Jackson County Obituaries...

MARCH 5, 2003

William
‘Tick’ Standridge
William Harold “Tick” Standridge, 72, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Silverleaf Assisted Living following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County on August 12, 1930, Mr. Standridge was a son of the late Wootsen and Annie Bell Payne Standridge.
He was the owner of Standridge Construction Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Standridge was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson, and a lifetime member of Athens VFW. He was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Standridge was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Smith.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the Bethany United Methodist Church cemetery. Tony Beatty, Buddy Greene, Terry Greene, Gerald Standridge, Marty Standridge, Warren Standridge and Tony Worley served as pallbearers.
Mr. Standridge is survived by his wife, Ruby W. Standridge, Jefferson; two sons, Deryl Standridge, Hartwell, and Dwight Standridge, Jefferson; one sister, Betty Beatty, Jefferson; two brothers, Dean Standridge, Jefferson, and L.C. Standridge, Hartwell; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Chester A.
Tumlin Sr.
Chester Arthur Tumlin Sr., 58, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born July 3, 1944, in Henry County, Mr. Chester was a son of the late Willis Watson and Ina Victoria Cook Tumlin.
He was a welder and a mechanic.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Wayne W. Tumlin officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Tumlin is survived by his wife, Vivian Gay Tumlin, Jefferson; son and fiancée, Charles A. Tumlin and Amy Rhodes, Snellville; son and daughter-in-law, Chester A. Tumlin Jr. and Teresa Tumlin, Jefferson; sisters, Virginia Ann Collins and Louise Haygood, both of Conyers, Joyce Rhodes, Jefferson, and Alma Jane Wilson, Walnut Grove; brothers, Carlton Tumlin, Monroe, Charlie Tumlin, Lithonia, and Thomas Tumlin, Jersey; and four grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Cathel M. Chester
Mrs. Cathel Mae Palmer Chester, 83, of Nicholson, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mrs. Chester was born October 7, 1919, in Oglethorpe County, a daughter of the late William Oscar and Annie Sue Barnett Palmer.
She was a homemaker and a member of Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Chester was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. Chester.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the River of Life Worship Center, Nicholson, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and J.D. Sosebee officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Chester, Redstone, Oral Chester, Center, and Randall Chester and Ray Chester, both of Nicholson; four daughters, Pam Daniel, Phyllis Vaughn and Wanda Weldon, all of Nicholson, and Barbara Wilson, Watkinsville; two brothers, Clifford Palmer, Snellville, and John Palmer, Nicholson; five sisters, Ruby Borkman, Alpharetta, Myrtle Fouche, Annie Ruth Ward and Hilder Watkins, all of Nicholson, and Lottie Hand, Clearwater, Fla.; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003
Kenneth J. Satterfield
Kenneth Jack Satterfield, 48, of Pendergrass, died Saturday, March 1, 2003.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Satterfield was a son of Harold Satterfield Sr., Pendergrass, and the late Clara Hooper Satterfield.
He was self-employed as an auto body repairman and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville. Burial was in the Harmony Hall Baptist Church cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. Satterfield is survived by three sisters, Linda Albertson, Gainesville, Nancy Whitlock, Toccoa, and Carol Holman, Chestnut Mountain; two brothers, Harold Satterfield Jr., Cleveland, and Sam Satterfield, Pendergrass; two step-brothers, Don Samples, Maysville, and Kenneth Samples, Gulfport, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Eula M. Rice
Mrs. Eula Mae Rice, 93, of Commerce, died Saturday, March 1, 2003.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Rice was the daughter of the late Charlie W. and Maggie Hendrix Lord.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Rice.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Barnett, Decatur, and Gail and Hoyt Stowe, Lilburn; daughter, Sylvia Threatt, Greenville, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Judy Rice, Commerce; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Grace Pinion
Miss Grace Pinion, 81, of Commerce, died Thursday, February 27, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Miss Pinion was born March 20, 1921, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late James Oscar and Lessie Ryder Pinion.
She was a retired nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Miss Pinion is survived by a sister, Chloe Massey, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Hazel L. Leachman
Mrs. Hazel Lee Leachman, 57, of Ila, died Wednes-day, February 26, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Leachman was a daughter of the late Elias Grover Blalock and Mamie Shelnut Blalock. She was the wife of the late Walter Leachman Sr.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Friday, February 28, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter and Harlon Noles officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Leachman Jr. and Joseph Jody Leachman, both of Commerce; two daughters, Judy Phillips, Toccoa, and Debra Allen, Nicholson; four brothers, Harold Blalock, Athens, David Blalock and Gene Blalock, both of Danielsville, and Paul Blalock, Ila; four sisters, Jane Leach, Commerce, Linda Ayers, Homer, and Faye Arrowood and Rita Blalock, both of Athens; and nine grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003
Louise ‘
Boo Boo’ Duke
Miss Louise “Boo Boo” Duke, 81, of Jefferson, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Miss Duke was a daughter of the late Dave and Lollie Lyle Duke.
She was retired from Georgia Power and had worked for the Bell Bomber Lockheed Aircraft Plant in Marietta. Miss Duke was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a member of the UMW.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include one brother, Jack Duke, Jefferson; one sister, Jane Segars, Jefferson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Robert ‘Jack’ Hutchins Jr.
Robert Jackson “Jack” Hutchins Jr., 60, of Winder, died Friday, February 28, 2003.
Born in Clarke County, Mr. Hutchins was a son of the late Robert Jackson and Birtie Pierce Hutchins.
He served as an elder and Sunday School teacher of the Carpenter Class at Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Galilee Christian Church with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hutchins is survived by his wife, Jennell Hudson Hutchins; son, Jason Hutchins, Winder; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanine and Kevin Thompson and Jaime and Steven Crowe, all of Winder, and Jacki and Jeff Hall, Trinity, Ala.; grandchildren, Katie Thompson, Brittney and Cody Stephenson and Issac Hall; and several nieces and nephews.
Because of his love for the Lord and his desire to see the new sanctuary completed, Mr. Hutchins’ family ask that donations be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Betty M. Skinner
Mrs. Betty M. Skinner, 74, of Winder, died Friday, February 28, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Skinner was a daughter of the late Carson and Era Casper Morrow.
She was a member of Chapel Christian Church and was a retired employee of Jo-Ro Apparel of Winder.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Susan Taylor officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Skinner is survived by her husband, Byron Skinner, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Rae Skinner, Winder, and Gary and Rebekah Skinner, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jeff Williams, Winder; grandchildren, Kristi and Tim Dove, Jennifer and Randy Faulkner, Billy and Penny Skinner, Leabee Wright, Krista and Todd Bruce, Clay Skinner and Rachel Skinner; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

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Reba S. Hix
Miss Reba Sue Hix, 88, of Commerce, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Miss Hix was born March 24, 1914, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Lola Sparks Hix.
She was retired from Blue Bell and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Eddie Gordon officiating. Burial will be in the Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Miss Hix is survived by two sisters, Hilda Evers, Union City, and Eva Ginn, Warner Robins; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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, March 5, 2003

Talmadge House
Talmadge House, 87, of Gillsville, died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at Lakeshore Heights Nursing Center following a brief illness.
Mr. House was born in Hall County. He was a carpenter and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. House was preceded in death by four brothers, Bill House, Richard House, Cecil House and Charles House, and a sister, Lucille Benton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Tritt and Doug Tritt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Howell Berry, Dadeville, Ala., and Judy and Billy Westmoreland, Gillsville; brother, Carlton House, Claxton; sister, Clara Holcomb, Doraville; grandchildren, Danny Berry, Todd Berry, Karon Chambers and Stephanie Elder; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ward’s Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Tom Powell
Thomas Benton Powell, 79, of Royston, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.
Mr. Powell was born in Banks County on December 23, 1923. He was a son of the late Martin Luther Powell and the late Lora Greenway Powell.
He was a retired restaurant cook and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his wife, Icie Edna Dove Powell, five brothers, Swain, Pete, Charlie, Arthur and Willie Powell, and three sisters, Ruby Davidson, Minnie Parson and Rosie Parson.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Frank Bearden officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Powell, Nicholson, and Lester Powell, Royston; two brothers, John Powell, Elberton, and Ernest Powell, Lula; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Martha Little, P.O. Box 147, Carnesville, GA 30521.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Troy H. Stone
Troy Henderson Stone, 82, of Athens, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003.
A native of Nicholson, Mr. Stone was born November 7, 1920, the son of the late John R. and Maude Henderson Stone.
He joined the U.S. Army in June of 1941 at the age of 20. In the Army, Mr. Stone volunteered for the 101st Airborne unit where he served for four years. His unit jumped into Normandy on D-Day and saw action, including Bastogne, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.
As an accountant, Mr. Stone retired from the University of Georgia in 1977. He was of the Methodist denomination.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Robert Passmore officiating.
Mr. Stone is survived by his wife, Mary Paul Williams Stone; his son, Richard T. Stone, and his wife, Susan Edwards Stone; his sister, Billie Gober; his grandchildren, John and Kim Stone; one great-granddaughter, one nephew, two nieces and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Ste. B-2, Athens, GA 30605.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family is at Mr. Stone’s son’s residence located at 145 Featherwood Hollow, Athens.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Sara H. Watkins
Mrs. Sara Hayes Watkins, 70, of Winder, died Saturday, March 1, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with Gary Smith officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Watkins is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William “Chigger” and Jo Watkins, Winder, and Randy and Linda Gail Watkins, Monroe; daughter, Pat Huff, Winder; mother, Lillie Mae Hayes, Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Miriam Hayes and James Edward and Martha Hayes, all of Hoschton; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Watkins, and a son, David Watkins.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2003

Imogene Wilson
Mrs. Imogene Wilson, 81, of Lula, died Friday, February 28, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Jackson County on December 14, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Cynthia Cagle Baugh.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Tritt, Ralph O. Smith and James Duncan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Paul Wilson, Lula; three daughters, Pauline Parks, Maysville, Mary Sims, Gillsville, and Barbara Wofford, Jefferson; one brother, Julius Baugh, Alabama; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003

Grady Huggins
Henry Grady Huggins, 82, of Guyton, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Effingham Hospital.
Born in Evans County, Mr. Huggins was a son of William “Willie” and Callie Huggins. He lived in Miami, Fla., for 30 years before moving to Guyton.
Mr. Huggins served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the City of Miami, with 27 years of service. While in Miami, Mr. Huggins was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, where he was involved with the Bus Ministry and the Men’s Committee. After moving to Guyton, he became a member of New Providence Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at New Providence Baptist Church. Burial was in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Huggins is survived by his wife of 60 years, Christine Collins Huggins, Guyton; nephew, Garland Wilkes, Jefferson; nieces, Barbara Huggins, Flowery Branch, Carolyn Perra, Gainesville, and Patricia Southers, Chestnut Mountain; great-nieces, Wendy Mahaffey, Jefferson, April Murphy, Maysville, Angela Patterson, Lula, and Dana Wilkes, Gainesville; great-great-niece, Grayson Patterson, Lula; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 5, 2003


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