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Raenell Canup
Raenell McElhannon Canup, 90, of Hoschton, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008.
Born in Barrow County, she had owned Canup’s Fruit Stand in Norcross for many years. Mrs. Canup was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Canup; and a son, Doug Canup.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Ross, Pendergrass; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Nettie Canup, Hoschton; son and companion, Verdell Canup and Janet Whitaker, Martin; daughters and son-in-law, Ann and Horace Dove and Brenda Staples, all of Hoschton; daughters-in-law, Joyce Canup, Hoschton, and Kay Canup; sister, Dovie Freeman, Stone Mountain; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; caregiver, Teresa Smith, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with the Rev. Everest Carlisle officiating. Burial was in the Peachtree Memorial Park.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Robert Patrick
Robert T. Patrick, 57, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 17, at his residence.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late John William and Willie Mae Payne Patrick. Mr. Patrick was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Cochran; and a brother, Billy Joe Patrick.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Turpin Patrick; daughters, Tabitha Turpin, Heather Stockton and April Patrick, all of Nicholson; sons, Daniel Turpin, Danielsville, Robert Turpin, Unadilla, and Matthew Stockton, Nicholson; sisters, Johnnie Sue Hill, Commerce, Annie Rae Cartledge, Nicholson; brothers, Roy Patrick, Edward Patrick, Waymon Patrick, Roger Patrick and David Patrick, all of Commerce, Alfred Patrick, Maysville; grandchildren, Kayla Bagwell, Toni Shelnutt, Jordan Whitehead, Bryanna Turpin, Justin Lytle, Chelsey Kitchens, Nickolas Stockton and Stephen Stockton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Herbert and Eddie Gordon officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, June 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Ruth White
Ruth Gee White, 89, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, following an extended illness.
She was born on June 23, 1918, the daughter of the late Homer and Eula Mae Brooks Gee. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, John Quinton White; brother and sister, Nolan Gee and Grace Truelove. She was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church of Commerce and of the Berean Sunday School Class. She worked at Harmony Grove Mill in Commerce and was an agent for American Family Life Insurance Company.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She has touched the hearts of many in her long life and her love and the memories of her will linger in all our hearts forever, loved ones stated.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda White Dickerson and Livingston M. Dickerson Jr., Commerce; grandson and spouse, Phillip K. and Elaine Turner; granddaughters and spouses, Vickie D. and Scott Yaughn, Michele and Joseph Head; great-grandchildren, Etta Yaughn, Zachary Turner, Ashley Turner, Lucas Yaughn and Lily Ruth Head; brothers and sisters, Irene Allison, Bobbie Bryan and H.W. Gee.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Dr. Carlton Allen, the Revs. David Harbin and Lee Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. White’s wishes were in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
‘Don’ Cox
Donald “Don” Cox, 68 of Winder, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his residence.
A native of Roanoke County, Va., he was the son of the late Jack and Hazel Campbell Cox. A former resident of Gwinnett County, he had resided in Barrow County for the past eight years. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Red Hill Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va. Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara McGee Cox.
Survivors include children and spouse, Maria Holbrook, Sissy Rowland, Carla Wagner, all of Winder, Hope Thompson-McDowell, Hoschton, Karen Archer, Commerce, Ricky and Joy Phillips, Buford; sisters, Florence Gray, Roanoke, Va., and Linda Smith, Auburn; brother, William Cox, Roanoke, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Dee Dillon officiating. Burial was in Duncan’s Creek Congregational Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
‘Bud’ Benway
Murray “Bud” Sanford Benway, 84, of Braselton, died Friday, June 13, 2008.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Lewis and Dorothy Benway. Following graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., he served as an Ensign during World War II. He was a retired gemologist and was a member of the Chamblee Sardis Masonic Lodge #444.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lee Benway, Braselton; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Vivian Benway, Arvada, Colo., Randall and Eileen Benway, Lafayette, Calif., Donald and Darcy Hopka, Tucker; daughters, Angel Bruce, Hoschton, Audrey Pounder, Poway, Calif.; sister, Muriel Stone, Houston, Texas; brother-in-law, Larry Vaitkus, Roswell; and grandchildren, Eleanor, Thomas, Evan, Alexander, Cassidy and Draven.
Services were held Tuesday, June 17, with a Masonic service held graveside at Lilburn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation for Children and the March of Dimes.
R.T. Patterson Funeral Home, Lilburn, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Donald Purcell
Donald Sanford Purcell, 70, of Commerce, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at his residence.
Born in Banks County, he was the son of the late Albert and Ruby Ensley Purcell.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Seagraves Purcell, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jon Embrick, Commerce; grandchildren, Madison and Matthew Embrick.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
‘Rose’ Ferguson
Fulvia “Rose” Ferguson, 67, of Phenix City, Ala., died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
She was born on October 12, 1940, in the Panama Canal Zone. Known to many as Grandma Rose, she had worked for many years as a patient rep with Northeast Medical Center and as a translator at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her parents; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Strange Olds and Brittany Nichole Odland.
She loved her family dearly and treated many others as her own family, never meeting a stranger and loved gardening, loved ones stated. She was a very Godly woman and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Lee and Charles Odland, Phenix City, Debra and Eric Fontaine, Talmo; a son and daughter-in-law, Don C. and Dee Dee Ferguson, Willington, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Vignoe, Fort Rucker, Ala.; grandchildren, Brandon Cole Ferguson, Jesse Strange, Elisha Fontaine, Joel Fontaine and Ian Fontaine; great-grandchildren, Kaia Strange, Stephanie Brittany Strange and Elijah Strange; nieces, Laura Anderson and Jennifer White; a nephew, Junior White; and co-workers and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City with Chaplain Jeff Thompson officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memory Gardens.
Vance Memorial Chapel, Phenix City, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Dean Fordham
Dean Nix Fordham, 78, of Athens, died Friday, June 13, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie W. and Lillie Barrett Nix. She was a retired dental hygienist and a member of the Church of the Nations in Athens.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Joe Fordham, Athens; daughter, Linda Davis, Hartwell; sisters, Mayrelle Duke, Dorothy Doster, Annie Phillips, all of Jefferson, Pansy Ward, Covington; brothers, Billy Nix, Commerce, Donald Nix, Snellville; grandchildren, Tamara Waddell, Jefferson, Dean Free, Clarkesville; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Dr. Mel Holmes officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Dr. William Fletcher
Dr. William Hains Fletcher, 85, of Nicholson, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at his residence of natural causes. Following graduation from the University of Georgia veterinary school, he practiced veterinary medicine for over 50 years. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a bomber pilot and was a prisoner of war for 15 months.
Survivors include his children, Carol Abersoll, William Fletcher, Connie Over, and Dorothy Edwards; grandchildren, Donna Ledford, Jennifer Davis and Benjamin Edwards; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Saturday, June 14 at Emmanuel Church in Athens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice House, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, Ga. 30604.
Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Myra McFarlin
Myra Elizabeth McFarlin, 85, of Toccoa, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa.
She was born on December 5, 1922, in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Henry Grady and Beulah Caudell McFarlin. She was a retired teacher, having taught in the Franklin, Jackson and Stephens County school systems and was a member of the Union Ground Christian Church. Mrs. McFarlin was preceded in death by a brother, Woodson L. McFarlin Sr.
Survivors include a sister, Agatha Payne, Homer; two nephews; and a niece.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, at B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
B.D. Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Margaret Watkins
Margaret Susie Crowe Watkins, 75, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Crowe and Edna Duncan Eberhardt. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was retired from Dixie Bearing Company.
Survivors include her husband, Loy Watkins, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Watkins and Chris Cook, Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Lesley “Cotton” and Myra Watkins, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Lila and Leroy Couch, Toccoa; brother-in-law, Bradford Watkins, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Ada Mae Watkins, Cornelia; sisters-in-law, Virginia Watkins, Gainesville, and Frieda Watkins, Athens; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Wales and Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Jewel Odom
Jewel Elizabeth Odom, 71, of Nicholson, died Thursday, June 12, 2008.
She was born on August 15, 1936, in Rockdale County, the daughter of the late Ore Lee and Lena Shelton McCullough. She was a nurse’s assistant and attended the Nicholson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Odom.
Survivors include children and spouses, Jackie and Mark Dyer, Jefferson, Steven C. Johnson, Nicholson, James H. and Venus Johnson, Villa Rica; sister, Erlene Odom, LaGrange; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial was in the Crestlawn Memorial Park in Atlanta with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Virginia Waters
Virginia Love Waters, 87, of Maysville, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at her residence, following a period of declining health.
She was born November 5, 1920, in Laurens, S.C., the daughter of the late Earl Luther and Ola Sue Owings Love. She was a retired insurance clerk and a member of Oconee Baptist Church. Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Love Jones.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia W. and Bobby J. “Pee-Wee” Garrison, Maysville, Nancy W. and Ron Harrison, Clermont; sister, Mary Love Langston, Tucker; grandchildren and spouses, Debbie and Ronnie Smith, Jefferson, Tammy and Larry Sauls, Winder, Mark and Donna Garrison, David and Jodi Garrison, Adam and Francy Garrison, all of Maysville, Dawn H. and Mike Schaeffer, Philadelphia, Timothy Harrison, Clermont; great-grandchildren, Dylan Kilgore, Nick Smith, Laura Smith, Jeremy Smith, Amber Garrison, Matthew Garrison, Jessica Garrison, Hannah Garrison, Seth Garrison, Kaleb Garrison, Kasey Garrison, Ryan Schaeffer; great-great-grandchild, Kane Smith; and niece, Carolyn Notheis.
An evening of remembrance was held Monday, June 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gene Carlan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga. 30502.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Ruby Smith
Ruby Lois Smith, 67, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at her residence.
Born in Hall County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Ruby Humphries Major. She had lived most of her life in Lumpkin County and had worked at Whit’s Beauty Salon and Supply in Gainesville. She was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Brown; and a grandson, Jeremey Sullens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Angel and Nar Lakhicharran and Talina and Glenn McMahon, all of Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Awa Martin and Reggie Buffington, all of Gainesville, Trey and Kenia Smith, Cleveland; sisters and brother-in-law, Sherry and Robert Kendrick, Cleveland, Tammy Latty, Clarkesville; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Evalene Major, Pendergrass; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, at Banister Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwayne Major officiating. Burial was in Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.
Vivian Langford
Vivian Pauline Webb Langford, 87, of Gainesville, formerly of the Pendergrass (Holly Springs Community), died Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
She was born on October 14, 1920, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Paul and Wilda Wood Webb. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Holly Springs United Methodist Church for 67 years. She attended Toccoa Falls College. Mrs. Langford was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. “Dick” Langford; son, James Lamar Langford; and daughter, Wilda Grace Marlowe.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sara and Frank Nichols, Pendergrass, Vikki and Michael Parham, Social Circle, Jackie and Norb Fichter, Gainesville; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Langford, Maysville, Dwight and Sharon Langford, Pendergrass; sister, Julia Savage, Maysville; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m., in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kennedy Smart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at 10:30 at the church. Pallbearers will be Tony Nichols, Jason Langford, Tyler Langford, Shane Parham, Dustin Fichter, Jimmy Langford, Jack Baerne, Ben Rose and Chad Lawson. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2008.



 

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