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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 19, 2000 - JEFFERSON, GA

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MRS. BURGER
Secretary
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Eleanor Prickett Burger, 89, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Burger was born June 29, 1910, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Lovic and Bell Garrison Prickett.
Mrs. Burger had worked as a secretary and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Burger.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, at Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two great-nieces, Barbaranne Hammond, Jefferson, and Marcia Hudson, Forest Park; and three great-nephews, Christopher Head, Roanoke, Va., Michael Head, Wilmington, N.C., and Patrick Head, Marietta.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MISS FLANIGAN
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Miss Bertha C. Flanigan, 92, of the Duncan Creek Community, died Friday, January 14, 2000.
A lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, Miss Flanigan was a daughter of the late Jim and Della Braswell Flanigan.
She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Duncan Creek Congregational Christian Church, where she was a member of the Adult Bible Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, at Duncan Creek Congregational Church with the Revs. Millard Sims, A.J. Mullinax and Dee Dillin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, Erskine B. and Idean Flanigan, Hoschton; nephews and wives, Roy and Elaine Flanigan and Junior and Sharon Flanigan, all of Buford, Harold and Ida Flanigan and George P. and Joy Flanigan, all of Hoschton, Jerry and Ruth Flanigan, Winder, and Randall and Kathy Flanigan, Lawrenceville; niece and husband, Mary Flanigan and Tim Massey, Hoschton; great-nieces and great-nephews, Terri Brown, Kristi and Michael Graham, Ken Flanigan, Michael Flanigan, Sherry and Dennis Houston, Debbie and Mike Landress, Jonathon Flanigan, David Flanigan, Chris Flanigan, Timmy and Jena Massey, Marla Flanigan, Josh Landress and Michelle Landress; and several cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. SIMMONS
Leatherwood
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Travis Simmons, 75, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Simmons was born July 10, 1924 in Homer.
He had been employed with Garrison Brothers Lumber Company and was a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Leroy Chastain and Tom Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Simmons; five sons, David Simmons, Samuel Ray Simmons, Thomas Elex Simmons and Travis Simmons Jr., all of Commerce, and Jimmy Gregg Simmons, Columbia, S.C.; six daughters, Julia Echols and Carol Parr, both of Danielsville, Angela Elrod, Homer, Shirley Samples, Hull, and Rita Seabolt and Belinda Simmons, both of Commerce; one brother, George Husley, Helen; 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. DENHAM
World War II veteran
COMMERCE - Joseph Paul Denham, 82, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000.
Mr. Denham was born May 16, 1917, in Alabama.
He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Coats & Clark, Toccoa. Mr. Denham was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 14, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Duncan and Danny Whitsel officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Willard Denham; and two sisters, Helen Jones, Panama City Beach, Fla., and Cathryn Taylor, Montezuma.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MRS. ASH
Paradise AME Church cemetery rites
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Jennett Ash died Friday, January 14, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 19, at Paradise AME Church, Jefferson, with the Revs. J.B. Lester and W.M. Wright officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ash is survived by one son, Cleveland Bailey, Atlanta; a devoted cousin and home provider, Beulah Ann Carithers, Jefferson; nephew, Otis Victrum, Jefferson; niece, Ruthie C. Stephens, Jefferson; one great-nephew, Andrew Victrum, Atlanta; three great-nieces, Eva Lou Bridges, Atlanta, and Beverly and Vanessa Victrum, both of Jefferson; five cousins, Essie Burns, Jefferson, Thelma Martin and McNeal Hancock, both of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Sims, Gainesville, and Emma Jennings, Athens; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MRS. SAXTON
Homemaker
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Beatrice Williams Saxton, 80, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Saxton was born January 25, 1919, in Clarke County. She was a daughter of the late Jim and Margie Cody Saxton.
Mrs. Saxton was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Troy Herbert officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include two daughters, Glinda Blalock, Nicholson, and Marian Wheless, Danielsville; four sisters, Rachel Andrews and Grace Brook, both of Athens, Betty Fort, Charleston, S.C., and Daisy Tantsley, Savannah; four granddaughters, Kim Butler, Colbert, Beverly Gaddis, Nicholson, Donna Smith, Danielsville, and Cindy Stancil, Jefferson; one grandson, Mitch Wheless, Danielsville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Nicole, Dustin and Bryson Temple, all of Colbert, Jonathon Stancil, Jefferson, Brandon Smith, Crawford, Justin Smith and Jessica, Whitney and Austin Wheless, all of Danielsville, and Holly Gaddis, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MRS. POTTS
Woodbine
Cemetery rites
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Darlene S. Potts, 68, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Potts was born June 20, 1931, in Ogden, Utah. She was a daughter of the late Eldo and Elizabeth Harrison Slater.
Mrs. Potts was retired from Reliance Electric and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one daughter, Stacey Standridge, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Tammy Standridge, Nicholson; one step-son, Marty Standridge, Athens; three sisters, Jill Williams, Washington State, Jackie Ward, Nevada, and Sheila Standridge, Athens; three brothers, Gary Slater and Michael McKane, both of Nevada, and Tom Slater, Utah; and one grandson, Colton Standridge, Nicholson.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. BRIGHTWELL
Macedonia Baptist Church member
PENDERGRASS - Billy Wilbon Brightwell, 63, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Brightwell was born in Sumter County, but had lived in Jackson County for a number of years. He was retired and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Mr. Brightwell was preceded in death by his father, Hollis Wilbon Brightwell, and a sister, Patty Vaughn.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 19, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Todd Smith officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Marelle Flowers Brightwell; two sons, Eddie W. Brightwell, Watkinsville, and Mickey Flowers, Jefferson; two daughters, Bunnie Evans, Pendergrass, and Janice Wright, Gainesville; one brother, Bobby Brightwell, Woodstock; three granddaughters and seven grandsons.
Memorial Park Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. TUCKER
Brother of countian
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Danny Thomas Tucker, 43, formerly of Tifton, brother of Dorothy Tucker Purvis, Commerce, died Thursday, January 13, 2000.
Mr. Tucker was born January 19, 1956, in Sparks, Ga. (Cook County). He was a son of the late Ben J. and Grace Rowan Tucker.
Mr. Tucker was employed as an electrician and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Tucker, and a sister, Frances T. Brewer.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home, Tifton, with the Rev. Hilton Purvis officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Buddy Brewer, Jack Tucker, Greg Tucker, Terry Tucker, Christopher Tucker, Shane Tucker, Bo Purvis, Johnny Tucker Jr., Jimmy Purvis, Joey Hampton and Burton Ritchi served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his sister, include one son, Ben Tucker, United States Navy; four brothers, Jimmy Tucker, Tifton, Johnny Tucker, Nashville, Billy Tucker, Pace, Fla., and Ben Tucker, Jacksonville, Fla.; and sister, Kathy Tucker, Atlanta.
Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MISS WILKES
Jackson County native
ATHENS - Miss Olivia Wilkes, 92, died Saturday, January 15, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Miss Wilkes was a daughter of the late John Oscar and Avie Lou Epps Wilkes.
She was a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church and was connected with the A&A Bakery for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Mike Marsingill officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one brother, Norman Wilkes, Dublin; sisters-in-law, Lucille Wilkes, Athens, Louise Wilkes, Bogart, and Raydell Wilkes, Dublin; and several nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. CARLAN
Commerce native
DESOTO - A.B. Carlan Sr., 80, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Perfect Care, Americus.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Carlan was born June 29, 1919. He was a son of the late Count Pulaski and Therise Brooks Carlan.
Mr. Carlan attended public schools in Banks County, graduating from Banks County High School in 1938. He was a 1943 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture, with a BSA degree major in agricultural economics.
Mr. Carlan served in the 3rd United States Army Infantry 357th, 90th division during World War II. He was Infantry Unit Commander, Rifle Company in European Theater of Operations and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster for Bravery In Action. Mr. Carlan was also awarded the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster (wounded twice), five Battle Stars and the Victory Medal.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, at DeSoto United Methodist Church with the Revs. Emory Gilbert, Claude Fullerton and Jerry Lillard officiating. Burial was in DeSoto City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy Sumerford Carlan; daughter and son-in-law, Kitty Carlan and Roy Fricks, Americus; sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Buell and Paula Carlan, St. Marks, Fla., and William Lawrence and Susan Carlan, Monroe; two sisters, Bertha Mae Thomas, Jefferson, and Kathleen Pruitt, Commerce; one brother, Ulysess Grant Carlan, Valdosta; and six grandchildren, Arthur Buell Carlan III, Tallahassee, Fla., Sidney Frances Carlan, St. Marks, Fla., William Austin Fricks and Christopher Carlan Fricks, both of Americus, and Hannah Adeline Carlan and Jake Cobb Carlan, both of Monroe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Bill Harris, 1801 Rose Ave., Americus, GA 31709; DeSoto United Methodist Church, DeSoto, GA 31743; or to Eterna Club University of Georgia School of Agriculture, Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30606.
Harvey's Reese Park Chapel Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MRS. JOHNSTONE
Jackson County native
DOUGLASVILLE - Mrs. Eddie Ruth Johnstone, 80, died Thursday, January 13, 2000.
Mrs. Johnstone was born July 1, 1919, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Mrs. Dessie W. Garrett and the late James Albert Garrett.
Mrs. Johnstone was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Paul Hobson and her second husband, T.O. Johnstone.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, in the chapel of Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, with the Rev. Don Blalock officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Gale Hobson, Douglasville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William Campbell, Jefferson; brothers, Roy Garrett, Jefferson, and Hoyt Garrett, Pendergrass; sister, Willie Nell Garrett, Jefferson; grandchildren, Michael and Renee Moore, Jonesboro, Lanora Mills, Eastman, and Emily Hobson, Douglasville; step-granddaughter, Kayla Campbell, Gainesville; great-grandsons, Paul Moore, Jonesboro, and Kyle and Jimmy Mills, both of Eastman; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Rosehaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. WILSON
Former
Jefferson resident
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - William Leonard Wilson, 82, formerly of Jefferson, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Wilson was born July 21, 1917, in Oklahoma.
He was a retired surgical technician.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Bernilda T. Wilson; two sons, Chris Wilson, Texas, and L.K. Wilson, Kansas; one daughter, Kitty Bell, Texas; and four grandchildren.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000

MR. DAVIS
Retired manufacturer superintendent
HOSCHTON - Thomas H. Davis Jr., 83, of the Mulberry Community, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000.
Mr. Davis was a retired manufacturer superintendent and was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church. He was also a member of Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge No. 131 and the Yaarab Temple.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, at Mulberry Baptist Church with the Revs. J.W. Helton, Jack Pierce and David Pruitt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary L. Davis; sister, Lois Lott; sisters-in-law, Rosalia Davis, Gertie Luther, Mary Luther and Margie Luther; brother-in-law, Thurman Luther; nephews, Major Julius W. Davis Jr., Dr. Tom Lott, Horace Cronic, Welton Cronic, Felton Cronic, Frank Luther and Leroy Luther; and nieces, Carolyn Lott Howarth, Roberta Sloan, Linda Culp and Louise Grosh.
Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 19, 2000


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