Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 7, 2002

Robert E. Temple
Robert E. Temple, 56, of Jefferson, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, in Manchester, N.H. He passed away in his sleep due to cardiac arrest while on vacation.
Mr. Temple was born October 31, 1945, in Newport, N.H. He was a son of the late Herbert and Frances Presby Temple.
Mr. Temple had been employed as a janitor at Jefferson Elementary School for four years. He attended Center United Methodist Church, Hoschton.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10, at Center United Methodist Church, Jackson Trail Road, with the Rev. Howard Banks officiating.
Mr. Temple is survived by a sister, Charlotte Temple, Jefferson; niece, Emily Banks; nephews, Courtney Searles and Brian Searles; and great-nieces, Silver Banks and Meagan Banks.
The family will receive friends at the home of Charlotte Temple.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

James S. Lackey
James S. Lackey, 66, of Maysville, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Lackey was the son of the late Lonnie D. and Mandy Jane Armour Lackey.
He was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. Frank Armour officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife, Loretta Lackey, Maysville; daughter, Martha Sears, Homer; sons, Noah “Dino” Lackey, Gillsville, and Timothy Lee Lackey, Commerce; sister, Magaline Oliver, Alto; brother, Roy Lackey, Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Dr. Damaris
H. Ouzts
Dr. Damaris Holland Ouzts, 83, of Dillard, formerly of Winder, died Friday, August 2, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Dr. Ouzts was a daughter of the late Rev. W.P. and Lillie Maie Baird Holland.
She was a retired professor with Atlanta University College and was a member of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Dr. Ouzts was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Ouzts, and a daughter, Nancy O. Dickens.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 4, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Hoyt Huff officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca O. Holbrook, Dawsonville; two sons, James Ouzts, Lawrenceville, and Kelley Ouzts, Mobile, Ala.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Piedmont College, or to Rabun Gap Nacoochee School.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Joseph M. Dzimianski
Joseph Matthew Dzimianski, 1 day old, infant son of Michael and Debra Coghlan Dzimianski, Nicholson, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Joseph was born in Clarke County.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 8, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Miles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include sisters, Sara Dzimianski, Rebecca Dzimianski, Lisa Dzimianski and Kristina Dzimianski, all of Nicholson; brothers, David Dzimianski, John Dzimianski, Daniel Dzimianski and Timothy Dzimianski, all of Nicholson; grandparents, Edmond and Donna Coghlan, Homer, and John and Gloria Dzimianski, Baltimore, Md.; great-grandmother, Florence Willis, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 8, 2002

Millard A. Logan
Millard Alfred Logan, 86, of Jefferson, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Logan was born December 16, 1915, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Furd Monroe and Lillie Arnold Logan.
Mr. Logan was the retired owner of Redstone Grocery Store and attended Redstone Methodist Church, Athens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Pruitt Logan.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at Redstone Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Steve Coker, Wendell Finch, Raymond Marden, Jamey Silvey, Danny Tate and Lonnie Williamson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Robert Coker, Jefferson; sisters, Hilda Lance, Bogart, Aldine Marden, Athens, Alice Tate, Thomaston, and Alwayne Wood, Tucker; brothers, Herbert Logan, Horace Logan and Hubert Logan, all of Athens; three grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the church of one’s choice.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Bart M. Ramsey
Bart M. Ramsey, 42, of Commerce, died Thursday, Aug-ust 1, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Mr. Ramsey was born March 26, 1960, in Jackson County, to Virginia Massey Ramsey, Commerce, and the late Alvin Ramsey.
He was retired and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Verlin Reece and Doug Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Erastus Church cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Gail Highfield Ramsey, Commerce; one son, Chris Highfield, Commerce; two daughters, Sherry Ramsey and Sandra Highfield, both of Commerce; one brother, Thomas Ramsey, Commerce; and two sisters, Wanda Bruce and Rita Evans, both of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Russell Morris
Russell Morris, 70, of Homer, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Morris was born May 23, 1932, in Banks County. He was a son of the late John and Lucy Hubbard Morris.
Mr. Morris was retired from Carnes Construction. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Parker Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include three sons, Clarence Morris, Dawsonville, and James Morris and Otha Morris, both of Commerce; one daughter, Theresa Morris, Homer; two brothers, Walter Morris, San Diego, Calif., and John Morris Jr., Commerce; five sisters, Ruby Buff, Cherryville, N.C., Euline King, Homer, Kitty Roberts, Gainesville, Mary Lou Savage, Alto, and Maybelle Ward, Commerce; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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, August 7, 2002

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Tabitha M.
‘Tabi’ Collins
Tabitha Morgan “Tabi” Collins, 5, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, of Leukemia at her grandparents home in Hoschton. She was born in Winder on July 16, 1997.
Tabitha was treated for three years at the AFLAC Cancer Center at Egelston’s Children Hospital.
“Tabi had the courage, strength and love of an absolute angel,” said family members. “For all who had the privilege of knowing Tabi and her mother, Samantha, and for the many lives they both touched, we say ‘Goodbye’ to Tabi and know her presence in all our lives was a blessing from God.
“‘Goodbye Tabi, we’ll miss you,’ your family, friends and your best friend, Mommy.”
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Larry Youngblood officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton City Cemetery.
Tabitha is survived by her parents, Samantha Herndon, Hoschton, and Todd Collins, Winder; sister, Katlyn Collins, Winder; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Roxanne Douglas, Hoschton, and Thomas and Billie Gail Herndon, Baldwin, Fla.; maternal great-grandparents, Thomas and Jody Herndon, Live Oak, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Teresa Web, Ivey, and James Farell Collins, Winder; paternal great-grandparents, Bonnie and Juppie Jones, Jackson, and Carolyn Barnes, Newport, Tenn.; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Tabitha Morgan Collins Benevolent Fund, Peoples Bank, Winder, Ga.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Gloria E. Sorrow
Miss Gloria Elizabeth Sorrow, 34, of Danielsville, died Sunday, August 4, 2002.
Miss Sorrow was born in Jackson County, a daughter of Dabney Gholston and Sarah Lee Fortson Sorrow.
She was employed with Carrier Transicold and attended Bluestone Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Bluestone Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Randell Smith, Gene Sorrow, Joshewa Alexander, Brandon Sexton, Greg Hannah and Royce Parten served as pallbearers.
Miss Sorrow is survived by her parents, three sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Onie D. Byers
Mrs. Onie Delong Byers, 84, of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Born March 20, 1918, in Jackson County, Mrs. Byers was a daughter of the late George and Mandie Bettis Delong.
She was retired from J&J Foods and was the oldest member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Mrs. Byers was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Byers.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Bobby Brown and C.L. English officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Doris Byers, Flowery Branch; daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Larry Reed, Flowery Branch; sister, Dola Belle English, Cumming; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Hillside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Lehman D. Blackshear
Lehman Dwight Black-shear, 76, of Rockwell, Texas, died Thursday, August 1, 2002. He was the brother of Margie Dundore, Commerce.
Mr. Blackshear was born August 1, 1926, in Alicia, Ark., to the late Jesse T. and Matra Westerfield Blackshear.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by his widow, Marjorie Blackshear; a daughter, Alice England, Rockwell, Texas; and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, August 5, at Langford Funeral Home, Jonesboro, Ark.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002

Marvin Davis
Marvin Davis, 68, of Braselton, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Davis was born to the late Vernice and Carolyn Allen Davis on July 19, 1934, in Gwinnett County. He had lived in Jackson County for the past 47 years.
Mr. Davis was a graduate of Braselton High School and served in the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 5, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev. James H. Williams and Pastor Ricky Davis officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Lennie Davis, Braselton; sons, Mark Davis, Braselton, and Ricky Davis, Vermont; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, or to the American Cancer Society.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 7, 2002


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