Jackson County Obituaries...

February 6, 2002

Mary G. Lance
Mrs. Mary Gail Lance, 54, of Jefferson, died Monday, Feb-ruary 4, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Lance was born July 4, 1947, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late James and Marjorie Gary Chambers.
Mrs. Lance was employed as a convenience store clerk.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Russell Cash and Samuel Dale officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Phillip Anderson, Lamar Ayers, Matthew Ayers, Buren Bray, Telford Bray and Mike Dalton served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Lance is survived by her husband, William Howard ³Buddy² Lance, Jefferson; one daughter, Lisa Dale, Gillsville; two sons, Jeff Lance, Jefferson, and Keith Lance, Commerce; two brothers, Steve Chambers and Terry Chambers, both of Jefferson; one sister, Susan Lewallen, Martinez; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Grace F. Busha
Mrs. Grace Fulbright Busha, 73, of Carnesville, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Lanier Park Regional Hospital, Gainesville.
Born May 17, 1928, in Franklin County, Mrs. Busha was a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Clemmie Andrews Bell.
She was retired from Carwood Manufacturing and was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Busha was preceded in death by her first husband, Owen Fulbright, and her second husband, Sanford Busha.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Robert L. Hill, Roger McCoy and Stacy Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Indian Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jackie Fulbright, Carnesville; two daughters, Sarah Carlan, Lula, and Frances Segars, Commerce; two step-daughters, Bobbie Banks, Carnesville, and Sarah Mabry, Maysville; one brother, Edward Bell, Commerce; three sisters, Agnes Bennett, Ila, Gladys Catalano, Homer, and Louise Pruitt, Commerce; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Harold D. Collins
Harold Dean Collins, 43, of Braselton, died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Haven House Hospice, Atlanta.
Mr. Collins was the son of Ed and Helen S. Collins, Braselton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, G.J. and Essie Stinchcomb, Asa Collins and Guy and Mae Cooper.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at the Braselton Church of God with the Rev. Melvin Cramer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Jessica Collins and Susan Collins, Danielsville; two brothers, Steve Collins and Lynn Collins, Braselton; nieces, Melissa Collins and Michelle Miccoli, Braselton; two grandchildren, three additional nieces, one nephew and a number of aunts and uncles.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Azalee Freeman
Mrs. Azalee Burroughs Freeman, 79, of Royston, formerly of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Freeman was born in Madison County on January 31, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Roxie Bone Burroughs.
Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Clinton Freeman, and a son, Franklin Burroughs Freeman.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Dayton Logan and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Keith Lord, George Escoe, Scott Brown, William Hitchcock, Billy Culbertson and Clayton Bryant served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles Pulliam, Royston; grandchildren, Cindy and Scott Brown and Mike and Peggy Pulliam, all of Danielsville, and Ronnie Pulliam, Royston; great-grandchildren, Heather Pulliam, Lance Pulliam and Erica Pulliam, all of Royston, and Leann Pulliam and Logan Brown, both of Danielsville; brothers, L.E. Burroughs, Athens, and Raymond Burroughs and John A. Burroughs, both of Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, Highway 98 West, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Roy E. McClure
Roy Edward McClure, 80, of Easley, S.C., died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Born in White County, Mr. McClure was a son of the late Walter E. and Myrtie Johnson McClure.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a medic in the 374th General Hospital during World War II. Mr. McClure was retired from Libco and attended Siloam Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Easley, S.C. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. McClure is survived by his wife, Edna Ruth Owens McClure, of the home; two daughters, Phyllis Jones, Easley, S.C., and Virginia Bible, and her husband, Richard, Fountain Inn, S.C.; two grandchildren, Scott Childress and Jennifer Jones, both of Easley, S.C.; three brothers, Ray and Howard McClure, both of Maysville, and Lloyd McClure, Jefferson; and two sisters, Faye Lindsey and Mary Hayes, both of Maysville.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

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Nora L. Sikes
Mrs. Nora Lou Shumake Sikes, 90, of Jefferson, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Sikes was born October 3, 1911, in Hall County. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Laura Freeman Shumake.
Mrs. Sikes was a retired weaver and pattern drawer with Jefferson Mills and was a member of Living Word Worship Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood Belmont Sikes, a daughter, Lillian Sikes, and a son, Marion Sikes.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Tom Meade, Pete Petering, Randall Reed, Ned Shumake, Nelson Shumake and Lee Sikes served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Sally Crorhan, Germantown, Tenn., and Faye Wilson, Jefferson; one son, John Sikes, Jefferson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Jackson County Senior Citizens Center, 219 Darnell Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Catherine Stowe
Mrs. Catherine Stowe, 75, of Monroe, died Monday, February 4, 2002.
Mrs. Stowe was born February 24, 1926, in Bibb County to the late Henry Verlin Bray and the late Viola Breedlove Bray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Stowe.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Lighthouse World Outreach Center with the Rev. Raymond Hardy officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Phyllis Beal, Madison, Joan Skelton, Hoschton, Sheila Fambrough, Union Point, Treva Peters, Good Hope, and Tina Hix, Monroe; sons, Darrell Burgess and Doyle Burgess, both of Monroe, and Perry Burgess, Jefferson; brothers, Larry Bray, Comer, Ferrell Bray, Flowery Branch, and Billy Bray and Lewis Miller, both of Athens; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Meadows Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Paul O. Crague
Paul Ordell Crague, 46, of Jefferson, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Macon County, Tenn., Mr. Crague was born February 4, 1955. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator.
Mr. Crague was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Clay Crague Eubank.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. John Turlington officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Crague is survived by his wife, Judy Looney Crague, Jefferson; one son, Isaiah McElreath, Jefferson; one daughter, Samatha Walker, Greensboro; one step-daughter, Lynn Norris, Commerce; three brothers, Jack Crague and Jerry Crague, both of Tompkinsville, Ky., and Lester Crague, Westmoreland, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

John J. Thompson
John J. Thompson, 88, of Homer, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Thompson was born November 7, 1913, in Georgia, a son of the late John and Ola Blackwell Thompson.
He retired from the Civil Service after 37 years as Branch Chief of technical data with Warner Robins Air Force Base. Mr. Thompson was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Homer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim McClendon officiating. Burial was in Banks Memorial Gardens, Homer.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Helen Thompson, Homer; one son, John Thompson III, Clearwater, Fla.; three daughters, Juanita Mock, Burlington, N.C., Sue Thompson, Gainesville, and Martha Peterson, Monticello; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 6, 2002

Millard Pruitt

Millard Pruitt, 66, of the Nails Creek Community, Carnesville, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Pruitt was born on April 12, 1935, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late Ralph and Janie Ruth Means Pruitt.
Mr. Pruitt was employed a number of years with North Georgia Wholesale and the Nails Creek Gas Company. He was a member of the Hebron Lodge #564 F & AM in Commerce and a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Pruitt was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Brady Pruitt, a son, Johnny Pruitt, and a brother, Joel Pruitt.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Masonic rites provided by members of the Hebron Lodge #564 F & AM.
Survivors include four brothers, Dillard Pruitt, Demorest, Dempsey Pruitt, Homer, and Wallace Pruitt and Steve Pruitt, both of Carnesville.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, February 6, 2002


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