Jackson County Obituaries...

 July 19, 2000


MRS. WOODARD
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Janice Elizabeth Hayes Woodard, 35, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Woodard was born in Barrow County, a daughter of Claudette Austin, Hoschton, and the late Kenneth Hayes.
She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Kevin Page and Ron Hewitt officiating. Burial was in Oconee Hills Cemetery, Athens. Troy Jones, Jason Jones, Toby Jones, Ryan Ruark, Justin Ruark and Jason Ruark served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Van Woodard; one daughter, Emily Woodard, Hoschton; two sisters, Hope Ruark, Hoschton, and Kelly Kennedy, Auburn; and grandparents, Mildred Ruark and Lilly Mae Hayes, both of Winder.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MR. ALLEN
Truck driver
BRASELTON - Douglas Michael Allen, 45, died Saturday, July 15, 2000.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Woodrow Allen and Gay Nell Jones.
He was employed as a truck driver, owning and operating his own truck, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Services were held Tuesday, July 18, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Clinton Gooch officiating. Jeff Smallwood, Kieth Jenkins, Joey Allen, Dwight Helton, Derek Greson and Johnathon Allen served as pallbearers.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Merita Kay Dale; three daughters, Jackie Allen, Brandy Bradford and Kimberly Allen; one son, Justin Dale; five brothers, G.W. Allen, Johnny Allen, Darell Allen and Billy Allen, all of Auburn, and Tony Allen, Statham; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MR. MARTIN
World War II veteran
JONESBOROUGH, TENN. - Cecil C. Martin, 73, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Martin was a son of the late Ben and Connie Adams Martin.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired pipefitter. Mr. Martin was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16, in the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., with the Rev. Mark Harrod officiating. Graveside services were held Monday, July 17, at Mountain Home V.A. Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by Kingsport VFW Post #4933. Keith Holley, Benjamin Holley, Tony Holley, Lucas Denton, Russell Denton and Bill Bennett served as pallbearers.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Blanche H. Martin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Kate Martin and Clyde and Francis Martin, all of Jefferson; one sister, Hazel Glenn, Athens; sisters-in-law, Jane Martin, Winder, and Helen Martin, Kendall, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MRS. TEDDER
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Edith F. Tedder, 63, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Augusta following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Tedder was born in DeKalb County, a daughter of the late Vernon H. Beard and Minnie F. Burton Beard.
She was a homemaker and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Loganville.
Mrs. Tedder was preceded in death by a son, Clint Sanders.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, at Oakwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Marshall Yancey officiating. Burial was in Mellwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Tedder is survived by her husband, Donald Tedder, Shady Dale; one sister, Myrtle Mulligan, Jefferson; sister-in-law, Barbara Thompson, Lithonia; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MRS. BAIRD
Antique dealer
COMMERCE - Mrs. DeLorese Baird, 61, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Baird was born March 14, 1939, a daughter of Jewell McDuffie Smith and Magadalene Fowler Nunn. She was the step-daughter of William Thomas Nunn.
Mrs. Baird was an antique dealer and homemaker.
A memorial service was held Thursday, July 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Manus and Bill Ellison officiating.
Mrs. Baird is survived by her husband, Thomas Douglas Baird Sr.; three daughters, Danyelle Pardue, Dawn Chandler and Deverie Baird; one son, Doug Baird Jr.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Institute.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MRS. SWAIN
Riverside Baptist Church member
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Agnes Ingram Swain, 91, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Swain was born October 9, 1908, a daughter of the late Jack Parr and Vinnie Voyles Parr.
She was a homemaker and a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Harvey Smith and Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jack Ingram, Comer; three daughters, Lorene Austin, Maysville, Louise Carey, Ila, and Johnnie Pace, Nicholson; one sister, Claudene Lance, Gainesville; six step-sons, Edgar Swain, Little Rock, Ark., J.C. Swain and Fred Swain, both of Commerce, Walter Swain Jr., Homer, Arthur Lee Swain, Athens, and Joe Swain, Pendergrass; 15 grandchildren, 18 step-grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MR. VARNER
Commerce native
COMMERCE - Amory Kytle Varner, 62, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Varner was born June 2, 1938, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Felton and Etta Mae Irvin Varner.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Varner is survived by one brother, Tommy Varner, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MR. GUNTER
U.S. Navy veteran
WINDER - Wendell Talmadge Gunter, 59, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000.
A native of Walton County, Mr. Gunter was a son of the late Roy Lee and Lizzie Dorsey Gunter.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was a retired carpenter and small engine repairman. Mr. Gunter was a member of the VFW Post 2872.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
Survivors include one son, Scott Hefner, Clarkesville; three sisters, Robbie Nash, Hoschton, Virginia Cooper, Statham, and Joyce Flanigan, Hull; one brother, Charles L. Gunter, Hapeville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000
MRS. JACKSON
Commerce native
MAITLAND, FLA. - Mrs. Phyllis Harper Jackson, 72, a native of Commerce, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000.
Mrs. Jackson moved to Central Florida in 1959 from Cocoa Beach, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cathedral of The Incarnation.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, Charles Tyler Jackson Jr.; one son, Charles T. Jackson III, Maitland, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Dew Larson, Maitland, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MRS. STEWART
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. Martha B. Stewart, 92, died Monday, July 17, 2000.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late W.B. and Evie Turk Banks.
She had lived in Barrow County for most of her life. She was a housewife and a member of Bethabra Baptist Church.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Stewart.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 19, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Harold Evans and Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Runette and W. Joe Smith and Gene and Evelyn Stewart, all of Winder; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MRS. KIRK
Seamstress
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Beard Kirk, 75, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Kirk was born March 2, 1925, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Ben Beard and Hearlie Jane Phillips Beard.
Mrs. Kirk was a seamstress and attended Evangelical Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leonard Kirk, two grandchildren, Stacy and Phil Kirk, four brothers, Buck Beard, Joe T. Beard, Bill Beard and Harold Beard, and three sisters, Clara Baxter, Avis Baxter and Sudie Haley.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16, at Evangelical Methodist Church with the Revs. Tim Peek and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kirk's nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Larry Kirk and Roger Kirk, both of Danielsville; one sister, Runette "Rooster" Faulkner, Danielsville; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald,, July 19, 2000

HIGGINBOTHAM
Grandson of countian
HAVELOCK, N.C. - David Charle "Little Dave" Higginbotham II, 8, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Halyburton Naval Hospital, Cherry Point.
He was a son of Staff Sgt. David C. Higginbotham and Catherine Lynn Higginbotham, Havelock, N.C.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 11, at the Cherry Point Base Chapel with the Rev. Stan Fornea officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Max Higginbotham, Havelock, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Thelma Lynn, Commerce; and paternal grandmother, Nina Higginbotham, Houston, Texas.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

MR. TURNER
Founder of
Round Barn
JEFFERSON - Robert Louis Turner, 83, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Turner was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Hugh Turner and Kittie Mae Blackstock Turner.
He was a United States Army World War II Staff Sergeant for 43rd Engineers in the South Pacific, and founded Round Barn Furniture Company in 1963.
Mr. Turner served as a deacon and as treasurer at Academy Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Albert Gordon Post 56 and the VFW Post 4872.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dories Maley Turner, and a son, Robert Louis Turner Jr.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, at Academy Baptist Church with the Rev. Clark Ivey officiating. Burial was in the Apple Valley Baptist Church cemetery. Gary Turner, Mark Turner, Joel Davis, Greg Ashley, Mike Roncadori and David Roncadori served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Imogene and Mark Roncadori, Jefferson; one sister, Hazel Turner Johnson, Palm Coast, Fla.; two grandchildren, Savannah and Sierra Roncadori, both of Jefferson; and a special friend, Willa Nell Blackstock, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 19, 2000

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