Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

Robert M.
‘Bobby’ Moore
Robert Marvin “Bobby” Moore, 63, a U.S. Army veteran, of Pendergrass, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a brief illness.
Mr. Moore was born May 18, 1939, in Fulton County. He was a son of Grace Roe Moore, Alpharetta, and the late Tillman Moore.
Mr. Moore was a postal carrier and was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church, Hoschton. He was also a member of Johnnie’s Hill Masonic Lodge, the Odd Fellows and Scottish Rite, and was a former Fulton County Shriner.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6, at Walnut Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Strickland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellows served as pallbearers.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Virginia Sanders Moore, Pendergrass; daughters, Martha Fisher, Cleveland, and Barbara Moore, Dawsonville; son, Jay Moore, Dawsonville; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Patty Sanders and Wesley and Lisa Sanders, all of Pendergrass; sister, Marjorie Bates, Alpharetta; brother, Morris “Billy” Moore, Alpharetta; and seven grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Helene M. Greene
Mrs. Helene Marthe Greene, 79, of Jefferson, died Saturday, September 7, 2002, in Walton County following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Greene was born in Paris, France, on May 8, 1923. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Gerald Mitton officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband, Arthur Greene, Jefferson; two sons, Alain Goldstricker, Maryland, and Kenneth Greene, Loganville; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Irvin R. McEntire
Irvin Russell McEntire, 63, of Martin, died Friday, September 6, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on August 2, 1938, Mr. McEntire was a son of the late Claude and Vivian Edwards McEntire.
He was a retired mechanic with Cottrell and was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 9, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Maddox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. McEntire is survived by his wife, Josie Dodd McEntire, Martin; daughters, Amanda McEntire, Toccoa, Jennifer Martin, Gainesville, and Tina Bearden, Demorest; sons, Kim McEntire, Toccoa, and Richard Doss, Martin; brothers, Randolph McEntire, Commerce, Lamar McEntire, Ila, and Phillip McEntire, Flowery Branch; sisters, Barbara Mote and Laverne Cook, both of Cornelia, and Elizabeth Cook, Alto; and nine grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Frances Tatum
Mrs. Frances Tatum, 76, of Commerce, died Saturday, Sept-ember 7, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Tatum was born January 11, 1926, in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Frank Standridge and Quella Minish Standridge.
She was a retired seamstress from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce. Mrs. Tatum was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Tatum.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Don Blalock officiating. Burial was in the Gillsville Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Smith, Jefferson; a son, Jimmy Michael Pearson, Georgia; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Patricia A. McElhannon
Patricia Ann McElhannon, 61, of Laural Baye Nursing Home, Buford, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002, following a sudden illness.
“She was our little angel,” said family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31, at Wages Snellville Chapel of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service with the Rev. Sommers Jone officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
Survivors include two aunts, Mrs. Raenell Canup, Hoschton, and Mrs. Dovie Freeman, Stone Mountain; cousin and guardian, Brenda Stapler, Hoschton; and several other cousins.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

James O.
McMeans Sr.
James O. McMeans Sr., 80, of Danielsville, formerly of Chamblee, died Sunday, September 8, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. McMeans was born in Rogersville, Ala., on August 25, 1922. He was a son of the late Jester McMeans and Cora Grubbs McMeans.
Mr. McMeans was a graduate of Georgia State University and was a retired accountant for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of the Commerce Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McMeans was preceded in death by a son, Charles McMeans.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, with Pastor Jeff Colson officiating.
Mr. McMeans is survived by his wife, Martha Ruth McMeans, Danielsville; one son, James O. McMeans Jr., Danielsville; one daughter, Margaret Corder, Duluth; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Ruth Harrison
Mrs. Ruth Harrison, 71, of Sugar Hill, died Friday, September 6, 2002.
Mrs. Harrison was a native of Gwinnett County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Suwanee Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Harrison.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 8, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Jeff Appling officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Brennice and Norman Baggs, Sugar Hill, and Trina Guzman, Suwanee; grandchildren, Jamine and Laura Hall, Cansey Cash and Kesha Guzman; great-grandchildren, Kasey Mangum, Michael Hall, Hannah Cash and Lucia Cash; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Bill Johns, Hapeville, and Daisy and Lloyd Pollard, Commerce; brothers and sisters-in-law, Royce and Charlotte Duncan, Sugar Hill, Allen Ray Duncan, Buford, and Raymond and Wynelle Duncan, Flowery Branch; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Flanigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Robert G.
Spurlin Sr.
Robert G. Spurlin Sr., 77, of Winder, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Spurlin retired from Bata Shoe Company after 39 1/2 years and was a cattle farmer for 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin T. and Sarah Williams Spurlin, and a son, David C. Spurlin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Mike Carrathers officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Spurlin is survived by his wife, Earlene Spurlin, Winder; sons, Robert G. (Bob) Spurlin Jr. and Marvin T. Spurlin, both of Winder; daughters, Ada M. Brown, Loganville, and Marcia A. Gandy and Mattie R. Royal, both of Winder; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Marion Davis
Marion F. Davis, 62, of Crawford, died Monday, September 9, 2002.
A native of Barrow County, Mr. Davis was a son of Frances Jackson Davis, Statham, and the late R.B. Davis.
He was a route salesman with Lance Foods and was a former employee of Flowers Bread Company. Mr. Davis was a member of Welcome Avenue Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Bruce Kesler, Bud McDonald and Wesley Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mike Hardy, Marlon Hardy, Scot Allen, Coe Allen, Owen Keeler and David Dotson will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lynn Hardy Davis; children, Jane Davis Edwards and Melissa Davis Beard, both of Danielsville, Michael Glenn Davis, Statham, James Brooklyn Davis, Karlee Virginia Bowman and Jessie Megan Bowman, all of the home, and Lydia Breann Davis, Crawford; brother, Herbert Davis, Statham; six grandchildren, Krystie, Whisper, John, A.J., T.J. and William; and five great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

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Lee R. Miller
Mrs. Lee Rucker Miller, 93, of Lula, died Monday, September 9, 2002, at Bell-Minor Nursing Home.
Born December 20, 1908, in Banks County, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Fred J. and Fannie Manolia Henderson Rucker.
She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church, Lula.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Trent Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Deck Miller, Lula; three sons, Dwight Miller, Gillsville, Norman Miller, Conyers, and Roy Miller, Flowery Branch; one daughter, Marie Welborn, Lula; three sisters, Mildred Allison, Margaret Chambers and Frances Cox, all of Gainesville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Mattie
B. Smith
Mrs. Mattie B. Smith, 87, of Commerce, died Monday, Sept-ember 9, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Smith was born October 24, 1914, in Rabun County to the late Thad Brown and Maggie Jones Brown.
She was a seamstress. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Robert Rankin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Howard (Fuzz) Ervin, Sugar Hill; a daughter, Brenda Wood, Commerce; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Charles F. Loomis
Charles Fredrick Loomis, 49, of Royston, died Thursday, September 5, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Loomis was born in Belle Fontaine, Ohio, on June 1, 1953, a son of Gladys Detweiler Loomis, Lakeland, Fla., and the late Ivan Loomis.
He was a truss designer.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 7, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Douglas Hammond officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Kerrie Lee Loomis, Royston; one son, Zeke Loomis, Royston; one daughter, Miki Loomis, Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Robert Hill, Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Mary Kimbrough, Lakeland, Fla., and Beverly King, Belle Fontaine, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 2350 Prince Avenue, Suite 5, Athens, GA 30606.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Billy E. Buffington
Billy Eugene Buffington, 72, of Lavonia, formerly of Rome, brother of Herman A. Buffington, Jefferson, died Friday, September 6, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born November 6, 1929, Mr. Buffington was a native of Floyd County and had lived in Lavonia for four years. He was a son of the late Abner and Essie Green Buffington.
Mr. Buffington was associated with Celanese Corporation in Rome and retired as a mechanic for the City of Roswell. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Rome.
Mr. Buffington was preceded in death by two brothers, Ruben and James Buffington.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 8, in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery, Floyd County.
He is also survived by his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Patsy Murdock Buffington; one son, David Buffington, Inverness, Fla.; one daughter, Jan Headrick, Oak Island, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three other brothers, Tim, Claude and Edward Buffington, all of the Rome/Armuchee area.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Juanita E. Poore
Mrs. Juanita Earley Poore, 87, of Candler, N.C., died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at Park Place Nursing Facility in Monroe.
Mrs. Poore was born in Haywood County, N.C., the daughter of the late Robert J. and Josephine Jamison Earley.
She retired from American Enka and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Mrs. Poore was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Spurgeon Poore, who died in 1991.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Enka, N.C., with the Rev. Dwight Long officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Josephine P. Burnett, Winder; two grandchildren, Thomas Lee Burnett Jr., Jefferson, and Deborah Lee Burnett, Winder; and a brother, Clarence A. Earley, Candler, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building One, Asheville, NC 28801.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Sara J. Martin
Mrs. Sara Joe Burns Martin, 62, of Commerce, died Saturday, September 7, 2002.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Pauline Gillespie Wheeler.
She was a member of Bush River Baptist Church, Maysville. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by two sons, Danny Martin and Otis Martin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, at Bush River Baptist Church with the Rev. Julius Mack officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Odell Martin; one daughter, Betty Joe Burns, Commerce; one son, Ricky Burns, Commerce; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Leo P. Morrison Sr.
Leo Pete Morrison Sr., 64, of Danielsville, died Monday, September 9, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Morrison was born in Madison County on November 18, 1937, a son of the late Lester and Willie Morgan Morrison.
He was a mechanic and was a member of Wesley Chapel. Mr. Morrison was preceded in death by a daughter, Alicia Morrison.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Le Morrison, Comer, and Sonny Morrison, Hanahan, S.C.; one brother, W.L. “Buster” Morrison, Ila; four sisters, Joyce Daniel, Jeanette Hudson and Betty Morrison, all of Comer, and Dollie McEntire, Commerce; and three grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002

Lottie Strickland
Miss Lottie Strickland, 91, of New York City, N.Y., died Sunday, September 1, 2002.
A native of Jefferson, Miss Strickland was a daughter of the late Lindsey and Julia Brown Strickland.
She was employed in health care and was a member of Mount Olive F.B.H. Church and First Corinthian Baptist Church.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, in the chapel of Gardenview Funeral Home with Elder Norman Stevens Sr. officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Fresh Air Fund, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10138-5314.
Gardenview Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 11, 2002


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