Jackson County Obituaries...

 September 13, 2000


MR. GREEN
Father of countian
STATHAM - Bob Green, 88, died Friday, September 8, 2000.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Green was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Green Sr.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12, at Barbers Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry David officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Green is survived by four daughters, Jessie Reynolds, Statham, Mary L. Hunter, Bogart, Ruby Gilbert, Jefferson, and Lila Knox, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Janie Sydnor, Alexandria, Va., and Lizzie Kinney, Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Charles Green, Boston, and Lonnie Green Jr., Capitol Heights, Md.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Eberhart and Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. ROPER
Sister of countians
DAWSONVILLE - Mrs. Johnnie Grace Roper, 79, died Thursday, September 7, at Emory University Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Roper moved to Dawson County from Cherokee County a year ago. She was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roper was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Roper.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 9, in the chapel of Bearden Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Gaines officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one son, Randolph Chandler, Dawsonville; one daughter, Ruth Chandler, Unadilla; two sisters, Pauline Yarborough, Lilburn, and Bessie Price, Jefferson; two brothers, Daniel Orr and Vance Cash, both of Commerce; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. MIZE
Jackson County native
UNION POINT - Mrs. Margie McEver Mize, 96, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Mize was a daughter of the late John and Margrett Howington McEver.
She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Greensboro. Mrs. Mize was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Mize.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 7, in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. John McMillian officiating. Mrs. Mize's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Mize is survived by four daughters, Margrett Mize O'Neal, Greensboro, Annie Lou Mize Serpa, Jefferson, Christine Mize Harris, Arnoldsville, and Shirley Mize, Harris, Fla.; two sons, William Mize and Lester Mize, both of Union Point; 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MR. EDWARDS
Owner of Edwards' Grocery Store
ATHENS - Henry Hoke Edwards, 86, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Henry Morris and Nora Thompson Edwards.
He owned and operated Edwards' Grocery Store for over 32 years before his retirement. He was a member of West End Baptist Church, Athens.
Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his wife, Allene Garrison Edwards, and an infant son, Douglas Lee Edwards.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 14, at Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with Dr. Larry Elliott and the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating.
Survivors include daughter, Anne Slayton, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Ed Thompson, Jefferson, and Patsy and Jimmy Mitchell, Athens; two sisters, Mae Hughes, Athens, and Gladys Hayden, Augusta; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West End Baptist Church Building Fund, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For more information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. BOYD
Housewife
BRASELTON - Mrs. Elaine Boyd, 52, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000.
Mrs. Boyd was born in Clarke County, a daughter of Betty Manders Grizzell, Winder, and the late James Grizzell.
She was a former resident of Barrow County and had resided in Jackson County for the past 30 years. Mrs. Grizzell was a housewife and a member of Hoschton United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Darrell Gilmer and David Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Boyd is survived by her husband, Frankie Boyd; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Sabrina Boyd, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Barry Thurmond, Braselton; one brother, Ricky Grizzell, Winder; two sisters, Susan Peppers, Auburn, and Jennifer Reeves, Winder; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000
MRS. PEPPERS
Mother of two
WINDER - Mrs. Vanessa Peppers, 44, died Sunday, September 10, 2000.
Mrs. Peppers was a lifelong resident of Barrow County. She and her husband, Steve Peppers, operated Steve's Appliance Parts and Service of Winder.
Mrs. Peppers was preceded in death by her father, C.W. Wood Jr.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 13, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Peppers is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Donna Hamm, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Doug Cordell, Chestnut Mountain; her mother and step-father, Shirley and Larry Reese, Winder; four sisters, Teresa Wood, Gastonia, N.C., Tammy Wood, Lawrenceville, Susan Spencer, Grayson, and Deborah Mullinex, Conyers; two brothers, Kenneth Wood and Sammuel Wood, both of Gastonia, N.C.; two granddaughters, Paige Vaughn and Haley Vaughn, both of Chestnut Mountain; and one grandson, Cameron Cordell, Chestnut Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chris Hamm Trust Fund, c/o The People's Bank, P.O. Box 788, Winder, GA 30680.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MR. HARRISON
Retired Banks
County Sheriff
MAYSVILLE - M.L. Harrison, 88, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Harrison was born July 15, 1912, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Alonzo and Essie Cotton Harrison.
Mr. Harrison was a retired sheriff of Banks County. Following his retirement, he worked for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for 16 years.
Mr. Harrison was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Georgia Sheriff's Association, the Georgia Peace Officers Association and the Phi Delta Lodge 148 F&AM, Homer.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 10, at Maysville Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Billy Holloway officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Flora Garrison Harrison; two daughters, Lois Harper and Rachel Wilson, both of Maysville; one brother, Dillard Harrison, Douglasville; one sister, Dorothy Martin, Commerce; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. GODFREY
Daughter of countian
DAHLONEGA - Mrs. Sondra Marie Godfrey, 29, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Godfrey was born in Hall County, where she had lived most of her life. She was a daughter of Michael Mauldin, Hoschton, and Barbara Mauldin, Dahlonega.
Mrs. Godfrey was employed with New Holland Textile Mill and was of the Baptist denomination.
She was the mother of the late Thomas "Blake" Godfrey.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Jerry Mauldin officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her daughter, April Godfrey, Dahlonega; one sister, Rhonda Pittman, Maysville; one half-brother, Michael Mauldin II, Hoschton; and grandmothers, Odell Gaton, Gainesville, and Mellie Mauldin, Flowery Branch.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

GODFREY
Grandson of countian
DAHLONEGA - Thomas "Blake" Godfrey, 9, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Egleston Children's Hospital, Atlanta.
Born in Hall County, Blake was a son of the late Sondra Marie Godfrey.
He was a student at Long Branch Elementary School and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Jerry Mauldin officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include one sister, April Godfrey, Dahlonega; maternal grandparents, Michael Mauldin, Hoschton, and Barbara Mauldin, Dahlonega; great-grandmothers, Odell Gaton, Gainesville, and Mellie Mauldin, Flowery Branch; aunt, Rhonda Pittman, Maysville; and uncle, Michael Mauldin II, Hoschton.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

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WESTBROOK
Infant
JEFFERSON - William Ellis Westbrook, infant son of Tim and Jennifer L. Morris Westbrook, Jefferson, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Miles officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Jessica Westbrook, Jefferson; one brother, T.J. Westbrook, Jefferson; maternal grandparents, William Morris, Mercer, Pa., and Noralynn Welker, Eustis, Fla.; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Ken and Jo Ann Westbrook, Eustis, Fla.; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary and Barry Hulbert, Beallsville, Ohio; and great-grandparents, William and Edna Attaway and Reba Westbrook, all of Eustis, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The March of Dimes.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. GADDIS
Mother of three
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Deborah Louise Holder Gaddis, 46, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Gaddis was born in Barrow County, a daughter of the late Harold Junior and Doris Louise Nix Holder.
She worked as a waitress and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 13, in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Howard Skelton, Hoschton, and Harold Lee Bruce, Commerce; one daughter, Jessica Louise Skelton, Pendergrass; five brothers, Phillip Holder and Jay Holder, both of Braselton, and Andy J. Holder, Mark Holder and Todd Lee Holder, all of Hoschton; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. LEWALLEN
Webbs Creek
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Evelyn Shubert Lewallen, 80, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Lewallen was born November 11, 1919, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late John T. and Etta Wood Shubert.
She was a homemaker and a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewallen was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Lewallen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Lewallen is survived by a daughter, Betty Langston, Commerce; two grandchildren, Tammy Seagraves and Mark Langston; and three great-grandchildren, Macy, Landis and Heidi.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MISS RYLEE
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Miss Juanita Sarah Rylee, 85, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Miss Rylee was born November 2, 1914, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Auther and Ella Whitfield Rylee.
Miss Rylee was a homemaker and a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Luis Ortiz officiating. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
Miss Rylee is survived by two sisters, Frances Chitwood and Bernell Rylee, both of Commerce; and nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. MEADE
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Jessie Lera Meade, 93, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Meade was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late John Marion and Laura Lee Freeman Shumake.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Jefferson.
Mrs. Meade was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wesley Meade.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Robin Self officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Andy Evans, Vernon Carter, Ned Shumake, Nelson Shumake, Gordon Wilson and Walter Petering will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Meade is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Martha Meade, Jefferson; one daughter, Lera Mae McManus, Athens; one sister, Nora Sikes, Jefferson; granddaughter and husband, Maria and Wayne Moor, Plano, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Jordan Moor, Plano, Texas.
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, September 13, 2000

MR. SHUMATE
Race car mechanic
HOSCHTON - Sammy Shumate, 51, died Monday, September 11, 2000.
Mr. Shumate was a native of Walton County. He worked as a race car mechanic with Elete Motor Sports, S & S Motor Sports and Shumate Automotive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 14, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. John D. Casoria officiating. Burial will be in Social Circle Cemetery.
Survivors include three children, Tracy Elaine Shumate, Christy Renae Shumate and Jeff Shumate, all of Hoschton; two brothers, James Shumate, Norcross, and Thomas Shumate, Conyers; three sisters, Brenda Ray, Winston, Jeanette Parks, North Port, Fla., and Shelia Shumate, Chamblee; and one grandson, Noah Samuel Shumate, Hoschton.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MR. CASEY
Truck driver
COMER - Roy Nathan Casey, 56, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Casey was born August 14, 1944, in Jackson County. He was a son of Annette Casey Maxwell, Athens, and the late J.M. Casey Jr.
Mr. Casey was employed with Con Agra as a truck driver.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 7, at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Darvin Cash officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Casey is survived by his wife, Wilma Blondean Satterfield Casey; three sons, Lewis Sorrow, Mitchell Casey and Phillip Casey, all of Commerce; one step-daughter, Jimmie Moss, Comer; one step-son, Sam Hill Jr., Commerce; two brothers, Don Casey, New Mexico, and Steve Casey, Tennessee; three sisters, Stella Hansford, Comer, Rita Casey, Gainesville, and Dale Collins, Carlton; one grandson and two step-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MR. SHEDD
Owner of
Shedd's Garage
WINDER - Jackie Shedd, 61, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Shedd was born July 19, 1939, a son of Mrs. Lillian Shedd, Winder, and the late Julian E. Shedd.
He was the owner and operator of Shedd's Garage.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 9, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Don Stell, Berkley Ruiz and Bishop Dixon officiating. Burial was in the Bethabara Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Judith O'Day Shedd; two sons, Jason Shedd, Winder, and John Samual O'Day, Hoschton; five daughters, Julie McGraw, Watkinsville, Tammy Shedd, Lawrenceville, Kenda Petree, Bethlehem, and Kellie Holmes and Garrye Anna Aycock, both of Winder; one brother, Jerry Shedd, Atlanta; and 13 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jackie Shedd Memorial Fund, c/o Regions Bank, 209 North Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MRS. SHANKLE
Former schoolteacher
MILLEDGEVILLE - Mrs. Virginia Louise Bunch Shankle, 89, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, in Atlanta.
A native of Guyandotte, W.Va., Mrs. Shankle was a 1930 graduate of Glynn Academy and a 1933 graduate of Georgia State College for Women. She married on May 30, 1942.
Mrs. Shankle taught first grade for many years in many places, including Commerce, Naples, Italy, Ohio and Maryland, before moving to Milledgeville in 1969 from Bethesda, Md. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville and a member of the Ret. Officers Wives Club.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville with Dr. Harold Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Shankle is survived by her husband, Willard M. Shankle; son and daughter-in-law, Willard M. Shankle Jr. and Carolyn B. Shankle, Atlanta; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Shankle Bales, Atlanta; and three grandchildren, Carrie Ann Shankle, Kelly Marie Shankle and Charles C. Bales IV, all of Atlanta.
Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000

MR. MYERS
World War II veteran
CEDARTOWN - Robert Earl Myers, 79, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died of heart failure on Saturday, September 9, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Myers was a veteran of World War II, having served in China, Burma and India. He was a member of the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers, 308th Bomber Group, where he was awarded five Bronze Stars.
Mr. Myers had worked as an engineer for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., with 45 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Zeh Myers, in 1974, and his second wife, Helen Myers, in 1997.
A private burial will be held in Ohio.
Mr. Myers is survived by four children, Robert Myers II, Phoenix, Ariz., Susan Boyd, Kent, Ohio, Janet Rzewnicki, Newark, Del., and Joyce Phillips, Commerce; and a sister, Dorothy Bushey, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Mr. Myers' memory.
Gammage Funeral Home, Cedartown, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 13, 2000


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