Jackson County Obituaries...

APRIL 30, 2003

Jimmy R. Dorsey
Jimmy Ray Dorsey, 65, of Hoschton, a U.S. Army veteran, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Lanier Park Hospital.
Born in Hall County, Mr. Dorsey was a son of the late Joe and Mary Gailey Dorsey. He had resided in Hoschton for the past 31 years.
Mr. Dorsey was a retired superintendent with the City of Gainesville Street Department and attended Center Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Everest Carlisle and Mike Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Hoschton City Cemetery.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Lera Dorsey, Hoschton; children, Staff Sergeant Tim Dorsey, Ft. Riley, Kan., Donna Hughes, Mt. Airy, and Dennis Dorsey, Hoschton; sister, Kay Smallwood, Homer; brother, Douglas Dorsey, Locus Fork, Ala.; five grandchildren; and a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Horace
‘Pee Wee’ Nalley
Horace “Pee Wee” Nalley, 69, of Maysville, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at his residence of a brief illness.
Mr. Nalley was a son of the late Harley Roscoe and Viola Pearl Jenkins Nalley. He was a retired truck driver.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Elmer Maddox and Dennis Harris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Nalley is survived by his wife, Shirley Nalley, of the home; three daughters, Shirley Teresa Turpin and Shelia Deloris Lackey, both of Maysville, and Nancy Gwyn Greenway, Gainesville; one brother, Willie Gene Nalley, Gainesville; one granddaughter, Lori Gwyn Samples; and one great-granddaughter, Tori Faith Tatum.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Luella Spinks
Mrs. Luella Doerr Chandler Spinks, 68, of Colbert, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Born in Monroe County, Ill., Mrs. Spinks was a daughter of the late William and Frieda Vogt Doerr.
She was a homemaker and a member of Moon’s Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Spinks was also a member of the Eastern Star Athens Chapter 268 for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lester Chandler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Moon’s Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Tony Lee and Tom Dial officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. John Cass, Tim Arthur, Nick Autry, Chris Mattox, Harold Stephenson and Joe Clark served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Spinks is survived by her husband, Millard Cicero Spinks; four daughters, Joan Chandler Fouche, Colbert, Trina L. Spinks Gordon, Bishop, and Sandie Shubert and Kathy Spinks, both of Commerce; three sons, Robert Chandler and Bill Chandler, both of Danielsville, and Jack Spinks, Commerce; four sisters, Alma Stechmesser and Helen Pflueger, both of Columbia, Ill., Lydia Keim, Belleville, Ill., and Dorthy Arras, Waterloo, Ill.; five brothers, William Doerr, Columbia, Ill., and Kenneth Doerr, Eugene Doerr, George Doerr and Gary Doerr, all of Waterloo, Ill.; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care, 767 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606, or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 925, Athens, GA 30604.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Etta M. Scott
Mrs. Etta Mae Scott, 80, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in Howington Cemetery.
Mrs. Scott is survived by two sons, Ray Scott, Athens, and Jackie Scott, Nicholson; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Nelson F. Baugh
Nelson F. Baugh, 55, of Commerce, died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Mr. Baugh was a son of Julius Baugh, Alexander City, Ala., and the late Mozell Gowder Baugh.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Lee Baugh, and a sister, Martha Baugh.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a sister, Linda Boswell, Maysville; and brothers, Andy Baugh, Alexander City, Ala., and Thomas Rylee, Maysville.
Memorials may be made to the BJC Family Council, c/o Mrs. John E. Pardue, P.O. Box 208, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Mary O. Stevens
Mrs. Mary Ovalene Stevens, 70, of Lilburn, a native of Cumming, died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
Mrs. Stevens was a retired department store clerk.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Danny Odum officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Tony Bowman Sr., Lilburn, and Olinda and Tony Rominger, Hoschton; sisters, Madge Moon, Lawrenceville, and Kathy Outzs, Greenwood, S.C.; brother, Sam Staton, Gainesville; grandchildren, Tony Bowman Jr., Ryan Bowman, Dawn Hooper and Dusty Edmisten; and great-grandchildren, McKenzie Edmisten and Zackery Jackson.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Thelma E. Hollis
Mrs. Thelma Ewing Hollis, 76, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her residence following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Hollis was born in Oglethorpe County on January 22, 1927. She was a daughter of the late Theodore J. and Flora Bell Freeman Ewing.
Mrs. Hollis retired from Jefferson Mills as a machine operator, with 43 years of service, and was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Akins, Ila, and Janie Walker, Commerce; two sons, Steve Hollis, Jefferson, and Tommy Hollis, Danielsville; two sisters, Louise Cannon, Athens, and Willie Holder, Cleveland; one brother, Jerry Ewing, Monroe; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Dr. Nell M. Payne
Dr. Nell Moorhead Payne, 86, of Bowman, former Nicholson resident, former missionary, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, Austell.
Born July 17, 1916, in the Airline Community, Hart County, Dr. Payne was a daughter of the late Don Moorhead and Mae Taylor Moorhead.
She graduated with honors from Hart County High School at age 15 and was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Payne also received her Masters, Six-Year Degree and Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Georgia.
She taught at Georgia Southwestern College and at Franklin, Bartow and Clarke County schools, receiving “Teacher Award in Science” in 1971, “Teacher of the Year” for Clarke County in 1976, first place runner-up in the “Georgia Teacher Hall of Fame” in 1979 and Tenth District STAR teacher in 1980. Her teaching specialties were Advanced Placement Calculus, Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra.
Dr. Payne was commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in 1982 to serve as a teaching missionary in Zimbabwe, Africa. She taught at Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky., from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Payne served as mission interpreter for mission awareness weekends in the Athens-Elberton and Atlanta-Emory districts of the Methodist church. She was a certified lay speaker, Bible study and Sunday School teacher. She authored devotional-inspiring articles appearing in Response magazine, Mature Years, Upper Room, Wesleyan Christian Advocate, Prayer Calendar and the U.C.C. Devotional Resource. Dr. Payne authored the book, “Increase Your Faith Each Day,” as well as devotionals appearing in many local newspapers. At the time of her death, she was writing a second devotional book. She was an active member of Bowman Methodist Church and the Sunday School Teacher.
Dr. Payne was preceded in death by her husband, L.G. Payne, a former Jefferson teacher, a brother, Dr. Frank Moorhead, and two sisters, Helen Don Smith and Evelyn Sease.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Bowman Methodist Church with the Revs. Gary Morris and Sharon Waters officiating. Burial was in Nancy Hart Memorial Park, Hartwell.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Donald Payne and Nancy, Lyons; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Payne Yarbrough and David, Powder Springs; and three grandchildren, Rusty Payne, Jeffrey Payne and Lauren Yarbrough.
Memorials may be made to Bowman Methodist Church, Bowman, GA 30624.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Amelia K. Newell
Mrs. Amelia Kirk Newell, 80, of Athens, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Newell was born August 5, 1922, in Safety Harbor, Fla., a daughter of the late W.E. and Ida Frances Booth Kirk.
She had worked as a riveter in airplane manufacturing at McDill Air Force Base during World War II and had been employed as an office manager. Mrs. Newell was a member of Safety Harbor First United Methodist Church, Safety Harbor, Fla.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Jesse Mealor and Tom Miles officiating. Burial was in Evans Memory Gardens, Jefferson. Adam Head, Joel Head, Sam Head, Brian Newell, John Newell, Kirk Newell and Jim Wilson served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Hampton, Richard Kirk, Charles Wilson and Christopher Wilson.
Survivors include a daughter, Ida Tamera Head, Athens; sons, John Newell, Mesa, Ariz., and James Homer Wilson III, Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Frances Daniels, New Jersey; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003


William C.
‘Bill’ Smith
William C. “Bill” Smith, 72, of Commerce, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Mr. Smith was born July 24, 1930, in Lanier County, a son of Beulah Moncrief Corbitt, Lakeland, and the late Chester Smith.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Smith was a registered forester and retired director of First Commerce Bank. He was also the owner of W.C. Smith Pulpwood Co. and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Revs. David Bowen, Warren Huddleston and Jimmy Moor officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Ellen Brand Smith, Commerce; two daughters, Kellie Baxter, Athens, and Kim Savage, Commerce; one brother, Michael Smith, Jordan, Utah; three sisters, Jeanette Cook and Margaret Singletary, both of Lakeland, and Rosemary Lunsford, Newton, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Jed and Blaine Baxter, Athens, and Katie and Jessie Savage, Commerce.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Douglas C.
Waters Jr.
Douglas Clark Waters Jr., 40, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at his residence of a sudden illness.
Mr. Waters was born September 8, 1962, in Elbert County, the son of Douglas C. Waters Sr. and Van Head Waters, Jefferson.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Waters was a fireman and EMT, as well as a member of the Rescue Dive Team in Cherokee County. He also served on the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, was a Senior Structural Fire Instructor with the Georgia Fire Academy and belonged to the Smoke Divers Association. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. John Moore and Jerry Varnado officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Lynn Pardue, Darrell Chaisson, Bobby Wilkins and officers of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Waters is survived by two daughters, Madison Waters and Morgan Waters, both of Jefferson; two sisters, Jan Coggins, Athens, and Kim Waters, Gainesville; and fiancée, Cindy Pierce, Dalton.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, 129 Athens Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

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Charles S. Keenan
Charles Stacy Keenan, 35, of Nicholson, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Keenan was a son of Charles Davis Keenan, Nicholson, and the late Margaret Flynn Keenan.
He was a mechanic and a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wendell Hanley and Charles Hardy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
In addition to his father, Mr. Keenan is survived by his wife, Gloria Keenan, of the home; son, Tyler Keenan, of the home; brothers, Tracy Keenan, Colbert, and Davis Roberts, Commerce; sister, Suzi Buice, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Tyler Keenan Trust Fund, c/o NBank, First Commerce Bank, P.O. Box 210, Commerce, GA 30529.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Margaret L. Ginn
Mrs. Margaret Lucille Woodall Ginn, 88, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mrs. Ginn was born September 15, 1914, in Alabama, the daughter of John Q. and Cora Margaret James Woodall.
She retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Ginn was preceded in death by her first husband, David Wilbern Strickland, and her second husband, J.T. Ginn.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Madison Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Stuart Lang officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Wilbern F. Strickland, Flowery Branch; a daughter, Lucille Virginia Hillyer-Bente, Nome, Alaska; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Hollis C. Lambert
Hollis Cecil Lambert, 59, of Maysville, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Lambert was born April 2, 1944, in Monroe, Mich., a son of Retta Longworth Lambert, Knoxville, Tenn., and the late Ira Cecil Lambert.
He was employed as a maintenance worker with Con Agra, Gainesville, and was a member of Pleasant Acres Baptist Church.
Funeral services were to have been held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Harold Millsaps officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Holly Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Pendergrass.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, Deborah Lambert, Maysville; five daughters, Margie Coffee, Eva Lambert and Melinda Lambert, all of Gainesville, Manda Hudgins, Flowery Branch, and Kimberly Lambert, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; one brother, Phillip P. Lambert, Maynardville, Tenn.; three sisters, Lena Sue Mathews and Iva Lou Wallace, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lela Karen Woodby, Sweetwater, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Alta M. Voshell
Mrs. Alta M. Hooper Voshell, 79, of Commerce, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Born October 3, 1923, in Banks County, Mrs. Voshell was the daughter of the late Perry Green and Lillie Belle Allen Hooper.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Mrs. Voshell is survived by her husband, Bert Voshell, Commerce; a daughter, Kay Caputi, Commerce; a grandson, William D. Bending, Commerce; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the BJC Nursing Home Activity Fund, c/o Christy Welch, 70 Medical Center Drive, Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

John B. Haggard
John Bart Haggard, 38, of Commerce, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born November 24, 1964, in Clarke County, Mr. Haggard was a son of Clarence Randall and Dorothy Edmondson Haggard, Commerce.
Mr. Haggard was employed in pipe line construction and was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Mike Hardigree officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two daughters, Alex Haggard and Victoria Haggard, both of Commerce; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bret and Sandra Haggard and Wade and Christie Haggard, all of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Charles B. Wood
Charles Benson Wood, 76, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Wood was born in Jackson County on April 20, 1927. He was a son of the late Elmer and Willie Catherine McGinnis Wood.
Mr. Wood retired from Jefferson Mills, with 35 years of service, having worked in maintenance, and was a member of Berea Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Wood and Darce Wood, and a sister, Yvonne Blalock.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Terry Chambers and Shane Moore officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Ryan Fulcher, Chad Fulcher, Kevin Charles Wood, Jimmy Chastain, Richard Smith, Willard Blalock and Tony Blalock served as pallbearers.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Roberta Davis Wood, Jefferson; children, Bradley C. Wood, Linville, Tenn., and Diana W. Fulcher, Kerry Dale Wood and Toni Marie Kline, all of Jefferson; sisters, Betty Bolton and Rachel Hawks, both of Commerce; brothers, Henry Ford Wood and Phillip Wood, both of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Walter Jackson
Walter Jackson, 78, of Commerce, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Jackson was born November 17, 1924, in Fulton County. He was the son of the late Jude Jackson and Mary Souther Howington.
Mr. Jackson was a retired carpenter and a member of Wahoo Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Old Lyme Ct.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mildred Houlihan Jackson, Commerce; a sister, Annie Washo, Seattle, Wash.; and a number of grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Charles J. Brown
Charles J. Brown, 64, of Lucasville, Ohio, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Lucasville, of an extended illness.
Mr. Brown was born August 20, 1939, in Maine, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brown. He retired from the Jefferson Water Plant.
“He loved dogs,” said family members.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Friendship Cemetery, Lucasville, Ohio.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Ruth Brown, Medford, Ohio; five step-sons, Jerry Smith, Commerce, and Jeff Smith, Jessie Smith, James Smith and John Smith, all of Lucasville, Ohio; two step-daughters, Roberta Mejia, Lucasville, Ohio, and Betty Craft, Commerce; 11 step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Erwin Dodson Allen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Jeffery
‘Grass’ Johnson
Jeffery Lynn “Grass” Johnson, 43, of Winder, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Columbia Barrow Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Johnson was born in Jackson County on August 26, 1959. He was a son of Horace and Marie Robertson Johnson, Hoschton.
Mr. Johnson was self-employed as a service technician.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Tim Strickland officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Hoschton. Brian Anglin, Jerry Banks, Terry Escoe, Steve Evans, Jeff Stinchcomb and David Wilkins served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Laurie Ann Johnson, Winder; two daughters, Amanda Leigh Johnson and Christy Lynn Johnson, both of Auburn; one brother, Randy Johnson, Hoschton; and one sister, Nancy Tabor, Pendergrass.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Ronald Faircloth
Ronald Faircloth, 81, of Commerce, formerly of Eastman, died Friday, April 25, 2003.
A native of Dodge County, Mr. Faircloth was a son of the late David W. Faircloth and Rebecca Clements Faircloth. He was the husband of the late Kitty Huff Faircloth.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Faircloth was a retired educator for the State of Georgia and was former principal of Screven High School, Jones County High School and Clinch County High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eastman and a member of the Merrill’s Marauders.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter and Dr. Jerry Peele officiating. Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Dodge County, with military honors. Sean Scoggins, Seth Scoggins, Patrick Faircloth, Phillip Faircloth, Stan Johns, Austin DeLoach and Larry Faircloth served as pallbearers. Musicians for the service were Becky Woodard and Patricia Williams.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patricia F. Scoggins and Amory Scoggins, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck Faircloth and Kathy Faircloth, Macon; brother, the Rev. Howard Faircloth, Eastman; and four grandchildren, Sean Scoggins, Seth Scoggins, Amy Faircloth and Patrick Faircloth.
Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003

Bernice E. Davis
Bernice E. Davis, 81, of Athens, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Fred and Mae Harrison Davis. He was preceded in death by a brother, Buford Davis.
Mr. Davis retired from Westinghouse.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, in the Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Mealor officiating.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Willie Davis, of the home; and three nieces, Geraldine Stamps and Jo Ann McElreath, both of Danielsville, and Judy Castillo, Athens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, April 30, 2003


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