chestnut Mt.; sister, Marie Messina, Sicily, Italy; brother, Salvatore Messina, Sicily, Italy; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 4, in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville with Father Thaddeus Rudd serving as celebrant. Burial was in the Hoschton City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Jackson County, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, Ga. 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.
N. Otis King
N. Otis King, 67, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
Born in Banks County, he was the son of Lois Howington King of Commerce and the late William Wiseman King. He was a long time employee of the textile industry at the Mt. Vernon Mill of Harmony Grove Mills, was a past member of the Commerce Jaycees, a former member of the Commerce City Council, a former pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle of Commerce, and was an avid golfer and fisherman. Mr. King was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Todd King; and brother, Paul King, Commerce.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include a twin brother, Odell and Jean King, Ila; children and spouses, Amanda French, Commerce, Lynn and Randy Poole, Lula, Melanie and Kevin Lawhorn, Apple Valley, and Adam and Jennifer Matthews, Athens; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; a nephew; golfing partner of 25 plus years, Hollis Ray, Jefferson; and long time friend and companion, Dianne Matthews, Commerce.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with Johnny Klugh and the Revs. Curtis Greene and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial will be in the Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and at other times at the residence at 183 Brookwood Ave., Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2008.




 

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