Jackson County Obituaries...

MAY 08, 2002

Donnie Fields
Donnie Fields, 59, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born February 6, 1943, in Madison County, Mr. Fields was a son of Juanita Cooke Fields, Nicholson, and the late Alvin Fields.
He was a poultry farmer and brick mason and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Garrison, Kenneth Dillard and Allen Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Dorothy Parker Fields, Nicholson; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Patricia Fields, Nicholson; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Keith Roberts, Homer; sisters, Norma Fields Ariail, Flowery Branch, Sheila Fields Embrick and Dianne Fields Nunn, both of Commerce, and Jonell Fields Jones, Nicholson; and two grandsons, Luke Fields and Judd Roberts.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

William Wilson
William “Dub” Wilson, 89, of Commerce, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Allen D. and Eunice Yarbrough Wilson.
He was retired from Roper Pump Company.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Golden Wilson, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Trell Wilson, Commerce; daughter, June Blackmon, Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Mozell Hill, Maysville; grandchildren, Blake and Melissa Wilson, Bogart, Adam Wilson, Greensboro, N.C., Mike Blackmon, Memphis, Tenn., and Tracey and Bobby Webber, Huntsville, Ala.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Christian Church or to the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 8, 2002

Hattie P. Brooks
Mrs. Hattie Polly Brooks, 92, of Bowersville, formerly of Hoschton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002.
Mrs. Brooks was a native of Barrow County. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Buford Church of God of Prophecy.
Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Brooks, and a son, Royce Brooks.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Robert Gaddis officiating. Burial will be in the Braselton Church of God of Prophecy cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Geneva Brooks Williams, Hoschton, and Mrs. Betty Brooks Peek, Braselton; grandchildren, Brenda and the Rev. Robert Gaddis, Bowersville, Ray and Donna Jean Williams, Buford, Barry and Becky Williams, Winder, and Danny and Sharon Peek, Braselton; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Elzora Weathers, North Carolina, and Mrs. Betty Mae Anderson, Winder; brother, Cliff Allen, Winder; and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Flanigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Leonard E. Tolbert
Leonard Eugene Tolbert, 53, of Braselton, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Born December 26, 1948, in Fulton County, Mr. Tolbert was a son of the late Ira Leonard and Sylvia Madeline Hood Tolbert.
He was employed as chief engineer with Barry Realty.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. Burial was in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Ala.
Mr. Tolbert is survived by his wife, Gail Lisle Tolbert, Braselton; two sons, William M. Hollingsworth, Opelika, Ala., and Jeffrey D. Tolbert, Sandy Springs; one daughter, Andrea Lynn Tolbert, Braselton; and two brothers, John H. Tolbert, Woodstock, and Joseph M. Tolbert, Riverdale.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Rev. Myran C. Jarrard
The Rev. Myran Cecil Jarrard, 64, of Eastanollee, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Decatur of an extended illness.
A native of Hall County, the Rev. Jarrard was a son of the late William Kenny and Grace Crowe Jarrard.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from the Ferro Corporation, Toccoa.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Gordon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gerald Roach and Earl Jarrard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Jarrard is survived by his wife, Johnnie Jarrard, of the home; four sons, Dennis Jarrard, Lake City, Fla., and Tracy Jarrard, Todd Jarrard and Tommy Jarrard, all of Toccoa; four step-sons, Lewis Bray, Howell Bray and James Bray, all of Toccoa, and Lester Bray, Royston; three step-daughters, Virgina Cheek, Commerce, Brenda Carter, Toccoa, and Carolyn Langston, Lake Mary, Fla.; one brother, James Jarrard, Key West, Fla.; two sisters, Donnie Ruth Gerrin, Cornelia, and Linda Smith, Gainesville; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Edna R. Brock
Mrs. Edna Robinson Brock, 71, of Lula, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Brock was born March 28, 1931, in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Harrison and Minnie Whitlock Robinson.
Mrs. Brock was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills, with 11 years of service, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church.
Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Brock.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church with the Revs. Perry Smith and Melvin Baugh officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Grace Jones, Cornelia, and Lois Spink, Turnerville; one son, Hoyt Brock, Danielsville; one brother, Grady Robinson, Maysville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Habersham South Gideons, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Edith M. Johnson
Mrs. Edith Marsh Johnson, 88, of Maysville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Johnson was born November 4, 1913, a daughter of the late William Wheeler and Minnie Morris Marsh.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Talmage Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Monte Paul Johnson.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Hall, Maysville; two grandsons, Brian Hall, Maysville, and Jimmy “Butch” Hall, Gainesville; two granddaughters, Donna Smith, Ila, and Debra White, Jefferson; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Billy Poole
Billy Poole, 61, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder. Entombment will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Guy R. Daves
Guy Robert Daves, 83, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born in Hall County on May 25, 1918, Mr. Daves was the son of the late John Ervin and Amy Kytle Daves.
He was retired from Roper Pump Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Daves was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Owensby Daves, and a son, Guy Robert Daves Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Daves, Commerce, and Johnny Daves, Canon; three daughters, Amy Brown and Mary Ann Thomas, both of Commerce, and Janice Williamson, Watkinsville; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Bobby Fain
Phillip Robert “Bobby” Fain, 61, of Cornelia, died Friday, May 3, 2002, as the result of being murdered.
A native of the Robertstown Community, White County, Mr. Fain was born April 7, 1941. He was the founder of Cherokee Contracting and the owner of Selectel Communications, which develops cellular phone tower sites. He was also the owner of Fain Development Company and of Fain Motorsports.
Mr. Fain drove race cars in the NASCAR All-Pro Touring Series and raced at Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, and at Peach State Speedway, Jefferson. He attended Airline Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Mr. Fain was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Fain.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cornelia First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Pirkle officiating. Burial was in Helen-Robertstown Cemetery, Helen.
Mr. Fain is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Foster Fain, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Gary Graham, Gainesville, Susan and Edwin Gilliland, Hiawassee, and Robin and Dennis Pruitt, Chesnee, S.C.; his mother, Elese Vandiver Fain, Helen; grandchildren, Joshua Gilliland, Caleb Gilliland, Gabriel Gilliland and Emma Gilliland, all of Hiawassee, MacKenzie Key, Gainesville, and Clay Pruitt and Tyler Pruitt, both of Chesnee, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Brianna Key, Pace, Fla., and Megan Graham and Gavin Graham, both of Gainesville; brothers, Donald Fain, Cleveland, Maurice Fain, Sautee, and Scotty Fain, Hiawassee; four nieces and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc., 885 Del Sol Street, Sparks, NV 89436. Mr. Fain’s youngest granddaughter, Emma, was born with this metabolic liver disorder.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

George
B. Pace
George B. Pace, 80, of Nicholson, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his residence of an extended illness.
Mr. Pace was the son of the late Barney B. and Lena Williamson Pace.
He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the African Theater and in Italy. Mr. Pace received the American Campaign Medal and the European Middle Eastern Service Medal.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Bentley Pace, his second wife, Frances Pace, a daughter, Kathy Pace Morris, a brother, David E. Pace, a sister, Lurene Bradberry, and a grandson, John Morris.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Phillips officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery.
Mr. Pace is survived by his wife, Jo Ann M. Pace, of the home; four sons, George L. Pace, Maysville, and James B. Pace, Gerald H. Pace and Jon B. Pace, all of Nicholson; one step-daughter, Aretha Lambdin, Athens; one sister, Elizabeth Green, Nicholson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, May 8, 2002

Julie R. Jacks
Miss Julie Rochelle Jacks, 26, a Police Officer of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Monday, May 6, 2002, when she was shot in the line of duty.
A former Jefferson resident, Miss Jacks was a daughter of Frank Jacks, Ooltewah, Tenn., and Becky Ferguson Jacks, Chattanooga, Tenn., also both formerly of Jefferson.
She was a graduate of UTC, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Miss Jacks had three years of service with the Chattanooga Police Department and was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2001. She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church.
Friends described Miss Jacks as an “outstanding” officer and person. UTC Criminal Justice Professor Roger Thompson grew very close to her and said, “It’s very sobering, when you think of how young, not only how young of a life, but what talent was there and to think about the sacrifice.”
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Highland Park Baptist Church, Tennessee, with the Rev. Dennis Newman, Chief Jimmie Dotson and Bill Liverman officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East, Tennessee, with all law enforcement agencies in the region serving as active and honorary pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her fiancé, Bobby Moses Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.; paternal grandmother, Maudie Kay Jacks, Clearwater, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Ray and Dorothy Ferguson, Winder; sisters, Ashley Jacks and Ginger Swilley, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; niece, Allie Swilley, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and nephew, Ethan Swilley, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 910 Blackford Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
The family was to have received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

George L. Crook
George Lamar Crook, 73, of Gillsville, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Crook was born in Jackson County, where he lived most of his life. He was the son of the late Fed Crook and Pearl Whelchel Crook.
Mr. Crook was retired from North Hall Ace Hardware and was a member of Talmo Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Crook is survived by his wife, Anne Crook, Gillsville; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Gregg Ewaldsen, Savannah; son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Chou Crook, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan, Jackson, Chandler and Andrew; sisters, Gaynelle Savage, Raleigh, N.C., Carrie Nix, Chicopee, Lucille Powell, Augusta, and Doris Martin, Evans; and brother, Lewis Crook, Loganville.
Memorials may be made to the Ronnie Green Heart Center, c/o Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street N.E., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002

Selena M. McGinnis
Mrs. Selena Morgan McGinnis, 76, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. McGinnis was born July 12, 1925, in Newberry County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late T.A. and Selma Bridges Morgan.
Mrs. McGinnis was retired from General Times and was a member of Wesley Chapel Community Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Wesley Chapel Community Church with the Revs. Wayne Douglas and Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. McGinnis is survived by her husband, Boley McGinnis, Danielsville; two daughters, Kay McGinnis and Debbie Williams, both of Danielsville; four brothers, Charles Morgan, Pete Morgan and Steve Morgan, all of Danielsville, and Leland Morgan, Colbert; one sister, Agnes Bray, Clemson, S.C.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002
Mary G. Toney
Mrs. Mary Grace Toney, 91, of Commerce, formerly of Marietta, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Toney was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination. A native of White County, she was the daughter of the late John and Hassie Skelton Sorrow. Mrs. Toney was the wife of the late Alvin H. Toney.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Robert A. Hill officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Ben Osborne, Cumming, and Syble and Henry Boston, Dallas; daughter, Katherine Bohannon, Marietta; brothers, Claud Sorrow, Winterville, Noble Sorrow, Brunswick, and Charles Sorrow, Conyers; sisters, Montine Hardman, Commerce, and Johnnie Lou Spray, Arnoldsville; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 8, 2002


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