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 October 11, 2000


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MRS. KING
Sister of countians
LAFAYETTE - Mrs. Juanita Gordon King, 78, of Lafayette, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, in Lafayette following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. King was a daughter of the late William M. and Eva Wood Gordon.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, at Wiley Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Tiger.
Survivors include two sisters, Claire Griffin, Commerce, and Sara Ingram, Lafayette; and three brothers, William Gordon, Commerce, Dillard Gordon, Clayton, and Milton Gordon, Greer, S.C.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MR. FLANIGAN
Gwinnett Co. native
HOSCHTON - Eurskin C. Flanigan, 88, died Monday, October 2, 2000.
Mr. Flanigan was a native of Gwinnett County. He was retired from the Gwinnett County School System and was a member of Duncan Creek Congregational Church, Dacula.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, at Duncan Creek Congregational Church with the Revs. A.J. Mullinax, Roland Jackson and Millard Sims officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Gaylon Beard officiating at graveside.
Mr. Flanigan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Idean Buice Flanigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Elaine Flanigan and Junior E. and Sharon Flanigan, all of Buford, Harold and Ida Flanigan and George P. and Joy Flanigan, all of Hoschton, Jerry and Ruth Flanigan, Winder, and Randall and Kathy Flanigan, Lawrenceville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tim Massey, Hoschton; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MRS. MARTIN
Clock maker
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Joan H. Martin, 71, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Martin was born May 10, 1929, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ellis Wilbanks Hosch.
She was a clock maker. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Guytrell Martin.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb, Kent Crawford and John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Martin is survived by one son, Guy Martin, Commerce; one daughter, Nora Martin, Martin; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of announcements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MRS. COCHRAN
Retired school
bus driver
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Edna Sue Weldon Cochran, 68, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Cochran was born October 26, 1931, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Linton Newton and Ethel Gregory Weldon.
Mrs. Cochran had been employed with BJC Nursing Home and was a retired Banks County school bus driver. She was a member of Maysville Baptist Church. Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Cochran.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 7, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Manus and Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four sons, Al Cochran, David Cochran and Ronnie Cochran, all of Maysville, and Tim Cochran, Crawford; one daughter, Yvonne Payne, Homer; one brother, William Lonnie Weldon, Jefferson; one sister, Ruth Brock, Gillsville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MR. RYLEE
New Salem
UMC member
COMMERCE - James Bennett Rylee, 82, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mr. Rylee was born April 8, 1918, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Hillard Hoyt and Essie Ann Smith Rylee.
Mr. Rylee was retired from A&P Food Stores and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Rylee officiating. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Rylee is survived by his wife, Frances Louise Swanson Rylee; one son, the Rev. Jerry Rylee, Demorest; one daughter, Debra Conner, Lilburn; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MR. DUVALL
World War II veteran
GAINESVILLE - Earl H. Duvall Jr., 74, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
A native of Towns County, Mr. Duvall was born October 10, 1926, to the late Harley and Ethal Waldroup Duvall.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, where he received many distinguished medals. Mr. Duvall retired from Colonial Foods (Big Star), with 36 years of service. He was also employed with Lanier Park Hospital, with more than 10 years of service. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Duvall was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Reeves Duvall.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Ralph O. Smith officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Jerry Smith, Bishop, Sharon and Bill McClung, Braselton, and Debbie and Doug Cooper and Patti and Warren Minton, all of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Johnnie Beaver, St. Mary's; grandchildren, Jill Combs, Stephanie Smith, Chad Cope, Kim Buffington, Jessica Cooper, Michael Cooper, Lindsey Cooper and John Minton; and great-grandchildren, Zach Cope, Austin Cope and Brent Buffington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lanier Park Hospital Fund, In Memory of Earl H. Duvall Jr., P.O. Box 1354, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guestbook, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

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MR. PARKER
Carpenter
JEFFERSON - Timothy Lee Parker, 28, died Monday, October 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Parker had lived in Jefferson for the past two years. He was a carpenter with Goza Fence Company and was a member of Arcade Community Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Rev. Palmer Pace officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford.
Survivors include mother and step-father, Charlene and Larry Dollar, Suwanee; father and step-mother, Richard and Anita Parker, Buford; three sons, Timothy Parker, Mikey Parker and Matthew Parker, all of Snellville; step-son, Isaiah Fowler, Jefferson; fiancé, Christy Fowler, Jefferson; four sisters, Crystal Parker, Lawrenceville, Tanya Parker and Rachel Somer, both of Suwanee, and Brittany Parker, Gainesville; and one brother, Tyler Parker, Buford.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MRS. REED
Retired seamstress
DACULA - Mrs. Loyce Davis Reed, 75, died Monday, October 2, 2000.
Mrs. Reed was a native of Hall County. She was a retired seamstress from Fawn Togs in Braselton and was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church, Buford. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Reed.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Gaylon Beard officiating. Burial was in the Sardis United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Timothy Reed, Buford; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Sara Reed, Buford, Wesley and Sarah Reed, Stoneville, N.C., David and Debra Reed, Suwanee, and Lonnie and Rita Reed, Jefferson; daughter, Sheila Maddox, Winder; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Jack Farr, Buford, and Sandra and Tommy Thompson, Dacula; sister, Cammie Duncan, Buford; sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and C.V. Duncan, Buford; sisters-in-law, Nellie Davis, Rome, and Ruby Strickland, Gainesville; 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

REV. NORMAN
New Grove Baptist Church member
GAINESVILLE - The Rev. Ervin Norman Sr. died Wednesday, October 4, 2000.
Mr. Norman was born September 1, 1919, in Lincoln County. He was a son of the late Nelson and Rosella Norman.
At an early age, Mr. Norman joined Fortson Grove Baptist Church in Elberton. He served faithfully until he moved his membership to New Grove Baptist Church in Jackson County.
Mr. Norman was later called into the ministry, licensed on August 30, 1963, and ordained on May 17, 1964. The Rev. Norman pastored several churches, including Fortson Grove Baptist and Dove Creek Baptist, Elberton, Greater Timberidge Baptist, Gainesville, Sanders Grove Baptist, Hartwell, Pole Branch Baptist, Tignall, Cherry Grove Baptist, Washington, New Tabernacle Baptist, Lincolnton, and Rocky Branch Baptist, Oglethorpe County.
He was also a member of the Gospel Bell Quartet of Elberton.
Mr. Norman was married to the late Jessie Mae Willis on November 20, 1938. He and his wife had 10 children, two of which preceded him in death, Willie E. Norman and Everleaner Norman.
Services were held Sunday, October 8, at New Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Hazel Quarles officiating, and his son, the Rev. Larry O. Norman, delivering the eulogy.
Randy Banks, Ronnie Hester, Norris Ratliff, Tim Mize, Brian Norman, Jemaine Butler, Freddie Hopkins and Jerry Jackson served as casket bearers. Flower attendants were Annese Norman, Angelica Norman, Janice Jackson, Beverly Norman, Shayna Jackson and Latasha Hester.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Ervin Jr. and Jackie Norman and Roosevelt and Doris Norman, all of Gainesville, and the Rev. Larry O. and Deborah Norman, Jefferson; son, Terry Norman, Gainesville; special son, Tyrone Harrison, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Iziah Hester, Emma and Ora Banks and Jessie and Dr. Franklin Norwood, all of Gainesville, and Katherine and Andre Butler, Washington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson Jr. and Ella Norman and Willie and Ellen Norman, all of Elberton; two sisters, Vinnie Barnett and Emma Bradley, both of Elberton; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Young's Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000

MR. GOZA
JHS student
JEFFERSON - Daniel Madison Goza, 18, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at Barrow Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Goza was born September 21, 1982, in Fulton County. He was the son of Lee and Jennifer Goza, Jefferson.
Mr. Goza was a senior at Jefferson High School, where he was a three-year letterman in basketball and a letterman in golf.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton and Dr. Alan Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Tommy Pate, Tom Tabor, Richard Wehunt, Buzz Wehunt, Michael Newton, Nathan Saunders, Jarvis Hunter and Thomas Pate will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Jefferson High School Basketball Team and members of the Jefferson High School Golf Team will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include three sisters, Annie Leigh Goza, Rachel Lynn Goza and Kellie Rebecca Goza, all of Jefferson; grandparents, Tifton and Betty Ruth Goza, Lilburn, and Wayne and Jenetta Lisle, Lawrenceville; great-grandmother, Ellen Faulkner, Lawrenceville; great-aunt, Brenda Armstrong, Lawrenceville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 2081 U.S. 129 North, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 11, 2000


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