Jackson County Obituaries...

November 14, 2001

James D. Berryman
James Doc Berryman, 62, of Jefferson, died Thursday, November 8, 2001, following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County on June 11, 1939, Mr. Berryman was a son of the late D.S. Berryman Jr. and Voy Jeanette Benton Berryman.
He was a retired engineer and operations manager for Walton County EMC and was a retired sales associate with Equity Utility, Marietta. Mr. Berryman was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and The Georgia National Guard.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Tilly Welborn officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Lane Berryman and Julie Dee Berryman, both of Gainesville; two brothers, Ned Berryman, Jefferson, and Steve Berryman, Lilburn; six sisters, Maxine Cash and Carol Stowe, both of Buford, Polly Henderson, Gainesville, Emily Hardeman, Hull, Betty Nash, Bogart, and Cathryn Phillips, Jefferson; former wife, Cathy Day Cowart, Gainesville; and girlfriend, Melanie Sims, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1394 Ebenezer Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Charles W. Gregory
Charles W. Gregory, 56, of Winder, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001.
Mr. Gregory was born in Jackson County, a son of Lucille Coker Gregory, Hoschton, and the late Daniel Gregory.
He had lived in Barrow County for most of his life and was a retiree of General Motors.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 9, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Brock officiating. Burial was in the Nazareth United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Geneva Gregory, Winder; one daughter, Melanie Starr Gregory, Winder; one son, Sammy Gregory, Winder; one sister, Patsy Gaddis, Winder; one brother, Russell Gregory, Hoschton; and one granddaughter, Lacy Brook Gregory, Dacula.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

John K. Taylor
John K. Taylor, 55, of Athens, died Saturday, November 10, 2001.
A native of Madison, Fla., Mr. Taylor was a son of Luther and Alice Maynard Taylor.
He was connected with the North Georgia Truck Plaza for a number of years and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at Crossroads Church with the Revs. Morris Sapp and Chris Bailey officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce. Herman T. Fields, Christopher P. Baines, Don Baines, Dennis Flint, Lamar Cowart and Jerry Fields served as pallbearers.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Judy G. Taylor, Athens; three step-daughters, Melissa Fields, Athens, Dawn Cowart, Commerce, and Cindy Brown, New Orleans, La.; two step-sons, Don Baines, Gainesville, and Christopher Baines, Lawrence-ville; three sisters and one brother.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Grady B. Wade
Grady B. Wade, 81, of the Line Community, Alto, died Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at a private nursing home following a short illness.
Born June 25, 1920, in Jackson County, Mr. Wade was the son of the late Edward and Nora Lord Wade.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was a member of Line Baptist Church.
Mr. Wade was the last member of his immediate family.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at Line Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Gary Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating at graveside.
Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Edith Wade, Alto.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Marcella Bowers
Mrs. Marcella Bowers, 87, of Winder, died Monday, November 5, 2001.
Born in Wisner, Okla., Mrs. Bowers was a daughter of the late James and Annie Isaacson Newbigging. She was the wife of the late Joseph John Bowers.
Mrs. Bowers resided in Winder since 1996. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Bowers taught elementary school in Nebraska and was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, November 12, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with Father Guy Noel officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Gayla Brown, Winder; one son, Wayne Bowers, Freemont, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Garren Brown, Winder, Jason Bowers, Portland, Ore., and Alyssa Bowers, Freemont, Calif.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

H. 'Louise' Knight
Mrs. H. "Louise" Knight, 74, of Winder, died Monday, November 12, 2001.
A native of Meriweather County, Mrs. Knight was a daughter of the late John Olin McDaniel and Nellie E. Kitchens.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Knight Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in the chapel of Wise-Connolly Funeral Home, Winder, with Bobbie Black officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Knight's grandchildren served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Susie Allen and Jackie Skinner, both of Winder; four sons, Freddie Knight, Braselton, Tony Knight, Hoschton, Donald Knight, Winder, and Terry Knight, Statham; one brother, Virgil McDaniel, Winder; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Wise-Connolly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Margie P. Brown
Mrs. Margie P. Brown, 85, of Nicholson, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Brown was born April 9, 1916, in White County, a daughter of the late Robert and Dora Wiley Pittman.
She had worked as a seamstress. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her first husband, Odell Barrett, and her second husband, Luke Brown.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include three sons, Amory Barrett and Wilburn Barrett, both of Nicholson, and Virgil Barrett, Greenwood, S.C.; two daughters, Syble Beck, Nicholson, and Rachel Roberts, Homer; one sister, Vernlene Wiley, Commerce; 19 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

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Ann Rutledge
Mrs. Ann Rutledge, 86, of Winder, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001.
Mrs. Rutledge was born in Walton County, a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Eula Mae Sharpton Rutledge. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. "Dub" Rutledge, a son, Tommy Rutledge, and a brother, Edmond Rutledge.
Mrs. Rutledge was a retiree of Barrow Manufacturing Company, Winder, and was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Carter Hill Christian Church with the Revs. Harold Corbin and Ned Davis officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Bell, Alpharetta; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Karen Rutledge, Hull, and Mike and Beverly Rutledge, Dacula; sisters, Dot Pickett, Stone Mountain, Margaret Hammond and Montine Parton, both of Tucker, Syble Summerour, Jonesboro, Jenny Mitchell, Gainesville, Alice Clark, Dacula, and Polly Austin, Snellville; brother, Jack Rutledge, Morrow; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Rose S. Lane
Mrs. Rose Smith Lane, 85, of Hull, died Monday, November 12, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Lane was a daughter of the late James T. and Leola Sailors Smith. She was the wife of the late Coy P. Lane.
Mrs. Lane was retired from Superior Pants, with 20 years of service, and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Larry Elliott and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Christian Church cemetery. Randy Power, Ric Power, Roger Suddeth, Steve Bates, Tom Patterson and Scott Turner served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Whitworth Sunday School Class and Senior Adults of West End Baptist Church.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Barbara Lane, Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Frank Stevens, Lexington, and Patricia and Dwight Whitlow, Pace, Fla.; sisters, Margie Patterson, Hull, and Mae Southard, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; step-brother, Cliff Hamby Sr., Athens; seven grandchildren, Tamara Doolittle, Tonja Stevens, Lane Whitlow, Ken Whitlow, Michael Whitlow, Michelle Doster and Phil Lane; nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Captain Wiley Elliott Moore
Captain Wiley Elliott Moore, 81, of Pearland, Texas, a naval aviator and decorated war hero, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Hermann Southeast Memorial Hospital of complications following surgery.
Captain Moore was born on September 30, 1920, in Commerce, to Robert and Iva Moore.
He attended Georgia public schools followed by his graduation with honors from Clemson University. Mr. Moore volunteered for World War II military service and was on active duty in the Pacific Campaign and Korean War as a naval aviator. He was a highly decorated veteran, receiving the Distinguishing Flying Cross, President's Unit Citation, Unit Commendation Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, UN Service Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon and Japanese Occupation Ribbon.
After World War II, Captain Moore remained in the military until his retirement in 1965. His pursuits later included ownership of auto leasing agencies and active community involvement in Chicago, Orlando, Fla. and Pearland.
In Pearland, he was active in Clean Pearland, Green Tee Homeowners Association, the Rotary Club, Golfcrest Country Club, Pearland Neighborhood Center and the volunteer organization of Southeast Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moore possessed a strong Christian faith and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pearland.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at the First Presbyterian Church of Pearland with the Rev. Winfield Casey Jones officiating. Russell Fontaine, Ed Von Ruff, Roger Dickey, Glynn Kirkland, Jim Walters, Joe Gaulding, Bill Walsh, Zack Clark and Tom Reid served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Olivia Moore; four sons, James, Robert, William and Bruce; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Robbie Burroughs and Joyce Catlett; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2930 East Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581, or to a charity of one's choice.
Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, Friendswood, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001

Maxie Gowder
Maxie Gowder, 66, of Commerce, died Friday, November 9, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Gowder was born September 3, 1935, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Lon and Emma Westbrook Gowder.
Mr. Gowder was employed as a contractor in construction.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Survivors include three daughters, Maxine Evans and Linda Standridge, both of Athens, and Elaine Meeler, Nicholson; one brother, Billy Gowder, Athens; three sisters, Fredna Jackson and Lorene Toney, both of Athens, and Ester Whitlock, Homer; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 14, 2001


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