Jackson County Obituaries...

JUNE 18, 2003

Don Vandeford
Don Vandeford, 66, of Pendergrass, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday, June 5, 2003.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, with the Rev. John Colbaugh officiating.
Mr. Vandeford is survived by his children, Mike Vandeford, Winder, Craig Vandeford, Commerce, Keith Vandeford, Pendergrass, and Sherry Black, Jefferson; brothers, Darryl Vandeford, Lawrenceville, and Ray Vandeford, Mira Loma, Calif.; sister, Lois Thompson, Kennesaw; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Northeast Georgia Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Gloria Jordan
Mrs. Gloria Sue Jordan, 43, of Nicholson, died Monday, June 9, 2003.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of Lynwood Gibson and the late Mildred Anthony Gill.
She was a homemaker and a member of the AmVets Auxiliary. She was of the Holiness denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Jim Haralson officiating. Entombment was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Bud Campbell, Ricky Seagraves, Charles Seagraves, J.R. Hayden, Richard Slay, Josh Barnette and Chris Presley served as pallbearers.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband, Thomas Jordan; a daughter, Melanie Pritchett, Royston; sons, Nathan Gibson Jordan and Steve Lee Turner, both of Nicholson, and Jeffery Jordan, Tampa, Fla.; her step-father, Milo Kitchens; sisters, Peggy Sue Gibson, Florida, and Candi Gibson, Rockingham, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth Gibson, Worth Gibson and Mike Gibson, all of Rockingham, N.C., Benny Kitchens, Danielsville, Robert Kitchens, Hull, and Jason Vernard, Athens; and five grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Charles Ferguson
Charles Randolph Ferguson, 51, of Ila, died Friday, June 13, 2003.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Ferguson was a son of Charles W. and Marilyn Tucker Ferguson, Hull.
He was a 1970 graduate of Madison County High School and attended the University of Georgia. Mr. Ferguson was employed with Kroger for over 20 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former member of Red Hills Flyers.
Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Ferguson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Jordan Marable, Chris Parten, Scott Ferguson, Danny Seymour, Ricky Allen and Casey Minish served as pallbearers.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Janet Ferguson; two daughters, Heather McCart Parten, Carlton, and Amanda Lynn Ferguson, Ila; two sisters, Kelli Ferguson Marable, Danielsville, and Karen Ferguson Seymour, Hull; two grandchildren, Kaeden Parten and Kyler Parten; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Guy H. Gower
Guy Henry Gower, 55, of Nicholson, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce, of an extended illness.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Gower was a son of the late Willie Marion and Laura Johnson Gower.
He was a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Gower was preceded in death by a son, Guy Leon Gower.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Jackie Sanders officiating. Burial was in Howington Cemetery, Nicholson.
Mr. Gower is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Gower, of the home; one son, John Brian Gower, Nicholson; four sisters, Willi Maud Burel, Buford, Kathryun Smith, Lawrenceville, Lou Alice Kinney, Cleveland, and Agnes White, Stone Mountain.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Pamela J. Pittman
Mrs. Pamela Janice Pittman, 47, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Pittman was born January 20, 1956, in Cobb County, a daughter of the late Lilly Mae Crane Presley.
A homemaker, Mrs. Pittman was also vice president and co-owner of Georgia Foundations. She was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church, Hoschton.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Walnut Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Strickland and Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Kenneth Edge, Miguel Gurreca, Mark Jugle, Jeff Moore, Kelly Pittman and Sergio Torrez served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Pittman is survived by her husband, Christopher B. Pittman, Pendergrass; three sons, Christopher David Pittman, Commerce, and Hunter Pittman and Jordan Pittman, both of Pendergrass; one daughter, Slone Pittman, Pendergrass; and three brothers, Danny Presley, Robert Presley and Tony Presley, all of Gainesville.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Glen J. Manning
Glen J. Manning, 78, of Canon, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, after an extended illness.
A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Manning was retired from the General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, and was a charter member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford, with the Rev. Danny Spear officiating. Burial was in North Atlanta Memorial Park.
Mr. Manning is survived by his wife, Dean Manning, Canon; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Irvin Dutton, Hoschton; son, Neil Manning, Canon; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mozell Gresham, Smyrna; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Raymond Johnson, Norcross; and several nieces and nephews.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Mark R. Waldroup
Mark Randolph Waldroup, 45, of Commerce, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Ath-ens, of an extended illness.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Waldroup was a son of Ralph Waldroup, Commerce, and the late Willie Christine Wood Waldroup.
He was a construction worker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Lonnie Bennett officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Mary A. Waldroup, of the home; one son, Jeremy David Waldroup, Danielsville; two daughters, Jill Waldroup, Commerce, and Jessica Waldroup, Danielsville; two brothers, Jimmy Waldroup and Mike Waldroup, both of Ila; one sister, Jo Ann (Jody) Scoggins, Ila; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

John Gilder
John Gilder, 80, of Danielsville, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Mr. Gilder was a native of Rochester, N.Y. He was the son of the late Walter and Annie Fowler Gilder.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Gilder was a retired lab technician with St. Regis Paper Co. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Smith Gilder.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Russell Page officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Rischpater, Naples, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bill Hardie, Danielsville; four grandsons and three great-grandsons.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

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William C. Camp
William Clyde Camp, 88, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness.
Mr. Camp was born May 13, 1915, in Toccoa, Stephens County, a son of the late William Henry and Lelia Hitt Camp.
Mr. Camp was a veteran of the U.S. Infantry, serving during World War II in the Philippines, and was a retired partner of Camp Chevrolet in Norcross/Chamblee. He was a member of the American Legion and Tumbling Waters Society, a former member of the Lions Club, the Rotary Club and the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors of North Georgia Technical School. Mr. Camp attended the University of Georgia and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural School, where he played football.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Muma.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Revs. Cary Hilliard and Dan Camp and Tom Wilbanks and Chris Camp officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Chris Camp, Kenneth Camp, Michael Camp, Robbie Camp, Tim Kisella, Mark Muma and Matt Muma served as pallbearers.
Mr. Camp is survived by his wife, Blanche Camp, Jefferson; sons and daughters-in-law, James Daniel and Lane Camp, Memphis, Tenn., Michael Henry and Lynn Camp, St. Louis, Mo., Robert David and Ann Camp, Cumming, Ronnie Wayne and Barbara Camp, Duluth, Rufus C. (Rudy) and Julie Camp, Jefferson, and William Clyde Jr. and Barbara Camp, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Janice Muma, Dallas; sister, Ruby Camp Stewart, Toccoa; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 395, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Thelma Conwell
Mrs. Thelma Beard Conwell, 77, of Comer, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Winder Health Care Center.
Mrs. Conwell was born in Madison County on October 18, 1925. She was a daughter of the late K.O. (Buck) Beard and the late Ella Mae Carithers Beard.
Mrs. Conwell had worked at the Blue Bell Manufacturing Company and was a member of David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Vernon (Jim) Conwell, a grandson, Brian Pass, and a sister, Nell Spelce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at David’s Home Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Douglas Conwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Owsley, Hoschton; son, Wesley Conwell, Comer; sisters, Pauline Berryman, Danielsville, Faye Caudelle, Royston, Onida Horne, Hull, Gatha Kerr, Carnesville, Revonda Gabriel, Crawford, and Grace Carey, Thomasville, N.C.; brothers, Mitchell Beard and Wendell Beard, both of Danielsville, and Kenneth Beard and Ray Beard, both of Royston; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Bobby ‘Bob’ Dorsey
Bobby Bryant “Bob” Dorsey, 67, of McDonough, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, after a long battle with lung and brain cancer.
“His strong work ethic served him well in his career,” stated family members. “Combining natural wit with his engineering skills, he became a successful technical advisor and salesman for Cutler-Hammer, the Faulkner Company, and finally Mingledorff’s.”
After retirement, Mr. Dorsey stayed active, working as a consultant for former clients and later, Appleby Church.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, with Norman Allgood officiating. A reception followed at the Hazlehurst House in McDonough.
Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Sarah Dorsey; daughters, Terri Fannin, Nashville, Tenn., and Tracy Dorsey, New York City; sons, Seaborn Michael Dorsey, Warrenton, Va., and David Bryant Dorsey, Atlanta; grandchildren, Paden and Rachel Dorsey and Evan Fannin; and brothers, Gene Dorsey, Atlanta, and Billy Dorsey, Maysville.
Memorials may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 1374 Manchester Drive, Conyers, GA 30012, or to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Dorsey.
Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

David Cook
David Cook, 62, of Com-merce, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Athens Regional Med-ical Center.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Cook was the son of the late Clinton I. and Nellie Dalton Cook.
He was a supervisor with Fieldale Corporation and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Danny Green and Donald Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Crane Cook, Commerce; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Pam Cook and Mike and Carol Cook, all of Commerce; brothers, L.T. Cook, Nicholson, and Ricky Wiley, Clarkesville; sisters, Doris Roach, Nicholson, and Barbara Stewart, Baldwin; and grandchildren, Cole and Josh, Megan and Andrew, Candace and Donald.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003

Kenneth R. Chambers
Kenneth Roy Chambers, 78, of Homer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Chambers was a son of the late Roy and Irene Parks Chambers, and the husband of the late Vivian Davenport Chambers.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Chambers was a retired White County Extension Agent and retired Chief of the White County Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Homer Presbyterian Church, the Homer American Legion and the Homer Masonic Lodge No. 148 F&AM, where he was a 50-year mason.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Homer Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Charles Alexander, Leland Bagwell and Phil Parks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Chambers is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Jon Chambers, Duluth; daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Avery Shelnut and Sydney and Mitchell Vandiver, all of Cleveland; brother, Gene Chambers, Cumming; sister, Maxine Banks, Commerce; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce. The body will be placed in state at the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Little-Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003
Michael
‘ROHO’ Mooney
Michael B. “ROHO” Mooney, 53, of Winder, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003.
Mr. Mooney was born in Walton County, a son of the late Howard Mooney and the late Dot Simonton Mooney.
He was employed as a Construction Foreman with Provino Restaurant and was a member of Whistleville Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in Smith Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Tim Burt and Jeff Gossett officiating. Burial will be in the Bold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Jonathan Stowe and Kim and BJ Canup, all of Winder; sons, Matthew Mooney, Winder, and Michael Mooney, Bishop; his step-mother, Frances Mooney, Bold Springs; brothers, Jackie Mooney, Jersey, and Bobby Mooney, Bethlehem; sister, Diane Peters, Monroe; and grandchildren, Lyndsey Whiddon, Paige and Kelsey Stowe, Noah and Courtney Canup and Makayla Mooney.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.
The family was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, June 18, 2003


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