Jackson County Obituaries...

 August 30, 2000


MR. HYDE
Electrician
MAYSVILLE - James Cecil Hyde, 59, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Mr. Hyde was born December 17, 1940, in Wallace, W.Va. He was a son of the late Roy and Minnie Steir Hyde.
Mr. Hyde was employed as an electrician. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Curtis Hyde.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Minister Jeff Coalson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Hyde is survived by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Hyde; three sons, David R. Hyde, Fayetteville, Michael L. Hyde, Locust Grove, and Patrick J. Hyde, Commerce; two daughters, Mary Jo Moore, Sardis, W.Va., and Linda M. Waldrop, Ila; three brothers, David Hyde, Tallahassee, Fla., Robert Hyde, Houston, Texas, and Roger Hyde, Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Marilyn Murdock, Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Orme, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and 12 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
General Motors retiree
JEFFERSON - Carl Clay Hill, 88, died Thursday, August 24, 2000.
Mr. Hill was a native of Forsyth County. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dean Hill, and a grandson, Charles Clay Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Gaylon Beard officiating. Graveside services were held Sunday, August 27, in the Level Creek United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Fray Ned and Marilyn Hill, Elberton, and the Rev. Hulon and Sara Hill, Jefferson; one sister, Geneva Mae Hill, Maysville; sister-in-law, Clara Mae Hill, Suwanee; two grandchildren, Brenda Christopher and Tim Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Misty Christopher and Amber Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Mini Bus Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - David Calvin Hill Sr., 86, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hill was born July 24, 1914, in Cherokee County, a son of the late William Lewis and Mary Maggie Vaughn Hill.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a former shop superintendent. Mr. Hill was a member of Homer Baptist Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bessie Sams Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating. Burial was in the David C. Hill Family Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four sons, David Calvin Hill Jr. and Thomas W. Hill, both of Maysville, and Don E. Hill and Orion C. Hill, both of Covington; three daughters, Jeanie Gordon, Reynolds, and Judy Redmond and Linda Scoggins, both of Maysville; one brother, Norman Jack Hill, Ellijay; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

HELMER
Toddler
JEFFERSON - Gavin Bain Helmer, 1, son of Billy Joe and Johnna Helmer, Jefferson, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at his residence.
Graveside services were held Monday, August 28, in the Faith Baptist Church cemetery with Dr. Gerald Mitton and the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandparents, Eugene and Darlene Whitehead, Mt. Belview, Texas; paternal grandmother, Pamela Caldwell, Livingston, Texas; great-grandmother, Lou Helmer, Pasadena, Texas; godparents, John D. and Carrie Propes, Arcade; aunt, Christine Helmer, Pasadena, Texas; and uncle, Troy Whitehead, Baytown, Texas.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MR. WHEELER
Industrial electrician
JEFFERSON - Scotty Wheeler, 34, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of Jimmy and Pat Riley, Lawrenceville.
He was employed as a commercial industrial electrician and was a member of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church. Mr. Wheeler was also a member of Union I.B.E.W. Local #613.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Father Joseph Samaan officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kim Wheeler; children, Sadie Wheeler and Ashley O'Riley and Andy O'Riley, all of Jefferson; brother, Jimmy Wheeler Jr., Lawrenceville; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wheeler, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Sheri and John Palmer, Braselton; grandmothers, Mrs. Merle Pearson and Mrs. Gladys Goree, both of Gainesville; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rape, Stockbridge; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pearson, Gainesville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kirkland, Gainesville; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Azar and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Azar, all of Conyers, Joan Caviness, Suwanee, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Medlock, all of Stockbridge, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pearson, Gainesville; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the family.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

HIGHFIELD
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Remonda Highfield, 28, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Highfield was born July 5, 1972, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bobby and Ellen Martha Barrett Highfield.
Highfield was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Thompson; two daughters, Courtney Baker and Renee Baker, both of Commerce; three brothers, Jason Highfield, Eatonton, and John Highfield and Wayne Highfield, both of Danielsville; and one sister, Gail Ramsey, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MR. BECK
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - J.W. Beck, 68, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Beck had lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Lattie and Clara Watts Beck.
Mr. Beck was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He had worked as an insulator in the Atlanta and surrounding areas and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Beck was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #7720.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 28, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the V.F.W. Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Claudia McConnell Beck; one son, Dion Beck, Cornelia; two sisters, Lucille Lee, Cornelia, and Edith Pitts, Annapolis, Md.; and one grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MISS WALL
Jackson County native
WINDER - Miss Edna K. Wall, 83, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000.
Miss Wall was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Emmett and Maybelle Miller Wall.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was retired from the cafeteria at Winder-Barrow High School. Miss Wall was a member of Chapel Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Adell Austin, in 1998.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 25, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Stephens officiating.
Miss Wall is survived by a number of cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel Christian Church, 776 Chapel Church Spur, Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000


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MRS. PAGE
Barrow Mfg. retiree
WINDER - Mrs. Beulah Page, 92, died Thursday, August 24, 2000.
Mrs. Page was born in an area of Walton County that later became Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late John and Dora Fuller Green.
Mrs. Page was retired from Barrow Manufacturing Company and was a member of Winder First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Page, and a son, Billy G. Page.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Johnny Couch, Winder; two sisters, Johnnie Lou Lord and Pearl McDonald, both of Winder; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MR. GEARING
Brother of countian
BOGART - Roy E. Gearing, 56, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Gearing was a son of Louis Butler Gearing, Athens, and the late Martin Gearing.
He owned and operated Alps Shoe Repair and served as a past master of Mount Vernon Lodge 22.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 25, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiaing.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Miriam Turner Gearing; one daughter, Teresa Forrest, Athens; two sons, Rick Hardy, Cary, N.C., and Ken Hardy, Asheville, N.C.; three sisters, Martha Bennett, Crawford, Janie Brown, Athens, and Patricia Hunter, Hull; two brothers, Pete Gearing, Winterville, and Charles Gearing, Jefferson; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon Lodge 22, P.O. Box 989, Athens, GA 30603.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MRS. ALLEN
Union Baptist member
WINDER - Mrs. Fellie Marie Allen, 84, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lennie Mobley McDonald.
She had worked as a textile inspector and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. "Doc" Allen, a daughter, Joyce Hammond, and a son, Royce "Bud" W. Allen.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 28, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Hewatt officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church cemetery. Randall Allen, Robert Allen, Michael Hammond, Scott Hammond and J.R. Hammond served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie Hammond, Winder; one son, Russell Allen, Winder; one sister, Nettie Mae Nash, Winder; three brothers, Thomas McDonald, Winder, Charles McDonald, Statham, and Lincoln McDonald, Braselton; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MRS. MCKINNEY
Mt. Airy Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Helen Lucille Carlan McKinney, 70, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Lakeshore Heights Nursing Home, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mrs. McKinney was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Asbury and Nina Opal Ayers Carlan.
She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Ray Turpin officiating. Burial will be in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Carnesville.
Mrs. McKinney is survived by her husband, Frank McKinney; one son, Ronnie Sims, Vine Grove, Ky.; one daughter, Shelia S. Martin, Jefferson; two sisters, Linda Hanley, Ila, and Mary Ann Galloway, Homer; two brothers, Horace Carlan, Commerce, and Jerry Carlan, Homer; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MRS. HARDIGREE
Retired beautician
STATHAM - Mrs. Ruth F. Hardigree, 85, of Statham, formerly of Athens, died Monday, August 28, 2000.
Mrs. Hardigree was born in Madison County, a daughter of the late Dan and Anna Barber Fouche.
She was a retired beautician and was a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hardigree was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Hardigree, and nine brothers.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 30, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Marsingill officiating.
Mrs. Hardigree is survived by one brother, Luther Fouche, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Young Harris United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 973 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

MRS. CURTIS
New York native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Elizabeth H. Curtis, 67, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Curtis was born July 18, 1933, in Manhattan, N.Y. She was a daughter of the late Maurice and Blanche Jandell Hall.
Mrs. Curtis was self-employed, having owned a Recreational Vehicles dealership.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Brenna and Keith Lindsey, Gainesville; daughter, Heather Curtis, Gainesville; three grandchildren, Chrystal Lamb, Curtis Lamb and Randy Lamb, all of Gainesville; and one great-grandchild, Tucker Austin, Gainesville.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000

Deward Cash
Deward Cash, 74, of Smyrna, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cash moved to Cobb County in 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was employed by National Linen Service for 36 years before retiring. Mr. Cash was a member of Smyrna Second Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna, with the Revs. Cecil Dutton and T.P. Johnston officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Mr. Cash is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Cash; four sons, Jerome Deward Cash, Canton, David Mark Cash, Homer, Samuel Gresham Cash, Athens, and John Reed Cash, Woodstock; four sisters, Sarah Vickery, Smyrna, Geneva Brewer and Revalee Ayers, both of Marietta, and Laverne Fletcher, Tallahassee; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 30, 2000

Larrie W. Hyatt
Larrie Walter Hyatt, 51, of Homer, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Hyatt was born October 14, 1948, in San Diego, Calif. He was a son of Stanley and Gail Hyatt, Homer.
Mr. Hyatt was employed with Statham Tire Co. in Snellville and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Charity Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, April Ann Hyatt, Colorado; one son, Stuart Stanley Hyatt, Des Moines, Iowa; and one brother, Timothy A. Hyatt, Sima Valley, Calif.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 30, 2000

MRS. GUNTER
Jackson County native
WINDER - Mrs. Susie Marell Little Gunter, 89, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
Mrs. Gunter was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Thomas Cleveland Banks and Lula Bell Reynolds Banks.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford.
Mrs. Gunter was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank D. Little, and her second husband, John T. Gunter.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. James Vickers and Ollie V. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church cemetery, Hall County.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. Edwin F. Little, Auburn; two sisters, Pauline Berry, Ft. Payne, Ala., and Catherine Troglin, Lawrenceville; one grandson, Mike Little, Statham; one granddaughter, Gina Whittaker, Suwanee; and five great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000


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