Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 13, 2002

Dorothy
M. Maxwell
Mrs. Dorothy M. Maxwell, 42, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at her residence of a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Wendell Hanley officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Claude and Lois Mayhew, Alabama; four sons, Daniel Mayhew, Sparta, James Mayhew, Commerce, Jason Stowe, Bowman, and Jeremy Echols, Lexington; two daughters, Tara Feldman, Florida, and Darlene Hathcock, Bogart; one brother, Gene Mayhew, Alabama; one sister, Judy Mayhew, California; and five grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Utah ‘Beetle’ Phillips
Utah “Beetle” Phillips, 62, of the University Nursing Home, Athens, formerly of Royston, died Sunday, November 10, 2002.
Born in Franklin County on July 4, 1940, Mr. Phillips was a son of the late Dilliard Franklin and Frances Mozelle James Phillips.
He was a retired electrician.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by two brothers, James Douglas Phillips and Belton R. Phillips, and a sister, Genomie Patrick.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Randall officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Jazmyne DeRepentigny, Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Thomas Phillips and Danny Wayne Phillips, both of Royston, and Bobby “Bo” Phillips, Canon; three sisters, Annie Sue Minish, Bowman, and Gale Strickland and Louise Dudley, both of Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Elbert L. Coleman
Elbert Lee Coleman, 63, of Macon, died Saturday, November 9, 2002.
A native of Newport News, Va., Mr. Coleman was the son of the late Horace L. and Seebie Peacock Coleman.
A graduate of Lanier High School, he attended Shorter College and Mercer University and was a retired senior case worker with the Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services. Over the years, Mr. Coleman served as the minister of music with several churches in Georgia, including the First Baptist Church of Perry, the First Baptist Church of Commerce, the First Baptist Church of Alma, Log Cabin Baptist Church, Macon, and Porterfield Baptist Church, Macon.
He was a member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church, where he sang in the Adult Choir, was a member of the Estes Sunday School Class and was a member of the Men’s Brotherhood. Mr. Coleman was a former member of the Lions Club, a member of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association and a member of the Model Railroad Association.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lea Lane Coleman.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Tattnall Square Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Hardee and the Revs. Ron Holland, Andy Oxford and Aubrey Estes officiating. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park.
Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife, Susan G. Coleman; mother-in-law, Phyllis Gay, Macon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Fay Golczynski, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Bernie and Phyllis Golczynski, Jacksonville, Fla.; aunts, Sarah Coleman, Dowling Park, Fla., and Winifred Turner, Alma; and cousins, Wayne Coleman, Patricia Taylor, Buddy Hicks and Merle Baker.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Warren R. Thomason
Warren R. Thomason, 48, of Maysville, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, following an extended illness.
Born in Habersham County on April 7, 1954, Mr. Thomason was a son of Janie McAllister Thomason, Cornelia, and the late Gerald Reynolds Thomason.
He was employed as a para-medical examiner for insurance companies and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Thomason was a member of Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Thomason.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church with the Revs. Eugene Campbell and Sanford Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Thomason is survived by his wife, Tammie Mote Thomason, Maysville; daughters, Faith Segers, Clarkesville, and Brandy Pope, Mt. Airy; sons, Seth Thomason and Joe Williams, both of Maysville, Jake Williams, Mt. Airy, and Johnathan Thomason, Baldwin; brothers, Glenn Thomason and Gerald Thomason, both of Cornelia; sister, Sheila Allen, Demorest; father-in-law and mother-in-law, General and Mollie Moore Mote, Baldwin; and grandchildren, Christopher Thomason, Breeleigh Thomason, Logan Thomason, Dylan Thomason and Hannah Pope.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Larry L. Garrett
Larry Lee Garrett, 43, of Winder, died Wednesday, November 6, 2002.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Garrett was the son of Roy Lee and Florence Irene Clark Garrett.
He was a member of Romans Road Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 8, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Chasity Garrett, Bethlehem; one grandchild; three sisters, Jo Anne Ward and Diane Ford, both of Winder, and Carolyn Mathis, Gillsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Romans Road Baptist Church Mission Fund, 6933 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Columbus T.
‘CT’ Dalton
Columbus Thomas “CT” Dalton, 61, of Danielsville, died Thursday, November 7, 2002.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Dalton was a son of the late Fred Dalton and Gainell Hicks Huntsinger.
He was a retired transmission specialist with Brackrowe Chevrolet in Athens.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 9, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Wayne Huntsinger, Billy Huntsinger, C.C. Huntsinger, Michael Wilbanks, Eric Duvan, Charles White and Roy Stringer served as pallbearers.
Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Linda Bearden Dalton; one daughter, Melinda Dalton, Danielsville; one son, Tommy Dalton, Bowman; one sister, Inez Stringer, Jefferson; two brothers, Charles Ray Huntsinger, Jefferson, and Mack Huntsinger, Colbert; and three grandchildren, Misty Brewer, Christy Brewer and Matthew King.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

J.D. Evans
J.D. Evans, 62, of Statham, died Saturday, November 9, 2002.
Mr. Evans was born in Dawson County, a son of the late Leo and Justin Ophelia Wilkins Evans.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Brian Stowe and Jim Stevens officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Peggy Jane Evans, Statham; three sons, Dennis “Butch” Evans and David Leo Evans, both of Winder, and Gordon Bernie Watson, Maysville; two daughters, Febe Evans Bradshaw and Edie Evans Carter, both of Winder; four brothers, Neal Evans, Marietta, Tim Evans, Winder, and Leroy Evans and Ted Evans, both of Auburn; three sisters, Betsy Tims, Jefferson, Dell Evans, Winder, and Brenda Evans Engall, Centre, Ala.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Peggy Evans, c/o Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 561, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

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Patsy K. Dyer
Miss Patsy Kaye Dyer, 55, of Toccoa, died Sunday, November 10, 2002, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.
Miss Dyer was born July 20, 1947, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late John Patrick and Shirley Califf Dyer.
She was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 11, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Bowen and Charles M. White officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Miss Dyer is survived by a sister, Shirley Parham, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Dock Watkins
Dock Watkins, 88, of Athens, died Saturday, November 9, 2002.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Dock and Bettie Streetman Watkins.
He was employed with Georgia Wrecking from 1936 to 1971 and was retired from the University of Georgia. Mr. Watkins was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Porterfield Watkins, and his second wife, Lorene Watkins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Ralph Arnold and Buford Lockman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include six daughters, Nellie Hardaman, Carlton, Betty Vause and Linda Thompson, both of Nicholson, Rita Hall, Arnoldsville, Shelby Garrett, Hull, and Regina Byrd, Athens; one son, Wayne Watkins, Athens; 20 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Mary Dobbs
Mrs. Mary Frances Fitzpatrick Dobbs, 81, of Ila, died Thursday, November 7, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Dobbs was a daughter of the late Earnest O. and Chester White Fitzpatrick.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Ila Cemetery.
Mrs. Dobbs is survived by her husband, Howard Dobbs; son and daughter-in-law, James and Dale Dobbs, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Al James, Athens, and Wanda and Billy Loggins, Gainesville; sisters, Jeffie Fitzpatrick, Commerce, Robbie Burnett and Martha Davis, both of Greenville, S.C., Vera Timms, Clermont, and Chester Wylder, Stockbridge; brothers, Wilson Fitzpatrick and Clyde Fitzpatrick, both of Danielsville, and Horace Fitzpatrick, Cleveland; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Martha R. Daniel
Mrs. Martha Ruth Daniel, 71, of Statham, died Sunday, November 10, 2002.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Daniel was a daughter of the late W. Frank and Laura Lucy Aycock Shelton.
She was married to Grover W. Daniel Sr. and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Hardigree Cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three sons, Billy Daniel Jr., Donald Richard Daniel and Thomas Dale Daniel, all of Statham; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Daniel, Statham; two sisters, Julia Ann Drake, Nicholson, and Jean Darley, Farmington; three brothers, Donald Shelton, Omega, Wash., Wayne Shelton, Watkinsville, and Ted Shelton, Nicholson; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Harry W. House
Harry Wayne House, 56, of Bogart, died Thursday, November 7, 2002.
Born in Barrow County, Mr. House was a son of the late Charles R. and Authur Mae Holliday House.
He was a member of Bogart Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, at Bogart Christian Church with the Rev. Ben Parker officiating.
Survivors include two brothers, James W. House, Bogart, and Donald Larry House, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and three sisters, Dorothy Payne, Bogart, Charlene Barton, Statham, and Edna Chancey, Melborne, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Embracing Hospice.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Freddie L. Tebo
Freddie Lee Tebo, 46, of Commerce, died Friday, November 1, 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, Maysville.
Mr. Tebo was preceded in death by his father, Robert Tebo.
Survivors include his fiancée, Debra Turpin, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Marsha Alford, Commerce; step-son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Dori Turpin, Commerce; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Roger King, Danielsville; step-daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Smith and Jimmy Buffington, Carnesville; step-daughter, Laci Sellers, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and Howard McKinney, Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Hannah and Mason King, Ron and Hunter Alford, Blake and Brandon Turpin, Dillon and Brittany Smith and Cory Shuler; and many nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, with Jimmy “Digger” Waldroup and Doug Allen assisting with burial.
The Jackson Herald, November 13, 2002

Marguerite P. Powers
Mrs. Marguerite Prevost Powers, 86, of Anderson Place, Anderson, S.C., a former resident of Commerce, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.
Mrs. Powers was born in Anderson, S.C., on March 15, 1916. She was the daughter of the late F. Keith Prevost and the late Nelle Acker Prevost, and was the wife of the late Roscoe F. Powers.
Mrs. Powers was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, S.C. She was also a member of the Colonial Dames 17th Century Club 24, (Lunch Club), the Friday Book Club and the Anderson County Woman's Club. Mrs. Powers attended Queens College and Anderson College.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lt. Ernest Prevost and Dr. Claude Prevost.
A graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, in Old Silverbrook Cemetery with Dr. Phillip R. Baggett officiating.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Anna Keith Bradley and Dr. William S. Bradley Jr., Gulf Shores, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip L. Powers and Gay Powers, Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, Nicholas Powers, Charleston, S.C., Spencer Powers, Akron, Ohio, and Tanya Horning, and her husband, Jim Horning, Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchild, August Horning, Seattle, Wash.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank K. Prevost and Leila Prevost, Pickens, S.C., and William D. Prevost and Aileen Prevost, Anderson, S.C.; and sister-in-law, Kay Prevost, Anderson, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, 302 W. Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624, or to the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325-1752.
The McDougald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 13, 2002


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