Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 21, 2002

The Jackson Herald obits
August 21, 2002

Allie Lee Hensley
Allie Lee Hensley, 92, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was the widow of Roy Hensley and a daughter of the late Talley and Beulah T. Roach. Mrs. Hensley was a homemaker and a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
The funeral was Sunday, August 18, 2002, at Ivie Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Brian James and Harold Rogers officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Bonnie Hensley, Nicholson; one granddaughter, Melissa Hensley; special niece, Betty Ann Hernandez, Florissant, Mo.; one brother, Horace “Dump” Roach, Commerce; a sister, Ruth Childs Pierce, Commerce; a sister-in-law, Winnie Roach, Fayetteville; and several other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Bob Holman Road, Athens.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Naony Murphy Whiting
Naony Murphy Whiting, 91, Gainesville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Raborn Lee and Polly Ann Murphy. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church since 1948. She was the widow of the late John Franklin Whiting. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Lee Murphy and Henry Murphy, and two sisters, Lottie Webb and Mary Kinney.
The funeral was Monday, August 19, 2002, at Belmost Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Compton and Willard Baxter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Larry and Patsy Nix, Gainesville; two sons and daughers-in-law, John Wayne and Joan Whiting, Pendergrass, and Billy and Martha Whiting, Winder; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the Belmont Baptist Church building fund.
Little-Davenport Funeral Hme, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Harley Henry Carroll
Harley Henry Carroll, 57, Crawford, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home, Commerce.
A native of Jackson County, he was born May 7, 1945. He was the son of the late Fannie Furr Carroll and Roy Lee Carroll Sr. He was a house painter. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Carol Bromale Carroll.
No funeral services are planned. He was cremated.
Survivors include: three daughters, Angel Carroll, Alabama, Nettie Carroll, Jonesboro, and Anita Kemble, Denver, Ind.; one brother, Roy Lee Carroll Jr., Maysville; and two sisters, Marie Bowen, Covington, and Montine Bowen, Chester, S.C.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

James Brooks
James “Jimmy” Brooks, 58, Jefferson, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at BJC Medical Center after a sudden illness.
A native of Jackson County, he was born September 19, 1943. He was the son of the late Callie Arnold Brooks and Chester Brooks.
The Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2002, at Thyatira Community Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardy officiating. The body will be cremated.
Survivors include one sister, Barbara Glass, Monroe.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Rev. Herman Ledford
The Rev. Herman Ledford, 79, Hoschton, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness.
A native of Anderson, S.C., he was born December 21, 1922. He was the son of the late India Mae McElreath Ledford and Dock Ledford. He was retired from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation and was a farmer, bee keeper and minister.
The funeral was Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Maranatha Baptist Church with the Revs. Darryl Wells and Thurman Wade officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce. Pallbearers were: Bud James, Greg Mathis, James Mathis, Rodney Mathis, Weldon Parr and Jeff Williams.
Survivors include: his wife, Pauline James Ledford, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, James and Tracy Ledford, Hoschton; six sisters, Ruth Bachman, Yatesville, Alice Bonds and Dorothy Wilbanks, both of Commerce, Paulette Delozier, Buford, Linda Jo Ledford, Dawsonville, and Bertha Williams, Flowery Branch; five brothers, Aubry Ledford and Curtis Ledford, both of Commerce, David Ledford, Homer, and Frank Ledford and Harold Ledford, both of Carnesville; and two grandchildren, Brett and Lewis Ledford, Hoshton.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Sam Culberson
Sam Culberson, 74, Jefferson, died Monday, August 12, 2002.
A lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was a son of the late Royce and Emma Evans Culberson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a commercial construction worker.
The memorial service was Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. Jim Rule and Lynda Martin officiating.
Survivors include: two daughters, Denise Stephens, Atlanta, and Lynn Fey, Duluth; one sister, Susie Banks, Hoschton; and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to: The Community Fund of Greater Atlanta, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, c/o Maureen Kelly, 40 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, Ga. 30303.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Miriam E. Blankenship
Miriam E. Blankenship, 78, Lawrenceville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born July 29, 1924, to the late Paul Webb and Wilma Wood Webb. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Maysville. She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Blankenship.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Blankenship, Lawrenceville; one son, Paul Blankenship, Homer; one daughter, Susan Hearn, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Julia Savage, Maysville, and Vivian Langford, Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Maysville with the Rev. Claude Smithmire officiating. Private internment was held Sunday at the Maysville Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, Aug. 21, 2002

Bill Ferguson
Bill Ferguson, 86, Statham, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002.
A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late Fred and Lois Grimwood Ferguson. He retired from the Winder Water Authority. He was a member of Statham First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and church clerk and taught Sunday School for over 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Myrl Savage Ferguson.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, at Smith’s Memory Chapel with the Rev. Gordon Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include: two brothers, Harold Ferguson, Statham, and Fred Ferguson Jr., Winder; one sister, Mary Seagraves, Statham; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Statham First Baptist Church building fund, 1914 Broad Street, Statham, Ga., 30666
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Linda Faye Holman
Linda Faye Holman, 50, Danielsville, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
A native of Clarke County, she was born Jan. 19, 1952, and was a daughter of the late Doris Alford Gains and Alvin Fowler Gains. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Holman.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2002, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Revs. Hoyt Skelton and Thurmon Parker officiating. Burial will be in Dry Pond United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at Little-Ward Funeral Home.
Survivors include: two sons, Harold and Scotty Holman, both of Jefferson; one daughter, Melinda Holman, Danielsville; four brothers, Bobby, James, Noah and Wayne Fowler, all of Greer, S.C., Jerry Fowler, Crawford, and Max Gains Jr., Danielsville; two sisters, Kathy Bryson and Vickie Fowler, both of Greer, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

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Warren Ross
Warren “Shorty” Ross, 74, Hoschton, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at BJC Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Hot House, Ga., he was born December 19, 1927. He was the son of the late Ruby Foster Ross and Carl Everett Ross. He was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Baptist Church of Hot House and Sweetwater Masonic Lodge in Lilburn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bauzell Ross.
The funeral was Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Brewer and Kevin Page officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Lilburn.
Survivors include: his wife, Joyce Dean Ross, Hoschton; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Ross and Wayne Archie, Matthews, N.C.; daughter, Deborah Dove Ross, Lawrenceville; sister, Regina Ross Arp, Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law, Shelby Jean and Bobby Dills, Blue Ridge, and brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Horace and Susan Roass; sister-in-law, Ann Ross, Chamblee; and two grandchildren, Geoffrey Ward and Alyson Ward, Matthews, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Mary Belle J. Sims
Mary Belle J. Sims, 92, Winder, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Sims was a member of the First Christian Church and she retired from Barrow Manufacturing Company. She was the daughter of the late Henry Howard and Alma Rene Delay Johnson and wife of the late James Edward Sims. She was preceded in death by a son, John Edward Sims; a daughter, Emma Larue Sims; a brother, Carlton Johnson; and a sister, Emma Hardigree.
The funeral was held Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Jim Brooks officiating. Burial was in Hebron Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Lyndal and Jimmy Payne, Winder, and Juanita and James Childers, Winder; two brothers, Choyce Johnson and Crawford Johnson, both of Statham; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Cheryl Ann Butler
Cheryl Ann Butler, 45, Maysville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Alvin and Marie Powell Parris, Maysville.
The funeral was Monday, August 19, 2002, at Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Jeter officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael Butler, a daughter, Michelle Butler, Marietta; a son, Michael Shawn Butler; two sisters, Tina Boswell and Cynthia Parris, both of Maysville; two brothers, Allan Parris, Stockbridge, and Keith Parris, Maysville; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Blanche Allen Masters
Blanche Allen Masters, 83, Habersham Mills, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at the Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Masters was born in Habersham County on August 18, 1918, and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl McAllister Allen. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Cassie and Bobby Robinson. She was retired from Clarkesville Mill after 32 years of service and was a member of Habersham Baptist Church.
The funeral was held Monday, August 19, 2002, at Habersham Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Burpee and Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Habersham Mills Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert W. “Pope” Masters, Habersham Mills; her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and James Lloyd Poole, Greensboro, N.C., and Glenda Patricia and Earl Robinson Jr., Cornelia; two sisters, Inez Appling, Commerce, and Bertha Elrod, Clarkesville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Scarlett Whelchel, 4050 Ga. Highway 115, Demorest, Ga., 30535.
Whitfield Funeral Home North, Demorest, was in charge or arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Carolyn Payne Harris
Carolyn Payne Harris, 61, Gillsville, died Thursday, August 15, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Eva Bellamy Payne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Phi Delta, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 542 and Gillsville Baptist Church.
The funeral was Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Bill Calhoun officiating.
Survivors include: her husband, John H. Harris; one daughter, Kathy McCoy, Maysville; one son, Don H. Harris, Gillsville; four sisters, Mary Ann Carlan, Betty Jean Payne, Guynell Southerland and Janet Payne, all of Homer; and several grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Jack Wilkie
Jack Wilkie, 70, Commerce, died Monday, August 19, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Pickens County, he was the son of the late I.R. and Ola Mae Dobson Wilkie. Mr. Wilkie was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Lewis and the Rev. Mike Grizzle officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Staab Wilkie, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tracie Few, Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Ted Moon, Commerce; son, Jack Christopher Wilkie, Commerce; grandchildren, Tyler and Callie Moon, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Bessie Wilkie, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Willie Grace and Weldon Mullinax, Jasper; and sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Spud Densmore, Ball Ground.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002

Betty Ann Johnson
Betty Ann Johnson, 57, Forest Park, died August 14, 2002.
She was born December 17, 1944 in Commerce. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, at New Salem Methodist Church in Commerce with the Rev. Jerry Rylee officiating. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Duane Johnson, Forest Park; two daughters, Rhonda (David) Eason, Covington, and Donna Bishop, Tampa, Fla.; one son, Michael (Karen) Bishop, Sagle, Id.; three step-grandchildren, Duane (Connie) Johnson Jr., Acworth, Bonnie (Russell) Sappington, Kalispell, Mt.; and August Johnson, Atlanta; two sisters, Linda Dozier and Lee Jackson, both of Fayetteville; and six grandchildren.
Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 21, 2002


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