Jackson County Obituaries...

January 31, 2001

MR. WILSON
Father of countian
WINDER - Myron Forrest Wilson, 71, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Winder Health Care.
Mr. Wilson was born March 25, 1929, a son of the late William Hubert and Elsie Oliver Wilson.
He was employed as a kitchen worker with Barrow County Schools. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by a brother, Autry Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jim Stephens and Terry Brock officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Fannie B. Wilson, Winder; three sons, Ronnie Wilson, Pendergrass, Eddie Wilson, Pensacola, Fla., and Kevin Wilson, Gainesville; two daughters, Sylvia Wilson Henry, Sunset, S.C., and Lynn Wilson Greenway, Gainesville; several step-children; three brothers, Winfred Wilson, Statham, Nolan Wilson, Winder, and Brannon Wilson, Hoschton; two sisters, Flora Mae Rollins, Dudley, N.C., and Lois Ward, Hoschton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapel Christian Church, 776 Chapel Church Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. ALEXANDER
Mother of countian
ACKWORTH - Mrs. Ioness Boling Alexander, mother of Jackson County Parks & Recreation employee Brenda Cantrell, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, following an extended illness. She passed away one day after her 70th birthday.
Mrs. Alexander was a former resident of Alpharetta.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 13, in the chapel of Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, with the Revs. R.D. Pruitt and Toney Boling officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Allan Parrish, Sugar Hill; daughters, Mrs. Cantrell, Nicholson, Jeanette Otazo, Ackworth, and Barbara Sayler, Canton; sons and daughters-in-law, Toney and Dale Boling, Cumming, and Tommy and Pat Boling, Canton; sister and brother-in-law, Wallace and Maxine Dinsmore, Jasper; brothers, Sam Fox and Charles Fox, both of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Dub and Joan Fox, Ackworth; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Louie E. Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. SEIN SAN U
Rogers Baptist service
TOUNGOO, BURMA - Mrs. Dawn Aye Nu Sein San U, 91, passed away recently.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2001, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating.
Mrs. Sein San U is survived by her husband, Gyaw Jon Sein San U; children, Lillian, Sherwin, Dollar, and Bonsco, all of Burma, and Kendrick and Dana Sein San U, Maysville; and grandchildren, Molly, Amanda and Holly.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MR. HARPER
U.S. Navy veteran
NORTH FORT MYERS, FLA. - James L. Harper, 59, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001.
Formerly of Commerce, Mr. Harper had been a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., for 27 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of the University of Georgia and was an avid boating enthusiast. Mr. Harper was an employee with Amerigas of Fort Myers and was active in the LP Gas Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Harper.
A memorial service was held at noon Saturday, January 27, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, Fort Myers, Fla., with the Rev. Dr. H. Timothy Halverson officiating.
Mr. Harper is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Kristina Harper, North Fort Myers, Fla.; his mother, Lou Lesley Harper, Commerce; two brothers, Robert Harper, Commerce, and Sidney Harper, Locust Grove; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Library or to the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MR. HAIRE
Father of countian
LAVONIA - Rueben Dean Haire, 55, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at his residence.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at the residence.
Mr. Haire is survived by his wife, Darine Doster Haire; five children, Hope Abbs, Commerce, Donnie Ray Lewis, Lawrenceville, Carlton Lewis, Gainesville, Timothy Hiland, Canon, and Christine Brock, Lavonia; two brothers, Billy Haire, Hartwell, and Harvey Haire, Baytown, Texas; one sister, Edie Counts, Idabele, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Page, Kyle and Randall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
National Cremation Society, Lilburn, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. MURPHY
Homemaker
LEXINGTON, KY. - Mrs. Thelma DeLinda Cheek Murphy, 97, formerly of Commerce, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospice Center, Lexington, Ky.
Mrs. Murphy was born October 12, 1903, a daughter of the late John Henry and Chassie Holcomb.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her first husband, William Mazie Cheek, and her second husband, Truman Murphy.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, Lamar Cheek, Tarpon Springs, Fla., William Cheek, Lexington, Ky., and Larry Cheek, Farmington Hills, Mich.; one daughter, Maysie Faubion, Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. BROCK
Commerce native
HOMER - Mrs. Denise Beverly Brock, 34, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Brock was born November 9, 1966, in Commerce, a daughter of Brenda R. Roberts, Homer, and the late David L. Clark.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at Charity Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Burial was in Grove Level Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Brock is survived by her husband, Joe Brock, Homer; two sons, Joey Brock and Timothy Brock, both of Homer; one brother, Matthew Wayne Clark, Danielsville; one sister, Donna Jean Carlyle, Danielsville; and grandmother, Ruby D. Clark, Danielsville.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. SMALLWOOD
Homemaker
LOGANVILLE - Mrs. Lois S. Smallwood, 78, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Smallwood was born October 13, 1922. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Aubrey Smallwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 2, at Blacks Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son, Danny Smallwood, Lawrenceville, and another son, Capt. Jackie Smallwood, who was reported missing in action in 1973; three brothers, Charles Sorrow, Brunswick, Claude Sorrow, Conyers, and Noble Sorrow, Crawford; and three sisters, Montine Hardman, Commerce, Johnnie Spray, Crawford, and Grace Toney, Atlanta.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. PARTEN
Seamstress
COLBERT - Mildred Bullock Parten, 68, died Monday, January 29, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Parten was a daughter of the late Coke and Mary Pauline McCurly Bullock.
She was a homemaker and seamstress and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Parten was a member of the Liver Foundation.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 1, in Colbert Cemetery with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Williams, Commerce; one son, Bruce Parten, Winder; two brothers, G.T. "Pete" Bullock, Danielsville, and Paul Bullock, Colbert; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

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MRS. BROWN
Grey Hill
Cemetery rites
COMMERCE - Mrs. Aretha Lucille Brown, 82, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Brown was born June 4, 1918, a daughter of the late Sam and Cora Chastain Waldroup. She was the wife of the late Telford Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Lonnie Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Stella Mullinax and Annie Lee Waldroup, both of Commerce; one brother, Ralph Waldroup, Commerce; one sister, Katie May Wilson, Commerce; eight grandchildren and 15 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, January 31, 2001

MRS. MATHIS
Mother of three
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Mabel Miles Mathis, 78, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Crawford W. Long Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Mathis was a daughter of the late C.E. and Vannie Wilkes Hillard. She was the widow of Frank Mathis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Edwin Smith officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three daughters, Shelby Pace, Maysville, Judy Thomas, Conyers, and Lindy Smith, Lawrenceville; and one brother, J.C. Hillard, West End, N.C.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MR. FRIX
World War II veteran
JEFFERSON - Lyman Carlton Frix, 81, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Frix was born October 20, 1919, in Oconee County. He was a son of the late W.H. and Alphie Wilbanks Frix.
Mr. Frix served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving on the USS Washington for the entire war. He was a retired brick mason and was a member of Antioch Christian Church.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 27, in Doster Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gary Stewart officiating.
Mr. Frix is survived by his wife, Martha Frix; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and John Cole, Milford, Ind., and Charlotte and Edward Gurley, Jefferson; son, Carl Frix, Jefferson; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. CLAPSADDLE
Mother of two
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Cheryl Jones Clapsaddle, 46, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, in Jackson County.
Mrs. Clapsaddle was born June 11, 1954, a daughter of the late J.W. and Pauline Williams Jones.
She was employed with Wal-Mart, Commerce. Mrs. Clapsaddle was preceded in death by a brother, Terrenc Jones.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Mrs. Clapsaddle is survived by her husband, Craig Clapsaddle, Pendergrass; one son, Russell Woodruff, Hoschton; one daughter, Jessica Wells, Pendergrass; three brothers, Paul R. Jones, Buford, Jerry Jones, Lithia Springs, and Tim Jones, Douglasville; two sisters, Gloria Ladanyi, Oakwood, and Wanda Mahfuz, Chamblee; and three grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established at First Piedmont Bank in Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. BECK
Retired seamstress
BRASELTON - Mrs. Amanda Loggins Beck, 76, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Beck was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Lou Johnson Loggins.
She was a retired seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Dewberry Baptist Church #2.
She was loved by all who knew her, said family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 29, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Roy Lee Mitchell and Earl Gilstrap officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Beck is survived by her husband, Homer Lee Beck, Braselton; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gayla Beck, Suwanee, and Ronnie and Denise Beck, Watkinsville; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Neal Watkins, Lula; granddaughters, Brandi Beck, Hailey Beck, Allie Beck and Stacey Witham; grandsons, Beau Beck, Chris Beck, Whit Beck, Scott Watkins, Kevin Watkins and Patrick Conway; four sisters, Idell Fowler, Genie Whelchel and Mary Nell White, all of Gainesville, and Betty Grizzle, Fairborne, Ohio; and two brothers, Howell Loggins and Ray Loggins, both of Gainesville.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MRS. LAROY
Mother of four
COMMERCE - Mrs. Betty Starr LaRoy, 76, formerly of Cumming, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, following an extended illness.
Mrs. LaRoy was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles Edward LaRoy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim McGraw and Jackie Stowers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and David McClure, Commerce, and Linda and Jackie Stowers and Charlene and Robert Padgett, all of Cumming; daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" LaRoy, Cumming; grandchildren, Eddie and Mindy Stowers, Susie and Stacey Reid and Christi Starr Padgett, all of Cumming, and Shane C. and Lisa Cape, Commerce; great-grandchildren, Dustin Sharp, Tobie Johnson, Austin Reid, Caleb Stowers and Gavin Stowers, all of Cumming, and Billy Dunn and Katie Cape, both of Commerce; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Marvin Akin, Sarah and Arden Taylor and Ann and Ed Green; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Lois Starr, Conyers; and other relatives.
Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

MR. HENSLEY
Truck driver, farmer
MAYSVILLE - Philip Ray Hensley, 63, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, N.C., Mr. Hensley was a son of the late Luther and Beatrice Hensley.
He was a truck driver, a farmer and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Oconee Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Barrett and Eddie Herring officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Hensley is survived by his wife, Barbara Hensley, Maysville; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Shain Parr, Maysville; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Hensley, Maysville; granddaughters, Kelsie Parr and McKenzie; and grandsons, Nicholas Parr and Matthew Hensley.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 31, 2001

Joel B. Butts
Joel Bernard Butts, 83, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at his home at 524 Walton Circle, Monroe.
Mr. Butts, a native of Monroe, was born December 29, 1917, to the late Joel W. and Elizabeth L. Butts. He graduated from the University of Georgia, where he served as editor of the yearbook and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He returned to Monroe to work for The Farmers Bank as head cashier. He advanced to first vice president and served on the board of directors from 1956 through 1973, during which time the bank name changed to First American Bank.
In 1942, Mr. Butts enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent overseas during World War II until March 1945. He served as a major with the 1st Armored Division, serving as a tank commander in North Africa and in the Italian campaign, and during this time, he met his future wife, Florence Schou, who was enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Mrs. Butts preceded him in death January 28, 2000.
A member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe, he served as a trustee and chairman of the board of deacons. He was a member of the Monroe Kiwanis Club for 32 years, serving as president in 1953. He was chairman of the Monroe Water, Light and Gas Commission for three years and served as a member for a number of years. Mr. Butts was a former director of the Monroe-Walton Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Anita B. Sams.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, January 31, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Monroe, with the Rev. Glen Money officiating.
Mr. Butts is survived by two daughters, Susan B. Foster, Atlanta, and Barbara B. Beardsley, Commerce; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Foster, Atlanta, Joel Foster, Memphis, Tenn., Laura Beardsley, Atlanta, and Steven Beardsley, Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
Arthur Bowick, Inc., Funeral Directors, were in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, January 31, 2001


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