Jackson County Obituaries...

May 23, 2001

MR. WOOD
World War II veteran
HOSCHTON - Tapp Wood, 81, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001.
Mr. Wood was born in Jackson County on April 2, 1920. He was a son of the late Joseph T. and Alma Durham Wood.
Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the United States Post Office.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Tim Taffar officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Grace Wood, Hoschton; two sons, Douglas Wood and David Wood, both of Hoschton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. CRUCE
Korean War veteran
JEFFERSON - Elmer Eugene Cruce, 67, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Cruce was born May 25, 1933, in Jackson County, a son of the late Thomas Alvin and Doris Gaynell Shelton Cruce.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army, and was employed as a mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Cruce is survived by his wife, Sadie Cruce, Jefferson; two sons, Jeff Cruce and Wesley Cruce, both of Jefferson; three brothers, Jessie Cruce and Johnny Cruce, both of Maysville, and Thomas Alvin Cruce Jr., Lula; four sisters, Dora Griffin, Jefferson, Mary Ledford, Homer, Lonie Pressley, Maysville, and Nora Stowe, Flowery Branch; and two grandchildren, Wesley Todd Cruce and Cierra LeAnn Cruce.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. PARSON
Farmer
MAYSVILLE - Bobby Junior Parson, 62, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Emory University Hospital.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Parson was born July 30, 1938, a son of Cleo Arnold Parson and the late Henry Parson.
He was a farmer.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church, Homer, with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Parson is survived by his wife, Verna Parson, Maysville; two sons, Lonnie Parson and Randall Parson, both of Homer; two daughters, Sandra Carroll and Kathy Parson, both of Homer; two brothers, Hoyt Parson and Lloyd Parson, both of Homer; four sisters, Edea M. Powell, Barbara A. Trotter, Barbara Snipes and Lou J. Waddell, all of Homer; and 10 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. LEACHMAN
Farmer
COMMERCE - Hoyt Leachman, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Leachman was born August 14, 1915. He was a son of the late Cicero and Ida Minish Leachman.
Mr. Leachman was a farmer and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Mr. Leachman is survived by his wife, Rose Leachman, Commerce; five daughters, Barbara Black and Mary Dailey, both of Ila, Betty Ledbetter, Winder, and Bernice Wilder and Barbara Morgan, both of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. COLBERT
Retired fireman
ATLANTA - Henry Quitman Colbert (Pinky), 59, a retired fireman, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Sardis Presbyterian Church, Jefferson, with Evangelist Tina Turner Jones officiating, along with the Rev. Roger E. Cooper, eulogist. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Gardens, Gainesville.
Survivors include six children, Christopher, Dante, Andre, Caleb, Burgess and Garnette (Tito); one sister, Mary Royster; four brothers, J. Harold Colbert, Paul Colbert, Jesse Colbert Jr. and Lawee Colbert; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. JONES
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Rose Parson Jones, 92, formerly of Homer, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Jones was born August 30, 1908, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Garnet and Minnie Sheridan Parson.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, Lula. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy N. Jones.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Hickory Flat United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Phil Ferguson officiating.
Mrs. Jones is survived by a granddaughter, Gail Davis, Blue Ridge; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. COTTON
Homemaker
WINDER - Mrs. Frances Louise Brooks Cotton, 72, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Peachtree Christian Hospice.
Mrs. Cotton was born November 29, 1928, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Joe Ira and Blondell Healen Brooks.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Southeast Baptist Church. Mrs. Cotton was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Willard Cotton.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Sandy Blair officiating. Burial will be in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Randall Grizzle, Conyers; two daughters, Linda Cochran, Pendergrass, and Audrey Farmer, Winder; one brother, Brannen Brooks, Buchanan; one sister, Betty Jean Stowe, Jefferson; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a number of cousins.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. WHITE
Sister of countian
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mrs. Mamie Massey White, 81, formerly of Baldwin, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. White was born in Banks County on December 24, 1919. She was a daughter of the late George D. Massey and Nancy Iona Peyton Massey.
Mrs. White was a homemaker and was a member of White Oak Hills Baptist Church, Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter White, two brothers, Eugene Massey and John Herbert Massey, and a sister, Esther Greene.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Rock Springs Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail White, Richardson, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Sharon White, Douglasville, and David White and Martha Truett, Oakland, Calif.; her twin sister, Mae Jones, Gastonia, N.C.; sisters, Myrtle Crenshaw, Columbus, Flois Duckett, Demorest, Reba Turner, Charlotte, N.C., Betty Meeks, Lula, and Vernelle Hix, Jefferson; brothers, Howard Massey, Lilburn, and Edward Massey, Homer; and granddaughter, Stacey Truett White, New York, N.Y.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. ILER
Athens Coca-Cola Company retiree
BISHOP - Thomas E. Iler Sr., 77, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, Mr. Iler was a son of the late Quincy and Snowbell Colley Iler.
He retired from the Athens Coca-Cola Company, with 30 years of service, and was a member of Bishop United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Athens Lodge of the Royal Order of the Moose.
Mr. Iler was preceded in death by his wife, Charline Carter Iler.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Bishop Cemetery with the Rev. James Ashe officiating. Jamie Hart, Bobby Hart, Randy Hart, Jason Towe and Michael Ogletree served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Ann Lyle, Athens, and Brenda Hart, Commerce; one son, Thomas E. "Edd" Iler Jr., Bishop; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bishop United Methodist Church, Bishop, GA 30621.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

REV. WILKINS
U.S. Army veteran
WINDER - The Rev. J.B. Wilkins Jr., 77, died Friday, May 18, 2001.
A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, the Rev. Wilkins was a son of the late Rev. J.B. Wilkins Sr. and Parlee Montgomery Wilkins.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, was owner of Appliance Service Center and pastored several churches in the area. The Rev. Wilkins was a member of Appalachee Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Junior Yancey, Harry Brogdon, Kevin Wilkins and Stacy Myers officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Wilkins is survived by his wife, Imogene Wilkins, Winder; daughter, Jackie Anderson, Lawrenceville; son, Phillip Wilkins, Lawrenceville; sisters, Nena Mae McDougal and Sally McDougal, both of Winder; brother, Hoyt Wilkins, Hoschton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

 


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MR. LATTY
Carpenter
MAYSVILLE - James Latty, 63, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Latty was born June 5, 1937, a son of the late Guy Howard and Syble Ayers Latty.
He was a carpenter. Mr. Latty was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur G. Latty.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Latty is survived by his wife, Norine Evans, Commerce; one son, James Michael Latty, Maysville; four sisters, Hazel Brown, Lula, Sherry Stinchcomb, Winder, and Carolyn Latty and Reba Turpin, both of Maysville; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. HAYNES
Mother of countian
MADISON - Mrs. Viola Irene Crawford Haynes, 82, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Mrs. Haynes was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Haynes.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Simmons Funeral Home with the Rev. Byron Butch Lee officiating.
Her body will be donated to science at Emory University Hospital.
Survivors include four daughters, Jeanette H. Pinson, Rutledge, Sara H. DeWitt, Bullhead City, Ariz., Sylvia McCart, Nicholson, and Claudia Paulette Kitchens, Hull; one son, William Edward Haynes, Granberry, Texas; one sister, Margaret Carter, Buchanan; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Simmons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. REED
Mother of seven
COMMERCE - Mrs. Mary Francis Reed, 74, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Warren Chapel United Methodist Church, Commerce.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Reed and Sheila Reed; five sons, Willie Pattman, Arthur Pattman, Harrison Pattman, James Pattman and Tony Reed; and one brother, Samuel Edwards.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. STANDARD
Father of countian
WINDER - Bruce Standard, 81, died Friday, May 11, 2001.
Mr. Standard was born April 20, 1920, a son of the late Sam and Kate Folsom Standard.
He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and had retired from Pet and Coble Dairies.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Talley officiating.
Mr. Standard is survived by his wife, Vera Alston Standard, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Cheryl Standard, Braselton, and Bill and Vicki Standard, Winder; brother, Charles Standard, Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Sue Standard, Columbus; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. MCCORD
Jackson County native
POWDER SPRINGS - Mrs. Gussie Yarborugh McCord, 86, died Monday, May 14, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. McCord had lived in Marietta for 50 years. She had been employed with Fletcher's Jewelry Service, with 30 years of service.
Mrs. McCord was preceded in death by her husband, Hester E. McCord.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Tom Lee officiating.
Mrs. McCord is survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc., 1925 Century Boulevard, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

DR. ALEXANDER
Commerce Lions
Club member
ATHENS - Dr. Manuel Alexander, 72, died Sunday, May 20, 2001.
A native of Madras State, South India, Dr. Alexander was a son of the late Victor and Rajammal Manuel.
He received his BS degree from Madras University in India and his MD degree from Stanley Medical College, Madras State, South India. Dr. Alexander was a member of the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons, the Association of Karla Medical Graduates, the Georgia Association of Physicians from India, the Board of Directors of R.S.D. Society, the American Medical Association and the Commerce Lions Club.
He practiced in England from 1967 to 1977, and from 1977 until the present, he was an orthopedic surgeon in Commerce at Banks, Jackson County Hospital, specializing in arthrosopy surgery. Dr. Alexander maintained courtesy privileges at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and at Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Athens and The Mar-Thoma Church of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Right Rev. Dr. Zacharias Mar Theophilus, Bishop of North America Dioceses of Mar-Thoma Church, and the Rev. Peter Courtney and Mandy Brady officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Athens. Physicians and staff of the Banks, Jackson County Hospital will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Dr. Alexander is survived by his wife, Susan Mathew Alexander, MD, Athens; two sons, Sunil Manuel Alexander and Suresh Mathew Alexander, both of Athens; step-mother, M.M. Rachel, Pathanapuram Kerala, South India; two sisters, M. Glory and M. Kochumol, both of Pathanapuram Kerala, South India; four brothers, M. Ebenezer and M. William, both of Madras, India; M. Albert, Atlanta, and M. Mathew, Pathanapuram Kerala, South India; 11 nephews and 17 nieces.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601, or to the Atlanta Mar-Thoma Church.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MRS. YOUNG
Homemaker
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Paralee Young, 76, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Lumpkin County, Mrs. Young was retired from the housekeeping department of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. She was also a homemaker for some time and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Frank William Young, a sister, Rosa Nell Childers, and a son-in-law, Emory W. Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Edward Rice and Bill Clark officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Shelia Young, Braselton, and James and Linda Young, Gainesville; sons, Junior Young, Cecil Young and Raymond Young, all of Gainesville; daughters, Lois Bryant, Barbara Young and Doris Martin, all of Gainesville; sister, Annie Mae Parker, Homer; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

MR. BRYANT
Korean War veteran
GAINESVILLE - Emory Wells Bryant, 69, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, following a sudden illness.
A graduate of Georgia State University, Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the Korean War and was the retired owner and operator of Bryant International, which he founded in 1970. He was a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club for over 25 years and was active in the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Bryant was a loving husband, father and grandfather, stated family members.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with Dr. Bill Waterstradt and Elder Jerod Garfield officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Lois; children and their spouses, Dawn Fulenwider (Jay), Jeff Bryant (Nicole), Janie Miller (Randy), Betty Faust (Rick), and Billy Nix; sister, Nina Ring, Gainesville, Fla.; brothers, Rufus Bryant and Charles Bryant, North Augusta, S.C.; brothers-in-law, David Young, Braselton, and James, Junior, Cecil and Raymond Young, all of Gainesville; sisters-in-law, Barbara Young and Doris Martin, both of Gainesville; grandchildren, Hannah Fulenwider, Kody and Kendall Miller, Zachery and Brandy Faust and Drew Bryant; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Hillside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001

Gordon O. Gaines
Gordon O. Gaines, 65, of Orlando, Fla., died Monday, May 14, 2001.
Born in Gadsden, Ala., Mr. Gaines moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was employed as a warehouse manager and was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Gaines was a member of the Moose Club.
Mr. Gaines is survived by his wife, Gracie Jane Gaines, Orlando, Fla.; one son, Richard Gaines, Plymouth, Fla.; two daughters, Paris Crisp, Eustis, Fla., and Darlene Poffinbarger, Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Sharon Craft, Hartwell; and six grandchildren.
Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 23, 2001

MRS. STOCKTON
Jackson County native
CONYERS - Mrs. Willie W. Stockton, 80, a native of Jackson County, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Stockton was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Stockton.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Rockdale Baptist church with Dr. Steve Powers officiating. Burial was in East View Cemetery, Conyers.
Survivors include two sons, Marshall Stockton, Andalusia, Ala., and Gene Stockton, Conyers; one daughter, Barbara Watson, Conyers; two brothers, Jimmy Whitlock, Commerce, and Max Whitlock, Knoxville, Tenn.; five sisters, Sara Benton, Commerce, Rachel Heery, Decatur, Mary Brooks, Athens, and Elenor Yates and Carolyn Autry, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Harry L. White Funeral Home, Conyers, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 23, 2001


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