Jackson County Obituaries...

JUNE 11, 2003

Lawrence
‘Tuna’ Clark
Lawrence “Tuna” Clark, 67, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of a brief illness. His body was cremated.
A native of Indiana, Mr. Clark was a son of the late William and Mary L. Clark.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Clark’s family and friends will remember him in a memorial service which will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the old Waffle House in Jefferson.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews, Joyce Bicksler, Abe Bicksler, Curtis Bicksler and Bill Bicksler, all of Royston, Cherish Bicksler, Junction City, Kan., Arthur Bicksler, South Carolina, Renee Chandler, Commerce, and Stacy Greeson, Statham.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Rex A. Schliem
Rex A. Schliem, 50, of Commerce, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at his residence.
Born August 22, 1952, in Los Angeles County, Calif., Mr. Schliem was a son of Ellen Eggers Giles, Big River, Calif., and the late Rexall Jack Schliem.
He was employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections and was of the Lutheran faith.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Donald Phillips officiating.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Schliem is survived by his wife, Carol Faircloth Schliem, Commerce; two brothers, Douglas Laffoon, Portland, Ore., and Robert Laffoon, Prescott, Ariz.; and two sisters, Patricia Brydon and Machelle Maxwell, both of Big River, Calif.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Donald Dockery
Donald Dockery, 67, of Tellico Plains, Tenn., died Friday, May 16, 2003.
Mr. Dockery was a son of the late Fred Dockery Sr. and Fannie Dockery. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Lewis, and a brother, Oscar Jay Williams.
Mr. Dockery was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May, 20, at Epperson Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Terry Hagwood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dockery is survived by his wife, Carolyn Henry Dockery; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Darrell Craven, Nicholson; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Vicki Dockery, Jefferson, Ricky and Sonya Dockery, Coker Creek, Tenn.; grandchildren, Joshua, Philip and Michael Williams, all of Stone Mountain, Donna and Cory Dockery, both of Jefferson, Krista and Miranda Dockery, both of Coker Creek, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Runt Sanders, Cumming, Marie and Terry Hagwood, Laura and Ralph Phillips and Teresa and Chuck Boruty, all of Maysville, and Linnie and Marshall Peels, Madisonville, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Betty Dockery, Coker Creek, Tenn., Fred Dockery Jr., Cumming, James Dockery, Athens, John and Diane Taylor, Pendergrass, and Alberta Williams, Buford; and several nieces and nephews.
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Mozelle I. Ayers
Mrs. Mozelle Irene Redd Ayers, 84, of Jefferson, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Ayers was born March 1, 1919, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Charles Redd Sr. and Leah O’Donald Redd.
She was a homemaker and an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Mrs. Ayers was preceded in death by her husband, Jones Bright Ayers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hulon Hill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Emory Ingram, Andy Marlowe, Dustin Marlowe, Gregory Redd, Buster Shirley and John Benkoski served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Scheck, Jefferson, and Carol Van Orden, Texas; two sisters, Joan Bradberry, Hoschton, and Nola Mae Hulme, Jefferson; two brothers, Ellis Redd, Jefferson, and Charles Redd Jr., Atlanta; four grandchildren, Julie Benkoski, Rick Mobley, Timothy Van Orden and Victoria Van Orden; and three great-grandchildren, Katelin, Alissa and Leah Benkoski.
Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church - General Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Leila J. Ohland
Mrs. Leila Jane Passmore Ohland, 93, of Baldwin, died Friday, June 6, 2003, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ohland was born August 1, 1909, in Lumpkin County, a daughter of the late John and Alice Head Passmore. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Dunagan and William T. Ohland, a daughter, Jane Gaillard, a son, Tommy Dunagan, and a sister, Marie Chapman.
Mrs. Ohland was employed as a seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing Company, Winder, for 46 years and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Winder.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Graveside services followed in the Nazareth United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Winder, with the Rev. Joel Shadburn officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Billie Gibby, Cornelia; a son, Randall Gaillard, Jefferson; a sister, Jean Haddock, Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Level Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Donald E. Headrick
Donald E. Headrick, 65, of Hoschton, died Sunday, June 8, 2003.
A son of the late Harvey E. and Irene Smith Headrick, Mr. Headrick was born in Maryville, Tenn., and graduated from Wallend High School in Wallend, Tenn.
He had resided in Georgia since 1965 and retired from General Motors with 36 years of service. Mr. Headrick was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church and a member of U.A.W. Local 10 in Doraville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Winder, with the Rev. Terry Hawkins officiating. Burial was in the Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Headrick is survived by his wife, Phyllis Headrick, Hoschton; daughter, Gayle Brown, Winder; sons, Mark Headrick and Mike Headrick, both of Hoschton; sisters, Virginia Waters and Deborah Gurley, both of Maryville, Tenn.; brothers, Dan Headrick, Palmetto, Ervil Headrick, Ray Headrick and John Headrick, all of Maryville, Tenn., and Wayne Headrick, Las Vegas, Nev.; brother-in-law, Larry Branton, Maryville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Lucy G. Gillespie
Mrs. Lucy Gaither Gillespie, 72, of Nicholson, died Saturday, June 7, 2003.
A native of Banks County, Mrs. Gillespie was a daughter of the late John Henry Gaither and Lillian Gillespie Gaither.
She was a homemaker and a member of Neal’s Grove Baptist Church, Homer. Mrs. Gillespie was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Frank Gillespie, and four children, Mary Joe, Larry, Mitchell and Pamula.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Neal’s Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Smith and Mark Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Ruth Gillespie; sons, Paul Dennis Gillespie, Benjamin Gillespie and Jerry Lee Gillespie; sisters, Dorine Faulkner and Lillie Mae Wilhite; brothers, Willie Gaither Sr., John Henry Gaither and Jewell Gaither Sr.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family was to have received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

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Eugene Gaines
Eugene Gaines, 79, of Royston, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Mr. Gaines was born December 16, 1923, in Greene County, a son of the late Luke and Florence Shumake Gaines.
He was a farmer and of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Gaines was preceded in death by a son, Carlton Eugene Gaines.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Harold Gaines officiating. Burial was in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendergrass.
Mr. Gaines is survived by his wife, Callie W. Gaines, Royston; five daughters, Charlotte Fowler, Jefferson, Betty Henson, Stockbridge, Peggy Ivey, Loganville, Minnie Murphy, Gainesville, and Nora Tiller, Flowery Branch; four sons, H.L. Gaines, Royston, Kenneth Gaines, Talmo, Larry Gaines, Hoschton, and Tommy Gaines, Oxford; three brothers, Clyde Gaines and Donald Gaines, both of Maysville, and Rudolph Gaines, Jefferson; three sisters, Betty Jones, Commerce, Nellie Faye Lee, Jefferson, and Irene Whisnant, Pendergrass; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Ed H. ‘Eddie’ Summersill
Ed Henry “Eddie” Summersill, 54, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his residence of an extended illness.
Mr. Summersill was a son of the late Edward Sherman and Jeanette Ethel Knowles Summersill.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Joyce and Donna Jean Summersill.
Mr. Summersill was a corporate pilot with ATC Logistic.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the chapel of Rivermeade Funeral Home, Orange Park, Fla., with the Rev. Earl Ash officiating.
Mr. Summersill is survived by his loving companion and best friend, Rae Lyn Summersill; one son, Sean-Erik Edward Summersill; two daughters, Dede Darby and April Bolksoky; one brother, Michael Summersill; two sisters, Cathy Loftis and Brenda Bennett; and six grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of local arrangements, with Rivermeade Funeral Home in charge of out-of-state arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Myranda A. Wade
Ms. Myranda Ann Daniel Wade, 27, of the Big Cove Community, Cherokee, N.C., formerly of Commerce, died Saturday, June 7, 2003.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Big Cove Pentecostal Holiness Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Ben Tapp officiating. Burial was in the Wolfe Family Cemetery.
Ms. Wade is survived by a daughter, Kristian Daniel; a son, Brandon Daniel; her mother and step-father, Carolyn and Charles Wolfe, Big Cove, N.C.; her father and step-mother, Raymond and Josie Daniel, Royston; sisters, Heather Wolfe and Christy Daniel; grandparents, Johnnie Sue Hill, Louise Cain and Bobby and Sarah Ann Daniel, all of Commerce; great-grandmother, Mattie Cain Lord, Commerce; nephew, Corbin Wolfe, Big Cove, N.C.; and a special uncle, Rickey Cain.
Ms. Wade was preceded in death by grandparents, Waymon Cain, Shirley Lackey and Lobo and Ida Wolfe.
Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

William C. Robbins
William Carl Robbins, 67, of Jefferson, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Lenoir City, Tenn., on August 4, 1935, Mr. Robbins was a son of the late Jesse H. and Allie Kline Robbins.
He was a retired building specialist for Target Stores and was a member and assistant pastor of Arcade Community Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Palmer Pace officiating. Burial was in the Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Nicholson. Mark Crow, Lamar Davis, Clinton Gooch, James Ivey, David Maddox, Jack Nunn and James O’Shields served as pallbearers.
Mr. Robbins is survived by his wife, Annetta Myers Robbins, Jefferson; three daughters, Allie Chapman, California, Melinda Majors, Michigan, and Teresa Moran, Lenoir City, Tenn.; one son, Robert Robbins, Knoxville, Tenn.; one step-son, David Whirrell, Bogart; three sisters, Juanita Freeman, Jefferson, Evelyn Koch, Illinois, and Mary Lynn Wampler, Michigan; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Ina B. Ingram
Mrs. Ina Belle Ingram, 75, of Comer, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her residence of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Ingram was a daughter of the late Thomas and Jessie M. Sisk Hardy.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Luther Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Nicholson Cemetery.
Mrs. Ingram is survived by her husband, Jack Ingram, of the home; two sons, Thomas Ingram and Jack Phillip Ingram; two daughters, Frankie Looney and Jessie Artist; one brother, Leroy Hardy; one sister, Frances Dailey; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003

Larry M. Carter
Larry Marshall Carter, 56, of Danielsville, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Mr. Carter was a son of the late James L. Carter and the late Freddie Bray Carter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. James Dumas officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include one son, Larry M. Carter Jr., Commerce; one sister, Dianne Sears, Commerce; three grandchildren; and a special friend, Terry Padget.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 11, 2003


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