Jackson County Obituaries...

OCTOBER 9, 2002

Ernest
L. Love
Ernest Lamar Love, 88, of Pendergrass, died Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Love was born June 6, 1914, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Charlie Baxter and Mary Sanders Love.
Mr. Love was a farmer and a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, David Lamar Love, a brother, Clarence Love, and a sister, Clara Covington.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 10, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Larry Buffington, Johnny Knight and Dwayne Major officiating. Burial will be in the Pendergrass Baptist Church cemetery. Mr. Love’s sons, along with Alvin Love, will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Love is survived by his wife of 69 years, Roberta Underwood Love, Pendergrass; four daughters, Jennie Hoopaugh, Evalene Major, Sue Pethel and Judy Watson, all of Pendergrass; five sons, Jack Love, Jim Love and Stanley Love, all of Pendergrass, Jerry Love, Talmo, and Mike Love, Maysville; two sisters, Annie Mae Benson, Jefferson, and Lucille Fowler, Winder; 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Hannah M. Gordon
Hannah Marie Gordon, infant daughter of Jeremiah Gordon and Lisa Marie Lynn, Commerce, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens.
Hannah was born October 1, 2002.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, in the Cave Springs Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Chad Rising officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandparents, Wesly and Carolyn Lynn, Commerce, Pete Gordon, Homer, and Linda and Brady Spinks, Jefferson; and great-grandfather, Wesley Lynn, Commerce.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Odis W. Crocker
Odis William Crocker, 89, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on June 12, 1913, Mr. Crocker was the son of the late Will and Annie Jordan Crocker.
He had previously worked at New Holland Mill, as well as the Department of Transportation and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Crocker was preceded in death by two brothers, Castalow “Doc” Crocker and Paris Crocker, and a sister, Emma Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Avery Mote, Sanford Kimbrell, Bill Trotter and Michael Franklin officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Crocker is survived by his wife, Gladys Dodd Crocker, Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Roger Shirley and Frances and W.J. Clark, all of Mt. Airy, and Virginia and Avery Mote, Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Joyce Crocker, Cornelia; brother and sister-in-law, Marlowe and Lois Crocker, Cornelia; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Charlie Davis, Cornelia; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Roger Cowart
Roger Brownlee Cowart, 44, of Braselton, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, from a sudden death.
Mr. Cowart was born in Towns County. He was employed in construction work and was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.
Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Cowart.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Tim Strickland and Radford Brownlee officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Charles Joseph and Amanda Golden Cowart, Jefferson; mother and step-father, Shirley and Waymon Brownlee, Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Mickey Black, Jefferson; grandmother, Katie Bruce, Lawrenceville; nephews, Matt and Mark Moon, Jefferson; and special friend, Ray Moon, Dacula.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Judy B. Skinner
Mrs. Judy Brock Skinner, 42, of Gainesville, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Skinner had been living on Ledan Ext. for the past 10 years. She had most recently been employed at the Chattahoochee Country Club and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Steven Merck officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville.
Mrs. Skinner is survived by her husband, Richard M. Skinner, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Janelle Revis, Apple Springs, Texas; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Brittin A. and Charles Gibbs, Gainesville; father and step-mother, Thomas and Jenny Brock, Statham; mother, Martha “Mott” Gary, Pendergrass; sisters, Linda Spinks, Jefferson, and Paulette Funderburk, Pendergrass; step-brothers, Paul Gary Jr., Ft. Valley, Randy Gary, Oglethorpe County, and John Gary and Allan Gary, both of Warner Robins; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Theron L. Smallwood
Theron L. Smallwood, 72, of Danielsville, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Com-merce.
Mr. Smallwood was born December 14, 1929, in White County, a son of the late Howell and Montine Dailey Smallwood.
He was retired from Westinghouse, where he worked as a coil winder. Mr. Smallwood was preceded in death by his wife, Ladine Looney Smallwood.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include two sons, Leon Smallwood, Hull, and Randy Smallwood, Homer; one daughter, Sandra J. Maney, Danielsville; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Mary F. Steed
Mrs. Mary Frances Steed, 82, of Winder, died Friday, October 4, 2002.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Steed was a daughter of the late James Robert and Fannie Hewett Finch.
She was retired from Barrow Medical Center, where she was employed as a nurse for 25 years, and was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church. Mrs. Steed was preceded in death by a son, John Steed.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at New Pentecost United Methodist Church with the Revs. John Wilkinson and Mike McLemore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Steed is survived by her husband, Pete Steed, Winder; one son, Bobby Steed, Winder; one daughter, Ann Harris, Winder; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to New Pentecost United Methodist Church, c/o Pat Mays, Treasurer, 832 Whispering Pine Road, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Rex Carver
Tommy Rex Carver, 54, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, October 3, 2002.
Mr. Carver was a bus driver with Gwinnett County Public Schools and worked in residential construction. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 5, in the chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, with Shirley Wells and Terry Canup officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Carver is survived by his wife, Sheila Drummond Carver, Lawrenceville; his mother, Alpha Carver, Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Louise Carver, Jefferson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florine and Robert Christopher, Jefferson, Faye and Jack Gray, Winder, and Nettie and Ronald Canup, Hoschton; and several nieces and nephews.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

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Robert J. Collis Sr.
Robert Jackson Collis Sr., 72, of Jefferson, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at Kindred Hospital, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Born in Fannin County on September 7, 1930, Mr. Collis was a son of the late Charles Benjamin and Donna Ethel Branton Collis.
He was retired from the maintenance department of Gold Kist and was of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 7, in the Calvary Baptist Church cemetery, Gainesville, with the Rev. Bill McGill officiating. Brandon Collis, Robbie Collis, Spencer Collis, Russ Elliott, Andrew Mize, Stefan Payne and Steven Payne served as pallbearers.
Mr. Collis is survived by his wife, Marie Goss Collis, Jefferson; sons, Benjamin Collis, West Palm Beach, Fla., Eldon Collis, Jefferson, and Robert Collis Jr., Lilburn; daughters, Lita Elliott, Jefferson, and Regina Elrod Wheeler, Marietta; brother, James Leroy Collis, Illinois; sisters, Chris McGill, Blue Ridge, Marilyn Rogers, Ellijay, and Alice Jean Willis, Phoenix, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Jacqueline
E. Nicholson
Mrs. Jacqueline Elaine Wilkenson Nicholson, 51, of Commerce, died Saturday, October 5, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Nicholson was born March 18, 1951, in Marion County, Ind. She was a daughter of Ruth Greene Wilkenson, Indianapolis, Ind., and the late Warren Wilkenson.
She was retired from Lucent Technology/OFS and was a member of Homer Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Ralph Goss officiating. Burial was in the New Salem United Methodist Church cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Gilbert Nicholson, Commerce; three sons, Aaron Daniel, Darren Daniel and Eric Daniel, all of Commerce; two step-sons, Russell Nicholson, Westminster, S.C., and Shane Nicholson, Gainesville; one step-daughter, Gail Looney, Jefferson; two brothers, Jay Wilkenson and Randy Wilkenson, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Mae Bell Winters
Mrs. Mae Bell Winters, 81, of Gainesville, grandmother of Vickie Winters, Jefferson, and Ginger Chappell, Commerce, died Monday, October 7, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness.
A native of Dawson County, Mrs. Winters was a daughter of the late Marcus and Ibbie Robinson Hulsey.
She was a retired spinner with New Holland Mill and was a member of Springway Baptist Church. Mrs. Winters was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Winters, and a son, Jerry Winters.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 10, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Revs. Robert Nix and Scott Winters officiating. Burial will be in the Springway Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her granddaughters, include two sons, Stanley Winters and James Winters, both of Gainesville; two sisters, Christine Adams, Rock Hill, S.C., and Estelle Guillon, Wyoming; one step-sister, Grace Parker, Flowery Branch; two brothers, Doc Martin and Marvin Martin, both of Gainesville; seven other grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Harold D. Adams
Harold Dean Adams, 67, of Center, died Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Adams was born December 26, 1934, in Lakewells, Fla. He was a son of the late Alvin Reuben and Winnie Lucille Harvey Adams.
Mr. Adams was the owner of Adams Tile & Terrezzo Contractors and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Cryptside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, with Guy Larkins officiating. Brant Adams, Josh Adams, Seth Adams, Cody David, Dustin David, Corey Jones and Joseph Jones served as pallbearers.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, LaRue Barber Adams, Nicholson; sons, Reuben Adams and Scott Adams, both of Center; daughters, Kay David and Kim David, both of Center, and Cindy Jones, Madison County; brothers, Jerry Adams, Center, and Melvin Adams, Dalton; sisters, Wynelle Gustin and Sherry Lee, both of Center; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 2002

Maebell M. Ward
Mrs. Maebell Morris Ward, 83, of Commerce, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at Alzheimer’s Care, Commerce, following an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Banks County, Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late John Morris and Lucy Hubbard Morris.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, L.B. Ward, a son, William Ward, and two brothers, Russell Morris and Hollis Morris.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Revs. Swayne Carlan and Harvey Smith officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmie Lou and Jimmy Brown, Maysville, Judy and Randy Baird, Commerce, Brenda and Jimmy Allison and Vickie and Preston English, all of Helen, Frances and Buck Skelton, Hoschton, and Peggy and Steve Bosclair and Shirley and Dennis James, all of Homer; daughter, Frances Skelton, Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Hilda Ward, Maysville; son, Lawrence Ward, Maysville; sisters, Kitty Roberts, Gainesville, Eulene King, Homer, Mary Lou Savage, Alto, and Ruby Buff, North Carolina; brothers, Walter Morris, California, and Junior Morris, Commerce; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice, Athens.
Alexander’s Gateway Chapel Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, October 9, 202


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