Jackson County Obituaries...

 October 4, 2000


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MRS. SIMMONS
Seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Sally Frances Simmons, 73, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Simmons was born July 1, 1927, in Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late James R. and Lizzie Mae Brumbalow Stinchcomb.
Mrs. Simmons was a seamstress and was a member of Union Baptist Church, Winder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell K. Simmons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Newman officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Kermit Simmons, Jefferson; two step-daughters, Shirley Finch, Jefferson, and Jackie Hayes, Winder; two sisters, May Jenkins, Rutledge, and Julia Jones, Auburn; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MRS. BELL
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Clemmie A. Bell, 91, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Bell was born April 7, 1909, a daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Sara Jane Andrews.
She was a homemaker and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 30, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Bill Stacey, Vaughn Howington and Jerry Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, C.D. and James Bell, both of Commerce; daughters, Brenda Segars and Louise Pruitt, both of Commerce, Grace Busha, Carnesville, Agnes Bennett, Ila, and Gladys Catalano, Homer; sister, Matilda Willis, Athens; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MISS BURNS
Retired school teacher
DECATUR - Miss Lillian Neal Burns, 96, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Miss Burns was a daughter of the late William Brantley and Emma Power Burns. She was the aunt of Olive Ann Burns.
Miss Burns was a graduate of G.S.W.C. at Milledgeville and the University of Georgia. She taught school in Clayton and Commerce, and retired as a first grade school teacher in Decatur after 20 years. Miss Burns was a member of national, state and local retired teachers associations and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society. She was also a member of Decatur Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 1, from graveside at Grey Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Hunt officiating.
Survivors include nephews, William H. Burns, Atlanta, and Richard F. Barrett, Snellville; and nieces, Elizabeth Skea, Rochester, N.Y., and Jean LeGrand, Conyers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia Seminary in Decatur.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MRS. WARNELL
Teacher
PEMBROKE - Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin "Beth" Warnell died Sunday, October 1, 2000, in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Warnell was born in Savannah and was a lifelong resident of Bryan County. She was a member of Pembroke First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Adult Choir, a Sunday School teacher and a charter member of the Virginia Warnell Circle.
Mrs. Warnell was a graduate of Bryan County High School and Georgia Southern University. She was a teacher at Bryan County High School, where she taught business courses and served as literary coordinator and senior class advisor.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, at Pembroke First Baptist Church. Burial was in Northside Cemetery.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Belinda Warnell, Commerce; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Brant Quialan, Atlanta; a daughter, Tiffany Blue Warnell, Pembroke; her mother, Mrs. Glennis H. Griffin, Pembroke; a sister and brother-in-law, Fay and Billy Mock, Moultrie; six grandchildren, one niece and three nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pembroke First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1801, Pembroke, GA 31321.
McLamb-Morrison Funeral Home, Pembroke, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MR. PRITCHETT
Jackson County native
BALDWIN - James Harold Pritchett, 62, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Pritchett was born October 30, 1937, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Clarence Pritchett and Alma Scales Pritchett.
Mr. Pritchett was a retired self-employed body and fenderman. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Pritchett was preceded in death by his step-mother, Daisy Pritchett, two brothers, Walter Pritchett and Jack Pritchett, two sisters, Cleo Pruitt and Mary Lee Boyd, and dear friends, Michael Norton, Marty Reems, Wayne Franklin, Quenton Arrowood and Barney Galloway.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at Homer United Methodist Church with the Rev. James McLendon officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two brothers, Swayne Pritchett, Anderson, S.C., and Nolan Pritchett, Maysville; one sister, Gayle Pritchett, Commerce; niece and husband, Norma Leigh and Michael Collins, Baldwin; niece, Barbara Hudgins, Flowery Branch; nephew and wife, Mitchell and Ellen Boyd, Baldwin; great-nieces, Jessica Collins and Heather Boyd, both of Baldwin; great-nephew, Chris Boyd, Loganville; and great-great-nieces, Savannah Boyd, Kelsie Boyd, McKinnley Ellis and Grayson Boyd, all of Baldwin.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MRS. SMITH
Faith Baptist member
CLAYTON - Mrs. Bonnie Faye Faulkner Smith, 43, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at her residence.
Born in Cobb County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Bill and Margie Johnson Faulkner, Clayton.
She spent several years in Cobb and Jackson counties, before moving to Rabun County 10 years ago.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles G. Faulkner.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 20, at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sons, Corey Smith and Caleb Smith, both of Jefferson; one daughter, Christin Hodgins, Clayton; a close friend, Kelly Hodgins, Clayton; one brother, David Faulkner, Commerce; and one sister, Kitty Yonce, Hoschton.
Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

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MR. ROBINSON
County commissioner
JEFFERSON - Jackson County Commissioner Henry D. Robinson, 74, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. Cary Hillard and Richard Hoard officiating. A private burial was held in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Daniel Wilson, Harold Fletcher, Ray Shapland, James Doster, Doug Thurmond and Fred Gurley served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Forrest Hagan, Cecil Bray, Dwight Porter, Alfred Tolbert, Chuck Carloss, Lewis Shirley, James Black, Tom Page, Tom Bryan, Larry Bramlett, Wes Whitlock, Pat Bell, Jerry Waddell, Melvin Tolbert, Ed Thompson and Henry Asbury.
Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Claude and Marthanne Brogdon Robinson.
He began an extensive 29-year career in public service in 1961 as tax commissioner of Jackson County. Mr. Robinson served in this job for 13 years, during which time he was elected president of the Georgia Tax Officials Association and president of the Georgia County Officers Association.
From 1976 until his retirement in 1991, Mr. Robinson was chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. This was the longest tenure in the history of Jackson County. He received many recognitions, including "Citizen of the Year" and "Ninth District Commissioner of the Year," and served on many state and regional authorities and boards.
Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and afterward, received his bachelor of science degree from Piedmont College, where he played on the baseball and basketball teams.
In 1996, Mr. Robinson was coaxed from retirement to run for a Jackson County Commissioner post. He won the election and served from 1997 until his death.
Mr. Robinson served as a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and was a member and past president of the Jefferson Lions Club. He was also a member of the Jefferson Board of Education. He had recently received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Robinson's fellow commissioners say his "insight into progress was beyond most observers. Jackson County grew in stature. Clean government became up-front policy. Our old image faded into progressive policies. Industry looked at us with favor and located here."
The Chamber newsletter describes Robinson as follows: "His tireless efforts to make Jackson County a better place to live have not gone unnoticed. You might not always agree with Mr. Henry, but you respect where he's coming from on any given issue. He's coming from a wealth of knowledge and a background of commitment."
Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Robinson; three daughters, Susan Robinson and Cindy Knupp, Marietta, and Linda Smith, Gainesville; one sister, Dorothy Godfrey, Jefferson; five grandchildren, Staci Smith, Lindsey Smith and Robby Smith, all of Gainesville, and Hank Knupp and Hunter Knupp, both of Marietta.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 246 Washington Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guestbook, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MR. WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Henry Williams, Commerce, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at Black Springs Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Williams is survived by three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Alpha) Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William (Margaret) Farris and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby (Jeannette) Sims; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MRS. MOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Catherine Moon, of Jefferson, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at New Salem Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hazell Quarles officiating.
The family was to have held a Memorial Musical Tribute Wednesday, October 4, at New Salem Baptist Church, beginning at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Moon is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Teresa) Moon, Wesley Moon and the Rev. Michael Moon; her mother, Mrs. Mattie Hardy; three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Saul (Joyce) White, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Pearl) Kinney, and Sandra Freeman; four brothers, Ralph Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Hardy, John Hardy and Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin (Patricia) Hardy; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MR. BECK
Brother of countian
GAINESVILLE - Bill Beck, 75, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Beck was born April 6, 1925, a son of the late Cannie and Geneva Beck.
He had lived in Hall County for most of his life. Mr. Beck worked for Marrells Poultry Company for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Flowery Branch.
He was married 56 years to his loving wife, Clora Roberts Beck.
Mr. Beck was preceded in death by a brother, James Beck.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 29, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Keith Truelove officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Beck is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jewell Esco and Shirley Beck, Gainesville; three brothers, John Henry Beck, Gainesville, Leroy Beck, Pendergrass, and Lamar Beck, Calhoun; two sisters, Epsy Haynes, Gainesville, and Judy Boling, Florida; granddaughter and husband, Venus and Kelly Leo, Gainesville; and great-granddaughter, Alicia Leo, Gainesville.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MR. DOCKERY
Machinist
HOSCHTON - Glen N. Dockery, 41, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000.
Mr. Dockery was a son of Earl and Elaine Dockery, Auburn.
He attended Winder-Barrow High School and was employed as a machinist with Stork Gamco, Gainesville, and with Peachtree Tooling Corporation. Mr. Dockery was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 30, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Marion Prather officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Kathy Griffeth Dockery; one daughter, Kelli "Niki" Dockery, Winder; one son, Bradley "Brad" Dockery, Hoschton; one sister, Debbie Ledford, Gainesville; and one brother, Donald Dockery, Auburn.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 4, 2000

MS. APPLEBEE
Ms. Annie Applebee, Jefferson, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000.
Funeral services will be announced by Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.


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