Jackson County Obituaries...

March 7, 2001

MR. WILLIAMSON
Jackson County native
JEFFERSON - Phillip C. Williamson, 70, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Williamson was born August 19, 1930, a son of the late George Owen and Ruby Mae Anglin Williamson.
He had been self-employed, having retired, and was a member of Arcade Presbyterian Church, Jefferson. Mr. Williamson attended Arcade School.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Family Cemetery, Arcade.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Gladys Gurley Williamson; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Joe Massey, Commerce, Joy and Glen Hacker, Jefferson, and Patricia and Toby Evans, Rutledge; brother, Slim Williamson, Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to BJC Nursing Home, 100 Medical Center Dr., Commerce, GA 30529.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. JACKSON
Bethany UMC member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Latrelle Glenn Jackson, 88, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Russell Nursing Home, Winder, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late Will R. and Mattie Venable Glenn.
She was retired from Harmony Grove and the Jackson County Senior Citizen's Center. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lam G. Jackson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, L.G. and Carolyn Jackson, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Mattie Lou and Frank Hix, Winder; grandchildren, Melissa Jackson Nunnally, Greg Hix, Michael Jackson and Marsha Hix Norris; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. HANLEY
Antique dealer
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Anderson Hanley, 73, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Hanley was born June 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Julian and Hattie Wheeler Anderson.
She was retired from Harmony Grove and was an antique dealer. Mrs. Hanley was a member of Living Word Worship Center, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Living Word Worship Center with the Revs. Richard James, Dennis Kesler, Terry Chambers and Mark Mobley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Hanley is survived by her husband, James Mitchell Hanley, Commerce; two sons, Jerry Hanley, Jefferson, and Terry Hanley, Rome; two brothers, Hoyt Anderson and J.P. Anderson, both of Athens; three sisters, Lorene Guest, Toccoa, and Mildred Hix and Marie Turner, both of Atlanta; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Living Word Worship Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 674, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. SEIN SAN U
Rogers Baptist service
TOUNGOO, BURMA - Gyaw Jon Sein San U, 100, passed away recently.
Mr. Sein San U was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Aye Nu Sein San U.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating.
Mr. Sein San U is survived by Bonsco, Sherwin and Lillian Sein San U, all of Toungoo, Burma, and Kendrick and Dana Sein San U, Maysville; and granddaughters, Amanda and Holly.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. AUSTIN
Welder
COMMERCE - Michael Rogers Austin, 46, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Austin was born December 24, 1954, in Jackson County, a son of the late Dewey W. and Willie Mae Akins Austin.
Mr. Austin was employed as a welder and was a member of Little Country Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Little Country Church with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Linda Faye Motes Austin, Flowery Branch; two daughters, Kara Austin, Winder, and Mandy Austin, Jefferson; four step-sons, John Davidson, Winder, Michael Davidson, Danielsville, Ray Jones, Flowery Branch, and Jason Smith, Trion; seven brothers, Billy Austin, Hull, Filix Austin, Jefferson, Jeffery Austin, Statham, Kimsey Austin and Leon Austin, both of Danielsville, and Pete Austin and Sonny Austin, both of Commerce; three sisters, Elizabeth Easterwood, Vero Beach, Fla., Gail O'Kelly, Commerce, and Mildred Whitlock, Danielsville; and five step-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. POPE
Electrician, plumber
JEFFERSON - Walter DeLeon Pope, 43, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Crawford Long Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Pope was born March 6, 1957, in Fulton County. He was a son of Sidney L. and Betty N. Howard Pope, Jefferson.
Mr. Pope was employed as an electrician and plumber and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Howard, Jefferson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Pope Sr., Covington.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Kevin Page and Tilly Welborn officiating. Burial was in the Howard Family Cemetery, Jefferson. Mr. Pope's sons and brothers served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pope is survived by his wife, Cynthia Pope, Jefferson; three sons, Jody Lee Pope, Canton, Joshua Eugene Pope, Gillsville, and Walter Duane Pope, Jefferson; one daughter, Leslie Elaine Pope, Jefferson; three brothers, Kevin Pope, Jefferson, Lanny Pope, Commerce, and Lee Pope, Covington; and one grandson, Caleb Andrew Pope, Gillsville.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. OSTEEN
Commerce native
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Mary Ella Osteen, 93, died Friday, February 16, 2001, at Azalealand Nursing Home.
The Commerce native and former resident of Beltsville, Md., had lived in Savannah for the past 26 years. Mrs. Osteen was the daughter of the late Henry and Alma Sims, Commerce, and the widow of Dr. O.L. Osteen.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 19, at McLamb-Morrison Funeral Home, Pembroke. Burial was in the Beular Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Osteen is survived by two daughters, Sandra Robison, Savannah, and Nancy Norwood, Tavares, Fla.; one son, Dr. C. Lamont Osteen, Savannah; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two nieces, Nancy S. Stancil, Commerce, and Sally S. Gibby, Lithia Springs; and one nephew, Bill Sims, Commerce.
McLamb-Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001


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MR. EVANS
Retired logger
COMMERCE - D.T. Evans, 72, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Evans was born October 12, 1928, in Jackson County, a son of the late Traud and Mary Evans.
He was a retired logger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Doug Duncan and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Christian Church cemetery.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Vernelle Beck Evans, Commerce; four sons, James Evans and Leon Evans, both of Commerce, Troy Evans, Jack, Ala., and Frankie Evans; two daughters, Shirley David, Jefferson, and Janet Morgan, Commerce; one sister, Rachel Massey, Jefferson; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. BENTON
Brother of countian
STOCKBRIDGE - Samuel Lee Benton Sr., 76, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Benton was a member of Trinity Cathedral.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, with Pastor Brian Lee and Pastor Roger Burdett officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Benton is survived by his wife, Carrie Claudine Benton, Stockbridge; one daughter, Kay Bennett, McDonough; one son, Samuel Benton Jr., McDonough; one brother, Wilson Benton, Commerce; three sisters, Edna Phillips, Buford, Wilma Carroll, Lithia Springs, and Mildred Chandler, Elberton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. DUNCAN
Carwood Mfg. retiree
JEFFERSON - Howard Lewis Duncan, 73, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Duncan was born February 28, 1928, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late John Robert and Susie Thelma Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was retired from Carwood Manufacturing.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery, Braselton, with Dr. Leroy Cooper officiating.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Frances W. Self Duncan, Jefferson; one son, Howard Duncan Jr., Winder; and three sisters, Mary Duncan, Jane Johnson and Ruby Reynolds, all of Braselton.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. MAYO
Jackson County native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Eva "Mama Gee" Mayo, 87, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Mayo lived in Hall County for several years. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mattie McGuire.
Mrs. Mayo was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Bible Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.C. "Doc" Gee, her second husband, J.W. Mayo, and a son, George "Peewee" Gee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Bill McKinney officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include son, Horace Gee Sr., Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Evelyn Gee, Wiley and Diane Gee, Lamar and Vickie Gee and Randall and Rita Gee, all of Gainesville; daughter, Jenny Gee, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Burl Jones and Terra and Paul Cain, all of Gainesville, and Bobbie and Bill Brewster, Flowery Branch; 30 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Dean and Susie Holtzclaw, Gainesville.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. MANDERS
Jackson County native
WINDER - Mrs. Willie W. "Bill" Manders, 89, formerly of Carl, died Thursday, March 1, 2001.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Manders had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Jessie and Ioni Fowler White.
Mrs. Manders was a retiree of R & R Manufacturing, Auburn, and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Winder Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with Billy Ray Banks officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Manders is survived by her husband, Erastus J. "Rat" Manders, Winder; one son, Johnny Manders, Huntsville, Ala.; three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MR. AKER
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - George C. Aker, 74, died Saturday, March 3, 2001.
A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Mr. Aker was married to Ruth Jennings Aker.
He was an elder at Sardis Presbyterian Church and was a carpenter, which he learned while attending Athens Tech.
Mr. Aker was a U.S. Army veteran and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also past worshipful master of Poplar Spring Masonic Lodge and was a member of Consistory Athens No. 292 - Prine Hall Mason.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Sardis Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Harold Harris and David Aker officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three daughters, Faye Law, Kathy Ann Watson and Sandra Sims; one son, David Aker; one sister, Rovena Jean Brownlee; and three brothers, the Rev. Ralph Aker, Leroy Aker and Donald Aker.
Forestglen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001

MRS. WILSON
Mother of six
COMMERCE - Mrs. Eula Gladys Wilson, 88, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilson was born November 19, 1912, in Georgia, a daughter of the late Rossie Brown.
She had worked as a sales clerk with Commerce Sports Wear.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Jeff Coalson and the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Family Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight Wilson, Nicholson, and Johnny Wilson, Commerce; four daughters, Betty F. Hanley, Hull, Elizabeth Nelms, Commerce, Linda Lassiter, Athens, and Sarah Raulerson, Homer; 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 7, 2001


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