Jackson County Obituaries...

 October 25, 2000


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MR. MAYNARD
Retired carpenter
JEFFERSON - Reuben Lloyd Maynard, 81, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at Winder Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Maynard was born November 28, 1918, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Jackson Maynard.
Mr. Maynard was a retired carpenter and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. He was also a member of the Athens Optimist Club.
Mr. Maynard was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Jones Maynard.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, in the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Hayes, Jefferson; two sons, Benny Maynard, Greenville, S.C., and Bill Maynard, Toccoa; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 188 Martin Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MR. WATKINS
Farmer
NICHOLSON - J.C. Watkins, 84, of the Sanford Community, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000.
Mr. Watkins was born in Madison County, a son of the late Bob and Pearl Adams Watkins.
He was a farmer and of the Methodist denomination.
A private memorial service was held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Mr. Watkins is survived by two sisters, Sue W. Dean and Pauline W. Wood, both of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MR. MCGINNIS
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - George Wesley McGinnis, 76, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Mr. McGinnis was born April 4, 1924, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Guy Rueben and Nellie Lou Crisler McGinnis.
Mr. McGinnis was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired welder. He was a Mason and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the Wilson United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Greg McGinnis, Jefferson, Mike McGinnis, Winneconne, Wis., and Tim McGinnis, Omro, Wis.; two brothers, Guy McGinnis, Toccoa, and Harold McGinnis, Commerce; two sisters, Lucille Sims, Maysville, and Dorothy Trammell, Pine Mountain; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon International, or to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. LACEY
Harmony Christian Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Helen Tucker Lacey, 85, of 188 B. Wilson Road, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Lacey was retired from Gold Kist and was a member of Harmony Christian Church.
She was a daughter of the late William Allen and Julia Wilson Tucker Sr., and was the wife of the late Roy R. Lacey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at Harmony Christian Church with Jerry Payne and Dennis Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Otis Hiland, Maysville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Peggy Lacey, Evans, and Colie and Judy Lacey and Mike and Jean Lacey, all of Commerce; brother, Gene Allen, Detroit, Mich.; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one preborn great-grandchild.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Dennis and Lynn Free Harmony Christian Church, P.O. Box 382, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MR. HANLEY
World War II veteran
NICHOLSON - William Franklin Hanley Sr., 89, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hanley was a born September 25, 1911, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late John P. and Lettie Mealor Hanley.
Mr. Hanley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a retired auto salesman and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Kenneth Dillard and Howard Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Harmony Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hanley is survived by his wife, Willie Rice Wardlaw Hanley; one son, William F. Hanley Jr., Nicholson; one brother, Doyle Hanley, Commerce; one sister, Ruth Ingram, Commerce; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. CARR
Florida native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Eunice Virginia Williams Carr, 81, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Carr was born February 20, 1919, in Bonifay County, Fla. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Meddie Capps Williams.
Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include five sons, Billy Carr, Milton, Fla., Bobby Ray Carr, Port Smith, Va., Daniel Carr and Joseph Carr, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Frank Carr, Deer Park, Texas; two daughters, Annette Potter, Commerce, and Loleeta Smith, Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Chancey Williams, Roopville, and Porter Williams, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Lois Hilstrom, Williamsburg, Va.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. BROWN
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Kathleen Brown, 72, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Brown was born October 26, 1927, in Homer. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Tonni Whitlock Parsons.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brown.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Brown is survived by one son, Henry Brown, Commerce; one sister, Mildred Parsons, Commerce; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

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MR. CLARK
U.S. Army veteran
DALE CITY, VA. - Roscoe Clark, 85, formerly of Jackson County, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Clark was born May 6, 1915, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Bruce and Mammie Clark.
Mr. Clark was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired transportation director with Alachua County, Fla. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his wife, Louise McEver Clark.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Clark is survived by two sons, Carroll Clark, Fairfax Station, Va., and Frank Clark, Dale City, Va.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. O'KELLEY
Retired supervisor
COMMERCE - Mrs. Irene Hartley O'Kelley, 87, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. O'Kelley was born January 16, 1913, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of W.D. "Bud" Hartley and the late Annie Bryan Hartley.
Mrs. O'Kelley was a retired supervisor with Commerce Sportswear and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton O'Kelley.
Graveside services were held Sunday, October 22, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Donald E. O'Kelley, Homer, and Mike O'Kelley, Hoschton; one daughter, Patricia Roper, Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Hortence Felker, Jacksonville, Fla., and Bernice Scott, Commerce; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. SEABOLT
Retired
WINDER - Mrs. Margaret A. Seabolt, 72, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Seabolt was born January 30, 1928, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bea and Pearl Manders Akins.
Mrs. Seabolt was retired and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clabern Hicks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Pastors Bobby Bugg and Harold Gaines officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one son, William Hicks, Winder; two sisters, Azalea Gaines and Sara Lee, both of Pendergrass; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. WATKINS
Gordon's Chapel
UMC member
HULL - Mrs. Blanche Drake Watkins, 91, died Thursday, October 19, 2000.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Elic and Mollie Sears Drake.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Watkins, and a daughter, Gwenell Watkins Adams.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Robert Passmore and Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in the Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. Dit Powell, Gene McConnell, Harold Gillispie, Brooks Crawford, John Chick and Darrell Allen served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Seaborn and Margie Watkins, Athens, and Troy and Martha Watkins, Commerce; son, Frankie Watkins, Hull; one sister, Bessie Clark, China Grove, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MR. CALLAWAY
U.S. Navy veteran
WATKINSVILLE - Curtis Loyd Callaway, 71, died Saturday, October 21, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Callaway had lived most of his life in Clarke and Oconee counties. He was a son of the late Cleve and Sindie Helton Callaway.
Mr. Callaway was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired welder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Brewer Callaway.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with Father John Cotterell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Blanton Michael Dove, Dub Gabriel, Randy Gabriel, James Gerrin, Jeff Gerrin, Josh Grimes, Norman Paugh, Allen Kim Stephens, Ronnie Williams and Chris Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Jeff Groover, Watkinsville, and Michelle and David Williamson, both of Hull; two sisters, Dora Mae Beck, Hull, and Sybil Irene Massey, Toccoa; and grandchildren, Donna Rene Bullock, Hilton Head, S.C., Jeffery Tuck Grover II, Watkinsville, and Brittney and Whittney Callaway, both of Hull.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Stephen's Anglican Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For additional information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000

MRS. HAYES
Jefferson native
CLEVELAND - Mrs. Eloise Moon Hayes, 72, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Hayes was born in Jefferson to the late Jewell Shields and Layunia Sims.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Moon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Revs. Ambrose Jackson and Franklin Winters officiating. Burial was in the Maxey Hill Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one daughter, Hazel Summerour (Vallon), Cleveland; four sons, Nathaniel Moon (Alice), Larry Moon (Joyce), James Kenneth Moon, and George Moon (Louise), Jefferson; two brothers, James A. Shields, Chicago, Ill., and Samuel D. Shields (Jennie), Atlanta; 11 grandchildren, Bardel Summerour (Alicha), Cornelia, Valerie Summerour (Oliver), Cookie Summerour (Jeffrey), Tasha, Erica and Terica Moon, Cleveland, Shena Gresham, Ken Moon and Ricky Griffeth, Jefferson, Marsha Moon, Athens, and Kenneth Moon, Gainesville; six great-grandchildren, Ebonie and Tanisha Summerour, Cornelia, Katlyn and Ashton Summerour, Cleveland, and Devontae and Ashley Gresham, Jefferson; two brothers-in-law, Rufas Moon Jr. and Dennis Moon (Mary), Jefferson; two sisters-in-law, Louise Moore, Jefferson, and Lillie Shields, Decatur; two aunts, Assie Dotson, Statham, and Stella Wilheit, Jefferson; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 25, 2000


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