Jackson County Obituaries...

 March 29, 2000


MRS. TANNER
Talmo First Baptist Church member
TALMO - Mrs. Mary S. Tanner, 68, died Friday, March 24, 2000.
Mrs. Tanner was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Ruby Culpepper Sorrells.
She was retired from Wayne Farms, Pendergrass, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Talmo. Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alton Tanner, a brother, Paul Sorrells, and a sister, Bobbie Nunnally.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 26, at the First Baptist Church of Talmo with the Revs. Paul Wade and Jeff Burt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stewart and Beverly Tanner, Gainesville; one sister, Helen Rylee, Gillsville; one brother, Donald Sorrells, Talmo; sister-in-law, Lucinda Sorrells, Commerce; one granddaughter, Autumn Tanner, Gainesville; special nephew and niece, Robert and Kim Holcombe; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MRS. SHUPE
Retired schoolteacher
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruth Moss Shupe, 92, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Shupe was born September 27, 1907, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late William Turner and Edna Cordelia Gillespie Moss.
Mrs. Shupe was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shupe.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hardy, Commerce; four nieces, Sandra Purdom, Decatur, Lynn Bernier, Pelham, Carolyn Goddard, Maysville, and Virginia Beadle, Lake Wells, Fla.; and three nephews, Paul Garrison and Steve Garrison, both of Commerce, and Jim Moss, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MRS. FLEEMAN
Retired seamstress
WINDER - Mrs. Nelle Patrick Fleeman, 82, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mrs. Fleeman was a daughter of the late Miles and Ara House Patrick.
She was a retired seamstress, with 36 years of service at Empire Manufacturing Company, Winder. Mrs. Fleeman was a member of Rockwell Universalist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.F. Fleeman, in 1983.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with John Mobley and the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Wages, Auburn; one son, Tom Fleeman, Braselton; two sisters, Lucille McDonald, Gainesville, and Peggy Harrell, Athens; one brother, Clyde "Cope" Patrick, Winder; two granddaughters, Tracy Shubert and Sheri Griggs, both of Auburn; one grandson, Kirk Fleeman, Winston-Salem, N.C.; six great-grandchildren; a special friend, Mattie Lovin, Winder; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MRS. TULLIS
Retired seamstress
AUBURN - Mrs. Edna Snellings Tullis, 81, died Saturday, March 25, 2000.
Mrs. Tullis was born in Walton County, a daughter of the late Obe and Elizabeth Thompson Snellings.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a retired seamstress with R & R Manufacturing Company, Auburn. Mrs. Tullis was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Lamar Tullis; three daughters, Edith Culpepper, Jefferson, Lanelle Paul, Jonesboro, and Pat Fox, Kennesaw; one son, James Tullis, Stockbridge; one sister, Mildred Blackwell, Auburn; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MR. BRAY
Commerce native
CLEMSON, S.C. - Dillard W. "Sarge" Bray Sr., 73, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Bray was a son of the late James W. and Lula Hester Bray.
He was a retired Army staff sergeant, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bray was the owner and operator of Clemson Outboard, was past post commander of the VFW Post in Seneca, S.C., and attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Bray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Morgan Bray; two sons, Dillard W. Bray Jr., Mauldin, S.C., and Randy L. Bray, Easley, S.C.; two daughters, Beverly Lois Kelly, Greenville, S.C., and Cathy Sue Atkins, Georgetown, S.C.; one sister, Helen Kempton, Forest Park; grandchildren, Michelle Kelly, Chad and Jennifer Bray and Maggie and Jackson Atkins; and one great-grandchild, Jordan Wootten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186, Central, S.C. 29630.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MRS. SCHARNIKOW
Mother of four
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Glinda Sue Shelton Scharnikow, 56, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Scharnikow was born April 12, 1943, in Carroll County. She was a daughter of the late Shuford and Estoria Tomlin Shelton.
Mrs. Scharnikow was employed with Crane Amusements Company.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church cemetery, Dallas.
Survivors include one son, James T. Farr, Lawrenceville; three daughters, Richelle Caylor, Austell, Felica Farr, Maysville, and Deanne Jones, Mableton; two brothers, Harold Shelton and Thomas L. Shelton, both of Mableton; two sisters, Jackie Brackett, Dallas, and Earnesteen Hand, Mableton; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

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MR. GRAVITT
Jackson County native
COLBERT - Guy Leon Gravitt, 50, died Friday, March 24, 2000.
Mr. Gravitt was born in Jackson County, a son of the late John Henry and Bertie Wood Gravitt.
He was a retired security guard with Georgia Security and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 28, in Bethabara Cemetery, Monroe, with the Rev. Jack Lindsey officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Kittle Gravitt; and two sisters, Shirley Kerr, Colbert, and Peggy Bryant, Statham.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MR. BELL
Clarke County native
ATHENS - Fred R. Bell, 47, died Sunday, March 26, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Bell was a son of Lou Nell Whitehead Bell, Athens, and the late William Thomas Bell.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was employed as an industrial supply salesman. Mr. Bell was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, and the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Galilee Christian Church with Minister Tom Plank officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Terry Dotson, Mitchell Black, Chuck Gay, Roy Wood, Russ Scritchfield and Edd Iler will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kay Fulcher Bell, Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Crisy and Bradley Holder, Athens; and one granddaughter, Allie Holder, Athens.
Memorials may be made to the Loren Smith Cancer Care Center, Athens Regional Medical Center, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MRS. JENKINS
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. W.R. (Minnie Lou) Jenkins, 89, died Thursday, March 23, 2000.
Mrs. Jenkins was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Milton and Mary Jones Ashe.
She had resided in Barrow County since 1984. Mrs. Jenkins was a housewife and a member of Carl Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Jenkins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Carl Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Connally, Decatur, Janet Joyal-Standley, Lawrenceville, Patricia Eason, Monroe, and Randy Reynolds, Lilburn; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

MR. ARMSTRONG
Educator
ATHENS - Lovejoy Armstrong Jr., 45, died Sunday, March 26, 2000.
Mr. Armstrong was a son of the late Lovejoy Sr. and Ruby Bell Armstrong.
He was an educator in the public school system.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, West, with Dr. Winfred M. Hope officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by one son, Calvin Armstrong, Atlanta; and one sister, Wanda Gresham, Jefferson.
Mack and Payne Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

BANKS
Jefferson High
school student
JEFFERSON - Demarion Samone "Mookey" Banks, 16, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Banks was born in August of 1983, a son of Maleser Banks and Jeffery Andrea Pope, both of Jefferson.
He was a ninth grade student at Jefferson High School and was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, at St. Paul First Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Simmons, R.E. Cooper, Ken Sims and J.T. Hughey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Antonio Nicely, Hendric Nicely, LaBache Gill, Alvin Martin, Fredrick Usher and John Calloway served as pallbearers. Flower attendants were Erika Mackey, Carita Baily, Jessica Tate, Vernice Appling, Yolanda Usher, Caquea Sewell, Kenyatta Beasley, Cierra Watson and Chimere Usher.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Tarren Butler and Karman Banks, both of Jefferson; grandmothers, Rosa Banks and Katherine Green; great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Johnson; one niece, Daja Gresham; and uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 29, 2000

Ollie L. Cain
Ollie Lee Cain, 89, of Savannah, died Saturday, January 2, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cain had lived in Savannah from 1948 until 1968, when he moved to Atlanta. He returned to Savannah 11 years ago.
Mr. Cain was former owner of Cain Trucking Company and retired from Superior Trucking Company. He was a member of Silk Hope Baptist Church, Savannah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, in Hodgson Memorial Chapel of Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillcrest Abbey West.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Ruth Jones Cain; daughter and son-in-law, Becky C. Helmly and Keevil Helmly Jr., Savannah; sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Kay Cain, San Antonio, and Ollie L. and Beth Cain, Roswell; two sisters, Mary Brewer, Homer, and Donnie Mae Wilson, Athens; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several and nieces and nephews.
Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, March 29, 2000


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