Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 3, 2002

Harry J. Wilson Sr.
Harry James Wilson Sr., 62, of Commerce, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born August 30, 1939, in Baltimore County, Md., Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Charles Earl and Bertha Wilson.
He was retired from Folks Restaurant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery, Maysville.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Julia Dobbs Wilson, Commerce; two sons, Charles Earl Wilson III, Jefferson, and Harry James Wilson Jr., England; one daughter, Donna Green, Commerce; one step-son, Raymond Dobbs; two brothers, Carroll Wilson and Scott Wilson, both of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Elva Chachulski and Marilyn Heacock, both of Baltimore, Md., and Verna Kasarda, Fayetteville, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

Louise J. Smith
Mrs. Louise Juanita Smith, 72, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Atlanta Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Smith was born in Hall County on June 17, 1930, to the late Weldon and Estelle Sosebee Winters, Hall County.
She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Gainesville, where she was active in the Opals Group and where she worked in the nursery for over 30 years. Mrs. Smith was a retired employee of Kroger’s Grocery Store.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Weldon Lewis Winters Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Clack Stubbs and Vernon Grimes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Brian Malcolm officiating at graveside.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, William A. “Pete” Smith, Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Ronald Brown, Talmo, Linda and Danny Crane, Buford, and Pat and Bill Venema, Marietta; son, Keith “Buford” Smith, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Kem and Misty Smith, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Vaughn Woodring, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Judy Winters, California; sister, Mildred Winters, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Janice Winters, Marietta; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

John H. Pursley
John H. Pursley, 62, of Eatonton, died Thursday, June 27, 2002.
Born in Oconee County, Mr. Pursley was a son of the late Homer and Runelle Stinchcomb Pursley.
He was retired from North Brothers Sheet Metal Company and was a member of Local Union 85 Sheet Metal Workers. Mr. Pursley was also a member of Scottish Rite in Macon, the Sihah Shrine Club in Macon and the Masonic Rising Star #4 in Eatonton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Billy Autry officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Winder.
Mr. Pursley is survived by his wife, Ann Pursley, Eatonton; four sons, Zack Pursley, Eatonton, Ray Pursley, Flowery Branch, John H. Pursley Jr., Jefferson, and David Pursley, Winder; two sisters, Mary Pursley, Winder, and Jane Thomas, Athens; one brother, Bill Pursley, Winder; and seven grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

James T. Phillips
James Todd Phillips, 30, of Canon, died Monday, June 24, 2002.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Phillips was a son of Gladys Stowe Phillips and the late Julian Phillips.
He was employed as a machine operator with Milliken-Avalon Plant and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Lee Smith and Jerry Switzer officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park. David Ayers, Steven Howell, Terry King, David Spencer, Jesse Durham and David Graham served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Jessica Phillips, Eastanollee; one son, Jesse Phillips, Eastanollee; one sister, Shiree Ann Lee, Canon; and one brother, Tony Julian Phillips, Commerce.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

James W. Holtzclaw
James William Holtzclaw, 60, of Buford, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Embracing Hospice Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Holtzclaw was a native of Forsyth County and had lived in Buford. He was employed as a carpenter for the past 20 years and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Holtzclaw was a member of Christian Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Christian Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Pilcher and Joel Shadburn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his sons, Chris Holtzclaw and William Holtzclaw, both of Buford; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tami Holtzclaw, Lula; daughters, Bernice Holtzclaw, Toccoa, and Yvette Holtzclaw, Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Randall Munday, Buford; his mother, Leclaire Kinard, Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Diane Holtzclaw, Jefferson; sister, Helen Prater, Gainesville; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

Vestia E. Haley
Mrs. Vestia E. Haley, 69, of Braselton, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Haley was the wife of the late Charles L. Haley Sr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Benefield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Charles L. Haley Jr., Chestnut Mountain; one daughter, Barbara Schaffer, South Carolina; three brothers, Lamar Cleveland, J.D. Cleveland and Nelson Cleveland, all of Chestnut Mountain; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

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Ruby L. Wilson
Mrs. Ruby Lee Wilson, 80, of Colbert, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Wilson lived in the Athens and Colbert areas most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Lonie and Clara Miller Gillen.
Mrs. Wilson was a retired seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Thomas Wilson.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in Arnoldsville Cemetery with Evangelist Jeff Hart and the Rev. Charles Elrod officiating.
Survivors include four sons, Bobby Wilson and Billy Wilson, both of Hull, Tommy Wilson, Commerce, and Johnny Wilson, Center; two daughters, Joanne Marable, Hull, and Nancy Scogin, Colbert; one sister, Mozelle Cowart, Athens; three brothers, Sam Gillen, Bogart, Henry Gillen, Watkinsville, and Bill Gillen, Diamond Hill; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

Jack D. Alford
Jack Dennis Alford, 42, of Danielsville, died Friday, June 28, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Alford was a son of Rosetta Garrett Hardigree, Commerce, and the late Jack Alford.
Mr. Alford was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Jefferson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Alford.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara Alford; two daughters, Crystal Alford and Scarlett Alford, of the home; one son, Kenny Alford, Hartwell; and one sister, Marsha Alford, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002

Olivia L. Dorsey
Mrs. Olivia Lucille Bennett Dorsey, 75, of Toccoa, died Saturday, June 29, 2002.
A native of Lula, Mrs. Dorsey was a daughter of the late Henry and Cora Wade Bennett. She was the wife of the late William Burlon Dorsey.
Mrs. Dorsey was a longtime resident of Stephens County and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Revs. Gerald Roach and Leon Brown officiating. Burial was in Bennett Cemetery, Alto. Stephen Robert Cottrell II, Jonathan Cottrell, Tony Bennett, Timmy Dorsey, Ricky Bennett and Anthony Burdge served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Cottrell, Sharon, Tenn.; one son, William Dorsey, Toccoa; one sister, Elnora Gailey, Baldwin; four brothers, Horace Bennett and Lathan Bennett, both of Alto, Paul Bennett, Cornelia, and Doyle Bennett, Commerce; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002
Clarence
J. Eddy
Clarence Joseph Eddy, of Blairsville, died Saturday, June 29, 2002.
Mr. Eddy was awarded the Purple Heart two times in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch. Burial was in Memorial Park South Cemetery.
Mr. Eddy is survived by four sons, Lee Eddy, Sherwood J. Eddy and Charles A. Eddy, all of Gainesville, and Jeff Eddy, Hoschton; one brother, Charles Eddy, Belmont, Ohio; one sister, Lucille Myers, St. Clairsville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 3, 2002


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