Jackson County Obituaries...

February 27, 2002

Edward A. Collins
Edward A. (Ed) Collins, 70, of Braselton, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at Ashton Woods Nursing Home in Atlanta.
Mr. Collins was a retired UAW employee with GM in Doraville, and was a member of the Hoschton Church of God. He was a graduate of Braselton High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Collins was the son of the late Asa Collins and the late Mae Davis Cooper. His step-father was the late Guy Cooper.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harold D. Collins, and a half-brother, Levi Collins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, at the Braselton Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Melvin Cramer and Billy Gaddis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Helen Stinchcomb Collins; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Debbie Collins and Lynn and Dena Collins, all of Braselton; sister, Vera Tuck, Buford; brother, Dave Collins, Carrolton; step-brothers, Alfred Cooper, Jefferson, and Lamar Cooper, Braselton; grandchildren, Melissa Armstead and Michelle Miccoli, both of Braselton, and Jessica Collins and Susan Collins, both of Danielsville; three additional grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan Miccoli and Diamelen Armstrong, both of Braselton, and Chelsea and Tray Collins, both of Danielsville.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Muriel M. Plaisance
Mrs. Muriel Marion Plaisance, 86, of Hoschton, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at Winder Health Care following an extended illness.
A native of Medford, Minn., Mrs. Plaisance was born July 14, 1915. She was a daughter of the late Jefferson and Alice Jones.
Mrs. Plaisance was a homemaker and was a member of the First Methodist Church, Mountain Home, Ark. She was also a member of the Organ Club, Mountain Home, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the chapel of Parker-Kohl Funeral Home, Faribault, Minn. Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Cemetery, Faribault, Minn.
Mrs. Plaisance is survived by her husband, Robert Thomas Plaisance, Hoschton; three daughters, Carol Jane Hinton, Prescott, Ariz., René L. Plaisance, Hoschton, and Lory Ann Reeves, Dolan Springs, Ariz.; one son, Robert M. Plaisance, West Memphis, Ark.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker-Kohl Funeral Home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of local arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Anna B. Hamilton
Anna Beth Hamilton, 10 days, infant daughter of Aric and Nicole Gilbert Hamilton, Jefferson, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, following a brief illness.
Anna was born in Clarke County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Rusty Newman officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Gracie Mae Hamilton, Jefferson; grandparents, Mike and Shirley Hamilton, Jefferson, and Dillard and Phyllis Gilbert, Gainesville; great-grandparents, Mark Broome, Gainesville, and C.A. and Ruby Health, Cartersville; and great-great-grandmother, Belle Jones, Jefferson.
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, February 27, 2002

Howard E. Wheeler
Howard E. Wheeler, 69, of Commerce, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002.
Mr. Wheeler was a native of Hall County. He was employed as an electrical factory worker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 22, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. Larry McDaniel officiating. Burial was in East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and J.C. Cook, Commerce; sisters, Mary Jo Ingram, California, and Lucille Hall, Monroe; grandchildren, Jamie C. Cook, Rachel Cook, Jennifer Day, Wayne Day, Cassandra Wheeler and Belinda Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Timothy Wayne Day, Travis Wade Day, Johnny Paul Kitchens, Kayla Daniels and Jarrod Michael Daniels; and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Nettie R. Harvey
Mrs. Nettie Ruth Mixon Harvey, 93, of Jefferson, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born April 10, 1908, in Perry, Fla., Mrs. Harvey was a daughter of the late Andrew Sapp and Sara Jane Mixon Mathis.
She was employed as a sales manager for a department store and was a member of the Church of God in Florida. Mrs. Harvey was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Harvey Sr.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Todd Garner, Jack Hays and Shea Hughes officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Dave Childers, Jonathan Harvey, Brian Hays, David Jewell, Russell King and Kyle Rutherford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include five daughters, Wanda Atkins, Jefferson, Doris Childers, Roanoke, Va., Barbara Fulbright, Cleveland, Tenn., Peggy Fulford, Okeechobee, Fla., and Marguerite Knowles, Ocala, Fla.; one son, Walter B. Harvey Jr., Jefferson; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Chris Reeves
Chris Reeves, 16, of Hoschton, died Friday, February 22, 2002, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Athens, Mr. Reeves had resided in Barrow County all of his life. He was a 10th grade student at Apalachee High School and attended Gospel Light Baptist Church. Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louise and Willie Joe Reeves.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Robbie Black officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Deborah and Wendel Foster, Hoschton; his father, Bobby Reeves, Winder; sister, Heather Reeves, Hoschton; brothers, Mitchell Reeves and Ricky Reeves, both of Hoschton; step-brother, D.J. Foster, Hoschton; maternal grandparents, Runette and Eldo Thomason, Hoschton; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Ladell F. Clark
Ladell Franklin Clark, 74, of Hoschton, a former Hoschton City Councilman, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Clark was born January 18, 1928, in Jackson County, a son of the late Lamar Walker and Selma Cronic Clark.
He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired truck driver for Gold Kist. Mr. Clark was a member of New Liberty United Methodist Church, Braselton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Rye Clark.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at New Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jamey Prickett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Tom Cathcart III, Stephen Griffith, Brad Jones, Glen Jones, Matthew Rouse and Troy Rouse served as pallbearers.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Frances M. Clark, Hoschton; two daughters, Patsy Clark Cathcart, Gainesville, and Cindy Clark Griffith, Jefferson; one son, Lamar “Chip” Clark, Montgomery, Ala.; one step-daughter, Wanda Claxton, Watkinsville; one brother, Eddie Clark, Braselton; one sister, Sara Jones, Braselton; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Billy Young
Billy Young, 65, of Jefferson, a native of Jackson County, died Saturday, February 23, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Ambrose Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Young is survived by a step-daughter, Cece Smith; a brother, Emanuel Young, Gainesville; and seven sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hammonds, Mrs. Gussie Stephens and Mrs. Annie B. Shields, all of Gainesville, Mrs. Sarah Bailey, Mrs. Rachel Watson and Mrs. Geneva Shields, all of Jefferson, and Mrs. Juanita Clark, Augusta.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Wayne L. Campbell
Wayne Leroy Campbell, 69, of Hoschton, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at his residence following a sudden illness.
A son of the late Harry and Ilah Campbell, Mr. Campbell was born July 20, 1932, in Stanton, Mich.
He was an auto repairman and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Athens. Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Grazania Campbell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Robbie Black officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Marion Shore, Commerce; and two brothers, Leonard Campbell, Stanton, Mich., and Lynwood Campbell, Sidney, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Campbell Family, c/o Evans Funeral Home, P.O. Box 234, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Joe A. Doster
Joe Anthony Doster, 44, of Hoschton, died Friday, February 22, 2002.
Mr. Doster was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Jerry Maynard Construction Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Richard Doster Sr. and Sarah Bell Brock Doster.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, at Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Marvin Prather officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Doster is survived by his wife, Sherri H. Doster, Hoschton; two sons, Brandon Doster, Hoschton, and Jonathan Vernon, Nicholson; one daughter, Stephanie Vernon, Nicholson; step-mother, Jo Ann Doster, Fountain Inn, S.C.; two brothers, Ricky Doster and Tom Doster, both of Winder; two sisters, Marty Phillips, Winder, and Dottie Haire, Lavonia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Joe Doster Fund at Bank of America.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Fannie H. McElroy
Mrs. Fannie H. Wheeler McElroy, 75, of Winder, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. McElroy was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Lon and Ellen Perry Hester.
She was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Littleton, Winder, and Bobbi Hardigree, St. Simons; one sister, Frances Williams, Winder; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

E.B. Mize
E.B. Mize, 84, of Homer, died Wednesday, Feb-ruary 27, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Mize was born in Georgia on September 24, 1917. He was a son of the late Ernest B. and Willie Murray Mize.
Mr. Mize was a machinist, having retired from the textile industry, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Homer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Smith and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Mr. Mize is survived by his wife, Lillie Mize, Homer; three sons, James Mize, Winder, Tyrone Mize, Commerce, and Rickey Mize, Homer; two daughters, Gail McCoy, Commerce, and Willie L. Stoyle, Danielsville; one brother, Henry Mize, Homer; one sister, Evelyn English, Clarkesville; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Breanna M. Moses
Ms. Breanna Marie Moses, 24, of Gillsville, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in DeKalb County, Ms. Moses had lived most of her life in Hall County, and had lived in Jackson County for five years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
Ms. Moses was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Joe Clayton, and her paternal grandfather, R.L. Moses.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. John Dell and Ronnie Wells officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park South Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son, Emily and Nick, both of Gillsville; her father, Fred Moses, Gainesville; brothers, John Moses and Clay Moses, both of Gainesville, and Freddie Moses, Atlanta; maternal grandparents, Wilburna and Joe Clayton, Amerillo, Texas; paternal grandmother, Vergie Moses, Benton, Tenn.; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Ward’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

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James A. Massey
James Austin Massey, 78, of Cornelia, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center.
Born May 8, 1923, in Jackson County, Mr. Massey was a son of the late Ellis Melvin and Cora Bell Edwards Massey.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a retired cabinet maker. Mr. Massey was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #728, Marietta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Cheek Massey, and a son, Dennis Massey.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Massey, Marietta, and Stanley Massey, Lithia Springs; one brother, Robert Massey, Commerce; one sister, Bernice Fleming, Cornelia; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Buster L. Hart
Buster Lee Hart, 57, of Comer, died Sunday, February 17, 2002.
Born in Madison County, Mr. Hart was a son of the late Artis and Ella Mae Smith Hart.
He was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 22, at Macedonia Holiness Church with Evangelist Martha Guest officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Hart’s nephews served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Putman, Carrolton; one son, Tim Hart, Canon; one sister, Martha Guest, Norcross; four brothers, I.B. Hart, Ila, Dock Hart, Easley, S.C., O.S. Hart, Commerce, and Oneal Hart, Easley, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Ann D. Walker
Mrs. Ann Douglas Walker, 68, of McRae and Brunswick, died Sunday, February 17, 2002.
The second of three daughters of the late Bruce and Corrinne Parker Douglas, Mrs. Walker attended Wesleyan College and Florida State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.
She was a former Gulf Oil Distributor and one of the first Women Jobbers of Georgia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, at McRae United Methodist Church. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Walker is survived by a devoted daughter, Stacy Ann Walker, Brunswick; two sisters, Jan Douglas Hammersley (Mrs. Cameron), Lake Burton, Clayton, and Connie Douglas Peebles (Mrs. John E.), Jefferson; nieces, Melinda McGinty Elkins, Savannah, Melissa McGinty Carroll, Dublin, and Carmen Peebles, Jefferson; nephew, Matt Peebles, Jefferson; many loving cousins and two special friends, Sarah J. Bowen and Mary Brown, both of McRae.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Rt. 1, Box 273B, McRae, GA 31055, or to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Casey J. Simmons
Casey James Simmons, 14, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with his sister and brother, Kayla and Kevin, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Casey was born April 24, 1987, in Chatham County. He was a ninth grade student at Gainesville High School, where he was active in sports. Casey was a member of the Junior Varsity basketball, football and track teams. He was a star basketball player for the Red Elephants, where he also played in the Gainesville High School Marching Band. He attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund at Gainesville High School for the most improved attitude.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Kayla E. Simmons
Miss Kayla Elaine Simmons, 11, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with her twin brother, Kevin, and brother, Casey, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Kayla was born March 14, 1990, in Habersham County. She was a fifth grade student at Sardis Elementary School, where she was active in the D.A.R.E. program, the 4-H program and the Junior Achievement program, and was a member of the Sardis Eagles Basketball Team. She attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation, c/o Atlanta Chapter, P.O. Box 190488, San Francisco, CA 94119, or call 1-800-688-8765 or the Fragile X Association of Georgia at (404) 727-9395.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Kevin S. Simmons
Kevin Scott Simmons, 11, of Gainesville, died Monday, February 18, 2002, along with his twin sister, Kayla, and brother, Casey, at their residence following injuries sustained in a house fire.
Kevin was born March 14, 1990, in Habersham County. He was a fifth grade student at Sardis Elementary School, where he was active in the D.A.R.E. program, the 4-H program and the Junior Achievement program. He attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Alto.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Tom Barney officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Ginger Evans, Gainesville; step-brothers, Chris and Dylan Evans, both of Flowery Branch; grandparents, James and Elaine Simmons, Cornelia, Juan and Frankie Luna, Gainesville, David and Wilda Evans, Dawsonville, and Ross Davis, Clarkesville; great-grandparents, R.B. and Doris Payne, Cornelia, Claude and Margaret Pardue, Talmo, and Vascoe Simmons, Alto; uncles, Scott Simmons, Cornelia, Jefferson Davis, North Carolina, and Davie Evans, Gainesville; aunt and uncle, Joy and Jeff White, Alto; aunt, Z. Lyn Lounsbury, Alaska; uncle and aunt, Troy and Sue Millikan, Gainesville; cousins, Haley and Grayson White, both of Alto, and Alie Evans, Gainesville; and a host of other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the National Fragile X Foundation, c/o Atlanta Chapter, P.O. Box 190488, San Francisco, CA 94119, or call 1-800-688-8765 or the Fragile X Association of Georgia at (404) 727-9395.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Ruby L. Scogin
Mrs. Ruby Lee Scogin, 55, of Toccoa, died Monday, February 18, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Scogin was a daughter of the late Leroy and Mary Smith Cowart.
Mrs. Scogin was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Cowart.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Morris Sapp and Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Charles Cowart Jr., Travis Cowart, Kenneth Cowart, Jeremy Ray, Mickey Horne and Jerry Thomas served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Shonda Woods, Toccoa; three sons, Jeff Scogin, Neese, Timothy Scogin, Clemmons, S.C., and Leonard Scogin, Toccoa; seven sisters, Louise Whitehead, Lois Booth, Eloise Whitehead and Cora Crockett, all of Hull, Velma Cowart and Naomi Casey, both of Athens, and Faye Horne, Danielsville; four brothers, Eugene Cowart and Benny Cowart, both of Hull, Roy Cowart, Athens, and Charles Cowart, Winterville; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Mary D. Leachman
Mrs. Mary D. Leachman, 73, of Athens, died Sunday, February 24, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Leachman was a daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Elizabeth Rumsey McClane.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church. Mrs. Leachman was preceded in death by a son, Blaine Hunsinger.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in the Hunsinger Family Cemetery. Mrs. Leachman’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Ann Massey, Hull, and Belinda Nash, Nicholson; two sons, R.F. Hunsinger, Bowman, and Dickie Hunsinger, Colbert; one sister, Judy Woods, Ellenwood; one brother, John McClane, Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Roger D. Garrison
Roger Dale Garrison, 48, of the Double Churches Community, Carnesville, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at his residence.
Born October 25, 1953, in Jackson County, Mr. Garrison was a son of Evelyn Conally Garrison, Carnesville, and the late Fred Garrison.
He was a graduate of Franklin County High School and was a self-employed building contractor. Mr. Garrison was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joey Shane Garrison, and a daughter, Cherri Denise Garrison.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Childress and Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Garrison is survived by his wife, Betty Gail Nix Garrison; one son, Clint Adam Garrison, of the home; one daughter, Lacy Page Garrison, of the home; and two brothers, Kenneth Michael Garrison and Larry Harold Garrison, both of Carnesville.
Memorials may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church, 1310 New Bethel Road, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002

Mary F. Helton
Mrs. Mary Frank Jackson Helton, 54, of Rex, formerly of Danielsville, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Helton was born April 9, 1947, in Athens. She was a daughter of Inez Jackson, Commerce, and the late T.J. Jackson.
Mrs. Helton was a retired school teacher with Rex Elementary School.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at Collier Baptist Church, Comer, with the Revs. Connie Ivester and Richard Helms officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Susan Barnes, Stockbridge; two sisters, Martha Ivester, Elberton, and Angela Watkins, Hartwell; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Phillips Drive Baptist Church, Forest Park.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge.
Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, February 27, 2002


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