Jackson County Obituaries...

 September 20, 2000


MR. HILL
Owner of
H & H Farms
MAYSVILLE - John David Hill, 47, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Hill was born September 17, 1952, in Jackson County. He was a son of Nannie Buffington Hill Pruitt, Maysville, and the late Homer Hill.
Mr. Hill was the owner of H & H Farms and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by a brother, W.F. Hill.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was in the Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Kay B. Hill; one son, Andy Hill, Maysville; one brother, Ronnie Hill, Maysville; two sisters, Mrs. Randall "JoAnn" Brock, Gainesville, and Mrs. Darrell "Judy" Griffin, Gillsville; step-father, I.W. Pruitt, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. BURNS
Father of two
MAYSVILLE - Ray Everette Burns, 59, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Burns was born April 5, 1941, a son of Betty Acree, Arcade.
Mr. Burns was employed in construction.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Paul Fields officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Linda F. Burns; daughter, Becky Burns, Maysville; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Tim Miller, Gainesville; and two brothers, James Burns and Shorty Burns, both of Panama City, Fla.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. RYLEE
Grove Level
Baptist member
BALDWIN - Mrs. Doris King Rylee, 57, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Rylee was born January 1, 1943, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of Lurlene Thompson King, Baldwin, and the late Sandy King.
Mrs. Rylee attended North Georgia Technical School and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chase Boswell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 21, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three daughters, Robin Davidson, Commerce, Beth Lewis, Cornelia, and Charity Boswell, Elcajon, Calif.; four sons, Chris Lewis, Maysville, Scott Lewis, Mt. Airy, and Tim Lewis and Jeff King, both of Baldwin; one sister, Grace Hogsed, Toccoa; one brother, Charles King, Baldwin; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, to The Arthritis Foundation, 1276 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501, or to The American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A, Bogart, GA 30622.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. WILSON
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Donnie Cain Wilson, 87, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Wilson was born April 1, 1913, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Will and Sally Jones Cain.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lee Wilson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 17, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Hill and Bobby Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Alton Wilson, Dallas, Donald Wilson, Gillsville, and Hugh M. Wilson, Commerce; two daughters, Barbara Childs, Asheboro, N.C., and Suzanne Ward, Athens; one sister, Mary Cain Brewer, Homer; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MISS DORMINEY
Lavonia resident
LAVONIA - Miss Bettye Dorminey, 53, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Miss Dorminey was a daughter of Jack and Birthene Dorminey, Commerce.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three daughters, Faith Guillory, Cumming, Hope Abbs, Commerce, and Shannon Wood, Riedsville; one brother, Billy Dorminey, Auburn; three sisters, Kay Piper, Horton, Ala., Ann Gandy, Cumming, and Susan Dorminey, Commerce; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. HARDY
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Sally Martin Hardy, 70, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hardy was born March 30, 1930, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Burie Dean Martin and Mae Reems Martin.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, in the chapel of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Roger Hardy, Wesley Davis and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Martin, Cornelia; one son, Roger Hardy, Jefferson; four sisters, Addie Stewart and Ruth Simmons, both of Cornelia, and Bessie Dooley and Lucille Cagle, both of Homer; one brother, Roy Martin, Baldwin; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. MANLEY
U.S. Air Force veteran
ROYSTON - Reginald B. "Pid" Manley, 69, died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Manley was born November 25, 1930, in Madison County, a son of the late Lloyd and Corrie Dean Manley.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was the owner and operator of Manley Construction. Mr. Manley attended Franklin Springs Baptist Church and was a member of the Royston Masonic Lodge #52 and the Harrison McCreary V.F.W. Post #2848.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Frank Bearden and Paul Vickery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full Masonic Rites.
Mr. Manley is survived by his wife, Cornelia "Nealie" Royston Manley; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ed Eison, Royston; one brother, Lowell Manley, Danielsville; three grandchildren, Steve Eison, Hoschton, Mike Eison, Boston, Mass., and Kathy Golden, Marietta; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Franklin Springs Baptist Church, 2330 W. Main St., Franklin Springs, GA 30639, to Royston First United Methodist Church, 137 Franklin Springs St., Royston, GA 30662, or to Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1052, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. MORTON
Madison
County native
ROYSTON - Mrs. Vera Savilla Short Morton, 88, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Morton was born August 1, 1912, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late William Matthew Short and Omie Stewart Roach.
Mrs. Morton was retired from Harmony Grove Mill, Commerce, and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frank Morton, a daughter, Omie Lee Morton, and two sons, Leonard George Morton and Bobby Darrell Morton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, at Riverside Baptist Church with the Revs. Truitt Brawner and Herman Purcell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Morton's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Franklin Morton, Royston; two daughters, Katie Brooks Chasteen, Commerce, and Idell Morton, Royston; one sister, Kitty Gentry, Jackson, Miss.; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. JACKS
Deacon
MAYSVILLE - Donnie Ray Jacks, 36, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Jacks was born June 28, 1964, Jackson County. He was a son of Melvin Jacks, Homer, and Karen Swedberg Jacks, Maysville.
Mr. Jacks was employed with Hewell's Pottery and was a member of Maysville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, at Maysville Baptist Church with the Revs. Brian Stowe, Pat Davidson and Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Jacks is survived by his wife, Judy Crowe Jacks; one son, Clint Jacks, Maysville; one daughter, Shannon Bougher, Nicholson; one sister, Lisa Marlowe, Jefferson; one half-sister, Nikki Jacks, Homer; grandmother, Lucille Jacks, Maysville; step-mother, Verdina Jacks, Homer; and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund or to the Affirming the Vision Fund of Maysville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 329, Maysville, GA 30558.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

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MRS. DALLAS
Sister of countian
LINCOLNTON - Mrs. Maude Wideman Dallas, 75, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at her residence.
A native of McCormick County, S.C., Mrs. Dallas was a daughter of the late Herbert Wideman and Selma Wideman.
She was retired from Milliken Mill and was a member of McCormick United Methodist Church, McCormick, S.C.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 19, in Lincolnton City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Robert Ashmore Jr., Jerry Barnett, Alvin Cox, Tommy Pinnell, Brett Jennings and Brenson Jennings served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Elaine Dallas and Joan Dallas Smith, both of Lincolnton, and Ann Dallas Dyson, Washington; two brothers, Thomas Wideman and Mason Wideman, both of McCormick, S.C.; one sister, Mattie Sears, Commerce; seven grandchildren, Amanda and Jacob Dyson, Jennifer, Melissa, Michael and Bridgette Smith, and Joshua Bessinger; and one great-grandchild, Benjamin Smith.
Ree's Funeral Home, Lincolnton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. FITZPATRICK
Retired farmer
DANIELSVILLE - Ellis Harold Fitzpatrick, 80, died Monday, September 18, 2000.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Fitzpatrick was a son of the late Ernest O. and Chester White Fitzpatrick.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Erastus Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Ray Jenkins and Billy Glosson officiating. Burial will be in Ila Cemetery.
Mr. Fitzpatrick is survived by his wife, Hallie Grace Minish Fitzpatrick; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Larry Bond, Danielsville, Bernice and Jerry Malcom, Snellville, and Barbara and Donald Hardigree, Statham; six sisters, Jeffie Fitzpatrick and Mary Dobbs, both of Commerce, Robbie Burnett and Martha Davis, both of Greenville, S.C., Vera Timms, Danielsville, and Chester Wylder, Stockbridge; four brothers, Wilson Fitzpatrick and Clyde Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, Horace Fitzpatrick, Cleveland, and Chester Wylder, Stockbridge; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. GILREATH
Mother of three
ANDERSON, S.C. - Mrs. Myra Gail Lemaster Gilreath, 58, died Friday, September 15, 2000.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Gilreath was a daughter of the late James Edward and Nora Trent Lemaster.
She was employed with Brookside Nursing Center and attended Cathedral of Love. Mrs. Gilreath was preceded in death by a brother, James Trent Lemaster.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., with the Rev. Bob Hicks officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories.
Mrs. Gilreath is survived by her husband, Tommy Gilreath; three daughters, Bonnie Sue Oliphant, Anderson, S.C., Teresa Hicks, Belton, S.C., and Gail Lee, Williamston, S.C.; one sister, Joy Wood, Madison County; four grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Woodlawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. THOMPSON
U.S. Navy veteran
ATHENS - Joe Elmon Thompson, 73, died Sunday, September 17, 2000.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Thompson was a son of the late C.D. and Lillie Mae Childers Thompson.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was a farmer. He was a member of West End Baptist Church, a member of the VFW Lodge #2878 and served as past president of the Woodmen of the World Lodge #1442. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtice Busbin Thompson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 20, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Larry Elliott and Herman Nation officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Curtis Thompson, Scott Thompson, David McRee, Wayne Bagley, Jeff Thompson and Rick Thompson served as pallbearers. Members of the West End Baptist Church Whitworth Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one son, Robert E. Thompson, Colbert; two daughters, Jo Ann Barnett, Winterville, and Cheryl M. Adams, Athens; five sisters, Nadine Bagley, Commerce, Alene McRee, Milledgeville, Lucille Morgan, Plant City, Fla., and Barbara Ann Brewer and Martha Clawson, both of Athens; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. AYERS
Bethany Christian Church member
HOMER - Mrs. Irene Worley Ayers, 91, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Ayers was born February 9, 1909, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late James Columbus and Jenny Ausburn Worley.
Mrs. Ayers was retired from Blue Bell and was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Homer, where she was a member of the Ladies Fellowship. She was also a member of the Banks County AARP and the Historical Society.
Mrs. Ayers was preceded in death by her husband, Otha J. Ayers, a son, J.D. Ayers, and a son-in-law, Marvin Dunson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at Bethany Christian Church with the Revs. William Campbell and Bob Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Dunson, Homer; daughter-in-law, Mattie Jean Ayers, Homer; one sister, Donnie Metcalf, Athens; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. FOWLER
Bible Baptist
Church member
DANIELSVILLE - Kenneth Eugene Fowler, 60, died Monday, September 18, 2000.
A native of Anderson, S.C., Mr. Fowler was a son of the late Paul and Ruby Chatham Fowler.
He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and had served for 11 years as president of the Master Bassers Fishing Club.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 20, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Robert Garrett and Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the Bible Baptist Church cemetery. Danny Sorrow, Bruce Anglin, Steve Sherbert, Danny Bradley, David Bradley and Peanut Dorsey served as pallbearers.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Martha Williams Fowler; four daughters, Deborah McLendon and Yvonne Fowler, both of Commerce, Phyllis Hopper, Lula, and Brandy Beck, Danielsville; one son, Carl Fowler, Commerce; three step-daughters, Kerry Hatch, Alpharetta, Jenny Haley and Cindy Horn, both of Danielsville; five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two nieces.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MR. GUNNELLS
Whitehall Baptist Church member
ATHENS - James Ernest Gunnells, 94, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000.
Mr. Gunnells was born in Madison County, a son of the late James Frank and Bertha Matthews Gunnells.
He was retired from Thomas Textile and also worked as a security guard for SunTrust Bank. Mr. Gunnells was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Mae Parnell Gunnells, and four children, James Thomas Muss Gunnells, Luther Eugene Gunnells, Ruth Barber and Joyce Mosley.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, at Whitehall Baptist Church with the Revs. Buford Lockman and Ron Cofer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Calvin Barber, Thomas Barber, Randy Taylor, Jimmy Brownlee, Mark Gosnell and Micheal Whaley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, William Paul Gunnells, Winder, and Richard Ray Gunnells, Athens; one sister, Lula Belle Lassiter, Athens; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. PRATER
Retired chef
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mrs. Nisha Dameron Prater, 57, died Thursday, August 31, 2000.
A native of Macon, Mrs. Prater was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Nora Brooks Dameron.
She was a retired nursing home chef and attended New Beulah Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Prater was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Eugene Prater Sr.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, at Sandhill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Donald Prater, Stapleton, Shannon Prater, Gainesville, and Tosha Prater, Grovetown; one sister, Charlene Westcott, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. CORRIER
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Elsie Sophire Louise Steen Corrier, 91, a resident of Crystle Springs Nursing Home, died Sunday, September 10, 2000.
Mrs. Corrier was born December 31, 1908, in Washburn, Wis. She was a daughter of the late Ingebright and Freda Lund Steen.
Mrs. Corrier resided in Washburn until her husband, the late Arthur Corrier, died in 1974. She then moved to Truth or Consequences, N.M., and lived there until 1996, later moving to Georgia to be near her daughter, Constance Goldsmith, Toccoa, granddaughters, Katie Mooney and Carrie Yaeger, both of Lawrenceville, and great-granddaughter, Shelley Mooney, also of Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Corrier was a homemaker.
Cremains will be interred with her deceased husband in Vista Memory Gardens, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000

MRS. DAMERON
New Beulah Primitive Baptist member
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mrs. Nora Brooks Dameron, 86, died Thursday, August 31, 2000.
A native of Telfair County, Mrs. Dameron was a daughter of the late W.H. and Elnora Rivers Brooks.
She was a retired meat cutter and was a member of New Beulah Primitive Baptist Church, Hazlehurst. Mrs. Dameron was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Dameron, and three children, Brooks Dameron, Margie Nelson and Nisha Prater.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, at Sandhill United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Charlene Westcott, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, William Louie Brooks, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 20, 2000


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