Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2002

Clinton A.
Lampley Jr.
Clinton Arnold Lampley Jr., 67, of Braselton, died Friday, August 30, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Lampley was the son of Mrs. Mildred C. Lampley and the late Clinton Arnold Lampley Sr.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from Kraft Foods as a truck driver. Mr. Lampley was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Diane Lampley Gustafson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lampley is survived by his wife, Vida Jane West Lampley, Braselton; sons, Ronald David Lampley, Buford, and Roger Dale Lampley, El Paso, Texas; daughters, Deana Lampley Everett, Buford, and Regina Lampley Sutton, Lawrenceville; sister, Joyce Cooper Rice, Madison, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Golden M. Hile
Mrs. Golden M. Hile, of Ashley, Ind., died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Hile was born December 23, 1932, in Banks County, to Charles and Bertha Purcell Wheeler.
She retired in 1995 after 37 years at Universal Tool & Stamping Co., Butler, Ind., and attended Ashley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hile was a member of the Never Idle Home Ertension Club, the Office Bowling Team and the S.T.A.T.H.S. group for 20 years.
She married Rex E. Hile on June 4, 1949. He died July 20, 2001. Mrs. Hile was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson, Ind., with the Rev. Ken Ludwig officiating. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, James (Trionne) Hile-Dickerson, Ashley, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, Troy (Jayne) Hile, Edgerton, Ohio; sisters, Gwynola Smitherman, Athens, Jetteree (Jackie) Hull, Spencerville, Ind., Vera Wheeler, Commerce, and Hazel Clark, Culpepper; grandchildren, Rachel Garman, Sarah Garman, Richard Garman III, Lindsey Hile and Michael Hile; foster grandson, Matthew; and step-grandchildren, Christina and Jamie Dickerson.
Memorials may be made to Ashley United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Roberta L. Spinner
Ms. Roberta Lynn Spinner, 50, of Hoschton, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, after an extended illness.
A native of Highland Park, Mich., Ms. Spinner lived in the area for the past 12 years. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 1, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with Dr. Allen Hughes and the Rev. Ron Brent officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Michael A. Spinner, Hoschton, and Jonathan D. Spinner, Lawrenceville; beloved sister, Karen C. Lux, Michigan; special friends, Connie and Jeff Meyer, Hoschton; and several cousins.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel and Gardens was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Carl Colvard
Carl Colvard, 79, of the Neese Community, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, of a prolonged illness.
Mr. Colvard was the son of the late David Nelms Colvard and Minnie Lee Maynard Colvard.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, but was attending Madison Street Baptist Church in Commerce. Mr. Colvard was retired from Roper Pump Company and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol Ann Colvard.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Harbin and Stuart Lang and grandson, Nick Colvard, officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mr. Colvard is survived by his wife and companion of almost 61 years, Edna Morrow Colvard; his children, Susan and Robert Colvard, Barbara and Tom Davis and Janet and Randall Colvard, all of Hull, Betty and Jimmy Lyle, Winder, and Sandra Colvard, Jefferson; grandchildren, Durin and Jim Eberhart and Brian Davis, all of Athens, Wendy and Jimmy Chambers, Jefferson, Tammy and Ron Hester, Commerce, Julie and Russ Davis and Nick Colvard, all of Hull, and Renee and Carey Cooper, Winder; great-grandchildren, Sam Eberhart, Hunter Cooper, Mitchel Chambers, Tom Eberhart and Megan Davis; sister, Kathleen Colvard Smith; and a number of very special nieces and nephews.
“He was blessed with many friends,” said family members.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

William
‘Bill’ Dabbs
William H. “Bill” Dabbs, 71, of Commerce, died Monday, September 2, 2002, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Mr. Dabbs was born March 4, 1931, in Franklin County, Tenn. He was a son of the late James W. and Bertha M. Dabbs.
Mr. Dabbs was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Revs. David Harbin, Stuart Lang and Mike Sarna officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Mozelle Thomas Dabbs, Commerce; three daughters, Tina Bennett, Commerce, Debbie Klar, Lawrenceville, and Susie Sarna, Comer; three brothers, Eddie Dabbs and Lewis Dabbs, both of Asheboro, N.C., and Jim Dabbs, South Carolina; three sisters, Carolyn Browder, Kingsport, Tenn., Elaine Lane, Sumter, S.C., and Chris Nixon, Asheboro, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Madison Street Baptist Church Mission Team, 188 Madison Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Ina J. Williams
Mrs. Ina Jean Williams, 70, of Commerce, died Monday, September 2, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Williams was born April 1, 1932, in Madison County, a daughter of the late Otis and Ruth Watson Phillips.
She was retired from Oxford and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Amory Williams.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Phil Williams, Danielsville; one daughter, Martie Morrison, Commerce; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Dola B. Cunningham
Mrs. Dola Bell Cunningham, 96, of Alto, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on August 31, 1906, Mrs. Cunningham was a daughter of the late Harold Lonzo (H.L.) and Miranda Ann (Randi) Anderson Thomas.
She was a retired nurse and a member of Yonah Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Lunsford, her second husband, Tom Cunningham, and seven brothers, Grady Thomas, Claude Thomas, Dozier Thomas, Roy Thomas, L.C. Thomas, Freeman Thomas and Ray Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, at Yonah Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Lester Haynes and Jacob Armour officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, L.V. Lunsford, Alto; one sister, Myrtle Wade, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002



Leona Reynolds
Mrs. Leona Reynolds, 94, of Winder, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at Barrow Community Hospital.
Born in Meridian, Miss., Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ella Myers. She was the wife of the late William A. Reynolds.
Mrs. Reynolds was a former resident of Atlanta and had resided in Winder since 1999. She was a member of North Atlanta Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Lendell Ainsworth and Terry Tippens officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Buddy Outzs, Winder; granddaughters and husbands, Beth and Frank Savage and Pam and Ray Wilkes, all of Winder; and five great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Robert M. Moore
Robert Marvin Moore, 63, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.

C.P. Hutchins Jr.
C.P. Hutchins Jr., 77, of Commerce, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hutchins was born October 15, 1924, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Destie Drake Hutchins.
Mr. Hutchins was retired from Gold Kist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Scoggins Hutchins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial will be in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dale Hutchins, Danielsville, and Ricky Hutchins, Commerce; one daughter, Mary Ann Phillips, Danielsville; and two 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, September 4, 2002

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Sarah F. Richey
Mrs. Sarah Frances Richey, 55, of Com-merce, died Sunday, Septem-ber 1, 2002, at her daughter’s residence in Gillsville of an extended illness.
Mrs. Richey was born in Jackson County to Grace Standridge Dorsey, Commerce, and the late Hilliard Dorsey.
She was employed with Baker and Taylor as an office clerk and was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle, Nicholson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastors Tommy Watson and Milford Daniels and friend, June Anderson, officiating. Burial was in the Blacks Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two daughters, Misty Rodriguz, Commerce, and Kristy Hewell, Gillsville; three brothers, Edward Dorsey and Samuel Dorsey, both of Commerce, and Curtis Dorsey, Nicholson; two sisters, Syble Kitchens, Commerce, and Brenda Smith, Jefferson; and grandchildren, Clay McDaniel, Amber McDaniel and Blake McDaniel, all of Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002
Jerry W. Patterson
Jerry Winford Patterson, 45, of the Bold Spring Community, Carnesville, husband of Deborah Ann Powers Patterson, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Patterson was born September 4, 1956, in Jackson County. He was the son of Rudolph Winford and Bonnie Sue Whitsel Patterson, Carnesville.
Mr. Patterson was a poultry farmer.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel of Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, with the Rev. Chris Pritchett officiating. Burial was in Cary Memorial Gardens, in the Sandy Cross Community.
Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include two daughters, Leslie Patterson and Amanda Patterson, both of Carnesville; and one sister, Debbie Patterson Fitzpatrick, Carnesville.
Ginn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Betty L. Gilmore
Mrs. Betty Louise Gilmore, 68, of Monroe, died Monday, August 26, 2002.
A native of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Gilmore was a daughter of the late Robert and Lydia Rowe Williams. She was the wife of the late John Gilmore.
Mrs. Gilmore was a homemaker.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31, at Church of the Nativity, Jacksonville, Fla.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Brunkenhoffer, Pasadena, Texas, Deborah Cameron, Jacksonville, Fla., and Donna Diesch, Jefferson; one sister, Carolyn Metcalf, Texas; and one brother, Earl Rowe.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

C.L. ‘Sally’ Butler
C.L. “Sally” Butler, 72, of Statham, died Friday, August 30, 2002.
Mr. Butler was a native of Jackson County.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, at Maxey Hill Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. A. Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Jessie Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Darold R. Morrison
Darold Rudolph Morrison, 70, a Korean War veteran, of Athens, died Sunday, September 1, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Morrison was a son of the late Jessie C. and Edna E. Wood Morrison.
He was in the construction business for a number of years.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Tom Lang officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Wilson and Shelba E. Mills, Charleston, S.C.; two sons, Wendell Morrison and Norbern Morrison, Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Franklin Morrison, Athens, and Larry Morrison, Monroe; and a number of grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002
Joy L. Cromer
Ms. Joy Louise Cromer, 43, of Hartwell, died Saturday, August 31, 2002.
A native of Fulton County, Ms. Cromer was the daughter of the late Phillip Cecil and Faye Pearson Cromer.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Goldmine Church of God.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Thompson and Johnny Stowe officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Cecilia Davis, Jefferson; a son, Joshua Davis, Atlanta; two brothers, Phillip D. Cromer and Bill Geddings, both of Hartwell; and fiancé, Jimmy Reid, Hartwell.
Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Herschel L. Miller
Herschel L. Miller, 88, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002.
Born to the late Tom and Maggie Sharpton Miller, Mr. Miller was a native and lifelong resident of Barrow County.
He was a retired farmer and was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Dru Willie Casey Miller, a son, Kenneth Miller, and a grandson, Wayne Miller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Ned Davis officiating. Burial was in the Carter Hill Christian Church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Miller, Statham; two sisters, Gertrude Miller and Ruth Cronic, both of Bethlehem; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Marie Delgado
Mrs. Marie Delgado, 72, of Winder, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Delgado was a homemaker and a member of Highway Bible Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Rebecca Gillreath Bledsoe, a daughter, Glenda Ann Costner Wells, a son, Johnny Costner, and a sister, Frances Barrett, Kings Mountain, N.C.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Lindell Hunsley officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Costner, Grover, N.C., and Scott Costner, Sycamore, Ala.; one step-son, Julian Delgado Jr., San Juan, Texas; one step-daughter, Enrriqeda Delgado, Elinburg, Texas; one brother, Carl Bledsoe, Kings Mountain, N.C.; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Eunice D. Pirkle
Mrs. Eunice D. Pirkle, 97, of Dahlonega, formerly of Winder, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at Gold City Health Care Center in Dahlonega, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Pirkle was born in Barrow County to the late George and Nancy Bullock Dillard.
She was a retired seamstress.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the Carter Hill Christian Church cemetery with the Rev. Jay Tenney officiating.
Mrs. Pirkle is survived by a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002

Byrd Hammond
Mrs. Byrd Hammond, 84, of Winder, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at her residence. She passed away after an extended illness with cancer.
Mrs. Hammond retired from Flowers By Jim, where she was employed as a florist. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. and Cora Giles Elder, and her husband, Melvin A. Hammond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jennifer Horton officiating. The body will lie in state beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, John David Hammond and Don Hammond, both of Winder; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Victoria Patrick, Barrow Co., 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite 2-B, Athens, GA 30605, to St. Mary’s Hospice House Fund, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604, or to Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Statham, GA 30666.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 4, 2002


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