Jackson County Obituaries...

AUGUST 28, 2002

Betty A. Johnson
Mrs. Betty Ann Johnson, 57, of Forest Park, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002.
Mrs. Johnson was born December 17, 1944, in Commerce. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Forest Park.
Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, August 17, at New Salem Methodist Church, 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, Idaho; three step-children, Duane (Connie) Johnson Jr., Acworth, Bonnie (Russell) Sappington, Kalispell, Mont., and August Johnson, Atlanta; two sisters, Linda Dozier and Lee Jackson, both of Fayetteville; one brother, Bobby Rylee, Riverdale; and six grandchildren.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

A.J. Irvin
A.J. Irvin, 79, of Talmo, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at Pine Oaks Nursing Home, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Irvin was born June 22, 1923, in Jackson County, a son of the late William and Daisy Phillips Irvin.
He was an independent contractor and small business owner and was a member of Pleasant Acres Baptist Church, Maysville, where he served as pastor for a number of years and was instrumental in its establishment. Mr. Irvin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 26, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Finger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Alex Bryan, Will Bryan, Leu Chandler, Ryan Glenn, Josh Vandiver and Russell Vandiver served as pallbearers.
Mr. Irvin is survived by his wife, Flora Nell Irvin, Talmo; three daughters, Marsha Bryan, Jefferson, Tracy Chandler, Corinth, N.Y., and Laura Vandiver, Gainesville; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Acres Baptist Church, 436 Hickory Way, Maysville, GA 30558.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Lillie Streetman
Mrs. Lillie Streetman, 88, of Athens, died Thursday, August 22, 2002.
Mrs. Streetman, a native of Jackson County, was the daughter of the late Dillard Tatum and Cora Maybelle Hembree Dailey.
Along with her husband, Howard Streetman, who preceded her in death, they operated the Georgia Wrecking Company for many years. She was a charter member of Northside Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 24, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Virgil Edwards and Ralph Arnold officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include one brother, Edward Dailey, Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Olie Smith and Thelma Hardy, both of Gastonia, N.C.; a special niece, Shelby Garrett, Hull; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Roy Tims
Roy Tims, 62, of Duluth, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at Piedmont Hospital.
Mr. Tims was a son of the late Styles and Frenza Waters Timms. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a storage technician for a computer engineering company.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Marcus Martin officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son, Michael Timms, Winder; a brother, Jerry Timms, Commerce; and a grandson, Chris Timms, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002
Elizabeth F. Arnold
Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Arnold, 83, of Athens, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Arnold was born April 15, 1919, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Frank and Lula Mae Churchwell Potts.
Mrs. Arnold was retired from Stitchcraft and was a member of Redstone United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Arnold.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jessie Mealor and Doug Conwell officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, Frankie Arnold, Hope Arnold and James Arnold, all of Athens; one daughter, Kay Page, Athens; five brothers, Dwight Potts, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Hal Potts, Jefferson, James Potts, Elizabeth City, N.C., Lionel Potts, Cumming, and Malcolm Potts, Atlanta; one sister, Eleanor Jackson, Jefferson; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Elsie C. Arnold
Miss Elsie Christine Arnold, 36, of Demorest, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Miss Arnold was born in Jackson County on February 27, 1966, to William “Buck” Arnold, Cornelia, and the late Elsie Wilson Arnold.
She was of the Holiness faith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Otis Dalton officiating. Burial was in the Demorest Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include three sisters, Emma Nell Davidson and Kathleen Baugh, both of Lula, and Marilyn Simpson, Toccoa; and five brothers, John Ambrose, Billy Ambrose and Frank Ambrose, all of Homer, Donald Ambrose, Gainesville, and Rupert Ambrose, Pelham.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Howard
Shannon Jr.
Howard Shannon Jr., 61, of Carnesville, died Monday, August 26, 2002.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Shannon was a son of the late Howard Shannon Sr. and Corine Shannon.
He was retired from BJC Medical Center and James Short Ford and was a member of Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church. Mr. Shannon was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Shannon and Ralph Shannon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Melvin Hill C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Arthur Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Shannon is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Watson Shannon; eight daughters, Theresa Maxwell, Julia Wiley, Gloria Owens, Delores Walker, Yvonne David, Josephine Shannon, Melissa Shannon and Rene Shannon; two sons, Arthur Shannon and Marshall Shannon; two sisters, Geneva Rucker, Commerce, and Annette Carson, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Lowell Shannon, Morris Shannon and Ralph Shannon, all of Chicago, Ill.; 28 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

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Hoyt B. Reeves
Hoyt B. Reeves, 82, of Toccoa, formerly of Buford, died Thursday, August 22, 2002.
Mr. Reeves was a Cherokee County native. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a retired barber from Sugar Hill and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Acworth.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25, at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, with the Rev. McHoyt Moore officiating.
Survivors include his former wife, Virginia Phillips Reeves, Jefferson; daughters, Wanda Reeves Fleniken, Royston, and Maggie Guerrero, McDonough; sons and daughters-in-law, Ted W. and Lesa Reeves, Cleveland, Carlton P. Reeves and Elwood and Sherry Reeves, all of Jefferson, and Ricky and Vickie Reeves, Oakwood; sister, Lula Belle Sharpe, Byron; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one niece.
Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Linda F. Holman
Mrs. Linda Faye Holman, 50, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Holman was born January 19, 1952, in Clarke County and was a daughter of the late Alvin Fowler and Doris Alford Gains.
She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Mrs. Holman was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Holman.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 23, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hoyt Skelton and Thurman Parker officiating. Burial was in the Dry Pond United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Holman and Scotty Holman, both of Jefferson; one daughter, Melinda Holman, Danielsville; six brothers, Bobby Fowler, James Fowler, Noah Fowler and Wayne Fowler, all of Greer, S.C., Jerry Fowler, Crawford, and Mat Gains Jr., Danielsville; two sisters, Kathy Bryson and Vickie Fowler, both of Greer, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002
Audrey Cochran
Mrs. Audrey Cochran, 75, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, August 17, 2002.
Mrs. Cochran was born June 18, 1927, to the late Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Westmoreland, Commerce, and was raised in Commerce.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at Amicalola Baptist Church, Dawsonville, with the Rev. Dave Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Cochran is survived by one son, Charles D. Allen, Dawsonville; two daughters, Joy Kinsey, Helen, and Rhonda Allen, Marietta; one sister, Thelma Carlan, Commerce; one brother, Benny Westmoreland, Enterprise, Ala.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Gladys Kinley
Mrs. Gladys Kinley, 66, of Athens, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Kinley was a native of Jackson County and the daughter of the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr. She was retired from Woolworth.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Wilson United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Kinley, Athens; one son, Dean Shirley, Athens; one daughter, Tammy Sexton, Ocklawaha, Fla.; one brother, Boyd Parr Jr., Gainesville; two sisters, Elaine Beachamp and Betty Shirley, both of Commerce; three grandchildren, Chance Sexton, Michael Dean Shirley and Alexis Shirley; a special friend, Helen Pelfrey, Athens; and three step-children.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002

Donald Isbell
Joseph Donald Weldon Isbell, 66, of Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Augusta, formerly of Toccoa, died Monday, August 26, 2002.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Isbell was a son of the late George and Bertha Tolbert Isbell.
He was retired from Robertson Furniture Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Isbell was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 and a member of True Christian Faith Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, in the chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with Richard Gasser and Eric Hahn officiating. Burial was in the Eastanollee Baptist Church cemetery with military honors provided by the VFW Post 4346 Honor Guard. Lawrence Songer, Hugh Isbell, Wayne Isbell, Calvin Isbell, Edward Isbell, Jack Stovall and James Anderson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three sisters, Sue Songer, Decatur, Melva Morgan, Eastanollee, and Wilma Hill, Maysville; and two brothers, Calvin Isbell, Eastanollee, and Wayne Isbell, Martin.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 28, 2002


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