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OBITUARY PAGE - JANUARY 26, 2000 - COMMERCE, GA

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Jeanette P. Hancock
Mrs. Jeanette P. Hancock, 72, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of the late Hattie Pittman.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, at Fair Play Baptist Church with the Rev. G. Mitchell officiating.
Survivors include her husband, William Smith, Commerce; five sons, Roger Hancock, John Ralph Hancock, Ricky Hancock, Billy Hancock and Terry Hancock, all of Commerce; three daughters, Nancy Fleming, Toccoa, Vernoica Anderson, Commerce, and Virginia Curry, Gainesville; one sister, Mae T. Witcher, Athens; and one brother, John S. Pittman, Commerce.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Estelle E. Hooper
Mrs. Estelle E. Hooper, 89, of Maysville, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hooper was born July 14, 1910, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late Colonel and Vassie Ayers Shubert.
Mrs. Hooper had worked as a seamstress with Blue Bell Manufacturing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hooper, a son, Kenneth Hooper, two brothers, Weldon and Dillard Shubert, and a sister, Grace Reid.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 21, at Maysville Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Watson, Bob Scruton and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Mrs. Hooper is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jennell Hooper, Maysville; and a sister-in-law, Annie B. Shubert, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Clarice Morris
Mrs. Clarice Morris, 73, of Maysville, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Morris had lived in Jackson County for the past four years. She had lived most of her life in Hall and Lumpkin counties.
Mrs. Morris was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Church, Lumpkin County. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. W.L. "Luke" Morris.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 25, at Browns Chapel Church with the Revs. Bobby Scott and Junior Evans officiating. Burial was in the Springway Baptist Church cemetery, Hall County.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diane Massey, Maysville; one brother, Lewis Allen, Blue Ridge; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several other relatives.
Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Lofton Benton
Lofton Benton, 83, of Commerce, died Sunday, January 23, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Benton was born April 10, 1916, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late William McDaniel and Mary Frances Porter Benton.
Mr. Benton was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Mr. Benton was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Hood Benton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Brad Wilson and Verlin Reese officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Herbert, Commerce, and Michelle Jacobs, Macon; one sister, Dannie Lee Wilbanks, Commerce; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Maybelle B. Smith
Mrs. Maybelle Baugh Smith, 82, of Maysville, died Sunday, January 23, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Andrew and Cynthia Cagle Baugh.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Oliver Smith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 25, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Hoyt Eugene Smith, Atlanta, Calvin Smith, Homer, and Randy Smith, Liberty, S.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Brake, Maysville; one brother, Juluis Baugh, Maysville; one sister, Imogene Wilson, Gillsville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Florence Woods
Mrs. Florence Woods, 71, of Comer, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Cobb Health Care.
Mrs. Woods was born February 28, 1928, in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late Carl Thomas and Tressie Wilson Lord.
Mrs. Woods had been employed with Harmony Grove Mills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Woods.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 20, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Brown, Homer, and Harry Columbus Thomas, Danielsville; two daughters, Dorothy Garrett, Comer, and Martha Worley, Homer; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

John L. Hooper
John L. Hooper, 70, of Winder, died Friday, January 21, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hooper was born March 19, 1930, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Eston V. Hooper Sr. and Hattie Hooper.
Mr. Hooper was a retired bricklayer and was a member of the Bricklayers Union.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial was in the Sugar Hill Baptist Church cemetery, Hall County.
Survivors include four sons, John Wayne Hooper, Belton, S.C., Geryl Hooper, Social Circle, and Randy Hooper and Gary Hooper, both of Winder; one sister, Ruby Jack Walsh, Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Eston V. Hooper Jr., Commerce, and Horace Hooper, Waco, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Mary A. Ertzberger
Mrs. Mary Ann Ertzberger, 61, of Buchanan, sister of Lewis Minnix, Commerce, died Friday, January 21, 2000.
Mrs. Ertzberger was born in Atlanta.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 24, in the chapel of L.W. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Cumming.
Survivors, in addition to her brother, include her husband, Marvin Ertzberger; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Mike Carson, Cumming; four sons, Russell Ertzberger, Troyce Ertzberger and Rodney Ertzberger, all of Buchanan, and Tony Ertzberger, Cumming; one sister, Sylvia Minnix, Atlanta; brother, Terry Minnix, Buchanan; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
L.W. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Mollie J. Graham
Mrs. Mollie Jane Jordan Graham, 75, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Graham was born April 9, 1924, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Barry and Lilly Bryant Jordan.
Mrs. Graham was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rufus Graham, two brothers, Clarence and Clyde Jordan, and two sisters, Annie Mae Scarboro and Ruthell Jordan.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 20, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Glenn Guest and Otis Graham officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. Tony Graham, Howard Goss, Jason Autry, Wayne Moone, Grady Autry and Eric Adams served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Mae Sue Childers and Martha Adams, both of Danielsville; one son, James Graham, Danielsville; three brothers, A.L. Jordan and Bill Jordan, both of Danielsville, and Junior Jordan, Comer; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

Parker D. Hanley
Parker Daniel Hanley, infant son of Danny and Manda Haley Hanley, Hull, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000.
Private services were held with the Rev. Barry Black officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Jim and Nancy Hanley, Athens, and Beth Haley, Comer.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 26, 2000

MRS. LORD
Mt. Olive Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Linda Joyce Maney Lord, 51, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Lord was born April 18, 1948, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Lee Edgar and Vera Beatrice Crumley Maney.
Mrs. Lord was employed with the Jackson County Health Department and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 23, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce. Steven Cash, Todd Bramlett, Eddie Hubbard, Cary Hubbard, Ricky Hogan and Kenneth Campbell served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Lord; two sons, Derrick Lord and Dustin Lord, both of Commerce; three sisters, Brenda Cash, Homer, Vernell Hubbard, Lula, and Gwen Maney, Commerce; and two grandchildren, Bailee and Jessie Lord, both of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 26, 2000


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