Jackson County Obituaries...

June 13, 2001

MRS. POTTS
Apple Valley
Baptist member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Fannie 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 were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Apple Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was 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.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. DUFFELL
White Plains Baptist Church member
BALDWIN - Mrs. Ruby Faye Duffell, 90, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Scenic Health Care Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Duffell was born October 15, 1910. She was a daughter of the late Henry William "H.W." Healan and Dovie Selina Smith.
Mrs. Duffell was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace B. Duffell.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Nell Allen, Jefferson; four step-daughters, Del Turner, Stockbridge, Eula Smith, Commerce, Maggie McClain, Jefferson, and Glennie Brookshire, Atlanta; three step-sons, Allen Duffell, Carnesville, George Duffell, Jefferson, and Horace Duffell, Beaufort, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. LORD
Painter
JEFFERSON - Mark Anthony Lord, 43, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Lord was born January 15, 1958. He was a son of Harold and Doris Lemley Lord.
Mr. Lord was employed as a painter and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the chapel of Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Swayne Cochran and William Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond Methodist Church cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include his beloved daughters, Kimberly Lord and Melissa Lord, both of Jefferson; sisters, Laurie Bond, Elberton, and Reginia Love, Pendergrass; brother, Dwight Lord, Lakeland, Fla.; and grandchildren, Alyxis Harding, Arianna Levigne and Timothy Levigne, all of Jefferson.
Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. DYE
Homemaker
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Angie Rieves Gunter Dye, 68, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Dye was a daughter of the late Lude W. and Ava Hogan Rieves.
She was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Danielsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Alexander officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery. Ben Gunter, Jeremy Gunter, Braxton Wyatt, Dayton Strickland, Brody Strickland and Russell Isom served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Dye is survived by her husband, Billy Dye; three daughters, Patricia Wyatt Chakmakian, Loganville, Juanita Strickland, Danielsville, and Freita Strickland, Comer; two sons, Jerry Wade Gunter, Hoschton, and David Wayne Gunter, Danielsville; one sister, Mildred Rieves, Danielsville; and 11 grandchildren.
Brown's Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. STROM
Mother of countian
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. - Mrs. Marjory Lansing Strom died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Fleet Landing Retirement Center, Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Strom was born September 20, 1923, in Minneapolis, Minn., a daughter of Donald and Ruth Lansing.
She attended the University of Minnesota and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Mrs. Strom moved from Minnesota to Florida in 1951. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach and was known for her pastel portraitures.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include children, William C. Stout, Commerce, Lans Stout, Atlantic Beach, Fla., and Julie Anderson, Neptune Beach, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North East Florida.
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

WILLIAMS
Infant
STATHAM - Stormy Jean Williams, infant daughter of Michael and Kathy Lackey Williams, died Friday, June 8, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bud McDonald officiating. Burial was in the Attica Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include brothers, Mack Lackey, Ila, and Joseph Williams, Winterville; grandparents, Bobby Williams, Athens, Shirley Coker and Martha Phillips, both of Jefferson, and Darrell and Loretta Phillips, Danielsville; and great-grandmothers, Gladys Waters, Commerce, and Claudia Fowler, Jefferson.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. GIVENS
Retired brick mason
AUBURN - Marsell Givens, 64, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, following an extended illness.
Mr. Givens was a retired brick mason and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Revs. Eric Landress and Carl Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the Ewing Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, Dacula.
Mr. Givens is survived by his wife, Dale Martin, Auburn; three daughters, Shelba Jean Hortman, Dacula, Jackie Denise Williams, Athens, and Pamela Kay Vosberg, Auburn; one son, Christopher Todd Givens, Auburn; his mother, Willie Mae Givens, Dacula; three brothers, Edward Givens and Dwight Givens, Auburn, and Billy Joe Everett, Pendergrass; four sisters, Angileene Barrett, Dacula, Gelaine Lance and Kathleen Burgess, both of Lawrenceville, and Haroldene Scroggs, Auburn; and five grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends all day Wednesday at the funeral home.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. KLINE
Father of two
HULL - Allen S. Kline Sr., 46, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Winter Garden, Fla., Mr. Kline was the son of Valerie Kline Davidson Perdue, Cornelia, and the late William F. Kline. He was the husband of the late Deborah Lorraine Kline, and the father of the late Allen S. Kline Jr.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Rice and Walter Singletary officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Rachel Baxter, Hull; one sister, Debora Mann, Norcross; and two grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. KLINE
Florida native
HULL - Allen S. Kline Jr., 20, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Kline was born August 30, 1980, in Orlando, Fla. He was the son of the late Allen Stephen Kline Sr. and Deborah Lorraine Kline.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church cemetery with the Revs. Terry Rice and Walter Singletary officiating.
Mr. Kline is survived by a sister, Rachel Baxter, Hull; and grandmother, Valerie Davidson Kline Perdue, Cornelia.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. LORD
Purple Heart recipient
APPLING - Herman Roger Lord Sr., 79, husband of Mrs. Mae Lord, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at University Hospital.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Lord had been an Augusta area resident since 1962.
He retired from Georgia Power as a foreman and was a member of the Georgia Power Ambassadors Club, along with the Martinez Lodge #710 F. & A.M. Mr. Lord was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Platt's Funeral Home, Evans. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Patrick Lord and Roger Lord Jr., both of Evans; one step-son, Robert Garasic, Augusta; one daughter, Katy Stanley, Lubbock, Texas; three step-daughters, Veronica Chalker, Augusta, Barbara Daniel, Black Mountain, N.C., and Linda Cummins, Brunswick; two sisters, Helen Jackson, Lincolnton, and Mildred Barrett, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Dunn's Chapel United Methodist Church, where Mr. Lord was a member.
Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. BRYANT
Father of countian
BOWMAN - James Fredrick "Rambler" Bryant, 54, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Elbert Memorial Hospital, Elberton.
Mr. Bryant was born in Whiteville County on April 16, 1947. He was a son of Lonnie Bryant, Snellville, and the late Betty Scalley Bryant.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Shirley Jo Hall Bryant, Bowman; five sons, James Oliver Bryant, David Wayne Bryant and Joey Patrick Bryant, all of Bowman, Jessie Owen Bryant, Commerce, and Billy Wilson, Elberton; two daughters, Annette Bryant Neal, Dewy Rose, and Amanda Faith Bryant, Bowman; and eight grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

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MR. HARDIGREE
Owner of
Hardigree's Lake
WINDER - John Willie "Papa John" Hardigree, 82, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. Hardigree was a son of the late Willie and Willie Mae Fincher Hardigree.
He had resided in Barrow County for all of his life and owned Hardigree's Lake in Statham. Mr. Hardigree was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Hal Tapp officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hardigree is survived by his wife, Retha Hardigree, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Royce and Debra Hardigree, James and Bettey Hardigree and Richard and Denise Hardigree, all of Winder; sons, Edward Hardigree, Killeen, Texas, David Hardigree, Covington, and Johnny Hardigree, Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Mike Johnson, Winder; daughter, Evelyn Sargent, Nicholson; five brothers, James Hardigree, Hoschton, Joel Hardigree, Statham, Harold Hardigree, Winder, Herbert Hardigree, Jonesboro, and Rammie Hardigree, Monroe; four sisters, Lillian Finch and Lara Finch, both of Grovetown, Annie Fleming, Bogart, and Louise Fincher, Winder; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. SWINDLE
Mother of four
FAIRBURN - Mrs. Faye Swindle, the widow of Theo Swindle, Jackson County, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in Fairburn.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Erastus Christian Church cemetery, Hull, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.
Mrs. Swindle is survived by two daughters, Witona Manttari, North Augusta, S.C., and Barbara Gay Stevens, Akin, S.C.; two sons, M. Tillman Swindle, Roswell, and Michael Swindle, Griffin; one sister, Ruth Asher, Tucker; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Sq., Suite B, Bradford Sq. Business Park, Fayetteville, GA 30215.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. WORLEY
Banks County native
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Geneva Worley, 83, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, following injuries sustained in an accident.
Born in Banks County, Mrs. Worley had lived in Hall County since 1967. She was a daughter of the late W.A. and Sallie Wade Chandler.
Mrs. Worley was retired from Warren Featherbone Company, where she worked as an inspector for many years, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, said family members, and was loved by all who knew her.
She was also known for her beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments, family added. "She is going to make God's garden so beautiful."
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Riverbend Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Payne, Bucky Kennedy and Danny Newbern and Dr. Tom Smiley officiating, along with the eulogy by Capt. Shane Lazenby. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery.
Mrs. Worley is survived by her husband, Lonnie Worley, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine and Dudley Trapnell and Elaine and Stanley Sexton, all of Gainesville, and Judy and Colie Lacey, Commerce; sister, Hilda Chasteen, Commerce; grandchildren, Keith and Laura Lacey, Mansfield, Texas, Kelly and Kirk Barrett and Cheri and Alvin Turk, all of Gainesville, Gail and John Beauchamp, Nicholson, Jennifer and Shane Lazenby, Fayetteville, N.C., and Kristi and Greg Simmons, Winder; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. COX
Homemaker
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Jossie Mae Cox, 74, died Saturday, June 9, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Cox was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Seabolt Robinson.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Danielsville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband, Bennie Robert Cox, Winterville; three sons, Larry Cox and David Cox, both of Danielsville, and Bennie Cox, Colbert; two daughters, Lois Bales, Danielsville, and Shirley Moon, Hull; one brother, Charles E. Robinson, Athens; two sisters, Mary Nelms, Bogart, and Maudie Bell Dalton, Copper Hill, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. LANDRESS
Co-founder of Landress and Smith
WINDER - W.C. "Bill" Landress Sr., 82, died Monday, June 11, 2001.
A native of Rome, Mr. Landress was a son of the late George and Ida Kellett Landress.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and later attended the University of Georgia, graduating in 1946 with a degree in accounting. Mr. Landress worked in the apparel industry, becoming a leader and a corporate executive in the field. He was co-founder of Landress and Smith in Hoschton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Brock Burnett officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia N. Landress, Winder; three daughters, Gale L. Seibert, Conyers, Laura "Poppy" Landress, Nashville, Tenn., and Lucy L. Hitt, Atlanta; one son, William C. "Chuck" Landress Jr., Douglasville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

THOMPSON
GAINESVILLE - Camisha Thompson, 24, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
The family will receive friends at the home of Jessie Carr, Gainesville.
Arrangements will be announced by Greenlee's Funeral Home, Gainesville.

MR. DUCK
Zion Baptist member
BRASELTON - Eugene Preston Duck, 87, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Duck was born February 19, 1914, in Jackson County, a son of the late William Preston and Evelyn Simmons Duck.
He was retired from Davis-Washington Lumber Company, Gainesville, with 48 years of service, and was a member of Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Duck was also a member of the Rockwell Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Duck.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Phillips and Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Terry Duck, Phil Duck, Tommy Parten, William Parten, Glenn Duck and David Duck served as pallbearers.
Mr. Duck is survived by his wife, Berthaleen Parten Duck, Braselton; two sons, Glenn Duck and David Duck, both of Braselton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MRS. OVERY
Mother of four
GAINESVILLE - Mrs. Deborah Overy, 45, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Overy was a native of Carroll County. She was employed as a waitress and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Burial was in Hillside Gardens, Gainesville.
Mrs. Overy is survived by her husband, Larry Overy, Gainesville; three daughters, Marie Whitten, Call, Texas, and Amanda Hayes and Tonya Overy, both of Gainesville; one son, Jeremy Smith, Gainesville; and four grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001

MR. SCHEEL
Engineer with
Santa Fe Railroad
COMMERCE - Clifford G. Scheel, 71, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born June 26, 1929, in Emporia, Kan., Mr. Scheel was a son of the late Clifford J. and Golda Mae Olgenburg Scheel.
He had been employed as an engineer with Santa Fe Railroad and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Athens. Mr. Scheel was also a lifetime member of the Handyman Club.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Hart officiating. A private burial will follow.
Mr. Scheel is survived by his wife, Karen Dee Scheel, Commerce; three sons, David Scheel, Jefferson, Robert Scheel, Belton, Mo., and Dennis Scheel, Commerce; one daughter, Tammy Tremblay, Commerce; and six grandchildren.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 800 West Lake Drive, Athens, or to Jackson County Rescue, P.O. Box 445, Jefferson, GA 30549.
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, June 13, 2001

MRS. FITZPATRICK
Erastus Christian Church member
DANIELSVILLE - Mrs. Leila Mildred Minish Fitzpatrick, 83, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born June 2, 1918. She was a daughter of the late David Lee and Eva Leila O'Kelly Minish.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been employed as a lunchroom attendant with the Madison County School System and was a member of Erastus Christian Church. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Minister Carl Beckham officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick is survived by her husband, Wilson Fitzpatrick, Danielsville; five sons, Berry Fitzpatrick, Hull, Johnny Fitzpatrick and Millard Fitzpatrick, both of Ila, Kenneth W. Fitzpatrick, Danielsville, and Kimsey Fitzpatrick, Colbert; four sisters, Lessie Benton and Susie Davis, both of Commerce, Hallie Fitzpatrick, Ila, and Gwyn Johnson, Jefferson; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 13, 2001


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