Jackson County Obituaries...

April 18, 2001

MR. WATSON
Retired poultry farmer
TALMO - Cecil J. "Sprout" Watson, 71, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Watson was born May 24, 1929. He was a son of the late Claude and Lillie Mae Gee Watson.
Mr. Watson was a retired poultry farmer for Joe Elrod and was of the Baptist denomination. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Watson, and two sisters, Nell Moore and Kathy Allen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery, Pendergrass.
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Mangum, Pendergrass, and Doris Turner, Jefferson; one brother, J.C. Watson, Pendergrass; and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MR. HEMBREE
Owner of Hembree Grading Company
NICHOLSON - Randy Lee Hembree, 43, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hembree was born in Clarke County on September 20, 1957, a son of Tommy Cowart, Winterville, and Betty Jo Hopkins Smith, Nicholson.
He was the owner of Hembree Grading Company.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Howard Rhodes officiating. Burial was in the Porterfield Family Cemetery.
Mr. Hembree is survived by his wife, Susan Jackson Hembree, Nicholson; one son, Joseph Lee Hembree, Nicholson; one daughter, Kimberly Hembree, Nicholson; two brothers, Marty Hembree and Johnny Smith, both of Nicholson; and a number of half brothers and sisters.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. GREENWAY
Mother of two
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Doris Greenway, 85, died Thursday, April 12, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Norcross. Burial was in Gresham-Weed Cemetery, Tucker.
Survivors include one son, Henry Lamar "Pete" Greenway, Pendergrass; one daughter, Janice G. Ivey, Jefferson; one brother, Charles Wylie, Doraville; two sisters, Rachel Hewatt, Chamblee, and Louise Allen, Lufkin, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Crowell Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MS. ELROD
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Ms. Mary Lois "Herring" Elrod, 77, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Ms. Elrod was born September 14, 1923, in Habersham County. She was a daughter of the late Wake and Winnie Black Elrod.
Ms. Elrod was a homemaker and a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Herring, Maysville; one sister, Willie Mae Chell, Freemont, Ohio; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. HUMPHRIES
Retired seamstress
BRASELTON - Mrs. Ruby Humphries, 84, died Friday, April 13, 2001.
Mrs. Humphries was born in Habersham County, a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Carrie Belle Ballew Cantrell.
She had resided in Jackson County since 1961, was a retired seamstress and was a member of Center Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Humphries was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Allen Humphries, and a son, Cyrus Raymond Humphries, in 1992.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Clinton Gooch and Truman Humphries officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include three children, Julian A. Humphries Sr., Lawrenceville, Bonnie Sue Yeary, Grayson, and the Rev. Truman Humphries, Braselton; three brothers, Lewis Cantrell, Ellajay, Lanier Cantrell, Oakwood, and Lee Roy Cantrell, Salisbury, N.C.; three sisters, Beatrice Ervin, Cornelia, Verdina Reynolds, Gainesville, and Willie Mae Buffington, Braselton; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. LONG
Madison Street
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Ann Herbert Long, 55, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Long was born May 21, 1945. She was a daughter of Mae Bell Nunn Herbert, Commerce, and the late Noil Herbert.
Mrs. Long was retired from General Times and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Harbin, John Webber and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include one brother, David Herbert, Alpharetta, and a special friend, Richard Melton, Elberton.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MR. MCDONALD
Father of countians
WINDER - Harry McCord McDonald, 72, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Charles Tate and Hessie Cosby McDonald.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winder since 1950 and in 1990, retired as purchaser from Barrow Manufacturing Co.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Tippens officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mr. McDonald's nephews will serve as pallbearers. The body will lie in state beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcelle Cochran McDonald, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Elizabeth Motes McDonald, Braselton, and Dana and Cindy Park McDonald, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jon Greeson, Winder; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Bob Wayne, Flowery Branch; five grandchildren, Beverly, Clint and Charlie Greeson and Katie and Austin McDonald; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2317, Smyrna, GA 30081, to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown Professional Pk., 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605, or to the church or charity of one's choice.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001


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MS. ENGLAND
Housewife
DAHLONEGA - Ms. Carol England, 51, died Monday, April 9, 2001.
Born in Clarke County, Ms. England was a daughter of Louie Dean Beasley, Buford, and the late Elbert M. England.
She was a housewife and was a member of the United Church of God in Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with Richard Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Williams, Dahlonega; children, Jimmy Perdue, Cleveland, Angela Perdue Ulloa, Gainesville, Karen Perdue, Toccoa, and Terry Williams, Dahlonega; three brothers, Jerry England, Buford, and Dwayne England and Tommy England, both of Gainesville; two sisters, Teresa England and Regina Saine, both of Hoschton; and 11 grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. CAIN
Mother of countians
DACULA - Helen H. Cain, 77, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001.
Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by her husband, Guy H. Cain, a son, Jack W. Cain, and a granddaughter, Patricia Mons.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, in Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with the Revs. Carl Fowler, Mike Freeman and Jamey Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Midway Methodist Church cemetery. Mrs. Cain's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her children, Guy E. and Jackie Cain, Panama City, Fla., Joey and Ann Mons, Lithonia, Dorsey and Louise Givens, Lee and Flora Pittman and Lydia Cain, all of Dacula, John H. and Mary Jo Cain, Bethlehem, Donald and Sue Henson, Monroe, Donald and Helen Chambers, Winder, Brett and Ellen Abee, Jefferson, and Randall and Reba Wardlaw, Nicholson; brother, W.J. Hensley, Monroe; sister, Frances Dennis, Augusta; 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MR. WILEY
Retired carpenter
WINDER - Jerome Wiley, 85, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Mulberry Grove.
Mr. Wiley was a son of the late Robert and Arcana Williams Wiley.
He was a retired carpenter with Wicks Building and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winder. Mr. Wiley was also a member of Masonic Lodge #333 and he was a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hill Wiley, and a son, Terry Wiley.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. John Burchfield and Terry Tippens officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Wiley, Winder; one daughter, Marcia W. Smith, Winder; daughter-in-law, Susan Wiley, Braselton; three brothers, Clyde "Boots" Wiley, Winder, Alton Wiley, Cumming, and Bergin Wiley, Decatur; one sister, Mary Ellen Rowden, Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MR. BLALOCK
Jackson County native
WINDER - Henry M. Blalock, 97, died Sunday, April 15, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Blalock was a son of the late Elias Blalock and Jane Aron Blalock.
He had worked as a weaver in a carpet mill and was a member of Winder Weslyn Church. Mr. Blalock was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Kate Gilstrap.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the chapel of Wise Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Jane Nugent officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include six daughters, Geneva Dodd, Winder, Marie Kennedy, Lawrenceville, Francis Myers and Rena Harbor, both of Atlanta, Annette Greeson, Danielsville, and Annie Garrison, Dacula; three sons, Charles "Sonny" Blalock, Lilburn, Donald Blalock, Snellville, and James Blalock, Lilburn; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Wise Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. ROBERTS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Irene Roberts, 94, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Roberts was born February 18, 1907, in Newry, S.C., a daughter of the late Gilliam H. and Maggie Myers Roberts.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Don Paulson and Cecil Holcombe officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by one sister, Bertha Brown, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MRS. TALIB
Registered nurse
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Sharon Ann Talib, 59, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Talib was born November 17, 1941, a daughter of Etta Mae Holland Scott, Nicholson, and the late James Scott.
She was employed as a registered nurse.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Moiz A. Talib, Nicholson; one daughter, Mariya Talib, Washington D.C.; and three brothers, Jack Scott and James Scott, both of Nicholson, and Ray Scott, Athens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001

MR. TURPIN
Carpenter
COMMERCE - West Turpin, 36, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Turpin was born May 16, 1964, in Commerce. He was a son of the late Luther and Annie Mae Chitwood Turpin.
Mr. Turpin was employed as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Scroggs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jeff Looney officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Mr. Turpin is survived by his wife, Cindy Turpin, Commerce; son, Luke Turpin, Commerce; step-son, Kevin Hall, Commerce; daughter, Nicole Turpin, Commerce; brothers, Johnny Scroggs, Nicholson, Robert Scroggs, Columbus, William Wiley, Commerce, and Kenneth Wiley, Homer; and sisters, Cathy Barnes, Atlanta, and Kathleen Clark, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 18, 2001


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