Jackson County Obituaries...

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

Mary L. Stockton
Mrs. Mary Lee Stockton, 68, of Maysville, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness.
Mrs. Stockton was born January 16, 1934, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Will and Ethel Sealy Cofield.
She was a homemaker, a former waitress and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Stockton was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Joe Walter Stockton Jr.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at Center Grove Baptist Church, Pendergrass, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Phillip Cofield, Michael Elrod, Allen Stockton, Jeremiah Stockton, Scott Stockton and Richard Williams served as pallbearers.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford Stockton and Edward Stockton, both of Jefferson, Hal Stockton, Gainesville, and Roger Stockton, Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Clifford Cofield and Sidney Cofield, both of Gainesville, and Hoyt Cofield, Jefferson; six sisters, Linda Cofield and Bonnie Elrod, both of Commerce, Brenda Langford, Kennesaw, Aggie Prickett, Thomasville, Jennie Stockton, Braselton, and Nellie Watkins, Maysville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

H. Stoy Edwards
H. Stoy Edwards, 86, of Commerce, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Edwards was born December 10, 1915, in Jackson County, a son of the late Jim and Mollie Short Edwards.
He was a retired poultry farmer and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb and Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Edwards, Carnesville; two daughters, Cecelia Martin, Carnesville, and Melba Miller, Commerce; one sister, Mary Leen Evans, Commerce; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Bill Pardue
Bill Pardue, 65, of Winder, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at Athens Regional Medical Center of a brief illness.
Mr. Pardue was born March 7, 1937, in Sweetwater, Tenn. He was a son of the late Ben and Mabel Seymour Pardue.
Mr. Pardue was retired from retail sales.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Union Baptist Church, Winder, with the Revs. Hulon Hill and Bill Turner officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder.
Mr. Pardue is survived by his wife, Barbara Pardue, Winder; two sons, Derek Pardue, Dacula, and Deron Pardue, Dunwoody; two sisters, Jerri Camp, Sweetwater, Tenn., and Ellen Thearp, Niota, Tenn.; one brother, Donald Pardue, Sweetwater, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Bennett and Avery Pardue, Dacula.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Cynthia L. Bilaki
Mrs. Cynthia Lee Bilaki, 44, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at her residence of a sudden illness.
Mrs. Bilaki was born in Indianapolis, Ind., a daughter of Norma Hewitt Parker, Mt. Dora, Fla., and the late Claude Parker.
She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, at White Plains Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Bilaki is survived by her husband, Michael W. Bilaki, Jefferson; two sons, Robert Steedley, Tavares, Fla., and Ronnie Steedley, Ila; two daughters, Teresa Steedley, Ila, and Jennifer Steedley, Tavares, Fla.; two sisters, Patty Gosnell, Sorento, Fla., and Susie Parker, Indianapolis, Ind.; one brother, Tony Parker, Orangeburg, S.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Charles T. Adams
Charles Thurmond Adams, 80, of Elberton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Parker and Hope Gaines Adams.
He was a commercial egg producer and a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. Mr. Adams was a member of Coldwater United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas P. Moon officiating. Entombment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Dianne Bertolini Adams; one sister, Medora Adams, Maysville; and two brothers, Wade N. Adams and Clyde T. Adams, both of Elberton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coldwater United Methodist Church, Coldwater Road, Elberton, GA 30635.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Annie L. Minish
Mrs. Annie Lou Minish, 90, of Commerce, died Friday, November 15, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born in Madison County on May 14, 1912, Mrs. Minish was a daughter of the late Frank and Willie Burroughs Holcomb.
She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of Apple Valley Baptist Church. Mrs. Minish was preceded in death by her husband, A.E. Tom Minish.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Henry Webb and Blaine Helton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Payton and Bessie Minish, Commerce; granddaughter and husband, Cindy and Danny Whitlock, Commerce; great-grandson, Gabrielle Whitlock, Commerce; brother, Jack Holcomb, Gainesville; and sisters, Eva Todd, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Betty Helton and Grace Anchors, both of Cleveland, and Bernice Forziati, Sautee.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, 43, of Winder, died Saturday, November 16, 2002.
Born in Duluth, Mr. Smith was a former Dacula resident and had resided in Winder for the past eight years.
He was employed as a superintendent with D.N. Langford Construction Company.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 18, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Carl Fowler officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mike Jordan, Keith Sanders, Tim Fuller, Vance Greeson, George Leonard and Jessie Greeson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Mandi “Nikki” Smith, Winder; his parents, Darlene and Doyle Smith, Winder; and three brothers, Tim Smith, Jefferson, Eddie Smith, Commerce, and Ted Smith, Dacula.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Ned Kimsey
Ned Kimsey, 81, of Braselton, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Kimsey was a son of the late Sandy and Frances Kimsey.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in the Pond Fork Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Kimsey is survived by his wife, Bertie Kimsey, of the home; one son, Stevie Kimsey, Gillsville; four daughters, Carolyn Aikens and Diane Brock, both of Braselton, Elizabeth Gabiel, Carrolton, and Doris Jenkins, Monroe; one brother, Albert Kinsey, Gillsville; one sister, Mary Lou Aikens, Pendergrass; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

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James G. Bagwell
James Garland Bagwell, 70, of Marietta, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002.
Mr. Bagwell was born in Hall County, a son of the late Nathan Garland and Mamie England Bagwell.
He was self-employed and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Bagwell was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Chronic Bagwell, and a son, James Dewayne Bagwell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15, at the Braselton Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Jimmy Glaze and Fred Ray officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Barbara Bagwell and Nathan and Natalie Bagwell, all of Gainesville; sons, Curtis Bagwell, Gainesville, and Wayne Bagwell, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Bradley Gilreath and Tracy and John Brister, all of Dahlonega; daughters, Susan Collins, Gainesville, Janet Huffman, Cumming, and Elaine Bagwell, Jacksonville, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Anne Bagwell, Mitchell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Sid Gable, Comer, and Ruth and Ricky Cole, Braselton; sister, Lottie Rohoden, Cumming; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Jacqueline
M. Shedd
Mrs. Jacqueline McConnell Shedd, 87, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002.
Mrs. Shedd was born in St. Louis, Mo. Her late husband George E. Shedd’s career with Delta Airlines brought her family to Georgia in 1953.
While living in East Point and Riverdale, she was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, College Park. Widowed, Mrs. Shedd moved to Commerce in 1979 to be near family.
The body was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Mission, Commerce.
Mrs. Shedd is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Michael Newbury, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Judith Shedd, Jacksonville, Fla.; granddaughters and husbands, Jocelyn and Ward Ralston, Atlanta, and Kimberley and Tim Ruotolo, Vail, Colo.; granddaughter, Mary Shedd, Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson and wife, Wade and Lindsey Newbury, Athens; grandsons, Christopher Newbury, Washington, D.C., and Douglas Shedd, Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Margaret Ralston, Ted Ralston, Gwyneth Ralston, Lydia Ruotolo, Owen Ruotolo and Holden Newbury; and sisters, Grace Jarvis, Santa Maria, Calif., and Hazel Ewald, Monticello, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Shedd’s name to the Commerce Public Library.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Trudy Stone
Mrs. Trudy Burke Reed Stone, 78, of Seneca, S.C., died Thursday, November 14, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Stone was born December 5, 1924, in Carnesville, a daughter of the late Jess and Lizzie Crump Burke.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Reed, her second husband, Elmore W. Stone, a daughter, Frances Martin, and a sister, Gertrude Burke.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include sons, James R. Reed and Jerry D. Reed, both of Seneca, S.C.; daughters, Jean Brown and Helen James, both of Seneca, S.C., and Tammy Stephenson, Danielsville; grandsons, Bobby Stephenson and Michael Reed, of the home; brother, Bill Crump, Royston; sister, Sular Worley, Commerce; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home, Seneca, S.C., was in charge of arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Howard
‘Shorty’ Martin
Howard “Shorty” Martin, 79, of Commerce, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Martin was born October 25, 1923, in Jackson County. He was the son of the late Henry and Mattie Martin.
Mr. Martin was retired from R.C. Cola.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Stuart Lang officiating. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Martin is survived by a daughter, Brenda Gail Allen, Commerce; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Karen L. Allen
Miss Karen Lynn Allen, 40, of Commerce, died Monday, November 18, 2002, at her residence.
Miss Allen was born December 8, 1961, in Clarke County. She was a daughter of Floyd F. “Andy” and Ola Mae Barbee Allen, Commerce.
Miss Allen was employed with Fine Finish Service Center, Danielsville, and was a member of Rogers Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Rogers Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Peters officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Miss Allen is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Charles Watkins, Commerce.
Memorials may be made to Rogers Baptist Church, 1020 Short Seagraves Road, Commerce, GA 30530, or to Fine Finish Service Center, P.O. Box 319, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002

Genolia Bellamy
Miss Genolia Bellamy, 77, of Crawford, died Thursday, November 14, 2002.
A native and lifelong resident of the Crawford area, Miss Bellamy was a daughter of the late Claude and Ruby Brown Bellamy.
She was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, November 16, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens. Burial was in Attica Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Parham, Lexington, Rudene Hicks, Crawford, and Betty Capes, Carlton; one brother, Cecil Bellamy, Jefferson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, November 20, 2002



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