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 December 6, 2000


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MRS. HUDLER
Administrative
secretary
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Marty Hudler, 52, died Saturday, December 2, 2000.
Born in North Carolina, Mrs. Hudler was an administrative secretary with Siemins Building Technologies Inc., Norcross. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Gwinnett Memorial Park, Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Hudler is survived by her husband, Bill Hudler, Hoschton; children, Laura Hudler, Hoschton, and Lisa and Josh Hopkins, Auburn; father, Bob Reese, Clearwater, Fla.; step-mother, Elizabeth Warren, Sarasota, Fla.; six brothers, Robbie Reese, Tracy Reese and John Reese, all of Sarasota, Fla., Phillip Reese, Clearwater, Fla., David Reese, Michigan, Barry Reese, Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Caleb Hopkins and Clayton Reis Hopkins, Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Gwinnett County Unit, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite #260, Duluth, GA 30097.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MR. JOHNSON
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - David Phillip Johnson, 53, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Johnson was born November 4, 1947, in Wilkes County, N.C. He was a son of Hazel Ravis Johnson, Statesville, N.C., and the late Henry G. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam, and had worked as a trim carpenter. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Karen Herbert Johnson, Commerce; one daughter, Sherry Leigh Howard, Flovilla; two brothers, Danny Johnson, Pendergrass, and Edward Johnson, Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Recia Carson, Pendergrass, and Thresia Hallam, Statesville; and one grandson, Cameron Hadley, Flovilla.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. LEDFORD
Homemaker
DRY POND - Mrs. Doris Dean Ledford, 58, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Ledford was born May 11, 1942. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 6, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating.
Mrs. Ledford is survived by two daughters, Linda Dale Ledford, Jefferson, and Lisa Marie Lawson, Ohio; four sons, Victor Thomas Ledford, Benjamin Franklin Ledford, Dole Dean Ledford and James Dwayne Ledford, all of Jefferson; three sisters, Ann Hooper, Hiram, Peggy Howard, Winder, and Debra Bettis, Jefferson; one brother, Frankie Petty, formerly of Jefferson; and eight grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. SAVAGE
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Beatrice Savage, 88, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Savage was a daughter of the late Rev. George and Mrs. Clementine Boggs Collins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Kyle Savage.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin and Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Savage is survived by one son, Randall Savage, Macon; two brothers, Charles Collins and James Collins, both of Commerce; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. WOOD
Maysville resident
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Lois H. Wood, 87, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Wood was born October 26, 1913, a daughter of the late Bob and Eddie Chasteen Haynes.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.C. Martin, and her second husband, Leman Wood, and a son, Paul Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in the Martin Family Cemetery, Talmo.
Survivors include two sons, Junior Martin, Commerce, and Bobby Martin, Athens; three daughters, Martha Ginn, Commerce, and Linda Parson and Barbara Snipes, both of Maysville; one sister, Dorothy Staples, Orangeburg, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. CARVER
New Jersey native
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Joyce Eleanor Lombardo Carver, 52, died Friday, December 1, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Carver was born June 6, 1948, in Burlington County, N.J. She was a daughter of Gloria Pesaresi Lombardo, Seminole, Fla., and the late Alexander Frank Lombardo.
Mrs. Carver had worked in food service with Château Élan and served as past president of the Seminole Garden Club. She had also served as vice president of the Maysville Community Club.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include three sons, Jason Carver, Nicholas Vizaro and Victor Vizaro, all of Seminole, Fla.; two brothers, Alex Lombardo, Seminole, Fla., and Tim Lombardo, Jefferson; one sister, Gloria Gene Carolson, Jefferson; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. LORD
Homemaker
ATHENS - Mrs. Linda Voyles Lord, 59, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Lord was born June 10, 1941, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Mettie Harbin Voyles, Jefferson, and the late Clarence Voyles.
Mrs. Lord was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Larry Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Lord is survived by her husband, Dewitt Johnson, Athens; one son, Johnny Highfill, Watkinsville; two daughters, Patti Lord, Decatur, and Kathy Weeks, Athens; one sister, Virginia Veal, Lawrenceville; one brother, Irey Voyles, Kentucky; and four grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family is at the residence of Mrs. Mettie Voyles, 60 Borders Street, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. MARTIN
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Loudez Byrd Martin, 92, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Martin was born March 27, 1908, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Obe and Annie Georgia Martin Byrd.
Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of Hudson River Baptist Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie W. Martin.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, at Hudson River Baptist Church with the Revs. Troy Herbert and Ronnie Moon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Martin is survived by one son, Fred Martin, Commerce; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. HAYES
Jackson Memorial Gardens rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lillie Mae Hayes, 81, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hayes was born July 5, 1919, a daughter of the late Charlie and Nora Smith Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Hayes Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Ingham officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Norine Evans, Commerce; three brothers, James Brown, Sam Brown and Tom Brown, all of Commerce; four sisters, Francine Beck and Elizabeth Conley, both of Athens, and Pauline Edwards and Inez Marlowe, both of Commerce; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. ANGLIN
Harmony Grove
Mills retiree
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Lois R. Anglin, 81, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Anglin was born February 24, 1919, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Albert Henry Adams and Rebecca Strickland.
Mrs. Anglin was retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member Jefferson Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, J.W. Holloway and Mike Anglin.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Anglin is survived by her husband, Jesse T. Anglin, Jefferson; one son, Ostell Anglin, Jefferson; one sister, Lena Sargent, Gainesville; three grandchildren, Frankie Anglin, Jefferson, and Tim Anglin and Casey Anglin, both of Winder; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

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MRS. WOOD
Jackson Memorial Gardens rites
HULL - Mrs. Vera Estelle Wood, 82, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wood was born September 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Perry and Lonie Belle Wilbright Youngblood.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Porter and Newman officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband, Luther E. Wood, Hull; three sons, Luther E. Wood Jr., Neese, Stanley Wood, Nicholson, and Thomas Wood, Ila; five daughters, Marie Carson, Commerce, Dorothy Haper, Ocala, Fla., Shelia Herring, Comer, Mary Helen Quarles, Watkinsville, and Patricia Wood, Hull; two brothers, Robert Youngblood, Crawford, and Virgil Youngblood, Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Julia Mae Jordan, Tignal, Vivian Reese, Hull, and Velma Williamson, Nicholson; 32 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. PURCELL
Sister of countian
DAHLONEGA - Mrs. Louise Purcell, 55, died Friday, December 1, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Purcell was a native of Lumpkin County. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Ford Lingerfelt, and two brothers, Robert Ford Lingerfelt and James Lingerfelt.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 4, in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, with the Rev. Tom Stradley officiating. Burial was in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming.
Mrs. Purcell is survived by her husband, Bill Purcell, Dahlonega; mother and step-father, Mamie and Glen Odom, Buford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Larry Parker, Flowery Branch, Laura and Benny Sears, Cleveland, and Joyce and Larry Banister, Dahlonega; sister, Edith Summerour, Dahlonega; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Faye Lingerfelt, Carnesville, and Marcus and Brenda Lingerfelt, Commerce; and a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For more information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. YOUNG
Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mae H. Young, 92, died Monday, December 4, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Young was born March 7, 1908, a daughter of the late William and Ida Wilson Hendricks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Young.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 6, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Young is survived by one sister, Louise Smith, Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

SEGARS
Infant
STATHAM - Griffin Cole Segars, infant son of Christopher Shane and Lori Ann Scarborough Segars, Statham, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents, Jerry and Barbara Scarborough, Cumming, and Mack and Frances Segars, Commerce; and great-grandmothers, Juanita Scarborough, Hull, Modane Welch, Athens, Grace Busha, Carnesville, and Sarah Segars, Commerce.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MR. BARBER
Jackson County native
HULL - John Thurston "Pete" Barber Sr., 88, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Barber lived most of his life in Athens. He was a son of the late John and Folsom Frances Wallace Barber.
Mr. Barber owned and operated Barber Heating & Air Conditioning for over 40 years and was a member of Christian Life Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Helen Sims Barber.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Cecil Holcombe officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Ron Hardeman, David Smith, Dee Prince, Matthew Allen, Johnny Barber and Chuck Blakeman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Louise Barber Smith, Athens, and Ann Dorsey, Jefferson; one son, Thurston Barber Jr., Hull; one sister, Eula Mae Walden, Danielsville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MR. HOUSE
Brother of countian
LAVONIA - Phelix Eugene House, 53, died Monday, December 4, 2000.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. House was a son of the late Felix and Mary Bradford House.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in Athens Memory Gardens with the Revs. Howard Conine and Robbie L. French officiating.
Mr. House is survived by his wife, Rhonda Kay Loggins House, Lavonia; two daughters, Tina Kim House and Tametha Lynn Stone, both of Dahlonega; one son, Phillip Eugene House Jr., Dawsonville; three sisters, Barbara Ann Newberry, Adrian, and Virginia Gearing and Rachel Wright, both of Statham; three brothers, John Ed House, Arcade, James Everette House, Lavonia, and Glenn David House, Cornelia.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MR. SELF
Mechanical technician
WINDER - William Carl Self, 83, died Friday, December 1, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Self was born April 10, 1917, a son of the late David T. and Eva Lana Kidd Self.
He retired from Winder Rug Mill after 40 years as a mechanical technician and was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Hoschton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at Center United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Self is survived by his wife, Coney Alice Self, Winder; three sons, Thomas Self, Gainesville, William Ernest Self, Auburn, and Robert Self, Winder; one daughter, Eva Mae Clark, Winder; two sisters, Lilly Mae Hayes, Winder, and Mary Ann Hayes, Gainesville; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
For further information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

PARKER
Teen
SNELLVILLE - Shane Parker, 13, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000.
Shane was a student at Alton Crews Middle School, Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, at St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Lawrenceville, with Father Kent Branstetter officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Bonnye Caldwell, Snellville; siblings, Sonya, Rhianna, Madeline, David, Kayla, Michael, Elaina, Rhonda, Kathleen, Amanda, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Rebecca; and grandfather, John Brown, Lilburn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gwinnett County Adopted and Foster Parent Association, P.O. Box 1318, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. JONES
Homer Baptist member
HOMER - Mrs. Rosa Adams Jones, 91, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Jones was a native of White County and the daughter of the late Dolph and Zora Mae Abernathay Adams.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Homer Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones was married to the late Raleigh Newton Jones.
Funeral services were to have been held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Charles Crabb officiating.
A second funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 8, in the chapel of Brigman's Valley Funeral Home, Black Mountain, N.C., with Dr. Jerry Periara officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lois Eterno, Homer, and Euretha Jane Richez, West Branch, Mich.; two sons, George Conley Jones, Hazel Park, Mich., and Hoyt Jones, Oxford, Mich.; two sisters, Madeline Jarrard, Ashville, N.C., and Ruby Tysor, Douglasville; 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Brigman's Valley Funeral Home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000

MRS. PAUL
Homemaker
ATHENS - Mrs. Betty Paul, formerly of Jackson County, died Thursday, November 30, 2000.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Paul was a daughter of the late Theodore and Flora Freeman Ewing.
She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Nations. Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by her husband, Garnett Paul.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at Church of the Nations with the Rev. Mel Holmes officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Teresa Gordon, Watkinsville; two step-daughters, Connie Street, Lawrenceville, and Sandra Godwin, Haralson; three sons, Sal Merola Jr., Bogart, Reggie Merola, Winder, and Tim Merola, Watkinsville; one step-son, Gary Paul, Athens; four sisters, Thelma Hollis, Jefferson, Louise Cannon, Athens, Willie Holder, Cleveland, and Frances Mills, Holiday; one brother, Jerry Ewing, Monroe; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
For more information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, December 6, 2000


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