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OBITUARY PAGE - FEBRUARY 9, 2000 - COMMERCE, GA

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Nell M. Adkins
Mrs. Nell M. Adkins, 66, of Commerce, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Adkins was a daughter of the late George and Ary Salter McDonald.
She was co-founder of Norcross Tag Company, located in Jefferson, and was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Vidalia.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Teddi Dial and Sam Dial officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Laing Adkins; son and daughter-in-law, Al and Krista Ginn Adkins, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Laing and Mark A. Hayes, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Lake and Pearl McDonald, Vidalia; sister, Juanita Mann, Atlanta; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jack Sickterman, Venice, Fla, Erleen and Andre Garr, Georgetown, S.C., and Lee and Phil Hoke, York, Pa.; and three grandsons, Michael Hayes, Robert Hayes and Gregory Hayes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winship Cancer Fund at the Emory University Clinic in Atlanta, or to Center United Methodist Church, c/o Dean McDonald, Treasurer, 307 Arnau Street, Vidalia, GA 30474.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Jimmy L. Hollifield
Jimmy L. Hollifield, 56, of Commerce, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Hollifield was a son of Nelson Hollifield, Commerce, and the late Annie Richey Hollifield.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed with Chatham Sign Company.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Curtis Greene officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Shirley Baxter Hollifield; two brothers, Joe L. Hollifield, Nicholson, and Charles Hollifield, Warner Robins; and two sisters, Geraldine Carithers and Betty Mize, both of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Woodrow W. Jordan
Woodrow W. Jordan, 87, Decatur, brother of Doris Langston, Commerce, died Friday, February 4, 2000.
Mr. Jordan worked many years in the textile industry.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, in the chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, with the Rev. Dick Osborne officiating. Burial was in Melwood Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his sister, include his wife of 59 years, Thelma Saxon Jordan; two sons, Woodrow Jordan Jr., Decatur, and Syndell Jordan, Bogart; two daughters, Annette Hardy and Brenda Dunn, both of Loganville; sister, Lucille Saxon, Lumberton, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Wages & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Linda D. Findley
Mrs. Linda Diane Bell Findley, 54, of Bowman, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000.
Mrs. Findley was born December 14, 1945, in Fulton County. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Era Bell.
Mrs. Findley was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 2, in the Vanna United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Jack Findley III officiating.
Mrs. Findley is survived by her husband, Jack Findley Jr.; and one sister, Barbara Cox, Commerce.
Pruitte Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

James T. Potts
James Thomas Potts, 53, of Commerce, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Potts was a son of the late Jim Henry and Eula Mae Hayes Potts.
He was employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Dianne Potts; two sons, Terry Potts and Jeff Potts, both of Commerce; one daughter, Shannon Maria Lester, Commerce; one brother, Henry Arthur Potts, Nicholson; one sister, Louise Brown, Maysville; and two 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, February 9, 2000

Floy M. Yarbrough
Mrs. Floy Mildred Yarbrough, 89, of Athens, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Yarbrough was a daughter of the late Laura Morris and Redden Franklin Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Alfred Colquitt Yarbrough.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 3, at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Jane and Gene Smart, Winterville, and Melba and David Kellar, Hull; one sister, Mrs. Zuline Smith, Commerce; four grandchildren, Terry Smart, Athens, Cheree Smart, Winterville, Chris Kellar, Suwanee, and Matt Kellar, Stone Mountain; and seven great-grandchildren, Brandi, Lauren and Mallory Smart, Brent Gulley, and Shannon, Adam and Megan Kellar.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

William A. Kesler Sr.
William Asbury "Dub" Kesler Sr., 81, of Toccoa, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Kesler was a son of the late William Kesler and Myrtle Collins Kesler and the step-son of the late Tressie Power Kesler.
He had been employed with Hartwell Mills and was retired from Reigel Mills. Mr. Kesler was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church, the James Sunday School Class and The Happy Age Fellowship Group.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 27, in the chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Garrison officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. James Adams, Dennis Brewer, Marvin Carter, Odell Coker, Don Shirley and Steve Worthy served as pallbearers. Members of the James Sunday School Class served as honorary escort.
Survivors include his wife, Idell Anderson Kesler; two daughters, Peggy Cain, Commerce, and Phyllis Davis, Toccoa; one son, William A. Kesler Jr., Toccoa; two sisters, Geneva Nix, Nicholson, and Helen Brewer, Commerce; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Kathryn E. Passmore
Miss Kathryn Ellen Passmore, 26, of Gillsville, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Miss Passmore was a daughter of James and Wilda Passmore, Gillsville. She was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. L.C. Buice and Rex Richards officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include seven brothers, Johnny, Steve and Charles Passmore, all of Flowery Branch, Tommy Passmore, Maysville, Boby Passmore, Buford, Kenneth Passmore, Gillsville, and Richard Passmore, Lula; one sister, Susan Robinson, Flowery Branch; 19 nieces and nephews and one great-niece.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

J.Y. Hancock
J.Y. Hancock, 78, of Danielsville, died Thursday, February 3, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late Claude D. and Mittie Jarrells Hancock.
He was a member of Tabor Chapel CME Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, at Tabor Chapel CME Church with the Revs. Morris L. Colvin Sr. and Franklin D. Winters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Beasley, Danielsville, and Vera Gunnells, Dahlonega; and two brothers, Paul Hancock, Dothan, Ala., and Teddy R. Hancock, Dallas, Texas.
Hurley Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Traves M. Feathers
Mrs. Traves M. Feathers, 83, of Colbert, died Thursday, February 3, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Feathers was a daughter of the late David and Lena Martin.
She was a longtime resident of the Colbert area and was a member of Colbert Baptist Church. Mrs. Feathers was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Feathers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Don Fuller and Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery, Monroe.
Mrs. Feathers is survived by a niece and nephew, Sydney and Dewayne Pearson, Hull.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000

Klein M. Fowler
Klein McRae Fowler, 76, of Milton, Fla., formerly of Danielsville, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000.
Mr. Fowler was born June 8, 1923, in Madison County. He was a son of the late A. Hoyt Fowler and Reba Crowe Fowler.
Mr. Fowler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from the military on December 1, 1967.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, in the chapel of Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, Fla., with U.S. Navy Chaplain Ken Griffin officiating. Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Fowler; three sons, Ronald Fowler, Riverside, Calf., John Fowler, Milton, Fla., and Wayne Fowler, Corona, Calif.; one brother, Keith Fowler, Hull; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 9, 2000


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