Jackson County Obituaries...

 August 16, 2000


MR. ORR
'92 WHHS graduate
BRASELTON - Jason William Orr, 27, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Orr was a 1992 graduate of West Hall High School and a graduate of Lanier Tech in automobile technology. He was member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church and a member of The Boys Club. Mr. Orr was named "Boy Scout of the Year" in 1986.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in Oakwood City Cemetery.
Mr. Orr is survived by his wife, Melissa Orr; one daughter, Andrea Dawn Orr, Braselton; parents, Jack and Joyce Orr, Oakwood; one brother, Shane Orr, Gainesville; grandparents, Betty Young, Flowery Branch, and W.C. and Maudine Orr, Gainesville; aunts, Barbara Reed and Betty Young, both of Flowery Branch; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Rhonda Turner Braselton; and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. PEARSON
U.S. Army veteran
ATHENS - Larry Russell Pearson, 49, died Thursday, August 10, 2000.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Pearson was a son of the late Paul Dewey and Marguerite Lord Pearson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a commercial insulation installer. Mr. Pearson was a member of Cornerstone Church of God and a member of the National Asbestos Workers Union Local 48.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Cornerstone Church of God with the Rev. Robert Shepard officiating. Entombment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Pearson is survived by his wife, Shirley Moss Pearson; one daughter, Pam Layne, Athens; two sons, Bill Bradberry, Chesapeake, Va., and Jeff Bradberry, Atlanta; three sisters, Deloris Cochran, Nicholson, Patricia Medlin, Danielsville, and Peggy Bray, Jefferson; one brother, Paul Pearson, Danielsville; and three grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS. LANCASTER
Jackson County native
ATHENS - Mrs. Dora Linda Pinion Lancaster, 85, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at St. Mary's Long Term Care Facility following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Lancaster was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Alice Pinson Pinion.
She was retired from the wholesale drug industry and was a member of the First Christian Church of Jefferson. Mrs. Lancaster was preceded in death by her husband, James Lancaster.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Christian Church cemetery.
Mrs. Lancaster is survived by one sister, Frances Whitlock, Jefferson; and one brother, Charlie Pinion, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS. WEBB
Commerce First
UMC member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rosa Lee Edwards Webb, 86, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Oris and Margia Edwards and the late Lily Carithers Edwards.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Webb was also a member of the W.M.U., the AARP and the John Dorsey Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Echols Webb, two brothers, Alton Okelley and Dewey Edwards, and a sister, Flonnie Edwards.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tom Shores officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Brown, Commerce, and Lillie Hill, Athens; one brother, Leroy Edwards, Athens; two sisters, Louise Gordon, Maysville, and Cordelia Stephens, Nicholson; four grandchildren, Dusty Brown, Dalton, Connie Jarvis, Commerce, Jeff Hill, Bogart, and Linda Miller, Athens; and seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Jackson, Commerce, Brody Brown and Emily Rose Brown, both of Dalton, Kristen Miller and Aaron Miller, both of Athens, and Matthew Hill and Jonathan Hill, both of Bogart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 54 Cherry Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS. STILLE
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Carolyn W. Stille, 82, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000.
Mrs. Stille was born in Mitchell County, Pelham, Ga., a daughter of the late Robert Nathaniel and Jessie Carrie Sizemore West.
She was a homemaker and served as senior citizen chaplain of Madison County. Mrs. Stille was a member of Ila Baptist Church, as well as a member of Southern Baptist Churches.
She was a faithful worker for over 65 years, family members said. She taught Sunday School and Sunbeams for many years and was a real Christian example, not only in public, but at home as well. She enjoyed sending cards to those in need and treasured each and every card that she received.
She now resides happily in Heaven, family added.
Mrs. Stille was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Stille.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 11, at Ila Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Anderson and Mark Fite officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Webb Gordon, Tim Keefe, David Dees, Bill Tuner, Jeff Wells and Ken Gordon served as pallbearers. Tim Gordon served as honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. Stille is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lowell Hawes, Commerce, and Barbara and Bill Jenness, Stuart, Fla.; one son, Johnny Stille, Loxahatchee, Fla.; two sisters, Jane Keefe, Ila, and Joyce Wisenbaker, Florida; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Madison County Senior Center, Attn: Eloise McCurley, P.O. Box 777, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS.
STEPHENSON
West Virginia native
BRASELTON - Mrs. Jammie Marie Hypes Stephenson, 22, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Stephenson was born in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of Lonnie and Marlyn Hypes, Braselton.
She had lived in Hall County for a number of years and was employed with Makita. She was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Stephenson was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Ray "Bubby" Hypes.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. James Kennedy officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sons, Brandon Stephenson, and Jacob Wright, both of Braselton; one sister, Jeannie Hypes, Braselton; grandmother, Ilene Hypes, Summersville, W.Va.; and grandfather, Warder Stout, Webster, W.Va.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS. BATES
Antioch UMC member
ATHENS - Mrs. Esther Gordon Bates, 68, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital.
Mrs. Bates was born November 26, 1931, in Worth County. She was a daughter of the late Hubert and Ladie Brown Gordon.
Mrs. Bates had worked in the cafeteria at Chase Street School, Athens, and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly Barnett.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert L. Passmore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Kenneth Barnett, Nicholson, Nancy and Al Owens, Bogart, and Sharon and Stanley Lewis, Canton; one brother, James Gordon, Commerce; two sisters, Sue Ryer, Conyers, and Gertrude Wood, Covington; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. DAVIDSON
U.S. Army veteran
LITHONIA - Cecil L. Davidson, 68, formerly of Gainesville, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Davidson was a son of the late Joeve Osborne Davidson and Leila Boswell Davidson.
He served in the United States Army and retired from Frito Lay, following many years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 17, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Larry Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Mr. Davidson is survived by his wife, Johnnie J. Davidson; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Leighette Davidson, McDonough; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hilda and Earl Tench and Glinda and George Roshau, all of Gainesville; sisters, Betty Eddins, Flowery Branch, and Hazel Collins, Oakwood; and two grandsons, Tyler and Will Davidson, both of McDonough.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emory University, Division of Hematology and Oncology, 1365 B, Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hillside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

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MR. PUCKETT
Providence Church cemetery rites
WINDER - Walter Roy "Mr. Walt" Puckett, 89, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000.
Mr. Puckett was born in January 1911, a son of Ephraim Anderson and Azalee Hayes Puckett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzy Mae Cheatham Puckett, and a son, Roy Puckett.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in the Providence Church cemetery, Statham.
Mr. Puckett is survived by two sons, Jimmy Puckett, Statham, and Alan Puckett, Bogart; five daughters, Sue Bradshaw, Bogart, Inez Kennedy, Winder, Jeanette Kennedy, Ila, Betty Ann Jones, Crawford, and Shirley Dalton, Athens; four sisters, Dorothy Busbin and Maggie Puckett, both of Athens, Anne Lord, Center, Rose Mary Harrison, Decatur; four brothers, Sim Puckett, Winder, and Carroll Puckett, Milton Puckett and Billy Puckett, all of Athens; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MRS. EMMETT
Homemaker
WINDER - Mrs. Myrtice Emmett, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000.
Mrs. Emmett was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Melvin and Vera Hayes Holman.
Mrs. Emmett was a former Braselton resident and had lived in Barrow County since 1964. She was a homemaker and a member of the former Bethlehem Methodist Church in Hoschton.
Mrs. Emmett was preceded in death by her husband, T.C. Emmett, a son, James Emmett, and a grandson, Clint Emmett.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 11, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Simmons, Tucker, and Ann Emmett, Winder; one son, Billy Emmett, Winder; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. JACKSON
Commerce High
School graduate
LANDIS, N.C. - Kenneth Lewis Jackson, 46, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, N.C.
Mr. Jackson was born July 23, 1954, in Biloxi, Miss. He was a son of Christine Hardman Jackson, Nicholson, and the late Robert Lewis Jackson.
Mr. Jackson was a graduate of Commerce High School and was employed with B and H Steel, Charlotte, N.C. He was a member of the Central Church of God, Charlotte, N.C.
Services were held Wednesday, August 9, in the chapel of Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, N.C., with the Rev. Bruce Rabon officiating. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 10, in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, N.C.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one son, Robert Vanus Jackson, Landis, N.C.; one brother, Jimmy Jackson, Gainesville; and two sisters, Debra Crawford, Murphy, N.C., and Betty Holloway, Nicholson.
Whitley's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000
MR. WOOD
U.S. Navy veteran
WINDER - Hoy E. Wood, 87, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Mr. Wood was born in Morgan County, a son of the late John R. and Tallulah House Wood.
He retired from the United States Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander. Mr. Wood was serving in the Navy at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by Japan.
Mr. Wood was retired from the Department of Defense, serving in the capacity of munitions inspector.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Paul Freeman officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Newell Hall Wood; two sons, Kenny Wood, Hoschton, and Tom Wood, Dacula; one brother, John G. Wood, Miami, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. LORD
Center Baptist member
NICHOLSON - Roy Lee Lord, 85, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lord was a son of the late William and Mattie Vickery Lord. He was retired from Poss Manufacturing and was a member of Center Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hugh Eberhart, Gary Prater and Harold Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Lord is survived by his wife, Thelma Archer Lord; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Shirley Lord, Athens, and Johnny and Ann Lord, Nicholson; one sister, Doris Archer, Athens; granddaughter and husband, Lori and John Halley, Nicholson; and one great-grandson, Jake Halley, Nicholson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. ROGERS
Father of countians
CLARKESVILLE - Bobby T. Rogers, 68, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000.
A native of Rabun County, Mr. Rogers was a son of the late Wiley and Dora Hightower Rogers.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ray Rogers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Revs. Bill Trotter and Kenneth Pilcher officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Sears and Brenda Woodall, both of Nicholson; two sons, Richard Rogers, California, and Edward Rogers, Cleveland; three sisters, Carolyn Coalley, Alto, Josephine Sims, Cornelia, and Gail Kastner, Cleveland; one brother, Roy Rogers, Paragould, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. JONES
Truck driver
BOWMAN - Michael Thomas Jones, 33, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Jones was a son of Jake Ernest and Etelene Bridges Jones, Bowman.
He was a truck driver and a farmer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Carl Herring officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Congregational Holiness Church cemetery. J.B. Howard, David Herring, Donnie Jones, Richard Drake, Victor Scoggins and Randy Graham served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Janet Lynn Brown Jones; one daughter, Jessica Ann Gravitt, Commerce; one stepson, Joshua Michael Justice, Bowman; and one brother, James Griffin Jones, Bowman.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. WOOD
Brother of countian
GAINESVILLE - Edward Fred Wood, 83, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Wood was born in Forsyth County, but had lived most of his life in Hall County. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was retired from the City of Atlanta Sanitation Department. Mr. Wood was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Saturday, August 12, in the Mulberry Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. J.W. Helton officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Freddie Wood and James Wood, both of Decatur; one daughter, Betty Jo Sterling, Greer, S.C.; two sisters, Addie Wilson, Gainesville, and Annie Mae Evans, Braselton; three brothers, Floyd Wood, Greenville, S.C., Robert Wood, Beaufort, S.C., and Rayford Wood, Forest Park; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MR. HARRIS
World War II veteran
COMMERCE - John Allen Harris Jr., 75, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Harris was born June 28, 1925, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late John Allen Harris Sr. and Lurene Wilson Harris.
Mr. Harris was a veteran of World War II. He participated in the European Campaign and fought in battles at Normandy 101st, Airborne Division.
Mr. Harris was a retired truck driver for Allied Systems and was a member of Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Vernon Grimes and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Florene May Harris; two daughters, Melinda Martin, Nicholson, and Bonita Garland, Holiday, Fla.; two sons, Robert Harris, Plant City, Fla., and John Allen Harris III, Whitakers, N.C.; one sister, Martha Jones, Statham; one brother, Lewis Harris, Hephzibah; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000

MISS BOOTH
Nicholson
Cemetery rites
GILLSVILLE - Miss Vicky Lavern Booth, 27, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Miss Booth was born January 28, 1973, a daughter of Bennie Gail Booth, Gillsville, and C.D. Booth, Jefferson.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 11, in the Nicholson Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Baker officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sons, Perry Booth and Percey Booth, both of Gillsville; one brother, Robert Booth, Nicholson; one sister, Toni Booth, Commerce; and grandfather, W.C. Stowe, Westwood, Calif.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 16, 2000


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