Jackson County Obituaries...

 June 7, 2000


MRS. SAVILLE
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Dorothy Mae Lewis Saville, 80, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Saville was born February 2, 1920, in Washington, N.Y. She was a daughter of the late John and Maude Brown Lewis.
Mrs. Saville was a homemaker and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was also a member of the National Grange Association.
Mrs. Saville was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest William Saville.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Saville, Maysville; two daughters, Judy Howe, Maysville, and Frances Cadotte, Columbia, S.C.; three brothers, John Lewis, Argyle, N.Y., and Richard Lewis and Elrik Lewis, both of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; one sister, Elizabeth Hall, South Glenns Falls, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. BRADBERRY
Nurse
COMMERCE - Mrs. Hazel Lurine Bradberry, 73, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Bradberry was born March 5, 1927 in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Barney and Lena Williamson Pace.
Mrs. Bradberry had been employed as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bradberry.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Will Herring officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Lee Knight, Nicholson; one daughter, Carol Tatum, Commerce; one brother, George B. Pace, Nicholson; one sister, Elizabeth Green, Nicholson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. YOUNG
Office manager
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Sylvia Brookshire Young, 64, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Young was born November 28, 1935, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of Frances Craven Brookshire, Nicholson, and the late John Brookshire.
Mrs. Young was employed as an office manager at the University of Georgia and was a member of Center Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Keenan Young.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 2, in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Johnny Tucker officiating.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Young is survived by her husband, Patrick Young; and one sister, Linda Lanoue, Nicholson.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MR. HEUPEL
Sharon Baptist
Church member
HOSCHTON - Richard Alan Heupel, 21, died Friday, June 2, 2000.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Heupel had lived in the Hoschton area for the past 14 years. He was a son of Robert and Dale Heupel, Hoschton.
Mr. Heupel was employed with Chateau Hydroseeding and Grassing and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Marion Prather and Kenneth Hill officiating. Burial was in the Sharon Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Phillip John Heupel and Jason Andrew Heupel, both of Hoschton; one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Heupel, Hoschton; and grandmother, Betty Heupel, Hoschton.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. HAYGOOD
Banks County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lessie Simmons Mealor Echols Haygood, 83, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home.
Mrs. Haygood was born September 10, 1916, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Alex and Emily Mealor Simmons.
Mrs. Haygood was a retiree of Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Mealor, her second husband, Howard Echols, and her third husband, Howard Haygood.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Manus and Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church cemetery, Baldwin.
Mrs. Haygood is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. WILBANKS
Retired supervisor
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dannie L. Benton Wilbanks, 78, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.
Mrs. Wilbanks was born August 21, 1921, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of William McDaniel and Mary F. Porter Benton.
Mrs. Wilbanks was a retired supervisor with Oxford and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Parks Wilbanks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brad Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by two sons, Douglas Wilbanks, Homer, and Kenneth Wilbanks, Commerce; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MR. PATTON
U.S. Army veteran
GAINESVILLE - Alvin "Billy" Patton Sr., 84, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Patton was a son of the late J.M. and Mary Euline Whitsel Patton. He had lived in Hall County for a number of years.
Mr. Patton served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a para- trooper. He retired from Chicopee Mills and was a farmer. Mr. Patton was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Alene McNeal Patton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, at Sugar Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Collins and Paul Morris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Debby P. and Michael McNabb and Noel P. and Sam Davis, all of Gainesville; son, Alvin "Sonny" Patton Jr., Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice T. Patton, Gainesville; three brothers, Garnett Patton and Dewitt Patton, both of Pendergrass, and Bobby Patton, Gainesville; four sisters, Polly Patton, Betty Davis and Grace Sexton, all of Pendergrass, and Ruby Tuner, Pinellas Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Jason and Jesse McNabb, Maggie, Alexander and Hanna Davis and Jason Hatcher, all of Gainesville; and three great-grandchildren.
Brewer and Wiley Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. DISSPAIN
Homemaker
DAHLONEGA - Mrs. Helen Disspain, 57, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
A native of Fannin County, and a former resident of Cumming, Mrs. Disspain had lived in Lumpkin County for the past eight years.
She was a homemaker and a member of Revival Baptist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, with the Revs. Charles Disspain and Howard Spruill officiating. Burial was in Dahlonega Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Lewis Disspain; mother, Mrs. Ethel Anderson, Cumming; son, Melvin Rickett, Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie Disspain, Clinton, Mich., James and April Disspain, Jefferson, and Danny and Traci Disspain, Dahlonega; two brothers, Grady Chastain, Cumming, and Johnny Chastain, Lawrenceville; one sister, Betty Rickett, Cumming; eight grandchildren and several other relatives.
Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MR. HILL
Brother of countian
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jackie Lee "Jack" Hill Jr., 35, formerly of Buford, died Saturday, June 3, 2000.
Mr. Hill was born in Gwinnett County, a son of Maxine George Hill, Villa Rica, and the late Jack Hill Sr.
He was a truck driver and was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lisa Cutright Hill; one son, Jackie Lee Hill III, Darlington, S.C.; four daughters, Tevi Esco and Jaclyn Esco, both of Buford, and Brandy Cutright and Destiny Cutright, both of Darlington, S.C.; one brother, Chris Hill, Jefferson; three sisters, Vickie Hill Pugh, Villa Rica, and Donna Hill Guy and Rhonda Hill Worley, both of Blairsville; and grandmother-in-law, Josephine Pegram, Dunn, N.C.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of announcements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

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MRS. MADDOX
Jackson County native
BOGART - Mrs. Mary Frances Childs Maddox, 61, died Saturday, June 3, 2000.
Mrs. Maddox was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late James Willie and Lenora Hendrix Childs.
Mrs. Maddox was a retired lab tech with the University of Georgia, with 24 years of service, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Happy Trails Art Club, Chestnut Mountain, and a member of the Athens Antique Car Club.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Elmer Butler and Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Maddox's nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Gearld Maddox; one daughter, Susan Swinford, Athens; one son, Michael Maddox, Athens; one sister, Nettie Bradshaw, Jefferson; two brothers, Raymond Childs, Hull, and Otis Childs, Athens; and three grandchildren, Thomas and Jay Swinford and Travis Maddox.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. WILLIAMS
Commerce First Baptist member
ATHENS - Mrs. Mae P. Williams, 98, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Williams was born December 2, 1901, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late George Marion and Elizabeth Mayes Patterson.
Mrs. Williams was the owner of a retail dress store and was co-founder of Williams Dress Shops, founded in 1924. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Wesley Williams, and a son, Marion Wesley Williams.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Dr. Lewis Williams, Alfred Pete Williams, Olan Garrison, Gene McWinburn, Ronald Hanley, George Patterson Williams Jr., Leroy Langford, Walter Langford and Milton Patterson served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Williams is survived by one son, Dr. George Patterson Williams, Augusta; one daughter, Peggy Deweese, Athens; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MR. CRAFT
Clarke County native
ATHENS - Ronnie Paul Craft, 38, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Craft was a son of Marvin Dennis and Mary Agnes Self Craft, Bishop.
He made his home in the counties surrounding Athens and had been employed with Armour Plumbing for several years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. James McDonald officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Malinda Lee Ridgeway Craft; one daughter, Kadie Craft, Athens; one son, Anthony Craft, Athens; two sisters, Connie Fowler, Crawford, and Janet Marx, Bogart; one brother, Dennis Craft, Bogart; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. GUNTER
Jackson County native
ATHENS - Mrs. Brenda Wills Gunter, 54, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Gunter was a daughter of the late James David and Annie Mae Willoughby Wills.
She was employed with Village Drug Shop for 10 years and was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Buford Lockman and Curtis Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Tony Willoughby, Caleb Elder, Wesley Elder, Randy Taylor, Keith Chapman, James Claxton, Nelson Callway and Chris Thurmond served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Gunter; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Samuel Craven, Marble Hill; one sister, Sandra Patridge, Winterville; four nephews, Lanier Patridge, Daryl Patridge, Ray McElreath and James McElreath Jr.; one niece, Jean McElreath; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605, or to Peachtree Hospice, 3600 Dekalb Technology Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30340.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. GUILLANOFF
Waitress
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mrs. Eunice Ayers Guillanoff, 89, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000.
Mrs. Guillanoff was born August 1, 1910 in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Dora Moore Ayers.
Mrs. Guillanoff had been employed as a waitress.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Christian Church cemetery.
Mrs. Guillanoff is survived by a nephew, Talmadge Ayers, Carnesville; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. PADGETT
Poplar Springs
Baptist member
BRASELTON - Mrs. Sarah S. Padgett, 74, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000.
Mrs. Padgett was retired from Scientific Atlanta, with 12 years of service, and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Oakwood.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross.
Survivors include her husband, Edsel Padgett; one son, Thomas McCarter, Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Elizabeth Asnes, Buford, Mary Mars, Memphis, Tenn., and Debra Manley, Braselton; two step-sons, Jerry Padgett, Carrollton, and James Arthor Padgett, Austell; one step-daughter, Sylvia Odor, Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Lewis Spires, Simpsonville, S.C., and Wesley Spires, West Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Hazel Sturkey and Edith Romine, both of West Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. HOWINGTON
Homemaker
AUBURN - Mrs. Mabrie Howington, 90, died Saturday, June 3, 2000.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Howington was a daughter of the late John and Cora Mae Maffett Stewart.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Howington was preceded in death by her husband, Stoy Howington.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Robert Whitehead officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Dickey and Carolyn Howington, Morganton, and Danny and Hilda Howington, Morrow; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

MRS. GRIZZLE
Sister of countian
DAHLONEGA - Mrs. Cora E. Grizzle, 61, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at her residence, following a brief period of declining health.
A native and former resident of White County, Mrs. Grizzle was a daughter of the late Riley and Era Ruth Gilleland Pruitt. She had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 42 years.
Mrs. Grizzle had been employed by the Lumpkin County School System and was a member of the Dahlonega Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Thomas.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 2, at Cavenders Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dean Bryant, Stephen Adams and Jerry Abercrombie officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Grizzle; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Toby Grizzle, Dahlonega, daughter, Judy Ligon, Dahlonega; one step-son, Lamar Grizzle, Dahlonega; two sisters, Mary Lou Hubbell, Waterford, Mich., and Evelyn Thomas, Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Eloise Pruitt, Cleveland, and R.L. Pruitt, Pendergrass; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
McKinney Funeral Home, Dahlonega, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 7, 2000

Ira E. Hill
Ira E. Hill, 90, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center.
Mr. Hill was born April 15, 1910, in Homer, a son of the late James Newton Hill and Emma Louise Whelchel Hill.
He was a graduate of Banks County High School, Homer, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hill retired in 1975 as chief freight office clerk, after working for Southern Railway for 47 years. At Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., he was a member of the Frazier Sunday School Class and the Senior Mallards.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George W. Jacobs officiating. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park. Ray, Donnie, Craven and Martin Buster Oehler, Bill Kirk and Dan Giles served as pallbearers. Members of the Frazier Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Kay A. and Jim Thomason, Simpsonville, S.C.; two sisters, Ruby Henderson, Columbus, and Mildred Lanham, Covelo, Calif.; three grandsons, Jeff, David and Andy Grice; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28262, or to the charity of one's choice.
Hankins and Whittington, Wilson Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, June 7, 2000


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