Jackson County Obituaries...

 September 6, 2000


MR. RAY
Dawson County native
MAYSVILLE - Howard Emmett "Pop" Ray, 75, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
Mr. Ray was born September 4, 1924, in Dawson County. He was a son of the late Carloss and Josephine Collier Ray.
Mr. Ray was retired from the poultry industry. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Ray.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jeffrey Gailey officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Mr. Ray's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sons, David Ray and Kenneth Ray, both of Maysville, and Dennis Ray, Jefferson; two daughters, Judy Marlow, Commerce, and Janice Fields, Jefferson; one sister, Lula Cagle, Marble Hill; one brother, John D. Ray, Gainesville; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. PHELAN
Commerce resident
COMMERCE - Robert B. Phelan, 53, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Phelan was born February 14, 1947, a son of Mary Smith Phelan, Advance, N.C., and the late James Maloney Phelan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Phelan is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dianne Phelan; one step-son, Kevin Brownlee, Flowery Branch; one step-daughter, Kelly Rene Hickey, Buford; three brothers, Dennis Phelan, Washington, D.C., James Phelan, Charlottesville, Va., and Tom Phelan, Chicago, Ill.; and one sister, Mary Ellen Hume, Chicago, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GFW Equine Rescue, 525 Mangum Bridge Road, Maysville, GA 30558.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. PRITCHETT
Apple Valley Baptist cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Roy Pritchett, 84, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Pritchett was born August 16, 1916, a son of the late Clarence and Lula Wood Pritchett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Green, David Harbin and Howard Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Apple Valley Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Pritchett is survived by his wife, Grace Pritchett; one daughter, Martha Fleeman, Commerce; one brother, Swayne Pritchett, Anderson, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MRS. CRUMP
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rhoda Ester Crump, 68, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Crump was born January 23, 1932, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Howell Cobb and Mrs. Cora Ester Ledford Parr.
Mrs. Crump was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie McClure and Maybell Parr, and a brother, the Rev. Leroy Parr.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at the Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Winfred Bingham, John Webber, Dennis Kesler and Jim Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Crump is survived by her husband, Jack Crump; two sons, Greg Crump, Paoli, and Mike Jack Crump, Comer; two daughters, Linda O'Reilly Hardman, Nicholson, and Brenda Matthews, Danielsville; one brother, Clyde Parr, Commerce; two sisters, Ruth Bingham, Maysville, and Adell Elliott, Griffin; three grandchildren, Scott Matthews, Dunwoody, Lynn O'Reilly, Nicholson and Josh Crump, Paoli; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica O'Reilly, Nicholson.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. KIMBRELL
U.S. Air Force veteran
COMMERCE - Grady Paul Kimbrell, 67, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Kimbrell was born September 10, 1932, in Cherokee County. He was a son of the late William T. and Inez Butler Kimbrell.
Mr. Kimbrell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a heating and air service technician.
Mr. Kimbrell was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a brother, Charles "Boots" Kimbrell, and a sister, Sara Tilley.
Graveside services were held Sunday, September 3, in Adam Place Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Dennis Justice officiating.
Mr. Kimbrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mulligan Kimbrell; one son, Grady Franklin Kimbrell, Commerce; four daughters, Robin Davis and Paulette Kimbrell Thompson, both of Commerce, Debra Sue Hill, Flowery Branch, and Elizabeth Jones, Winder; one brother, Jerry Kimbrell, Atlanta; six sisters, Mary Sue Daniels, Roswell, and Judy Lloyd, Karen Mann, Carol Shirley, Shirley Tatem and Dorothy Wigginton, all of Cumming; and 14 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

REV. BOWLES
Jackson County native
WINDER - The Rev. Ralph J. Bowles, 85, died Sunday, September 3, 2000.
Mr. Bowles was born in Jackson County, a son of the late J.T. Bowles Jr. and Emma Herndon Bowles.
He had resided in Winder for most of his life and was a retired funeral director. The Rev. Bowles pastored several Baptist churches within the area, including Oconee, Calvary, Cabin Creek, Pleasant Grove and Nicholson.
He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church and a member of the Winder Masonic Lodge #333 F. & A.M.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 5, at Winder First Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Wagnon, Kenneth Deaton and John Talley officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Emmett Cofield, Heflin, Ala., and Martha and Donald Skinner, Winder; daughters, Elizabeth Hutto, Savannah, and Deborah Bowles, Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MISS DAVIS
North Georgia native
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Miss Mary Louise Davis, 91, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at her residence.
Miss Davis was born and attended schools in rural North Georgia. She was proud of being star high school basketball player, family members said.
She had worked in Atlanta for 45 years for Colonial Stores, a Southeastern grocery chain. She started as an executive secretary and later became purchasing agent.
Miss Davis was active in church affairs her entire life.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Jefferson.
She is survived by a sister, Adalyn Davis, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a brother, Joe Davis, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; nine nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews and seven great-great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Low Country, 20 Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.
The Island Funeral Home, Hilton Head Island, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000


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MR. HOLLOWAY
Father of countian
DANIELSVILLE - Robert Harrison Holloway, 84, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Holloway was born April 24, 1916, a son of the late Benjamin and Florence Smith Holloway.
He was a retired farmer and had worked with the Madison County Road Department. Mr. Holloway was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Corene Porterfield Holloway, and two sons, Robert Lee Holloway and Buddy Holloway.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and James Creason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Talmadge Bridges, David Holloway, J.C. Hammond, Freeman Bruce, Melvin Hammond, Tim Hill and Bobby Holloway served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, William Perry Holloway and Randy Holloway, both of Danielsville; two daughters, Elaine Bennett, Commerce, and Jayne Turner, Waverly, Tenn.; two brothers, Charlie Holloway, Danielsville, and Carson Holloway, Comer; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. SHEPHERD
Father of countian
EMPORIA, KAN. - S. Dee Shepherd, 85, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at Newman Memorial Hospital, Emporia, Kan.
Mr. Shepherd was born May 6, 1915, in Kingman, Kan., a son of the late Arthur Edwin and Etta Edith Hubbard Shepherd.
Having lived in Bristow, Calif., he moved to Emporia in 1946. Mr. Shepherd graduated high school in Hutchinson, Kan. He was a retired railroader and was a retired director of Sunshine Bus Tour Service through International Tours.
Mr. Shepherd was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Emporia, Kan., and was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Ruth Sprowls Shepherd, a brother, Seldon Shepherd, and two sisters, Harvilla Ehmke and Florence Rogers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at the First United Methodist Church, Emporia, Kan., with the Rev. Norton C. Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Kan.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by his wife, A. Nadine Shepherd; two daughters, Karen Dee Scheel, Commerce, and Jody Neece, Osceola, Mo.; one son, Arthur E. Shepherd, Torrence, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carlson Funeral Home, Emporia, Kan.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, c/o Carlson Funeral Home, 501 W. Sixth Ave., Emporia, KS 66801.
Carlson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. HEAD
World War II veteran
BIG HORN, WYO. - Colonel Sidney A. Head Sr., 90, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Veterans Medical Center Care Facility, Sheridan, Wyo.
Mr. Head was born November 29, 1909, in the Dry Pond Community of Jackson County. The fourth of six children, he was a son of the late James Cato Head and Kate Garrison Head.
Mr. Head graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in agriculture and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Cavalry. He played on the university lacrosse team and the ROTC polo team.
Mr. Head began his career as a high school teacher in Morganton, having taught mathematics, science, English and agriculture, and coached the school basketball team. He served in the Army Reserves until he was called to active duty in 1940, when he was stationed at Hunter Field, Savannah, during World War II.
Mr. Head resigned from the Army in 1946, returning to manage his farm and his father's farm. During these years, he also served as Jackson County agricultural agent. Mr. Head was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Air Force in January 1949. He retired from the military service in October 1962, after 30 years.
Mr. Head was a Master Mason and was an active member of Kiwanis International.
Having resided in Tucson, Ariz., with his first wife, Jenelle Calhoun Head, he returned to Georgia in 1977 following her death. He was also preceded in death by all of his siblings.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 5, in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Ariz., with the Rev. McBain officiating. Mr. Head is survived by his wife, Martha Head, Jefferson; two sons, Sidney Head Jr., Big Horn, Wyo., and Alan Head, Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Jenelle Eager, Tucson, Ariz., and Lara Head, Bakersfield, Calif.; one step-son, Henry Fite, Jefferson; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MRS. HICKS
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Sarah G. Hicks, 72, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Hicks was born May 27, 1928, in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late Homer and Pearl Saxton Bone.
Mrs. Hicks was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Bud" Hicks, and a son, Stanley Hicks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 5, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Lloyd and Sarah Pearson officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Seeley, Nicholson, Shirley Martin, Jefferson, Connie Bettis, Commerce, and Pam Faulkner, Gainesville; two sons, Bobby Hicks, Maysville, and Eddie Hicks, Danielsville; three sisters, Noffee Bone, Ferrol Akins and Nolla Mae Bennett, all of Gainesville; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MR. MARTIN
Poultry farmer
JEFFERSON - William "Bill" Martin, 62, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Martin was born June 21, 1938, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Hugh and Nelle Turpin Martin.
Mr. Martin was a poultry farmer and was retired from Reliance. He was a member of Brockton Road Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Long, a daughter, Stacey Smitherman, and a grandson, Colten Smitherman.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Hudson, Dawn Baker and Teresa Greer, all of Jefferson; three sisters, Alviree Fields, Jefferson, Ealviree Patterson, Commerce, and Isabelle Presley, Gainesville; three brothers, Hugh Martin Jr., Jefferson, Boyd Martin, Athens, and Charles Martin, Nicholson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tim Long, Pat Long, Willie Long, Rex Long, Michael Long, Ann Morgan, Hilda Hart and Sara Hardy; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000

MRS. ALRIDGE
Mother of countians
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Fannie Alridge, 73, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
A native of Union County, Mrs. Alridge lived in Hall County for a number of years.
She had been employed in the packing department of Swift Poultry Co. for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 8, in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Harold Gaines officiating. A private burial will be held at 4 p.m. in the St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery in Lumpkin County.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, David and Jane Jackson, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Annie Mae and T.C. Kiley, Hoschton; daughters, Louise Jones, Haysville, N.C., and Jannie Jackson, Cleveland; one brother, Delmus Burns, Johnsonville, S.C.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jannie Jackson Cancer Fund, 6832 Jackson Trail Road, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Ward's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 6, 2000


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