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February 21, 2001


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Stanley G. Jordan
Stanley Gene Jordan, 64, of Arnoldsville, former chief investigator for the District Attorney's Office, died Thursday, February 15, 2001, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Dillard and Ruby Oldham Jordan.
He was employed with the District Attorney's Office from May 1978 until his retirement on December 31, 2000. Prior to joining the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Jordan worked as chief of detectives for the Clarke County Police Department from May 1974 until May 1978. He was one of the original officers who formed the Clarke County Police Department, having left his position as supervising investigator with the University of Georgia Police Department.
Mr. Jordan was an alumnus of the University of Georgia and served with the U.S. Army in Germany.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Tim Hammond officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Ronald Chandler, Bill Dean, Gerald Guntharp, Jimmy Collinsworth, Harry Thomas and Jimmy Carroll served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were former co-workers and associates from the District Attorney's Office during Mr. Jordan's last 10 years of employment.
Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Jordan, Winterville; two sons, Jeffery Jordan, Winterville, and Neal Jordan, Colbert; two sisters, Trilby Harris, Athens, and Frieda Jordan, North Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Kenneth Jordan, Monroe, and Mitchell Jordan, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Matthew Jordan, Leighanne Jordan, Christopher Jordan, Bailee Jordan, Logan Jordan, April Hogue and Valerie Hogue; and nine nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Ruby G. Ward
Mrs. Ruby Gillespie Ward, 83, of Flowery Branch, died Thursday, February 15, 2001.
Mrs. Ward was a native of Jackson County. She was a member of the Fountain of Faith Congregational Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Revs. Blake Foster and James Vickers officiating. Burial was in the Fountain of Faith Congregational Holiness Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Stoy Ward, Flowery Branch; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Doyle Foster, Statham, Shirley and David Scogin, Colbert, Pat and Alan Martyn, Athens, and Deborah and Donald Jennings, Flowery Branch; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Jane Ward, Ft. Valley, and Jimmy and Beverly Ward, Flowery Branch; son-in-law, Ferrell "Cotton" Bray, Flowery Branch; sisters, Ann Chastain, Greenville, S.C., and Frances Moon, Marietta; brothers, Sloan Gillespie, Murrayville, and Cecil Gillespie, Athens; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

John C. Wofford
John C. Wofford, 86, of Commerce, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wofford was born April 10, 1914, a son of the late James David and Vester Haggard Wofford.
He was retired from Roper Pump Company. Mr. Wofford was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Watson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Wofford is survived by his wife, Louise Owenby Wofford, Commerce; three sons, Jimmy Bray and Clay Wofford, both of Commerce, and Curtis Wofford, Clayton; five daughters, Alice Colquitt, Lexington, Lou Ann David and Trell Wilson, both of Commerce, Vester Hardman, Athens, and Elaine Rucker, Elberton; one brother, Jessie Wofford, Locust Grove; two sisters, Syble Farmer, Jonesboro, and Agnes Maxwell, Commerce; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

William Venable Jr.
William Venable Jr., 50, of Commerce, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Venable was born February 9, 1951, a son of William Venable Sr. and Annie Ruth Standridge Venable, Commerce.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Living Word Worship Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler, Howard Rhodes and Ronald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Venable is survived by his wife, Roberta Wilson Venable, Commerce; one son, Larry Venable, Copperas Cove, Texas; one brother, Allen Venable, Lula; two sisters, Connie Garner, Maysville, and Diane Matthews, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Jackie D. Potts
Mrs. Jackie Dianne Potts, 51, of Commerce, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Potts was a daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Hogwood Langston. She was the widow of James Thomas Potts.
Mrs. Potts had been employed with BJC Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Donald Wilson and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Potts, Commerce; one brother, David Potts, Hull; one sister, Regena Knight, Commerce; and one grandson.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Daisy L. Baird
Mrs. Daisy L. Baird, 79, of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Baird was born January 16, 1922, in Athens, a daughter of the late Henry Lee and Ellie Mae Shubert Whitfield.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Baird was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Baird.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, at Galilee Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Toby Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Holiness Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, David Baird, Gainesville, and Perry Baird, Danielsville; three daughters, Joyce Baird, Colbert, Nancy Nunn, Crawford, and Sandra Wilson, Jefferson; one sister, Louise Dyer, Danielsville; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Tom W. Swindle
Tom Watson Swindle, 87, of Commerce, died Monday, February 19, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Swindle was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Swindle.
He was retired from Harmony Grove Textiles, with more than 40 years of employment, and was a member of Blacks Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Swindle was also a member of John H. Jones Masonic Lodge #348, A&FM, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Albert Vaughn and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery. Billy Culbertson, Junior Shields, Clayton Bryant, Donald Seagraves, Pat Seagraves and Myron Seagraves served as pallbearers.
Mr. Swindle is survived by his wife, Mattie Lou Haggard Swindle; son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Carolyn Swindle, Gainesville; sisters, Hedy King and Lurene Dora, both of Florida, Blanche Swindle, Gainesville, and Henrietta Kellum, Commerce; brother, Ford Swindle, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Tommy and Nancy Swindle, Terry and Tricia Swindle and Mark Swindle, all of Gainesville; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Katie Swindle; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

James D. Fouche Sr.
James Daniel "Bub" Fouche Sr., 70, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Fouche was a son of the late Albert Franklin and Vera Stone Fouche.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a retired plumber contractor with Fouche Plumbing Inc. Mr. Fouche was also a farmer and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Beatenbough.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17, at Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mike Fouche, Jason Fouche, Lee Adams, Russ Adams, Randy Smith and Dan Jones served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Junior McGee, Tim Hardman, O.C. Mannozzi, Dennis Adams, Jerry Skelton and Lee Rowe.
Mr. Fouche is survived by his wife, Evelyn Clark Fouche; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Herman Dawson and Libby and Arlen Johnson, all of Danielsville, and Lisa and John Brennan, Watkinsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and LeAnn Fouche, Danielsville, and Tony and Joan Fouche, Colbert; one sister, Jackie Adams, Hull; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Edith L. Watson
Mrs. Edith Laura Palmer Watson, 81, of Athens, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late George and Annie Wade Palmer.
She was a homemaker and had attended Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Watkinsville. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Cartee Watson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 16, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Douglas Hammond and Nathan Palmer officiating. Burial was in the Vineyards Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Watson's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Joann Howard, McDonough, Shirley Wilbanks, Athens, and Wanda Capes, Alto; two sons, William Watson, Milledgeville, and O.D. Watson, Athens; three sisters, Pauline Seay, Danielsville, and Dorothy Morris and Flora Brown, both of Colbert; one brother, Billy Palmer, Comer; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001

Mozelle V. Parks
Mrs. Mozelle Virginia Parks, 63, of Clarkesville, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of White County, Mrs. Parks had lived in Hall and Habersham counties for most of her life. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 8, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Robbie Foster and Wayne Bryant officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, David and Penny Parks, Gainesville; daughter, Linda Sue Bell, Clarkesville; four sisters, Mary Lee Petitt, Demorest, Margaret Pierce, Lula, Georgia Gee, Danielsville, and Sue Nix, Mt. Airy; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 21, 2001



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