Jackson County Obituaries...

May 2, 2001

MR. ARNOLD
Faith Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Lester Anderson Arnold, 84, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Arnold was born October 28, 1916, in Barrow County, a son of the late Thomas Arnold and Pamela Waters.
He was employed as a textile mechanic and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Lee Buffington Arnold, three sons, Kenneth Arnold, Milton Arnold and Don Stover, two brothers, Grady Arnold and Chester Arnold, and two sisters, Woody Lester and Kallie Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Harris and Susan Honea; two sons, Mike Arnold and Roger Stover; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MRS. HUMPHRIES
Retired seamstress
BRASELTON - Mrs. Ruby Humphries, 84, died Friday, April 13, 2001.
Born in Habersham County, Mrs. Humphries was a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Carrie Belle Ballew Cantrell. She was the wife of the late Clyde Allen Humphries.
A resident of Jackson County since 1961, Mrs. Humphries was a retired seamstress and a member of Center Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by 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, Ellijay, 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, May 2, 2001

MR. HICKS
Father of three
BRASELTON - Frankie Joe Hicks, 61, died Saturday, April 28, 2001.
Mr. Hicks was a son of Howard Alton Hicks and the late Lillie Mae Hicks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, with the Rev. Russell Page officiating. Burial was in the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, Alpharetta.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include children, Timothy Joe Hicks, Madison, and Teresa Lynn Foster and Bonnie Elaine Hicks, both of Ellijay; sisters, Rachel Brooks, Alpharetta, Edna Hartness, Cartersville, Margaret Murphy, Pendergrass, Patricia Gooch, Braselton, Gail Martin, Nicholson, and Darlene Carter and Charlotte Reynolds, both of Alpharetta; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Ingram Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MISS PUCKETT
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Miss Mary Gladys Puckett, 86, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001.
A native of Oconee County, Miss Puckett was a daughter of the late James and Martha Doggett Puckett.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Miss Puckett was preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Lou Puckett, on April 21.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Bethabara Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating.
Survivors include one niece, Martha Roberts, Gainesville; and one nephew, Jimmy Puckett, Commerce.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MR. BAILEY
Commerce native
KINGSPORT, TENN. - Allen E. Bailey, 78, formerly of Cornelia, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Indian Path Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Bailey was born in Commerce on February 9, 1923. He was a son of the late Elmer and Icie Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served during World War II, and was a corporate pilot for Mason-Dixon Trucking Co. and for Tennessee Eastman Kodak Co. until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of Tri-Cities Baptist Church.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Barrett Bailey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the chapel of Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn. Burial was in Kingsport.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Mattie Moffet Bailey, Kingsport, Tenn.; two foster daughters, Linda Brown, Atlanta, and Patsy Edmonds, Anchorage, Alaska; one son, Michael W. Bailey, Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001


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MR. DOBBS
Madison Co. native
DANIELSVILLE - Thomas Junior "Red" Dobbs, 65, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Dobbs was born April 23, 1936, a son of the late J.T. and Hulda Burnett Dobbs.
He was retired from Harmony Grove Mill and was a member of Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Galilee Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Bill Preskitt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dobbs is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Meadows Dobbs, Danielsville; two sons, David Dobbs, Royston, and John Dobbs, Danielsville; two daughters, Marie Orr, Gray Court, S.C., and Ann Scherer, Bogart; one brother, Howard Dobbs, Commerce; three sisters, Bernice Compton and Annette Thomas, both of Comer, and Lula Hart, Royston; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MR. TUGGLE
Gum Springs Baptist cemetery rites
AUBURN - Andy Tuggle, 88, formerly of Hall County, died Friday, April 20, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Gum Springs Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. M.C. Teasley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Tuggle is survived by his wife, Addie Tuggle; one daughter, Eunice Tuggle, Commerce; one son, John M. Tuggle, Auburn; one sister, Lucile Smith, Atlanta; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Eberhart and Son Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MRS.
EDMONDSON
Habersham Co. native
COMMERCE - Mrs. Lucille Edmondson, 84, died Saturday, April 28, 2001.
A native of Habersham County, Mrs. Edmondson was a daughter of the late Aden Allen and Nan Ivey Garrison. She was the wife of the late Clarence Benjamin Edmondson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the chapel of Meadows Funeral Home, Monroe, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens.
Survivors include three daughters, Dot Haggard, Commerce, Jane Conner, Griffin, and Sandra Queen, Winterville; one son, Bennie Edmondson, Monroe; two sisters, Rose Short, Griffin, and Ruby Edmondson, Monroe; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Meadows Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MRS. TURNER
Mother of four
ATHENS - Mrs. Annie Mae Turner, 58, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Ambrose Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Barbara Leige and Samantha Mayweather, both of Athens, Angela Robinson, Ila, and Beverly Mayweather, Jefferson; brothers, Melvin Burgess, Charles Burgess and Jimmy Burgess, all of Athens; sister, Lillie Irene Mayweather, Winder; and 10 grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Wilma Maxine Smith, 79, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
A native of Georgia, Mrs. Smith was born October 26, 1921, a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Sue Lench Cochran.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Larry J. Smith, Commerce; and a friend, Ernest McConnell.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 2, 2001


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