Jackson County Obituaries...

May 9, 2001

MRS. ROBERTSON
Mother of four
COMMERCE - Mrs. Geneva Ragsdale Robertson, 80, formerly of Buford, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. Kyle Baber officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Robertson is survived by four children, Vanessa Manders and W.T. Ragsdale, both of Commerce, Lavonia Hudson, Cleveland, and Donna Moon, Dacula; two sisters, Joyce Jones, Decatur, Ala., and Jo Walstead, Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers, Jack Whitehead, Ft. Pierce, Fla., and John Whitehead, Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. SMITH
Retired supervisor
PENDERGRASS - James Kemp Smith, 77, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Smith was born January 4, 1924, in Barrow County. He was a son of the late James Hugh and Grace (Smith) Smith.
Mr. Smith was a retired supervisor with J.D. Jewell Poultry Co., with 22 years of service, and was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Myron Leckie and Tunie Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Eva Odell Hooper Smith, Pendergrass; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Hoyt Hollis, Pendergrass, Evelyn and Larry Murphy, Dawsonville, and Martha and Walter Warren, Hoschton; daughters, Sandra Nalley, Murphy, N.C., and Mary Smith, Pendergrass; sisters, Evelyn Coleman, Barnsville, and Bonnie Huffman and Ruby Tucker, Warm Springs; brothers, Douglas Smith, McDonough, Fred R. Smith, Newnan, and Harrison Smith, Warm Springs; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. GAU
U.S. Coast
Guard veteran
MAYSVILLE - Robert Clarence Gau, 69, died Friday, May 4, 2001.
A native of Dubuque County, Iowa, Mr. Gau was born November 15, 1931. He was a son of the late Clarence C. and Geneva Ann Herkes Gau.
Mr. Gau was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and was retired from Vulcan Materials.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Gau is survived by a sister, Betty J. Daly, Maysville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. ALLEN
Jackson County native
GAINESVILLE - Harry James Allen, 55, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Allen worked in the construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Lamar Purcell officiating.
Survivors include one son, Timothy James Allen, Gainesville; one daughter, Nicole Allen, Gainesville; three brothers, Myron Allen, Alpharetta, and Harold D. Allen Sr. and Grover Allen Jr., both of Gainesville; two sisters, Mary Lois Arflin, Belton, S.C., and Jonell Morris, Hoschton; and five grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. PINNELL
Housewife
AUBURN - Mrs. Mary Davis Pinnell, 82, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.
Born in Nashville, Ga., Mrs. Pinnell was a daughter of the late Thomas Jasper and Lillie Mae Lewis Davis.
She had resided in the Auburn area for most of her life. Mrs. Pinnell was a housewife and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion Davis, her second husband, Marion Pinnell, and a daughter, Mary Ellen Bridges.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Steve Baker officiating. Burial was in the Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Greer, Winder, and Betty Pinnell, Auburn; sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Gene and Freida Pinnell, Hoschton, and Ernest and Debra Pinnell, Homer; two sisters, Cora Lee Porter, Mableton, and Geneva Dickinson, Eatonton; one brother, Alfred Davis, San Diego, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. BUTLER
Former LPN
HULL - Mrs. Lori Jean Slaton Butler, 38, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001.
A native of Bibb County, Mrs. Butler was a daughter of Peggy Jean Taylor Slaton, Hoschton, and the late Willard Randolph Slaton.
She was a homemaker and had formerly been employed as a LPN.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Janice Loggins and Andrea McPherson officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her fiance, Wayne Melton, Hull; three children, Donavan R. Butler, Holly M. Butler and Brittany J. Butler, all of Hull; two step-children, Bobbie Smithers and Connie Smithers, both of Hull; one sister, one brother and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. BURROUGHS
Grandfather
of countian
ATHENS - James W. Burroughs, 78, formerly of the Neese Community, died Thursday, May 3, 2001.
A native and longtime resident of Madison County, Mr. Burroughs was a son of the late D.I. and Pinkie C. Martin Burroughs.
He was a retired farmer and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Burroughs was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Burroughs, two sisters, Lillian Waller and Addie Ruth Burroughs, and a granddaughter, Laura Bridges.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jane B. and Clifford Bridges, Hull; two grandchildren, Amy Stephens, Commerce, and Amanda Bridges, Athens; and two great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. MOORE
Former
Nicholson resident
ROME - Kenneth Morris Moore, 78, formerly of Nicholson, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in a Rome Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Moore was born in Rome on May 21, 1922, a son of the late Alvin and Rosa Anna Moore.
He worked as an accountant with the Merita Baking Co., the Colonial Stores Bakery and Grand Union Stores, and was a resident of Nicholson for many years before his retirement. Mr. Moore was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, and stationed at Camp Rucker in southeast Alabama. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was an avid sportsman.
Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Marquerite Lovett Moore, on June 29, 1997.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the chapel of Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Ministers James Nelson and Alvis Miller officiating. Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gwinnett County. Jeremy Moore, Gabe Moore, Jed Moore, Dan Moore, Matt Moore and Kyle Pinkard served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie M. Lovett, C.W. Lovett and Carl Lovett.
Survivors include one brother, Dr. Harold H. Moore, Rockmart; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Raintree Village Children's Home, 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, GA 31601.
Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. SHIELDS
Retired farmer
BOUNTSTOWN, FLA. - George Watson Shields, 84, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Florida.
Mr. Shields was a retired farmer and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bristol, Fla. He was also a member of the Princeton, Fla. Masonic Lodge #205.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, with Ministers Tom Plank and Bruce Quiggle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Shields, Blountstown, Fla.; two daughters, Helen Gavin, Tallahassee, Fla., and Rita Maupin, Blountstown, Fla.; and one sister, Nancy Shields, Winder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Bristol, Fla.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. YANCEY
Jackson County native
ATHENS - Mrs. Venie Lee Yancey, 58, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Yancey was a daughter of Bobby Lee and Venie M. Simmons.
She was a retired schoolteacher with the Madison County School System, with 33 years of service. Mrs. Yancey was a member of the Madison County Association of Educators and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the National Education Association, and served as a musician for churches in Athens and surrounding areas. She also served as secretary of North Western Baptist Association and Sunday School and Training Union Congress.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Saint Matthews Baptist Church with the Rev. H.L. Dotson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Yancey is survived by her husband, Clinton P. Yancey; two daughters, Carla Johnson and Caron Nicole Yancey, both of Athens; one son, Clinton M. Yancey, Athens; one brother, James Thomas Simmons, Athens; and three grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. DAMONS
Sardis Presbyterian Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Lucy Wilson Damons, 68, died Sunday, May 6, 2001.
Mrs. Damons was a daughter of Lucy Wilson and the late George Wilson.
She was retired from ConAgra and was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Damons was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Damons.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Sardis Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harold Harris officiating. Burial was in the Maxey Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include five sons, Grady Damons Jr., Hugh Damons and Charles Damons, all of Jefferson, James Damons, Gainesville, and Jeffery Damons, Americus; three sisters, Rosa Banks, Bettye Dowdy and Odessa Mae Watson, all of Jefferson; two brothers, Adam Wilson, Commerce, and Joe Wilson, Jefferson; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Forestglen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. FAULKNER
Health care provider
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Kathy Rooks Faulkner, 48, formerly of Winder, died Sunday, April 29, 2001.
Mrs. Faulkner was a daughter of the late Lewis L. and Rachael Peppers Rooks.
She was employed as a health care provider with Dogwood Forrest Retirement Home and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Smith Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Faulkner, Gainesville; two sons, Chad Faulkner, Winder, and Justin Faulkner, Auburn; three brothers, Ricky Rooks, Winder, Randall Rooks, Jefferson, and Dwayne Rooks, Monroe; and six grandchildren.
Smith Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. BONNER
Auto mechanic
SHOSHONE, IDAHO - Phillip Michael Bonner, 47, died Thursday, May 3, 2001.
A native of Morgan County, Mr. Bonner was a son of Sara Nell Mobley Bonner and the late Carrol G. Bonner.
He was employed as an auto mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the chapel of Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Scarborough officiating. Burial was in Buckhead City Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Loretta Bonner; two daughters, Shelly Bonner, Buckhead, and Hope Bonner, Winder; five step-daughters, Charlotte Mae Evans, Shoshone, Idaho, Tamara Gabbard, Southport, N.C., Lisa Allen, Perry, Kathi Strickland, Jefferson, and Christi Fitzpatrick, Hoschton; one son, Carroll Justin Bonner, Jacksonville, Fla.; and one sister, Kathy Armistead, Monroe.
Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. BROWN
Mother of countian
HARTWELL - Mrs. Mary E. Brown, 67, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001.
A native of Rockdale, Texas, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Samuel C. Daniels and Mary Scott Daniels.
She was a former resident of Oconee County and was a retired waitress.
Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, with the Rev. Carlton Shelton officiating. A private burial was held in Texas.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia McKasson, Colbert, Hazel Dickerson, Nicholson, Glenda Fincher, Waco, Texas, and Kathy Burton, Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Ross Brown, Hendersonville, Texas; one sister, Maggie Hawthorne, Burnett, Texas; one brother, Buck Daniel, Killeen, Texas; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MRS. CAIN
Seamstress
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Nelle Hall Cain, 66, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Cain was born December 16, 1934, in Madison County. She was a daughter of the late Pinion Price Hall and Pauline Hall (Craig) Jenkins.
She was a seamstress and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Victory Baptist Church with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery, Jefferson. Billy Barnett, Gene Beddingfield, Jimmy Benton, Charles Boone, John Boone, Lewis Gee and Fred Gurley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Barbara Cain and Dennis and Penny Cain, all of Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Buster Shirley, Jefferson, and Diane and Alan Thompson, Waynesville, Mo.; brother, Charles D. Hall, Oakwood; sisters, Barbara Dean McCannon and Frances McGinnis, both of Jefferson; and grandchildren, Bess and Chad Barnett, Courtney and Stacey Alldredge, Carter Cain, Cody Cain, Ben Shirley, Brandon Cain and Blair Cain.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, to the American Cancer Society or to the church of one's choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

MR. PARSON
Carpenter
MAYSVILLE - Kevin Ray Parson, 18, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Parson was born May 11, 1982, in Commerce, a son of Billy and Glenda Beck Parson, Maysville.
He had attended Banks County High School and was employed as a carpenter. Mr. Parson was a member of the Maysville Fire Department.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Rhonda L. Parson, Commerce; maternal grandparents, Hoyt Beck, Homer, and Caroldean Beck, Commerce; and paternal grandparents, Sam Parson, Homer, and Emma Jean Lewallen, Maysville.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 9, 2001

 

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