Jackson County Obituaries...

 April 5, 2000


MR. LICATA
U.S. Navy veteran
JEFFERSON - Vincent Licata, 89, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Licata was born January 25, 1911. He was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Licata.
Mr. Licata was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from the maintenance department with the City of Passaic, N.J. He was a member of Mount Carmel Church, New Jersey, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson. Burial will be in Passaic, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Licata; one daughter, Anita Lawson, Jefferson; five granddaughters, Suzanne Scogin and Teresa Drake, both of Jefferson, Jackqueline Carloss and Janice Perry, both of Athens, and Kelley Lawson, Panama City, Fla.; and nine great-grandchildren, Stacey Bearden, Jamie Scogin, Jinni, Chad and Coda Carloss, Jordan and Jackson Perry, Terilyn Drake and Jonathan Lawson.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. NATIONS
Retired farmer
COMMERCE - Charles Waco Nations, 92, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Nations was born August 8, 1907, in Hart County. He was a son of the late John and Lula Cantrell Nations.
Mr. Nations was a retired farmer and a member of Stonepile Baptist Church, Clarkesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Nations.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Stonepile Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Bobby Nations, Charles Nations, James Nations, Kenneth Nations and Ray Nations, all of Commerce; two daughters, Jeanette Ballanger, Cannon, and Evelyn Nicholson, Commerce; one brother, Roy Nations, Hull; two sisters, Omie Elrod, Hull, and Mattie Lord, Commerce; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MRS. JOHNSON
Jackson County native
BRASELTON - Mrs. Evelyne Carlyle Johnson, 72, died Friday, March 31, 2000.
Mrs. Johnson was a native of Jackson County. She had been employed with Harry Norman Realtors, with over 20 years of service.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 2, at Mountain West Church of God with Pastor Ronald Harvard officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Gay Johnson, Denver, N.C.; son, Brian Johnson, Braselton; one brother, Bill Carlyle, Braselton; and two grandchildren, Kellie and Josh.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MRS. ARMSTRONG
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Frances Keesee Armstrong, 85, died Friday, March 31, 2000.
Mrs. Armstrong was born in Mansfield, a daughter of the late Belton Henley and Ethel Estes Keesee.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Armstrong was also a member of the Eastern Star Rainbow Chapter of Social Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Armstrong.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, with the Rev. Cary Hilliard officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet A. Cassidy, Sparks, Md.; one brother, John Robert Keesee, Monroe; two granddaughters, Lyn Murphy and Elaine C. Easterday, both of Maryland; four great-grandchildren and two nieces and two nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. TURNER
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Howard James Turner, 53, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Turner was born December 14, 1946, in Commerce. He was a son of Mamie Lou Beck Turner, Commerce, and the late Quilla Turner.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Turner is survived by one son, Mark Turner, Commerce; one brother, Jerry Turner, Commerce; one sister, Lillie Martin, Cleveland; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MRS. WILLIAMSON
Jackson County native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Bonnie Bryan Williamson, 93, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at a private nursing home.
Mrs. Williamson was born in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.
Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Williamson Sr., three sons, Virgil Williamson Jr., Robert Williamson and James Wesley Williamson, and a sister, Zora Boswell.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 31, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Donald Tritt, Doug Tritt and Don Pruitt officiating. Burial was in New Holland Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Brenda Williamson, Gainesville; son, Dwight Williamson, Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie and Talmadge Garrison and LaClita and Milton Robson, all of Gainesville; one brother, Johnny Bryan, Greenville, S.C.; three sisters, Clara Davis, Dawsonville, Ruth Head, New Holland, and Vera Sutton, College Park; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

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MR. POTTS
Welder
DANIELSVILLE - Gary Dean Potts, 44, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Potts was born January 6, 1956, in Orlando, Fla. He was a son of Patsy Potts Mooren, Winter Garden, Fla., and the late Summie Potts.
Mr. Potts was employed as a welder and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mark Palmer officiating. Burial was in the Thyatira Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Cody Alexander Potts, Danielsville; three sisters, Patti Burke, Buford, and Michelle Baucom and Pam Potts, both of Auburn; one brother, Terry Potts, Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. EDWARDS
Madison Street
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Marshall Edwards, 83, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Edwards was born December 14, 1916, in Hinds County, Miss. He was a son of the late Cara Belle Edwards Fleming.
Mr. Edwards was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Tucker Edwards; one son, Frank Edwards, Hull; one daughter, Kaye Haynes, Hull; four brothers, David Carthern, Commerce, Roger Carthern, Jefferson, A.R. Fleming, Smith Grove, Ky., and Ralph Fleming, Elberton; one sister, Mary Ann Rucker, Dewy Rose; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Falcon's Children's Home, P.O. Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. SPENCE
U.S. Navy veteran
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Carl B. Spence, 65, died in the tornado that struck Fort Worth on Tuesday, March 28, 2000.
Mr. Spence was born in Barrow County, a son of the late Olin H. and Annie C. Spence.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was affiliated with Sagamore Hills Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Spence was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita S. Shedd, and two brothers, Cecil L. Spence and Jimmy R. Spence.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 8, in the New Pentecost United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Marion Prather officiating.
Mr. Spence is survived by two sisters, Opal S. Deaton, Hoschton, and Sarah S. Pentecost, Winder; three grandchildren, Scottie, Sandi and April Shedd, all of Winder; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. ALLISON
Grandson of countians
FLOWERY BRANCH - James Monroe "Jimmy" Allison, 34, formerly of Cleveland, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Emory University Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Allison was born in York, Pa., and had lived most of his life in White County. He was a son of Maggie Allison, Flowery Branch, and the late Robert Allison.
Mr. Allison was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30, in the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Town Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include four sisters, Robin Gantt, Fayetteville, N.C., Vandora Bernier, Cleveland, Leako Bernier, Dahlonega, and Sharon Vandiver, Cleveland; two brothers, Monrow Allison, and James Lee Allison, both of Lula; maternal grandparents, James Calvin and Naomi Gipson, Braselton; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Barrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

MR. HEWELL
World War II veteran
GILLSVILLE - Carl William Hewell, 87, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Hewell was a son of the late Maryland "Bud" and Ada Adams Hewell.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army, and was a fourth generation potter. Mr. Hewell had made pottery all his life until he retired in April of 1994. He was a member of Gillsville Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Morgan and Darryl Womack officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Sue Hewell; daughter and son-in-law, Deloris and Douglas Parks, Lula; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Helen Hewell, Gillsville; two brothers, Harold Hewell, Gillsville, and Henry Hewell, Commerce; one sister, Grace Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandsons and wives, Darren and Beth Parks, Cornelia, and Bryan and Misty Parks, Lula; grandson, Kevin Hewell, Gillsville; granddaughter, April Hewell, Commerce; and one great-grandchild, Camryn Parks, Lula.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 5, 2000

Kathleen S. Hardy
Mrs. Kathleen Stockton Hardy, 72, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Hardy was a daughter of the late William M. and Alice Mae Bell Standridge Stockton.
She was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hardy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lee Hardy Sr.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Dr. John Davidson officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Delores Hardy Cheney, Hollywood, Fla.; one son, Robert E. Lee Hardy Jr., Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Nellie Osborne, Athens, and Grace Steiger, Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, W.C. Stockton, Bill Stockton and Grady Stockton, all of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, April 5, 2000


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