Jackson County Obituaries...

October 17, 2001

MR. SPENCER
U.S. Army veteran
JEFFERSON - John Doyle Spencer, 70, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Spencer was born November 21, 1930, in Stearns, Ky., a son of Erna Stephens Spencer, Commerce, and the late Elmer Carl Spencer.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict, and was the retired owner and operator of Spencer Slope Nursery.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the Galilee Christian Church cemetery, Jefferson.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Spencer is survived by his wife, Mary Faye Spencer, Jefferson; two daughters, Rayetta Leigh Hunt, Douglasville, and Faye Lynnette Shepherd, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Stephen Leslie Spencer, Athens; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MRS. INGRAM
Blue Bell Mfg. retiree
COMMERCE - Mrs. Ruth Hanley Ingram, 84, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born April 21, 1917, in Franklin County, Mrs. Ingram was a daughter of the late John Pink and Lettie Mealor Hanley.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Ingram was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey G. Ingram.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Pat Ingram, Commerce; daughter, Barbara Wood, Commerce; brother, Doyle Hanley, Commerce; grandchildren, Keith Ingram, Kellie Miller and Barbara Ann Wood, all of Commerce; and two great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MR. NICHOLS
U.S. Army veteran
WINDER - Andrew J. Nichols Sr., 80, died Thursday, October 11, 2001.
Mr. Nichols was born in Pickens, S.C., a son of the late Ralph and Ella Carlyle Nichols. He was a former resident of Jackson County.
Mr. Nichols was a retiree of General Motors and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Paul Freeman and Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Lottie Page Nichols, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew Jr. and Annette Nichols, Hoschton, and Roger and Betty Jean Nichols, Winder; sons, Donald Nichols and Richard Nichols, both of Hoschton; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Rebecca Nichols, Conyers; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MRS. LEWALLEN
Belton Baptist
Church member
LULA - Mrs. Blanche Saxon Lewallen, 88, died Thursday, October 11, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born in White County, Mrs. Lewallen had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Etter Hicks Saxon.
Mrs. Lewallen was a homemaker and was a member of Belton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jasper "Will J." Lewallen, and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Lewallen.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, at Belton Baptist Church with the Revs. Emmett Dale, Paul Morris, Robert Nix and Cecil Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Garland and Reba Lewallen, Baldwin, Jimmy and Virginia Lewallen, Marvin and Joyce Lewallen, David and Shelby Lewallen and Danny and Peggy Lewallen, all of Gainesville, and Bobby and Carolyn Lewallen, Talmo; daughter and son-in-law, Winnie and Roy Thomas, Lula; brother, Claude Saxon, Lula; sisters, Carrie Jackson, Dollie Duncan and Gertrude Armour, all of Lula; sister-in-law, Leo Cagle, Lula; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001


MRS. MEEKS
Homemaker
ALTO - Mrs. Oliwee Lackey Meeks, 83, died Thursday, October 11, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Meeks was born March 10, 1918, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Isaiah and Missouri Miller Lackey.
She was a homemaker and attended Yonah Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Meeks was preceded in death by her husbands, George King and Donnell Meeks.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Frank Armour officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Meeks is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MR. JOHNSON
JEFFERSON - Charlie Johnson, 66, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

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MR. PARSON
Retired building
contractor
GILLSVILLE - Hoyt Lee Parson, 71, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital following a short illness.
Mr. Parson was born in Banks County on December 30, 1929. He was a son of the late Henry and Lucile Vaughn Parson, and was preceded in death by a brother, Lam Parson, and a half-brother, Bobby Parson.
Mr. Parson was a retired building contractor and poultry farmer. He was a Mason and a member of Phi Delta Lodge #148, Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Perry Smith and Luther Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Masonic graveside services provided by Phi Delta Lodge #148, F & AM.
Mr. Parson is survived by his wife, Ruth Harris Parson, Gillsville; daughters, Carolyn Standridge and Willene Boyle, both of Gillsville; sons, Kenneth Parson and Bradley Parson, both of Gillsville, and Larry Stewart, Homer; half-sisters, Etta Mae Powell, Lois Snipes, Barbara Ann Trotter and Lou Jean Waddell, all of Maysville; half-brother, Lloyd Parson, Maysville; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Silver Shoals Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, c/o Jan Parks, 939 Antioch Road, Lula, GA 30554.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

LEE
Infant
DANIELSVILLE - Alexis Marie Lee, infant daughter of Randy and Jonie Mitchell Lee, Danielsville, died Saturday, September 29, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Johnny Knight and Terry Hagwood officiating. Burial was in the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandparents, Ronald and Linda Lee, Keith and Lillie Nash and Richard and Teresa Boruty.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MRS. EVANS
Retired seamstress
WINDER - Mrs. Lou Ella "Kate" Evans, 80, died Tuesday, October 9, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Riley and Mae Cain Hayes. She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life.
Mrs. Evans was a retired seamstress with Cherokee Manufacturing Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Evans, one son, Jimmy Evans, and four brothers, J.C. Hayes, Tom Hayes, L.G. Hayes and Hubert Hayes.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 11, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with Pastor Betty Jean Hambrick officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Alice Richardson, Braselton, and Betty Lou Brown, Joan Smith and Shelia Stancil, all of Winder; two sisters, Estelle Smith, Bethlehem, and Conney Self, Winder; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001

MR. BRAMLETT
Former director
of Gold Kist
CARNESVILLE - Marvin Ryan Bramlett, 94, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at his residence.
Born December 25, 1906, in Franklin County, Mr. Bramlett was a son of the late Josiah Durant and Clara Hutcherson Bramlett. He was the husband of the late Loise Ariail Bramlett.
Mr. Bramlett was a graduate of Franklin County High School and was a retired farmer and mail carrier. In the community, he served as past chairman of the Franklin County Board of Education, served on local and county ASC and FHA committees and served as director of the Franklin County Farm Bureau and Gold Kist in Commerce. Mr. Bramlett had also served as a director of the Hart County EMC for over 23 years and was a member and past trustee of Bold Spring United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Ryan Bramlett and Robert Nelson Bramlett, a grandson, Timothy Ryan Hall, and three brothers, Wilton, Lovic and Hal Bramlett.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Bold Spring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Horne officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Lanelle B. Hall and Beverly B. Eavenson, both of Carnesville; one brother, Dan Bramlett, Winterville; one sister, Sara Lynn Whittemore, Athens; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bold Spring United Methodist Church, c/o Sybil Franks, 1970 Holbrook Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 17, 2001


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