Jackson County Obituaries...

MAY 01, 2002

Kelly M. Mayberry
Kelly Marie Mayberry, infant daughter of Gabriel and Connie Mayberry, Jefferson, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Mission, Commerce, with the Rev. Father Darragh Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Clayton Wayne Mayberry and Lucas Phillip Mayberry, both of Jefferson; grandparents, Wayne and Judy Trammell, Jefferson, and Jimmy and Liliana Mayberry, Braselton; and great-grandparents, Joe and Jessie Trammell, Jefferson, Ruby Porter, Anderson, S.C., and Agata Iannuzzi, Braselton.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Lowell L. Williams
Lowell Lee Williams, 53, of Nicholson, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his residence.
Born June 3, 1948, in Fulton County, Mr. Williams was a son of Lois Virginia Tatum Chesser, Cleveland, and the late Lee Williams.
He was an automobile sales manager and was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Terry James, Elton Beasley and Paul Bramlett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kesler Williams, Nicholson; five sons, Chris Veuleman and Robie Williams, both of Ruidoso, N.M., and Thomas Veuleman, Bradlie Williams and Zacharie Williams, all of Nicholson; one daughter, Millicent Pembleton, St. Regis, Mont.; three brothers, Claude Chesser, Cleveland, Paul Chesser, Jefferson, and Dan Williams, Titus, Ala.; one sister, Julia Higginbotham, Cleveland; and three grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Paul E. Eisner Sr.
Paul Edward Eisner Sr., 55, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Eisner was born November 29, 1946, in Boston, Mass. He was the son of Roy Eisner Sr., Lawrenceville, and the late Rita Mahoney Eisner.
Mr. Eisner was the owner and operator of Arcade Paint & Body Shop and was of the Catholic faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. William Whitfield officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a son, Paul Eisner Jr., Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Paul Morris, Medway, Mass.; brothers, Frederick Eisner, Suwanee, Roy Eisner Jr., Holden, Mass., and Timothy Eisner, Laconia, N.H.; sister and brother-in-law, Shelley and Brian Toothill, Grayson; two grandchildren, Brittany and Brendan Morris, Medway, Mass.; special friend, Christine Nimilinski, Savannah; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Foundation of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Leo C. Sellers
Leo Carrillo Sellers, 65, of Center, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Sellers was born April 1, 1937, in Jacksonville, Fla., a son of the late Logan Sellers and Ruth Ellison Sellers.
He married the former Frances Ethel Anderson in May of 1960 and together they raised four children. Mr. Sellers served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and later settled in Center.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew and Buddy Sellers, one sister, Pearl Cardozo, and three infant siblings.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Temple Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., with the Revs. Arthur Ellison and Robert Galintine officiating. Burial was in Sellers Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Sellers is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Sellers; three daughters, Janet Vessels (Buddy), Barbara Hughes and Billie Maddox (Randy); one son, William Sellers (Jessica); one brother, Larry Sellers, Nicholson; seven sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Lydia Johnson and Deborah Wilkerson, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Marian Farmer, Nicholson, Janell Elits, Wichita, Kan., and Alice Starling and Elaine Bell, both of Bryceville, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Prestwood Funeral Home, Baldwin, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Rev. William Treadwell
The Rev. William “Bill” Treadwell, former pastor of Jefferson First Baptist Church, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in Waco, Texas. He had suffered from a heart attack one week before.
The Rev. Treadwell served in Jefferson from 1970 to 1971.
Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Greenwood, S.C.
The Rev. Treadwell is survived by his wife, Lou Treadwell, and several children.
His home address is: 3424 Carondolet Blvd., Waco, TX 76710.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Ollie S. Henry
Mrs. Ollie S. Henry, 92, of Maysville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Henry had lived in San Diego, Calif. She was retired from the civil service, where she worked for the Department of U.S. Navy.
After retirement, Mrs. Henry and her husband moved back to Georgia. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Henry, and two sons, Richard Haynes Davidson and William Roger Davidson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Sizemore officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Davidson, Jefferson, and Keith Henry, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Tolbert, Gainesville, and Evelyn Lipscomb, Maysville; and one brother, Denver Savage, Maysville.
Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Annie J. Jackson
Mrs. Annie Jenette Hayden Jackson, 81, of Jefferson, formerly of Commerce, died Thursday, April 18, 2002.
Mrs. Jackson was a native of Jefferson. She was the wife of the late Sommie Jackson.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at St. Paul First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Simmons officiating.
Survivors include five daughters, Annie Hughey, Mary Jackson, Jean Tarpkin and Johnnie Jackson, all of Jefferson, and Carolyn Watson, Gainesville; seven sons, Leroy Jackson and Melvin Jackson, both of Jefferson, Donald Jackson, Winder, Wilmer Jackson, Athens, Eddie Jackson, Augusta, and Cecil Jackson and Franklin Lester, both of Atlanta; one sister, Alma Wood, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

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Robert E. Lassiter
Robert E. Lassiter, 77, of Athens, died Monday, April 29, 2002.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bridges Funeral Home Inc., Athens.
Lorene B. Carpenter
Mrs. Lorene Boling Carpenter, 95, of Baldwin, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Carpenter was born June 28, 1906, in Banks County. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary Elizabeth Cochran Boling.
She was a graduate of Baldwin High School and a graduate of the A&M School for teachers. Mrs. Carpenter was retired from Chicopee Lumite Division, with 25 years of service, and was a former school teacher, having taught at Rock Springs and Union Hill Schools. She was a member of the AARP and a member of Level Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Carpenter was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Carpenter Dalton, Baldwin, and Bobbie Carpenter Foster, Cornelia; two sons, Bill Carpenter, Jefferson, and Dennis Carpenter, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Donnie Fields
Donnie Fields, 59, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.

Ralph Phillips
Ralph “Bunk” Phillips, 90, of Winder, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Life Care of Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Phillips was born September 12, 1911, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late James Homer and Fannie Phillips Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was a farmer and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Robbie Black and Kevin Page officiating. Burial will be in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David O’Neal, Norfolk, Va., Peggy and Warren Smith, Chesapeake, Va., and Nancy and Gary Wilson, Panama City, Fla.; son, Billy Phillips, Chesapeake, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Martha Phillips and Robert and Ruby Phillips, all of Winder; sister, Lois Skelton, Jefferson; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Ruth S. McShane
Mrs. Ruth Short McShane, 84, of Cornelia, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. McShane was born February 17, 1918, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Maggie Suddeth Short. She was born into a family of butchers, four brothers and one sister.
After completing high school in 1935, Mrs. McShane and her sister went to work in their father’s meat market and grocery store in Commerce as butchers. They became known as the “Butcheretts.”
In August 1939, she married Hugh P. McShane, Cornelia, salesman for the American Bakeries, and they moved to Cornelia. In 1959, Mrs. McShane and her husband opened McShane’s Florist in Cornelia. After 30 years of service, she retired and was given life membership in the Georgia Florist Association and the North Georgia Club for her contributions to the advancement of the florist industry.
Mrs. McShane was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cornelia and a member of the Helping Hand’s. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. T. Logan Smith and the Rev. Gene Poole officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McShane is survived by her husband, Hugh P. McShane, Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret H. and Brian Sutton, Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Patrick and Holly McShane, Clarkesville; five grandchildren, Drayton Sutton and Matthew Sutton, both of Clarkesville, and James Patrick McShane, Kendall Ryan McShane and Kelsey Nipper, all of Hollywood.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Sena P. Hardy
Mrs. Sena Page Hardy, 79, of Stone Mountain, died Saturday, April 27, 2002.
Born in Hartwell, Mrs. Hardy moved to Commerce while in second grade. She retired from the Internal Revenue Service in Chamblee and was active in Annistown Road Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Wages Snellville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc. with Dr. J.J. Thomas officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. at Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Hardy is survived by her husband, Bobby Hardy; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Buddy Atkins, Grayson, and Barbara and Terry Weldon, Snellville; and grandchildren, Kristin O’Kelley, Maysville, Bryan and Sandy O’Kelley, Monroe, John and Amy Weldon, Columbus, and Tim and Stacey Weldon, Alpharetta.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002

Frank D. Brunson
Frank D. Brunson, 69, of Hoschton, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, after an extended illness.
Mr. Brunson was a native of Elmore County, Ala., and had lived in the area for the past 24 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was self-employed by Atlanta Sod and Landscape. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Rev. Robert Carter officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Brunson is survived by his wife, Sue Brunson, Hoschton; son, David Brunson, Buford; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Debbie Brunson, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Kevin King, Suwanee; grandchildren, Thaddeus W. Brunson and Taylor King; sister and brother-in-law., Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Peggy Brunson Carter, Carrollton; sister, Rachel McKneeley, Decatur; and brothers, Jack Brunson, Auburn, and Thad Brunson, Cancun.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel and Gardens was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 1, 2002


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