Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2002

Hattie Anderson
Mrs. Hattie Anderson, 72, of Jefferson, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Mrs. Anderson was born December 22, 1929, in Isabelle, Tenn. She was a daughter of the late William Newman and Celia Patterson Newman.
Mrs. Anderson was a retired repair technician for Western Electric Telephone Company and was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Atlanta.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Bryson, Lawrenceville; two brothers, J.L. Newman, Detroit, Mich., and James Randall, Griffin; two sisters, Marjorie Ballen, Talmo, and Louise Mathis, Blue Ridge; and one grandchild.
No services were held.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Eunice F. Anthony
Miss Eunice Faye Anthony, 76, of Commerce, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home of an extended illness.
Miss Anthony was born November 14, 1925, in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late Mack C. Anthony and Mary Jackson Anthony.
Miss Anthony was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one brother, J.W. Anthony, Commerce; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

John H.
‘Low’ Sanford
John Henry “Low” Sanford, 65, of Jefferson, died Friday, September 13, 2002.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in the chapel of Mason Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Samuel Grimes officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Van Freeman, Albany; two sisters, Sarah Bearden, Jefferson, and Leola Mangrum, Gainesville; and three grandchildren.
Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Hubert
S. Cotton
Hubert Stewart Cotton, 78, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Maysville, brother of Morgan Cotton, Homer, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, of lung cancer at Piedmont Hospital.
At the age of 17, Mr. Cotton bought a truck and began hauling vegetables and fruit. In 1954, he founded Fulton Trucking Co., which as recently as 1995 was running 50 trucks and 175 trailers to deliver clothes and food nationwide.
“He was successful because he had good common sense and worked long hours, often putting in 13-hour days,” said his brother, Ben Cotton, East Point.
Steve Birchfield, vice president of operations, said, “For him, running the trucking business was like taking a vacation. There was nothing he would rather do.”
Mr. Cotton’s trucking business had to be put on hold during World War II, when he joined the Army and became a gunner in the European Theater. He fought in northern France, including the D-Day invasion at Normandy, earning two Purple Hearts. He spent a year recuperating from gunshot wounds in England before returning to his trucking business in 1946.
Besides his Atlanta-based trucking company, Mr. Cotton also owned a hotel and restaurant for 10 years.
He was the husband of Carol Cotton.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 13, at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Survivors, in addition to his brothers, include a son, Don Cotton, Conyers; a step-son, Mark Patton, Suwanee; a daughter, Susan Garrett, Snellville; a step-daughter, Natalie Mallard, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Ruth Filley, Kansas City, Mo., and Elizabeth Chester, Duluth; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A.S. Turner & Sons was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Maxie Griggs
Mrs. Maxie Guinell Griggs, 76, of Athens, died Monday, September 9, 2002, after an extended stay in St. Mary’s Long Term Care.
Mrs. Griggs was born in Blount County, Ala., in 1926, and moved to Athens in 1965. She was a member of Attica Baptist Church, Jackson County.
Mrs. Griggs was preceded in death by her husband, Claude L. Griggs, her parents, Roxie and Turner Dover, a brother, John Dover, and a sister, Merline Fleming.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Rev. Ed Raines officiating. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery. David Griggs, James Kinley, Cary Kinley, Danny Fleming, G.J. Carnes and Burt Strickland served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James Kinley, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Teresa Griggs, David and Sang Sun Griggs and Charles and Ellen Griggs, all of Athens; nephew, Danny Fleming, Commerce, whom she raised; grandchildren, Leon Griggs, Janie Griggs, Cary Kinley, Amy Strickland, Heather Howard and Karen Carnes; great-grandchildren, Kyle Vining, Taylor Strickland, Jeremiah Strickland, Kensley Carnes and Jaden Carnes; and sisters, Thecla Alldredge, Oneonta, Ala., and Bessie Jack Wood, Blountsville, Ala.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Ann Emmett
Miss Ann Emmett, 62, of Winder, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Born in Jackson County, Miss Emmett was a daughter of the late T.C. and Myrtice Holman Emmett.
She resided in Jackson and Barrow counties all of her life and managed the Rose’s 5 & 10¢ Store in Winder. Miss Emmett was most recently an insurance underwriter with A.I.C. and was a member of the former Bethlehem Methodist Church in Hoschton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a sister, Jeanette Simmons, Tucker; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Dottie Emmett, Winder; nieces, Marcia Holcomb, Snellville, and Pattie Weaver, Cumming; nephews, Matt Emmett, Winder, and Marty Simmons, Carnesville; two great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

James P. Maddox
James Posey Maddox, 82, of Auburn, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Maddox was a son of the late J. Wash and Addie Zou Boss Maddox. He resided in Barrow County for most of his life.
Mr. Maddox was a retiree of E.V. Camp Steel Manufacturers, with 36 1/2 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church.
Mr. Maddox was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie James Maddox.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 13, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Jack Burgess and Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Hardy, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, Wedrell “Dru” and Sue Maddox, Auburn; granddaughters, Julie Cantrell, Braselton, and Jennifer Jones, Carl; grandsons, Stephen Maddox and Scott Maddox, both of Auburn; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Cansada Johnson, Winder, and Addie Myron Puckett, Auburn; brother; Sam Maddox, Jefferson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bethabra Baptist Church Building Fund, 1054 Old Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton, GA 30548.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Jimmie L. Bryant
Mrs. Jimmie Lee Bryant, 75, of Commerce, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, September 12, 2002.
A native of New Holland, Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of the late Rufus C. and Guynell (Bob) Tilley Smith.
She was a homemaker and a member of West End Baptist Church, Athens. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Bryant.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at West End Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Elliott and the Rev. Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Randall Hanley, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Gerri Bryant, Hull; son, Randy Bryant, Athens; grandchildren, Christy Belcher, Kenneth Hanley and Rhonda Barber; great-grandchildren, Rand and Will Belcher and Brandon and Dillon Barber; and close friend, Mrs. Willie Crawford.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Willie F. Smith
Willie Frank Smith, 46, of Athens, died Sunday, September 15, 2002.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Smith was a son of Josie Smith and the late L.M. Smith.
He was a member of Fork Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at Fork Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Rufus Whitlock and Victor Appling officiating. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Smith’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Smith; one daughter, Leslie Smith; one son, Titus Smith; four sisters, Annie Yearby and Betty Johnson, both of Athens, Lula M. Stevens, Crawford, and Lovetta Smith, Carlton; and seven brothers, Stanley Smith, Michael Smith and Albert Smith, all of Carlton, Edward Smith, Jefferson, Roger Smith, Lexington, William Smith, Winterville, and Bobby Smith, Nicholson.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Loretta Smith, 337 New Hope-Vesta Road, Carlton.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

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Larry E. Myers
Larry Edward Myers, 49, of Tignall, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002.
Mr. Myers was born in Athens, Clarke County, a son of the late Grady Lee and Marie Payne Myers.
He was self-employed as a mobile home repairman and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 13, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Jim Edwards and Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Temple United Methodist Church cemetery. Ruff Smith, Carl Beach, Joe Alewine, Marvin Partain, Jeremy Warren and Dave Wilson served as pallbearers.
Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, Sherell Young Myers, Tignall; one daughter, Penny T. Myers Kerns, Madison County; four step-daughters, April Lynn Darling, Ladston, S.C., Angie Louise Kelly, James Island, S.C., Andrea Lorraine Rhodes, Tignall, and Charline Leigh Rhodes, Madison County; one son, Wesley Myers-Marguina, Madison County; one sister, Agnes Marie (Peno) Jawkowsky, Madison County; one half-sister, Edna Garrish, Maysville; one brother, Johnny Lee Myers, Danielsville; and six grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002
Pearl M. Mann
Mrs. Pearl McLemore Mann, 82, of Hoschton, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Mann had resided in Hoschton since 1987 and was a retired payroll clerk with Norfolk - Southern Railroad. She was a member of the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club and the Braselton Women’s Club. Mrs. Mann was also a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church of Oakwood.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Sollace “Mike” Freeman officiating. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs.
Mrs. Mann is survived by her husband, James I. Mann, Hoschton; step-sons, Douglas W. Mann, Conyers, and Charles McLemore, Smyrna; step-daughter, Brenda Meyers, Alpharetta; sisters, Sara Havard, Lucedale, Miss., and Melba Koon, Andalusia, Ala.; brother, Clinton Matthews, Hurley, Miss.; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Mildred M. Sims
Mrs. Mildred Meeks Sims, 82, of Lula, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County on November 11, 1919, Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late Mel C. and Mae Pritchett Meeks.
She was a retired seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing and Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula. Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Sims, two sons, Dan Davis and Michael Davis, and a sister, Irene Morris.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula, with the Revs. James Duncan and Shane Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Mazel Garrison and Robbin Chitwood, both of Lula, Joyce Peyton, Alto, and Melody Wilson, Helen; sons, Phillip Davis, Talmo, Dwayne Davis, Dahlonega, and Jeff Davis, Cleveland; brother, Ferd Meeks, Lula; sister, Jurelle Smelley, Lula; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Rev. Ken Fonclara
The Rev. Ken Fonclara, 64, of Cornelia, died Friday, September 13, 2002, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Habersham County on July 12, 1938, Mr. Fonclara was the son of the late Frank Fields Fonclara and the late Inez Simmons Fonclara Stroud.
The Rev. Fonclara was in the ministry for 33 years and pastored at Christian Baptist Church and North Clayton Baptist Church. He was currently the pastor of Welcome Baptist Church, Eastanollee, and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Mr. Fonclara was also a retired machinist from Winn Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. P.J. Hulsey, Ernest Nichols and Telford Tanksley officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Linda G. Tench Fonclara, Cornelia; daughter, Robin Lorina Fonclara, Jefferson; sons, Cole Fonclara, Clarkesville, and Flint Fonclara, Savannah; and two grandchildren, Lance and Daniel Fonclara.
McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Donna Fountain
Ms. Donna Fountain, 42, of Covington, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, of a brief illness.
Ms. Fountain was born February 16, 1960, to the late Owen Fountain and Maudie Lee Dunson Fountain.
She was a homemaker.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Sanders officiating.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Walker, Homer; one daughter, Brandy Yates, Douglasville; three brothers, Danny Fountain, Homer, David Fountain, Jefferson, and Dale Fountain, Commerce; one sister, Diane Fountain, Homer; and four grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Larry
J. Martin
Larry Jackson Martin, 63, of Statham, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Martin was a son of the late Morris and Addice Payne Martin.
He served in the U.S. Marines and was retired from Air Products and Chemicals, where he worked as a truck driver. Mr. Martin was a member of the Statham American Legion.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Carl Butcher officiating.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Jerrye Crowe Martin; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Lynn and Todd Nance, Comer, and Tonya Ann and Craig Calhoun, Monroe; step-daughters, Kim Michael, Athens, and Diane Branch and Stacy Hardigree, both of Watkinsville; step-son, Stan Michael, Bishop; sister, Peggy Akin, Tucker; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5621, Athens, GA 30604-5621.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Kathie F. Puckett
Mrs. Kathie Faith Puckett, 48, of Athens, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
Mrs. Puckett was born June 25, 1954, in Athens, a daughter of Louise Young Hilliard, Colbert, and the late Robert D. Hilliard.
She was employed as a nurse with Athens Regional Medical Center and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Athens.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Terry Smith and Tom Miles officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Mike Jakubowicz, Johnny Lord, Thomas Peavey, Billy Puckett, Carroll Puckett, Ben Shadburn and Ben Smith will serve as pallbearers.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Puckett is survived by her husband, John Melton Puckett, Athens; four sons, John Puckett, Mark Puckett and Robert Puckett, all of Athens, and William Puckett, Jefferson; one daughter, Rebecca Puckett, Athens; one brother, Chris Hilliard, Colbert; one sister, Hope Smith, Hull; and three grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002

Castellaw Denton
Mrs. Castellaw Denton, 83, of Commerce, died Tuesday, Sept-ember 17, 2002, at Crystal Springs Nursing Home of an extended illness.
Born in Banks County, Mrs. Denton was a daughter of the late John Burke and Sally Prichett Burke.
She was retired from Oxford Sportswear Industries and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Denton was preceded in death by her husband, Willford Denton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jessie Mealor, Donald Wilson and David Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Geneviene Burke, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Commerce, or to Gideon’s International.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 18, 2002


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