Jackson County Obituaries...

January 09, 2002

Rose D. Langford
Mrs. Rose DeLay Lang-ford, 88, of Jefferson, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Langford was born March 13, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Isabelle Sisk DeLay.
Mrs. Langford was a retiree of Wilkins Industry and was a talented seamstress. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, where she organized the Meals on Wheels Ministry and was a member of the Womenıs Circle. She was a charter member of the First United Methodist Quilters and served as treasurer of the Kizer Bible Class. Mrs. Langford served in offices, volunteered at the Jackson County Senior Center and was a past member of the BJC Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Langford, and a grandson, Roy Farvour.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. Scott Hearn and Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. David Crisler, Billy Crowley, James DeLay, Hoyt Harris, Thomas Harris and Jimmy Langford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Crisler, Jefferson, and Gloria Farvour, Lodi, Calif.; one sister, Gladys Morris, Gillsville; five grandchildren, Carol Mareno, Ginger Hiland, David Crisler, Bruce Farvour and Lynn Holmquist; and five great-grandchildren, Whitney Hiland, Nicki Hiland, Darren Holmquist, Ashley Holmquist and Mickiela Holmquist.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Trustees Fund, P.O. Box 96, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

You Moua
Ms. You Moua, 81, of Commerce, died Tuesday, December 18, 2001.
Ms. Moua was born September 20, 1920, in Laos. She was a daughter of the late Nou Toua Moua.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Hmong Christian Alliance. Ms. Moua was preceded in death by her husband, Nou Yee Yang.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2002, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Floral Hills, Tucker.
Survivors include two sons, Chang Doua Yang, Fresno, Calif., and Wang Chou Yang, Commerce; three daughters, Lue Yang Heu, Commerce, Bla Yang Moua, Jefferson, and Yer Yang Yang, Bethlehem; four brothers, Nhia True Moua and Xao Ze Moua, both of Fresno, Calif., Pang Yer Moua, France, and Sai Dang Moua, Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Mai Moua Yang, Santa Ana, Calif.; and 33 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Julian T. McDaniel
Julian Thaddis (Sam) McDaniel, 75, of Hoschton, died Friday, December 28, 2001, following an extended illness.
Mr. McDaniel was a former employer of The Bona Allen Tannery, Buford.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford. Burial was in Broad Lawn Memorial Gardens, Buford.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his companion of 27 years, Helen Brock; sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Mildred McDaniel, Buford, Lamar and Brenda McDaniel and Ernest McDaniel, all of Flowery Branch, Steve McDaniel, Jefferson, and Terry and Christine McDaniel, Braselton; step-daughters and step-son, Rita Patterson, Arcade, Jennifer Allen, Hull, and Robert Harbin, Joyce Wheeler and Gail Gordon, all of Winder; brothers and sisters, Larry McDaniel, Lawrenceville, Jackie McDaniel and Jean Harrison, both of Hoschton, Tommy McDaniel and Winford Dunnaway, both of Flowery Branch, and Opal Hanson, Braselton; 11 grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Dewitt G. Patton
Dewitt George Patton, 76, of Talmo, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at his residence following a sudden illness.
Mr. Patton was born November 21, 1925, in Hall County. He was a son of the late Joseph Melvin and Mary Patton.
Mr. Patton was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing and was a member of Talmo Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Patton was preceded in death by a son, Danny Patton.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Patton is survived by his wife, Vera Dean Patton, Talmo; two sons, Mel Patton, Talmo, and Neil Patton, Pendergrass; three sisters, Betty Davis and Polly Patton, both of Pendergrass, and Ruby Turner, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Bobby Patton, Gainesville, and Garnett Patton, Pendergrass; eight 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. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Lucy B. Hughey
Mrs. Lucy Bell Martin Hughey, 86, of Jefferson, died Monday, December 31, 2001, at The Life Care Health Center, Lilburn.
Mrs. Hughey was born December 7, 1915, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Fletcher and Birdie Martin. She was the wife of the late Rev. V.S. Hughey.
Mrs. Hughey and the Rev. Hughey joined the Old Saint Paul Baptist Church in Jefferson in 1936, where she served faithfully until her health failed. She served as clerk of the church, mother of the church and the Missionary Department. Mrs. Hughey worked in the Northwestern Baptist Association of Georgia for 60 years and was honored by the association this past May for faithful service.
After working several jobs, she retired from Jefferson Mills, with 20 years of service.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2002, at Saint Paul First Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Simmons and L.D. Sims officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Active casketbearers were St. Paul Deacons and active flower attendants were St. Paul Missionary and Deaconesses. Honorary casketbearers were ministers and honorary flower attendants were the Minister Wivesı Division of the N.W.B.G. and Mrs. Mary Sims, president.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lucille (the Rev. R.E.) Cooper, Jefferson; six sons, Willie (Annie Maude) Hughey, the Rev. J.T. (Essie Lee) Hughey and Vasco Hughey Jr., all of Jefferson, John L. (Brenda) Hughey, Gainesville, Bobby (Vivian) Hughey, Stone Mountain, and C.P.O. Ralph Hughey, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, Troy Hughey, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Morehead, Jefferson, and Nancy Casey, Hartwell; two brothers, Thomas (Grace) Martin, Jefferson, and L.C. Martin, Gainesville; one brother-in-law, Robert (Etta Maude) Hughey, Cleveland, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Forestglen Mortuary, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Leon Roberson
Leon Roberson, 72, of Talmo, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Roberson was born in Alabama, but had lived in Hall County for most of his life. He had worked as a supervisor at a local poultry processing plant before retiring. Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by his wife, June Roberson, and a daughter, Norma Jean Roberson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Joel Trigg and Scott Wilson officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Gardens, Canton.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Brostrom, Fairview, Tenn., Connie Pressley, Cantor, Deena Campbell, Gillsville, and Sheila Roberson, Gainesville; sons, Stephen Roberson, Flowery Branch, and Richard Roberson, Gainesville; brothers, Howard Roberson, Weogufka, Ala., and Kermit Roberson, Indiana; sisters, Odell Harwell, Childsburg, Ala., Louise Epperson, Sylacauga, Ala., and Erma Roberson, California; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Ruby Sims
Mrs. Ruby Sims, 87, of Sautee, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
A native of Travelerıs Rest, S.C., Mrs. Sims was retired from Orbit Manufacturing. She was a member of Loudsville United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Kastner, and a grandson, William Trusty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 10, in the chapel of Alexanderıs Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland, with the Revs. Doug Gilreath and Dale Dean officiating. Burial will be in the Loudsville United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Vivian Trusty, Sautee; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Becky Sims, Sautee, Doyle and Shirley Sims, Hoschton, and Wayne and Betty Sims, Winterville; one brother, Blease Farr, Swannaona, N.C.; one sister, Ruth Porcher, Swannaona, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, One Hanover Park, 16633 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 300, Addison, TX 75001, In Memory of Juanita Kastner.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Alexanderıs Gateway Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

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Betty H. Pope
Mrs. Betty Howard Pope, 67, of Jefferson, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Pope was born September 19, 1934, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Walter DeLeon and Homer Nell Spinks Howard.
Mrs. Pope worked several years for The Jackson Herald and later for The Ellijay Courier as an advertising sales representative. She was of the Methodist denomination.
Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by a son, Walter D. Pope.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Tilly Welborn officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Tim Pass, Josh Pope, Kristopher Pope, Kyle Wood, Lynn Wood and Scott Wood served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband, Sidney L. Pope Sr., Jefferson; three sons, Kevin Pope, Jefferson, Lanny Pope, Commerce, and Lee Pope, Covington; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

George E. White III
George E. White III, 57, of Lilburn, died Sunday, January 6, 2002.
Mr. White was a 1968 graduate of Georgia Tech. He served in Vietnam as Captain in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Albert Gordon Post #56.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, in the chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, with the Rev. Buddy Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Elwanda White; and one daughter, Valerie White, Lilburn.
Wages & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002
Jane G. James
Mrs. Jane Gurley James, 92, a retired elementary school teacher, of Commerce, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Manor Care of Marietta.
Mrs. James was born February 4, 1909, in Union County, a daughter of the late Walter Marion and Ethel Lula Akins Gurley.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce, where she served as a Sunday School teacher of the TEL Class. Mrs. James was also a member of Friends of the Library and the Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles U. James.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Donald Paulson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Walter James, Atlanta; one daughter, Ethel Elizabeth James Smith, Marietta; one grandson and two granddaughters.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Etta F. Brown
Mrs. Etta Frances Little Brown, of Greensboro, N.C., died Friday, December 28, 2001.
A native of Wrens, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Smith Little.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2002, at Hargett Memorial Chapel, Greensboro, N.C.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Brown; two daughters, Sylvia Cheeseboro and Tabatha Cheeseboro, both of East Orange, N.J.; one son, James King, Mesquite, Texas; one brother, Morris C. Little, Nicholson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Frances P. Mintz
Frances P. Mintz, 67, of Commerce, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, at Neals Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Smith officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Mintz and Annie Sue Lloyd; three sons, Terry Mintz, Larry Mintz and Darrell Mintz; two sisters, Mary Richie and Ella Mae Anderson; and one brother, Freed Kesely Jr.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Johnny B. McEntyre Jr.
Johnny Buford McEntyre Jr., 64, of Monroe, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at Walton Medical Center.
Mr. McEntyre was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Mechanical Contractors Local 85 and was a sheet metal fabricator for Mallory & Evans.
Mr. McEntyre was preceded in death by his parents, John Buford Sr. and Hazel M. McEntyre.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 10, at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, with the Rev. Larry Wynn officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state at the church from 10:30 a.m. until service time.
Mr. McEntyre is survived by his wife, Carolyn J. McEntyre, Monroe; one son, Andrew D. McEntyre, Winder; one daughter, Laurie S. Born, Roswell; one brother, Marvin McEntyre; five sisters, Peggy Jeter and Barbara Hayes, both of Jasper, Patricia Hemphill and Deborah Cauldwell, both of Jonesboro; and Connie Wells, Stockbridge; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5621, Athens, GA 30604-5621, or to the American Diabetes Association Memorial Fund, One Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

Lawrence W. Cook
Lawrence W. Cook, 85, of Reynolds, died Monday, January 7, 2002.
Mr. Cook was a lifelong resident of Taylor County. He was a member of Reynolds United Methodist Church in which he was active in many capacities, including member of the Church Council, chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years and member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Cook was a retired Flint EMC employee, with 23 years of service, and was a former employee of Public Service Telephone Company. He was a member of the Reynolds Industrial Authority and served as former City Councilman.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Trawick Cook.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, at Reynolds United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tom Davis and Mac Goddard officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Lawrence W. Cook Jr., Perry; one daughter, Camille Cook Cosey, Reynolds; five grandchildren, Beth Williamson, Jeff Cosey, Amy Harrelson, Christy Lynch and Anne Fleming; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Reynolds United Methodist Church.
Goddard Funeral Home, Reynolds, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002

C.M. Tyner
C.M. Tyner, 86, of Athens, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Tyner was born in Madison County on August 6, 1915. He was a son of the late Clestus and Mary Fowler Tyner.
Mr. Tyner was a factory worker and had worked at the Warner Robbins Air Force Base. He was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Glenn Guest officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery. Jerry Koeingshof, Johnny Mac Smith, Mike Woodruff, Don Hathcock and Rodney Harnish served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Allene T. Barnett, Athens; one niece, Betty Ann Smith, Danielsville; and several cousins.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 9, 2002


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