Jackson County Obituaries...

April 25, 2001

MRS. ARGENTINA
Massachusetts native
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Elizabeth Margurite Argentina, 75, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Columbia Barrow Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Argentina was born April 23, 1925, in Weymouth, Mass. She was a daughter of the late Dominic and Margurite Corbo Abbruzzese.
Mrs. Argentina was a retired quality assurance inspector and was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, with Father Doherty officiating. Burial was in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Mass.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean M. Bauer, Jefferson; one sister, Mary Russo, Plymouth, Mass.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MR. HARRIS
U.S. Army veteran
COMMERCE - Douglas Lamar Harris, 70, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late George F. and Nellie Baxter Harris.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. Mr. Harris received the Purple Heart, the Commendation Medal and the Korean War Medal. He was retired from Holsom Bakery Company and ABB and was a member of Habersham Mills Baptist Church.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Terrell Harris.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Doris Kittle Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Carl Worley, Sandy and Barry Dawson, Penny and Randy Wilson and Brenda and Kenneth Cunningham; one brother, Gerald Harris; seven grandchildren, Frankie Worley, Christopher Worley, Douglas Dawson, Hope Dawson, April Wilson, Kay C. Wilson and Tim Cunningham; one great-grandchild, Jessie Cunningham; and several nieces and one nephew.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. JAYSINGH
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Marjorie "Marji" Jaysingh, 42, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001.
Born in India, Mrs. Jaysingh was a daughter of the late Amritha Swamy and Jessie Kamelavathy Pillay.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Oconee Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Crist Camden officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Jaysingh is survived by her husband, Abraham A. Jaysingh, Jefferson; two daughters, Shalini Jaysingh and Jasmine Jaysingh, both of Jefferson; and one son, Juan Jaysingh, Washington, D.C.
Memorials may be made to Oconee Heights Baptist Church, 4180 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MISS PUCKETT
Homemaker
Miss Jessie Lou Puckett, 91, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 21, 2001.
A native of Oconee County, Miss Puckett had lived most of her life in Athens. She was a daughter of the late James and Martha Doggett Puckett.
Miss Puckett was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Bethabara Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Gladys Puckett, Com-merce; one niece, Martha Roberts, Gainesville; and one nephew, Jimmy Puckett, Commerce.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. HYLTON
Former
missionary to Haiti
STUART, FLA. - Mrs. Weta Hylton, 91, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Stuart Convalescent Center, Stuart, Fla.
Mrs. Hylton was born July 20, 1909, in Indian Valley, Va. She was a daughter of the late Elfbert and Nannie Wade Sledd.
Mrs. Hylton was a former resident of Jackson County and had worked as a nurse. She served as a missionary to Haiti and was a member of Holiness Bible Church in Greenville, S.C.
Mrs. Hylton was married to Guy Wilmer Hylton from 1932 to 1947.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roosevelt Sledd, and a sister, Edith Cochran.
Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, April 21, in the chapel of Lotz Funeral Home, Salem, Va.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Eubanks, Jefferson, and Mary Frances Johnson, Port St. Lucy, Fla.; one son, David Samuel Hylton, San Andreas, Calif.; two devoted friends, Helen Medieros and Charles F. Johnson; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Lotz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. COOK
Commerce native
REYNOLDS - Mrs. Emily Trawick Cook, 83, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her residence.
A native of Commerce, Mrs. Cook resided in Reynolds for the past 64 years. She grew up in Commerce and was a graduate of Commerce High School.
Mrs. Cook was retired from Flint EMC and was former owner and operator of Cooks Department Store and Cooks Dime Store. She was a member of Reynolds United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School for many years, and was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Womens Society of Christian Service (WSCS). Mrs. Cook was also a member of the Quarter-Back Coffee Club.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Reynolds United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mac Goddard and Bill Woodson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Jimmy Williamson, Erskine Rice, Joel Hammock, Tommy Hudson, Mike Head, David Rice, Jamie Harrellson and Michael Lynch served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, L.W. Cook Sr., Reynolds; one son, Lawrence W. Cook Jr., Perry; one daughter, Camille Cook Cosey, Reynolds; two sisters, Mildred Rice and Mera Head, both of Commerce; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Reynolds United Methodist Church.
Goddard Funeral Home, Reynolds, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001


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MR. DORSEY
World War II veteran
JEFFERSON - John Felton Dorsey, 79, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Dorsey was born June 12, 1921, in White County. He was a son of the late John and Nora Palmer Dorsey.
Mrs. Dorsey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired machinist with Roper Pump Co. and was a member of Baptist Tabernacle, where he was an ordained deacon.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan, Bill Franklin and Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Chad Dorsey, Horace Dorsey, Bill Hulsey, Herman Milton, Barry Palmer and Eddie Wood served as pallbearers.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Joyce Dorsey, Jefferson; two sons, Randy Dorsey and Ricky Dorsey, both of Jefferson; four sisters, Roena Irvin, Jefferson, Floy Lee and Ruby Thomas, both of Cleveland, and Ilene Vinson, Bonaire; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MR. CAUTHEN
South Carolina native
NICHOLSON - William Jones Cauthen, 78, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Crystle Springs Nursing Center.
Born August 15, 1922, Mr. Cauthen was a native of Lancaster, S.C. He was a son of the late Walter A. and Pearl McMurray Cauthen.
Mr. Cauthen worked as a shoe repairer and was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Lancaster, S.C. He was preceded in death by a son, William A. Cauthen.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Community Chapel, Jefferson, with the Rev. Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in Maxwell Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Cauthen is survived by his wife, Vador Cauthen, Nicholson; three sons, Charles C. Cauthen, Nicholson, Joey M. Cauthen, Union, S.C., and Jimmy W. Cauthen, Spartenburg, S.C.; three daughters, Elizabeth G. Blalock, Union, S.C., Pamela Pressley, Nicholson, and Mary A. Hadden, Danielsville; two sisters, Louise Powell and Margie Fenton, both of Lancaster, S.C.; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MR. GARDNER
Carpenter
JEFFERSON - Charlie W. Curry Gardner, 79, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001.
A native of Johnson County, Mr. Gardner was a son of the late George and Rosie Lee Gardner.
He was a carpenter and was a member of Summer Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Summer Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark A. Weaver Sr., Fred Wilson and Charlie Maddox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Alice Lester, Atlanta, and Leila Lay and Louise Johnson, all of Jefferson; and one granddaughter.
Winfreys Mutal Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. DANIEL
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Cleo Eugenia King Daniel, 92, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Daniel was born in Newton County on January 5, 1909, a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Minnie Gray King.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Mrs. Daniel was also a member of the Jackson County Senior Citizens, the Happy Day Club and the Sunshine Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tom Daniel.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Hulon Hill, Henry Webb and Mike Willard officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tom King and Patsy Daniel, Jasper; daughters, Elaine Daniel Potts, Center, and Bebe Daniel Wells, Winder; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549, or the church of one's choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. LORD
Beaverdam Baptist
Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Lea "Peggie" Croft Lord, 74, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Lord was born October 26, 1926 in Colquitt County. She was a daughter of the late George and Carrie Belle Pyles Croft.
Mrs. Lord was a homemaker and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry Prince Davis and Brenda Prince Causey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Don Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Lord is survived by her husband, Donald J. Lord, Commerce; two sons, Elmer E. Prince Jr., Lula, and George Prince, Maysville; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Kennison, Eustis, Fla., and Jerrie Warren, Lula; one step-son, Donald Richard Lord, Baldwin; one step-daughter, Linda Massey, Franklin; one brother, Paul Croft, Macon; three sisters, Dianne Lowry, Lizella, Sally Ruth Moore, Eatonton, and Genet Strickland, Jonesboro; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 25, 2001

MRS. POWELL
Gainesville native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Dorothy L. Powell, 56, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Powell was born May 16, 1944, in Gainesville. She was a daughter of the late Howard and Edna Poole Parks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Powell is survived by her husband, Pete Brooks, Commerce; two daughters, Angie Dorsey, Commerce, and Jenny Meyer, Athens; one brother, Benny Parks, Winterville; two sisters, Barbara Ervin and Betty Purcell, both of Commerce; and six 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, April 25, 2001


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