Jackson County Obituaries...

September 19, 2001

MR. TURNER
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - John B. Turner, 80, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Henry County, Mr. Turner was born March 25, 1921, a son of the late Wade Hampton and Daune George Turner.
Mr. Turner was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a retired salesperson with Riches. He was a member of Homer Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder of the church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville, with Dr. Wade Bell officiating.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Katherine Sheridan Turner, Maysville; two daughters, Daune Dockery, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Sheridan Rushton, Albany; two brothers, Dr. Allen Turner, Albany, and Wade H. Turner, Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Price, McDonough, and Frances Stephens, Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS. LACKEY
Westinghouse retiree
COLBERT - Mrs. Shirley A. Lackey, 62, died Saturday, September 15, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Lackey was a daughter of Reba Hanley Minish, Commerce, and the late Roland Minish.
She was retired from Westinghouse and was a member of Gordons Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 17, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in the Minish Family Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gene Lackey; daughter, Wanda Bond, Commerce; sons, Raymond Daniel, Hartwell, and Randy Daniel, Athens; step-children, Danny Lackey, Athens, and Cindy Green, Nicholson; sisters, Jeanette Ford and Sylvia Cochran, Commerce, June Bellew, Nicholson, Helen Adams, Hull, Mary Jane Cadwell, Conyers, and Naomi Denton, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Ernest "Bugfuzz" Minish and Leon "Deanny" Minish, Commerce; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS.
RICHARDSON
Homemaker
COMMERCE - Mrs. Willie Nell "Bill" Phillips Richardson, 78, formerly of Braselton, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at BJC Nursing Facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Richardson was born September 9, 1923, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Ben and Sadie Hawkins Phillips.
Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Richardson, a daughter, Linda Richardson Moore, a brother, Odell Phillips, and a sister, Florine Glaze.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, at White Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Page officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Steve Richardson, Pam Ezell, Cindy Maloch, Stacey Wilson, Eddie Maloch, Chad Richardson and Trevis Richardson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Benny Richardson, Westminster, S.C., and Billy Richardson, Jefferson; one daughter, Shirley Maloch, Carnesville; three sisters, Lottie Belle Richardson, Irene Hamilton and Frances Martin, all of Jefferson; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. WILLIAMS
Madison Street Baptist Church member
COMMERCE - Lacy Eugene Williams, 72, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Williams was born January 10, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Odell and Martha Wilson Williams.
Mr. Williams was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Doris Williams, Commerce; two sons, Henry Williams, Athens, and Hershel Williams, Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Kay Sheridan, Jefferson; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

REV. KILPATRICK
Attended public school in Commerce
MILLEDGEVILLE - The Rev. Ebb Grayer Kilpatrick, 70, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in Asheville, N.C., following a brief illness.
Mr. Kilpatrick was the son of Ebb G. Kilpatrick Sr. and Lillie Watson Kilpatrick. They lived in Carrollton.
The Rev. Kilpatrick was born in Louisville, Ky., on July 25, 1931. He attended public school in Carrollton and Commerce and graduated from Mercer University in 1953 and from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., three years later.
While a ministerial student of Mercer, Mr. Kilpatrick helped to establish Northside Baptist Church in Milledgeville. After seminary, he pastored in South Dekalb County in the Cedar Grove Community.
The Rev. Kilpatrick received training in counseling and pastoral care. After five years with the Baptist Home Mission Board in Denver, he returned to Milledgeville and resumed training and work at the state hospital. He was certified in pastoral care and counseling at which he worked until retirement five years ago. He also served as pastor to rural churches in and around Milledgeville.
The Rev. Kilpatrick spent 27 years as a chaplain in the Georgia National Guard. He served with distinction and rose to the rank of Colonel Lieutenant.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Allie Calloway Kilpatrick; daughter, Galen Kilpatrick Smith; son, Gray Kilpatrick; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Jessica Smith. He had one brother, William H. Kilpatrick.
Moore Funeral Home, Milledgeville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. GODFREY
U.S. Air Force veteran
MONROE - Douglas Craven Godfrey, 67, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at his residence.
A native of Union County, Mr. Godfrey was a son of the late William B. and Della Audrey Stevenson Godfrey.
He was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, at Shining Light Baptist Church. Burial was in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Mr. Godfrey is survived by his wife, Frances Anderson Godfrey; four daughters, Mrs. Terry G. Manus, Commerce, and Cathy G. Sain, Tonnie G. Rushing and Robin Griffin, all of Monroe; one brother, Harry Godfrey, Monroe; two sisters, Carolyn Howie and Totts Horne, both of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
Gordon Funeral Service, Monroe, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS. WALL
Apple Valley Baptist Church member
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Daisy Bradberry Wall, 91, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wall was born July 1, 1910, in the Harbins Community, Gwinnett County, a daughter of the late John "Bud" and Mattie Cook Bradberry.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Apple Valley Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Clark Ivey officiating. Burial was in the Union Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Auburn. Dorsey Earnest, Ray Earnest, Cecil Wall, Louis Segraves, Jack Jackson and Leonord Terrell served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Donald O. (Jean) Segraves, Jefferson; one sister, Ella Jackson, Lawrenceville; one brother, H.T. Bradberry, Redoak; two grandchildren, Donna Sikes and Gayle Berryman, both of Jefferson; and three great-grandchildren, Mandy Cowart, Abbie Berryman and Austin Berryman.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Mayfield Dairy employee
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Edie Sturdivant-Burge Smith, 45, formerly of Cobb County, died Thursday, September 13, 2001.
Born in Cobb County, Mrs. Smith was a member of Carmel Baptist Church in Cherokee County. She worked as an administrative assistant for Mayfield Dairy for the past five years. She was a 1973 graduate of Sprayberry High School.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home, Marietta, with the Rev. Marvin Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Gresham Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, James W. Smith, Jefferson; one son, Billy Joe Burge, Cumming; one step-son, James W. Smith Jr., Homestead, Fla.; her mother, Betty Sturdivant, Acworth; her father and step-mother, Nolan and Evelyn Sturdivant, Acworth; three sisters, Theresa Gail Black, Alpharetta, Sherri Owenby, Acworth, and Jenny Klein, Woodstock; and one brother, Nolan "Noley" Sturdivant, Kennesaw.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. GRESHAM
Jackson County native
JEFFERSON - Willie Clause Gresham, 58, died Monday, September 10, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Gresham was a son of the late James and Callie Gresham.
He attended school in Jackson County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, in the chapel of Forestglen Mortuary with the Rev. Julius Mack officiating. Burial was in the New Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include four sisters, Bonnie Harton, Ella Mae Damons, Hazel Watson and Lillie Irene Gresham, all of Jefferson; and five brothers, Lonnie Gresham and Cleveland Gresham, both of Jefferson, Theodies Gresham, Omaha, Neb., Allen Gresham, Redstone Community, and Roosevelt Gresham, Statham.
Forestglen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

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MR. BELL
Retired farmer
BRASELTON - Jesse Dean Bell Sr., 84, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Pine Oak Health & Rehab Center following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bell was born in 1917, a son of the late Jesse Thomas and Eula Lott Bell.
He volunteered for the U.S. Army, following the Pearl Harbor attack, and served in North Africa during World War II. Mr. Bell was a cattle and chicken farmer for many years, and in the 1940's, was employed by Mason & Dixon, Atlanta. He also worked for the Jackson County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services, where he measured cotton land all over Jackson County.
Mr. Bell was a member of Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, was a member of the local board of education and P.T.A. in Braselton and was a charter member of the West Jackson Lions Club. He was also a member of the Rockwell Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Bell served as director of the Jackson County Farm Bureau for 30 years and served as a Notary Public and Ex-Officia Justice of the Peace in the 1765 G.M. District from 1981 until 1985. He was appointed Jackson County Sheriff in the early 60s by Governor Lester Maddox.
Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Bell Deaton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20, at Zion Baptist Church, Braselton, with the Revs. Mike Phillips and Don Leaptrott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Billy Ray Deaton, Matt Case, Robert Reed, Joel Deaton, Russell Bell and Jesse Wheeler will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Zion Baptist Church and members of the Jackson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Deaton Bell, Braselton; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jean Bell, Hoschton; sons, Jesse Dean Bell Jr. and Douglas Charles Bell, both of Braselton; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Bobby Wheeler, Braselton; daughter-in-law, Teresa Cronic Bell, Braselton; brother and sister-in-law, Etsel and Bertie Canup Bell, Winder; and grandchildren, Russell Levi Bell, Daniel Jesse Bell, Jesse Robert Wheeler and Stephanie Michelle Wheeler.
Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. BRENWALD
U.S. Army veteran
MAYSVILLE - Denzil A. Brenwald, 73, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Brenwald was born August 22, 1928, in Buckhannon, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob and Martha Lower Brenwald.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Brenwald was a retired contractor and was a charter member of Montgomery Heights Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 16, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating.
Mr. Brenwald is survived by his wife, Virginia (Gale) Brenwald, Maysville; six sons, Harry Brenwald and Tony Brenwald, both of Ohio, and Roy Brenwald, Damon Brenwald, David Brenwald and Mike Brenwald, all of Georgia; two daughters, June Retkofsky and Anita Hatcher, both of Georgia; four brothers, Ben Brenwald and Joe Brenwald, both of Florida, Ron Brenwald, Ohio, and Dewey Brenwald, West Virginia; two sisters, Leona Phares and Gladis Lambert, both of West Virginia; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. WALDROUP
Father of five
COMMERCE - James Maurice Waldroup, 64, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Mr. Waldroup was the son of the late Daniel Waldroup and Gladys Burnett Waldroup Clark, and the step-son of the late Johnnie Clark.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lynwood Waldroup.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Sam Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Aaron Lee Waldroup, Commerce; four daughters, Heidi Fields, Commerce, Holly Arrowood, Florence, Ky., and Shannon Mihal and Sheryl McElhannon, both of Middletown, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Waldroup and Jimmy Thomas Waldroup, both of Charleston, S.C.; seven sisters, Ellen Toney, Commerce, Katherine Myers, Goldsboro, N.C., Gloria Elliott, Griffin, Gayle Detournillor, St. John's Island, S.C., Thelma Lott, Centralia, Wash., Doris Lott, Kirkland, Wash., and Betty Ann Lemons, Sugar Hill; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS. WATKINS
South Carolina native
NICHOLSON - Mrs. Lilia Mae Watkins, 55, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Watkins was born March 26, 1946, in Greenville, S.C., a daughter of the late Eugene Thomas and Annie Bell Ashmore Shipman.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, David Watkins.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Cabin Creek Baptist Church, Nicholson, with the Rev. Donnie Elliott officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Baughcum, Patricia McIntosh and Judy Watkins, all of Nicholson, and Donna Booth, Covington; two brothers, Kyia Shipman, Commerce, and Tommy Shipman, Hoschton; and seven grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MR. WHISNANT
Father of 12
JEFFERSON - Emanuel David Whisnant, 97, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at his residence of an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Steve Whisnant, Loy Reed and Luther Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Oconee Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Whisnant is survived by his wife, Hazel G. Whisnant, of the home; six sons, James Whisnant, Arcade, J.W. Whisnant, Maysville, Marvin Whisnant and Jeffery Ray Whisnant, both of Jefferson, and Teddy Lamar Whisnant and Kenneth Joe Whisnant, both of Lula; six daughters, Louise Sargent, Jefferson, Claudia Wallace, Commerce, Peggy Ann Looney and Wanda Hart, both of Nicholson, and Susie Grindle and Jeannie Haywood, both of Gainesville; 39 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.
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, September 19, 2001

MRS. SMITH
Homemaker
HOMER - Mrs. Annette Smith, 37, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mrs. Smith was born in Georgia on August 2, 1964. She was a daughter of Sarah Davis Baker, Homer, and the late James Barrett.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Bethany Christian Church, Homer, with the Revs. Perry Smith and William Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Cheri Smith and Johnna Smith, both of Homer; three brothers, Ricky Baker, Larry Barrett and Shannon Baker, all of Homer; and two sisters, Tammy Baker and Betty Lewallen, both of Homer.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001

MRS. DUNSON
Retired teacher
COMMERCE - Mrs. Joyce Carlene Grant Dunson, 94, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Athens Heritage Home.
A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Dunson was the daughter of the late James Carl and Mytrice Metcalf Grant.
She was a retired teacher from Wilson Jr. High School and was a member of Commerce Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Dunson was the wife of the late Henry H. Dunson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at Commerce Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Rhona Jones officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include daughter, Dr. Miriam Dunson, Louisville, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Dunson Bender and Hank Bender, Covington, La.; two brothers, Earl Grant, Norcross, and Jimmy Grant, Alpharetta; one sister, Inez Lawson, Norcross; grandson, Todd Dunson Bender and his wife, Cyndi Lowe Bender, Alpharetta; step-great-grandson, Patrick Coughlin, Alpharetta; and sister-in-law, Irene Rhodes, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Commerce Presbyterian Church in memory of Mrs. Dunson.
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, September 19, 2001

MR. ELDER
Founder of
Elder's Cleaners
WINDER - Phillip M. Elder, 96, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Family Life Enrichment Center.
Mr. Elder was a son of the late John Griffin Elder and Emma Segars Elder.
He was the founder of Elder's Cleaners and was a member of First Christian Church. Mr. Elder was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #333 and a member of Woodman of The World.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Bentley Elder.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, at First Christian Church with the Rev. John Richardson officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Frances E. Shumake, Stone Mountain; three grandchildren, Joy Butler, Jan Witherington and Stephen Shoemake; and five great-grandchildren, Daniel, Marie and Jamie Butler and Sara and Emma Witherington.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or to the Barrow County Senior Citizens Center.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 19, 2001


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