Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 6, 2002

Thomas J.
‘Slim’ Carroll Jr.
Thomas J. “Slim” Carroll Jr., 64, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, November 3, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following an extended illness.
Born in Jackson County on September 4, 1938, Mr. Carroll was a son of the late Thomas J. Carroll Sr. and Gladys Jackson Carroll.
He had been employed as a scale operator with Wayne Farms for 28 years and was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church, Maysville. Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by two daughters, Gladys Ann Latimer and Betty Ruth Adkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church, Maysville, with the Rev. Elmer Maddox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Carroll, Pendergrass; two sons, Donnie Lamar Carroll and Ricky Junior Carroll, both of Homer; two daughters, Holly Leann Carroll, Pendergrass, and Wanda Jane Pendley, Talmo; two brothers, Buck Carroll, Gainesville, and J.L. Carroll, Pendergrass; four sisters, Mary Carroll, Ruth Parks, Grace Pittman and Zelma Turpin, all of Maysville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Freddie L. Tebo
Freddie Lee Tebo, 46, of Commerce, died Saturday, November 2, 2002.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial was in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Minnie Lucas Tebo, Mineola, Texas; special friend, Debra Turpin, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jermeny and Marsha Alford, Commerce; step-son, Edward Turpin, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Roger King, Danielsville; step-daughters, Jennifer Smith and Laci Sellers, both of Commerce; and sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Howard McKinney, Arlington, Texas.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Jeff Lewallen
Jeff Lewallen, 84, of Clarkesville, died Sunday, November 3, 2002, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Lewallen was born February 9, 1918, in Franklin County. He was a son of the late William Russell and Lula Segars Lewallen.
Mr. Lewallen was a sawmiller and was formerly employed with Carwood Manufacturing and International Outerwear. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Mr. Lewallen was preceded in death by three brothers, Jess Lewallen, Horace Lewallen and Carlton Lewallen, and two sisters, Roberta Lewallen and Clara Lewallen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Payne and Brion Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. John Humphries officiating at graveside.
Mr. Lewallen is survived by his wife, Lucille Segers Lewallen, Clarkesville; two daughters, Jimmie Ruth Wood and Carol Jane Hollifield, both of Clarkesville; one son, Tommie Russell Lewallen, Mt. Airy; two sisters, Izora Stephens, Commerce, and Mary Howington, Monroe; two brothers, Bill Lewallen and Major Banks Lewallen, both of Homer; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Abife P. Sutton
Mrs. Abife Pace Sutton, 84, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at St. Mary’s Longterm Care Center.
Mrs. Sutton was born in Jackson County on May 29, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Margie Pace Pace.
Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker and a member of Antioch United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Sutton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 1, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Sutton is survived by a number of cousins.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Thomas L. Smith
Thomas Lanier Smith, 53, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Smith was born May 5, 1949, in Clarke County, the son of the late William and Nellie Maude Hamby Smith.
He was employed as a salesman.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in Arnoldsville Cemetery, Arnoldsville.
Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Felicia Martin, Jefferson; a son, Scott Smith, Jefferson; and six grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Thomas K.
Kesler Sr.
Thomas K. Kesler Sr., 80, of Homer, died Sunday, November 3, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Kesler was born January 11, 1922, in Franklin County, a son of the late Russell D. and Dora Kelly Kesler.
He retired from Athens Tech and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Kesler also attended Homer United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Kesler was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ford Kesler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jim McLendon and Dr. Tommy Childress officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Kesler, Mobile, Ala.; three daughters, Susan Childress, Sylva, N.C., Sandra Garrison, Homer, and Elizabeth Williams, Nicholson; one brother, Curtis Kesler, Walnut Creek, Calif.; one sister, Celeste Spears, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Joseph ‘Joe’ Gerard Fleniken Jr., 67
Joe, a truly kind and loving man who was adored by all who knew him, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 3, 2002, at Athens Regional Hospital.
He was born in Shreveport, La., and resided in Jefferson, Ga., for the past 15 years. He was many things, including a hard worker, a good provider, the perfect Daddy, the best Poppy and a wonderful friend to all that met him.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Sr. and Florence Fleniken; aunts, Mildred Toms, Sally Senn, Stella Walton and Nina Hutchinson; and cousin, Betty Flynn.
He will be deeply missed by his six children and their spouses, Jerry and Terri Fleniken, Jackson, Ga., Jay and Francesca Fleniken, Athens, Ga., Jody and Stacy Edge, Covington, Ga., Jim Fleniken, Harrisburg, Pa., Chris Moulder, Snellville, Ga., and Brandi and Jason Meadows, Commerce, Ga.; his six grandchildren, Lauren, Candace, Tori, Jacob, Alexander and Emma; his three sisters, Jo Ann Jordan, Marie Sibley and Theresa Clopp; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Our warmest thanks go out to Dr. Adogu, Dr. Adeduntan, Dr. Agrawal and all their staff for going above and beyond the call of duty. We also want to thank the staff at the Athens Regional NSICU for their kindness and compassion.
The most giving of men, Joe gave of himself even in death by donating his vital organs to those in need.
Visitation was held at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, Ga., from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2002. Religious services were held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Roger Hardy of Romans Road Baptist Church.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Newell H. Wood
Mrs. Newell Hall Wood, of Winder, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
Born in Bessemer, Ala., Mrs. Wood was a daughter of the late Charlie J. and Pearl Stone Hall.
She was an elementary school teacher, having taught for many years at County Line Elementary School, and was a member of the Winder First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy E. Wood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 7, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Donnie Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Kenny Wood, Hoschton, and Tom Wood, Dacula; two sisters, Bonnie Pentecost, Hoschton, and Ouida Bentley, Winder; two brothers, Charles Hall, Hoschton, and Donald Hall, Atlanta; and six grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Edrie B. Freeman
Mrs. Edrie B. Freeman, 95, of Winder, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Freeman was a daughter of the late Eddie and Pearl Simpson Bell. She was the wife of the late Odus W. Freeman.
Mrs. Freeman was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 7, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. John Talley officiating. The body will lie in state beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Pool, Gainesville, and Charlotte Morris and Linda Elrod, both of Winder; one sister, Mildred Rainey, Norcross; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Winder Building Fund.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Tommy Terry
Thomas Rory Terry, 48, of Hull, died Monday, November 4, 2002.
Mr. Terry was born in Cobb County, a son of the late Robert Bartow Terry Sr. and Hilda Weatherly Terry.
He was employed as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic with Yancey Brothers and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Robert B. Terry Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 7, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Miles officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Athens.
Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, Brenda Ford Terry, Hull; two daughters, Katie Jo Terry and Kristie Maria Terry, both of Hull; and two sisters, Shirley Terry Davis, Athens, and Lynn Terry Garrett, Marietta.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002

Roy Hardy
Roy Hardy, 89, of Gastonia, N.C., died Tuesday, October 15, 2002.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Hardy was a son of the late M.L. and Bessie Bennett Hardy.
Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Thelma Daily Hardy; one son, Tim Hardy, Gastonia, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Emory and Jean Collier, both of Gastonia, N.C.; one sister, Eva Hardy Toney, Commerce; and three brothers, Talmadge Hardy, Commerce, Albert Hardy, Jefferson, and Charles Hardy, Nicholson.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002
Mandy Edwards
Amanda Lynn Edwards, 11, of Hull, died Monday, November 4, 2002.
Mandy was a daughter of David and Glenda Edwards, Hull. She was a sixth grade student at Danielsville Middle School and was a member of New Covenant Worship Center, where she was an active leader.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, at New Covenant Worship Center with Pastors Howard F. Conine, Beth Stephens, Larry Boling and David Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include three sisters, Tina Patton, Breana Edwards and Lacey Edwards; one brother, Christopher Edwards; and grandparents, Willie Mae Howell, Winder, Lewis Patton, Comer, and Shirley Edwards, Diamond Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amanda Edwards Trust Fund, c/o New Covenant Worship Center, 1425 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30607, (706) 613-5000.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 6, 2002


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