Jackson County Obituaries...

MAY 7, 2003

Terry O. Mayberry
Terry Odell Mayberry, 76, of Jefferson, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Mayberry was born August 19, 1926, in Gaston County, N.C., a son of the late William and Susie Scism Mayberry.
He was a truck driver and of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Mayberry is survived by his wife, Virginia Sue Mayberry, Jefferson; a son, Charles Mayberry, Jefferson; a daughter, Terrie Sue Mayberry, Jefferson; a sister, Elizabeth Woods, Clover, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Alice Mayberry, Kings Mtn., N.C.; and a grandson, Ian Mayberry.
Services for Mr. Mayberry will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Pauline R. Nunn
Mrs. Pauline Redmon Nunn, 77, of Maysville, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Born September 22, 1925, in Banks County, Mrs. Nunn was a daughter of the late Joe and Mandy Baker Redmon.
She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Mrs. Nunn was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nunn.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. David Bailey and Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include three nieces, Martha Cotton, Homer, Joyce Griffin, Maysville, and Wilma Abney, Kennesaw; and three nephews, Billy Griffin and Bobby Griffin, both of Athens, and Jerry Griffin, Oakwood.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Carole B. Dillard
Mrs. Carole B. Dillard, 69, of Cornelia, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Dillard was born June 10, 1933, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Olin Roscoe and Gussie Lou Segers Borders.
She attended Davis Academy and the University of Georgia, and retired from Banks County High School as a teacher with 32 years of service. Mrs. Dillard was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a member of the AARP and a member of the Cornelia United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh C. “Bud” Dillard.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, Perkins Memorial Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Wayne Smith and Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Level Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Tara Dillard, Cornelia; brother, Jack Borders, Commerce; grandchildren, Heather Loggins and Shaun Ramsey; and a great-grandchild, Ty Loggins.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2062 GA Hwy. 115, Demorest, GA 30535, or to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Douglas Clark 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 was also a member of the Cherokee County Firefighters Association and was a Sergeant with Cherokee County since January 4, 1999. Mr. Waters also served on the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, was a Senior Structural Fire Instructor with the Georgia Fire Academy, was Lead Instructor of the 2001 Rookie School, was a member of Local 4047 and the National Board of Qualifications Fire Instructor III and belonged to the Smoke Divers Association. He was a High Level Rope Rescue Instructor/Certified Public Safety Diver and an Evaluator for Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council/National Board of Professional Qualifications Certification Program. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson.
Funeral services were 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 was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Lynn Pardue, Darrell Chaisson, Bobby Wilkins and officers of the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department served 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 Goggans, Athens, and Kim Waters, Gainesville; and his fiancée, Cindy Pierce, Dalton.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, 129 Athens Street, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Margie M. Coffey
Mrs. Margie M. Fairchild Coffey, 81, of Braselton, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at her residence.
Mrs. Coffey was born November 27, 1921, in Genesee County, Mich., a daughter of the late Herman E. and Myrtle Mills Fairchild.
She was a U.S. Army WAC veteran of World War II and retired from the Federal Government Department of Education. Mrs. Coffey was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Coffey.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Phillips officiating.
Survivors include a brother, Dr. Oney G. Fairchild, Weddington, N.C.; and two sisters, Emmajean Fisher, Flushing, Mich., and Mazle Gorecki, Mt. Morris, Mich.
Memorials may be made to Sharing the Memory, Zion Baptist Church, 401 Zion Church Road, Braselton, GA 30517.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Goldie M. Hayes
Mrs. Goldie Mae Hayes, of Winterville, died Monday, May 5, 2003.
Mrs. Hayes was the wife of the late Loy E. Hayes.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the chapel of Tuckston United Methodist Church with Dr. Douglas Thrasher and the Rev. Lee McNeil officiating, with musical selections by Mrs. Mary Whitehead.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. L. Archie Hayes, Loganville, Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Hayes, Winterville, and Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hayes, Nicholson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nations Nicaragua Mission Fund, 8780 North Macon Highway, Athens, GA 30606, or to the Tuckston UMC Special Missions Fund, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Robbie W. Haggard
Mrs. Robbie Waddell Haggard, 89, of Commerce, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Com-merce, of an extended illness.
Mrs. Haggard was a daughter of the late Boyd and Lillie Waddell. She was the wife of the late J.B. Haggard.
Mrs. Haggard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, with the Rev. Henry Webb officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine H. Westmoreland, Commerce, and Virginia Carol Haggard, Augusta; two sisters, Annis Haggard, Winder, and Frances Griffeth, Athens; two grandchildren, Doug Westmoreland, Commerce, and Charla Thurmond, Winder; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Westmoreland, Carlee Thurmond and Casey Thurmond; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Scott A. Toliver
Scott Anthony Toliver, 33, of Winder, died Friday, May 2, 2003.
Mr. Toliver was born in Bureau Co., Ill. He was employed as a truck driver for K&J Hauling and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Toluca, Ill.
Mr. Toliver was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Warren Toliver and Frederick Nenne Jr., a great-grandmother, Leila Hutchings, and an infant brother.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of Winder with the Rev. Brock Burnett officiating.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Alan and Dee Toliver, Winder; his mother and step-father, Donna and Gary Nicol, Pontiac, Ill.; brother, Brent Toliver, Jefferson; step-brother, Stacy Weaver, Louisville, Ill.; step-sisters, Mary Houck, Newton, Ill., and Kelly Jackson, Salem, Ill.; grandparents, Evelyn Toliver Adami, Washburn, Ill., and Irma Nenne, Toluca, Ill.; 24 aunts and uncles and a number of cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Scott Toliver Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 71 N. Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

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J.D. Minish
J.D. Minish, 86, of Commerce, a veteran of World War II, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Minish was born April 14, 1917, in Madison County, a son of the late Isom and Florence Langston Minish.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Harmony Grove Mills. Mr. Minish was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Evans Minish, and a son, Dembres Minish.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Grady Jordan and Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Erastus Christian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Gerald Minish, Terry Minish and Tommy Minish, all of Commerce; one daughter, Jean Hardman, Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Henry
‘Hoyt’ Farmer
Henry “Hoyt” Farmer, 88, of Nicholson, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Farmer was born December 28, 1914, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late James Alexander and Nettie Wright Farmer.
Mr. Farmer had been employed as an electronics technician with Lockheed-Martin in Marietta for 35 years, where he tested electronics on all first flights of new planes. He was also a 45-year member of the Lockheed Machinist Union.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Farmer served during World War II, and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Robert Huff, Charlie Wheeler, Don Farmer, Johnny Farmer, David Farmer and Robert Farmer served as pallbearers.
Mr. Farmer is survived by his wife, Marian Huff Farmer, Nicholson; daughter, Pat Block, Baphne, Ala.; step-sons, Raymond Brammer, Mucatine, Iowa, and Robert Huff, Commerce; step-daughter, Barbara McCain, Winder; brothers, Arnell Farmer and Elman Farmer, both of Nicholson, and Claud Farmer, Winder; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Wayland Moore
Wayland Moore, of Atlanta, died Sunday, May 4, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at St. Paul First Baptist Church, Jefferson, with the Rev. Marvin Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Moore is survived by his grandmother, Louise Moore, Jefferson; two sisters and two brothers.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Donald M. Wade
Donald Marcus Wade, 64, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Romans Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Wade is survived by four sons, Mike Wade, Nicholson, Chris Wade, Pendergrass, Jason Wade, Fort Valley, and Andy Clegg, Fayetteville, N.C.; five daughters, Sheila Hunt and Debbie Healon, both of Winder, Dottie Wade, Portland, Ore., Brandi Brock, Nicholson, and Sharon Wade, Hull; two brothers, Melvin Wade and John Wade, both of Lawrenceville; and two sisters, Ann Johnson, Nicholson, and Jane Higdon, Lawrenceville.
Donations may be made to the funeral fund of Mr. Wade, c/o Ann Johnson.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

J.D. Miller
James Daniel “J.D.” Miller, 75, of Danielsville, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Miller was born in Franklin County on September 29, 1927, a son of the late Joe and Katie Fowler Miller.
He was owner of J.D. Miller Trucking, Inc. and was a retired poultry and cattle farmer. Mr. Miller was a member of Bethel M. Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 24 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, R.V. and Bobby Miller, and a sister, Betty Milner.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Bethel M. Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Segars and Mike Sarna officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ralph House, Franklin Fortson, Randy Watson, Herschel Dalton, Nick Adams and Charles Temple will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Coile and Garnett Moon.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Brown Miller, Danielsville; two sons, R. Edwin Miller, Comer, and J. David Miller, Danielsville; four brothers, L.C. Miller, Nicholson, Melvin Miller, Ila, Herbert Miller, Comer, and Rufus Miller, Athens; three sisters, Jettie Mae Coile, Danielsville, Frances Parr, Ila, and Jessie Lee Culpepper, Pelham; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home and was to have received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003
Aubrey B. Strickland
Mrs. Aubrey Benton Strickland, 76, of Athens, died Monday, May 5, 2003.
Born in Hall County, Mrs. Strickland was the daughter of the late Guy Olin and Ruth Cleo Franklin Benton. She was the wife of the late T.G. Strickland.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Rev. David Shelley officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. Russell Carter, Richard Carter, Charles Andrews, Randall Andrews, Weyman Tucker and Willis Langford will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra S. Hansford, Athens, and Debbie S. Erwin, Watkinsville; a granddaughter raised in the home, Angela Wilhoit Crenshaw; a grandson, Will Erwin; a granddaughter, Jennifer Erwin; and a great-granddaughter, Lyndsey McElhannon.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003

Betty E. Rice
Ms. Betty English Rice, 67, of Hull, died Friday, May 2, 2003.
A native of Greene County, Ms. Rice was the daughter of the late Russell and Sarah English Copelan.
She retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. and was a member of Hull Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Burial was Tuesday, May 6, in Green Lawn Cemetery. Ms. Rice’s five grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include two sons, Stevan R. Rice, Danielsville, and Rusty Rice, Milledgeville; two daughters, Vicky Martin, Comer, and Mary Wood, Rutledge; and one brother, Dewitt English, Desoto, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Suite #b2, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, May 7, 2003


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