Jackson County Obituaries...

August 29, 2001

MR. NAGY
IS Manager for Jefferson Blanking
MAYSVILLE - Jeffrey Alan Nagy, 32, died Thursday, August 23, 2001, at Grady Memorial Hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Nagy was born January 11, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a son of Ronald A. Nagy, Parma, Ohio, and Barbara Brucchieri Dombrowski, Brunswick, Ohio.
Mr. Nagy was employed as IS Manager for Jefferson Blanking Corp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Swayne Cochran officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Brunswick, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Nagy is survived by his wife, Stacy Lynn Lyons, Commerce; one son, Nicholas Ray Nagy, Commerce; step-father, Edward Dombrowski, Brunswick, Ohio; three sisters, Terri Finlin, Tammi Safranek and Traci Talaczyk, all of Brunswick, Ohio; and grandparents, Agnes Brucchieri, Brunswick, Ohio, and Dorothy Dombrowski, Cleveland, Ohio.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MRS. LEE
White Plains Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Jody Eloise Lee, 43, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001.
A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of Evia Campbell and the late Raymond R. Stewart.
She was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Stewart, and a sister, Elaine Wiley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Lee officiating. Burial was in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee; two sisters, Linda Lee, Elberton, and Dianne Matthews, Braselton; and five brothers, Merlin Stewart, Commerce, Robert Stewart, Donnie Stewart and Ronnie Stewart, all of Hoschton, and Gary Stewart, Rayle.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MRS. LOIS
Sister of countian
EAST POINT - Mrs. Mary Lois died Thursday, August 16, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at East Point Christian Church with Ministers Wendell Baggett, Marty Lee and Frank McKinney and the Rev. Buddy Cochran officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Jewel A. Mize, Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Frances Mize, Gainesville; and nieces and nephews.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MRS. LUNSFORD
Retired seamstress
CARNESVILLE - Mrs. Agnes Ellen Pritchett Lunsford, 71, died Friday, August 24, 2001, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Lunsford was born in Oconee County, on June 22, 1930, a daughter of the late Wesley M. and Susie Mae Arthur Pritchett.
She was a retired seamstress with Superior Pants Company.
Mrs. Lunsford was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon L. McElreath.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 26, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Gene Pritchett officiating.
Mrs. Lunsford is survived by her husband, Orin S. Lunsford Sr., Carnesville; three daughters, Elaine Manus Sylvester, Mobile, Ala., Dianne L. Griffith, Carnesville, and Darnell L. Albritton, Tupelo, Miss.; one son, Orin S. Lunsford Jr., Hoschton; two sisters, Nellie Sue Pritchett Self, Athens, and Shirley Pritchett McEver, Riverdale; one brother, Dan E. Pritchett, Athens; six grandchildren, Jason M. King, Houston, Texas, Clayton S. King, Mobile, Ala., Christi M. Little, Ila, Joshua M. Lunsford, Athens, and Samantha J. Lunsford and Orin S. Lunsford III, both of Hoschton; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher James Little and Cierra Dawn Little, both of Ila.
Memorials may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 2350 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. WADE
Banks County native
DEMOREST - Paul C. Wade, 84, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Wade was born June 24, 1917, to the late Peter Cleveland and Margie Crenshaw Wade.
He was a painter and carpenter and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Herbert Wade, a brother, Roosevelt Wade, and a sister, Grace Plott.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August, 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in the Return Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Birdell Blalock Wade, Demorest; one daughter, Betty Scroggs, Alto; two step-daughters, Vancine Chandler, Cornelia, and Mahala Moody, Alto; one son, Nelson J. Wade, Ridgeway, Va.; two step-sons, Curtis Wade, Hollywood, and Christopher E. Wade, Cleveland; four brothers, Dewey Wade, Richard Wade and Buford Wade, all of Demorest, and Grady Wade, Commerce; three sisters, Sophornia Pettit, Cleveland, and Charlotte Freeman and Joyce Turner, both of Demorest; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MISS KEY
Retired school teacher
NICHOLSON - Miss Ina Eugenia Key, 94, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001.
A native of Harris County, Miss Key was a daughter of the late Elijah Lee and Vera Pattillo Key.
She was a graduate of Georgia State Teachers College in Milledgeville, and was a retired school teacher. Miss Key was a member of Episcopal Church of Talbotton.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Durand, with the Rev. Gene Davis officiating.
Survivors include one niece, Beth Bennett Ellis, Athens; two nephews, Jack Bennett, Nicholson, and William Pattillo, Tampa, Fla.; and great nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MISS WILSON
Retired from
Whatley's Drug Store
COMMERCE - Miss Sara Wilson, 92, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Miss Wilson was born in Dillard, a daughter of the late Alexander Wilson and Sally Powell Wilson.
She was retired from Whatley's Drug Store, Gainesville, where she resided for most of her life.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include three nieces, Janet Alberts, Sally Wilson and Jamie Duff; three nephews, Robert Wilson, Richard Wilson and Kendal Hudak; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Barbara Nigreville, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. SCOGGINS
Employed in
maintenance
DANIELSVILLE - Hubert Scoggins, 73, died Monday, August 27, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Scoggins was a son of the late Lee Dewitt Scoggins and Sara Ann "Annie" Norris Scoggins.
He was employed in Clarke County with the Department of Transportation in maintenance. Mr. Scoggins was of the Baptist denomination.
He was preceded in death by a son, Don Jeffery Scoggins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Mark Palmer officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery. Mr. Scoggins' nephews, Neal Scoggins, Jeremiah Scoggins, Jonathan Scoggins, Marvin C. Scoggins, Darrin Scoggins, Darrell Scoggins and Ronnie Smith, served as pallbearers.
Mr. Scoggins is survived by his wife, Cora Adams Scoggins; one daughter, Carol Scoggins, Danielsville; and two brothers, Nelson Scoggins and Marvin D. Scoggins, both of Commerce.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MISS MAYNARD
Retired home
economics teacher
WINDER - Miss Ruth Maynard, 88, died Saturday, August 25, 2001.
Miss Maynard was born in Jackson County to the late Mary B. and Paul T. Maynard, later moving to Barrow County.
She graduated from Winder High School and received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Georgia. She did further postgraduate work at Columbia University and Cornell.
Miss Maynard taught high school home economics in Maysville, Winder, Monroe and at the University of Georgia Demonstration Schools. She also taught college home economics at the University of Nebraska.
Miss Maynard retired in 1975 from Georgia College in Milledgeville, with 27 years of service. Her teaching career covered a span of 42 years.
She was known for her poise and dignity, said family members.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Tippens officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Carolyn M. Chaplin, Winder; a sister and brother-in-law, Joy M. and Russell Chapman, Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. BRUMBELOW
Father of three
ILA - Louie Brumbelow, 76, died Saturday, August 25, 2001.
Mr. Brumbelow was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Brumbelow.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming. Burial was in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita Ann Ingram, Alto; two sons, Tommy Brumbelow, Cumming, and Raymond Lee Brumbelow, Nicholson; one sister, Dennie Garmon, Alpharetta; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Ingram Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

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MR. CARTER
Brother of countian
WINTERVILLE - Silas Lindsey Carter, 90, died Monday, August 27, 2001.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Carter was a son of the late Thomas McKinley and Ella Willard Carter.
He was retired from the University of Georgia Agriculture Department, with 39 years of service, and received the "Employee of the Year" award in 1976. Mr. Carter was a member of Winterville First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon Emeritus, and was a member of the Pope Spratlin Sunday School Class.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with Drs. Stan Annadale and Rick Standard officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. Edwin Fleeman, Elliott Williams, Heyward Sloan, Ron Mize, Homer Hancock and J.B. Giles will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pope Spratlin Sunday School Class and Deacons of the Winterville First Baptist Church.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Katie Mae Stewart Carter; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Larry Dendy, Winterville; sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Linda Carter, Darien, and Harry Ray and Michele Carter, Comer; sister, Opal Griffin, Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Edward and Ruthie Carter, Athens; brother, Lloyd D. Carter, Hull; sister-in-law, Hazel Carter, Commerce; four grandchildren, Tracie and Bobby Greene, Bristol, Tenn., Brian Carter, Lexington, Tony Carter, Atlanta, and Christopher Dendy and wife, Rozy Park, both of Athens; two great-grandchildren, Katie Greene and Nathan Greene, both of Kingston, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. THURMOND
Vietnam War veteran
CLARKESVILLE - Roger Thomas Thurmond Sr., 54, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County, Mr. Thurmond was a son of Carl Thurmond, Gainesville, and the late Ruby Wall Thurmond.
He was a graduate of Piedmont College and was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Habersham and White County School Systems. Mr. Thurmond was also a high school coach and an official with the Habersham County Recreation Department.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart. Mr. Thurmond was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at St. Mark's Catholic Church with Father Luis Zarama officiating. Burial was in the VFW Cemetery, Cornelia.
In addition to his father, Mr. Thurmond is survived by his wife, Marie B. Thurmond, Clarkesville; one daughter, Lisa Wall, Mount Airy; three sons, Tommy Thurmond, Nicholson, Kevin Thurmond, Clarkesville, and Mark Thurmond, Gainesville; three brothers, Kenneth Thurmond, Cleveland, Doug Thurmond, Mount Airy, and Bruce Thurmond, Demorest; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905.
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MRS. HAMBRICK
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruth Hambrick, 80, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce. The body will lie in state from 3:30 p.m. until funeral time. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
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, August 29, 2001

MR. DAVIS
World War II veteran
HOMER - H.L. Davis, 86, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Davis was born in Habersham County to the late Mr. Davis and Mattie Dempsey Watkins.
He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Mr. Davis was a member of Bethany Christian Church and a member of the American Legion.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Ruth Davis, of the home; three daughters, Sarah Jane Baker and Lorene Craven, both of Homer, and Frances Bennett, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Carrie Zimmerman, Cornelia; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. HOUSE
Father of eight
JEFFERSON - John Edd House, 64, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Mr. House was a son of the late Felix and Pauline Bradford House.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ray Hewatt and Pastor Dustin Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. House is survived by his wife, Diane Smith House, of the home; one son, Steven House, Arcade; seven daughters, Donna House, Norcross, May Ann Jones, Covington, Glenda Hyde, Jasper, Sandra Summers, Gainesville, Susan Ray, Roswell, Bobbie Cardin, Dacula, and Shelia House, Arcade; two brothers, Glenn House, Clarkesville, and James House, Lavonia; three sisters, Barbara Ann Newberry, Adrian, and Virginia Gearin and Rachel Wright, both of Statham; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. PRUITT
Department of Transportation retiree
HOMER - Jerry William Pruitt, 57, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Pruitt was born July 10, 1944, in Banks County to Virginia Poole Pruitt, Homer, and the late James W. Pruitt.
He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was also a member of Hebron Lodge F & AM and the Fellow Craft Club.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Charity Baptist Church with the Revs. Vaughn Howington and Luther Williams officiating. Burial was in the Union Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Louise Bell Pruitt; one brother, James Pruitt, Athens; four sisters, Carolyn Eckstein, Maysville, Mildred Pruitt and Chris Dietrich, both of Homer, and Marion Gasaway, Carnesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 29, 2001

DR. WEAVER
Retired
agricultural teacher
BRASELTON - Dr. Thomas Clark Weaver, 73, a native of Hart County, died Friday, August 24, 2001. He had lived in Braselton for 48 years.
Dr. Weaver received his Ed.D. from the University of Georgia in agriculture education. He taught vocational agriculture in Jackson County for 21 years and served as a Veterans Farm Training Instructor, a Young Farmer Teacher and as supervisor of Apprentice Teachers. Dr. Weaver also served as president of the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Association. In 1972, he was Georgia's "Teacher of the Year" runner-up.
Dr. Weaver joined the teacher education program in the Agriculture Education Department at the University of Georgia in 1972. In 1981, he received the "Outstanding Faculty" award for vocational agriculture from the University of Georgia College of Agriculture Alumni.
Dr. Weaver retired from agriculture education at the University of Georgia in 1988, with 37 years of service. He was inducted as a charter member of the Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame in January 2000.
Dr. Weaver was also a charter member of the West Jackson Lions Club and was an active member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton, for over 40 years. He helped organize and served as chief of the West Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and served one term as a member of the Jackson County Board of Education. He was also a member of the Jackson County Cattlemen's Association.
Dr. Weaver was born November 24, 1927, a son of the late James Bode and Lula Hilley Weaver.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Leaptrott and Mike Phillips and Col. William Kinney officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Dr. Weaver is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jessie Mae Bruce Weaver, Braselton; two sons, David Bruce Weaver and wife, Shannon, Auburn, Ala., and Clark Edward Weaver and wife, Gail, Hoschton; two daughters, Linda Weaver King and husband, Kenny, Troy, Ala., and Gay Weaver Gartrell and husband, Bobby, Hoschton; seven grandchildren, C.J. Weaver, Amanda King, Amy Weaver, Amber King, Alexia Weaver, Christine Weaver and Bennett Weaver; three brothers, Joe Weaver, Hartwell, and J.B. Weaver and Clinton Weaver, both of Athens; and one sister, Josephine Banister, Carrollton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001

MR. STEPHENS
World War II veteran
DAHLONEGA - Ralph Stephens, 75, died Sunday, August 26, 2001, at Chestatee Regional Hospital, Dahlonega, following an extended illness.
Born in Stephens County to the late Lando and Sally Edmonds Stephens, Mr. Stephens had lived in Lula most of his life.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at New Holland Mill for many years. Mr. Stephens was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church in Alto.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sondra Crane.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Jewell Thomas and Bill Towe officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Ruby Anglin Stephens, Dahlonega; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Sherman Sullens, Dahlonega, Kathleen and Glenn Crane, Braselton, and Clara and Danny Dyer, Gillsville; daughter, Elizabeth Stephens, Braselton; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Wesly and Joan Stephens, Dahlonega, and Carl L. and Wanda Stephens, Lula; three sisters, Bernice Armour and Mae Heimburger, both of Alto, and Grace Carter, Toccoa; two brothers, Junior Stephens, Lula, and Jack Stephens, Cornelia; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 29, 2001


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