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 December 13, 2000


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MR. OGLESBY
U.S. Army veteran
PENDERGRASS - Melvin Delano Oglesby, 66, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Alzheimer's Care Center of Commerce following an extended illness.
Mr. Oglesby was born in Meadville, Miss., a son of the late James Demann Oglesby Sr. and Nina Brown Oglesby.
He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War, and was retired from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation. Mr. Oglesby was a member of Talmo Baptist Church, where he served as deacon emeritus and taught Sunday School. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Oglesby was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Oglesby Presley, and a brother, Myron Oglesby.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Burt, Chad Rising and Woody Parrish officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Charles Jenkins, Joe Kinney, Luther Wilkes, Ed Oldham, R.L. Griffeth and Scotty Brooks served as pallbearers.
Mr. Oglesby is survived by his wife, Woodie Murphy Oglesby, Pendergrass; daughter and son-in-law, Julie Oglesby Allen and Chris Allen, Dahlonega; daughter, Mindy Oglesby, Atlanta; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.D. and Joyce Oglesby, Arlington, Texas, Glen and Ida Faye Oglesby, St. Cloud, Fla., and Lenox and Bobbie Oglesby, Memphis, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Lee Presley, Pottscamp, Miss.; and one granddaughter, Amelia Allen, Dahlonega.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3120 Raymond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340, or to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. MADDOX
Solid Rock Baptist cemetery rites
MAYSVILLE - Lewis H. Maddox, 79, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Maddox was born July 30, 1921, a son of the late Dan and Annie McDaniel Maddox.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Maddox is survived by his wife, Louise Maddox, Maysville; one daughter, Mary Skelton, Maysville; one brother, Clifford Maddox, Buford; one sister, Lelia Morrison, Buford; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. WALDROUP
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dartha Nora Martin Waldroup, 73, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at her residence.
Mrs. Waldroup was born December 29, 1926, in Oconee County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel Henderson Martin.
Mrs. Waldroup was a homemaker and a member of Center Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Telford Minish, and her second husband, Bill Waldroup.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Terry James officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Minish, Nicholson, and Parris Minish, Danielsville; one daughter, Linda Ingram, Nicholson; two brothers, Clayton Martin, Atlanta, and J.L. Martin, Lula; one sister, Uree Sears, Anderson, S.C.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. CAUDELL
World War II veteran
BALDWIN - Louie J. Caudell, 80, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Caudell was born August 17, 1920, in Banks County, a son of the late Pitner L. and Decie Coker Caudell.
He was retired from Lumite Corporation as a beamer operator, with 27 1/2 years service, and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. Mr. Caudell was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and was a member of Grant Reeves Post #7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, in Whitfield Funeral Home's South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Roy Rogers and Gene Todd officiating. Burial was in the Damascus Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Caudell is survived by his wife, Martha Gary Caudell, Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Patti Y. and Scottie Chambers, Clermont; son and daughter-in-law, Stacy W. and Kathy Caudell, Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Rothell C. Caudell, Baldwin; four sisters, Christine Ivester, Cornelia, Bernice Andrews, Dewy Rose, and Doris Comer and Bonnie Goza, both of Tucker; two brothers, John Caudell, Atlanta, and Wayne Caudell, Jefferson; and two grandchildren, Joy C. Chambers, Boston, Mass., and Dana M. Chambers, Clermont.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Damascus Baptist Church Building Fund, 2826 Highway 198, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. LENTZ
Bethany UMC member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Julia Redd Lentz, 86, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Lentz was born June 26, 1914, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Charles Redd and Leah Jane O'Donald.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Mrs. Lentz was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lentz, two brothers, William Redd and Thurmond Redd, and four sisters, Berma Lou Tucker, Azalee Ingram, Sue Williamson and Nelle Eller.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Asa Thomas and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Mozelle Ayers and Nola Hulm, both of Jefferson, and Joanne Bradberry, Braselton; two brothers, Charles Redd Jr., Rex, and Ellis Redd, Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. MARTIN
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Reed Wood Martin, 94, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at Lilburn Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Martin was born December 6, 1906, a daughter of the late De and Sally Smith Wood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sharp Martin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, D. Woodie Martin, Lilburn; one daughter, Nellie Jo Hubbard, Atlanta; one brother, R.J. Wood, Hartwell; one sister, Ethel Minish, Commerce; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. MIZE
Retired painter
COVINGTON - Hollis Mize, 83, formerly of Marietta, died Tuesday, November 5, 2000.
Born in Homer, Mr. Mize had lived in Marietta for 50 years. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church and instrumental in the beginning of Calvary Children's Home. Mr. Mize was retired as a painter with the Marietta Housing Authority, with 36 years of service.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, Powder Springs, with the Rev. Snyder Turner officiating. Burial was in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta.
Mr. Mize is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Mize; three daughters, Betty McCowan, Covington, Martha Stanley, Canton, and Louise Bolling, Chatsworth; three sisters, Gladys Love and Cleo Alexander, both of Commerce, and Jeanette Vaughn, Meridian, Conn.; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. WILLIAMS
Brother of countian
THOMASVILLE, N.C. - J.D. Williams, 87, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Williams was born March 4, 1913, in Commerce, a son of the late David Berry Williams and Lula Ann Thurmond Williams.
He was a retired employee with Parkdale Mills Inc., Thomasville, N.C., and was a member of the Thomasville Masonic Lodge #214 A.F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Williams was also a member of Southside Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class and formerly served as a deacon, as church treasurer and a member of the building committee.
On October 1, 1938, he was married to Paula Pauline Guin, who survives of the home.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Blakley and Dr. Brooks L. Hunt officiating. Burial was in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites.
In addition to his wife, survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Williams Clodfelter and Kirby Clodfelter, Bryan, Texas, and Delores Williams Leonard and Dale Leonard, Thomasville, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Flora Nell Wilkes, Commerce; granddaughters and husbands, Sonya and David Donahoe, Houston, Texas, and Crystal and Joseph White, Selma, N.C.; grandsons and wives, Kevin and Janet Clodfelter and Ashley and Dawn Leonard, all of Thomasville, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Window Fund of Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1042, Thomasville, NC 27361.
J.C. Green & Sons, Thomasville, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. BOSWELL
Retired Maysville police chief
MAYSVILLE - John Perino Boswell, 79, died Monday, December 11, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Boswell was born May 20, 1921, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Charles and Zora Bryant Boswell.
Mr. Boswell was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired police chief of Maysville. He was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church and a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association.
Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by a son, Herman Boswell.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Tritt and David Bowen officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Boswell is survived by his wife, Ola Mae Carroll Boswell, Maysville; four sons, John Boswell, Norman Boswell and Otis Boswell, all of Maysville, and L. Glynn Boswell, Commerce; two daughters, Martha Lewis, Maysville, and Joyce Wilson, Alto; five brothers, Bryan Boswell, Carnesville, Charles Boswell, Fairmont, George Boswell, Commerce, and Glynn Boswell and Journey R. Boswell, both of Maysville; four sisters, Mollie Blackwell, Homer, Laura Livingston, East Point, and Willie Sears and Georgialeen Thurmond, both of Maysville; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

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MR. OLLIS
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Jimmy Lee Ollis, 37, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Ollis was born August 15, 1963, in Fulton County. He was a son of the late Harold Lee Ollis and Betty Jean Carroll.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Ollis is survived by four brothers, Pete Brooks and Michael Edward Ollis, both of Atlanta, Dean Konrady, Ohio, and Herman David Ollis, Commerce; and one sister, Regina Phillips, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. STEPHENS
Oconee Heights Baptist member
ATHENS - Mrs. Dorothy Spratlin Stephens died Saturday, December 9, 2000.
A life-long resident of Clarke County, Mrs. Stephens was a daughter of the late Elmer and Grace Wages Spratlin.
She was retired from Dupont and was a member Oconee Heights Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 11, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Christ Camden and Tom Lang officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Richard Horne, Tommy Kelley, Harry Spratlin, Tony Spratlin, Danny Bailey and Randy Jones served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband, Willard Stephens, Athens; two sons, Kim Stephens, Athens, and Gene Stephens, Maysville; two daughters, Terry Evans and Tina Blount, both of Athens; two brothers, Harry Spratlin Sr., Athens, and Elmer Spratlin Jr., Augusta; three sisters, Edna King and Sara Bailey, both of Athens, and Marie Kelly, Eastanollee; grandchildren, Kristy Gee and Jackie Evans, both of Athens, and Nick Stephens, Maysville; great-grandchildren, Shane and Amber Gee, both of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
For more information and guest book, log on to www.legacy.com.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. PHILLIPS
Housewife
WINDER - Mrs. Janie Phillips, 50, died Saturday, December 9, 2000.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Jackson County, a daughter of Mildred Lance Nix and the late Claude Nix.
She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a housewife.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Youngblood officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Haven Nix, Ben Nix, Ryan Ruark, Donald Ruark, Justin Ruark and Robbie Beddingfield served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, James Wayne Johnson Sr., Winder; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Jeff Kelley, Cindy and Wade Reynolds and Paula and Paul McBride, all of Winder; step-son, Wayne Johnson Jr., Winder; mother and step-father, Mildred N. and Claude Ruark, Winder; two brothers, Billy Joe Nix and Dale Nix, both of Winder; two sisters, Claudette Austin and Judy Hogan, both of Hoschton; and seven grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. BARNARD
Registered nurse
WINDER - Mrs. Martha Caroline "Marty" Parker Barnard, 41, formerly of Blairsville, died Monday, December 5, 2000, in Gastonia, N.C., from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Barnard was born March 11, 1959, in Marietta, a daughter of Jack J. Parker and Peggy C. McEver Parker, Blairsville.
She was a 1978 graduate of Union County High School and was a registered nurse. Mrs. Barnard had attended The House of Prayer Church before moving to the Winder area.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, Blairsville, with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. Special music was presented by The Kelly Trio. Myles Smith, Jimmy Shelnutt, Christa Doss, Gary McDonald, Andrew Turnage and Johnie Garmon served as pallbearers. Burial was in The House of Prayer Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Steven Barnard, Winder; two daughters, Jamie E. Marshall and Lauren K. Barnard, both of Winder; one brother, Jeffrey L. Parker, Gastonia, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends.
Mountain View Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. HAYES
Jackson Memorial Gardens rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lillie Mae Hayes, 91, of Commerce, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Hayes was born July 5, 1909, a daughter of the late Charlie and Nora Smith Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Hayes Sr.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Ingham officiating. Burial was 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.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. FREEMAN
Clerk of Jackson Co. Health Department
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Thelma Gailey Freeman, 55, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at her daughter's residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Freeman was born in Hall County, a daughter of the late Fred Watson Gailey and Floyce McGinnis Gailey.
She was employed as a clerk with the Jackson County Health Department and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Mike Stowers officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, Phil Freeman, Jefferson; two daughters, Lisa Owens, Hoschton, and Michelle Whitehead, Nicholson; six sisters, Margaret Cathcart, Doraville, Virginia Little and Betty Cofield, both of Gainesville, Nancy Campbell, Marietta, Ruth Hardy, Jefferson, and Sandra Furr, Austell; three brothers, Ray Gailey, Perry Gailey and Lewis Gailey, all of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MR. KNIGHT
Father of countian
ATHENS - Robert Larry "Bob" Knight Sr., 55, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Knight was a son of the late Raymond and Ruth Brown Knight.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked as a tax appraiser with Athens-Clarke County for 14 years. Mr. Knight was a member of Faith Fellowship Methodist Church.
Memorial services were held Saturday, December 9, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Russ Carson officiating. The staff and employees of the Athens-Clarke County Tax Assessors Office served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Erma Jo Brafford Knight; three sons, Kevin Knight, Tacoma Park, Md., Philip Knight, Elberton, and Robert Knight Jr., Nicholson; one step-daughter, Mary Jo Talley, Monett, Mo.; one sister, Barbara Saxton, Macon; one brother, Bill Knight, Monroe; and two grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

MRS. SHERIDAN
Mt. Carmel
Baptist member
LULA - Mrs. Eunice Morris Sheridan, 73, died Friday, December 8, 2000, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Sheridan was born August 20, 1927, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Adell Forrester Morris.
Mrs. Sheridan retired from New Holland Mill and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula, where she was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos W.F. Sheridan, and a son, Willard Holloway.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and James Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Vickie Venable, Lula; two brothers, Coleman Morris, Gainesville, and Robert Morris, Lula; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Hwy. 51 S., Lula, GA 30554.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000

Fred J. Payne
Fred Jenkins Payne, 86, of Homer, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Payne was born August 27, 1914, a son of the late John and Byrd Hope Payne.
He was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Co.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Banks County Memorial Gardens. Edward Countryman, Roger Southerland, Robert Southerland, Tim Carlan, Don Harris and Bryan McCoy served as pallbearers.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife, Eva Payne, Homer; five daughters, Mary Ann Carlan, Betty Jean Payne, Janet Payne and Guynell Southerland, all of Homer, and Carolyn Harris, Gillsville; three brothers, Guy Payne, Roy Payne and William Payne, all of Homer; one sister, Julia Williams, Homer; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, December 13, 2000

MRS. CARLYLE
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Mrs. Willie S. Carlyle, 86, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at Barrow Medical Center.
Mrs. Carlyle was born March 6, 1914, a daughter of the late David R. and Delphia King Stovall.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Carlyle was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Carlyle.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer and Tim Royster officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, David K. Carlyle, Hoschton, Robert H. Carlyle, Grayson, and Jerry W. Carlyle, Pendergrass; and three grandchildren, Melissa Carlyle, Justin Carlyle and Jeremy Carlyle.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 13, 2000


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