Jackson County Obituaries...

March 27, 2002

Savannah L. Booth
Savannah Lauren Booth, 21 months, of Nicholson, died Friday, March 15, 2002.
Savannah, a native of Jackson County, was born June 11, 2000. She was the daughter of Todd and Rhonda Booth, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Stowers and Phillip Parks officiating. Burial was in Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson. Tracy Booth, Tim Booth, Warren Standridge, Pierce Nelms, Tony Nelms and Lamar Watkins served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one brother, Trevor Booth, Nicholson; grandparents, Bobby and Peggy Booth and Dwight and Sara Nelms, all of Nicholson; and great-grandparents, Emmett and Sara Duran, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Playground Fund, P.O. Box 398, Nicholson, GA 30565, in memory of Savannah Booth.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Kathryn W. Wilson
Mrs. Kathryn Waters Wilson, 65, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wilson was born October 26, 1936, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Ernest Johnson and Ethel Richardson Waters.
She was a retired secretary for the Atlanta Public School System and was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton. Mrs. Wilson was also a member of the Fairview Ladies Club.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James C. Waters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Roger Wilson, Pendergrass; three daughters, Sandra Wilson Dickerson, Angela Wilson Salter and Susan Elizabeth Wilson, all of Pendergrass; one sister, Frances Lancaster, Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Dorothy B. Howington
Mrs. Dorothy Belle Castleberry Howington, 81, of Peachtree City, formerly of Gainesville, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Fayette Community Hospital.
Born October 27, 1920, in Jackson County, Mrs. Howington was a daughter of the late D. Morgan and Cora Lee Henry Castleberry.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Mrs. Howington was also a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class and Beta Sigma Phi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O’dell Howington.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson, with Dr. John Lee Taylor officiating. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Survivors include one son, Doug Howington, Peachtree City; one brother, Jesse Castleberry, Cordele; three sisters, Ruth Barnish, Hoschton, Jean Gregory, Virginia Beach, Va., and Myrtice Hutcherson, Decatur; and one grandson, Henry Estes Howington.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Wesley W. Roberts
Wesley William Roberts, 17, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Roberts was born in Hall County, a son of Donald William and Nancy Cronic Roberts, Pendergrass.
He was a junior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Wayman Roberts.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Jared Ryan Roberts, Pendergrass; grandparents, Russell Frank and Kathleen Cronic, Braselton, and Joyce Adams Roberts, Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to Lifelink or to the charity of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Herman R. Holden
Herman Rogers Holden, 64, of Jefferson, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A son of the late Joseph and Annie Laura Howington Holden, Mr. Holden was born March 23, 1938, in Jackson County.
He was retired for the Department of Transportation and was a cattle farmer. Mr. Holden was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Holden is survived by his wife, Frankie Massey Holden, Jefferson; daughter, Laura Holden, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Leigh and Jim Purcell, Commerce; brother, Joe Holden, Jefferson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Purcell, Commerce; and grandson, Sam Purcell, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Frances L. Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Frances Louise Seagraves Fitzpatrick, 84, of Commerce, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born March 31, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Volia Allen Seagraves.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Fitzpatrick, a son, Lamar Fitzpatrick, and a daughter, Judy Standridge.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Revs. Carlton Peters and Wendell Hanley officiating. Burial was in Ila Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Phillip Fitzpatrick, Commerce, Weldon Fitzpatrick and Lorian Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, and William Fitzpatrick, Cornelia; three daughters, Mary Ann Bonds, Ila, Betty Fitzpatrick, Commerce, and Bonnie Hensley, Nicholson; one sister, Mary Helen Bumgarner, Kannapolis, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 11 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ila Cemetery Fund, c/o Lloyd Fitzpatrick, Ila, GA 30647, or to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Edna H. Gray
Mrs. Edna Harris Gray, 59, of Madisonville, Tenn., died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at St. Mary Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Gray was the wife of the late Benny B. Gray, Madisonville, Tenn. She was the mother of Allen Gray, Chicago, Ill., and the sister-in-law of James and Millie Gray, Maysville. Mrs. Gray is also survived by a grandson.
“Edna was a good Christian and a wonderful wife and mother,” said family members. “She will be missed.”
Services were held Tuesday, March 5, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Madisonville, Tenn., where she was a member for many years and where she helped take care of the Bulletin Board.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Ruby J. Nalley
Mrs. Ruby Jean Nalley, 94, a native of Jackson County, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002.
Mrs. Nalley was the daughter of the late Wesley and Emma Hoopah-Jenkins. She was the wife of the late Grady Nalley.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Redstone United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
Mrs. Nalley is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

W.V. Starling Sr.
W.V. “Voight” Starling Sr., 69, of Grayson, died Sunday, March 24, 2002.
Mr. Starling was born in Upson County, and in 1950 moved to Atlanta where he worked for 25 years as a plant manager with Foremost Dairies. He later was associated with Snellville Auto Parts for nearly 25 years.
Mr. Starling was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a 1951 graduate of Berry Schools. He was an experienced horseman and was actively involved as a member of the Georgia Horse Council. Mr. Starling was a loyal member of Grayson United Methodist Church and had served many terms on the Grayson City Council. He was a 46 year Master Mason, a past Master of Grayson Masonic Lodge #549 F. & A.M. and was presently serving his second term Worshipful Master of Grayson Masonic Lodge #549 F. & A.M.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Grayson United Methodist Church with Dr. Phil Schroeder and the Rev. Larry Caywood officiating. Burial was in the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church cemetery with full Masonic rites afforded by the Gwinnett Masonic Memorial Club.
Mr. Starling is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ann Cooper Starling; son and daughter-in-law, Walton V. and Laura Starling Jr., Hoschton; son Steven P. Starling, Grayson; brother and sister-in-law, Bryant and Jane Starling, Thomaston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita and Adger Ivey, Lilburn, and June and Herman Lisle, Griffin; brother and sister-in-law, Marce and Jane Pearson, Denton, Texas; brother, Larry Cooper, Katy, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
Memorials may be made to the Grayson UMC Mortgage Reduction Fund, 555 Grayson Pkwy., Grayson, GA 30017, in memory of W.V. “Voight” Starling Sr.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Clifford Elrod
Clifford Elrod, 82, of Bogart, a World War II veteran, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at his residence.
Born February 29, 1920, in Georgia, Mr. Elrod was a son of the late Lee and Eula Davis Elrod.
He was a retired carpenter with O.S. Garrison Lumber and was the founder and a member of the Homer Church of God. He also attended Redstone Methodist Church.
Mr. Elrod was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Nations Elrod, and his second wife, Fannie Clark Elrod.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Doug Conwell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Athens.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. Odell Elrod, Bogart; three daughters, Virginia Barrett, Margie Guest and Linda Beusse, all of Hull; two brothers, Charles Elrod, Commerce, and Dale Elrod, Colbert; two sisters, Bessie M. Crawford, Commerce, and Ruth Salter, Hull; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002


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Mary E. Huntsinger
Mrs. Mary Ellen Huntsinger, 74, of Jefferson, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Huntsinger was born May 8, 1927, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Jane Lynn Blackwell.
Mrs. Huntsinger was a homemaker and was a member of Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church, Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.M. Huntsinger, and sisters, Willie May Blackwell, Frances Inez Blackwell, Reba Henrietta Blackwell, Emma Clara Bell Blackwell, Minnie Mildred Blackwell, Lois Lucile Blackwell and Jesse Ruth Blackwell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Terry Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two sons, Homer Huntsinger, Monroe, and T.J. Huntsinger, Florida; one brother, Curtis Blackwell, Jefferson; one sister, Emma Ricks, Jefferson; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lighthouse Congregational Holiness Church, Commerce, Ga.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Rita B. Barrett
Mrs. Rita Baugh Barrett, 64, of Lula, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Barrett was born March 27, 1937, in Hall County, a daughter of the late Giles and Mattie Cagle Baugh.
Mrs. Garrett was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Syble Taylor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Enon Baptist Church with the Revs. Loyd Martin and Paul Morris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barrett is survived by her husband, Ed Barrett, Lula; two daughters, Jeanine Gabriel, Lula, and Tammy Roth, Marietta; one son, David Barrett, Roswell; four sisters, Sandra Grindle, Lula, Linda Cloer, Cleveland; Veronica Hogseed, Jefferson, and Valerie Wiley, Gillsville; two brothers, William Lance Baugh and Michael Anderson Baugh, both of Gainesville; and seven grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Michael
J. Allen
Michael Joe Allen, 47, of Commerce, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born in Jackson County on September 22, 1954, Mr. Allen was a son of Rachel Stowe Allen, Commerce, and the late Winfred Allen.
He was a carpenter and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Allen is survived by a brother, David Allen, Commerce; sister, Patricia Allen, and her husband, Joseph Caldwell, Commerce; and a nephew, Justin Caldwell.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Carol S. Mabry
Mrs. Carol Smith Mabry, 59, of Statham, died Monday, March 25, 2002.
Mrs. Mabry had been employed with K-Mart and had worked in the pizza industry. She was a member of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Mabry was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Mabry Jr., and her parents, James R. and Claudia G. Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial will be in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers, Jimmy Smith, Bethlehem, and Allen Smith, Lawrenceville; four sisters, Hazel Weldon and Rachel Stephens, both of Hoschton, Helen Doyle, Torrance, Calif., and Annie Walker, Alpharetta; and several nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Pauline Edwards
Mrs. Pauline Edwards, 87, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Georgia, Mrs. Edwards was born January 25, 1915. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Nora Smith Brown.
Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jimmy Owensby officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Billy Leachman, Commerce; three daughters, Vivian O. Hill, Jacksonville, N.C., Lillian Wilshire, Loganville, and Eva L. Jones, Sparks, Nev.; three brothers, James Brown, Tom Brown and Sam Brown, all of Commerce; two sisters, Francine Beck and Elizabeth Conley, both of Athens; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Johnnie R. Nabors
Mrs. Johnnie Ray Vandiver Nabors, 70, of Lavonia, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born February 1, 1932, in Longview, Texas, Mrs. Nabors was a daughter of the late O.P. and Jessie Morgan Vandiver.
She was a retired LPN with Cobb Memorial Hospital, a state certified EMT and was a homemaker. Mrs. Vandiver was a member of Lavonia Church of God and a member of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. Burial was in Lavonia City Cemetery.
Mrs. Vandiver is survived by her husband, Ben Nabors; two daughters, Marie Reynolds and Terri Cheek, both of Lavonia; five sisters, Barbara Sosby, Imogene Maxwell, Yvo Walters and Darlene Mauldin, all of Lavonia, and Ann Redd, Commerce; and three grandchildren, Conice Reynolds, Nicholas Reynolds and April Brown.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Lavertos G. Bentley
Mrs. Lavertos Gordon Bentley, 100, of Winder, died Friday, March 22, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Bentley was born September 13, 1901, a daughter of the late Crawford and Lura Harvil Gordon.
She was a retired day care operator and was a member of Winder First Christian Church. Mrs. Bentley was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Bentley.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jane Bentley, Marietta; grandchildren, Vicki Bentley and Jack and Amy Bentley; and a great-grandson, Jacob Bentley.
Memorials may be made to the Winder First Christian Church 275, North Fifth Avenue, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Louise Smith
Mrs. Louise Smith, 73, of Danielsville, died Friday, March 22, 2002.
Born in Gwinnett County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Willie Earnest and Hattie Ruth Alford Bagwell.
She had been employed in the textile industry with Comer Manufacturing and was a member of Bethel M Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. J.L. Griffith and David Bagwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brian Westmoreland, Michael Smith, Donald Trissler, Tim Griffith, Charles Chastain and Charles Jarrard served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Overstreet, Danielsville; two sons, Jerry Lamar Smith, Maine, and Larry Michael Smith, Danielsville; one sister, Dessie Lee Jarrard, Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Frances Dickerson
Mrs. Frances Alewine Dickerson, 64, of Royston, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Royston.
Mrs. Dickerson was born in Hart County on April 11, 1937, a daughter of the late Fred Alewine Sr. and the late Bessie Mae Pulliam Alewine.
She was a machine operator in the textile industry and was a member of Rice Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dickerson, two brothers, Alton Alewine and Fred Alewine Jr., and a sister, Opal Alewine Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Rice Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Whitworth and Fricklen Guinn officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Royston. Randy Carter, Jason Dickerson, Danny Bennett, David Dudley, Chuck Finley and Chad Finley served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Tim Alewine and Benny Alewine, both of Royston; one step-son, Billy Dickerson, Bowman; two step-daughters, Teresa Finley, Royston, and Tammy Padilla, Jefferson; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Dartha B. Dover
Mrs. Dartha Beatrice Dover, 88, of Braselton, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002.
Mrs. Dover was a native of St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Prince of Peach Catholic Church with Father John Anderson officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy McReynolds, Braselton; a son, Michael Dover, Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002

Merrel L. Glaze
Merrel L. Glaze, 74, of Buford, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002.
Mr. Glaze was a native of White County. He was retired from parts repair and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at noon Friday, March 22, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Glaze is survived by his wife, Patsy Maddox Glaze, Buford; daughter, Carol Wilkerson, Buford; sons, Michael Glaze and Jeffrey Glaze, both of Buford; step-daughter, Gay Waycaster, Hoschton; sister, Joyce Satterfield, Loganville; brother, Tom Glaze, Hoschton; and five grandchildren.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 27, 2002


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