Jackson County Obituaries...

JULY 24, 2002

Robert Russell
Robert “Bob” Russell, 80, of Hoschton, died Sunday, July 21, 2002.
A native of Missouri, Mr. Russell was a retired manufacture representative for an automobile parts company. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart.
Mr. Russell was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Braselton, where he accepted the Lord as his Savior Jesus Christ in 1998, with the help of the Rev. Mike Phillips.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Ruth Dean Russell, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Fred Weibling, Lexington, Mo.; daughters, Robin Russell and Murri Broer, Dacula, and Kimberly Krause, Ellijay; son, Mark Russell, California; sister, Loretta Ledbetter, Missouri; grandchildren, Richard Kitchell, Brent Dowell, Amber Wimby, Myreon Wimby and Sasha Broer; and great-grandchildren, Zoe Wimby and Zion Wimby.
Memorials may be made to the Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517.
Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrence-ville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Columbus Williamson
Columbus Williamson, 62, of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson County on May 2, 1940, Mr. Williamson was a son of the late Otis and Beatrice Fowler Williamson.
He was employed as an electrician for Jackson County.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the Williamson Family Cemetery, Jefferson. John Cody, Joey Crawford, Jordan Crawford, Gene Williamson, Pat Williamson, Ronnie Williamson and Lewis Wofford served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters, Robin Crawford, Buford, and Lesa Williamson, Jefferson; son, Mitchell Williamson, Jefferson; sister, Christine Strickland, Royston; and brother, Charles Williamson, Jefferson; grandchildren, Jordan Crawford, Jessica Crawford, and Nikia Williamson; and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Wilbur
C. Wilkes
Wilbur Clyde Wilkes, of Morrow, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Fayette Community Hospital.
Mr. Wilkes served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired foreman for Truck Line.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park, with the Revs. Bill Thomas and Lee Lacey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Wilkes is survived by a son, Michael Wilkes, Morrow; a sister, Lanelle Miller, Jefferson; a brother, Harry Wilkes, Buford; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Parkway Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Todd M. Sommers
Todd Michael Sommers, 31, of Homer, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his residence of a sudden illness.
Mr. Sommers was the son of Wayne Sommers, Anderson, S.C., and Jean Blee, South Williamsport, Penn.
He was a machinist.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Tyrus Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Elrod officiating.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sommers is survived by three daughters, Joy Chapman, Cogan Station, Penn., and Breanna and McKenna Sommers, both of Commerce; one sister, Beth Lukens, South Williamsport, Penn.; and one step-brother, Cory J. Blee, Blossburg, Penn.
Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport, Penn., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Joan S. Mills
Mrs. Joan Smith Mills, 67, of Hull, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002.
Born in Candler County, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late James Ray and Ollie Mae Brannen Smith.
She was retired from 1st American Home Health Care Agency and was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Buford Lockman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Steve Bolin, Bob Painter, Tony Taylor, David Painter, Wesley Nash, Bill Sims, Wayne Faglier and Johnny Adams will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Taya Painter, Nicholson, and Terri Ann Powell, Watkinsville; one son, Stephen B. Mills, Hull; one sister, Betty R. Rigdon, Metter; and four grandchildren.
Those desiring to do so may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

James Mathis Sr.
James Willie Mathis Sr., 56, of Winder, died Friday, July 19, 2002.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Mathis was a son of Gertrude Mathis, Winder.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Austin Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth P. Cooper officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Mathis is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Mathis; five daughters, Ruby Wilburn and Ann Shamsuddeen, both of Jefferson, Sabrina Mathis and Vickie Mathis, both of Winder, and Connie Caldwell, Nicholson; one son, James Mathis Jr., Winder; his step-father, William Cammon, Winder; one sister, Louise Mayfield, Winder; two brothers, Connell Mathis, Bethlehem, and Eddie Mathis, Statham; and 12 grandchildren.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Marie V. Thomason
Mrs. Marie Virginia Thomason, 84, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Thomason was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lorena Spencer Pinson.
She was retired from Rodgers Hosiery Mill and was a member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thomason was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ollie Pinson, Billy Pinson and Charles Pinson, and a sister, Peggy Porter.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Revs. Mike Marsingill and W.D. Thomason officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Thomason is survived by her husband, W.O. Thomason, Athens; a daughter, Karen Adams, Athens; and two grandchildren, Shannon Marie Adams and Joshua Scott Adams, both of Athens.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice, 1640 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

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Peggy A. Samples
Mrs. Peggy Annette Sam-ples, 52, of Jefferson, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at her residence of an extended illness.
Mrs. Samples was born April 25, 1950, in Gwinnett County, to Lawrence Walker, Buford, and Annette England Wehunt, Lula.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Center Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gary Prater officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nichol-son.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Namon Samples, Jefferson; four daughters, Tina Mathis and Valarie Lord, both of Commerce, and Tonia McDaniel and Jerie Howington, both of Jefferson; four sisters, Penny Elrod, Cindy Wilkins and Kim House, all of Gainesville, and Tammy Lance, South Carolina; and eight grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Allen R. Darling
Allen Richard Darling, 49, of Commerce, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Darling was born in Hobart, Ind., on June 18, 1953. He was a son of the late George and Mabel Richards Darling.
Mr. Darling was a salesman with Automotive Parts, Commerce, and was a member of Trout Unlimited. He was a Catholic.
Mr. Darling was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Kenneth Darling.
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Clarkesville Baptist Church with the Rev. David Turner officiating.
Survivors include a son, Jacob Allen Darling, Demorest; sisters, June Markle, Portage, Ind., Sue Clark, Manning, S.C., Lynn Darling, Nashville, Tenn., and Jean Humbert, Hobart, Ind.; and brother, George Darling, Palm Springs, Calif.
The family will receive friends at the church from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Wanda Hanson
Mrs. Wanda “Diane” Hanson, 41, of Jefferson, died Monday, July 22, 2002.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Hanson was a daughter of Jane Brown Ferrell, Winder, and the late Doyle Ferrell.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Pentecost United Methodist Church with the Revs. Danny Barton and Lisa Caine officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Hanson is survived by her husband, Charlie Hanson, Jefferson; one son, Brian Wesley Hanson, Jefferson; one sister, Bonnie Sue Ferrell, Winder; her grandmother, Mary Brown, Winder; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Mary L. Segars
Mrs. Mary Lou Segars, 82, of Baldwin, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce.
Mrs. Segars was born October 1, 1919, in Towns County, a daughter of the late J.A. and Gertrude Ledford Rogers.
She was a former school teacher at Gillsville Elementary School and was a member of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church. Mrs. Segars was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Segars, and a son, Stanley Segars.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Gene Todd and Marshall Dale officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Flat United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Lawrence, Baldwin; two sisters, Nora Bennett, Gillsville, and Gussie Hulsey, Homer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Danny R. Martin
Danny Ray Martin, 35, of Commerce, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Martin was a son of Odell Martin and Sara Martin.
He was a member of Bush River Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Bush River Baptist Church with the Rev. Julius Mack officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Serena Martin; two sons, Dontae Martin and Terrance Martin; one sister, Betty Burns; and one brother, Rick Burns.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002

Lloyd Smith
Lloyd Smith, 84, of Commerce, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002.
A native of Commerce, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Lee and Lucille Montgomery Smith.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having fought in World War II. Mr. Smith was a member of New Faith Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at New Faith Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Earls officiating. Burial was in the Commerce City Cemetery.
Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Dezzaree Smith Dean, Milwaukee, Wis.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, July 24, 2002


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