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MR. CLARK
Mountain Creek Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Michael Shane Clark, 40, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Clark was born March 10, 1959, in Barrow County. He was a son of Willie and Gloria "Priss" Clark, Jefferson.
Mr. Clark was co-owner of Brothers and Sons Vending Company and was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Stan Hopwood and Myron Leckie officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Tim Brooks, Jeff McNeal, Alan Berryman, Lonnie Jones, Jerry Banks and Ronnie Wilson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Rhonda Stancil Clark; two sons, Derek Allen Clark and Dustin Shane Clark, both of Jefferson; and two brothers, Mitchell Clark, Hoschton, and Marty Clark, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. HANSFORD
Clarke County native
JEFFERSON - Phillip Hansford Jr., 46, died Sunday, February 20, 2000.
Mr. Hansford was born in Clarke County, a son of the late Phillip and Dorothy Sorrow Hansford.
He was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery with Wesley Edwards officiating.
Mr. Hansford is survived by two sisters, Vicky Moore, Walhalla, S.C., and Sandra Gail Plunkett, Buford; and one brother, Bobby Hansford, Jefferson.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. WHEELER
U.S. Army veteran
FORT WAYNE, IND. - Garland W. Wheeler, 78, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. ARNOLD
Silver Shoals
Baptist member
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Winnie H. Arnold, 79, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. SAILORS
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Robert "Bob" Sailors, 89, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. RICHEY
U.S. Air Force retiree
COMMERCE - Gerald K. Richey, 65, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. PAGE
Grandmother
of countian
WINDER - Mrs. Ethel Page, 95, died Friday, February 18, 2000.
Mrs. Page was born in an area of Walton County that was later incorporated into Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Odum Vanderford.
Mrs. Page was a retired lunchroom worker with Winder-Barrow High School and was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Page, two sons, William Joe Page and Roy Page, a daughter, Ruth Mobley, a sister, Annie Bell Lynch, and a brother, Marcus Vanderford.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 20, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Burial was in the Carter Hill Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Phillips, Winder; one son, Doug Page, Winder; seven grandchildren, Dana Hendrix, Social Circle, Mitch Phillips, Jefferson, Randy Page, Winder, Mike Page, Dwight Page and David Page, all of Athens, and Ronnie Mobley, Statham; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. BOYETTE
U.S. Army veteran
HOSCHTON - Stoncil Monroe Boyette Sr., 61, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Boyette was born February 14, 1939, in Trenton, N.C. He was raised by an aunt, the late Lauinia Daugherty.
Mr. Boyette was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the CIA.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial was in Lauderdale Memorial Park, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Lora Wolfel Boyette; two sons, Stoncil "Monny" Boyette Jr., Atlanta, and John Philip Boyette, Hoschton; one sister, Rita Duval, Tenton, N.C.; and one step-brother, Marshall Farmer, Richmond, Va.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. HEALAN
World War II veteran
ATHENS - J.B. Healan died Sunday, February 20, 2000, following an extended illness.
Mr. Healan was born in Barrow County, a son of the late James Matthew Healan and Maude Oaks Healan.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant, and was the owner of J.B. Healan Auto Parts.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Revs. Cecil Holcomb and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ronnie Healan, David Healan, Dennis Healan, Wesley Cooper, Rob Black and Chip Healan served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Orr Healan; one daughter, Rita K. Healan, Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Kathy Healan, Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Ruby Healan Wade, Athens; three brothers, A.B. Healan, Winder, Holcomb Healan, Acworth, and A.O. "Red" Healan, Gainesville; one granddaughter, Christine H. Healan, Chicago, Ill.; and one grandson, Steven J. Healan, Chicago, Ill.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. WILSON
World War II veteran
ANDERSON, S.C. - Johnnie Wilson Jr., 71, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. SMITH
Melvin Hill CME Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Alma Jean Smith, 78, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. WADDELL
Brother of countian
ATHENS - Walter Marion Waddell, 88, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. STEWART
Seamstress
FARMINGTON - Mrs. Ola H. Stewart, 74, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. FINCH
Jackson County native
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mrs. Cecil Frances Davis Finch, 80, 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 Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. PHILLIPS
Sister of countians
ROYSTON - Mrs. Annie Ree Hart Phillips, died Wednesday, February 16, 2000.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Phillips was born October 4, 1928. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Katie Belle Haley Hart.
She was a homemaker and a member of Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was a member of the adult Sunday School class. Mrs. Phillips also served as church secretary for years.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 18, at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Gary Osteen, John Ingham and Bert Synan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bob Boswell, Alfred Kellum, Wayne Moon, Travis Allen, James Fowler and Russell Phillips served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald H. Phillips; six daughters, Emily Thomas, Brenda Bryant and Angie Pearson, all of Royston, Janet Williams, Danielsville, Peggy Thompson, Athens, and Donna Martin, Toccoa; one son, Dennis L. Phillips, Royston; five sisters, Mamie Lee Beard and Georgie Gibby, both of Royston, Bobbie Sue Boleman, Danielsville, Sara Nell Voyles, Carnesville, and Judy Pace, Nicholson; five brothers, James Hart, Commerce, Jerry Hart, Danielsville, Perry Hart, Canon, Barney Hart, Hartwell, and Jackie Hart, Comer; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church Family Life Center, 2975 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, GA 30662.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. PRICE
Vietnam veteran
JEFFERSON - Sanford Price, 50, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Northside Hospital, Fulton County, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Price was born March 7, 1949, in Franklin County. He was a son of Dewitt Ladelle Price, Lavonia, and the late Bernice Skelton Price.
Mr. Price was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Navy, and was employed as an electronic technician.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Rosehill Cemetery, Royston. John Ruda, Byron Smith, John Kytle, Wayne Dodd, Rich Whitehouse, Reed Price, Gene Martin and Charles Nash will serve as pallbearers.
In addition to his father, Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Deborah Bridges Price.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society or to the American Heart Association.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. SOSEBEE
Electrician
TALMO - George Clifford Sosebee Sr., 69, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Sosebee had lived in Talmo for a number of years. He was an electrician and a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church.
Mr. Sosebee was preceded in death by a son, George Clifford Sosebee Jr., and a great-grandson, Dalton Crane.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Buffington and Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes McAlister Sosebee; one daughter, Ruby Huss, Commerce; one brother, William A. Sosebee Jr., Flowery Branch; one sister, Ruby Gaddis, Gainesville; four granddaughters, Teresa Pruitt and Lisa Crane, both of Commerce, and Christina Laduke and Jenny Huss, both of Michigan; one grandson, David Huss, Commerce; five great-granddaughters, Kimberly and Haleigh Pruitt and Ashley and Alexis Crane, all of Commerce, and Sarah Laduke, Michigan; and two great-grandsons, Trevor and Andrew Laduke, both of Michigan.
Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. FOWLER
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - James Hubert Fowler, 62, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born April 16, 1937, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late James William and Essie Mae Fields Fowler.
Mr. Fowler served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 and retired as a heavy equipment operator with the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Palmer Pace officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Peterson Fowler; three sons, Jamey Fowler, Michael Fowler and Tim Fowler, all of Jefferson; one daughter, Linda Fowler, Jefferson; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. CROCKER
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Clara Mae Saville Crocker, 89, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Crocker was born November 17, 1910, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Etta Rose Wilson Saville.
Mrs. Crocker was a homemaker and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoke Crocker, and two daughters, Elizabeth Owensby and Betty Faye Poole.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin and Mrs. Crocker's great-grandson, Clay Owensby, officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Freida Campbell, Lula, and Jean Crocker, Commerce; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MRS. BENTLEY
Mt. Moriah
Baptist member
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Bonnie Cheek Bentley, 75, of the Duncan Creek Community, died Saturday, February 19, 2000.
Mrs. Bentley was a native of Gwinnett County. She began her working career at Genesco Shoe Factory, Lawrenceville, later working with Fawn Togs, Braselton, and Lovable Company, Buford. Mrs. Bentley was presently employed with Moreno Sewing Factory, Lawrenceville. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Hoschton.
Family members say that Mrs. Bentley loved music and played the piano.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Revs. Sammy Everett and Billy Crocker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Haywood Jones Bentley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Cecil Cooper, Hoschton, and Dot and the Rev. Cedric Banks, Snellville; four step-children, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000

MR. TANNER
U.S. Army veteran
DECATUR - James E. Tanner Sr., 71, formerly of Winder, died Monday, February 21, 2000.
Mr. Tanner was born in Barnesville, a son of the late James Claude and Ada Bell Hightower Tanner.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired accountant with Emory University. Mr. Tanner was of the Episcopal denomination.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nan Davidson Tanner, and a sister, Claudia Hamilton.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 24, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder, with the Rev. John Richardson officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, June Louise Kochert, New Albany, Ind.; two sons, James E. Tanner Jr. and Joseph Eugene Tanner, both of New Albany, Ind.; two step-daughters, Jo Anne Kaiser, Tucker, and Katie Grove, Lawrenceville; one sister, Barbara Graham, Winder; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Atlanta Area Chapter Alzheimer's Association, 3120 Raymond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, Winder.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 23, 2000


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