Jackson County Obituaries...

May 30, 2001

MR. CATHEY
Data processing
consultant
JEFFERSON - Dennis Edward Cathey, 64, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Athena Rehab of Clayton, Lake City, Ga., following an extended illness.
Mr. Cathey was born September 9, 1936, in Charlotte, N.C. He was a son of the late Adrian and Gaither Johnston Cathey.
Mr. Cathey served in the Air Force and was employed as a data processing consultant. He was a member of Paw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Earl Bland and the Revs. Kenneth Law and Marlon Thomas officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Todd Benton, Wesley Cook, Bill Fulghum, Greg Hart, Kelly Porter and Jeff Whelchel served as pallbearers.
Mr. Cathey is survived by his wife, Evelyn Cathey, Jefferson; son, Robert Lee Akin II, Nicholson; daughter, Melissa Exum, Douglasville; sister, Janis Campbell, Ellenwood; brother, Gene Cathey, Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MRS. THOMAS
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Martha Kay Thomas, 80, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Thomas was born February 28, 1921, in Monroe County. She was a daughter of the late James Wallace and Mary McClain Kay.
Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was a Friend of the Library. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Madison C. Thomas, and a sister, Carolyn McCall.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Burial was in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James Thomas, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters, Anna Diemond, Commerce, Caroline Miller, Destin, Fla., and Lindy Roberts, Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, Billy Kay, Sandersville; one sister, Mary Frances Tyson, Augusta; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank or to Parkinson's research.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MR. BROCK
Jackson County native
JEFFERSON - Robert Lee Brock, 54, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Brock was born December 14, 1946, in Jackson County, a son of the late Mary Brock Fambrough.
He worked in maintenance with the city government.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Roman's Road Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating.
Mr. Brock is survived by his wife, Millie Sue Brock, Jefferson; two sons, Jeff Brock and Tim Brock, both of Jefferson; three brothers, Henry Brock, Alabama, James Brock, Winder, and David Fambrough, Braselton; three sisters, Wanda Fambrough, Hambersham County, Jackie Howard, Winder, Barbara Rives, Jefferson; and two grandchildren, Cody Allen Roberts and Katelin Cope Brock.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MRS. KEY
Homemaker
CORNELIA - Mrs. Lucy E. Key, 89, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Key was born April 25, 1912, a daughter of the late Isaiah Newton and Missourie Miller Lackey.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Key was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Key, and two sons, Marvin King and Robert King.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one step-daughter, Doris Blackwell, Augusta; one step-son, Carl Key Jr., Augusta; one sister, Ollie Wee Meeks, Commerce; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MRS. BENTON
Sister of countian
HULL - Mrs. Olene "Jo" Benton, 76, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Benton was a daughter of the late Leonard L. and Luvie Smith Adams.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Benton's nephews served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Benton is survived by her husband, James A. Benton; daughter, Kathy Watson Connell, Danielsville; sons, Gary Walker, Henderson, N.C., and Sammy Walker, Lawrenceville; sisters, Allane Perry, Commerce, and Ouida Creswell, Abbeville; five grandchildren, Melinda Spence, Kristi Watson, Candice White, Kevin Walker and Ashley Walker; four great-grandchildren, Mary Beth Spence, Karey Spence, Holden White and Garret White; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MISS ELDER
World War II veteran
MONROE - Miss Sylvia Gertrude Elder, 79, formerly of Jefferson, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Miss Elder was born in Jackson County on December 27, 1921. She was a daughter of the late Elmer H. Elder and Ruth Webb Elder.
Miss Elder was a homemaker and was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson. She was a member of the Navy Waves and was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Miss Elder was preceded in death by death by two brothers, J. Douglas Elder and J.M. Elder.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Galilee Christian Church, with Minister Tom Plank and Tony Dyer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Shane Sorrow, Brian Bone, Mike Sheridan, Van Sheridan, Mark Bone, Stephen Kinney and Ron Kinney served as pallbearers.
Survivors include her step-mother, Blanche Calhoun Elder, Winder; one sister, Hilda Elder Bone, Monroe; one half-sister, Charlotte Bonnemer, Winder; one half-brother, Thomas Foster Elder, Winder; three nieces, Mildred Elrod, Sheila Cox and Janet Elder; two nephews, Harold Bone and Howard Elder; and an aunt, Janice Webb Doster, North Carolina.
Memorials may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

 


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MRS. ARMOUR
Homemaker
LULA - Mrs. Paralee Thomas Armour, 79, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born December 8, 1921, in Hall County, Mrs. Armour was a daughter of the late Jim and Mary Thomas.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Living Mission United Methodist Church. Mrs. Armour was preceded in death by her husband, Lem Dock Armour, and a daughter, Loutene Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Jacob Armour officiating. Burial will be in the Living Mission United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lou Simonds, Braselton; one son, Bud Armour, Lula; three brothers, Charlie Thomas, Baldwin, Bobby Thomas, South Carolina, and Billy Thomas, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MR. CROWE
Owner of Manning's Drayage Service
WINDER - Manning Waymon Crowe, 64, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Sisken Rehab Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mr. Crowe was the owner and operator of Manning's Drayage Service Inc. He was preceded in death by his father, Marcus Waymon Crowe.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Richard Hoard officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Crowe is survived by his wife, Peggy Harbin Crowe, Winder; one son, Perry Crowe, Winder; two daughters, Cindy Hutchins, Watkinsville, and Hella Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn.; his mother, Mrs. Velma Crowe, Winder; four brothers, Gerrell Crowe, Dale Crowe and Bruce Crowe, all of Winder, and Levoy Crowe, Gaffney, S.C.; two sisters, Shelby Stancil, Hoschton, and Kaye Simmons, Jefferson; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MR. COOK
Retired electrician
ALTO - Laymon Brady Cook, 80, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Cook was born in Banks County on February 3, 1921. He was a son of the late Burt and Lola Brady Cook.
Mr. Cook was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a retired electrician with Mt. Vernon Mills. He was a member of VFW Post #7720 and attended Alto Congregational Holiness Church.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by a son, Keith Cook, two brothers, Edwin and Lloyd Cook, a sister, Mildred Payne.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Leon Brown and Melvin Stephens and Jackie Ballew officiating. Burial was in the Yonah Congregational Holiness Church cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter #15.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Jewell Wade Cook, Alto; four daughters, Linda McElroy, Commerce, Joyce King, Baldwin, Beverly Shackelford, Lawrenceville, and Camilla Rumsey, Alto; two sons, Larry Cook, Baldwin, and Kevin Cook, Cornelia; one sister, Marjorie Blackburn, Alto; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MR. PRUITT
Father of countian
SENECA, S.C. - James Oliver Pruitt Jr. died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Oconee Memorial Hospital.
A native of Seneca, S.C., Mr. Pruitt was a son of the late James Oliver Sr. and Euna Stevenson Pruitt.
He was the retired owner and operator of Pruitt Furniture Company and was a member and former deacon of Seneca Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was a retired U.S. Army veteran, having served in both the North African and Italian Campaign of the European Theater during World War II. He was wounded at Anzio Beach and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Good Combat Medal and a Purple Heart.
Mr. Pruitt was a member of both the Seneca American Legion and the Seneca Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. He was also a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pruitt was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Pruitt Hart and husband, Ken, and a brother, Dan Pruitt.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, May 31, at Seneca Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oconee Memorial Park.
Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Wilma Allen Pruitt; sons, James Lynn Pruitt and wife, Pamela, Lavonia, and Mike Pruitt and wife, Rita, Townville, S.C.; daughter, Cynthia Pruitt Gregg and husband, Rex, Commerce; brothers Frank Pruitt and wife, Ada Nell, Seneca, S.C., and Perry Pruitt and wife, Louise, West Union, S.C.; sister-in-law, Marian Pruitt, Rolla, Mo.; and grandchildren, Allen Pruitt, Crystal Pruitt Williamson and husband, Jerry, and Russ "Russie" Gregg.
Memorials may be made to Country Christian Care, 207 Farm House Lane, Fair Play, SC 29643.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davenport Funeral Home, Walhalla, S.C.
Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001

MRS. PEACOCK
Homemaker
MAYSVILLE - Mrs. Carolyn Peacock, 66, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Peacock was born January 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Augustus and Lona Nichols Streetman.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mrs. Peacock is survived by her husband, C.V. Peacock, Maysville; two sons, David Peacock and Mark A. Peacock, both of Maysville; one daughter, Gail Kelch, Maysville; two sisters, Evelyn Frady, Gainesville, and Flonnie M. Wagner, Chamblee; and four grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, May 30, 2001

MRS. BENTON
Sister of countian
HULL - Mrs. Olene "Jo" Benton, 76, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Benton was a daughter of the late Leonard L. and Luvie Smith Adams.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Benton's nephews served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Benton is survived by her husband, James A. Benton; daughter, Kathy Watson Connell, Danielsville; sons, Gary Walker, Henderson, N.C., and Sammy Walker, Lawrenceville; sisters, Allane Perry, Commerce, and Ouida Creswell, Abbeville; five grandchildren, Melinda Spence, Kristi Watson, Candice White, Kevin Walker and Ashley Walker; four great-grandchildren, Mary Beth Spence, Karey Spence, Holden White and Garret White; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 30, 2001


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