Jackson County Obituaries...

JUNE 4, 2003

Clara M. Mangum
Mrs. Clara Mae Mangum, 76, of Pendergrass, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at BJC Nursing Home, Commerce, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Mangum was born October 26, 1926, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Claude and Lillie Mae Gee Watson.
She was a homemaker and a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church. Mrs. Mangum was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Mangum, two sisters, Nell Moore and Kathy Allen, two brothers, Bill Watson and Cecil “Sprout” Watson, and a grandson, Joel Watson.
Services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Gail Cannon and Beverly Perdue, both of Pendergrass, and Missy Thomas, Talmo; three sons, Jerry Mangum and Thomas Watson, both of Pendergrass, and Richard Mangum, Maysville; one sister, Doris Turner, Jefferson; one brother, J.C. Watson, Pendergrass; and five grandchildren.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Robert W.
‘Bob’ Morgan
Robert W. “Bob” Morgan, 79, of Hoschton, died Saturday, May 31, 2003.
Mr. Morgan was a native of Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and had worked as a security guard at Chateau Elan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Robbie Black officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Julia F. Morgan, Hoschton; son, Harry L. Roush Sr., Hoschton; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Joann Bolen, Hoschton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Sam J. Qualls
Sam J. Qualls, 84, of Maysville, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Qualls was a son of the late John M. and Lizzie Graham Qualls.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. Mr. Qualls was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruthie Hubbard.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Mr. Qualls is survived by his wife, Thelma Sikes Qualls, of the home; a son, Sammy Qualls, Pendergrass; daughters, Sara Partain Fletcher and Leia Partain, both of Commerce; step-son, Joe Sikes, Jefferson; and sister, Mattie Thompson, Gillsville.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Betty L. Grizzell
Mrs. Betty L. Grizzell, 75, of Winder, died Friday, May 30, 2003.
Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Grizzell was a daughter of the late Letius and Bertie Kennedy Manders.
She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Mrs. Grizzell was preceded in death by her husband, James Clinton Grizzell, a daughter, Elaine Boyd, and a brother, Junior Manders.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Darrell Gilmer officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Ricky Grizzell, Winder; daughters, Jenny Reeves, Winder, and Susan Peppers, Auburn; sisters, Annie Kennedy, Hoschton, Linda Gilmer, Watkinsville, and Peggy Smith and Marie Collier, both of Winder; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Pat Ward
Pat Ward, 74, of Nicholson, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Ward was born May 7, 1929, in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Forrest Albert and Annie Mae Reynolds Ward.
Mr. Ward was the owner of Pat Ward Builders and was a member of the Nicholson Congregational Holiness Church. He was also a member of the Poultry Federation and a former member of the Nicholson Water Authority.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Howard Rhodes officiating.
Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Annie Ruth Palmer Ward, Nicholson; two sons, Farald Ward, Nicholson, and Mike Ward, Clayton; two daughters, Marsha Dukes, Laurens, S.C., and Myra Ward, Commerce; one brother, Neal Ward, Nicholson; two sisters, Lucille Bradley, Athens, and Sue Wise, Roswell; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to BJC Nursing Home, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

June M. Jackson
Mrs. June Marie Jackson, 77, of Jefferson, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Illinois on June 23, 1925. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Alex Moon officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, LaJune Boleman, Jefferson; son, Michael Lee Jackson, Jefferson; step-sons, Joseph Warren Jackson and Winfred Roger Jackson, both of Jefferson, and Steve Jackson, California; and three grandchildren.
The family and friends will meet at the graveside at 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Edwin H. Hill
Edwin Harber Hill, 75, of Tiger, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at his home.
Born in Banks County, Mr. Hill was a son of the late Edwin C. and Marion Harber Hill.
He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a retired airlines pilot with Braniff Airlines. Mr. Hill was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Mr. Hill was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, Banks County, and attended Tiger United Methodist Church. He was also a member of ACAR and a very active member of the Habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Hastings, a brother, Tom Hill, and a sister, Edie Saunders.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at New Salem United Methodist Church with the Revs. James E. Turpen and Sammie Maxwell officiating. Graveside services and burial was at 2 p.m. in Tallulah Falls Cemetery, Tallulah Falls, with military honors.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Beaty, Toombsbora, and Robin Hill, Roswell; four daughters, Donna Lang, Citra, Fla., Colleen Boggs, Covington, Debra DeLatte, Jonesboro, and Sheila Barrera, Newman; one brother, Charles O. Hill, Commerce; one sister, Frances Moore, Palm Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Habitat for Humanity, 36 C Stave Mill Street, Clayton, GA 30525.
Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Joel K. Pinion
Joel Keith Pinion, 47, of Jefferson, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at New Horizons North, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Pinion was born February 12, 1956, in Barrow County, a son of Charlie Pinion, Jefferson, and the late Dorothy Faye Elder Pinion.
He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a MSW Degree in Social Work, and was employed as a social worker for St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing Home, Athens. Mr. Pinion also worked with the State of Texas Correctional Division and was a member of Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, in the Galilee Christian Church Cemetery with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Hal Davis, Michael Morris, Stanley Morris, Doug Pinion Jr., Sammy Smith and Jimmy Whitlock served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include a sister, Martha Erb, Lawrenceville; brothers, Charles Pinion, Braselton, James Pinion, Jefferson, and John Pinion, Douglasville; and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Galilee Christian Church Building Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Edna Gholston
Ms. Edna Gholston, 50, of Carnesville, died Thursday, May 29, 2003.
Ms. Gholston was a daughter of the late Lammie and Salean Williams Gholston.
She was a member of Arnolds Chapel C.M.E. Church, Carnesville.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, at New Faith Methodist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Frank Earls officiating. Burial was in the Arnolds Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Maelease Gholston, Commerce; brothers, George Gholston, Carnesville, Fred Gholston, Commerce, and Lolan Gholston, Burke, Va.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

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Rachel E. Jackson
Miss Rachel Elizabeth Jackson, of Winder, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Embracing Hospice Care following an extended illness.
Miss Jackson was born in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Toney Jackson.
A former resident of Commerce, she was the former owner of Rach Hairstyling at Homewood Shopping Center in Athens, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce.
Miss Jackson was preceded in death by a sister, Johnnie Ruth Barrett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Miss Jackson’s nephew, the Rev. John F. Barrett, officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, C. Amory Barrett, Winder; niece, Brenda Palmer, Cleveland; nephews, Amory Jackson Barrett, Winder, and the Rev. Barrett, Columbia, S.C.; three great-nieces, three great-nephews and one great-great-niece.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, and Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, were in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Cecil L. Bellamy
Cecil Lord Bellamy, 82, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Bellamy had resided in Jackson County all of his life. He was the son of the late Claude and Ruby Bellamy.
Mr. Bellamy served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from E.R. Healan Auto Parts in 2000. He was a member of Attica Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter and Drs. Ronnie Healan and Larry Elliott officiating. Burial was in the Attica Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Bellamy is survived by his wife, Clara Mae Bellamy; daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Pete Dills, Jefferson, and Shirley and Leon Daniel, South Jackson; two grandsons, Chad Daniel and Jeff Daniel, both of South Jackson; two great-granddaughters, Breanna Daniel, Gray, and Ashley Daniel, South Jackson; and three sisters, Rudene Hicks, Crawford, Betty Capes, Carlton, and Dorothy Parham, Crawford.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Velma D. Crowe
Mrs. Velma D. Crowe, 85, of Winder, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
Mrs. Crowe was a daughter of the late Foster and Rebecca Hughes Grant.
Residing in Barrow County for the past 54 years, Mrs. Crowe was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church, Winder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Crowe, and a son, Manning Crowe.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Newman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Stancil, Hoschton, and Kaye Simmons, Jefferson; four sons, Gerrell Crowe, Levoy Crowe, Dale Crowe and Bruce Crowe, all of Winder; one sister, Roxie Jones, Ringgold; one brother, Clyde Grant, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 29 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Union Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1660, Winder, GA 30680.
The family was to have received friends from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, Winder. The body will be placed in state at the church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

John E. Farmer
John Elman Farmer, 80, of Nicholson, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Farmer was born August 11, 1922, in Jackson County, a son of the late John R. Gibson and Reba Farmer Woodall.
He had worked as a welder with Westinghouse in Athens and was an inactive deacon at New Harmony Baptist Church, Nicholson. Mr. Farmer was also a member of the IBEW Union.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dillard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. John Robert Farmer, David Kevin Farmer, Gerald Brent Adams Jr., Preston John Farmer, Corey William Farmer, Jason O’neil Farmer and Daniel Dion Farmer will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Farmer is survived by his wife, Jean Farmer, Nicholson; daughters, Beverly F. AlDeen, Center, and Deborah F. Wheeler, Nicholson; sons, David D. Farmer, Don O. Farmer and Johnny W. Farmer, all of Nicholson, and Robert E. Farmer, Center; brothers, Arnell Farmer and Claud Farmer, both of Nicholson; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 8816 Hwy. 334, Nicholson, GA 30565.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. The body will lie in state from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Thelma L. Banks
Thelma Louise Banks, 57, of Commerce, died Monday, June 2, 2003.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gardenview Funeral Chapel.

Cecil Smith
Cecil Smith, 75, of Athens, died Monday, June 2, 2003.
A native of Comer, Mr. Smith was the last surviving child of the late Ezra Belton and Bessie Coker Smith.
He was the owner of Masters Garage in Athens for 42 years and was an avid fisherman, being a Chartered Member of the Winterville Bass Club. He was of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a grandson, JAC Cranford Jr.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Revs. Ronnie Healan and Ross Johns officiating.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mary B. Smith, Athens; children, Lacy and Gary Smith, both of Athens, Jeff Smith, Bogart, Marcie Jackson, Penny Daniel and Susan Cranford, all of Colbert, Missy Cobb, Elberton, and Ginger Austin, Jefferson; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003
Myrtle C. Earl
Mrs. Myrtle C. Earl, 85, of Savannah, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Hospice Savannah.
A native of Maysville and a former Commerce resident, Mrs. Earl was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Earl.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Raymond GiBeault, Savannah, and Carol and Howard Cook, Blue Ridge, Texas; sisters, Elizabeth Shankle, Commerce, and Deanie Eberhardt, Macon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003

Ethel L. King
Mrs. Ethel Louise Watkins King, 93, of Commerce, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born January 25, 1910, in Clarke County, Mrs. King was the daughter of the late George and Mamie Etta Aaron Watkins.
She retired from Harmony Grove Mills and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence “Red” King, and a son, Harry King.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with Pastor Stuart Lang and the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include a son, Jack King, Danielsville; a daughter, Martha Landers, Commerce; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 4, 2003


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