Jackson County Obituaries...

 July 12, 2000


MR. COUCH
U.S. Army veteran
HULL - Weyman Barto Couch Sr., 67, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of the Athens area, Mr. Couch was a son of the late Jerome and Dora Lee Huff Couch.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Compass Community Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at Compass Community Church with the Rev. Jim Carpenter officiating. Entombment was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Darren Dudley, Bootsie Glenn, Scott Hughes, Felton Mobley, Melvin Moon and Max Sanders served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Couch, Dean Couch and Harry Couch.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Couch; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Renee and George Bonner, Commerce, Paula Ann and Rick Stuchell, Colbert, and Heather Christian and Ken Carr, Hull; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Jerome and Liz Couch, Colbert, Weyman Scott and Wendy Couch, Monroe, and Weyman Barto Jr. and Kendra Couch, Auburn; one sister, Jannie Stonecypher, Hull; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MRS. VAUGHN
Homemaker
BALDWIN - Mrs. Gladys Carlan Vaughn, 87, formerly of Homer, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Vaughn was born March 5, 1913, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Stubblefield Carlan.
Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett E. Vaughn.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, at Bethany Christian Church with Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Vaughn is survived by two daughters, Helen Vaughn Gowan, Augusta, and Myra Vaughn Willoughby, Villa Rica; five sons, Herbert Vaughn, Griffin, William "Bill" Vaughn, Pell City, Ala., Kenneth Vaughn, Naples, Fla., Henry Vaughn, Banner Elk, N.C., and Donald Vaughn, Pendergrass; one sister, Sue Chambers, Naples, Fla.; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Church, c/o David Dunson, P.O. Box 454, Homer, GA 30547.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MR. MORGAN
Native of Athens
ATHENS - Steve "Bubba" Morgan, 20, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Morgan was born August 14, 1979, in Athens. He was a son of Barbara Jean Morgan, Athens, and Steve Franklin Morgan, Covington.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at Little Country Church with the Revs. Charles Elrod, Joel Shadburn and Jack Pope officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his step-mother, Teresa Morgan, Covington; two brothers, Darrell Travis Cobb, Wartburg, Tenn., and Steven Lee Morgan, Covington; three sisters, Tabitha Hogan and Mary Louann Morgan, both of Covington, and Sabrina Ruth Morgan, Nicholson; maternal grandmother, Ruth Slater, Athens; paternal grandparents, D.J. and Gladys Morgan, Athens; and step-grandparents, Ted and Linda Cobb, Wartburg, Tenn.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MRS. GRAHAM
Clarke County native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Geraldine Rebecca Graham, 58, died Monday, July 10, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Graham was a daughter of Clyde McRee, Commerce, and the late James W. McRee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Casper Graham.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Richard Gasser and Jeremy Baseman officiating. Burial was in Boggs Chapel Cemetery. Dale Wood, Donald Wood, Ted Holladay, Danny Hagg, Oliver Walters and Mike Carson served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Lisa McRudy, Danielsville, and Tracey Graham, Commerce; one sister, Montine Hunter, Danielsville; one brother, Calvin McRee, Danielsville; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

LAVENDER
Infant
GAINESVILLE - Drake Lavender, infant son of Bronson and Stephanie Lavender, Gainesville, died Monday, July 3, 2000.
Private graveside services were held Thursday, July 6, in the Concord Baptist Church cemetery, Clermont.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Dalton Lavender and Dylan Lavender, both of Gainesville; and grandparents, Robert and Karen Brannon, Alpharetta, and Barry and Dee Lavender, Jefferson.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MR. GADDIS
Carpenter
WINDER - Jason Gaddis, 24, died Sunday, July 9, 2000.
Born in DeKalb County, Mr. Gaddis was a son of Nancy S. "Patsy" Gaddis, Winder, and Gerald V. Gaddis, Buford.
He was a carpenter.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sisters and brothers-in-law, Penny S. and Reed Johnson, Sharon G. and Dennis Moore and Cindy S. and Frankie Ward, all of Winder; grandmother, Lucille Gregory, Hoschton; and two nieces, Naverien Johnson and Tiffany Gaddis, both of Winder.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MR. KITTLE
Jackson
County native
ATHENS - Frank C. Kittle, 88, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Flowery Branch Health and Rehab Nursing Home.
Mr. Kittle was born May 11, 1912, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Neal and Fannie Moore Kittle.
Mr. Kittle was retired from the University of Georgia and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Amanda Stringer Kittle.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Miles and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kittle is survived by two daughters, Mattie Ruth Kittle and Martha Frances Puckett, both of Athens; one son, John F. "Buster" Kittle, Athens; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MRS. SWAFFORD
Retired
insurance agent
WINDER - Mrs. Lois Cox Swafford, 67, died Sunday, July 9, 2000.
Mrs. Swafford was born in Decatur County, a daughter of the late William and Nellie Lee Thomas Cox.
A retired insurance agent, she had resided in Barrow County for the past 47 years. Mrs. Swafford attended the Winder First Baptist Church.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, July 12, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with John Mobley officiating.
Mrs. Swafford is survived by her husband, Randy Swafford; son, Charles Swafford, Winder; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Vickie Swafford, Loganville; one sister, Jean Reynolds, Winder; three brothers, Hugh Cox, Tallahassee, Fla., Ralph Cox, Columbia, Mo., and James E. Cox, Marietta; and two grandchildren, Brittany Swafford and Tyler Swafford, both of Loganville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 247, Climax, GA 31734.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MR. DOOLEY
World War II veteran
WINDER - Prince Robert Dooley Jr., 83, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
A native of Morgan County, Mr. Dooley was a retired utility operator with the Westinghouse Corporation.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Winder.
Mr. Dooley was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Dooley.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Tommy Baker, G.H. Hammond and Leon Pass officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Survivors include one son, Phillip D. Dooley, Winder; one brother, Frank Dooley, Winder; three sisters, Rosie Pass and Ruth Gordon, both of Statham, and Sadie Ellen Green, Marietta; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MISS
MCELHANNON
Jackson County native
WINDER - Miss Mae McElhannon, 97, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
Miss McElhannon was a native of Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Statham.
Miss McElhannon was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Collins.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in the McElhannon Family Cemetery in Winder.
Miss McElhannon is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Garland and Sarah McElhannon, Winder; nephews and wives, Bobby and Nancy Collins and Lee and Susan McElhannon, all of Winder; two nieces, Ann McElhannon and Ruby McElhannon, both of Winder; and a number of great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MRS. RAMSEY
Seamstress
COMMERCE - Mrs. Corean Elizabeth Ramsey, 77, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Ramsey was born December 2, 1922, a daughter of the late Peyton and Elizabeth Tanner.
She had worked as a seamstress, having been employed with Commerce Sportswear and Blue Bell Manufacturing Company.
Family members say Mrs. Ramsey was a devoted wife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joni Wilkes, two sisters, Daisy McCoy and Mary Chandler and one brother, George Tanner.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Ramsey is survived by her husband, O.B. Ramsey; two sons, Randall Ramsey, Maysville, and Robin Ramsey, Alto; one daughter, Ann Gilstrap, Jefferson; one sister, Lucy Gillespie, Nicholson, one brother, Luther Tanner, Commerce; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

MRS. LEWIS
Day care teacher
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Debora Elaine Couch Lewis, 41, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native and longtime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Lewis was a daughter of Burrell and Ruth Couch, Clermont.
She had lived in Jackson County for several years and had been employed as a day care teacher at Kids Unique. Mrs. Lewis was a former member of New Harvest Church.
Family members say she was a caring, sweet person who loved everyone.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Billy Autry and Billy Cannon officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Garden.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Raymond Lewis; two sons, Joshua Lamar Lewis and Matthew Carl Lewis, both of Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Sabrina Couch, Flowery Branch; one sister, Connie Couch, Clermont; grandmother, Belle Chapman, Dahlonega; father-in-law, Ernest Lewis, Gainesville; brothers-in-law, Timmy Lewis and Earl Lewis, both of Gainesville, and Richard Lewis, Commerce; nephew, Harrison Couch, Flowery Branch; special aunt, Ethelene McDougald, Jefferson; special cousin, Marie Palmar, Winder; and a number of other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000
MRS. SEXTON
Banks County native
TALMO - Mrs. Grace Virginia Sexton, 86, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at a private convalescent home following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Sexton had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was retired from Wofford Leather Company.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 9, in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Paul Wade officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by three sisters, Polly Patton and Betty Davis, both of Pendergrass, and Ruby Turner, Pinellas Park, Fla.; three brothers, Dewitt Patton, Talmo, Garnett Patton, Pendergrass, and Bobby Patton, Gainesville; nieces and nephews, Anita Kenimer and Jason Kenimer, both of Gainesville, and Francis Mangum, Talmo; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Ward's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 12, 2000

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