Jackson County Obituaries...

October 31, 2001

Thomas J. McDonald
Thomas Jackson "Jack" McDonald, 64, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. McDonald was born July 30, 1937, a son of the late Gordon A. and Mazie Wheeler McDonald.
He was a retired pattern designer for Oxford Manufacturing Co. and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Mitton and the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery, Ila. David Carithers, Matthew Edwards, Phillip Edwards, Barry Johnson, Jake Murphy and Eric Shelton served as pallbearers.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Lucille Jones McDonald, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Carol McDonald, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Stacy Wilbanks, Baldwin; and three grandchildren, Kasey, Kody and Christian.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

SFC Troy Underwood
SFC Troy E. Underwood, 60, of Hephzibah, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.
A native of Maysville, Jackson County, Mr. Underwood had lived in the Hephzibah area for over 30 years.
He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served his country for over 22 years. Mr. Underwood was a member of the VFW Post 649 and a member of the American Legion Post 178. He was a Vietnam veteran and was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lillie Underwood.
A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at VFW Post 649, Augusta.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Key Underwood, Hephzibah; two sons, Daniel Underwood, Hephzibah, and Jason Underwood, Waynesboro; one daughter, Crystal Underwood, Hephzibah; a grandchild, Cory Underwood; two brothers, James B. Underwood, Commerce, and John H. Underwood, Smyrna; and three sisters, Francis Morris, Commerce, Wilma Holden, Acworth, and Wanda Sue Hill, Homer.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga.
DeLoach Funeral Homes, Inc., Hephzibah, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

Hildegard K. Wills
Mrs. Hildegard Klara Wills, 85, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Wills was born November 30, 1915, in Germany, a daughter of the late Julius and Ella Monk Boettcher.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wills was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dean Wills, and a son, Herby Wills.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Shane Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Lyle Family Cemetery, Hoschton.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Claire Kelley, Jefferson; one son, Tommy Wills, Jefferson; one brother, Heinz Boettcher, Cologne; one sister, Elizabeth Himmler, Gera; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

Roy L. Carpenter
Roy Lee Carpenter, 93, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at Scenic View Nursing Home following a brief illness.
Born in North Carolina on July 6, 1908, Mr. Carpenter was the son of the late James Leonard Carpenter Sr. and Arminda Segars Carpenter.
He was a poultry and cattle farmer and was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial will be in Level Grove Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include daughters, Betty C. Dalton, Baldwin, and Bobbie C. Foster, Cornelia; sons, Bill E. Carpenter, Jefferson, and Dennis Carpenter, Oakwood; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

John L. Williams
John Lewis Williams, 77, of Comer, died Friday, October 19, 2001.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Albert and Annie Maude Veal Williams.
He was retired from Seaboard Farms and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in the Collier Baptist Church cemetery. Bobby Wells, Michael Wells, Randall Wells, Doyle Green and Jeff Smith served as pallbearers.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mashburn Williams; five daughters, Patsy Chandler, Arnoldsville, Jean Wells, Winterville, and Linda Weaver, Kathryn Rogers and Barbara Green, all of Colbert; one son, Ronnie Williams, Hull; one sister, Margaret Barber, Commerce; one brother, Charlie Williams, Arnoldsville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

James A. Whitlock
James Arthur Whitlock, 79, of Belton, S.C., died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Anderson Area Medical Center.
Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson, a son of the late Jake and Lillie Covington Whitlock.
He was a graduate of Athens Business College, with a degree in electrical engineering, and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Whitlock was retired from Colonial Pipeline in pipeline operations, and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and of the McCuen Bolt Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Whitlock and Mrs. Willie Wofford, and two brothers, Ellis Whitlock and C. Harmon Whitlock.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Belton, S.C., with the Rev. Danny Parton and Terry Wofford officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Whitlock is survived by his wife, Doris Bentley Whitlock, of the home; daughters, Mrs. David (Sandra) Ledbetter, Greenville, S.C., and Mrs. Rusty (Vivian) Robinson and Mrs. Pat (Beverly) O'Rourke, all of Rock Hill, S.C.; brothers, Austin H. Whitlock, Chickamauga, and Ernest Whitlock, Commerce; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Hwy. 20, Belton, SC 29627.
Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

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Dorothy
R. Beavers
Mrs. Dorothy Rowland Beavers, 95, of Athens, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Beavers was born July 24, 1906, in Taylor County, W.Va. She was a daughter of the late W.I. and Martha Susan Wotring Rowland.
Mrs. Beavers was a homemaker and was a member of Smyrna United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce, with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating.
Mrs. Beavers is survived by a son, Robert I. Beavers, Athens; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge or arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

James Bradberry
James Bradberry, 72, of Hull, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Bradberry was a son of the late William E. and Katie Inez Wilkes Bradberry.
He was retired from the Athens Police Department and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Bradberry was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clyde Marie Bellamy Bradberry.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Clint Jones and Bobby Griffin officiating. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens. Kevin Hart, Mike Crawford, Rex Bradberry, Mitch Elder, Mike Barber and Bradley Hill served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Jennings, Commerce, and Janet Hart, Watkinsville; two sons, Calvin Bradberry, Hull, and Dennis Bradberry, Milledgeville; one sister, Linda Anderson, Marietta; one brother, Charles Bradberry, Athens; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

James B. Boone
James Brian Boone, 24, of Temple, died Thursday, October 25, 2001, in Carroll County, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Boone was a son of James Allen Boone, Hoschton, and Cindy Boone Posey, Temple.
He was a graduate of Temple High School and was a member of Villa Rica Church of God. Mr. Boone was an iron worker.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Miller officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include five sisters, Erica Nicole Posey, Angie Stone and Shelby Stone, all of Temple, Christy Dooley, Jefferson, and Brandy Donovan, Toccoa; one brother, Josh Posey, Temple; and grandparents, James and Georgia Boone, Hoschton, and Leonard and Cora Hall, Maysville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

Emily C. Starkey
Mrs. Emily Camp Starkey, 85, of Athens, died Friday, October 26, 2001.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Starkey was a daughter of the late John Earl and Florence Thomas Camp.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Oconee Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Starkey was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Stephens.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Oconee Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Crist Camden officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Willie Epps, Bruce Payne, Tim Payne, Robert Hood, Ben Camp and James Street served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Starkey is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Starkey; one son, Joseph Stephens, Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Rosa Farah, Sarasota, Fla., Betty Camp, Atlanta, and Jayne Payne, Jefferson; six brothers, Marvin Camp, Lawrenceville, Wallace Camp, Cape Elizabeth, Mass., Lawrence Camp and Alfred Camp, both of Toccoa, Ben Camp, Atlanta, and John Camp, Franklin, Tenn.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Oconee Heights Baptist Church, 4180 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001

Hyo I Bae
Hyo I Bae, 79, of Maysville, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Bae was born December 28, 1921, in South Korea. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Bae was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bae.
Funeral services were held at noon Friday, October 26, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Rho officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Bae is survived by his wife, Chaboon Lee Bae, Maysville; three sons, Jong Chul Bae and Jong Yong Bae, both of Maysville, and Jong Kwan Bae, North Carolina; six daughters, Soon Im Bae, Jong Soon Bae and Goon Ja Bae, all of South Korea, Gum Soo Bae and Yong Ha Bae, both of New Jersey, and Soon Ok Bae, Maysville; 38 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 31, 2001


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