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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 5, 2000 - COMMERCE, GA

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Charlie Harper
Charlie James Harper, 45, of Commerce, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, following an extended illness.
Mr. Harper was a son of Genelle Wise Harper and the late Sam Harper.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, at Rogers Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Scotty Randolph officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his fiancé, Kathy Arwood; brothers and sisters, Sammy Harper, Michael Harper and Carolyn Walker, all of Athens, Elmira Harper, Linda Tabor, Maryann Harper and Pam Harper, all of Commerce, Amy Nell Law, Arcade, Greg Harper, Oakwood, and Jerry Harper, Talmo; brothers-in-law, James Walker, Hubert Law Jr. and William Van Tabor; sister-in-law, Diane Harper; a cousin, Ozzie Lee Tarpkins; eight aunts, two uncles, 14 nieces, 10 nephews, five great-nieces, four great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Mamie S. Beck
Mrs. Mamie Sanders Beck, 91, of Commerce, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Beck was born September 15, 1908, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Lam Jackson and Edna Ray Sanders.
Mrs. Beck was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Beck Sr., a son, Ralph Beck Jr., and a daughter, Doris Beck Sailors.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Mera Head officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mamie Lou and Horace L. Williams, Commerce; son-in-law, Daniel L. Sailors, Nicholson; one brother, Hoyt Sanders, Woodstock; one sister, Ada Press Sanders, Commerce; four grandchildren, Sandra D. Sailors, Dan Scott Sailors and Sandy Beck Hines, all of Nicholson, and Jerry Lee Williams, Gainesville; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Jesse L. McGee
Jesse L. McGee, 69, of Maysville, died Friday, December 24, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. McGee was born December 9, 1930, in Ocilla. He was a son of the late Jesse B. and Rosa Burroughs McGee.
Mr. McGee was self-employed. He was preceded in death by a son, Odis McGee, Orlando, Fla.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Richard James officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include his wife, Mavis McGee; two sons, Jesse E. McGee, Maysville, and Johnny L. McGee, Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Rosalind Bibby and Janice Webb, both of Maysville, and Sandra Oromero, Kenly, N.C.; three brothers, Herman McGee, Portsmouth, N.H., Leroy McGee, Plymouth, Fla., and Odis McGee, Newington, N.H.; two sisters, Judy McCook, Broxton, and Pearl Purvis, Ocilla; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Ossie L. Bryant
Mrs. Ossie Lecroy Bryant, 82, of Commerce, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Bryant was born March 13, 1917, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late John and Zibiah Dalrymple Lecroy.
Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Congregational Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Bryant.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, 2000, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Middle River Baptist Church cemetery, Carnesville.
Survivors include one son, Roger Bryant, Gainesville; one daughter, Brenda Brown, Commerce; two brothers, John Lecroy, Toccoa, and Tom Lecroy, Carnesville; and two granddaughters, Devon and Shelly Brown, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Frank E. Adams
Commander Frank E. Adams, 84, of Tavares, Fla., died Wednesday, December 29, 1999.
A native of Commerce, Adams moved to Central Florida in 1978.
He was a naval aviator, commissioned in 1941, serving the U.S. Navy for 23 years. Commander Adams was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Adams was a graduate of Piedmont College, was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce and was a member of the Quiet Birdman.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Burnette Adams; and two sons, Richard F. Adams, Atlanta, and John H. Adams, Palm Harbor, Fla.
Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Tavares, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Paul A. Miller
Paul A. Miller, 57, of Lula, brother of Jimmy Miller, Commerce, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Miller was born June 19, 1942, in Hall County. He was a son of Christine Bell Miller, Helen, and the late David Miller.
Mr. Miller was a self-employed construction worker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Timberidge Baptist Church with the Revs. Verner London and Chris York officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother and brother, include his wife, Linda Chastain Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and Scott Carney, Lula; brothers, Ted Miller, Cleveland, and David Miller, Alto; five sisters, Laurene Chastain and Mary Cannon, both of Helen, Bonnie Sue Turner, Fayetteville, Martha Woodall, Cornelia, and Jeanie Hill, Alabama; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Shayla Carney, both of Lula.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000
Phillip B. Shrader
Phillip Bruce Shrader, 62, of Commerce, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Shrader was born September 30, 1937, in Tazewell County, Va. He was a son of the late Homer and Mary Virginia Wilburn Shrader.
Mr. Shrader was a painter.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jewell Burney Shrader; two sons, Michael Hart, Brookhaven, and Phillip Bruce Shrader Jr., Lawrenceville; one daughter, Lynn Cox, Snellville; five brothers, Bill Shrader, Ohio, Daniel Shrader, Decatur, Dorn Shrader, Virginia, Jinks Shrader, Florida, and Sonny Shrader, Eatonton; one sister, Dorothy Atkins, Nitro, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Ruby Mae Minish
Mrs. Ruby Mae Minish, 88, of Commerce, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Minish was born February 1, 1911, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late James Rufus and Daisy Payne Green.
Mrs. Minish had been employed with Harmony Grove Mills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lee Minish, and a daughter, Betty Jane Dispain.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Green and Marvin Lutrell officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, Coil Lee Minish and Douglas Minish, both of Commerce, and Ronnie Minish and Rudolph Minish, both of Homer; three daughters, Frances Brown, Homer, Linda Jordan, Commerce, and Rebecca Williamson, Jefferson; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Glana D. Summerour
Mrs. Glana Driskell Summerour, 82, of Hoschton, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Emory Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Summerour was born October 17, 1917, in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late George D. and Alice Gaines Driskell.
She was married to the late Howard Summerour on January 25, 1935. They moved to the Pleasant Grove Community in Forsyth County and later made their home in Jackson County in 1955.
Mrs. Summerour was a very active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, having taught Sunday School for a number of years. She was president of the Homemakers Club in Pleasant Grove and was a member of the Winder Eastern Star, holding every office and twice achieving worthy Matron. Mrs. Summerour was also a member of the Lanier Shrinetts and a member of the Braselton Women's Club.
Mrs. Summerour, a dedicated volunteer, collected for the Heart Fund and Taking Census, and enjoyed being a regular caller on the WDUN radio program.
She was elected "Woman of the Year" of Jackson County and was a very active member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.
She was cherished and loved by all who knew her, said family members.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. G.A. Lawson and Tim Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Alta Vista Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and R.O. Mitchell, Douglas, Martha and Max Martin, Hoschton, and Wanda and Joe Strzemienski, Gainesville; daughter, Wilma Woodall, Commerce; brother, Cleburn Driskell, Jefferson; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Summerour Driskell, Gainesville; granddaughter and husband, Rebecca and Jack Cribbs, Douglas; granddaughter, Cheryl Martin, Hoschton; grandsons and wives, Wayne and Lisa Martin, Hoschton, Lane and Patty Woodall, Nicholson, and Randy and Tracy Woodall, Williamson, S.C., and Kelly and Melissa Woodall, Homer; grandchildren, Anna, Amy and Adam Strzemienski, all of Gainesville; and great-grandchildren, Lane Burkhalter, Douglas, Abbie, Matthew and Kate Woodall, all of Nicholson, and Tyler Woodall, Williamson, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Fork Baptist Church, 557 Hwy. 60, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

George Faulkner
George Faulkner, 73, of Homer, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Faulkner was a son of the late Odell and Alice Richie Faulkner.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Neals Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Wilson, pastor of Homer First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Homer First Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorine Gaither Faulkner; eleven sons, David Faulkner, George Faulkner, Arthur Faulkner and Ronald Faulkner, all of Commerce, and James Faulkner, Swayne Faulkner, Waymon Faulkner, Tommy Faulkner, John Faulkner, Bobby Faulkner and Johnny Faulkner, all of Homer; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Neal, Mrs. Lillie Mae Richie and Mrs. Margie F. Richie, all of Homer; one brother, Thomas Faulkner, Homer; 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Larry S. Freeman
Larry S. Freeman, 57, of Commerce, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Freeman was a son of Gussie Mae Irvin Freeman, Danielsville, and the late Samuel B. Freeman.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was the owner of Freeman Refrigeration Service. Mr. Freeman was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was an active participant in mission trips to Haiti.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan May and James "Trooper" Brock Jr. officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Linda Freeman; daughter, Christy Freeman, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and David Coile, Hull; sister and brother-in-law, Linda Freeman Green and Ray Green, Danielsville; grandson, Garrett Coile; and four nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baskin 'n Sonshine Ministries, c/o Trinity Baptist Church, Hwy. 29 North, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000

Flora I. Cash
Mrs. Flora Irene Cash, 85, of Homer, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Cash was born February 21, 1914, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Poole Crump.
Mrs. Cash retired from the Banks County School System as a teacher, with 32 years of service. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cash was preceded in death by her husband, Admiral Cash.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Survivors include one son, Harold Cash, Homer; one daughter, Milinder Clark, Lula; one sister, Bessie Cash, Homer; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 5, 2000


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