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OBITUARY PAGE - FEBRUARY 23, 2000 - COMMERCE, GA

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Robert Sailors

Robert "Bob" Sailors, 89, of Commerce, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Sailors was born March 16, 1910, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Lon and Delia Dunson Sailors.
Mr. Sailors was a retired insurance salesman and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Hood Sailors.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and J.L. Griffith officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Sailors is survived by a son, George Sailors, Commerce; and a brother-in-law, W.C. Hood, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Winnie H. Arnold

Mrs. Winnie H. Arnold, 79, of Maysville, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Arnold was born in Banks County, a daughter of the late Brazzie Hubbard and Bessie Campbell.
She was a homemaker and a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Arnold.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. David Bowen and Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Martin, Gainesville; one son, Jerry Arnold, Maysville; three brothers, A.J. Hubbard, Cornelia, Swain Hubbard, Gainesville, and Bill Hubbard, North Carolina; three sisters, Hattie Etris, Homer, and Bessie Page and Elizabeth Surkert, both of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Gerald K. Richey

Gerald K. Richey, 65, of Commerce, died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Emory Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Richey was born March 7, 1934, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Jessie Lee Richey Sr. and Lena Bertie Martin Richey.
Mr. Richey was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Richey.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Baker Richey; three children, Cheryl Cummins, Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Wanda Wilson and Starla Smallwood, both of Commerce; three brothers, J.L. Richey, Olympia, Wash., James Bouy Richey, Blue Earth, Minn., and William Billy Richey, Jefferson; three sisters, Martha Smith, Jefferson, Willie Faye Smith, Sugar Hill, and Frances Elrod, Commerce; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Rama M. Garrison

Mrs. Rama McCay Garrison, 90, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000.
Mrs. Garrison was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Nettie Burroughs McCay.
A 1925 graduate of Commerce High School, she received her associate's degree from Georgia State Teacher's College in 1927. Mrs. Garrison also received her bachelor of science and master's degree in education from the University of Georgia.
She began her teaching career at Sonoma School in 1927 at the age of 18. For the following 47 years, Mrs. Garrison served as a teacher, principal and supervisor in the Greenville County Schools, retiring in 1974 as district elementary curriculum supervisor.
She was a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the South Carolina Education Association and Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Garrison was also a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and the Aldersgate Sunday School class.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward McCay, and a sister, Effie Mae McCay Prager.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at The Mackey Mortuary, Greenville, S.C., with the Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray officiating. Burial was in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, William Edmund Garrison; one sister, Bonnie Ruth Black, Fairburn; two brothers, Dr. Myron S. McCay Sr., Soddy, Tenn., and Ralph L. McCay Sr., Ila; five nieces and five nephews.
The Mackey Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Johnnie Wilson Jr.

Johnnie Wilson Jr., 71, of Anderson, S.C., died Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Anderson Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Mr. Wilson was born August 26, 1928, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Johnnie Wilson Sr. and Lelia Lauftus Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from the textile industry.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two brothers, Odell Wilson and Russell Wilson, both of Commerce; two sisters, Janie Ballanger, Carnesville, and Virginia Archer, Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Walter M. Waddell

Walter Marion Waddell, 88, of Athens, died Monday, February 21, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Waddell was a son of the late Boyde and Lillie Jones Waddell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hettie Mae Whitworth, and by his second wife, Elsie Beavers.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 22, in the Hudson Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating. Rick Melton, Scott King, Ron Mills, Larry Rogers, Jason Rogers and Jakob Rogers served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Marian Rogers, Arnoldsville, and Pat Thornton, Elberton; three sisters, Frances Griffith, Watkinsville, Annis Haggard, Winder, and Robbie Haggard, Commerce; two step-sons, Jim Beavers and Terry Beavers; five grandchildren, Terri Mill, Tammie King, Rick Melton, Larry Rogers and Jason Rogers; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Garland W. Wheeler

Garland W. Wheeler, 78, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Friday, February 18, 2000, at Laurels Hospital of Dekalb in Butler, Ind.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Wheeler had lived in the DeKalb County area for 49 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a tool hardener with National Heat Treat Company, with 30 years of service, having retired in 1989. Mr. Wheeler attended Statewood Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Felton, Lloyd and Clifford.
Services were held Monday, February 21, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Ind. Local services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Robert Flippo officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail Stewart, Fort Wayne, Ind.; one step-son, Calvin Todd, Flowery Branch; five sisters, Vera Wheeler, Commerce, Hazel Culpepper, Warington, Va., Jetteree Hull, Spencerville, Ind., Gwynola "Tootsie" Smitherman, Athens, and Golden Hile, Ashley, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home was in charge of out-of-state arrangements, while Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Ola H. Stewart

Mrs. Ola H. Stewart, 74, of Farmington, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Stewart was a daughter of the late M.J. and Lizzie Daniels House.
She had lived in the Farmington area for most of her life and was a seamstress and homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stewart Sr., and a son, Douglas Stewart.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at Farmington Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Yancey officiating. Burial was in Farmington Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Stewart, Farmington, and Gail Martin, Bethlehem; four sons, Frank Stewart Jr., Winder, Larry Stewart, Clarkesville, Danny Stewart, Bogart, and Dennis Stewart, Farmington; two brothers, Gene House, Nicholson, and George House, Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Fullerton, Hull; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Cecil F. Finch

Mrs. Cecil Frances Davis Finch, 80, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Jefferson, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Finch was born March 9, 1919, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William G. and Ruby Wilkes Ray.
Mrs. Finch was a retired lunchroom manager with South Jackson Elementary School, with 22 years of service, and was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 24, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rusty Inman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Finch's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, John Wills, Athens, Phil Davis, Jefferson, and Stan Davis, Cumming; four daughters, Jonell Gee, Commerce, Fay Steinberg, Watkinsville, Marsha Stroud, Buford, and Molly Brannon, Gainesville; three step-sons, Lewis Davis and Joel Davis, both of Jefferson, and Norris Davis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two step-daughters, Marion Porter, Jefferson, and Linda Turner, Athens; 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000

Alma J. Smith

Mrs. Alma Jean Smith, 78, of Commerce, died Friday, February 18, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Jerry and Maude Goss Morris.
She was a member of Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church, Carnesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22, at Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Alton Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Smith; one daughter, Dezzaree Dean, Milwaukee; and two sisters, Roberta Wheeler, Toccoa, and Elzora Beasley, Commerce.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 23, 2000


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