Jackson County Obituaries...

January 10, 2001


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MRS. BARNETT
Homemaker
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Nettie Montine Brock Barnett, 89, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Barnett was born May 10, 1911, in Franklin County, a daughter of the late William C. and Myrtle Gordon Brock.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by her husband, Jewette L. Barnett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 8, at the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Howard Rhodes, J.D. Sosebee, Dennis Kesler and Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one son, Buck Barnett, Ila; four daughters, Ethelle Howington and Lautrelle Richey, both of Jefferson, and Eutelle Morgan and Gwynelle Smith, both of Nicholson; three brothers, Gordon Brock, Canton, J.W. Brock, Roswell, and Terry Brock, Griffin; four sisters, Viola Bianchi and Linda Jett, both of Griffin, Mellie Faye Brown, Dalton, and Lucille Moss, Roswell; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. STRICKLAND
Johnson High
School graduate
CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Bryan David Strickland, 23, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Strickland was a son of Terrel and Jean Strickland, Chestnut Mountain.
He was a graduate of Johnson High School and was in his final semester at Southern Tech before graduation. Mr. Strickland was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wiley Lee Strickland.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4, at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Danny McGill and John Batusic officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Courtney Strickland, Chestnut Mountain; grandmother, Virginia Strickland, Chestnut Mountain; maternal grandparents, Ray and Mary Nell Martin, Flowery Branch; uncles and aunts, Jim and Jane Hawkinson, Slidell, La., Ed and Judy Cato, Jefferson, David and Jeanne Martin, Gillsville, Tony Martin, Flowery Branch, and Mark and Susan Strickland and Sammy and Shellby Stephens, all of Chestnut Mountain; cousins, Allen Castleberry, Matthew and Scott Hawkinson, Lori and Carla Cato, Kaylee Martin, Misty and Lacey Strickland and Elijah and Noah Stephens.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. HENDRICKS
Mount Olive Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Annie Maude Hendricks, 83, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Hendricks was a daughter of the late Obe and Emma Okelly Chandler, and the wife of the late Hoyt H. Hendricks.
She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and was retired from Westclock and Commerce Sports Wear.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson and Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Sharon Hendricks, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ricky Cochran, Commerce; brother, James Smith, Atlanta; sister, Mary Ruth Brock, East Point; and four grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. BAILEY
Jackson County native
Crawford Bailey, born August 30, 1914, in Jackson County, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at DeKalb Medical Center, Decatur.
Mr. Bailey was one of 10 children born to the late Clinton and Lilly Griffin Bailey. He joined St. Paul First Baptist Church, Jefferson, under the ministry of the Rev. J.W. Evans.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his wife, Emma L. Lester Bailey, and a son, Herman Lester.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at St. Paul First Baptist Church with Pastor Marvin Simmons officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery, Arcade.
Mr. Bailey is survived by four daughters, Cenetta Johnson, Dallas, Mrs. Gladys Browner, Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Betty Richardson, Stone Mountain, and Sarah Bailey, Atlanta; three brothers, Nathaniel (Ella Mae) Bailey and the Rev. James (Malrose) Bailey, both of Jefferson, and Cleveland Bailey, Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Sybil Ann Wilson, Dayton, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Mrs. Myra Margaret Cofer, Atlanta; two special family friends, Mrs. Mildred Albert, Atlanta, and Dan Martin, Commerce; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. WILSON
Harvest Chapel
member
DANIELSVILLE - James Alfred Wilson Jr., 37, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Wilson was born September 27, 1963, in Gwinnett County. He was a son of James A. Wilson, Jefferson, and the late Brenda Smith Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was employed as a pipe fitter and was a member of Harvest Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 8, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Vince Mercardante officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond Methodist Church cemetery, Maysville. Hilmer McGaha, Bobby Peavy, Jimmy Waters, Billy Wilson, Chris Wilson and Micky Wilson served as pallbearers.
In addition to his father, Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Melissa Wilson, Danielsville; one son, Adam Wilson, Danielsville; one daughter, Amanda Wilson, Danielsville; and one sister, Brenda Ann Brown, Danielsville.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. TAYLOR
Financial consultant
SMYRNA - Gary Taylor, 52, died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Taylor was born October 4, 1948, a son of Burrell and Audrey LeMarr Taylor, Commerce.
He was employed as a financial consultant.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Kent Cranford and Ray Austin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Kay Taylor, Smyrna; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon T. and Sammy Highsmith and Karen T. and William Westbrooks, all of Commerce; two nephews, John Taylor Rylee and Casey T. Westbrooks; and two nieces, Lisa McDonald and Laura Westbrooks.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. HILL
Retired farmer
CARNESVILLE - Fred Hill, 63, died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Ty Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hill was born July 28, 1937, in Franklin County, a son of the late Ben and Vetter Patrick Hill.
He was a retired farmer. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Hill, and a sister, Helen Norton.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Leon Carson officiating. Burial was in the Leatherwood Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Fannie Ruth Simmons Hill, Carnesville; two daughters, Barbara Morris, Carnesville, and Betty Trousdale, Commerce; five sisters, Blondine Baxter, Baldwin, Geraldine Doss, Martin, Ruby Smith, Alto, Mae Maney, Cornelia, and Jimmy Sue Thurmond, Athens; four brothers, Coleman Hill, Thomas Hill and Wayman Hill, all of Baldwin, and Ricky Hill, Homer; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fred Hill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. ADKINS
Sister of countian
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mrs. Hortense Hartley Felker Adkins, 89, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. Adkins was born July 9, 1911, a daughter of the late W.D. "Bud" and Annie Bryan Hartley.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Jacksonville United Methodist Church, Florida. Mrs. Adkins was also a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Felker, and her second husband, George Adkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Adkins is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Kilosky, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Bernice Scott, Commerce; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

RAGSDALE
Infant
COMMERCE - R.J. Ragsdale, infant son of Roy and Misty Bennett Ragsdale, Commerce, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Gloria Jean Ragsdale.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, January 8, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with Bishop Kyle Baber officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Gloria Jean Ragsdale, Commerce; paternal grandfather, William Thomas Ragsdale; maternal grandfather, Jimmy Bennett; and maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Kira and Steve Samples.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

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MRS. OWENSBY
Former Commerce High counselor
GRIFFIN - Mrs. Louise Tumlin Owensby, 83, formerly of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Southland Nursing Home.
Mrs. Owensby was a graduate of Young Harris College and the University of Georgia. She earned her master's degree in counseling from the University of Georgia in the 1960s and was the only counselor at Commerce High School until her retirement in 1985.
Mrs. Owensby was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, as well as a member of many civic groups.
She moved to Griffin in 1993 and attended the First United Methodist Church of Griffin. Mrs. Owensby was active in the Senior Citizens Organization, First Friends and Pink Ladies at Spalding Regional Hospital.
A native of Forsyth County, Mrs. Owensby was a daughter of the late Candler and Isabella Tumlin, and the wife of the late Dr. William A. Owensby. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles William Owensby, and a sister, Emma Lee Orr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Sam Storey officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Owensby is survived by children, John and Evelyn McGavin, Griffin, and James "Jim" and Deborah Owensby, Douglasville; grandchildren, Erin, Andrea and Jonathan McGavin, all of Griffin, and Meridith and Matthew Owensby, Douglasville; sister, Virginia Martin, Tucker; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Robison, Carrollton; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Commerce Organ Fund.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. FULLER
Retired
registered nurse
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Pauline W. Fuller, 91, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Fuller was born January 20, 1909, in Oak Harbor, Ohio. She was a daughter of the late William and Minnie Hoedt Rahm.
Mrs. Fuller was a retired registered nurse and was a member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ray Fuller, and a son, Robert Ray Fuller.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by a daughter, Carol Sandrock, Jefferson; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097, the American Diabetes Association, Metro Atlanta Chapter, One Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329, or to the St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449.
Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, with Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, in charge of local arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. BONDS
Seamstress
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Mauzee Etheldra Belk Bonds, 85, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Bonds was born February 16, 1915, in Franklin County. She was a daughter of the late William Howard Belk Sr. and the late Eva Mae Robertson Belk.
Mrs. Bonds was a seamstress and homemaker and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Bynum Johnson, and her second husband, Wilborn W. Bonds, a brother, William Howard Belk Jr., and a sister, Evelyn Morrison.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earl Goode and Robbie Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Howard Johnson, Winterville, and Michael Bonds, Emerson; three daughters, Mary Agnes Ramsey, Lake City, Carolyn Fort, Griffin, and Frances Fortson, Danielsville; two step-daughters, Lorine McConnell, Commerce, and Louise Boozer, Allenhurst; three sisters, Imogene Rice, Travelers Rest, S.C., Helen Bradley, Ila, and Peggy Isquierdo, Lawrenceville; 16 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 20 step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. BUTLER
Brother-in-law
of countian
AUBURN - Dock Alvin Butler, 91, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000.
Mr. Butler was a native of Gwinnett County. He was a farmer and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church, Auburn. Mr. Butler was also a member of the Auburn Masonic Lodge #230 F&AM.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2000, at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Long officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Butler is survived by his children, Qullion and Guy Butler, Sue and Milton Turner, J.C. and Rosa Mitchell and Florene Masters, all of Auburn, James E. and Hilda Butler, Charleston, S.C., Charlotte and Buford Smith, Oakwood, and H.E. and Jewette Mitchell, Dacula; sisters-in-law, Rubye R. Keith, Hoschton, and Imogene Mills and Mary Waycaster, both of Baldwin; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. CHANDLER
Homemaker
ATHENS - Mrs. Betty Anne Morgan Chandler, 66, died Monday, January 8, 2001.
Born in Douglas County, Mrs. Chandler was a daughter of the late Lewis Harvey and Minnie Mae Keaton Morgan.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by her husband, Bynum A. Chandler.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 11, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Bill Schaffer officiating. Burial will be in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Chandler's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include five daughters, Betty Ruth Couch, Dallas, Crystal Newman, Villa Rica, Connie Cohran, Douglasville, and Juanita McInvale and Beverly Cohran, both of Athens; two sons, David Cohran, Athens, and Timothy Cohran, Breman; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. LAKE
Former
Commerce resident
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Mrs. Miriam A. Lake, who lived her life full of family, friends, faith and love, died Saturday, December 23, 2000.
Born in Union City, Mrs. Lake was a daughter of the late Guy and C.E. Barnett, Commerce.
Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Miriam loved life and the people in her life, said family members. Her kindness, tenderness and care for others were truly evident in all that she did.
Mrs. Lake was a member of Westbury Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lake.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Lake is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George and Kay Lake and John and Lori Lake, all of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, James, Jordan, Jessica, Karen, Jennifer and Brian, all of Houston, Texas; and a dear friend, Bob Detamore, Houston, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Memorial Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MRS. HUGHES
Homemaker
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Mammie Lucille Hughes, 78, died Monday, January 8, 2001.
Born in Tennessee, Mrs. Hughes was a daughter of the late Jessie Lindsey and Alberta Ann Jones Hinsley.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband, William Hughes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by two sisters, Zora Turner, Danielsville, and Christine Klafert, New Orleans; and one brother, Douglas Hinsley, Maysville.
Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001

MR. PRITCHETT
Owner of Glendale
Angus Farm
CORNELIA - Robert E. "Bob" Pritchett, 82, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born June 28, 1918, in Habersham County, Mr. Pritchett was a son of the late Ed and Victoria Crow Pritchett.
He was retired from North Georgia Wholesale Company, with 46 years of service as a salesman in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Mr. Pritchett was the owner and operator of Glendale Angus Farm until the time of his death. He was a member of the Cornelia First Baptist Church and a member of the American Angus Association. Mr. Pritchett was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalena Giddens Pritchett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Billy Harris and Dr. T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in the Alley's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Glenda P. and Lewis H. Moore, Cornelia; brother, J.C. Pritchett, Gainesville; and one grandson, Rob Moore, Cornelia.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501, or to the Cornelia First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 10, 2001


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