Jackson County Obituaries...

March 28, 2001

 MR. LONG
U.S. Navy veteran
HOSCHTON - Johnny Marcus Long, 71, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001.
Mr. Long was a U.S. Navy veteran of 21 years, a 26-year member of The American Legion Post 251, Duluth, and a member of 40 & 8 Voiture 402, Duluth, Masonic Lodge Rockwell #191 and the Moose Lodge, Winder. He was also a member and past commander of VFW Post 1187, Lawrenceville.
Mr. Long was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Ola Jean Long.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in the chapel of R.T. Patterson Funeral Home, Norcross.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Long; one daughter, Jeannie Marie Wilkinson, Norcross; two step-daughters, Deborah Faye Myers and Rhonda Jean Goldsberry, both of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Frances Kelleher, Flowery Branch, Patty Herring, Hartwell, and Eloise Clay, Brookhaven; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
R.T. Patterson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001
MRS. MINISH
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Janice Elaine Herbert Minish, 47, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Minish was born April 19, 1953, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of Marguerite Herbert, Commerce, and the late David Herbert.
Mrs. Minish was a homemaker and was a member of Unity Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Minish.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with Minister Molly Morris, the Rev. Phil Williams and Minister Dennis Harris officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Tony Berry, Commerce; and one brother, Curtis Herbert, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MRS. GRIZZLE
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Linda Sue Grizzle, 49, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Grizzle was born January 22, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Frank and Eleanor McClure McConnell, Maysville.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Commerce Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Commerce Church of God with Pastors Gary Osteen and Melvin Kramer officiating. Burial was in the Commerce Church of God cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grizzle is survived by her husband, Vernon Grizzle, Maysville; one son, James Lee Grizzle, Maysville; two daughters, Mary Ann Grizzle and Melissa Grizzle, both of Maysville; five sisters, Doris Ann Addison, Ella Mae Burnett and Patricia Smith, all of Gainesville, Wanda Anderson, Lula, and Evelyn Mull, North Carolina; and two brothers, Billy McConnell, Clermont, and Wayne McConnell, Gainesville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MR. SMALLWOOD
U.S. Navy veteran
COMMERCE - Dewitt Dempsey Smallwood, 74, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Smallwood was born July 7, 1926, in Madison County, a son of the late Howell Parker and Montine Dailey Smallwood.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, and was a retired poultry farmer. Mr. Smallwood was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Sue Ingram Smallwood.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Blacks Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell Smallwood and Ronnie Smallwood, both of Commerce; one daughter, Mahalious Mitchell, Cleveland; one brother, Theron Smallwood, Commerce; a special friend, Montine Venable, Commerce; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MR. DAMRON
Johnson Drive
Baptist member
ATHENS - Jack Damron, 65, died Thursday, March 22, 2001.
Mr. Damron was born in Oglethorpe County, a son of the late Grady J. and Sally Stewart Damron.
He was an employee of Seaboard of Athens and was a member of Johnson Drive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Mike Curry officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Damron's nephews served as pallbearers.
Mr. Damron is survived by his wife, Shelba Smith Damron, Athens; one daughter, Brenda Epps, Athens; one son, Gerald Damron, Nicholson; four sisters, Mary Duncan, Winder, Elizabeth Epps, Hull; Mamie Meeks, Union Point, and Essie Wilson, Lexington, S.C.; two step-sisters, Louise Bell, Royston, and Thelma Cox, Stockbridge; one step-brother, Sam Archer, Austell; and four grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MRS. JARRELLS
Mother of countian
ATHENS - Mrs. Lottie Mae Jarrells, 61, died Sunday, March 25, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Jarrells was a daughter of the late Albert Harper and Essie Mae Jarrells. She was the wife of the late William O. Jarrells.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Tabors Chapel C.M.E. Church, Ila, with the Rev. David Echols officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends of Mrs. Jarrells served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a special friend, Leon Watkins, Athens; two daughters, Shelia D. Davis and Linda J. Harper, both of the Athens; one son, Otis Jarrells, Commerce; five sisters, Sadie Wiley, Commerce, Lavonia Lowe, Anner Jarrells and Diama Jarrells, all of Athens, and Georgia Ann Sorrells, Hull; three brothers, George W. Jarrells, Athens, Lamatine Jarrells, Nicholson, and Cecil Jarrells, Commerce; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MRS. FRIDDELL
Homemaker
WINDER - Mrs. Kathryn Friddell, 96, died Thursday, March 15, 2001.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Friddell had resided in Barrow County for the past 28 years. She was a son of the late Joseph and Amelia Treon Line.
Mrs. Friddell was a homemaker and attended the Winder First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Friddell Sr.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Tippens officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Amy Keller, Winder; one son, Paul Jay Friddell Jr., Barrington, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

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MR. THOMPSON
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Michael Thompson, 36, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Thompson was born in Indiana on November 6, 1964. He was a son of Donald and Judith Thompson, Evansville, Ind.
Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Panama Chagin as a member of the Mountain Division Air Borne Ranger. He was employed as a welder and was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Grove Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Lana Thompson, Maysville; one son, Jermy Jarrard, Maysville; one daughter, Casey Dodd, Maysville; and two sisters, Debbie Thompson, Evansville, Ind., and Donna Thompson, Knoxville, Tenn.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, March 28, 2001

MRS. BENTON
Calvary Baptist
Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mamie Garrison Benton, 88, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Benton was born July 25, 1912, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late John and Lutsie Boswell Garrison.
Mrs. Benton was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Benton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Benton is survived by one daughter, Mamie Joe Brown, Leesburg; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

SMITH
Grandson of countians
SALEM, ARK. - Noah Harley Smith, 17 months, grandson of W.C. and Francis Smith, Commerce, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, in Little Rock, Ark.
Smith was born September 21, 1999, in Memphis, Tenn.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Immanuel Southern Baptist Church, Salem, Ark., with Brother Alan Winberry, Brother Jim Collins, Brother Gary Barker and Mike Steele officiating.
In addition to his paternal grandparents, he is survived by his parents, Bobby and Paige Steele Smith, Salem, Ark., formerly of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Ellis Smith, Salem, Ark., and Evan Puckett and Paul Puckett, both of Somerville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Mike and Deanna Steele, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Memphis, Tenn.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First National Bank of Sharp County, Noah Smith Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 487, Salem, AR 72576.
Barker Funeral Home, Salem, Ark., was is charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MR. PERSCHKA
Retired engineer
NICHOLSON - Dale O. Perschka, 73, died Thursday, March 15, 2001.
A native of Sharpsville, Pa., Mr. Perschka was a son of the late Clarence L. and Clara Perschka.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired as an engineer from Westinghouse, with 41 years of service. Mr. Perschka was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with Bishop Mike Schmucker officiating. A private burial was held in Athens Memory Gardens.
Mr. Perschka is survived by his wife, Doris; one daughter, Fay; two sons, Greg and Doug; three sisters, Marguerite, Helen and Betty; and five grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MRS. SAULS
Retired seamstress
WINDER - Mrs. Mary Sue Sauls, 90, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Sauls was a daughter of the late James L. and Narcy Turk Magness.
She was a retired seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Sauls was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Sauls, and a son, Jimmy Sauls.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Smith's Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Mike Mimms officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Kirk Barnes and Reba and Kenny Elrod, all of Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Bobby" and Shirley Sauls, Dahlonega, and Kenneth and Mary Sauls, Winder; daughter-in-law, Marie Sauls, Winder; adopted daughter, Peggy Gaston, Winder; two sisters, Johnnie Lou Magness and Eurilla Deaton, both of Winder; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MR. JORDAN
Father of countian
ATHENS - Charles V. Jordan, 85, died Friday, March 23, 2001.
A native of Rockdale County, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late William Harrison and claude Ann Towns Jordan.
He was retired from Georgia Power, with 37 years of service, and was a member of Georgia Power Ambassadors. Mr. Jordan was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with Dr. Buhl Cummings officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Gladys Brown Jordan; one son, Charles Verner Jordan Jr., Nicholson; one daughter, Linda Jordan Akins, Winterville; one sister, Annette Jordan Dailey, Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Charles Verner Jordan III and Zachary Caleb Jordan; one granddaughter, Frances Elizabeth Akins; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the East Athens Baptist Church Building Fund, 4325 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001

MRS. PHILLIPS
Housewife
ATHENS - Mrs. Amy Phillips, 89, died Friday, March 23, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Phillips was a daughter of the late William and Sally Garrison Lay.
She was a housewife and was a member of Dry Pond United Methodist Church. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Phillips.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Dry Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwin Smith officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Sara Lay, Athens; and nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 28, 2001


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