Jackson County Obituaries...

August 15, 2001

MR. BECK
Owner of
landscaping business
JEFFERSON - Gregory Lynn Beck, 35, died Monday, August 13, 2001, at his residence following an accident.
Mr. Beck was born September 7, 1965, in Hall County. He was the owner and operator of Greg Beck Landscaping.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 16, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bud McDonald and Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial will be in the Williamson Family Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Christie Beck, Jefferson; his father, Johnny Daniel Beck, Pendergrass; his mother and step-father, Joan and John Cody, Jefferson; two sons, Trent Beck and Trey Beck, both of Jefferson; three brothers, Chad Beck, Ken Beck and Scott Cody, all of Jefferson; one sister, Dawn Cody, Jefferson; and grandparents, Leroy and Irene Beck, Pendergrass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trust Fund for Christie, Trey and Trent Beck, c/o Regions Bank, P.O. Box 5, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MISS HOLMAN
Homemaker
HOSCHTON - Miss Pearlie Holman, 94, of the Duncan Creek Community, died Monday, August 13, 2001, following an extended illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Miss Holman was a daughter of the late Ike and Alice Smith Holman.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Duncan Creek Congregational Church, Buford. Miss Holman was preceded in death by three sisters, Omie Holman, Dessie Holman and Mae Holman Munday, and five brothers, William Holman, Alvin Holman, Dewey Holman, Troy Holman and Herman Holman.
She was the last sibling of a pioneer family of Gwinnett County.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Cedric Banks officiating. Burial was in the Duncan Creek Congregational Church cemetery with the Rev. Dee Dillin officiating at graveside.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Mrs. Flora P. Holman, Hoschton; nieces, Betty Holman Christensen, Lebanon, Ruth Holman Goins, Social Circle, Runelle Holman Walker, Ellijay, and Brenda Holman Herndon, Hoschton; nephews, Dean Holman, Loganville, Sherrel Munday, Conyers, and Donnie Munday, Buford; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. PRIGMORE
Medical technologist
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Nancy Idelle Prigmore, 80, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Prigmore was born April 20, 1921, in Barrow County, a daughter of the late Robert Edmund and Mary Pierce Ferguson.
She served as chief medical technologist for Grady Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital and was a college professor at Georgia State University. Mrs. Prigmore was a member of Parkview Unitarian Church, Lilburn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Dr. Mickey Kirkindoll officiating.
Survivors include one son, Leslie Earl Prigmore Jr., Houston, Texas; one daughter, Mary Ann Puckett, Jefferson; one sister, Juanita Brimer, Waleska; one brother, Roy Ferguson, College Park; and three grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. GEE
Pond Fork Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Ralph Edwin Gee, 58, died Friday, August 10, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Gee was born February 20, 1943. He was a son of the late R.L. and Bessie Anderson Gee.
Mr. Gee was employed as a meat cutter and was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Chris Gee, Ohio, and Gary Gee, Jefferson; and one sister, Louise Norris, Pendergrass.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. BRADY
Former
Jefferson resident
DOUGLASVILLE - Richard Jewett "POP" Brady, 84, formerly of Jefferson, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Garden Terrace Nursing Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Brady was born July 17, 1917. He was a son of the late John Gordon and Pauline Crumley Brady.
Mr. Brady was retired from the textile industry as a loom fixer and was a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church, Douglasville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Carroll Brady.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Jerry Barrett and James Biddy officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Brady Jr., Douglasville, and Terry Boyd Brady, Conyers; one daughter, Carolyn Townsend, Douglasville; one brother, Hal Brady, Cleveland; one sister, Geneva Dyer, Stone Mountain; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. GOTTS
California native
COMMERCE - Harold Thomas Gotts, 37, died Saturday, August 11, 2001.
Mr. Gotts was born in California. He was self-employed and was a member of the Banks County Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Gotts was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Fredrick Henry Sunley officiating.
Mr. Gotts is survived by his father, Terrance Gotts; his mother and step-father, Shirley Rutherford Sunley and Charles Sunley; two sisters, Alice Colquitt, Comer, and Shelly Cooper, Forsyth; one brother, Carl F. Gotts, Hartwell; and two step-brothers, Charles G. Sunley and the Rev. Fredrick Henry Sunley, both of Banks County.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. MORTON
County office
manager for ASCS
JEFFERSON - Malcolm O. Morton, 80, county office manager for Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Morton was born September 1, 1920, in Gray, a son of the late James Everett and Mary Clyde Buck Morton.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Morton was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army/Air Force. He served in the battle of the CBI Theater.
Mr. Morton was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and served as chairman of numerous church committees. He was a member of the Jefferson City School Board for 28 years and served as chairman of the Jefferson School System Foundation. He was past president of the Jefferson Rotary Club and was a Will Watt Fellow and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Mr. Morton was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Griffith Morton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 16, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Cary Hilliyer officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Jimmy Baily, Nick Bledsoe, Charles Brooks, Jim Bryan, Steven Hix and Wes Whitlock will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Adams, Bobby Baily and members of the New Men's Sunday School Class.
Mr. Morton is survived by two daughters, Alice M. Bryan, Columbus, and Page Morton, Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren, Scott MacIntyre and Hunter Morton Bryan.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jefferson School System Foundation Endowment, P.O. Box 507, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the Jefferson First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 395, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. DAVIS
R & R Mfg. retiree
STATHAM - Mrs. Annie Bell Queen Davis, 81, died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Fuller Queen. She was retired from R & R Manufacturing Company, with 40 years of service, and was a member of the Statham First Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis assisted the elderly in her community by helping and delivering meals to them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Davis.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Ned Davis and Robert Stamey officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, Tom Davis, Winder, James E. Davis, Royston, and Larry Davis, Gainesville; three daughters, Ruby Lee Parten, Winder, Clara "C.J." Browning, Danielsville, and Jenet Meeks, Hoschton; one sister, Ruth Thrasher, Farmington; 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. STOWE
Commerce native
ASTOR, FLA. - James H. Stowe, 45, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, in Tavares, Fla.
Born in Commerce, Mr. Stowe was a son of Curtis and Flora Stowe, Commerce.
He was a former resident of Daytona Beach, Fla., where he was owner of Frank 'N Steins Pub. Mr. Stowe was also owner and operator of a residential construction company and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #294 F.&A.M., Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 9, in the chapel of Beyers Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Menendez officiating. Burial was in Astor-Astor Park Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mary S. Stowe, Astor, Fla.; one son, Nickolas Stowe, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Kellie Stowe, Norcross, and Greta Hill, Buford; and one sister, Cindy Brookshire, Commerce.
Beyers Funeral Home in Umatilla was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

 


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MRS.
MARCHBANKS
Mother of countian
LEXINGTON - Mrs. Ann Marchbanks, 60, died Friday, August 10, 2001.
A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Marchbanks was a daughter of Melvin McIntire, Lexington, and the late Addie Bridges McIntire.
She had resided in Oglethorpe County for the past five years and was a member of Glade United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, at Glade United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bridges Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include three daughters, Vicki Bowman, Albany, N.Y., Lori Dooly, Buford, and Becky Seawright, Jefferson; one son, Gary Infinger, Snellville; one brother, Larry Munday, Lexington; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. HARVILL
Retired from Robins Air Force Base
ATHENS - Rufus Ellis Harvill, 91, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001.
A native of Bleckley County, Mr. Harvill was the son of the late Ellis and Edna Hall Harvill and the widower of Lois Nash Harvill.
He attended Middle Georgia College and was retired from Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. Mr. Harvill was a lay speaker in area churches for 30 years, serving Cherokee Corners United Methodist Church for 20 years.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Stephen Haskill and Bob Nash officiating. Burial was in the Prospect United Methodist Church cemetery. Jimmy Fields, James Arnold, Jimbo Arnold, Tommy Parham, Mike Betts and Alton Abernathy served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Ricky McElroy, Bogart; grandchildren, Sandi Satterfield, Dusty Satterfield and Jody McElroy, all of Bogart; and great-granddaughter, McKinley Satterfield, Bogart.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. DALTON
Mother of two
COLBERT - Mrs. Patsy Dalton, 60, died Thursday, August 9, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Dalton was a daughter of the late Clyde Marcus and Christine Dalton Cobb.
She had lived in the Colbert area for the last 40 years and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Dalton is survived by her husband, Charles William Dalton; one daughter, Emma Diane Sorrow, Colbert; one son, Charles Eugene Dalton, Colbert; one brother, Donald Edward Cobb, New York; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. WATKINS
Whitfield
County native
WINDER - H.S. "Steed" Watkins, 88, died Monday, August 13, 2001.
Mr. Watkins was born in Whitfield County, a son of the late John Edgar and Mary Hales Watkins.
He had resided in Barrow County since 1952 and was formerly employed at Jack Robison's Service Station. Mr. Watkins was a member of the Winder First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Greg Moore and Shane Crowe officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Girlie G. Watkins, Winder; one daughter, Imogene Garrett, Hiawassee; one son, Bo Crowe, Winder; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. RUPPEL
Office manager
SNELLVILLE - Mrs. Sharon Bowen Ruppel, 26, formerly of Winder, died Thursday, August 9, 2001.
Born in Clarke County, Mrs. Ruppel had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. She was a 1993 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and a graduate of Athens Tech. Mrs. Ruppel was employed as an office manager with Hill's Ace Hardware & Lumber Center, Loganville, and was a member of the Winder First Baptist Church. She also attended Unity Christ Center of Gwinnett.
Mrs. Ruppel was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Wilson Bowen, in 1997.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Steve Bolen officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ruppel is survived by her husband, Brian Ruppel, Snellville; father and step-mother, John and Sandy Bowen, Winder; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Cronic, Buford; brother, Marshall Bowen, Winder; step-brother, Kevin Brookshire, Auburn; step-sister, Michelle Rooks, Winder; grandfather, Earl Bowen, Winder; and other relatives.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MR. POTTER
T.V. repairman
WINDER - Kenneth D. Potter, 65, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Potter was a son of the late Abram D. and Nellie K. Potter.
He was a self-employed T.V. repairman and was a ham radio operator.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 16, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Bill Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Potter is survived by his wife, Laura Jean Potter, Winder; two sons, Phillip Potter, Weaverville, N.C., and Mike Potter, Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Gina Shaw, Statham; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. ALLEN
Homer Presbyterian
Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Geraldine Griffin Allen, 84, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Allen was born on August 18, 1916, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Scott and Mamie Wood Griffin and the widow of Bob Allen. Mrs. Allen was a retired textile employee of Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Homer Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Allen and Dianne Matthews, both of Commerce; Sherbie Harris, of Jefferson; three sons, Truman Allen, Doug Allen and William Allen, all of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, on Friday, August 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Curtis Green officiating. Interment followed in the Homer Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Homer.
Pallbearers were Tim Pritchett, Adam Matthews, Scot Allen, Coe Allen, Brian Hoover, Rusty Cheek, Tracey Talley and Fran Martinez.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. HARDY
Mother of five
COMMERCE - Mrs. Carolyn L. Hardy, 64, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hardy was born December 10, 1936, a daughter of the late Hope and Fannie Jones Lord.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Mrs. Hardy is survived by her husband, Leroy Hardy, Commerce; two sons, Mike Hardy, Danielsville, and Marlon Hardy, Jefferson; three daughters, Sandra Allen, Commerce, Lynn Davis, Crawford, and Joy Hamby, Nicholson; two brothers, David Lord, Danielsville, and Roy Lord, Ila; nine grandchildren, Scott, Brandi, Coe, Marla, Matt, Amanda, Dillon, Karlee and Jessie; and one great-grandchild, Ben.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. GRINDLE
Mother of two
MADISON - Mrs. Sandra D. Grindle, 51, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Newton General Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Madison Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Roger Whitney, Ricky Rider and Walter Venable officiating. Burial was in Almond Cemetery.
Mrs. Grindle is survived by her husband, Gary Grindle, Madison; one son, Andy Mulkie, Oxford; one daughter, Kelley Marie Mulkie, Oxford; one sister, Karen Allen, Knoxville, Tenn.; and one grandchild.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001

MRS. PAGE
Retired seamstress
WINDER - Mrs. Callie Thomas Page, 98, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at Winder Health Care.
Mrs. Page was a daughter of the late Lovic and Mary Clack Thomas and was the wife of the late Roy Page.
She was a retired seamstress and was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 10, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Dr. Danny R. Barton officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Page is survived by one son, Jimmy Page, Winder; one daughter, Bobbie Jennings, Jefferson; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Corinth United Methodist Church, 618 Corinth Church Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 15, 2001


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