Jackson County Obituaries...

JANUARY 15, 2003

Roy T. Parks
Roy T. Parks, 77, of Maysville, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at the Alzheimer’s Center in Commerce, following an extended illness.
Mr. Parks was a veteran of World War II and had been employed with Roper Pump Co., with 30 years of service.
He was the son of the late Albert David Parks and the late Nellie House Parks, and was preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Parks.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and George Bowen officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Park.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Ruth C. Parks, of the home; two sons, Thomas Parks, Danielsville, and Sammy Parks, Jefferson; two sisters, Nellie Mae Miller, Gainesville, and Martha Stiles, Murphy, N.C.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Denise C. Stephens
Mrs. Denise Culberson Stephens, 44, of Atlanta, died Friday, January 10, 2003, at Northside Hospital.
Mrs. Stephens was a native of Barrow County. She was employed as an insurance coordinator with United Health Care of Georgia and was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.
Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her father, Sam Culberson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Carl Beckham officiating.
Mrs. Stephens is survived by her mother and step-father, Sara and Gary Morgan, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and George Fey, Duluth; step-brother and wife, Mike and Sarah Morgan, Spartanburg, S.C.; step-sisters and husbands, Cathy and Ray Statulevicius, Barrie Ontario, Canada, and Lisa and Hal Ruble, Spartanburg, S.C.; and step-sister, Melondy Broquet, Spartanburg, S.C.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Dorothy J. Burroughs
Mrs. Dorothy Jolene Burroughs, 80, of Colbert, died Thursday, January 9, 2003.
Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Burroughs was a daughter of the late Luther James and Fannie McGinnis Minish.
She was a self-employed beautician and was the owner of Swamp Guinea Restaurant in Colbert. Mrs. Burroughs was a member of Colbert Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Burroughs Jr.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, January 10, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Erwin Goss officiating. Burial was in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Christy Sharp, Daytona, Fla.; one sister, Polly Holcomb, Athens; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Colbert Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Colbert, GA 30628.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Albert Kimsey Sr.
Albert Kimsey Sr., 93, of Gillsville, died Monday, January 13, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Mr. Kimsey was born August 9, 1909, in Hall County, the son of the late Sanders and Frances Hart Kimsey.
He was a farmer and a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church. Mr. Kimsey was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Morgan Kimsey.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at Pond Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Eugene Kimsey, Jefferson; four daughters, Mary Hasse, Gillsville, Betty Kilgor, Scottsbora, Ala., Inez McClain, Wauchula, Fla., and Gean VanLandingham, Commerce; one sister, Mary Lou Akins, Jefferson; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Coy C.
Williamson Jr.
Coy C. Williamson Jr., 66, of Athens, died Monday, January 6, 2003, after a brief illness.
Born in Commerce, Mr. Williamson was a son of the late Coy Williamson Sr. and Lula Colbert Williamson.
He developed several businesses under the management corporation We Care Enterprises Inc., including Grandview Care Center Inc., Grandview Car Wash, Imperial Health Care Center Inc., Gardenview Funeral Chapel, LLC, Athens, and Williamson Mortuary, LLC, Riverdale. Mr. Williamson was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a member of Hill First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Conchita Sims and Sara White.
Services were held at noon Saturday, January 11, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, West, with Dr. Winfred M. Hope, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Danny Hughes, Michael Jackson, Charlie Mahone, Carl McCoy, Clifford Meeks and Anthony White served as pallbearers.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty Brown Williamson; daughters, Coylitia Williamson O’Neal (Spencer) and Bettrena Williamson Bussey (Prez); grandson, Stone O’Neal; sisters, Juanita Ellis, Fort Wayne, Ind., Gwendolyn Agard (James), Decatur, Helen Varnum (James), Commerce, and Janice Smith, Athens; brothers, Douglas Williamson, James Williamson and Jerry Williamson (Shirley), all of Commerce; loving father-in-law, Robert Brown Sr., Dublin; and loving sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Coy Williamson Scholarship Fund, Stillman College, P.O. Box 1430, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.
Gardenview Funeral Chapel and Williamson Mortuary were in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Ivola P. Barrett
Mrs. Ivola Peck Barrett, 72, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
Born April 1, 1930, in Hall County, Mrs. Barrett was the daughter of the late Howard Edward and Jessie Mae Anglin Peck.
She was a homemaker and a member of Little Country Church. Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Barrett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 10, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Jimmy Owensby and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three sons, Tony Martin and Tommy Tanner, both of Commerce, and Danny Shuler, Tallahassee, Fla.; two daughters, Rhonda Coffee, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jennifer Collins, Commerce; two step-daughters, Jamie Cassai, Sparta, and Shirley Stephenson, Commerce; and six grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Wardell Rucker
Wardell Rucker, of Warner Robins, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gardenview Funeral Chapel, Athens. The family will receive friends at the home of David Rucker, 255 Tall Tree Road, Bogart.

Coil L. Minish
Coil Lee Minish, 71, of Commerce, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, January 17, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joy L. McDaniel
Mrs. Joy Lynn McDaniel, 36, of Bogart, died Sunday, January 12, 2003.
Mrs. McDaniel was born in Clarke County, a daughter of Larry and Linda Bragg, Royston.
She was employed by Flower Inc. & Balloons and was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her husband, Steven McDaniel, Bogart; daughters, Emily McDaniel and Heather Gunter, both of Bogart; brothers, David Bragg, Elberton, and Matt Bragg, Commerce; sister, Lisa Smith, Royston; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lamar and Louise McDaniel, Statham.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

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Lester A. Roberts
Lester A. Roberts, 84, of Winder, died Friday, January 10, 2003.
Mr. Roberts was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Robert Lee Roberts and Woodie Tate Roberts.
He was a retired truck driver with Complete Auto Transit, with 28 years of service, and was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. Mr. Roberts was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 12, at Winder First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Talley officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Garrett Roberts, Winder; son, Lester Roberts Jr., Winder; daughters, Jean Roberts, Atlanta, and Terri Roberts, Judy Gowan and Amy Brumbelow, all of Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ken Helton, Winder; grandchildren, Brandon Huff, Andrew Bailey, Aaron Bailey, Ken Helton and Taelor Gowan; and brother, Bill Roberts, Baxley.
Memorials may be made to the Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 340, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Ida L. Crumley
Mrs. Ida Lee Crumley, 97, of Commerce, died Saturday, January 11, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Crumley was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Leachman Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Crumley, and two daughters, Francine Haynes and Evelyn Sears.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 13, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include four sons, William Crumley and Bobby Crumley, both of Commerce, and Frank Crumley and Dickie Crumley, both of Danielsville; four daughters, Deanie Sears, Ada Hammond and Loretta Barnes, all of Commerce, and Brenda Smith, Danielsville; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Chelsea Cox
Chelsea Lynn Cox, 9, of Athens, died Thursday, January 9, 2003.
A native of Clarke County, Chelsea was a daughter of Tony and Christie Cox.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 12, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. Gordon Thornton officiating.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters, Savannah Cox and Courtney Cox; grandparents, Lamar and Jennie Martin, Athens, and Mike and Susan Casper, Statham; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the benefit fund for Chelsea Cox, Bank of America, c/o Lamar and Jennie Martin, 3990 Atlanta Hwy., Bogart, GA 30622.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Charlie C. Seabolt
Charlie Clarence Seabolt, 89, a longtime resident of Athens, died Sunday, January 12, 2003.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Seabolt was the son of the late John Henry and Mae England Seabolt.
He was connected with Logans Paving for a number of years and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Seabolt was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Dunn Seabolt.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Larry Pruett officiating and the Revs. William Anglin and Bud McDonald assisting. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church cemetery. Jason Mauldin, Matthew Lakins, Craig Lakins, Jeff Morrow, Clay Waldrup, Brandon Pruett and Jimmy Coward served as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Waldrup and Faye Turnbull, both of Athens, and Charlene Lakins, Watkinsville; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Bridges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Florence L. Harden
Mrs. Florence Louise Daniel Harden, 104, of Commerce, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Harden was born January 13, 1898, in Clarke County, the daughter of the late Dr. Clarence Lamar Daniel and Mattie Hall Daniel.
She was a retired school teacher with the Banks County and Commerce City School Systems and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Harden was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge “Tot” Harden.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 9, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Harden is survived by a daughter, Marianne Wylly, Milledgeville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 S. Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003

Dominick Tobacco
Dominick (Toby) Tobacco, 80, of Athens, died Thursday, January 9, 2003.
A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Tobacco was a son of the late Anthony and Angelina Egidi Tobacco.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army 5th Armored Division in Europe, and was an auto mechanic with General Motors Corp. in North Tarrytown, N.Y., for 36 years. Mr. Tobacco was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Larry Niese officiating. Burial was in Center Cemetery.
Mr. Tobacco is survived by his wife, Josephine Larkey Tobacco, Athens; son, Anthony Tobacco, San Jose, Calif.; daughters, Priscilla Sloan, Sugar Hill, and Dolores Ware, Marietta; sister, Ada Placidi, Yonkers, N.Y.; brother, Angelo Tobacco, Yonkers, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Mekaela Knodt, Derek Knodt, Ryan Knodt and Janessa Knodt.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School Fund, 134 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, January 15, 2003


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