Jackson County Obituaries...

 May 31, 2000


MR. MORRIS
B.C.H.S. coach
LULA - Bobby James Morris, 48, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Morris was born December 10, 1951, in Jackson County. He was a son of Robert and Minnie Ruth Reid Morris, Lula.
Mr. Morris was a teacher and coach at Banks County High School. He attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Doris Delean Meeler Morris; one son, Reggie Morris, Lula; one daughter, Ashley Bachelor, Maysville; and one sister, Linda Wehunt, Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. DOSTER
Seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Martha Healan Doster, 55, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Doster was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Clarence Healan and the late Evelyn Pressley Healan.
She was a seamstress and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Louis Gaddis officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Ricky Lee Doster, Joey Fortson, Anthony Cleveland, Jerry Thomas, Dwayne Moore, Brian Street, Henry Doster, Wayne Doster and Tim Doster served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Doster; two daughters, Donna Cleveland, Danielsville, and Pam McElroy, Winterville; one sister, Jonelle Street, Gainesville; two brothers, Edward Healan, Oakwood, and Doyle Healan, Flowery Branch; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. JONES
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - Walter Lee Jones, 69, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Jones was born August 9, 1930, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Roy Eugene and Cora Motes Jones.
Mr. Jones was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired Army officer and was a retired correctional officer.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Ingram Jones, and a brother, Roy Jones.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Pastor Robin Self officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Eddie Stith, David Stith, Curtis Klutz, James Whisnant, David Whisnant and Bosie Griffith served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, Danny Hubbard and Omer Carter, both of Jefferson, Fred Jones, Covington, and Randall Carter, Macon; five daughters, Kaye Carter Sloan, Athens, Patti Kilgore, Alabama, Angie Crose, Utah, and Ursula Jones and Andrea Jones, both of Texas; three sisters, Lavertis Griffith and Nelle Nix, both of Jefferson, and Frances West, Morrow; two brothers, Odell Jones, Riverdale, and Joe Jones, Athens; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MISS WOOD
Antioch UMC rites
NICHOLSON - Miss Kristi Diane Wood, 26, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Miss Wood was born August 30, 1973, in Clarke County. She was a daughter of Nancy Williamson Farmer and Charles William Wood, both of Nicholson.
Miss Wood was of the Methodist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 31, at Antioch United Methodist Church, Nicholson, with the Rev. Howard Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her step-father, Larry Farmer, Nicholson; one brother, Kelly Farmer, Nicholson; two sisters, Traci Banks, Homer, and Shannon Glines, Commerce; and grandmothers, Jean Williamson and Sally Wood, both of Nicholson, and Sara Duren, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MARLOW
Infant
MAYSVILLE - Silas David Marlow, infant son of Alvin and Tonya David Marlow, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Bayleigh Marlow, Maysville; grandparents, Steve and Vickie David and Coy and Montez Marlow, all of Maysville; great-grandparents, Pearl Veal, Commerce, Buddy Veal, Gainesville, and Marshall and Clar David, Maysville; and great-great-grandmother, Louise Snipes, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. PENNINGTON
Tennessee native
BRASELTON - Gary Charles Pennington, 45, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Pennington was born in Oneida, Tenn., a son of the late James and Hazel Ruth Smith Pennington.
He was employed in automotive repair.
Survivors include special friend, Pat Compton; two sons, Charles Compton and Jonathan Compton, both of Braselton; three daughters, Amber Cash, Oakwood, Laura Compton, Braselton, and Kimberly Bross, New Jersey; two sisters, Jessie Dressler, Mesa, Ariz., and Betty Sgruggs, Clinton, Tenn.; three brothers, Steven Pennington, Hoschton, Lloyd Pennington, Knoxville, Tenn., and Walter Pennington, Clinton, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. CHAMBERS
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Winnie Griffin Chambers, 90, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Columbia Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Chambers was born January 20, 1910, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Asa and Nancy Jane Chambers Griffin.
Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Chambers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Swayne Cochran, Perry Smith and Charles Crabb officiating. Burial was in the Silver Shoals Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Chambers is survived by a nephew reared in the home, Norman Williams, Maysville; and sister-in-law, Mary Griffin, Maysville.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. BERRY
Retired custodian
JEFFERSON - Lawrence E. "Doc" Berry, 60, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Berry was born in Augusta County, Va., a son of the late Charles Douglas and Virginia Delight Potter Berry.
He was a retired custodian with North Jackson Elementary School and was a member of Pleasant Acres Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Pleasant Acres Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Millsaps officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Berry; two sons, Jason Monroe Berry, Pendergrass, and Wesley Scott Berry, Jefferson; one daughter, Tina Dawn Ledford, Jefferson; two sisters, Madaline McCormick and Louise Conners, both of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Woodrow Lee Berry, Verona, Va.; five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, "love donations" may be made to the family.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. CROWE
Jefferson native
Mrs. Lottie Lamissie Weir Crowe, 80, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Canton, Georgia Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Crowe was born September 22, 1919, a daughter of the late Ben and Bessie Weir of Jackson County.
Mrs. Crowe was a sewing machine operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Crowe, and a son, Ronnie Crowe.
Mrs. Crowe graduated from Martin Institute in Jefferson, with the class of 1938.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24, in the chapel of Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Horace Richards officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park, Canton. Scott Holder, Joe Holder, Ray Jeans, Walter Joe Weir and David Lee Weir served as pallbearers.
Survivors include brothers, James B. Weir, Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Ollien C. Weir and Mary Weir, Morrow; two nephews, David Lee Weir, Albany, and Walter Joe Weir, McDonough; and one great-nephew, Nolan James Weir, Albany.
Sosebee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. SAILERS
Housewife
COMMERCE - Mrs. Florence Sailers, 89, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home.
Mrs. Sailers was born December 23, 1910, a daughter of the late Thomas Crow and Nora Carlan McConnell.
She was a housewife. Mrs. Sailers was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Sailers.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Raphel Barnett, Commerce; daughter, Janice Slay, Winterville; one brother, Fred McConnell, Pittsburg, Texas; two sisters, Leona Hawks, Nicholson, and Ora Mae Pace, Athens; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

Edward L. Roberts
Edward Lee "Ed" Roberts, 75, of Toccoa, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Gillam H. and Maggie Myers Roberts.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and had been employed by the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Roberts was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and a member of Toccoa Masonic Lodge 309.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 29, in the chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with Dr. John Adams and the Rev. Jarrett Ragan officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery. Galen Garrett, Jerry Tate, Terry Brown, Jim Wertz, Perry Roberts and Donald Simmons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Miriam Ann Jones, McDonough, and Anita Louise Tate, Riverdale; one son, Odes Ed Roberts, West Union, S.C.; two sisters, Irene Roberts and Bertha Brown, both of Commerce; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 31, 2000

MR. JOHNSON
Former Crawford W. Long Museum director
ATLANTA - Weldon H. Johnson, 62, retired senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company and president of The Coca-Cola Company's Latin America Group, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at his residence in Palm City, Fla.
Mr. Johnson was born July 25, 1937, in Atlanta and grew up in Jefferson.
He graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Gridiron Secret Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Honorary Pre-Medical Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Fraternity. He received the Terry College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994.
Mr. Johnson joined the Coca-Cola Company in January of 1965 and after numerous assignments in the United States, was sent to Tokyo, Japan, in 1977. In 1983, he was elected president of the Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1987, Mr. Johnson was elected senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company and president of the Coca-Cola Latin American Group. He retired from this position in July of 1997.
Mr. Johnson served on the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola FEMSA, Panamerican Beverages Inc, Grupo Continental, MasterCard Latin America, The Lance Corporation and Milton National Bank.
He was a director of the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, a former director of the Georgia and Atlanta units of the American Cancer Society, a former director of the Council of the Americas in New York and past chairman of the Corporate Council for the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He served as a trustee and finance committee chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation.
In 1994, Mr. Johnson was decorated by the president of the Argentine Republic with the "Order of May for Merit" in the grade of Knight. He was a member of Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club and an invited member of The Floridian, both in Palm City, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Patterson's Spring Hill Chapel with Dr. Thomas E. Leland officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Johnson; one son, Gregory C. Johnson, Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Deborah A. Johnson, Atlanta; his step-mother, Mrs. Hazel Turner Johnson, Palm Coast, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Bearss and Hazel Johnson, both of Palm Coast, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Weldon H. Johnson Memorial to support cancer research, USC-Norris Cancer Center, Attention: Wendi Van Hecke, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 7416, Los Angeles, CA 90033.
H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel, Atlanta, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. PEYTON
Silver Shoals
Baptist rites
HOMER - Jerry Lee Peyton, 41, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Peyton was born July 17, 1958, a son of Geneva Peyton, Homer, and the late Rudolph Peyton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Parson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Peyton is survived by one brother, Michael Peyton, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. GAMBLIN
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Lewis G. Gamblin, 75, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Gamblin was born November 14, 1924, in Union County. He was a son of the late L.E. and Hattie Lunsford Gamblin.
Mr. Gamblin was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Crestlawn, Atlanta.
Survivors include one son, Eugene Gamblin, Atlanta; one daughter, Teresa Turco, Maysville; two step-sons, Larry Hill, Lithia Springs, and Jerry Noles, Peachtree City; two step-daughters, Jo Lynn Flynn, Villa Rica, and Brenda Mills, Maysville; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. BURNS
Retired sales
representative
WINDER - Paul Burns, 83, died Sunday, May 28, 2000.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mr. Burns was a son of the late Frank and Mabel Shedd Burns.
He had resided in Winder for most of his life and was a retired sales representative with Greeson Motors of Monroe. Mr. Burns was a member of Winder First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Burns; two step-sons, J. Tom Dickens III, Evans, and W. Jackson Dickens, M.D., Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Dessie Malcolm, Grayson, and Ann Shelnutt, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Lara and Jay Dickens, Columbus, Jackson Dickens Jr., Charlotte, N.C., and Stephanie Harding, Duluth; and great-grandchildren, Alex and Margaret Elaine Harding, both of Duluth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 North Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. EVANS
O.C.H.S. student
STATHAM - Collin Evans, 17, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Oglethorpe County.
Mr. Evans was a son of Wendell and Shirley Evans, Statham.
He was a student at Oconee County High School.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Drew Kinsey, Maysville; grandparents, Relle Drewry, Statham, and Margie Lord, Hoschton; and great-grandmother, Minnie Ruth Kirk, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Collin Evans Memorial Fund at the Peoples Bank in Statham.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. ELDER
Bethabra Baptist Church member
WINDER - Mrs. Lucille Elder, 82, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mrs. Elder was a daughter of the late Leonard B. and Ella Boss Dalton.
She was a retired seamstress and a member of Bethabra Baptist Church. Mrs. Elder was preceded in death by her husband, A.S. "Buck" Elder.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Sauls and Reba Bunn, both of Winder; two sisters, Willie Mae Day and Dora Fagan, both of Winder; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MR. MATTOX
Father of countian
CARLTON - Jimmy Lowell Mattox, 64, died Saturday, May 27, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Mattox was a son of the late John A. and Rossie Lovinggood Mattox.
He was a quarry man in the granite industry and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 29, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial was in Forrest Hills Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Pauline McCannon Mattox; two daughters, Rose Bruce, Carlton, and Josephine Parker, Nicholson; three sons, Henry Mattox and David Mattox, both of Elberton, and Chuck McCannon, Barnesville; two sisters, Lessie Scott, Crawford, and Nell McCannon, Carlton; two brothers, William B. Mattox, Crawford, and George B. Mattox, Lexington; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

MRS. WILKERSON
Mother of countian
AUBURN - Mrs. Fannie Mae Wilkerson, 81, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000.
Mrs. Wilkerson was a retired cafeteria worker for the Gwinnett County School System.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 26, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Old Duluth Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Wilkerson; one daughter, Diane Greenway, Hoschton; one sister, Roselee Hamilton, Dacula; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 31, 2000

C.T. Wiley Sr.
C.T. Wiley Sr., 78, of Covington, nephew of Louise Smith, Commerce, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Rockdale Hospital, Conyers.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wiley was a son of the late Hurbert Festus and Julia Canary Bellamy Wiley.
He had lived in Atlanta as a child and in Covington for the past 18 months. Mr. Wiley was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Merchant Marines.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 10, in the chapel of Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home with Dr. Alan Posey officiating. Burial was in Mellwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain.
Survivors, in addition to his aunt, include his wife, Evelyn S. Wiley; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ray Czentnar, Loganville; daughters, Elaine Tompkins, Covington, and Lynne Wiley, Loganville; son and daughter-in-law, Neal S. and Amy Wiley, Covington; son, Chester T. Wiley Jr., Alpharetta; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 31, 2000
Collin Evans
Collin Evans, 17, of Statham, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Oglethorpe County.
Mr. Evans was a son of Wendell and Shirley Evans, Statham.
He was a student at Oconee County High School.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Drew Kinsey, Maysville; grandparents, Relle Drewry, Statham, and Margie Lord, Hoschton; and great-grandmother, Minnie Ruth Kirk, Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Collin Evans Memorial Fund at the Peoples Bank in Statham.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 31, 2000


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