Jackson County Obituaries...

September 12, 2001

MRS. SAVAGE
Homemaker
BRASELTON - Mrs. Jacqueline "Jackie" Savage, 41, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Savage had lived in Jackson County for the past six years.
She was a homemaker and attended Skitts Mountain Baptist Church. Mrs. Savage was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Moore Garner.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, September 10, at Skitts Mountain Baptist Church with the Revs. Kyle Savage and Jesse Savage officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Savage is survived her husband, Mike Savage, Braselton; two sons, Hunter and Kyle Dowling, Dacula; one daughter, Logan Dowling, Dacula; her father, Huey Garner, Buford; two brothers, Jimmy Little, Braselton, and Jeff Garner, Jefferson; one sister, Jan Worley, Braselton; and her grandmother, Addie Garner, Braselton.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. MASSEY
Owner of Massey Grocery Store
PENDERGRASS - Harold Lee Massey, 61, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Massey was born April 3, 1940, in Rockdale County. He was a son of the late Hubert and Albina Watson Massey.
Mr. Massey was the owner and operator of Massey Grocery Store, Pendergrass, for 20 years. He was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church, Pendergrass, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Hoschton.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Knight, Craig Swain, Greg Brockman and Junior Lee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ronnie Hanley, Chris Hayes, Kenneth Martin, Summie Martin, Russell Massey and Harold Pettyjohn Jr. served as pallbearers.
Mr. Massey is survived by his wife, Linda Massey, Pendergrass; three daughters, Kari Brockman, Gainesville, and Dana Hogan and Lynn Massey, both of Pendergrass; one son, Kent Massey, Gainesville; two sisters, Doris Hanley, Bethlehem, and Frances Pettyjohn, Hoschton; three brothers, James Massey, Winder, Jerald Massey, Jefferson, and Walter Massey, Houston, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Pond Fork Baptist Church, 2615 Pond Fork Church Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. MAHONEY
Employed
in construction
ARCADE - David Allen Mahoney, 47, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001.
Mr. Mahoney was born in Covington, Ky., a son of the late Edwin L. Mahoney and Lelia Dalton.
He was employed with Weeks Construction and was of the Lutheran faith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder. Roger Healan, Pat Watson, Dennis Watson, Bart Gregory, Stevie Mullis, Roland Lathem, David Ragland and Lloyd Watson served as pallbearers.
Mr. Mahoney is survived by his wife, Ruth Mahoney; one daughter, Dawn Elizabeth Mahoney, Marble Falls, Texas; one son, Christopher David Mahoney, Pendergrass; one sister, Lisa Lynn Mahoney, Granite Shoals, Texas; one brother, Gary Edward Mahoney, Winnsboro, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation of Atlanta.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MRS. FOWLER
Fawn Togs retiree
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Vivian Fowler, 83, died Monday, August 27, 2001, at Park Place Nursing Home.
Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late James W. and Effie Vanderford Doster.
She was retired from Fawn Togs, where she was employed as a seamstress, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Reed, her second husband, Joe Fowler, two sons, Jimmy Reed and Charlie Reed, and a sister, Lurline Hall.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Survivors include one son, Danny Fowler, Jefferson; three daughters, Rita Allison, Flowery Branch, Faye Reed, Martin, and Tammy Tippen, Monroe; one brother, Alton Doster, Winder; one sister, Lois Bramlett, Suches; 18 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MRS. BANKS
Webbs Creek
Baptist member
COMMERCE - Mrs. Zelma M. Banks, 93, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Banks was a native of Jackson County and was a member of Webbs Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Banks, and two sons, Robert Banks and Thomas Banks.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, at Webbs Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert A. Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jack Banks, Commerce; two daughters, Sue Banks Allen, Commerce, and Glana Banks, Bowman, S.C.; two daughters-in-law, Maxine Banks, Commerce, and Audry Banks, Marietta; 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Webbs Creek Baptist Church, 647 Webbs Creek Road, Commerce, GA 30530.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

DR. OLSON
Orthodontist
COMMERCE - Dr. Donald Ryden Olson, 78, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at his home in Commerce.
Dr. Olson was the son of the late Bernard Carl and Martha Ryden Olson. He was born April 1, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio.
He graduated from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, and graduated from Case Western University of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Olson practiced general dentistry in Canton, Ohio, was recalled by the Navy and served overseas during the Korean War. He returned to civilian life and graduated from Ohio State University School of Orthodontics.
Dr. Olson opened an office in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he practiced as an orthodontist until his retirement in 1980. He retired to Hayesville, N.C., and had lived the last three years in Commerce. He was a member of the Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the Commerce Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Lewis officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Dr. Olson is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Rogers Olson, Commerce; son, Mark Rogers Olson, Durango, Colo.; daughter, Claudia Olson Markov, Commerce; three grandchildren, Ellwyn Kristina, Stephanie Louise and John Peter Markov, all of Commerce; one brother, Ken Olson, Chico, Calif.; and one sister, Shirley Mills, Canton, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MRS. WILHITE
Owner of Anne's Beauty Shope
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ann Eubanks Wilhite, 80, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wilhite was born April 15, 1921, a daughter of the late William Dillard and Mickey McCoy Eubanks.
She was the owner of Anne's Beauty Shope and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her husband, Phil R. Wilhite.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ken Cranford officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sisters, Alma Anderson, Nicholson, and Claudia Matthews, Commerce; special nephew, Mike Matthews, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 S. Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. WORLEY
Carpenter
ROYSTON - Gregory Dean "Greg" Worley, 36, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mr. Worley was born in Franklin County on April 12, 1965, a son of Bobby Dean Worley, Athens, and Sandra Joy Rousey Worley, Royston.
He was employed as a carpenter in the construction business.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Johnny Stowe officiating.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Worley is survived by his wife, Teresa Lockman Worley; three sons, Josh Worley, Comer, and Matthew Worley and Justin Worley, both of Commerce; one sister, Lisa Worley, Royston; and grandmother, Clara Rousey, Royston.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

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MRS. MANN
Mother of countian
MARIETTA - Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Smith Mann, 78, died Saturday, September 8, 2001.
Mrs. Mann lived in Marietta most of her life and retired from Kennestone Hospital, where she worked in the gift shop. She was a member of Willeo Baptist Church, Roswell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the chapel of Medford-Peden Funeral Home, Marietta, with the Revs. James Dumas and Rickey Byrd officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Delores Smith, East Point, and Earl E. and Barbara Smith, Young Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Di Ann and Lonnie Simonds, Marietta, and Joan and James Dumas, Commerce; three sisters, Jeanette Potts, Bronwood, Ruby Lee Moore, Orangeburg, S.C., and Jewell Forrester, St. Augustine, Fla.; one brother, Albert L. Crane, Covington; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Medford-Peden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MRS. PATTERSON
World War II veteran
PENDERGRASS - Mrs. Mary K. Patterson, 85, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Patterson was born March 8, 1916, to the late Louis and Jessie Guthrie Koch, in Wyoming, Iowa.
She received her R.N. at St. Anthony Hospital in Ruck Island, Ill., and received training in obstetrics at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Patterson served in the Army Nurse Corps in the Pacific Theater of operations during World War II, with the rank of First Lieutenant, and was awarded nine medals for service in World War II. Fifty-seven years later, she received seven of the medals a couple of days prior to Memorial Day of 2001.
Moving to Gainesville in 1945, Mrs. Patterson worked at a number of hospitals, including Georgia Baptist, Crawford Long, Downey Hospital and Hall County Hospital, where she was director of nursing. She retired from Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a supervisor of obstetrics, and was a volunteer with BJC Hospital, Commerce. Mrs. Patterson was an active member of Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Pendergrass.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Koch and Guthrie Koch.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Marshall Dale and Robert Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Holly Springs United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Patterson is survived by her husband, Lee Patterson, Pendergrass; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Charlotte Patterson, Jefferson; and one brother, Dr. Lawrence Koch, Walnut Grove, Calif.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. ALLEN
U.S. Air Force veteran
GAINESVILLE - Harold Dean Allen Sr., 73, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Allen was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Grover and Maybelle Allen.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the American Legion for 51 years. Mr. Allen retired after 38 years with John Deere dealerships and was a member of McEver Road United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. David Gravitt officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Alma Marie Allen, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Wilford McDaniel, Newnan; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Cindy Allen, Flowery Branch, A. Dennis and Jan Allen, Litchfield, Ohio, and A. Darius and Sherri Allen, Vandalia, Mich.; granddaughters and husbands, Tammy and Tim Taylor, Bethlehem, and Heather and Tim MeGee, Tyndal AFB, Fla.; grandson and wife, Scott and Arlynn McDaniel, Ft. Myers, Fla.; granddaughters, Marnio Allen, Gainesville, and Amanda Allen, Litchfield, Ohio; grandsons, Harold Allen III, Flowery Branch, and Agustus and Joe Dean Allen, Vandalia, Mich.; great-grandsons, Timothy and Jonathan Taylor, Bethlehem; brothers and sisters-in-law, Myron and Ruth Allen, Alpharetta, and Grover Junior and Lawanna Allen, Gainesville; sister, Jonelle Morris, Hoschton; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Polk Arflin, Belton, S.C.; an aunt, Geneva Anderson, Eastonollee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the McEver Road United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood, GA 30566.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

CARNEY
Infant
MAYSVILLE - Levi Shannon Tucker Carney, 3 1/2 months, infant son of Jennifer Duckworth Grindle and Robert R. "Trucker" Carney Jr., died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at his residence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Infant Carney was born May 8, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 4, at Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Fortner officiating. Jeremy Duckworth and Troy Sullens served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandparents, Bradly and Connie Grindle, Gainesville; paternal grandparents, Robert R. Carney Sr. and Jimmie Lou Carney, Maysville; three uncles, three aunts and 10 cousins.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. MOON
Father of nine
COMMERCE - Willie S. Moon, 82, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at University Nursing Home, Athens.
Mr. Moon was born September 6, 1919, in Taliferro County, Crawfordville. He was a son of the late Grover Henry and Ophelia Taylor Moon.
Mr. Moon worked as a telephone lineman and was a truck driver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Athens Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Bennett officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until funeral time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Eddie E. Moon, Hull, Johnny Moon and Larry Moon, both of Jersey, Shane Moon, Atlanta, and Jessie D. Moon, Commerce; four daughters, Shirley Aycock and Nancy Poss, both of Oxford, Mae Boggus, Commerce, and Kay Shelnutt, Diamond Hill; two brothers, William Cato, Athens, and John R. Moon, Hawkinsville; one sister, Ella Walker, Union Point; 21 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. The family is at the residence of Kay Shelnutt, 478 Strickland Circle, Diamond Hill.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001

MR. BROWN
Truck driver
HOMER - Jacky Nelson Brown, 51, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Brown was born July 23, 1950, in Habersham County. He was a son of Magdelene Lewallen Brown, Homer, and the late Noah Brown.
Mr. Brown was a truck driver and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at Damascus Baptist Church with the Revs. Arthur Howard and David Ledford officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating at graveside.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Sue Christy Brown, Homer; one daughter, Tracie Brown, Homer; one son, Nelson Randall Brown, Lula; three sisters, Maxine Lord, Jefferson, Peggy Howard, Baldwin, and Linda Brown, Homer; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Damascus Baptist Church Building Fund, 2826 GA Hwy. 198, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 12, 2001


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