Jackson County Obituaries...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2002

Robert D. VanSant
Robert Davis VanSant, 84, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., on July 9, 1918, Mr. VanSant was a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Young VanSant.
He was self-employed in the warehousing industry and was a member of the Jefferson Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witness.
A memorial service was held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at the Athens Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.
Mr. VanSant is survived by his wife, Ellie VanSant, Jefferson; step-son, Benjamin Colli, Atlanta; step-daughter, Pamela Rubright, Palmetto; son, Robert D. VanSant Jr., Duluth; and two grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Mignon H. Evans
Mrs. Mignon H. Evans, 92, of Peachtree Plantation, Commerce, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, after a short illness at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas P. Hanna and Mary Elizabeth Hanna, Orlando, Fla. She was the widow of Fred P. Evans.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Lifsey, Doraville, and Barbara H. Evans, Jefferson; and one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren, Austin, Texas.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Richard J.
Kennedy
Richard John Kennedy, 70, of Maysville, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 9, 1932, Mr. Kennedy was the son of the late John Richard and Ethel Bruckner Kennedy.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Kennedy was a recipient of the Silver Star and Bronze Star Combat Medals, as well as Air Troopers and Combat Infantry Badges. He was a retired engineer with Jeep/Chrysler and was a member of the American Legion Post #7, Gainesville, and the VFW Post #8452, Gainesville. Mr. Kennedy was also a lifetime member of the NRA and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, at Homer Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Crabbe and Swayne Cochran officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Banks Memorial Park with full military honors provided by Rabun County D.A.V. Chapter 15.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Eleanor Griffin Kennedy, Maysville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Gary Engel, Palm Coast, Fla., and Debbie and Michael Poole and Pauline and Joe Bielicki, all of Lula; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael John and Kim Kennedy and Gerald and Janet Kennedy, all of Kettering, Ohio, and Richard Jr. and Annette Kennedy, Longmont, Colo.; son, Norman Williams, Maysville; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Charles Chappell, West Chester, Ohio; nephew, John Chappell, West Chester, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Homer Baptist Church Building Fund, 5028 Hwy. 441 South, Homer, GA 30547.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Nora C. Garrett
Mrs. Nora Christine Garrett, 78, of Braselton, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Walton Medical Center, Monroe, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Garrett was born September 1, 1924, in Winder, a daughter of the late Clarence Enous and Lelia Blankenship Brock.
She was a homemaker and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson, with Dr. Gerald Mitton officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Sue Carpenter, Commerce, and Mary Ann Streetman, Winder; two sons, Buddy Garrett, Commerce, and Johnny Garrett, Winder; one brother, Thomas Brock, Jefferson; three sisters, Bertha Doster, Monroe, and Grace Hayes and Geneva Reed, both of Winder; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Ruth G. Douglas
Mrs. Cynthia Ruth Hawkes Guest Douglas, 91, of Greenwood, S.C., widow of William Douglas, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at Magnolia Manor.
Born in Commerce, Mrs. Douglas was a daughter of the late Willis and Minnie Bolden Hawkes.
She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was twice married, first to the late Lester Conway Guest.
Services were held at 8 p.m. Friday, September 20, in the chapel of Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, S.C., with the Revs. Paul Reid and Eddie Burt officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, in Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Guest Kelsler, Gainesville; a son, Larry M. Guest, Waterloo, S.C.; a step-daughter, Joan D. Williams, Ninety Six, S.C.; a step-son, James “Sonny” Douglas, Chappells, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Harley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 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 Ballew, 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 25, 2002

Howard Roebuck
Howard Roebuck, 64, of Hartwell, died Thursday, September 19, 2002.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Roebuck was a son of the late Rob and Fannie Mae Dooley Roebuck.
He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, where he was a member of the trustee board and the choir.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 23, at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Meredith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Roebuck is survived by a daughter, Melody Parrott, Nicholson; a sister, Gennie V. Rucker, Hartwell; a brother, James E. Roebuck, Hartwell; and two grandchildren.
Mack’s Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

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Gladys L. Greenway
Mrs. Gladys Lois Greenway, 85, of Danielsville, died Friday, September 20, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Greenway was born in Franklin County on October 18, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Elisha Mason and Mary Elizabeth Norris Patterson.
Mrs. Greenway was retired from BJC Nursing Home and was a member of the Commerce Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Wayne Kitchens, a daughter, Kathleen Coker, and a son, J.C. Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Curtis Hammond officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church cemetery. Mrs. Greenway’s grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, Roy W. Kitchens, Carnesville; a daughter, Annie Mae Bellamy, Danielsville; a brother, Rudolph Patterson, Carnesville; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Carris Maynard
Carris Maynard, 83, of Commerce, died Monday, September 23, 2002.
Mr. Maynard was a native of Barrow County. He was a retired surveyor and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. Mr. Maynard was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Buford, with the Rev. Douglas Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Maynard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Nancy Parker Maynard, Commerce; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and John Ewing, Duluth, and Virginia and Don Davis, Maysville; son, Nathan Crane, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Deborah Maynard, Suwanee, and Ken and Annette Maynard, Commerce; sisters, Willie Mae Noblett, Winder, Cora Thompson, Suwanee, and Laverne Green, Lawrenceville; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford.
Flanigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

Mike Guest
Charles Michael “Mike” Guest, 46, of Hull, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Guest was born in Athens on April 12, 1956. He was the fifth child born to Ruth and Harville Guest, Danielsville.
Mr. Guest was a retired automobile mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with Pastor Jim Stuchell officiating. Burial was in the Colbert Cemetery. Mr. Guest’s nephews served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Guest is survived by his wife, Margie; daughter and son-in-law, Cassie and Alex Carrillo, Hull; grandchildren, Makayla and Alex Carrillo, both of Hull; sisters, Ginger Stuchell and Kathy Dellinger, Colbert, Patricia Holbrook, Commerce, and Carol Poe, Jefferson; and brothers, Billy Guest and Danny Guest, both of Danielsville, and Robert Guest, Lexington.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002

James A.
Gibson Jr.
James Aubrey Gibson Jr., 63, of Jefferson, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Gibson was born November 18, 1938, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late James A. and Sally Belle Damron Gibson.
He retired from ABB after 33 years of service and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Gibson was also a member of I.B.E.W.
He was the grandson of A.G. and Mary Dottery Gibson and was preceded in death by a brother, John Gordan Gibson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Ronnie Healan, Charles Crabbe and Jesse Mealor officiating. Burial was in the Redstone Methodist Church cemetery, Athens. Dean Archer, Steve Coker, John Dills, Daniel Gibson, Chuck Hawkins and Richard Reid served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Elrod Gibson, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn Gibson and Steven Ayotte, Flowery Branch; daughter, Rita Gibson Baker, Danielsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Gibson, Dahlonega; sisters, Nell Archer and Carol Dills, both of Jefferson, Sue Hawkins and Mary Lee, both of Athens, Jean Morgan, Watkinsville, and Jackie Reid, Commerce; brother, A.G. Gibson, Jefferson; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1230 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30607.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002
Lois V. Bradley
Ms. Lois Virginia Bradley, 65, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 18, 2002.
A native of Madison County, Ms. Bradley was a daughter of the late Clifford C. and Bessie Louise Jackson Bradley.
She was a retired inspector with Dairy Pak.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Townsend officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Kerry L. Boothe, Bogart; sisters, Alba Bailey, Greensboro, N.C., Betty Queen, Lexington, and Wanda Gilbreath, Universal City, Texas; brother, Doyle Bradley, Athens; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, September 25, 2002


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