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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 5, 2000 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. DAVIS
Housewife
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Annie A. Davis, 87, died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Davis was born July 27, 1912, in Hart County. She was a daughter of the late Robert W. Adams and Martha Stover.
Mrs. Davis was a housewife and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Jefferson, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory J. Davis.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, 2000, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Albritton, Forest Park, and Barbara House, Prattville, Ala.; two sons, Joel K. Davis, Athens, and John E. Davis, Smyrna; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MRS. WALL
Hoschton UMC member
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Mary Hill Wall, 85, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Wall was a daughter of the late Hugh and Olivia Wood Hill.
She was a retired seamstress and had worked for Carwood Manufacturing and Superior Garments. Mrs. Wall was a member of Hoschton United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston C. Wall.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, at Smith's Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Darrell McGinnis and Oscar Crosby officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pearl Wall, Hoschton; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Paula) Wall, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Wall, Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wall, Hoschton, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wall, Sturgis, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Eric Wall, Lawrenceville, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Emma) Chambers, Braselton; and three great-grandchildren, Clint and Colin Wall and Miss Michayla Scolon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hoschton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MRS. HUDSON
Retired medical
technician
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Joyce Hannah Hudson, 84, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Hudson was born May 21, 1915, in New York State. She was a daughter of the late James Harrison and Elizabeth Anne Bilson Voorhees.
Mrs. Hudson was a retired medical technician and was of the Methodist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Henry Hudson.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include one son, Gary Hudson, Jefferson; one daughter, Gail Joyce McCarthy, Washington State; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. GLASPER
Farmer
JEFFERSON - John Willie Glasper, 54, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at his residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Glasper was born June 14, 1943. He was a son of the late John Willie Glasper Sr. and Emma Lee Glasper.
Mr. Glasper was a farmer.
Graveside services were held Monday, January 3, 2000, in the Gum Springs Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. M.C. Teasley officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Casey Glasper; one daughter, Pauline Annette Glasper, Gainesville; one sister, Rosa Mae Glasper, Jefferson; and two brothers, Robert Glasper and Homer Glasper, both of Gainesville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. HARPER
Rogers Chapel
Baptist rites
COMMERCE - Charlie James Harper, 45, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. MCGEE
Sunrise Cemetery rites
MAYSVILLE - Jesse L. McGee, 69, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. JOHNSON
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - Paul Samuel Johnson, 73, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Johnson was born in North Wilkesboro, N.C., a son of the late Robie L. and Sallie Myers Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2000, in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Stamps Johnson; five sons, James Ronald Johnson, Englishtown, N.J., John Honea, Newnan, Paul Samuel Johnson Jr., Buford, Joseph Michael Johnson, Dallas, Texas, and Jerry Allen Johnson, Marietta; two daughters, Barbara Sue Johnson, Jefferson, and Peggy Ann Turner, Riverdale; one sister, Grace Williams, North Wilkesboro, N.C.; three brothers, Sherell Johnson, Greensboro, N.C., Ike Johnson, Newport News, Va., and Robie S. Johnson, Maryland; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MRS. MINISH
Homer native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruby Mae Minish, 88, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000
MRS. BECK
Housewife
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mamie Sanders Beck, 91, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. ADAMS
Commerce native
TAVARES, FLA. - Commander Frank E. Adams, 84, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MRS. BRYANT
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ossie Lecroy Bryant, 82, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MRS. KIRKMAN
North Carolina native
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Betty S. Kirkman, 60, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Kirkman was born February 25, 1939. She was a daughter of the late John and Lily Smith Simpson.
Mrs. Kirkman was a graduate of Rankin High School, Greensboro, N.C., and was retired from the retail grocery business. She was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church, Arcade.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bud McDonald officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include her husband, James Kirkman; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jerrie Kirkman, Manhattan, Kan.; sons, Donald Kirkman, Indianapolis, Ind., and Eddie Kirkman, Williamston, S.C.; two brothers, John Simpson Jr. and Jennings Simpson, both of Greensboro, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. HEWELL
U.S. Marine
Corps veteran
MAYSVILLE - Eric Llewellyn Hewell, 40, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Stephens County Hospital.
Mr. Hewell was born September 15, 1959, in Orange County, Calif. He was a son of Henry and Pat Kelty Hewell, Commerce.
Mr. Hewell was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was employed with American Wood Mark. He was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church and was an avid Folk Art potter.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Lisa Barber Hewell; two sons, Bradley Lamar Hewell and Travis Joel Hewell, both of Jefferson; one step-son, Brian Savage, Maysville; one brother, Kurt Hewell, Hollywood; and three sisters, Tracy Alexander, Denise Jordan and Priscilla Wofford, all of Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. BUSSEY
Mt. Carmel
Baptist member
GILLSVILLE - Walter "Walt" Bussey Jr., 57, died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Bussey was born in Fort Benning, Ga., but had lived in Hall County for a number of years. He was a son of the late Walter Bussey Sr. and Ruth Bussey.
Mr. Bussey served in the U.S. Marines for 12 years and worked as a supervisor at the Gainesville Mill. He was later employed as a mechanic with Con Agra Poultry until 1998.
Mr. Bussey was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula, and had served as a Cub Scout Leader in Cherry Point, N.C.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Smith and Robert Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jackson Dorsey Bussey; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles "Chuck" and Susan Bussey, Jefferson, and Walter O. "Trip" III and Vickie Bussey, Independence, Ky.; step-son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Lori Dorsey, Buford; step-sons, Mike Dorsey and Shane Dorsey, both of Gillsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Robert Brown, Graceville, Fla., and Elaine and James Reeves, Penbrook; grandchildren, Crystal Richards and Josh and Chancey Dorsey, all of Gillsville, Bronson Dorsey, Athens, Tabitha Whelchel and Ashley Dorsey, both of Gainesville, Evan, Megan and Chris Dorsey, all of Buford, and Torie and Joanna Bussey, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Amber Richards and Hope Veal, both of Gillsville, Krista Kelly, Gainesville, and Bronson Dorsey Jr., Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. FREEMAN
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Larry S. Freeman, 57, 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 Ministry, c/o Trinity Baptist Church, Hwy. 29 North, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. MILLER
Brother of countian
LULA - Paul A. Miller, 57, 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, include his wife, Linda Chastain Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and Scott Carney, Lula; three brothers, Ted Miller, Cleveland, Jimmy Miller, Commerce, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. COULTER
Former
Jefferson resident
COLBERT - Roy T. Coulter, 80, died Friday, December 31, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Coulter was a former resident of Monroe and Jefferson.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy, and was retired from the University of Georgia Maintenance Department.
Mr. Coulter was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Ward Coulter, in 1978, and a daughter, Kathy C. Way.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, 2000, in the chapel of Arthur Bowick Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmy Greer and Curtiss Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Johnson United Methodist Church cemetery, Watkinsville.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Davis Buff, Loganville, and Sandra Arthur, Hamilton, Ala.; three sons, Tommy Coulter, Colbert, Danny Coulter, Sandersville, and Franklin Coulter, Winder; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arthur Bowick Inc. Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. SHRADER
Painter
COMMERCE - Phillip Bruce Shrader, 62, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000

MR. FAULKNER
Father of countians
HOMER - George Faulkner, 73, 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 Jackson Herald, January 5, 2000


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