Jackson County Obituaries...

June 6, 2001

MR. CARLOSS
Retired manager
JEFFERSON - Charles Thurman "Chuck" Carloss, 74, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Lebanon, Tenn., Mr. Carloss was born December 13, 1926. He was a son of the late Barter Cole and Thelma Allen McFarland Carloss.
Mr. Carloss was a retired manager with Porter Truss Co., Jefferson, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. He was also a member of the Jefferson Lions Club, the Dryden Veterans Association, the Jefferson Dragon Booster Club and the Almont Dryden Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. J.B. Benson, James Black, Keith Gilbert, Don Porter, Dwight Porter, Jimmy Pruitt, Ed Thompson and Tabo Tolbert served as pallbearers.
Mr. Carloss is survived by his wife, Evelyn Carloss, Jefferson; two sons, Brian Carloss, Buford, and William Charles "Bill" Carloss, Jefferson; one sister, Kate Arnold, Lebanon, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 188 Martin Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MS. HAYES
North Carolina native
JEFFERSON - Ms. Stephanie Lynn Hayes, 29, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at her residence.
Ms. Hayes was born in Fort Bragg, N.C., on January 4, 1972, a daughter of Bob Hayes, Jefferson, and Lynn Pair Hayes, Alpharetta.
She had lived most of her life in Lawrenceville and was a graduate of Brookwood High School. Ms. Hayes attended Liberty University in Virginia.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, with Carol Matthews officiating. Burial was in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Sean Malone, Brett Duke, Chris Pair, John Avery, Matt Hayes and Jim Hayes served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one daughter, Shannah Hayes, Hoschton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Sean Malone, Hoschton, and Joanna and Brett Duke, Atlanta; grandparents, Bill and Peggy Hayes, Loganville, and Miriam Pair, Suwanee.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. JAMES
Retired businessman
JEFFERSON - John Howard James, 89, a retired businessman, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. James was born May 3, 1912, in Franklin County, a son of the late Joseph Clinton and Cora Leona Teate James.
He operated Jefferson Western Auto Store for 22 years and attended Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson. Mr. James was a life member of the Jefferson Lions Club for 48 years, a life member of the American Legion, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Janelle Drake.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Members of the Jefferson Lions Club and the American Legion served as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. James is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lavenia James, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Jerome Fleeman, Gastonia, N.C.; daughter, Catherine James Piper, Elberton; grandchildren, Samuel Jerome Fleeman Jr. and wife, Angie, Lavinia Elizabeth Hughes and husband, Charles, Linda Lou Ford and husband, Vic, and Amy Katherine Piper James and husband, Michael; great-grandchildren, Samuel Jerome Fleeman III, Bailey Ann Fleeman, Victoria Elizabeth Hughes, Benjamin James Hughes and Kelsey Elizabeth Ford; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to one's local chapter of the American Heart Association.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

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 were 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 was 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.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MRS. GARNER
Jackson County native
CARLTON - Mrs. Gladys Arnold Garner, 73, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Garner was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Axie Pamela Waters Arnold.
She was a member of Thy Tower Community Chapel, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Browns Family Cemetery, Carlton. Heath Gilley, Scott Wilson, Brian Jones, Bill Cowart, Daniel Cowart and Alan Bridges served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Garner is survived by her husband, Jack Garner; one daughter, Jacqui Garner Gilley, Carlton; one sister, Hazel Jones, Jefferson; two grandchildren, Heath and Janice Gilley, Carlton; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Heath and Abby.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MRS. PEPPERS
White Plains
Baptist member
WINDER - Mrs. Omie A. Peppers, 88, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Peppers was a daughter of the late Cole and Colie Wilson Lee.
She had resided in Barrow County for the past 49 years.
Mrs. Peppers was a housewife and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Deaton officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Peppers is survived by her husband, Hugh M. Peppers, Winder; one son, Kenneth Lee, Winder; one step-daughter, Shirley Wells, Winder; and five grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. YARBER
Jackson County native
BALDWIN - Donald Edward Yarber, 45, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at a private hospital.
Mr. Yarber was born June 7, 1955, in Jackson County. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Mt. View Baptist Church with the Revs. James Harvey and R.M. Lacey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, William and Florence Brock Payne, Baldwin, and Robert and Pat Yarber, Old Town, Fla.; one daughter, Angela Yarber Workman, Cornelia; six sisters, Debora Brown and Wanda Crowe, both of Baldwin, Rachel Sikes, Tampa, Fla., Betty Ann Strout, Blairsville, and Alice Yarber and Norma Yarber, both of Florida; three brothers, Mitchell Payne and Randy Yarber, both of Baldwin, and Kenneth Yarber, Florida; and two grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. JONES
Hall County native
HOMER - Kenneth Jones, 65, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Hart County Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Hoke and Annie Miller Jones.
He was retired from the Commerce-Jefferson Water Plant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Ralph O. Smith and Stan Hopwood officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Rita Allen, Jefferson, Marie Tatum and Juanita Simmons, both of Ila, and Mary Ann Page, Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Rudy Jones, Jefferson, Randy Jones, Canton, and Wallie Fowler, Missouri; two sisters, Eva Overby, Gainesville, and Lucille Crane, Maysville; one brother, Glenn Jones, Lavonia; a special friend, Lelia Hammond, Homer; and nine grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. EDWARDS
Farmer
JEFFERSON - William Franklin Edwards, 84, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Edwards was born May 1, 1917. He was a son of the late Sam and Della Church Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a farmer, a retired school bus driver with the Jackson County School System and a retired store owner. Mr. Edwards was a member of Talmo Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Davis Edwards, a son, Larry Edwards, and a son-in-law, Thomas Cochran.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Oconee Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton and the Rev. Kenneth Barrett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Billy Edwards, Danny Edwards, Dave Mooney, Timmy Edwards, Nicholas Sorrow, Gene Cochran, Andy Edwards and Mark Edwards served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter, Peggy Cochran, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Donnette and Boyd Crocker, Jefferson, Betty and Tommy Miller, Commerce, and Margaret and David Mooney, Martin; sons and daughters-in-law, E.J. and Carol Edwards, Athens, and Kenneth and Mary Edwards, Jefferson; daughter-in-law, Iris Edwards, Jefferson; brothers, Douglas Edwards, Spartanburg, S.C., and James Edwards, Jefferson; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

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MR. GRIMES
Commerce
Police Chief
COMMERCE - George Herbert Grimes, 55, police chief for the City of Commerce, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Gwinnett Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Grimes was born November 26, 1945, a son of Alice Demeade, Charleston, S.C., and the late Herbert Grimes.
He served on the board of directors for Columbus Command College and served as chairman of the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad of Northeast Georgia. Mr. Grimes was a member of the Commerce Kiwanis Club and a member of the Georgia Association of Police.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Dr. Don Paulson officiating.
Mr. Grimes is survived by his wife, Susan Grimes, Commerce; two step-sons, Jimmy Parris, Loganville, and Doug Parris, Dacula; one sister, Jenny Bean, Charleston, S.C.; and one grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. PENDERGRASS
Student
COMMERCE - Nathaniel Franklin Pendergrass, 27, a student, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pendergrass was born May 4, 1974, in Tucker, a son of Harold F. and April D. Hahn Pendergrass, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Tommy Cowart and Pastor David Coker officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Kirk O. Pendergrass, Commerce, and Zachary J. Pendergrass, Arcade; step-grandmother, Laura Pendergrass, Tucker; great-grandmother, Nellie Oyer Johnson, Albert Lea, Minn.; and two nephews.
Ivie Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. WATERS
Ford Motor
Company retiree
COMMERCE - Billy Lamar Waters, 69, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Rome, Mr. Waters was born March 18, 1932, a son of Ottie Mae Jones Waters, Rome, and the late Mac Duff Waters.
He was retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer, with the Revs. Danny Greene and Henry Webb officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Waters is survived by his wife, Barbara Waters, Commerce; three sons, Micheal Allen Hatcher, Forest Park, Rodney L. Hatcher, Riverdale, and Michael M. Waters, Mobile, Ala.; one daughter, Carrie W. English, Milner; one brother, Mack D. Waters, Rome; three sisters, Sue Hudson, Chattanooga, Tenn., Katherine Littlejohn, Long Beach, Calif., and Dorothy Sims, East Point; and 12 grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MRS. POTTS
Apple Valley
Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Fammie Lou Thomas Potts, 81, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001.
Mrs. Potts was born in Jackson County March 23, 1920. She was a daughter of the late Leonard A. and Betty Chambers Thomas.
Mrs. Potts was retired from Commerce Sportswear and was a member of Apple Valley Baptist Church.
She was the wife of the late John Mays Potts and was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Garrett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Apple Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Billy and June Crowe, Stone Mountain; brothers, Robert Thomas and Ray Thomas, both of Blacksbury, S.C., and James Thomas, Shelby, N.C.; sisters, Frances Thrift, Shelby, N.C., Hazel Chapman, Charlotte, N.C., and Edith Hager, Huntersville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Dudley Crowe, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Johnny Garrett and Wayne Garrett, both of Commerce, and Randy Garrett, Jefferson; and six great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MRS. MCDONALD
Homemaker
SPARTA - Mrs. Betty McDonald, 71, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Sparta Health Care Center following an extended illness.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. McDonald was born March 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Rucker and Belle Porter Lee.
She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church cemetery, Bogart.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by a son, Travis McDonald, Grovetown.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. RAGAN
World War II veteran
CLARKESVILLE - George W. Ragan, 80, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Ragan was a son of the late John and Lena Davidson Ragan.
He had lived in the Chamblee area for most of his life and had lived in Habersham County for the past three years.
Mr. Ragan was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, and was retired from General Motors. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Ragan was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Brown Ragan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Oakey Mountain Baptist Church, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Brion Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Sue Griffith and Karen Lynn Lahmeyer, both of Chamblee; two sons, Danny Ragan, Clarkesville, and George D. Ragan, Stone Mountain; two brothers, John Edward Ragan, Charlotte, N.C., and Clarence Ragan, Gainesville; one sister, Lois Martin, Gainesville; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
Hillside Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. JOHNSON
Brother of countians
ATHENS - Richard Johnson Sr., 86, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001.
Mr. Johnson was a son of the late George Washington and Willie Mae Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, West, with the Rev. A.R. Killian officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Ollie C. McDowell, Greensboro, N.C.; one son, Richard Johnson Jr., Athens; four sisters, Sarah Rucker, Lucy Wilson, Octavia Ursher and Odessa Newton, all of Jefferson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MR. BRUMBALOW
Retired carpenter
HOSCHTON - Byron Brady Brumbalow, 74, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Rabun County Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Shelby, N.C., Mr. Brumbalow had lived in Hall and Forsyth counties for most of his life. He was a son of the late Rev. J.E. and Ola Mae Irvin Brumbalow.
Mr. Brumbalow was a retired carpenter and had worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department, and also for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. He was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. David Pruitt and J.W. Helton officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanene Cofer, Dawsonville, and Sueject Matthews, Cumming; one son, Stan Brumbalow, Jefferson; three brothers, Curtis L. Brumbalow, Jefferson, W. Cecil Brumbalow, Charlotte, N.C., and Donnie D. Brumbalow, Dawsonville; two sisters, Fairy Mote and Gladys Black, both of Gainesville; five grandsons, three granddaughters, two great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001

MRS. JOHNSON
Sister of countian
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Gladys Johnson, 77, died Thursday, May 31, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Henry Marshall and Lillie Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. D.T. Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Eddie Johnson; three daughters, Janice J. Johnson and Beverly Ann Johnson, both of Danielsville, and Wendy J. Arnold, Athens; three sons, John Marshall Colbert, Crawford, Larry Robert Johnson, Athens, and Dennis Pierre Johnson, Comer; four sisters, Trudy McKeever, Commerce, Lula Mae Colbert, Danielsville, Rosie Jones, Athens, and Ida Brown, Garner, N.C.; two brothers, Durham Johnson and James Johnson, both of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 6, 2001


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