Jackson County Obituaries...

December 19, 2001

Debra H. Blalock
Mrs. Debra Harkins Blalock, 43, of Jefferson, died Monday, December 17, 2001, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Blalock was born January 12, 1958, in Barrow County. She was a daughter of Elizabeth Ann Hylton Eubanks, Jefferson, and the late Jesse Charles Harkins.
Mrs. Blalock was a homemaker and was a member of the Commerce Church of God, where she served as a youth pastor.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at the Commerce Church of God with the Rev. John Webber officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery, Commerce. Marvin Blalock, Eddie Griffin, Jesse Harkins, Paul Harkins, Dan Looney and Troy Looney served as pallbearers.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Blalock is survived by her husband, Terry L. Blalock, Jefferson; two daughters, Christina Blalock, Commerce, and Tabitha Blalock, Jefferson; one son, Jason Blalock, Gainesville; two brothers, Jesse Harkins and Paul S. Harkins, both of Jefferson; and one sister, Ruth Looney, Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to the Youth Ministry of the Commerce Church of God, 365 Hwy. 441 S., Commerce, GA 30529.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

John F. Howington
John Frank Howington, 84, of Jefferson, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Howington was born October 10, 1917, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Beral and Lillie Payne Howington.
Mr. Howington was a farmer and was an avid rabbit hunter. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Howington was preceded in death by his wife, Claudell Adams Howington.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Howard Rhodes, Dennis Kesler and J.D. Sosebee officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Jack Adams, Walter Barnett, Herman Holden, Joe Holden, Don Watkins and Allen Wood served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Greene, Jefferson; one son, Robert Howington, Jefferson; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Leon Cox Jr.
Leon Cox Jr., 74, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001.
Mr. Cox was a son of the late Leon Lamar and Hannah Elizabeth R. Cox.
He was a retired construction lineman and was a member of the IBEW union.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery, Dublin, with the Revs. Travis Cox and Arlene Smith officiating.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Frances B. Cox; five daughters, Donna Lynn Stewart and Linda Joyce Chambers, both of Hoschton, Lee Anne Cook and Alecia Kay Cole, both of Commerce, and Lorraine D. Griffin, Braselton; one son, Aubrey Allen Cox, Newport, Ind.; three sisters, Frances Crawford, Jacksonville, Fla., Jadie Mae Keen, Edmonds, Wash., and Bobbie Jean Fulgham, Athens; three brothers, Byron B. Cox and John Wayne Cox, both of Dublin, and Lamar Carl Cox, Rentz; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Jeffrey T. Edington
Jeffrey Theodore Edington, 35, of Atlanta, died Monday, December 17, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Edington was born in DeKalb County on May 29, 1966. He was a farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at Holly Springs United Methodist Church, Pendergrass, with the Revs. Bob Lewis and Bob Duvall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Max Briggs, Fred Martin, Carlos Perez, Kent Prater, Leon Roberts and Bobby Thomas will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Edington is survived by his mother, Nora Carylon Mobley, Atlanta; father and step-mother, Barry and Becky Edington, Maysville; and grandmother, Pauline Edington, Maysville.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Holly Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7441 Holly Springs Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Rachael
B. Chandler
Mrs. Rachael B. Chandler, 99, of Doraville, formerly of Commerce, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta.
Mrs. Chandler was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Curtis E. Chandler Sr., and the daughter of the late William Luther and Ella Adams Breedlove, Monroe.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Elder Kenneth Adams officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Family Cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis E. Jr. and Lita Chandler and Ruben and Gladys Chandler, all of Doraville, Dan and Janell Chandler, Dalton, and Phil and Peggy Chandler, Rome; daughter, Dorothy Harber, Doraville; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Hewitt Fleming, Box 161 Poss Road, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Roy L. Beck
Roy Lee ³Leroy² Beck, 79, of Pendergrass, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Beck was born June 10, 1922, in Hall County, a son of the late Canie and Geneva Beard Beck.
He was a retired correctional officer. Mr. Beck was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Beck, and a grandson, Greg Beck.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Richard James and James Kanady officiating. Chad Beck, Ken Beck, Kevin Beck, Trey Beck, Mike Craven, Donnie Denton and Woody Tanner served as pallbearers.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Irene Beck, Pendergrass; four sons, Harold Beck, Johnny Beck, Ronnie Beck and Lynn Beck, all of Pendergrass; two brothers, John Beck, Gainesville, and Lamar Beck, Dalton; two sisters, Judy Beck, Clermont, and Epsy Hayes, Dahlonega; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Sam J. Scarborough
Sam Joe Scarborough, 74, of Danielsville, died Sunday, December 16, 2001.
Mr. Scarborough was born in Madison County, a son of the late Samuel Grady and Martha Patterson Scarborough.
A 20-year Navy civilian, he was retired from the U.S. Navy, having worked at the Naval Ship Yard in Charleston, S.C., and was a veteran of World War II, Vietnam and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Scarborough served 26 years as a Sea Bee. He was a life-long member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by two sisters, Raye Riggs and Dorothy Mae Scarborough, and four brothers, John Scarborough, Candler Scarborough, Luther Scarborough and Kendall Scarborough.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Revs. George Lovely, Ray Jenkins and Lamar Scarborough officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brian Scarborough, Alan Combs, Brian Combs, Mark Combs, Josh Combs and Tom Scarborough Jr. served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Debi Combs, Colbert, and Janice Scarborough, Statham; two sons, Sam J. Scarborough Jr., Commerce, and Tom Scarborough, Danielsville; two sisters, Faye S. Harrison, Colbert, and Willie S. Fortson, Danielsville; one brother, Buddy Scarborough, Colbert; five grandchildren, Alan Combs, Brian Combs, Mark Combs, Josh Combs and Tom Scarborough Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

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Addie B. Tuggle
Mrs. Addie Bell Tuggle, 84, of Auburn, died Saturday, December 1, 2001.
Mrs. Tuggle was a native of Hall County.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, at Gum Springs Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. M.C. Teasley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, John Tuggle, Auburn, and Eunice Tuggle, Commerce; brothers, Jack Floyd and June Floyd, both of Rome; sisters, Virginia Burndett and Christine Leach, both of Rome; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Bonnie Simonds
Mrs. Bonnie Simonds, 75, of Sugar Hill, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001.
Mrs. Simonds was a native of Dawsonville. She was a homemaker and was a member of Millcreek Baptist Church, Lumpkin County.
Mrs. Simonds was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Simonds.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Revs. Kevin Page and Thermon Maddox officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford.
Survivors include her children, Mary Sue Hamilton, Statham, Thermon and Brenda Maddox, Ann Knight and Mike Broomfield and Ronnie Simonds, all of Buford, and Jackie Jr. and Kay Simonds, Commerce; brothers, Herman Rider and Hoss Rider, both of Dawsonville; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Levi Tomlin
Levi Tomlin, 84, of Alto, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born in White County on April 19, 1917, Mr. Tomlin was a son of the late Andrew and Lula Viola Satterfield Tomlin.
He was a farmer and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Tomlin was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Goss Tomlin, and a son, Bermon Larry Tomlin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Vernon London and Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in the New Bridge Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Tomlin is survived by his wife, Blondine W. Tomlin, Alto; daughters, Louise McClellon, Cornelia, and Amy Payne and Genevie Smith, both of Alto; sons, Thurlow Tomlin, Cornelia, Leroy Tomlin, Commerce, and Herman Tomlin, Cleveland; sisters, Bessie Pardon and Flossie Adams, both of Arcade; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Johnnie S. Roberts
Johnnie Spencer Roberts, 73, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, December 13, 2001.
Mr. Roberts was a graduate of Georgia State University. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Home Inc., Lawrenceville.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Josephine Harding Roberts; one daughter, Leslie Roberts Turchi; one son, Johnnie Spencer Roberts Jr.; one step-son, James Allen Walker; two grandchildren, Kristen Turchi and Kelsey Turchi; and three step-grandchildren, Eric Walker, Melissa Walker Ewell and Misty Walker Mahoney.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

David E. Hollis
David Edward Hollis, 78, of Monroe, died Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at Walton Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Hollis was born December 10, 1923, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Harvey Wright and Willie Mae Hollis McGee.
Mr. Hollis had worked as a manager with a service station and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery, Maysville, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating.
Mr. Hollis is survived by his wife, Ann Hollis, Monroe; one daughter, Loretta Henry, Statham; one son, David W. Hollis, Monroe; and two grandchildren, Keith and Lisa Henry.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001

Nell McCarthy
Ms. Nell McCarthy, 88, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Decem-ber 18, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Ms. McCarthy was born in White County and lived most of her life in Hall County.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Ms. McCarthy was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. Sr. and Della Trotter, two brothers, J.C. Trotter Jr. and Hoyt Trotter, and a sister, Lena Shubert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and George Sims, Gillsville; grandsons and wives, Wayne and Linda Sims and Glenn and Penny Sims, all of Gillsville, and Ned and Yari Sims, Cornelia; granddaughters and husbands, Brenda and Phillip Cofield, Gainesville, Linda and Tate Coghlan, Talmo, and Lisa and Josh Pope and Teresa and Dustin Marrett, all of Gillsville; great-grandchildren, Kevin Sims, Katie Sims, Amy Sims, Emily Sims, Josh Cofield, Justin Cofield, Kayla Cofield, Kory Cofield and Caleb Pope; sister, Ann Humphries, Gainesville; brother, Vernon Trotter, Gainesville; and a special cousin, Mary Farmer Bowen, Atlanta.
The body will lie in state at her daughterıs home, located at 158 Sims and Harris Road, Gillsville. The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, December 19, 2001


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