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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 12, 2000 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MR. WILLIAMSON
Retired supervisor
JEFFERSON - Charles Otis Williamson, 91, of the Arcade Community, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Williamson was born February 28, 1908, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late George C. and Mary Kelly Williamson.
Mr. Williamson was a retired supervisor for the Right of Way Crew with Jackson Electric Membership Corporation and was a member of Arcade Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Fowler Williamson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Family Cemetery. John Cody, Ronnie Williamson, Howard Nix, Bill Williamson, Curtis Bond and Gene Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Columbus Williamson and Charles Williamson, both of Jefferson; and three grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. CHEATHAM
Tennessee native
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Minnie Lee Henley Cheatham, 68, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.
A native of Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Cheatham was born March 17, 1931. She was a daughter of the late Clint and Marion Feather Henley.
Mrs. Cheatham was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Terry Fowler officiating. Burial was in the Hollysprings United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James Robert Cheatham; two sons, Tom Cheatham, Covington, and Jim Cheatham, Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Lynn Loo, Buford; three sisters, Nancy Combest, Mt. Holly, N.C., Jennie Boggs, Lakeland, Fla., and Judy Vanover, Bluff City, Tenn.; two brothers, Ernest Henley and Jim Henley, both of Bristol, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. MCELROY
Rogers Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lottie Belle Williams McElroy, 78, died Friday, January 7, 2000.
Mrs. McElroy was a daughter of the late Dave Berry and Lula Ann Thurmond Williams.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church.
Mrs. McElroy had been married three times, first to the late Buford Dorsey Hix, second to the late Walker Mitchell Clegg, and third to the late Charles A. McElroy.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Dorris Bennett Williams, Thurmond David Williams, Young Monroe Williams, Bernice Williams, Hoyt Williams and Ernest Williams, and one sister, Mattie Lee Fitzpatrick.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Petters and William Puckett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, David Hix, Jefferson, Clay F. McElroy, Commerce, and Randy L. McElroy, Ila; three daughters, Wanda Horne, Commerce, and Vickie Eubanks and Inya Russell, both of Comer; one brother, J.D. Williams, Thomasville, N.C.; one sister, Flora Nell Wilkes, Commerce; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. LANCE
Retired seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Christine Vickery Lance, 60, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Barrow Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Lance was born August 5, 1939, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late William Robert and Gracie Jordan Vickery.
Mrs. Lance was a retired seamstress and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Lance; two sisters, Sara Smith, Anderson, S.C., and Jeanette Orello, California; and one brother, Seab Vickery, Anderson, S.C.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. HOLLIS
Pond Fork
Baptist member
PENDERGRASS - Stanley Hollis, 44, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Hollis was born July 15, 1955. He was a son of the late L.J. and Annie Maude Crane Hollis.
Mr. Hollis was employed in dry wall construction and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was on the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Hollis; one daughter, Stacy Hollis, Jefferson; one step-daughter, Amy Jo Edwards, Jefferson; three sons, Shane S. Hollis, Todd Hollis and Jason Hollis, all of Pendergrass; four sisters, Irene Funderburk and Judy Owens, both of Jefferson, Betty Hamilton, Maysville, and Debbie Poole, Gainesville; four brothers, J.D. Hollis, Lexington, and Hoyt Hollis, Danny Hollis and Jimmy Hollis, all of Pendergrass; and 11 grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. HOOPER
Retired seamstress
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Willie Emmett Hooper, 81, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hooper was born August 27, 1918, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Will Hope and Pearl Lewallen Emmett.
Mrs. Hooper was a retired seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Hooper.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Ann Davis, Maysville, and Nadine Wardenga, Cleveland; two sisters, Mary Barnes and Doris McDonald, both of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. PACE
Jackson County native
NICHOLSON - Gilbert Pace, 74, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Pace was born July 12, 1925, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late William Haynes and Maude Reynolds Pace.
Mr. Pace was retired from Gold Kist.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Bradford Pace officiating. Burial was in the Antioch United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Michael Pace, Nicholson; granddaughter, Michelle Funderburk, Nicholson; grandson, Bradford Pace, Nicholson; two great-grandchildren and two nieces.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. WHITFIELD
Jackson County native
ALTO - Mrs. Dorinda Renee Cochran Whitfield, 30, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Whitfield was born July 16, 1969, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Kenneth and Joan White Cochran, Commerce.
Mrs. Whitfield was employed with Baker & Taylor Company, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, at Rock Springs Baptist Church, Lula, with the Revs. Chris Webb and Tony Goss officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Barry Whitfield; one son, B.J. Whitfield, Alto; one daughter, Brittany Whitfield, Alto; two sisters, Kendra Cochran and Dianne McQuillen, both of Commerce; and grandparents, Frances White and J.L. White, both of Lula.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. MCDUFFIE
Nursing Assistant
ALTO - Mrs. Nettie McDuffie, 66, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. McDuffie was born February 28, 1933, in Hall County. She was a daughter of Josie Wade, Alto, and the late Arthur Pierce.
Mrs. McDuffie worked as a nursing assistant for a number of years at Scenic View Health Care Center and was a member of Alto Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy McDuffie.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10, at Alto Baptist Church with the Revs. Sanford Kimbrell and Michael Parker officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ernest Ivester officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include four daughters, Jane Ivie Harrison and Janice Ivie Pitts, both of Cornelia, Jean Ivie Savage, Homer, and Kathy Ivie Duncan, Alto; one son, Jimmy Ivie, Cornelia; two sisters, Betty Stewart and Allie Savage, both of Alto; one step-sister, Jewell Cook, Alto; three brothers, Benny Pierce, Alto, Marvin Pierce, Gainesville, and Tony Wade, Maysville; one step-brother, Randolph Wade, Cornelia; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. GOOCH
Farmer, carpenter
CLEVELAND - Radean Gooch, 75, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Mr. Gooch was born in Hall County, but had lived in White County all of his life. He was a son of the late Warren and Cora Palmer Gooch.
Mr. Gooch was a farmer and carpenter and was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He had taught the adult Sunday School class for some 38 years.
Mr. Gooch was preceded in death by three brothers, Eldon Gooch, Marvin Gooch and Wayne Gooch.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Chris Anderson, Charles Buice, Benny Nix and Leon Thomason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Gooch; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Sandra Gooch, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Joel Bowen and Teresa and Jarvis Adams, all of Cleveland; six brothers, Gerald Gooch, Ronald Gooch, Clinton Gooch, Donald Gooch, Leroy Gooch and Wendell Gooch, all of Jackson County; one sister, Genelle King, Jackson County; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. DISPAIN
Paint and body
specialist
TALMO - William Marion Dispain Sr., 70, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Pine Oak Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Dispain was born June 6, 1929, in Dawson County. He was a son of the late Harvey and Rindy Riddly Dispain.
Mr. Dispain had been self-employed as a paint and body specialist for many years in the Hall and Jackson county areas. He was a member of Browns Bridge Assembly of God.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, at Browns Bridge Assembly of God with the Rev. Robbie Coleman officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Kendrick Dispain; seven sons, William Dispain Jr. and Johnny, James and Jeff Kendrick, all of Gainesville, Phillip Keith Dispain and Jack Kendrick, both of Cleveland, and Kenneth Marion Simmons, Dahlonega; three daughters, Elizabeth Jimenez, San Antonio, Texas, Dianne Lovelace, Fayetteville, N.C., and Patricia Webb, Gainesville; three brothers, Homer and Harvey Dispain, both of Gainesville, and Morris Dispain, Athens; three sisters, Jewell Sullins and Shirley Harris, both of Gainesville, and Fannie Lou Martin, Dawsonville; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Browns Bridge Assembly of God William M. Dispain Sr. Memorial Fund, 2516 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.
Brewer & Wiley Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. BAILEY
Hall County native
JEFFERSON - Albert Bailey died Monday, January 3, 2000, at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Mr. Bailey was born January 22, 1922, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Benny and Mammie Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was retired from Protein Foods, Gainesville, and was an active member of the Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Gainesville, having served as a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Pastor's Aid Board.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, at Great Timber Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. R.E. Cooper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rodney Collins, Michael Collins, Reggie Collins, James Rakestraw, Dontae Tabor and Eric Morrow served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Greater Timber Ridge Deacon Board. Sabine Barnett, Alisa Harvey, Nadia Rakestraw, Vanessa Barnett, Laquinta Hughey, Celisa Tabor, Sheila Rakestraw and Frandria Rakestraw served as flower attendants. Honorary flower attendants were members of the Greater Timber Ridge Deaconess Board.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Bailey; five daughters, Mary L. Collins, Martha Smith and Melissa Barnett, all of Jefferson, and Annie Collins and Mary Holiday, both of Comelia; 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Young's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000
MRS. MILAM
Sister of countian
SANDY SPRINGS, S.C. - Mrs. Martha Jane Carson Milam, 63, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.
Born in Franklin County, Mrs. Milam was a daughter of the late Chester and Ruth Glasure Carson and the step-daughter of the late John Alley.
She was a graduate of Flora McDonald College, Red Springs, N.C. Mrs. Milam was a farmer and a member of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, Sandy Springs, S.C.
She was a former member of Hebron Presbyterian Church and was director of Christian education at Annie Linley, Varennes, Flatrock, Mount Zion, Townville, Nell Townsend, and Fairplay Presbyterian churches. Mrs. Milam served as elder, Sunday School teacher and president of the Presbyterian Women at Mount Zion Presbyterian Church.
She also served as a firefighter, chairman of the board, auxiliary president and treasurer of the Sandy Springs Volunteer Fire Department, president and treasurer of the Hebron Historical Society, commissioner and secretary of the Anderson County Museum, president of the La France Elementary PTA and was a member of numerous Foothills Presbytery Committees.
Mrs. Milam conducted genealogical research, authored "A Dipper of Reflection from Sandy Springs" and co-authored "Hebron Presbyterian Church, God's Pilgrim People."
Services were held Monday, January 10, at Mount Zion Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Harper Milam; two sons, William Milam, Knoxville, Tenn., and Stephen Milam, Salisbury, N.C.; one daughter, Elizabeth Milam Lomas, Sandy Springs, S.C.; two brothers, William Carson, Commerce, and Roy Coker, Charlotte, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, the Hebron Historical Society or to the Sandy Springs Fire Department Endowment.
Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. CARTEY
Banks County native
ATHENS - Mrs. Ruth Massey Cartey, 83, died Saturday, January 8, 2000.
Mrs. Cartey was born June 2, 1916, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Lon and Nancy C. Brown Massey.
Mrs. Cartey was retired from Macy's Department Store, with 30 years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil M. Cartey Sr.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Cartey's nephews and great-nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Rosana Cartey, Athens, and Phil and Cathy Cartey, Watkinsville; five grandchildren, Beth Cartey, Jenny Cartey, Ricky Rice, Mark Rice and Debbie Barecky; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. MCCALLA
Former
Maysville resident
FAYETTEVILLE - David Stovall McCalla Jr., 78, a former Maysville resident, died Friday, December 31, 1999.
Mr. McCalla was reared in Maysville and attended Maysville High School.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, 2000, at Inman United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dale Weldon, Doug Burrell and Dr. David Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, John and Monica McCalla, Tyrone, and Paul and Sherri McCalla, Senoia; one brother, Charles R. McCalla, Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Ruby M. Stephens, Decatur; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. COMBS
Homemaker
CRAWFORD - Mrs. Lillian M. Combs, 40, died Sunday, January 9, 2000.
Born in Campbell County, Ky., Mrs. Combs was a daughter of Johnnie Clay McIntosh and the late Geneva Turner. She was a homemaker and of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 13, in the chapel of Wise/Connolly Funeral Home, Winder. Burial will be in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery, Jefferson. Jeff McIntosh, Steven McIntosh, Joe McIntosh, Estill Combs, Brian Strickland, Brian McIntosh and Bruce Strickland will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Gregory Lee Combs; one daughter, Jennifer Ann Hoagan, Nicholson; one son, Estill Combs, Winder; four sisters, Rella Fay Sands, Knoxville, Tenn., Mary E. McIntosh, Nicholson, and Linda Lou Turner Lane and Jallie Candill, both of Cumming; three brothers, Franklin C. McIntosh, Nicholson, Kelly R. McIntosh, Versailes, Ky., and Jerry McIntosh, Marion, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wise/Connolly Funeral Home.
Wise/Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MISS COMBS
Student
CRAWFORD - Miss Geneva Louise Combs, 17, died Sunday, January 9, 2000.
Born in Cobb County, Miss Combs was a daughter of Gregory Lee Combs, Typo, Ky., and the late Lillian McIntosh Combs. She was a student and of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 13, in the chapel of Wise/Connolly Funeral Home, Winder. Burial will be in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery, Jefferson. Billy Fielder, Eddie Shipman, Johnny McIntosh, Kelly McIntosh Jr., Rodney Pierce, Wesley Fowler and Charles Turner will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include one sister, Jennifer Hoagan, Nicholson, and one brother, Estill Combs, Winder.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wise/Connolly Funeral Home.
Wise/Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MR. AUTRY
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Charles Burney Autry, 82, of Commerce, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Autry was born September 22, 1917, in Social Circle. He was a son of the late Willie B. and Lurlene Few Autry.
Mr. Autry was preceded in death by three brothers, Hoke Autry, Elmer Autry and Robert Autry.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ann Autry; three sons, Charles Autry, Monroe, and David Keyros and Steve Keyros, both of Commerce; three daughters, Mildred Lowe and Rebecca Peters, both of Monroe, and Barbara Robinson, Winder; one sister, Frances Autry, Sparta; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000

MRS. CROCKER
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Elaine Crocker, 54, died Monday, January 10, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Crocker was a daughter of Ethel Gibson Slayton, Comer, and the late Matt Slayton.
She was employed with Baker & Taylor, Commerce, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 12, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Joe "Arkey" Crocker; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Scott Martin, Commerce; granddaughter, McClaine Martin, Commerce; and two special friends, Mary Evans and Roberta Bolton, both of Commerce.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 12, 2000


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