Jackson County Obituaries...

 November 1, 2000


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MR. CANNON
Pond Fork
Baptist member
JEFFERSON - John E. Cannon, 89, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Cannon was born December 5, 1910, in Lumpkin County, a son of the late John and Anne Cannon.
He was retired from the State Highway Department and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church.
Mr. Cannon was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Lewis Cannon, and a son, Jack Cannon.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Charles Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Talmo Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, James "Heavy" Cannon, Pendergrass, and Johnny L. Cannon, Jefferson; one daughter, Joan Turner, Jefferson; one brother, Herbert Cannon, Ila; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. RICHARDSON
Retired salesman
BRASELTON - David Horace Richardson, 70, died Thursday, October 26, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Richardson was born October 31, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Ellis Clyde and Margie Reynolds Richardson.
Mr. Richardson was a retired furniture salesman and was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church cemetery. Kenneth Morrison, Ralph Richardson Jr., Ronnie Richardson, Timmy Richardson, Tommy Richardson and Neal Watkins served as pallbearers.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Richardson; one daughter, Becky Evans, Hoschton; two sons, Horace Richardson Jr., Nashville, and Mike Richardson, Gainesville; two sisters, Frankie Holland, Jefferson, and Mildred McNeal, Hoschton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. RICHEY
Mechanic
COMMERCE - Ernest Richey, 82, died Friday, October 27, 2000, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Richey was born March 2, 1918. He had been employed in maintenance at Wayne Poultry and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Mr. Richey was preceded in death by his wife, Nura T. Richey, two brothers, James Richey and Robert Richey, and a sister, Ann Dowdy.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Danny Green officiating. Burial was in the Webbs Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Richey is survived by a sister, Joyce Jordan, Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. MAGARIAN
Auto mechanic
BRASELTON - Highe K. "Mike" Magarian Jr., 65, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Magarian was born April 12, 1935, in Orange County, Fla., a son of the late Highe K. and Rosalie Jory Magarian.
He was an auto mechanic and attended Zion Baptist Church, Braselton.
Graveside services were held Sunday, October 29, in Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Fla.
Mr. Magarian is survived by three daughters, Jeanette Cook, Paraqual, Ariz., Debbie Magarian, Orlando, Fla., and Laurie Whisenhunt, Coctaw, Okla.; four sons, Bo Magarian, Sixston, Mo., Highe K. "Butch" Magarian III, Braselton, James Magarian, Dextor, Mo., and Ricky Magarian, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Nancy Martin, Orlando, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. COFFEY
World War II veteran
HOSCHTON - James Woodrow Coffey, 78, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Coffey was born in Cherokee County, N.C., but had resided in Hoschton for many years. He was a son of the late William and Lusy Coffey.
Mr. Coffey served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the South Pacific Area as military police. He was self employed and was a member of Chattahoochee Baptist Church.
Mr. Coffey was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Coffey.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, at Chattahoochee Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Carpenter and Mike Stanson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Coffey is survived by his wife, Lillian Coffey, Flowery Branch; three daughters, Evelyn Reed, Braselton, Sandra Vickers, Flowery Branch, and Sabrina Adams, Clermont; seven sons, David Coffey Sr., Roy Coffey, Clarence Coffey, Edwin Coffey, Phillip Coffey and Gerald Coffey, all of Flowery Branch, and Keith Coffey, Buford; four sisters, Ora Anderson, Kingston, Tenn., Lenora Garren, Andrews, N.C., Dottie Riggins, Miami, Fla., and Jo Preston, Marietta; two brothers, Kenneth Coffey, Marble, N.C., and Charles Coffey, Thomasville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Chattahoochee Baptist Church.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. O'BRIEN
Mother of countian
BOWMAN - Mrs. Kathryn M. "Kay" O'Brien, 72, of Bowman, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000.
Mrs. O'Brien was born in Northport, N.Y., but had resided in Atlanta since 1968. She had been living in the Bowman/Vanna Community since 1989. Mrs. O'Brien had recently resided in Sandpoint, Idaho, where her oldest daughter lives. She had only been in Idaho for a few months. Mrs. O'Brien was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Albert J. O'Brien Jr., in 1990.
She was a devoted and loving mother, family members said.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 3, at Vanna United Methodist Church, Vanna.
Mrs. O'Brien is survived by two daughters, Patty Bickers, Sandpoint, Idaho, and Maureen Pitts, Jefferson; and three grandchildren, Alison, Jennifer and Wesley, all of Sandpoint, Idaho.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. BROWN
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Robert Cecil Brown, 76, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Brown was born November 22, 1923, in Banks County, a son of the late Fred and Minnie Lee Eubanks Brown.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was retired from General Motors. Mr. Brown was of the Methodist denomination.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Luiz Ortiz officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cannon Brown; two daughters, Yvonne Brannen, Madras, Ore., and Rosalyn Wilson, Duluth; one brother, Winfred Brown, Commerce; one sister, Ruby Bellamy, Toccoa; five grandchildren, Stephanie Wilson, Duluth, Glen Brannen and Robert "Beau" Brannen, both of Madras, Ore., Valerie Cronin, Sugar Hill, and John W. Wilson Jr., Commerce; and two great-grandchildren, Mikayla Wilson, Duluth, and Madelins Cronin, Sugar Hill.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. MATHERS
Homemaker
SILVER SPRING, MD. - Mrs. Hazel Dean Shields Mathers, 87, died Friday, October 27, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Mathers was a daughter of the late Emory H. and Annie Elder Shields.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mathers was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Alexander Mathers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Mike Pethel and Tom Carter officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Thomas and Patricia Anne Mathers Orange, Maryland; brother and sister-in-law, George and Reba Shields, Florida; sister, Nancy Shields, Winder; two grandchildren, Carin and Tommy Orange, Maryland; and two nieces, Rita Shields Maupin and Helen Shields Gavin, both of Florida.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For further information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. FOWLER
Retired school teacher
CONYERS - Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Rogers Fowler, 93, died Monday, October 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.
Mrs. Fowler was born September 22, 1907, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Bethel Gordon Rogers.
Mrs. Fowler was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Comer D. Fowler.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Warren Huddleston and Tim Hogg officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Edwards, Conyers, and Eleanor Jones, Rex; two sisters, Mary Baker and Lois Gordon, both of Athens; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

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MR. BROWN
Machinist
COMMERCE - Gilbert Boley Brown, 90, died Sunday, October 29, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Brown was born November 1, 1909, a son of the late Claude and Nina Lord Brown.
He was a machinist. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Clisby Lord Brown.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by one son, Travis Brown, Commerce; three brothers, Harold Brown, John Brown and Truitt Brown, all of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. BRIDGES
Community Baptist Church member
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Aletha Belle Adams Bridges, 80, died Friday, October 27, 2000, at Comer Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bridges was born September 28, 1920, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Norman O. Adams and Vinnie Fowler Adams.
She was retired from Ila Manufacturing and was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bridges was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Bridges, a son, Clayton Bridges, three grandchildren, Laura Bridges, Judy Free and Steve Strickland, a brother, Hope Adams, and a sister, Mary Dean.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bridges' grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Clifford Bridges, Hull, and Robert Bridges, Danielsville; three daughters, Doris Strickland and Diane Smallwood, both of Commerce, and Dora Preston, Danielsville; two grandsons reared in the home, Wesley Bridges and Mike Bridges, both of Danielsville; three sisters, Alberta Drake and Ida Rachel Adams, both of Danielsville, and Norma Arnold, Hull; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. GRINDLE
Michigan native
GILLSVILLE - Mrs. Lori Ann Syme Grindle, 40, died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Grindle was born in Detroit, Mich., but had recently moved to the Gillsville area. She was a member of Newburg United Methodist Church in Livonia, Mich.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Ray Turpin and Roy Syme officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Grindle is survived by her husband, Winfred Grindle; one son, Jacob Dallas Grindle, Gillsville; one daughter, Kaitlin Brianna Grindle, Gillsville; father and mother, David Syme and Marilyn A. Wanhala Syme; one brother, Brian David Syme; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. CARTER
U.S. Air Force veteran
WINDER - Mairon Lamar "Buddy" Carter, 69, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000.
Born in Henry County, Mr. Carter was a son of the late James Arthur and Emma Coan Carter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired dairy farmer. Mr. Carter was a member of The East Gwinnett Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with Minister Ed Bush and Randy Garner and David Palmer officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Park, McDonough.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Lora Frances Carter; two daughters, Cheryl Froelich, Flowery Branch, and Deborah Hasty, Grayson; three sons, Wayne Knight, Fayetteville, Lawrence Knight, Newport, Tenn., and Ronald Knight, Jonesboro; one sister, Edith Moss, Birmingham, Ala.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

Mr. Hudgens
Developer
DULUTH-Scott Hudgens Sr., 77, died Sunday, October 29, 2000, at a home he owns in Hoschton following an extended illness.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Hudgens was a developer who led such projects as Gwinnett Place Mall, Greenbriar Mall, Town Center and the Mall of Georgia. He was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Hudgens is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Casey Hudgens; three sons, Mark Hudgens, Aspen, Colo., Michael Hudgens, Duluth, and Dallas S. Hudgens Jr., Falls Church, Va.; one daughter, Marcia Duggan, Atlanta; and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS.
LOUDERMILK
Brandy Wine
Baptist member
ALPHARETTA - Mrs. Dovie M. "Mae" Loudermilk, 92, died Sunday, November 1, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Loudermilk was born May 26, 1908, in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Elisha N. and Mary V. Sargent Head.
Mrs. Loudermilk was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Brandy Wine Baptist Church, Alpharetta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie V. Loudermilk.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 3, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Darrin Sams officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church cemetery, Athens.
Mrs. Loudermilk is survived by one brother, George Head, Stockbridge; five step-children, 14 step-grandchildren, 28 step-great-grandchildren and 17 step-great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For further details and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. SANFORD
Sister of countian
DAHLONEGA - Mrs. Imogene Sanford, 72, died Monday, October 30, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, following a period of declining health.
A native and lifetime resident of Lumpkin County, Mrs. Sanford was a daughter of the late Cager Jesse Baker and Mamie Walker Baker.
She retired after 31 years of service with Burlington Industries in Dahlonega and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Sanford was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Baker Jr. and Robert E. Baker.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, at Concord Baptist Church, Lumpkin County, with the Revs. Frank Colladay, Stephen Adams and Terry Head officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Sanford is survived by her husband of 57 years, Hubert Sanford; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Clarence Grindle, Elizabeth and Billy Hudson, Sue and Charles Rider, Mildred and Lyndal Caldwell and Bea and Danny Phillips, all of Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Sherry Sanford, Dahlonega; three sisters, Nettie Mae Jarrard, Powder Springs, Faye Beck, Dahlonega, and Buelle Hall, Jefferson; grandchildren, Travis and Lane Rider, Kevin Phillips, Sabrina Phillips, Bobby Hudson, Sydney Sanford and Cage Sanford, all of Dahlonega; and great-grandchildren, Luke Phillips and T.J. Rider, both of Dahlonega.
McKinney Funeral Home, Dahlonega, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MRS. REYNOLDS
Registered nurse
WARNER ROBINS - Mrs. Dimple Allen Reynolds, 84, died Saturday, October 28, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Jimmie Henry and Mary Callie Young Allen.
She had worked as a registered nurse in the nursery at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, for a number of years and was retired from Heritage Nursing Home. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Reynolds, and a daughter, Vera Carolyn Reynolds.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include her children, Ellon Roberts, Griffin, Charles Reynolds, Arnoldsville, Mickey Wilford, Florence, S.C., Jimmy Reynolds, Bonaire, and Larry Reynolds, Arnoldsville; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000

MR. SHARP
Brick mason
ATHENS - Samuel Sharp, 62, died Monday, October 23, 2000.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Sharp was a son of Lizzie Stewart Sharp and the late Nathaniel Sharp.
He was a brick mason, a carpenter and a mechanic.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, at Nimno A.M.E. Church, Center, with Pastors Lathan Mills, B.S. Jackson and Scotty Randolph officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Emanuel Stewart, William Goss, Luther Goss, Alfred Goss, Luthenia Stewart and Bruce Muckle served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Catherine Sharp; one daughter, Pamela Denise Sharp, Athens; one son, the Rev. Dwight Sims, Athens; two sisters, Lillie Sharp and Billie Jones, both of Athens; one brother, Theron Sharp, Athens; and four grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 1, 2000


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