Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 10, 2002

Josh Peters
Josh Peters, 21, of Braselton, died suddenly Wednesday, July 3, 2002.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Peters was a son of Ted and Maggie Peters, Braselton.
He was employed as an air conditioning technician with R-One Gurantee Inc. in Braselton.
Services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with Don Devito Sr. officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mrs. Melissa Peters, Braselton; brothers, David McClung, Winder, and Matthew McClung, Lawrenceville; sisters, Mary Peters, Braselton, and Kristi Riveria, Snellville; grandparents, Mrs. Marilyn Ellis, Lawrenceville, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Ellen) Dillon, Braselton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Cindi Kraly, Mayes Landing, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Bryan Kraly and Justin Kelley, both of Mayes Landing, N.J.; sister-in-law, Brittney Kelley, Mayes Landing, N.J.; one niece, two nephews and aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Braselton Kingdom Hall Building Fund, 2845 West Rock Quarry Road, Buford, GA 30519, in memory of Mr. Josh Peters.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Clinton M. Mize
Clinton Marcus Mize, 18, of Commerce, died Friday, July 5, 2002.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Mize was a son of Mike and Pam Thomas Mize, Commerce.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce and a member of the Jackson County F.F.A. and F.B.L.A. Mr. Mize was named to Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. Jeff Williams, David Bowen and John Wood officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Wade Mize, Commerce; one sister, Lauren Mize, Commerce; and grandparents, John and Mary Ann Thomas and Matt and Inez Mize, all of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Dorothy
M. Millstead
Mrs. Dorothy Meeks Millstead, 75, of Athens, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
A native of Lincolnton, N.C., Mrs. Millstead was a daughter of the late Edward and Ola Craven Meeks. She was the wife of the late George R. Millstead.
Mrs. Millstead was employed as a registered nurse with St. Mary’s Hospital for 34 years before she retired. She was a member of Friendship Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Millstead was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Sailers.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Friendship Presbyterian Church with Dr. Joe Reggin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park, Commerce.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Danny Cheek, Athens; brothers, James M. Meeks, Maysville, and Billy Meeks, Lula; sisters, Virginia Elmore, Lincolnton, N.C., Mildred Sailers, Jacksonville, Fla., Edna Gowder, Maysville, and Peggy Gordon, Homer; and grandchildren, Daniel G. Cheek and Patrick B. Cheek, both of Athens, and Amber Petty, Surfside, S.C.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

J.H. Perdue
J.H. Perdue, 58, of Gillsville, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at his residence of an extended illness.
Mr. Perdue was born March 25, 1944, in Jackson County, to Mae Wilson Perdue, Gillsville, and the late H.D. Perdue.
He was a carpenter and a potter and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Gillsville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin and Shane Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Pine Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Perdue is survived by his wife, Kathy McCoy Perdue, Gillsville; son, James Wilson Perdue, Gillsville; son and daughter-in-law, Hugh Michael and Rachel Ann Perdue, Gillsville; brother, Archie Perdue, Gillsville; sister, Mittie McCoy Nash, Gillsville; and one granddaughter, Virginia Perdue.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Buddy Echols
William M. “Buddy” Echols, 84, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Echols was the son of the late Howard and Essie Beard Echols.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a retired butcher. Mr. Echols was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Echols, and a daughter, Martha Lavada Ferguson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Dayton Logan officiating.
Survivors include one son, David Fred Echols, Danielsville; one brother, William H. Echols, Foxboro, Mass.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Martha B. Wilkinson
Mrs. Martha Bramlett Wilkinson, 63, of Commerce, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her residence.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Wilkinson was the daughter of the late Wilton and Ruth Varner Bramlett.
She was co-owner of Wilkinson Trucking Company and was a member of Bold Springs Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Bold Springs Methodist Church with the Revs. Gary Garrison and Gerald Beatty and Warren T. Wilkinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by her husband, Bobby Wilkinson, of the home; one son, Bret Wilkinson, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Frank Self, Dunwoody; brother and sister-in-law, James and Jane Bramlett, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bold Springs Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Max J. Green
Max Jefferson Green, 85, of Cornelia, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Green was born July 31, 1916, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late William Edgar and Beulah Peeler Green. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jeff and Kevin Green.
Mr. Green attended high school in Pacolet, S.C., and Commerce. He majored in textile engineering at Clemson University and taught textile math and manufacturing at Gainesville Mills while working as quality control technician, personnel and safety director, office manager and assistant secretary and treasurer. Mr. Green joined Chicopee Lumite Division in 1946 with the following jobs: office manager and purchasing agent, Buford and Cornelia, manager of Shade Fabrics and national sales manager.
He was the owner and operator of Farm Supply Company of Cornelia Inc. for 11 years. Mr. Green retired in 1976 to spend more time enjoying his favorite hobby, golf. He played regularly for 63 years and retired from playing at the age of 82 due to health problems.
Mr. Green was a member of the Kiwanis Club and was Scoutmaster of the Kiwanis Club Troop. He was also a member and chairman of the Youth Committee Chamber of Commerce and served as the county Heart Fund Drive Chairman. Mr. Green was a Mason and Shriner and was a member of the Cornelia Lodge #92 F&AM.
He joined Cornelia First Baptist Church in 1947, where he served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School director. Mr. Green was also the Brotherhood President, Trustee and Board of Deacons Chairman and was a Training Union Director at the church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Drs. Mark Weaver and T. Logan Smith officiating. Burial was in Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Claudine “Dink” Lenderman Green, Cornelia; two daughters, Sandra Elrod, Marietta, and Nancy Chandler, Cornelia; one son, Randall “Bud” Green, Lula; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Peggy G. Wilson
Mrs. Peggy Gail Wilson, 61, of Commerce, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Vadie and Tishie Hawks Burroughs.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
“She was a second mother to many neighborhood kids through the years,” stated family members. “She will be greatly missed and always loved.”
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Leon Wilson, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Penny Wilson, Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Jeff White, Homer, and LeAnn and Mike Ingram, Commerce; sisters, Becky Hix, Winterville, Jean Sweester, Athens, Frances Parker, Commerce, and Helen Carter, Jefferson; seven grandchildren, April and Kay C. Wilson, Danielsville, Allen and Tyler White, Homer, and Tonya and Amanda Ingram and Derrick Minish, all of Commerce; and four great-grandchildren, Mikela, Bryanna, Chaz and Kyle.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Marcus
W. Fowler
Marcus Winford Fowler, 77, of Gainesville, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Emory East Side Heritage Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born in Forsyth County, but had lived in Hall County most of his life. He was the son of the late James Marion Fowler and Millie Pate Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a retired truck driver, with 35 years of service, and was a CB radio operator. He was known to his CB friends as “Plow Boy.”
Mr. Fowler was also a veteran of World War II.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Edwin English and Robbie Coleman officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vivian Fowler, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Delaine Fowler, Milton, Fla.; son, Neil Fowler, Flowery Branch; daughter, Kim Ramsey, Gainesville; grandchildren, Joy McClellom, Maysville, and Tiffany Moss, Gainesville; step-grandchildren, Matthew Orenstein and Cherie Orenstein, both of Milton, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Makayla McClellom, both of Maysville; mother-in-law, Lillian English, Cumming; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care East Side Heritage Center, Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Patsy M. Wheless
Mrs. Patsy Motes Wheless, 42, of Statham, died Sunday, July 7, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Wheless was a daughter of Lucile Marcus Motes, Statham, and the late Charles Oscar Motes.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist denomination.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Statham First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Thornton officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Jeffery Wheless, Flowery Branch; two sisters, Barbara Bridges, Statham, and Shirley Moon, Lawrenceville; and three brothers, Ernest Motes, Tucker, Jerry Motes, Winder, and David Motes, Hull.
Memorials may be made to the Statham First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1914 Broad Street, Statham, GA 30666.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Doyle L. Colley
Doyle Lamar Colley, 48, of Arnoldsville, died Monday, July 8, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Colley was a son of the late Walter James and Lessie Inez McClain Colley.
He was a retired printer/press operator and was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Morgan County.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Jamie Doster officiating. Burial was in the Sandy Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Colley, Jefferson; two sisters, Jean West, Rutledge, and Barbara Sargent, Braselton; two brothers, James Colley, Winterville, and Wayne Colley, Jefferson; one grandson and nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

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James T.
Harrison Jr.
James Thomas Harrison Jr., 90, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at his home in Winder following three hospitalizations with pneumonia and cancer of the pancreas.
A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mr. Harrison was born August 4, 1911, in Bethlehem, the third of six children. His parents were James Thomas “Tom” Harrison Sr. and Minnie Lee Tanner Harrison.
After graduating from Winder High School and the Draughon School of Commerce, Mr. Harrison was employed as bookkeeper at the National Furniture Company and became the general manager in 1943. When the Bank of Barrow was formed, Mr. Harrison was named to the Board of Directors in 1952, and in 1956 assumed the position of executive vice president, becoming president of the bank in 1963. He retired in 1975, but continued as vice chairman of the board for many years.
In 1936, he married Kathryn Jones, Hamilton, who was to be his life partner for 66 years. Active members of the First Christian Church, they both sang in the choir for decades. Mr. Harrison served as an elder and trustee.
In the community, Mr. Harrison was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Winder Barrow Chamber of Commerce and the Winder City Board of Education, holding various leadership positions through the years.
A businessman who never left his ties to the earth, he owned and operated a 375-acre farm for many years, said family members. After retirement, his passion was gardening.
Mr. Harrison was a district supervisor for the Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
His older siblings, Ernest Harrison, Bethlehem, and Betty Ruth Baggett, Lawrenceville, preceded him in death.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the First Christian Church of Winder.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Harrison is survived by a son, James William Harrison, Winder; daughter, Judith Harrison, Reston, Va.; brother, M.C. Harrison, Sylvester; sisters, Mary Hamilton, Waycross, and Grace Daniel, Athens; five grandchildren, Michael Hughes, Morrisville, N.C., Clinton Hughes, Brooklyn, N.Y., Bill Harrison, Winder, Mark Harrison, Commerce, and Amy Harrison Saverance, Dacula; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Winder or to the American Cancer Society.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002
Velma E. Allen
Mrs. Velma E. Allen, 93, formerly of Jefferson and Commerce, died in Stockbridge on Saturday, July 6, 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at New Harmony Baptist Church, Hwy. 334, Nicholson.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her children, Shirley Phillips, McDonough, Audrey and Bill Leggett, Nicholson, and Doris Allen, Columbia, S.C.; sister, Ruby Howard, Stockbridge; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Gussie Harrison
Mrs. Gussie Harrison, 83, of Jefferson, died Saturday, July 6, 2002.
Mrs. Harrison was a native of Jackson County.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Paradise A.M.E. Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. D.D. Davenport officiating. The remains will be placed in state at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fannie Davenport, Jefferson; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

W.C. Brown
W.C. Brown, 86, of Ila, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Brown was born October 28, 1915, in Madison County, a son of the late Leonard and Daisy Hammond Brown.
He was a retired peddler and was a member of Galilee Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church, in which he helped build 60 years ago. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Smith, seven sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Galilee Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church with the Revs. Larry Dyer and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Grace Kittle Brown, Ila; five sons, Jerry Brown, Hull, Jimmy Brown, Carnesville, Johnny Brown, Nicholson, Mike Brown, Commerce, and Steve Brown, Baldwin; seven daughters, Beverly Barnett and Pam Freeman, both of Ila, Shirley Burkhalter, Athens, Alisa Carter and Angela Hale, both of Nicholson, Lorena Gilbert, Lenoir, N.C., and Nancy Whitehead, Crawfordville; 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Wanda G. Igarashi
Mrs. Wanda G. Igarashi, 50, of Buford, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Igarashi was born in Fulton County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Rev. Barry Barron officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Igarashi is survived by her husband, Allen Igarashi, Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Joe Buice, Suwanee; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Whitney Igarashi, Gainesville; son, Steven Igarashi, Buford; grandchildren, Savannah Buice, Sarah Buice, and Parker Igarashi; mother, Mrs. Robert (Norma) Allen, Hoschton; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Adie Allen, Monroe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Ricky Abner, McDonough, and Rebecca and Michael Beall, Hoschton; sister, Susan Allen, Hoschton; nephew, Jason Gippert, Forest Park; and aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel and Gardens was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

James W.
Aaron Sr.
James W. Aaron Sr., 79, of Athens, died Friday, July 5, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Aaron was the son of the late William Lafayette and Gladys Irene McLeroy Aaron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Josephine Patrick Aaron.
Mr. Aaron served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was wounded during the Normandy Invasion. He was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base.
Mr. Aaron was of the Methodist denomination and was a member of the Little Beaver Hunting Club, VFW Post 2872, the American Legion, DAV and Woodmen of the World.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in Magnolia Park Cemetery, Warner Robins. Members of the Little Beaver Hunting Club served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Aaron, Warner Robins; two sons, Steve P. Aaron, Warner Robins, and Ronald L. Aaron, Lexington; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Randall Green
Randall Green, 58, of Cumming, died Saturday, July 6, 2002.
Mr. Green was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Green.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Roanoke Baptist Church with the Revs. Clark Watson and Larmon Barron officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his children, Annette Green and Tim and Jan Green, all of Cumming; grandchildren, Malissa, Malinda and Mari Beth Green, Cara Pinion and Callie Davis, all of Cumming; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elouise and Ted Russell, Mary and Marvin Dispain, Henrietta and Larry Hood, Juanita and David Meadows and Barbara and Ricky Dunn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester Green, Dale and Rose Green and Larry and Joyce Sewell; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Verlie L. Jenkins
Mrs. Verlie Lee Clark Jenkins, 62, of Buford, died Monday, July 1, 2002.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late George and Corine Clark.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Resthaven First Baptist Church. Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Jenkins, and a son, George Levon Coggins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Landy McDaniel officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Coggins and Brian Jenkins, both of Buford; two daughters, Brenda Metheny, Swainsboro, and Penny Pruett, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Julie and Jimmy Coggins, Talmo, Billy and Jonathon Coggins, Braselton, Kenny Coggins and Laurie Jenkins, both of Athens, Jessie and Kayla Coggins, Cumming, and Jessica Pruett, Winder; sister, Mrs. Nellie King, Mt. Holly, N.C.; three great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Oather E. Roddam
Oather E. “Buster” Roddam, 87, of Jasper, Ala., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at UAB.
Mr. Roddam was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was also a member of Five Points Methodist Church and a member of UMWA.
Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the chapel of Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper, Ala. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one son, Robert “Bobby” Roddam, Clay, Ala.; one daughter, Rebecca “Beckie” Aycock, Jasper, Ala.; one brother, John Roddam, Dothan, Ala.; two sisters, Floy Eakin, Dothan, Ala., and Esther Gentil, Pembrooke Pines, Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Ruth S. Baker
Mrs. Ruth Sims Baker, 80, of Cornelia, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Baker was born May 27, 1922, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late J.C. and Florence Sheridan Sims.
Mrs. Baker was retired from Carwood Manufacturing, with 30 years of service, and was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Homer Lodge.
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Leon Brown and Clarence Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church cemetery, Lula.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Woody Coffee, Alto, and Bonnie and Larry Crocker, Baldwin; sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Patsy Baker, Cornelia, and Winford and Phyllis Baker, Lula; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Sybil Sims, Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2405 Hwy. 51 South, Lula, GA 30554.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002

Robert T. Plaisance
Robert Thomas Plaisance, 87, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Northminster Presbyterian Home following a brief illness.
Mr. Plaisance was born April 16, 1915, in Faribault, Minn. He was a son of the late Charles and Anna Carlson Plaisance.
Mr. Plaisance was a retired pipe line supervisor with Sun Oil Company and was of the Methodist denomination. He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Marion Plaisance.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in the chapel of Parker-Kohl Funeral Home, Faribault, Minn. Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Cemetery, Faribault, Minn.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Jean Hinton, Prescott, Ariz., René L. Plaisance, Hoschton, and Lory Ann Reeves, Dolan Springs, Ariz.; one son, Robert M. Plaisance, West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Charles Plaisance and Leo Plaisance, both of Faribault, Minn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 10, 2002


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