Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 14, 2002

Patricia A. Turpin
Mrs. Patricia Ann Turpin, 56, of Maysville, died Monday, August 12, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Hall County, Mrs. Turpin was a daughter of Viola Yarbrough Sheridan, Gainesville, and the late William Garney Sheridan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Turpin was preceded in death by a son, John Anthony Turpin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Maddox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, John Turpin, Maysville; sons, Scott Crane, Maysville, Alvin Crane, Baldwin, and Jason Turpin, Gainesville; daughter, Donna Pilgrim, Maysville; sisters, Elizabeth Black, Judy Robertson and Rebecca Barrett, all of Gainesville; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of other relatives.
The family was to have received friends after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of her daughter, Donna Pilgrim, 2957 Unity Church Road, Maysville.
Hillside Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Eugene T. Fowler
Eugene Talmadge Fowler, 57, of Cornelia, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born July 26, 1945, in Oglethorpe County. He was a son of the late Alvin Edward Fowler and Doris Alford Gaines.
Mr. Fowler was employed by Pepsi Cola Co., with four years of service, and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Carolyn Wade Fowler, Cornelia; two daughters, Telisha Fowler, Cornelia, and Tammy Burgess, Atlanta; one son, Billy Joe Fowler, Atlanta; one step-son, Anthony Wade, Cornelia; three sisters, Linda Holman, Jefferson, and Vickie Fowler and Kathy Bryson, both of South Carolina; five brothers, Jerry Fowler, Comer, and Wayne Fowler, Noel Fowler, James Fowler and Bobby Fowler, all of South Carolina; one half-brother, Matt Gaines Jr., Madison County; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Eugene Fowler Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 866, Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 14, 2002

William S. Prickett
William Styles Prickett, 75, of Commerce, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Crystal Springs Nursing Home of an extended illness.
Mr. Prickett was born March 3, 1927, in Jackson County to the late Carl Prickett and Bertha Porter Prickett.
He was a retired bookkeeper for A&P Grocery Store, was a mechanic and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Barry and Sammy Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Prickett is survived by his wife, Sara Ruth Elrod Prickett, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Aggie Prickett, Thomasville; daughter, Juanita Prickett, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and John Simmons and Wanda and A.J. Jr. Wood, all of Commerce, and Debra and Paul Rogers, Norcross; brothers, Larry Prickett, Caldwell, Idaho, and Howard Prickett, Marietta; sisters, Hilda Herbert, Jackson; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Thomas
W. Sanders
Thomas Wayne Sanders, 44, of Danielsville, died Monday, August 12, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Sanders was a son of Leonard and Mary Buffington Sanders.
He was employed with Fred Jackson, of Athens, as a steel worker and was a member of Antioch Methodist Church. Mr. Sanders was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, in the Trinity Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Earl Goode officiating. Johnny Seay, Doc Seay, David Moore, Todd Barnett, Brian Bowles and Joe Seay served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Amanda Seay Sanders; one daughter, Mercedes Seay, Danielsville; two sons, James Sanders and Shane Sanders, both of Danielsville; four sisters, Wanda Tyson, Mableton, Deborah Harris, Commerce, Vickie Watkins, Athens, and Holly Sanders, Nicholson; four brothers, Albert Bennett, Alabama, Timothy Sanders, Jefferson, and James Sanders and Brian Sanders, both of Nicholson; and several nieces and nephews.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Ben Holder
Ben Holder, 80, of Hoschton, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Holder was born in Jackson County on May 26, 1922. He was a son of the late Charles and Ida Mae Barrett Holder.
Mr. Holder was a retired mechanic with Southern Waistbands and was a member of the Braselton Church of God, where he served as a deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Robert Gaddis and Jerry Gaddis officiating. Burial was in the Braselton Church of God cemetery.
Mr. Holder is survived by his wife, Beatrice Gaddis Holder, Winder; son, Billy Holder, Hoschton; sister, Rilla Hinchcliff, Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, Walter Holder, Sparta; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002


Jocelyn ‘Joce’ Persons
Miss Jocelyn “Joce” Persons, 4, of Gainesville, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
“Joce” was born in Hall County. She attended Challenged Child and Friends School, Gainesville, and she attended Chestatee Baptist Church.
“She touched many lives,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, August 12, at Chestatee Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Reeves and speaker Cathy Derup officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Dustin and Sky Evans, Gainesville; sister, Leah Ashley Evans, Gainesville; grandparents, Jim and Carmen Persons, Commerce, and Jerry and Sue Evans and Penny Morgan, all of Gainesville; great-grandparents, Ronnie and Georgia Leist, Miami, Okla., Mary Hockenberger, Kennesaw, and Lillie Mae Bleak, McAllister, Okla.; godparents, Will and Anne Harris, Gainesville; uncles and aunts, Terry and Emily Humphrey, Gillsville, and Keith and Tonya McClure, Tifton; and cousins, Kylie Humphrey and Avery McClure.
Memorials may be made to Challenged Child and Friends, P.O. Box 5758, Gainesville, GA 30504.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 14, 2002

Ranson J. ‘Woody’ Wood
Ranson Joe “Woody” Wood, 89, of Hartwell, died Friday, August 9, 2002.
A native of Towns County, Mr. Wood was a son of the late Dee and Sally Smith Wood. He was the husband of the late Ethel James Wood. Mr. Wood was retired from Chapman Auto Body Shop, where he worked as a painter, and had worked with Letourno in Toccoa. He was a former member of the CCC Camp and a member of Ila Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 12, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Dr. Hugh Kirby officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son, Billy Joe Wood, Hartwell; a sister, Ethel Minish, Commerce; and a grandson.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice, or to the Hartwell First Baptist Church Building Fund, 81 East Howell Street, Hartwell, GA 30643.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, August 14, 2002

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Captain
Larry Long
Captain Larry Long, 44, of Baldwin, died Friday, August 9, 2002, at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Long was born in Stephens County. He was a 1976 graduate of Habersham Central High School and was captain in charge of jail and road patrol with the Banks County Sheriff’s Department, with seven years of service. Captain Long was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia Lodge No. 92 F&AM, the Mountaineer Shrine Club and Yaraab Temple in Atlanta.
He was preceded in death by his father, C.R. Long.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rice and Chaplain Pat Duran officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Captain Long is survived by his wife, Kathy McEntire Long, Baldwin; mother and step-father, Faye Newsome Long Wright and Vermon Wright, Cornelia; daughter, Mary Long, Commerce; son, Billy Long, Baldwin; step-sisters, Joy Echols, Lula, and Jane Davis, Ellenwood; brother, Ronnie Long, Cornelia; step-brother, Richard Wright, Forest Park; and one grandchild.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Chance A. Slocumb
Chance Alexander Slocumb, of Commerce, infant son of Hillary Renee Jones and Kevin Chance Slocumb, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002.
Chance was born in Clarke County.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Holt officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Charles Edward Jones and Marie Carter, Commerce, Darrell Slocumb, Greensboro, and Johnnette and Fred Adams, Monroe; great-grandmother, Sybil Lucas, Athens; aunt, Heather Alicia Jones Cander, Commerce; and uncle, Adam Nicholas Cander, Commerce.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Vera M. Shaw
Mrs. Vera Mae Shaw, 93, of Braselton, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Shaw was born May 12, 1909, in Barrow County. She was a daughter of the late John Willie and Azzie Lee Hammond Maynard.
Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker and was a member of Nazereth Methodist Church, Winder, but attended Walnut Fork Baptist Church, Hoschton, most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Shaw, two sisters, Irene Maynard Bennett and Susie Maynard Smith, four brothers, Horace Maynard, George Maynard, J.W. Maynard and Herman Maynard, and a daughter-in-law, Joan Shaw.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, at Walnut Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Strickland and Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brian Shaw, Daniel Shaw, Michael Shaw, Scotty Shaw, Shannon Shaw and Terry Shaw served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Jerry Carlyle, Kay and David Gearin and Vera Dean and Gordan Wetherford, all of Pendergrass; sons and daughters-in-law, Duard and Eula Mae Shaw, Harold and Virginia Shaw and Randall and Ann Shaw, all of Pendergrass, and W.F. and Pat Shaw, Hoschton; son, Kenneth Shaw, Pendergrass; sister, Hazel Skinner, Winder; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Nelson Haynes
Nelson Haynes, 62, of Winder, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Haynes was a son of Frances Haynes Austin, Winder, and the late Belah Lenord Haynes.
He was a retired car salesman and was of the Presbyterian denomination.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Brock Burnett officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a brother, Larry Haynes, Winder; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and W.F. Shaw, Hoschton, and Kay and Paul Jones, Charleston; one niece and one nephew.
Memorials may be made to the Barrow County Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Valley O. Casper
Mrs. Valley O. Casper, 68, of Dacula, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002.
Born in Elbert County, Mrs. Casper was a daughter of the late Dave and Beular Casper.
She was the wife of the late Barry Casper, and was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Casper, and three brothers, Ray, Jack and R.B. Casper.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 9, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Dan Bremer officiating. Burial was in Delay Cemetery, Statham.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary Louise Allen, Winder, Regina Gail Sutton, Pendergrass, Patty Sue Casper, Hoschton, and Peggy Kay Cantrell and Debra Joyce Cantrell, both of Newborn; four sons, Bobby Wayne Casper, Winder, Larry Ray Casper, Lawrenceville, Randy Lynn Casper, Auburn, and Terry Jerry Casper, Jefferson; two sisters, Ruby Harrison and Johnnie Ruth Barrett, both of Auburn; three brothers, William and Lester Casper, both of Winder, and Rob Casper, Dacula; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002

Vera Coe
Mrs. Vera Coe, 78, recently of Jefferson, died Thursday, August 1, 2002.
Mrs. Coe was born in Westerville, Ohio, and had lived in several locations in Ohio, Florida and Georgia.
“She was a woman who loved the Lord, her family and her friends with her whole heart and soul,” said family members. “Her life was her family and all of their many accomplishments. She has gone on to be reunited with her husband, her love and her soul mate. She and her family were truly blessed.”
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in Blendon Township Central Cemetery, Westerville, Ohio.
Mrs. Coe is survived by five children and their families, Paul and Nancy Coe, Mason, Mich., Dale and Faye Coe, Tampa, Fla., Alan and Cinda Coe, Columbus, Ohio, Mariana and Danny Travis, Flowery Branch, and Martha and Denny Turner, Jefferson; one brother, Ralph McLeod, Kirkersville, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Mary Virginia McLeod, Westerville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Krista and John Oakley, Marysville, Ohio, Eric Coe, Nashville, Tenn., Mike, Cathy and David Coe, Tampa, Fla., Hayley Coe, San Diego, Calif., Casey Coe, Columbus, Ohio, Heidi and Neil Travis, Flowery Branch, and Carly, Zach, Kelsey and Chloe Turner, Jefferson; and three great-grandchildren, Ty, Hunter and Gavin.
The National Cremation Society was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 14, 2002


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